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Old dragster. Not sure what to do with it.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chalk, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Chalk
    Joined: Sep 25, 2012
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    Chalk
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    from Oregon

    Dad left me this thing, and no info on it. Other than its called the street sweeper, and out of oregon. How old does this look? It seems well made. Any info, or interest would be appreciated.
     

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  2. Chalk
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    Havin pic troubles. Lol
     

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  3. shanno
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    Cool old Skool slingshot are you selling it ?
     
  4. Chalk
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    Sorry for the crooked pics
     

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  5. Chalk
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    I probly would. Kinda researching right now
     
  6. shanno
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    Looks cool you can probably put it back on the track with a bit of work
     
  7. pontman
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    Chalk your killing me, my neck has been hurting real bad. Let me help.
    Interesting FED, who made it? I need to find a home for this engine, could this be it?
     

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  8. vivalahotrod
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    Here`s what you do.

    Shoot me your e-mail and I will send you my parents address in Idaho. Then you load it on a trailer and head east. Once it is in the garage, jump back into your truck and head back west.

    Easy.:D

    Viva
     
  9. I don't see a down tube from the rear hoop to the shoulder tube. That's kind of scary.
    Could be fixed easy enough.
    Must have had a transmission. long way from the rear end to the firewall.
    Pontman, that engine would be perfect in there! What wheelbase?
    More pics, please.....
     
  10. Neat dragster! Some info on it would be great. I'm sure someone knows the history.
     
  11. Well did you get the old truck too ?

    Looks like you are a few pieces shy of going racing with a period tow vehicle " ta-boot "
     
  12. Very cool. I'd redo the top hoops, check the rest of the frame for thickness/rust, put a fairly mild sbc in and go run 10 second drags.
     
  13. Doesn't look like it would pass tech at all, especially with that cage!
     
  14. slowmotion
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    Someone will surely remember it with that unique cage arrangement. Cool rail.
     
  15. Chalk
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    from Oregon

    Yes, the 57 chevy was left to me as well. (Bel-air 4 door as well). Im trying to find more info, but am at a dead end. No body seems to know where my father got it. He had it my entire life(27) and we used to play in it. We dented the body as kids:(. Real cool hand painted "street sweeper" charecter on the sides, as well as "Butler machine shop" and a name i cant make out on the front. Thanks for the help with the pics, i have no pc, only my phone.
     
  16. Thats just ichin for a good Flattie in front of that rear and take it to Eagle Field!!!
     
  17. BillWallace
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    If you dont want to deal with up-dating it to current specs sell it to someone who wants to. There are several thousand dollars worth of parts there if nothing else.
     
  18. Cool old FED! hope you can find some history on it.
     
  19. OahuEli
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    Yup!
     
  20. Chalk
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    These will probly be sideways. Sorry.
     

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  21. Chalk
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    ......
     

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  22. redlinetoys
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    Very very cool. That could be a fun project. I'd love to just see it hanging in my rafters!


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  23. I'd love to just see it hanging in my rafters!

    Blasphmy......... put it on the track where it belongs
     
  24. bill s preston esq
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    the sweeper guy reminds me of the Carol Burnett show cartoon sweeping lady.
     
  25. 51 Hemi J
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    OMG! Love the old school M/T valvecovers - you have a set for sale?

    Give me specs on that motor in a PM, love Pontiacs!
     
  26. D_Lazaris
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    Exactly, even though I do see some rot on some of the bottom rails...


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  27. Pontman,
    Not likely that rear with those tires is going to hold that engine and given the proximity to your crotch I am going to suggest that you wear a cup. :D:D:D

    Pretty neat old car I don't know a thing about it but pretty neat old car none the less.
     
  28. ironandsteele
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  29. dreracecar
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    from so-cal

    Everything built has history , but not everything is historic

    One of the MANY problems I have is I look at this car 2 ways. First, as someone who restores vintage dragsters. While you do have a complete roller, the only value I could give it is a sentemental one if it was your dad that loaded up mom and the kids in the station wagon and headed off to the strip, rags in hand you and your sisters job was to wipe down the frame while mom made sandwiches. Good times and memorys that would cause you to restore it as was raced. If your dad bought it and never did anything with it except letting you play on it , then thats a different senario. "IF" it does has historic value, are you willing to put the time,effort and monies into it to bring it back?. "IF" it was somthing that was just pieced together throughout the years, are you willing to accept that and let it go?
    Second , as a builder/racer I look at what has to be done to be safe, Sure there are places that one can race at that tend to look the other way when dealing with somewhat slow speed cars, And I have seen plenty of cars out there with front axle rust, bad welds , bent radious rods and such and for this time they came out of it ok. But to be totally safe to race (even at slow speeds)things need to be changed and change costs money. Are you going to feel the same way a year or two while trying to put it together because funds and time are limited. Other that Rockys Eagle Feild races I dont see any other place you could run it without spending large amounts.
     
  30. Fedman
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    Perfectly put. "X2"
     

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