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Author Topic: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague  (Read 1241 times)

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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 11:10:59 PM »
He's one of mine, too. Al is an awesome possum, for sure!

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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 11:32:45 PM »
Great read, well done.
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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 09:02:32 AM »
Wow, excellent article, thanks for posting.   :cheers:

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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 11:08:02 AM »
Here's the best photo I ever took (well, I'm no photographer).  It's probably 1972 at El Mirage.  I gave Al an 8x10 the next month.  And some crew members wanted some, so I had them printed.  It's shown up in various publications, including Rodders Journal 2-page spread, from whom I don't know.  I used it on the cover of the 2016 SpeedWeek Program as there was no SpeedWeek the previous year (got some shitt for that).  If anyone wants a good copy of this, p.m. me and I'll send you one.
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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 11:15:55 AM »
Nice picture, Stan. What was going on when you took that photo?

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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 01:04:24 PM »
Approaching the start line after taking the warm up loop option at El Mirage

Sorry my net people skills are a little lacking, I should have waited for Stan to buzz in.
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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 02:00:24 PM »
I've seen that picture in several different places. Well done Stan.  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 09:16:26 PM »
Jim's right.  Years back, it was difficult to start a supercharged fuel engine off the starter.  The dragsters (if I remember correctly) all were push started ? which to me, added to the show.  And the Sadd, Teague & Bentley fuel roadster didn't need much to add to the show ? they were the show.
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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2019, 09:58:02 AM »
We were still push starting Betsy (liner) up until 1990 when somebody donated a chain drive blower-starter, we felt we were way uptown then! Before that it was take it off the stands, push it out of the pits, clutch it, check it & time it, back to the pit to jack it up again to put the body panels on then get it back down to push it to the line. & the oldies will remember how long those one course lines used to be. :x By the time we'd get to run the engine was stone cold & we even banged the blower a couple of times.
Some times back then. Sid.

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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2019, 10:40:22 AM »
Mike (or anyone else) ? send me a P.M. with your email address and I'll send you a large digital file of the picture.
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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 01:44:39 PM »
We were still push starting Betsy (liner) up until 1990 when somebody donated a chain drive blower-starter, we felt we were way uptown then! Before that it was take it off the stands, push it out of the pits, clutch it, check it & time it, back to the pit to jack it up again to put the body panels on then get it back down to push it to the line. & the oldies will remember how long those one course lines used to be. :x By the time we'd get to run the engine was stone cold & we even banged the blower a couple of times.
Some times back then. Sid.

I remember when that blower starters hot terminal fiber washer failed and shorted things out.
My 35mm film cannester lid got a hole punched in it and became it's replacement.   :cheers:

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Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 05:08:49 PM »
LOL, I remember that woops moment Mate! :-o
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