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Is he missing a lug nut? 😂

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Is he missing a lug nut? 😂
I can't even imagine the racket that was making.
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I can't even imagine the racket that was making.
I agree. ONCE, back in the 1970s I forgot to tighten the wheels on my 914. I drove a block and was thinking WTF is that noise. I turned right around and started to investigate, and remembered I needed to torque the lug nuts. And they were not super loose, just snug.






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That picture of Garlits having his flywheel/clutch explode nearly cost his his life but did start the move to rear engine top fuel cars. I noted now they have enclosed canopies which was tried about 40 years ago but I forget who?
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I believe that Garlits tried the first canopy on a top fuel car, ran one for a while then abandoned the idea. He was very much the Innovator. One of the most memorable was placing the ( rear engine dragster) engine sideways so the crankshaft rotation would be in the direction of acceleration, like a motorcycle. Power had reached a point where the engine's rotational torque was a real issue unloading the left tire.
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