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"Tudor On A Tear"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

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  2. That's somthin' else! Wonder where it is now?
    Joined: May 13, 2002
    Posts: 3,258


    I swear they used that nose "cone" on another car later.
    With the "Ford parts obsolete" lettering as it is on the sedan...
  4. plan9
    Joined: Jun 3, 2003
    Posts: 3,846


    Tony’s sedan proved some serious double duty capabilities. Well, actually triple duty - Tony’s car is streetable! Even so, it’s amazing to see two cars built a half decade apart with very different parts share such a similar personality. The generation gap ain’t all that big - is it?

    people are constantly telling me "I" cant build a competative car for double duty, (lakes & drag racing), but people throughout the decades have been doing it. even if it may only see drag duties once in awhile, its still possible.

    The Bill Ramay/Gary Ewens 34 sedan hands down has the best looks ive seen for a 33/34 sedan thus far.
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  5. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,258

    from DFW USA

    I've got that old issue of Hot Rod too.

    I love the chain blower drive, just TRY getting that on any track these days. The chop is great, as is the "RTA" on the back of the car.
  6. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    Geez, I wish my car would a pull single duty. All it ever does is sit in the garage on stands, yelling at me because I don't have clue as to what I am doing to it!
  7. I love the scoops, who made those?

    P.S. What's "RTA"?
  8. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,005


    Makes me think it was a 1970-72ish issue of Hot Rod or RnC with coverage of the Antique Drags that they did with lots of bangers and flatheads in southern Cal.
  9. Norris McCarty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
    Posts: 118

    Norris McCarty

    Very cool Ryan! Thanks!
  10. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,258

    from DFW USA

    Russetta Timing Association

    They allowed coupes (well, all closed body styles) when SCTA would only allow roadsters.
  11. SimonSez
    Joined: Jul 1, 2001
    Posts: 1,621


    Pretty sure it is an early Enderle injector.
  12. I'd like to find some like that and adapt them to my 94s. Probably too rare and valuable.:(
  13. Wasn't the Pierson Brothers coupe an LSR and drag car?

    i guess it would take a lot of thought, planning and careful engineering. the suspension of a drag car would probably work fairly well on an lsr car.
  14. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,286

    Rand Man

    A car like that speaks to me.
  15. fiat128
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,429

    from El Paso TX

    That first photo is one of the coolest pictures I think I've ever seen. Normally I don't like the track noses but that's killer.
  16. Casey
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,294

    Member Emeritus

    got to meet tony and crew and sit in that model A .
    at the day of the drag`s cool race car ! and cool guy`s .
    I`m gonna have to meet them at the motor mile, next time .
    I heard 122 at the drag`s
  17. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,366

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    So-Cal coupe was - not the Pierson Bros. car. There were plenty of cars built for LSR and drag racing. But I think since each has been more refined it has become harder to build a car that can do both competitively.
  18. swimeasy
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,063


    Man!,How do ya stop that puppy?
  19. Elmo Rodge
    Joined: May 12, 2002
    Posts: 1,888

    Elmo Rodge

    Let's see. March 1963 I turned 16. Would I notice something like that? How do you spell "Prime Time"? Wayno
  20. Tinman
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
    Posts: 963


    That is truly a beautiful race car... any color photos of it?

    I'm gonna go dream that car in bronze laquer now...
  21. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 959

    Von Hartmann
    from Byron, IL

    I have that issue along with the other 11 from 63. I've stared at that article many times.
  22. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,431

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    with a parachute and a lot of road!...he he he and an achor off a ship would help too..
    I bet that sucker flys!
  23. GARY?
    Joined: Aug 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,626


    Chris, where are you? :eek:
    I figured he'd be all over this post.
    That car is way to tuff for it's own good.
    I am a fan of the plastic windows.
    Makes me think of the "Sun of Godzilla" for some reason.
  24. mtm0078
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 15

    from Chicago IL

    Cool car, but i will pass on the chain drive for the blower. When those things have a problem it just destorys the front of the car and anyone unlucky enough to be near by when it happens.
    As for cars doing double duty my favorite was the Sharp Engineering 34' coupe. It was always immaculatly prepped and fast to boot.
    Dual purpose cars are still built today, though not as easily because, as Kevin said, both venues are much more refined now. LSR has tighter rules for the cage' then drags, but it's doable. HOT ROD is doing it now with the F-Bomb car. I'm currently changing the drag set-up on my Nova over for the Texas Mile in March. The Mile is a great place to do it cause it's cheap and pretty easy. When i was out there in October there were lot of folks running converted drag and street cars, Tony included.

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