The Jalopy Journal
I saw the New Jersey '55 Saturday at Syr, and thought he did a great job. The interesting part to me was that he chose color scheme very close to...
Is that Monkee-mobile photo legit?
Then there's the Triclopz 1/25 scale model from Model Master. I have one, unbuilt, and I'm torn between assembling it or saving the kit as is....
On my one-and-only weekend at a Tucker club convention in the mid-1980s, the group took a bus ride to the Gilmore to see their Tucker. I believe...
One need only look at the cars in the background of this photo to see why the Tucker caused such a big sensation with the public.
How would you rate the Pierson book for accuracy?
A Central New York legend. Doing custom paint...
Tucker's credibility took some hits because of over-promising. He announced his revolutionary car and a $1000 price tag, along with features like...
The DeLorean debacle got a lot of attention, and there are some similarities to the Tucker saga.
I'm pretty certain the Ford next to the Tucker is a 1950, not a '49, as I seem to recall the '49 having a chrome license plate holder/light on...
And no Olds 303 had enough oomph to do 131 mph.
The 589 concept was sound, but the hydraulic valve actuation was a problem due to the oils available not being suitable for this all-new...
Interesting Tucker-related post on this guy's Facebook page:
He left the car untouched except for tarting up the BBC with Offy covers and those awful wingnuts, not to mention the bling on the air cleaner....
That's a gorgeous car! These pics are from the Genesee Valley show at RIT in 2005. They should get a big payday from that sale! Keep us posted....
I remember this car from magazines of the day. Didn't it have a Caddy engine?
One of the very few MEL successes. Nice to see someone actually get some HP from that boat-anchor motor.
Richard sticks in my mind from my Tucker adventure in the 1980s. Terrific guy. You're fortunate to have become close with him and to have absorbed...
Connecting upper coolant hose to a V8 head would be an interesting challenge.
Yeah, me, too. The proportions of the Willys, especially the 40-42 Coupes, are what I'd call perfect. I, personally, don't like them chopped. My...
Well, sort of. My guess is that the builder was going for that look. But the reaction here is about the same as it would be from the Pebble...
If you can overlook that it's a Willys, it's not bad. It has some 40s-50s European style to it.
Thanks for posting that ad. It pretty much settles the story.
Thanks, this has been really interesting. Nice to know there's still lots left for me to learn.
I Googled up some pics of the Ford 9N tractor engine, and it looks like the one in the article, and in your picture, so those who say Ford used...
That I have to see! Any pics?
That sure looks like the motor in the article! Thanks! I'm not up on tractors, so I can't tell if it's same as 9N motor.
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