Jeez...what a terrific thread! I've really enjoyed following this and the photos. The pics of the two "kids" (makes me feel old!) wrenching on the engine at San Fernando '67 looks like a shot out of Two Lane Blacktop. How cool is the HAMB!!! As an aside, there was a White Lightning 55 that roamed San Diego streets-especially 2nd street cruise in ElCajon, in the mid 70's. A white business coupe with "White Lightning" lettered in blue or black (IIRC on the quarters). I seem to recall it ran Cragars, but I don't recall it having a straight axle setup??? So it must have been a different car? Don't know what it was running, but heard it was quick. Always dug the car (I had a 55 sedan at the time too) and wondered what happened to it.