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Curtis Jacobson
Colorado USA
(3889 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 18, 2008 05:47PM

I want to see some pictures of British Cars drag racing. Post them here, guys!

I'll get the ball rolling. This car will appear in the upcoming edition of BritishV8:

MuscleSprout.jpg

In case you're wondering, the engine in this Sprite is a 2.6L Alfa Romeo straight six.


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Curtis Jacobson
Colorado USA
(3889 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 24, 2008 12:14PM

Come on guys - I know you have some cool old photos tucked away!

http://www.britishv8.org/Other/PhilipHerrick/PhilipHerrick-AM.jpg


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(804 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: September 24, 2008 03:36PM

.....from the Meeting archives, taken by Dave Burstyn at the 2005 British V8 meet in Terre Haute....
Wabash Valley Dragstrip 2005.jpg


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(334 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: BMC
Date: September 30, 2008 12:42AM

Lots and LOTS of photos can be seen here:

[www.jalopyjournal.com]

Unbelieveable stuff!! I had NO idea this was this popular. One of the guys here in the shop picked up a Bugeye bodyshell from us and he plans to make this a Gasser, Real neat ideas. Not something I would do, but something I have respect for- low budget, run what you brung 1960ish era stuff that you run parts from everything including solid front axles and so on. I have only gone through the first 5 pages and you can see MGs, Healeys, Spridgets, Opel GTs, and a number of fibreglass bodies. Neat stuff if you like going in straight lines with lots of back door engineering kind of appearance.

-BMC.


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Curtis Jacobson
Colorado USA
(3889 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 30, 2008 01:25AM

Here's a sampling of snapshots from that excellent link Brian provided...

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=324163&stc=1&d=1182485588

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m79/kiwikevinp/scans/scan0012.jpg

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=324143&d=1182480027

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=324151&d=1182480617

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=333568&d=1184807161

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q125/fergenboysinc/19.jpg

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=496500&d=1221170312

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l123/Tinman1320/AZvintagedragsNov06/DSC01090.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l123/Tinman1320/AZvintagedragsNov06/DSC01091.jpg

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=324353&d=1182547534
(incidentally, we have a How-It-Was-Done article on this last one...)


v869tr6
Ed Olson

(66 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:54PM

Main British Car:
69 TR6 487 CI Pontiac

Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: v869tr6
Date: October 05, 2008 08:10PM

Here's one of my TR6 went a best of 8.74 this year and on a different pass 153.9 MPH and a best 60ft of 1.28 all on different passes.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z76/v869tr6/scan0001.jpg


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(978 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6/ 73 Spitfire / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 Spitfire/stock 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: October 06, 2008 12:15AM

Ed,

I think if we had access to a drag strip at one of our future meets, you would SMOKE the playing field.

That's a killer time, must have been a big adrenalin rush to turn a time like that. I hope your chute works well.

By the way, what did you finally do for end results on your front hub for bolting different rims?

Calvin


v869tr6
Ed Olson

(66 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:54PM

Main British Car:
69 TR6 487 CI Pontiac

Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: v869tr6
Date: October 06, 2008 09:49PM

Rules say I need to have the parachute over 150 mph but I haven't used it yet. Never did anything with the hubs, maybe next year, good thing TR6's have good front brakes, with the drilled and slotted rotors and the Hawk pads I make lots of dust hauling down from 150+ LOL


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(457 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: October 12, 2008 11:16AM

Here is a picture of Tim Lanocha & Woody Cooper battling it out at the Roadster Factory show at Keystone Dragway in PA.
DSC_0117A.JPG
DSC_0122B.JPG
In the end Tim squeaked by with a 11.88 @ 116mph.


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Curtis Jacobson
Colorado USA
(3889 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 28, 2008 05:22PM

This just in...

Another cool "BritishV8" drag-racer that's almost ready to be added to our photo gallery!

mad-professor.jpg

The sign says:
- Force equals Mass times Acceleration (which is Newton's 2nd law of motion),
- 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds,
- 0-117 mph in 12.2 seconds (standing qtr mile).


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Curtis Jacobson
Colorado USA
(3889 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 14, 2008 11:35PM

Look what I just found!

Healey111.jpg

I wonder how old this photo is. 1980's?


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(334 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: BMC
Date: January 01, 2009 12:43PM

Thats it... I need to get white and blue lab coats for everyone in the shop. I guess that is the way they did it over at Morris cars in some sections according to one guy who was there in the 1960's.

Curtis, time to enlarge those pictures, figure out those telephone numbers and see how many will still answer the same as what they were. That said, they can't spell Healey correct, so I don't know how much I would trust them to remember! :-)


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(2151 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 03, 2009 12:00PM

IDA Automotive? The phone number is sill good.

[www.idaautomotive.com]


Dave
David Gable
Jax
(112 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 05:40AM

Main British Car:


Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: Dave
Date: January 11, 2009 03:05PM

[www.google.com]
1958-Austin-Healey-Sprite.jpg


fasttiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(78 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 08:40AM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam Ford 380 ci with twin turbo's

Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: fasttiger
Date: February 14, 2009 07:13PM

I will try and post up some pics of my Twin Turbo Tiger once we get the new motor combo in it.
Best time so far has been 9:77 @144 on NOS


tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(150 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Ford 2300, 4 Cyl Turbo

Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: February 14, 2009 09:13PM

This is a street strip car with 60,000 street miles.
462.jpg


bugeyegasser
craig baker
linwood,mn
(1 posts)

Registered:
06/10/2009 12:24AM

Main British Car:
59 bugeye ford 302

Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: bugeyegasser
Date: June 11, 2009 12:34AM

i finally signed up to post on here im the guy who got the bugeye shell from brian here are some pics i found i'll have to post a link to where i found them
i think the second one is an alfa but its jag powered
hardluck.jpg
BTJagAltPoisonIvyD.jpg
BTJagUprightAlt.jpg
Blown4banger.jpg


BASSLES
LES SHOCKEY
Alexandria Va.
(13 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 10:40AM

Main British Car:
TR6 1969 Ford 351W-408CI

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Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: BASSLES
Date: June 12, 2009 12:50PM

Before I found out it was more fun to turn!!!
351TR6.JPG



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/12/2009 12:52PM by BASSLES.


dbv8
Derek Beck
Barrow-in-Furness, England
(2 posts)

Registered:
10/07/2009 09:35AM

Main British Car:
TVR Chimaera 1998 450 Rover v8 4500

Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: dbv8
Date: October 07, 2009 10:33AM

Heres my humble TVR...
8G11%20R666%20HR69%2014-06-2009%2013-03-05%20ev5%202009.jpg

0-60 recorded in 3.63.
1/4 mile in 11.63 @ 122.6


perrymgbv8
Perry Stephenson

(136 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2007 02:50PM

Main British Car:


Re: British-Car Drag Racing Photos
Posted by: perrymgbv8
Date: December 10, 2009 04:05PM

Heres a recent one of my MGB.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/mgbv8_photo/Santapod4thApriltestandtuneday003.jpg
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