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Moneymaker
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posted 02-13-2004 12:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Had to be the absolute ugliest, most God forsaken Fords ever to disgrace a public (or private) highway. Pee Ewww!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-16-2004 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, there were worst! {check out the late 50s, early 60s...}

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-16-2004 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Uh, uh! I'll take late 50's and early 60's over the cinder block styling of 73-78 any day.

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Alex Denysenko
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posted 02-17-2004 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a deal, I'll take the BarnabyJonesMobiles.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
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Moneymaker
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posted 02-17-2004 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Barnaby who?

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Alex Denysenko
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posted 02-17-2004 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Barnaby Jones was a detective show in the '70s starring Buddy Ebson.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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Moneymaker
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posted 02-17-2004 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh yeah, Jed Clampett with a GED.

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Alex Denysenko
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The Barry of BarrysGrrl

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ccode67
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posted 02-17-2004 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a 71 LTD BRO-HAM 4 door.....it was butt-ugly green with green interior. My grandmother bought it new.

Rode like a boat and ran like a raped ape...had a 429 in it, premium fuel would knock in that thing, I believe it was like 11 to 1 compression. It was one heck of a tow vehicle....Had a large back seat too.

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posted 02-17-2004 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My friend and I used to cruise in his mom's '72 triple brown LTD. It had a 400 and what a slug that thing was! lol It barely made it to 100.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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ccode67
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posted 02-17-2004 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 429 powered one would bury the speedo. It was spooky going that fast in that heavy beast, I bet it weighed 5000 pounds.
Heck, it would run a 100 with the loaded trailer behind it, just make sure you have plenty of room to stop.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-17-2004 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
71-72 still looked fairly attractive. 72 was also the last year that convertibles were offered.

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Alex Denysenko
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The Barry of BarrysGrrl

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Thud
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posted 02-17-2004 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a triple-black 429 '72 around this area. Sucker looks e-vil with the wide tires on Americans (not to mention the tasteful red pin-stripe).

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-20-2004 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quote from the new issue of Hemmings Motor News:

"The 1973 Ford LTD looked like an escapee from a NHTSA test facility, which in a way it was. It was woefully out of sync with the times"


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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
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NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,& '04
First SS/MA in the TENS!
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
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The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
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Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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