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History The Throwback Tub

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,095

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    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    The Throwback Tub


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  2. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 987


    After reading this article I was taken back to about 1969 or 1970 when I lived in Las Cruces New Mexico. For what ever reason I was in the front yard and this BEAUTIFUL (sorta candy blue?) 28/29 Ford Roadster pickup drove by, full fendered, Chevy? power, sounded good, looked good. It looked like a refugee from a big car show. I don't remember a lot from those old days, but that one stuck in my memory:)
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  3. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,002


    Joey, ya hit the "sweet" spot once again! Back then, the cover is what sold the rest, whether it was a new mag or an album. When you had limited funds, (like I did then and still do) hard choices had to be made and this album was left on the rack. The car was not forgotten, it must have a blast to drive as well as a chick magnet! It had a lot going for and still does, it even had those quad, scavenger tipped pipes (had to have those on mine, but only two)! Keep sharing your passion, Carp.
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  4. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 886

    Pete Eastwood
    from california

    This car is sitting in my buddy Joey's back yard & has been there for as long as I can remember.
    I remember him telling me that he was storing it for Bob Cirrito , the original owner & builder & another friend of mine .
    Oh . . . and it looks exactly the same . . . .
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  5. I always liked that car, & album. My dad still has it, along with all the other surf/drag records that us snow-bound kids had to have to get us through the winter months. Usually, I don't like T shells on model A's, but this car was built right.
  6. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 4,863


    Nice lookin' car, but from what I can see, I am not particularly enamored with the rear suspension, especially given that much power.
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  7. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,578


    I'm sure out of necessity he built the traction bar. I'm amazed at the amount of work in the front spring perch to reach the short spring.
  8. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,225


    Bonafide 60’s wicked for sure! I love those headers.
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  9. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 530


    Damn fine looking ride.
  10. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
    Posts: 434


    What is that famous/infamous line on the HAMB. Didn’t happen without pictures
  11. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,415

    from Michigan

    I ummm..... What car?o_O:confused:
  12. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 2,056


    Ya gotta love a 409 powered tub. So I just had to dig out that issue and check it out, what an issue!
    From the George Barris piece with the blonde babe holding the balls in "Miller's Masterpiece" to the Tub to the coverage of the U.S. Fuel and Gas Championships (check out Marv Eldridge's Cheetah). Plus a Hydro build up and wild and crazy headers, then last but by all means not least coverage of the Oakland Roadster Show! If it's the only old magazine you ever bought, it's a goldmine of style and ideas.
    My personal favorite; the 32 5w with a blown Olds on P65. Oh yeah. Thanks Joey.
  13. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 520


    I remember that car in the magazine. Polished americans are such a PITA, but there is nothing like them. The car was drop dead gorgeous, for the time. P. Wood, please take pictures of it now.
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  14. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 4,863


    Those aren't "traction bars"; Notice that the car has a transverse spring.
  15. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,578


    What's a transverse spring got to do with it? He's got slicks and an open drive line, he knows the stock radius rods are not strong enough to keep from bending. Mounting the bar in the middle of the housing is not optimal, it should have the bracket on top or bottom to better control the twisting action of the torque.

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