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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Ran the 72 Torino Saturday!!!

I was hopping for 11.9s and my goal was 11.7 . It ran [email protected] with a 1.69 60'. 7.42 @93.93 MPH . Short shifted to 2nd so I think 11.5s are doable.
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Congrasts on exceeding your goal. what's the specs on your engine?



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details please

what is your combo? i've got a 73 and i'm hopeing for simalar results.
thanks jim
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hey Rich
hows it going? I talked to you about 3years ago when you were putting the first big block in there. Steve from Wisconsin. it's good to see that another 72 torino can fly. is it still full wieght? or did you put it on a diet. Is it still green? because that is the color of mine now.
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Specs!!!! spill it!!!!!!! LOL
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Specs & Video Link

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/torinorich

Videos are pretty crapy off my buddys Digital Camera ,

Engine is pretty straight forward nothing to exotic
Block:
D0VE-A Block with Ballanced factory 460 Crank & Rods w/Arp Rod Bolts
TRW Forged 20cc Dish pistons ,9.9 to 1 Compression
Camshaft :FMS 514 Solid Roller out of a Superformace [email protected] IN .258 @ .050 650 lift
ARP Main Studs ,Milodan HV oil pump,Milodan Windage Tray,and ARP Oil
pump drive Shaft
Cylinder Heads:
D0VE-C Heads Fully Ported by FE Specialties, Custom Comtec MLS head
gaskets - .027 thick - SS 1.76 ex 2.19 In. Valves ,Crower 1.8 Stainless Roller Rockers with Manily guide plates and Comp pushrods ,Comp Cams Solid Roller
lifters ,ARP Head Studs
Intake:
Port Matched Victor 460 Intake , Speed Demon 850 Carb.Super Sucker 1" Spacer, Holley
Mecahnical Race Pump,

Exhaust: Crites C-17 2" Long Tube Slip Fit Race Headers with 3.5"
Colectors, 3"x19" Collector Extensions

Ignition: MSD 6AL, MSD Billet Distributer, MSD Super Blaster 3 Coil,
Taylor 409 10.4 mm Spark Plug Wire.
Accessorys
Edelbrock Alumnium Water pump and a Morso Electric Water Pump Drive
kit, OEM Modine Allumnium Radiator,Sumit 1 QT catch can , OEM Tarus
2 Speed Electric Fan ,Single grove Crank Pulley , Stock 60 amp
Altenator. 16 Gallon Fuel Cell
Suspension : Front - 351C SB Coils ,Summit Racing 90/10 adjustable
shocks,Rare Manual Steering Box,1 1/8" Sway bar and poly bushings
15x3.5 Fenton Gyro Racing Chevy Slot Mags with 2" Billet Spacers,
165R15 Metric Tires
Rear- Stock 4 Link ,Boxed Lower Control Arms , Factory 5/8" anti sway
bar with Polyurethane Bushings,Summit Racing 70/30 Adjustable Shocks,
Airlift 1000 Load Assist Airbags. 15x8.5 ET mags with 28x11.5
Hossiers QTP.
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Yes I rember you Steve, That motor from three years ago had a little misshap, Somehow a nut made it down the carb ,through the intake and into #4 . I have a very expesive ashtray now. I had number # sleeved and rebuit the motor,But I changed the intake headers and added a Fuel Cell and Alumnium Radaitor .

The car is nearly stripped , Here are the things that I decided to keep in the car . Carpet No underlay , Door and rear side panels ,Back Seat , Dash Pad I could possibly drop another 100 pounds ,but I dont like the car completelly gutted ,It looks awful and is very noisy. Dont get me wrong I like it very loud.just with out carpet and interior panel the inside resonates something bad.

I have a plastic racing seat for the driver only, Gone is my orginal Bench seat. Took out all the heater and AC controls ,vents ,Heater core ,and blower motor. Gone are the Wipers and motor , I also chucked the inner fenders and some barcing around the front bumper and grill. The Hood is a skinned standard steel hood with a Fiberglass Boss 429 hood scoop .

All said It hasnt been on the scale yet my guess is 3600-3700 lbs plus me . So I think Race weight is still a portly 3800 or so.
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Hi Rich
Did you cut the door saftey bars out yet they wheigh alot. sounds very simlar to mine except I took out the back seat I bought new carpet to kill some the interior noise it helped some. and with a aluminum headed big block it whieghs around 3400 with out driver with the factory steel still on it. that was a the scales at the track. no exhaust and no NOS bottle.

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Torino

Love the 72's. I had a fire chiefs car that came with a factory 429. Miss that car a bunch. My only regret was not taking it to the track.
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