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

  1. The37Kid
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    THANK YOU! That is a collection I never knew about until a month ago. Looks like the go to place if you love MILLER race cars. Bob
     
  2. gnichols
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    I visited there a couple of years ago, a day before the Amelia Island Concours, and during what was their first public opening. Not knowing anything about the collection or its owner, I mostly expected Porsches and everything Gregg and Haywood. That alone was worth the visit. But I was astounded by the oval track stuff there. PS there are more videos out there on their collection.
     
  3. banjeaux bob
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  5. kurtis
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    FB_IMG_1641744768111.jpg 1924/10/02 to 12, XIXe Salon de l'Automobile, Grand Palais, Paris. At the Alfa Romeo Stand #86, was shown from October 7, the 8C P2 #10 of Giuseppe Campari
     
  6. The37Kid
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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. kurtis
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    Anyone know what that thing is next to the driveshaft? FB_IMG_1641891857803.jpg
     
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  8. $um Fun
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    Its a Bragg Kliesrath brake booster an early version of a brake booster found on high end cars at the time.
     
  9. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Also intriguing is the four shock absorbers, two friction and two rotary hydraulic to go along with the four quarter-elliptics.
     
  10. drtrcrV-8
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    Interesting early independant rear end, unless the crossmember that the driveshaft/rear end is bolted to is a "floater?" LOL!
     
  11. The37Kid
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    There is a De Dion tube back there somewhere, something like the one on the FWD Millers. Bob
     
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  12. Michael Ferner
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    You can actually spot the DD tube right behind the nearside brake drum. And it looks like a Miller FD arrangement because it actually is one - this is the 1931 Miller "Big Eight", which basically used the front axle of the front-drives as its rear axle!
     
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