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  1. alanp561 liked slowmotion's post in the thread History A Real Hoodlum.

    Balls to the wall, come what may, gotta love a guy like Al! RIP you hoodlum!

    Aug 19, 2022 at 12:32 PM
  2. alanp561 liked High Plains Drifter's post in the thread History A Real Hoodlum.

    Have so much respect for guys like that! I love talking to the old boys that lived that era, in this messed up world we live in now,...

    Aug 19, 2022 at 12:31 PM
  3. alanp561 liked Ryan's post in the thread History A Real Hoodlum.

    yes. Real name is Albert Nunes. He passed in 2018… if I remember correctly, he was living in San Clemente at the time.

    Aug 19, 2022 at 12:31 PM
  4. alanp561 liked HOTRODNORSKIE's post in the thread History A Real Hoodlum.

    I can picture myself riding with him all the time thinking we are going to get away with this then a blurp and a sputter dam were out of...

    Aug 19, 2022 at 12:31 PM
  5. alanp561 liked 67BigBlock's post in the thread History A Real Hoodlum.

    Cool story. I had a 69 vw van in my driveway with the engine pulled. I just got a shipping job 2 a/e engineer on APL ship heading to...

    Aug 19, 2022 at 12:31 PM
  6. alanp561 liked HOTRODPRIMER's post in the thread History A Real Hoodlum.

    Albert was a hot rod pioneer and ripping up the streets before most of us were born, guys like him defined the word Hot Rod. HRP

    Aug 19, 2022 at 12:30 PM
  7. alanp561 liked Stogy's post in the thread History A Real Hoodlum.

    Different times for sure...I noticed the article said there was a half can of gas in the trunk...so did he really run out or was it...

    Aug 19, 2022 at 12:30 PM
  8. alanp561 replied to the thread History A Real Hoodlum.

    Thank you

    Aug 19, 2022 at 12:29 PM
  9. alanp561 replied to the thread History A Real Hoodlum.

    @Ryan, Did you find out anything else about Al Nunes? I went looking for death or cemetery records and got nothing back for him. Doing...

    Aug 18, 2022 at 5:50 PM
  10. alanp561 liked redo32's post in the thread History A Real Hoodlum.

    Haven't confirmed that Ron Nunes and Al Nunes were related but street racing ran in both there blood. Quote from an article on Ron: "...

    Aug 18, 2022 at 5:23 PM
  11. alanp561 liked Mr48chev's post in the thread Technical Ford Center / Buick Hoop Reverse Wheel.

    One of my buddies did a set for his 55/56 Ford in ag shop about 1963. I remember that he caught hell from the auto shop teacher for...

    Aug 18, 2022 at 5:13 PM
  12. alanp561 liked tim troutman's post in the thread Technical Ford Center / Buick Hoop Reverse Wheel.

    I have put ford center in old white spoke wagon wheel hoops they were the correct size

    Aug 18, 2022 at 5:13 PM
  13. alanp561 liked DDDenny's post in the thread History A Real Hoodlum.

    Reading the name (Nunes) and seeing Hayward and Dublin mentioned got me to wondering if Al was any relation to longtime East Bay area...

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  14. alanp561 replied to the thread Technical Ford Center / Buick Hoop Reverse Wheel.

    Mid '50's Buick used a 2.5" backspacing. For what it's worth, I've done the Buick reverse with turned down Ford centers but, I've also...

    Aug 18, 2022 at 1:13 PM
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