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Today 10:31 PM
Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
Looking at the style of the grill it looks like a Ford Transit. I'd hate to guess what year since I've never seen one with a locking hood like that before. Fords newer than a '57 are not my cup of tea.
You got it, a Ford Transit. Not just a transit but a Transit Connect.
It's your floor.


Today 07:26 PM
harposrepair Looking at the style of the grill it looks like a Ford Transit. I'd hate to guess what year since I've never seen one with a locking hood like that before. Fords newer than a '57 are not my cup of tea.
Today 06:39 PM
whinny On a ford......I win , yay
Later gator
Today 06:31 PM
MARTINSR Ok boys, on what do you find this hood lock mounted in the grill?

Yesterday 02:31 PM
boothboy Read up on Junior Johnson, Smokey Yunick and the guys that started NASCAR. The revenuers went to the same shops for "soup-ups" as the moonshiners did. Whether the mechanic put the same stuff in everyone's engines is debatable. Read Smokey's book. Fun reading.

Yesterday 01:38 PM
wretched ratchet I do remember seeing an awful lot of carb throats on that '50 and I know mine did NOT have that many when I was in College I guess the "Shiners" not only cheated the Gooberment out of tax revenue (only reason to control it) but wasn't it cheating to have a souped up engine when ?they didn't have one? - - maybe the Goober Garage didn't know how.
Yesterday 12:54 PM
496CHEVY3100 Possible the ford was faster because it was supercharged ,( read article above ) also the reason not many shine cars were wrecked they belonged to the REAL local shiners hired for the filming they had to keep their cars with little damage as possible
Yesterday 12:35 PM
wretched ratchet
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Found this ,,Very interesting
Thunder Road (1958) - IMDb
Yes indeed and another interesting thing that I observed for the first time. Seems like the "good guys" (hard working moonshiners) all drove Fords but the "bad guys' (Feds & Mob) drove Chevys and Buicks. Was that because the Fords were expendable, since they did wreck a few, or because they could outrun the Chevys and Buicks? "Thunder Road, 1958": cars, bikes, trucks and other vehicles

Just an observation and in no way a statement of fact. Let the flaming begin
07-27-2015 07:24 PM
496CHEVY3100 Found this ,,Very interesting
07-27-2015 07:13 PM
Originally Posted by jaxx22 View Post
James is Roberts oldest son if my memory serves me correctly - jaxx
Could have been ,hard to remember back that far..Memory is one of the first things to go,
07-27-2015 07:12 PM
boothboy Yes James was his oldest son. John Mitchum was his brother. John and his wife Bonny lived about ten miles from me and I use to see him on occasion. John worked in about thirty movies. Quite a character.

07-27-2015 06:29 PM
jaxx22 James is Roberts oldest son if my memory serves me correctly - jaxx
07-27-2015 03:48 PM
496CHEVY3100 Also Lucas Doolin (Robert Mitchum ) little brother Richie ( James Mitchum )is also his brother in real life.
07-27-2015 11:56 AM
wretched ratchet Hope this isn't too far off topic to go here but I didn't want to start a new thread just for this. (fingers crossed)

Was watching "Thunder Road" for the 100K time it seemed but this time I paid attention to the credits and learned that, not only did Robert Mitchum star in it but he also produced the film, co-wrote the screenplay, and is rumored to have directed much of the film himself. He also co-wrote along with Don Raye, the theme song "The Ballad of Thunder Road". He did not sing the Movie soundtrack but did record it later.

Daggone, all of a sudden I feel so knowledgeable for some reason
07-27-2015 12:20 AM
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
My first wife was actually pretty attractive......until her head started spinning and the projectile vomiting began!


My God! I think we married the same women!

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