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Daan
12-13-2013, 06:20 PM
A guy at the Osceola (WI) show had this cool old flathead-6 powered race car. As soon as we were next to it, he asked if my girl wanted to sit in it (he asked, not me... I've never been to a show where people encouraged my kids to get near their stuff.) He did give us a post card that had a ton of info about the car, it's age, history, specs, etc. OF course I can't find it now. Argh.
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Chris Pile
12-13-2013, 07:35 PM
Love me some old racecars!

garyash
12-13-2013, 08:31 PM
I've never seen a triple-carb direct-flow set-up on a Champ 6 flathead. What kind of carb/injector is that? There is a very similar Champ 6-powered sprint car in the Collings Foundation museum in Massachusetts; it has a dual-carb manifold.
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Daan
12-14-2013, 04:03 AM
Was the Stude engine common to use in race cars like this, or was it "whatever fits in the engine compartment"? I did think the engine looked like it meant business though.

5brown1
12-14-2013, 08:40 AM
One thing I really enjoy at car shows is letting kids get in the car "to drive" if they seem interested in it. Their excitement and smiles are great to watch and that is what they will remember.

southbend
12-14-2013, 08:54 AM
One thing I really enjoy at car shows is letting kids get in the car "to drive" if they seem interested in it. Their excitement and smiles are great to watch and that is what they will remember.

I agree. I do the same thing with "kids" of all ages. Always puts a smile on the faces of all involved (car owner included). For me, it's more rewarding than driving away with a trophy or ribbon in the back seat.

southbend
12-14-2013, 08:56 AM
I've never seen a triple-carb direct-flow set-up on a Champ 6 flathead. What kind of carb/injector is that? There is a very similar Champ 6-powered sprint car in the Collings Foundation museum in Massachusetts; it has a dual-carb manifold.
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If Mr. Ash hasn't seen one before, it must be a rare set-up! Would love to learn more about it.

FlatheadGeo
12-14-2013, 09:03 AM
When a youngster shows interest in my car I always invite them to sit inside!!! The smiles warm my heart. My oldest son when young showed interest in an MG TC. The owner invited him in, he smiled from ear to ear!

studegary
12-14-2013, 01:59 PM
If that Z owner doesn't take the nose cover (bra) off his car at a car show, when does he remove it? What is he saving the nose for?

EssexExport
12-15-2013, 07:38 AM
Wash that baby in nothing flat.

southbend
12-15-2013, 03:38 PM
Yeah, I guess that Z owner really wants to keep his nose clean. Sorry.

Skybolt
12-15-2013, 09:36 PM
Was the Stude engine common to use in race cars like this, or was it "whatever fits in the engine compartment"? I did think the engine looked like it meant business though.


I have read that the Champion engine was a favorite for some classes as it was very light and small, short, for it's displacement. Midget racers, if my memory serves me correctly.