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  1. 67Dart273

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    This is just to good to pass up

     
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    • Syleng1

      Syleng1 Karma is real and Life is short... FABO Gold Member

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      Yea! Not a Ford guy but can appreciate this guys love for the sport and his experience. Thank you for sharing. Video is worth watching. This guy wins most races on experience alone.
       
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      • famous bob

        famous bob mopar misfit

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        kick a$$ , literally , rules ar e way way more liberal now , even for stock class .
        75 and still kickin it !!
         
      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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        We used to attend an all makes cruise in in Macon many years ago when I had my 65 Valiant with the hot 360. Had it at the local traditional family run barbeque joint, Finchers. BIG cruise in. Always several hundred cars. There was this one older gentleman, he actually OWNED the city of Tombsboro, Georgia. Now, I actually have a friend who owns it.....but that's another story. Anyway, the guy who used to own the town, always brought his car to the cruise in on a trailer. I think Tombsboro is on the order of 100 or so miles from Macon. Anyway, his car just happened to be an all numbers matching original 1963 Ford Galaxie Lightweight R Code with the 427 High Riser engine. He'd trailer down the street about a half mile, unload it and DRIVE it down the street. Now, if you know a THING about these cars, then you know how damned badass that was. It was an awesome spectacle. You could FEEL the car turn in the parkin lot. It was one bad beeotch.
         
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        • toolmanmike

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          Good thing I'm a car guy. I like Mopar's of course but I like em' all.

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          • RustyRatRod

            RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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            • toolmanmike

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              Ex race car turned streeter. He bolts on the slicks, loads her up and to the track he goes. And the power tailgate window even works! LOL

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              • RustyRatRod

                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                That's really cool. I'm not a Poncho guy, but I love a big heavy car that's quick. @VOETOM would like that car.
                 
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                • tinman2

                  tinman2 73 Dart 340 Sport FABO Gold Member

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                  20210914_090702.jpg 20210914_090745.jpg I had lots of Mopars but both of these in the mid 70s also:
                  65 Falcon Futura 289, 4speed, 8.75 w/4.10, frame rails moved, tubbed, Chrysler Super Stock springs, pinion snubber. Most unbelievable power from a tiny engine. Could change gears on the street at 8000 rpm
                  67 Camaro SS/RS 302 w/ Chrysler aluminum case white stripe ratio 4 speed Dana 60 7.17 ratio for 1/8 mile so another 8000 rpm plus car.
                   
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                  • brian6pac

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                    Very cool, the guy he was racing in the red Thunderbolt Kurt Neighbors lives about 5 miles up the road from me. back in the 90's he was running a alcohol funny car with a 429, I don't remember but I don't think he did well with the car.
                     
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                    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                    The Falcon makes my little pecker get hard.
                     
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                    • toolmanmike

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                      He just got his Firebird done. It is stunning that he considers a turn key driver. Jeff is a top notch guy.

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                      • toolmanmike

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                        Like the Falcon's and 66-7 Fairlanes.
                         
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                        • tinman2

                          tinman2 73 Dart 340 Sport FABO Gold Member

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                          Cars had personality back then.
                           
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                          • mopar head

                            mopar head Well-Known Member

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                            Here`s a question for all the older guys 70s +.
                            I`ve searched and can`t find any conclusive answer.
                            I`ve considered the teardrop scoops to be seen first on the thunderbolts as really an extractor. Talking to rodders 10 yrs my senior say they were real popular and was seen on everything back in the day.
                            I`ll still say they are/were a Ford scoop.
                            What say you?
                             
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                            • toolmanmike

                              toolmanmike Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                              I remember seeing them on early 60's 348/409 Chevys but who knows when they were installed.
                               
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                              • ir3333

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                                i like them all but the one that started it all may be my all time favourite. Always planned
                                on building one but it hasn't happened yet.

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                                • A56

                                  A56 MoPar Affliction

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                                  Mid 60's I remember seeing a '55 Chevy with a teardrop cruisin the strip in Easton, Pa.
                                   
                                • ch1ll

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                                  Almost all 60’s cars were sweet, but I like the mopars the best.
                                   
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                                  • 67Dart273

                                    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                    To my knowledge the T-bolts were the orign
                                     
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                                    • Dartnut

                                      Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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                                      Awesome car and video, thanks for posting!
                                      I love all of the cars running the stock or super stock class.
                                      I noticed that there wasn't any discussion about the cam he's running in the car, I bet that it's one of his ''speed secrets''.
                                       
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                                      I always liked the teardrop scoop, but the only "factory" cars I saw them on were Fords. A good friend's step father had one of those Super Stock fiberglass Ford Galaxys. It was not a looks only car, it was totally serious. It was their daily driver, 4 speed and all. I loved watching his 110 lb mother drive it, and I mean she could really drive it. My brother had a 65 Mustang coupe that we converted the 289 into a "K" motor. We swapped a 9 in rear with 3.90 gears, so the biggest problem we had was with getting a C-4 trans to live behind it. No problem with old Fords here...
                                       
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                                      • missing linc

                                        missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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                                        A cool car is a cool car, regardless of the manufacturer, if I like the car, I couldn't care less about the nameplate.
                                         
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