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Lee Chapel / Tornado Speed Equipment ... definitive post??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Stovebolt, May 5, 2007.

  1. draggin37
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    Thats wierd because I have one.....
     

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  2. Bigcheese327
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    All this and no pictures of his '24 Chevy roadster? Or are the only two in existence the ones in the Dean Batchelor book?

    -Dave
     
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  3. lazyv8
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    Bump! Awsome thread!
     
  4. papereng
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    I would like to have a copy of the rest old catalog if you can provide it ( I was ablke to copoy these pictures without problems...). You can send to papereng@colubmbus.rr.com if you wouldn't mind. I am researching period flathead speed equipment.....Thanks - Lee Nelson (coincidence? I think not........)
     
  5. R&C RON
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    I've always loved Lee's Streamliner and the Tornado Speed parts. Here are a few more photos.

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    Streamliner at the 1949 Oakland show

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    1952 Catalog

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    Page from catalog
     
  6. Tornado OHV in the Tornado Streamliner.

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  7. Checkerwagon
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    Thanks to all of who have been able to contribute to this outstanding thread. Damn, outstanding is an understatement.

    All the best,

    Dale
    Cleveland OH
     
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  9. XKTbird
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    Lee's Speed Shop, him and his roadster
     

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  11. Cyclone Kevin
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    Mark,
    Great thread that you started nearly 8 yrs. back, I only just saw it today, It amazing what one will miss when ones busy doing stuff other than hot rods ;).
    It is very kool to see the Tornado Streamliner with a Cyclone quickie in it as well.

    I don't know when the catalog was Litho'd but I noticed our complete Cyclone Generator bracket line and both our Cyclone In-N-Out box and Dog Clutch with the Tornado name on the last 2 named products. Since I have the original tooling for the generator brackets (except one which got burned in the building next doors fire), I'm wondering about the date of that catalog, Jimmy?

    Cook and Lee knew each other and I know that Cook did machining for Lee at some point, perhaps they just shared parts???? It's just weird that Cook-Cyclone has been left out of the "Pioneering Hot Rod loop" similar to Lee Chapel-although I think much has been written about Lee-Tornado, but nowhere to the extent of their contemporaries......
     
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  12. stanlow69
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    from red oak

    An add from Hot Rod April 1951. So he started his Speed Shop in 1930. IMG_20200907_0005.jpg
     

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