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#1 Tommy Kortman

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

Chassis #002. Once owned by Roger Penske and George Wintersteen. Now owned by the Simeone Museum.
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The blue "car" is actually a spare body for the roadster. It was created so the car could be vintage raced without destroying the original body you see here. What is interesting is the small block hood w/ the louvers. I call it the sm. block hood because I can't find any evidence of the hood being used once a big block was installed in the car.
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Here is the aluminum 377 ci. small block. Complete with Webber carbs.
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...and...once again, a link to the rest of the photos. Please enjoy and feel free to use the pics for refrence for your own builds.
http://public.fotki....te-grand-sport/

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

Thanks for the link to some great detail pics of the engine!!!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

Thanks. I have that on my build schedule for 2013.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:40 AM

Do you happen to know where the "spare" body was built? If it was in Atlanta I was involved with the project, which was secret-secret at the time.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

Do you happen to know where the "spare" body was built? If it was in Atlanta I was involved with the project, which was secret-secret at the time.


Bill,
I'll see if I can find that information for you the next time I go down to the museum.