"64" Ford Iron Shows Them How To Do The "Ring"

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  1. Metalman

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD48OX1wu14&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Ford Fairlane 500 (1964) - Nordschleife[/ame]
     
  2. Crashton

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    Wow what a ground pounder. Thanks for posting the video.
     
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    #3 moreorless, Sep 17, 2010
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    Cubic inches (and lots of 'em)....what a wonderful sound.

    ....Les

    You can see the car here.
     
  4. Metalman

    Metalman Well-Known Member
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    Cool car transporter. That looks like a Citroen. Aren't they front wheel drive? I see 3 wheels under the carrier portion.
     
  5. Justa Jim

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    That was cool and seemed to be backwards from the MINI videos. Here they pull away from it in the turns, then it eats them for breakfast on the long runs. The sound is very nice. I believe I saw some product that hooked to your audio speakers and would sound like a 427 with open exhaust. I believe it was linked to the throttle in some way.

    Jim
     
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    Aye.....they be front wheel drive.......
     
  7. Dr Obnxs

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    I just watched it again...

    there is no point where anything pulls away from it anywhere, there are one or two places where everyone holds the line through some turns. but to be fair, there are no hyper-new cars on the track... newest one looked to be some Porsche 944 all decked out in stickers and numbers, and it was passed in s turns.

    For an interesting time, go to a historics race like in Monterey. the guys who own the cars are rich enough to push them hard. While the new cars are capable of more, it's totally shocking to see what was done with the older cars. They are much faster than we realize. It just took more balls to go fast in them, as they carry less engineering that makes fast easy. But fast there were, and fast they are still!

    Matt
     
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    Yep check out the ground pounding old school Challenger that was featured in a recent Grassroots magazine article. I've seen this car run at VIR and walk away from almost everything with ease!!! BIG motor, BIG tires and a driver with BIGGER BALLS to run it flat out and hang on!!! It's a joy to watch. :)

    PS: He runs it in historical races and is always a front runner at the UTCC...
     
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    I just watched it again myself and you are correct. The track was all his. I use to have a Ford Fairlane, but it was nothing like that. :nonod:

    Jim
     
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    Check out some of the other videos.....nice
     
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    that's what it looks like............

    nice find and sweet video
     
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    As heavy as the Fairlane must be and the constant "sawing" with the steering wheel to maintain some sense of control, my arms got tired just watching it. :p
     
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    me too!
    Mine taken in 1977

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  14. Metalman

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    Ha...
    Lynn, was this before you discovered red?:D
     
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    And why is this relevant to a Mini forum? Because it was against big Fords, amongst others, that original Minis had their first circuit racing success in the early 1960s - mostly Falcons but I can't find photo of the amazing sight of a Mini (tuned by Downton, before Cooper came along) cornering inside a Ford Galaxie at full lean/drift.

    It's good to see a proper race car - that is, with a steering wheel wider than the driver's shoulders. :ihih:
     
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    Why do you think that ??? :lol:
    Some of my past RED vehicles....1978-84
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    And yes that is an 8 track player in my GTO lol
     
  17. Justa Jim

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    Very nice ride Lynn. Brings back memories.

    Jim
     
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    #18 Dr Obnxs, Sep 19, 2010
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    You'd be surprised

    the 1964 Ralley Falcon weighed less than 2200 lbs. And this was a bit bigger a car than the 60-63 model body that was raced in the 1963 Monte Carlo. The sawing at the wheel is due to tons of torque, and not much weight over the rear end. These cars used a Ford 9" rear end, leaf springs and adjustable shocks. But taming that type of beast when you're running a big block V8 means that there's a lot of riding on the edge of adheasion at the rear and the car often would break loose. While this new car has a 427, the original Ralley Falcons had either a 260 (in 1963) or 289 V8.

    Anyway, this Ford Falcon was an underappreciated car. I found this cool web site: Falcon History
    About half way down are some links to some history of the Ralley Falcons that one of the club members put together. The seven pages are interesting reads. The Ralley Falcons were much more successful than I'd remembered. There are cool photos at the site as well.

    Matt
     
  19. Justa Jim

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    I have my old Aki 1800SD reel to reel with 8 thrack in the side sitting right here on my desk. Still works great, but hard to find cartridges anymore. :lol:

    Jim
     
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    That was a cool bit of automotive history, thanks Matt
     

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