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Old 12-21-2016, 12:23 PM
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Did that have a 'thermal incident' at some point early on? Looks like it from the discoloration on the lower engine panel.
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Did that have a 'thermal incident' at some point early on? Looks like it from the discoloration on the lower engine panel.
those old flathead V-8's ran a little hot...
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Great historical pictures, ya a 440 boattail roadster!! not so sure about the blade setup tho,i could see the front differential assembly trying to walk out from underneath the chassis !!!! Ford flathead v-8's had a habit of heating in cars ! two waterpumps pushing water in different directions into a single radiator was'nt the greatest idea .

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Old 12-21-2016, 01:02 PM
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that 53 freighter has a totally dif/early grill and front end then my 53 743
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:06 PM
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That 440 is my second favorite Tucker. Love the fast back!
How about a 540?
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that 53 freighter has a totally dif/early grill and front end then my 53 743
the photo is of one of the first new and improved 743's with the Hemi V-8, 331 c.i. and your 743 is the later design, thus a different grill
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Did that have a 'thermal incident' at some point early on? Looks like it from the discoloration on the lower engine panel.
My first thought was that there was a gasoline fire event. These Merc flat head V-8 Tuckers had a monocot bodies, pretty novel for the times. Do to hard use on Mt. Hood, the sheet metal failed in the front section and reinforcement was welded inside, causing the paint to burn thus the miss-coloration.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:52 AM
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from the where are they now files, and this one is amazing to think about,

serial number 144001, first photo is of JJ Tucker at the wheel of No. 001, Grass Valley, California, yes, it is painted white, and the second photo is of the very same machine, and under the green paint, is the original white paint, yup, it does run...

FYI, the trailer, well it is being used as a garden trailer, pulled by an old cub cadet.

Merry Christmas to all and to all and very happy Tucker new year
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:13 AM
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That 440 is my second favorite Tucker. Love the fast back!
and for you unicorn hunters, tucker built 9 pre-1960, model 440, with 7 of them going to the east coast, as rare as a 420.
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Old 12-27-2016, 07:25 PM
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and for you unicorn hunters, tucker built 9 pre-1960, model 440, with 7 of them going to the east coast, as rare as a 420.
So.... Have any of the 440 unicorns surfaced as of yet?
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:12 PM
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So.... Have any of the 440 unicorns surfaced as of yet?
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mt bachelor late 60's or early 70's, anyone remember the massive machine, snow cat skiing to the top of mt bachelor.

the good looking guy, standing in front of the monster size Tucker, is believed to be Bill Healy, owner and operator of MT Bachelor, Bend, Oregon.
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Were kind of spoiled now with enclosed machines and better clothing. Something to tell our kids about,right?
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I sorta remember skiing in Levis, leather boots and Marker long thong bindings... and many days in the hospital with a severe ankle fracture.
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How many 842CF's were made? What are the chances of the one on the brochure and this cat being one & the same?
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How many 842CF's were made? What are the chances of the one on the brochure and this cat being one & the same?
you would need to ask Clyde at the Tucker Sno-cat factory, he is the man with access to all the corporate files to answer such questions, he is the man!
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