This is Gear Grinder member Jack Kukura's 1932 Ford Roadster.  Genuine and documented, SCTA Dry Lakes racing history from 1947 through 1960.  One owner, builder, co-driver, 1940 till his death in 2004.  Current owner purchased from Kukura family in 2005.  It is fully documented through SCTA  The driver from 1956-1959 (?), was Jim Lindsley (father of Larry Lindsley), who is in the 200 MPH Club and was SCTA and Gear Grinder President.

Last highest known speeds El Mirage & Bonneville (1958-1959) known are 145 mph, 163 mph, 172.41 mph, and 183.93 mph Bonneville, 1958.

Included with purchase are first known timing tag (mounted on dash, 5-25-47; 97.29 mph) and five trophies including 1958 Bonneville trophy, 1958 Bonneville souvenir program, and copy of a 12 minute home movie/video showing its run (as #24D) as D-Gas Modified Roadster at Bonneville, 1958.   Also a newly discovered tape showing 1960 (?) Bonneville run as (SCTA Numbered) 10A spinning out entering timing trap at an estimated 200 miles per hour. 

With purchase comes the e-mail address of the west coast collector who bought at a yard sale in CA, 1940*s & 1950*s snapshots of Kukura*s Roadster and 5 or 6 of its original timing tags (which were won with this car.)  He may or may not be interested in selling them.

If you look closely at the bordered picture of the car on the grass, you can still see the shoe-polish number 367 still on the door 每 which matches one of the timing tags

These opportunities do not come often.  Contact me for details. 

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Known Racing History of Kukura-Lindlsey Gear Grinder Special (1932 Ford Roadster)

 

Class

Driver

Sanction

Date

Car #

Location

Time/Speed

B-Roadster

Kukura

SCTA 每 Gear Grinders

5-25-47

#367

El Mirage

9.25 sec / 97.29

Other 1947 times of 108 and 112 (speed rounded off) data from Don Montgomery

B-Roadster

Kukura & Palma

SCTA 每 Gear Grinders

4-24-48 and 4-25-48

#220

 

125.17 mph

B-Roadster

Kukura & Palma

SCTA 每 Gear Grinders

1949

 

 

 

B-Roadster

Kukura & Booth

SCTA 每 Gear Grinders

5-6-50

#227

 

120.48 mph

1956: Gear Grinders Die Hard Award to Jack Kukura.

1956: Gear Grinders 每 1st place 1956 Meets 每 Last time the car was run with a flat head (?)

X-Class

Snook, Kukura, and Mall

SCTA 每 Gear Grinders

6-17-56

 

 

126.93 mph

D-Gas Roadster

Kukura & Lindsley

SCTA 每 Gear Grinders

1958

#24D

Bonneville

183.93 mph

D-Gas Roadster

Kukura & Lindsley

SCTA 每 Gear Grinders

9-28-58

#24D

Lake Meet (?) El Mirage (?)

148.76 mph

A-Gas Roadster

Kukura & Lindsley

SCTA 每 Gear Grinders

1959

#21A

Riverside Raceway ½ mile

1st place

A-Gas Roadster

Kukura & Lindsley

SCTA 每 Gear Grinders

1959

#21A

1959 Drag Season, probably Colton

2nd place

A-Gas Roadster

Kukura & Lindsley

SCTA 每 Gear Grinders

1959

#21A

Bonneville

172.41 mph

Specifications:

Hemi bored to 454 as listed in 1958 Program, Weiand Dual Quad Manifold with Carter AFB's, Donovan Engr heads and valve covers, HB Super Charger, Vertex Blackcap Mag, Modified pan, custom headers and side exhaust, circa 1958 push button Torque Flight.

1932 Frame boxed and braced, frame horns shortened and filled, V-eed Spreader bar, Airheart front disc brakes and master cylinder, 8 SW flat glass gauges.

Original steel body, channeled width of frame, stock height windshield frame retains its 1946 Glass, Bonneville push bars.  Front tires 16X4.5 and rear tires 16X7.5.  1946 Ford hubcaps and trim rings.  Detailed sheets below.

                

 


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