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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by paulatxntric, Aug 14, 2007.
Talk about driving by the seat of your pants. WOW I 'd love to give it a go !!!!!
cars at that point in time were very much based on horsedrawn carrages..they had wooden chassis so did many cars..nowt to do with knowing how to weld, the technology to weld just wasn't available to people..early chassis in metal (not gona call it steel) were mostly rivited together..
and the engine is a 5litre aircooled Jap V8....yes the noise is enough to make you wet yourself!!.......
yes it is...if it was legal when built and registered it still is...a lot of theses racers get driven to and from the tracks!!
More from http://gasbaloon.com/V8JAP.htm
The engine was used in a dirigible type aircraft.
Holy crap is that thing bad ass!!!
This is really cool to me. Before I was just intrested in building cars, but things like this really makes me want to learn more about the early history of the automobile and motorsports.
After doing a little research, it looks as if you are correct.
Since discovering this thread yesterday, I think I've read it from beginning to end at least a dozen times. I find this machine to be stunning beyond words for me. I'm not sure I've ever come across an automobile that has played into my mind quite like this one has. It is a beautiful piece of art.
That being said, it does disappoint me a little that it is not an original 100 year old piece of automotive engineering ingenuity. None the less though, I still love it.
I recently started the disassembly of my '51 Pontiac Chieftain project. After seeing this thread I could seriously consider putting it on hold. Someday I will attemp to build something like Mr Rick Scaldwell has created. I don't see myself coming a JAP engine though
Thank you all so much who have contributed photos and information on this thread. I have really enjoyed it.
Great thread. Totally hardcore
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Who Really Gave "A Shit " (there !, I spelled it correctly )......This was from A TIME WHEN, You were'nt A Motorcyclist.......Unless, You had the foot rest worn down SHARP EDGE, frum layin' IT down in a Turn.......Or Stood up on the Seat A' Goin' down Main Street, Err Flyin' Your aero-Plane under the Bridge At tha' Lake..........Yeow, They Were Crazy !!!!
But, That's What Made Our Pilots Sooo Very Good During "tha' Big War "
WW II..............Now you can't go over 55........Even in Your Boat !
What'tha hELL hAPPENED ????/
bIG sMILE ,
"Wood and Water "
I fuck'in Love IT !
Here it is at the VSCC Curborough Meet.Graham Little image.
I can't even begin to describe how bad i'd like to put this thing in my stable.
I seen this thread a couple months ago.
I couldnt come up with words to describe this beautiful piece of machinery.
I still cant.
Either new or 100 years old build,the craftsmanship is there and I'm sure its period correct.
You Brits have outdone yourselves.
I always said that the Greatest minds are Brits,the best music,art,machinery you name it.
Ford's parents were English after all,no?
Driver Anne Berrisford in this reposted image.
everywhere you look on that car another detail pops out. art work, rolling art work.
I've loved this car ever since it first hit the HAMB back in 2007. Bob
The July 2012 Street Rodder sketch is very nicely done, and based on the above car, but totally lost the warm Vintage look IMO. Bob
so I just read it's a recreation but it's still as cool as fuck and built form 100 year old parts...it's not pampered and protected and only uesd on warm sunny days but driven like a bastard, to the limit and races to win...and as I said back in 2007 it's legal and on the road !!!!!!!!
just have a look for the VSCC and you'll see lots more cars like this!
Some images from the Vie En Bleu 2012 meet at Prescott.Photos by Stefan Marjoram.
My favorite racer! I got into recreating it in CAD for fun over the winter from analyzing photos found here and on the web. I could really use some shots of the rear suspension- such as it is, and the chain gang transmission. I have some shots of another GN chassis of the period that is some help. I still have a long way to go but it is a great way to learn how this car was put together. Lots of detail. Any under the body shots of the chassis would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I totally dig it
youtube provides - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKg595bnfig
Man, Every time I visit The HAMB, I find something new!!
Cranked up the volume & hooked it up...Insane!!
The sound alone got the crotch pulsing and I was heading out to go find that dangerous hot lady with herpes, to see what sort of competition she could offer..... and then mother walked in!!
V-8 J.A.P. aero engine
One of the coolest cars Ive seen in a long time!
V-8 j.a.p. Gn
As seen this past weekend at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb.Graham Little pics
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