Hot Rods...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by dhallilama, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. SGrider

    SGrider This space for rent Supporter

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  2. Solaros1

    Solaros1 Long timer

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    What would be really cool is if that is one of the Valiants with the aluminum block slant six motor - a very limited production run made to challenge the Volvo 544 in SCCA sedan racing in the early 1960's.
    A friend of mine had one of those motors and was planning to swap it into an English sports car of some sort but the engine was a lot lighter than the cast iron one.
  3. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog Supporter

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    Cool information! I wonder how they did racing?
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    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly. Supporter

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    Love Cacklefest at Famosa...

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  8. thumpism

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    Maybe not at all except for the one currently being dragged on the coast.

    "Best of all, the engine runs and lives today in a 1962 Plymouth Valiant that gets driven, and drag raced, regularly in Los Angeles."

    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/an-exotic-slant-six/
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  9. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  10. rollinrob

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    Yep, its the California Hot Rod Reunion this weekend at Famoso. This will be the first year in awhile that we (work) has not headed down. Until a few years ago the Double Tree had a pretty good parking lot party and lots fuel cars firing up.
    Now it's just a couple of cars, NHRA and insurance put the kabosh on that.
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  12. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Me too. It's been 4 years for me, and I can't go this weekend.
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    Mowhair Been here awhile

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    Hey, at least it isn't just another rat rod. :deal
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    In the days before matching wheels on a rig...
  18. dlrides

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    Probably built for the show circuit.
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    Mowhair Been here awhile

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    Mowhair Been here awhile

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    It was built to be driven, somehow the builder got carried away with pinstripes when I sent it back last. It's been to only one show in the past six years it's been rolling.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/1TiB8XuedByo5qPf8