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Hot Rods The Coupes and Sedans of Land Speed Racing

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by El Hueso, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. 1962
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    I'd love to see more T coupes. I love this awkward looking coupe, equipped with a belly tank nose.
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    Can you say engine setback? This doesn't really fit the parameters of this thread, as I think it is a 53/54 Studebaker, but it's too cool not to share.
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  2. More from 1962
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    I can't figure out what's going on with the roof on this one. Removable hardtop?
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  3. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
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    "I can't figure out what's going on with the roof on this one. Removable hardtop? "

    Looks like a Roadster converted to Coupe class. Not a Coupster, but a Roadpe'.
     
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  4. Jerry Kugel standing behind his first race car.

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  5. More from 1957
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    Mildly chopped T coupe
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  6. Fantastic pics, thanks!
     
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  7. More 1958
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    I love these casual photos behind the scenes. Dig the Go Kart.
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    I know its a roadster, but I just had to share
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    Who needs unloading ramps?
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  8. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
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    It's weird looking at all the Crosleys with the wheels outside. I don't know if he was first, but Ron Benham sure shook them up when he had all of them enclosed in his long-nosed Comp. Coupe – the Ill Legal.
     
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    Fabulous pictures, thanks for posting.

    Educate me. What is this please? I think it might be a Cord....
     
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  10. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
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    Crosley Jack's car 001.jpg
    Jack Costella's Crosley from about 60 years ago. Rear wheels sorta inside.
     
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  11. Stan Back
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    No surprise that was Mr. Costella's. Early attempt to go under the air.
     
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  12. That thing looks perfect! It looks like the proportions of a car Jack would build. I dig the tiny doors. Any idea on the motor? @RichFox
     
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  13. RichFox
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    Dragster Jack's 001-1.jpg
    I suspect it's the chassis and SBC that they ran as a gas dragster. Previously Jack had run it with a 215 aluminum Olds and very light parts Pictured here. (Gokart steering, bicycle front wheels, 12 inch Midget wheels and slicks) and swore it weighed 500 pounds ready to run.
     
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  14. RichFox
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    Later with the SBC and more car - Copy.png parts
     
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  15. loudbang
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    Betting there were a bunch of deaf drivers in this era. From all those engines protruding into the drivers compartment.
     
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  16. Bob Rounthwaite's coupe, circa 1948
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  17. A few more of Bob Rounthwaite's coupe
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  18. Stan Back
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    Interesting – seeing the hand pressure pump down beside the left side of the driver's seat.

    I drove my roadster (my only car) with a dash-mounted one for a couple of years. Had a 10-gallon tank in the trunk which made it interesting to use. If you'd just filled up, just a few dabs were needed for the six 97s. If it was near empty, you had to give it a lot more. Not a problem for an early-20s kid.

    I'd think driving a hand-pump system for 5 miles at Bonneville would be distracting. I only had time to look at the tach.
     
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  19. KKrod
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
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    I believe that this is the same car. I had thought that it was a fuel sedan from the 50's before seeing the photos from 1963. I think it is a beautiful car and color. If anyone has any information on it I would like to know.
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