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    Here's a couple more from last October-

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    Default Torino

    Don't know what the Torino sold for but I bet it would be a handful on the street.

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    Well I'm back at it(or was, finished now)... Except for upper ball joints that I did over three months ago, I've been neglect on replacing the lower control arms(too hot for me)... Finally happened this week, installed new LCA, strut rod bushings and stabilizer bar bushing... Also now have a working oil pressure gauge again... The old T fitting interfered with the P/S pump lines, so had to come up with a slightly different configuration...

    Right control arm was already in place when I took photo...



    Bushings in orig arms had long ago seen better days... The WHAM in RF on a moderate bump is gone now..







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    I can't stop looking at your header-to-shock-tower clearance. Or lack thereof.

    I remember first seeing a big block 'Stang and realizing 10 lbs of shit in a 5 lb bag is nothing new.
    1987 20th Anniversary Cougar, 302 "5.0" GT-40 heads (F3ZE '93 Cobra) and TMoss Ported H.O. intake, H.O. camshaft
    2.5" Duals, no cats, Flowmaster 40s, Richmond 3.73s w/ Trac-Lok, maxed out Baumann shift kit, 3000 RPM Dirty Dog non-lock TC
    Aside from the Mustang crinkle headers, still looks like it's only 150 HP...
    1988 Black XR7 Trick Flow top end, Tremec 3550
    1988 Black XR7 Procharger P600B intercooled, Edelbrock Performer non-RPM heads, GT40 intake AOD, 13 PSI @5000 RPM. 93 octane

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    Just had her 49th birthday...



    Feelin' kinda spry...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTz1NXdu2b0






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    Last weekend we went on a cruise with the early Shelby guys...



    AND I mean a REAL cruise...







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    Sounds spry alright!!!
    1987 20th Anniversary Cougar, 302 "5.0" GT-40 heads (F3ZE '93 Cobra) and TMoss Ported H.O. intake, H.O. camshaft
    2.5" Duals, no cats, Flowmaster 40s, Richmond 3.73s w/ Trac-Lok, maxed out Baumann shift kit, 3000 RPM Dirty Dog non-lock TC
    Aside from the Mustang crinkle headers, still looks like it's only 150 HP...
    1988 Black XR7 Trick Flow top end, Tremec 3550
    1988 Black XR7 Procharger P600B intercooled, Edelbrock Performer non-RPM heads, GT40 intake AOD, 13 PSI @5000 RPM. 93 octane

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZondaC12 View Post
    Sounds spry alright!!!
    I just got out of the stockade for doing burnouts down in NC...

    'em sumbitches are mean...







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    looking good man, I also had my 68 torino out today, but the tire spinning was due to the freezing rain.

    BTW, I understand the convenience of having power steering/power brakes, but i think my car feels great with manual steer/ manual brakes. I would have never guessed manual 4 wheel discs would bite so hard. Maybe the big block makes the car feel a lot more sluggish in turns, but im pondering taking on the autocross course with my manual gearbox!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootleggers deluxe View Post
    looking good man, I also had my 68 torino out today, but the tire spinning was due to the freezing rain.

    BTW, I understand the convenience of having power steering/power brakes, but i think my car feels great with manual steer/ manual brakes. I would have never guessed manual 4 wheel discs would bite so hard. Maybe the big block makes the car feel a lot more sluggish in turns, but im pondering taking on the autocross course with my manual gearbox!
    If your car originally had P/S it has the faster 16:1 ratio steering sector...

    On the highway manual steering is fine, drove it to IA in '76 VIA downtown Chicago... Nowadays it mostly sees show/cruise duty... Original manual steering wasn't hard to steer, just pitifully slow, something like 5 turns lock to lock... A P/S sector reduces that to 3 turns but makes steering far stiffer(especially with approx 750 lbs of FE over the wheels)... I added the P/S sector in '91, drove it to Carlisle & New Castle PA, Hagerstown MD, Kingsport TN etc no issus, still it's far more pleasant with full P/S system...

    For an example of how much more pleasantly it drives, from April '02(it's last state inspection) till I added P/S in March, it had accumulated 1394 miles... That's a couple weeks short of 15 years... From April till end of Dec, it's logged 1473 miles... All on the 26 year old Goodyears, new tires are in the plans for '18...






    My other rides (that actually do run & drive)

    1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed << New 49th Birthday Picture

    1972 Comet GT - 306 C4

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