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is this the oldest hotrod?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by budd, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 3,478


  2. that is pretty fucking cool...
  3. gridley
    Joined: Jul 9, 2004
    Posts: 41


    So very very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,563


    that video is awesome! something about starting an engine for the first time. that one is crazy! haha

  5. jbon64
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 470


    love the exposed rocker arms . a true work of art
  6. Assdragger
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 811


    What a work of art!
    RESPECT to the pioneers!!
  7. de-fenders
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 565


    Man, that is something else! Very cool.Greg:cool:
  8. I bet thats fun at 100mph
  9. Levis Classic
    Joined: Oct 7, 2003
    Posts: 4,066

    Levis Classic

    messmerizing...unbelievable history!!
  10. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
    Posts: 3,386


    OMG!!! :eek:

    F-ing COOL!!

    170mm bore....that's 6.693 inches!!!
    140mm stroke...that's 5.512 inches!!

    that figures out to be 1550.64 cubic inches....... :D
  11. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,957


    If not the oldest it is darn close to the oldest. We did have the vedio posted a few months ago, but it is always good to see again. Welcome to the HAMB. :)
  12. draggin ass
    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,920

    draggin ass
    from hell

  13. Flatdog
    Joined: Jan 31, 2003
    Posts: 1,285

    Member Emeritus

    What are rocker arms?
  14. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,957


    What is the top speed of a Ford Flathead? Is an overhead valve equiped 4Banger faster?:rolleyes:
    Joined: Sep 9, 2006
    Posts: 145


    i thought there was a misprint when it stated the displacement to be over 25000 cc's but then i saw the pic of the head sized piston...musta weighed about 20 lbs a piece
  16. Bishop Welding
    Joined: Sep 10, 2005
    Posts: 473

    Bishop Welding
    from USA

    Fuggadabowt "The Bug"

    This must be the first "rail job".

    That thing kicks serious ass.
  17. Broman
    Joined: Jan 31, 2002
    Posts: 1,485

    from The Island

    Holyyyy crap....

    Imagine if you can the idea that it's 1906.
    Air conditioning is non existant.
    Electricity is rare - at best.
    Winter heat is done by burning wood - or coal.
    Paved roads will not be around for quite some time, although red brick streets may be found in downtown areas and rich neigborhoods.
    The fastest thing you've probably ever ridden is a horse, lol.
    Blacksmiths were as common as a car wash. (My great grandfather and his father were 'smiths for several years).
    Harley Davidson had only produced about 14 bikes - total - over the last three years & they were just opening their first factory.
    Houses weren't normally equiped with indoor plumbing yet....

    ....and here you are on Daytona beach in an auto-car with a stripped down chassis and a big, heavy, loud motor yelling at the top of it's lungs. You look down and the ground is whizzing past your feet at an alarming rate. The wind is moist and salty. You are spitting a rooster tail of water, salt and sand in your wake as you flash past a guy holding a stop-watch. The math is done and you are told that you just went over 117 MPH.

    Holy Fuckin' shit!!!!

    I wanna do that again!!!

    How can I go faster?

    To top this story all the way off - the car is fucking cool looking to boot!!

    I'd love to have that - or anyhting like it - in my stall anyday....
  18. swazzie
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 940


    That is so sweet , thanx for sharing. swaZZie
  19. "Keep your toes out of the flywheel sir." There's a problem we don't think about very much these days.

    "Careful with your scarf, Pierre. The valves, you know."

    I like how the frame kicks up at the rear. I love the gold rocket shaped tank on top of the engine. It looks like a Jules Vern creation.
  20. chuckspeed
    Joined: Sep 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,643


    [quote='29MurrayTub]Sweet car!

    But it looks like Henry beat him by a few years (1902) with his "999":


    that's exactly what I thought when I read the 1st post!

    Henry built a wood frame, exposed valve gear rail job - no steering wheel and no brakes; ran it out on the ice on Lake St. Clair at 90+ MPH four years B4 the Darracq ran at Daytona. It was his last attempt at anything related to speed; I guess a car with no suspension, no brakes and bald tires on the ice approaching triple digits was a wee bit much fof his intestinal fortiude.

    After that, he turned over the handlebars to Barney Oldfield, who went on to become a famous race car driver - primarily as a result of the publicity received at the helm of ol' 999.
    Joined: Aug 12, 2006
    Posts: 131

    from Tenn

    GM made a 288 cid overhead valve V8 rated at 36 horsepower. They produced approximatly 3000 of them between 1917 and 1919. They also had exposed rocker arms. Check out Dan
  22. ianblaster
    Joined: Nov 6, 2006
    Posts: 126

    from Dothan, AL

    Old Skool doesn't get any older than that.
  23. HeyMang
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 124


    25 litres of noisy mayhem, oh my.... that is too freakin cool!
  24. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    Henry's 999 is a little older, but not much cooler.......
  25. MIKE-3137
    Joined: Feb 19, 2003
    Posts: 1,578


    Man, thats 1,525.5 CUBIC INCHES!!!!
  26. Mojo
    Joined: Jul 23, 2002
    Posts: 1,862



    They either had no fear of death, or really, really trusted their work...
  27. bluebrian
    Joined: Dec 7, 2004
    Posts: 576

    from dallas

    how come that engine still sounds way cooler than anything we have made in the last 101 years...

    and where did you buy race gas in 1905...
  28. chuckspeed
    Joined: Sep 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,643


    at the hardware store. It was a kerosene byproduct.

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