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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    from Austin, TX
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  2. same intake as on this car or the one above?

  3. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 21,470


    Great story and it is good to see that the manifold ended up with the car even if it isn't on the car.

    Yuppers Wingnutz it's one of that batch of cars built for the race that year.

    There is a bit of history on the cars in this pfd starting on page 39

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  4. that is unreal, what are the odds?
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  5. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,285


  6. Anything worth knowing is right here on the Oracle of Hot Rodding, the mighty HAMB.
    This is a pretty remarkable website you've got yer self Ryan.
    One of my most favorite cars of all time, the Car Craft Dream Rod, was right in my backyard in Mark's possession being restored.:eek:
  7. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,022

    1. 60s Show Rods

    awesome story..
  8. Labold
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,219


    That was a cool read. Your guys collections are much cooler than mine...
    What are the odds of finding that intake (un-useable to the normal guy), and actually owning the car it was built for? Too cool.
  9. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,939

    40 & 61 Fords

    It's great that somebody that can actually USE the RARE manifold got it, and didn't have to pay a stupid amount of money to get it. I'd definately say it was Karma........
  10. Ruiner
    Joined: May 17, 2004
    Posts: 4,148

    Member much would he be kicking himself had he NOT bought it?
  11. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,923


    "The odd little intake was cheap, so Guffey bought it and promptly posted it on the H.A.M.B. hoping someone could identify it. "

    Guffey buys it on a whim, doesn't know what it fits, BUT HE HAS THE CAR !!
    THAT is the miracle !

    Karma indeed !!
  12. Serendipitous!
  13. solid
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,459


    I love it when a plan comes together.
  14. Tinman
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
    Posts: 963


  15. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,004

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    you got it, stevie g
  16. Moriarity
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    Thanks for posting this Ryan, The title on the other thread was a little goofy so not many people saw it even though I kept pushing it back to the top making smart ass comments. Mike Guffey has an amazing collection of vintage/historic drag cars including the Golden commandos 65 ply altered wheelbase car, the 64 ramchargers car, 2 of big Als cars the Quad Al and the Big Al 3. also 2 miller indy cars an AJ Watson roadster....the list goes on and on. He is a great guy a true race historian and my best friend.....
  17. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Staff Member

    I think that since you live like 10 whole miles from me you should probably come over and see it....send me a PM
  18. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,034


    Better than being spooned by Moriarty I guess. Maybe not though.
  19. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Taken at the Henry Ford Museum 1/ 01:

  20. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,425


    that guy should buy some lotto tickets asap.
  21. Kilroy
    Joined: Aug 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,193

    from Austin, TX

    I always loved those cars...
    To me they're the best sounding millers too.... Maybe not the coolest engines, but the best sounding...

    I always thought there was a little 1927 Delage in there too...

    Attached Files:

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  22. gr8ness13
    Joined: Aug 28, 2008
    Posts: 405


    Crazy Luck... THAT IS AWESOME...
  23. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
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    Kevin Lee
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    Mark told that story to me over lunch as he and Tuck were passing through on the way to the HAMB drags. We all pretty much agreed that he did not find that intake so much as it found him.

    And here is the raddest part. Not sure if this is covered in the other thread, but the fact that the manifold has no identifying marks means that it was one of the first few manifolds made specifically for Miller - before Hexagon tool added their logo and went into production with the design.
  24. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    from Tucson AZ

    Seems to me he's already a winner:D

    Great story, enjoyed that one!
  25. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,828

    Kan Kustom

    A buddy of mine restored one of these cars for Bill Smith of Speedway Motors. He droveit in the Great American Race before Bill put it in his museum.My freind used to build Indy cars in his dads shop in Indianapolis before he moved here to Kansas and started his own shop.
  26. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,514


    Ryan, in my opinion, this is some of your best short writing to date. I guess it's not hard, though, with an incredible story like this.
  27. FunnyCar65
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,040

    from Colorado

    Guffey has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.Any he is a down to earth guy to talk too.Some say he has it made.
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    Any close ups of the manifold?
  29. Bluto !! On the intake, Very cool and RARE FIND !!! >>>>.
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  30. Theo Douglas
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 804

    Theo Douglas

    Incredible story. That's why I love this website.

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