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Offline handyguy

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« on: April 30, 2019, 07:56:14 PM »
The BANTAM is running ..   STEVE

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 08:30:06 PM »
 :cheers:

Online Stan Back

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Re: bantam turbo
« Reply #2 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
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Celebrating 65th anniversary of racing on the salt.

Offline Peter Jack

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« Reply #3 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

Offline RichFox

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Re: bantam turbo
« Reply #4 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.

Online Stan Back

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2019, 10:27:28 AM »
. . . also (I think) too short a wheelbase to run Roadster.
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Offline Peter Jack

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« Reply #6 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

Offline deepindebt

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Re: bantam turbo
« Reply #7 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
C/GR

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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2019, 04:22:49 PM »
 YES , to short , to narrow , grill to small , no I class ..  STEVE

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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2019, 05:01:44 PM »
But you knew that all along and built a bitchin' Roadster.
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Offline Jack Gifford

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« Reply #10 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!
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Offline John Burk

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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2019, 11:13:51 PM »
Is  that a Bantam engine (2 mains) ?

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« Reply #12 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