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Bean Bandits pre-Bonneville Support BBQ

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tom Branch, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Tom Branch
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    The Bean Bandits Racing Team is hosting a BBQ to help us get to Bonneville Speedweek. We are asking for donations to help pay for our annual pilgrimage to the salt. In exchange, we'll supply the food and good times.

    The bandits is one of the oldest racing clubs in existence. Started in 1949 and still racing and setting records. This year, we've resurrected one of the original bean bandit streamliners. It's been rebuilt/retrofitted and has a couple of El Mirage runs under it's belt. Power is provided by a blown flathead model A banger, and we're bringing along an injected 302 sbc as well.

    This Saturday, August 2nd. 3pm til?

    Vintage Hammer Garage
    32242 Avenue D
    Yucaipa, Ca 92399

    BYOB

    In addition to the streamliner, we will also have a couple of historic bean bandit racecars on display.

    Theres plenty of parking, so bring out your hot rod or kustom and join in the fun.

    For anyone that can't make it to our BBQ, but still would like to contribute. There's Bean Bandit support t-shirts for sale in the classifieds!
    click here
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=281949

    Thanks!
    Tom
     

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  2. A Boner
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    Sometimes I wish I lived in CALIFORNIA.
     
  3. Tom, can you please post or email me some pics of the blown banger motor?
    I am building one myself
    Greg
     
  4. fabianvaldez
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    I've had a hrd time uploading pics, but here goes! This was while making new headers to fit in the body.
     

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  5. fabianvaldez
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    Here is one more shot of the blower side!!
     

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  6. TomH
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    If it's not too much trouble can you bring some t-shrits to the salt?? Will pay in cash. :eek: more profit for you that way. ;)
     
  7. I know a couple of those guys...Jake and Julio...cool dudes...cool shirts...good quality cause I printed them for em...

    coming soon: rodtees.com
     
  8. Tom Branch
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    Yes, we will have t-shirts available on the salt. Look for our pit area under the big red HOP UP balloon.
     
  9. TomH
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    Good, you’ll be pitting next to Morty. One of the guys in our group usually lets him use his big easy up. Will see ya there.
     
  10. Great looking motor!
    Ws that the motor that was in the Rockabilly Boogie roadster!?
     
  11. Tom Branch
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    Yes it is the same motor. The intake and exhaust have been reconfigured to fit in the streamliner though.

    We ran this motor in the rear engine roadster last year too. Went 116 at bonneville.

    The liner went 119 at El Mirage in May for a shakedown pass with the banger in it. Not bad for a stock bottom end on the ol' A motor. We're expecting it to run pretty good at Speedweek. Or blow up, whichever comes first.

    Tom
     
  12. Tom,

    That is so cool.
    Me and my father are building a blown & injected banger for a front engine dragster that we are doing.

    Greg
     
  13. Bobby Green
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    Thanks for the invite. I'll see you Sat.
     
  14. Tom Branch
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    That sounds awesome! What type of injection are you running? I'd like to hear more about your setup.

    Tom
     
  15. Tom Branch
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    Cool! Lookin' forward to it.
     
  16. Glad to see the "young Bandits" honoring their past!

    Perhaps for the 65th you guys could resurrect this car?:
    beanbandits.jpg
    ... albeit to 2013 SCTA/BNI safety standards ... don't think the single hoop roll bar would pass inspection :D
     
  17. SMOKINFLATHEAD
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    Don't want to take anything for granted. Will you have t-shirts at the BBQ? I plan on going and buying a few.
     
  18. Tom Branch
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    Yes, we will have t-shirts available at the BBQ. I'll look forward to seeing you there.
     
  19. Tom Branch
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    That would be cool!
    I think we're going to resurrect the "Wedge" first though.
     

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  20. GREASEMONKEY72
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    bitchin lookin little motor
     
  21. axle
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    See ya there !
     
  22. Berdoo John
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    Ditto what that guy said... ;)
     
  23. Tom Branch
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    Right on!

    Here's a couple progress pics of some new rear fenders for the 'liner. Fabian whipped these things up in no time!

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  24. Nads
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    Best of luck to you all. I can't go but I'd love to buy a support shirt to help, how can I do that?
     
  25. Tom Branch
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  26. Bobby Green
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    Thanks for the food and fun. Had a great time. See you on the salt.

    [​IMG]
     
  27. muroc
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    Hi Tom Fabian and crew, so the Immorals sorry Immortals are ready for Speed week then??

    Shame I live so far away would have attended the BBQ and had a beer with you boys, never mind not long now!!

    You went 119 at Mirage with the banger? Thats pretty stout I'd say........see you guys soon,

    Limey Dan
     
  28. Those wheel covers look great!
    I wish you every success on the salt
     
  29. Tom Branch
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    Thanks for driving out! It was cool catching up with you and Lucky. I'll be looking forward to seeing how your new setup runs.

    We'll see you in a couple of weeks Dan. Don't forget to save some cold ones for me.


    Thanks!
     
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