Become a ’50s Speed Demon With This Flathead-powered Belly Tanker – Bring a Trailer

This Belly Tank Lakester was reportedly built to run on the El Mirage dry lake in the late 1940s and was discovered approximately 15 years ago near Victorville, California. It was purchased by the seller 10 years ago and was the BaT People’s Choice: Best Feature of 2009. Built from a WWII-era aircraft drop tank and a Ford Model T frame, the car is powered by a V8-60 flathead featuring twin Stromberg 81 carburetors, an Eddie Meyers intake, and an electric starter. The 3-speed manual transmission is equipped with reverse, and recent maintenance consisted of a transmission leak repair and a new battery. This Lakester is now being offered on a bill of sale in Costa Mesa, California.

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  • Chassis: N/A
  • 136ci Flathead V8
  • 3-Speed Manual Transmission w/ Reverse
  • Twin Stromberg 81 Carburetors
  • Eddie Meyers Intake
  • Electric Starter
  • Pinched and Reversed Model T Frame
  • WWII Aircraft Drop Tank Body
  • Stewart Warner Gauges
  • Recent Service
  • Private Party or Dealer: Private Party

Categories: 1940's, 1950's, Bring a Trailer, carburetor, Flathead, Flathead Ford, Flathead History, Ford Flathead V8, Ford Flathead V8, Ford Model T, Hot Rod, Hot Rods of the Dry Lakes Era, Model T, Stromberg 81, WW II

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