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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by dhallilama, Feb 1, 2015.
Or a 348, but with those carbs I'd expect the larger engine.
348.......oil dipstick on the pass side, 409 on the driver, but a simple oil pan swap can change one to the other.......so it's hard to tell.
Very cool ‘32 with an early suicide axle set up for top speed runs.
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Spotted today in Spring Green Wi.
Seen in Seal Beach-
Saw this at our local steam & Threshing show this weekend, it's a cool time because of the very old cars and trucks that seem to ooze from the woodwork.
I think a world of outlaws sprintcar wing would be perfect on that '48 FIAT
(and some bigger, stickier tires front and rear.)
A few nice examples I’ve noticed on IG lately
Awesome A banger, could use a little chop though ...
Simple clean ‘32
I’ve posted this ‘34 before, but it’s got “the look” ! Everything is right about this car.
Found these in a local thrift store (Tehachapi, Ca.) and thought they should go back to the team that won them. They are for record runs at Muroc and El Mirage by Model A Roadster #369 (Wilson and Waters).
I’d guess that one of the members passed and the family got rid of them. There’s some great history on the car and guys going way back online. If anyone has info let me know.
That’s much better than what I was thinking !
I find it lacking... something, but Im not much into show cars anyway.
from what I gather those FIATs were the car to have back in the A/A dragster era and that would probably be a better style to go with but WOAs are so much more fun. lol just eliminate the transmission and many problems are solved ;-)
"this car was the first Fuel Altered to run in the 8s, and then the 7s!"
The definition of 'Hot Rod':
another good one:
Good for you for trying at least. I hope you find someone.
I was in a similar situation. Helping a 40-year friend clean up the family property after her Father's passing.
Found three 24 x 24 x 36 boxes of her Uncle's drag racing trophies, from 1960-61-62. The man was Tearing. It. Up. in Florida, Texas, and a little of Louisiana.
He was Navy, stationed at Pensacola. He would light out in his '40 Ford, hit the track, usually get First In Class, grab the trophy & high-tail it back to the base.
Never even bothered to get them engraved. But he would write notes on the bottom of each one.
He DOMINATED this strip (in his class, running a late-model Flathead). I found at least 20 just from there.
Contacted the local family, and the Georgia contingent.
So I bought all of 'em, and a bunch of his old speed parts. Sold 'em at swap meets.
Kept a few.
Including the 1961 Winter Nationals First In Class. [Back then it was run by NASCAR. ]
Another badass ‘34
Beautiful day in the San Bernardino Mountains-