Hugh's Historical Glasspar Hunt

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Re: Hugh's Historical Glasspar Hunt

Postby Larry » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:07 pm

Murphy was an optimist...
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Re: Hugh's Historical Glasspar Hunt

Postby hhn » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:12 am

Early in the video on the grid is a very rare Green1956 Austin Healey 100-S.
It may be actor Jackie Cooper's Healey. That car has been found and restored
to very high show standards.
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Re: Hugh's Historical Glasspar Hunt

Postby hhn » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:53 am

Tu-tone RED Glasspar factory
racer with Merc Ardun. 130
has survived, too.
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Glasspar  130 --.jpg
color photo crica 1952
1953 G2 ardun.jpg
Glasspar Merc with Armstrong whites 1953
1953 G2 ardun-.jpg
4" stroke big bore Ardun 288 cid flatty
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Re: Hugh's Historical Glasspar Hunt

Postby hhn » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:32 am

Good News.
I just won correct intake
like was originally on this car.
fleaBay - where else. Does
anyone know which style of
script was on the heads sold
in 1955 for 1938 to 1948 24
stud engines?
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G2 intake ed.jpg
2 x 2 Edelbrock
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Re: Hugh's Historical Glasspar Hunt

Postby hhn » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:31 am

00ps - 24 stud Which came first?
block or script
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G2  57c e heads.jpg
block style
G2  57c e heads-.jpg
script style
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Re: Hugh's Historical Glasspar Hunt

Postby Larry » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:40 am

The block letters came 1st. That's why they're just now re-popping them.

Are you sure they ran Edlebrock intake & heads, or are you just looking for a matched set?

If I remember right, Holmes used to rave about their 3-carb intake, but ran Navarro heads @ the track.
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Re: Hugh's Historical Glasspar Hunt

Postby hhn » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:27 am

The original engine was built at a SF Bay area speed shop in 1955. The owners son is sure it had Edelbrock speed equipment on a 1947 block with a 4" Merc crank. There are 2 holes in the hood that are spaced just right for the 2x2 intake. I checked with a couple of speed equipment sellers and the Edelbrock Super is the only one with this spacing. If the block letter heads were built in 1955 - that is what I need.
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Glasspar steers -.png
oldest known photo from 1955
Glasspar 57 hood & color.jpg
when sold in 1957 the holes were filled
Glasspar 57 details.jpg
homemade scoop and screen as original
Glasspar 57c  2009 -.jpg
Holes in hood quite wide spacing = Edelb.
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Re: Hugh's Historical Glasspar Hunt

Postby hhn » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:37 am

Never know what you might find.
A guy that sells old photos posted
the one with a racing MG - nothing
about Glasspar. Now I have 2 pics
with a TD and a Glasspar at the
track circa 1953...note RHD #7

Turns out this is at Wilmot Hills
north of Chicago. There are two
more photos of this Glasspar on
the track.
Attachments
G2  7-.jpg
G2 and TD circa 1953
glasspar 57c s.png
50 plus years ago - 1956
G2  57c   2009 -.jpg
50 years later
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Re: Hugh's Historical Glasspar Hunt

Postby safari-wagon » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:44 am

Hey Hugh, did you see this?

Glasspar_1000-700x560.jpg


Forgotten Fiberglass – The Big Bang of Fiberglass: Petersen Motorama, November 1951

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Re: Hugh's Historical Glasspar Hunt

Postby hhn » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:39 pm

...just found it and was going to post it :o This is one of the first G2s built. The 1951 cars only had one door while my 1953 body has 2. The Pedersen Motorama is where most of the fiberglass body companies first showed their stuff. This one looks very close to my G2 with the 1935 Ford wires.
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