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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2655 on: January 12, 2021, 09:11:43 PM »
More resto.

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« Reply #2656 on: January 12, 2021, 09:16:08 PM »
If it wasn't for the Galaxie clip and the cage there wouldn't be anything left. lol.

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2657 on: January 12, 2021, 09:16:42 PM »
Is the red cylinder the fire bottle?

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« Reply #2658 on: January 12, 2021, 09:42:03 PM »
If it wasn't for the Galaxie clip and the cage there wouldn't be anything left. lol.

HM built fewer than 120 cars from 60 through 72. Very few real deal cars exist.  Only one Fairlane survives and just two (HM8-033S is one) former/now up bodied Fairlanes are around. Early half chassis cars were the first real step towards the purpose built tube chassis cars of today. Old stock cars did not lead pampered lives. They were often raced and wrecked until there was nothing left. The chassis' original suspension points were/are in place. I enjoy the work and the chassis had an interesting history.  If I hadn't already had all of the necessary H&M suspension/brake and other bits and pieces in hand..and if I were not turning the wrenches myself... the resto would certainly not have been feasible.
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2659 on: January 12, 2021, 09:47:30 PM »
Is the red cylinder the fire bottle?

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2660 on: January 12, 2021, 09:52:15 PM »
This is my clone. I might have to do a NASCAR themed car next.


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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2661 on: January 12, 2021, 09:55:59 PM »
Is the red cylinder the fire bottle?

Nitrous?
Nope: That is the Ansul "Purple K" dry powder fire system that was used in the 70s.
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« Reply #2662 on: January 12, 2021, 10:09:02 PM »
I see two other familiar items, the Jabsco pump and the Pacific Scientific inertia reel.

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« Reply #2663 on: January 12, 2021, 10:25:58 PM »
Here's a shot of the Yellow M/T salt flats car serving as a show car draw at a 1969 auto show (not sure where/when). I'd like to know what became of that car. Gus T. Heard it was crushed in a Cali earth quake. Other believe it went Grand American racing like the #49.

I have this photo noted as the Detroit Auto Show, and believe it to be in late November 1968.
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« Reply #2664 on: January 13, 2021, 08:23:48 AM »
Here's a shot of the Yellow M/T salt flats car serving as a show car draw at a 1969 auto show (not sure where/when). I'd like to know what became of that car. Gus T. Heard it was crushed in a Cali earth quake. Other believe it went Grand American racing like the #49.

I have this photo noted as the Detroit Auto Show, and believe it to be in late November 1968.
Thanks for the additional Data. I am assuming that M/T was at Bonneville in August id 68. Does that sound right?

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« Reply #2665 on: January 13, 2021, 11:08:58 AM »
   Yes , that's why '69 panels were hung on '68 chassis. No big deal for H&M.
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2666 on: January 13, 2021, 12:29:20 PM »
 
C5HM,
I was a big fan of your 64 and monitored its build over the years. In my opinion it was just too awesome to describe.
With respect to the extreme scarcity of real HM cars/chassis and the degree of effort and skill you put into bringing HM cars back from such, eh, degraded beginnings, was/is the 64 now just too far gone beyond repairability?
(if this is too much a personal question I take no offense it letting it slide)
Thx, Steve A

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« Reply #2667 on: January 13, 2021, 12:57:53 PM »

I have this photo noted as the Detroit Auto Show, and believe it to be in late November 1968.
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Interesting, allegedly the Mach1 shown in the Detroit Auto Show photo is 9F02R100011, built on 1st day of Dbn 69 production, including several special show cars.

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2668 on: January 13, 2021, 02:31:05 PM »

C5HM,
I was a big fan of your 64 and monitored its build over the years. In my opinion it was just too awesome to describe.
With respect to the extreme scarcity of real HM cars/chassis and the degree of effort and skill you put into bringing HM cars back from such, eh, degraded beginnings, was/is the 64 now just too far gone beyond repairability?
(if this is too much a personal question I take no offense it letting it slide)
Thx, Steve A
Thanks for the kind words. I hated to lose the 64. BUT..it was full of the toxic stuff that was dissolved in SE Texas flood water.  Up over the carb.  That means that everything would have to have been immediately disassembled and flushed to prevent major corrosion and rust damage. Engine, trans, rear end, hubs...everything.  Along with that car, I lost six others...my house and my shop. And all of my tools. Lived in a hotel for a month or so and then an apartment. Plus I was very busy at work. The very expensive Candy Tangerine paint job (3.5K just in materials) would have needed to be stripped down to bare metal and redone, too. So...No time/no place and no ability to work on the car resulted in the insurance company taking it. I had A LOT of stated value insurance on the car. So all is good on that front.  Not sure where it is now.  The two previous cars I restored before the Galaxie are still being vintage raced at least. I would have lost them too if I had not sold them.  I have heard that Curt Vogt is maintaining the Cyclone tribute I built first (NO real deal Wood Brothers SIIs survive). Not sure who the new owner is. Does anyone know? It ran at Road Atlanta last year IIRC. The 65 Daytona 500 winner still belongs to Andrew Franzone who runs it at Sonoma from time to time. It has been to Goodwood three times (the last two with Andrew). I was told it snagged  "Top 35" recognition at the last Festival of Speed it attended. That is big smoke considering the cars that show up at the F.O.S. each year.  Maybe the Torino will earn an invite when it is done.

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2669 on: January 13, 2021, 02:35:49 PM »
This is my clone. I might have to do a NASCAR themed car next.

Sweet! Is that the street legal car I have seen shots of on the web? Hope my replica Bobby Allison Boss 302 turns out half as nice!