My 1969 Super Bee was advertised in a Deals and Wheels
magazine in Dallas while I was there on TDY. Actually,
the car was NW of Ft. Worth in Azle.
guy that had it wouldnt come to his shop where I could
see it thru the fence (big fence) because it was Sunday.
OK. Magnum wheels, hood scoops, * scoops, and a Coupe. I
looked right past the rusty holes. I want it. Then came
time to tow bar it home, it didnt cooperate at all.
Without an engine in, to lend weight to the steering, it
wouldnt return to strait after a turn. We
were in for a LONG ride. It would track just fine on the
freeway, but, when it came time for Mickey Ds, it
would stay turned full after the off ramp. So, stop traffic,
get out, tug and tug the wheels back straight and then on
our way again. Nobody ever complained. I convinced myself
to buy a $1000 wire welder to fix the lagonga holes with
patch panels. Good thing my body man, Jody, is a miracle
worker with crooked tin!!
The 383 that came with it had sat in the weather, heads
and pan off, for 10 years. STUCK. So, when it came time
for the heavy stuff, I happened to have a 1960 413 all built,
just hangin there on that stand. Done deal. A learning
experience rebuild on the 4 speed and its shifter and the
heavy stuff was near done. Well save the electric
drama for another time. Did about a season and a * showing
(9 trophies) and now, drag racing. Lots more fun. Im
going to try and not get serious.