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Kurtis Midget Chassis 261

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by varodder, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. varodder
    Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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    jackandeuces is restoring this midget racer. It is chassis 261 originally powered by a V8 60 but refitted and raced with an aluminum Buick 215 later on. Here's a few pictures of what it looks like now....

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    Front and rear end...

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    Buick 215 V8

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    Background on chassis 261

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  2. paddybuilt
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    from SoCal

    Mickey Thompson also put a Buick v8 in a kurtis, driven by Hurk, you can chichi that one out on one of Dick Wallens midget videos running at Ascot.
     
  3. The37Kid
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    YOU ARE A VERY LUCKY GUY!!!!!!!! A Kurtis with documented history!!! Now you have to deside what era of the cars history to restore it to, personally I'd restore it to its 1963 CORA Championship appearance. I think Gordon White may be a HAMB member, great to see your car in his book. Bob
     
  4. 36tbird
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    That is so neat!

    My dad built me a midget using an old body he found somewhere and put it on a Cushman 3 wheeler frame with the Cushman engine. He built an independent front suspension for it. Here's a pic of it with me "at speed". He must have taken this after just painting it. You can see a clamp holding the hood on. It just had a hand brake handle. Looks like it had the same "grease gun" on the cowl. What was that for? priming the engine?

    PS, if anyone knows the whereabouts of this, I sure would like to find it. Last seen in the area of Vance Jackson and Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio about 1965.
     

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  5. varodder
    Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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    Russ, it belongs to Chris Hall.
     
  6. Lot of updates to that frame. The cross bars in the rear, and the Peck nose were hardly improvements over the original design.
     
  7. jackandeuces
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    Dean, I have to agree...
     

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