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Re: big block stanton

Post by wolfie2985 » Fri May 09, 2014 1:28 pm

Brent Leach wrote:The small block version.Image

Just like yesterday...but only it's not.............30 years ago.....geeeezz
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Post by supertc88 » Fri May 09, 2014 5:06 pm

NICE one! :thumbright:
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Re: big block stanton

Post by jonboat15 » Fri May 09, 2014 5:50 pm

Fun reading about a car with some fantastic history.
(Be still my beating heart) This particuler red 77 is the first sprint car I fell in love with. I have the Open Wheel mag with the Stanton chassis article but I cut the pics out to display in my tool box back in the day :handoverhead: Now I wish I still had those long gone pics.

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Re: big block stanton

Post by trecraft » Fri May 09, 2014 9:13 pm

jonboat15 wrote:Fun reading about a car with some fantastic history.
(Be still my beating heart) This particuler red 77 is the first sprint car I fell in love with. I have the Open Wheel mag with the Stanton chassis article but I cut the pics out to display in my tool box back in the day :handoverhead: Now I wish I still had those long gone pics.
Which issue was it? :dontknow:

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Re: big block stanton

Post by jonboat15 » Tue May 13, 2014 5:34 pm

July 1985.

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Re: big block stanton

Post by trecraft » Tue May 13, 2014 6:16 pm

Thank you.

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Re: big block stanton

Post by Jim Maxson » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:42 pm

I went thru my boxes left over from the car. I have a couple radius rods and some little items. Nothing that you may want. Keep me in the loop on how the progress is going. would love to see it when done. I will be at EMMR in August for a event. Thanks.

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Re: big block stanton

Post by speedyracer » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:06 pm

Awesome read, keep everyone updated on the progress... Thats a car that ranks right up there with the 85 Weikert car. A lot of wins for both cars that year
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Post by jhjackson » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:48 pm

I spoke with Jeff Ball and Mike who previously owned the #6 car, they said they had two big block stanton cars. The first one came from Al Hamilton but unfortunately it got destroyed at Williams grove when some cars tried going 3 wide into turn 3. They then got another big block chassis (frame only) from Rich Eichelberger and put that car together with the parts from the Hamilton car. Both cars were driven by Tom Spriggle.

The frame in question is definitely the Eichelberger frame, it has the cockpit sissy bars, the unique post mount for the rear shocks and the rear radius rod mount has 3 holes, you can see it originally had only one hole and two more were added.

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Image1985 eichelberger by torque_tube, on Flickr

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Hamilton car that was destroyed

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Re: big block stanton

Post by supertc88 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:26 pm

NICE pictures! :thumbleft:
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Re: big block stanton

Post by Brent Leach » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:03 pm

So this rebuild is not the Hamilton 77 car? :(
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Re: big block stanton

Post by sjp » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:54 am

hey john Jackson this is pete seidel( red 98) I lost your number and email. I was hoping to see you out this year. if your heading to latimore valley in aug. stop and say hi. if you fit in the seat ill let you take mine around the fairground. my opinion with the vintage cars I wouldn't bother putting an expensive motor in the car because youll never use it . I have a stock 305 in mine on alcohol carb. and it sounds good and runs good, cheap and low mait.

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Re: big block stanton

Post by jhjackson » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:39 pm

Pete, I sent you my contact info. I like your idea about the engine. I have a little 320 I plan to put in it for now. It's a 307 that is 60 over, has a 3.25" (327) steel crank. A guy built it for a vintage modified and then ended up selling the car. I don't have injection for it so I may go the alky carb route like yours.


Brent, still not 100% sure. I need to check with Rich and find out where he got the car. The guys from the #6 team think there may have been another owner before Rich. I will follow up when I find out.
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Re: big block stanton

Post by sjp » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:16 am

the only thing about the carb is it needs to be mounted backwards so the linkage on the car will be the same side on carb. I picked my holley alc. carb for $175.00. I also don't run a mag. I use a battery and distributor. mags are expensive. its same set up as a super sportsman. jest need to remember to charge battery

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Re: big block stanton

Post by Jim Maxson » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:02 pm

Nice job getting all this info. It's amazing what has come to light since I bought that car so many years ago. Keep up the good work.

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