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Eye Candy for 2/11/12: 64 Daytona convertible

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach View Post
    Good points Bob. Lets say though that with all of the racing parts removed (and stock parts added), the Ford would basically become a stock 1964 Ford Fairlane with a 427. If the stock 1964 Fiarlane with a 427 went up against a 1964 Daytona with an R3 (Or a Challenger, Commander, etc.) it would still be a close race.
    Good points, all. But actually, Chris, something similar to what you suggest has already happened: Several years ago, cousin Stan Palma brought his 1967 (?) 427 Fairlane (set up to Pure Stock specs) to the Pure Stock drags. On one of the final Friday time-trial runs, Stan's 427/automatic Fairlane came up against Ted Harbit in the R2-powered Stude Tomato. The Tomato won.

    Granted, that was early in the development of Stan's 427, and it did run faster in subsequent years, but then, so did the Tomato. And we're talking actual racing, not bench racing.

    george krem


    • #17
      Originally posted by Stu Chapman View Post
      Wow...I can't believe our car developed so much in-depth comments! Stu Chapman
      'Never can tell what's gonna happen here, Stu! <GGG> Bob
      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

      Ayn Rand:
      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

      G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.