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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by cactus1, Jun 7, 2017.
Just when I didn't think the story could get any better, it does... in a HUGE way.
Survivor with traceable/ traced documented history
As cool as it gets in my opinion.
Man, and I thought I was envious when you posted about your '50 Mercury. But this roadster is just so, SO cool, congrats. I'm going to start typing 'hotrod' into MY craigslist searches more often.
Outstanding find and I'm glad it went to someone who knows what they have ....
Ok so sweet!!!! Bringing it to the hill climb?
Looks bitchin' in that old show. Steady onwards!
Dude, you so scored! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear it fire up!
Nice to finally meet you in person. Can't wait to see the roadster
This is another article in that same 1963 magazine about a '29 RPU with a '58 Plymouth engine. Looks like the same alternator to me??
Ha! Yes! I'm over the moon (as the kids used to say?)
You never know what you'll find, haha!
I'm trying but it's creeping up fast. I don't think it'll happen this year but maybe next?!
I know right?! Tally-ho!
Thanks Kathy! Now I'm in the survivors club with rock stars like you!!
You too man! That was a fun day!
Indeed the same alternator, however, that '58 motor would have had a generator originally. WillyKJr is correct, Ma intro'd the alternator in '60.
Sorry, yes! I wasn't trying to infer that the alternator came out sooner just merely paraphrasing the caption that was with the picture and that was the same alt. as on the roadster, so correct for the '63 timeframe.
I thought that was perfectly clear, simply reinforcing that it was done back in the day!
I'm the first one that made a comment about it having an alternator. I'm well aware of Mopar introducing alternators on the funny little slant six '60 Valiants and then across the line on the '61 range. I thought my smiley faces made it known that I was teasing.
If anyone is interested in a good story about alternator history, here's a good link: http://www.allpar.com/eek/alternators.html
Keep the Pics coming.
I know @ 105°F , work may slow down,
but it's such a great story!
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I was so happy to see documentation of the car retained, I had to buy a copy of the Popular Hot Rodding Dec '63 just to have part of the story. Unreal.
Have that mag and was always taken by the streamlined dragster on the cover. This is just a great story and the two letters not only put icing on the cake, but even add a couple candles! Keep us heathens informed, Thanks.
I understood! Thanks for the link!
Thanks man! It's hot AF!
That's awesome that you got a copy! Yes I am so glad he kept those letters! I wish he would have kept all the trophies. I told him we'd try to get some more to replace them, ha!
That dragster is neat. There's a lot of good stuff in the issue actually. There is another car that has a feature in the issue that was at the same show as Lanny's roadster. The awesome part is that car is still around! I've seen it a few times at shows in the last several years and I'm always stopped in my tracks! (I'll put a couple pics up in a bit.) It would be neat to show them both together again once I get the Button on the road again...
Here it is at the Starbird show where the Bachelor Button was being shown.
The car today! I love this stuff!
Impala steering wheels must have been the hot ticket in 1963!
I believe I seen the red roadster at the Kansas City Art of the Car Concours. After a long scan of the car, I turn around and nearly walked right into Wayne Carini right behind me.
Yes those pics are at the Concours either last year or the year before? I also have pics somewhere from the World of Wheels several years ago.
Rubbin' elbows in KC!
It was two years ago. Went to the Rolling Stones concert the day before, it was 2015 for sure.
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