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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Troublemaker427, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Troublemaker427
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    This was the Winter Nats, Pomona 1965 and the T-bolts were old news by then... Gas Ronda had sold his T-bolt by then even though it still had the Russ Davis paint scheme. Tasca had the "new" Mustang there along with Ronda, Bonner, Brannan. The Mustangs were known for breaking axles at this event but Tasca/Lawton came through and won AFX.:D
     
  2. spiertb
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    The 2nd and 3rd T-Bolts in post #3573 appear to be the same car and it appears to be the Bob Ford T-Bolt #2. The "Quick Draw" car in post # 3570 is light yellow in color and is the former Wake Forest T-Bolt--(according to my source-L.F.) Syl
     
  3. suchadrag
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    For what it's worth, this is from the Waterloo (Iowa) Daily Courier of July 10, 1964. Sorry for the lousy image. The relevant info is in the third graf. No mention of the car in the race results. The ad is from a Bill Moyer car lot in Des Moines. I don't know if it's the same guy. I'd bet it is.
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  4. Kentuckian
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    Thanks for the info on "Quick Draw" as being the former Wake Forest T-Bolt.
     
  5. japar
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    Was there ever a Black Butch Leal California Flash Thunderbolt
     
  6. Kentuckian
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    An early photo of the Georgia Shaker T-Bolt. Found this photo on Hubert Platt's website...www.georgiashaker.com

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  7. John1964
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    great picture of the Georgia Shaker! Notice the optional rocker panel trim? odd that the trim would be installed onto a T-Bolt.
     
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  8. John1964
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    A friend fowarded me this youtube video. It is footage from the old Mission Race track in Mission BC, Canada. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS6AbPzKcCQ

    good footage of the McLennan Motors T-bolt (before it was stretched/altered?) and the Musgrove Ford T-bolt. I have seen some photos of the McLennan motors (New Westminster BC?) car before but never knew about the Musgrove car? Musgrove Ford was a local dealer here in Vancouver BC. What is the history on these cars?

    I took a few snap shots from the video

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  9. paco
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    Hey John the Musgrove Fairlane looked vaguely familiar ... sans bumper

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  10. Kentuckian
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    I never noticed that the "Lil Georgia Shaker" T-Bolt had rocker panel moldings. Here is a picture of it in the pits at the Indy Nationals in 1964 and it does have the rocker panel moldings. Maybe that's why the car looked so good.

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    That's definately it. Note the "Vancouver BC" written under "THUNDERBOLT" is in the same location. Also same front rims, and no front bumper.
     
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  14. Kentuckian
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    Time to move this thread along. Bump to top.
     
  15. The McClennan Ford Thunderbolt,was owned by Gary Wanless.It was formerly Bill Ireland's car.
     
  16. japar
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    Not sure if this has been posted but here's a shot of the Brannan T-Bolt in a 4 car race York US 30 Aug 64. Out of these 4 cars which one do you think would be worth the most in todays world. I'am thinking the Thunderbolt because of production numbers and of course this is a Thunderbolt thread I guess all the cars would have racing History
     

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  17. Kentuckian
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    Its been ten days since the last post. Time to bump up to the top.
     
  18. spiertb
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    Does anyone have pics of the Lewis Drag Team (Cochranville, Pa) Thunderbolt and know who was the original owner? Thanks. Syl
     
  19. Car Fox
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    "NO" The Butch Leal T-Bolt was always Maroon . Does anyone have any pics of the cloverleaf hood-scoop ?
     
  20. Kentuckian
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    Check out post #10 on the first page of this thread. There is a photo of Gas Ronda's T-Bolt with the cloverleaf hood. It was called a cloverleaf hood because it was shaped to clear the oval air box and the ram tubes coming in each side, just like a 4-leaf clover.
     
  21. japar
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    On the cover of Drag News Bill Lawton takes the Tasca Ford Thunderbolt and crew down to Cecil County to take on Bill Jenkins, they didn't fair to good
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  22. japar
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    Here's an early shot of the Les Richey Thunderbolt maybe taken the same day as the Gas Ronda.
     

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    Very cool old photo's that sure bring back some wonderful memories from the 60's

    Thanks for posting Jimbo
     
  25. Troublemaker427
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    Tasca/Lawton was not racing Jenkins that day. They were racing Bud Faubel. Jenkins was doing Bud's engines at the time. Bud passed away yesterday. He was quite the man and will be missed.
     
  26. japar
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    Yes you are correct. Here's some dealer advertisment from Russ Davis Ford and Downtown Ford
     

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  27. wood71chuck
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    New to this forum, great by the way.
    One question the 1964 Musgrove Thunderbolt is the original Les Ritchty Thunderbolt?
     
  28. SMITH&WELSH
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    Not A t Bolt but close
     

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  29. wood71chuck
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    Does anyone know where that Thunderbolt is? Les Ritchty's '64 t-bolt.
     
  30. SMITH&WELSH
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    Anybody know where this car is?
     

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