More cars soon... more Big Block Cars PLUS old photos and history. Next cars will be My 1968 Cougar XR7 GT with a 428 2x4 & 1966 Corvette 427 coupe x-road racer. I have pics of past cars like my 1936 Chevy coupe, "The Tasmanian Devil" with a 440 & a 1970 Cuda 440+6.
OK, promised a Cougar, so here ya go.... Bought it in the service in 1978 cause my dad once had one. 1968 XR7 (luxo model) with A/C delete, 4 speed toploader, 9" locker, & my favorite, dual quad 428. Seen more than it's share of OCIR and Pomona, not to mention street racing. Mostly stock, all Ford/Mercury. AND, still got it...
My pride & joy. Bought in 1984 as you see it here. ex-road race/scca car since 1966. Yes flared and painted in '66, Factory 427, 4 speed with 3:73 gears. virtually untouched from original except for those flares. I was going to restore it, but after building the 427, it dyno'd in the day at 540 HP and I didn't have the heart to deflare it and run it on skinny tires. SO. It still runs old skool 295 50-15 BFG's on 10" Americans ON ALL 4 CORNERS. What a mind blower, almost need a pacemaker the heart to remembers to beat...YES, still got that one too.
Yeh, I know, what is THAT doing here?? Well in 1991 I found this pocket rocket that I could still afford gas for. #54 of 500 built in Whitter in Shelby's factory. Packing over 220 HP of turbo intercooled 4 banger, I had a lot of fun with the early to mid 90's Mustangs. Then before I lost a race I retired it to scca racing since Mustangs had a good chance of kicking my butt on the street. It's virtually 100% stock, looks like the photo & YES, I STILL HAVE IT!
1936 Chevy "Tasmanian Devil"
70's to mid 80's Full Tilt 1/4 mile race car. Ran a 440 Chrysler (w/lead filled heads), Torque Flight w/reverse shift valve body. Ran best time of 10.23 w/slicks. This is a picture after I got the car & after it's strip days, as a street driver. At least it had CA "black plates". Still I raced the hell out of it. Interesting to note the front wheels and NO FRONT BRAKES!!! Crazy Ride, to say the least!! I traded it for a Harley Chopper in 1985 or so. Unfortunately is was painted by the new owner and lost it's Heritage Forever. Was somewhere in Norco CA, last I saw it, it had been wrecked. I have been looking for it ever since, to return it to it's former glory!!!
NOW YOU GET A GOOD IDEA WHY I'M NOW SINGLE, NOT TO MANY GEARHEAD GALS OUT THERE!!!!
Oh, There's way more cars to come, but this is a start...
MustangGirl on Sep 28, 2012 said:
Looks like your love affair with cars has brought you a lot of joy.
Thanks for sharing these awesome photos, and look forward to seeing more.[Reply to this comment]