The Banger in the Shed

Hot Rod Deluxe - - Scrapbook - Bill Larosa

Re­ally en­joyed your ar­ti­cle on Red’s tub (“(Al)ways in the Fam­ily,” Jan. 2018).

I knew Red. He came by when we had race car meet­ings. I would ask him about his Cam­mer. He said it ran great, no prob­lems, and he bought it from a high school prin­ci­pal.

In 1970, I was able to buy this en­gine from a guy who lo­cated it in a shed while buy­ing some chick­ens. I got the en­gine less carbs. A Model T wa­ter pump was still bolted to the side of the A block with sprock­ets. Note I said A block, which is what it was. Not a stroked Model C, it’s an A crank. It does have the Miller ex­haust cam.

About six years ago, I put it in my ’29 tub, kind of a re­stored car. I made up pat­terns and cast up dif­fer­ent side plates. The stain­less head­ers were made by Bud Hand. Not run­ning yet, not sure when. I looked in the mir­ror the other day. Some 90-year-old guy was look­ing back at me. Oh, well.

1243. Any­one need an ex­pla­na­tion as to the clos­ing of Bill’s let­ter? Didn’t think so….

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