It just needs an eye patch. Glad no one got hurt and that it wasn't worse.
65 Mustang FB, 331 custom built with 289 H beam rods and 383W piston, 282S cam, self ported '70 351w heads, Dougs Tri-Y headers. 1.7 shaft rockers and 26986 beehives. Hurricane Single Plane and custom 750 HP. T5z and 3.50 9" posi rear. 430 HP @ 6500...not too shabby for old school heads!
Uh huh, we hear ya alright. You really told on yourself this time. Closer to the truth was, the guy in the camaro told you to see what it's got when you leave and so you had to show off a little. While "getting on it" one of your hands was tied up on the shifter getting another gear and was unable to steer it quick enough to overcome the rear steer. We are just wondering if you were power braking or not?
I'm just aggravating you, I totaled a 68 once showing off, burning rubber, spun 180 and went over an embankment. Told my dad I just lost control. He went to take a look and stepped off 200 feet of black marks. He knew exactly what happened. I only told a half truth or half lie.
Seriously, I'm glad nobody got hurt. Hope you're back burning more rubber soon.
Back in my younger years I pulled out of a shop where we just dropped off my buddies truck for work. Being the show off that I was I got on it a little in my Mustang and the rear end immediately went side ways and we jumped over a ditch, barely squeezed through a sign and tree, turned the car and exited a small driveway and pulled into a parking lot down the street. The whole ditch and back on road experience all happened in under a minute. Once in the parking lot we saw that unfortunately a bar on the car tore into the radiator. So we had to walk back to the shop where they told us about barely missing the sign/tree and how we just immediately went back on the road and so on. The shop also informed me how that asphalt road gets tree sap all over it and becomes slicker than a wet asphalt road.
At the end of it all the car needed a new front bumper cover/support and radiator repaired. My dad was not too happy about that, I got to live that summer at home and when all my friends lived 40-50 miles away that was a much bigger punishment that it sounds like for a young individual.
Really sorry to hear about your car - but a good time for a repaint! Glad that you weren't hurt. Time for some improvements, right?
Calamity Jane aka "The Maybe-Not-So-Evil B$*&#"
289 v8, Powerjection III EFI, mild cam
4-speed, 3.25 9" rear
Power disc brakes, Unisteer power R&P
Pertronix ignition, RetroSound Model One radio, Classic Auto Air A/C, etc...
Three years of work for three days of perfection. This pony WILL get back out on the road and it WILL reliably take me where I want to go... and it will always, always keep me safe.
When I was a teenager, almost 30 years ago (yikes!), I was out cruising town in my white 65 coupe when I saw a girl that I knew in the parking lot of the local ice cream place doing something to her car, so I whipped in to the parking lot and parked right behind a large rock. When I say large it was probably three feet in diameter. Anyway, I hopped out of the car and found out she was just cleaning up the interior of her car. So we chit chatted for a while, and there may have even been a bit of flirting going as well.
When I went to leave I started the car and revved the motor a bit to show off before dropping it in first gear and taking off. The problem was that I had gotten so, uh, side tracked that I completely forgot about the huge rock that I had parked behind. Yep, ran smack into it and trashed the front valance. I'm sure she was impressed. :-/
64 1/2 Raven Black Coupe
D code 289
3.00:1 open rear
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