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Author Topic: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968  (Read 13970 times)

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Offline Jack Gifford

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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2013, 11:50:07 PM »
I've led a sheltered life...
Tell me about "the Ford Corvette".
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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2013, 06:49:32 AM »
I've led a sheltered life...
Tell me about "the Ford Corvette".

I was just being sarcastic...  :-)

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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2013, 03:16:01 PM »
I thought it was the first Thunderbird.
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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2013, 03:41:02 PM »
I think its the 1963 Cougar II that is being referred to.  Tony
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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2013, 04:47:01 PM »
I think its the 1963 Cougar II that is being referred to.  Tony

I think anything pre '73 is cougar now..... :cheers:
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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2013, 05:28:50 PM »
I think its the 1963 Cougar II that is being referred to.  Tony

I think anything pre '73 is cougar now..... :cheers:

Naw, 1968-80 can still be considered MILF, older is Cougar :-D

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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2013, 05:30:39 PM »
 :-o :-D :-D :-D Tony
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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2013, 11:46:03 PM »
My, my, you guys have taken a thread about one of the greatest pioneers of automotive history, posted by a young man thirsty for knowledge, from the city of morality, and turned it into a sexist lesson of immoral dirogitory terms.  :-o  Now Randall you can say, way more info than I expected, thanks for the great post.  :cheers:

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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2013, 02:28:32 AM »
My, my, you guys have taken a thread about one of the greatest pioneers of automotive history, posted by a young man thirsty for knowledge, from the city of morality, and turned it into a sexist lesson of immoral dirogitory terms.  :-o  Now Randall you can say, way more info than I expected, thanks for the great post.  :cheers:

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there DOES seem to be a lot of racy innuendo there ....
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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2013, 04:36:37 AM »
My, my, you guys have taken a thread about one of the greatest pioneers of automotive history, posted by a young man thirsty for knowledge, from the city of morality, and turned it into a sexist lesson of immoral dirogitory terms.  :-o  Now Randall you can say, way more info than I expected, thanks for the great post.  :cheers:

Steve

there DOES seem to be a lot of racy innuendo there ....

In hindsight I think Stan nailed it in his usual understated style, before we even got started...nice one Jim. :wink:
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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2013, 08:57:15 AM »
My, my, you guys have taken a thread about one of the greatest pioneers of automotive history, posted by a young man thirsty for knowledge, from the city of morality, and turned it into a sexist lesson of immoral dirogitory terms.  :-o  Now Randall you can say, way more info than I expected, thanks for the great post.  :cheers:

Steve

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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2016, 03:33:17 PM »
OMG Please don't tell me that none of you have heard of the white 71 Vette with a Boss 429 engine -- YES Boss 9 powered Vette...


... a few old Mustangs (corvettes, Camaros, etc)...
:? That's a confusing phrase...

I can't believe you've never heard of the Ford Corvette...  :-o

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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2016, 03:39:16 PM »
When did they run a Mustang with the 4 cam Indy engine?

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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2016, 04:04:24 PM »
Only one I believe I have heard of is the Martini T-5R car. More a what if than a real racer. 

If you have more info on another I would love to hear about it.  The "oddballs" make hot roding great.

When did they run a Mustang with the 4 cam Indy engine?

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Re: Mickey Thompson drove a 1969 prototype Mustang at Bonneville in 1968
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2019, 01:01:14 PM »
I am interested in what Mickey Thompson did in his Mustangs and what Jon Helac did in his because I very much want to bring my 1970 Boss 9 (kk2159) out and run it. Classic records set by the Super Bird (clone superbird apparently) are 238 mph.  I figure a 1000hp 429 can get there even with a Carburetor. I have a period
Holley 1000 cfm 4150 style carb I would like to try it with.  Big Red Camaro is a "flyin Brick" IDK, maybe I can get another "Brick" built by Ford to do the same if I can keep it on the ground and not spin!
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