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History Cool old round track beater. 34 Chevy. GMC powered?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by anthony myrick, Jan 20, 2023.

  1. Pooped up on FB.
    Cool coupe
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  2. Has some gmc speed parts according to the post
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  3. Would somebody, I say would somebody please rescue that vehicle and put it back on the track. Please.
  4. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 8,838

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    That is pretty cool! :cool:
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    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 8,378

    from SIDNEY, NY

    Definitely a GMC engine with high compression pistons for use with a 302 head, but both intake manifolds are Chevy. Interesting.
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  6. I was confused with the intakes.
    I was also under the impression those parts wouldn’t be on a round track ride.
    But I’m no expert on rules of the time

    looks like a magneto.
    Would that had been allowed as well?
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    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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    from SIDNEY, NY

    In the higher classes, yes.
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  8. That’s cool.
    Didn’t know that
  9. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 8,263

    Marty Strode

    Those early Chevy coupes made good Hardtop racers, with 4 springs, they were stable in the turns. Shot from our local Fairground track, (5/8 mile dirt) around 1958. Hillsboro Fairgrounds.jpg
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2023
  10. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,958

    from Kansas

    Where's it located?
  11. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 8,263

    Marty Strode

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  12. Here is the add
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  13. Just noticed the Ford front axle set up.
    Aluminum drums?
  14. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
    Posts: 859


    What’s the doohickey that looks like a turbocharger?


  15. Don’t know.
    Looks like this cars owner bought an old car with a bunch of random parts.
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  16. Centered steering/offset modification?
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 8,378

    from SIDNEY, NY

    I was trying to figure that one out myself.
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  18. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,378


    OMG, that is awesome! Looks like my fab work inside!
  19. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 6,676


    That's a magneto on the engine. From my experience, that makes this a high end car. I would bet that enough research would bring up some interesting history.

    And yes, those are Buick aluminum drums. I notice that there is what looks to be a 3/4 ton full-floating Ford truck drum on the right front (there is a car setup on the left front). That's also serious stuff. I have the same thing on my dirt modified which was Minnesota State Stock Car Champion in 1966 (with a magneto). As said above : "Someone buy this car!". Racecar 002.jpg
  20. The add had this right up
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  21. Couple more parts pics
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  22. 1952henry
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,212


    Gotta.ask, drive it, Anthony?
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  23. Yep.
    Make it go and stop.
    Find some numbers and tag it.
    I’d drive it to work
    Then to the track for some hot laps
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  24. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 7,276


    It`s a shame the stuff has been sitting so long. But at least it`s all together. Should all stay together too. But someone will split it all up to get the most return for his buck.
  25. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 3,657


    The thing on the firewall is to offset the steering. The original steering shaft is on the left side of the attachment and the end is supported by a bearing. It probably has a roller chain connecting the original shaft to the relocated shaft attached to the steering wheel.
    I wonder if the thing that looks like a turbocharger might be an oil pump, or a water pump. It has a belt pulley on one end, and the motor has two lines plumbed into the engine block.

    From the pictures, the front of the car looks pretty short to have an inline 6 unless the motor is set back pretty far, or the front axle has moved forward enough to make the front look short. Had to have the Ford front axle setup, there isn't enough room in front of the axle for the GM leaf springs.

    That body is pretty straight, makes a guy wonder how much real track time its seen. Maybe they couldn't get everything to work well enough to be competitive, or maybe it got caught between the rule changes changes, or maybe it didn't get done (or redone) and never saw track time.
  26. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 3,980


    I ran a very similar setup on my Fords but the sprocket on the steering wheel side was larger than the one on the steering shaft. I can't remember the number of teeth on each sprocket but it quickened the steering to the point that I barely moved my hands going through the turns.
  27. Go right ahead. Permission granted.


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