MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND

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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2016, 06:11:23 PM »
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2016, 02:54:59 PM »
Could this May 20 Indianapolis Star article be among the sources causing so many people to believe the Thompson cars were fitted with massive fuel tanks in order to do the entire race without a pit stop?

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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2016, 02:56:37 PM »
The secret of the steering right rear wheel leaked out very early in the month. This is how the Indianapolis Star newspaper announced it in their May 4 edition.
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2016, 03:07:13 PM »
From Wikipedia.
Indy 1962
The 1962 Harvey Aluminium Special Indianapolis 500 car. Thompson in car. Standing, Harvey representative on left, John Crosthwaite on right.
In 1962 Thompson entered three John Crosthwaite designed cars in the Indianapolis 500. Unusually, they used a stock V8 Buick engine and it was in the rear unlike the front engined, race tuned, Offenhauser powered cars used by most competitors. It was the first stock engine to be raced at Indy since 1946. Thompson's crew, led by Fritz Voigt, were young, smart and hard working. Working 12-14 hour days, the car was designed and built in 120 days. For the race, the engine (enlarged to 4.2 litre capacity, the maximum allowed by the regulations for “stock block” engines) had to be detuned because they were concerned it would not last the distance. Despite being more than 70 bhp down on the other cars, Dan Gurney qualified eighth and was in ninth place until a leaking oil seal seized the gearbox and ended his race on lap 94. He was placed 20th out of 33. The team won the Mechanical Achievement Award for original design, construction and accomplishment.

Thompson in car. Standing, Harvey representative on left, John Crosthwaite on right.
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2016, 03:30:55 PM »
1955-1964 PONTIAC 389 421 EARLY NOS MICKEY THOMPSON CROSS RAM INTAKE MANIFOLD.
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2016, 03:43:36 PM »
Assault I.
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2016, 03:49:38 PM »
Mickey Thompson Decals
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2016, 03:22:35 PM »
Mickey's  HEMI Pontiac with Chrisman as the driver.
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« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2016, 04:02:20 PM »
Mickey's  HEMI Pontiac with Chrisman as the driver.
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2016, 04:11:29 PM »
Mickey & Griffith Borgeson.
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2016, 04:11:53 PM »
from left, Darrell Droke, Judy, Mickey, and Fritz Voigt.
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2016, 04:12:14 PM »
Mickey Thompson & Danny Ongais Driving.
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2016, 04:12:40 PM »
Jerry Unser & Mickey.
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2016, 12:13:37 AM »
1962 MICKEY THOMPSON THIRD ANNUAL SPEED SHOW.
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2016, 12:19:11 AM »
M/T COVERS FOR 331-392 HEMI.
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Re: MICKEY THOMPSON A RACING LEGEND
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2016, 12:20:02 AM »
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