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  • Found Ted Harbit pic in 1964 Super Stock Mag

    Here is is:


    It's from the 1964 NHRA National Drag Championships at Indy.
    The caption reads "The '62 National champion in M/S won the class again this year, but the '51 Studebaker of Ted Harbit was disqualified for too much overbore."
    Sound to me like they were being too picky

    A co worker gave me a box of car mags from the 60's. I'll post any other Stude items of interest..
    Todd


    63 Lark 2dr Sedan


  • #2
    Hey ,thanks for sharing

    63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
    64 Avanti R3w/NOS
    88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

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    • #3
      Hey ,thanks for sharing

      63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
      64 Avanti R3w/NOS
      88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

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      • #4
        Far from being picky, the 1964 disqualification had to be the low point of Ted's entire Studebaker drag-racing campaign...now in its 52nd year, if you consider that he first drag-raced a Studebaker circa 1955. You can read about the 1964 disqualification on Page 8 of the March 1996 Turning Wheels.

        Briefly, they accused him of a .003, yes; three THOUSANDTHS overbore. The little 232 engine's bore hadn't been touched since passing NHRA's Tech Inspection after being runner-up in The 1963 Nationals the previous year, and the bore had again been approved only two weeks before the 1964 National Drags, during an authorized NHRA tear-down at The Muncie Dragway!!

        Ted protested as strongly as he ever has, and letters-to-the-editor were exchanged nationally in Hot Rod magazine.

        No matter, NHRA would not reverse their decision. Needless to say, that pretty well finished off Ted's already-tenuous affection for the National Hot Rod Association! [8D] BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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        • #5
          Far from being picky, the 1964 disqualification had to be the low point of Ted's entire Studebaker drag-racing campaign...now in its 52nd year, if you consider that he first drag-raced a Studebaker circa 1955. You can read about the 1964 disqualification on Page 8 of the March 1996 Turning Wheels.

          Briefly, they accused him of a .003, yes; three THOUSANDTHS overbore. The little 232 engine's bore hadn't been touched since passing NHRA's Tech Inspection after being runner-up in The 1963 Nationals the previous year, and the bore had again been approved only two weeks before the 1964 National Drags, during an authorized NHRA tear-down at The Muncie Dragway!!

          Ted protested as strongly as he ever has, and letters-to-the-editor were exchanged nationally in Hot Rod magazine.

          No matter, NHRA would not reverse their decision. Needless to say, that pretty well finished off Ted's already-tenuous affection for the National Hot Rod Association! [8D] BP
          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

          Ayn Rand:
          "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

          G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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          • #6
            Thanks for filling in the blanks Bob. Sounds like it was all politics back then too!
            Todd


            63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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            • #7
              Thanks for filling in the blanks Bob. Sounds like it was all politics back then too!
              Todd


              63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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              • #8
                I guess you-all know NHRA means "no hot rods allowed".


                James K. Clark
                Rutledge Tenn.
                '55 Prez. 2dr hdtp.
                Don't take yourself too seriouly!

                James K. Clark

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                • #9
                  I guess you-all know NHRA means "no hot rods allowed".


                  James K. Clark
                  Rutledge Tenn.
                  '55 Prez. 2dr hdtp.
                  Don't take yourself too seriouly!

                  James K. Clark

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