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Offline Tim Jones

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72 Fighting Irish Car
« on: May 30, 2013, 02:52:53 PM »
Here's mine, The 72 satilite Fighting Irish Car ,, well aleast the body is the original, the chassis is from the same time, I got it because It was one of the cars I watched run when I was a kid, I'll more than likey do it as just a display car, unless I hit that darn lottery, even trying to get the right motor parts is a pricey undertakeing,,,,, Still cool to have, but until then I'll keep working on the Comp Coupe,,  Tim Jones

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 07:57:45 PM »
I like GREEN!
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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 08:27:27 PM »
Thanks Glenn, I figured you'd like the green,, It kinda grows on ya,, Tim Jones

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 04:10:19 PM »
Ive seen that body before..............Wait, ive seen that garage before :D

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 08:12:39 PM »
No Problem  All it takes is time and money, Well I got lots of time aleast, Got to finish the comp coupe first,   stop by again,  Tim Jones

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 05:05:43 PM »
Now being a display car will this be a running car or an engine that looks like it will run ? I know a guy that's got a couple Hemi blocks, aftermarket blocks used in a funny car in the 70's that have sleeves. But I am just not sure how good the condition is on the blocks.
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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 06:24:05 AM »
Right at the moment I'm just storing it til the comp coupe is done, I would rather have a running engine in it, but money will decide that, Most Alum blocks can be repaired, the KB in the pic above has had alot of windows fixed in it, an early KB  block would be nice to have , My KB is a stage 6 and it has billet heads, the heads I need for the car are an old set of water heads but there pretty pricey , even the junk ones! But talk to your buddy and see what he has,  Thanks Tim Jones

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2014, 05:41:35 PM »
 Nothing really new, still collecting parts here and there for the funny car, Moved both race cars to another barn , We can put the funny car, the comp coupe and the hauler altogether in this one ,plus more secure,  a thief has to get through a pack of large sled dogs to get to the race cars,  The single dog is my head of securty "Lakota", plus some of the other dogs,,     Tim Jones

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2014, 05:09:31 AM »
Tim - nice job tidying up, looking organized and ready to do some business out there.  And I agree, running engine always a step up, static display or not : )  Alan

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2014, 10:21:26 AM »
Is this the same body you have?

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2014, 12:30:58 PM »
that's the one, the guy I got it from got it from dale after he made the mold for Jim's Car,,   Still has some of the green on it,  Tim Jones

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2014, 12:34:59 PM »
Tim - nice job tidying up, looking organized and ready to do some business out there.  And I agree, running engine always a step up, static display or not : )  Alan
Putting the race cars down there gave me more room to do side work to pay for this addiction,,  Tim Jones

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2014, 02:49:18 PM »
Tim, I remember seeing the Fighting Irish funny cars in the Car Craft and Hot Rod magazines from the early seventies. I think the Satellite body was one of the best looking. You have a really cool car there.

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2014, 03:15:03 PM »
That's a cool project right there.  Lots of history, not only as the Fighting Irish but also the Holy Smokes funny car. 

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Re: 72 Fighting Irish Car
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2014, 06:17:31 PM »
Tim, I remember seeing the Fighting Irish funny cars in the Car Craft and Hot Rod magazines from the early seventies. I think the Satellite body was one of the best looking. You have a really cool car there.
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