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The last Weld car.

Post by Buildy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:43 pm

As seen at the EMMR 3-31-12. I believe there was some discussion of this car on here before.

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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by dirty race boy » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:00 am

:dance: :clap:

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Post by DavidM » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:16 am

Great series of photos on a pretty cool and innovative car. Interesting that Adrian Newey of Red Bull (Vettel’s) team was playing with redirecting the exhaust out of the car last year in F1 and Weld was doing this on his sprinter back in 1988.

I remember the night Kenny showed up at the Groove with this car!

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Post by supertc88 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:48 am

:thumbright: :clap:
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Post by felix12 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:50 am

Pretty sure he won a heat race at Hagerstown in this car.
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Post by GOSHOW » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:01 pm

Rack and pinion steering.. :thumbleft:

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Post by RacerRose » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:19 pm

felix12 wrote:Pretty sure he won a heat race at Hagerstown in this car.
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Post by 1080 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:19 pm

Like GoShow said...the steering is realy unique.

What caught my eye was the simple innovative way of moving the wing with the hand crank. The workmanship is flawless. What a mind!

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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by Wax » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:59 pm

also kool is the single rear wing support,wouldn't it be even kooler if car builders could be this innovative today. :(

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Post by Buildy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:21 am

Jack Hedstrom sent me this photo of a T-shirt of the car that Kenny Weld personally sent to Jack.


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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by Swandogg » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:47 am

Great pics, Buildy!! :thumbright: This is cool for me because i actually got to see this car race at Lernerville on July 27, 1988 - the 1st sprint car race I ever attended! A great night...made me a sprint car fan for life!! :yessss:

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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by Jim Nise » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:22 am

So what was the reason for taking the left exhaust forward?

Looks like really small brakes up front as well, including the left front.

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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by harddrive » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:33 am

1080 wrote:... What caught my eye was the simple innovative way of moving the wing with the hand crank. The workmanship is flawless. What a mind! :cheers2:
... Kenny would have refined and/or abandoned innovative parts till it worked ... everything else he ever touch did/worked :yessss:
timmer wrote:also kool is the single rear wing support, wouldn't it be even kooler if car builders could be this innovative today. :(
... WOO would have outlawed "innovative" if it was to win often :thinking:
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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by supertc88 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:51 pm

Buildy wrote:Jack Hedstrom sent me this photo of a T-shirt of the car that Kenny Weld personally sent to Jack.


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COOL! :thumbright:
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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by old racer » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:49 pm

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