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Old 07-13-2017, 11:24 PM   #1
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:46 PM   #2
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I wonder what kind of 4 barrel carburetor his dad was running in 1950?
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Several items in that story made me wonder how much of it was "bench racing".
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:38 AM   #4
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I wonder what town Mr. Murphy lived in as we had plenty of rides that would probably have gave him a very good run for his money. My 50 chevy vert with a hopped up 270 jimmy would have been one that quickly comes to mind. There was my buddies 50 merc with a Columbia also & many others.
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I wonder what town Mr. Murphy lived in as we had plenty of rides that would probably have gave him a very good run for his money. My 50 chevy vert with a hopped up 270 jimmy would have been one that quickly comes to mind. There was my buddies 50 merc with a Columbia also & many others.
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Great little yarn if this is true, but a bit irresponsible racing like that with the "spogs' in the back (PC comment here).

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Old 07-14-2017, 03:16 PM   #7
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Several items in that story made me wonder how much of it was "bench racing".
Using average tire diameters, "90 mph in 2nd" works out to 6100 RPM....
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I agree with the "bench racing". I used "US Search", the author of the story is only 60 years old. He wasn't 5 in 1940.
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I agree with the "bench racing". I used "US Search", the author of the story is only 60 years old. He wasn't 5 in 1940.
Probably a typo, but the story was set in 1950. The car was a 1940 ford. But still, you're right. The math doesn't add up.
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:24 PM   #10
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The 135 horse 303 Olds, and the 331 Caddy. DD
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More likely dual 2-bbls
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It's a true story ,almost . I was in the other car, but I won and it wasn't an 88 it was a "super rare 1936 Ford "I found on Craigslist .
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LOL...Good one Fibber!!
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Probably a typo, but the story was set in 1950. The car was a 1940 ford. But still, you're right. The math doesn't add up.
Yes, a typo on my part. I read his column in Hemings and the photo on the column title didn't match the timeline in the story. If his intent was to get people talking about the story.........looks like he wins!!....... Mark
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He should have saved this story for the April 1st edition.
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Not until 1952, my friend.
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Everything I read on the internet (as well my memory, such as it is) says the first 4 barrel carbs were in 1952 (Rochester and Carter). Holley's first was 1953.
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Wonders will never cease! Besides the '50 Merc with a Columbia on here, a commenter on the Hemmings site said his '50 Olds handily beat his neighbor's '59 Ford flathead convertible!
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