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Quarter Mile Foundation To Raffle Mondello ‘Vintage Rat’ Engine for PROJECT 1320

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“Mary and I discussed the Project 1320 Raffle Engine and with Joe’s crew at the Mondello Technical Center,” said Hrudka. “Everyone at the Technical Center is fully committed to completing the engine well in advance of the drawing. Mary told me, ‘Joe would want this engine finished. It will be a wonderful tribute and a great honor for Joe to memorialize this engine in his name.’”

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Highly respected manufacturers from across the industry have donated all of the components for the engine. “The engine now has a different light cast upon it, as Joe’s last engine. We want to reassure everyone, from the generous suppliers to those who have purchased or intend to purchase tickets, the Mondello ‘Vintage Rat’ will be completed,” said Hrudka.

Official Suppliers:

    • World Products: block, heads, intake manifold, valve covers

    • Moroso Performance Products: oil pan, water pump, oil pump, windage tray

    • Mr. Gasket: gaskets, seals

    • Federal-Mogul/Speed-Pro: pistons

    • Dura-Bond/Melling: camshaft bearings

    • MAHLE-Clevite: main/rod bearings

    • Total Seal: rings

    • Pertronix Performance Products: distributor, coil, plug wires

    • Manley Performance Products: springs, valves, retainers, guide plates

    • Scat Enterprises: crankshaft, connecting rods

    • Comp Cams: camshaft, rocker arms, lifters, push rods

    • Quick Fuel Technology: carburetor

    • ARP: fasteners

    • Doug’s Headers: headers

    • Be Cool Inc.: radiator

The Quarter Mile Foundation also has announced that the PROJECT 1320 documentary series interview process of pioneers of drag racing and the performance aftermarket from the late ’40s through the ’80s has gained more than 60 hours of footage from 35 legends.

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For more information, contact Traci Hrudka at 440/888-0088 or visit PROJECT 1320.

Source: SEMA eNews

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