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Hot Rods "Forgatti" in this month's Hot Rod!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brett4christ, May 11, 2012.

  1. Yes, I said Hot Rod! A gearhead in Sweden took an old Bugatti body and inserted a built Ardun-headed Model B banger to create a really cool period hot rod! I'll try to scan a pic this evening, but if you can't wait, hit your local news stand!

    You'll be glad you did!
     
  2. Jalopy Joker
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    July, 2012 issue - page 36
     
  3. Ole_Red
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    from 206, WA

    Pretty cool car in my opinion! Anyone got video of it running?
     
  4. captainjunk#2
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    sounds pretty cool might have to buy a copy and read the article
     

  5. TexasSpeed
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    I really dig it! I was wondering whether he was a HAMBer or a FordBarn member because that car is awesome.
     
  6. gnichols
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    I was just going to post something on it. It SURE is cool. Basically a T with a handsome speedster body. Can I get mine in white with 2 dark blue stripes? Gary

    PS this is the second Norweigan guy we've heard of this month who's cloned a Bugatti.
     
  7. The37Kid
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    Ford 4Bangers in Bugatti chassis aren't new, they made this swap in the 1930's, there is one running in VSCCA events. Bob
     
  8. aircap
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    I think it's bitchin.
     
  9. Jalopy Banger
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    Please, any pictures for us with long distance to the news stand?
     
  10. Mr48chev
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    It has a Model A chassis and a hand made (in England) aluminum body.

    Here is a photo I nabbed off a site when I was hunting Boat tail roadster photos for inspiration. I think it got used on that article.

    Note the finned Buick drums on the front among other little details.
     

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  11. manyolcars
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    So its a rebodied Model A? Where does the word 'bugatti' enter the picture?
     
  12. Weasel
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    I'd be more excited if it were a Bugatti engine in an original Ford. So someone has had a Bugatti style body replicated on a Ford chassis and stuck and Ardun in it? Are the heads original or "Double Don's" - Orosco and Ferguson? Yes it is cool but not super cool as in done back in the day cool. Maybe I should post photos of the Duesenberg J powered Pierce Arrow chassis, Dodge roadster bodied build....
     
  13. stuart in mn
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    The body is a reproduction of a Type 35 Bugatti body he got from a Bugatti restorer, plus they apparently used some genuine Bugatti bits and pieces.

    edit: It's also a four banger engine with a single Ardun head.

    It's a neat little car, I don't understand the point of cutting the builder down.
     
  14. falcongeorge
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    I dont see ANY derogatory comments towards the builder here. Have I missed something?
     
  15. falcongeorge
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    MY GAWD Is that EVER bitchen! Just imagine a slightly longer nose, Brooklands screens, a Buick straight 8 with 4 SU's with velocity stacks protruding though the hood sides, external exhaust running down the outside of the car, and Rudge Whitworth wheels...

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. jefscoupe
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    Someone wanted a straight 8. Here ya go.
    Here's a video I took at the Packard Museum in Dayton OH in 2010 of Jesse Vincent's 1928 Model 628 speedster.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7aFMB70AE0

    And here I am taking it for a hot lap around the block.
    [​IMG]
    :D
     
  17. falcongeorge
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    Good to see that you were appropriately attired. Judging by the background, it looks like you were REALLY hauling ass in that bad boy...:D
     
  18. jefscoupe
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    I was messing with camera shots of me "posing" beside the car and my wife on the other side to get a faux shot of me "in" the car.
    Then one of the workers asked me if I wanted to actually sit in it!
    "REALLY???? SURE!"
    I then, sort of off-handedly said: "Now I just need the snoopy hat and goggles."
    And the guy brought them out.
    As you can tell, the helmet didn't fit me too well...
    But I felt like a kid in a toy store with no one else there.:D
    Anyone visiting the Dayton area, the Packard Museum is a must see.
     
  19. Kume
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    reminds me of this one in my all time favorites file
     

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  20. I love it - can't wait to read about it
     
  21. klazurfer
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    " July, 2012 issue - page 36 " .. man,...over here it's May ..
    Btw :Cool car !

    Klaz :)
     
  22. Mathis25
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    Then my new car might suits your criteria better:) V12 Aero engine with 27liters and 750 hp 1.900Nm in torque and 6,5 foot long hood

    Regards, Glenn Billqvist "Forgatti"

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  23. metalshapes
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    Nice...:)

    Tell us more.
     
  24. Mathis25
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    OK! Here is some more facts about the Roaring Dragon (Name of the car).

    The chassi is a French Delage D8 1930 and the length of the car is 16.5 foot (5meter), Front axle and transmission is from Ford Truck from early 40´s. Rear axle is a Quickchange to get some top speed due to max 2500 rpm. Wheels are Ford 21"/7".

    The body is in Aluminum (own creation). The paint is matt black celloulosa. The jam packed dashboard contains a number of instruments from aviation and prewar cars from 30´s to 40´s. Belive it or not, but all are needed to monitor and run the engine. The engine starts with help of air pressure and that is a challenge of its own.

    Here is a funny youtube clip of the second start of the engine and I guess the roaring Dragon is appropriate name for the car.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STmk8bdkHDk

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  25. falcongeorge
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  26. falcongeorge
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    That video makes me giggle like a school girl. Love the guy in the red sweater hustling to get the hell outta the way. Truly awe inspiring levels of lunacy. I really need something like this. Not sure what for, mind you...
     
  27. Mathis25
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    The guy in the red sweather is my father and he will not admit he was terrified. He was just going to see what happen with the supercharger he said:). I agree is a good portion of laugh.
     
  28. Welcome to the HAMB. How about an intro? Quite an impressive collection in your profile!
    Chuck
     
  29. TBone69
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    My 9 Yr old son loves the Forgatti! He says "Dad thats what we shoudl do with ours Model A
     
  30. dad-bud
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    Mathis25 - apart from not introducing yourself, many thanks for the posts.
    Your 'forgatti' is amazingly beautiful and looks like a many-million dollar jewel that should be at Pebble Beach.
    I'm really glad its got so much hot rod in its DNA.
    Please post some more pics - even start a thread for each car with lots of photos, but introduce yourself first.
    Cheers.
     

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