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Old 11-07-2017, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default Blown Flathead At Vargo Dragstrip PA

At Vargo Dragstrip shut down in the 60's (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg-LQdOC0B8) Car show this last weekend i saw this Blown McColloch Supercharged Flathead (http://vs57.y-block.info/history.htm ). I seen them in magazines but not up close. Excuse my friend's finger in the picture.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:00 AM   #2
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Any more pictures?
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Pretty cool! I wonder how it runs. Never seen one set up on a car. I didn’t know it had coolant running through it.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:14 AM   #4
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texas webb, sorry no more pictures my friend had taken the picture and forwarded it to me. The thing I really find interesting about Robert Paxton McCulloch an engineer is that he went from superchargers to chainsaws ( I remember those engines used in Go-Karts) and outboard motors . He ended up buying The London Bridge and shipping it to Lake Havasu, Arizona.

After all there was a second picture I originally thought it was a duplicate that was sent. Here it is !
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:42 AM   #5
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34 coupe? I think its been at latimore also. Car is from i thiink north jersey
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I only remember the car having a 32 grille and being a 5 window??? See revised post with picture above.
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It looks like a '30-'31 fire wall






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texas webb, sorry no more pictures my friend had taken the picture and forwarded it to me. The thing I really find interesting about Robert Paxton McCulloch an engineer is that he went from superchargers to chainsaws ( I remember those engines used in Go-Karts) and outboard motors . He ended up buying The London Bridge and shipping it to Lake Havasu, Arizona.

After all there was a second picture I originally thought it was a duplicate that was sent. Here it is !
Just a note on the "London Bridge" in Havasu. All he shipped over was the outer face, or veneer, from the original. It was too expensive (heavy) to ship all that stone so he just had thin slabs of the outer surfaces cut off and put on the bridge he built in Havasu.
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