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1968: Javelin 1 funny car


Doug Thorley's rear engine car started life with a 449" 1968 AMC 401" wedge backed by a B&M torque converter tuned by Gary Slusser. The car sat on a 122" Woody Gilmore chassis. Thorley went as quick as 8.23 at 186.60, although a 9/68 Super Stock magazine says the car turned 7s. In 1969, before Norm Weekly flew and totaled the thing at Irwindale, he had turned 8.00 at 205. The car was not rebuilt after the crash although Thorley, Slusser, Weekly, and Jim Dunn tried very hard to make this car run better than it did. (Photo by Mike Ditty; info from Dennis Doubleday, Bill Duke, and Draglist Files)

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25th October 2010, 9:47 AM


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