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  • Tomato Ready to Rock 'n Roll at Stanton

    Ted took some photos of The Tomato 9/12/2011, ready for the trip to this year's Pure Stock Drags:

    http://racingstudebakers.com/foo/vie...php?f=1&t=2361
    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.

  • #2
    Looks like ted is getting serious this year. Looks like it's the R2 again, (S/C on top of engine) will the R3 ever make it back in?
    101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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    • #3
      When Ted was running the R-3 last year it looked like an R-2 top mount as the 63 body will not accept the R-3 side mount set up. So unless he tells us we have no way to know what he is running but then neither does the competition!
      Originally posted by clonelark View Post
      Looks like ted is getting serious this year. Looks like it's the R2 again, (S/C on top of engine) will the R3 ever make it back in?
      Frank van Doorn
      Omaha, Ne.
      1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
      1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
      1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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      • #4
        I'm coming. I want all you guys to autograph my 1955 Owners Manual
        Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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        • #5
          Frank is correct. In order to use the side mount several things would have to be altered to do that and I didn't want to do any "butchering" to the car. I'm definitely NOT a body man.

          The Tomato now has the original R 2 back in it. I hope to do another R 3 clone someday as it ran so well. It and the Wrapper were turning almost identical times. At Stanton last year the Tomato turned a 12.68 and the Wrapper 12.69. We are hoping to better that some this year but all depends on traction.

          Ted

          Originally posted by 41 Frank View Post
          When Ted was running the R-3 last year it looked like an R-2 top mount as the 63 body will not accept the R-3 side mount set up. So unless he tells us we have no way to know what he is running but then neither does the competition!

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          • #6
            Dress warm....cooler temp but sunny in the forecast (for a change, with no rain). My Hawk likes cool temps. I still have a couple thing I want to do before I leave... three days and counting!

            Allen
            1964 GT Hawk
            PSMCDR 2014
            Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
            PSMCDR 2013
            Best time: 14.654 sec. 94.53 MPH quarter

            Victoria, Canada

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            • #7
              Side note to Richard Poe: Rich, I have problems linking to the racing stude site from my work computer so I'll answer your question here:

              The SE wind would make it a slight TAIL wind at the track. We race east to west there. Also, I used my certificate last week. Picked up 12 HP and 12 Ftlb. with the tune up. It liked a fatter jet seting and 4* more initial timing. We'll see what this translates to on the track!! See you at Maxfield's Thursday night and at the track Friday!!
              Frank Remlinger
              Detroit, Michigan
              SDC# A004602R

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              • #8
                Frank,
                All good news. I wish I could have used the dyno tune myself. See you at Maxfield's.
                The annual all Studebaker Nationals and Orphan Car Drag Race is Saturday May 27th 2017 9:00 am at Brown County Dragway in Bean Blossom, Indiana. "Studebaker Drag Racing you can't beat it" For more information contact Richard Poe

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