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1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« on: February 10, 2006, 09:09:22 pm »

Well, I wanted to bring up this new car of mine a while ago, but I thought I'd better do some research before I let the cat out of the bag.  I can't think of a better web site to release these pictures on, than the Detroit Horsepower web site, since this car was a very famous Detroit area Altered/Funny car.

I found this car in December while looking into another Camaro Funny Cars history, the 1968 Huston Platt, Dixie Twister Funny Car.  I was over at Tim Thompsons house in December while we were looking at the Camaro Funny Car pictures posted here and on other web sites.  While talking about these cars, Tim's Mom said to Tim that he should show me some of his other cars.  He agreed and we went into his cement garage out back and in the back corner we came across this old Drag Car . . . A Corvair . . . I told Tim that was cool looking, and he said it was the old Seaton Super Shaker Corvair Steel body altered drag car.

I would never thought of taking pictures of this car in this shape . . . if it weren't for someone elses screw-up for forgetting his camera, when he first got his '68 funny car.  Anyway, I did take many pictures and before I bought it I did a lot of research, and found out that this little rusting away Corvair had a VERY eventful early life.  Quite a few big names in the industry either worked on this car and or drove this car in it's short time in the media's eyes.

First I want to show you some photos of it as I found it, and go through what I went through in researching it's history.


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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2006, 09:16:19 pm »

The first set of photos were as I found it in Tims garage.  These second set of photos were what Tim had in his files on the car.  If any of you remember, the '68 Seaton Super Shaker was a flip top funny car and was sponsored by Berger Chevrolet and driven by Terry Hedrick.  I called Matt Berger to ask him if he remembered the '67 Corvair funny car and he said, "A little bit, but you should call Terry and see if he remembered it."  So I called Terry at his business number in Memphis and told him about what I found and he said he knew everything about that car.  He was the main crew guy and driver by mid season.  He never had a license to drive those funny cars so Pete Seaton told him to keep Jay Howell's name on it and pretend he was Jay when he showed up at match races.  Terry told me he was on the road every week that year going to match races all over the eastern half of the US.

  I sent the photos as I found it to Terry and he confirmed that it was indeed the original Seaton Super Shaker Corvair that he once worked on and drove.  He was very happy to see it in such good shape, as he and many others thought it was gone forever.


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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2006, 09:28:40 pm »

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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2006, 09:32:46 pm »

Tim also had a copy of the January 1967 Drag Illustrated & Super Stock Magazine.  In it was a 4 page article on the car when it was originally built.  You can clearly see some items in the article that are still on the car today; like the seat, steering wheel and column with the removable pin, front suspension, rear end, etc.  

At this point I was sure that this car was what I thought it was.  Now, I started to look for more photos and articles on the car and for more detailed photos of it in its current form.


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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2006, 09:37:42 pm »

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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2006, 09:37:58 pm »

When we finally got it out into the sun light you could really see some of the original orange and white and black paint scheme.  Ironically, I have always liked this car, or mainly the flip top version because I never knew that there was a steel body version, because growing up in Detroit, my High School colors were Orange, Black and White.  And then throw in the name Berger Chevrolet and this car for years was a favorite of mine.  

Terry told me that the '68 flip top version was sold after the '68 season and totalled in early '69 as the car was wrapped around a guard rail and the Corvair body was destroyed.  The chassis was fixed and a '70 Camaro body was put on the original chassis.


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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2006, 09:52:40 pm »

Looking closely at the hood you can see the original orange stripes and white that runs down the side of the hood, as well as the black that seperates the colors.  The side fenders also shows the original orange color under the primer.  There are places all over the body and in the door jambs that show the original color, all in all, making it pretty easy to tell what car this one was.


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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2006, 10:00:32 pm »

Here are a few close up photos of some pretty detailed parts on the car that are also shown in the magazine article.  Like the steering column and pull out pin.  The front suspension, rear trunk area, gas tank, and drive shaft.


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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2006, 10:15:13 pm »

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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2006, 10:15:49 pm »

I need to thank Tim Lapata for helping me resize and inserting the photos I sent to him.  The story behind this car is very interesting and similar to that of Dick Harrell's '67 Steel Body Camaro altered funny car.  This car was first run as an injected 427 set up and ran in the mid 150 mph range.  The cars original driver was Del Heinelt who also drive Pete Seatons '65 Chevelle altered funny car.  Soon in 1967, Jay Howell took over at the driving duties and when they realized that they needed to run a super charged blown Nitro setup to be competative, the name of the car became Seaton SUPER Shaker.  Terry told me that Jay was scarred of driving the car which now was running in the mid 180's and low 190's.  Now that's crazy and Jay obviously thought so too and he split with Pete, thus leaving the seat open for 22 year old Terry Hedrick.  Terry drove it for the rest of the '67 season and worked with Pete Seaton to build a '68 flip top Funny Car for the '68 season.

My car was sold right after the '67 season and from what we can tell, it was used very seldom after '68.  The original front and rear tires and wheels are still on the car today, with original pieces of the car still laying in it, like the headers and drive shaft.  Can you believe the seat that they drive in ??  What an amazing cool car with great history.  Don Hardy also told me that it was at an event in TX that summer with many other altered cars like Dick Harrell's Camaro altered funny car and Kelly Chadwichs Altered Camaro funny car of '67.  

I wish I had some pictures of that early '67 event.  I think this is enough for me and Tim to post tonight on this car.  I will be back later to give you some more updates on the car.  
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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2006, 10:17:21 pm »

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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2006, 10:21:58 pm »

Matt thats how you document as found.Thanks for sharing those here first you must have been pretty excited when they opened the door.Great find. Thumbs Up
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2006, 10:35:08 pm »

I wasn't sure about it at first, but taking many photos like I did, and comparing them to the original pictures from the magazine helped document it as such.  Thanks for letting me posts these pictures here first. 
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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2006, 10:39:52 pm »

Looks like you contacted Don Hardy also!!!
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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2006, 07:48:06 am »

Matt
That is a fantastic find. Great job at documentation so far. That is how it's done.

When you start restoring the car certain items will help further document the car.  For instance, most speed part manufacturers date coded their parts either by stamping in the metal or ink. Cragar has a date stamped into the metal on the inside of the rim.  Check for it when you take off the tires and it will help document further. The 15x4 and 15x10 Cragars on my mustang had a July and November 1973 date codes and the builder of my car bought them in April 1974 from Coultraps Speed shop in Cadiz Ohio(iIhave the original receipt).

Even the Sun gauges on my car are date stamped. They were stamped in 2-1974. I have taken pics of everything as I have taken the car apart and reassembled it. 

My car has no famous history but I did it anyway. It was neat matching up the original receipts to the parts.
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2006, 07:51:16 am »

  Not only did I talk to Don Hardy, but get this . . . we were talking about where he got his start in building drag cars and he said back in 1966 he was helping a friend build a drag car in Detroit, after he got out of the Military.  I asked who his friend was and he said . . . Pete Seaton.  WOW, I said, was it a Corvair ??  He said, in a surprised voice, "Yes."  I asked if it was the steel body car or the flip top car, and Don said it was the steel body car.  I said, You helped build the original Seaton Shaker Corvair ??  And he said YES.  I told him I just bought it, and he couldn't believe it.

 I sent him pictures of the car and he said, "That's it . . . I almost cut my finger off working on that car, I'll never forget that car."  He said it was an original Body in White Pete got from GM.  Pete's dad was Lewis Seaton, a big GM Executive.  They cut all the metal out of it that they could, and got fiberglass pieces from a company called Fiberglass Trends.  The front clip, door and deck lid are all fiberglass.  He said he also built Kelly Chadwich's '67 Camaro steel body drag car and then Dick Harrell's YENKO Sponsored Camaro funny car.  All were factory body in white chassis from GM.

  Don said that he and Jay Howell almost went into business together to start a chassis building business, but he decided to go back to TX and start his own and Jay went on to work for and run Logghe Chassis in Detroit.  Del, who was the original driver of the car, unfortunately died in a crash later in '67 at either Indy or Memphis.  Jay is working in Dallas, or was a few years ago when he talked to him last.  I'll be working on finding Jay if I can next . . .
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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2006, 08:13:50 am »

Matt
Fiberglass Trends is still in business in Ca. Who knows they may have some old pics, molds or decalsthat you can use.


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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2006, 08:43:55 am »

Thats a pretty neat find... Grin
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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2006, 09:40:37 am »

Fortunately Don is still around to verify these cars/chassis.Hope you snatched the fuel tank thats a high dollar item. Grin
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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2006, 12:30:38 pm »

Tim and all . . . Here is a thread started on the Dick Harrell web site regarding Don Hardy coming to GMMG later this month, Feb. 25.  We are getting together five or more Don Hardy built drag cars.  Anyone who wants to come is invited to meet Don and the other Dick Harrell people who come.

Here is the link . .

http://69.94.82.218/forum/showthread.php?t=585
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« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2006, 01:28:39 pm »

Matt Dave wanted to post this to you. He's sending it thru the mail. Grin


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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2006, 04:31:35 pm »

 Clap Clap Clap Clap even further authenticated by the finger print in the ketchup Deal Trophy Brick Throw
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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2006, 06:19:17 am »

Another cool FC found.  Good luck.
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« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2006, 08:16:26 am »

Wow Matt! What a find! Congrats! It must have really been a thrill opening that door to the garage it sat in. Love the bill of sale Tim. Smiley 
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« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2006, 09:05:46 am »

Hey Tim,are you going to eat that pickle. Ed
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« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2006, 10:17:19 am »

Ed I'd have to go to Iowa to eat it.Dave got it at Mickey Ds. Grin
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« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2006, 10:42:29 am »

Tim  that bill of sale is a fake...I can tell because Mcdonalds has straight cut thin pickles not the serrated cut type.......are you sure it wasnt from "berger"king Huh Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2006, 12:05:36 pm »

Chuck I have great faith in Dave and if he says McDonalds I'm sticking by it no matter where it actually came from. Pinnochio
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« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2006, 12:39:27 pm »

Sorry guys, I'm busted,  not Matts bill of sale really. However, I do know of one documented as such. Chuck, the pickle is Vlasic "ovals" dill chips. Grin Wink

Matt, excellent job of researching!!  :oThe photos are awesome!! Great idea on getting Don Hardy involved. Probably pretty neat for him to see his old works of art.

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« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2006, 12:49:43 pm »

There are many of these old race cars languishing in garages etc.  The 1975  Rod Shop Dodge Colt wagon is about 10 miles from my house and 10 miles in the oposite direction is  the 71 Rod Shop Dodge Hemi Charger (actually it is right now being restored down in Florida). A classmate's father bought it off of Bob Bond who owned a Rod Shop franchise in Shaydyside Ohio back in the 70's for something like $8500. 
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« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2006, 01:57:05 pm »

Hey Dave, Didn't that Colt Wagon have that 340 Westlake motor in it or something like that? I think it ran D/A?  Great find on the funny car Matt. These cars are out there. What a piece of history!
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« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2006, 02:59:55 pm »

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I think it had a 340 in it but not sure. The car is just a rolling shell.  The guy that owns it was on the crew for the Wayne County Speed shop that used to campaign the darrell Alderman P/S back i the 90's. 

The Hemi Charger still had most of the original paint except the Rod Shop on the door was removed. It was sitting in a metal quonset hut on a dirt floor. The rat roaster intake was pure white from oxidiation.   The car was in good shape but needed a total restoration. The blue or red "flag painting" was still on the rear qtrs.  Jon, my class mate told me his dad was offered 25-30K for it in the mid '80's and I thought that was just a unbelievable sum of money at the time.
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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2006, 12:46:05 am »

Wow , that is a cool find . in June of 89 I picked up a issue of Drag Racing magazine. and in it was a small write up on the old Seaton Shaker Corvair that was found by a custom car painter Tim Thompson and how he had plans to restore it . I never heard anything of it again , until now.
here is the article, look at the car in the shop. it looks like it is in the same position as in the photo of when you found the car. look at the shelving in the background , looks like the car has not moved from there since the article in 1989. this is way cool.

I would greatly appreciate as the car progresses if you could keep us posted . what do you plan do do with the car.

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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2006, 12:54:36 am »

OK , sorry . what do I need to do to post a photo.

Do I have to post it on photobucket and then a link here. please help.

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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2006, 03:09:40 am »

Check this link it should help guide you to posting pictures.

http://www.detroithorsepower.com/forum/index.php?topic=1048.0
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« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2006, 10:04:05 am »

OK, I will try this again. Seaton Shaker from Drag racing 1989.



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« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2006, 10:10:58 am »

OK, sorry for the poor quality of the photo, but as I said in my first post look at the background and the shelving unit. it is the same as the first photo posted by Matt. looks like the car has not moved since 1989 when the shot was snapped for the magazine.

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« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2006, 10:26:13 am »

That is absolutely awesome. This is what it is all about. Gather info, post it as found, and walla, people respond with what they know about the car. Corvair V8, that is a great article you found. I am sure Matt is ecsatic. I would be!
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« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2006, 11:21:39 am »

That is good to hear, I remember well in 1989 when I picked up that magazine . I was freaking out . these days if I stumble across anything Corvair related I nab it, so in the last year or so I have been gathering Corvair drag racing photos and articles mind you that is not a large amount but it all adds up.

So if you find anything I would love to see it.

Thanks Grin
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« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2006, 06:52:28 pm »

http://www.corvaircorsa.com/funny02.html
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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2006, 08:33:03 pm »


thanks I know of that one. A guy in our club runs that site. Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2006, 05:40:29 am »

Great news Matt!

I'm always happy to find out that another one of the old gladiators has been found and will be admired once again. Hope you can bring it to the York show when it's finished. Really would love to see it!

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« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2006, 05:51:35 am »

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How are you going to restore it? The first or second version? Probably be easier with the 2nd because the hood bubble is already in place.
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« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2006, 11:30:48 am »

Hey CorvairV8 . . . and Day2nova . . .

  That was definately the guy who I got it from.  He said he had it for 15 years and since he hadn't restored it by now, he probably will never do it, so I asked him if he would sell it and he said . . . Yes.

  I plan on restoring it to the 427 blown stage because that is the way the tin work is currently set up for.  I wouldn't mind an injected car since I have a blown Nitro '68 Camaro FC, but having both will be awesome to have.

  I will post some of the magazine articles I have found on the car over the past few weeks.  I will keep you guys posted here on the car and hope to have it and Terry Hedrick at this years Forge Show . . .
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« Reply #46 on: February 14, 2006, 06:39:06 pm »

Matt,
Great find...looking forward to seeing it completed at The Forge.  Please preserve and bring the sale receipt as a valuable document and often the only way to authenticate these vintage race cars.  Grin
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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #47 on: November 26, 2006, 10:13:36 pm »

Hi

I was just checking back here to see how the Seaton Super Shaker was coming along. anyone heard anything.

thanks Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: November 29, 2006, 01:50:13 pm »

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« Reply #49 on: November 29, 2006, 09:15:32 pm »

Matt awsome find. One of my favorites. Also raced up at Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove Wis. Glad to see it will be restored.
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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2007, 10:03:12 am »

Hi Matt,
My name is Larry Williams and I knew Delmar Heinelt most of his life until he crashed that Holman Moody Mustang. I have lots of stories if you're interested E-mail me. Larryandfay@hotmail.com
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« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2007, 10:28:39 am »

Larry: Matt browses on here once in a while.His email is gmmginc4@aol.com
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« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2008, 12:38:29 pm »

I also was very surprised.  My phone rang one day a couple years back and a fellow introduced himself as Matt Murphy.  He then proceeded to tell me he owned what he believed to be the first Seaton's Super Shaker.  After many hours on the phone and emailing photos back and forth we both agreed.
I had set the track record in it as the first funnycar to run 180 at Detroit Dragway.  It was quite a ride as it tended to get pretty loose at the far end.  Just needed more spoiler I guess.  Smiley
Matt brought it to the Bowling Green meet a coouple years ago.  It's amazing it's so intact. 

I'm surprised at the number of these old cars are being found and restored.  Look at my old Willys Fuel coupe ( F-Troop).  Brings back many good memories....it was the best of times.  Glad I was there.
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« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2008, 06:53:42 pm »

Mr. Howell, glad to see you made it over to this site. Another great funny car pilot from the glory years of drag racing!!! You sat in for one of my all time favorites at Indy in 1970, and then you lost to "The Shoe" in the second round. However, you did trailer Zink in the other Schumacher car in round one. So it took two of them to best the Hot Wheels Cuda!!!! Hopefully Matt will get the Shaker restored sometime soon so another car can be returned to its former glory............RatPack............
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« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2008, 05:51:03 am »

Ratpack:  Thanks for the kind words.  Driving the Snakes FC at Indy was great.  He had put in a KB stroker motor and it was stout!  Of course doing the "accidental" fire burnout came close to getting us thrown out!   Grin  Shoulda won that race, but either a screw up or sabatoge during a jet change in between rounds screwed up the injector. 
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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2008, 04:19:29 pm »

I saw this car back in 69 in Puerto Rico when it was called Super Twister, racing against Color Me Gone.
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Re: 1967 Corvair Altered Funny Car "Seaton Super Shaker"
« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2008, 07:49:13 pm »

I got a call yesterday on a Yenko 1970 camaro that was in Puerto Rico.The guy told me it was a 350 LT1 SS car.It was purchased brand new at Luby Chevrolet in Fla. and shipped over in the 70's for a military guy? The guy that owns it now was a friend of the guy that bought it brand new.I'm waiting to see if he comes up with paperwork.It was a facory LT1 not a transplant.Neat piece if true.
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