More projects from my career…
Bill’s 1948 Kurtis “Agajanian” #98
This Kurtis achieved pole position at the 1950 Indianapolis 500 at 134.343mph — which was a new record in 1950. Engine is a 270 cu in Offenhauser engine with Riley carburetors producing 300+ hp. Gearbox is a 2-speed with a quick change rear differential. Over the years, this car had 4 Indianapolis 500 finishes, 6 pole positions and 5 National Championship wins. The car was owned by A.C. Agajanian and originally built by Frank Kurtis.
[Pictures from the restoration]
[Monterey Historics upon restoration]
[Today residing on display at the LeMay Car Museum located in Tacoma, Washington USA]
Lotus 18Jr in the front (green); Lotus 26R (blue); Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (red); Ferrari 375MM (white) — final assembly was underway for Pebble Beach debut and still haven’t done the “war paint” (numbers, lettering, etc).
I recently found a box with a few thousand pictures from the restoration days. I’m going to start posting them upcoming as some great memories for myself — and I’ve had enthusiasts and historians for the past 20 years asking for me to scan and post.
Here is another picture of Uri’s Ducati Sport Classic (biposto) with the last set of flare-tip BoomTubes to be built. It sounds great!
Khalid in Ghana, Africa sent this picture today demonstrating his new BoomTubes as installed on his HyperMotard. Nice!
Another Ducati Monster 696 set of Righty Shotguns — and the front header feeds the lower shotgun (vs standard configuration which feeds the upper shotgun).
[note: springs clips and 02-bungs were added after the picture was taken!]
Customer has a mono-style front rearsets on his biposto Ducati Sport Classic. And for passenger pegs, he has installed them adjacent to the lower rear shock mounts. (as in this picture below) Thus one-off in this setup is the exhaust heat needs to outlet and miss the passengers feet while the Ducati is being ridden — but still retain a minimalistic Shotgun style and show as much as the swingarm as possible. Next step is ceramics with other fabricated exhausts that are routed to Washington currently. (note: exhaust tips are shop mockup items used when fabricating)
More Ducati Monster 696 BoomTubes. These are off to ceramics and will be assembled with brushed eraser-tip style exhaust outlets on final assembly.