Register now to get rid of these ads!

History Buzzin’ Half Dozen

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Jan 12, 2018 at 8:59 AM.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 844

    J.Ukrop
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    Buzzin’ Half Dozen

    [​IMG]

    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
  2. daddy_o's_diner
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,691

    daddy_o's_diner
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    That's bad ass Joey.

    It's a shame nobody builds anything like that anymore.
     
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  3. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 599

    vtx1800
    Member

    It takes to little guys to give the big guys someone to race. I live in SW Iowa and there is a popular dirt track at Corning Iowa. A guy that raced at the track in the sixties, Dusty Whitehead (RIP) built race motors for the local guys for years. My father in law asked him if the big guys (out of Omaha, NE) were just playing with them, his response was "we make 'em earn their money":)

    A friend of mine, when he was still in high school (or maybe just starting college) (1960 or so) had graduated from a Model A Roadster gasser with a Chevy motor to a Renault using the same motor as
    it was a little lighter. He got to race Pete Robinson at a track in Macon GA near his home. I guess he made Pete "earn his money" too:) My friend said it wasn't much of a race:)

    I've got a high school friend that is my age (73) that tries to race in the open class in the aforementioned Corning Iowa track. He has no sponsors that I know of. I asked him if he was going to keep racing and he said "yep, I love going into turn one":) He makes 'em earn their money too and has fun doing it!
     
  4. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 8,591

    RichFox
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    It was several years ago that I had a GMC powered coupe. Still some at Bonneville and El Mirage. Maybe the mile airport trials also.
     

    Attached Files:

    WillyKJr, Stogy, QuakeMonkey and 3 others like this.
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. Ebbspeed
    Joined: May 7, 2007
    Posts: 50

    Ebbspeed
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I'd like to build a drag car like that someday.
     
  6. BlackJackPG
    Joined: Mar 23, 2012
    Posts: 155

    BlackJackPG
    Member
    from Indiana!

    I've got a street going Buzzin Half Dozen! 1940 Chevrolet Coupe w/ built 270 and dual Zeniths. Saginaw 4 speed, 55-62 Chevy 1/2 ton rear with 3.38s and 750 tires, cruises at 75 all day. Driven across the USA 3 times now!
     

    Attached Files:

    Jet96, 302GMC, WillyKJr and 5 others like this.
  7. waldo53
    Joined: Jan 26, 2010
    Posts: 796

    waldo53
    Member
    from ID

    Great story! It reminded me of my cousin's 270 powered '49 Chev 2-dr. It ran a big cam, hot ignition, dual carbs. Man that thing was fun to ride in. There really wasn't anything in our town that could keep up with it - even an Olds-powered coupe. This was before the '55 Chevy's came out, and then you could buy a car right off the showroom floor that was as fast, or faster than anything you could build. Kinda ruined the hot-rod scene for the home builder.
     
    Stogy likes this.
  8. zipoleon
    Joined: Dec 19, 2006
    Posts: 255

    zipoleon
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Gotta love the sixes.
     
    Stogy likes this.
  9. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 3,920

    Ebbsspeed
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    @Ebbspeed has a 1950 Chevy with a GMC 302, and has another one sitting on the engine stand. He just had some hardware removed from his leg and will be off his feet for a while so maybe he'll respond by posting a picture or two for us.

    Note that me (Ebbsspeed) and Brian (Ebbspeed) are two different people. Ebb's is an acronym for Ed, Bob and Brian. We all used to live in Newton, IA and played with lot's of hot rods.
     
    Stogy likes this.
  10. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 4,006

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    That's a great story on reality and a very cool Hotrod...thanks for sharing that @J.Ukrop
     
  11. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 159

    bschwoeble
    Member

    Remembered seeing that car at Indy. I was always impressed with the no nonsense, clean construction of that coupe.
     
  12. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,380

    catdad49
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Wow, wouldn't that be Fun to recreate! Great body style, throw ' em a curve with a Big six and kick some butt. Quain (SEGA) has a class for cars like this and there are some built or being built to run this season. So, now you have No excuse. Keep diggin', Joey. Thanks,Carp.
     
  13. wuga
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
    Posts: 207

    wuga
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    We just reconstructed a 32 Bantam altered that I first built in the mid 60s. The car runs a 261 inline 6 with a McGurk roller cam, Fenton headers and a triple Offy intake. We are experimenting with different carb set ups like 97s, Carters and Rochesters. We are also in the midst of doing a new head which we hope will flow better. Still looking for a set of Barker high ratio rockers. If accepted, we will be at Byron in July.

    Warren
     
  14. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,380

    catdad49
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Wuga, That sounds interesting, could you post some pics? Thanks
     
  15. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 844

    J.Ukrop
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    Thanks guys. Also, here's a color photo of it that I shamelessly ripped off eBay. Too bad the auction ended a long time ago, or else I would have bought it for sure! Note the super cool tow rig. Screen shot 2018-01-11 at 8.43.57 PM.png
     
  16. Never2low
    Joined: Jan 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,005

    Never2low
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I wonder if that's the one my dad has told me about.
    My dad raced all around Michigan, down to Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, and even over into Ontario, in the early 60's.
    He's referred to an early coupe, with a straight six, running G/gas, that sounded like someone shook up a jar full of pissed off bumble bee's!
     
  17. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 9,917

    gnichols
    Member
    from Tampa, FL

    300racr and Countn'Carbs like this.
  18. Parker Bohn (The Grandfather of bowler Parker Bohn the third) was a hardcore six follower as well
    302 GMC bored out to 323 cubic inches with a Wayne head. Won races well into the 60's
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    300racr and flux capacitor like this.
  19. wuga
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
    Posts: 207

    wuga
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    DSC04427.JPG

    I think this is posted elsewhere here but always worth a second look.
    By the way, does anybody have a Wayne 12 port hidden in their basement that they would like to get rid of?

    Warren
     
    300racr and scrubby2009 like this.
  20. Ebbspeed
    Joined: May 7, 2007
    Posts: 50

    Ebbspeed
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    View attachment 3774315
     
  21. Ebbspeed
    Joined: May 7, 2007
    Posts: 50

    Ebbspeed
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Here is a picture of the engine bay on my '50 Bob mentioned. I don't have any pics of the one on the engine stand. It is built the same, pistons, cam, balanced, single 4bbl, fenton headers. It will be installed in a '51 Belair. Thanks for the shout out Bob. DSCN1033.JPG
     
  22. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 579

    The Shift Wizard
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    There's something about long hoods and short cabs that just sets right with me.
     
  23. Have a friend that lives in Washington with a 32' Chevy coupe all steel. has a built 250, dual 4V's on it. Car runs mid 13's and street legal.
     
  24. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 633

    Mitchell Rish
    Member
    from Houston MS

    Built this in 1999 to prove to a lot of people it could. Won bowling hotrod reunion in 05 and did a runner up in 06. All built in-house. Car and engine. Enjoy.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 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.