Originally posted by David Birchall
Just to add a little twist to the discussion. After talking with John Maycock (who rebuilt #963 in the eighties) and John DeLane (who owns it now) it would seem that #963 acquired 19B uprights when it got it's 'first' Ford 289 engine (1963?) and those are the uprights fitted now. John Maycock got the uprights from McKee in the eighties when he recovered all the parts McKee had removed from the car. Are there more 19B uprights?
Has anybody figured out the chassis # of the blue 19 in Alabama in the photo taken by Cynic?
I have this car running a Buick engine for the 63 Players 200 and it is described as a 19B. But for the 1964 edition it had a Ford.
I think the blue 19 in Alabama (the Allan Taylor car?) is the Carveth car. I know there is some debate about the chassis number but there were only three cars fitted with Buicks if I am correct - the Grant car, the Columbosian car and the Carveth car. The Grant car switched to Chevy power around 63/64, the Columbosian car about the same time. But a Buick-engined car was still racing in Oct 64 in the hands of Stan Peterson, which I believe to be the Carveth car...
Does anybody know where the Publicker car went after its first owner? From a process of elimination, I have concluded either Tom Terrell or Dave Causey?
I note also that Charlie Kolb was the co-driver of the Publicker car at Sebring 61 when they practised but blew the engine and he also appears in the ownership chain for the J. Frank Harrison car, just before Fong. Did he ever own the Publicker car?
Also, we haven't mentioned much about the Zweifel and Vogele cars - did they stay in Europe for all their working lives?