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Post  crankbndr on Fri 22 May 2020 - 23:53

It looks like someone cobbled this together while stuck in the basement for Kung Flu!!!


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Post  rsv1cox on Sat 23 May 2020 - 0:12

What's crazy is this casting. "Forty-Five".  I don't get the connection.  Serial number?

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Post  crankbndr on Sat 23 May 2020 - 0:33

The first tether car engine .045

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Post  crankbndr on Sat 23 May 2020 - 0:36

[quote="crankbndr"]The first tether car engine .045, I don't think they were released till 50
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat 23 May 2020 - 1:14

crankbndr wrote:
crankbndr wrote:The first tether car engine .045, I don't think they were released till 50

Thanks CB, helps clear that up.

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Post  crankbndr on Sat 23 May 2020 - 1:31

What you think about the scale? Looks rather large, wheels about 8" dia.?
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat 23 May 2020 - 17:38

crankbndr wrote:What you think about the scale? Looks rather large, wheels about 8" dia.?

Says it's 46" long 18" wide. Big enough for a kid. Put a lawn mower engine in it and go cruising. Smile

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Post  NEW222 on Sat 23 May 2020 - 19:04

Now I do not know if it is just me or not, but does anyone else possibly remember a thread somewhere here about a child size car like this? After reading this post twice now, I am starting to feel I remember seeing somewhere that they made a few child size cars. Heck I even want to say what I remember is teh car was red.

And, if nobody else here remembers what I just rambled about, it was probably just a ramble coming from that empty part of my brain upstairs....
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Post  Davenz13 on Sun 24 May 2020 - 4:58

NEW222 wrote:Now I do not know if it is just me or not, but does anyone else possibly remember a thread somewhere here about a child size car like this? After reading this post twice now, I am starting to feel I remember seeing somewhere that they made a few child size cars. Heck I even want to say what I remember is teh car was red.

And, if nobody else here remembers what I just rambled about, it was probably just a ramble coming from that empty part of my brain upstairs....

Well if you're crazy then so am I (actually I think that's already been confirmed) but anyway I remember exactly the same thing.
I tried to find the thread but was unable to locate it.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Sun 24 May 2020 - 11:19

crankbndr wrote:
crankbndr wrote:The first tether car engine .045, I don't think they were released till 50

Cylinder, piston, head etc were from a Baby Spitfire/Spitzy.
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Post  gkamysz on Sun 24 May 2020 - 18:08

I was going to post the same, but couldn't find any reference to it. 1/4 midget racing was popular in the 50's and there was even a track at the site of Disneyland before it opened. Several 1/4 midget car builders were in CA and they looked very similar, but I don't think any were cast aluminum like that. Maybe Roy Cox commissioned a one off? It seems unlikely anyone would put the time into casting the Cox logo into it otherwise.
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