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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by goldenidolcustoms, Sep 1, 2023.
show me cadillac powered coupes back in the day
That's easy, only this isn't "way back" in the day, my favorite either way.
Jim Busbys' fiver.
Times change, everywhere but on the HAMB. My first car was a '30 A Deluxe Coupe and my dream engine was a 390" Cad; way out of my price range back when. The coupe has been gone forever, but now have a trailerload of Cad OHV8 core engines no one wants anymore. Go figure.
How about a vintage cadillac powered track roadtser?
My roadster will be cadillac powered one day.
How about a Cadillac powered roadster? Back in the day.
It was one of the hot rod terms that I was exceedingly happy and proud to learn early on. Right up there with "split wishbones". I just thought it was so cool. A secret word that only the club members know. Nomenclature from a dark and mysterious past.
Jack Willams' 49 ford with a Cad v-12
My Model A coupe will be Cad powered.
Just recently scored some Offy valve covers, 145t flywheel, Ford trans adapter, and Mallory mag-spark distributor and Stude rockers for it...
Projects - 29 Coupe, The Wolf Special | The H.A.M.B. (jalopyjournal.com)
Going in this.
Not Cad powered yet, but gonna be.
Here is a few...
I don't have a picture of it that I can easily find but the late Ohio George Montgomery had a Caddy in his 33 Willys coupe.
@1934coupe This one Pat?
This coupe will have this 331 but not until it is chopped, etc. first. It will look like it was built “back in the day” if that counts.
Cadillac Powered 40 Ford Sedan Delivery...(1957)...
Yes Joe Thanks. I once owned the steel front fenders from that car. George was a class act.
Here is a Caddy thread that may help.
an old photograph of my brother Walt's '34 5 window which, the next day, would have a '331 Cadillac engine installed.
The Cad powered Dragster was Fred Stoke from San Rafael Cal. Later ran nor cal strips with blown Small block chevy Stoke and Azevedo.
the OP said show me Caddy powered coupes back in the day.... Not back in the day, but here is mine
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@Moriarity I really love your 40 and I don't think I can stop until I have one. I pledge to put an Olds in it so that I'm not a complete copycat
Also... not a coupe and not in the old days; but here's mine.
When we started going to Lion’s Dragstrip, there were plenty of competition drag race cars in the pits. We were there with my brother’s 58 Impala to race in the competitive A/Stock class. So, we shared the pits with other competitors. That was a plus for us.
One of the most unusual race cars was this chopped, shortened Bantam coupe. It was all frame/Cad motor and wheels. There was a full roll cage inside of the cab, but it was a tight squeeze. It was owned by Eldon Dye and driven exclusively by Don Hampton.
Eldon Dye/Don Hampton Cad powered Competition Coupe
It was always a hard driving, fast race car with Don Hampton at the wheel. But it was most unusual as it was mentioned (@296ardun ) that the Bantam Body was a pickup cab made into a coupe. It was a great looking car and it was fast. Check out the great lead resulting from a fast reaction time…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjvcGuigaFM Cad Powered Coupe Vs Cagle FED
Don Hampton driving the Bantam, getting the jump on Gary Cagle/Herbert Cams record setting, FED at Lions.
Don Hampton, a Westcoast innovator in drag racing from the early days at So Cal dragstrips. We just happen to be at Lions, Riverside and Bakersfield during the same time period as his string of race cars and races. It was one of our favorite race cars. He was pretty versatile driving FEDs and Comp Coupes against all racers.
The Miss Fire front mount GMC supercharger FED was outstanding in build quality. Over the years, they went up against many different racecars.
1959 Lions pit staging road
It seemed like every time we were at the So Cal drags, (racing the 58 Impala, or later, our 671/SBC 40 Willys coupe,) the Kenny Lindley, "Miss Fire" FED or the Eldon Dye Comp Coupe was there with Don Hampton doing the amazing tuning/driving.
Driving the Eldon Dye Comp Coupe VS the top record holder, Chet Herbert Special FED.
“During the 1950’s, Hampton gained recognition as not only a driver, in Kenny Lindley’s beautiful “Miss Fire” dragster, which he drove at the ’59 NHRA Nationals in Detroit, but also as a mechanical engineer, manufacturing blowers “Hampton Blowers” in 1957. Partnering with Eldon Dye and Kenny Lindley, throughout the 50’s brought Hampton opportunities to drive award winning vehicles, as well as be on the front lines of mechanical innovation for the early years of drag racing.”
My Fordillac with 400" bored and stroked Caddy.
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