My father, Russell Fish, owned and raced that car to a B Production points championship in the Southwest Region in the late 60s and sold it along with spares and a trailer to a buyer in Mexico for $2500. The engine had several unique components which included neoprene buttons on the piston skirts to reduce friction and Dykes piston rings which were designed for motorcycle racing. The piston ring would seal under compression and retract slightly on the down stroke to reduce friction as well. My dad won every race except for one which he took second because of a flat tire. The car was brutal. Although I didn't have my license yet he let me lap it at Austin Raceway Park before he sold it.
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