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01-20-2015 05:33 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
But you forgot the years.
The Golden Rocket and the Predictor were in 1956, and the Futura was in 1955 and later became the Batmobile
01-20-2015 05:24 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
The first auto is the 1955 Ford La Tosca
That's why I kept wanting to call it a Tasco
01-20-2015 12:15 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by Dragonoake View Post
Ford Atmos, Olds Golden Rocket, Lincoln Futura, Packard Predictor...
and I don't remember the last one, although I'm thinking it was designed by Virgil Exner and built by Ghia

First one: No
Second, third, & fourth: yes
But you forgot the years.
01-20-2015 11:51 AM
boothboy Modified by Barris for Ford, this is the 1966 Galaxy Magic Cruiser.

BB
01-20-2015 11:41 AM
496CHEVY3100 I didn't think it was possible to build a car Uglier than a stock LTD Galaxie ,I guess these prone that wrong .
01-20-2015 11:07 AM
boothboy Here's a easy one.

What is this car?

BB
01-20-2015 09:28 AM
boothboy
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Can anyone name these?
The first auto is the 1955 Ford La Tosca, not the Atmos and the last one is the 1956 Chrysler Dart.

BB
01-20-2015 09:01 AM
boothboy The car in question is not a Curtis but a GN Grand Prix Special.
The GN company was established in 1910 and was in business until 1925. The name GN was a composite of its owners initials, H.R. Godfrey and Archibald Frazer-Nash. Godfery later on established a repair company to service The GN cars and Frazer-Nash went on to build his own autos-the Frazer Nash.
The GN cars were originally powered by V Twin JAP Motorcycle engines (as were Morgans) and were in-expensive cycle-cars meant for everyday transportation. Then , as now, its owners "hot rodded " them for more speed and entered them in local races.
The GN Grand Prix Special ( currently owned and raced by Richard Scaldwell of Great Britain) was fitted with a JAP V8 which started its life in 1908 as the power plant for the famous Willows Dirigible Airship. The Willows Dirigible Airship of course was famous for it's speed run between Bristol to London.

Here's a excellent article with great pictures of this particular racer.

BB

Richard Scaldwell’s Sensational JAP V8-Powered GN Cycle Car | The Old Motor
01-19-2015 08:19 PM
Dave57210 BB is right- it is a J.A.P.

The OX-5 was water cooled, the one shown is aircooled. J A P was aircooled

While it bears a strong resemblance to a 1919 Chandler-Curtis racecar from Argentina, the Chandler-Curtis used a liquid-cooled OX-5. The issue with the OX-5 is that it redlined at about 1,500 RPM with peak horsepower at 1400. This meant a custom one to one ratio rear gear was needed. (bit of extra trivia there, guys.

Anyway - over to you, Boothboy!
01-19-2015 08:06 PM
Dragonoake
Quote:
Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
Can anyone name these?
Ford Atmos, Olds Golden Rocket, Lincoln Futura, Packard Predictor...
and I don't remember the last one, although I'm thinking it was designed by Virgil Exner and built by Ghia
01-19-2015 05:15 PM
496CHEVY3100 Dave you or BB ask one ,I think you both are right ,probably same basic engine just the OX5 was an aircraft engine and that is what was in this car
01-19-2015 02:12 PM
Dave57210 Glen Curtis was a pioneer in many fields. He is perhaps most famous for the "Curtis Jenny" - which was sort of what people of the time pictured if you said "Aeroplane" because it was so common (the US Army bought "zillions" of them for use as trainers, then surplussed them for super cheap prices after WW I, so they were "everywhere"

The OX-5 was a very common airplane engine. It was liquid-cooled so aircraft using it usually featured a huge flat-faced radiator with the prop-shaft going out through the center.

Glen Curtis also pioneered lightweight travel trailers
01-19-2015 08:11 AM
496CHEVY3100 Curtiss V-8 motorcycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I found this but nothing on a Curtis car. from yhe article you posted ,I would like to hear it ,probably sound like a V8 Triumpth.

Last paragraph says OX5 was a Aircraft engine
01-19-2015 07:52 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Nope, definitely a J.A.P. engine. The cylinders are the tell. As a matter of fact after a little more looking I found this. Look familiar? And remember those Morgans I mentioned? Yep, them's J.A.P. engines!

BB

Here's a link.


JA Prestwich Industries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Looks like a JAP to me, Curtis might have ben the car ,I thought it was referring to the engine since that is what the close up was taken of.
01-19-2015 02:12 AM
dinger I would love to hear it run!
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