Front Engine Dragster Hidden in the Woods (we bought it!) - Hot Rod Hoarders Ep. 9 Video Mp3 indir

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  • Premiered Aug 16, 2019

  • We dig a Hemi-Powered Front Engine Dragster out of the woods, and reassemble it using the original parts from the 1960's. The dragster was raced by Jim Smith in 1962, 1963 and 1964, and was then retired. The drag car was dismantled and spread throughout the woods in Jim's back yard. Some parts were in the barn, some were inside other cars, while the chassis laid outside with trees growing all around. Jim hand-built the slingshot dragster help from his brother Tom, and they raced at places such as Harriman Dragster, Loudon Dragstrip and Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip (then located in Hixson, TN). The engine is a 354ci Chrysler Hemi that is modified with a Crower re-ground camshaft, Weiand Drag Star intake manifold and six Stromberg 97 carburetors, which were modified for nitro methane. The car had a direct drive (no transmission) and a rear end from a Buick ambulance. Watch as we pull the remains of this front engine dragster out of the woods and re-assemble it using parts that Jim kept stashed away all these years. Featured in the April 2017 issue of Hot Rod Magazine. You can get a copy here: https://amzn.to/31DKVIE #vintage #dragster #history If you like this type of thing, subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/blown64v... Nikon D7100 DSLR: https://amzn.to/2MwkgGu 18-200mm Lens: https://amzn.to/2LZvQOl Comica Microphone: https://amzn.to/2OdtHP7 Lost Drag Strips book: https://amzn.to/2yXsNgG DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This help support the channel and allows me to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!


  • a456987
    a456987 1 month ago

    Even if you don't make it a driver you should make it a runner

  • Hillbilly Holler
    Hillbilly Holler 1 month ago

    In budget builds you do what you can to get it done.

  • Breakerbar Ranch
    Breakerbar Ranch 5 days ago

    Can't imagine a finer living tribute to Jim with the car he built and loved.

  • jericho the legendary

    you guys should try fabricating a running version of Jim's dragster as close to the original as possible. and leave the original as is for show

  • In the garage
    In the garage 21 hours ago (edited)

    Awesome story. Did anyone else notice the 67 fastback sinking in the ground. I wonder, how much do you know about the Ringgold Ga drag strip.

  • SNeal5966
    SNeal5966 1 month ago

    Man the guys that raced these cars from this period were really fearless....I could not imagine going 150+ mph in that car. Awesome story.

  • Mr Scrapper
    Mr Scrapper 4 weeks ago

    Wow! Awesome story! This man was in the thick of it when drag racing was a new thing! R.I.P

  • Jeremiah Leetz
    Jeremiah Leetz 2 weeks ago

    My grandpa use to race the front engine dragsters his name was larry leetz . Still finding drag racing parts going through the garage a lot of hemi parts.

  • James Scanlan
    James Scanlan 1 day ago

    Good Work!! I read this in HotRod Years ago , and I have to say once again Good Work Guys!! RIP Jim

  • Dirty Curty
    Dirty Curty 1 month ago

    Just saw this by accident...now I'm subscribed. This is a fantastic video and an appropriate tribute for who was one of our heroes...and few of us knew about him. Thank you for what you did....DC

  • Dave B
    Dave B 1 month ago

    So awesome you saved that dragster and saved Jim's story. Great job.

  • gerald hablitzel
    gerald hablitzel 4 weeks ago

    You were able to add some living to the end of Joe’s life. Great story and touching tribute. Thanks for sharing this.

  • John Tawney
    John Tawney 2 weeks ago

    FANTASTIC STORY! Well told! Thanks for sharing your story. :-)

  • Deadstone Society
    Deadstone Society 1 month ago

    Great American story of ingenuity, dedication, and perseverance. So well photographed and produced, Bravo!

  • Bobby Tucker
    Bobby Tucker 1 month ago

    I've passed over this video several times over the last few months and finally, I decided to watch it, what a good idea! I'm very impressed in the way you presented the car and the owner and putting it together the way this gentleman would have wanted, along with telling his story. I decided to subscribe to your channel, I hope to see more of your work. Thank's for sharing.

  • Jeffery Wain
    Jeffery Wain 1 month ago

    It's worth it to tear down the motor and get it running again.

  • Virtue Streams
    Virtue Streams 1 month ago

    I teach my students the value of spending time with the elderly—this video is a perfect example of things I talk about. Thank you for preserving this story—in the archives, on the pages of Hot Rod Magazine, he will live forever.

  • Wesley Hayley
    Wesley Hayley 2 weeks ago

    this brings back so many memories...1975, I was 17 n had just met steve svetz a racer out of Illinois who had moved his operation down to deer park texas (just south of Houston) he had I think it was a 70 mustang with a hodge podge homebrew boss 302 he and his father had cobbled together. man that car was fast. 4speed B/W super T10, Pontiac

  • Richard Love
    Richard Love 1 month ago

    The picture of him with the car and trophy made me almost cry

  • magster65
    magster65 2 weeks ago

    This was well done 👍 Thanks for sharing!