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Awesome picture!
« on: October 06, 2012, 10:15:27 pm »
1968 1/2 vert. white with white top! My Idea of rare!

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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 10:38:08 pm »
That's cool; and the picture was taken about 8 miles from where I currently live...might have to do some detective work!

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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 11:34:29 pm »
Boy Bob, You sure find them! Nice shot.
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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 07:49:05 pm »
That convertible really appears to be hooked up, considering that whatever the tires are they fit entirely within the wheelwell.

Great vintage picture.  Probably would be a good addition to the "Cobra Jet Drag Car picture's" thread in "Cobra Jet Drag Racing" section?

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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 09:54:34 pm »
Wherever you are finding these photos, keep it up!
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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 10:30:07 pm »
   As a fairly experienced drag racer I would hazard a guess the convert is an auto and the '69 a stick. The '69 has traction bars but is still spinning the tires. In the obvious , early days , really good high stall convertors were just being explored and not really "common" until the early '70's. That much tire spin would be a result of a 4-5,000 launch (IMHO) with the tires we had back then unless it was a street tire.(on the '69)
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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 11:12:07 pm »
Looks like a small set of slicks, w/very low tire pressure on the vert.

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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 03:48:45 am »
Bob strikes again with awesome pictures-again glad you like 68's.Doug
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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012, 07:29:36 pm »
I agree that the vert is probably on a relatively "short" set of 7" wide wrinkle-walls at low pressure, and more likely to be an automatic making it easier to control wheelspin.  I was mainly just looking at the amount of "squat" in the back, and with what appears to be a relatively unmodified street car you have to be launching pretty hard and hooking up pretty well to get that much squat...or, maybe he had a 350# friend in the trunk!

BTW, I'm not sure that vert isn't that very light green color...look at the color of it compared to the white Mach I.

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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012, 07:53:04 pm »
Agree looks Seafoam Green. Only 2 in the registry both Fastbacks one Dearborn and one San Jose build. It now is apparent that the Coupe that Tommy owned and is now Black with the White hood stripe is not registered or at least was not at the time of publication.
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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2012, 09:57:04 pm »
It's been registered for a long time as I ran into the owner when it was in RI back in the early '90's.

At that point, it had already been painted black.
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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2012, 11:25:13 pm »
Thanks Chris I missed it 8F01R179899 almost bought it myself after Tommy first got it. Only 3 Seafoam cars registered. I will always wonder if there was a Pebble Beige 68.5 made. That is the rarest 68 color besides the special paint cars. I think it would be cool in a Coupe with the hood stripe,  Black C stripe, and Vinyl Roof. Have seen 2 68 Sprint B cars in those colors.
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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2012, 07:50:45 am »
Thats a great pic
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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2012, 12:04:17 am »
Neat pic plus a lot of 69"s in there too!
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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2012, 12:18:32 pm »
The 'vert also might possibly have a disconnected front sway bar to achieve the nose up stance on launch (old drag racers trick) and or drilled front shocks. Those quick (pun intended!), no cost easy modifications worked for me in my street race/drag days. You boys do the same?
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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2012, 09:01:34 pm »
The 'vert also might possibly have a disconnected front sway bar to achieve the nose up stance on launch (old drag racers trick) and or drilled front shocks. Those quick (pun intended!), no cost easy modifications worked for me in my street race/drag days. You boys do the same?

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Re: Awesome picture!
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2012, 09:55:14 pm »
The 'vert also might possibly have a disconnected front sway bar to achieve the nose up stance on launch...

The front end actually doesn't look very high, it's the rear end that's down...looks like a massive dose of axle wrap-up to me.  My guess is that that vert has nothing whatsoever done to it, and someone just bolted a set of slicks on a showroom stock car.  If the tires don't spin, they won't "hop"...and you can really wrap the springs up with a C6 and 3.91s or 4.30s.