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The ozark mountain special

Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by ScottV, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. ScottV
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
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    Just wanted everyone to know that I let THE OZARK MOUNTAIN SPECIAL go today, it went to a fellow H.A.M.B.er from Ankeny,IA with the handle c/h. He will probably do more to/for it in the next week than the entire time I had it. I am looking forward to seeing it run.

    Thanks Kevin !!!
     
  2. bobw
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    He's close enough to me to have a match race. Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!...

    Good luck with your future endeavors, Kevin.
     
  3. ScottV
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    You know Bob, I would love to flag that race !!!
     
  4. dragsled
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    from Panama IA

    It couldn't have gone to a better home, Kevin is a true drag racing nut, and is big on drag racing history, I know he plans on restoreing it to exactly how it was raced in it's prime, Tim Jones
     
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  5. c/h
    Joined: Jul 29, 2008
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    from iowa

    who me ? im still trying to figure out this camera.

    you bet il have photos and the car will be ready in no time.

    this will be a start on some photos

    no THANK YOU SCOTT!

    BOB W YOUR ON WONT HAVE TO ASK TWICE
     

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  6. mudflap261
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    from tulsa

    what kind of power plant you going to run
     
  7. c/h
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    still in the works, as much as orginal if possible
     
  8. mudflap261
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    that would be a flathead
     
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  10. c/h
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    from iowa

    im on the hunt for the orginal wishbones and front axle if possible
    also if anybody knows who past owners maybe i have randy and brad on board just trying to track down a few pieces.
    down to axle and wishbones.
    photos from the past here on the hamb i put those in for wish bone and front axle
    thanks

    kevin
     

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  11. Old28
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    Kevin, there should be more pictures of the car and parts they had for sale in the HAMB. At one time they had the trick top loader trans and clutch set in the HAMB parts section, not sure how long ago, seems like 3 years. If you can find those ads you may be able to find owner that parted it out. Good luck, Tom
     
  12. c/h
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    well stripped down to nothing tonight
    have it blasted friday
     

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  13. ScottV
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    Underdogexpress has/had the original front end pieces ... he is here on the H.A.M.B. That is whom I got the car from. And he is another Scott
     
  14. c/h
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    thank you
    yes dropped off this morning to have the chassis blasted and powdered coated along with anything else that need color.
     
  15. c/h
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    great day today !
    thanks to scott and giving me this lead to fellow member
    Underdogexpress has all the original front end pieces that came on the car that i will need to complete the car.just need to get a hold of randy for a possible drive line .
    more photos soon as i get the chassis back.
    thanks to everbody for there help.
     
  16. ScottV
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    You know Kevin, I am just glad to see this all coming together like this ... when I got the car I said that it was not like owning it but like being a curator of history. Letting it go to you was the best thing I could have done to preserve the history because with me, although intentions were good it would have lanquished for how long if not forever. I am so looking forward to seeing it run at the H.A.M.B. drags, my wife even suggested we plan on riding there to watch.
     
  17. c/h
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    we have the correct front end for the car
    just down to drive line maybe a phone call away then she will be 100% back they way it was
    getting nervous bob?
     

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  18. bobw
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    Nah, not nervous. Very excited for you. Looks like you are doing a first class job on the car.

    I'd rather race and lose than not race at all.
     
  19. Old28
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    Kevin, if the restoration of the dragster looks as nice as the inside of your show room shop, it will be a stand up piece.;)

    Bob, you may have to pull the Silver Bullet out of the rear storage space while the snow is still high this spring to prep for the "MATCH RACE SEASON".:D
     
  20. c/h
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    thanks olds 23
    bob you know im just having fun with you.
    looking forward to meeting you guys and be part of it sure looks like fun and am looking forward to getting out. may have a driver lined up, its the wife she isn't wired correctly but digs it as much as i do,and no she isn't driving.
    should get the chassis back this week and do some assembling and may head to oshkosh saturday and grab the front end bring it back and have it blasted and powdered .have my wire wheels located and just need to go after those from dragsled.then hit the drive line
     

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  21. Old28
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    c/h -- Any progress this last few weeks?:confused:

    Not much on the board.:rolleyes:
     
  22. c/h
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    chassis is to be here on saturday from powder coating
    sunday off to oshkosh to pick up complete original front end monday off to blaster and coating
    center section all fresh paint axles all new seals
    wire wheels are ordered be here soon
    redoing the seats tonight after buying new material
    will have engine (flat head) this week and see what it will need
    still working on what to use when it comes to the tranny
    just need parts back should look like new im guessing
    out of my hands till i get it back then go time hard was done getting built
     
  23. Old28
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    If my old memory doesn't fail me, I think that when the car was taken apart and the "Trick" trans sold that it was a Top Loader from a full size Ford Galaxy maybe late 60's, not sure. they had done a lot of work on it so the gears would stand up to hard launches. As best I can remember they wanted big dollars for the trans alone.:D

    Keep up the great restoration work.
     
  24. c/h
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    from iowa

    yep randy still has that im dragging my feet on it
    like ive said i was looking for 5 spoke wheels when came across this so i have to pace myself i have a few other irons in the fire so ....
     
  25. Old28
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    Not pushing you, just information:rolleyes:
     
  26. Mr. Mac
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    A teaser from the past c/h,the four orignal's.:)
     

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  27. c/h
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    from iowa

    looks like a old vintage photo if it was in black and white

    few weeks out il have it back on the ground
     
  28. ScottV
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    Can't wait ... of course I was in Ankeny yesterday and couldn't find your number !!!
     
  29. c/h
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    from iowa

    well drove 16 1/2 hours in snow today picked up the orginal front end wheels tires rear hup caps
    picked up my old flathead yesterday

    kevin
     
  30. c/h
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    from iowa

    ......so i go get my chassis from the powder coater who didnt get anything done in 3 weeks so i took it back stop by for lunch and in a
    empty parking lot what parks next to me a new ferrari not sure what he was thinking i was worried about doors dings on my truck

    well chassis is shot and anything else that needed black paint is done
    also have all silver parts shot and letting it dry another night and will get started on putting it back together thursday night

    picked up the old flat head that needs gone thru so il start that after this weekend will have the chassis all assembled

    wont be long
     

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