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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:20 pm 
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WIXers,

Link takes you to a post I left at the us-aircraft site. I must admit I am totally unfamiliar with this project. Anyone able/willing to add more info?


http://usaircraft.proboards.com/index.c ... hread=1087


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:48 pm 
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Well from his profile, his name is Brent VanDervort. I can't find his projects on any of the databases, but it seems to exist.

http://www.fatmanfab.com/about.htm

From a Hot Rod site:

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We've always believed that most real car guys are fascinated by all things mechanical, particularly those contraptions that are fast, loud, and sexy looking. And few things fit that description better than the fighter aircraft produced during WWII, particularly the P-40.

One of the best-known names in street rodding, Brent Vandervort of Fatman Fabrications, is also a war bird aficionado. Brent is involved in building one of these magnificent airplanes from the ground up, and when he asked tech editor Ron Ceridono to go along on a hunt for P-40 parts, the question didn't have to be repeated.

If you think finding vintage tin is tough, try looking for vintage aluminum. Brent is pictured here inspecting a P-40 Allison engine. Built by General Motors, these V-12 engines had a 5.5-inch bore and a 6-inch stroke for 1,710 ci.

http://www.streetrodderweb.com/hotnews/ ... _ford.html

Guess the best thing to do is give him a call....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:05 am 
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thanks dan. i hope in the future more news about it will come to light.

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