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Hot Rods Record Holder 283...Did I Just Get Lucky And Find A Treasure

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BrandonB, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. Dedsoto
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
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    Dedsoto
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    from Australia
    1. Aussie HAMBers

  2. BrandonB
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    Dedsoto, thanks for changing that up for me.
     
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  3. Wanderlust
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    Beautiful car would be fn awesome to find and reunite with the engine
     
  4. BrandonB
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    I thought the same thing. When I was in contact with the museum I asked if there was any chance they might know where the car disappeared to. Said it was such a long time ago they had no idea.
     
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  5. fortynut
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    Spite is a terrible thing. I feel for those whose hearts are motivated to destroy from these feelings. The world is always left missing things of value because one individual is stricken with such hatred as to devalue things that might give joy to others. In their haste to make themselves feel better the wasting of things precious to our history is lost. As a result the many suffer collectively for one sick individual's actions. Shame on him.
     
  6. Well said! It makes me sick to think how many vintage and irrepleacable things are thrown away everyday for the reasons you mentioned or due to simple ignorance.
     
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  7. Blues4U
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    It's a common practice to mount a hydraulic pump on the front of a truck engine to run hydraulics for something, like a dump bed, etc. Especially if the transmission has no provision for a power take off.
     
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  8. Blues4U
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    Man, that 283 sound angry! I love it!
     
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  9. Blues4U
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    I have a sad tale about this. I had a friend, he's about a decade or so older than me, he had a very cool old Guild tube guitar amp, very rare, very desirable/collectible. I used to play it once in awhile while visiting his place, and I told him that if he ever sold it to please let me know, please give me 1st crack at buying it. But no, he wanted to keep in in the family. OK, so years go by, Ray develops cognitive problems, forgets where he is or what he's doing. His wife decides to sell the house and move across the country to live with the kids. I tell her about the amp, I'd really love to buy it. Heck, she'll give it to me, if she finds it. Weeks go by and I keep reminding her, and she keep telling me she'll set it aside and keep it for me. Finally one Sunday she tells me it's gone. Seems she had some friends come over to help clean out the attic (Ray was a hoarder, he kept everything he ever bought, his garage and attic were full of stuff). They brought in a dumpster, and people started throwing stuff out, she thinks the amp got thrown out by one of he friends "helping" her clean up. Damn! A piece of music history that was still functional and in great shape got thrown out. I just hope somebody at the dump saw it and rescued it before it got buried under a mound of trash.

    There is an upside to this though, she did give me a 40's era Martin tenor guitar and a 4 string banjo that her father used to play. She said he was able to supplement the family income during the depression with them. They've been stored for decades and she's had to move them around before, she was glad to get rid of them and let somebody who would use them have them.
     
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  10. BrandonB
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    On a happy note. The engine and transmission was sold and the combination is going back into a chopped 34 Ford 5 window. After who knows how many years hibernating, what a fitting home for this old war horse.
     
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  11. Hell yea...:rolleyes:
     
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  12. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    I'll bet it is for a crank driven water pump like a McGurk. It looks like there are hose connections at the water pump inlets in the block. I ran a McGurk crank driven pump on my sprint car. The drive was a bit different, but I didn't run a damper or any pulleys. The pump bolted to the Hilborn timing cover.
     

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