Lynn Wineland's 1932 Ford

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Lynn Wineland in 1950
Lynn's roadster at the 1951 Indianapolis Hot Rod Show

Channeled 1932 Ford Roadster built by Lynn Wineland of the Hoodlifters Car Club. After visiting the first Hot Rod Exposition held at the National Guard Armory in Los Angeles, California in 1948, Lynn had seen Doane Spencer's 1932 Ford Roadster, and wanted to build his own version of the car. In 1949 while stationed in Ohio, in the Air Force Lynn started to build his roadster during his off duty time.[1] Lynn's roadster was powered by a 1942 Mercury Flathead engine that was equipped with Navarro heads, a three carb manifold, Winfield SU-1R Cam, and Weber aluminum flywheel. Transmission gears were 1942 Lincoln, 25 tooth. Brakes were Kinmont hydraulics. Taillights were from a Pontiac, and rear bumper was 1931 Austin. [2]

in 1951 Lynn exhibited his Roadster at the Indianapolis Hot Rod Show. The car was originally painted black. Lyy thought the color was way too common, and mixed up his own custom Metallic purple that he laid on the car. At the time Lynn was a long friend and employee of John Steen, founder of Steen's Chemical and Lubricants Company. John was also the creator of the Taco Mini Bike. Lynn helped John market his Steen's C Synthetic oil back in the late 1950s, and he was the graphic designerfor the Steen's catalogs and he helped design some of the Taco Mini Bikes. One of Lynn's greatest contributions to the Taco mini bikes was coming up with the actual Metallic Purple color. Lynn had extra paint from the roadster that he knew would look good on the mini bikes, he showed the color to John Steen, and fromt hat moment on Taco Mini Bikes would be recognized and remembered mostly for the Metallic Purple.[1]

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