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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by loudbang, Mar 3, 2016.
Received a few photos from the original owner/builder of Time Warp, back in the day was Torquer T
Any ID on that one and where it might be out of ? My 1959 sedan delivery came out of East LA still wearing yellow but with a white side panel.....thanks.
No sorry, no info with the photo.
From the “mod” apparel and all of those “caravans” in the background, I’d venture a guess that’s not Pomona.
Probably seen before, but interesting chassis w/ engine serving as structural member
Right hand drive
Seems like awful small header tubes, even for back then. Those big oval ports in the heads gotta be choked off.
And yeah, I wonder what the frame looked like behind the engine. Sorry, but it looks kinda scary from the firewall forward !
P.s. - Seems to me I saw a chassis similar to that at one of the Grand National car shows here a few years back. I'll dig through my photos, see if I can find it.
Weren't they all a little scary........
Maybe it,s one of those small British Daimler Hemis. All those caravans in the background sure look British. Same for the skinny dudes with sideburns
It was taken in the UK. NHRA altereds class lettering would be something like AA/FA or AA/A
The Bantam-bodied blown Chrysler Shutdown. This car was one of the original UK top fuel altereds and was campaigned by Fred Whittle before passing to Mike Hall.
I like it. It looks to incorporate motorcycle technology which places the engine as a stressed member of the chassis.
I wonder how it handled?
I guess I probably know how it handled - like every other AA/Fuel Altered - on the ragged edge of control LOL.
When you see the famous picture of the Magic Muffler Fiat at Lions, it makes you think that using the engine as a stressed member of the chassis in a nitro burner is not a very good idea. I’m thinking maybe that nice little Bantam was a gas burner - small fuel lines and small tube zoomies, or a Daimler.
Regarding the article on UK altereds, "SHUTDOWN" seems to picture a more standard engine/chassis
Looking for photos of the Weber algon car.
My car is not a F/A car but with a Larry Bell(Salisbury, N.C.) built 383, solid lifter sbc in a 2000 lb coupe it can be a hand full when you put your foot in it!! A very good way to spend my retirement years............
Here's one found on market place and a friend bought
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that's nice but it isn't an altered. it's a street roadster.
Brothers Brown - Duke and Tony. Great guys. Partied with them a number of times when they came to the States for car shows.
I just posted in the ESSMAN thread a very early video in color of the HARTWELL Altered. It's about 1963 era as the dark purple Magic Muffler Fiat is seen at about 1 minute mark with Jim Miles in the straw hat.
your choice, Chevy or Hemi.
Here's a couple of my favorites. Maybe cos dad painted these green versions of Nanook.
The Nanook altered is, at present anyway, residing in Bucky Austin’s private collection last time I saw it.
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