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« on: November 22, 2009, 15:36:28 pm »

the race shop looks to me like a good place to go in the 70's, there were so many nice looking and fast dragracecars coming from them. but not much streetcars... is this so or did people go there to have their engines built?
and maybe someone can tell the story and tell us about when the cars were made (ghia, slalomcar, two 67's,...)
I think it must be a good story and a suitable topic here on the Lounge to dig into that history a bit further.  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 15:51:19 pm »

good idea nicolas   Wink
picture of car will follow  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 16:48:26 pm »

That sticker is a repro (notice the spelling of centre), just FYI. Unless you were based in Riverside, most went to a shops in Orange County or LA. Riverside was way the hell up there back then! I also think that Vittone's shop may have been a little exotic and $$$ for most street guys. I can't think of too many guys who could afford a set of Fumio Heads for their street car. Not that Vittone couldn't build one bad ass street engine! We simply were not worthy.
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 17:16:26 pm »

maybe that is it, entire engines by him must be rare. i can't really think of articles stating an engine by the raceshop. but maybe somebody is fessing up and tells us the story of his raceshop engine  Grin
and nobody went there for parts and advice?
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009, 17:38:18 pm »

Here was my 2003 contribution... : http://www2.cal-look.com/nostalgia/rshistory.html  Wink

It sure would need an update...

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2009, 17:51:14 pm »

That sticker is a repro (notice the spelling of centre), just FYI
i know dean it's a repro , may be you can send me an original one if you want   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes............................ Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2009, 21:17:01 pm »

If the author of the feature in the February 1975 issue of Volkswagen Greats tells the truth, then I know where the heads of Darrell Vittones Fiat Spider finally went... Wink



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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2009, 03:57:17 am »

I recall the angle exhaust heads started out on the Fiat, then went over to the A/MC '67. Then, on to a sandrail at Glamis....

Another little tid bit. When I had Fleming & Aronson build my heads for my sandrail, circa 1975 (welded, 40x35.5), they ran about $400. At the same time, Fumio heads were double that figure.
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 04:54:27 am »

Deano, In that same 1975 time frame, I got set back about $650 for my Berg 40X35.5 heads.  Should'a gone to F&A!
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2009, 06:18:37 am »

Wow, Dean, that must have been a nice chunk of change back then. I paid $850 for my 40x35.5, 044, DRD heads just a few years ago.

I recall the angle exhaust heads started out on the Fiat, then went over to the A/MC '67. Then, on to a sandrail at Glamis....

Another little tid bit. When I had Fleming & Aronson build my head for my sandrail, circa 1975 (welded, 40x35.5), they ran about $400. At the same time, Fumio heads were double that figure.
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2009, 16:41:41 pm »

Wow, Dean, that must have been a nice chunk of change back then. I paid $850 for my 40x35.5, 044, DRD heads just a few years ago.
I recall the angle exhaust heads started out on the Fiat, then went over to the A/MC '67. Then, on to a sandrail at Glamis....
Another little tid bit. When I had Fleming & Aronson build my head for my sandrail, circa 1975 (welded, 40x35.5), they ran about $400. At the same time, Fumio heads were double that figure.

Yes, and to give you an example. I paid $425 for my Becker Paint job two years prior....
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2009, 21:24:28 pm »

some more stories nicolas  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2009, 21:53:11 pm »

Ah lets have some more shots of the oh sooooo cool Slalom car  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2009, 22:27:57 pm »

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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2009, 22:29:19 pm »

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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2009, 22:32:28 pm »

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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2009, 22:46:04 pm »

thanks bro  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2009, 23:25:25 pm »

more to come tomorrow
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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2009, 19:17:57 pm »

 Wink same car when paul kenny own this one
there's some "new" thing inside the car
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