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« on: March 13, 2014, 03:22:38 AM »

Hi, a friend of a friend has asked me if I have heard of the Shelby American engine builder Davey Crockett. Well I have not, im guessing his name might be a nickname but who knows. Anybody heard of this guy? Paul

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 09:45:11 AM »

   The only Dave or Davey was Dave Lameraux. You are right Crockett could have been a nick name. Ryan falconer would know. I think he's the only one left.
    Randy

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 10:14:06 AM »

Like Randy surmised looks like a nickname for a Traco/Offy engine builder that did work for Carroll for a short time during the GT40 era.

A few things come up with a search

http://www.tunerpublications.com/review.html

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 08:08:07 PM »





Walter Howell III was a widely known 60's engine man who went by the moniker 'Davy Crockett'.
His son presently runs Howell Engine Development.
 
I've got a stumper:
Anyone know whatever became of Richard Cabral?
Did he pass?
 
He (along w Dralle) had a lot of COCOA cars at Willow in the 70's.
Jim Wallace (another lost  pre-SAAC name) ran 65's very well in that period w Cabral as the engine builder.



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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 07:41:53 AM »

     Cabral was around in the early '90's but I have not heard of "Super Mex" since. Jim Wallace is alive and working for Shelby American in Las Vegas.
      Randy

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2014, 05:55:40 AM »

Thanks guys for your comments, and especially camp upshur, I will pass that on. Did Walter Howell III work for Shelby American in the sixties then, or other companies? Paul

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