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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=75160
Submitted by: wannabemustangjockey
Comments: 5  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 1  (View)
Submitted on: 08-09-2008
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1934 Ford with a Duesenberg straight 8


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8-09-2008 @ 03:01:19 PM
Posted By : thirtyseven Reply | Edit | Del
Oh, my god.

That is so bad ass. More info, please.

8-09-2008 @ 04:42:04 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
#1, Found on a forum:
"A one-of-a-kind hot rod, an outrageous merger of 1934 Ford and 1930 Duesenberg, is on exhibit at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum. The daring roadster, conceived and built just after World War II during America's fever for drag racing, is on loan from the collection of Robert Blake, Phoenix, Arizona.
The hot rod was the creation of two enterprising Illinois brothers, Hal and Bill Ulrich. The Ulrichs took the engine of an elegant Duesenberg luxury passenger car and installed it into a highly-modified Ford chassis and body, resulting in a hot, high-performance hybrid. The Ulrich brothers built the special roadster from 1946 to 1947.
The maroon Ford-Duesenberg is an example of cross-bred hot rod manufacturing at its most novel. The rear half of the car is a stock 1934 Ford. "My brother and I decided on a '34 Ford chassis," explained Hal, "not because it was exactly what we wanted, but we had it on hand."

8-09-2008 @ 04:43:06 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
#2, (continued)
The front is dominated by a huge straight-eight-cylinder Duesenberg passenger car engine.
The car is likely "the most expertly finished of all the specials built around the Duesenberg engine," said Duesenberg historian Fred Roe.
The 265 horsepower Lycoming engine, and its transmission, were taken from a glamorous 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sedan, with a custom body by The Derham Body Company, Rosemont, Pennsylvania. The Derham had cost $15,750 new. The luxury car had already passed through nine owners by 1946, when the Ulrich brothers bought it.
The finished car, wittily nicknamed a "Fusenberg," but also commonly called "Geronimo" or "Geronimo Vapor Maker," featured an extended wheelbase of 122 inches. The body was shortened by ten inches to accommodate the enormous engine. The car ended up tipping the scales at 3,200 pounds, 300 more than anticipated.

8-09-2008 @ 04:44:01 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
#3, (continued)
The Ford-Duesenberg reached 101 miles per hour at a Sports Car Club of America event at the Studebaker proving grounds in South Bend, Indiana, in June 1950. At an Indianapolis drag meet in May 1949, the car scorched through a one-half mile course - down 86th Street - in 27.1 seconds. In a match race, from a standing start, the car took the one-half mile in 27.5 seconds.
Racing entrepreneur Andy Granatelli's Grancor company often sponsored the car at drag events in the Forties and Fifties. An Indana collector, Ernie Mills, bought and restored the car in the 1960's."

I saw this car at the Petersen Museum last week, and so can you :3

8-09-2008 @ 04:45:25 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
It's a shame a Duesenberg Model J (quite rare) had to be parted out to make it, although it can be excused since the modification was done so long ago, when the Doozie was nothing but a "used car."

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