Daily history for 4/3/13 - John Harris Team Pittman #3
Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:27 PM
Since Steve "O" was posting about the Pittman 6001 series motors and mentioned Team Pittman I thought I would add some John Harris cars powered by the Pittcans. As you may or may not know he was a member of Team Pittman. He used the BB and non-BB versions. Most are rewinds.
First we have a lovely hand-crafted piece. I thought this was a production chassis but I was told it is hand whittled.
As always, comments or questions welcomed.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:32 PM
Ask and you will receive, Mister Brassrodman.
Try this on for size. Another John Harris car. Notice the Pittman-powered decal at left rear. Chassis is handmade with bearings at all four corners and independent front axles. Not cleaned or restored. In "as raced" condition from 40+ years ago.
More to come.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:35 PM
Great cars, keep posting!
If that first one isn't a commercial chassis, it's awfully nice work!
Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:45 PM
Thanks Don. Mr. Pdl says it's home made in answer to an earlier post and I will have to take his word for it! I was not convinced at first. If you look very closely though you can see a lot of hand induced tool marks, something a production piece would not have I imagine. I still harbor the slightest doubt it's home made though. If someone could prove otherwise I would like to know.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:39 PM
It is indeed home made but quite nicely, obviously something designed for possible production, but production never took place... was Harris thinking about going in business, maybe with Pittman??
Nonetheless a nice period car!
Philippe de Lespinay
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:30 PM
Here's another Harris car. Still has it's 40 year old dust intact. This one sports the seldom seen Kal-Kar chassis for the Pittcan. Somewhat of a rarity in my opinion. Rear shot shows Pittman decal to the left. Trivia question, who can I. D. the decal at right rear?