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Bonneville Salt Flats Discussion => Build Diaries => Topic started by: handyguy on April 30, 2019, 07:56:14 PM

Title: bantam turbo
Post by: handyguy on April 30, 2019, 07:56:14 PM
The BANTAM is running ..   STEVE
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: jpm49c on April 30, 2019, 08:30:06 PM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: Stan Back on April 30, 2019, 08:36:58 PM
Holy cow, Steve.

That looks like an entree at an Italian restaurant.  Here's wishing you great success with a well-played, very common combination – right!

Stan
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: Peter Jack on April 30, 2019, 09:23:42 PM
That's a nice looking car.  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Why aren't you running in a class?

Pete
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: RichFox on May 01, 2019, 09:00:52 AM
Back in the late 70s, some guy put some Corvair turbos on a 270 GMC in a red 32 Ford coupe  and entered it in XX/Alt. A lot of people told him it wouldn't work. Running on the soft records of the day it qualified off the trailer. Soon cries of "Unfair" were heard through the land. And turbos were made illegal on vintage engines in vintage body classes. So the Bantam has no class to run in.
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: Stan Back on May 01, 2019, 10:27:28 AM
. . . also (I think) too short a wheelbase to run Roadster.
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: Peter Jack on May 01, 2019, 11:19:28 AM
I'm guessing that coupe may have had the number 104.  :-D :-D :-D

Sorry for the interruption. Now back to the Bantam.

Pete
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: deepindebt on May 01, 2019, 12:02:47 PM
. . . also (I think) too short a wheelbase to run Roadster.
Compared to roadsters now a days,lots seem to be to short of a wheel base :-D
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: handyguy on May 01, 2019, 04:22:49 PM
 YES , to short , to narrow , grill to small , no I class ..  STEVE
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: Stan Back on May 01, 2019, 05:01:44 PM
But you knew that all along and built a bitchin' Roadster.
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: Jack Gifford on May 01, 2019, 11:05:15 PM
I see it as a sort of revenge- for the multitude of Bantam roadster bodies cobbled onto V8 dragsters through the fifties and sixties!
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: John Burk on May 01, 2019, 11:13:51 PM
Is  that a Bantam engine (2 mains) ?
Title: Re: bantam turbo
Post by: handyguy on May 01, 2019, 11:36:34 PM
1937  English Austin  7  (3) main  converted to 2 main to use billet pressuized rod brgs and steel rods early Austin style crank..  EVERYTHING   in engine has been modified ,   EVERTHING ..   STEVE