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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. Rootie Kazoootie
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  2. per gordon w. built by KK #006 for les anderson, fin. 24th ; 1949 cantrell fin. 21st ; ended life in nascar speedway div.
     
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    Originally it was the Kennedy Tank Spl. in the 40s. Has since been restored. Capture kt-1.JPG Capture kt-2.JPG
     
  4. Marty Strode
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    Here are some pics of the car, taken in April of '48. #1, is the first time out of the shop. #2, is the first time on the track (Portland Speedway) Blackie Blackburn was the mechanic. I am sure Les was killed at Portland. Les Anderson 1.jpg Les Anderson 2.jpg
     
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  5. yeah, forgot about the resto, even have the pic saved,
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  6. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Dick Atkins, Hoosier 100 1966. 10-31-a atkins.JPG
     
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    Jim Packard Williams Grove 1958. 10-31-b-pack 58.JPG
     
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    One of two Bardahl-Ferrari's, Indy 1956, driven by west coast shoe Johnny Baldwin, DNQ. 10-31-c.JPG 10-31-d.JPG
     
  9. I love this thread!
     
  10. Jim Nise
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    Interesting pittman arm set up on atkins car.
     
  11. D.N.D.
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    Yes I was thinking the same thing, like a speed'r upper kind of deal !!

    Pretty crafty stuff , did it work ?
     
  12. Looks like it reverses it???
     
  13. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Some years back, another pic of that car was posted and that steering setup was discussed. The most plausible theory was that they were probably using a production automotive p/s box that couldn't be reversed yet they still wanted a left side drag link.
     
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    Joe Sostilio in Johnny Parsons team car IMG_0236.JPG
     
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    Joe Sostilio and Wally Campbell on it at Reading in '53', Joe got the win. IMG_0238.JPG
     
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    Sostilio gets the win in the Dutch Culp Offy IMG_0235.JPG
     
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    Sostilio at the Grove in 1954. he was IMG_0239 2.JPG the '53' AAA sprint car champ. his good friend Johnny Thomson won the 54 title.
     
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    Joe Sostilio and Dick Linder IMG_0234.JPG
     
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    pre-war Cragar at Thompson, Conn. , Sostilio in Ted Koopmans big car IMG_0233.JPG
     
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    1931 Bagley/Cragar - a car with quite some history, Gus Schrader, Doc MacKenzie, Tony Willman...
     
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    Troy Ruttman in the Randall #32 Terra Haute 1952. 11x-1 a-rut52.JPG
     
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    Bob Veith in Herb Porters laydown 1963. 11x-1-b vieth 63.JPG
     
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    Bobby Unser Sacto 67. 11x-1-c 67.JPG
     
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    That sound right to me. When I was a kid, the shop near my Dad's garage built "Super Modifieds" and the were finishing a chassis, they had the steering assembled, including the drag link, when they realized the steering turned the opposite way. They made a Bell Crank type linkage to solve the problem, but both of the arms were the same length. The length of arms on the Atkins set up looks like it would change the ratio as well.
     
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    Johnny Thomson- Schmidt 44-Williams Grove 1956. 11x-2-b wg 56.JPG
     
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    Colby Scroggins-Racing Associates 46-Milwaukee 1963. 11x-2-a colby scroggins mil 63.JPG
     
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    Bud Tingelstad-Engle 31-Williams Grove 1958. 11x-2-c wg 58.JPG
     
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  28. Jim Nise
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    I remember Colby in that car at Langhorne. It was warm ups and Al Miller spun the Stearly 42 in "turn 4" blocking the high groove. Colby came barreling around and was caught in one of those tween moments. He almost made it but hit the tail on Miller's car with the rt front. Broke the tie rod and proceeded into the pace car parked in the pits. Hit that brand new Chrysler and ended up under it.
     
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    Johnny Thomson at Indy IMG_0242.JPG
     
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