The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Geez, Maggie ... That Dorchester house has been beautifully maintained through a LOT of years....This so seldom happens to a home.
good thing you never saw her, She would have put yer eye out !!!!
Why do they need the push cars?No starters?
depends on the car, some have no starter, some have such tall gears they dont want to dump the clutch until moving pretty good, and some only have an "in and out "box, no gears, just in gear or out.
I addition to what rusty valley said. Prior to 1955 most cars were 6 or 8 volt. When compression was increased the start on 6 volts would not turn the engine fast enough to start. Pushing was the only option. Rules allowed this at that time. Later the rules were changed to say the engine had to "attempt to start" with a starter, if it did but didn't start it could still be push started.
You've posted some of the best photos this thread has seen in a long time Steel Wheel. Many thanks to you.
" CANNONBALL " Ridlon
This lot are from Brooksfield Dragway in South Australia in the 1960's.
Great stuff, Steel Wheel! I took a shot at getting some color back into these two:
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