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  1. Ryan
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    same intake as on this car or the one above?

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    Great story and it is good to see that the manifold ended up with the car even if it isn't on the car.


    Yuppers Wingnutz it's one of that batch of cars built for the race that year.

    There is a bit of history on the cars in this pfd starting on page 39 http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wmh/pdf/spring02_gerber.pdf

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    that is unreal, what are the odds?
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    Anything worth knowing is right here on the Oracle of Hot Rodding, the mighty HAMB.
    This is a pretty remarkable website you've got yer self Ryan.
    Thanks
    One of my most favorite cars of all time, the Car Craft Dream Rod, was right in my backyard in Mark's possession being restored.:eek:
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    awesome story..
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    That was a cool read. Your guys collections are much cooler than mine...
    What are the odds of finding that intake (un-useable to the normal guy), and actually owning the car it was built for? Too cool.
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    It's great that somebody that can actually USE the RARE manifold got it, and didn't have to pay a stupid amount of money to get it. I'd definately say it was Karma........
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    Unbelievable...how much would he be kicking himself had he NOT bought it?
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    "The odd little intake was cheap, so Guffey bought it and promptly posted it on the H.A.M.B. hoping someone could identify it. "

    Guffey buys it on a whim, doesn't know what it fits, BUT HE HAS THE CAR !!
    THAT is the miracle !

    Karma indeed !!
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    Serendipitous!
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    I love it when a plan comes together.
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    Mind-boggling...
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    you got it, stevie g
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    Thanks for posting this Ryan, The title on the other thread was a little goofy so not many people saw it even though I kept pushing it back to the top making smart ass comments. Mike Guffey has an amazing collection of vintage/historic drag cars including the Golden commandos 65 ply altered wheelbase car, the 64 ramchargers car, 2 of big Als cars the Quad Al and the Big Al 3. also 2 miller indy cars an AJ Watson roadster....the list goes on and on. He is a great guy a true race historian and my best friend.....
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    I think that since you live like 10 whole miles from me you should probably come over and see it....send me a PM
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    Better than being spooned by Moriarty I guess. Maybe not though.
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    Taken at the Henry Ford Museum 1/ 01:

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    rad.
    that guy should buy some lotto tickets asap.
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    I always loved those cars...
    To me they're the best sounding millers too.... Maybe not the coolest engines, but the best sounding...

    I always thought there was a little 1927 Delage in there too...

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    Crazy Luck... THAT IS AWESOME...
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    Mark told that story to me over lunch as he and Tuck were passing through on the way to the HAMB drags. We all pretty much agreed that he did not find that intake so much as it found him.

    And here is the raddest part. Not sure if this is covered in the other thread, but the fact that the manifold has no identifying marks means that it was one of the first few manifolds made specifically for Miller - before Hexagon tool added their logo and went into production with the design.
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    Seems to me he's already a winner:D

    Great story, enjoyed that one!
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    A buddy of mine restored one of these cars for Bill Smith of Speedway Motors. He droveit in the Great American Race before Bill put it in his museum.My freind used to build Indy cars in his dads shop in Indianapolis before he moved here to Kansas and started his own shop.
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    Ryan, in my opinion, this is some of your best short writing to date. I guess it's not hard, though, with an incredible story like this.
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    Guffey has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.Any he is a down to earth guy to talk too.Some say he has it made.
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    Any close ups of the manifold?
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    Bluto !! On the intake, Very cool and RARE FIND !!! >>>>.
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    Incredible story. That's why I love this website.

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