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Post  dfree383 on March 27th 2018, 7:56 pm

598... it is what it is.....make it up in spray if you're not happy


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Post  69F100 on March 27th 2018, 8:27 pm

Nick I know where I think is a 68 I go by this weekend and get some pics of it.pm me your number and I text you some pics of it. It is not as nice as the one you are looking at but it will not cost as much either.
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Post  bruno on March 27th 2018, 8:46 pm

dfree383 wrote:598... it is what it is.....make it up in spray if youre not haopy

just want it faster then the Shelby, which i have no doubt on that, with the starting weight of this car and going auto. With also running low 6 or high 5s in the 1/8 Very Happy
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Post  Lem Evans on March 27th 2018, 9:16 pm

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windsor wrote:This is with a stock block. http://www.429-460.com/t14610-dyno-results-a-headed-557-on-91-octane-pump-gas-dyno-update-page-6

And Bill Fowler (CDMBill) has done it with a 589” with extensive Drag Week use.  TFS tunnel ram with dual EFI throttle bodies and Megasquirt.  1014 hp several years ago.

https://youtu.be/msBeVfZgP-Q


That's not a $15,000 or under engine.

the 589" deal certainly isnt  , but the 557 looks like a budget deal ? just dont know how accurate that dyno is , seems really impressive for 91 octane ....

Bill's stuff is the real deal.

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Post  Mark Miller on March 27th 2018, 11:14 pm

bruno wrote:this is the car im working on now to acquire.

Nice looking car Torino or Fairlane my dad sold a 68 Torino GT years back only had a 302 in it though!!!BBF is going to be a tight fit in there with the factory shock towers it will fit with the shock towers but changing the plugs will be a bear!!!! Smile

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Post  BBFTorino on March 27th 2018, 11:42 pm

Mark Miller wrote:
bruno wrote:this is the car im working on now to acquire.

Nice looking car Torino or Fairlane my dad sold a 68 Torino GT years back only had a 302 in it though!!!BBF is going to be a tight fit in there with the factory shock towers it will fit with the shock towers but changing the plugs will be a bear!!!! Smile
Actually, its not that bad. It is easier to change the plugs on a 385 series in these chassis of cars, than it is when they have an FE in them.
The biggest hurdle is depending on what type of valve covers the engine has on it.
Remove the valve covers and it is quite simple really.

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Post  BBFTorino on March 27th 2018, 11:43 pm

The front subframe is the same as 70/71 Torino or Cyclone...of which 429's were factory options.

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Post  BOSS 429 on March 28th 2018, 2:12 am

recently sold my 68 TORINO/ FAIRLANE that I had installed a 429 in. FUN CAR
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Post  D. Sea on March 28th 2018, 8:17 am

Nick,

Love the car, I had a 69 R code Ranchero that I wish i hadn't sold...

That said, I was younger and dumber and absolutely HATED working on the car because of those damn shock towers.  Decided to build a car that was easier to work on and have had the same car ever since.  Started building it in '94

Who was it that had the Green 65-66 Galaxie?  Would love to have that car!!!!
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Post  bruno on March 28th 2018, 9:50 am

D. Sea wrote:Nick,

Love the car, I had a 69 R code Ranchero that I wish i hadn't sold...

That said, I was younger and dumber and absolutely HATED working on the car because of those damn shock towers.  Decided to build a car that was easier to work on and have had the same car ever since.  Started building it in '94

Who was it that had the Green 65-66 Galaxie?  Would love to have that car!!!!

So you guys are really making me second guess this decision about these cars because of the shock towers !!
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Post  D. Sea on March 28th 2018, 9:56 am

bruno wrote:
D. Sea wrote:Nick,

Love the car, I had a 69 R code Ranchero that I wish i hadn't sold...

That said, I was younger and dumber and absolutely HATED working on the car because of those damn shock towers.  Decided to build a car that was easier to work on and have had the same car ever since.  Started building it in '94

Who was it that had the Green 65-66 Galaxie?  Would love to have that car!!!!

So you guys are really making me second guess this decision about these cars because of the shock towers !!

Galaxie or Merc...

I'm sending you a PM
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Post  dfree383 on March 28th 2018, 10:16 am

bruno wrote:
D. Sea wrote:Nick,

Love the car, I had a 69 R code Ranchero that I wish i hadn't sold...

That said, I was younger and dumber and absolutely HATED working on the car because of those damn shock towers.  Decided to build a car that was easier to work on and have had the same car ever since.  Started building it in '94

Who was it that had the Green 65-66 Galaxie?  Would love to have that car!!!!

So you guys are really making me second guess this decision about these cars because of the shock towers !!

Its not that bad, Worst case you can notch them like a Boss 9 mustang.
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Post  rmk57 on March 28th 2018, 11:15 am

dfree383 wrote:
bruno wrote:
D. Sea wrote:Nick,

Love the car, I had a 69 R code Ranchero that I wish i hadn't sold...

That said, I was younger and dumber and absolutely HATED working on the car because of those damn shock towers.  Decided to build a car that was easier to work on and have had the same car ever since.  Started building it in '94

Who was it that had the Green 65-66 Galaxie?  Would love to have that car!!!!

So you guys are really making me second guess this decision about these cars because of the shock towers !!

Its not that bad, Worst case you can notch them like a Boss 9 mustang.


Anyway you slice it, even with notched shock towers headers are going to be compromise with a 1000 hp engine in that compartment. Not to mention cutting a big hole in the hood for cold air.

I suppose you could run cold air through the inboard headlights, but you would still need a scoop of some sort to hide the carburetors.

It looks like a real nice car and I'd be a little reluctant to start modding it like you would have to. On the other hand, there not rare, they made a ton of them.

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Post  jeffgfg on March 28th 2018, 12:03 pm

Biggest issue with the shock towers is header fitment....the rest you can work around. Very nice car I would like to put a 385 in it as a fun street car, like Rich's !!

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Post  wayney on March 28th 2018, 6:43 pm

bruno wrote:
dfree383 wrote:598... it is what it is.....make it up in spray if youre not haopy

just want it faster then the Shelby, which i have no doubt on that, with the starting weight of this car and going auto. With also running low 6 or high 5s in the 1/8 Very Happy




low 6 or high 5s should be no problem with spray and a conventional p51/afr head and spark plugs will be much easier to change.

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Post  FalconEh on March 28th 2018, 10:04 pm

bruno wrote:
D. Sea wrote:Nick,

Love the car, I had a 69 R code Ranchero that I wish i hadn't sold...

That said, I was younger and dumber and absolutely HATED working on the car because of those damn shock towers.  Decided to build a car that was easier to work on and have had the same car ever since.  Started building it in '94

Who was it that had the Green 65-66 Galaxie?  Would love to have that car!!!!

So you guys are really making me second guess this decision about these cars because of the shock towers !!

Not talking you out of anything, if your looking for plug and play with a 1000+ it will be easier with a 72+ in the Torino body being a full frame, you can cut away on that one as it will be really cool, regardless of what some say we are beating up on the shock towers because likely you wont be happy with them intact. However, I am sure you already know that, and the likelyhood you will rip that unibody in half with a 1000+hp and no chassis work IMO is high. My guess is you planned on doing some cutting and bracing anyway and a concours purist I am not. So if that is what you want I say go for it cut that bitch up, stuff a monster BBF bullet in it, run pump gas, and enjoy the Fuc$ out of a mostly factory appearing street monster that get's it done! Cool
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Post  stanger68 on March 29th 2018, 8:18 pm

472 with a pro charger will get you where you want to be. Plus you can use a lower profile intake manifold and less exotic cyl heads. I think your budget # of 12-15K is low either way.

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Post  bruno on March 30th 2018, 1:45 pm

FalconEh wrote:
bruno wrote:
D. Sea wrote:Nick,

Love the car, I had a 69 R code Ranchero that I wish i hadn't sold...

That said, I was younger and dumber and absolutely HATED working on the car because of those damn shock towers.  Decided to build a car that was easier to work on and have had the same car ever since.  Started building it in '94

Who was it that had the Green 65-66 Galaxie?  Would love to have that car!!!!

So you guys are really making me second guess this decision about these cars because of the shock towers !!

Not talking you out of anything, if your looking for plug and play with a 1000+ it will be easier with a 72+ in the Torino body being a full frame, you can cut away on that one as it will be really cool, regardless of what some say we are beating up on the shock towers because likely you wont be happy with them intact. However, I am sure you already know that, and the likelyhood you will rip that unibody in half with a 1000+hp and no chassis work IMO is high. My guess is you planned on doing some cutting and bracing anyway and a concours purist I am not. So if that is what you want I say go for it cut that bitch up, stuff a monster BBF bullet in it, run pump gas, and enjoy the Fuc$ out of a mostly factory appearing street monster that get's it done! Cool


No doubt i appreciate everyone's input , just want to do this project as stock looking as possible , especially keeping every thing under the stock hood, which looks like it will be my biggest hurdle.
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Post  rmk57 on March 30th 2018, 3:18 pm

The good news is with the correct backspace you can squeeze on a 275 /60/ 15 tire without cutting anything. Have your GT wheels widened and adjusted for B/S and it would look pretty good.


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Post  bruno on March 30th 2018, 4:56 pm

rmk57 wrote:The good news is with the correct backspace you can squeeze on a 275 /60/ 15 tire without cutting anything. Have your GT wheels widened and adjusted for B/S and it would look pretty good.


Yes exactly what i would like to do
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Post  Mark Miller on March 30th 2018, 11:08 pm

rmk57 wrote:The good news is with the correct backspace you can squeeze on a 275 /60/ 15 tire without cutting anything. Have your GT wheels widened and adjusted for B/S and it would look pretty good.


IIRC aren't those chrome GT wheels 14"?

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Post  jbozzelle on March 30th 2018, 11:12 pm

D. Sea wrote:Who was it that had the Green 65-66 Galaxie?  Would love to have that car!!!!


I think it was a friend of Travis Rice. That car was sweet!

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Post  jbozzelle on March 30th 2018, 11:18 pm

bruno wrote:

So you guys are really making me second guess this decision about these cars because of the shock towers !!


Just think of changing plugs in you old gray Mustang. They were a pain. Shock towers on the older cars are a real pain...

Chase after the full frame cars for your build..

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Post  manofmerc on March 31st 2018, 5:00 am

Those shock towers can be cut back .If it is done right you cant really see it .Cutting the towers back makes plug changes easier as well as header installation The headers from Crites will fit without cut back towers BUT it is much easier to install all those pipes after a slice and dice .I have been doing so with both my 66-67 comet one with a 460 and the other a 427 .Cool cars but somewhat difficult to work on at times .Doug afro

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Post  bruno on March 31st 2018, 10:23 am

jbozzelle wrote:
bruno wrote:

So you guys are really making me second guess this decision about these cars because of the shock towers !!


Just think of changing plugs in you old gray Mustang.  They were a pain.  Shock towers on the older cars are a real pain...

Chase after the full frame cars for your build..

Damn shock towers !! Very Happy
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