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Ford Torino Talladega

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Ford Torino Talladega
Ford Torino Talladega
Ford Torino Talladega
Ford Torino Talladega

In the late 1960s Ford and Chrylser were waging was in NASCAR.  In 1969 Ford revealed its aero-styled Torinos, which cleaned up in the years's stock car racing by collecting 30 victories.  To satisfy homologation rules, at least 500 road-going versions had to be built.  The rest was the Ford Talladega.

Type:  V8
Construction:  cast-iron block and cylinder heads
Valve gear:  2 valves per cylinder operated  by a single camshaft, pushrods and rockers
Bore & Stroke:  4.13 in x 3.98 in
Displacement:  428 cubic inch
Compression Ratio:  10.6:1
Induction System:  Holley 4-barrel carb
Maximum Power:  335 bhp at 5,200 rpm
Maximum torque:  440 lb-ft at 3,400 rpm
Ford C-6 Cruise-O-Matic
Steel monocoque with 2-door fastback body design
Running Gear
Steering:  Recirculating ball
Front suspension:  Unequal length wishbones with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear suspension:  Live axle with semi-elliptic multi leaf-springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes:  Power Discs in front and drums in rear
Wheels:  Ford slotted chrome steel, 14-in dia.
Tires:  Goodyear Polyglas F70-14
Length:  209.8 inches
Width:  84.4 inches
Height:  59.1 inches
Wheelbase:  116 inches
Track:  64.7 inches (front), 62 inches (rear)
Weight:  3,536 lbs.

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