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6972boss

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Very rare treat today
« on: May 11, 2020, 01:07:08 AM »
Had the incredible time today talking to a SAI ex employee. Still very sharp and happy to share his stories. Just a great guy! This ranks up there in my life!
Any quess who?

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Re: Very rare treat today
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 10:29:40 AM »
Gordan Chance - "The Teenage Tuner"    :)

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Re: Very rare treat today
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 11:21:01 AM »
Awesome!
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Re: Very rare treat today
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 12:20:50 PM »
Hopefully we'll hear some (more) from or about him and his experiences...
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: Very rare treat today
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 12:47:20 PM »
I think they called him Ricky Nelson.
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Re: Very rare treat today
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 12:06:56 AM »
Wow!! Very cool, you guys amaze me! Yes Gordon Chance (aka the teenage tuner and Ricky nelson) he had so many stories to tell. I recorded about an hour before he started getting tired. I hope to return to his home and sit with him again. I will upload those videos and share the link. All with his permission.

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Re: Very rare treat today
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 12:09:47 AM »
Great opportunity. Thanks for sharing
Jeff Speegle- Mustang & Shelby detail collector, ConcoursMustang.com babysitter :) and Judge

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Re: Very rare treat today
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 01:36:04 AM »
any reason why headers were painted white? i think ferrari did that also.
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Re: Very rare treat today
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 02:28:02 PM »
Painted headers ? At the Daytona 24 in '67, some of the Holman Moody and Shelby cars had the headers painted, I'm not sure if it

 was VHT paint, or ceramic coating, did it exist then ? Looks cool ! also matches the car,  but I'm sure it served a more practical

 purpose. Here's a photo of P/1047 in the garages at Daytona, I have photos of the other's but my files are not organized well   :P

In the 80's a friend had the headers on his 427 Comet ceramic coated, I remember it was expensive !! I think drag racers

used it. I believe that was another thing that came out of the military which found its way into other uses, like anti-lock brakes,

carbon fiber, kevlar etc.

I live in Canada, back in the '80s I used to see a U.S. Government, sometimes U.S. Air Force car parked in the driveway of my

 neighbour's, I asked him about it, he didn't say too much but told me he had a company that did ceramic coatings for the U.S.

 military. There was another company in my town that did satellite dishes for the U.S. military, lucrative business, supplying the

 army with the tools of the trade  ;)

Way off topic now, Mike  ::)

ps: found a pic of P/1015 Daytona '67 colour matched exhaust blue on blue !
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Re: Very rare treat today
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2020, 02:31:47 PM »
6972boss, thanks for starting this thread ! quite a bit here about Gordon Chance's early days. I have the book he wrote  "Jim

 Travers and the Traco Dynasty"

Mike

https://gordonchance.weebly.com/early-race-years.html

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Re: Very rare treat today
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2020, 02:43:51 AM »
The link above shows Max Kelly. I met him in the early 80ís via a Vincent club connection, although Max was not a member at that time. Max was quite the canyon carver on two wheels.