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2013 Hall of Honor Sneak Peek — Leonard Wood

Leonard Wood is a mechanical genius who, from the time he was a youngster, could build anything out of bits and pieces. A good example is an early go-cart he put together when he was about 14 years old. The vehicle still sits proudly in the Wood Brothers Museum in Stuart, Va. The power plant is a Johnson 4 cycle washing machine engine. The rear axle bearings came from a 1940 Ford transmission. The front suspension utilizes valve springs from a Ford flathead engine. The chain and sprockets came from an Army amphibious duck. The frame rails are hardwood oak and the gas tank was made from a sheet of copper.


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