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Gravdigr 10-28-2019 01:45 PM

Likin' that wagon.:yesnod:

xoxoxoBruce 10-31-2019 09:56 PM

Yeah, gorgeous and rare. Kind of classy color combo too.

xoxoxoBruce 10-31-2019 09:59 PM

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I don't remember ever seeing one of these, at least one not closed up in cognito.

Diaphone Jim 11-01-2019 10:59 AM

It looks like it has a gas powered reel lawnmower in there.

Gravdigr 11-01-2019 03:18 PM

That clamshell rear-end is interesting.

xoxoxoBruce 11-02-2019 03:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1040660)
It looks like it has a gas powered reel lawnmower in there.

Yup, 1950.

This year's The Race of Gentlemen on the New Jersey Beach.

xoxoxoBruce 11-03-2019 12:03 AM

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Elmer's Hot T-- 108 mph in 1923.

Griff 11-03-2019 06:59 AM

How was it on steering and stopping?

xoxoxoBruce 11-03-2019 10:02 AM

Steering? At that speed turning is inadvisable.
Stopping? Eventually they all stop.

xoxoxoBruce 11-04-2019 09:25 PM

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Plugs for a Model T, with so many on the road hundreds of companies made parts for them. My uncle was a model T buff and had dozens of aftermarket locking steering wheels hanging from the rafters.

Griff 11-05-2019 05:53 AM

That's kind of a cool collectable and they don't take up a bay in the garage.

xoxoxoBruce 11-05-2019 09:31 AM

If you clean the smell off you might even be able to sneak them into her house.;)

xoxoxoBruce 11-06-2019 08:24 PM

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A customized Honda that looks cool but still a stock engine. At least it has a driveshaft instead the chain drive earlier examples of this model had. :rolleyes:

BigV 11-07-2019 11:51 AM

That is awesome

Gravdigr 11-09-2019 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1040952)
At least it has a driveshaft...

What is it, about a foot long?

That thing needs four-wheel-drive.

And a big-block.

xoxoxoBruce 11-11-2019 12:08 AM

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The roots of Rat Rods was poor folks, often teens, built a car from pieces they scrounged.
Usually it started with a motor that would run and go from there so they had minimum pieces and light weight.
Later they became projects for clubs or a group of friends to chip in pieces and put one together, those often becoming a race only car.
They looked like shit but beat walking and better for getting laid than a skateboard.

Now Rat Rods is an established style and I donít understand the attraction. :headshake
At the SEMA show going on in Vegas this week there are scores of guys who took a $30,000 engine, dropped it in a custom built high tech chassis, then added the ugliest body they could drag home, with a $10,000 interior.
I guess for some people itís better to be laughed at than ignored.

Gravdigr 11-11-2019 10:12 AM

Cultural appropriation...

That Matchbox-looking thing with the 58 Chevy-looking fins/pcs...The wheels don't look round.

xoxoxoBruce 11-11-2019 02:01 PM

That was a '59 El Camino, sorta, partly. :haha:
I probably squashed the wheels a bit shrinking the picture.

Gravdigr 11-11-2019 08:42 PM


xoxoxoBruce 11-12-2019 11:00 PM

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Stupid is as stupid buys.

glatt 11-13-2019 07:17 AM

I guess to fill the gas tank, you have to remove the handlebars and the seat and take the "fender" off.

Diaphone Jim 11-13-2019 10:42 AM

With 79cc and that size gas tank, refilling might be needed annually.

xoxoxoBruce 11-14-2019 11:40 PM

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This looks interesting, the concept truck was cool but whether that translates to the production truck remains to be seen. Be nice if it was 4 wheel drive because it's small size could get between trees and shit but it's unibody so maybe not.

Gravdigr 11-15-2019 08:59 PM

Saw that Hyundai recently in one of the car magazines.

I thought it was kinda cool.

xoxoxoBruce 11-15-2019 09:43 PM

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Yeah, I know the production truck won't be the same but I hope they come as close as practical.

Or you could get an Elva...

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Oh wait, we're talking trucks...

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Gravdigr 11-16-2019 10:27 AM

As long as it ain't my money, they can waste theirs as they see fit.

I guess.:neutral:

Diaphone Jim 11-16-2019 11:49 AM

Guess I've lost touch.
Thought 0-62 and 124 MPH for the Elva were typos.
100 and 200 KPH.
186 MPH now becoming common.

xoxoxoBruce 11-16-2019 12:46 PM

I'm sure Elva is capable of much more speed, those were just acceleration times.

xoxoxoBruce 11-17-2019 09:03 PM

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Found more on that Rat Rod El Camino....

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fargon 11-18-2019 03:26 PM

I want that engine in my truck.

xoxoxoBruce 11-18-2019 03:34 PM

Could you afford to feed it? I'll bet the fuel gage goes down as fast as the speedometer goes up. :haha:

fargon 11-18-2019 05:24 PM

It would be fun while it lasted.

Griff 11-18-2019 05:32 PM

That was fun.

BigV 11-18-2019 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1041760)
Could you afford to feed it? I'll bet the fuel gage goes down as fast as the speedometer goes up. :haha:


one burnout and straight to the gas station.

one more burnout, straight home.

xoxoxoBruce 11-20-2019 12:59 AM

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This is a highly unusual '32 Chevy, the entire intake system was handcrafted in Aluminum.

fargon 11-20-2019 07:06 AM

I didn't think people used 6 bangers anymore.

xoxoxoBruce 11-20-2019 09:22 AM

If you want to build something different and eye catching for an exposed engine car, an inline six is a viable option. The price is you can't buy cool shiny bits for it in most cases.
I had a guy with a stick six Camaro that came into the speed shop about once a month asking if I'd seen anything for his engine. He got headers from Clifford Research and a cam from somewhere but no shiny bits.

fargon 11-20-2019 03:15 PM

I had a '65 Ford F-100 with a 240/6 with Clifford headers, and intake manifold with a Holly 450 Economaster carb. It was quick, and would burn rubber in all 3 gears.

Gravdigr 11-20-2019 03:46 PM

I knew a guy that had an inline 6 w/a 4 bbl and a three on the tree in an early 70s Nova. That thing was gangbusters till ya hit third.

glatt 11-20-2019 03:56 PM

I've got a '96 Geo Prizm with the 1.6 liter 4-banger, and when you have 4 adults in that thing, you can really tell.

Griff 11-20-2019 05:15 PM


xoxoxoBruce 11-20-2019 11:45 PM

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'66 Tempest Sprint, overhead cam 6, 4 bbl carb, free flowing exhaust, 3 on the floor, posi rear, GTO wheels.
Ordered it in January but told them I wouldn't take it until April first. It came in quickly and sat in the showroom until April.
I just couldn't justify trading in the pos Mustang until I had it a year on April 1st.

xoxoxoBruce 11-21-2019 12:35 AM

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Cark Swift was a winner, over and over and over...

xoxoxoBruce 11-23-2019 12:26 AM

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Mecum sold this beautiful truck at their farm equipment auction in Iowa.
I'll put the rest in Machines.

Gravdigr 11-23-2019 01:33 PM


Must be a V-8.

That is a beautiful truck.

xoxoxoBruce 11-23-2019 06:35 PM

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Yes, V-8 emblem on the grille. I think all Model Bs were V-8s.

It's a shame my Dad isn't around he offered to fix my wagon frequently.

xoxoxoBruce 11-25-2019 12:40 AM

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Bought it new and still driving it...

Gravdigr 11-27-2019 10:51 AM

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Remember this truck, called Thor24, that Bruce posted a little while back?

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It sold at auction, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

For $12,000,000.

I don't want to live on this planet any more.

xoxoxoBruce 11-27-2019 10:20 PM

Money doesn't bring class or brains, and sometimes I think they're mutually exclusive. :facepalm:

xoxoxoBruce 11-30-2019 02:26 PM

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Mustang, you've come a long way baby...

Gravdigr 11-30-2019 03:43 PM


We only make one car now. Time to make it confusing. Let's mix in some alphabet soup.

nowhereman 12-05-2019 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1042407)
Mustang, you've come a long way baby...

I prefer my 1970 fastback.

xoxoxoBruce 12-05-2019 11:11 PM

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That's understandable, My '65 was a piece of shit but by '69 they got it together pretty much.

DIY monster truck...

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While you wait for the hay to rot be chauffeured...

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Those thin seatbacks remind me of school buses.

Gravdigr 12-06-2019 09:55 AM

DIY monster truck is great.

lumberjim 12-06-2019 10:53 AM

that picture with the caster wheels mounted to the car's wheel hub,.....

if that's a drive wheel.... will the car go? or is it an

.....wait for it....

airplane on a treadmill scenario?

Gravdigr 12-06-2019 01:33 PM

Oh no he di'int...

To drive correctly, the front wheel/suspension has to have the correct caster and camber...

...that's way too much caster.

Griff 12-06-2019 02:37 PM

Well if you lock one caster...

xoxoxoBruce 12-09-2019 11:07 PM

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Seen a few of these now...

Gravdigr 12-12-2019 01:22 PM

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Apologies if this is a repost:

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That's one nice Suburban.

Diaphone Jim 12-12-2019 03:57 PM

They call it a Chevy!?

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