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Don't know that anybody cares but I got a new car today.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hamtown Al, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
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    Wow, nice score on a very cool survivor, another 5 star:)
     
  2. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
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    from Central Ca

    Very Cool! With a history to boot...Priceless! You will have to keep some sliced limes in the cockpit when you drive it to get the grin off your face. :D:D:D
     
  3. no55mad
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
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    from nipomo, ca

    Great score. Saw it run at Eagle Field this year.
     

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  4. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    from Tracy, CA

    If the back of the diff says "EAT ME" I have pictures of it on the trailer at the Turlock Swap meet...
     
  5. So-Cal Speed Sacramento
    Joined: Sep 6, 2008
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    from Sacramento

    that coupe is awesome!!! not that you care that i care ...
     
  6. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    I don't really know if I care, as such, but I do like the coupe.
    Noice piece of history you have there.
    Congrats.
     
  7. Man, that car has been all over the country. I hope it finally has a permanent home. It conjures up a lot of memories for people that see it. I saw it in Knoxville and drooled all over it.
     
  8. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
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    Hamtown Al
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    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    First trip out of the garage this morning. First to arrive for breakfast. First to still be tickled as all get out to own it!

    Gonna run steel wheels with Moons with new tires on the street and keep the magnesium wheels with M&H tires for show.

    Damn thing scats!! Right down Main St!!

    I saw the cop about the time I hit second! I immediately backed her down and idled by the nice police officer and nodded to him and smiled. He smiled back!

    Having fun,

    Hamtown Al
     

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  10. ClearSpot
    Joined: Aug 20, 2009
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    from Michigan

    That is sweet!
    Enjoy that machine!!!
    Myron_
     
  11. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
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    That is one Sweet ride.
     
  12. Over 2 pages of replies and nobody has asked what it runs for a drivetrain? What makes this little coupe so fast? Engine/tranny/rearend?
    Oh, and I've very happy for you...I care.
     
  13. subneil56
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
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    from bristol vt

    that just screams old scool
     
  14. You saved me some typin!
     
  15. The car runs a 1962 Buick 401 with a large cam shaft, 1966 Chevelle 4 speed, and a 1957 Olds rear end. HRP
     
  16. 70kid
    Joined: Oct 3, 2011
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    from Denver

    Glad to see a hamber got ahold of this survivor and to hear that
    you have intentions of keeping it as is and driving it!
    Any plans to make it to any shows/races out West next year?
     
  17. Nice car, nice drive train too !
     
  18. tedster
    Joined: Mar 20, 2005
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    Sweet. I like it a lot. Nice combo.
     
  19. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,591

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    from SUGAR CITY

    So happy to have the car back on this side of the country. One of my favorite 3w's ever.
     
  20. Killer car! Enjoy the hell out of it!
     
  21. Jeff Norwell
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  22. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
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    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    I working on coming up with a tow bar that I can use to flat tow the car behind this pickup.
    Before anyone asks, it is running a built 53 Merc flathead w/Offy heads, manifold w/4bbl carb, open drive 40 floor shift 3 spd, 67 Mustang rear on CE spring kit. It is sweet, too, to me.
    The two together, to me, are a nearly perfect pair!
    Happy Hamtown
     

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  23. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
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    Zep, that's a Lincoln Zepher steering wheel... they come on 40 pkps w/ Merc engines; don't they?
     
  24. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
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    Something like that, we care man. Nice car. Now if it was 1976 4 door ltd, we don't care!
     
  25. WOODEYE
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    Wow! Who wouldn't care about rides like you have ? Very COOL. Thank you for sharing.
     
  26. Thompson Speed Shop
    Joined: Jul 3, 2009
    Posts: 203

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    Hey Al. I am so glad that you are happy with the car, and I know you will be a great caretaker for her. It was a real pleasure to meet you and nice to know there is somebody out there who is as sick as I am for this old iron. I had a great time putting the car back on the strip and giving her hell. I believe that we are all just caretakers of this old stuff and it is important to give somebody else the chance to do the same; It will out live all of us!

    Yes, we hit the Turlock swap on the way back from Eaglefield in Oct. Yes, I had written "eat Me" on the rear diff! I always wanted to put that on a car which for those that remember Animal House and their float/cake that said Eat Me; Loved that.

    oh, I guess I need to change my avitar. Mike
     

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  27. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
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    from shelton ct

    i gotta say, they don't get much more cooler than that, that's for sure.
     
  28. nickk
    Joined: Feb 2, 2011
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    this car is perfect!
     
  29. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
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    Oh my, that's bad.
     
  30. Malpass
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
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    Malpass
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    Jeez Al, you always score the coolest survivors!


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