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"Pipe Dream"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,185

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Last edited: Aug 20, 2008
  2. jerry
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,446


    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.

  3. Greezy
    Joined: May 11, 2002
    Posts: 1,437


    With all these FINDS lately dont be surprised if this and other obscure drag cars start coming out of hiding.
  4. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 5,954

    from DFW USA

    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! :D
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  5. Herdez
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 352


    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.
  6. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,313


    the pipes are RAD!
  7. Wesley
    Joined: Aug 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,671


    Gee thanks, your mother and my wife are the same age, now I feel old.:)
  8. That car is seriously gorgeous,especially being a race car!:eek:
  9. Lost1
    Joined: Oct 26, 2006
    Posts: 121


  10. Tinman
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
    Posts: 963


    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?! :D
  11. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 15,136

    from California

    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!
  12. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,994

    Member Emeritus

    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.

  13. D.W.
    Joined: Jun 5, 2004
    Posts: 2,060

    from Austin Tx.

  14. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 2,995


    Bold inovative solution and great workmanship, in those pipes!
  15. Noland
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,234


    I would buy those up if I saw them at a swap meet
  16. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 32,157


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

    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.
  17. Ya hit the nail on the head, Frank.
  18. 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!!!!!!!!!!
  19. Wonder how many hands were burned by those hot pipes?
  20. ryangobie
    Joined: Jan 1, 2006
    Posts: 460

    from Jersey

    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.
  21. Garyr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 60


    You couldn't reproduce it now because the chrome was beautiful and not the stuff they're passing off now as chrome. Last time I wanted something large chromed I just gave up looking.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2008
  22. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,558


    I remember the first time I saw that car run a Lions Dragstrip. One of the most beautiful competition machines ever built.
  23. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,565

    from socal

    I had that issue, I graduated from highschool that year, and had a duece roadster basket case in my garage. man! back to the future thoughts!
  24. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,757


    oh man, I'm digging the pipe dreams
  25. Some of you guy's saw it RUN? That is sooo neat.
  26. jms
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 87

    from Chicago IL

    Those pipes are the tits but isn't blanketing the engine in exhaust pipes a bit counterproductive with regards to engine cooling?
  27. Garyr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 60


    Yeah, but it looks cool, doesn't matter if it works. look at a chopper.

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