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Singer Sewing Machine (Still Alive)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BrandonB, May 23, 2007.

  1. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,213

    from nor cal

    Here are a few pics of the "Singer Sewing Machine" that held the record for its class at Muroc back in 1946, 125MPH plus some change. Mel bought the car about 25 years ago and has finally gotten it to where he wants it. It is a 31 Ford shortened roadster body sitting on a 37 Willys runnning gear. It has the same motor with the Hickey head that it ran back in 46. It did have a Graham blower on it way back when but Mel put the Latham on with a Woodworth carb and is still running the old hand pump for the fuel pressure. When he drives up you can't help but smile knowing you are looking at a 60 year old piece of racing history that's still cruising the streets.

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  2. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    WOW!! Now that's what I call a rolling history book. Thanks for posting it.

  3. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,768


    Wow, what a cool car!

    125 on a blown banger, that's quite an accomplishment.

  4. speedtool
    Joined: Oct 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,541


    Dang! That's cooolllll....

  5. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


    Very cool, glad to see it preserved.
  6. awesome

    I love this forum
  7. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    from SO.FLO.

  8. 29ZZ4FORD
    Joined: Aug 2, 2006
    Posts: 61

    from NWFLA

    The HAMB continues to

    Well you know.
  9. skipstitch
    Joined: Oct 7, 2001
    Posts: 1,177


    BAD! Bad...Bad.... I've logged a ton of "miles" behind a sewing machine. But never one as cool as that! :)

    By anychance do you have any period pix? I'd be interested in how they compare.... you know, black & white and scratched so we have to imagine how bitchin' the car looks in red paint!
  10. knotheads
    Joined: Jan 4, 2007
    Posts: 499


    good job on the restoration!
  11. Kiwi Tinbender
    Joined: Feb 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,155

    Kiwi Tinbender

    If any of you have some of the Old Rod and Custom Quarterlies, published in the late `70`s, you can find a feature on the then restored car on page 10, with a colour shot on the cover...Same issue has Curly Tremaines Merc, and a cool Chevy 2 powered 29 Roadster....
  12. Sewing machines? That's just a little bit O.T. aint it?

    That car is one wicked li'l 4-Banger. I was just reading up on the 1960 Pontiac X-400 That ran a Latham blown 389 packed with 4 sidedraft juicers. They put a 160 mph speedo in that hulk. Pretty cool days back then.

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