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Old 01-20-2011, 02:08 PM
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Besides making other bodies for the Ford Model T, 3 companies made center

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Fisher Body Corporation (later part of GM), American Motor Body (they also manufactured bus bodies and passenger rail car seating & parts. They were part of American Can Corp) and Wadsworth Body Corporation. Wadsworth was later absorbed be American Motor Body. Great question. I just finished a book on early Ford production.
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Fisher Body Corporation (later part of GM), American Motor Body (they also manufactured bus bodies and passenger rail car seating & parts. They were part of American Can Corp) and Wadsworth Body Corporation. Wadsworth was later absorbed be American Motor Body. Great question. I just finished a book on early Ford production.

American Body 1920 to 1923, Fisher Body 1908 to 1923 and Wadsworth 1917 to 1920. I guess I should read the entire question.
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American Body 1920 to 1923, Fisher Body 1908 to 1923 and Wadsworth 1917 to 1920. I guess I should read the entire question.
GREAT ANSWER, I had a ton of questions I could have ask blue, now you go read a book and I will have to go some place Else to find questions.

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GREAT ANSWER, I had a ton of questions I could have ask blue, now you go read a book and I will have to go some place Else to find questions.

The floor is yours.

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Bob, please continue to use that information. I will pm answers to you. It was great to really use some information that I read. Most of it is just for my pleasure or for research on a customers car.

The question. Who was the first aftermarket company to offer forged aluminum connecting rods?
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BME? Just throwing out a guess. My first thought was Jahns.
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BME? Just throwing out a guess. My first thought was Jahns.
No. About the same era as Jahns. He got the idea from some aluminum rods the Isky had machined from bar stock.
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No. About the same era as Jahns. He got the idea from some aluminum rods the Isky had machined from bar stock.
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Sorry I was away. You are correct and get to stump the crowd.
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Sorry I was away. You are correct and get to stump the crowd.
Ok going on the same note,

who was the first guy to make Alum. forged connecting rods,And test them, and in what year?

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I have no idea of the answer but I am going with one of the greats, Smokey Yunick?

I called him once about an engine he had for sale in Hemmings motor news (about twenty five years ago) and he chatted with me about stuff he had done for about an hour! I have no idea what others think about him but I thought he was a pretty cool guy. He talked with me like I had known him since childhood.

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I have no idea of the answer but I am going with one of the greats, Smokey Yunick?

I called him once about an engine he had for sale in Hemmings motor news (about twenty five years ago) and he chatted with me about stuff he had done for about an hour! I have no idea what others think about him but I thought he was a pretty cool guy. He talked with me like I had known him since childhood.

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You are incorrect sir.

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That is also incorrect. This one might be a hard one to get, I think.

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Ok going on the same note,

who was the first guy to make Alum. forged connecting rods,And test them, and in what year?

Bob
I am grasping at straws here, but I know that Ed Iskenderian used forged bar stock to machine aluminum rods patterned after a rod machined by and used in Burt Looney's Olds drag engine. This was prior to 1958
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