Friday, July 13, 2007

Ted Kramer's Y-block Powered "Snoopy"

In 1965, a "Hot Rod" magazine feature appeared on Ted Kramer's Hilborn injected 312 Y-block powered '27 T B/Competition roadster, Snoopy. Although originally equipped with six deuces, the injected Y-block was turning 11 second e.t.'s, launching the front wheels on takeoff. This car really got me excited because at the time a similarly injected Y-block powered '56 Ford gasser was being successfully campaigned locally by Mize Brothers Garage of Rumsey, Kentucky. Coincidentally, the Mize gasser was named after another cartoon character, "Sluggo". But that's a story for another day.

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