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Hot Rods Spalding Bros Repro, for "Too Tall" Ganahl.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marty Strode, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. pgan
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    Well, Jim, thankyou very much for the excellent photo and the nice words. I have a strong hunch you had something to do with my nomination in the first place, being a deserved HOF member yourself. And thanks to all the rest of you for your kind words. I started going to these Gas Ups at Mendenhall's Museum in the beginning, and was always amazed to see how many of the famous names of hot rodding were there, mixed in the crowd. As I said from the podium yesterday, I thank all of them for letting me interview them--as well as letting me copy (or keep) their vintage photos--so that I could do my part to preserve this important piece of American history. This is an honor. Thanks for the appreciation.

    Pat G.

    P.S. It's totally off the subject, but semi-amusing: I made the 3-hour drive up from L.A. to Buellton with no problem in my '32 roadster (other than freezing). But I didn't see this post until this morning because I got home late last night. The roads are so bad between Santa Barbara and the Grapevine now that somewhere between Fillmore and Santa Clarita I hit bumps that were bad enough to tear an upper rear shock mount off the frame. Fortunately some guys in a passing car made me understand something was wrong, so I pulled off in Sylmar, saw the dangling shock rubbing on the ground, and--with no tools in the car--finally figured I could tie it up to the frame using the lanyard from my nametag that you can see in the photo. Worked great.
     
  2. Weedburner 40
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    Well Pat, nothing like roadside repairs to make a good story even better.
     
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  3. 50Fraud
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    I love Duffy's Eliminator.
    I love Pat's entire body of work.
    I love Tom's accomplishments, and his retelling of them on video.
     
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  4. Atwater Mike
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    Pat and Marty, 'teamed up'...Spalding roadster as 'witness'.
     
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  5. Marty Strode
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    I have been wondering, do you suppose these are Model A front hubs, with the long snouts ? Model A stuff is new to me, as I have always used V-8 brake parts. Details bug me, but you should know that by now.
    Spalding 2.jpeg
     
  6. alchemy
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    Well, those are definitely not regular 32-48 hubs.
     
  7. Marty Strode
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    I have a couple of rolling A chassis, and what I can't see in this shot, is the crimps in the snouts on the Model A hubs.
     
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  8. I just dumped off a pile of A hubs and drums in the kids scrap pile; sure look like the hubs in your picture.
     
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  9. Are you referring to the indents that the outer race seats against? The hubs on the chassis almost look like a there is "bulge" around the middle of the snout; but the spindle side sure looks Model A.
     
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  10. Gofannon
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    I think they were truck hubs of some sort. Re-read the articles.
     
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  11. According to the HRM article hubs were Lincoln.
     
  12. Marty Strode
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    Thanks Gents, I will look into Lincoln hubs, that would make sense as they ran front brakes at Bonneville and El-Mirage, but not on ovals.
     
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  14. 1-SHOT
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    Marty and Pat, I just finished rereading all 52 pages, have been following since the start but have never read them all at once. It's a amazing build and congratulations to y'all for pulling it off. Now for some action shots in color. Thanks for the ride Frank
     
  15. verde742
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    Marty your work, and your buddy Lonnie's works, are absolutely just un comparable.

    Love all 52 pages, so far....
    thanks for all the pictures and info...
    Bob
     
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  16. Marty Strode
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    Thanks Bob, I have been fortunate to have friends like Lonnie Gilbertson and others who influence me to do my best, and have a lot of fun along the way. With the shortage of complete build threads these days, I am planning on a complete build (fabrication wise) of one of my standard issue Track Roadsters very soon ! BTW, now that Tim is retired, you need to ride along when he drops by for a visit. img20161106_16354394.jpg
     
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  17. Blown Red Ram
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    The next time you're up here Bob , I'd be happy to take you to Marty's place! Tim
     
  18. @Marty Strode, looking forward to that build thread on your track roadster!
     
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  19. Atwater Mike
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    Marty Strode: The Gift that keeps on giving!

    Anxiously awaiting your track roadster thread!!! Thank you for having me (us) along on this Spalding journey. So many parts made in house. Just thrilling!
     
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  20. But what about the RPU Marty?
     
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  21. DDDenny
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    And the Topolino!
     
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  22. Marty Strode
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    Mike, Dean and Doug, I am busy doing my outside work and getting my 40 PU off to paint. The other project I have been working on, "The Puritan" a 23 Fiat that was featured in Hot Rod in Nov. '55 is nearly done. Sometime in October, the plan is to get the Track Roadster in and out of the chassis jig, then get the 29 RPU started, and work on both concurrently. Since I bought a fabricated frame for the Model A, that will speed up the progress, and the fact that it will wear it's existing black paint for a while, will be a time saver as well. I am excited to see Jim Stevens 29 RPU, B/SR back in action, and maybe I can line up with it at Eagle Field some time. As far as the Simca/Topolino it will have to wait a while, however I am still collecting parts and finalizing my strategy on that one. Thanks for your interest my friends ! IMG_2804.JPG IMG_3403.JPG IMG_3411.JPG IMG_3422.JPG
     
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  23. Marty Strode
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    Just to promote the Eagle Field track and my pal Rocky. Jim's RPU is now owned by Tom Scardina. Eagle Field.jpg
     
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  24. WestCoastChris
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    Jim Stevens himself will be in attendance!
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  25. a boner
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    image.jpeg Patiently waiting!
     
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  26. Marty Strode
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    It won't be too long ! BTW, that shot was taken when we took #7 on it's inaugural ride down the road. img20161106_16203802.jpg img20161106_16215163.jpg
     
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