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History Superchargers, Straight Axles and Splinters

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. J.Ukrop
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  2. that thing is damn fine and i am salivating everywhere. Thanks for the write up; very well done.
     
  3. Jimbo17
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    Sweet looking gasser but with those big fat front fenders they could be a handful to drive at the top end with all the air getting under the fenders and lifting and making the front wheels very light on the top end.

    Jimbo
     
  4. That is absolutey wicked!
     
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  5. ratrodder34
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    That is BITCHIN......and the first one I have ever seen.
     
  6. flamingokid
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    It's an original.And,I love anything with a supercharger.
     
  7. Solospeedshop
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    Wow Very Cool! Gassers are very cool Tks for Posting! Bill
     

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  8. woodiewagon46
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    That car was once known as the "worlds fastest woodie". He probably could have chosen a different body style because woodies are heavy, my '46 weighs over 4000 lbs. and not much you can do to lighten them!
     
  9. tfeverfred
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    Not feeling it, but admire the effort.
     
  10. catdad49
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    Studied that feature years ago and knew that choosing a woody for a race car was kinda like swimming upstream. The great thing about it was Courtie kept upping the ante in an effort to go faster. There's a another feature in a recent mag that will definitely rekindle some memories. Street Freak, Dare to be Different, call it what you will, it's still pretty out a sight!!
     
  11. I agree.
     
  12. 193257
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    I might be wrong but I think the talented Thom Taylor owned this car in recent years. Could anyone confirm this.
     
  13. Billybobdad
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    It is still around & sold on eb#y a few years back. Last I heard it was being restored to it's race car configuration
     
  14. J.Ukrop
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    That is correct. Thom Taylor had it for awhile.
     
  15. weez
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    Yes, Thom was describing it to me once and I was thinking "You have a what now?" I don't remember it from way back when, so it was all new to me... It's a unique beast for sure!
     
  16. slammed
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    Feel it. See it. Know it. Be it. It was and is a legend/stand alone car. Would love to cruise it (No, NSRA/GG sheep pens) and feel and hear that wood body creaking and groaning right before you nail dat beach to the flo'. And a corny 'not your father Oldsmobile' thrown in for the chucksters.
     
  17. Rusty O'Toole
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    I remember seeing it in Rod & Custom in 1968. I thought it was the stupidest thing I ever saw.
     
  18. High5
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    Issue #35 (Fall of 2013) of Traditional Rod & Kulture Illustrated magazine has this car as the cover. Here's the link:

    http://www.rodandkulture.com/
     

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