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Old 03-19-2009, 08:16 AM   #1661
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It went great, Steve.
Here's a thread that picks up after the fact:
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...a+drags&page=4
Looks like it was a success ... Congratulations!

... by the way, great T-Shirt design! -->
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=3691205&postcount=52
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:30 AM   #1662
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Thanks for all the great pics, Jim!
Do you have any other pics of the Schmidt's cars? My Boss drove one of them at one point, but no longer has any photos. I can find out which car and when.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:47 AM   #1663
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Hi Pete,
I think one was a stocker and the pic is a modified. I don't have any other pics.
I will be 62 in May and I am getting a case of CRS (can't remember shit) myself. Wasn't the stocker the one with the red paint with the Schmits logo in turned gold leaf? I think he drove that one in Vets statium at the games. Like is said I have CRS. Where are you in Pa.

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Old 03-19-2009, 12:08 PM   #1664
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check your PM Jim
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:15 PM   #1665
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13 time National record holder??? Anyone know this car? ...A REALLY good buy on ebay right now is the "blast off" '57 210 sport coupe from Canada. Looks like a solid nice car for the money, and someone wrote in saying supposedly the car was a 2x4 283 record holding jr. stocker from California before it's present (70's) condition. Looks like the old "Top Cat" '57 kinda... If only we had more room
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It's a Canadian Chevy, not from California. They are a little different.

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Old 03-19-2009, 06:14 PM   #1666
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US cars had the serial plate (VIN) on the drivers "A" pillar while Canadian cars had the serial plate on the firewall. A Canadian car serial number will tell you if the car was a standard or auto trans, US cars don't tell you. US cars have the floors painted red oxide primer on the under side while cars from the land of ice and snow have them painted body colour.

Blast Off came from off the Canadian assembly line as a 6 cyl, 3 speed standard trans, 210 HT, and the colour was Highland Green Metallic. No two-tone on this car.

Besides the above info if you look at the ebay pics you can read the serial number on the firewall, the top of the serial tag says "General Motors of Canada Limited"



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Old 03-19-2009, 07:11 PM   #1667
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There are other small differences mostly to do with Canadian vs US suppliers to GM.

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Old 03-19-2009, 09:22 PM   #1668
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That's an Olds grille.....

Bob Moore's 59 Chevy from Washington state. We discussed early on how the stock rules back then allowed for minor customizing of grilles. Can anyone I.D. what the grille in Moore's Chevy is? It looks familiar.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:13 AM   #1669
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Thanks for the Chevy lesson Bob. This thread is a wealth of useful information. Back in the early eighties I was was looking to buy a 69 Chevy Biscayne up Sudbury Ontario way and you're right, the I.D. tag told me that it was a eight cylinder car with a standard transmission.
This particular biscayne was a 427 that came out of Belmont Chevrolet in Toronto. A real sleeper as we called them back then. Dark green, black interior 4 speed with a bench seat and dog dish hub caps. I should have bought it on the spot. Woulda, shoulda, coulda.
Your right colesy the info here is mind boggling to me.i hope my memory holds up 1/10th as well as some of these fine gentlemen here over time.
sometimes i cannot even remember if i ate lunch LOL (blonde factor)

if it wasn't for Bob Rice and his vast collection of photos it would have been till probly 8 months ago that i had ANY idea what i owned.

you see i had no idea and my dad didn't tell me or anyone else what "rose" was.I had 2 time slips from cecil co dragoway from in the glovebox and the memory from back in the 70's when my dad bought it,of the paper on the window with a pic of the car at the starting line and something about a winning car.to go on.But i figured it out with the help of the wwweb and people like bob!

My sister while we were going thru estate stuff said "oh dad couldn't of had any idea what it was" then about 2 weeks later my sis in law walked over to me and handed me a picture cliped out of a magazine of "Tokyo Rose" It was in my mom's jewelry drawer!"i belive it was the one from on the paper that was on the window when bought!"

Maybe pops was testing me?
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:16 AM   #1670
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Spotted in the H.A.M.B. 'classified.' Never driven ... and Cheap!


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Old 03-20-2009, 08:04 AM   #1671
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I bet it gets great gas milage too!
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:34 AM   #1672
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That's an Olds grille.....

Bob Moore's 59 Chevy from Washington state. We discussed early on how the stock rules back then allowed for minor customizing of grilles. Can anyone I.D. what the grille in Moore's Chevy is? It looks familiar.
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You need to share some of the junior stock pictures from your photo albums.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:54 AM   #1673
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Hey guys went looking for that post on the carbs and intake there is 1 on ebay intake claimed to be 56 w/2 carbs but parts missing could 1 of you Jr stock guru's plz check it out and let the less informed nublet know if correct? says a small but good repair witch i do not see but i would not know where one would break? Thanks
I wouldn't buy something mis-matched like this.

I have a 1956-specific 2X4 intake manifold P/N 3731394 that is solid. I've had it for 35+ years, never thought about selling it. But if it could contribute to the correct restoration of this interesting car, I would let it go. But I would need your promise that you would use it only on this car. If interested, please PM me a reasonable offer.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:58 PM   #1674
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Here is something I found today that dates back to 1965. It is interesting to note that almost every one of the stockers was driven to the track, as were many of the M/P cars.

Allan Whiteley's C/MP car was a '55 Chevy sedan with a 327 & 4 speed, stock bell housing & clutch, no traction devices. I think I loaned him a pair of slicks that I bought from a guy for $25. He had run them on a dune buggy!

Allan was driving the '55 one Saturday night with his girlfriend and another couple in the car. Somebody challenged him leaving a traffic light on a dual lane highway and a drag race ensued, imagine that! Allan's throttle linkage stuck and he missed the 2-3 shift. The thing over-reved, blew the cast iron flywheel & clutch, which came through the floor, dash and roof, cutting off the rear motor mounts in the process.

A chunk of pressure plate hit the girlfriend's chest and winded her. Another chunk hit the guy in the back seat and knocked him out. Another hot Saturday night in the 1960's.



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Old 03-20-2009, 04:15 PM   #1675
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Hi Guys, I spoke to Joe Scotto today (I see him about once a week) and he said that the Scotto/Blevins 55 Nomad is somewhere around Lancaster PA as far as he knows. He also told me that the Scotto/Blevins Corvette is in Canada and was offered back to Scotto for $80k. He declined to buy it back. His partner-Paul Blevins has passed on to the 1320 in heaven. Until next time: Dave
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:34 PM   #1676
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Nope,the Blevins Scotto 55 nomad is in upstate NY.
My friend,fellow Hamber,Racemad bought it years ago
and did a great job restoring it.We have brought it to
York US 30 reunion many times.Met and talked with Paul
and Joe a bunch of times.
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Nope,the Blevins Scotto 55 nomad is in upstate NY.
My friend,fellow Hamber,Racemad bought it years ago
and did a great job restoring it.We have brought it to
York US 30 reunion many times.Met and talked with Paul
and Joe a bunch of times.
Would love to see that car run again. Mike and I (Mike Mazepa 66 Chevy II Nova M/S) often pitted near Paul and Joe at Englishtown. We all like the same spot...enjoyed some fellow racer camaraderie with Paul and Joe. Although we were in different eliminators it was always helpful to BS about track conditions, adjustments, etc. Both nice guys...it's these little flash backs that keeps me coming here.
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Would love to see that car run again. Mike and I (Mike Mazepa 66 Chevy II Nova M/S) often pitted near Paul and Joe at Englishtown. We all like the same spot...enjoyed some fellow racer camaraderie with Paul and Joe. Although we were in different eliminators it was always helpful to BS about track conditions, adjustments, etc. Both nice guys...it's these little flash backs that keeps me coming here.
When Racemad finished the Nomad about 7-8 years ago,
we took it to Englishtown for one of their reunion shows.
Rick(racemad)was in touch often with Paul during the build
and both he and Joe came to the track.The management
was pleased we all were there and talked up the guys and
Nomad quite a bit.Then Paul,after a little ceremony,drove
the car down the strip.Pretty neat deal.Sad about Paul.Joe is a pisser.
Funny guy with lots of neat stories.He found the
Nomad in a junkyard.Think the price was $50.
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:20 AM   #1679
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The question about Bob Moore's 59 Chevrolet grill. That looks very much like a Rambler grill from the early 60's to me. Does that trigger any thoughts from anyone else when you look at this car?
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:44 AM   #1680
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" ... the Blevins Scotto 55 nomad is in upstate NY. My friend,fellow Hamber, Racemad bought it years ago
and did a great job restoring it.We have brought it to York US 30 reunion many times ... "
Looking forward to seeing it at the York event this summer. Last time I saw it was on a beautiful New Jersey Spring day thirty-eight years ago ...
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