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  1. Ryan
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    Rose lives not very far from me.
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    badass!! were do you find this stuff?
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    No kiddin? I wonder if we could find out what happened to that little car?
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    No shit That probably was the talk of the town when he pulled in ! Awsome is all I can say ..............Oh yeah were do you come up with all of this stuff?
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    I don't know him but I know an old guy that does, I've been meaning to get an introduction.
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    I knew I have been holding on to that Early 30's Chevy frame for a reason! What were the original cars that the Cord engine came from? Any pics of them?
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    i was gonna ask if any knew what happend to it! that is a bad ass little roadster
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    I think if anyone wants to know what happened to that car, we'd better ask him quick. 1948 was 60 years ago. I'm just saying.
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    Jeffrey James,
    If you are really serious about a Cord engine, I have a good friend, Gail Shaw, that has made a very good living just working on Cords. (Which is pretty impressive considering that there were less than 4000 ever made!) He has a couple of engines in his shop and may be interested in selling. Check your bank account balance before you get ready to buy, they are rare so they are expensive!

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    I have a new favorite hot rod of all time........
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    the one picture just teases me... any chance there are any more photos out there?

    cool car... real cool... are those heads chromed? or just polished up?
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    Rare, Indeed! I wonder if you could get some good pictures of these cord engines your buddy has? It's always nice to day dream:rolleyes:. I love the look of that roadster.
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    Cords were some of the most beautiful cars ever made, too bad the transmissions wouldn't get them out of sight! The Graham Hollywood used the same body with a shorter front end, rear wheel drive. I knew a guy had one with a Y-block Ford engine in 1960.
    If memory serves, the Cord V8 was built by Lycoming.
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    interesting...

    probably a really fast, good handling, little roadster.
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    I have a picture of the Roadrunners and their cars hanging above my computer signed by Walt. He was member #11, a very unusual car. They had a great bunch of roadsters....
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    Cool car, excellent enginuity!
    I always wondered though, when modifying an engine like he did, how in the heck do you get a camshaft made? Same as those flatheads with the exhaust/intake reversed. Thats the one question I haven't figured out yet.........
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    That's a really cool car. The engine is a Lycoming V8, I wonder if there is a truck out there with the same engine you could pick up cheap.
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    That's correct. Manufactured by Textron-Lycoming right in my hometown of Williamsport, PA. Somewhere I have a picture of a parade of new Cords, Auburns, and Duesenbergs (also fitted with lycoming engines) driving down 4th Street, better known as Millionare's row. I'll see if I can dig it up.
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    NICE!! That is one of my top 3 all time roadsters. Great design..great engine!
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    Wow, that thing is bitchin!
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    I talked to a Cord owner and a car collector about the Cord transmission. They both said it's usually the electric controls that require attention to make the Cord shift properly. If the electrics are kept in condition and adjustment the transmission apparently works quite well.
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    I think he had the engine turned front to back around not reverse rotation
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    I've been sitting here wondering the same thing...BUT even if the rotation was wrong, I'll be Lycoming built the same V-8 for some rear wheel drive application, meaning a cam and distributor drive may have been easy to get off the shelf.
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    That is a cool car. Would be nice to see some better pictures of that motor. I'm not sure about the wind screen yet though. Might need to digest that part a bit more.
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    andy,

    having grown up in the wiliamsport area i know i have seen that photo too. I think its in a book about lyco co history.. my pal , Buzz, from salladasburg, worked at textron/lyco
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    I love that song!

    "I got a Hot Rod Cord and a $3 bill..."

    I've always dug that car a lot.
  30. Good looking car ,they had the coffin shaped hoods that made them famous.
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