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Old 27-08-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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For those that like American Muscle.



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Old 27-08-2019, 05:42 PM   #2
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as to classed a muscle car i would have thought would need to be a production line made vehicle
as for the mustang wagon as far as im aware it wasnt ~ was it even a concept car
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Old 27-08-2019, 05:47 PM   #3
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Old 28-08-2019, 10:31 AM   #4
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I always wanted to own a Formula 400 Ram Air Pontiac.
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ok sue me but i dont mind the chev impala coupes

or the 1950 Mercury Monterrey
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Old 30-08-2019, 06:35 PM   #6
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Not sure if this beast has been posted on FF's before (mid engine Boss 429) -
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Australian MkIII Cortina with the 250ci - the Turbo Barra would be an easy swap


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Those 250 Cortinas used to go hard, they were the sleeper of the 70s'.
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VH Valiant Pacer sedan, with 265 and 3 speed manual. Mind you, the things did move out in each of the 3 gears.
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Ford Zephyr MKIII V8
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Old 13-09-2019, 07:49 PM   #14
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Another car that used to go hard was a Chrysler Centura with a 265 Hemi engine.

Another car (don't laugh) was a Mitusbishi Magna V6. I had a TR 3 litre V6 and later on I brought a TJ 3.5 litre V6 both went like bullet.

In a motor magazine April 1999 it says that "The Sports Magna V6 equals the HSV XU8 400 metre sprint time.

Another car was a plain XY Falcon with the K-Code which is a Falcon a non GT fitted with a 351 Cleveland V8 with a two barrel carburettor. The engine could be paired with either an automatic or manual transmission.
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as to classed a muscle car i would have thought would need to be a production line made vehicle
as for the mustang wagon as far as im aware it wasnt ~ was it even a concept car
https://jalopnik.com/the-ford-mustan...er-was-5699734
Yeah needs to be 429 BB with 4 speed and a bench seat = Muscle car = production made Torino comes to mind.
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For those interested, here is an example of a barra tf cortina:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chVK1bYV22U
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I had me one of those. Went well but not like that.
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A bit more modern but still very forgotten.



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XY GS 2502V toploader

AU Intech VCTs

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What qualifies a car as a muscle car? Power? Cubes? Era?
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Big car with no power steering so you need big arm muscles to point it?
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Officially this combination was not available (245 was the biggest Centura engine), but like anything I suppose 1 or 2 escaped out the back door.

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Ford did the turbo 4 cylinder with AWD in a small car but it didn't sell that many









Subaru repeated the same formula only a few years after Ford and the WRX became a cult car.
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yeah in the day , the centura with with a 265 , was a beast, so i hear.
My old man had one back in the day, it was built and tuned by some guy in Newcastle who used to use them in sprint cars. Triple Webers in all their glory!
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