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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Ryan
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    Ryan
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  2. xderelict
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    I like that alot.What engine is that? Looks ready for a day on the lakes....Cool for my 1,000th post
     
  3. 29 sedanman
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    Whats with the ignition. Cool car!
     
  4. Rand Man
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    That's pure hot rod boys. I bet there's a pretty good power-to weight ratio.
     
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  5. sixinarow
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    Love this car, I saw a picture on here some where of it on a trailer at ashow
     
  6. 1950ChevySuburban
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    Love that Miller dash! I'd really like to know more about those taillights as well.
    Beautiful car. I mean BEAUTIFUL!
     
  7. 1950ChevySuburban
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    Ryan, you should find one of those dashboards, put family pics in the holes and hang it in Miller's room.
     
  8. Gigantor
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    Like an airplane without wings ... boy howdy, does that look like it's fun to drive. I'd like to know more too.
     
  9. sixinarow
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  10. Doc.
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    That car belongs to one of Pat's family members, I think it's his father-in-laws.
    Maybe he can tell us more about it.

    Doc.
     
  11. sweet looking ride.
    What's up with twelve plug wires?
     
  12. Ryan
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    dual plug head... and check out the oil fill on the valve cover. Cool.
     
  13. justanotherguy
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    You can see a lil somethin' about it in the April Hop Up on line too.
    www.hopupmag.com
     
  14. Dreddybear
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    That car certainly caught my eye. My favorite part? The Taillights. I think they were 37 chrysler?
     
  15. Mr48chev
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    Wow< I can see right now that I am going to have to print out those photos to help one of my projects along inspiration wise. That car definetly has lots of great ideas to help with planning my two seater along similar lines.
     
  16. Any shots of the other side?
    Now I have to follow this link and check it out.
    Very inspiring Boss.
     
  17. DrJ
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    Rolls Royce?
    They have run redundant plugs on their engines.
     
  18. retro54
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    Ryan, thank you, now if that's not inspiration, I don't know what is! I gather from hop-up it's new, although the other online mag caption says 'vintage lakes racer'... I'd love to know the story behind it as well!
     
  19. tjm73
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    Cool car. I would like to see it without the body mounted.
     
  20. Unclee said he saw "Miller" on the motor somewhere. I asked the man who built it what it was, he said I had to guess. I also asked if he was a machinist, he laughed and said he was a telephone man!
     
  21. Frank
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    I fell in love with this car when I first saw it Friday, but Saturday morning I was fortunate enough to meet the owner and really talk as he was unloading it from the trailer. I forget the gentleman's name, but he is from Arlington, TX. He and his friend(s) hand fabricated the body. He is a big guy (not unlike myself) and he based his dimensions on what fit him. He let Slide's 7 yo son sit in it and it just swallowed him up. I got to sit in it and was amazed the room. I'm 6'5" 270 and I could stretch my legs out to the pedals and plenty of sholder room. Any shorter than that, and you'd just about need a yellowpages in the seat. I felt like I was in the cockpit of a fighter plane looking down that piano-hinged hood. I believe he said the tail light housings were 37-39 Desoto, but the lenses were something else. I'll leave the drive train a mystery, but it is an impressive work of art.
     
  22. lucky
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    when my girlfriend and I were pulling into the parking lot on friday, it was the first thing to catch my eye(they were loading it onto the trailer)..i b-lined straight to it and just stood there looking at it...I remember thinking at the time that what I was looking at was a true hotrod ...this car was everything a car should be in it's simplest state.I am still blown away by the memory of this car.
     
  23. J3W3L$
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    Kewl ride...thats one rig the when the wife say's lets go for a ride you jump in and take off! LOL
     
  24. Wesley
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    I know what the engine is. Trust me, unless you talked to the owner you will never figure it out.
     
  25. Zeke Fishburn
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    Share with the rest of the class, please.
     
  26. Frank
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    Yep. It wasn't easy. I asked him a question that confirmed a suspicion I had, but I promised his secret was safe with me.

    You'll never figure out from the pictures. Very impressive.
     
  27. Ryan
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    secrecy sucks.
     
  28. Gigantor
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    Oh MAN! At 6'10", I now have an official hard on for this car. Whenever I see old race cars of similar design, I just kind of sigh and remind myself not to get too attached ... they were built for the little people.
    That in itself is inspiring.

    Oh yeah ... quit teasing you guys! What the hell is the engine?
     
  29. metalshapes
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    Yep...


    Weird.. It has 2 Valve Covers like a Twincam, but its not a Crossflow.

    So the Carbs are not functional, or it isn't a Twincam.

    I guess there could be a induction setup on the side that's left closed, but my guess is its a Pushrod Engine.
    Because one set of Plug Wires go down and to the right hand side of the Engine...
     

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