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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2018, 01:47:37 pm »
    Rusty,
        If you make the reunion can you bring your Canadian head please?  With Bruce being there it would be a great thing to have a head there so he could visually show guys what they did. It will be great to meet you after all these years of being mistaken for you . Al Buckmaster is rumored to be going and 'he" did the port design.
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2018, 03:02:36 pm »
Thanks for the pictures and up dates on your restoration/race ready car.  All interesting stuff and it's still the car/body you ran 69/70 ?  I think some of the Forum members will be attending and might be racing as well.  Would like to be there... to far to lazy but good to hear that Randy will be able to make it.  Hoping you and the other guys racing will post some times ?  I guess it will be a 1/4 mile as I don't see 1/8 mile posted anywhere.  Brian
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2018, 05:20:27 pm »
  Full 1/4 mile Brian .
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2018, 09:21:29 am »
    Rusty,
        If you make the reunion can you bring your Canadian head please?  With Bruce being there it would be a great thing to have a head there so he could visually show guys what they did. It will be great to meet you after all these years of being mistaken for you . Al Buckmaster is rumored to be going and 'he" did the port design.
   Randy Gillis ( no relation , well that we know of) LOL

I wish I could but I sold it years ago.
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2018, 09:25:43 am »
Thanks for the pictures and up dates on your restoration/race ready car.  All interesting stuff and it's still the car/body you ran 69/70 ?  I think some of the Forum members will be attending and might be racing as well.  Would like to be there... to far to lazy but good to hear that Randy will be able to make it.  Hoping you and the other guys racing will post some times ?  I guess it will be a 1/4 mile as I don't see 1/8 mile posted anywhere.  Brian

It is the same car I built in 1971. It will be on display only at this event in the tent. I'm getting it ready to race in Stock next year at a few events.
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2018, 10:09:34 am »
 Thanks Rusty it was worth a try. I would really like to have a head there if I can swing it.
    Randy
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2018, 03:24:43 pm »
It has been a long time but it's back together and running





Getting ready to leave for Norwalk Wednesday.



 





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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2018, 09:41:36 pm »
Safe travels, see you inNorwalk!  The car looks awesome, can't wait to see it in person.

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2018, 09:07:31 pm »
Rusty,
Your car looked great at the 50th!  It was the first car I took pictures of Thursday afternoon.
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2018, 11:28:25 am »
Beautiful car Rusty and it was nice to talk to you for a bit thanks for bringing it. Thanks, Dave.

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2018, 12:33:39 pm »
We made it to the 50th Cobra Jet Reunion on Thursday morning before they had all the tents set up.



My car was on display with other historic Cobra Jets















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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2018, 03:59:20 pm »
I decided to lower the rear it was way too high.



I've had a set of Calvert split mono leaf springs a long time I decided to see if they would work.



Looks a lot better now.



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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2018, 10:08:37 pm »
Looks way Sik!
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