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Offline BOSSHEMI

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KK 1218
« on: October 30, 2016, 10:52:49 am »
KK 1218 Raven Black car originally sold at Vinton Motors in Roanoke, Virginia has been found. Brought out of hiding by Matt Taylor of West Va. With the help of Emery Pratt, and a whole lot of guidance from Ed Meyer. Don't know what the future holds for the car yet, possibly to restore with the engine I have for KK1217, The search is on  for KK1218's original #'s matching motor.  Anyone in the Roanoke are with any Vinton Motors history, or any photos of Roanoke area Boss 429 drag cars please call or email me. Car was resprayed White and later Blue. Not sure what color raced in or if lettered, or who original owner was. If anyone has blocks laying around see if you have an early HP ending in 92. Thanks

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Re: KK 1218
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 12:34:24 pm »
I just did a search on Boss forum and seems the engine from KK 1218 is alive and well in another members car. At least it made it and wasn't blown apart.

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Re: KK 1218
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2016, 04:20:03 pm »
That is a great score if the new owner of KK1238 would allow you to buy that KK1218 engine.
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Re: KK 1218
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2016, 06:10:41 pm »
Sean, if not for your post the search may have come up empty. Ed is trying to work engine deal out.
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Re: KK 1218
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2016, 06:57:18 pm »
Once in a lifetime .....pretty exciting....good luck Bernie...!

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Re: KK 1218
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2016, 10:05:55 am »
KK1218 find has an interesting story starting with a call from Emery P. (ME) last tues nite that a young WV mustang guy had called him thinking he had stumbled across a 69 b9 body in some old guys backyard up in the WV hills when he had went to look at a 50s ford pick-up the guy had for sale in a trader add somewhere. Emery had sold this guy a fastback mustang recently & when he delivered it on trip to fall Carlisle they got to talking cars & Emery told him he had a 70 b9 so Matt T. called Emery asking B9?s & what the body would be worth. Emery said the car was not to far east of me so I called Matt (who wasn't familiar at all about boss 429s) & told him what all to look for. I bought a complete S-motor east of here back in the 80s & been looking for the car ever since & was hoping this could be the car but when matt gave me the serial # I knew it was an EARLY #. The car had been painted 3 colors & the door kk # & fender decals were painted over back in early 70 & no hood scoop & most unique b9 parts missing but matt checked the serial # being Z had never seen a Z in a mustang serial # so when he asked the old man about the car he said that's the way it was when he bought it back in 74 & said it was some sort of prototype. I told  Matt I wanted first chance to buy the car so he bought it & hauled the b9 to his house the next day & I looked at 177 pictures & went over the car with him then I call Bernie H. to see if he still had the engine out of kk1217 that we looked at ford carlise that was in Dan M. racecar & Dick S. had built it & Bernie bought the engine but not the race car. I told matt I would buy the car & sent a deposit & at that time I had thought 9f02z150392 was the earliest production serial # b9 (of the cars sold to the public) according to my notes BUT after going thru the serial #s with Joe S. 20 some KKs later 9f02z150391 shows up the earliest production serial # and boy was I bummed out thinking 150392 was the earliest. So I called Bernie H. (who has engine kk1217 & matt had emailed him off this site from Bernies add looking for body of kk 1217) & told him to go pick up the car being car was from his state. 9fo2z150392 KK1218 9f02z150396 kk1215 9f02z150397 kk1214 (TASCA)  & so any EARLY black b9 could be in the KK photos since according to Tom T. (who was there & in the kk black b9 photo) they just grabbed a black b9 to take the photo!

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Re: KK 1218
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2019, 06:47:47 pm »
KK1218 find has an interesting story starting with a call from Emery P. (ME) last tues nite that a young WV mustang guy had called him thinking he had stumbled across a 69 b9 body in some old guys backyard up in the WV hills when he had went to look at a 50s ford pick-up the guy had for sale in a trader add somewhere. Emery had sold this guy a fastback mustang recently & when he delivered it on trip to fall Carlisle they got to talking cars & Emery told him he had a 70 b9 so Matt T. called Emery asking B9?s & what the body would be worth. Emery said the car was not to far east of me so I called Matt (who wasn't familiar at all about boss 429s) & told him what all to look for. I bought a complete S-motor east of here back in the 80s & been looking for the car ever since & was hoping this could be the car but when matt gave me the serial # I knew it was an EARLY #. The car had been painted 3 colors & the door kk # & fender decals were painted over back in early 70 & no hood scoop & most unique b9 parts missing but matt checked the serial # being Z had never seen a Z in a mustang serial # so when he asked the old man about the car he said that's the way it was when he bought it back in 74 & said it was some sort of prototype. I told  Matt I wanted first chance to buy the car so he bought it & hauled the b9 to his house the next day & I looked at 177 pictures & went over the car with him then I call Bernie H. to see if he still had the engine out of kk1217 that we looked at ford carlise that was in Dan M. racecar & Dick S. had built it & Bernie bought the engine but not the race car. I told matt I would buy the car & sent a deposit & at that time I had thought 9f02z150392 was the earliest production serial # b9 (of the cars sold to the public) according to my notes BUT after going thru the serial #s with Joe S. 20 some KKs later 9f02z150391 shows up the earliest production serial # and boy was I bummed out thinking 150392 was the earliest. So I called Bernie H. (who has engine kk1217 & matt had emailed him off this site from Bernies add looking for body of kk 1217) & told him to go pick up the car being car was from his state. 9fo2z150392 KK1218 9f02z150396 kk1215 9f02z150397 kk1214 (TASCA)  & so any EARLY black b9 could be in the KK photos since according to Tom T. (who was there & in the kk black b9 photo) they just grabbed a black b9 to take the photo!

Ed,

I have a friend who found the transmission for this Boss for sale on Facebook ads. The partial VIN is visible. Sale price is $2000. He is trying to re-unite this trans with the current car owner.
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Re: KK 1218
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2019, 10:01:32 pm »
trans was just posted on the BOSS 429 SITE on FB few mins ago

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Re: KK 1218
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2019, 10:16:42 pm »
who do we call ? thanks