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  • #16265
    billy-casey
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      Tom … great shots .. looks like your having a great time … have you found any more info on your 55 … that would be something if that was found… Billy

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      tomblake
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        Billy….Not the first thing about the ’55 except for a dream I had just a few nights ago. I dreamt I found it in the woods in Shelton where I used to live. I was going to buy it back for the reunion race just before I woke up. (maybe to much Dover web site 😆 )
        I sure would like to know that happened to the car but it seems to have disappeared.
        Pretty cool about your ’57. I have followed the threads about the find and the rebuild. That’s got to make you feel good that it is still going but it isn’t to good that its so far away.

        #16817
        tomblake
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          Installed the Cobra insert and painted the insert and the hood. Making progress


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          #16818
          maso
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            quote TomBlake:

            Tomatohead…..Most people that have seen the car either like the Chevy in a Ford or they hate it. … I was mixing Ford’s and Chevy’s for years.

            Tom

            I guess you were not the first DDS guy to do that…!!!

            Check out the late Billy Milano’s W-Block Mustang that ran at Dover about 1967 – 1970: http://www.doverdragstrip.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=322 and has been located by Brian rotting away someplace neer to Kingston.N.Y. It might make a good project car for someone like yourself. Billy Casey’s not interested…!

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            tomblake
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              Maso said…”I guess you were not the first DDS guy to do that…!!!”
              Not only am I not the first guy to do that but this is not the first Chevy in a Ford for us.
              Remember the ’37 Ford from Dover back in 1965, it had the Chevy 409 in it.
              http://www.doverdragstrip.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=554
              Just can’t get away from the way we were back in the Dover days.


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              #17065
              tomblake
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                The current project just got new front lights with bright white headlights.


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                #17661
                tomblake
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                  We added a few more graphics to the current project for color.
                  Razed the suspension about 2″ all the way around. Will need a little more rear tire clearance for burnouts.


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                  #17704
                  tomatohead
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                    Tom ❗ I “found” 😆 this 55 chev next to a garage in Long Island the other morning I was deliveing a tractor trailer load of cement it was on Long Island ave near Deer Park area I am trying to find out if its for sale ……….i did not have a straight axle……………tomato ❗


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                    #17705
                    tomatohead
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                      Tom some more pics ………it did have a fiberglas front end ……tomato


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                      #17706
                      tomatohead
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                        Tom two more pics …………………………………tomato ❗


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                        #17759
                        tomblake
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                          Looks like a project car if I ever saw one.
                          Joe… if you put a Ford engine in it we could race. You with the Ford powered Chevy and I’ll use my Chevy powered Ford. 😆 😆 😆

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                          tomatohead
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                            Tom,Tom,Tom …… “IF”……..I put a Ford motor in it …..IT would be fast …..but we can still race ….just come to Island in Oct. ….pushing “fast” guys into brakeout is what I do best 😆 ………………….tomato 😀


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                            #17840
                            tomblake
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                              tomato…
                              The 55 you found looked like a pretty interesting project.
                              We are planning to make the Oct race with our Mustang.
                              Just got finished adding the last two pieces of safety equipment, the current dated seatbelts and the window net.
                              Need several test and tunes and we will be ready.
                              Looks like your project is coming along pretty good. When do you think you will be testing?


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                              #17852
                              tomatohead
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                                Tom , All in Fun ❗ and yes me too tring to balance work , work around the house and work on the car , I will skip the roll bar as if I run 11.50 and up dont need it this year …….trying to finish the body work , and I am talking to a guy about a coat of white paint monday …………..so I hope to get to the track late aug early sept ….just before the race show 😮 ………………i mite have to quit my job so I can finish the car 😮 😀 😆 ❗ ……….

                                #17989
                                tomblake
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                                  This is the Twilight Zone weekend and I just got back from mine.
                                  Took the Mustang to the downtown Lakeland car show. When we finally parked, after 6:00 and bank closes and they block off the street so the cars can park on an angle. I got parked next to a red Chevelle. When I got to talk to the owner he said he was from New York. My first questions is did you race at Dover.
                                  The guy starts to tell me a story when he raced there and his 375 hp 396 was put into the 350 hp class and he won. Showed him the Dover decal and started to ask him if he knew about the Dover site. Then other people came up and we got split up and I didn’t even get his name and we weren’t able to get back to each other after that.
                                  What are the chances, Dover closes in 1975, were 1300 miles away from the old track and we get parked next to each other after all these years. Maybe too much Rod Serling.
                                  Attached a picture of his Chevelle just in case someone might know the car.


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