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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by woodiemike, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Your photos capture the time and feel of days gone by. Each image is a story in itself. Now I know what I'm going to do during these sub zero snowy nights. Too damn cold to work in the garage. I'll be on the HAMB. THANK YOU!
     
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  2. That '32 roadster is Duffy Livingstone's, it is indeed a Cad flathead V8 those pipes were detachable from the main log exhaust, the outlets ran towards the front then down
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  3. woodiemike
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    Thanks for the comment Dave29. You can literally get lost in these photos for hours. As a lot have said, the background is just as interesting as the foreground. As the saying goes...a picture is worth a thousand words!! You are welcome, and hope you enjoy.
     
  4. woodiemike
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    Hello Jimmy;
    I should have know if anyone could shed some light on that motor, it would be you. Your knowledge and picture archive are truly fantastic. The picture you posted shows exactly what's going on. It's always better when you have different views, and this one clearly show's what is going on. I thank you for that. As I have said before, I have learned a lot from you and others who have posted comments, and pictures. Thank you all.


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  5. volvobrynk
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    The Jimmy B does the same with the dry lake cars as @Rikster does with custom.
    Great!!

    And @woodiemike keep em comming, this threat is still Epic!
     
  6. KKrod
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    Amazing profile shots of the four roadsters. Would love to know more about this roadster. Great post.

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  7. woodiemike
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    Spot on Gary!!
     
  8. woodiemike
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    Hello Karl;
    Wish I could shed some light in this car, but unfortunately, I have no info other than the picture. No caption in the album, and no number to try to trace it in a program. Maybe someone out there will have more info. The stance, and cover certainly "screams" lakes! I think it is a great looking car.
     
  9. KKrod
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    Hi Mike, Thanks for your reply. This may be one of the roadsters that was not well known but were still very nice cars. I like the "lakes pipes" on it. That is what I tried to duplicate on my roadster in the avatar (p.s. flathead to come when I can afford it.)
     
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  10. rpm56
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    Is that the same Duffy Livingstone from karting fame?
     
  11. Yes it is.
     
  12. gnichols
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    This photo just popped up on the Vintage shots thread. Lakes car same time frame as the photo album? Sorry for the mini-hijack, but it looked Duffy-ish. Gary
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  14. Funny you should post that, that is KKrod (Karl) roadster.
     
  15. ford51convert
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    great pictures! i have run my 28 roadster on EL MIRAGE and can appreciate the crazyness of driving on the lakes!
     
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  16. volvobrynk
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    That the first in a long time, someone writes this short and awesome a post!
    Like it a lot. Although it would have been better with a picture too.
     
  17. KKrod
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    What a coincidence! Only on the hamb....
     
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  18. One of the best threads of all time. Incredible photo's. Thanks for sharing all of these.
     
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  19. woodiemike
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    Thank you for the praise jeffsled!! I appreciate the comment. I have to give credit to all who have shared their expertise, knowledge, and pictures to make this thread even better. Thank you all, and you are all welcome.
     
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  20. woodiemike
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    It always amazes me what you see on the HAMB!!
     
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  21. woodiemike
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    OK kids, we are getting close to the end, so pay attention!! There might just be a quiz at the end!! HA!! This will be another page out of the album, with a picture of a car at speed at El Mirage. Do not have a caption for this picture. As always, enjoy, and thank you for the comments.


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  22. This is like Howard Carter finding and opening King Tuts tomb...
    Here it is for all to see and marvel.
    These cars are the inspiration of our own roadster build.
    Thank you for sharing your history....
     
  23. Mart
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    Don Blair car.

    140 mph.

    Jeez!
     
  24. firingorder1
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    Naw. Tut's tomb paled in comparison to this thread. Carter saw wonderful things. We are seeing WONDERFUL things.
     
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  25. woodiemike
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    Thank you for the kind words RuFFDaWG. Not only a great comment, but the analogy is just perfect!! I have often said that not only should this history be shared, but the idea and hope that it will inspire, motivate, or help anyone or any project, than all is worth while!! You and everyone else, are very welcome.
     
  26. Pretty interesting to see King Bee headlights used so early. Guess I never noticed them before, but this one is pretty clear.
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  27. firerod
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    Once again, thank you for posting!
     
  28. KKrod
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    Can anyone i.d. the steering box? This was about 1946 so their were no F-1 Ford boxes yet.
     
  29. Looks like a '37 Hudson box to me, also appears to have been adapted for a Ford column shift. Too cool!
     
  30. wedjim
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    Wow. All from a time when you owned a car based only on a bill of sale. No insurance, or drivers license required.
    Unreal stuff!

    I can't imagine how fast 140mph felt in one of those, on those tires, back then!
     
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