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Old 08-22-2012, 08:31 PM   #301
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I only have one and I use it as a paper weight




Damn thats one awsome paper weight.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:31 AM   #302
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Really cool cars. Just starting my own collection w/ my kids and were having a blast.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #303
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I wish I had a few of these as I have always be taken by them. Speedy Bills colection makes me want to go back and look agin and agin.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #304
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My latest build!
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:33 PM   #305
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As you can see - it fits in well with the others in my 'Flying Hot Rod Division'.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:36 PM   #306
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Here's mine. Dooling "F" inherited from my uncle. Hornet 60 power. Unfortunately locked up.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:44 PM   #307
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Here's mine. Dooling "F" inherited from my uncle. Hornet 60 power. Unfortunately locked up.
They say you can hold a hair dryer, or heat gun up to the cylinder and it might free it up. Just go slow and take it easy on it, as you are dealing with real small engine parts.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:56 PM   #308
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You can soak the engine in rubbing alcohol to free them up.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:32 AM   #309
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No go guys....I can actually see that part of the ring is missing off the piston.
Don't care if it ever runs again.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:14 PM   #310
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A model race car and model engine swap meet, hosted by Herb Singe, is held each year in conjunction with the Hershey antique auto show and swap meet. Attached are some photos from this year's event held on the evening of October 9, 2013.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:12 AM   #311
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Best Wishes for the Holiday Season and the Coming Year!
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:52 AM   #312
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Is that Herb in the red sweater, holding one of his Bremer Whirlwinds?
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:20 AM   #313
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Is that Herb in the red sweater, holding one of his Bremer Whirlwinds?
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:53 PM   #314
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These are my own copies of a couple of Tether Cars. I made 6 in total, I kept #1, the black car, and #6. I built 2 on commission. 1 of which was a copy of a V8-60 powered midget that is on Display at Ocean Park Ford in Surrey BC. My replica is in the display case in front of the parts counter there.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:00 PM   #315
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I’ve always admired these cars so I finally decided to build one. This is not intended to be a reproduction of anything, but an original design that is a representation of, what I consider to be, the “Golden Age” of tether cars. The late 1930s an 40s when the cars were intended to look like real race cars of the day, but still be fast and competitive.

My shop consists of a drill press, hacksaw and a bunch of files. I bashed the body out of .063, 3003 aluminum, gas welded from five pieces. The frame is constructed from several pieces of 6061, corrosion resistant aluminum. The “plan-as-you-go” method resulted in the bottom of the body as pictured being sawed off in preparation for a full belly pan.

The rear end is a Gary Barns unit, the engine is a Woody Bartlet Hornet, the wheels are Dooling F repros, and the tires are Voit. The tires will limit me to 60 MPH until I can find more race worth items. The car should run in the 80s which would be competitive in the day. At the point pictured here I am about to build a fuel tank.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:25 AM   #316
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That is impressive and beautiful, particularly for a scratchbuilt car. Great job!
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:32 PM   #317
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Well I've finished the tank. Made from .032 brass silver soldered.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:11 PM   #318
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I found this a few years ago on top of a freezer in a guys garage.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:42 PM   #319
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I found this a few years ago on top of a freezer in a guys garage.
That looks very interesting. I don't know anything about BB Korn cars other than the display models I see on Ebay. Yours is obviously a running car. Looks like a great project to put back in running condition. What type of engine?
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:38 PM   #320
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I don't think one of these have been posted yet . My Dad worked at California Hobby Distributors in Burbank CA as a young man . The story goes they had this in there display case on loan from Roy Cox . My Dad really liked it and he said Roy came in from time to time . One day Roy gave this to my Dad because the owner of the company, My Dad's friend had told Roy my Dad really liked it . It has been in the family ever since . I have no way to verify any of this but that is what I remember .
Either way , it will continue to stay in the family and be on "display"



Not sure how many cut away Thimble Drome's there are out there . I am sure there are a few more since they were used as displays in Hobby shops . Enjoy
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