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We've bought up as many of these new Forever Stamps as we can! How about you?
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Hot Rod Part of the Week

One of the most important parts found inside of an engine is the piston and one of the oldest aftermarket company in the field is Jahns that came into being back in 1912. They manufactured their pistons completely in house, from design, casting and finish machining.

Here we see one of their cast pistons made for a ’57-’58 Chrysler Hemi V8. You could get an off the shelf set for a bore of 4″, 4 1/16″ or 4 1/8″ and it would only set you back a whopping $96.80 back in 1960.

Some of the hotdogs that used them back in the day were “TV” Tommy Ivo, Ak Miller, Eddie Hill and Max Balchowsky.

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Wild looking B Gas Comp called the “Silver Bullet” that is trying to decide if it’s a roadster or a coupe. Read more about it at http://bit.ly/1slJBqh

(JMC_4989, 6/16)
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: We've got two cars in '41 that ran the number 424 at Muroc. One had a V8 in it and one a Four. Since this one is banger powered we're gonna assume its the Milers entry of Doty-Astrup on August 24. No speed is listed.

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©AHRF/Julian Doty Collection (DOT_685)
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Vic Edelbrock's Deuce in 1940.

Vic ran five meets that year and were not sure which meet were looking at in this shot. At the May 19 meet running Arco Heads he ran four times, the fastest being 119.44 mph. At the June 30 meet the engine was listed as an Edelbrock V8 so we might assume that he is running a set of his own heads. We have him running 118 mph. At the August go his fastest run wa 117.34 mph. In October he ran 118.75 mph and aat the last meet of the year in November the fastest of his three runs was 119.52 mph.

Vic Edelbrock's Deuce in 1940. Vic ran five meets that year and were not sure which meet were looking at in this shot. At the May 19 meet running Arco Heads he ran four times, the fastest being 119.44 mph. At the June 30 meet the engine was listed as an Edelbrock V8 so we might assume that he is running a set of his own heads. We have him running 118 mph. At the August go his fastest run wa 117.34 mph. In October he ran 118.75 mph and aat the last meet of the year in November the fastest of his three runs was 119.52 mph.

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©AHRF/Jack Underwood Collection (JUC_057)
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Get to know hot rodding legend, Wally Parks (video interview)
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: We see Ralph Hepburn in this Tom Gosch photo sitting in the cockpit of the Novi Govenor Special at Indianopolis in 1946. The Frank Kurtis built car was entered by Bud Winfield and was powered by the famous 180" V8 Novi engine. Ralph started down in 19th place after qualifing at a speed of 133.944 mph, 7.473 mph faster than the pole sitter Cliff Bergere. Ralph was classified as finishing in 14th after completeing 121 laps and stalling the engine. He would die in a practice accident at the Speedway in a Novi on May 15, 1948.

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©AHRF/Jim Miller Collection (JMC_4556)
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: An unknown farmer ran this Model A at the Edna, Kansas dragstrip in August 1954. It just so happened that this is one of the tracks that the NHRA Safety Safari had stopped at to show the local folks how to set up and run a "Sanctioned" Dragstrip. Note that the engine had been jacked up in the chassis for good weight transfer. This mod must of worked as he "Killed" everybody off the starting line.

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©AHRF/Josh Mishler Collection via his grandfather, Jim Golden (MSL_065)
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Conclude Report about no economy ,bad performance Automotive engineer of 6 parts in all brands which mean brands failure in automobile thus.

1. Wider rear track than front track code chassis  : easy wrecked chassis,lowest traction,extreme tail flick,extreme slip,hardcore control in all speed and economy as 1-5 km/l,below 1 km/l.

2. turbocharger (1-4 turbo per engine) intercooler petrol engines : unstable acceleration,extreme wrecked engine parts,torque horsepower overload, and economy as 1-5 km/l,below 1 km/l.

3. without rear fog lamp : easy electronic parts wrecked,economy as 1-5 km/l,below 1 km/l.

4. CVT transmission : slow acceleration,economy as 1-5 km/l,below 1 km/l.

5. Wider front track than rear track in below 10 mm code chassis with RWD,AWD : medium traction,tail flick,easy slip and economy as 1-5 km/l,below 1 km/l.

6. Front track as same as rear track code chassis : medium traction,medium tail flick,easy slip,power slide,understeer  and economy as 1-5 km/l,below 1 km/l.

If over 1 of 6 parts,automobiles of economy use  1-3 km/l,below 1 km/l.
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Claude Kern was kind enough to share a TON of his Hot Rod pics with us, & even record a story in his own words:
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The American Hot Rod Foundation is a Connecticut Charitable Corporation having 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. The Foundation was set up by Steve, Carol and John Memishian in 2002 with the broad purpose of preserving, promoting and celebrating the history of hot rodding.
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