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#1 GoatGuy

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:36 AM

As requested, here are very recent photos of Bruce Larson's Corvette Funny Car and the Tommy Ivo/Honest Charley dragster that he is restoring. Notice the Vette's engine has dual magnetos but one plug per cylinder. Bruce said this is a rare setup. The Ivo dragster is awaiting a couple of parts for the front that are in the paint shop. Attached File  DSCF0084.jpg   625.48KB   49 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0083.jpg   476.04KB   66 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0081.jpg   649.34KB   65 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0070.jpg   494.69KB   65 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0050.JPG   483.96KB   62 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0051.jpg   430.33KB   56 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0062.jpg   478.53KB   51 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0068.jpg   402.38KB   42 downloads

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:27 AM

Thanks for posting, Dave......gotta love an Honest Charley/Tommy Ivo combo!...

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

Great pictures, thanks

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:20 AM

Thank you

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:24 AM

Another round of wonderful reference pictures. Thank you.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:07 AM

And a mass of photos of his Sentry Olds funny car to come................

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:22 AM

Thank you Dave!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:18 AM

Those pix are spectacular. Thanks for posting them.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

Hey guys, my pleasure. I feel somewhat obligated to feed you guys reference pics since I can't build the way you do. You guys share a lot of info and photos with us, this is how I can pay you back. I hope to return to his place next weekend to take more. Some guys have asked for certain shots of the USA-1 Camaro and asked questions about driver's controls that I'll have to ask Bruce about. It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it. Ha.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

I got to spend over three hours at Bruce's place today, taking more pics, helping him fix a prototype model that he had built years ago, AND he asked me to help him push the Ivo dragster into the trailer. Then he drove the trailer around back where there is more room for the moving van to load it next week. We then unloaded it and he started it up !! It was awesome. When I get the photos off my camera, I will post them.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:46 PM

Check this out, guys......


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:25 AM

Great coverage, Dave. These photos and those you shared previously are invaluable for the information they give everybody. We can't all be there to see these cars up close and personal. Unless you buy us tickets so we can help you with the pain of doing it all.
Thanks again, Dave.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

If you go to the Mecum Auction website you can read a history of this dragster and see some great shots of it.