|Photo ID #||05.04.03_007_MYS_FLM_0066_1|
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|Photo provided by:||John Fahey|
|Comments:||We used this one for our mystery picture a while back. (Many of you guys figured that it was probably Sammy Beavers behind the wheel.)|
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|12/18/04||Pete Madsen||The 2 things I remember about this car was that it sometimes had a "409" type engine, (other times a small block) but it was always unusually fast.|
|04/16/05||Tom Grbac||This car never had a 409, always, a 327 + 5/8 or a 427. The 427 with a carb or injectors, the small block always injectors for Sam or Mike Grbac.|
|12/11/05||Barry Pursell||I remember seeing this car at harmony. I also remember the sportsman version purple & yellow $ sign drivin by Mike Grbac.|
|04/07/07||Alby Salter||I remember Sammy running this car at Harmony one night
and it caught on fire big time - I mean the whole back of the car was on fire and Sammy
kept going around the track witing for fire truck to catch up with him to put it out .
Another note- Sammy Beavers won first race ever run at Harmony speedway
|05.15.09||Roger McCloughan|| I believe that going through the
pit gate is the beautiful Silliman #4
(red) driven by Oliver Butler.
|02.04.10||Ken Stull||The 777 late model coming on the track in this photo was built by Hoop Schaible's brother BILL in his garage in Upper Black Eddy ,Pa.|
|12.02.10||Pete Madsen||It's been 6 years.. I guess I will reopen
this! When I said this car had a "409" engine, I was trying to identify the
motor as a "W" block, as opposed to a "rat" block. Of course I didn't have
any way of knowing the actual displacement of the engine by looking at it,
but I damn sure can tell a 409 "style" (W block) motor from a rat motor by
looking at it.
They DID have a 427 "W" block (Z-11) as early as 1963. Since this picture is from 1966, and Chevy didn't produce a 427 "rat" until 1966, would it be safe to assume that the 427 you refer to was in fact a Z-11 "W" block? S I get older, I get more protective over the credibility of my memory! Of course today it would be a "non-issue", since you can't see the motors any more anyway! (But that's another story!) Anyone else remember a "W" block motor in this car?PM