The Jalopy Journal
Good news Don, congrats on the engineering of the induction.
Sure glad to see this topic again, i'd like to thank everyone that posts pics and info here, darned enjoyable viewing and reading.
If i may comment on this,, Back in the middle fifties red rims seemed to become a fad again with the young guys. I was too young then to own a car...
One thing that worked for me, just cleaning a carb exterior, was some hot water, a toothbrush, and hand cleaner. Worked great.
Great bunch of posts guys!! As an old fart who has been around this stuff, it gave me some great chuckles!!
Years back i mated a hydro (the 4 speed one) to a 61 394 olds. The only thing required on that was to get the back of the 394 crank drilled to...
Hank,, one sweet car!!
Fantastic topic guys, great pics, love old wreckers/tow trucks.
Back in my young days i hand cranked a weaver auto crane, towing is pretty simple...
Great post guys!! Another use i found quite awhile back was, i used an 8 inch cake pan as a wheel gaurd on a shop built slow speed bench grinder i...
Up here in Ontario, at the stock car races back in the 60's, our Wynn's distributor towed around a trailer with an elevated dodge inline 6 mounted...
Agreed, RIP Ken. So many are leaving us, but time just never stops.
Great pics, thanks for the tour.
Great great bunch of info. I too watched the "Maggot" at Cayuga back then.
I remember it launched pretty good.
Thanks Paul, a fun ride up here on a snowy, icy day.
Merry Christmas my friend from North Bay Ontario Canada!!!
Great story, and a great deed!
Dave Warren did tune ups there at Royal, he'd know, but where ever he is these days.???
Great video, thanks for posting, great way to spend a wintery night!!
Google "Inliners International" lots of info and pics there.
Sweet olds, love em. had a 50 fastback years ago.
Rusty, yeah i remember those flipper bars, then there was the bolt on three blade spinners also around that time.
No help, but yup , i remember seeing that style gauge somewere maybe around 1970 or so??
Fabulous topic guys, thanks much to everyone posting!! Love it!!
There is one up in my area about 60 miles from me, a Pro-Street, the guy was driving it last i saw it. Think it has a 460 Ford in it.
The old style 4 speed hydromatic , (if that is what you are refering to, )will bolt right up to a 394 engine, you'll just have to bore a hole in...
Years back i ran a 4:56 with a 28inch rear tire, with a 283 with an aluminum powerglide and if i remember correctly, 60MPH was 3000 ?
An oddball question:
Way back in possibly 69?, i was at Indy at the nationals, and got to meet Kay Sissel.
He asked me to come with him as he had...
Forgot- On a similar theme were the guys that ran motorcycles around inside a huge wooden "barrel" usually refered to as the "Wall of Death" etc,...
A few Canadian guys:
All ran their own travelling shows.
Just one for me, and i didn't see it, but about 20 years back firemen responding to a house fire slowed for a red light then as the power again...
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