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The Black Beast from the Texas Panhandle

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  • From: North Carolina
The Black Beast from the Texas Panhandle
Posted by old coyote on Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:34 PM

Roger Allred and Marvin Clarke's twin 310 cu.in. GMC powered National Record Holding D/D from Amarillo, Texas

Two Much chassis, Altered States Shorty body, two resin engines from J&S Resins, scratched injectors and exhausts, MCW black lacquer

I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:15 PM

Now THAT is cool!  Awesome subject and nice build. I like!

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:42 PM

Excellent as always, John. What were those engines used in on the street?

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Posted by old coyote on Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:14 AM

texwardfan

Excellent as always, John. What were those engines used in on the street? 

Mark, those engines started life as 292 cubic inch irrigation engines ..... they could be purchased at most Buick/Olds/GMC dealerships across the Texas Panhandle ..... they were incredibly strong, being run for weeks at a time without being shut down ...... they drove irrigation pumps in the produce/grain fields in the region

 

I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, January 17, 2020 8:40 AM

Wow, thats very interesting. So they were never used in a truck or car?  Thanks for your reply.

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Posted by old coyote on Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:44 AM

texwardfan

Wow, thats very interesting. So they were never used in a truck or car?  Thanks for your reply.

 

 

Mark, I imagine the 292 six cylinder was available in GMC pickups and light trucks ..... the same goes for Chevy pickups and Suburbans as both divisions shared the same engines ..... I don't know if anything was done differently in the manufacture of the irrigation engines, but I remember Marvin Clarke saying they chose those engines as a base because of their outstanding internal strength.

I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:21 AM

Ok, thanks again. That is an awesome looking dragster with 2 six bangers in a row.

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