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    Posted: 27-December-2019 at 2:03PM
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  • Three-time NHRA Pro Stock World Championship-winning car driven by Bob Glidden
  • Two-time U.S. Nationals winning car driven by Glidden
  • Glidden won 20 NHRA races in this car,
  • Significant wins included the Winternationals, Gatornationals, SpringNationals, FallNationals and World Finals
  • National record holder with 8.83 elapsed quarter-mile time at 154.9 MPH
  • Glidden purchased this car new from Wayne Gapp and Jack Roush
  • Boss 351 CI Cleveland V-8 engine
  • Finished in Stars and Stripes Red, White and Blue livery by Bob Allen
  • Rigid chromoly tub frame
  • Roll cage
  • Glidden-modified oiling system, pistons, rods, crank, valve train, heads, fuel, ignition system and manifold
  • Hooker headers
  • Fiberglass dashboard
  • Dash-mounted Moroso tachometer
  • Simpson safety belts
  • Bob Glidden open-face helmet
Bob Glidden’s Pro Stock Pinto holds a very special place in drag racing history. It won twenty NHRA National events and World Championships in 1974, ’75 and ‘78, a record no other Pro Stocker of that period even came close to matching. Embodying the best in Pro Stock engineering and preparation of the period, the Glidden Pinto is built on a light but rigid chrome-moly tube frame. It was designed to maximize the delivery of power to the pavement from its 650 HP Boss 351 engine and provide quick and easy access to all its mechanical systems. The hefty roll cage provides maximum driver protection and ties the front and rear sections into one extremely rigid unit. The rear end assembly is braced to eliminate flexing, increasing axle and spool life, and the transmission is easily accessible from inside the cockpit, which is trimmed with a fiberglass dashboard carrying a minimal array of gauges. The engine is an original Glidden-built Boss 351 Cleveland unit, the only one Glidden has sold with one of his cars. Almost every single component has been massaged in some way. The oiling system, pistons, rods and crank all received the Glidden touch, as did the valve train, heads, fuel and ignition systems. The extensively reworked intake manifold is in itself a study of Glidden’s persistence in improving the car’s performance. The headers were the result of ongoing work by Hooker engineers, who were given access to the Pinto as a test mule for their Pro Stock development program. Originally painted red, the car was refinished by Glidden’s partner Bob Allen in the distinctive Stars-and-Stripes livery it wore as millions of drag fans watched it rewrite the record books. The Bob Glidden Pro Stock World Champion Pinto is presented in its 1975-1976 form, representing the year it won its second of three Championships. By that time, it was practically unbeatable, the best of its breed, and it remains so today.
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