Thursday, 30 August 2012

1993 OR THEREABOUTS, YOURS TRULY AT THE HELM OF HIS 1969 ZC FAIRLANE . . . . CHROME GERMAN LID AIN'T MINE, CLOSE FRIEND CLIFFY HOAD, DRUMMER WITH 'KINGS OF THE SUN', SUGGESTED I GET HIP FOR THE SHOT . . . . WENT RATHER WELL WITH THE CRAGAR S/S 15x7's I GUESS . . . . AGAIN, THE ONLY PHOTO I'VE GOT . . . . I WAS ONLY INTERESTED IN LIVING IN THE NOW . . . . NO FUTURE AND WHATNOT

QUICK RUNDOWN . . . . SWAPPED MY '78, CLEVO POWERED F100 FOR THIS JIGGER WITH MY EX PARTNER AT CLASSIC BIKE TUNE, RONNIE PAYNE, THE YEAR BEFORE, IT WAS AN ALL STEEL, NO BOG, CLEAN, STRAIGHT EXAMPLE BUT NOW RUNNING A 351 CLEVO AS WELL, INSTEAD OF THE ORIGINAL SPEC 351 WINDSOR . . . . MAN, WHEN I FIRST GOT IT OFF RONNIE THE FUCKER WAS DUMPING THAT MUCH OIL INTO THE HEADS I HAD TO RUN AN MSD JUST TO HELP MINIMISE THE SMOKESCREEN IT USED TO LEAVE IN ITS WAKE AND CUT BACK ON MONEY FOR NEW PLUGS !!!!

As usual I did some stuff to it, bought a set of Cragars, had it lowered properly with Koni short travel shocks at the front, GT Falcon sway bars front and rear, had the big Cleveland rebuilt with bigger bumpstick, roller rockers, Holley, Hooker headers and a nice straight through twin system dumping just before the 2.97 nine inch diff, overhauled the C4 auto, new radiator and bugger all else . . . . it went like a very quick, very stable, aircraft carrier, sat super flat and neutral through corners and got up and boogied well onto 130 mph on the long straight stuff, just a simple, honest car that performed adequately.

Ultimately, when the Doghouse Blues Bar failed and my darling daughter arrived I couldn't afford to register the sucker let alone flow the enormous amount of juice the thing required to run, so it sat for nine years in my garage until it was sold . . . . stoked I had the pleasure of its company for all that time.

3 comments:

  1. At least you got that one pic. These days it's so easy to snap countless digi-pics. I inherited my mothers old 68 Torino sedan with a 289. Never got a chance to "breath on" it, it was all stock except for the Cobra sticker my brother stuck on the air cleaner when my folks first bought it. It fooled a lot of young gas station attendants when they checked the oil...boy that's dating yourself...back when a "service station" included a little service...

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  2. A 'service station' . . . hmmmm, yes, I have heard of them. If I rememebers correct, the '68 did pretty well in Nascar in those years, Pearson comes to mind, but I think they might have had more than just the go fast sticker pack under the hood . . . cheers Hair Bear, always a treat.

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