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Old 06-02-2005, 04:23 AM
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Thanks, gents.

Yep, the car spent past 15 (or so) years in Vineland, Marlin. Was found through another dealer, I'm told.

Heard same story re: this car, Blown Away. Though wasn't there as a witness.

Flipped through Hot Rod mags and stuff in school, too, Lynn. Don't have the C&D issue handy, though "torque multiplication" still owns those Schwinn-inspired redlines.
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:54 AM
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Great car just the way it is. Don't restore it.
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:04 AM
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I agree, car is perfect the way it is
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:18 AM
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Who put the cowl plenum air cleaner on it? I did not see it on the car when I looked at it down there. How did you get him to sell it?? I asked him lots of times but he said no. Then I heard he was telling people he wanted 100k for it.
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Old 06-02-2005, 06:22 PM
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Outstanding car Tenny!!
What a piece of real history from the beginning of the musclecar days
Please keep it just the way it is..................but it's ok if you want to remove a little rubber from the rear tires once in awhile........

Love the car!

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Old 06-02-2005, 06:34 PM
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Thanks, Verne. Per Paul Zazarine's book, Don, Milt/Royal installed the cowl plenum, among other "performance experiments", in '64. Though likely had to remove to sell w/warranty end 'o year to Bill Sherman. Comes right off for "stock" look w/block-off plate on firewall.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:07 AM
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Tenney:

Do you remember what issue of Car and Driver? I would like to run one down. I have a 1968 Car & Driver with a comparo test of a 68 Z/28 and Tunnel Port 302 Mustang. It is awesome reading. Sam Posey rung out both cars on the track. Z/28 was loaded with console and power steering, four wheel disc brakes, cross ram and TI ignition. Prepped by GM. Ran a 13.71 on the E 70 bias ply tires (looked like Suzuki tires, according to the author, expecially next to the F 60 15 tires stuffed in the Mustang wheel wells).

Any one remember what issue?

BTW, I agree, I wouldn't change a thing on this car.

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Old 06-03-2005, 12:25 AM
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March 64 issue of Car and Driver. Entire article is avialable for viewing:

http://www.musclecarclub.com/musclec...articles.shtml
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Old 06-03-2005, 04:02 AM
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Cool, Lynn. Been a bit since I'd flipped through that article. "It is, incidentally, a very pleasant car to go off the road in, provided you don't catch a finger in the whirling spokes of the steering wheel" seems an interesting item of test critera.

An aside, the "correspondent" the article referenced, Roger Proulx, was a copywriter at McManus who worked with my Dad and Jim. Roger penned, among others, the ad that featured an image of an empty garage at night with the headline: "There's a Tiger loose in the streets". Pretty popular in the day, I'm told.

Btw, I read the Posey/Tunnel Port/Cross Ram test in the school library a few years back. Weren't the meats on the Boss some trick one-offs and they couldn't score a set for the Z to even things up (been a while)?
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:18 AM
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YOu are exactly right. The "rules" were each camp could prepare the cars with anything available over the counter to the general public. That is why the Camaro had 4 wheel discs and the crossram. The Car & Driver guys balked at the sight of the Goodyears, especially since the paint around the wheel wells was blistering around the wheel wells, so they contacted Goodyear who told them they didn't make an F60 15 yet. Ford guy steps up and says, sure they do, how many do you want?

Pretty good reading. I need to dig that mag out and scan the article so all can see. Sam Posey was really entertaining. What fun.

I must have been thinking of another magazine that tested the early GTO. I specifically remember the jokers starting out in 2nd gear to keep from frying the tires in some magazine test. Sure thought it was that one. I do have a line on some older mags, and if I run across the March 64 Car and Driver one I will certainly pass it on to you.

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