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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. RichFox
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    Yes. Flathead powered. Due to the way it was modified it didn't fit any of the SCTA coupe classes, And in those days the sports car classes were very loose. Nolan White ran a gas streamliner with head lighgts and such.
     
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  2. 296ardun
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    Jim Woods, I believe, ran a Ford 6, also drag raced it.
     
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  3. RichFox
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    Heavily modified 57210699_10212234988343932_1094170917547802624_o.jpg Fiberglass 32 three window
     
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  4. I think it is in a museum in the San Diego area now
     
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  5. 206418_146352755508281_1924470266_n.jpg Tudor in the background
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  6. Limey Kid
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    #548 went on to be the So-Cal special. It was run as is, then had another roof chop we all know and love!.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
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  7. Stan Back
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    This machine may not fit this thread's timeline – but equipment-wise I don't think it will piss anyone off. This is from my first trip to the salt – 1972. My friend Phil Stevenson had a 55 Bel Air wagon his wife had driven into the ground. He put a 390" Cadillac in it, along with a pathetic Jet-Away Hydramatic and was racing it at El Mirage. He's drive it up there and take the mufflers off and run it. It ran 120s as I remember.

    He decided to go to Bonneville and knew he had to step up to run the 150 he wanted. He bought a 6-pot manifold for $15 at a swap meet and I gave him 4 97s to put on it. Somewhere he picked up a pair of 4-1/2"x18 Halibrands (the ones now on my 28 Mercury) – one with a Bonneville tire, the other with an Indy tire – about 3/4" difference in diameter). The tires had cords showing thru, but were marked "Approved for 175 MPH".

    Any who, he drove it up, put the Halibrands on, and the wagon ran a best of 149. He won the SCTA award for the top speed of a car driven there. That was before you could qualify that by driving from Wendover.

    I was hooked. And still am.

    Phil's Wagon copy.jpg
     
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  8. Although it doesn't fit within the threads original timeline of pre '36, (I'll more than let it slide) that is an epic story! Do you have any more pictures of it? Maybe with the Halibrands?
     
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  9. Stan Back
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    Nope – that's the only picture of the wagon I have. The Halibrands are still going strong. They've made a numerous trips to Bonneville over the years.

    1928 Mercury Torpedo Salon .jpg
     
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  10. Yes they are. This is one I took in 2012. I love your Tudor.
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