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Barn Find!!! 57 Chevy 150-Ohio Race Car- INFO NEEDED

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 34dodgehemi, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. 34dodgehemi
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    Here's how the story goes... The car began its racing career in Ohio in 1961 with Paul Roberts at the wheel. Roberts raced the car for several short years before selling the car in approx 1964. The car was parked shortly thereafter and sat until 2004-05. Since then (2004-05) it has been sitting in a local friends barn, here in Maryland. The car featured a 283 bored .60 over with a Hilborn Fuel Injection set up. We are told the engine was bult by "Ohio" Goerge Montgomery.

    Any information about the driver or car would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

    Car: 1957 Chevy 150
    Location: Ohio
    Date: 1961-1964 (approx)
    Driver: Paul Roberts
    Engine: 283 .60 over with Hilborn Fuel Injection

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  2. 34dodgehemi
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  4. hotrod-Linkin
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    nice story and car...what's the date on the oil change sticker...that looks a little suspect.
     
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  5. brandon
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    thats a neat find....did the hilborn come with it...? :D
     
  6. dig the kool and groovy Garlits tach.............
     
  7. 34dodgehemi
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    brandon: unfortunately no... The Hilborn set-up is no longer with the car
     
  8. super-six
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    Although I don't know anything about the car, I knew Paul Roberts. Unfortunately, he passed away a couple of years ago. It's entirely possible that George Montgomery built the engine. I remember Paul mentioning him a time or two. They were from the same end of town and drag racers from the same era. I believe Paul's wife still has his '57 Nomad.
     
  9. Squablow
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    The filled gunsights on the hood are interesting. I wonder when the bodywork/paint was done?
     
  10. dirtbag13
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    is that a foxcraft shifter ?
     
  11. looks like a spark-o-matic
     
  12. dirtbag13
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    i believe your right !
     
  13. hot-rod roadster
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    Great find, what a cool car. Looks like the body is in great shape. Gary
     
  14. Dakota
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    and a don garlits Dixco Tach!
     
  15. Okay.....I,m jealous!
     
  16. JAWS
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    Man does this bring back memories.

    I don't know anything about this particular car, but the resemblance to one I bought about 5 years ago is amazing.

    The one I had came from Cali and still had faint markings of a auto shop name on the rear quarters. It was in the same shape, and someone had been sanding on it some. With alot of work I got the old 283 running again, man was it outrageous. Not real fast but, man did it have a wild idle and would it rpm.

    Sadly I sold it to some guy who decided to street rod it, now it's shiney and has bucket seats from a camaro or something.

    Don't sell yours, you'll kick yourself like I do..
     
  17. bigolds
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    Sweet...just plain ole sweet!!!
     
  18. stude_trucks
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    That is cool. Clean it up, buff it out and get it running!
     
  19. cavistyle
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    thats a pretty cool car and story.. and only 5 mins away from me..wish ida found it first!
     
  20. wvenfield
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    Very cool. Ohio George isn't very hard to get in touch with for possible verification. I'm just wondering though if there might have been more information if he had ran it in the longer years.
     
  21. The Shocker
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    Very cool .That Garlit tach is the bomb.What a find indeed ...
     
  22. Del Clark
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    I'll take it.
     
  23. S.F.
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    Call Goerge and see if he remembers building the engine. He still runs the same shop in the same building. I was just in there talking to him a few months ago. Good guy.
     
  24. Butch M
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    great find..... very cool car..
     
  25. Pscott
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    Hope this aint a stupid question, but what's the deal with the shifter? There seems to two shifters in that one pic; one with a thin round rod & the other flat one with the orange handle:confused:
     
  26. stude_trucks
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    I think one is for fast and the other is for faster.
     
  27. brandon
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    probably reverse lock out...
     
  28. Gizzy
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    from N.W,Ohio

    I met George when I was a teenager working for Dick Vest in high school.I've talked to George several times recently at the Hot Rod Re-Unions.He's got a fantastic memory,he could maybe tie up some loose ends for you. Giz'
     
  29. All I know about it is that I want it!
     
  30. Scott C
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    from ohio

    hey gizzy didnt Dick Vest have a double a gas dragster?
     

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