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Old 05-29-2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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Default The Muntz Jet

Most of us are pretty familiar with Frank Kurtis, his accomplishments in racing, and his early sports car efforts. He was an innovator during a time of extreme innovation and experimentation. One of those experiments produced the Muntz Jet - America...

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Old 05-29-2008, 10:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Muntz Jet

I see what you mean. I just wonder how that cat could send me that sight at the time you were doing a thread on it. Anyway guys check this out. www.rense.com/MUNTZJT/muntzjet.htm
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:13 PM   #3
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Cool story, but the music on that page made me want to jump out the fuckin' office window.
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:25 PM   #4
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If I recall,someone on here picked up one last fall at an Indiana auction. Kind of rough, but way cool..
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:05 PM   #5
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Yea, someone did pick one up in Indiana last fall but I forgot who it was. I wonder how it's coming along.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:15 PM   #6
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That was Clark (SoWhat).

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=223864
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:25 PM   #7
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Default Re: The Muntz Jet

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Cool story, but the music on that page made me want to jump out the fuckin' office window.
I didn't get any music on my computer (new Imac). Maybe hearing things in your head?
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:39 PM   #8
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Default Re: The Muntz Jet

cool read ryan, well worth the time thanks for posting this one.


yea, i gotta agree tho... i dint hear any music
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:52 PM   #9
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Default Re: The Muntz Jet

Wheels TV Videos take you on a ride in a Muntz Jet.
Guess what? the thing has a big Lincoln flathead.
I know from my young years that this engine makes a great engine and they back it up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CxrGgcKCKU

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Old 05-29-2008, 03:10 PM   #10
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Just checked one out at the muffler shop. Black with a flathead linc in it.
Worth a lot of $$
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:25 PM   #11
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'way back in the sixties I used to race motocross at Muntz Cycle Park just outside Simi Valley........it was a pretty cool place. It's a golf course now.
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:37 PM   #12
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Speedy Bill has one that I got an oppotunity to lay eyes on last Oct.

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Old 05-29-2008, 04:00 PM   #13
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Default Re: The Muntz Jet

There's one in Oregon been on evilBay recently - no sell on May 26th at $80,100 - I guess the seller wants $100k.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:11 PM   #14
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Here's one belonging to a couple in Missouri. This picture was taken at the Museum of Automobiles June swap meet on Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas. This was taken in June; they started the restoration the previous November, and handformed a lot of the body panels with wooden mallets and shot bags.

Flathead Lincoln on this one, too.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:15 PM   #15
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Interesting story, interesting man, interesting the cars.
The Muntz biography would make a great movie. Should leave the "elevator rock'n'roll" out though!
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:47 PM   #16
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I just sold a 53 Cad 331 to a guy from Northern California that has two of them. One is hotrod flavor with a sbc and the other is in the process of being restored.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:54 PM   #17
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Its not a Muntz, but this sweet Kurtis was at Hershey last year.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:08 PM   #18
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Default Re: The Muntz Jet

Here are two that belong to a father & son from Sonoma, Ca. One is Caddy powered, the other has a Lincoln in it.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:18 PM   #19
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Default Re: The Muntz Jet

When I was in college learning to be a panel beater, I had the pleasure of seeing way too much of the one that had been formerly owned by Rock Hudson. It was being restored by an elderly fellow in my class, real cool car. I would imagine its still hanging around with the original aston martin used in the bond movie, you know like the one in casino royale. It has been owned by an Icecream shop owner located on main street in Provo Utah. They are serious about they're Icecream you know. Another really cool car.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:51 PM   #20
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Earl Muntz is also the father of the 2 track tape auto stereo system.
Bill Lear drove one in LA, bought the rights - and started making 8 tracks for his LearJets, then cars, home stereos, etc.

(for those who don't know, Bill Lear started out designing circuits for Motorola)
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