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Old 09-06-2009, 01:01 PM   #21
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Default Re: More on Kenz & Leslie...

Oh, and here is the door-
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:35 AM   #22
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Hello

I need your help...
to complete my project to produce the Kenz & Leslie 777 de 1950, 1951 and 1953.
I am missing items.
Well I asked Ron Leslie but should ask friends to the pressure of pictures.
I ask you if you have more net pictures with details them of décalcomanies.

Thank you for you it helps.

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Old 11-19-2009, 11:53 AM   #23
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Default Re: More on Kenz & Leslie...

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Here's a few more Kenz & Leslie pictures from my stash.


#8 The Bill Kenz roadster, driven by Willie Young, during a spin at a dirt track in Denver.

A picture exists of this roadster upside down and going over a fence at this same race track, but I don't have it.

This same roadster was also used to push the streamliner at Bonneville.

A friend of mine in Denver now owns this same roadster, (now restored to pristine condition and driven on the street).

JG

Street driven? Ha, not bloody often!!!

Hey Magoo, do ya think that he'd let you & I take it out for a run, just to keep everything well oiled??? I'll ask him tonight...
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:18 PM   #24
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From my collection of stuff from when I used to work there:

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Old 11-19-2009, 12:58 PM   #25
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Ron is a great guy, and has the best stories, and a ton of cool stuff. He is a rare type of person, and a blast to hang out with!
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:11 PM   #26
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I got to meet some of the guys at Dick Brannans show in AZ. back in 2006,they had the streamliner there. ROY.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:32 PM   #27
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Ron is a great guy, and has the best stories, and a ton of cool stuff. He is a rare type of person, and a blast to hang out with!
I feel very priviledged to have talked to Ron, Butch and Bob for 3 days the last time I was at Bonneville. I ran at Bonneville from 52 to 57 and saw all the runs the streamliner made.
Bill Kenz was very interested in my engine in 56 because it was quite a bit bigger than his.
All of those guys were great people to know.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:42 PM   #28
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sorry for the bad photos but I have no scaner

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Old 11-19-2009, 10:46 PM   #29
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:05 AM   #30
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Thank you.
Can you me release magazine and scanned reference coverage.
As I buy on eBay

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Old 08-02-2010, 04:13 PM   #31
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All they do now is sell the B&G Chemical line. The automotive and motorcycle parts division closed a while ago, and the "V8 Shop" is gone also.
I used to work at Pantera Specialists at about 9th and Cherokee..And I would go over to the V8 shop to get parts or stuff we had ordered from them.. K&L also built my transmission for my 1971 Mustang to back up my 351 Cleveland...I could get around 130 out of her on the strip....

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Old 02-18-2011, 05:47 AM   #32
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Does anybody in this thread know what type of taillights it was on the K&L roadster?
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:12 AM   #33
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Great pictures and story. Nothing like the HAMB to bring us to light on past history. Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:40 AM   #34
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Thanx Ryan, this gave me some serious goosebumps, this Iconic sleekster is the all time fave of mine for salt cars. The 1951 Hot Rod cover is ultimate! Cheap thrills, nuthin like it! ~sololobo~
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:48 PM   #35
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:49 PM   #36
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Yes & i still have em!
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:20 PM   #37
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i remember seeing the kenz@leslie cougar F/C back in the day at our local track; omaha dragway. also guzman ward and klein coming down out of the high country.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:49 PM   #38
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Great video! thanks.

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Old 02-19-2011, 06:28 PM   #39
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Great to see this thread come back around. Still want to see more pics of K&L as the 46 Delivery I have would like to get a cosmetic resurrection.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #40
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I always thought the the original streamliner, 2-engined and baby blue, was the best looking of the '50s 'liners. It appeared to be just as well shaped and finished as the Mercedes and Auto Union cars from the '30s.

Never liked it as much after the 3rd engine and red/white paint were added.
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