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Old 03-10-2022, 06:49 PM
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Kudos to your work and persistence to dig up what you have Jose!

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Not many updates on the car except I've been accumulating parts. Unfortunately, no progress toward acquiring the born with complete engine and no progress on finding original transmission.

I contacted the Petersen Automotive museum to search for photos of the car but after a few weeks they replied saying they didn't have anything from the area pre 1972, "We did a pretty thorough search and unfortunately, the only images we have from that dragway and surrounding area are from 1972 and after."

Bruce says he raced the car on the strip since new well into 1968. He remembers his original license plate number is "BC 1200".

Because the car had the tailpan replaced, I decided to call Bruce (Original Owner) and ask if he was ever in an accident. Before I could finish he said, "Yeah, guy hit me in the ass God Damn!". This confirms the tailpan was replaced during the first ownership and why the Bobb Chevrolet emblem holes were gone.

We were talking for a bit and he said back then he'd run a set of slicks with two grooves for the street and a set of traditional slicks for the strip. The car was raced all the time on the street.

There is a show/cruise in being planned Saturday August 6th in Logan OH and I feel it's the right thing to do to bring the car back so all of the previous owners and their families could enjoy the car. With gas prices soaring, it will be a big undertaking for me as I've never done such a thing. Thus, I'm rushing to get the car running. For me, this is a car guys dream to be able to meet the original owner and God willing come home with original documents, parts, photos, and stories.
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Very cool. OH is one heck of a hike from CA. Would be epic to do it Two Lane Blacktop style and cruise it across the country.

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Not many updates on the car except I've been accumulating parts. Unfortunately, no progress toward acquiring the born with complete engine and no progress on finding original transmission.

I contacted the Petersen Automotive museum to search for photos of the car but after a few weeks they replied saying they didn't have anything from the area pre 1972.

Bruce says he raced the car on the strip since new well into 1968. He remembers his original license plate number is "BC 1200".

Because the car had the tailpan replaced, I decided to call Bruce (Original Owner) and ask if he was ever in an accident. Before I could finish he said, "Yeah, guy hit me in the ass God Damn!". This confirms the tailpan was replaced during the first ownership and why the Bobb Chevrolet emblem holes were gone.

We were talking for a bit and he said back then he'd run a set of slicks with two grooves for the street and a set of traditional slicks for the strip. The car was raced all the time on the street.

There is a show/cruise in being planned Saturday August 6th in Logan OH and I feel it's the right thing to do to bring the car back so all of the previous owners and their families could enjoy the car. With gas prices soaring, it will be a big undertaking for me as I've never done such a thing. Thus, I'm rushing to get the car running. For me, this is a car guys dream to be able to meet the original owner and God willing come home with original documents, parts, photos, and stories.
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^ hey, which way you headed?

East.

That’s cool, I never been East.
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Not many updates on the car except I've been accumulating parts. Unfortunately, no progress toward acquiring the born with complete engine and no progress on finding original transmission.

I contacted the Petersen Automotive museum to search for photos of the car but after a few weeks they replied saying they didn't have anything from the area pre 1972.

Bruce says he raced the car on the strip since new well into 1968. He remembers his original license plate number is "BC 1200".

Because the car had the tailpan replaced, I decided to call Bruce (Original Owner) and ask if he was ever in an accident. Before I could finish he said, "Yeah, guy hit me in the ass God Damn!". This confirms the tailpan was replaced during the first ownership and why the Bobb Chevrolet emblem holes were gone.

We were talking for a bit and he said back then he'd run a set of slicks with two grooves for the street and a set of traditional slicks for the strip. The car was raced all the time on the street.

There is a show/cruise in being planned Saturday August 6th in Logan OH and I feel it's the right thing to do to bring the car back so all of the previous owners and their families could enjoy the car. With gas prices soaring, it will be a big undertaking for me as I've never done such a thing. Thus, I'm rushing to get the car running. For me, this is a car guys dream to be able to meet the original owner and God willing come home with original documents, parts, photos, and stories.
Jose, you should have it trailered both ways.
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Very cool. OH is one heck of a hike from CA. Would be epic to do it Two Lane Blacktop style and cruise it across the country.
If I had the money, the time, and security escort I'd consider it

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^ hey, which way you headed?

East.

Thatís cool, I never been East.
You remember every line of that movie don't ya?

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Jose, you should have it trailered both ways.
That is the plan, but it will be expensive. I still need to figure it out.
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That is the plan, but it will be expensive. I still need to figure it out.
GoFundMe ???..
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I've managed to buy more parts and wrench on the car a bit more. Doesn't look like I'll make it to OH this summer but I told Bruce lets shoot for spring. Maybe fuel prices will be down.

Installed:
Axle seals/bearings
Gas tank
Fuel Line
Rear Shocks
Rear Wheels
Rear Brakes
Original GM leafsprings
Squarebar Lakewood traction bars

Speaking with Bruce again he thinks the trophy on the hood in the old black and white photo is from Hyde Park not national trails. He also said he had a Line Lock on the car and as soon as I got of the phone I got an old line lock solenoid and sure enough I found where he had it mounted.

I also carefully degreased one side of the firewall and noticed the reason why the factory marks and even the white spray on the trim tag is preserved is because the firewall was poorly sprayed black and since has been flaking off. The plan is to use enamel reducer and see if I can reveal what else is hiding underneath the paint. I also noticed there was a pattern left behind on the cowl where the seal for the plenum air cleaner once was.

Rear tires are pro trac N50 15's that were stored in an attic with a protective film and are like new. Wheels are 1972 Cragar SS 15x10 3.75" bs direct drill.

Shroud is one I bought a while back for 90 bucks. Looks to be a GM original. Friends have helped out with the Rad, Tag, and other parts.

Windshield I custom ordered to match the back glass date NZ March 1967.

Added photo of axle with factory markings.
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Jose, where did you order the front windshield from? Jeff
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Every time I open this thread I wish I would have bought that car! Great progress!
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