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    Since we were being sentimental the other day.. Here's my favorite drag racer.

    The Legend Bob Glidden - YouTube

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    "A mad dog never sleeps!" He was a great racer! Watched him many times at Indy! :-)

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    In Their Own Words -- Bob Glidden - YouTube

    Here's an interview of "the Man".. some of his comments are really funny now.. I remember him and Warren Johnson and the head games... good times!

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    Thanks for that walk down memory lane. Seemed like a hell of a racer!
    " "No matter where you go, there you are!" Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    Thanks for that walk down memory lane. Seemed like a hell of a racer!
    I'll admit it was fun for me! Glad you liked it... 8-)

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    The one thing I'll always remember about Bob Glidden is the time he flipped the car, it came over on it's wheels..... Bob was out of the car uninjured, first thing he did was throw his jacket over the top of the engine to keep prying eyes from checking out the secret stuff!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Severson View Post
    The one thing I'll always remember about Bob Glidden is the time he flipped the car, it came over on it's wheels..... Bob was out of the car uninjured, first thing he did was throw his jacket over the top of the engine to keep prying eyes from checking out the secret stuff!!!!!!
    Dave, it was the hand fabricated intake that he was hiding. I also remember back in those days when the racers were experimenting with fabricated intakes you would see them try to hide the intake using cardboard and tape to build a box around them to keep prying eyes away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Severson View Post
    The one thing I'll always remember about Bob Glidden is the time he flipped the car, it came over on it's wheels..... Bob was out of the car uninjured, first thing he did was throw his jacket over the top of the engine to keep prying eyes from checking out the secret stuff!!!!!!
    A friend of mine (who was a Warren Johnson fan) and I saw that footage and my buddy was convinced that somehow Glidden was cheating! Even today you cannot change his mind! All the "experts" agreed that Bob was trying to keep his intake a secret as they all did at the time, but that won't matter to my buddy... In his eyes, Bob was and is a cheater.. too funny! I guess all my jokes about WJ having no success.. ok, basically a loser, had gotten under his skin!

    Those were great times!

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    sheet metal intakes are very common place now days first time i seen one was for a sbc and was a CFE was a very nice intake that was over 25 years ago was like walking around in a hanger at area 51. to really hold and eye ball that was done with runners and plenum on that intake was something. runner size and shape plenum size shape and cutting carbs to move over the port is stuff that been done by many .many hours and money .i could under stand why many covered there intakes and some were very good at hiding the Nos .if you want to see one of the best tig welders and maker of sheet metal intakes check out john marcella marcella intakes his work will if your a tig welder make you mad or cry
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat mccarthy View Post
    and some were very good at hiding the Nos
    Pat, does Wayne County Speed Shop come to mind? When they were running strong, they were often accused of hiding the NOS. Didn't hear much from them after their shop was broken into and vandalized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike52 View Post
    Pat, does Wayne County Speed Shop come to mind? When they were running strong, they were often accused of hiding the NOS. Didn't hear much from them after their shop was broken into and vandalized.

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    well .......ok it just may funny how things played out on that hole deal like how they broke in the shop .there car had nasty Nos fire at the line ??????????
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    Pat, it wasn't the Wayne County car with the NOS fire at the line, it was Jerry Eckman that had a NOS bottle explode in the pits at Columbus. NHRA came down real hard on him with huge fine, etc but they never 'officially' caught Wayne County with NOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike52 View Post
    Pat, it wasn't the Wayne County car with the NOS fire at the line, it was Jerry Eckman that had a NOS bottle explode in the pits at Columbus. NHRA came down real hard on him with huge fine, etc but they never 'officially' caught Wayne County with NOS.

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    long time ago but they did have a back fire at the line with one of there cars No "officially" they were never caught
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    To be honest - and i was disgusted about the way the wayne co thing happened - nitrous was not illegal in prostock. It was a gentlemens' agreement amoung the teams. I think the only item that was forbidden was prop (one of gliddens' favorites). So who knows the politics in the wayne co scandal, but it was only afterwards that ntrous was forbidden in the prostock rules.

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