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Hot Rods First time out in 61 years...survivor NHRA dragster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by unclescooby, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
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    Great find. Lots of history there.

    jim
     
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  2. jeepster
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 556

    jeepster
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    from wisconsin

    Very cool! You have a little over a year to get it ready for the Meltdown Drags in Byron Illinois.
     
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  3. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    Great. Now I got a stiffy....
     
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  4. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
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    from indy

    Finally got some pictures. Apparently it was actually raced until 1966. IMG_9651.JPG


    Wanted! Olds 394 Hurst motor mount and dual point distributor
     
  5. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
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    from indy

    IMG_9650.JPG
    Another


    Wanted! Olds 394 Hurst motor mount and dual point distributor
     
  6. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
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    unclescooby
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    from indy

    IMG_9652.JPG
    I like this one


    Wanted! Olds 394 Hurst motor mount and dual point distributor
     
  7. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
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    unclescooby
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    from indy

    IMG_9653.JPG
    Last one


    Wanted! Olds 394 Hurst motor mount and dual point distributor
     
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  8. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
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    from indy

    Mike O’Brien is still alive and well. I’m planning to take it back over to Ohio in a few months and get him in or with the dragster. I don’t think he has seen it since 1966.


    Wanted! Olds 394 Hurst motor mount and dual point distributor
     
  9. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

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    Bodywork by Hugh Heffner? I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  10. This is GREAT. Another piece of drag racing history saved. In the last picture you can see that these guys loved the digger, and the smiles on their faces is priceless . :)
     
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  11. Great find!
     
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  12. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    Wow, superb history, very exciting find, best wishes for the project!
     
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  13. ModelAPunk
    Joined: Aug 4, 2009
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    from Buffalo NY

    This is awesome! Great score!
     
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  14. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,252

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    :D Good save Unclescooby.I`ll saddle up and go along for the ride.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  15. ***Area-51***
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
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    from Ohio

    Cool as it gets...Can always take it back for a pass at Pacemaker's
     
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  16. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
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    Great find!!
     
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  17. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    Really a great find! I'm jealous!
     
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  18. racerben
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
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    Very cool piece of history. Hope to see it at a show in the future

    Sent from my SM-G950U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  19. pontman
    Joined: Mar 18, 2011
    Posts: 407

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    Great find! The engine failure is one thing but damn those mice will make a nest anywhere possible.
     
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