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History Popular Mechanics 1947 - Racing The Hot Rods

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    Too damn cool!! I love old PMs!
     
  3. seatex
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    Don't 'ya just love it when they call a 20 year old car "ancient"? Makes me wanna go blow the skins off my rig.
     
  4. seatex
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    Sorry, Moderators. I would like to redact the previous statement. Something about that just didn't read right!
     
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  5. F-6Garagerat
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    That's cool. Just scored myself the same copy (January 1947) on that auction site for $8. There's a few more if anyone is interested.
     
  6. BrerHair
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    Ho hum, guess everybody's already seen it, Jay. I had not, really enjoyed it.

    " . . . a standard make of automobile with enormously increased power and speed."

    Yep, that's the definition of a hot rod I grew up with in the 50's and 60's.
     
  7. I hadnt seen that one, but i was looking at the July 1953 issue yesterday. The cover art is a blast. Have you got this issue Jay? Its about Drag Racing.
     
  8. truckjim
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    Damn, that was a fun read! Thanks!!!:D
     
  9. those cars in the over head pic spell out HAMB if ya squint a bit
     
  10. hendo0601
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    Anyone know where I can get a $50 cylinder head for my flatty these days?
    Man, this is a cool article....

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  11. J.Ukrop
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    Man, I love those old drawings. Especially the "1928 Chevy" Streamliner. 140.00 mph, pretty impressive.
     
  12. flamingokid
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    Great read!I'm going to go through some of my old PMs and see if I have this one.
     
  13. Gotta love those old PMs. In the January 1953 issue in the new product section they are touting a new "Double Moistening Capacity" humidifier for warm-air furnaces that utilizes the latest technology. The wicking material is of all things, ASBESTOS! To quote, " The water saturated wick, in an upright position at the back of the furnace pan, is fully exposed to the circulating air and heat from the fire pot." Scary thought indeed.
     
  14. stuart in mn
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  15. syxxstring
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    I loved the bit about pretty cars not being legit. Funny to see that debate go back to the beginning of the hobby.
     

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