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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 99WS6, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. 99WS6
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    My dad has had this FED for a few years now and I was wondering if anyone could I.D. the car for us any help would be greatly appreciated! CameraZOOM-20180220164205898.jpg IMG_0594.jpg IMG_0592.jpg
     
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  2. ROADSTER1927
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    I would suggest filling out your profile with a location it will help in your quest a lot!
     
  3. 99WS6
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    Sorry about that new to this, thanks.
     
  4. Mr48chev
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    When the digger brigade wakes up from their afternoon naps you should get some info on this one. Looks like a nifty bracket racer that can make pass after pass without a hassle.
     
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  5. 99WS6
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    Yea we haven't had a chance to run it yet, a little more background on the car. Got the car from a guy in Brady tx. And he didn't have alot of info on it either, he said he also got it from a guy in Texas and that's about all the info we have on the car.
     
  6. 31 Coupe
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    It'll be a WHEELSTANDER.
     
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  7. 99WS6
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    Yea probably, we're in the process of getting the period correct wheels for the rear.
     
  8. Speed Gems
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    Any pictures of what it looked like before it was redone?
     
  9. 99WS6
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    No sir, the frame was silver to begin with and the tin was blue other than that it's basically the same as it sits we just did some visual stuff to it.
     
  10. 99WS6
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    I know the front wheels are 16" moon wheels I'm not sure if that helps any.
     
  11. rooman
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    Photos with the body removed would be a big help along with some close up shots of the front end, steering mounts etc. The seat upholstery appears to date the car as an original from the front motor era and not a more recent build as does the single sided steering box mount but I would guess that the 9" rear is a more recent addition. The body is definitely recent as evidenced by the flat top surface.

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  12. 56sedandelivery
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    My guess is home-made originally. Usually, frames taper somewhat towards the front; cage has been updated. Get some wheelie bars on it, and get rid of the front axle weight. Short wheel-base with modern tires, and it will go up easily; the weight will just make it come down harder. Looks like around 120 inch wheel-base? Olds/Pont rear-end? FOMOCO power; Powerglide adapted? Times? I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  13. 99WS6
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    Thanks for all the info guys! I will definitely get more pics with the body off when I get home today the engine is a 289 with a Ford trans. I will also get the measurement of the car I don't have it off the top of my head, and we haven't had time to race it yet just kind of putting it all together.
     
  14. V4F
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    looks like it has weight on front axle . possible old jr fueler whats the wheel base ? (125")

    wait till you sit on rear end & at top end it gets hot ! surprised me my first time !!

    it does appear to have a strap welded over rear end . one heck of a ball catcher .
     
  15. 99WS6
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    I'm not sure of the length off the top of my head the weight is an add on its just for looks it's hollow. I will get the length when I get out of work today. The front end where the axle is at doesn't seem to be original it looks to be "modified" some how, it is the way we got the car. I will definitely get some close ups of the front end and the frame where the body is off.
     
  16. 99WS6
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    Just talked to my dad he said the frame is 110".
     
  17. 99WS6
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    Here is a pic of the rear will post better ones when I get home this is just what I have on hand 20160918_175642.jpg
     
  18. dreracecar
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    Sorry, My take is that its a new build ( not like yesterday or such but never was raced in the era)with some old parts, Somebody wanted a FE dragster and built one. Zero history--just enjoy running it
     
  19. 99WS6
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    Awesome thanks for the info that's what I was looking for so I can stop chasing ghosts, I will still post some pics later today just in case.
     
  20. V4F
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    modern update . the tube up front is so you can add weight ,
     
  21. 99WS6
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    I could imagine the rear end getting hot I've never driven one my dad races the car it's his third one.
     
  22. dreracecar
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    How hot can it get in just 10 sec?, its never been an issue in nearly 60 years of sitting on them
     
  23. Roger O'Dell
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    Mine ran both injected small block, and 530 injected rodeck. Never got hot in quarter mile
     
  24. 99WS6
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    V4F man do you have an eye, car is 120" , got home and measured it spot on. Here is a pic of the steering area 20180221_165513.jpg
     

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