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Old 11-16-2011, 03:50 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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by the way, you do know why elliott was able to accomplish that feat dont you?
Please tell us.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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Please tell us.
everyone assumed at the time that it was ernie elliott building more power into bills engines than other guys were able to. a few years later when the car was actually measured they found that the car was a perfect 15/16ths scale version of a stock tbird, and the engine made no more power than any other nascar engine at the time. the nice thing was that the car fit all the templates used by nascar at the time, which forced nascar to increase the number of templates used to check the bodies, and to tighten up the tolerances allowed when building the bodies.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:04 PM
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everyone assumed at the time that it was ernie elliott building more power into bills engines than other guys were able to. a few years later when the car was actually measured they found that the car was a perfect 15/16ths scale version of a stock tbird, and the engine made no more power than any other nascar engine at the time. the nice thing was that the car fit all the templates used by nascar at the time, which forced nascar to increase the number of templates used to check the bodies, and to tighten up the tolerances allowed when building the bodies.
That's very interesting but that is the first time I have ever heard that. Usually when somebody in NASCAR does something like that pretty soon everybody learns about it. Everybody has heard about the 7/8th scale Chevelle and the fuel lines disguised as frame rails.
What is your source?
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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It's great to see Kasey finally win again. He's gonna be a good fit for HMS.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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That's very interesting but that is the first time I have ever heard that. Usually when somebody in NASCAR does something like that pretty soon everybody learns about it. Everybody has heard about the 7/8th scale Chevelle and the fuel lines disguised as frame rails.
What is your source?
it was written up in stock magazine about 10 years ago.
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