Monday, September 26, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
22 pounds, 4 ounces. Not winning any weight weenie contests here but it's pretty light.
If you were wondering, I posted my fastest times on Rock Hollow today. All three measured times (Northbound, Southbound, and Combined North/South) were faster by quite a bit. So yes, this is a very, very fast bike. And yes, it's still a hardtail and hardtails suck.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
The infamous Edsel grill. Still like it. I was so excited to catch this one this morning, as I had seen it driving around my neighborhood recently.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Caught in the WildBehold, another holy grail. The 1970 Ford Torino GT, with the 429 Cobra Jet thrown in for good measure.
Mean grill, hidden quad round headlampsThe Torino was a car that both my parents owned. They owned the pedestrian cars, a 1972 four-door and a 1974 two door. Most Torino's were just intermediate sized cars that got from A to B. But there were some, especially early on...
This Shaker Hood showed you the Money....some were anything but pedestrian. Take this one, for example. By 1970, Ford had dropped the FE engines for performance cars and replaced them with the 385 series. The 429 was a big part of that family of engines, and this one, the Cobra Jet, was one of the best. 11.3 to 1 compression, bigger camshaft, and special cylinder heads meant 370 horsepower.
Says it all, right thereThis car is a beauty. It's very well taken car of, perhaps it needs a bath. The interior was nice as well, but I couldn't get a shot worth keeping through the glass. It's an automatic car.
Emblems and stripes are in great shape
The end of the Sports Roof rooflineThe tail end of the Torino Sport Roof bobs off quickly, a trait I really like. I also like the individual chrome TORINO lettered emblem. Bumpers looked really good on this one. Small, thin, they are easily bent and usually are. No big gaudy pipes on this one, just discrete ones, dumped out below the rear fenders behind the tires.
ALL BUSINESSI'm a big fan of tail lights that go side-to-side. The 70 and 71 model years carry this same tail light feature. This one also had the rear back light slats, something you see a lot on Mustangs of the same year.
It's not Fastback, It's Sports RoofA good view of the Sports Roof. Most people call this design a Fastback, but technically Ford calls it Sports Roof. Either works for me.
Gotta Love ItYou have to love a well-cared-for car that's nearly 50 years old. I have no idea if it's in fantastic original condition or if it's just been rehabbed...really doesn't matter. It's a beauty and worthy of preservation.
Friday, September 09, 2016
Old Rotor, Meet New Rotor
That New Rotor Smell
Rear brakes are next. I dislike those. Ford rear calipers require a tool that twists the piston back into the caliper. No big deal, as most Autozone's rent the tool for free.
Not today, though.