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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 64 Thunderbolt, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Stewed
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    This is the old Henry J that resides with me in Georgia now. It was built in the late 50's in Millersburg Missouri by my dad and his closest group of friends. This old car was a drag car in the early 60's and broke the AHRA 1/8th mile C/A class multiple times. In the late 60's my sister was born and it sat in a barn for a few years. In the 1970's my dad got it titled as a 1948 Henry J, painted it, made it road worthy and we as a family of five ran the NSRA circuit, ( arguing with the NSRA officials at every event about its age)! In the early 80's the Nostalgia Drag Racing Association was born so back to the drag strip my dad went, with me in tow. At the ripe old age of FOURTEEN, I made my first pass down the 1/4 mile drag strip in Tulsa Ok. The old car gave my old man and I years of street and strip fun. I moved to Georgia in 90, dad kept playing with it for years including the 1st Annual H.A.M.B. Drags and as many of them that he could make and battle cancer. In 2006 he decided to leave us, and it took the 900 mile trip to Georgia with me. At that time it had been sitting a good while so I went through it end to end, making the NEXT H.A.M.B. Drags available. I have been back a few times along with any other Nostalgia drags I can fit in my schedule. I plan on returning soon to Joplin, but it's not in the cards this fall!! Until then, I will enjoy this baby until I can't, then I'll pass it on to mMY son, to enjoy with his kids!!!

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    If your not going to use your head, you might as well have two assholes!!
     
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  2. Got some lettering done on a carshow a couple of weeks ago. Starting to get in shape now
     

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  3. My partner and I built this J in the mid sixties as an A/GS with a blown 486" low rise Ford in it. We parked it in '67 to spend time in the service and replaced it with a '69 Mustang AA/GS when we returned. Loaned it to some friends to run the brackets and it was eventually sold to a fellow who put it back on the street. Sorry, we heard it came to an unfortunate demise in a street racing accident. Condolences. Loved that car.
     
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  4. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    A couple from the Meltdown this past weekend more pics from this event on the thread that is linked in my signature. they start on page 37 IMG_2668.JPG IMG_2915.JPG IMG_2984.JPG
     
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    from east , tn.

    Southeast Gassers race today
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  7. Mine in black and white
     

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  8. jnaki
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    Hey Henry,
    Any takers or photos from those Henry J Facebook sites? My friend's Henry J was blue, had lots of aluminum panels inside, and the odd 409/4 speed installed. It was a very fast car for the street. I never saw it run at the drags at Lions. It was probably as fast, if not faster than my 58 Impala with all of the goodies on it. (we, both, were inside of the other's cars during a race, but never against each other)

    Thanks,
    Jnaki
    I lost contact with the owner and never knew where it went or what happened to this unusual blue Henry J from Bixby Knolls.(era 1961-63)
     
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    Sorry no reply to your search.
     
  10. loudbang
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    Jim Fain

    Henry j1.JPG

    Ford FE power

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    Curses foiled again. :) GONE
     
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  14. Mine, since photobucket ate them all 10012779_10205236003917496_7224914318600547388_o.jpg 1208919_10200441455547672_1151473927_n.jpg FB_IMG_1492741954719_zpsysmj84sd.jpg
     
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    Henry j 1.JPG

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    Leist & Baca Half Fast

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    Speedway Custom & Speed with FORD power

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    Running altered driver sitting in back seat area

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    Chaney Bros Chopped

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    Freels Auto Parts

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    Mikes Speed Shop Chopped top

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    hj3.JPG

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    Battle & Reid

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  26. Little before and after FB_IMG_1516061596035.jpg FB_IMG_1516061603965.jpg
     
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