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Offline wisdonm

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6225 on: April 04, 2017, 11:33:26 PM »
Not sure about Frankensprite, but my Arkley SS did.
Stand on it....brakes only slow you down.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6226 on: April 05, 2017, 11:03:17 AM »

You DO know the focus is:  ALL CHEVROLETS     right? ? ?


Perfect - you can finally sell those turbo Corvair rods and camber compensators.

But think about it - you'd have the only booth on the grounds with "Vintage Factory Lotus and Jaguar castings"!

Brought to you by "Lowest Common Denominator Promotions".


Yeah, well most Chevy guys think Lotuses are flowers and Jaguars are South American cats . . . . . . .

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Offline jacksoni

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6227 on: April 05, 2017, 01:58:24 PM »
I think you are being generous... :evil:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6228 on: April 07, 2017, 04:33:12 PM »
Not sure about Frankensprite, but my Arkley SS did.

Dear all

I'm delighted to hear that I wasn't the only Arkley user. POF593G was mine; horrific by modern standards but a bucket of fun 30 years ago. Loose steering sounds like a bad idea, though, surely? Mine didn't really go where it was pointed until I'd freshened all the wearable bits of front suspension.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6229 on: April 07, 2017, 04:56:16 PM »

Yeah, well most Chevy guys think Lotuses are flowers and Jaguars are South American cats . . . . . . .

 

Yeah, those Chevy guys from Midland Texas had no idea what they were doing!
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6230 on: April 07, 2017, 05:58:06 PM »

Yeah, well most Chevy guys think Lotuses are flowers and Jaguars are South American cats . . . . . . .

 

Yeah, those Chevy guys from Midland Texas had no idea what they were doing!


I think Jim Hall is probably about as close to Colin Chapman as America ever got.
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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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« Reply #6231 on: April 08, 2017, 04:30:52 AM »
I'll throw  Dan Gurney/All American Racers into this pot for consideration. Perhaps not the technical mind of Jim Hall, but certainly as a driver/team owner/manager and currently still in business.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6232 on: April 08, 2017, 10:28:42 AM »

Yeah, well most Chevy guys think Lotuses are flowers and Jaguars are South American cats . . . . . . .

 

Yeah, those Chevy guys from Midland Texas had no idea what they were doing!


This is what I said.

What I did not say.

Everytime I come back to this board, someone comments about things I did not say . . . . . . . . .

Since I'm actually a Chevy guy myself, of some experience, more or less, I think I know what I am talking about Chevy guys.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6233 on: April 08, 2017, 10:33:27 AM »

Yeah, well most Chevy guys think Lotuses are flowers and Jaguars are South American cats . . . . . . .

 

Yeah, those Chevy guys from Midland Texas had no idea what they were doing!


I think Jim Hall is probably about as close to Colin Chapman as America ever got.

I would vote for Dan Gurney.    Longer, more complete career.   Probably the most successful American chassis constructor.    BUT, just my 2ยข
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6234 on: April 08, 2017, 10:57:37 AM »
I'd definitely vote for Gurney as opposed to Chapman. His stuff wasn't designed and built so it fell apart almost as often as it finished.  :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6235 on: April 08, 2017, 11:27:40 AM »
Question ... What Car Designer won in F-1 driving a car he designed and built himself?

Dan Gurney

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6236 on: April 08, 2017, 11:56:49 AM »
25 .. 33 .. 49 .. 72 .. 78/79 ..

I'm biased for all sorts of reasons, but for me Colin Chapman was the best at everything except driving, and he managed to team up with the best ever driver.

However, one of my earliest memories is a race at Brands Hatch. For lap after lap (or so it seemed to my six or seven year old self), Jim Clark and Dan Gurney ran 1-2 with Dan pushing hard but unable to pass. Eventually Jim ran off the road, entirely as a result of the pressure. It's the only time I recall seeing Jim Clark make a mistake.

My adult self understands that Dan Gurney was one of the few drivers Jim Clark feared. That day showed me why. The two of them were in a class of their own, but the irony is neither won the race.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6237 on: April 08, 2017, 01:39:02 PM »
Question ... What Car Designer won in F-1 driving a car he designed and built himself?

Dan Gurney

I believe Jack Brabham and Bruce McLaren also fall into this category.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6238 on: April 08, 2017, 09:29:14 PM »
Thanks for the Gurney concurences, gentlemen.  Especially you, Mark. Apex Humbuggery United!  :cheers:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6239 on: April 09, 2017, 07:24:06 PM »
I did vote for Dan Gurney. For president. In 1964. After that I voted for Pat Paulsen, twice.
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