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69 Cobra Jet film
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:04:20 am »


Sorry, I had to laugh as the announcer was describing the stellar handling of our CJ as the driver was seeing his life flash before his eyes!  Did you see that lean into the turn, his foot was in it to raise the nose like that, I was afraid he was going to flip it!

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Re: 69 Cobra Jet film
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 06:16:29 am »
And the terminology had me LMAO!


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Re: 69 Cobra Jet film
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 09:36:47 pm »
Many thanks for sharing these clips. I can remember as a young boy watching commercials of,the "big three" showing off their new year models and hoping one day I would own one. Great memories!

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Re: 69 Cobra Jet film
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 09:25:23 am »
+1....love these clips, brings back memories of when I was a young kid playing with my Hot Wheels and Matchbox.
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Re: 69 Cobra Jet film
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 01:28:36 pm »
At the risk of missing the point of viewing this video, did anyone notice that the shaker seal drain is on the passenger side?  I know, pre-production car, but interesting to see some of the parts evolve/change early on.
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Re: 69 Cobra Jet film
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 02:30:33 pm »
I try to take a look around just to see what was there in 1968-69 pre production advertising.  Missed the drain tube.  Did notice the missing ' MACH 1 ' on the rear trunk lid, no steering wheel center emblem and a couple of other anomalies.  Will have to go back and watch it again.  Brian
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Re: 69 Cobra Jet film
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 03:25:58 pm »
Boys,
Its not uncommon to use 'prototype' or 'pre production' cars for testing and media use. This car (the green/gold) is the same one used in some ad photos at the time. J. Walter Thompson was Fords PR/ad agency, and most likely shot the 16mm films as well.
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Re: 69 Cobra Jet film
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2016, 03:37:55 pm »
I noticed the radiator seal on the gold car is only between the hood pins and the red car the seal goes the full length.
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Re: 69 Cobra Jet film
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2016, 10:11:03 pm »
It seems that the front control arms need height control, removable pins or rubber bumpers to keep the nose down under hard acceleration on a track.

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Re: 69 Cobra Jet film
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2016, 03:56:18 pm »
A couple of things I noticed on the gold Mach1, was in addition to the drain hose being on the passenger side, the rubber seal was also larger and more square cornered than the production cars. The gold car also did not have a trim ring in the hood, surrounding the Shaker scoop. The red car did have the trim ring. Anybody know which version of the Goodyear Polyglas tire was standard, the RWL or whitewalls? Always prefered the RWL myself on a performance car.
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