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NEW TO THE MUSEUM
05/13/2018
NEW TO THE MUSEUM

 BILL JOSLERíS 3J

            When you come to the museum in 2018, youíll see a lot that is new this year. New cars are on the floor, new photos are on the walls and thereís a new trophy case compartment thatís newly dedicated to supermodifieds. Members get discounts on books and museum wearables.

            Bill Joslerís (pictured) 3J flathead-powered í32 Ford coupe arrived on May 11. The car is virtually identical to the way it was raced at Vermontís Thunder Road Speedway in the early 60s. Itís the last flathead-powered car to win a feature at the track. Paul Martell was the winning driver and Hard Luck Haniford owned the 3J at the time.

            Wheels are offset as is the body. The engine is an 8BA. Itís stroked with a Mercury crank and runs on two Stromberg 97 carburetors. The í37 Ford three-speed transmission connects to a stock Ford rear end. Without a quick change, the car was run in second gear.

            Built by Andy Cote, in addition to Martell the car was driven by Hard Luck Haniford, Bill Phelps, Dale Hatch, Greg Emery, Rob Chaffee, and Leon Adams.

            The 3J is a beautiful restoration.



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