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Ralph DePalma with his Miller on the Yale University Chassis Dynamometer


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#1 THead

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 21:24

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Ralph DePalma who never missed a trick, is seen here with his Miller on the chassis dynamometer in a photo that we have in a post on The Old Motor.
We also have three large sectional enlargements of the photo and hope that you might be able to identify the man that appears to be dressed as his mechanic. A friend has
remarked that the young man, the fifth from the (right) resembles Briggs Cunningham who he believes attended Yale about this time.

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#2 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 22:37

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Ralph DePalma who never missed a trick, is seen here with his Miller on the chassis dynamometer in a photo that we have in a post on The Old Motor.
We also have three large sectional enlargements of the photo and hope that you might be able to identify the man that appears to be dressed as his mechanic. A friend has
remarked that the young man, the fifth from the (right) resembles Briggs Cunningham who he believes attended Yale about this time.

That Dyno is intersting,, only one roller. And those wooden chocks worry me too as a car with that sort of power [and torque] may well climb over them.Or push them forward.
The tyres on the car seem intersting too as they appear to have a groove across them about every 200mm making them it seems modified for dirt.