Just imagine pulling up to your best friend's place or a car show with your own beast to show off! Over 600,000 Fans!

What is Craig Stanton's Secret to maintaining a competitive edge?


Your Social Media Manager is Wes Vital, an American Certified Mechanic

429 SCJ Ford Torino Grab a Dollar From the Dash

It was 1977 and my friend Jeff and I made a living buying, selling and trading muscle cars.
The car I traded my 1969 GTX for was a 1970 SCJ (Super Cobra Jet) Torino with the drag pack.
Although my GTX would beat it in a flat out drag race, the Torino would at least stay on the road when you hammered it and went around curves.
The car was a true sleeper with the dark green family car color and only the outside emblems with Cobra Jets to give away the power it possessed.
This was the only car I have ever had that you could pull the old joke of putting a dollar on the passenger side dash to see if the person could grab the dollar when you hammered the gas. Only lost my dollar once.
It came with a factory solid lifter cam, dual point distributor,10.5 to 1 compression ration, beefed up engine block with 4 bolt main, and free flowing manifold and exhaust. The factory rating for my car were 375 HP and 450 Ft lbs of torque.
Even though it was a mid-sized car, we beat just about anyone on the street we wanted to, especially from a 10 or 20 mile an hour rolling start.
My car had the drag pack option that included a square dash tachometer, bench seat and the very unusual automatic with a column shift. Also locking rear end with a 3:91 ratio. I also had the optional 15-inch Magnum 500 wheels. On occasion, I would put the cheater slicks on for an even better street race.
When it came to handling I could hang the corners with my friend that had the 1970 Z-28.
That was because of the oversized front & rear sway bars with special springs and racing shocks. So this car not only went fast in a straight line but also kicked butt around corners and was an all around great ride.
I have owned 4 Torino’s in my car days. All personal drivers until I traded for another car.
2 were 1970 429 SCJ with the Drag Pack. 1 that you see with my kids in when they were young was the 1970 Thunderjet, which was the slightly scaled back Super Cobra Jet 429 engine that had 360 HP with minor differences to the block and hydraulic lifters.
One car I had in between was a 1970 GT Convertible Torino with the 351 Cleveland engine, bucket seat’s and a white interior. Very fast car also! Much more to say about these cars but I would like to hear your thoughts. Please chime in below.

The post 429 SCJ Ford Torino Grab a Dollar From the Dash appeared first on Muscle Car Fan.

How Badly Do You Want a Muscle Car?

Celebrities like Burt Reynolds have researched and endorsed Dream Giveaway (for charity)

Choose from 8 prizes!

Order your T-Shirt NOW and receive 10 FREE BONUS Tickets valued at $20 to win!

How would you feel if people asked you about your cool hobby and lifestyle?

I want only the tickets (best in large quantities >$25)

Just think about it for a second: With one T-shirt or eBook you could win a shiny, roaring, jaw-dropping machine. But wait, it gets even better... BECAUSE YOUR TAXES ARE PAID FOR! Meaning that these muscle cars are all yours with zero down sides.

Additionally, Dream Giveaway raises money for charities, and we will make a donation on your behalf with each purchase. So not only do you get a chance to win a wicked ride, but you are also making a huge difference. As if it couldn't get any better.

A One-of-a-Kind T-Shirt Collection for Car Enthusiasts

"Love it! Wore it once. Three people asked me where did I get it?" - P. Olsen

Three fabrics starting at $19.95
Free shipping & handling
10 tickets valued at $20 (anywhere else)

Which one is your favorite?

"Nothing like having quality T-shirt’s showing your favorite objects........hot rods, thanks for the great T-shirt that’s made with quality in mind" - Robert K.