Ed goff special midget race car.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:01 PM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:47 AM
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
And a famous Kurtis-Offy. The Eddie Meyer, Meyer Engineering Special (Offy engines were manufactured by Meyer-Goosen-Drake)
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.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:11 AM
This is an Edmunds-Offy from the late 50s-early 60s
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:
This is the same car featured in Open Wheel mag, so their copyright:
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.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:17 PM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:09 PM
This one lives up the road from me...it has aEddie Meyer flattie...
Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:33 PM
The letters are usually made of solid round steel bar.
And PS...I already threw down an 'M' and an 'S'!