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#35670 - 11/19/07 07:02 PM Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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Here's the exhaust all welded up. Can't wait to hear it. The first photo is taken (now use your imagination a bit here) hopping over the pit wall. The next is flat-trackin down into turn 1. The last getting pushed into victory lane.




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#35671 - 11/19/07 07:18 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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Woah!

To cool for words. Is that double over head cam set-up for real?

Nice work.

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#35672 - 11/19/07 07:58 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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Thanks.
Not yet.
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#35673 - 11/19/07 09:35 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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It is Look Great French. But i think that wooden seat is going to be ruff on the Butt lol lol Just kinding I know you (wood hehe) would replace it.
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#35674 - 11/20/07 04:41 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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Frenchtown,

Look at them Pipes! I'm jealous! Nice work as usual. How am I going to top that. It's a "Duesey"

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#35675 - 11/20/07 10:01 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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Cool, I love it. keep us posted. I wonder how it will be to drive it??? (Envy here)
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#35676 - 12/01/07 03:04 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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All I can say is "Oh, Man look at that". A similar rig but done as a two seater is on my drawing board with pieces being collected one at a time but you have raised the bar just more than a little bit.
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#35677 - 12/04/07 01:00 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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A two-seater... that makes sense...

What power unit are you planning to use?

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#35678 - 12/05/07 11:02 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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The current plan is to use a 1928 or so Chev frame with the 250 that is currently in the 48 as power. I might go for a 4 if the 250 is going to cost too much to do up right. The idea is to look like I took an old 2 seat Indy car and put it on the street.
For Inspiration I keep looking here http://www.milleroffy.com/.
Make sure you listen to the sound tracks.
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#35679 - 01/04/08 01:20 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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I built this intake last week for SU sidedraught carbs. It usually takes me about two hundred hours to fabricate an intake manifold using hammerform dies. This time I decided to make it out of flat aluminum stock. It only took about 40 hours to get this far. I still have to make throttle linkage and an equilizer tube, plus polish it all up, but you get the general idea. Does it look old fashioned? I did zero calculations on it - just grabbed a pencil and sketched the runners kinda seat-of-the-pants like.




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#35680 - 01/04/08 02:57 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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I think you did a great job on it. I see you making some serious money on your fabrication skills. ;\)
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#35681 - 01/04/08 05:05 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s
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I want to see it side-ways coming out of turn 2 the stearing wheel cranked to the stops, and the left front wheel a foot off the track. This is cool! I'm glad someone is getting things done, I'm running in the cold winter shop mode. Snowing like a ........!
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#56375 - 03/25/10 08:45 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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Getting the Ford 9" "quick-change" welded in is my latest effort
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#56380 - 03/25/10 07:56 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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Very nice work, my friend. That, when finished, will be truely remarkable! Craftmanship and design really stands out when done like that.!

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#72108 - 10/16/12 06:13 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: chopped 40]
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Lately, I modified the steering arms and moved the steering tie rod to the rear of the axle. Then the steering gear mechanism was welded in:





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#72109 - 10/16/12 07:55 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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I showed your pics and info to a few members of EMMR http://www.emmr.org and they relly appreciate your work and the fact that you are using an Inline FORD rather than an older flathead.
When it's ready to roll we hope you can make it this far east some day for one of EMMR's Track Days.
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#72120 - 10/16/12 09:18 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: Drew, II # 4211]
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Thanks for the offer Drew. I would be thrilled to do so.
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#72137 - 10/18/12 03:34 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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Another silly little detail job - a stone/mud guard to go in front of the front axle. Most stone guards were crude "chicken wire" affairs. I made this one and ran it through the beader to offset flange the edge, then powdercoated it black and put a brushed aluminum framework around it. I'll stencil the car number on it later.






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#72499 - 11/17/12 02:41 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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I started the cockpit area:



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#72503 - 11/17/12 05:36 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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Fantastic work, Frenchtown!!!
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#72530 - 11/18/12 06:10 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: chopped 40]
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Very nice FTF! Are you using any wooden bucks? Attached is a pic of EMMR's Hiram Hillegass tools,bucks and an unfinished body I thought you might enjoy. Always impressed with your handiwork.


Also, 3-4 times a year at our events the Metal Shapers group sets up a portable shop and explain how, make for you, or repair sheet metal parts for attendees. All for free! Just bring your stuff.
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#72582 - 11/20/12 06:06 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: Drew, II # 4211]
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Yes Drew, I made bucks for all the major body components - tail, cockpit, and two different nose sections. The story on this board is just a small portion of what I've posted over at http://www.fordsix.com. Check it out.
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#72949 - 12/10/12 04:13 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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I made this cowl section off a buck:

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#72951 - 12/10/12 04:25 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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Very nice!
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#73062 - 12/18/12 09:29 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: Drew, II # 4211]
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Hoodlum hot rodders helped me put the body in place:


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#73065 - 12/19/12 10:26 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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That is looking awesome! I had to save the pic for later use.
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#75996 - 07/20/13 06:51 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: Drew, II # 4211]
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I placed all the semi-finished panels on the chassis to mount the body to the frame using the flanges, like they used to.













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#75997 - 07/20/13 08:12 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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Wow! And Wow! again.
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#75998 - 07/20/13 08:52 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: Drew, II # 4211]
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Thanks Drew.

I have planned to add a head rest onto the tail from the start. But that is a very difficult (for me at least) seciton to make and I am not sure how to do it. I see at least three different ways to do it. I may contact Ron Covell for some pointers. I think it will add greatly to the look of the car. It is a real juggling act to keep the proportions pleasing to the eye, especially in view of the fact that the big Ford six is huge in comparison to the Offys and Millers of the day. And the fact that I am tall so the tail needs to be made proportionally larger and the roll bar sufficiently high to protect me.
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#76013 - 07/21/13 08:09 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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FTF You better be careful, you will get this one done and then you will have to come up with a project to top it and that will be difficult. \:\)
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#76041 - 07/22/13 05:28 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: big bill I.I.#4698]
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I was thinking a 300-powered crop duster.
Biplane style of course.
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#76042 - 07/22/13 05:29 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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Or maybe a 7/8 scale P-51 Mustang.
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#76043 - 07/22/13 07:05 AM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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You could help me put my 413 Dodge flathead in a boat or maybe a submarine.
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#76051 - 07/22/13 01:25 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: Beater of the Pack]
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I like the sub idea. You sure wouldn't need much additional ballast.

And "NO", I'm not going to make any boat anchor remarks.
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#76055 - 07/22/13 06:55 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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Going down is not the issue. V-8s make better anchors, something to do with the shape.
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#77507 - 10/14/13 09:12 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: Beater of the Pack]
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Well whats the word on this project??

Still curious!!
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#77574 - 10/17/13 05:08 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: lowboygmc]
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Not much to report on except that I spoke with Ron Covell and he will be doing a story on this car in an upcoming issue of a hot rod magazine.
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#77587 - 10/18/13 03:04 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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If your sheet metal work impressed "Professor Hammer" enough to do an article, I'd say that's a really great acknowledgement of your hammering skills. Nice!
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#77588 - 10/18/13 05:26 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: Drew, II # 4211]
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I don't think "impressed" is the operative word - more like "take pity on the poor boy" and show me how to add a head rest. But I don't want to give too much away.
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#77589 - 10/18/13 06:14 PM Re: Champ Car replica circa 1930s [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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\:\)
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