Barn Finds, wherabouts, or i think i knows

5jeepsaz

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That engine photo is in a Jeep that was set up for the drag strip. It was a CJ6. I kind of remember seeing it run side draft Webers and at one time injectors. I think it had a B&M Hydrostick. It ran at Carlsbad regularly, but probably all the other strips that were open in the mid to late 1960s. This was 50 years ago so please don't quote me.
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Thank you. Great to know it was seen in the wild! There may have been more than one engine.

Ezpecially thank you so much for the detail you have provided. Great picture!

Once I have gathered more details and more pictures, I hope to share with a knowlegeable person who can fill in the gaps, help to make a build plan.

It has been some time, but perhaps you have a memory of the sound? In one picture, it seemed to have short pipes of a kind I have not seen before.

Do you think it would have been run for fun, or, was there any reason it might have been run, to test something out? It seems like it can be tributed just as advertising briliance that it was. But if they actually tried something, that part could be featured in the new build.

My questions are meant as conversation, and I appreciate your time, any thoughts or ideas, suggestions!
 

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Does anyone know whos Ram Charger prerunner this was and where it is now?
 

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Possibly one of the most "ICONIC" and memorable buggies that ever raced and a true fan favorite...

 

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Possibly one of the most "ICONIC" and memorable buggies that ever raced and a true fan favorite...

I am not sure that is the same car. Some parts look correct, and some parts do not. Was the entire rear suspension removed from the original Curnutt build?
 

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Just spoke to the owner of the class 5 and he said all is fine with the motor and efi.Its different than our old Type 4 car but as far as power he likes the Pauter Type 1 much better than
the old car..Its not quite 3.0 liters but its a ton easier to work on without the tight clearance issues of the T4.Its still making good low end, but with more on top.Its just alot more fun to drive and especially to work on now.This car likes to rev unlike our old Fat T4...The front runs dual coilovers per wheel and still feels pretty good compared to the our old bi pass car with pretty good bottoming resistance.The front isnt better its.
but its not to BAD!!! Last race was Snowflake n it got a 3rd overall running in class
1...Pizza cutters in the front left alot of big h.p. cars behind...Because it was slick.


Car is for sale for the right price!!!
I drove this car with Greg Diehl for 4 years and have photos and additional info if anyone is interested.
 

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Think anybody would be interested in Greg Diel's old Class 5 Unlimited.It stills hauls the mail and is unmolested.
I drove this car with Greg Diehl for 4 years and would love some info. I also have some photos if you're interested. This one was in 1994 at the Baja 1000.
 

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Built by Walker Evans. He built at least 3 of them. The cages were tucked up above the inner roof panel. They cages were all bushing mounted to the frame. I worked on one years ago. I think it might have been Steve's old one.
The Greer Brothers in Tucson ended up with one of them. They've sold it to someone else in the Tucson area
 

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The Greer Brothers in Tucson ended up with one of them. They've sold it to someone else in the Tucson area
So the current census is: 1 with Walker, 1 with Michael Gaughan, 1 with Gus Vildosola, and 1 with Mark Newhan (Ramstein). There were 4 total. I thought that Greers was one too but the math isn't adding up. Greers modified theirs quite a bit iirc.

Todd Z.
 

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Here a high jumper i found in a barn in Oregon. He raced it in the PNW back in the day. He said make an offer. So what would a total basket case like this be worth. No engine or transaxle..
 

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I’m looking for any FL-250 odyssey aftermarket parts or chassis. Pro-atv/ challenger/ briggsbuilt/H&R/ triple EEE. There was many different aftermarket parts and setups for these and I’d love to find some. If you know where any are or have some I’d love to purchase them. Thanks-Karl
 

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