Do you own or know the whereabouts of a piece of UK Drag Racing History or just want info on a particular machine.

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 #39531  by notenoughtime
 Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:55 pm
I have just joined the forum and wondered how many people have any info on 'drag addict' the Austin ruby altered

Pete Hollingsworth originally owned it and then Robert hunt, last owner Steve Wootton and now me and a friend
Any info would be greatly received
 #39535  by Drag Addict
 Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:15 am
Re above,
I acquired and ran Drag Addict from Rob Hunt in the early eighties and sold as a roller to a guy called Jerry Humpage in the late eighties , if you can try to get hold of a copy of issue 21 of UK Drag Drag Racer Magazine which features the car in detail prior to me selling it on and the start of the long list of changes (evolution ? ) which result in the car you have now.
The chassis as you are probably aware is not the original which was a basic box section frame in the main area and would guess this was done after Jerry sold the car on as I remember him telling me they had extended the original frame to accomadate a Chrysler block .

Hope this helps

Richard Moor
 #39536  by notenoughtime
 Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:36 am
Thanks for the info Richard

Yes I'm aware of the new chassis that was built and it hasn't been run since aparently

It does have a rebuilt Chrysler 360 motor on methanol 340/360 cam?? (I'll get a list once I pick it up tomorrow) with a rebuilt 400 box with reverse pattern shift new stall converter and original Westminster rear end now with discs and original slot mags and original 4 spoke fronts
The body has been narrowed but will get some fresh pics once collected