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General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available
« on: September 07, 2017, 07:24:31 PM »
Thanks. Good information to have and fast service.

If anyone reading this has information on "Success Motor Company" from  Tahlequah, Oklahoma, please message me. All I have been able to find on them is that their dealership location now belongs to a state university, the registered agents are now deceased, and have heard rumors that they became a different dealership in the area.

After a few months, this is what I have found. I'm posting so anyone that ends up finding this can have a better starting point than I did. If you ever have more success than I did, please reach out to me.

Success Motor Co. sold in the 70's to Jim D. Hopkins, who ran Jim Hopkins Chrysler and Jim Hopkins Ford. That then sold to Darrell Yates, becoming Darrell Yates Automall, inc. That sold, and is presently as of September, 2017, Tommy Nix Auto Group LLC. The receptionist at Tommy Nix is as far as I've been able to get, and she says they have no documents. I've been unable to track down either Jim  Hopkins or Darrell Yates.

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General Discussion / Re: Success Motors
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:43:55 PM »
Contact this company and see if there's any relationships here:
http://www.successmotorstulsa.com/(aqcjvy55r3mo3i551xzhfk45)/mindex.aspx?UserName=oksuccessmotors


https://casetext.com/case/farmer-v-state-123

http://law.justia.com/cases/oklahoma/supreme-court/1927/50245.html

Paul

Thanks for the lead Paul, but I heard back from them today and they aren't related to the Success Motor Co. I'm looking for. They're the only active car company in OK called something with "Success Motor" that I can see from the registrations on the OK Secretary of State website.

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Some good info here. Thanks all. Timings are definitely something I'm interested in as they won't affect the originality of the car. I'll have to read all this information and get a better understanding of it.

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1969, 4 speed M20 with 3.31 gears, 12 bolt

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I tried searching, but the keywords I was using just brought up irrelevant threads. If there's one, I'd appreciate a link.

I have a numbers matching 350. I'd obviously like to keep it that way. But are there any super minor modifications I can make to increase performance? I'm not looking for huge gains, just things that wouldn't really affect the history of the car. I'd keep any part I replaced for posterity.

I'm assuming my only real choice would be to buy a Z or 396 or take the engine out, put it on a stand, and replace it with something more powerful.

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General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available
« on: February 03, 2017, 08:40:55 PM »
Thanks. Good information to have and fast service.

If anyone reading this has information on "Success Motor Company" from  Tahlequah, Oklahoma, please message me. All I have been able to find on them is that their dealership location now belongs to a state university, the registered agents are now deceased, and have heard rumors that they became a different dealership in the area.

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Mild Modifications / Re: New pipes are next: Any opinions?
« on: January 31, 2017, 11:14:04 PM »
So the consensus for upgrading first gen brakes is that Gardner will have the stock look, but they'll be a power loss (as were the stock exhausts)?

That's kind of disappointing, but I guess it makes sense.

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