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Projects # 44 Bentley Warren. S/360

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by meengrinch, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. meengrinch
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    A few earlier restro's.......
     

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  2. meengrinch
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    image.jpeg image.jpg image.jpeg Well here are a few up to date pics......not sure if this is how Nascar guys set up their cars but seems to work for our set-up.......we are waiting on the motor to arrive that will let us mount the engine and tranny. Also we can see what we will need for a drive shaft
     

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    Well back to the 44. Holidays kind of cut into things.......Am now into mounting engine and tranny.....need to get those mounted to come up with driveshaft sizes etc. car is roughly squared ....motor and tranny set in place........now have to call on our metal fab man, Gene Trask'. None better!!! Next week. THE CHILI BOWL.. ....

     

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  4. bakes
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    Absolutely loving this build; I recall seeing this car run many times at Shangri-La with both Bentley and Don Diffendorf (correct spelling) driving. Amazed that it has survived - as you can surely attest, it was supposedly a very light car originally! Cannot wait to see it finished!
     
  5. bakes
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    Hi Mike - I may be wrong, but from looking at the cage this may be the Graves built car that Bentley drove in the early 1980s. If you do Facebook, you may want to share these pics on the "Supermodifieds" group; the folks there should be able to verify the car's origins and a lot of other info. If this is indeed that car, it will make the day of a lot of people who have been wondering where the Graves 38/77 went!
     
  6. bakes
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    Fred Graves said it appears to be his old car. :)
     
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    Interesting front suspension - the bolts almost make it look like a Flemke front end turned 90 degrees.
     
  9. sololobo
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    Sweet saving project, love the pix of the other vintage racers, thanx for the buzz
     
  10. bakes
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    You may want to check on the RaceNY message board, someone there may have worked on the car or know someone who did. Good luck!
     
  11. meengrinch
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    For once and for all I talked with Franky the fireman...Crew chief,head wrench.......He verified that this was the 44/360 built by Jim Carter and Bentley
     
  12. meengrinch
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    Progress pictures......
     

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    I missed this one. Subscribed.
     
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  14. Sporty45
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    Subscribed too :cool:
     
  15. revkev6
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    I raced with Bentley in the late 90's at Seekonk with NEMA.... in the boston Louie race.
     
  16. super14j
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    Lookin' Good Jim !!!
     
  17. Third DodgeBrother
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    I missed a step in the photo sequence. How did you get from early Ford to wide five spindle?
     
  18. meengrinch
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    They make a spool that bolts onto the front spindles I will look to see if I have a pic.
     
  19. meengrinch
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    Here are some up to date pics........
     

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    View attachment 3509014 View attachment 3509017 View attachment 3509025 View attachment 3509033 View attachment 3509035 View attachment 3509042 View attachment 3509044 View attachment 3509014 View attachment 3509017 Here are some of the pictures of the initial pre set.... The car has been stripped ....primed all major item fitted .....just a couple more things such as the battery and fuel containers.....frame will be checked and welded as needed......then painted a gloss black....then back to the shop for final assembly .....lots of folks to thank on this one......Wayne Roberts...Jeremy from Bentleys...Kevin Marcorrelle...Gene Trask....Paul Brumby...Skip Matszac....and a big thanks to Scott......He has kept this project going.......If I missed anyone I'll catch up at the en
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  21. meengrinch
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    Not very good with picture posting..
     
  22. Sporty45
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    Looking good, Jim :cool: And the pics are fine!
     
  23. meengrinch
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    For some reason pictures not loading????
     
  24. meengrinch
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    Some more pics.......
     

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  25. meengrinch
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    Motor in........
     
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    First time on the floor.......
     
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  29. meengrinch
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    Well a big setback happened last nite. We knew we were taking a risk on the motor and it bit us.......sounds and looks like it has some cam or valve headaches."........we will do some testing and go from there . very disappointed !
     
  30. woodbutcher
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    :D Very nice sir.Please keep the updates coming as you are able.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     

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