1972 Chevy Vega Pro Stock Grumpy's Toy Bill Jenkins NHRA 1/25 Scale Model Kit Build Review MPC877

1972 Chevy Vega Pro Stock Grumpy's Toy Bill Jenkins NHRA 1/25 Scale Model Kit Build Review MPC877



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William Tyler Jenkins (December 22, 1930 – March 29, 2012), nicknamed “Grumpy” or “The Grump”, was an engine builder and drag racer.[1] Between 1965 and 1975, he won a total of thirteen NHRA events.[2][clarification needed] Most of these wins were won with a four-speed manual transmission. In 1972 he recorded 250 straight passes without missing a shift.[2]He was formally trained as a mechanical engineer at Cornell University, and he used his training and skills to build engines.[3] He has been inducted in numerous motorsports halls of fame for his engine building skills in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock class. His innovations include drag racing’s first kickout oil pans, Pro Stock strut-style front suspension, and dry sump oiling system, and cool cans, electric water pump fan, gas port pistons, and slick-shift manual transmissions.[3] Considered the “Father of Pro Stock”, Jenkins-built engines were used to win five NHRA Pro Stock championships and three American Hot Rod Association (AHRA) championships.[4]He was nicknamed “Grumpy” for having a no-nonsense attitude at races.[2] The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America said: “his continual search for improved performance left little time for idle chatter with his racing colleagues.”He became known in national circles as the engine builder for Dave Strickler in the early 1960s. Jenkins teamed with Strickler to win Little Eliminator at the 1963 Nationals with an A/FX 427 Chevy.[7] He drove hemi-powered Dodges in 1964 and 1965 after Chevy left drag racing early in the 1963 season. In 1964, Jenkins and Strickler travelled to England, as part of the U.S. Drag Racing team, to take part in the First International Drag Festival, a series of six events held that fall.He won the A/MP (A/Modified Production) class in a 1965 Plymouth gasser at the 1965 NHRA Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park, with a pass of 11.11 seconds at 130.24 mph (209.60 km/h).[8] He would also win S/SA at the 1965 Winternaionals in a hemi-powered Plymouth named Black Arrow.[9] His winning pass in the final round was an 11.39 second e.t., overcoming Dick Housey’s 11.37 with a holeshot[9]Jenkins couldn’t agree on terms with Chrysler for 1966, so he decided to run a Chevy independently by making his own Chevy engine package.[3] Without factory support, Jenkins developed his first Grumpy’s Toy, a 327 cubic inch / 350 horsepower Chevy II. When he found the compact car was to be placed in the same class as the 426 ci/425 horsepower hemi Dodge and Plymouth muscle cars, he commented it “looked like a pretty good gimmick at the time”.[3] The lower displacement engine in the smaller car, hence lighter minimum weight, enabled it to outrun the larger-engined but heavier cars. He set a class record[clarification needed] with an 11.66 second pass.[3] He was added to Chevrolet’s team in 1967. He became known as the premiere normally aspirated drag race engine builder after his Super Stock victory at the 1967 Nationals.[2] He entered Pro Stock when NHRA started it in 1970, and won the first two events of the year (the Winternationals and Gatornationals) in a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro,[2] ultimately taking the national title.Jenkins went winless in 1971. NHRA changed the 1972 rules to allow drivers with a small block wedge engine to run a lighter car. Jenkins used a small block-based 331 cu in (5.4 l) in a Chevrolet Vega fitted in the class’ first tube chassis,[2] which debuted at the 1972 Winternationals. He had a subpar 9.90 second pass in the untested Vega, qualifying 17th of the 32 entries at the season-opening event. After tuning the chassis, the car clocked low-9.6 second passes on race day and Jenkins won the event.[3] Jenkins used the car to win five of the first eight events of the season (some of them regionals) and six of eight Nationals.[3][3] Jenkins earned a total of $250,000 that year, including event and manufacturer support.In 1973, following an NHRA rule change to allow records to be set at any national meet, Jenkins drove his Vega to Pro Stock’s first official record, a 148.76 mph (239.41 km/h) pass, at the Winternationals; “Dyno Don” Nicholson set the e.t. record with a 9.33.[11]Jenkins built a Vega in 1974 (dubbed Grumpy’s Toy XI) that had several firsts which impacted future drag racing cars, including the first dry sump oiling system and a MacPherson strut front suspension.[3] This car would give him thirteen wins in Pro Stock that year.
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Pulley Problems: Diagnose Noise Under Your Truck / Car's Hood!

Pulley Problems: Diagnose Noise Under Your Truck / Car's Hood!



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Learn how to diagnose squealing and chattering noises coming from under the hood of your vehicle! In this video, Len shows you the common causes of squealing and chattering noises from your engine: pulley bearings! He shows you how to check them out, and decide when it’s time to replace one.

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How to Diagnose Truck Drive Shaft Problems – Vibrations and Noise

How to Diagnose Truck Drive Shaft Problems - Vibrations and Noise



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If you have a rear wheel or more-wheel drive vehicle, you have a drive shaft that will need attention eventually! Some drive shafts develop problems that can cause vibrations or noises while driving. This video shows you how to diagnose those issues! First, Len will show you some easy things to check before diving in, and then he’ll show you how to give your drive shaft a thorough diagnosis!

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A/C won't work – Easy test, Easy fix – Air Conditioning Clutch Cycling Switch

A/C won't work - Easy test, Easy fix - Air Conditioning Clutch Cycling Switch



In this video, I show you a few simple tests I used to narrow down the problem causing my air conditioning not to work on my 2003 Chevy Trailblazer Extended. Turns out I was low on refrigerant and had a bad A/C Clutch Cycle Switch. I added some r-134a refrigerant, but the A/C clutch kept kicking on and going off repeatedly. So, I replaced the clutch switch, and now the A/C works perfectly. No more “Off and on, off and on.”

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TUTORIAL: How to torque lug nuts properly on your trailer | 12K AXLES

TUTORIAL: How to torque lug nuts properly on your trailer | 12K AXLES



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Today’s maintenance tutorial video, we grab a torque wrench and a trailer and show you how to properly torque and maintain the lug nuts on your 12K axles.

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How to save big money on truck tires, and other things you need for the truck

How to save big money on truck tires, and other things you need for the truck



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Expenses are rising as fast as our incomes are falling. We need to keep looking for new ways to save money on everything. In this video I will share with you a good resource for doing just that. It will save you money on everything from tires to cell phone plans to tolls. And the best part is it’s all free. Check out truckersb2b.com
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How to change the seats in a semi truck

How to change the seats in a semi truck



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This is a quick video about how to change the seats in a semi truck. The process is pretty much the same in any make or model. With a few small differences in options.
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