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Old 11-13-2013, 05:06 AM
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:13 AM
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Where is the block
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Lets see.... Old T/F car, lots of fuel, a few broken valve springs and hydraulic lock... Leaves you with a chunky block spread all over the top end of the strip...
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It was a hemi. Once upon a time. Usually hydro lock will break crank. My guess is a fuel system failuer that filled the motor with just enough nitro to create a air-fuel bomb.
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Oh, I see. Not JUST nitro for fuel did this deed. If an body ever wondered why hyrrazine and et cetera was banned- this is why.

Looks to be an iron block maybe. Not a 426, based on the 392 type block with the dist in the rear. Definately dropped valve or valves like Astro says juging by the tops of a couple of pistons.

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Old 11-13-2013, 10:58 AM
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*in my best Junior Justice voice from Smokey and the Bandit*
Daddy...The block fell off
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:08 PM
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Oh, I see. Not JUST nitro for fuel did this deed. If an body ever wondered why hyrrazine and et cetera was banned- this is why.

Looks to be an iron block maybe. Not a 426, based on the 392 type block with the dist in the rear. Definately dropped valve or valves like Astro says juging by the tops of a couple of pistons.
Yep-this man is right.

Now the rest of the story:

Flashback Friday: The Story of the Leathal Fuel Called Hydrazine - Dragzine
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I didnt know the Greek used it to go 200. Good story thanks for showing it. Another unsafe deal was plumbing oxygen from a big old tank like used to cut with into the intake w/a way richer injecter pill. I seen this in a hot rod mag a long time back, forget who it was.
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Pretty stout rotating assembly!
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:10 AM
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Funny you should mention that "gonefishin'" LOL There were a few guys I raced against at Detroit Dragway in the 60s that had the big GREEN oxygen tank strapped down to the floor next to their seats LOL! Saw one blow the intake right off the engine just off the line and take out the hood LOL

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Racing just aint the same. Long after guys were playing with Hydrazine and the like, when I was a kid (turned 32 as of yesterday), I remember when Pro Stock was the wild and wooly bunch. Eckman's NO2 explosion in the oil sump, guys using specially blended fuels, even putting Nitro in the oil to help build cylinder pressure. Eckman kind of got the shaft, but I think he was just the guy that got caught, there were other guys that ran NO2, notably Glidden's son. The Dodge Boys were killers for a little while
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At least the fuel pump survived.
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Hydrazine AKA Rocket fuel.

Great picture Gary.
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Oh, I see. Not JUST nitro for fuel did this deed. If an body ever wondered why hyrrazine and et cetera was banned- this is why.
A few years ago, I got the chance to chat with one of the head guys with Messerschmidt's ME-163 rocket plane program during WW II.
He was telling me that, even mixed with alcohol, it could be very unstable and more than one plane blew up from landing too hard -- Imagine coming down hard from a wheel stand, or hitting a bump in the track at 200 mph ... Ka-Boom!!!

Another thing he was telling me about the plane was that while it had more than enough power to break the sound barrier, it didn't have the aerodynamics for it and would go into shock-stall at around Mach 0.85, sending it into a nose-dive that was almost impossible to control.

Makes me wonder if that wasn't what really crashed in Roswell, NM in 1947 ...
It was the fastest bird in the sky at the time, so it's safe to say that the Air Force was very interested; and Roswell AFB wasn't that far from White Sands Testing Grounds, where they were were shooting off V-2 missiles, which used the same fuel.
If some hot shot test pilot wanted to see just how fast this bird would go and ignored the cockpit alarm ....
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