Can somebody ID this Kurtis
Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:31 AM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:07 PM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:11 PM
There is a ton of info out there on Kurtis and Kurtis type cars. It won't automatically flow to you from a couple Midget Madness posts.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:03 PM
Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:26 AM
The radius rod, or hairpin mounting points, look like Kurtis, as does that small hoop that the fuel tank rests on. Try to get a copy of the 2 books Bill Montgomery published, "Kurtis Kraft Midget, A Genealogy of Speed", and it's companion edition. Also "Kurtis Kraft a master works of speed and beauty" by Gordon Eliot White. I'd say judging from the photo's you posted it's a later 1940's, could be a Johnny Pawl edition after he bought all the Kurtis production stuff in 1952? Again I'm not the expert on those old cars. Here's some photo's from those books, as well as a page from a Denver midget show program, the #82 is a genuine Kurtis, the team car #47 is a copy built by Jerry Malloy of Denver, hard to tell them apart, unless you took all the body panels off and looked real close. Hope this is of some help.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:56 PM
Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:52 PM
Your lucky... its a KK.....
Check the REAR RADIUS ROD FRONT MOUNT BRACKET.on each side..... where tie rod ATTACHES... should be a SMALL "dot" right in the CENTER on top of bracket......"centers" the rear axle...
Every thing I see in the pic tells me its KK... Rare piece....If you got the "dot" you own a REAL KK...
Everything else is correct... ONLY a jigged KK frame will have this "dot"....
I would tell you where the serial number is.BUT copy cats would know then .. and it WILL be there. and ONLY .. IN ONE location...
Frank only marked the frame in ONE SPOT.. no where else....
Owners stamped their "parts' then with the Frame #.. is why some think everything was stamped... not true...
Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:16 PM
This looks like a real Kurtis. On picture 3 (rear frame) down on the left side bottom there is a weld called a "Fish-mouth" which was only done by Kurtis, apparently to join two less-expensive shorter tubes. It was done just before the "Kick-up". On the cross bar at the rear of the tank location there may be a number on that. On the last photo lookin past the bottom spoke of the steering wheel there may be a chassis number on the frame (right side). The Kurtis that I had, the number 386 was there. The dash is missing the two holes where the build plate went. Gordon White may have some repro build plates. I have used them.
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