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My Vintage Dirt Modified

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hank37, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. My latest project is nearly finished , still needs front end sheet metal painted to match body and lettering applied. Had to buy a ramp truck to haul it to races. The body is a 62 Falcon I found at a scrap yard in really bad shape. Engine is a 425 h.p. sbc with a 2 speed Johnson trans.that has the clutch drive plates inside trans. with low gear and high is direct drive with no clutch . Out back is a quick change rear with 6:58 gears. I'll be running with The Blast From The Past Vintage Club out of Reading , PA. Thanks for lookin, Hank :cool::cool::cool:

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  2. chevsotolac
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,890


    Is that a copy of the 44 from Grandview or a car from Reading?....stan
  3. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883


    I like it!

    Gonna need some video proof that it runs and drives though! :)
  4. moonman29
    Joined: Apr 2, 2010
    Posts: 169


    That is pretty cool. I like it. Do you have any other pics of the build you could share with us?

  5. Stan, this was the 73 championship car at Grandview Speedway.
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  6. Mike53
    Joined: Feb 2, 2005
    Posts: 204


    I dig the modifieds!Been to Flemington,(when it was dirt) and a little track in New York,"Dunkirk" I believe it was.We only have sprints here in Ohio,nice car.
  7. Times two times two!! Do you have any pics of the build?
    Nice car!!
  8. Here's some more pics during build, as you can see the body was in bad shape.

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  9. skull
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 498


    are you gonna make it street legal?

    l am putting a 194Oish dodge body on a 2001 modified chassis to make a street legal dirt track car to help raise funds for cancer.

    my friend has a 1969 winged sprint car that is street legal, it's a blast to see it rollin' down the road.

    cool car:D:D what year falcon body?

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  10. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,812



    That is so cool what you are doing.

    I always loved the open wheel dirt modified cars.

    To me that's real racing and not what you see on TV that they call racing.

    What tracks in PA do you run with your club?

    Best of luck. Jimbo
  11. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

  12. Grandview Speedway and might try Big Diamond Speedway
  13. No won't be street legal, dirt track only.
  14. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,022

    from Wa.

    Is the left rear tire just for rolling the car around??
    You must run quite a bit of stagger when racing?
    Nice car.
  15. No I'm using that left rear for 9'' stagger the track has 14 degree banking and thats what we run in 1973 at that track and won the championship with . If you look at first set of pics you can see the difference in tires.
  16. demonspeed
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 517


    That thing is sweet. I grew up around the Big block mods at OCFS and spent a few years working on them as a teenager. I even worked on Brett Hearn's 358 car for a couple years. Now that I moved to VA I miss the modifieds, we only have late models and imca modifieds down here.
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,059

    from OHIO

    WOW ....I just relized Ive been going to the dirt tracks for a looong time....I remeber when that type body was current

  18. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
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  19. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,091


    Nice race car.9 inches is a lot of stager. But I think the hauler is cool.. I wish I still had my ramp truck. I recall when almost everyone had one. Now you never see one. all you see is enclosed trailers.. I think it was Josh Shaw who called them coffins.
  20. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,600


    That is SO COOL!
  21. partsman59
    Joined: Aug 25, 2012
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  22. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,335

    from Maine

    Like it ....I want one !
  23. sasquatch12
    Joined: Nov 6, 2013
    Posts: 38


    Hank,, one sweet car!!
  24. Action shot at Grandview Speedway. How's that for 73 year old geezer ?

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