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Famed Amalie Oil racer.....

May 17 2017 at 5:22 AM
Bob   (Login machoneman)
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Response to Re: Interesting article on engine friction ..

Gene Snow once hurried his pickup teenager crew to service his Hemi-powered nitro funny car for the next round. As he staged after the burnout, he noticed the oil pressure gauge needle flopped to zero. He still made the run as failed gauges were not rare. On teardown, the engine had no oil! The kids forget to re-fill the pan.

His TX based sponsor Amalie actually made a print trade magazine ad on this mishap, touting how well their oil worked...even as a film!

 
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