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Hidden 10 feet from the road!

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Hidden 10 feet from the road!

Post by Arieldouglas on March 5th 2012, 2:21 pm

I've driven by here for 20 years and never saw this. I usually go this way on the scooter in the summer when the leaves are out.
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Post by FalconEddie1964 on March 5th 2012, 2:30 pm

Man, that looks to be an old dirt track racer. Bill needs that for his collection of 40's.
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Post by RebStew on March 5th 2012, 3:18 pm

That is cool!

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Re: Hidden 10 feet from the road!

Post by Arieldouglas on March 5th 2012, 3:20 pm

FalconEddie1964 wrote:Man, that looks to be an old dirt track racer. Bill needs that for his collection of 40's.

That's what it looks like up close too.
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Post by Chris55 on March 5th 2012, 5:56 pm

Very cool!
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Re: Hidden 10 feet from the road!

Post by Blue Eyed Devil on March 5th 2012, 6:14 pm

Yep. The roll cage and nerf bars are a dead giveaway. Any idea on who owns the property? Would be nice to know if it could be purchased...
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Re: Hidden 10 feet from the road!

Post by Arieldouglas on March 5th 2012, 7:35 pm

I'll see what I can find out.
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Post by oldman on March 5th 2012, 8:30 pm

THAT THING WOULD LOOK GOOD RUNNING DOWN THE ROAD Cool ...... UNDER ITS ON POWER THAT IS Smile
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Post by 1/2done on March 6th 2012, 5:21 am

FalconEddie1964 wrote:Man, that looks to be an old dirt track racer. Bill needs that for his collection of 40's.

No I don't. My wife told me so.
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Post by RebStew on March 6th 2012, 5:35 am

1/2done wrote:
FalconEddie1964 wrote:Man, that looks to be an old dirt track racer. Bill needs that for his collection of 40's.

No I don't. My wife told me so.
Laughing

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Re: Hidden 10 feet from the road!

Post by FalconEddie1964 on March 6th 2012, 2:11 pm

Gee, you can't believe her. She's not the boss. No You only have one coupe and three sedans, right? That's an even number and an odd person needs an odd number of those old things. Besides, that old thing would look good with your name painted on the roof and some crossed flags on the door with the number 98 on it. (Please don't let your wife see this. lol! )
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Post by Chris55 on March 6th 2012, 6:14 pm

1/2done wrote:
FalconEddie1964 wrote:Man, that looks to be an old dirt track racer. Bill needs that for his collection of 40's.

No I don't. My wife told me so.

As everyone knows, the husband is the head of the house. Rolling Eyes


Unfortunately the wife is the neck, and as everyone knows the neck turns the head anyway it wants to. affraid
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Re: Hidden 10 feet from the road!

Post by oldman on March 6th 2012, 7:15 pm

Laughing Laughing Laughing


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Re: Hidden 10 feet from the road!

Post by Brownie on March 6th 2012, 8:21 pm

Chris55 wrote:
1/2done wrote:
FalconEddie1964 wrote:Man, that looks to be an old dirt track racer. Bill needs that for his collection of 40's.

No I don't. My wife told me so.

As everyone knows, the husband is the head of the house. Rolling Eyes


Unfortunately the wife is the neck, and as everyone knows the neck turns the head anyway it wants to. affraid

Ya....That is the long and short of it! Laughing
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Re: Hidden 10 feet from the road!

Post by Arieldouglas on March 15th 2012, 3:02 am

Well, I found out who owns the property. Been trying to contact them. Finally talked to them today. At first the lady just thought I was a scrapper looking for junk. After I convinced her I was interested in the car as a project , she told me something about it. First thing was.........are you ready?..........Her daddy raced that car back in the 50's and there is no way she could bear to part with it. He raced it at a wildcat track down here. They had three classes. One was Open. Overhead valves and anything you wanted to the engine but everyone ran the same carb and stock exhaust manifolds. One was Modified. Anything goes flatheads. The third sounds the most fun. They called it the claim class. Anything, I mean anything, went. The catch was, after you won three races, anyone could walk up with $100.00 cash and "claim" your car.

She was pretty cool to talk to but it is another one that will be loved to rust. Sad
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Re: Hidden 10 feet from the road!

Post by Blue Eyed Devil on March 15th 2012, 3:36 am

That's a shame, but I understand. Wouldn't hurt to check in on her from time to time, if only for the chat and companionship. You never know, one day she might decide to pass that old car on to some good hands. Even if she doesn't you have made a friend, learned a lot and preserved some cool stories!
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Re: Hidden 10 feet from the road!

Post by dieseldr on November 25th 2012, 1:01 am

You gotta respect that, even though it will end up as moth fodder. Having never been on this world when my father was racing was always a disappointment to me, but- he did have the foresight when he quit racing to pull the old flathead out of the racecar. Years later, he had a 37 Ford that was topless, narrowed, channeled, the windshield frame was cut down, and it had a nailhead 401 in it. After many flathead 3 speeds went by the wayside, he decided his old flathead was going to be in it. My brother, myself, and him put that flathead in that old hotrod, complete with the 2 deuce intake. As time went by, and kids went off to school, times got tougher for a while and the car got sold. It was owned by more people in the county than Carter had liver pills. Eventually, a family friend with a body shop bought the car, pulled the race engine, sold the car without a drivetrain, and we all forgot about that old flathead. 17 years ago I stopped by his shop, inquired about the engine, and he was going to use it in his 40 ford and put it together for his oldest son. Fast forward 15 years from then- he called me one night and asked if I was still interested in the old flathead racecar engine. Of course, you know what the answer was. He informed me the engine had been away from home too long and needed to return where it belonged- at no cost to me. I tell you, that mans heart is definitely in the right place. I went over to bring 'er home, and while I was there, bought a 34 fordor from him, since I had nothing at the time to put the flattie in. One day in my life my head certainly got turned around! I couldn't have been more tickled if you had taken a feather duster to me.
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