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#380549 - 02/21/04 11:27 PM A Couple Of Winners
P71Times2 Offline
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Yeah, I remember the "Good Old Days".

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#380550 - 02/22/04 12:30 AM Re: A Couple Of Winners
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Saw a couple old Torinos at the show today, including one absolutely GORGEOUS '70 Torino GT convertible, with a 390, and a '70 Mercury Cyclone.
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#380551 - 02/22/04 01:11 AM Re: A Couple Of Winners
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My Grandmother had a mint conditon older Torino...

I had a chance to buy it, but I didn't, and I've kicked myself ever since....
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#380552 - 02/23/04 06:46 AM Re: A Couple Of Winners
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I loved those 70 Torino Cobra's as well. I had a 70, but it had the 360 horse "N" code 429 Thunderjet, with the Drag Pack option. I bought the car off the original owner, who was a truck driving friend of my father's, and he ordered it that way. Why he didn't get the CJ or SCJ I don't know. It had the 4.30's, Detroit Locker "N" case, and 31 spline axles (which are all currently in my Fairlane), close ratio 4speed Top Loader (which I still have ), flat hood, no A/C, PS or Power Brakes. When I went into the Air Force in 84, my brother's had the car while I was gone, and it became the car to beat in no time. A year later, when I finished basic training and technical school, I took the car up to Fort Drum, NY and had to rebuild the transmission within a week.

When I get home this afternoon, I'll post some pics of it.
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#380553 - 02/23/04 10:05 PM Re: A Couple Of Winners
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Alrighty Then, here's some pics of my old Torino. I really miss that car, because it was the first real musclecar I ever owned, and I really learned alot about cars working on it with my father. I scanned these pics, so the quality isn't as great as a digital camera.

Here's a shot of me, next to my 429.



Another shot with my current Fairlane in the background. My brother Joe still owned it with the 289 still in it. That's my Dad's 63 Falcon there too! Can you tell we like FORD'S? BTW, those were my actual plate numbers....70COBRA and I still have them.



A pic of the "A" frame setup we use to pull all the engines in and out. My Dad's cousin made this from scratch, and gave it to us when he made another one.



A closeup of the 429 I picked up from a friend of ours in North Jersey. My Dad eventually blew this one up down in Atco Raceway, but she ran great up until then.




Notice the extended #4 exhaust header. I had to cut a square out of the inner fender for this pipe to fit in, and you could see it in the wheelwell. These were Hooker Super Comps with 2 1/8" primaries. Can you say overkill?



A pic of me Launching at Atco Raceway in South Jersey.



Here's a pic of my old 89 F150 with the Torino on the back of a Deande Car Trailer (From Trenton, NJ). This was my setup for almost 5 years, before I bought the Fairlane from my brother, started working at Shell Oil, and bought my Vic.







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#380554 - 02/23/04 10:21 PM Re: A Couple Of Winners
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Man, I like your family's taste in cars
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#380555 - 02/24/04 12:08 AM Re: A Couple Of Winners
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Registered: 11/08/03
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Loc: Massachusetts
Great Pics Pat! Sometimes I wish I had that 429 in my Montego!
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#380556 - 02/24/04 01:39 AM Re: A Couple Of Winners
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Nice Pictures!
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#380557 - 02/24/04 07:43 AM Re: A Couple Of Winners
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Registered: 02/28/01
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Pat...looks like you've packed on a pound or two since "the good ol' days"!

Nice Torino, though...and nice truck! Wish MY 150 was a shortbed, although I think the LWB will come in handy when it comes time to tow.

Pat
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#380558 - 02/24/04 08:55 AM Re: A Couple Of Winners
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Thanks for the compliments

Other Pat, haha, those pics are from about 1994(?), because I had the Fairlane since 96. That's about how much I weighed until around 2000. The last 3 years I gained 40 pounds The rotating shift work, too much OT, eating out at work all the time, and drinking like a mad man on my off time, has caught up with me. I'm going to try starting this Lent, to get back to 175lbs like I was in that pic. I may pick up a tenth in the quarter too!
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#380559 - 03/13/04 12:09 AM Re: A Couple Of Winners
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just remember 10lb=1hp
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