Register now to get rid of these ads!

Features Ford Thunderbolts Photos Wanted

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

  1. ec164
    Joined: Aug 9, 2011
    Posts: 500

    ec164
    Member
    from MI

    thats a really nice looking T-Bolt bobwop, nice stance......Al
     
  2. Kentuckian
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 733

    Kentuckian
    Member

    The Russ Griffith picture of Bill Ireland's T-Bolt can be seen on page 17, thread #333.
     
  3. spiertb
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 247

    spiertb
    Member

    Kentuckian; The pic in post #333 is different than the one in the book. Syl
     
  4. Kentuckian
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 733

    Kentuckian
    Member

    We've been stuck on this page for over a month. Time to move on.
     
  5. Here is one I found on an old calender.
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Kentuckian
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 733

    Kentuckian
    Member

    Here's another shot of John Cort's Thunderbolt. It was the former Dick Walter's Ford car originally raced by Carl Moyer.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. blackT-Bird
    Joined: Mar 11, 2014
    Posts: 19

    blackT-Bird
    Member
    from Bally, Pa

    what a Great Thread!!!!
     
  8. Kentuckian
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 733

    Kentuckian
    Member

    An original photo of Carl Moyer driving the Dick Walters Thunderbolt is found on thread #3318.
     
  9. Troublemaker427
    Joined: Jun 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,829

    Troublemaker427
    Member

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGhv5tIwkUg

    This was posted in another thread. Hubert racing PeeWee at Louisa....

    Hubert will be telling stories at the 2014 FE Race & Reunion along with Dick Brannan. Be there!!
     
  10. tubular
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 19

    tubular
    Member
    from MI

    found this one for sale on crites website...
    Jon Sandahl Jon@tubechassisdesignz.com
    07-20-2013 11:54:12 AM CST
    [​IMG]
    For Sale original Thunderbolt. Originally campaigned by Collins motor sales, and the restoration was featured in Super Ford. $280,000 Call 781-293-5005 for mre info Thanks, Jon
     
  11. CHUCK STARK
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
    Posts: 18

    CHUCK STARK
    Member

    Carl Moyer is alive and well owner of Karl's Chevrolet in Des Moines.
     
  12. LennyFreebern
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 116

    LennyFreebern
    Member

    I've got a 2-15-64 Drag News article that says Hemphill-McCombs would soon be debuting a Thunderbolt. I've also got articles in Drag News & National Dragster showing that Clester was still running the Wickersham tbolt until late 64. How is this possible?

    Len
     
  13. Troublemaker427
    Joined: Jun 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,829

    Troublemaker427
    Member

  14. R W Ohio
    Joined: Dec 24, 2011
    Posts: 494

    R W Ohio
    Member
    from Ohio

  15. japar
    Joined: Jun 30, 2007
    Posts: 266

    japar
    Member
    from Seekonk Ma

    Early shot of Bill Lawton in the Tasca T-Bolt
     

    Attached Files:

  16. rawhide427
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
    Posts: 27

    rawhide427
    Member

    there is an interesting story at www.racing.ford.com about how DST displayed the 2015 Mustang on the Empire State building today. They also placed the 1965 Mustang there when the car was originally released 50 years ago.
    Regards, Roland
     
  17. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,387

    tommyd
    Member
    from South Indy

    Here are some shots of the Joe Brown Ford T-Bolt as the restoration is finally getting started. It has sat pretty much like this for 40 yrs.
     

    Attached Files:

  18. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,387

    tommyd
    Member
    from South Indy

    A few more. Still has the original battery tray.
     

    Attached Files:

  19. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,387

    tommyd
    Member
    from South Indy

    Owner has an original set of T-Bolt headers on loan. Making exact copies for this car and?
     

    Attached Files:

  20. Ray C's son
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 410

    Ray C's son
    Member

    What's the history? Why did it sit so so long untouched? How much of it is missing and was it ever cut up/upgraded? We need to hear the story, Tommy, you know that :D

    Kevin.
     
  21. tbolt64804
    Joined: May 13, 2008
    Posts: 27

    tbolt64804
    Member

    Thank you tommyd for the photos of the Joe Brown T-Bolt. Great to see something new.
    Jim
     
  22. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,387

    tommyd
    Member
    from South Indy

    Well, he traded for it in the 70's. It was all together at least once and went up and down the road a few times. Way back then money was a little tight for a young guy. He's maybe 57 now so you do the math. He started a business and gathered some other projects that got in the way of this one. The business is very successful now and he is able to do this car the right way. He has every part for this car. It is just being blown apart to mount it on the rotisserie. The goal is to at least have a painted roller for the Fairlane Nats this year. Not tubbed or cut up at all. It has a few typical 60's drag race mods but nothing fatal.:p
     
  23. Kentuckian
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 733

    Kentuckian
    Member

    Just to remind everyone what the Joe Brown Thunderbolt looked like back in 1964....

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  24. Kentuckian
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 733

    Kentuckian
    Member

    Here's another of the Joe Brown Thunderbolt. This one taken at US 60 Dragway.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,387

    tommyd
    Member
    from South Indy

    Thanks for the last post Kentuckian. I haven't seen that first shot and I'm sure Mark hasn't either. Tommy.
     
  26. Ray C's son
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 410

    Ray C's son
    Member

    Yeah, thanks. I was hoping someone was going to post pics of it from back in the day. How many owners has it had? It looks really nice, does it look as good in person as it does in the pics? Looks like it ran S/S A, was it ever converted to a 4 speed?

    It sounds like it has the right owner. Hung on to it thru all these years until he could afford to do it right, damn good on him. Are you going to post progress pics, Tommy?

    Kevin
     
  27. Kentuckian
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 733

    Kentuckian
    Member

    The Joe Brown Thunderbolt soon became the Ken O'Keefe Thunderbolt. It was converted to a 4-speed. The same owner/driver was Walt Derringer. The dealership was still in the same location, just under new management. Along with the new lettering came a new Poppy Red paint job.

    [​IMG]
     
  28. Kentuckian
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 733

    Kentuckian
    Member

    One more photo tonight from back in the day. Walt Derringer from Louisville racing Doug Greenfield from Nashville. A lot of great S/S racing went on at US 60 Dragway in Hardinsburg, KY back in the 60's.

    [​IMG]
     
  29. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,387

    tommyd
    Member
    from South Indy

    I have seen all of those pics except the shot with the Kendall Oil decal on the quarter. I'm gonna try and keep up with the progress but it might be tough until it come back from the painter.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2014

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.