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In Topic: 1962 CHEVY II A/FX

31 March 2015 - 11:02 AM

in 1965 a fx car could legally relocate  axles (front or rear)  2 per cent of the total wheelbase.factory experimental classes (nhra) in 1965 were for 1965 model year stock automobiles only using manufacturers optional equiptment.1965 was the only year this axle relocation was allowed.a lot of race teams built match race cars that had radical wheelbase relocation and engine setback.if these cars fit the rules of the altered classes in 1965 they could race in the national events otherwise they match raced at any strip that paid them or at special meets that allowed them to race.ahra rules in 1965 were more liberal.

In Topic: Thunderbolt colors

27 May 2014 - 03:38 AM

chris,here is a photo of the tasca car late in 1964 in a/fx-match race cofiguration.in this form the car  ran as low as high 10.60s ets and was near unbeatable.Attached File  BillLawtonTascaFordThunderbolt.jpg   141.46KB   0 downloads

In Topic: Thunderbolt colors

27 May 2014 - 03:22 AM

chris,all these cars were delivered with borg warner 4 speed trans. a lot of borg warner cars(and ford hx automatics) changed over to the ford toploader 4 speed trans when it was available later in 1964 and approved by the nhra for s/s.the tasca car raced all of 1964 with the borg warner trans.all cars came with a single exhaust system with a united auto supplied monroe "gold tone"  muffler which satisfied nhra rules in s/s and a/fx.7" slicks in s/s and 10" in a/fx.aluminum front bumper in s/s and a fiberglass front bumpers and doors could be used in a/fx.when match racing the rules usually did not apply.these cars ( and others with aluminum and fiberglass body parts ) were not legal in s/s in 1965.

In Topic: Thunderbolt colors

26 May 2014 - 11:02 AM

chris,what cars are you looking for trans info for, maybe i can help.walt