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Hot Rods Any PICS on the 555 (Triple Nickel) A roadster?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff Norwell, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. James Boys
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    Hey Jeff,

    Glad you had a good time at Grand Bend last weekend. That was my dad and the '33 Willys Sedan "James Boys" you were talking to. It will be good to see a few more "traditional" styled drag cars around the local tracks.....

    Wes
     
  2. Roothawg
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    Jeffie, film on the way.
     
  3. Dan Warner
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    Mike Waters, original owner and driver, of the 555 car is still active in LSR. Mike is part of the Wilson and Waters roadster team and holder of several fuel and gas roadster records. Mike is a member of the SCTA board of directors and very active at El Mirage and Bonneville.

    While we sat at land's end last Sunday waiting for the salt to dry out he was excited about attending the CHRR and the 555 car.

    DW
     
  4. roostasix
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    Don Burch, I think that's his name, came by our shop looking for some leads on old parts to help put his "555" back together. He has it at his shop in Canadian, TX. From what I understand, he is restoring it.

    Kyle
     
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  5. Roothawg
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    Kyle, I think he had the black version.
     
  6. Dragway42
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    Birch's project is the 23 T version of the Triple Nickel, not the 29 A roadster.
     
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  7. Jeff Norwell
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    Wes...I did meet your pops and saw pics of your project!
    very cool and your dad was AWESOME!
    ya gotta be proud!


    Thanks all for the help!

    Jeff
     
  8. Dragway42
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    There were at least 4 different roadsters (not to mention a Mopar) that carried the competition number 555. The first one is the one involved in this thread (original, blue Waters and Murry machine which eventually became the black Johnson and Morgan machine).

    Don Burch is restoring his 23 Turtleback 555 roadster that set the NHRA National MPH record for A/Roadster at the 1962 Winternationals. I believe that machine was always red in color.

    That car is pictured in the background of the 2 images below.

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  9. ynottayblock
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    it works jeff. Sounds like you got a cool project here
     
  10. Tman
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    So would Root!:eek::p

    Sorry Chris, I had ta do it!:eek:
     
  11. 36couper
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    Jeff.........to finance this plan, it's only right to sell back to me the 5w for pennies on the dollar. I am the only one who knows how rough that 5w is anyway.
    You don't have time to make club meetings or return phone calls. How do you plan to make time to race? ;)
     
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  12. wlspdshop
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    Jeff everything I have is pics of the Tony Nancy roadster.....sorry man
     
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  13. Jeff Norwell
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    HAHAHAHAH...........no:)
     
  14. Jeff Norwell
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    Post em dude!!!:)
     
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  15. Jeff Norwell
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    Tman....... your mean...just plain mean:)

    Gee..... my multi-quote button ain't working
     
  16. Last weekend...

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  17. Tman
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    I know but Root STILL likes to cuddle:eek:
     
  18. wlspdshop
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    Jeff - Not sure if you seen this one or not. Its from Nov 1960. Its the Cederquist car. One of my favorites.....
     

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  19. Chuck R
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    Great pics and info everyone, thanks
    chuck
     
  20. Jeff Norwell
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    wlsdshop.......

    Rooman just emailed me that article and I was about to post.
    you have great taste!!!

    Rooman ROCKS

    I found a new love........ and deuce rails too..... got those in stock.
     
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    March Meet, 2008

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  22. beatnik
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    Here's one from Nitrogeezers.

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  23. Jeff Norwell
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  24. gac
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    Jeff,
    Don Burch owned and raced the 555 A-roadster around 1961 - 1963. In 1962 he set a NHRA top speed record for his class at Pomona. He campaigned the car throughout the US and if memory serves me well he was a finalist in the NHRA points race during this time.
    Don lived in Amarillo when he raced the black 555 A-roadster and later moved to Canadian, TX.
    Contact me if you would like to get in touch with Don.
    gac
     
  25. rwallace12
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    So did this new project every get built? I'd use a bucket t chassis and make it look more like the tony nancy first roadster.......
     
  26. Jeff Norwell
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    Not yet....still collecting parts and building other things.....
     
  27. rynorod13
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  28. Dragway42
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    The best photo I ever saw of the 555 with Custom Car Supply on the hood was one in the 1963 Hot Rod Magazine article.

    In honor of your grandfather and his brother, here's a picture of a piece of the box tape / packaging tape that Custom Car Supply used back in the day.

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    That pattern repeated over and over again.

    -Wayne
     
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  29. Elmo Rodge
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    Mike Waters passed away last night. Wayno
     
  30. Dragway42
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    So sorry to hear that.

    I'll be sure to pass along the information to my dad.

    Thanks!
     
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