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1930s Era Champ Car - new project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    EDIT: Let me amend this first post to say that photobucket.com has blocked all my photo posts on my threads. Now I am gradually going back and re-inserting photos from HAMB's own photo hosting procedure. Please be patient and aware that the text may not always exactly mirror the photos I put up from the thousands I had to look through. Thank you.

    sr_067.jpg sr_040_7.jpg sr_066.jpg I started a new project - a '30s era replica of a champ car. This car is not a reproduction of any one particular car but rather a combination of elements seen on several cars in my research on the topic. I liked the Duesenberg straight 8 DOHC 4-valve engines so this 300 Ford will be made up to mimic a Duesy race engine. Paint and graphics will be period correct. And by the way it will be street legal.

    Here's the exhaust all welded up. Can't wait to hear it. The first photo is taken (now use your imagination a bit here) hopping over the pit wall. The next is flat-trackin' down into turn 1. The last getting pushed into victory lane.
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  2. damnfingers
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    if the rest of your work is as good as the exhaust...this is going to be beautiful!
     
  3. That's awesome- keep up the great work and the updates!
     
  4. PeteFromTexas
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    Wow. I can't wait to see more
     
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  5. Rand Man
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    I'm a big fan of the early sprint car. You've got a great build started. That big six is a good choice.
     
  6. Sawracer
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    ambitious for sure! I'll be back to watch the progress.
     
  7. cool project!

    That exhaust is awesome, I would love to hear it too.
     
  8. jonny o
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    Awesome man... thanks for letting me in on the beginning, now keep the progress rolling!
     
  9. Cris
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    Fake twincam head?
     
  10. turdytoo
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    Looks good. I like the suble way you did the individual pipes to keep the exhaust level and absorbe the motor angle. Looks like you've done lots of planning. Thumbs up!!
     
  11. mac miller
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  12. Retrorod
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    Awesome......those 30's & 40's champ cars and midgets were the REAL race cars. Very nice work.
     
  13. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Nice car mac miller. I especially like the friction shocks. I hope mine is half as good.


     
  14. jonny o
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    Definitely like this header a lot better than the one in the links! Was that just a mockup or is this a redo?
     
  15. Ryan
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  16. big pipes sound good (but don't do much for performance.) Was running a 4" on my speedster. sounded sooo good.
     
  17. the shadow
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    very nice work guys! i just happen to be building a 40's era champ type recreation. it's of my late uncles car very similar to yours as far as building ect. he ran an offy 4 banger, i'm substituting it with a 2.3 ford . it's funny i started this project with a napkin scetch and some old photo's taken in the 50's of my uncles car and a few months later I have the frame, front & rear end done and the body process . I wasn't gonna post any pics but now I think I will take some (didn't think anyone would appreciat a re-pop style rig)
    agian nice work!
     
  18. Yeah Shadow, those Offy's are absolute JUNK- my dad lives in Narbeth... he could come haul it away for you:D :D :D
     
  19. butch27
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    Just too cool. Keep us posted.
     
  20. 22dodge
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    Very nice work, love that syle of car.
    Thanks for sharing your work.. '22
     
  21. WOW!!!What else can you say?:eek:
     
  22. "Doc" Parsons
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    Man that is going to be way kool
     
  23. Ted H
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    Are my eyes deceiving me or is that a cross flow head on that engine ? Details please.

    And a belated welcome to the HAMB. Have followed many of your posts on the Ford Performance Six forum.

    Ted
     
  24. Yo Baby
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    I have to say the idea of a rep is pretty cool ,but I can't believe that the bonfire hasn't been lit over the Faux cam towers yet.
     
  25. nexxussian
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    Great header, like the (fab and weld) work on the 'cam cover' too.
     
  26. The Boss
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    My Friend, very nice indeed! I think this type of car is going to be one on the next waves in rodding. You're out ahead of the wave...
     
  27. the-rodster
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    I missed this the first time around, so sweet, gotta bttt.

    Rich
     
  28. Royalshifter
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    Awesome valve cover.
     
  29. Mercmad
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    Australian Ford Falcon six?
     
  30. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    sr_042_5.jpg sr_048_2.jpg

    I built this intake last week for two SU carbs. It usually takes me about two hundred hours to fabricate an intake manifold using hammerform dies. This time I decided to make it out of flat aluminum stock. It only took about 40 hours to get this far. I still have to make throttle linkage and an equilizer tube, plus polish it all up, but you get the general idea. Does it look old fashioned? I did zero calculations on it - just grabbed a pencil and sketched the runners kinda seat-of-the-pants like. This head is an uber rare cast iron crossflow piece that was an experimental prototype, never put into production. Sorry, I don't know where you can get one.
     

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