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by Al Bundy
Today, 09:22
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: 69 CJ
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: 69 CJ

$30k seems pretty ambitious.
by Al Bundy
Today, 08:47
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 68 XR7 interior refresh Part - 2
Replies: 27
Views: 491

Re: 68 XR7 interior refresh Part - 2

I like it. I’m generally a purist, but custom work is fine as long as it’s tasteful. I’m surprised you didn’t repaint the orange stripe on the speedometer. The contrast would look good I think.
by Al Bundy
Today, 08:38
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033
Replies: 42
Views: 757

Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

My GT-E had a Vindicator Racing sticker under the hood when I got it. Vindicator was one of the main Ford FE specialists part suppliers in the 1970's - 1980's. Big mail order business for stuff like camshafts, rocker arms, etc. Wish I had kept that sticker or at least a picture of it. I am guessing...
by Al Bundy
Yesterday, 21:27
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033
Replies: 42
Views: 757

Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

Unfortunately Gavin I do not have a single vintage photo. My parents were never big on taking pictures. There are still some pictures of me when I was a kid, but beyond that not much.
by Al Bundy
Yesterday, 20:27
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033
Replies: 42
Views: 757

Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

1969XR7Vert wrote:
Yesterday, 19:20
Excellent stuff John (oops!), thanks for sharing. I think I would have really enjoyed rubbing elbows with Lloyd!
No worries Robert. The names weren’t changed to protect the innocent.
by Al Bundy
Yesterday, 20:26
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033
Replies: 42
Views: 757

Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

Royce wrote:
Yesterday, 17:51
I am guessing your dad was a frequent customer of Drake Viscone / Vindicator Racing.

https://eastcoastdragtimeshalloffame.co ... indicator/
No connection to my knowledge. Though I’m sure he knew the name. Carmel is a long way from Syracuse.
by Al Bundy
Yesterday, 14:54
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033
Replies: 42
Views: 757

Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

The spring of 1975 saw the GT-E’s service come to a halt. It had remained a driver during the summers, but by then the drag racing was slowly starting to diminish. On the way home from a mundane trip, a sodium exhaust valve broke and sidelined the car. Speculation was that either fatigue or running ...
by Al Bundy
Yesterday, 14:53
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033
Replies: 42
Views: 757

Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

The results were pretty astounding. The GT-E was suddenly the fastest street car in Central New York. Quite a bit of money changed hands during it’s time on the road including some from the previous owner’s pocket running his Torino. The one and only time the GT-E ever lost a race was the finals in ...
by Al Bundy
Yesterday, 14:51
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033
Replies: 42
Views: 757

Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

Lloyd Scanlon grew up on a dairy farm in Central New York in what was at the time very much a rural area. By some standards it still is. He was no stranger to turning wrenches or fast cars as this was the predominant activity of the time. He built a ’56 Ford that in his words “ran pretty good” and s...
by Al Bundy
Yesterday, 14:50
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033
Replies: 42
Views: 757

Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

Manual.JPG DSC_0047.JPG Notice the incorrect VIN character M which should be a W It was incorrect on the registration as well. It’s since been corrected. Mr. Segerlind’s exploits with the car were somewhat short lived though not without consequence. His personal touches included removing the caps f...