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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. blackout78666
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    It's a Lehman front cover and crankdriven waterpump. They show up on eBay from time to time. I don't know the vintage of them but imagine 60's/70's. Company still in business that has the drives for cam and crank and will rebuild them. I had mine rebuilt. Couple hundred bucks. PM me if you want some more info. Happy to help out. May have another laying around.
     
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  2. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Thank you blackout, I'll be using a stock belt-driven pump on my replica. I just think it looks really neat and "racey".
     
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  3. blackout78666
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    Jump on in there. Hardest part was finding the proper lower hose. I think I bought 5 from Napa till I found the right one that fit. They are infinitely indexable and work proper.
     
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  4. brasscarguy
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    from seattle

     
  5. jimmy six
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    View attachment 401886 [/QUOTE]

    Old post . . . IMO this is the real week end, week night racer. Open trailer, wooden ramps, 4 spare tires, drum of alky, open pickup truck, and probably a tool box. No side-by-side pusher, and no hauler with 10 spares of everything....
     
  6. additions to history of Beal/Traylor/Schindler/Thomson saga.
    thanks to duke cook who got me started on this. after Stearly car was sold to a darrell woodbury of union city,
    ohio. spoke to son gary, yes, his father purchased the x beal car about 1961, not sure.
    bobby marvin had car thru a lease or other deal with his father. car was #76, B & J spl.
    gave up ride to go with wergland.
    duke also says history of car was known. put cage on car & chev engine.
    besides duke's info, Indiana Open Wheel was good source.
    learned dick debolt, dick pratt, audie swartz, mike vandermass, & brent whited were drivers at one time or
    another. debolt verif by dau.
    anderson speedway gave some results.
    1961 dick pratt woodbury #20 std 3rd fin 19th led 153 of 226 laps.
    1966 audie swartz no info
    1983 mike vandermaas

    woodbury's son did send me some pix, 2 attached
    mlight9 20.png 20x.png
     
  7. P.S. last info i got was that car may have been parted & that chassis poss. went to Mich?????
    mlight9
     
  8. s55mercury66
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    There was a post of this car on the Facebook sprint car page about 3 to 4 years ago. My memory says it was a picture taken at Tampa, mid sixties, at the IMCA winter event, and it had an extension from the top of the roll bar down to the rear nerf/push bar. It was clearly the same car as the B&J Special, painted red. Good to see you on here, I still have the photos and poster you sent, hidden away at the moment due to a move across town. Many Thanks, hope the car turns up some day.
     
  9. Jim Nise
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    Nice Job Mlight9

    jim
     
  10. Eric Beardmore
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    Hello. I am restoring a Sprint Car they say was a Hill- bilt, so I am keen to get info on the Car and Les. Can you help?. Eric
     
  11. s55mercury66
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    Can you post some pics, please?
     
  12. wallen's 1960's book shows ken brenn having a "GERHARDT" chassis. 1967.
    I assume this is a R E engine car, right???
    mlight9
     
  13. Jim Nise
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  14. about 9 yrs ago, hamb post 290-8674, there was a discussion about a car called "WOODIE" owned
    by a oakey draut, etc etc. I don't have car now but I do have car "then".
    mlight9 rdg   64    marshman.jpg
     
  15. Jim Nise
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    That is the third version. First it was the JH Rose #27 car driven by Don Davis 1962. Then sold to Walt Beletsky for the 1963 season #7, Don Branson one of the drivers. This is the 1964 livery as the Woodie. Bob Marshman the driver at the start of the season.The car was in a horrible crash at New Bremen, where Jim Maguire lost his arm.
     
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  17. Kathryn Balazs
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    Does anyone have the 1947 Memorial Day Sprint Car Race at the Altamont Fairgrounds in NY video. Would love to see it. Thanks
     
  18. just heard that dick vermeil had a car of his fathers @ pocono this past summer.
    anybody have pix of the vintage cars there???
    thanks,
    mlight9
     
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  20. Speedwrench
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    Seeing the Jet roadster in the Pocono photos brings to mind a thought. Does anyone know where the cars from Don Smith's collection ended up after the auction ?
     
  21. mr nise, excellent, thanks much,
    mlight9
     
  22. josh, could you please post some pix of the eastwood spl #2 rail sprint car that was @ pocono in aug.
    thank you,
    mlight9
     
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  24. found some pix from 1958, horn schindler memorial, need car info. note name is spelled with "K". 1954  dick fries   bar k ley's offy.jpg
     
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  25. 2nd is #48 jack's garage dick mealy. 1958  dick mealy   qm.jpg
     
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  26. thomson o'connor others look familiar but names escape me. 1957  thomson  o'connor  qm on rest.jpg
     
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  27. Jim Nise
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    Jud Phillips between O'connor and Thomson. Al Herman on the far right.

    Might be Wayne Doerstler in the DA shirt.
     
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  28. more info on #38 or 39, al miller labatie bros. 1958
    id drivers
    thanks,
    mlight9 1958  al miller  labatie bros.jpg




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  29. Michael Ferner
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    This was a Mercury or Ford V8 special owned by John "Jack" Kuhn junior of Trenton/NJ (or possibly Levittown/PA). The earliest record that I have of it is as a #86 in 1954 and '55, driven by Dick Mealy of Trenton. Bill Magill of Levittown drove it in '56, and Bill Singer of Trenton in '57 before Mealy took over again. Usually qualified well down the field, often outside the top twenty, but Mealy had it once in 13th at Langhorne '55 May 1. Best main event finish that I have is 11th, 1958 Mike Nazaruk Memorial at Reading, Mealy up. Probably a prewar build, wish I knew what it was originally!
     
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  30. Michael Ferner
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    Actually, it's the Labadie Bros. Special of Wilson Labadie, an AARC owner from Michigan, I think. An early SBC sprinter, also driven by Clare Lawicki. Ran occasionally with USAC, and once finished 12th in a USAC main (1962).
     
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