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History The Herman Rost Roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Herman Rost Roadster

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  2. lowrd
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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.
     
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  3. Ryan
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    I was pondering that too... It almost looks like it's some sort of weird dual fan set up with tiny aluminum blade units...
     
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  4. 41rodderz
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    That looks like a whole lot of fun .
     
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  5. tombstone
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    8F39CE4E-4F8E-4F2E-8E8A-2A1E5EBF071E.jpeg 3A390992-1B6C-442A-B69E-D018C3F35CB7.jpeg According to ROD & CUSTOM , DEC. 1958 , two electric fans , photos by George Barris .....very neat little hot rod !
     
  6. Ryan
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    Now that you mention it... I remember that roadster being on the R&C cover as well...
     
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  8. Tim
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    Very cool! Doesn’t look like he sits up out of it more than what’s standard in these tiny cars most the time.
     
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  9. hotrod1948
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    Gas pedal angle looks a bit uncomfortable.
     
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  10. 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.

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  11. Ryan
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    I don't know that car... but, I LOVE it.
     
  12. There needs to be more of these built
     
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  13. Photos from the HRM story.
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  14. Ryan, there is a thread about Arnold's Roadster here on the HAMB.

    29 Roadster pick up from Nor Cal is the title.
     
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  15. silverdome
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    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.
     
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  16. flatford8
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    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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