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Topic: Can anybody help me with the ID of this tail tank cover?
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drw40
September 12, 2017 at 07:25:15 PM
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I bought this tail tank cover at an auction in Pennsylvania today.  I have no idea what car it came from, no idea who the driver might have been.  It is a tank cover NOT a fuel cell.  All graphics are painted on.  It is too large to be from a midget. 

Any help with the ID is greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

 



j20s
September 13, 2017 at 02:13:19 AM
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Looks like that is from #41.



tc14jr
September 13, 2017 at 05:40:34 AM
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I seem to remember a driver by the name of Jerry Kurtz that ran in Central PA in the 70's-80's. I believe #41 was his number.

 



tc14jr
September 13, 2017 at 05:49:10 AM
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Also... Kramer Williamson ran the #41 Apple House car. I believe both that car and Jerry Kurtz's were blue/white themed.

 



buzzkill
September 13, 2017 at 07:30:23 AM
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This message was edited on September 13, 2017 at 07:31:46 AM by buzzkill

Apple House numbers were yellow. Kramer's brother George (GW Signs) may have an answer.



bigbrad115
September 13, 2017 at 08:38:29 PM
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Jim Shuttlesworth- Supersportman?



BigRightRear
September 14, 2017 at 09:34:29 AM
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Posted By: bigbrad115 on September 13 2017 at 08:38:29 PM

Jim Shuttlesworth- Supersportman?



oh...yeah, I remember that car


Lincoln 1845 ft/.35 mile T1=118MPH 
Eldora 2287 ft/.43mile T3=135MPH
Port 2716 ft/.51 mile T3=TBD
Grove 2792 ft/.53 mile T3=135MPH
Selinsgrove 2847 ft/.54 mile T1=136MPH
"I didn't move to PA from El Paso in search of better 
weather." Van May

SpcJay
September 14, 2017 at 12:16:40 PM
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I believe Shuttlesworth's #41 was black. If I'm not mistaken



HoldenCaulfield
September 14, 2017 at 02:37:55 PM
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This message was edited on September 14, 2017 at 02:51:40 PM by HoldenCaulfield

Shuttlesworth #41 was always black with green from what I remember(sportsman and sprints). Jeff Shepard, Jim Nace and probably others ran their 410. I think their sportsman and 358 were white a few times but I don't think they were ever blue.



ilikeposse
September 14, 2017 at 11:12:35 PM
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wtf is a tail tank cover?



BaylandsRP
September 15, 2017 at 12:11:10 AM
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This message was edited on September 15, 2017 at 12:16:06 AM by BaylandsRP
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Posted By: ilikeposse on September 14 2017 at 11:12:35 PM

wtf is a tail tank cover?



Take it easy there Ilikeposse, sprint cars existed before you were born.

Look in your history books, prior to roughly 1980, Sprint Cars, which had already been around for many decades had aluminum, steel or plastic fuel tanks with an extra aluminum or fiberglass decorative shell (cover) that gave us the well known Sprint Car tail tank look.  Although in this case, with the poor resolution of the photo, it's hard to tell it from an older FBI tail tank shell.  It's in pretty good shape if it is a fiberglass tail shell.

 



drw40
September 15, 2017 at 03:46:35 AM
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This message was edited on September 15, 2017 at 03:48:28 AM by drw40
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Posted By: BaylandsRP on September 15 2017 at 12:11:10 AM

Take it easy there Ilikeposse, sprint cars existed before you were born.

Look in your history books, prior to roughly 1980, Sprint Cars, which had already been around for many decades had aluminum, steel or plastic fuel tanks with an extra aluminum or fiberglass decorative shell (cover) that gave us the well known Sprint Car tail tank look.  Although in this case, with the poor resolution of the photo, it's hard to tell it from an older FBI tail tank shell.  It's in pretty good shape if it is a fiberglass tail shell.

 



It is a FBl cover.  Thanks for correcting the "rookie".



BigRightRear
September 15, 2017 at 07:34:57 AM
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I think the sportsman car that might match this tank is pictured on this webpage - scroll 2/3 of the way down - left column, shown with the 71 of Wolford and 2K of Timmy Kuhn ...you can see the wing of a blue #41 but no name is listed.

http://www.silverspringspeedway.com/photos.htm

 


Lincoln 1845 ft/.35 mile T1=118MPH 
Eldora 2287 ft/.43mile T3=135MPH
Port 2716 ft/.51 mile T3=TBD
Grove 2792 ft/.53 mile T3=135MPH
Selinsgrove 2847 ft/.54 mile T1=136MPH
"I didn't move to PA from El Paso in search of better 
weather." Van May

BigRightRear
September 15, 2017 at 07:49:44 AM
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the blue 41 in this photo is confirmed to be Shuttlesworth by a Silver Springs historian...1080 is his nickname

not certain the item pictured above matches this car or not...


Lincoln 1845 ft/.35 mile T1=118MPH 
Eldora 2287 ft/.43mile T3=135MPH
Port 2716 ft/.51 mile T3=TBD
Grove 2792 ft/.53 mile T3=135MPH
Selinsgrove 2847 ft/.54 mile T1=136MPH
"I didn't move to PA from El Paso in search of better 
weather." Van May

railfan33
September 15, 2017 at 11:52:56 AM
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Don Kimberling ran a blue and white 41 late 60's early 70's, but I think his car was white with blue numbers.



drw40
September 15, 2017 at 01:57:27 PM
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Posted By: BigRightRear on September 15 2017 at 07:34:57 AM

I think the sportsman car that might match this tank is pictured on this webpage - scroll 2/3 of the way down - left column, shown with the 71 of Wolford and 2K of Timmy Kuhn ...you can see the wing of a blue #41 but no name is listed.

http://www.silverspringspeedway.com/photos.htm

 



Thanks for the picture BRR.  That is definitely the car my tank cover came from.  Now to find the driver's name.  Thanks again.



alum.427
September 15, 2017 at 04:19:43 PM
Joined: 03/16/2017
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Boy, I miss that place.  Anyone notice going down on the left side, 2 cars coming out of the corner with the SNOW scrapped to the infield berm. The flea market at the end of the year was the mark that the season was over abd you better get working on cars for next year. On to the Miss AARN show. Heck that isn't what it used to be either.



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