Just returned home from the SoCal hill climb. After some mechanical issues, we had a couple good passes with our T racer, one at 8.44 seconds, 60 some odd MPH. The fastest car ran an 8.19. Pretty close. We are going to put in a 2800 stall torque converter and make some carburetion changes to make it launch better and I think we can prevail against the FAST model A's. There was one other T there, a neat racer with a T-Go overhead. He had more power than his clincher tires could get to the pavement.
On the way home, we had breakfast with the legendary Fast Frank Harris and picked up the Long Beach 1975 hill climb winning Egsgaard car. It's on a pretty nice 1916 chassis we won't be using to rebuild it. Don't want to put the BBR Rajo on a 1916 engine so we will save it for guys who need it. I don't destroy stuff like that for racing. Saw some great cars and people. A great weekend.
Sound fun can't wait see Egsgaard car heard so much about it it found a good home
Here's a shot of the Wild Cherry II with Gemsa power:
And the Billy Poobah car leaving my garage:
Erik can you post some pictures and info about your hill climb car that you just ran in SoCal? Thanks, John.
Here is the famous Chris Egsgaard.
Here is his famous car as originally run at Shell Hill with the megaphone exhaust. He removed the rear brakes, springs, and radius rods. He bolted the axle directly to the frame to save weight. It was not road worthy.
Will get you some pics and info. The pics may be upside down, info will be straight.
Boat Tail in the rafters as found.
Another picture of the body in the rafters of the barn. I bought it from Chris just six weeks before he died.