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Motion Pictures Climbing Hills

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,653

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. That sound will be rumbling in my head all day... Thanks.
  3. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,285


  4. garth slater
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 242

    garth slater
    from Melbourne

    wow that video is awesome!!!!!
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  5. Gotta love hill climbs! & that flatty sounds awesome.
  6. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,139

    from Nebraska

    Awesome -- now I need to run home and listen to it on good speakers! :)

    6 grand out of a flathead?? Impressive!

  7. Me too with my big shop fan blowing wind in my face...very cool
  8. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 452


    I also watched the video on their website, WOW. A 12 foot wide road average speeds of 90 mph, pretty damn cool!
  9. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,281

    from Kentucky

    STUFF LIKE THIS is why I'm building the Roofus Special. Thanks for posting the video.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2009
  10. the course record is sunat like 26 or 27 seconds with the car hitting 150mph at some points....the last time I was there I was talking to an old boy with a single seater, Vtwin Jap engined morgan from the early 20's, no shox, no front brakes, chain drive...and it sounded like thunder, he ran sub 40 seconds up the hill most of the way on opposite lock. If you come to the UK try to tie it in with a meet at Shelsey Walsh, the level of machinery you will see is diverse to say the the meeting I was at it went from an F1 car from the previous seasons Formular 1 to a 1913 single seater racer with a home made 4 litre Vtwin with chain drive..and that was driven to the meeting!
  11. oh, that was fun!
  12. you guys should get ahold of nonitrohammond on here he has a hill climer on the wall of his office that he built years ago
  13. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,285


    Hill record is .......22.58 seconds

    here's a shot of the finish 'straight'

  14. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913


    I love Hill climb, a very gentlemanly sport if you ask me!Been to Loton park a few times as its' my local hill, but need to get to see some more hills!

  15. Wow! That's the most incredible sounding flathead, made my day.:D
  16. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,456


    anyone have specs on that like to see more...
  17. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,076


    I'd like to hear more.Geez,that was sweet.
  18. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,084


    Outstanding! Fantastic car, awesome "note".
  19. citcapp
    Joined: Oct 18, 2008
    Posts: 172

    from Bothell WA

    That is one cool video. Just listen to that old flat head wind up

  20. GaryC.
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,482



    You need to start a traditional sports car journal.
    I would be all over it like white on a N.A.R.T. Ferrari.

  21. joebuick
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 584



    you need to have a hamb hill climb
  22. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,412

    from central NY

    any one done the Newport hill climb in Indiana in the fall??? Just a straight climb but it attracts some interesting iron.
  23. Wow, scared me on that wet track just watching it.......the I saw the chassis!!
    Balls to the wall, I love it. If it don't scare you, you ain't going fast enough!
  24. i second that comment!
  25. jackson2008
    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
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  26. biggles
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 73

    from England

    Yes, that's the car - at Prescott hillclimb in 2007 when second gear disintegrated for the third time in my 30 years ownership of the Batten Special. You'ld think old Henry would've made them stronger!! (joke).
    Now, it has a Cad LaSalle gearbox and a rebuilt 59A.
    I'll post details later if anyone's interested?
    Onwards and upwards,
  27. biggles
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 73

    from England

    Hello, chaps,
    Some folks are interested in the motive power in the racing Batten Special which was built in 1935, so here goes:
    The basic engine was prepared for me by Mike Herman of H&H Flatheads in La Crescenta, Ca. It's a 59A block bored to 3.5/16ths, ported, but not relieved to keep the compression up at 9:1, with a SCAT crank, H-beam rods, Ross hi-dome pistons with moly rings, 1.5" exhaust valves, 1.75" inlets, and a long duration high lift camshaft. Navarro hi-dome heads were re-worked to suit the large high lift valves and the whole rotating assembly was finely balanced to 0.5 gram-inch. Offy double valve springs allow it to rev to 6, and a Harman & Collins dual coil distributor copes with the sparks at those revs. Two Stromberg 48s on a Hexagon Tools manifold weren't breathing sufficiently, so we went with three 48s on an Offy manifold, re-worked to match the large inlet ports. The next stage in the development of this historic car is to fit eight Amal carbs as Jim Batten did in 1938. Then a blower appeals! (Hello, Joe Abbin.)
    This historic car, in its standard form, is accepted by the Vintage SportsCar Club and competes regularly in their hillclimb events. Circuit racing is on the calendar for 2010.
    I've been working on this machine for 35 years - part of my life, and I love it.
    Onwards and upwards, Neil.
  28. Cheers Neil - truly inspirational stuff. You at Prescott next week?
  29. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    I'll add this to the sounds thread I started. Love the sound of that!

    edit: Holy crap! I just watched that again in full screen mode on my 24" Imac and damn near felt like I was riding along with him. Awesome!

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