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During one of the later power runs, when the engine was making good power and Gala was legging it up the rpm band, the engine bay gave off a large flash of fire and a plume of smoke. Gala immediately shut down the car and looked under the hood. After some time inspecting the vehicle, he discovered the dipstick tube was not installed securely, which dumped hot oil out of the engine oil pan onto the headers at high rpm. Ace W2W machinist Bill Blair whittled up a stainless tube that press-fit into the block and held the dipstick at the proper height. Problem solved with a minimum of damage and fright.