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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Big Dad, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. sd421
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    So freakin sweet!!!!

    If the vehicles are at your shop can you take some pics of the coupe as well?
    Thanks,
    Don
     
  2. wvenfield
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    Damn, that will give one wood.
     
  3. hodges
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    No problem enjoy the last pic is of engine of Packer Swiss cheese car
     

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  4. hodges
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    More swiss cheese
     

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  5. Dennis Holly
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    Randy Williams paid more for the scrap book that went with this swiss cheese car than most people paid for their muscle cars when new.
     
  6. Les Apt
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    That's because, unlike the Union Park Tempest wagon, it's provenance could be proven.
     
  7. Blades
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    What the hell wasm it?!?!?! It's been removed from eGay! Damn! I wanted to see.
     
  8. mike nixon
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    FWIW I turned the Williams car down right before Randy bought it. Price was 5k car was in a pile. I KNEW the SC frame wouldn't take the abused I would give it racing and wasn't going to back half a true SC car. It's lived a LOT better life than it would've with me.
     
  9. Dennis Holly
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    More pictures 1/15/10

    Some white going in engine bay and bottom is red oxide with some white overspray.

    Trans tunnel modified to accept conventional trans by original owner.
     

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  10. Dennis Holly
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    Back in the day.
     

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  11. Dennis Holly
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    Nothing new to report on the E-Bay car at this time.
     
  12. slik
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  13. Dennis Holly
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    Scott has been busy getting a couple cars ready for Cobo Autorama this week-end.
    Probably will be back on the Tempest soon.
     
  14. Dennis Holly
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    Car is in paint and starting to go together. Front suspension will be in tomorrow.
     
  15. monsterflake
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    when are we gonna see some pics?
     
  16. Dennis Holly
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  17. Dennis Holly
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    Here's a few shots from this week.
     

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  18. Thanks for the update Dennis!

    I followed the auction on e-bay and was very releaved to see the car is being properly restored!

    Sam
     
  19. tjs44
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    sent Scott a pic of the alu tempest "nose" today,maybe he can post.Tom
     
  20. harrington
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    Please keep us updated on this Dennis. Thanks for the pics thus far.
     
  21. Dennis Holly
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    Scott just upgraded his computer and I think he may get on here and add info to this thread.
     
  22. redlinetoys
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    Cool story and cool updated pics.
     
  23. James427
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    So was he able to aquire the original front clip and other mechanical parts for the car? If so, what's the backstory on that??
     
  24. Dennis Holly
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    No, on the original front clip.
    No, on the original style trans axle.

    This car was converted to a conventional drive train by the original owner and is being put back together that way.
     
  25. tjs44
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    John chose not to buy the original front end for the car,way too much money and wat too much work needed to use it.Randy Ferguson is fabing a new front end from scratch.He had a fender at Norwalk last aug.He has also purchaced a SD trans axle but at this time the car is being restored as raced.Tom
     
  26. mart3406
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    ---------------------------------------

    'George' Delorean??? Hmmm?? Didn't he also partner
    with 'Foggy' Yunick and 'Igor' Arkus-Duntov to enter a
    421 SD Tempest in the 'Indy 400' too???

    There was no 'George' Delorean at Pontiac. The guy's
    name was *John* Delorean and no 421 SD Tempests
    were ever built to run at LeMans!. It was a drag-race
    car only.and LeMans is a 24hr enfurance race run on a
    road-race course!

    Mart3406
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  27. Keith Seymore
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    You, sir, need to be a bit more careful (or at least do some more "reading" before posting).

    George Delorean was/is John's brother. As the owner of a local speed shop, Leader Automotive, he received many rare and interesting pieces as a result of his connections to Pontiac Motor Division...(The most notable was one of the six Super Duty LeMans coupes).

    George is still living and active in the community here in my neck of the woods.

    There also was a '63 Lemans built for Daytona; it finished several laps in front of the other contenders, including such notables as Ferrari and AJ Foyt.

    K

    George's coupe at Detroit Dragway: [​IMG]

    George's coupe in modern times: [​IMG]

    The little '63 that could:

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  28. noboD
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    Thanks for that info, Keith,
     
  29. Love those 63s, Scott does fantastic work. Will the car be finished for POCI Nats or Norwalk this year? Wish I could be at the Mecum auction. Tom is the invite for a RA V drive still open. Will be in CA 5/4-11.
     
  30. tjs44
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    yep,if your here for the weekend you can drive it to doughnut derelics on sat very AM and a diff one to the breakfast cruise on sun AM!Tom
     

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