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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zig Zag Wanderer, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. Zig Zag Wanderer
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    anyone have pictures of the "Paul Priest Special" track T that Rolla Vollstead ran in the Eastern Oregon Racing Association around '49-'53? the car was built in the C.R.A. style and ran a 12-port Fisher-headed GMC with dual sidedraft Vacturi carbuetors. i'm interested in engine shots primarily, of the side drive and those carbs. how similar might they be to Riley sidedrafts?

    on a slightly different note, does anyone have any knowledge of unusual bodystyles run in the C.R.A. or similar series besides the typical '23-'27 T roadster or the occasional A-bone?
     
  2. SUHRsc
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    do you have all the books?
    don radbruch/tex smith (vol 1 & 2 ) and dick wallen's hard cover

    dick's is more based in california but don's really covers the whole united states and shows what was going on in each area

    all 3 of them are excelent refrence if your building a car
    ive spent more then a few hours studying them

    good luck with your search
    Zach
     
  3. Rootie Kazoootie
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    on a slightly different note, does anyone have any knowledge of unusual bodystyles run in the C.R.A. or similar series besides the typical '23-'27 T roadster or the occasional A-bone?[/quote]

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  4. Fidget
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    I made the referred to post. I'll dig out his book tomorrow, and see if there's a pic in it for you. The car I took a pic of in the first post is being sold locally for close to $30k.
     
  5. Dale Fairfax
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    I have copies of photos of the car (compliments of Don Radbruch) but they don't have any engine detail. What they DO show however is that the car was a "convertible"-it was really a sprint car in drag. They would remove the sprinter tail and cowl and place the roadster body on the chassis so they could run roadster events.








     
  6. RunaroundSue
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    ...a little o/t.....Rolla Vollstead, I haven't heard his name for a LONG time. I actually had contact with him several times back when he did Indy car teams and I worked with the "Bryant Heating & Cooling Special". Quite a guy.....
     
  7. Zig Zag Wanderer
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    i don't have the Don Radbruch book but i do have the Tex Smith's hot rod history #1, which has nice detail in the Spaulding Bros. section about the Johnny Hartman/Wayne Chevy 6 powered track T

    "I have copies of photos of the car (compliments of Don Radbruch) but they don't have any engine detail. What they DO show however is that the car was a "convertible"-it was really a sprint car in drag. They would remove the sprinter tail and cowl and place the roadster body on the chassis so they could run roadster events."

    dale, i was not aware that the car was run as a sprint also, i'm looking at the chassis shots of the Johnny Hartman car and i can easily believe that most of the C.R.A. cars built after 47-48 could be "converted" that easily as well

    thanks for the responses guys
     
  8. Zig Zag Wanderer
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    cool thread fidget...what an honor to meet him and stand in his shop!
     
  9. Fidget
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  10. Lowlife
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    from MO. USA

  11. Fidget
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    There's a picture of my mother in law on the trophy girl page.....the years have not been kind!! :D:D
     

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