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Old 02-23-2013, 07:15 PM
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Only white car that comes to mind ,Team owner ,driver ,mechanic shine runner ,Inovater of many speed parts ,May have Bent the rules once or twice,LOL but i think he is still alive.
I didn't say his car was white. It wasn't. His engine manual wasn't your normal manual either. I think his brother is still alive.

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:47 PM
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Here's a good one. We're talking about a dead guy.

What very famous car, race, speed, mechanic, designer, innovator person was buried in his fire suit complete with wrenches in both hands, his engine manual beside him and a jar of earth at his feet?

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Vic Edelbrock Sr. ??
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:51 PM
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Start thinking about that manual.
Wasn't Vic.

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what about Simpson ,as in fire suits ,drag chutes seat belts , dont know his fitst name.
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what about Simpson ,as in fire suits ,drag chutes seat belts , dont know his fitst name.
Nope. NaCL

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Simpson's first name was Bill
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Here's a good one. We're talking about a dead guy.

What very famous car, race, speed, mechanic, designer, innovator person was buried in his fire suit complete with wrenches in both hands, his engine manual beside him and a jar of earth at his feet?

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I couldn't remember all of the story, I knew I had read of this so I googled it. I am not going to give away the answer but it may help to know it was a jar of salty earth. This guy was a hero to me when I was a kid. Wide World of Sports.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:08 AM
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Did you know he put the first drag shoot on a car?

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Purely a guess but maybe Mickey Thompson? I remeber he was murdered in 1988? at around 60ish? Don't know about the funeral details though just guessing from the time period.

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Purely a guess but maybe Mickey Thompson? I remeber he was murdered in 1988? at around 60ish? Don't know about the funeral details though just guessing from the time period.

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Good guess but no.
Last hint. That manual he was buried in Ohio with was for a J-79.

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The very first name that comes to mind would be Art Arfons, and the Green Monster.

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The very first name that comes to mind would be Art Arfons, and the Green Monster.

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Bingo! Art passed in 1977 at the age of 81. He was buried in a green coffin in his white Firestone fire suite with wrenches in his hands. Along side of him was his engine manual for a J-79 jet engine and at his feet was a jar of salt from the Bonniville Salt Flats. Very heady times in the sixty's battling it out with not only Breedlove but his brother Walt , Donald Campbell, Doc Ostich and others. A new land speed record every week, sometimes days!



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What a bad ars that guy was huh? Wow


Here you go, what make model and year?

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its a chevy corvair 60-64 van

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mine is not as clean as yours .
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LOLOL, what are the odds?

It's your floor.

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