TIm Conder fires the Valley Speed FED on NITRO for the first time! Pete
Jensen, the guys from Rex Hutchison, the Foothill Flyer boys and a few
vagrants show up to watch him breathe deeply on nitro fumes and warming
The Antique Doll Flathead Dragster start-up
This is our 1958 Te-440 Flathead dragster "The Antique Doll"
The car was originally the SCRIMA - ADAMS - SMITH dragster that was Top
Eliminator in 1959 at Lions Drag strip. It originally ran a 394 blown olds.
September 12, 1959 at Lions drag strip Mickey Brown got killed in the car.
After that day the car was sold and a flathead was put in for the last 40+
My dad's Flathead powered Nostalgia front engine dragster. We broke a
piston at our last race and couldnt get pistons in time for this one, so we
machined our own on the lathe and balanced them and everything. The car ran
a 13.40-something or other in this run, which is about what it will do.
Next years plans include 331 Chrysler Hemi