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Old 12-11-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Saltflat Racer or Custom barnfind?

Over in the AACA forum a guy is tyring identify this car. Here is a link to the thread:

http://forums.aaca.org/showflat.php?...gonew=1#UNREAD
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:52 PM   #2
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:52 PM   #3
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:54 PM   #4
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:56 PM   #5
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Default Re: Saltflat Racer or Custom barnfind?

I think it is pretty cool except for the lack of speed equipment on the motor - which makes you think that it wasn't intended for any real speed runs.
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:57 PM   #6
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Default Re: Saltflat Racer or Custom barnfind?

Do salt cars requir horns...cuz there's two of 'em right out front there. Of course they could be early Forced induction I guess.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:09 PM   #7
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Default Re: Saltflat Racer or Custom barnfind?

Yeah, no speed equipment on an already slow motor, horns and tacky shit stuck to it, I'm sayin' this is somebody's home built jobby just for fun. No way it has any racing history.

I'd like to get a closer look at the rims on the back of it though, they look like some neat artilleries or General Jumbos to me.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:15 PM   #8
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Kinda' looks like that crazy aluminum thing that Jay Leno drives. Someone better call him so he can have bookends.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:20 PM   #9
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could it be something from the movie industry?????
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:21 PM   #10
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Those are some of the coolest gauges I've ever seen.



Anybody got any idea what they're from?
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:22 PM   #11
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Default Re: Saltflat Racer or Custom barnfind?

Kinda looks like the Mormon Meteor, maybe there were two of them??
I'm also thinking (given the lack of go-fast stuff) prop car for some movie.
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:12 PM   #12
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Looks like it belongs in the WTF thread from the other day.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:49 PM   #13
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i dig it.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:25 PM   #14
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I don't know what that thing is...

But it was called the MARMON meteor...

"THE Mormon Meteor" is what the Polygimist commands his 14 teenage wives call his svelt wang...

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Old 12-11-2006, 08:32 PM   #15
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"THE Mormon Meteor" is what the Polygimist COMMANDS his 14 teenage wives to call his svelt wang...
I just spit my coffee all over the keyboard....dammit
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:35 PM   #16
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I don't know what that thing is...

But it was called the MARMON meteor...

"THE Mormon Meteor" is what the Polygimist COMMANDS his 14 teenage wives to call his svelt wang...
Abe Jenkins was Mormon, hence the name of the duesenberg that he set all kinds of 24 hour records was christened the "Mormon Meteor".

It is possible that the original engine (with lots more HP) was replaced at a later date with the gokart motor. When we found our Stutz Special there was a low end packard in there. We were fortunate to find the original builders son who had pictures of the tricked out original Stutz engine. Also, to adapt the car for road use, horns and lights were hung on it (that looked like crap) so you never know.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:59 PM   #17
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Abe Jenkins was Mormon, hence the name of the duesenberg that he set all kinds of 24 hour records was christened the "Mormon Meteor".

It is possible that the original engine (with lots more HP) was replaced at a later date with the gokart motor. When we found our Stutz Special there was a low end packard in there. We were fortunate to find the original builders son who had pictures of the tricked out original Stutz engine. Also, to adapt the car for road use, horns and lights were hung on it (that looked like crap) so you never know.
Well I'll be damned...

I did a search and sure enough. All the articles I'd read previously had said "Marmon"... I always thought it was strange that a Duezy powered car was called a Marmon...
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:59 PM   #18
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I don't know what that thing is...

But it was called the MARMON meteor...

"THE Mormon Meteor" is what the Polygimist COMMANDS his 14 teenage wives to call his svelt wang...

I'm fuckin cryin over here!

Too funny.

I have no info on the car, good luck with it.
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:03 PM   #19
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Default Re: Saltflat Racer or Custom barnfind?

Just like today with all of the "Tribute" cars affectionately referred to on this forum as clones or worse, there were tribute cars back then but not so much to clone them exactly. When the likes of Malcolm Campbell and Ab Jenkins anong others, set out to establish records some had cars built in the spirit of the racers. I have heard people refer to them as boulevard cruisers. It is not always true that if you find a piece of junk today that you can assume it was originally built that way. I had a thirties midget that was pretty cobbled up and had a Jeep four cylinder (because those were plentiful after the big war) but it originally was setup for a V8-60. When the good engine blew, the cars were pushed aside and then generally somone got the bright idea to put (insert pitiful powerplant here) in it. If it was something that had to be documented, it takes abit of time to study the construction methods of the body, and frame etc. If it has some savings grace it may be something with some decent history. If it looks pretty pitiful at every turn then you probably have a neat looking car but maybe without real value. Nevertheless I kind of like it in a weird way. I wouldn't discount it until after it is studied hopefully by someone with knowledge of old racers. Hope it turns out to be something decent. It is always good to hear of great finds-Jim
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:39 PM   #20
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It says it's an all steel car, that seems like alot of work just to copy something. Where was it (state) last registered ??
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