My 70 Torino

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My 70 Torino

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I hope this works for posting a pc
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Tidy!
W or C? Any other details?
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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351c. The odometer just rolled over to 50k
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THAT'S a ride right there....many yrs ago I had a chance to buy a red one with buckets,4spd with a W,,clean ,,,he wanted 1500 bucks for it ,I offered 1200,I drove away...many times since then I wish I had turned around and went back,but I didn't,at the time I thought it was to big,,,that's one of those deals I let get away,,all over 300 bucks !!! but back then those bucks were very,very hard to come by...but we live and learn !!! they sure look tough today !! pop
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It is a very nice driver.You are right they are big cars and not too fast in stock trim. It hits the scale at 3780Lb
The car was owned by my best friend Ken Long. He bought it new before he was of legal age in 1970. We raced that and my 71 Comet into the late 70's when he got married. His wife did not like racing. The last time he drove the car was in 84 when his daughter was born. He took his wife to the hospital in it because it was the only car with gas in it. He sold the racing engine and installer a stock engine. The next year his wife made him park it out side during the winter so she could do upholstery in the garage. I ruined the Candy Red paint on the car. His wife use to say I was a bad influence on him. She said every time we went some were together he would get goofy ideas about working on his car. I remember her saying Ken sell that Piece of Junk. His wife passed he still had the car 2010 we went to BIR muscle car shoot out he said lets redo the car. Days later Kens sister called me said he had 3 brain tumors removed. His sisters talked him into doing his car. So we spent the next year together tearing the car apart and rebuilding it what you see. Ken only drove the car once after we finisher it for 2 blocks. We did the 2012power tour and showed the car that year and won many trophy's Ken Passed in feb 2013 and left me the car.
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the biggest reason why I wanted one in the 1st place was just because my daughter was born in 1970,I had a 1967 fst bk stang for the yr my son was born in.....pop
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StPro wrote:It is a very nice driver.You are right they are big cars and not too fast in stock trim. It hits the scale at 3780Lb
The car was owned by my best friend Ken Long. He bought it new before he was of legal age in 1970. We raced that and my 71 Comet into the late 70's when he got married. His wife did not like racing. The last time he drove the car was in 84 when his daughter was born. He took his wife to the hospital in it because it was the only car with gas in it. He sold the racing engine and installer a stock engine. The next year his wife made him park it out side during the winter so she could do upholstery in the garage. I ruined the Candy Red paint on the car. His wife use to say I was a bad influence on him. She said every time we went some were together he would get goofy ideas about working on his car. I remember her saying Ken sell that Piece of Junk. His wife passed he still had the car 2010 we went to BIR muscle car shoot out he said lets redo the car. Days later Kens sister called me said he had 3 brain tumors removed. His sisters talked him into doing his car. So we spent the next year together tearing the car apart and rebuilding it what you see. Ken only drove the car once after we finisher it for 2 blocks. We did the 2012power tour and showed the car that year and won many trophy's Ken Passed in feb 2013 and left me the car.
That's a keeper,,, and ya you were an influence but I doubt it was bad.
3780,, New Mustangs weight more, I think.
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Great picture of you guys with the Power Tour buss. Heartfelt story, that car is now part of your family, you stood tall! I agree with Fred, you were a big positive in your friends life. Many years ago I had a close friend that put the car bug in me. My wife was not too excited :roll: when we built a 351W on the dining table, until... I let her drive at the drag strip. That was in 84', she is still a driving force in our carventures!

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I was busy playing on the computer and was thinking about my buddy Ken thought I'd share
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That is an awesome Torino and story, I have always liked them but when I was growing up they were just common every day cars, like most of us these old cars remind us of younger days (if you were alive then :roll: ) Glad my teen years were in the 70's - early 80's when we still had cool cars before Washington got too involved.

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that is a picture to die for....that is a great thought !! pop
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Beautiful Torino and great friendship story.
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Love that sig pic, Roger! 8) :wink:

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