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  2. Thanks Steve. I'm looking for the newest photos as I'm thinking about ordering one. Any chances SA can update a new photo collection of 2019 SGT's?
  3. I'm not sure if a manual transmission can be "beefed up" by any conventional means. The input/output shafts would have to be replaced with larger ones along with the supporting parts and also even the case would have to be redesigned to handle more torque without failing.
  4. There is a difference between 1000 hp for bragging rights and the "1000 mile car, 1/4 mile at a time". Instantaneous vs. steady state. Most parts are designed to have a stress that is 50% or even 100% over the spec. I suspect that most Shelby 1000 cars fit into the bragging rights category. If someone is serious about a 1000 hp drag car they're going to get a transmission that will match.
  5. Model T's weren't that powerful in Tek's era...……..
  6. Those 427 Vettes were brutally fast for the day...I believe they had the best power to weight ratio of any of the stock factory cars back then.
  7. What my point was that Ford wouldn't have a problem "BEEFING UP" the T-6060 to handle the extra "HP WITH WARANTY"!!….if the factory one is handling 1000 HP now with no known issues I'm sure Ford could make the new Tremic even stronger.
  8. Sales sheet for the Tremec TR6060 TREMEC_TR-6060_1017.pdf
  9. correct again, some people need to realize just because you can doesn't mean you should.
  10. Do you have any stories from your era, Tek? My era of cars started in 1987 with my first Mustang at 19 years old to present. I was around for the second generation of musclecars. I got some stories. Most of us started with buying the first-gen cars then. A couple guys in my gang bought the new stuff (1987-up fox-body 5.0's). We had 3 first gen Mustangs (two 1972 351C-4V Sportsroofs, and a 1965 coupe with a 351W), Camaros (1967- 1991) and Firebirds (1967 Fitch- 1988 Formula), a 1968 Charger 440 and a 1971 442. We had a Fitch, yes you read that right. He still has it.
  11. 1 of 5 ZeroUno Super Cars going up For Sale soon......................... https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/only-5-italdesign-supercars-were-160048119.html
  12. Mongoose you were one lucky guy to own a 1964 Vette back then. Our high school was middle class and nobody was lucky enough to own one. Except for that one guy after graduation. The one eyed pirate with one wicked vette
  13. Agreed! I spoke to Bob Tasca, Sr. right before he passed away! Got tired of not having a competitive Ford motor for the street to sell and race on the track and put together the first 428! Got to ride in an original 1968 GT500KR 428CJ for the first time recently. It ran very strong and smooth!
  14. The “FORD” light weights, were totally “AWESOME” cars, back in the day!! Later Bud!
  15. Hey Keefer, those were awesome engines back then! The 428 Cobra-Jet that came out in 1968 was one of F!ord’s best engines ever made for all around use what-ever that was! J.M.O. Later Bud! “GOOSE”
  16. They may be, but Ford has to provide a warranty. Tremec rates it at 650ft-lbs.
  17. Just for you, my Black Vette,1964, would blow the doors off of those two cars! Also, I have owned, in the past a 65 Goat, 389 / w tri-power. Been there, done that! P.S. I’m not bragging, just stating the facts that some Vettes were very fast back then!!
  18. More on the thunderbolt if interested. Below Modified, street-driven 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt factory experimental drag car As the muscle car market took shape, Ford built a small number of Fairlane two door hard tops prepared for drag racing during the 1963 season.[citation needed] These cars were running the 289 and were set up at Dearborn Steel Tubing that built the special cars for Ford special vehicle operations .[citation needed] These soon evolved into the "Thunderbolts" for 1964. The racing Thunderbolt was a two door post car, heavily modified to incorporate Ford's new 427 CID (7.0 L) V8 race engine with two four-barrel carburetors on a high-riser manifold, ram-air through the openings left by deleting the inboard headlights, equal-length headers, trunk-mounted battery, several fiberglass parts (hood, door skins, fenders, and front bumper), acrylic glass windows, and other lightweight options, including deleted rear-door window winders, carpeting, radio, sealant, sun visors, armrests, jack, lug wrench, heater, soundproofing, and passenger-side windshield wiper. The cars wore Fairlane 500 trim, and were only offered with the two-door sedan body. This special model, of which 111 to 127 total were made (sources disagree),[who?] delivered 657 hp (490 kW) at 7,500 rpm[11] and was known as the Thunderbolt.
  19. Hey Slo Lane, I want more “COOL” stories like that!! Big boy’s drive-in, 65 Goats, cheap gas, I’m right there with you buddy!! Very “COOL”!! Later Bud! “GOOSE"
  20. Hey Slo Lane, love your reply, buddy! Yes,there was a lot of street racing back then, but it usually was fairly organized and in remote locations when possible. I’ll admit I had a Hell of a lot of “Fun” pulling those “Gears” back then! Most of us were pretty responsible when and wear we did the racing. I was just a very young guy with a very cool and fast car, and I loved Racing! As you mature into adult hood you realize some choices weren’t always the best! You learn from your mistakes, and hopefully you can pass on what you learned to the “Younger Generation”, but only if they’ll (LISTEN)!!! Today’s streets and highways are way to busy and crowded with all those on and off ramps connecting! Also, the fines for drag racing are very high, and the Insurance companies will soak the Hell out of you for Auto Insurance! In today’s Society I would take all Racing to a track or abandoned Air Strip! J.M.O. “GOOSE”
  21. In 1964 ford had the 427 fairlane thunderbolt built for super stock racing. But I never saw one on the streets and I think they were required to build 50 but I think they built like 111 or so For 1966 see below for info on the Fairlane 500 engines The GT/GTA 390 CID engine developed 335 bhp (250 kW) with higher compression, and had a four-barrel carburetor. Mid year, Ford produced 57 special Fairlane 500 two-door hardtops with "R-code" 427 cu in (7.0 L) V8 engine rated at 425 bhp (431 PS; 317 kW) @ 6000 rpm and 480 lb⋅ft (651 N⋅m) @ 3700 rpm of torque,[16] equipped with Ford's "Top-Loader" four-speed manual transmission. Built to qualify the engine/transmission combination for NHRA and IHRA Super Stock racing, they were white and had fiberglass hoods with a forward-facing hood scoop . These were rare cars 57 built and nobody could get theirs hands on one for the street. 1967 saw even fewer 427 fairlanes built.
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