Register now to get rid of these ads!

Art & Inspiration Aero-Engined Vintage Racers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SteveLines, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. The_Monster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,754

    The_Monster
    Member

    wow, what a great thread! Not sure how I stumbled onto this one, but I love these cars! Sound awesome too!
     
  2. donrodin
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 120

    donrodin
    Member

  3. finally got home from work and can see the picture...holy shit stains batman!!!!!
     
  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,063

    The37Kid
    Member


    Doug, Next time you are at headquarters ask Steve to show you the copy of that 1923 Pottstown, Pa. racecar lineup. On the far right is a 1908 Mercedes with the same type Hisso V8. Car went back to Germany about 5-6 years ago for a correct 1908 restoration. A total mistake IMO. If you go to the HISSO RACE CAR website and search for Larry Beals the car will pop up, along with many other great HISSO powered cars.
     
  5. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,612

    noboD
    Member

    10-4, I need to bust his nuts anyway for coming up empty this weekend!
     
  6. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,063

    The37Kid
    Member


    Did you have lunch yet? How'd it go? :D
     
  7. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,612

    noboD
    Member

    Nope, I'm scared.
     
  8. Kiwi Tinbender
    Joined: Feb 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,155

    Kiwi Tinbender
    Member

    Great thread, guys. Hopefully a Kiwi will chime in with some pics of the Ralph Watson built Lycoming Special...was a standout for a long time in the Fifties and Sixties in New Zealand circuit racing....beautiful car...
     
  9. 88daryl88
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 184

    88daryl88
    Member

    <cite>I'm not a Kiwi, but found this with Google

    ralphwatson
    .scienceontheweb.net/lycoming.html

    He was Very Very, Clever. Check out the "Watson Link" for rear axle location

    & the Ford V8 diff centre and the modified Studebaker gearbox for traditional hot-rod cred.
    </cite>
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,333

    Flipper
    Member
    from Kentucky

    Wow. That car is a lot smaller than I first imagined. I though it was going to be huge. That looks like a halfway realistic car to drive.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009
  11. only half way? if I could just sit in the damned thing, I would make it my daily!
     
  12. Recently built in Germany - and in the spirit of early racers...and probably simply to put such a wonderful old engine to some use. This thing has a 44litre BMW flying boat motor...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    chriseakin likes this.
  13. Love the body- hate the grille.
     
  14. raaf
    Joined: Aug 27, 2002
    Posts: 587

    raaf
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    terrific stuff!
     
  15. Again, not a racer - but this had a Rolls Merlin under the bonnet (yes bonnet - its a Rolls Royce!!) with three predator carbs.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    chriseakin likes this.
  16. zilly
    Joined: Aug 12, 2006
    Posts: 67

    zilly
    BANNED

    dont normally have seat belt as the seat belt is going to aid in killing when you roll. Same theory as a kart, when there is no roll bar last thing you want it not to be able to fall out as the first point of impact when your heading to the floor will be your head resulting in a very broken spine
     
  17. Does THIS count?...
     

    Attached Files:

  18. I'm really surprised that this basic concept didn't show up in Deathrace 2000...

    [​IMG]
     
  19. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,279

    model.A.keith
    Member


    was this picture taken at Prescott ??
     
  20. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,279

    model.A.keith
    Member

  21. alsancle
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
    Posts: 1,561

    alsancle
    Member

    Here is a link to this thing running:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwOomfZ-hfM&feature=related


     
  22. alsancle,

    Thanks for the link- I looked at some of the other videos... they should have left it uncorked :eek:!
     
  23. [​IMG]

    Supposed to be a Piccard Pictet.

     
    chriseakin likes this.
  24. chriseakin likes this.
  25. chriseakin likes this.
  26. chriseakin likes this.
  27. Parts48
    Joined: Mar 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,418

    Parts48
    Member
    from Tucson, Az
    1. Hot Rod Veterans

    [​IMG]
    1935 Monaco Trossi aero engined GP Car
    16 cyl. 2 stroke (3982cc) Each of the 8 "blocks" had 2 cylinders with common combustion chambers...intake at the rear with 2 Zoller Superchargers, and the exhaust to the front with a 4 pipe collector leading to each side of the car.

    Has to be my favorite..
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
    chriseakin likes this.
  28. Napier aircraft engine powered

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.