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Cars > Challenges > “ANIMAL” Vs “Dark Horse”

 

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MURDOCH

M–46
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
United States

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1970jmod

M–25
North Platte, Nebraska
United States

 

1978 FORD F150 CUSTOM

“ANIMAL”

1970 Pontiac Grand Prix J

“Dark Horse”

 
Photo of: 1978 FORD F150
Photo of: 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix

No longer owned

 

Head to Head

 

About “ANIMAL”

1978 FORD F150, 2WD, 306 (.030 OVER 302), 4-SPD.
Bought my truck back in 1994 to replace my 1976 Triumph
Spitfire, had 149k on it back then and now has about 232k. All
mechanical work is done, new: front brake rotors, pads, hoses, calipers, wheel bearings wheel seals, radius arm bushings, master cylinder, proportioning valve, rear brake shoes, hardware, wheel cylinders and brake drums, new shocks on all four corners, new rear fuel tank and sending unit, side tank removed to allow dual exhaust through the frame rails. Painted '10 camaro synergy green.

About “Dark Horse”

Bought from a buddies dad recently, in pretty good condition needs minimal body work and painted, numbers matching car. Its an automatic 3 speed factory turbo 400 tranny, 400 motor, carter quadrajet. No engine mods as of right now. Quick and tourqy for being all original. It got its nickname cuz of how it looks, like a sleeper and something unexpected to win a race. I have quite a few buddies that have camaros or trans ams and it has no problem out running or keeping up.

 

Specs for “ANIMAL”

302, .030 over, 306 cu. in., 10:1 comp, .471/.471 lift, 276/286 dur, scorpion 1.6 roller rockers, gt40p heads, rpm air gap intake, 750 holley, appx. 365 hp. Summit racing dampner, billet aluminum water pump and crankshaft pulleys, msd ignition, fully balanced, hedman headers with dual exhaust and 40 series flowmasters, 4spd manual transmission, ford 9" rear with 3.25 gears.

Specs for “Dark Horse”

No specifications listed.

 

Factory Options for “ANIMAL”

Came from the factory with cab lights, bed rails, dual fuel tanks,
power steering, power disc brakes, bench seat and sliding rear window.

Factory Options for “Dark Horse”

As far as I know so far it had an option of a lower hp 400 and a higher hp 400 it has the higher hp 400, front disk brakes, limited slip 10 bolt rear, 3 speed auto floor shift, I think a/c but not sure still trying to get Vin decoded

 

Mods for “ANIMAL”

New engine, 4 spd trans from a 1982 F100, new clutch, radiator,
hoses, and the list goes on. Just installed a billet grill and a set of Cragar s/s wheels with B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A'S 275/60-15.

Mods for “Dark Horse”

None so far only mods im considering so far is an accel ignition system, rear air shocks, bigger cam, 455 headers, new exhaust, and maybe ignition set up in exhaust as well for ****s n giggles

 

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Cover photo of "ANIMAL RESURECTED" album
"ANIMAL RESURECTED"
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Cover photo of ANIMAL album
ANIMAL
Photos: 5
 

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Cover photo of my 70 gp album
my 70 gp
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Points for ANIMAL Total Votes Points for Dark Horse
11 11 44

 

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