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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #500 on: December 01, 2009, 09:08:17 PM »
Yep Rick,  a lot of familiar names that bring back lots of old memories.   :) :)

Garlits, Prudhomme and Ivo are still alive I believe. Not sure about the Mongoose though. Our regional heroes were Tom Hoover and Doc Holliday who ran out of Minnesota. Hoovers AA fuel dragster was the irst one I ever saw with reverse gear. That was a real surprise. At the time I was an assistant line man and our main job was to drag them back to the start line ater their burnout. Hoover did a big burnout and let himsel roll way down the track. Three os us looked at each other and said WTF!. Everyone else would slam on the brakes to make the job easier. Anyhow we ran off to get the car and the next thing we knew he was backing up.  :o

I had a friend in high school was a distant relative of Honest Charley hisself.   :D  

Those were the days, although I was split between drag racing and sports car road racing.  [crz]

Thanks or reviving the memories.   :) :) :)

How about Dean Moon and mooneyes...... and moon discs.....  baby moons.....  

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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #501 on: December 02, 2009, 06:14:53 AM »
Hey Don... one of the pix above of the driver's seat is odd.  It seems to be either missing a clutch or a brake.  Unless the thing was just running WOT all the time  :)
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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #502 on: December 02, 2009, 06:39:38 AM »
Good eye Frank. Those 2 pedals go through the floor like a clutch and brake would so the gas pedal is missing.  ???


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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #503 on: December 02, 2009, 11:20:34 AM »
Hey Don... one of the pix above of the driver's seat is odd.  It seems to be either missing a clutch or a brake.  Unless the thing was just running WOT all the time  :)

I noticed that too, but just thought it was because I'm not that "car savvy"   ;D

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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #504 on: December 02, 2009, 11:29:01 AM »
Yep, he's a lucky guy!!!


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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #505 on: December 02, 2009, 01:05:57 PM »
It appears that the right front tire completed the 1/4 mile in 10.69, and the drivers seat made it in 10.80.

Not bad for a normally aspirated piece of upholstery. 
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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #506 on: December 06, 2009, 03:23:40 PM »
I was reading about this car today. What an amazing build.
http://www.mat.fi/project1929fordmodel-a.htm

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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #507 on: February 16, 2010, 03:55:32 AM »
Not sure whether this has been posted before but here it is anyway.  Some will remember and others just wish.

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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #508 on: February 17, 2010, 12:10:20 AM »
Just spotted this thread...my brother recently re-purchased his first car, a 1966 Chevelle SS (true 138 car).  It only took him like 30 years to do it!  He just dropped a ZZ502 and 6 speed Tremac tranny in. To say it is fast is an understatement.  Part of the "break in" straight from Chevy was to get into the motor pretty hard, in short bursts. Think approaching redline.  This was difficult as 1/2 throttle scared the crap out of us!  Then , where does one find a suitable road for such? (well, in California anyway)  the freeway onramps were the best we could do.  Tough watching my older brother having a mid life crisis, but after he rebuilt a large home in Cali on just weekends for the last 5 years he owed himself a toy.  It sounds amazing, runs like a new car and that crate motor came with a warranty.  It's a 1966, but it's also a new car.

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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #509 on: April 24, 2010, 01:17:43 PM »
There was a local free hot rod show in the park today. I took a walk around. There were a couple hundred vehicles. This was one of my favorites.



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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #510 on: April 24, 2010, 01:25:10 PM »
What a great ride. GM could learn a thing or two from this.
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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #511 on: April 24, 2010, 06:07:02 PM »
Kinda looks like its pregnant  ;D
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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #512 on: October 24, 2010, 05:07:15 PM »
My newest hot rod: 1978 Ford Fairmont 
Why?  I like boxy cars with a flat decklid.  Oh, and practically everything on the Fox platform Mustangs (1979-1993) will bolt to this car's chassis.  These things weigh less than 3,000# too, so a 5 liter V8 and a 5-speed transmission will make for a really fun driver.  This one is originally from Arizona, and it looks like it sat for most of its life.  I believe the 62k miles showing are original.  The body is in excellent shape, but the interior is toast.  Cool feature on these is the aluminum bumpers, and this one came without any bumper guards or trim, resulting in the no-hole, smooth surface.  There is a plate that fits behind the bumpers and has the mounts back there.  This car was a stripper model and came with the 200ci 6 cylinder, 3-speed manual transmission, manual steering, and manual brakes.  It's going to stay as-is for a while, but eventually it will get the 5-liter swap.  Even then, I think it would be cool to stick with some steel wheels and dog-dish hubcaps.  I like sleepers  ;D





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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #513 on: October 24, 2010, 05:16:37 PM »
I'm all for the old cars.  No black boxes to rat me out etc.

I put a Weber carb with a manual choke on my Jeep.  What a neat feeling to be able to pump the gas pedal 4 or 5 times, pull the choke and crank the starter... so cool - it doesn't just start up like that new fuel injected junk... nope - stop cranking.... pump it a few more times, crank again and then it starts.

....and the smell of the exhaust fumes as it warms up.... now that's what I call a real truck....
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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #514 on: October 24, 2010, 06:36:32 PM »
I was pleasantly surprised by the nostalgic feeling when I first drove it, something about the manual steering, manual brakes, and a 3-speed manual trans.  Supposedly, there's a radio block-off plate somewhere in the trunk.  When i find it, I'll install it. 
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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #515 on: October 25, 2010, 09:25:08 AM »
Definitly keep the body as is and the cheap hub caps. Way back I had a friend who had a 69 Checy Biscayne 2 door sedan, the cheapest thing in a full size Chevy. But he special ordered with the 396.  Plain white, a real sleeper.    :)
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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #516 on: November 08, 2010, 02:06:48 PM »
A Chevy Motorcycle

Just had to bring up an old post. speaking of motorcycles, E J Potter aka the  michgan madman may have had the first chevy powered bike. first with carbs, then hilborn injection, and finally, a  jet powered trike. :o



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« Reply #517 on: November 08, 2010, 02:15:10 PM »
forgot the chevy powered one. direct drive... start it and push off the stand, and hang on. ;D

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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #518 on: November 08, 2010, 02:39:50 PM »
Definitely a "madman" no matter where he's from.     ;D
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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #519 on: December 20, 2010, 12:09:08 AM »
Anyone remember the 3 wheeled Reliants of the 1970's?

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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #520 on: December 23, 2010, 11:09:14 AM »
I recall seeing them in the UK, but don't think I ever saw one in N.A.
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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #521 on: February 19, 2011, 01:42:03 PM »
what ever happened to "true" show cars? ???  I sure miss them. Lil coffin

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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #522 on: July 24, 2012, 09:46:16 AM »
As a huge fan of sleepers, and especially Ford Fairmont sleepers, I love this video!



10.57 is fast for a street car, and considering how little tire can be stuffed in the stock wheel wells of these cars, it's amazing.  He's running a junkyard Chevy truck 4.8l with a cheap turbo. 
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Re: Don and Peter's Hot Rod Corner
« Reply #523 on: November 30, 2015, 05:06:09 PM »
A friend sent these, funny thing was as soon as he described where, I know the place, on the way to Grandma's house  :)

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