The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
1939 Chevy Woody
#66538 Top photo is Myrna Loy in a screen shot from "After the Thin Man", one of the 'Nick and Nora' series with William Powell.
That is one strange ad.
In response to RACERON 1120---Frank McGurk speed equipt.
I had a 51 Olds with the same steering wheel and compass in the dash,if i only lnown it would have been worth some oney i would have replaced it with a regular steering wheel before I traded it.
Yep, Those ToqureFlites were ALMOST bullit proof
That's Admiral Byrd's snow cruiser. I posted a bunch of pics and the story a ways back in this thread. Here's a good story about it, very mysterious.
That's why they outlawed the push button trans!!
The 66 Chevelle is currently being restored by a buddy in Ohio back to showroom specs. Another buddy got a 66 out of our boneyard and is building a replica of the car as it is in the photo. Cool to run across it here.
They did not outlaw torqueflite Transmission. What they did outlaw was reving engine up to 5,000 or higher and droping it into low gear, because this was the likely outcome.
Here ya go, maybe this will be a bit easier to read. thanks Don
Originally Posted by Deuce Daddy Don
During WWII Frank McGurk worked for Bill Kretch's 76 Union oil station in Inglewood,Ca.
Bill Kretch was an avid midget racing competitor, & Frank worked on his midgets when not doing other mechanical duties daily, at Bill's 76.
My dad always had Frank do his tune ups on the '41 Buick family car, during the war years.
Eventually, Frank started doing his own thing with McGurk speed equipt.
Bill Kretch moved down the road & started up Inglewood Tire Service.
When drag racing became popular, Bill came up with a "Soft" tire composition for traction, later known as "Inglewood Slicks".
Now you know the rest!!!!!!!!!------Don
From 1936 - teaching 'em young!
"Yes, option on 51-2 Olds. It required
a special steering wheel rather than
steering wheel clocks on other makes
and later vintages. The clocks were
self-winding. The cars that had this
option often had an optional compass
located in the dash where the clock
would ordinarily have been. If you
look closely at the photo, you can see
part of the compass mounted above
They were also a factory or dealer
installed option on early and
mid'50's Chryslers and DeSotos too.
I don't know about the GM or any
other(?) OEM versions, but the Chrysler
and DeSoto verions used a self-winding
clock made by the - at the time - very
upscale, and high-fashion - "Ben Rus"
Just the sound track alone brings back memories!
Also known as a "neutral drop". A "Gimme another beer and watch this" maneuver that's sure to impress your buddies and thrill the girls.
SATURDAY! at DETROIT DRAGWAY!............. May 7th 1966 Wow, I sure do remember those radio commercials! ".. and all those MOPAR drivers will be buying Chevrolets...." Great stuff here:
Thanks RACERON !!
Lots of steering wheel clock information on my website here.
Youtube videos here
If anyone is interested, Admiral Byrd's grave site is located along with many other pioneer aviators at the Portal of the Folded Wings, Shrine to Aviation in Burbank, CA.
Baby Mumford & Sons
That would be TC Lemons, Big's right hand man for many years. TC always said that he was the only guy ever to be sacked buy Garlits in five consecutive decades , we lost him last year .
I recall reading that one of the Snow Cruisers was lost when it fell onto a huge crevass and the other had a serious breakdown and was abandoned, so I guess they are still there! I would think that with the equipment available today somebody would try to recover one.
I love playing "spot the Studebaker" in those pix!
Not sure if you'd call this pin up or porn..........my wife collects these for my pin up wall.
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