The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Aug 30, 2009.
Does this count? Half scale.
that's an altered....different animal....cool animal, though
Is it a go cart or something? Cool
Go Kart with an 8HP Briggs. We're taking it to the Nostalgia Nats this weekend at Beaver Springs (PA). Hopefully we'll see some HAMBers there. TD
im looking for a alteredwheelbase prodject. if any one has one for sale or swap let me know. email firstname.lastname@example.org thanks billy the kidd bender
there is one on race junk 65 ply if i remember right south east wi
nice photos of my car, thanks!
Pats Dart and the Rebel this weekend at the grove.
no he is playin with his duramax truck 13.20 not bad for 7400# but what do you do. he is at least gathing parts for it marty
A few examples of the AWB machines in attendance at the 2012 Meltdown Drags
I hope video is acceptable on a "picture" thread...
More AWB action from the 2012 Meltdown Drags
That Chevelle is an absolute hoot. It and that Nova take away decades for me.
I really miss racing cars like that. Tom S. in Tn.
This was a wonderful era to be growing up in and watching all the run what you bung match races.
God I miss those days when drag racing was really about drag racing and not all electronic stuff.
great thread claymore, thanks for posting that, i would have missed it
There are some great shots that partsrivet posted on the Famous Texas Tracks, Cars, Stories and SpeedShops thread. Well worth checking out.Here are a couple.
Previously posted on the Drag cars in motion...Magnante getting skyward in the Wilshire Shaker at Musclepalooza XVI on Sunday.
nice pic how fast have you gone
After reading Magnante's book a couple times, I find myself daydreaming about how to construct a traditional run watcha brung car using common current day salvage parts without the need to booger an ever increasingly rare and expensive older car.
I know it can be done, but the gray cells are not quite as fertile anymore.
Any threads or sites out here on the net' anywhere that could get me rolling again? Tom S.
Do like Steve did and use a Ford Fairmont...nobody is going to flame you for cutting up one of these...
I don't want to copy a car and I'm not getting many ideas for a present day fwd car. I suppose with enough $$,$$$.00 I could start with a hemi Dart or a Thunderbolt or something. But then, that's been done too.
Thanx; Tom S.
Why do you want to do a modern FWD car? There are plenty of RWD cars, though not too many two-door "sedans" like back in the day. I think that more boxy bodies (like the Fairmont) look better altered than say a Taurus. I think a new Mustang done up like the Long Gone in Graverobber's post #1438 would be cool.
I doubt you'd be able to find a late-50s, early-60s car that hadn't been altered at one point in time!
For me, it'd have to be dirt cheap and fwd cars are about all you can find before a recycler. Haul away stuff like we used to use back when we had no $$ is still the name of the game today (even more so).
" I think that more boxy bodies (like the Fairmont) look better altered than say a Taurus. "
And this is what has me stuck. Fox bodies can even be a little hard to find. In the late 60's and early 70's, 2dr sedan Falcon, Fairlane, Comet, Valiant Dart and even Chevelle or Nova wrecks were not worth the price to haul away. There were enough around the country side to make a dirt track car if it took 10 of them. If it were not for scarab non professional racers, those cars would probably have oxidized away where they sat.
I can't recall how many tri-5 Chevrolets I've seen go to scrap because they were 'too' popular and so many people had one that all looked the same. But what do we have today to start from with nothing more than hand tools an arc welder and a torch?
I agree on the Mustang idea. One might even do Gunters car out of a New Beetle, but I'm thinking about how we used to race weekends by working during the week for minimum wage.
I completely agree on this point also; It's difficult envisioning a straight axle Tarus doing a burnout.
What we need is younger minds than mine at work here. Tom S. in Tn.
I've often thought of turning a modern Honda into a gasser style rwd, with side by side 4 cyls mated to a Toploader 4spd and a straight axle up front...
I'd love to drop an FE in a 2-dr Fairmont and add a teardrop hood on it...
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