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Sleepers! Anybody into sleepers here?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by waaaypastredline, Jan 30, 2011.

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  1. 59f100
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
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    from USA

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  2. 28dreyer
    Joined: Jan 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,158

    from Minnesota


    Some more good humor in this dry thread
  3. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,606


    ooohhh I like this one too.
  4. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197


    got love the farm truck!!!
  5. jersey greaser
    Joined: Feb 21, 2009
    Posts: 145

    jersey greaser

    we had a few my dad had the 2 family sleepier's 64 biscy wagon, 340hp 409 3 on the tree od. latter a 69 biscy wagon with a 396, granie had a 66, 289 falcon with 3 on the tree,
    one of my own was a 36 poncho rumble seat, 3 window, the late pappy hough from paterson nj stuffed in a very hot running solid lifter gto 389 with a muncie. made a 58 poncho injection unit fit onto it. hood down and sitting it looked like a bone stocker. start it up! every one knew it was hot. no lowering,no chop. the other was a 71 vega with a 327/350 stuffed into it. only give away was the tubed rear and big tires.
  6. 1320/150
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
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    Kind of like saying the only give away was the blower?????
  7. 1320/150
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
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    Out of all the sleepers I have seen in the last decade this dude has it figured out... it doesn't get better.....
  8. thunderkiss65
    Joined: Jan 6, 2008
    Posts: 122

    from Detroit

    70 Maverick, 250 straight 6, TO3 turbo, 500cfm Holley 2bbl, 3in exhaust.



  9. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691


    Holy cow! I want that engine for my bird. What's he running for a gearbox?

  10. Revenuers car or she's 'bout ta pick up a load o' hill billy paint thinner :cool:
  11. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
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    another fast car in its day...53 Olds with 303 Rocket. Fitted with a four barrel and dual exhaust. Dual Range Hydromatic...will easily hit 120mph. Fastest car on the road in 53? Of course we have the correct poverty caps on black wheels with blackwall tires. Very dark brown metallic finish. Nothing flashy about this car.

    another whiskey car?
  12. thunderkiss65
    Joined: Jan 6, 2008
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    from Detroit

    It used to be my car, sold it about 15 years ago. Trans was a C4 with a 3000 rpm stall converter. I think this car may have been an Ak Miller creation. It was sold at Glen Organ Ford in Compton CA, and was built out there. Who else turbo charged inline 6 Fords? It had a custom water cooled aluminum intake (draw thru to turbo), and other custom one off stuff on it.
  13. That's what I'd be thinking.
  14. Cinderellas Glass Sleeper

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  15. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
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    That's very cool. Being an Ak Miller creation, I'm surprised it doesn't also use propane.

    Since everyone around here wants the same price for a rebuildable 200 or 250 as they want for a rebuildable 289 or 302, dare I ask what a full-bore Falcon Six like that costs?

  16. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    from BC

    Yea, I have a real weakness for Chevy B bodies...I buddy of mine used to have a '68 that I spent a LOT of time working on, we had a lot of "fun" with that car.
  17. HenryJGuy
    Joined: Mar 8, 2007
    Posts: 233

    from Dayton, TN

    I'm a huge fan of sleepers--so much that I wrote a book. This has been a TON of work, but it is the first of its kind--an entire book dedicated to Sleepers. It is being published by CarTech books and it's available for Pre-Order right now on Amazon! Got some of the best sleepers in the country in there, as well as some cool tricks of the trade. It officially hits the shelves on October 15th.

  18. Paul Y
    Joined: Dec 29, 2006
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    Paul Y

    Well I have just pre ordered that! Would ask you to sign it for me but then I would just be branded another fan boy....

    And back to the thread....

  19. Left Turn
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
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    Left Turn
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    from Omaha, NE

    was that nova in hot rod a while back? had intercoolers stashed in the wheel wells if I remember right?
  20. Been thinking of this for a while. My ideal sleeper would have to be a 52-54 Ford more door basic mainline sedan with a realy big FE and 4 gear.
  21. nifty
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 477

    from UK

    I know it's not HAMB friendly but as sleepers go a Beetle like this is mustard. The cabriolet Beetle's roll cage is a give away when the roof is down but when it's up, you can't see a 9.3 sec car!

    both of which are running British number plates (not sure if either is an ex US car though)
  22. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
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    from dago ca

    This WAS our sleeper.
    A simple I-6 badged 4-door '64 nova with a 350/350.
    It was tweaker rigged when I got it,
    but I found the special nova oilpan and valve covers etc. to make it look period.
    The first time my wife drove to work,
    she went around the corner sideways,
    fortunately corrected herself. Whew.

    Loud exhaust too,
    there was no sneaking around with that car.
    Could hear her comin home a mile away.

    We couldn't afford to drive it.
    Got decent freeway mileage but around town was like 8mpg.
    She would run out of gas all the time.

    I miss that one,
    but it had bad mojo,
    always had some issue, until I sold it of course!

  23. neilswheels
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 900

    from England

    Yep, the cab is pretty infomous over here, wheels up action all the time, and regularly street driven. I think the owner drove it from england to belgium for Euro Bug In. I believe he moved out to the US, taking the car with him, last year.
  24. Fiatdude
    Joined: May 5, 2010
    Posts: 89

    from SoCal

    The Yellow car belongs to Richie Webb who brought it over from England to SoCal to race it -- It hauls butt

    Here is my last sleeper -- I know, I know -- Almost non-HAMB friendly, but the Zo6's sure hated it on the road course at Fontana. And a lot of V8's hated it at the drag strip LOL

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  25. spooler41
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
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    I'm kind of liken the current HRM cover car, the 53 Chrysler wagon. I don't think they come any better than that one.

  26. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
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    Jeff Norwell
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  27. Love sleepers. I've had a couple. Not monsters but faster than you would expect.
    I LOVE the idea of the old moonshine runners. My great grand pappy made shine during in the 30's. Always wondered if he had a runner.
  28. Yeah, my grandpa was a shine runner back in the late 30's. Said he had a model T roadster pick up with a 2 speed axle and a hand milled head (claimed him and his brother tied a rope to each end and pulled it back and forth across the big flat sides of an old grinding wheel at a mill his brother worked at) Said they stacked rocks and bags of anything they could find on the head for weight, took them a full week.

    Really wish I had a picture of that old rig, my gramps claimed it would pull to 65mph with a full load.
  29. LOWDOWN2
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 135

    from Ontario

    Yup...fill the roof, yank the cage and turbo, add 4 seconds, and that's me, circa '70!
  30. 46Chief
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 164


    Does anybody remember a 1975-1980 Silver Cadillac Seville, built by a guy in Los Angeles in the early 80's? I think his name was Big John something or other. It had a full NASCAR tube frame/suspension, and a twin turbo Big Block Chevy. It was a featured car in ROAD & TRACK or HOT ROD magazine. I sure would like to see pictures of it or find out what happened to it. It was a bad motherfucker!
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