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« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2012, 07:21:52 PM »

Here's a shot of Dale Armstrong with the '68 Dana Camaro drag race car. It looks like the photo was taken in the esses at Riverside Raceway.
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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2012, 12:35:43 AM »

February 21, 1968 issue of National Speed Sport News reports that Peyton Cramer has sold his half of
Dana Chevrolet and gone back to work for Shelby. I believe this left Paul Dombrowski with complete
ownership. (Jon Mello Collection)

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« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2013, 12:50:24 AM »

Here's a September '68 CARS magazine article on Dale Armstrong's '68 Dana drag car. (Jon Mello Collection)













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« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2013, 02:35:02 PM »

This is why I love this site...Great stuff!
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« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2013, 12:59:26 AM »

Thanks! I thought I might get some flak for an article on a big block drag car.
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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2014, 09:07:14 PM »

Not a Dana car but neat photo nonetheless. Dick Guldstrand piloting a Nascar Chevy at Riverside.
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« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2014, 10:57:39 AM »

Dale Armstrong was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1995.

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« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2014, 08:37:56 AM »

Here's a road test of a 1967 Dana 427 Camaro as found in "Camaro", a one-off special edition magazine
done by Cycle World, owned by Joe Parkhurst Publishing Company. (Jon Mello Collection)







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« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2014, 10:10:12 AM »

Here's a September '68 CARS magazine article on Dale Armstrong's '68 Dana drag car. (Jon Mello Collection)















Is this car still around?
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« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2014, 11:02:17 AM »

If it is, I don't know about it.
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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2014, 11:03:13 AM »

Wow! Jon Mello posting big block tech?...I love it! Thanks, Jon...and anything from BITD is OK with me. Maybe I'll try those pipe cleaners in the P. rods?!
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« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2014, 11:22:43 AM »

Up to five pipe cleaners in a pushrod?   ... *S*   I don't recall hearing that one before...   It was interesting reading about the engine mods.. and use of the CrankShaft Co.  I had a '67 302 build by Hank the Crank and the CSC..  using the DynaRev crankshaft (probably similarly prepped to the 'Thermo-Rev BB crank mentioned in the article,  and also the 'step lock' top rings.. in fact, I  have a brand new set of those 'Step Lock' rings in the Crankshaft Co box (never used since I got them in '71)...   for a 30 over 302 (4.030 block)...   Is anyone interested in them?   They are great for an all out high rpm race engine... Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2014, 02:16:56 PM »

Jon,
 Thank you for posting this, I am currently at work and blocked, but will be all over it when I get home.
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« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2014, 03:17:43 PM »

I noticed the half size battery in the engine compartment, was it allowed/when did guys start relocating the battery to the trunk for weight transfer?

Also the impala NASCAR pic was intriguing, i was surprised that a Chevelle body wouldn't have been preferred, a little lighter, and more race oriented I thought back then?
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« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2014, 08:44:47 PM »

You're welcome, VT. I hope you enjoy it.

That pipe cleaner idea is a strange one. Has to be hard enough putting one in there, let alone five!

It indicates sometimes Dale runs with a full trunk including a spare tire, jack and a battery so it must have been legal. As such, I wonder why it wasn't in the back under all circumstances.
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