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Old 11-27-2020, 01:55 PM   #1
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Old 11-27-2020, 08:09 PM   #2
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I think the engine has a 400jr in it. I know it has a C4, because I gave him one for it. Sorry to see it go, but I know Walt would like someone to enjoy the ride. Gramps
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I have a pic of Walt in the dragster next to my computer, we talked a lot when we were building ours.
He was a great help and a nice friend.
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Old 11-28-2020, 02:06 AM   #4
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I think the engine has a 400jr in it. I know it has a C4, because I gave him one for it. Sorry to see it go, but I know Walt would like someone to enjoy the ride. Gramps
It has a 425 unless he changed it recently.
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Thanks Pete, for the update. We talked about the cam when he was building it. I thought he used the 400jr, with the c4. 425 would be a better choice??
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Sorry to hear of Walts passing never met him but talked to him a few times about my friend’s timing gear problem on a 40 cpe.Mac Vanpelt gave me his number talked to him couple times great guy and a book of knowledge will sadly be missed
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Are you saying Walt has passed?
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Old 11-28-2020, 08:17 PM   #8
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Surely, we haven't lost Walt, have we? DD
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I talked to Rocky a while back, she said he wasn't well.
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I haven’t heard of him passing......the dragster has been for sale for a little while.....it’s been listed on the HAMB .....some “ not so friendly “ comments but, they don’t know the man......Mark
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I havenít heard of him passing......the dragster has been for sale for a little while.....itís been listed on the HAMB .....some ď not so friendly ď comments but, they donít know the man......Mark

I've read the posts on the HAMB. As you said some, not so friendly comments but some very positive comment as well. I've never met Walt but I've learned a lot from his posts. And by all the comments about him over the years he is definitely the "Flathead King" like it says on the dragster. No, the car isn't some exotic vintage FED or streamliner but it was built by a true hot rodder/engine builder. Hopefully whoever buys it will appreciate it and not carve it up for the parts. JMO.
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If I misread into his dragster posting I just assumed he passed I had heard he wasn’t doing well I a apoligize if I hurt anyone’s feelings
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If I misread into his dragster posting I just assumed he passed I had heard he wasnít doing well I a apoligize if I hurt anyoneís feelings
I donít think you hurt anyoneís feelings.....certainly not mine.....I used to ride up and see him every couple or three months but life-work-health issues have been getting in the way for a while now....we all connect with each other in seconds on a computer but most of us live miles and miles apart.....when you hear of someoneís car being for sale thatís what you think....no harm done.....Mark
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Walt's to stubborn and to busy playin guitar/singing to pass!
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Well, I just asked "mylife" about Walter L. Dupont in Gardiner, Maine whether they had any disturbing news, and their page indicates that Walt is still percolating, and will be 85 on January 28, 2021. Link below! DD

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Thanks Dick!!!....never knew about that site....good to hear the ‘ol boy is still running on all eight!!!!......Mark
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