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Hot Rods First time out in 61 years...survivor NHRA dragster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by unclescooby, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Thanks for sharing and thank you for plans to restore it.
     
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  2. The37Kid
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    Congratulations! Sounds like the perfect match, car and caretaker. Look forward to more photos and updates. Bob
     
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  3. Good for you! That thing is sweet.
     
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  4. unclescooby
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    IMG_9216.JPG IMG_9218.JPG
    Well, we found the “some kind of engine failure” last night. :).
    Fortunately I have a spare.


    Wanted! Olds 394 Hurst motor mount and dual point distributor
     
  5. bowie
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    What a great score! Your plan for it sounds perfect! Looking forward to seeing her cleaned up. Shame about the’34 not living on in its original form, but I guess ; not everyone shares the same vision.
     
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  6. Beyond cool! What a score!
     
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  7. Please keep us posted. I really like your plans for it.
     
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  8. Stock Racer
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    I'd keep that. Pressure wash it and set it on a cradle just because
     
  9. Ebbsspeed
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    Nothing cooler than an old digger! I like your plans for it.

    If you need another spare I have a complete disassembled stock bore 394 that I'll probably never use. I'll have to put it in the classifieds one of these days

    Is there just one wheel missing from the trailer, or two?

    Digger.jpg
     
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  10. I found Hilborn Certificate of Authenticity. Injector serial # 531 1959 Olds. 394 bored to 420 . Fuel gas , nozzles 7A , bypass spring 016 , press. 28 , flow .565 , jet 180 . Pump pressure 100 @ 3000 , pump serial # 1-4136 , metering valve # 54 ,ram tubes F144C-6 , idle flow 035 @ 500 rpm . Sold to Imanuel Zilli , Doylestown ,Pa. Date Sept. 05 1967
     
  11. nochop
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    DD832F29-6893-417F-B749-AC1D07F5AF93.jpeg My dad early 60 late 50’s
     
  12. Bandit Billy
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    ^^^Human wheelie bars? :cool:
    This is a cool thread! Congrats on the find.
     
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  13. unclescooby
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    I actually was thinking the same thing


    Wanted! Olds 394 Hurst motor mount and dual point distributor
     
  14. unclescooby
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    Thanks! This is not the original trailer. It was just one we used to drag it out of the barn.


    Wanted! Olds 394 Hurst motor mount and dual point distributor
     
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  15. woodyTom
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    NICE!!!--we are ready for a match race if you get in back on the track--
     
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  16. Wrench97
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    That must have been a squirrels nest mice don't eat pistons................................. o_O
     
  17. Very cool find. Glad you are preserving it!
     
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  18. 296ardun
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    Nobles Car Club? Iowa? Also ran a Crosley-bodied altered? Very cool dragster.
     
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  19. nochop
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    Yup B319B69C-23C5-4007-A2C3-34B5672A4D3C.jpeg
    My apologies to the OP, my intent was to share a fuel injected Olds of the same vintage, not hijack your thread
     
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  20. rd martin
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    very kool nothing like a barn find dragster!
     
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  21. unclescooby
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    You can ALWAYS hijack my threads with cool stuff like that! :)



    Wanted! Olds 394 Hurst motor mount and dual point distributor
     
  22. AHotRod
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    Oh how cool brother, ..... Please show and tell me about the red "Altered"? Coupe.... love-love-love
     
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  23. Dave Downs
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    WOW!!!
    I know him, (Zilli) haven’t seen him in 5-6 years, was an Oldsmobile nut.
     
  24. Bearing Burner
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    I,ve got a 120"wb K88 with a 296"flathead. Anglia Front wheels with Ford trans and narrowed Ford rear end.Haven't run it since the late '60s
     
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  25. chevy57dude
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    So utterly cool that it fell in your hands. I want to see the ''cleaned up'' pic!
     
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  26. Dick Stevens
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    Pictures????
     
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  27. gsjohnny
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    yeah...where are the pictures??? there some of us who don't have much shelf life left. pictures are necessity. :D
     
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  28. RidgeRunner
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  29. Johnny99
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    Nice! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  30. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Uncle,
    That is awesome. I love old front engine cars and have had a few over the years and story’s like this where it shows there are more out there are the best. Following along.

    Cliff Ramsdell
     

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