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Post  514F-1 on August 6th 2013, 8:24 pm

Hey guys, just checking in.  I lurked here for a while and decided to sign up.  I'm new to BBF's, I've had SBF's and one Mopar before, yes Mopar,Rolling Eyes  not sure what I was thinking, but I got over it LOL.Wink 

Anyway, about the truck, Its a 1948 F-1 pickup, Full tube chassis full electronics, weighs 2700 with everything but me, set up for Super Pro and NHRA Super Street/IHRA Hot Rod racing, its got a 514 , with a powerglide. It was built by a retired Naval Engineer in Oakland California in the early 2000's, but he had back problems and never got to race it much. The owner that I bought it from raced it in Georiga for a while before parking it, so i'm sure it might be famililiar to a few of you guys.  I'm planning to do some IHRA Div. 2 racing as well as running plenty of Super Pro races, hoping to hit some of the big ones in the fall. I'm sure I'll be seeing plenty of you guys around Florida, I race mainly at Bradenton, but I try to hit Sunshine, Lakeland, Orlando, Gainesville, and Immokalee at least a few times a year also.

Here are some Pics, the last one was sent to me by the original builder, that is what the truck looked like when he started
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Post  maverick532 on August 6th 2013, 8:37 pm

Welcome aboard . That's an awesome looking truck you have there . Will look forward to seeing it run . If your over my way let me know I'd like to see you make some passes . Orlando Speed World .
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Post  Dave C. on August 6th 2013, 9:01 pm

Welcome ! Nice truck.. Thats gotta be the longest coil wire I've ever seen! Smile Got nothing against a Mopar.

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Post  LovesDemCubes on August 12th 2013, 7:26 pm

The truck is a real beaut.

Welcome to the forum.

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Post  bbf-falcon on August 24th 2013, 10:42 pm

Thats a badass truck brother,Where bouts you live in Florida?

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Post  maverick on August 29th 2013, 11:50 am

I used to live in FL. I have lots of friends who race there. My favorite tracks down there are St. Pete, Bradenton and Lakeland (now that it's running better with the new operator). I still get down ther a time or two a year. I'll be looking for that cool truck. To repeat Rick's question....What town do you live in?
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Post  514F-1 on September 1st 2013, 2:44 pm

maverick wrote:I used to live in FL.  I have lots of friends who race there.  My favorite tracks down there are St. Pete, Bradenton and Lakeland (now that it's running better with the new operator).  I still get down ther a time or two a year.  I'll be looking for that cool truck.  To repeat Rick's question....What town do you live in?
Thanks for the compliments on the truck, live in Plant City.
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Post  maverick on September 1st 2013, 9:08 pm

514F-1 wrote:
maverick wrote:I used to live in FL.  I have lots of friends who race there.  My favorite tracks down there are St. Pete, Bradenton and Lakeland (now that it's running better with the new operator).  I still get down ther a time or two a year.  I'll be looking for that cool truck.  To repeat Rick's question....What town do you live in?
Thanks for the compliments on the truck, live in Plant City.
Nice. Say hello to Bill Thompson for me. I'm sure you know of his machine shop. He's a cool guy and a Ford lover at heart.
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Post  bbf-falcon on September 2nd 2013, 12:00 am

514F-1 wrote:
maverick wrote:I used to live in FL.  I have lots of friends who race there.  My favorite tracks down there are St. Pete, Bradenton and Lakeland (now that it's running better with the new operator).  I still get down ther a time or two a year.  I'll be looking for that cool truck.  To repeat Rick's question....What town do you live in?
Thanks for the compliments on the truck, live in Plant City.
We'll be neighbors in about 3 yrs I hope. I have property in Zephyrhills. Maybe I can see that truck in early spring.Very Happy 

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Post  514F-1 on September 2nd 2013, 8:21 am

maverick wrote:
514F-1 wrote:
maverick wrote:I used to live in FL.  I have lots of friends who race there.  My favorite tracks down there are St. Pete, Bradenton and Lakeland (now that it's running better with the new operator).  I still get down ther a time or two a year.  I'll be looking for that cool truck.  To repeat Rick's question....What town do you live in?
Thanks for the compliments on the truck, live in Plant City.
Nice.  Say hello to Bill Thompson for me.  I'm sure you know of his machine shop.  He's a cool guy and a Ford lover at heart.
Yes, I know of Bill, haven't ever used his machine shop, but I have heard lots of good things about his work. I met him once seems like a nice guy.
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Post  514F-1 on September 2nd 2013, 8:25 am

bbf-falcon wrote:
514F-1 wrote:
maverick wrote:I used to live in FL.  I have lots of friends who race there.  My favorite tracks down there are St. Pete, Bradenton and Lakeland (now that it's running better with the new operator).  I still get down ther a time or two a year.  I'll be looking for that cool truck.  To repeat Rick's question....What town do you live in?
Thanks for the compliments on the truck, live in Plant City.
We'll be neighbors in about 3 yrs I hope. I have property in Zephyrhills. Maybe I can see that truck in early spring.Very Happy 
That's cool, hope you get the chance to move down. There is a very nice speed & machine shop in Zephyrhills called Bullfrog Perfoance. Last time I was in there, a couple weeks back, he had just dynoed a 800HP P-51 head, pump gas motor for a sand dragster, pretty cool actually.Cool  I should be at the track lots during the spring, lots of great racing here then if you come down.
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Post  maverick on September 2nd 2013, 1:47 pm

Bullfrog...Yeh, know Jeremiah, too. My buds are in his place a lot. I'll look you up when I'm in Z-hills.

Rick, I didn't know you were gonna relocate to FL. That's my old stomping grounds. We'll probably see a lot of each other there. I'm quite familiar with the area. Where's your property located?
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Post  maverick on September 2nd 2013, 2:02 pm

514F-1 wrote:
maverick wrote:
514F-1 wrote:
maverick wrote:I used to live in FL.  I have lots of friends who race there.  My favorite tracks down there are St. Pete, Bradenton and Lakeland (now that it's running better with the new operator).  I still get down ther a time or two a year.  I'll be looking for that cool truck.  To repeat Rick's question....What town do you live in?
Thanks for the compliments on the truck, live in Plant City.
Nice.  Say hello to Bill Thompson for me.  I'm sure you know of his machine shop.  He's a cool guy and a Ford lover at heart.
Yes, I know of Bill, haven't ever used his machine shop, but I have heard lots of good things about his work.  I met him once seems like a nice guy.
Bill has a soft spot for big Fords. Go check out his 454" FE powered '56 T-Bird. He flogged that thing in the early '60's...I wonder if he's finished with the resto...Cool 
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Post  bbf-falcon on September 5th 2013, 8:46 pm



Rick, I didn't know you were gonna relocate to FL.  That's my old stomping grounds.  We'll probably see a lot of each other there. I'm quite familiar with the area.  Where's your property located?[/quote]
West end of Zephyrhills just off 301. We are thinking about trying to find a place in the country outside Bradenton.

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