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Hot Rods 1948 Weinberg Lakester-Unusual Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by miller91, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. miller91
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    OK, this is driving me nuts. These teaser pics are of Gater's member Bob Weinberg who had this scratch built Lakester in 1948.

    Edelbrock "block" heads, homegrown chain-driven blower, triple Winfield carbs, a neat swept-mounted radiator, an array of surplus aircraft guages and look closely...Kinmont brakes.

    According to TRJ, car was built by "Big Bill" Edwards of Bell Auto Parts, and a hand-formed body by Indycar panel beaters Diedt and Lesovsky.

    There has to be more pics and info on such an interesting car...anyone?

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  2. that is one amazing engine.
     
  3. miller91
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    Looks like a Lincoln Zephyr adapted V-12 dizzy in there too.
     
  4. gnichols
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    Cool radiator! I also like the blower there, makes for more legroom! Gary
     
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  5. miller91
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    and a helluva cockpit whine!
     
  6. Lowlife
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    There are 2 pages in Albert Drake's Hot Rodder book,but my scanner decided to take a shit...I'll try again later unless someone else has it.
     
  7. miller91
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    Weinberg was the guy behind the Blue Crown Special Indy cars I think...the car cost $20,000 to build in 1948. The guy who owns Re-Originals-am Italian car restoration compny was restoring and owns it now, but this is old info from 2006. Here are some very small pics I found.

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  8. miller91
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    awesome...that book is on my wish list!
     
  9. Sprockets on the water pumps, but I don't see a chain. A great piece of forgotten history, but I bet the HAMB guys will dig out more info.
     
  10. Little Wing
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    ohhhhhhhhhhhhh candy :)
     
  11. miller91
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    chain is off in pic, but you can see how it drives a shaft back to the 471.
     
  12. Lowlife
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    hope this works
     

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  13. Anyone got a pic of the car Granatelli turned it into?
     
  14. miller91
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    Lowlife, awesome post!

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  15. miller91
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    Uh-oh, what did he do to it?
     
  16. Royalshifter
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    Amazing piece of machinery.
     
  17. Bruce Lancaster
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    There is a fuzzy pic in the dry lakes book by Veda Orr and another in a Car Craft suprcharger series done in about 1955...was looking at that last night. Absolutel wild.
    Imagine that setup in a street car with blower rear plate filling a hole in the dashboard...
     
  18. VAPHEAD
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    Is that a Lincoln door button on the right side of dash board?
     
  19. revkev6
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    yep, says it in the article. who's bright idea was suicide doors on a bonneville car! although I imagine there was alot more to that car than just the lakes.
     
  20. JeffreyJames
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    What just looking at those pics yesterday. Really is a nicely engineered car. Love the reverse mounted blower and the exhaust.
     
  21. miller91
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    That very expensive suicide door would be gone SOOOO FAST at speed!
     

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