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Thread #118826   Message #2572428
Posted By: Bobert
21-Feb-09 - 09:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: Bye, bye, Pontiac...
Subject: RE: BS: Bye, bye, Pontiac...
Well, Richard... I've got the time cards somewhere... I also drag raced an AC Cobra which was only about 500 pounds lighter than the Falcon and it ran in the low 12's with an occasional 11.90s
at 114 mph... The 271 hp engine was the same engine as was in the Cobra..The Cobra was Top Dog the summer of '64 in the C/SP class and never lost to a Corvette...

Oh, BTW, the AC Cobra ate 350/350 Corvetes up at evry track I raced with that 271 engine... We raced it in exhibition with a AA/Stock '64 427 Galaxiw named "Honkin' Henry" which was Top Dog on the east coast, was then sold to a racer in Californina who took the winter nationals in Pamona with that car under a different paint job and name...

Believe me, I remember those days well... Hey, I was 16 years old, my dad worked as a district rep for Ford, Ford was into racing, and I had a best summer of my life until I finally got nailed by the Fairfax Country police for drag racing the Cobra on the streets late that summer and lost my license for 6 months...lol...

But when I got it back, all the kids wanted Mustangs... I thought they were ugly so I had my dad get that Falcon built... Burgundy, Futura, black guts, front bench seat... I don't remember the 271 hp even being an option... Yeah, you could get 'um with 427's which would turn in the 9s with slicks and traction bars but my old man thought that was too much motor...

Tell ya' what, if I ever find my old time cards I'll make a copy and send it to ya'... Okay...

BTW, yeah, I remember those 1/4 miles times that Car & Driver put out for various cars... I remeber their driver couldn't even get the AC Cobra into the 12s... Shoulda let the skinny 16 year old drive it...

LOL...

Stroker Bobert