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cook_dw

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Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« on: December 08, 2011, 03:19:51 AM »
I am looking for a dealership that would have been in the 1968-75 range by the name Armstrong-Johnson.  This was the last known area that my car was before making the trip east to TN and I want to try and track it down to see what info I can dig up.  I have called the Texas DMV with my vin and nothing came back in their records.  Thanks for any help in advance..  Darrell
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1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
1968 Matador Red Z28

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 04:41:48 AM »
Nothing...???!!!!...

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011, 11:17:56 PM »
Finally got ahold of someone at Leif Johnson Ford dealership.  First person told me that the dealership has always been Leif Johnson but after calling back and talking with service dept I found out it was.. ::)  Anyways they do not handle info back that old so I am back to square one..  I think its time to call TN DMV and trace back the owner that brought it into TN and see if they are still around..  Wish me luck.

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 11:28:15 PM »

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 03:18:16 PM »
 I sent email to dw_cook@hotmail.com
This is a car from Austin, TX..photos 1968-70






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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2014, 03:39:27 PM »
Hopefully you still own the car today, must be a early 68 with those 302 emblems, nice.
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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014, 03:42:33 PM »
This is definitely the best lead I have had in a while..  Email sent..!!..

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2014, 03:42:59 PM »
Hopefully you still own the car today, must be a early 68 with those 302 emblems, nice.

Austin,
I thinks this might be my car..

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2014, 03:48:20 PM »
Very cool if it is your car. I also noticed the rear antenna, another item that would help positively ID it possibly. Good Luck Darrell!

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2014, 04:08:46 PM »
Also notice that the pass head has in yellow or white marker what looks to be MO..  As well as the water pump bypass fitting & hose are painted.

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2014, 06:38:17 PM »
I noticed in Hrdez 's pictures it looks like the spoiler was added and no bumper guards.
" He who knows naught, knows not that he knows naught"  It's not you...  It's just the way my brain is wired.

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2014, 07:13:08 PM »
good call. I am sure everyone else already noticed it had a cowl plenum piece still on the firewall, which I thought was interesting since it looks like they had to add a tach. Or maybe the factory tach went out?

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2014, 07:22:31 PM »
My car is a cowl plenum car and it did not have a console or gauges.  Still not 100% this is the same as mine.  Talked with the original owner of the car above today and he is looking for anything he may have on that car.  Crazy thing is he ordered his car around the same time as mine and it was from the same dealer in Austin TX.  Not impossible I guess..  Time will tell.

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2014, 07:57:05 PM »
Original owner said he added the rear spoiler but the front spoiler came on the car.  Also cowl plenum was in the trunk & he added the headers.  Cool story he told me was he went to a SCCA race in Texas and was watching the race and looked over at his car and noticed that the front end of his car was in the air.  He and his friends ran over to the car and some guys were taking his brake pads off the car asking if they could use them cause they just killed theirs in the race.  He said the racers name was Wally something or other.  Ended up going out to California to be a part of Wally's crew and has been out there ever since.  He also said he could remember when you got on the car with the cowl plenum air cleaner it was almost deafening..  lol  Those are 15x7's in the above pictures.  He said he knew a guy that had a vette and he got the wheels from him and added new tires.

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2014, 11:19:33 PM »
Thats fantastic stuff right there. Even if it turns out not to be your car you got some cool stories.  checkout my page -Drag Racing Vintage Texas facebook

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2014, 11:39:36 PM »
Thanks again Paul for the connections & the photos.

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2014, 02:29:12 AM »
What's the latest ? Just curious to see if the owner found anything else out. Great potential story line -

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2014, 11:32:24 AM »
Unfortunately nothing new yet.

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2014, 12:11:14 PM »
Just to make things even more confusing this is a pic of a 302 emblem'd car in the Austin TX area at Little River Dragway around the 1977 timeframe (at least that is what I am told)..  Could this be the Don Lee car pictured above or is the date wrong that I was given and all three are the same car or could there actually be 3 different cars..??..  The plot thickens..



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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2014, 01:56:34 PM »
looks like the same car. Who sent that to you or where did you find it?

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2014, 03:02:45 PM »
Looks can be deceiving though..  I see some differences but then again they are things that could have been changed.

BTW the date was confirmed that the pic was taken in 1977..

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2014, 03:11:40 AM »
Reckon the TXDOT could back trace the old tag (shown in the first series) ? Be interesting to see if they could match a VIN up from old records with the tag - bet they could.

Keep on 'vestigating -

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Re: Anyone in or from the Austin, Texas area?
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2014, 02:49:52 PM »
Corrected the photo for a better viewing. ::)

http://rustandchromephotos.com/2014/07/24/612/