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Re: Decided Not to Back Half the Torino

Post  ThndrChkn on September 26th 2013, 11:40 am

I think that Torino's gonna be "sick" when you guys get it done... I agree with Jon, and Blake. Ladder bars done right will get the job done... My old racer, The Banana, had ladder bars also, and once I got it dialed in, it would 60' in the high 1.30's ... (1.37 being the best ) And it never had adjustable shocks on it, just the std QA1 rear shocks... The only thing adjustable was spring tension/ride height... That thing far exceeded any of my expectations, running a best of 9.70 @ 137 in the 1/4 and 6.17 @ 113 in the 1/8...

Good Luck with it Dave, with Jon on board, it'll work, and work well... And as long as you're happy with the result, that's all that matters...
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Post  Dave C. on September 26th 2013, 1:11 pm

Thanks Doug, I wasn't around when you had the Banana... Was it a Torino?

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Post  ThndrChkn on September 26th 2013, 3:44 pm

No, I wish it was a Torino... It was a 1986 F150... It was one of the easiest to drive rigs I've ever driven...
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Re: Decided Not to Back Half the Torino

Post  supervel45 on October 4th 2013, 2:08 am

dfree383 wrote:
gdog wrote:Now we talkin.......pad and pencil ready to take notes.
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If you want a race car go buy one, your is way to nice of a street car to cut up.
                            He is right, you might regret if the value goes way up in a few years, buy one already done as a roller. It's kind of a sleeper as fast as it is, with the stock setup. Throw a mini spool in and check your 60 foot, may help, cheep to try. If narrow it go full spool, or Detroit Locker for sure.


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Post  supervel45 on October 4th 2013, 2:10 am

dfree383 wrote:if you are going to do it,  4 link it and do it right.
If you going to do it, get it over with, can't hook much more than this with big tires.

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Post  supervel45 on October 4th 2013, 2:19 am

cool40 wrote:ladder bars would be best IMO,for sure with the stock frontend.Cool 
                          Yes but what about once it front haved. Buy a Roller save a unmolested beyond return anyway, Classic Antique. Your car though as long as you like it I guess is all that counts.


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Re: Decided Not to Back Half the Torino

Post  cool40 on October 4th 2013, 11:34 am

I started the same way he's going.it realy comes down to where he wants to be and his budget.my budget was small
Now its struts and 4link.lol
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Post  IDT-572 on October 4th 2013, 12:22 pm

I think he can mini tube the Torino with ladder bars and hook what he has, and still look stock.
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Post  richter69 on October 4th 2013, 12:25 pm

car will have big power later on........
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Post  supervel45 on October 4th 2013, 2:55 pm

Need two cars and more money.Wink 

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Post  richter69 on October 4th 2013, 6:22 pm

2 cars = no money trust me.
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Post  cool40 on October 4th 2013, 6:50 pm

1car=no money.lol
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Re: Decided Not to Back Half the Torino

Post  Lem Evans on October 4th 2013, 6:53 pm

You perverts Shocked 
 
Is 'back half' & 'mini tub' some slang you guys picked up over on the YB?  lol!

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Post  TravisRice on October 4th 2013, 6:59 pm

Build and race what you can afford. Hell most race cars are built 18"s at a time. My Green car started off like that, ran in the 11's then changed some things, tubbed it then 10's, cut old cage out and redo the junk that was in it, low 10's. build new motor and put smaller tires back on it , re do ladder bar deal down in the 9's . Hell cut something apart and redo it because I saw someone else did it a more tasteful way. You get the point. No matter what you got (unless a full blown tube professional car) Your always going to be upgrading something........ 18" at time. Laughing  Just get friendly with your welder.

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Post  TravisRice on October 4th 2013, 7:00 pm

Lem Evans wrote:You perverts Shocked 
 
Is 'back half' & 'mini tub' some slang you guys picked up over on the YB?  lol!
Ol Blake was using Mini-Tube ??? Don't really want to ask or know anymore............Laughing 

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Post  IDT-572 on October 4th 2013, 7:59 pm

TravisRice wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:You perverts Shocked 
 
Is 'back half' & 'mini tub' some slang you guys picked up over on the YB?  lol!
Ol Blake was using Mini-Tube ??? Don't really want to ask or know anymore............Laughing 
. Should have been tub we need to leave my mini tube out of it......
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Post  supervel45 on October 5th 2013, 12:45 pm

You can problably tub a tube, but I don't think you can mini tub it?

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Re: Decided Not to Back Half the Torino

Post  richter69 on October 31st 2013, 8:30 pm

update
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Re: Decided Not to Back Half the Torino

Post  Dave C. on October 31st 2013, 8:53 pm

Decided against the backhalf idea... Drove to Texas and bought a 65 mustang .. It's a backhalf roller that,s gonna get the 545 and a glide.

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Re: Decided Not to Back Half the Torino

Post  richter69 on October 31st 2013, 9:11 pm

pics or it didn't happen....
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Post  Dave C. on October 31st 2013, 9:16 pm

I'll try to figure out how to post a few. scratch 

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Re: Decided Not to Back Half the Torino

Post  richter69 on October 31st 2013, 9:27 pm

well here is the tranny......

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Post  69F100 on November 1st 2013, 12:22 am

Nice looking 65 the roofing business must have been great this year Laughing 
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Re: Decided Not to Back Half the Torino

Post  whitefield on November 1st 2013, 6:53 am

Are you going to sale the Torino ?
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