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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    The Garage Find is Alive...

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  2. Gearhead Graphics
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    And a unibody ford in the background to boot.
     
  3. fourspd2quad
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    Very cool! Good for him! Not to overlook the awesome roadster but those Goodyear air balloon hubcaps could be worth a small fortune alone. They are pretty rare, e$$pecially if they are in good $hape.
     
  4. steinauge
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    Good for him! Nice A.
     
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  5. More pics Jay!!!
     
  6. Motmo
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    Here's a few more pics of the roadster and a few of the goodies that came along with it. I've been looking for a '30-'31 roadster for awhile now and definitely got lucky to find this so close to home. It had been garaged for 50 years (since '67) just 7 miles from my house. I also found some old DMV paperwork that locates it just a mile from my house in '63. Kind of cool to know that it's probably lived most it's life locally.
     

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  8. Rolleiflex
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    Man that's really great, congrats on such a solid find!
     
  9. Atwater Mike
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    "Now, here's a Real 'Uncle Daniel'." (coined from an old, old HRM article)
     
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  10. 40two
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    Hey J.B., thanks for sharing the find. is Mike V. a HAMBer? would be nice to follow the next steps in cars history!

    Cheers, Carsten
     
  11. theHIGHLANDER
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    Very kool, but it looks odd, maybe? It seems short at the doors for some reason. I thought pic angle in 'bomber's post but now again here. Is it me? Anyone else thinking this? Is it the top angle? I know lots of ??? And I take the Jag 120 is already sold based on his post as well?
     
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  13. paint me jelous....but happy for ya !
     
  14. Motmo
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    I'm hoping to do a build thread at some point but right now I'm mostly in "parts collecting mode" I'll try to get it to be a stock runner for now until I'm ready to start the build. When I start a thread I'll post the link here. It will be simple as I'm not nearly as talented as most of the folks who post threads.
     
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  16. waxhead
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    Nice find, what are your plans for the roadster's future drive train wise??
     
  17. Blade58
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    That is so cool
     
  18. panheadguy
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    I'm not familiar with the Goodyear air wheel. Please 'splain. Nice find by the way!
     
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  19. firerod
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    Very nice find!
     
  20. Motmo
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    I'm currently having a pinched '32 frame built by Gary at Blackboard Hot Rods. He's building it with a lowered A front crossmember from so-cal and an A rear cross. I have a 59ab flathead for it. Planning on running a T5, which I know isn't traditional but seems to be a popular daily driver mod. I'm looking for a '40 rear end. Those are the basics that I've worked out so far. I'll figure out all the spicific details as I go.
     
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  21. Motmo
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    I had never heard of them either, Jay explained to me what they were. I couldn't find too much info on them other than this from an article I found-

    In 1930 Goodyear reports that Airwheels were first introduced for use on Fords and Chevrolets. The Goodyear low-pressure large-section tires and small diameter wheels never caught on for use on passenger cars. The cost, of purchasing a new set of tires and a special set of rims, was an option only the well-heeled motorist could afford during the Great Depression. The General Tire Company also introduced its General Balloon Jumbos, a similar type of tire and wheel assembly at about the same time.

    I'd love the heat from anyone who knows more about them. They appear to 16x4 so I might run them on the car. Was thinking of running solid wheels, 16x4 up front and 16x4 1/2 on the rear. But these are unique and might be a fun option.
     
  22. Lebowski
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    I hope the OP doesn't mind if I post a very interesting story of another garage find from the AACA site. Last year this guy found a '56 Pontiac 2 door hardtop in a Michigan garage (with 35k miles) that had been sitting there since 1974. The owner knew it was going to be there for a long time so he put it on jackstands, removed the tires and put them in the house and drained some of the fluids. Check out this link for more info and some pics....

    http://forums.aaca.org/topic/281920-1956-pontiac-chieftain-garage-find/
     
  23. I've got one of those Goodyear Airwheel caps.... Picture 25347.jpg
     
  24. shmoozo
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    That intake needs to find a proper banger to live on.
     
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  25. Motmo
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    I have a banger coupe that it will find a nice home on!
    IMG_3443.JPG
     
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  26. Tin Lizzie
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    Anymore Goodyear Airwheel information ?
     

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