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Old 04-24-2019, 10:37 AM   #41
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Kong, Ed Winfield and me in 1976 outside Ed's house in Vegas. It was fun looking through his photo album.



That was my "B" motor with a Cook four port. Notice the one of a kind Kong ignition with the olds four banger dist cap. Had two Winfield downdrafts on the other side That roadster pickup was a runner. They cannot help but run with me getting advice from Wess Cooper and Kong Jackson

Here is a good read on Ed https://www.nwvs.org/Technical/2104EdWinfield.pdf
This is a great read, thanks for the link.
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:47 AM   #42
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This is a great read, thanks for the link.
The guy that wrote that article was Crazy Chris Eggsgaard. He was a total character in his own right. I knew him pretty well pre 1980. He owned an early 1930 Indy winner.

Did you know that in 1933 every Indy car that qualified but one ran Winfield Carburetors. A few days before the race the Zenith special was not doing so good. Ed designed a manifold, got it welded up and he put his carbs on it. So by race day they all had his carbs.
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:39 AM   #43
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I understand the front wheel drive was designed and built by Novi, which later built the Novi V8 which developed 500 hp and Granateli ran befor the turbine. I think the Novi engine was designed by Windfield.. alot of history here, wish we knew more.
Thanks for the birthday gratings, as the Rabi said, 'won't be long now.'
Happy Birthday Ron! i hope you had a great day! i wish i could meet you in person. it would be kool to hang out with you in your shop and talk about whatever. i saw one of the cars in person at The Henry Ford. it was a great place to visit
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:53 PM   #44
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I'm kinda laughing at the thread title. I taught English and History for 37 years and I never knew Indy was running just a few years prior to the Battle of Hastings. LOL
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:32 PM   #45
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Not funny at all....most people realise Ol Ron has poor eyesight. The 9 and the 0 are pretty close together on the keyboard.
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I feel blest to be tolerated here on the barn. Pobodies nerfect
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^^^ We need a "like" button on here.
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I feel blest to be tolerated here on the barn. Pobodies nerfect
Good one Ron!
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