The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Jul 22, 2008.
My early collection (1999) left to right Dooling Frog, Dooling first series, Dooling F Car
Love the F with the modern colors. Nice collection.
Hi Thanks. If you would like to see a few better pictures of this car page 17 of this thread.
One off home built custom--I think. I have never seen another one. A well thought out, well constructed direct gear drive car. Cast aluminum chassis with a hammered aluminum body. A post war Hornet engine. Ron
Oops! On December 20th I posted pictures of a Richter Streamliner and used the text I had written for an Interceptor. I've corrected the text and left the pictures of the Richter in place. Sorry for the error. In my advanced years I think I'm turning into Mr. Magoo!
1949 Homebuilt spur drive. I wished I knew who built this car. For 1949 it had many unique features and I would have liked to give him credit. I think this is the only example of this car ever made. Starting off with the body a one off cast aluminum--very unusual design. It is powered by a Hornet engine and has a centrifugal clutch built into the flywheel. Also, well designed independent front suspension. Each axle has a small spring underneath it and can be adjusted by the screws on top of the axles. It has two gas tanks. A large one that feeds a small one under the Hornet cylinder. There are two air vents on each side of the body with an aluminum shroud to cool the engine. And to the right of the Hornet a battery box holding two AA batteries. See the last two pictures where the car was shown in the Rail and Cable Magazine January 1950. I fell this is a very special car. Ron
This is one of my favorites. Too bad you can't find any info on it.
Ron, I wondered when you'd show this car. I think it's in the background of one of your other posts, and it looked really interesting...and it is! I see a LOT of engineering went into putting this one together. That front suspension is really slick!
Thanks I am glad you like this car. When I got the car it was in pieces to much for me to figure out. My good friend Wayne Short help me put it back together.
The magazine says its a "Glo Plug job" but it is obviously a full ignition Hornet engine. I assume the magazine was in error.
Mick When we received the car it had all the pieces to run glo or ignition. We decided to put it back to coil and condenser. Ron
The one I sold and wish I didn't. Rare Rare Rare. Way back when I started collecting I bought five cars in a lot. Sold the car below and another for what paid for the five cars. Thought another one would come along. Wrong in twenty years I have seen one other and it had a recast top. The car is a post war Yano Mfg. in Japan. Few were made and I really dicked up selling this one.
At the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan is an awesome display of Tether Cars !!
Here are just a few pics I took !!
Definitely a must visit !!
Martino Thanks for posting. I am looking forward to going to the museum latter this year.
Glad to see they are displaying the cars. Every time I've looked at pics on their website in the past, they've been labeled as not on display.
Here are some more from The Henry Ford !!
Here is a tether slingshot slot dragster built and raced in the 60s in second owner.
I JB weld almost everything the rest I use bubble gum.
Life is to short to do it right the first time
Really getting old worked in a hobby shop where they sold these
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1940 Atwood Cabin Car as raced. This Atwood was manufactured by Champion Products, Los Angeles, CA . It has an aluminum cast top and bottom. The car came in front drive but this one shown is driven by a gear box in the rear. I have seen others that were either converted to rear drive or Bill Atwood built a few as prototypes. The Atwood car was competitive coming in first place in the April 1940 California championships in front of the Dooling Team who came in 2nd, 3rd and 4th. My car runs a Super Cyke engine and Voit wheels. Ron
D&M Special 1946 manufactured by Decker and Madsen. After the war Roy Richter was involved with his new company Bell Products. He sold the molds and the rights to build the Richter Streamliner to Bill Decker. The chassis is almost an exact copy of Richter's car. The cars were sold in kit form. All machine work done, but the buyer had to carve his own top. The castings on this car are magnesium. I took a closeup of the front axle in the middle and you can see the D&M logo cast into it. Whoever put this car together did an exceptional job laying out mechanics of the car. Ron
Home built--sort of. About 15 years ago there was an auction in a small motel in Kansas City. The deceased owner had turned the motel into a machine shop. He spent the last years of his life living in one unit, and doing miscellaneous small jobs, but mainly building tether cars in the other five units. About 20 cars were auctioned away with the lathes, Bridgeport, and other equipment. I ended up with three of his cars. I kept the one I liked the best. As you can tell he did very nice work and custom built all of his cars including the 60 size billet engines (similar to a Yellow Jacket engine). The aluminum pan is machined and top is carved out of wood. Ron
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