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I am starting this thread so all of you attending and/or driving the HRPT can post pictures. I am looking forward to this adventure and looking forward to meeting those attending from this site.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Today was mostly prepping the car, making some last minute repairs such as a upper ball joint that was a bit lose. I have a trunk full of spare parts and tools and a car ready to go. I will be leaving tomorrow morning and staying near Cleveland to attend the 1st day of the HRPT which is in Norwalk, OH.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Taking the car out tomorrow for a "put it through it paces" road test.  If all goes well I will drive it up to Dayton to meet your guys for a day.  If not, I'll be driving my truck.   Either way I'll be there on Tuesday.  

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I envy anyone that is able to attend HRPT!  It’s on my “wish list” to do someday. I look forward to vicariously enjoying the adventure through posts and picture.

1973 Mustang convertible, F code w/ C4, stock survivor with refresh in progress. Blue glow w/ Blue Comfortweave interior.

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400 miles today and ready to start tomorrow.

Met a few fellow HRPT drivers in my hotel. Very nice people.

Nice choice of overpriced gas.

 

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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I'm following this write up with interest since doing the HRPT remains on my 'to-do' list.  Last year I had registered for the long-haul but as we know it was not to be.  Decided not to do this year's tour thinking the late August high mid-west temps are not in my comfort range these days.

I'm curious as to how many cars the HRPT is seeing this year as compared to 2019 and earlier.   Keep up the good notes and pics!

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Great Thread!!!   Awesome pics. Keep the updates coming and enjoy the ride!! 

Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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I'm not usually a fan of low riders, but that Lincoln is NICE

Plain Jane | 1971 F Code Coupe 302/C4 Automatic

Goin' to Town Rig | 1971 F100 Ranger XLT LWB 390FE/C6 Automatic

Commuter | 2018 Tesla Model 3 Midrange RWD

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Went to the Dayton leg of the Power Tour yesterday and met up with @tony-muscle and was hoping to also meet @droptop73 but he did not stick around and left early.  Had a good time with tony walking around and talking about our cars and speaking with the vendors.   

Was extremely hot and sticky yesterday.  Could have used a few cold ones.  Even though I'm from the area you never get use to this weather.  Not having a/c in my car made the drive home a extra long one.    

The band sounded pretty good.   

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Wouldn't mind getting pulled over by her.

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Is it me or the two guys in front of police car are not really looking under the hood? :D

You guys have seen other 71-73's?

Keep the reports coming @tony-muscle! Enjoy for us!

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73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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4 hours ago, Galucha said:

Looks like someone made summit's Instagram post 👀

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I feel honor to have my car on Summit's Instagram page. Extra nice to see that it is the lead picture.      

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9 hours ago, tony-muscle said:

Day 3 (Indy):

Not too long of a trip from Dayton to Indy except that we drove through a torrential rain. The car behaved well except for a small water leak through the upper left corner of the windshield. The venue was at the Lucas  Raceway. Off course, i run the 1/4 mile again at 13.6 @ 105. I am still struggling at the start. I think there is a lot of improvement there.

Not too many pictures since i took more videos. It was fun to watch the different cars racing. Even an AMG with two bicycles on the roof, two big continentals, all kinds of trucks, a RX7 Mazda with an LS swap and many crazy stuff.

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Glad to see all is still going well.  You shaved a second off so your improving.   Did you get a chance to see about running the dyno again?  Curious to see if the that line being off caused most of the issue.  

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9 hours ago, Kilgon said:

Glad to see all is still going well.  You shaved a second off so your improving.   Did you get a chance to see about running the dyno again?  Curious to see if the that line being off caused most of the issue.  

I actually did 0.1 seconds slower and today did the same time. That tells me that is not making much of a difference so i decided i didnt need to dyno it again.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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3 hours ago, tony-muscle said:

I actually did 0.1 seconds slower and today did the same time. That tells me that is not making much of a difference so i decided i didnt need to dyno it again.

I think that craft beer is getting to you. :lollerz:  On the first run you posted you have  13.50 at 105.  On your second slip you said you were the car on the right. That has 12.23 at 108.75.  I read that as 1.27 seconds faster.   Either way that's still great times considering the car is not set up for the track.   Anyway, hope you are staying cool and dry and still having a good time.  Wish I was there.

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18 minutes ago, Kilgon said:

I think that craft beer is getting to you. :lollerz:  On the first run you posted you have  13.50 at 105.  On your second slip you said you were the car on the right. That has 12.23 at 108.75.  I read that as 1.27 seconds faster.   Either way that's still great times considering the car is not set up for the track.   Anyway, hope you are staying cool and dry and still having a good time.  Wish I was there.

Oops. I see the confusion. I wrote the post after that beer so I think you are onto something about that beer 😃 

My car was the one on the left at 13.64.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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47 minutes ago, trillizo_y_uno said:

Oh, nice!  I see a pic of VGG and Betty White!

Haha, I noticed that as well! Love that guy's channel! 

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