SI­MON JONES

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FIRST-TIME Drag Chal­lenge en­trant Si­mon Jones tack­led the week in his rare 1941-fronted ’37 Willys road­ster. “It’s one of 150 Aussie-built steel TJ Richards bod­ies,” he said.

Un­der the matte-black hood is a 347ci Wind­sor with CHI Cleve­land heads and in­take, topped by a Barry Grant De­mon 750 carby. Be­hind that is a full-man­ual C4 trans and a Dom­i­na­tor 3200 stally feed­ing back

1937 WILLYS ROAD­STER Class: K&N Dial Your Own

to a nine-inch with a mini-spool, 3.9s and 31-spline full-floater axles. The pack­age is good for 363rwhp.

Head­ing into Drag Chal­lenge, Si­mon’s PB was 11.80 sec­onds on the quar­ter, which he trumped by run­ning 11.7s all week and then nail­ing his DC PB on his fi­nal pass at Calder on Fri­day night: [email protected]

“The car ran good for all of Drag Chal­lenge; I had a wa­ter leak that was fixed by an ex­tra hose clamp, and the fuel tank was too small,” Si­mon laughed. “A cou­ple of jerry cans in the trailer fixed that!

“It was an awe­some week,” he con­cluded. “I need to thank my mates for all their help, es­pe­cially Chris. I’d like to en­ter next year, al­though the stan­dard block needs work. Or me and my mates might build a Com­pact Fair­lane to do it in.”

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