The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Cubzy, Nov 29, 2021.
We’ll leave that for another day. .
Ok, That has to be a very Happy Hupmobile. Merry Christmas!
It was in a living room when I bought it. Pretty amazing ……the P.O. had to remove the door casings out of his front doors In order to get it out. He replaced it with a 1970 AMX. This guy had 24 cars in his place !!!!! Think Dan Tanna -Vegas type warehouse , but this was off of a soccer field. He also had a former chicken ranch that contained 200 more cars.
Whatever you do don't try and make it into a Ford and a regular small block and auto street rod like thousands of others.
You have a very unique car. That makes it extra cool above regular 34 fords. Make the most of that and build on that.
I’ve had it 23 yrs and I’ve restrained from doing the chop and engine transplant and even have kept the original brakes. It’s way too unique to hack up. I have a Ford version of a Murray 34 3W to do that to. My other Barn Find 34 registered in CA in 49 will also stay as a stock height 34 3W.
Thank you Kevin, nothing wrong with having a rare stocker. Does your car have the same engine that was tun in a few INDY 500 cars? Bob
It originally had a 80 HP Hupp, long before I ever got it it did have an engine swap-This being a 49 Era Plymouth 6 which resembled the non-existent Hupp engine, I believe it got 15 more HP in just doing the swap. All of this happened before 1957 before the car had been parked in a Nor-Cal garage. The person that I received it from never tried to make it run, after I had it home in about 45mins of messing with it I got it up & running. That was at Min a 42 yr hiatus. Several years ago I posted pix of my pal Oz and I firing it up in the WASKE EFFECT thread. Still runs great when I fire it up. Coincidentally, the house that the P.O. Got The Hupp from was also a 1934 model .
Hupmobile powered INDY Two Man car.
There’s a lot going on with that Hupp eng. Many Hot Rod Tricks. Very kool.
Is that exhaust manifold stock?
Here’s a stock 1934 Hupmobile Engine
Exhaust on the passenger side.
Not sure what that kool finned plate does other than deflection of heat, perhaps it’s a finned valve cover? (Drivers Side shot)
Looking @ that Indy Hupp Racer just a little more I see that it’s a straight 8 most likely out of a larger automobile. It’s also a 1932. I also would like to say “Thank You” for the education on this particular engine as this was Hupps only entry at Indy, This being a Deuce was built as HC001 and was driven by Russ Snowberger who placed 5th in that race and increased his speed by 2 mph with the addition of Hupp engine over the previous years Studebaker entry. His son John built that racer around this engine.
A very kool read.
This engine story gets even better!!!!!!
Russ Snowberger returned that engine to Hupp at the end of the year and in 1935 the engine was sold to a Dr. Norbert H. Knoch from Denver CO. He had earlier bought a brand new Hupp mode K. Sedan which he immediately “HuppedUp” . He later had a area coach building shop create a Boat-tail Speedster body for it so he could run Bonneville, This was all in the mid 30’s before SCTA-BNI. Russ Snowberger’s former Hupp-Comet engine found its way in between those rails and it clicked off times of 136-137 mph respectively and was still a street car.
This work of art was in the Dr’s hands until his passing in 56 then found a few different owners which one of the happened to be John Snowberger the son of Russ who was restoring his dads former Indy Racer. The original engine found its way back into the racers rails and once again the Hupp Comet was alive & well. The Bonneville Hupp found new caretakers which found a like kind engine and restored it to its 1935 condition.
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