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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Sep 30, 2020.
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The Herman Rost Roadster
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Great article on the RPU with what appears to be nothing outrageous just well put together.
In the shot of the engine, did I detect an electric fan above the water pump? Very non traditional or just innovative for its time.
I was pondering that too... It almost looks like it's some sort of weird dual fan set up with tiny aluminum blade units...
That looks like a whole lot of fun .
According to ROD & CUSTOM , DEC. 1958 , two electric fans , photos by George Barris .....very neat little hot rod !
Now that you mention it... I remember that roadster being on the R&C cover as well...
Cool, I have that issue
Very cool! Doesn’t look like he sits up out of it more than what’s standard in these tiny cars most the time.
Gas pedal angle looks a bit uncomfortable.
This car brings to mind one of my all time favorite "Buckets". Arnold Avilla's '29 A bucket. Arnold and his dad built it in their Baldwin Park garage, and it was a bad ass street racer. On any given Friday night you could see this car cruising around Baldwin Park, or West Covina, looking for anything to race.
I don't know that car... but, I LOVE it.
There needs to be more of these built
Photos from the HRM story.
Ryan, there is a thread about Arnold's Roadster here on the HAMB.
29 Roadster pick up from Nor Cal is the title.
Here's the HAMB link
I like them RPU's especially if they have a hemi in them, I know these don't have hemi's but me being a MoPar guy it just is what it is. The electric fans caught me off guard though.
The fans caught my eye as well....at first they looked like a kids toy pinwheel....
297”.....must have been nice to get a block before they got all rusty inside!!.........Mark
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