MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS

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MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« on: February 05, 2013, 12:12:18 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 03:21:29 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 04:01:10 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 04:42:08 PM »
Scotty's ARDUN.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 05:44:48 PM »
Creighton Hunter, Pomona, 1959.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 05:46:52 PM »
Speed Sport, the nastiest T roadster that ever ran the 1/4 mile.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 05:47:45 PM »
Speed Sport II
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 05:50:06 PM »
Tony Waters. RIP.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 08:40:09 PM »
God, would I have loved to see this race!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 01:30:21 AM »
Jim Fox at Colton, 1960. The 331" Chrysler in this roadster later became a giant killer when Jim teamed up with Norm Weekly, Ron Rivero, and Dennis Holding to form the Frantic Four.
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2013, 05:34:50 PM »
Another shot of Scotty's T. This time with the blower on the ARDUN.
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 01:53:59 AM »
A better shot of Scotty's blown ARDUN.
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2013, 08:21:45 PM »
A better shot of Scotty's blown ARDUN.

I guess that was chain driven ?  Or was it variable speed belt driven?

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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2013, 09:00:53 PM »
Chain, but pretty sure that guard wouldn't have stopped much if it broke!
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2013, 08:35:58 PM »
Roadster
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2014, 05:57:28 PM »
These are probably not what we think of as T's at the drags but this is pretty much what they have evolved into.  Pictures taken at Pomona in early 90's.

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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2014, 01:56:34 AM »
Those tube frame, glass bodied "street roadsters" are why I was forced to retire my RPU from racing.  :'(
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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2014, 09:40:17 AM »
Those tube frame, glass bodied "street roadsters" are why I was forced to retire my RPU from racing.  :'(


Yeah, I hesitated to call them "street" roadsters.  I doubt if any of them ever saw the street.

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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2015, 04:16:05 PM »
 ::) 8) 8)
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2015, 02:58:32 AM »
::) 8) 8)

Cool!  But not much 'T' left of this beast.

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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2015, 08:02:46 PM »
That must be a heck of a load on that Ranchero with the camper on it!!  and that dragster is cool.............
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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2015, 12:27:28 AM »
Mid-engine T.
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2015, 12:31:12 AM »
 Model A or T ?
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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2015, 02:42:39 AM »
Neither. It's a Bantam coupe, or what's left of one.
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« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2015, 10:12:39 PM »
Neither. It's a Bantam coupe, or what's left of one.
Thanks for that Dean.
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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2016, 01:26:18 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2016, 02:04:49 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2016, 05:29:01 PM »
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« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2016, 11:29:11 PM »
MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
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« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2016, 03:05:20 PM »
MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
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« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2016, 08:05:10 AM »
Hello,
     Thanks for the ID, Dean, you ARE the historian... I have waited a long time to get this right in my clips...Creighton Hunter roadster.  Lions, 1960 vs Jess Van Deventer.  Great thread and insights. 

Thanks,

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« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2016, 06:05:05 PM »
Hello,
     Thanks for the ID, Dean, you ARE the historian... I have waited a long time to get this right in my clips...Creighton Hunter roadster.  Lions, 1960 vs Jess Van Deventer.  Great thread and insights. 

Thanks,

Jnaki

Those early Lions clips are great.Thanks Jnaki
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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2016, 07:42:08 AM »
Hello,
     Jess Van Deventer's roadster was one of the first race cars we filmed at Lions. The history of the car and others is documented at the San Diego Racing Museum Webpage by Randy Chenowith.(under the Lions Dragstrip tab) in our communications, this is what he had to say.
 
"My name is Charles Randolph Chenowth , I go by Randy Chenowth On the HAMB I am BIGDADDYUSMC  ,,,

The white Roadster in your movie   is Jess Van Deventer or his brother.  They both drove the car in the very  late 1950's & early 1960's.
The number on the car never changed ... it is #502  ( California Penal Code for drunk driving )

My father built that car in his garage in Imperial Beach, California in the late 1950's..It was originally built for a Bean Bandit... The T roadster  was traded to Van Deventer for a street legal 32 roadster..."


Jnaki
   

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« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2017, 09:37:49 PM »
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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2017, 12:38:54 AM »
I don't think I've ever seen a center door T, like this one from downunder!
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« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2017, 07:23:57 PM »
At the drags
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« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2017, 01:18:47 PM »
Ryan Davenports AA/A, SIR mid nineties. Pretty much the last really successful roots blown comp elim car I can recall. From Calgary AB, IIRC.


Take a good look, this is not what it appears to be at first glance. VERY trick stuff.


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« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2017, 05:46:00 PM »
Here's wishing good luck to my nephew, youngrodder1929, this weekend at the RPM Nationals at the Santa Margarita Ranch. There is also more development in the works, with the new nitro heads he and his Dad are making.
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« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2017, 03:24:56 PM »
Ryan Davenports AA/A, SIR mid nineties. Pretty much the last really successful roots blown comp elim car I can recall. From Calgary AB, IIRC.


Take a good look, this is not what it appears to be at first glance. VERY trick stuff.


What is that engine George? What are those holes in the rocker covers, they aren't spark plug tubes, cause the wires go under the headers.
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« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2017, 03:48:29 PM »
Ryan Davenports AA/A, SIR mid nineties. Pretty much the last really successful roots blown comp elim car I can recall. From Calgary AB, IIRC.


Take a good look, this is not what it appears to be at first glance. VERY trick stuff.


What is that engine George? What are those holes in the rocker covers, they aren't spark plug tubes, cause the wires go under the headers.
The intake runners are a hint. The heads are solid billet, that's another hint. ;) :D

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« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2017, 07:37:29 PM »


Take a good look, this is not what it appears to be at first glance. VERY trick stuff.

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What is that engine George? What are those holes in the rocker covers, they aren't spark plug tubes, cause the wires go under the headers.
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The intake runners are a hint. The heads are solid billet, that's another hint. ;) :D
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When I saw it last night I thought it was a BBC, is that what it is George?
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2017, 07:52:17 PM »


Take a good look, this is not what it appears to be at first glance. VERY trick stuff.


What is that engine George? What are those holes in the rocker covers, they aren't spark plug tubes, cause the wires go under the headers.
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The intake runners are a hint. The heads are solid billet, that's another hint. ;) :D
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When I saw it last night I thought it was a BBC, is that what it is George?
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More or less, he called it a Pontiac ::) ;D, but yes.

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« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2017, 11:51:44 PM »
youngrodder1929's Nitro T with the Bean Bandit at the RPM Nationals today (Santa Margarita Ranch, California).
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« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2017, 01:09:20 AM »
Any other pictures...please post 'em.  Thank you!

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« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2017, 12:51:21 PM »
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« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2017, 05:21:24 PM »
More from the"RPM Nationals"
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« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2017, 05:23:35 PM »
More. :D
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« Reply #48 on: November 06, 2017, 05:25:37 PM »
 8) 8)
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« Reply #49 on: November 06, 2017, 05:28:02 PM »
 ;D ;D
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« Reply #50 on: November 06, 2017, 05:36:23 PM »
 ;) ;) :) :-X
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« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2017, 12:32:42 AM »
Do you know if they'll have it next year at Santa Margarita?

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« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2017, 02:29:23 PM »
Do you know if they'll have it next year at Santa Margarita?
No idea, but the inaugural event seems to have been a success, so hopefully.
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« Reply #53 on: December 12, 2017, 07:32:07 PM »
 :D ;)
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« Reply #54 on: December 12, 2017, 08:01:03 PM »
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« Reply #55 on: December 12, 2017, 10:35:17 PM »
:D ;)
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Well that makes at least two cars that ran Joe Panek’s Roto-Faze blower manifold. The other that I’m aware of was the Winged Express, but they only ran it for a short while. The manifold had tall, individual runners with a pop-off valve on each one.
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2017, 02:00:24 PM »
:D ;)
Ron Ellis

Well that makes at least two cars that ran Joe Panek’s Roto-Faze blower manifold. The other that I’m aware of was the Winged Express, but they only ran it for a short while. The manifold had tall, individual runners with a pop-off valve on each one.
Think Bennie Ozborn ran one for a while?

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« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2017, 02:27:51 PM »
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Think Bennie Ozborn ran one for a while?
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Don’t know about Benny, but I did find out that they ran one on the Bones, Dubach and Pisano ‘33 Willys gasser. Panek said fuel distribution was more even and you could run without staggered nozzles along with a host of other claims. Never really seemed to catch on, I imagine there were visibility issues with FED’s.
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2017, 05:23:30 PM »
I have a photo somewhere of an FED with one on it in '69, I was thinking it was Bennie, but I havent looked at that photo in a LONG time, so I could very WELL be wrong. I will try to find it.

EDIT: It wasn't where I thought it was, I will take a better look tomorrow, hope I can find it, I want to know now!

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« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2018, 01:17:37 PM »
The early days. Charlie Haviland & Cliff Kirkland reading the plugs on "Maggie". Magniesium framed, Cadillac powered, A/Roadster
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« Reply #60 on: February 21, 2018, 07:02:32 PM »
Well, part of a very well known one. ::)
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« Reply #61 on: February 21, 2018, 08:34:01 PM »
Where is it today???

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« Reply #62 on: February 21, 2018, 08:56:54 PM »
:D ;)
Ron Ellis

Well that makes at least two cars that ran Joe Panek’s Roto-Faze blower manifold. The other that I’m aware of was the Winged Express, but they only ran it for a short while. The manifold had tall, individual runners with a pop-off valve on each one.
Bob Ida used 1 on his "Hemi Healy".
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« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2018, 08:35:43 PM »
Another.
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« Reply #64 on: February 27, 2018, 03:04:03 PM »
T Bucket
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« Reply #65 on: March 05, 2018, 07:23:36 PM »
 :) :o
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« Reply #66 on: March 19, 2018, 05:34:58 PM »
 :) Nitro T, Dirt Drags 2017.
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« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2018, 10:30:58 PM »
Here's some update shots, getting ready for this years "Hot Rod Dirt Drags". I'm pretty proud of the accomplishments of this young guy. How many guys in their 20's not only build a hot rod, but fab, weld and machine parts like this. Yes his Dad is there too, but youngrodder1929 is the hardest working young guy I know, and his lovely wife is right in the thick of things as well.  8)
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« Reply #68 on: March 26, 2018, 08:16:40 PM »
I found a couple more from the RPM Nationals, pairing off with the Bean Bandit.
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« Reply #69 on: April 13, 2018, 02:25:03 PM »
I have a photo somewhere of an FED with one on it in '69, I was thinking it was Bennie, but I havent looked at that photo in a LONG time, so I could very WELL be wrong. I will try to find it.

EDIT: It wasn't where I thought it was, I will take a better look tomorrow, hope I can find it, I want to know now!
It sometimes takes a while, but I always get there eventually. ;D Wilcox & Goldstein. Must have been the horn rimmed glasses that had me thinking of "The Wizard"

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« Reply #70 on: April 13, 2018, 02:40:46 PM »
Hey, better late than never, thanks for digging it up George. Great shot too, it really shows how tall that manifold was.
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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« Reply #71 on: April 13, 2018, 06:16:20 PM »
Hey, better late than never, thanks for digging it up George. Great shot too, it really shows how tall that manifold was.
Somehow that magazine REALLY got in the wrong place. It was in with the circle track stuff, and I ran across it totally by accident, looking for Smokies 2 part "Laid Back Power" series! :o ???