The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hoffbug, Jul 22, 2012.
Can anyone identify What manufacturer and model this is.
IDK but really cool
Is it a factory production car? Twin radiator hoses would indicate it's got a flattie in the engine bay, maaybe it's one of those 'DIY' cars from the 50's motor magazines or an attempt at a custom car by someone. Looks like lots of 'factory' bits on the body, but none of them go together if you know what I mean... It's pretty cool though!
Good luck, Glen.
Looks like it has a flathead in it. Two upper radiator hoses.
That is a rare post-war O.P.T. I think there were less than a dozen built all over the country. I recall a song about em I think...
oh you got to remember the name of that song! I want to hear it.
I think I nailed it down.. Its a "Phillips automatic starting gate" developed to pace and start (horse) Harness racing..
47-48 Nash center grille piece. If you haven't read the HEMMINGS entry (as posted above), quit guessing at what it might be. It's a custom-built and the Hemmings article is pretty specific about what parts are used, including the V-12 flattie.
its freaking UGLY
Uh Yeah.. It says.. "The motor is a 1948 Mercury flathead, and this was determined by serial #s. "
Either way the thing is an oddball for sure.. The Hemmings article was from 2007.. Maybe someone figured it out since then..
Aaaaaaaaaaa........mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........AAAAAAAaa........i dont know what it is,but its something...
Well, you asked...
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