Lost Pics From the Archives Of My 68GT

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This was taken at Raceway Park, Englishtown N.J. It was a Mustang shootout night. The '73 Mach 1 in the other lane was my uncles car. We never got to run. Right after I did my burnout it started to rain. I never had the chance to line up next to him again.

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These next 2 pics were taken at Island Dragway in Great Meadows N.J. I would like to beat the person who cut off the nose of my car, that would have been a great pic to hang on the wall.

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This is my oldest son Bill. He is about 1 or so in the pic. He is 16 now.

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This is Raceway Park again. I don't know what kind of car that is next to me, but the Buick
Grand National was big at this time.
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Driving to the staging lanes at Island Dragway. This was taken before my 427 blew up.
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The car ran a consistant 12:80's. I had a best time of 12:[email protected] If I had ever became proficiant at shifting it would have been a low 12 second car.
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kick ass 68...

I almost had a 68... 289 was swapped for a 302 w/ a c4...

guy sold it for 4grand... sucked had I stopped and 1 min earlier it woulda been mine
 

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great pics!!!! u had a fe in it??? what kind and what was in it??? no matter what u can ever substitute for big block torque!!! great looking car the 67-68 bodystlye is one of my favorites.
 

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5.HOE said:
great pics!!!! u had a fe in it??? what kind and what was in it??? no matter what u can ever substitute for big block torque!!! great looking car the 67-68 bodystlye is one of my favorites.

When I bought the car it had a 427 medium riser with 2x4 carbs. That engine broke a cam and it just blew everything apart. I only found 14 pieces of the cam, and did not have enough parts to put it back together. I have a picture somewhere of all the pieces in the oil pan.

After that self destructed I bought a 428CJ to put in it. I used the same 2x4 intake, and had it profesionally built by Charlie Spielman of Tawneytown Md. He specialized in big block Ford's and ran a Torino with a 428CJ in it at 75/80 Dragway in Md.
I had a Pro-shifted 4spd Top Loader trans, 9 inch Nodular housing rear with 4:86 gears and a Detroit Locker.

The downfall of the car was the rear gear. They were way to steep for the engine. I would kick in the rev. limiter @ 6200RPM before I got to the traps. It really needed a set of 4:30's. Then it would have run 12:00 all day long.

I stopped racing after my daughter was born in 1994. I pulled the engine out in 1998 and sold it for $4,000 + a 390 that needed a rebuild. The car is an original 390 4bbl car (S-code).

Now it siys waiting patiantly for my 1966 Coup to be finnished so I can start on it, or somebody comes up with the right amount of cash to talk me out of it.
 

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What a beauty of a car...

Kudos on a nice collection Matt.

:thumb:
 

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Wow those are some old pics. I love the last one, great pics matt :santa_afro:
 

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Snakebit said:
Wow those are some old pics. I love the last one, great pics matt :santa_afro:

Thanks Snake. I have been looking through the old stuff. I found some pics of my blown up 427 I will post them up later after they get scanned.
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Awesome pics man. I wish I was born earlier... :(

Thanks again, but if you were born ealier then you would be old now.
 

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Good lookin pix Matt.
Cute kid too. Train them young. :thumb:
 

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Dalamar said:
Good lookin pix Matt.
Cute kid too. Train them young. :thumb:

Thanks Dalamar. I wish it still looked that good. The one summer it spent outside did a real number on the paint. My oldest kid is not much into cars, never was. Probably because when he was growing up I did almost nothing with the cars. Now my youngest son, I think he is going to be a little bit of a gearhead.
 

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