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Old 09-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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It is a sickness I have - can't pass up a cool project.

Sometimes even I think I'm crazy.

Last year we had so much fun at the NORRA Mexican 1000 that I couldn't resist getting a vintage racer for next year. Well "getting" it is a bit of a stretch as I am in San Diego and it is still in Corvallis, Oregon.
I sold my other race truck yesterday and it is now in Nevada, so I have room for it, but no time to go get it.

It is a 1969 Ford Bronco, that was stretched in the front and converted to leaf springs (why I don't know) and raced in the early '70s. It has a Chevy 383 stroker motor with 13:1 compression, which is why it is apart on the ground. Previous owner drove it with pump gas...







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Old 09-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
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Re: It is a sickness I have - can't pass up a cool project.

Aside from the sacrilege of Chevy motor in a Bronco, that's pretty damn cool.

If you don't have the history of that race Bronco, it wouldn't surprise me if Todd Zuercher knows some of the story. He's a wealth of knowledge on Broncos, let alone race Broncos.


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Old 09-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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Re: It is a sickness I have - can't pass up a cool project.

Interesting project you have there. I'm going out on a limb and guess you won't be able to put plates on it and drive it down, even with a streetable engine. Well, not very far out on a limb.

The fab work looks nice. How fast do you need to go for the wing to be effective?

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Old 09-15-2013, 10:34 AM   #4
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Re: It is a sickness I have - can't pass up a cool project.

That's almost a Big Oly style wing. Very typical for the period.

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Old 09-15-2013, 11:12 AM   #5
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Aside from the sacrilege of Chevy motor in a Bronco, that's pretty damn cool.

If you don't have the history of that race Bronco, it wouldn't surprise me if Todd Zuercher knows some of the story. He's a wealth of knowledge on Broncos, let alone race Broncos.


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Todd is a friend, both he and Andrew are not familiar with it but gave the purchase two thumbs up.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:25 PM   #6
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Re: It is a sickness I have - can't pass up a cool project.

I live in Corvallis. You are welcome to stay at our house if you need a place to stay or clean up. Beware of weekends with home football games for the OSU Beavers. No hotel rooms, lots of traffic, and full restaurants.

Looks like a nice project. Use to cruise around the AZ desert in a rail frame dune buggy. Great fun.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:45 PM   #7
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Re: It is a sickness I have - can't pass up a cool project.

Thank you for the offer. It is actually in Philomath, which is close to Corvallis I'm told. I'll probably have it shipped down. If not, it would be a good trip in the SMB and flat tow it back.

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I live in Corvallis. You are welcome to stay at our house if you need a place to stay or clean up. Beware of weekends with home football games for the OSU Beavers. No hotel rooms, lots of traffic, and full restaurants.

Looks like a nice project. Use to cruise around the AZ desert in a rail frame dune buggy. Great fun.
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Re: It is a sickness I have - can't pass up a cool project.

Let's go get it Ramsey….
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Philomath is 5 miles west of Corvallis.
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Re: It is a sickness I have - can't pass up a cool project.

I haven't heard the name Bill Stroppe mentioned in a long time...

Baja: nice Bronco! Did you happen to know Scott McKenzie?
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