Thunderbolt Merlin FJ

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Thunderbolt Merlin FJ

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Anyone remember what magazine had a article about the Merlin powered FJ(FX?) drag car around about 1966/67?........think it was called Thunderbolt..........thanks........Andy Douglas
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Andyd wrote:Anyone remember what magazine had a article about the Merlin powered FJ(FX?) drag car around about 1966/67?........think it was called Thunderbolt..........thanks........Andy Douglas
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I thought it was in Australian Rodding World but I couldn't see it in any of the copies I have, if it was Australian Hot Rodding Review or Australian Hot Rod then that's a problem as I only have a few of each as I got rid of most of them yrs ago, a pity.......but I remember seeing an article somewhere.........lol.............anyone?.........andyd
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I saw this car at Fishermen's Bend drags around 1966-7. Me and my mates caught the train to Spencer street and walked from there!
I saw it drag here on a number of occasions, would not know what magazine it was in. Could not afford magazines back then.
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Thunderball - Hot Rodding Review, Jan 1967:
https://www.fxfjholden.com/forums/viewt ... 060#p37981

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Hey Harv nothing to see.
You have to be a member of that site to look at stuff.
I tried a few times. No go.

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rx4ord wrote:Hey Harv nothing to see.
You have to be a member of that site to look at stuff.
I tried a few times. No go.

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rx4ord wrote:Hey Harv nothing to see.
You have to be a member of that site to look at stuff.
I tried a few times. No go.

Tassie Dave
Apologies. Scans of the article here:

http://s929.photobucket.com/user/V8EKwa ... b.png.html
http://s929.photobucket.com/user/V8EKwa ... 8.png.html
http://s929.photobucket.com/user/V8EKwa ... 7.png.html

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Harv........thanks for the issue date...went & checked and its one I still have....many thanks..........andyd
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I thought that was a wonderous thing when I first read that article as a boy enthusiast. It's still a piece of work 8) .

Here's the only page I could link to before the photobucket bother took over:

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I took this pic at Riverside, saw it a couple of times, but it never ran good, sounded awesome tho' 8)
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