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  • Studebaker 'Racing Trivia' Question #241

    At the Indy 500 in '63, '64, or '65, how would the fans in the grandstands know if the mechanics were preparing to start an Offenhauser powered car or a NOVI powered car, even if they didn't have a clear
    view of the race cars themselves?

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    jnormanh????????????????????

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    • #3
      Does this have anything to do with the external starters that were used, or not used?
      Joe Roberts
      '61 R1 Champ
      '65 Cruiser
      Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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      • #4
        seeing the car jacked up to start with remote starter on shaft extending out the quick change rear?
        1959 HARDTOP R2 4speed
        1960 conv R2 auto
        SDC member since 1972
        http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff21/59r2/DSC01514-3.jpg

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        • #5
          To: JRoberts and 59r2,------Very perceptive of You both!! That's exactly what this question has to do with. Ill give this question a bit more time to see if anyone 'nails down' the starting locations.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
            To: JRoberts and 59r2,------Very perceptive of You both!! That's exactly what this question has to do with. Ill give this question a bit more time to see if anyone 'nails down' the starting locations.
            Somewhere on the back of my mind, the Novis cranked from the side, behind the LF wheel, while the Offys cranked from the front.

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            • #7
              Air inertia starter...

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              HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

              Jeff


              Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



              Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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              • #8
                To: jnormanh & DEEPNHOCK,----CORRECT ANSWERS!!........ The crowd would probably be able to see the mechanics starting the Offys from the front....while on a NOVI, they would be working
                at the left side of the car. (This side-start location on the NOVIS was a vestige from the front wheel drive days, where the trans-axle was at the front of the car.) NICE PHOTO!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
                  To: jnormanh & DEEPNHOCK,----CORRECT ANSWERS!!........ The crowd would probably be able to see the mechanics starting the Offys from the front....while on a NOVI, they would be working
                  at the left side of the car. (This side-start location on the NOVIS was a vestige from the front wheel drive days, where the trans-axle was at the front of the car.) NICE PHOTO!!

                  Truth be known it was just a screen capture pic from this superb Studebaker/Novi video....
                  Jeff



                  HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                  Jeff


                  Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                  Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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