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Old 01-26-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default 60's FED enters the shop!

Did you boys really think I was going to let you have all the fun???

Well I have had the fever for a while now (thanks Skotz!) and have been looking for a good frame. I was just about to order one when I stumbled onto this 150". I thought it was just the frame but most of the goodies were still with it. This thing was pulled from the rafter's 20 years ago and has sat in a garage since. It ran a 413 Max Wedge - I'm pretty sure it was fuel injected by the Moon Tank set up.



I think it is chrome molly but I'm not sure how to tell - but it is very light. The frame construction is very similar to what Garlits was doing in 63-64.



Original hand brake and Fenton adapter (in/out box)? I think the steering column is a Ross and is missing the box but I have one that I think will work.


Early? Olds with 3.64 gears - now wait - that will be perfect for what I am going to do!



Home made reversed rims - just like Tuffy's. Anglia spindles



Ya gotta love that 60's paint job. I can tell that at one time the frame was blue.



I'll post more pic's tomorrow of the rest of the parts. This owner thought it ran around Houston/Austin area - does anyone recognize it?

And as The King Of Texas - Norm said "Oh brother, congratulations you are the now the caretaker of another survivor". Somehow, I don't feel the pressure on this one.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: 60's FED enters the shop!

Very cool, congrats!!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: 60's FED enters the shop!

Cool find, good stuff there. Gotta say even by 60's/ early 70's standards that paint job was ugly, least IMHO!
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: 60's FED enters the shop!

That's a great find , Cool looking car , Let me know what your looking for and I'll keep an eye out timjones@hughes.net Tim jones
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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Where the hell do you come up with this stuff?
I would love to have that
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: 60's FED enters the shop!

That looks like a well engineered chassis. I'd bet my false teeth its moly. It looks like a really good start. These cars are so simple! If you had all the parts in one pile, 2 guys could put that thing together in a few hrs. YOU DONE BIG!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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I DIG ! Whats the history ?
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #8
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That looks like a well engineered chassis. I'd bet my false teeth its moly. It looks like a really good start. These cars are so simple! If you had all the parts in one pile, 2 guys could put that thing together in a few hrs. YOU DONE BIG!!
What about 2 girls? Nice find, DOTD only a few months away.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:50 PM   #9
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could have come from Ed's shop in Arlington....
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:57 PM   #10
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wow that looks like an awesome project. I know it will turn out good
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:58 PM   #11
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Great find!!!! Are you gonna put a wedge motor back in or re do the mounts for something else?

I dont know about that blue upholstered steel tho, is there a aluminum can holding the upholstery or is it a glass bucket?

Theres a couple cool cacklefest restos going on with riceman and syndicate right now... may want to follow their threads for ideas and questions.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:59 PM   #12
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Where the hell do you come up with this stuff?
I would love to have that
I was thinking the same thing, way cool !!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #13
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cool start Kisam,what engine you putting in it?
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:40 PM   #14
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Looks like its gonna be fun!
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:45 AM   #15
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Very cool, congrats!!!
Thanks Kerry - big fan of your FED

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Cool find, good stuff there. Gotta say even by 60's/ early 70's standards that paint job was ugly, least IMHO!
Thinks they were smoking when they painted it??

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That's a great find , Cool looking car , Let me know what your looking for and I'll keep an eye out timjones@hughes.net Tim jones
Thanks Tim, I've been watching your build

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Where the hell do you come up with this stuff?
I would love to have that
Gary, You have to ask the fat man in the red suit and you have to be on the "Good List" - naughty boy!

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That looks like a well engineered chassis. I'd bet my false teeth its moly. It looks like a really good start. These cars are so simple! If you had all the parts in one pile, 2 guys could put that thing together in a few hrs. YOU DONE BIG!!
Slicks came in yesterday. As soon as I get a day off "it's on"!

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I DIG ! Whats the history ?
If I understand it right - I am the fourth owner. Third owner said second owner is still in touch with the man that raced it, so I am working on it.

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What about 2 girls? Nice find, DOTD only a few months away.
Funny Bill. Skotz built one in 6 months.

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could have come from Ed's shop in Arlington....
Ed Mabry? Now that would be cool!

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wow that looks like an awesome project. I know it will turn out good
Thanks!

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Great find!!!! Are you gonna put a wedge motor back in or re do the mounts for something else?

I dont know about that blue upholstered steel tho, is there a aluminum can holding the upholstery or is it a glass bucket?

Theres a couple cool cacklefest restos going on with riceman and syndicate right now... may want to follow their threads for ideas and questions.
No wedge at this point - in the spirit of Collin Casey it will be a flathead. Of course it will have a blower. The bucket is glass. I've been following Ricemans thread - he is a ruler.

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I was thinking the same thing, way cool !!!
Someone has to play with Skotz!

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cool start Kisam,what engine you putting in it?
Flathead Gary!

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Looks like its gonna be fun!
Fun is what I am looking for at this point. Plus I want to see how fast I can make a flathead go.

I'll try to get pictures before work this evening.

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Old 01-27-2012, 07:51 AM   #16
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Try eastcoast57 (TYLER HILTON, Hilton Family Racing)on here, the guy has a vast knowledge of FED's He might be able to help
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:52 AM   #17
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Very cool find! Looks pretty complete too. Good luck and post more pix as it goes together.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:58 AM   #18
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Wow that's one great project you have there.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:31 AM   #19
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Glad to hear its another flathead car, There's a few other flattie dragsters on here and a shitload of flathead knowhow, Talk to you later Tim Jones
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #20
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Very cool! Now you have to bring this one to San Antonio, we will be there in May and October. Hope to see you there!
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