Discussion in 'TBuckets and Custom Kit Cars' started by Loves302Chevy, Mar 6, 2019.
Byron Dragway is my Hometown Dragstrip so to speak. Its 70 miles North of me on I-39 Interstate.
Seen the Twin Nuke Power Plant Reactors. I knew it was Byron, IL.
As You run down the 1320 your racing toward the Power plant its Kool.
I thought it was Eddie Betz old 301 World Record setting back in the day Dragster.
A local legend he passed on a long time ago.
But Eddie had a 1957 Pontiac 9.3 rear diff narrowed with 5.57 Gears I recall Vivid.
I was at a car show with my 1970 T/A back 1996.
Pulled in engine loping heavy He yelled Pontiacs Are sheet kid lets Race ! Had his Dragster there.
I said OK Eddie lets line them up Now out here !
He laughed....Said Nice Pontiac Kid sounds good too !
My late Bud Bill helped Eddie with building that 301.
Cool! Small world.
There is about only 6 parts to that entire dragster. I love the simplicity!
Chassis, engine, gearbox, differential, 4 wheels (2 from a bicycle), 1 oil pressure gauge. No radiator. No battery. Magneto ignition.
I love the way that thing jumps straight off of the ground. The driver's hands are only inches from the back tires.
This link popped up at the end of the video.
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