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Classic Ford Camper Van $1750
#1
I don’t recall seeing one of these before. What a blast from the past. Looks restorable to me. High top too. 

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#2
I had jalousie windows in my 1966.......what a Bondo POS !.....at least I tucked in a 289 .............

   
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#3
Not sure but I recall some of those came with even bigger motors. Although a rollerized supercharged 289 is nothing to sneeze at either. I put a supercharged BB ( Balanced and blue printed not big block, 289 into my Triumph 76TR6. Had the two speed rear end and the Tremec race tranny. Custom driveshaft, shortest they ever made, and how the rear stayed together I have no idea. Figured I run it till it flew apart and then swap something in. Never did. Stupid fast little sports car. Handled ok as the main weight difference was the tranny and it was right in the middle of the already tight cockpit. Never needed heating in winter. Lol. Next owner killed himself in it on the sea to sky (or sky to die as it is known) highway going to whistler. Hit a deer doing well over 100. Then off to the old rail tracks below. Wouldn’t have hurt, I remember thinking.


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Ive never had a 289 or any small block Ford. I had a straight 6 and liked that one. And big blocks in buses. 
 I wanted a Sunbeam Tiger. That TR6 build sounds amazing. Live fast die young.....as long as he didn’t kill anyone else speeding like that. Ive been tempted to build a fast car myself. Never had a really fast one, just a few motorcycles. These days there’s too many other vehicles in the way.
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289s were good cheap go fast motors. 350’s too. Depended on what you were stuffing them into. Jaguar 89 v12 had a GM 350 hydromatic tranny some years straight across swap sometimes bolt pattern issues. Don’t recall exactly; far too many high speed sudden stops back in those days. Now well the cops just impound your car and fine you to near death. But back in the Smokey and the Bandit days. They were a little more east bound and down.

Neighbour across the street from a racing buddy was the engineer for Ford when they made the Apline and Tiger. He had three in the garage. One mint, that he drove a little, one trailer queen, 200miles on odometer, and one he raced in vintage class races. I put 200 feet of rubber down with a blown 69 Cutlass outlaw drag car in front of my friends place as a joke. The next day my Dad asked me why a primer grey Tiger did a burn out in our driveway!!!

I have no idea Dad. Lol.

Going fast on the track or outlaw all has the same outcome if you push the curve far enough out. I like going fast but I am already too badly damaged by the fast stops and WTFs.


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The 289 HP engine came from a wrecked Mustang......The van was stock with a straight six.........the V-8 was a shoehorn into the Mid-van-dog box........Headers/sparkplugs all required special removable panels........I couldn't keep a "stock" 289 motor mount from tearing....I finally welded a solid engine mount for the drivers side.........So I put a Hurst speed shifter mounted high in front of the dog box then levers went thru the floor to the shifter rods...The TRANS was 8' back !...LONG RODS...always out of sync.....

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