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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blues4U, Jan 24, 2020.
Ross Racing Engines Display
Holly wood Hot Rods had this chassis on display, it drew a lot of attention.
Help educate a Kustom guy.... What is this? Its really kool don't remember seeing one before... Thanks in advance.
I admire all that Ross accomplishes and it certainly does not matter to their business model but aren’t those EFI throttle bodies that only resemble 97’s?
It's a small air compressor, but I can't tell you what it's for. Here's a close up of it, but you can't see what it's plumbed into. I didn't want to get closer to the car for another shot showing the system, I felt that was pushing my welcome too far. You can see it goes into a small tank, with a Schraeder valve where you could bleed off the pressure, but I don't know what it's for.
Good question, here's a close up, something doesn't look right about them.
I took over a dozen shots of this car, I could bore you with shots from every angle, but others have already posted plenty of pics of it, so I'll just post a few with a little different perspective. If you want more, I've got 'em...
Thanks for the info. I hated to ask but curiosity was killing the Kat.
Thanks for the closeup, while those castings look very nice they are definitely for EFI. Stromberg’s would show a brass screw on the front for the float and the fuel inlet should be on the driver’s side too.
How about this one?
The engine was mounted sideways (sidewinder) and I don't think there was a curve anywhere on the body, it looked like a slice of aluminum pie.
The Icon derelict Hudson was the bomb and the '56 Nomad next to it wasn't too shabby either.
Yeah, but notice I didn't show the engine......
Fantastic photoskills!! Thanks a lot!
There is a story behind this rod, I've met this guy before at a local cruise night and talked to him about his car. The guy is a firefighter. This car was caught up in one of the fires that ravaged the state a while ago, and this guy came across it in the process of fighting the fire. The old guy that owned it at the time considered it a total loss and was just going to junk it. The fire fighter talked him out of that, he told him he'd get it back on the road. So I believe the owner either gave it to him or sold it for a nominal fee, and the guy took it home and oilla! What you see is the result of him turning it into a hot rod. He has no plans to try to fix the body up and paint it, it is what it is, that's it's story.
^^^ a true "Hot" Rod
Somewhere, Norm Grabowski is basking in the revelry.
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Post 'em if ya got 'em!!! I never get tired of seeing this iconic HOT ROD.
yeah, post em like we all were goin' build one JUST LIKE IT.
we'er NOT but we ARE in our minds... (ANY BODY THAT LOVES THAT CA R)
A little Wayne 12 port goodness.
BLESS! THE FIREFIGHTER 2 TIMES. ONE FOR SAVING IT FROM THE FIRE. TWO FOR SAVING IT FROM THE JUNK MAN. KOOL STORY THANKS FOR SHARING. DENNIS
Blues4U, Fordors, I think those "carbs" might be throttle body injectors made by Autotrend EFI. The
unit is their "EFI 97".
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