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Features VINTAGE SPRINT CAR PIC THREAD, 1965 and older only please.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Denny Zimmerman
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    Hugh, Yep the Quad4 motors are strictly stock and they run on ethenol. Denny Z

    oops how did I spell eathenol....ha ha
     
  2. indybigjohn
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    If I can get there next year we'll hook up and make it three cars!
     
  3. mattarntzen
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    what kind is the first picture? just want to know cause my grandpa used to work on that body style of sprint cars. thanks.
     
  4. BFB
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    I'd really like to see more of this car.
     
  5. 28dreyer
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    Are they they stock injected and running 100% ethanol or is it E-85?
     
  6. Denny Zimmerman
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    28dreyer, I thought they were stock injected and running 100% ethanol.......but now that you ask I'm not sure. I will see Skip Thursday night and ask him and let you know. Denny Z
     
  7. carl s
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    Jim Maguire told Denny, "If you can do this I sure can"
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    Hey Denny, It's a long, long way from Norwood Arena.
    http://www.norwoodarena.com/Home/Home.html
     
  8. Denny Zimmerman
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    Yea and even longer from Harvey Tattersall's Riverside Park where I started. Denny Z
     
  9. memaerobilia
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    Anyone know if there are any other running/restored McDowell overhead racing engines out there, now? This engine was found as being used in a modified two-man Miller race car. This car is one of my Dad's prettiest. Has all the best Class A stuff. Original Dayton racing wire wheels hubs, original Hartford friction shocks, and this super rare McDowell, engine, that cost us about $6 Gs to completely overhaul, (*after the original purchase price). Engine Might have been done by pre-war racing guru Ralph Malamud who had soe of the best pre-war cars & drivers, when they were "current" racers. He was as meticulous and as much a perfectionist, as my Dad. Still have the car in my climate controlled collection garage, with some other vintage racers. Since we are hoping o move to a smaller home near the kids and grandkids, might have to sell it to a good new home. My older son is getting another favorite, theOriginal, restored, steel-bodied, Granite State Spl that won the new England Championship, before the war and made a couple of its drivers pretty famous. Won't have the climate controlled extra race car garage/collection room for five cars, after that. Was thinking about parting with the McDowell and "googled" it without finding anything, except one version for the model T conversion.
     

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  10. Denny Zimmerman
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    Doug, I have been trying to contact Carl Miller at 443-513-4456 and no luck. Denny Z
     
  11. Joshua Shaw
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    CTtoPA... MORE MORE MORE!!!
     
  12. Buildy
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    Nothing like him waving those photos in front of us and then leaving us waiting to hear the rest of the story-LOL
     
  13. CTtoPA
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    Still waiting on Bob(hopkins1) or Joe(wynns #1). It was originally a Trevis copy of a Watson. Ran as the Federal Engineering car. That's the beginning of the story(as I know it). I'll get more pictures when I get a chance!
     
  14. the shadow
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    anyone got any info on a steering box maker called PeeWee Elerbach out of MO?
    I icked up a bare alum steering box with no intenals, I was told it used franklin steering parts for internals? what era was this case used, 1970's?
    Paul
     
  15. Speedwrench
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    Try googling Erlbacher steering and see what you get.

    Also Erlbacher Gear in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
     
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  16. Ken_Schou
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    And I believe Tom Galan was the announcer.
     
  17. moe#69
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    Hello, I am still looking for any one who can get me in contact with Steve Kolter from PA. Im looking to buy some photos from him.If any one can help I would be greatfull !!!!!!! thanks, Tom (getsideways2@att.net )
     
  18. Al Consoli
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    I see him frequently at Sam's Club in Reading PA, but I don't have his number. Try doing a Super Pages phone search, but you have to spell his name correctly....KOLETAR. :D
     
  19. hopkins1
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    CT/PA The car you are looking at is NOT a real roadster. Ron Trevis built the frame in 2008. We used some left over body parts and other pieces from the Federal Eng. project. We also did not copy the Yunick car to any great detail. Lots of things are in differant places. The hood will have PENN TIRE CO.,Bedford Pa. on it.
     
  20. CTtoPA
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    That's what I was waiting for Bob! Thanks!
     
  21. indybigjohn
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    I just received word that the Don Smith collection is going to be open to the public one day only - Saturday, October 16. Also heard Don's health isn't real good.
     
  22. ZOOOM
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    Was lucky to get to see Don's collection several years ago. FANTASTIC!
    I will see if I can make it again on the 16th...

    ZOOOM
     
  23. baldtireman
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    How close to the car centerline is the driver seated?
     
  24. baldtireman
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    Looks real to me. Ron has done some really good repair work on my dinged up sprinters through the years. Nice guy. very accommodating, best of all,recognizes a racers ability to pay! Glad to see him involved in this project. Now,if someone could convince him to re-create his dad's Westover Circle3 sprint roadster............. Hmmmmmmmmm!!! John S.:D
     
  25. Buildy
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    One thing I`ll venture to say,this car won`t be just any run of the mill replica, with the craftsmen involved!

    Ron Trevis and Wynn`s 1-thumbs up!
     
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  26. Those nice people at Kirkey put a hole just where it was needed......dont known how comfortable this will be....................another problem solver on the way!
     

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  27. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Is that your shifter? or are you just happy to see me?:D ....Maybe something like this would work:
     

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  28. Rootie K.......that is cool,and my starting point.........thanks
     
  29. hugh m
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    Was hoping you weren't serious...:eek:
     
  30. Joshua Shaw
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    Nonsense! I have a few little Sprint car TOYS with lil drivers in them.. and thats how they stay in the car too... Ya just "Snap" them down on a pin in the seat like that.

    Works great! :D:D:D
     

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