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Old 08-20-2008, 09:13 AM   #1
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Another day, another drag coupe in honor of the upcoming H.A.M.B. Drags.

When flipping through my collection of old Hot Rod Magazines, the September, 1957 issue always stands out. For most, that particular issue stands out as the issue that fi...

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Old 08-20-2008, 09:35 AM   #2
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Ryan, this is the best part of my day!

This has got me joesin so bad for this weekend!

Thank you, see ya'll there.


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Old 08-20-2008, 09:40 AM   #3
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With all these FINDS lately dont be surprised if this and other obscure drag cars start coming out of hiding.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:13 AM   #4
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1957 was such a good year for Americana. I really REALLY dig engines hiding under the cowl in '28-34 Fords.

1957 was good for some other things too. BOTH of my cars were built that year, one in the month this issue was published. And my mom was born in '57!
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:27 AM   #5
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That is for sure one of those photos I've passed up on the net many times then realize it didnt make sense so I'd click back to the page, check it out at least a minute or two and then realized it looked crazy complicated that I put on the back burner many times. Wow! I finally get to check it out in full detail today. That is a serious show & full drag race car!

Thanks for posting that article its what makes hot rods of the 50's so unique. This motor looks like a hot rodded Pipe Organ. I like it and maybe this could be a new trend for retro roadster headers.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:34 PM   #6
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the pipes are RAD!
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:40 PM   #7
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And my mom was born in '57!
Gee thanks, your mother and my wife are the same age, now I feel old.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:19 PM   #8
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That car is seriously gorgeous,especially being a race car!
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:35 PM   #9
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Cool!
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:13 PM   #10
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Thanks! ...from another who had only ever seen that first photo. I've had it saved for a while now as I plan to run a 430 Linc in my '34 (SUUUUM-DAY!) but had never seen the full coupe... and you're right, it's beautiful.

As for you Jerry... rub it in, why don't ya?!
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:22 PM   #11
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wonder how long they ran those pipes before they decided it was not a good idea.

got to get me one of those Wally Cleaver hair doos!
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:10 PM   #12
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That is what everyone building a Model A should use as a goal for ride height, profile, chop, stance. Show me a better one. It just looks angry, purposeful, fast, and PROPORTIONED (what a concept).
Ryan's A gives me the same vibe.

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Old 08-20-2008, 04:19 PM   #13
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:42 PM   #14
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Bold inovative solution and great workmanship, in those pipes!
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:48 PM   #15
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I would buy those up if I saw them at a swap meet
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Another day, another drag coupe in honor of the upcoming H.A.M.B. Drags!

When flipping through my collection of old Hot Rod Magazines, the September, 1957 issue always stands out. For most, that particular issue stands out as the issue that first fe...

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So answer me this, do those count as fenderwell headers?

Really a cool car, even if the fuel gets a little warm. Love the way it sits and I've always been big on engine setback, the headers, well ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

Can't wait to cruise the pits this weekend. Won't be drivin' this year, but as long as someone lets me sit once in awhile I'm good.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:07 PM   #17
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That is what everyone building a Model A should use as a goal for ride height, profile, chop, stance. Show me a better one. It just looks angry, purposeful, fast, and PROPORTIONED (what a concept).
Ryan's A gives me the same vibe.

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Old 08-21-2008, 07:25 AM   #18
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Ryan;
Thanks for bringing back old memories..Ted had this car at Caddo Mills,Tex drags back in the early 60's.A beautiful car and the SOUND was something else!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:47 AM   #19
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Wonder how many hands were burned by those hot pipes?
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:42 AM   #20
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Ryan, I had actually thought of scanning that article in a few weeks ago. It was an issue I just kept going back to for the same reasons.
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