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    The grille,nosecone andengine cover are definitely CAE sprint car parts . Now A40 Special ?

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    Background red car is even more my cup of tea - Costin...

  3. #343
    Quote Originally Posted by chaindrive View Post
    The grille,nosecone andengine cover are definitely CAE sprint car parts . Now A40 Special ?
    It has had a long history since 1947 when it was built by Des Herrick as a speedway midget with a B4 engine. Got a Hudson Terraplane engine in 1948 then converted to a circuit car in 1950 with a Model T rear end and a Bugatti box. Then got an A40 engine when the Hudson expired, then a Singer gearbox (when Chris Amon had it) ....... and on it went with each subsequent owner "improving" it. It still has bits of the 1947 midget but not much .... a bit like grandad's axe ....

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    A line up of Charger's in Aus

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    Here is an interesting "barn find"
    http://blog.hemmings.com/?p=591822

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    It would have kept me busy for a while !



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    The Hawaiian Corvette Special - orginally Maserati powered

    Mike Ryan in the USA has recently found this long forgotten Race Car.
    He has been researching the car and has found these two pages of articles about the car !.

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    an excellent Cutaway of the Car in Corvette guise.
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    a couple of small photos of the car as found ;

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Mike Ryan in the USA has recently found this long forgotten Race Car.
    He has been researching the car and has found these two pages of articles about the car !.

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    an excellent Cutaway of the Car in Corvette guise.
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    a couple of small photos of the car as found ;

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    Wow, that thing is mega!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerH View Post
    It has had a long history since 1947 when it was built by Des Herrick as a speedway midget with a B4 engine. Got a Hudson Terraplane engine in 1948 then converted to a circuit car in 1950 with a Model T rear end and a Bugatti box. Then got an A40 engine when the Hudson expired, then a Singer gearbox (when Chris Amon had it) ....... and on it went with each subsequent owner "improving" it. It still has bits of the 1947 midget but not much .... a bit like grandad's axe ....
    http://ralphwatson.scienceontheweb.net/misc.html

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    That second-last pic, the sporty car, seems to have '36 to '39 Ford V8 underpinnings...

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    I'll have the TVR!

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    " The sporty car, seems to have '36 to '39 Ford V8 underpinnings " - Ray Bell

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell View Post
    That second-last pic, the sporty car, seems to have '36 to '39 Ford V8 underpinnings...
    Ray Looks similar to the " Hawaiian ' Corvette ' Special " that Mike Ryan - ex-pat Kiwi recently recovered from a shed and is now restoring.. very similar body but has a tilt front. that seems to have a bonnet [ hood for the Americans ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Ray Looks similar to the " Hawaiian ' Corvette ' Special " that Mike Ryan - ex-pat Kiwi recently recovered from a shed and is now restoring.. very similar body but has a tilt front. that seems to have a bonnet [ hood for the Americans ]

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    1959 Devin D

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    Quote Originally Posted by bry3500 View Post
    1959 Devin D
    Think so Bry3500 - Hope it gets restored too !!
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    As I recall, the Hawaiian Special has independent suspension all round, whereas it looks to me that the other car has live axles straight from the late 30s Ford.

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    My newly acquired Stag.
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