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History Olds Golden Rocket Powered 1934 Ford pickup

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Scott Mannion, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Scott Mannion
    Joined: Aug 18, 2015
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    Not exactly 'history', but I saw some footage the other day on Youtube, shot in 2013, of a 1934 Ford Pickup powered by an Olds' Golden Rocket J2 engine.
    It was for sale, and I started to wonder where it was now, if it was still around etc.
    This truck has really fired my imagination, (it looked and sounded fantastic) so if anyone can throw some light on this truck or even any other 'unusual' engine choices, I'd be interested to hear all about it!
     
  2. low budget
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    Barn"fine"classics???:D
    Could be a neat old truck I suppose,I wasnt crazy about it or its sound but maybe if the headers were uncapped???.......Id take it tho;)...:)
     
  3. ...my kinda truck, cool
     
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  4. F-head
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    found and put back on the road by Brian Aldrich of Sedro Woolley, Wa. [was a major rebuild]
    both he and his son, AldrichDW are on here, he has since sold the truck and built a roadster
    he's a excellent craftsman, Builds some really nice stuff.
     
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  5. That is my dad's old pickup as Bruce pointed out. Luther from Barnfinds purchased it from my dad when he was getting ready to build his 28 roadster. Barnfinds listed it on ebay and the truck is now in Japan. I first saw a photo of it at the 2013 Yokohama Mooneyes show. http://yokohamahotrodcustomshow.com/en/hcs2013-report/show-cars/

    I believe it has since changed ownership again, but remains in Japan. I see pictures of it on instagram every so often.
    11910239_1656120424602308_1505152630_n.jpg
     
  6. low budget
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    Looks better in your pic! Its actually Barn "Fine" Classics that had it in the video.
     
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  7. Number one rookie mistake and the reason that everyone thinks you need a neutral switch. Didn't check for neutral, hit the button without planting his ass in the seat. Guess if you were raised in a Prius world you make Prius decisions. :rolleyes:

    And you are correct that trucks sounds like ass.
     
  8. 49ratfink
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    yup. people are so stupid you can not buy a manual transmission car that will start without the clutch pushed in. we must be protected from our own stupidity.
     
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  9. I thought that was why they outlawed laudanum. :rolleyes:

    I had a friend who's kid took his driver's test in NorCal in 1980. He got dinged for improper starting procedure because he didn't check for park and mash the brake peddle. I guess it has been since then that we have forgotten the basics of driving a car. ;)
     
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  10. A little burnout video for ya. Doesn't actually sound as bad as the Barn Fines video in person.

     
  11. Scott Mannion
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    The two things I'd change would be the fenders and the headers. As much as I like the engine, perversely, I'd cover it with a full hood and tuck the exhausts away.
     
  12. Scott Mannion
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  13. Scott Mannion
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    It really is a cool truck. Thanks for the information.
     
  14. Larry W
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    now this is what a traditional hot rod is. don't pick apart, put on a pedestal.
     
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  15. Paul
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    couple more pictures from the world famous swindlers poker run a few years ago

    IMAG1824.jpg IMAG1909.jpg
     
  16. 35cab
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    Sorry Scott but why the hell would you change anything on that truck?
    The fenders are so much part of what makes it cool.
    Going to have to give you a talking to :)
     
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  17. Atwater Mike
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    Fenders maintain its 'classic' status, also emphasize the lowness.
    This truck's lower than a politician.
     
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  18. town sedan
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    I see both running boards have holes in them... Back around 1978 I came across an old ford truck, behind a grain elevator in western Kansas, that had it's exhaust run through the boards up to the bedrail then back to the tailgate. I wonder if this is how this old truck was originally set up?
    -Dave
     
  19. F&J
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    Hiding that Olds with a full hood would be like John Holmes wearing pants at work
     
  20. falcongeorge
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    Even lower than YOUR politicians??:eek::D;)
     
  21. falcongeorge
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    I vote hood top, no sides...:)
     
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  22. Scott Mannion
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    Ahh, there you are! How's it going? The issue of fender/fenderless is still the subject of domestic negotiations! ;)
     
  23. Scott Mannion
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    Actually, the only thing I'd like to change would be to it's location. Japan to Scotland :)
     
  24. Scott Mannion
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    It would need a hood top where we live!
     

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