Originally Posted by stabgnid
Can anybody ID this car?
It's mutt or Heinz 57.
The rear end is from Delta, you can tell by the flywheel that clamps on and the ball bearing support for the pinion.
The front end is from a car produced in the Midwest called a Marker Machine. The steering servo saver was made by Delta.
The front wheels are from a Thorpe car that was belt driven and produced in California.
The radio tray and front bumper were sold in plastic sheets that had to be custom cut and drilled for the particular radio and body that was used.
The carb is a Perry Pumper that came on Veco .61 airplane engines. The crankcase had to be drilled bigtime to accept this monster. The only way to mount the carb to the crankcase was to epoxy it in.
The unique engine heatsink was made by Delta. In the early days the vertical head fins that are used for airplanes had to be milled off to mount the heat sink.
The fuel tank came in two seperate halves that sleeved together and was packaged by a company called Dynamic. The fuel cap, fuel tubes, and tank mounts all had to be soldered together. It would take almost as long to build the tank as it would to build the entire car.
Wow! We sure have come a long way since those days, but boy did we have fun!!!!