Ab Jenkin's Mormon Meteor I

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24 Apr 2003 03:09 #187 by Picture Gallery
Picture Gallery created the topic: Ab Jenkin's Mormon Meteor I
Nicknamed the Mormon Meteor, this Duesenberg was built to produce a new world speed record. With an output of 390 horsepower, this particular Mormon Meteor, driven by Ab Jenkins, reached a top speed of more than 160 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1936! Covering a distance of 3,253 miles in 120 degree temperatures, he set a 24-hour average speed record of 135.57 mph and a one hour average top speed of 152.145 mph. Both records remained unchallenged for many years.

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07 Nov 2003 07:27 #960 by Duesey
Duesey replied the topic:
Plenty more shots of that car if you'd like to see them on my website:

http://www.supercars.net/garages/Duesey/16v2.html

They are all way too big to post here though.

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10 Nov 2003 19:19 #966 by PushnFords
PushnFords replied the topic: Mormon Meteor I, II, III
I believe that this car is restored to be the first Mormon Meteor - not #2 as stated in the title.

My understanding is that this was the first configuration - later a Curtis aircraft engine was installed to make the Mormon Meteor II. Eventually a third body and chassis was made and the Curtis engine was pulled out of MMII and installed in the third car which is known as Mormon Meteor III. The MMII was then left without a engine so it was restored to represent MMI.

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11 Nov 2003 16:03 #968 by Brad Waken
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Definitely #1. The only one with a Dues engine.

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