The mule car was a one off car that had many non production modifications done to it for testing purposes. The mule was a test bed. There were many items on the car that never went into production. The mule even had a water cooling system on it were they would hook a hose to it and it would spray water on the trans case and torque converter so they could make back to back passes on it without overheating the trans. Not kidding!
Well, I was hoping you would comment on the fact the Mule did have wheel wells modified.
What you mention is irrelevant.
Car was taken to Irwindale to test handling and to be able to do so, car was techanically in top condition.
Engine, trans, rear end including suspention witch very much inluds the tires.
Chrysler would of cause not take the risk of delivering a potentioal deathtrap by delivering a car that could not run proper slicks, same as the Darts i.e.
And NHRA? Would they after inspecting the Cuda coming from Hurst, allow modifications next time at tech control at the first event? Note per NHRA Rule Book, "may use any rear wheel/tire combination that will fit into the original wheel wells".
And would Ford and GM guys tolarate that?
I have hundreds of pictures of early SS/B Barracudas, that very obviously have the WW modified.
And don´t say guys made all kinds of mods to their cars. Thats an insult to NHRA. In the sixties Stock and Super Stock racing was serious business because of the competition between the Big Three Manufacturs. Modified Classes and of cause in 1970 with Pro Stock was something else...
Not every single BO29 car went on to be a competitive race car. There must be one with WWs still untouched?
And what was the purpose of letting Dodge have an advantage of running bigger tires?
Sorry, to many questionmarks in my book...