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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Offset
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    I believe Guy Lombardo's Tempo is still in a museum in London, Ontario. Fabulous boats.
     
  2. Barn Find
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    This FWD fire truck has the Hall Scott six. The long hood on this massive truck gives an idea of how big those engines really are.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. blowby
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    Was casually watching Walking Tall 2 when this nice V-drive appeared. Nailhead?

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  4. phils
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  5. Jalopy Joker
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    phils - Thanks for link
     
  6. Yes, thank you for posting.
    That is bad ass! With a great history to boot.
     
  7. brigrat
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    Wow Phil thanks for chiming in, didn't know you were a member here!
    Trying to get some pic's of Randy Wolds hydro's to add to the mix here, will see if he cooperates.
    Moonshine Baby has been a long time inspiration for me, whish you were my neighbor my Lloyd would be done by now! Lon
     
  8. Bader2
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    Wow,there is some beautiful boats in this thread!
     
  9. M42
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    Lake Tahoe '15[​IMG]
     
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    M42

    After it emerged. [​IMG]
     
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    M42

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  13. woodbutcher
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    :DAfter seeing the first pic,I think that the number U17 sorta fits.:rolleyes: Beautiful hydros.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  14. miky2001
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    toy
     

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  15. George Klass
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    From the "there is no replacement for displacement" files. This 1710 cubic inch Allison V-12 sits comfortably in this Belmont "ski boat" (all wood). Belmont boats were pretty popular in the 1960's, the company was located in Fresno, CA. These photos were taken at a lake (man made I think) next to the Fremont Drag Strip...
     
  16. George Klass
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    20' OAL Rayson Craft. Naturally aspirated Allison V-12 power...
     
  17. brigrat
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  18. freddy the fink
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    freddy the fink

    LATE 1940 1950 HYDROPLANE BOAT FOUND IN GARAGE.
    Hope this is in the right place, I am not a Russian ;)
     

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    LATE 1940 OR EARLY 1950 HYDROPLANE BOAT I am not a Russian IMG_4599.JPG IMG_4601.JPG IMG_4602.JPG IMG_4603.JPG IMG_4604.JPG IMG_4605.JPG
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  20. blackout78666
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    Anyone have any info on this old plaque. SCORE
    Looks like a vintage boat racing organization. Thanks all
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  21. It truly is amazing condition-wise.

    I believe you are a decade off.

    The first gen 3-points look like they just slapped sponsons on shingle hulls - because that's what they did. Early post-war Italians did the first sponsons on little boats with little banger motors and we Americans brought the technology over here, displacing the time-honored shingle - or stepped hull design credited to Gar Wood.

    The next gen, the sponsons were much more integrated into the hull.

    And the zenith (yours) is when the top of the hull came right across and incorporated the top of the sponson in one continuous arch (spoon hull). After that, everyone shifted to the pickle fork design, something my cousin first incorporated into Miss Bardahl after the fatal Chuck Thompson crash in 1967.

    I'm not an historian, and my knowledge is very limited, but I'm thinking that for sure you have a 135 inch ( maybe it was called "C Class" back then). The flattie and dual 81 strombergs are the clues for me.

    And I'd put the year at 1959-1962.


    Attached is a pic of an early one, belonging to HAMBER Brian Dumais, who did a whole thread on HAMB of finding it, rescuing it, restoring it.

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1949-hydroplane-w-v8-60.89022/

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    This attached pic is in fact a 1949 design. Look at the blocked edge of the hull and how the sponsons are almost slapped on like an after thought. Also, how far aft the motor/driver are placed. You can see too how the hull along its run fore to aft has almost a swayback contour. The last gens, the hull's line is either dead straight, or with a slight reversed curve.
     
  22. brigrat
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    The above pic has what's called dropped sponsons, they come in 2 versions, wet or dry............................
     
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  23. Offset
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    What a great find. Hopefully you will keep us up to date on what you are going to do with this beauty.

    Have fun.
     
  24. tractorguy
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    Thank you very much for getting this beautiful, traditional, original Ford flathead V/8 work of art back on an "approved" thread.
     
  25. SDhotrod
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    That's exactly what Russian would say...;)

    Cool boat by the way.
     
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  26. freddy the fink
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    freddy the fink

    will do more pic soon
     
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    freddy the fink

     
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  28. freddy the fink
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    freddy the fink

    And that is the last cigar in moscow....
    And that's the last cigar in Moscow... Doctor Zhivago
     
  29. freddy the fink
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    freddy the fink

    will do
     
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