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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Jun 17, 2019.
Mickey Thompson testing Bonneville car at the drag strip
Ah the DRUT
That is turd spelled backwards. Was a night fighter in the Korean conflict.
Lower left, did the driver fall out???!!!
This is a legit old school Roadster from Milwaukee Wi. from back in the day, I was there, I remember it, a true survivor.
I called the number for the 62 Impala and got no answer, is this a scam?
In heels too! But not on Henry’s assembly line.
OK, just what are they doing here? Looks like they are all using the same device. I'd say applying the pinstripes but I'm a pinstriper and that doesn't look like anything I'm familiar with. Oh, and the gal on the right is wearing heels.
I have heard that pin striping and wood graining were entry level jobs on the assembly line. Might be some truth to it.
Thanks, I'll have to share this with one of my striping groups, never saw anything like this.
Re the plugless flattys on the test stands.
I saw something similar on the A series line at the Austin factory at Longbridge. They would turn the engines over with big electric motors. I'm not sure if they were motored over for a certain time, but I do remember the amps it took to turn them over was part of the process. As long as the amps taken to turn them over dropped to a certain level, it was passed. It was a sort of bedding in process. Not running in, as it wasn't running. When the cars were built, they went on a rolling road and run through the gears and went through another test procedure. They didn't baby them either.
Nobody recognized this Model A owner?
It’s a young Pete Chapouris, maybe with his first (?) hot rod. Pete later had a really sweet ‘51 Chevy hardtop mild custom.
Nice... Tri-Power Pontiac no less.
I don't think this was ever a Bonneville car?
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