Topic: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/5244952355.html

Whatever it is, seems like an IOE candidate for sure. Plus, "make me an offer" is always a winner...

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

Oh

Hell

Yes

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Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

It is an IOE goldmine.

Also:

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Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

A lot of Manhattans came with factory superchargers.

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

That is a good looking car. Is there an engine in it? The front end is sitting really high.

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Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

chaase wrote:

Is there an engine in it? The front end is sitting really high.

Whoever brings it to its first race should certainly be prepared to say that there was an engine in it when purchased, yes.

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Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

We aren't going to care too much about the budget of a Kaiser Manhattan.

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1954-1955 … hattan.htm

Pluses of the 1954-1955 Kaiser Manhattan:
Last of the line
Advanced styling, interior design
High comfort levels
Quick for a standard-size six-cylinder car
Minuses of the 1954-1955 Kaiser Manhattan:
Heavy front end, heavy steering without assist
Supercharger was too much for the engine and reliability suffered
Still no V-8 or hardtop
Production of the 1954 Kaiser Manhattan:
4-door sedan: 3,860
2-door sedan: 250
(est. breakdown; total 1954 production: 4,110)
Production of the 1955 Kaiser Manhattan:
4-door sedan: 226
2-door sedan: 44
(does not include 1,021 export 1955 4-door sedans)
Specifications of the 1954-1955 Kaiser Manhattan:
Wheelbase, inches: 118.5
Length, inches: 215.6
Weight, pounds: 3,265-3,350
Price, new: $2,334-2,670 (U.S.)

Engines for the 1954-1955 Kaiser Manhattan:

Type    Size
Horsepower
Years
sv I-6
226.2 cc
140    1954-1955

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

I am gutted that this got away.  I work for the company that owns Kaiser.  Yes, Virginia, Kaiser still exists, and they make Heads-Up Displays for fighter jets, so a built-in theme opportunity.

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Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

jimthefirst wrote:

I am gutted that this got away.  I work for the company that owns Kaiser.  Yes, Virginia, Kaiser still exists, and they make Heads-Up Displays for fighter jets, so a built-in theme opportunity.

Off chance if you post in SF's autos section that you're looking for it again the guy may see it... if you're really that into it.

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

Here are some more....
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/5296593648.html
  http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/5293436973.html

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Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

The second one you posted has been for sale forever. I actually looked at it on his lot last spring. But other bad decisions stopped me from taking this on.

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Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

But one of these would be cool.

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Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

Been reposted. For less! http://redding.craigslist.org/cto/5331943068.html

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

375 bucks. Just drop any engine/trans in, cage it, race, be instant Lemons Legends.

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

Any motor?

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

Purchased.

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

Judge Phil wrote:

375 bucks. Just drop any engine/trans in, cage it, race, be instant Lemons Legends.

aaron.vogel wrote:

Any motor?

As your attorney*, I have to recommend that you do it!!

Based on the above quote, you're good for at least a race or two...  Something will break, blow-up, or fall off in that time anyways.  Do it, go fast in a vehicle that shouldn't






* I am not an attorney.

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Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

aaron.vogel wrote:

Any motor?

500ci Cadillac old school. Phil wants one of these, probably laugh at you in tech.

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Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

There's a good chance my 'Burb's 350 TBI and TH400 will end up in this thing. I've been wanting to do a Vortech and 4L80E swap into the 'Burb, which would leave me with a big chunk of metal that would be "perfect" for this project.

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

I feel like a Mad Men theme would be fitting. Put a big cherry on top...

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

You could get a factory supercharged Manhattan, so of course a blown GM 3800 would be a fine engine for this car. Or a supercharged Previa engine.

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

Judge Phil wrote:

You could get a factory supercharged Manhattan, so of course a blown GM 3800 would be a fine engine for this car. Or a supercharged Previa engine.

I was JUST looking at this: http://murileemartin.com/wordpress/?p=671

Re: The (1955 Kaiser) Manhattan Project

aaron.vogel wrote:

There's a good chance my 'Burb's 350 TBI and TH400 will end up in this thing. I've been wanting to do a Vortech and 4L80E swap into the 'Burb, which would leave me with a big chunk of metal that would be "perfect" for this project.

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