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  1. Moriarity
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    Another Neal P. Knight photo that really made me smile. This is @Bigmac48 's sedan and my coupe towards the end of the day. What a cool thing for Dennis and his buddy Virgil to make the 2,300 mile round trip in his flathead powered sedan just to hang out with us for the weekend. A very cool car, and that Dennis guy is a pretty fantastic fellow, too!
     
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    Dale Caulfield's @Weedburner 40 Sedan Delivery is super cool, and I had a great time getting to hang out with Dale.
     
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  4. ......Dennis is in fact a good guy and he understands the single fog lamp program.:D;)...........Don.
     
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    1. 1940 Ford

    The “exclusive “ single fog lamp program. ;):cool:
     
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    Pic from the finish of the reliability run today

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  13. Headed to the Crofton, Md. Krispy Kreme cars and coffee (and donuts:D) on Sunday morning. thumbnail (2).jpg
     
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    Gas stop during the Wisconsin 100 recently. E3F57143-660E-45C0-890B-E59CC293170C.jpeg
     
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    Hello,

    By 1959 Fall, we had already planned on getting out of the stock car factory racing class. Our thoughts turned to the Gas Coupe and Sedan Class. A 283 Chevy motor in a lightweight coupe was going to do it for us. My brother’s friend in his 1934 5 window Ford Coupe was already winning trophies in the A/Gas class, using his big Oldsmobile powered daily driver.

    I am pretty sure that my brother’s goal was to have a car that could beat that fast 34 Olds powered coupe. But, even after we got it running, time had passed and the races never happened between the two or for that matter, between the 58 Impala and the 34 coupe. Friends will be friends…

    Upon seeing all of the So Cal Gas Coupes and Sedans racing, we knew we had the 283/6 Strombergs running in B/Gas with times of 13 secs and 100 mph. It had an Isky Cam and Strombergs. It was pushed to the limits, but we could see the writing on the wall. Not competitive enough for the B/Gas class competition. So, with the increase in engine size to 292, all blower specs and a new 671 on top, we dropped to the C/Gas class with welded in added steel plates for structure and pinpoint weight over the rear tires. Now, our C/Gas times were competitive with others and close to the national record.

    Jnaki

    We had heard of Jimmy Nix from the OKC area by reading the weekly Drag News papers. He was setting records in both classes and gave us some hope for setting our own records with the times we were getting at each Lion’s Dragstrip run in our own 1940 Willys Coupe. Jimmy Nix had ventured out West to run at the San Fernando Dragstrip and did his record setting runs in his big 1940 Ford sedan.

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    It would have been a great match if we had continued to run C/Gas or even ventured back into the B/Gas Coupe class.
     
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  18. A few pics of 40’s I took at the Oklahoma Hot Rod Hundred last weekend.

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    40s and Nomads, what more could ya want!
     
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    Those two '40s are remarkably similar (post #5340).
     
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    The 40 Ford Has Been Popular Since The Very Beginning... 68826845_2926679274014231_6884618677526724608_n.jpg
     
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    Pic from the 1963 drag o Rama show

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  28. dana barlow
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    1. Y-blocks

    I liked 39/40's,cool shape an lines.
    I kind of owned 1/2 of one !!!! LOL
    Early 1960's I had a hot rod an a custom,eat up with cars,an all my buddy's knew that,most were as well.
    "A Way Back Story"
    I made a little extra $ in high school pinstriping an names on cars for cash.
    I didn't need any more cars,in part do to ,no way my Dad would of let me keep anything more out back of house.
    I'd get roped into helping out one or another buddy's fix his car,as they had also helped me when I was hunting parts for the two I had,or sanding my car for paint"Tom Sawyer" style LOL.
    But Dave Collier ask if I could look at a old 39 Ford sedan he wanted to buy,so off we go out of town to a farm in Homestead to see what he found. I look it over,pretty good,under a lean-to by a old tractor,farmer said "It just would not start anymore." How long ago was that?"Maybe about 1955 or so". That didn't sound too bad ,we looked under hood n in side,something may of lost the war that had gone on inside,seats were a mess an it didn't smell good.
    Walked around the back,an the trunk lid is gone,but no big dents,paint bad,no broken glass, Tires flat.
    Dave said he had $40 cash,but Farmer LOL,not less then $80 kid!. Dave told him if it runs an tires hold air maybe!
    I can see it coming,I'm getting roped in to 1/2 owner and having to make it run too. So I give Dave $40 an we go back over next weekend with tools, battery an gas. Good thing we started early,tires pumped up with our air pig,took about 5 hr. to get bitch to fire up. By that time one tire was flat again,I left Dave messing with it,an went an got airpig filled again for leaky tire. Dave's Dad was vary unhappy with how the 39 looked by the time Dave got it home. And a month later told Dave he could not park it in his front driveway at all. Dave's Dad was airline pilot an was not home much.
    We had a good time driving it around,but didn't fix much,Bedspred over seats an found a tin litho beer sign close to the right size as trunk lid> with gate hinges to hold it in place. There was no way I had time to help Dave do more work,so he just drove it that way. Dave moved away about a year latter,I still don't have my $40 ,have no idea what Dave did with 39 Bang-around. I fig I got more then that fun out of helping Dave anyways! plus now another "Way Back Story"
     
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  29. Great story, Dana.
     
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  30. That fake injection on the red coupe :confused:
     

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