Shortly after Chuck Finders passed away, I received an invitation from Don
Garlits to display Project Gasser Madness at Don's Drag Racing Museum in
Ocala, Florida. On August 1st, I delivered the car to Don. It will be on
display there for the next three years as a tribute to Chuck Finders. We
all know how phenomenal Don is on the strip, but he's equally phenomenal
as a person caring about racers he has known. A review of your posted
tribute to Chuck will reinforce that comment.
Prior to towing the 39 Willys back to Florida, Art Foster and his son A.
J. at their shop in Santa Maria replaced the injected 427 with a blown
motor topped with a 3 X 2 intake manifold system designed by Chuck
Finders. It seemed appropriate to drop in a blown motor, because it was
something Chuck had urged me to do repeatedly, since he is particularly
associated with and loved blown gassers.
Attached are a few photos of the new motor, the trip back, and a couple of
shots at Don's fabulous facility. It's a must see for every drag racing