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im doing some polishing work for a fellow named Jack Fuche

he sent me some old pics from back in the day

winning a "top dog" race ay Detroit Dragway in 62 in a 61 Starliner

winning the A/Stock class at the NHRA summernationals in 1961 at Indy
got disqualified for valve shims being .030 too thick

he said he ran a/stock because he had metal front clip,the other guys had fiberglass.

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61 starliner 390 3 deuces-ran low 13's @106mph

his Thunderbolt he sold when he went to Vietnam

hanging out with dyno Don Nicholson at Detroit Dragway

the first member of Ford's drag racing tem

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the guys that built the Thunderbolt
(car behind them is fiberglass Galaxie with 406 tripower)


Phil Bonner's fiberglass Galaxie they built


the first Thunderbolt built for competition.
Jack bought the first one sold retail

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Cool pictures, Andy, thanks for posting!
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Skinny is a dear friend of mine. His first ride with Tubing was the only 427 Truck ever made. It was the real deal and is currently under restoration. Here he is back in the day

http://ford.artehouse.com/perl/magni...ge=C&alt=0

Here is the dedicated web site covering some history and current state.

http://www.f-100xl.info/

Jack went off to Vietnam and never had a chance to get into the Mustangs. He loved them later on a bought a 68 390 GT from me and had all of his contacts build it for him. It is a bad ass machine with a 428 CJ. He is still drag racing today. Great guy and was a Ranger is Nam so struggles a bit. Thought you guys would appreciate the info.

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i was on the phone with him the other night for over an hour.

skinny knows a LOT of stuff about Ford back in the day.
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Default Re: back in the days of Dearborn Steel Tubing

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: agtw31</div><div class="ubbcode-body"></div></div>

Oooh, '61 390 Starliner. Love that black-steel wheels with wide whites look that was so popular then.
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