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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
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  2. Joe King
    Joined: Oct 8, 2004
    Posts: 992

    Joe King

    Rose lives not very far from me.
  3. badass!! were do you find this stuff?
  4. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    No kiddin? I wonder if we could find out what happened to that little car?
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  5. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,882


    No shit That probably was the talk of the town when he pulled in ! Awsome is all I can say ..............Oh yeah were do you come up with all of this stuff?
  6. Joe King
    Joined: Oct 8, 2004
    Posts: 992

    Joe King

    I don't know him but I know an old guy that does, I've been meaning to get an introduction.
  7. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    I knew I have been holding on to that Early 30's Chevy frame for a reason! What were the original cars that the Cord engine came from? Any pics of them?
  8. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  9. i was gonna ask if any knew what happend to it! that is a bad ass little roadster
  10. Theo Douglas
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 804

    Theo Douglas

    I think if anyone wants to know what happened to that car, we'd better ask him quick. 1948 was 60 years ago. I'm just saying.
  11. Rex Schimmer
    Joined: Nov 17, 2006
    Posts: 747

    Rex Schimmer
    from Fulton, CA

    Jeffrey James,
    If you are really serious about a Cord engine, I have a good friend, Gail Shaw, that has made a very good living just working on Cords. (Which is pretty impressive considering that there were less than 4000 ever made!) He has a couple of engines in his shop and may be interested in selling. Check your bank account balance before you get ready to buy, they are rare so they are expensive!

  12. I have a new favorite hot rod of all time........
  13. retro54
    Joined: Apr 1, 2004
    Posts: 736

    from PA

    the one picture just teases me... any chance there are any more photos out there?

    cool car... real cool... are those heads chromed? or just polished up?
    Joined: Apr 2, 2008
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    from SOCAL

    Rare, Indeed! I wonder if you could get some good pictures of these cord engines your buddy has? It's always nice to day dream:rolleyes:. I love the look of that roadster.
  15. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 3,218

    R Pope

    Cords were some of the most beautiful cars ever made, too bad the transmissions wouldn't get them out of sight! The Graham Hollywood used the same body with a shorter front end, rear wheel drive. I knew a guy had one with a Y-block Ford engine in 1960.
    If memory serves, the Cord V8 was built by Lycoming.
  16. 31whitey
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,214



    probably a really fast, good handling, little roadster.
  17. Dirty Dug
    Joined: Jan 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,385

    Dirty Dug

    I have a picture of the Roadrunners and their cars hanging above my computer signed by Walt. He was member #11, a very unusual car. They had a great bunch of roadsters....
  18. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Cool car, excellent enginuity!
    I always wondered though, when modifying an engine like he did, how in the heck do you get a camshaft made? Same as those flatheads with the exhaust/intake reversed. Thats the one question I haven't figured out yet.........
  19. fiat128
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,429

    from El Paso TX

    That's a really cool car. The engine is a Lycoming V8, I wonder if there is a truck out there with the same engine you could pick up cheap.
  20. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,484


    That's correct. Manufactured by Textron-Lycoming right in my hometown of Williamsport, PA. Somewhere I have a picture of a parade of new Cords, Auburns, and Duesenbergs (also fitted with lycoming engines) driving down 4th Street, better known as Millionare's row. I'll see if I can dig it up.
  21. Bullington
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 289

    1. Northwest HAMBers

    NICE!! That is one of my top 3 all time roadsters. Great design..great engine!
  22. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,191


    Wow, that thing is bitchin!
  23. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,766


    I talked to a Cord owner and a car collector about the Cord transmission. They both said it's usually the electric controls that require attention to make the Cord shift properly. If the electrics are kept in condition and adjustment the transmission apparently works quite well.
  24. Billybobdad
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 852


    I think he had the engine turned front to back around not reverse rotation
  25. I've been sitting here wondering the same thing...BUT even if the rotation was wrong, I'll be Lycoming built the same V-8 for some rear wheel drive application, meaning a cam and distributor drive may have been easy to get off the shelf.
  26. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    That is a cool car. Would be nice to see some better pictures of that motor. I'm not sure about the wind screen yet though. Might need to digest that part a bit more.
  27. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,518



    having grown up in the wiliamsport area i know i have seen that photo too. I think its in a book about lyco co history.. my pal , Buzz, from salladasburg, worked at textron/lyco
  28. boldventure
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  29. Kilroy
    Joined: Aug 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,193

    from Austin, TX

    I love that song!

    "I got a Hot Rod Cord and a $3 bill..."

    I've always dug that car a lot.
  30. Good looking car ,they had the coffin shaped hoods that made them famous.
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