The last Weld car.

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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by Straight Shooter » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:55 pm

I remember Kenny saying I am going a second faster than I ever have anywhere , but I am still a second slower than the fast cars that are winning. Then he broke his arm.
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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by Double D Fan » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:54 am

WOW!! Those are great photos. I'm so glad someone has kept, and restored this fine racer. It really is a tribute to a great driver as well.

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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by kpotter » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:47 am

Jim Nise wrote:So what was the reason for taking the left exhaust forward?

Looks like really small brakes up front as well, including the left front.
Facing the exhaust forward and up gave free downforce on the front end. Dragsters have taken advantage of this forever.

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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by Straight Shooter » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:28 am

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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I still have my shirt!
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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by BRKracing » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:39 pm

having the ehaust forward was also to help keep heat off the tires

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Re: The last Weld car.

Post by GOSHOW » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:32 pm

MY thought was always to keep heat off the oil tank since it was only the left side, but that is a very interesting idea with the down force to plant the left front. :thumbright:

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