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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.
About 48 years ago, I was sitting with my grandmother on her front porch in Seffner, FL and a man drove by and waved out of his car window. Hi Mrs. ***** he said. I asked who was that? She said, "oh, that was Don Garlits. He has an auto shop around the corner." I said Big Daddy Don Garlits?? She only knew him as Don. Wound up he was later a pall bearer at my granddad's funeral.

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A little factoid, their daughter for a time worked at a small business in Sperryville, Va about an hour from where I live. Sperryville is a dot on the map at the foothills of the Blueridge mountains. When he 'retired' he and his wife got into their (33/34?) Ford traditional hot rod, struck out on a road trip of the USA. One stop was - you guessed it- Sperryville, Va to see their daughter. Made the local papers. Unfortunately they were long gone from here by the time I got wind of it. Several local papers covered the story.
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That made me sad: Early Aegis Cruisers and FFG's all quiet and still.

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I got caught in rain with the top down in the miata plenty of times. As long as you're going at least 45-50, 98% of the water gets blasted over/past the cabin by the air passing over the windshield. You only have an issue when you stop. I've driven to an underpass (or stop sign) and then put the top up. In a miata, you can do that from the driver's seat even with the manual top. I've also been caught once or twice in the boxster. That's even easier since it's power and I think you can put the top up at speeds up to 20 mph or something like that (although I'm not going to try it at that speed).

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Gemini 8. Scott said Armstrong saved their lives dealing with the spaceships stuck thruster problem causing roughly one rotation per second of the craft.


Scott later praised Armstrong's actions as their spacecraft spun: "The guy was brilliant. He knew the system so well. He found the solution, he activated the solution, under extreme circumstances ... it was my lucky day to be flying with him.


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Gemini 8. Scott said Armstrong saved their lives dealing with the spaceships stuck thruster problem causing roughly one rotation per second of the craft.


Scott later praised Armstrong's actions as their spacecraft spun: "The guy was brilliant. He knew the system so well. He found the solution, he activated the solution, under extreme circumstances ... it was my lucky day to be flying with him.


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