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HANK NEGLEY'S 1932 ROADSTER

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1932 Ford Roadster owned by Gear Grinders member Hank Negley. Hank entered El Mirage during 1947 in his Class C Roadster that ran as car no. 357. His Deuce was entered at the May meet with a Mercury flathead V8 sporting Cyclone heads and a Weiand manifold. He ran 115.53 mph. He wasn't entered at the July or August 10 meet. At the August 31 meet he was listed as having A Mercury with Cyclone heads but this time with a Evans intake and Smith & Jones cam. He only ran 114.97 mph this time. In September he was entered again but the program says he had a four cylinder 1927 Chevrolet engine in the car. After running 123.28 mph for a 12th in class he probably still had the Mercury in it. He was back in October with the program saying the engine was a Mercury again as he ran 117.03 mph. A photo of Hank's roadster from El Mirage in 1947 shows the car without fenders, windshield and headlights with a louvered hood and a filled and peaked grille shell. Tube shocks had also been installed by then.
At El Mirage, 1947. Photo from the Gear Grinders Car Club Collection.
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