Nesbitt’s Orange Special Dragster
Built by Bob Armstrong and driven by Maurice Richer of El Monte,California
Engine: 1951 Chrysler bored .080 with Herbert cam and roller tappets, Hilborn fuel injection, tuned exhausts, 13-to-1 compression ratio and Hunt Vertex magneto.
elapsed time with this engine was 9.42 seconds 155.40 mph at
World Championship at
In 1957 a 1957 Chrysler V-8 (392 cubic inches with 500 hp) with direct to the rear end drive was added. As of January 1958 this configuration was a little slower at 9.50 seconds but a top speed of 159.17 with super fuel.
Source of information is: The Flying Wedge by Wayne Thomas as published in Motor Life, January 1958.