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Hot Rods Ootewah Speed Shop Roadster (History Search)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OoltewahSpeedShop, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    I'm all for taking it back to it's former glory.... but there's no way in hell I'm swapping that Nailhead for a Flathead. We'll just have to add one more chrome pipe out the hood side.

    We'll just call this the "Fast & Reliable" version... :cool:
     
  2. primed34
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    Not sure how some of us good old boys are going to take to a coral hot rod. Might take a lot of getting used to.
     
  3. Ding, ding, ding - We have a winner!!! Getter Done Kevin!


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  4. 40grit
    Joined: Jul 1, 2012
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    Watch it now....You know how sensitive some of us are.;)
     
  5. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Ha.... That's funny, I guess you never know who reads this stuff.
     
  6. primed34
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    I might have to have a little nip of 'shine to get over a coral hot rod. For damn sure keep the nailhead.
     
  7. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Sorry John, you know my feelings for the beloved Flathead. "They are great as long as they are yours, not mine"

    I know you Bobby, after a little bit of my Shine.... You don't give a Damn what color I paint it. Glad your keeping up with us brother.
     
  8. JeffreyJames
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    I love this car and the history. Very very cool stuff bud!!!!









    I'd like to secretly vote for the flathead but I know this isn't a democracy. :D:D:D
     
  9. primed34
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    I've been keeping up, just quietly. You must have me confused with someone else on the Shine. :D
     
  10. Country Gent
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    Hay Kevin. Nice ride and a very intersting thread of history. In your # 28 post where the roadster is parked at waters edge, was that on 129 (The Dragon) close to the dam?? As you might notice, I list from Fla/TN. One of these days I'll drop in to say howdy. Need to replenish my supply of "Jeremiah Weed" at Ooltewah Liquors. Did I see shine mentioned??? cheers
     
  11. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    The pics by the water are at a scenic view pull off on 58 hwy near Harrison Bay. 15 minutes north/west of Chattanooga on the Tennessee river.

    Here's a few more from the same day last January. That's the first cruise we took the roadster on. Good day...! :D
     

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  12. Hey Kev ,love the story.I like the original but agree with you about the nail head . that being said the original side pipes are a thing of beauty.
     
  13. Keep you posted on what else I find and when I speak to Charlie Hall.
     
  14. I take it that by no comment the rollbar is staying? Just wondering here.
     
  15. alchemy
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    Are you gonna re-fill the wheelwells?
     
  16. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    I'm on the fence with the roll bar.... I like it with the top off, but not so much with it on. Probaby needs to go. Right?

    The original version did not have have them filled, that happened during the time in SoCal.

    If I'm going to go for the "Full On" original look, need to do it as close as possible. Everything besides losing the Nailhead. Even though it would be a shame to cover it up, I'll just leave the hood closed when the purists come around. ;)

    Am I on the right track?
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  17. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Thanks for all the help Ron.
     
  18. TexasSpeed
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    Leave the hood closed? No way..

    That motor is a piece of art.
     
  19. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    I'm having a real hard time convincing myself to paint my BLACK roadster some version of Coral.... I've been wanting a shiny black Model A roadster all my life, and the only part I don't have (yet) is the shiny. I was planning on painting the car this winter.

    Even a harder time thinking of putting a full hood on it to cover up that engine. If it was a SBC or a Flathead (sorry), maybe...

    I do REALLY like the long chrome headers, and have been thing of building something close to that anyway. But CORAL....?

    I think I would be sick of it by the end of the week...! History or not. I know I'll get blasted, so let's hear it. :rolleyes:
     
  20. TexasSpeed
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    So, paint it shiny black. It's your roadster now. :)


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     
  21. 40grit
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    OK You asked.:D It seems to me you have 2 choices.

    One: restore the car as originally built. Not half way or a little here and there but put it back as it was. It is either restored or not.

    Two: build the car as you like and will enjoy it. Be thankful for the history and document all of it you can. The car's history will always be priceless no matter what you choose to do.

    Personally, I vote for number 2. You love the nailhead, want a shiny black car and the traditional style of the car.. Do what makes you happy. You will still have fantastic piece of history.

    John L
     
  22. DeepSea Fish
    Joined: Sep 6, 2008
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    I'm with 40grit on this one all the way. Without a full blown reincarnation of the original car, you've just painted it the wrong color for the way it's built today. Not to say it wasn't really neat and unique, but it's a different car now. Save all the history and enjoy the car.
     
  23. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    I'm enjoying the car alot right now, and plan on making some minor improvements over the winter. Just some oil leaks and preventative maintenance stuff. Before I do anything major, I want to see what else turns up. Hell... it might have been titty pink before it was coral, and I like titty's. :D

    I really appreciate all the comments and value all the opinions. I honestly think the Hamb has some of the brightest minds involved in Hot Rods these days.

    I'll keep posting photos and adding info as it comes along.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  24. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
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    from Detroit

    Hey there,

    The car has been coral, white and currently matt black.
    Keep the style make it a shiny black.

    Then enjoy it. :)

    Martyn
     
  25. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Let's not forget Lavender.... :(
     
  26. You know you have to do...;)
     
  27. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
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    You show up with a pink(coral) roadster, someone may think you got sugar in your drawers. :D
     
  28. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
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    After seeing the pix you've posted I'm now thinkin' black is beautiful.
     
  29. Personally,I like a lot of colors ans some hambers have come up with some colors I would have never thought of and they have wowed the masses!

    But,I have always loved Black cars and I'm sure the roadster would be beautiful in Gloss Black. HRP
     
  30. K204DR
    Joined: Apr 5, 2008
    Posts: 98

    K204DR
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    from Chatt TN

    I would ditch the rollbar and call it good.
     

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