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History When Did Ohio George Run an Olds

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Speed Gems
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    In the new Hot Rod magizine on page 94 it's got a cronological order (except '62) of Ohio George's '33 Willys. The article says he switched from an Olds to a Ford SOHC in '66 but i don't recall seeing any pictures of the car with an Olds engine. He ran a 402? inch Cadillac to start wth then a 375 inch small block Chevy but i thought he went to the 429 SOHC Ford after that before he switched to a Mustang body in '67.
     
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  2. ironrodder
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    Pretty sure your correct. I saw that too and don't remember an olds
     
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  3. dan griffin
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    That is why I stopped buying Hot Rod. I don't think they have any one over the age of 24 working there.
     
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  4. Fordors
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    Caddy, SBC and Cammer in the Willys. Never an Olds. I hate to throw stones but Thom Taylor seems to perpetuate more myths than most, he needs to check his facts.
    BTW, when OG was told by Ford to run a Mustang for " brand identity " the NHRA told him a tube frame would not be permitted. Gas class rules mandated an automobile frame at the time and the Mustang was built using a modified Willys frame.
     
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  5. Speed Gems
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    Here's the article.
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  6. jw179251
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    from oregon

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  7. WillysRule
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    Pretty sure that 1964 shot is actually Virgil Cates' car. Not OGM.
     
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  8. rooman
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    Yep, I have never seen a photo of George with blue tinted windows. Plus (apart from the very early moon disc version) he always ran Halibrand rear wheels.
     
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  9. bschwoeble
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    I think your right "WillysRule". That looks like Virgil Cates Willys.
     
  10. 1934coupe
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    I have the EDN with the 4 42 Willys on the cover, it says Cates wins. I have always confused these two cars and wondered if George didn't sell the first 33 to Cates because the cars are identical and I own the steel cut/trimmed fenders from that car. And OG never ran an Olds it was a Caddy.

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