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WickedWagens
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Craigslist find - hotrod 36 Reply with quote

How did it end up doing Jerry? I never remember seeing the report.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:51 am    Post subject: Re: Craigslist find - hotrod 36 Reply with quote

If I remember right, Britt borrowed it and put it in one of his Ghias, cut o hole in the deck lid for the velocity stack, and brought iy to World of Speed. He was calling the engine "Jerry's 'Rivets' engine" after the buggy it was once mated to. If that's the one I'm thinking of (Jerry and Britt of course would know better than I) Brit raced it, I even jumped in and made a single 77mph pass. If the trans gearing would have been better, it might have run in the mid-80 mph range on the 1 mile course. Not a power house, but better than a stock 36er.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: Craigslist find - hotrod 36 Reply with quote

Britt Grannis drove Jerry Avis's "Rivets" 36hp based engine in his Ghia to a top speed of 84.294 miles per hour. Tom Simon got "Rivets" to81.058 miles per hour (his memory must be slipping!-sorry Tom).
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PostPosted: Today 7:26 am    Post subject: Re: Craigslist find - hotrod 36 Reply with quote

36hplandspeedracer wrote:
Britt Grannis drove Jerry Avis's "Rivets" 36hp based engine in his Ghia to a top speed of 84.294 miles per hour. Tom Simon got "Rivets" to81.058 miles per hour (his memory must be slipping!-sorry Tom).


I love the fact you keep track of this stuff, Burly. If we had to rely on my memory for the details, I'd be pulling off I-80 early at the truck scales, instead of exit 4 Very Happy
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