The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Looks like the Twilight Zone.
Eddie Hill dualie
GM 1936 Silvertop Streamliner
Alexandria fire Dept. chief's car
Auto repair Atlanta 1939
Odd two tone on the red one, they always had the roof done too.
I ride (in group) in this cab many times, because of the stripes and the hubcaps..
Don't remember the specific, but I think the driver open the door with a mecanism like the one used on school bus. I may be wrong...
Sadly, there was a time when a taxi driver may be kill for a two dollar bill...
Not really that surprising, considering most pics here are posted one per post. And of those, most have been reposted over and over....and over.
Today the Angels would pay him 8 million a year..... Times ain't what they once were for .250 hitters....
Unless you live under a bridge [pun intended] in the Seattle area you are well aware the Alaskan Way Viaduct/Battery Street Tunnel stretch of Highway 99 will soon be no more, now closed and soon to be demolished.. Construction started in 1950, opened in 1953. Wonderful view from the top deck whilst driving through town. Involved in a few hi speed adventures there. Another part of old Seattle gone, oh well.
The "Freight Train" AA/GD, twin blown SB Chevy engines. Notice how both of the 6-71 blowers are driven off the front engine. This served dual purposes. First, it permitted the front engine to be further to the rear of the car, and second, it allowed the front engine to input less horsepower to the front of the crankshaft of the rear engine. These were the days before the 350-inch Chevy engines were relaeased, so they had the small journal (327-inch) crank shafts. These smaller cranks had a tendancy to whip around when too much HP was inputed to the nose of the crank. On our own "Pulsator II" AA/FD dragster, this was a very common issue, and created a "black death" on the cranks on the rear engines. The engines on the "Train" on gasoline made about 500 HP each, so technically, they had about 1000 horsepower in total. The average blown Chrysler on gas made about 900 HP at best. This was the big advantage that the "Train" had on it's competition. The "Train" had enough HP and torque to use the bigger "top fuel" drag slicks, the single engine gas dragster had to run a smaller tire.
The speculation was that it took about 200 HP to drive a 6-71 blower, so if you subtract 400 HP from the front engine (which was turning two 6-71's), you could see that it was sticking only about 100 HP into the crank on the back engine. Conversly, the back engine was getting all the benefits of the 6-71 on the engine, and did not need any HP to spin it.
Our car, the "Pulsator II" was running on straight out of the can nitromethane, and each engine made about 900 HP on Chet Herberts dyno. A top fuel Chrysler at the time was making about 1500-1600 HP. 1800 HP was more than 1600 HP, so you can see that the Pulsator had a potential "advantage" (dual unsupercharged SB Chevys weighed pretty much the same as a single blown Hemi (everything was cast iron in those days). The problem was that we could never make 900 HP on the back engine when it was attached to the front engine. 400-500 HP was about the best we could do, the vibration and harmonics kept killing the back motor. We could swap engines front to rear and the same issue was always there. It could make 900 HP on the front, and 500 when transfered to the back. The crankshaft harmonics was the big killer. On the "Train", that big rubber blower belt turning dual blowers was the worlds best "crank damper" ever invented. Of course, when the 350 Chevy SB's were introduced, they had a much stouter crank (larger journals) and this problem no longer existed. Live and learn...
Can anyone name all the other professional sport participants from two sports? And then how many of those had another successful career?
THE ANSWER TO SCOTT DE SHIELDS QUESTION:
IT IS NOT VENICE BEACH
That intersection looked very familiar. The derricks used to come down almost to the main downtown area of Huntington Beach, near Main Street and the HB Pier. (as of the 50s-early 60, the derricks were still close to downtown.) The land value has increased for homes and offshore oil is lucrative. Today, visible oil pumping areas are limited to about 1.5 miles North from this location. The derricks are gone, but the pumping still goes on day and night.
We used to see the derricks and the bobbing metal animals when we drove down Coast Highway 1 through the beach areas in the 50s and even in the 60s. There are more homes, apartments, and condos than derricks as time progressed.
Main Street corner near the HB pier. The Pier is to the left in the photos.
Even the surfing area in front of the last remaining oil pumping area has changed. Park on the highway and go surfing is limited to the closer areas of downtown. Near the oil areas, there is no on highway parking. The waves are still fun, but very crowded.
Hell,-------I dunno' Guess we oughta' call it a "HIBOY"!!!
I know there was this guy.
I ran across The Grecian sitting in a seedy used car lot in So. Tucson,AZ in 1969 If I remember correctly,$600 bucks would have bought it.
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