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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. Rootie Kazoootie
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    from Colorado

  2. unkamort
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    Yes...
    Joe Gemsa (1920 - 1995)

    Photo from the Don Radbruch collection

    Gemsa was a sprint driver in the 1940s and 1950s and a master machinist who specialized in four-bangers. He designed, built, rebuilt, and restored overhead valve and overhead cam units for Model T and A-B Fords. He is credited with restoring the John Gerber engine that was virtually destroyed during a 1951 race at the Oakland Stadium in California.
     
  3. memaerobilia
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    Still have his original pattern for the Gemsa side plate.
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  4. Mart
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    I like the stretched (Ford) Thames 400E. I remember seeing one like this when I was a kid. It must have been a slug - they only had a 1703cc engine.

    Mart.
     
  5. joemac05
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    I would love to see more info on this hauler. That was not hacked together in an evening!
     
  6. MMM RED
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    [QUOTE="joemac05, post: 10649633, member: 17585
    Looks like a 59 elky modified
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    I would love to see more info on this hauler. That was not hacked together in an evening![/QUOTE]
     
  7. fbi9c1
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    [/QUOTE]

    Here is the explanation:
    "Clearly inspired by the Renntransporter, California racer Norman Holtkamp built his Cheetah ramp truck on a Benz chassis but with a small-block Chevy V8 for power. Troutman and Barnes fabricated the aluminum body, though the ’59-’60 El Camino greenhouse gives the hauler a strong GM flavor. Fortunately, the single example built is still around today."
     
  8. Johnboy46
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    I had a customised 400E back in the '70s,during my Vanning phase, it had a Ford Zephyr 4 (still 1703cc) ,with twin choke Weber carb and skimmed head. It still wasn't very fast. Sold it and bought my first American vehicle, a '64 Econoline .
    By the way Mart,my brother bought your NZ built 1946 Ford coupe.
     
  9. gyronaut
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    As it sits today, awaiting its turn for restoration...
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    I find some sort of humour in this shot.
     
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  14. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Can someone identify this car? Photo taken in Portsmouth, Ohio year unknown. 10698447_10203309313237176_890660955579910300_n.jpg
     
  16. 1941 Plymouth with the incorrect bumper.
     
  17. Bubba1955
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    10440836_10152742656162457_2926403926662777858_n.jpg Just because Nash and Kelvinator merged doesn't mean you can swap in one of their washing machines and expect better performance.
     
  18. Bubba1955
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    And you really do it well...Always something for somebody.
     
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  19. ME.GASSER
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    So cool to know that it's still out there.
     
  20. jerry-lee
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    Don't speak fluently enough for easy appearance, so please accept my few words in french.
    Je lis ce forum depuis très longtemps (et j'ai tout lu depuis le début) et je remercie tous ceux qui fournissent toutes ces images intéressantes, curieuses, étonnantes, rares et fabuleuses depuis tant d'années. Et plus particulièrement swi66 dont l'incroyable collection de photos est fascinante.
    Merci !
     
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  21. joemac05
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    Freely translated
    I read this forum for a long time (and I've read everything from the beginning) and I thank all those who provide all these interesting images, strange , amazing , rare and fabulous for so many years . And especially swi66 whose incredible collection of photos is fascinating.
    Thank you !
     
  22. Zerk
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    I wholeheartedly agree with jerry-lee.
    These photographs one-by-one and as a collection help us to truly understand history and give us a clearer picture of the present.
     
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  23. jerry-lee
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    Many thanks Joemac ! I keep on reading.
     
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    Thanks to the Drugstore Cowboy for these
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