Brendan Murry’s Running Wild 
Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster
Brendan Fire.jpg
Running Wild AA/FD on fire at the 2005 March Meet

Brendan kicked a rod out of his brand new New Century block.  Brendan was OK, car was OK, “windowed” the block a bit.  A little welding to close up the window and the block was back in service.
Try that with an iron block based engine.