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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Jun 3, 2014.
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met speedy bill , what a sharp dressed man. supporting the crew that took an old beater stude to 200mph. doing what he did made the gearhead world a better place.
Bill will be missed that's for sure. He definitely made an impact the hot rod industry. Few people can say they achieved the success he did in all of the different endeavors he had. I'm lucky to have met him, he made a major impact on me.
Ill kick it off ….. Rest In Peace Bill I hope what you built never changes and gets taken over by a huge corporation… You were a huge resource for so many . Thank you
He made the world of speed a better place.
The hobby would not be all that it is today without his influence.
The rarest of the rare and the hottest of the hot in flat ford power!
He also had a huge effect on Sprint car racing.
years ago I was at Beechcraft in Whichita Kansas. We had bought a new King Air 350 and I was learning all about it.I had a weekend off so got up early and drove to Lincoln. It was a slow day and was the only person there. Mrs Smith came out and showed me around,She had a great pedal car collection and was talking about it. I was so impressed here was this lovely lady her arm in a sling from a fall and she spent time with me in a museum she has probably seen 1000 times.A call came in for her so she said "Take your time I will be right back" So I wonder around and meet another fellow . While he is one of the shop restorers! gives me a short tour of the back rooms! Mrs Smith returns and we all say goodbye and I take the long drive back. WOW what a couple. great memories for me! I was given a catalog and never bought anything. Kind of felt like a bum.
In 93 or 4...we did an Americruise to Lincoln...Highlight of the whole trip was meet ing Bill and seeing that awesome collection of speed history...Nice guy!
Very nice collection.
I found a neat old set of aluminum aftermarket flathead heads the other day...
Saw these recently...Cast steel. Heavy.
Just got our pair of Kogel "Racer Rocket" heads back from the machine shop and can't wait to run them eventually! (pic taken before machining)
A pair of Dual coils I bought for cheap from a guy who had stuff for sale on craigslist. I now only have one.
When they are gone it is nice to have known them, enjoy these guys now while we can !
Thanks for the information Jay
I still have the Kogel Heads that were my Dads from the 50s and using them on his engine being rebuilt by Bob Baxter right now.
I had the pleasure of meeting Bill back in the 80s,I bought a Mustang Fastback 289 Hi Po from one of his employees.It ranks up there with meeting Richard Cabela,another Nebraska luminary.RIP,sir.
Dang, didn't realize he died...bummer to hear..
My favorite flatty heads are Cyclone.
I have a set and they have some small cracks? Was this a problem with them or is it just mine?
How do you pressure test something like this?
Yeah, me too. If I have time, I'll dig out my set of Cyclones out and snap a picture. They are neat looking for sure.
Other goodies in the stash:
Nothing near crazy, but I'm proud to own:
Hexagon Tool 2X2 intake with matching air cleaner
Thickstun PM-7 with head covers and air cleaner
Wieand 4X2 intake
A bunch of NOS hi-po cams
Kogels had problems with cracks. I guess they can be repaired, but this is why there aren't many around.
We're on our second page here and only four people have posted pictures... C'mon guys, this is downright embarrassing! Let's see some cool flathead junk!
A SCOT and an Italameccanica
A Weiand and a NOS Cyclone
A few intakes
Andy you have a nose for finding cool stuff
Does banger stuff count? Here's my yellow head, B distributor (with Wells Ignition hi-speed cap), and Winfield SR-B mocked up;
A McCulloch on a 21 stud
A friend's Riley 4-Port
Supposedly the kogels were common to cracking. I magnafluxed mine to check for cracks at school.
Here are a few things in my stash...
Evans 4 X 2 intake, Segal fuel block and Weiand Gen bracket...all soon to hit the classifieds.
I've never seen another, so, I'm thinking it's fairly unobtainable.
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