Hemmings Motor News Blog Blog

Hemmings Motor News Blog

Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

Previous in Blog: Steam-Powered Ford Trucks   Next in Blog: High Mileage Memories
Close
Close
Close
2 comments

From Fighter Plane to Hot Rod

Posted May 20, 2009 12:01 AM by dstrohl

In today's Hemmings e-Weekly Newsletter, you'll read about the recently started effort by Geoff Hacker to re-create Bill Burke's very first bellytank dry lakes racer, a front-engined junkyard-sourced P-51-bodied vehicle worth 131.96 MPH in 1946 (sitting on a bicycle seat welded to the torque tube, no less!).

Bill would go on to build many more bellytankers, and his first was short-lived in his pursuit for greater speed, but it still remains significant in the hot rod world, so Geoff has decided to replicate it using the bellytank he picked up in California. To do so, he's assembled a collection of historical images of the first Burke bellytanker.

Read the Whole Article

Reply

Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.
Guru
Popular Science - Weaponology - New Member United Kingdom - Member - New Member

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Harlow England
Posts: 16499
Good Answers: 662
#1

Re: From Fighter Plane to Hot Rod

05/20/2009 4:21 AM

That looks great...
I love the CAD system (Chalk Aided Design)
Classic KISS design.

Del

__________________
health warning: These posts may contain traces of nut.
Reply
Power-User
Hobbies - CNC - New Member Engineering Fields - Mechanical Engineering - New Member

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 163
Good Answers: 6
#2
In reply to #1

Re: From Fighter Plane to Hot Rod

05/21/2009 3:58 AM

is that anything like NAD (napkin aided design)????

the information will cost you...... the sacasm is free

Reply Off Topic (Score 5)
Reply to Blog Entry 2 comments
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Previous in Blog: Steam-Powered Ford Trucks   Next in Blog: High Mileage Memories
You might be interested in: Hot Stamping Foils, Hot Runner Controllers

Advertisement