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#1 hotrod59f100

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:01 PM

I hope this is a little help to someone . I seen this at a local car show I wish I had more but I filled my memory card to earlyPosted Image

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

Late 30s to late 40s Midget. Sweet!

The rail frame and body style ID the era. V8-60 Ford flathead engine was good through the late 50s. I've worked on restoring some midgets.
Here's a Kurtis with a V8-60
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And a famous Kurtis-Offy. The Eddie Meyer, Meyer Engineering Special (Offy engines were manufactured by Meyer-Goosen-Drake)
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Both of those cars can now be built from the Revell kits. The Eddie Meyer car has a 1" tube hoop over the radiator with horizontal and diagonal bars to the cowl hoop. The horizontals are just under the edge of the hood.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:11 AM

Some other Midgets and Sprints I've worked on:

This is an Edmunds-Offy from the late 50s-early 60s
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And a late 40s Kurtis-Offy Indy car, cut down to a Sprint car after Roadsters took over the brickyard. Wadded into a ball nearly killing the driver in the mid 70s. We cut the remains of the cage off and "unwrinkled" and re-heat treated the original rails:

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This is the same car featured in Open Wheel mag, so their copyright:
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This sprint car could be built from the Revell Kurtis Offy Midget, with a stretched frame and hood, V8 rear axle maybe from the AMT Grant King Sprinter, front axle maybe from the same GK, 255 Offy from the AMT 63 Watson Roadster, and wheels and tires from the Revell Orange Crate 32 Ford Tudor altered. That Orange Crate might also provide the front and rear axles.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:17 PM

That's cool Richard . I never cared for them when I seen pics of them but seeing them up close I kinda think there cool. How fast do they run? If I get the chance to go theres a car show by me that has a few of these. I guess they have a club or something .

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:09 PM

VERY KOOL PICS !!!!! And I see your "G" and rais you a "C" ....

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This one lives up the road from me...it has aEddie Meyer flattie...

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:11 PM

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

Cool does the letters mean anything?

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

The letters generally stand for the name of the car owner. It hasn't been done since the 60s.

The letters are usually made of solid round steel bar.

And PS...I already threw down an 'M' and an 'S'!