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Pete Eastwood???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by burger, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Rod Letcher
    Joined: Jan 21, 2022
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    Rod Letcher

    Pete, can you contact me with my email rod@customfurniture.net
     
  2. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,628

    clem
    Member

    just do another 4 posts and you and contact him direct.
    Maybe post 4 more photos of your car, each in an individual post and you will be there….
     
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  3. Rod Letcher
    Joined: Jan 21, 2022
    Posts: 16

    Rod Letcher

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  4. Rod Letcher
    Joined: Jan 21, 2022
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    Rod Letcher

    Forgot to add a caption for the above photos, but I'm guessing you all figured out those are just more photos of the subject car.
    After it arrives, I will get a running/driving video of it. It sure does look good!!

    Rod
     
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  5. Rod Letcher
    Joined: Jan 21, 2022
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    Rod Letcher

    Also forgot to mention, I had a nice informative talk with Mr. Eastwood, a very nice gentleman indeed.
     
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  6. Lets see your other cars. 1950 Crosley, 1957 T-Bird. Just those two to stay within the rules.
     
  7. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,732

    Marty Strode
    Member

    Rod, welcome to the HAMB, from a fellow Oregonian. We have a great event every Spring and your car would be very appreciated. It's in Portland, the Saturday before Mother's Day, with some of the best cars in our area. The event is all free to the public. I can fit you into our corral, with vintage race cars, and bikes. The event is Portland Transmission Warehouse Spring Classic.
     
  8. Rod Letcher
    Joined: Jan 21, 2022
    Posts: 16

    Rod Letcher

    OK, I have received (from the seller) a document purportedly listing what is on this car. It appears to be correct with the exception of the Ruckstell listing. I don't see a Ruchstell in the photos. Too bad cause I would have really liked that. Also there is mention of "Loco Larry" as the engine builder. Anybody know anything about him? There is no date on the paper but I suspect sometime before 2011 as that date is what is on the photo below. Pete, do you recall when you sold the car to Don?

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  9. Rod Letcher
    Joined: Jan 21, 2022
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    Rod Letcher

    Forgot the document!

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  10. Rod Letcher
    Joined: Jan 21, 2022
    Posts: 16

    Rod Letcher


    Marty, I'll give it some thought, but at my age I'm not really into loading and unloading this thing from a trailer ;)
    Rod
     
  11. Rod Letcher
    Joined: Jan 21, 2022
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    Rod Letcher

    Here's a sample:
     

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  12. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tman
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    The Crosley AND that Speedster are very cool.
     
  13. ^^^^^^^^Very nice! You are at 13 Posts now so you can PM anyone.;)
     
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  14. Rod Letcher
    Joined: Jan 21, 2022
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    Rod Letcher

    Here are some of the Crosley specs, there was much more done to it, I am only now sorting through it.


    The car was acid dipped before being professionally built.

    Every panel was massaged and monocoqued.

    Full rebuilt floor and rockers.

    The frame was custom built.

    Features include:

    Rebuilt 1939 Ford V8 60 Flathead

    Three Stromberg carburetors

    Rebuilt T5 transmission.

    Shortened .356 banjo rear end

    Mounted on a four-bar setup.

    The car will cruise at 70 mph.

    Rack and Pinion steering;

    Disc brakes;

    Custom Dash:

    Rebuilt original gauges supplemented with Moon eyes hidden in the custom glove box
     
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  15. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,105

    Pete Eastwood
    Member
    from california

    " Loco Larry " is Larry Blair . He had a shop in Santa Fe Springs that specialized in Model T's .
    I'm sure that is who built the engine for Don .
    He did really nice work , but has since retired .
     
  16. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
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    deathrowdave
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    from NKy

    I was starting the build on my ‘32 . I wanted to build a very traditional style car . I was hit with the news “ you have stage 4 cancer , and a 20% chance to survive 5 years .” This was 29 years ago . I called a phone number , that I can not remember how or where I got the number . It was Mr . Pete Eastwood . I explained to him , I has from the other side of the country and had a tradition chassis question , could he help me . The man took time from his day to explain everything to me . He is an outstanding person and a gift to our hobby . Many thanks again Mr . PWood .
     
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  17. Rod Letcher
    Joined: Jan 21, 2022
    Posts: 16

    Rod Letcher

    The 5 racer has arrived and I have mild issue:
    This engine has a Model “A” crank installed along with a deeper oil pan. The upper petcock was removed and a plug installed. The question is, normally you would fill tell the oil ran out of the top petcock. So is the procedure changed to fill only to the bottom petcock? I’m assuming that this may be the case due to the additional oil in the deeper pan? Or do I need to replace the plug with another petcock?
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  18. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    rusty valley
    Member

    My thoughts, if the rod journals are in about the same height as the T crank, I would use the original oil level. The deep pan is for more oil, not to change the fill level.
     
  19. Rod Letcher
    Joined: Jan 21, 2022
    Posts: 16

    Rod Letcher

    Well I got the #5 car running, here's a startup video.
     
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  20. Now that's a race car!:)
     
  21. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,384

    Stan Back
    Member
    from California

    I know he tried to hide it, but it looks like a Stearns-Knight 14-60 to me. (Either a 1923, or maybe a 1953.)
     

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