My first car was a 1970 Ford Maverick, with a 170 straight-six with a 1bbl carb, and a three-on-the-tree that had been (poorly) converted to a floor shift. The shift rods were all wrong so none of the gears were where you'd expect to find them. I found it parked behind a Chevrolet dealership and gave them $300 which I'd borrowed from my dad. It took me a couple of minutes to find first gear so I could drive it off the lot. That car was upholstered in gold and black embossed velvet, not unlike this pattern: I drove it to high school for two years, spending most of my time in auto shop working on it, and sold it to an airman for the same $300 I paid for it, still wearing the same horrid upholstery.
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Ditto on the article I have a 66 L72 [425hp] Nassau Blue coupe for about 20 years my Dad owned it since 71 [prior he had a 63 triple black 300HP roadster ]the motor has been balanced and blueprinted these are awesome engines able to run around at relatively low speeds but you better be pointed in a straight line when you nail it. A few minor suspension mods really help these cars ,Ive had mine at speed on Road Atlanta and am totally awed by anyone who raced these monsters back in the day they are a handful. That said they are very reliable and there is tremendous parts support ,I removed the turbine wheels and added 7" rallies with the short caps as I like that look better. My car was McGuyvers side kick Jack's car for a couple of episodes lots of fun. Keep up the good work .
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