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Author Topic: Marv Tonkin Ford gt 350 racecar  (Read 3113 times)
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« on: December 23, 2010, 05:57:06 PM »

Does anyone have any pictures of the Marv Tonkin ford shelby that they can post?
Thanks Scott

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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2010, 10:04:23 AM »

Found these, hope they can help:http://public.fotki.com/VRM/fordshelby/shelby_mustang_gt35/marv_tomkin_ford_mustang/

The place where I found those has some other Shelby stuff as well:http://public.fotki.com/VRM/fordshelby/shelby_mustang_gt35/

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 03:49:18 PM »

I found these 4 in my pic folders. I don't remember where they are from, maybe Dave Lindsays socalcarculture site. I have 3 more if you'd like to see them.



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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011, 11:03:01 AM »

I have a friend who ownes a 67 GT350 that was drag raced by Marv Tonkin Ford in 67. He is looking for some info & photos also. Anyone have any or ideas on were to look?

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011, 12:35:13 PM »

Thank you for posting the pictures. if you have more id like tosee them also.

Thanks Scott

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 12:53:59 PM »

No problem Scott, glad to help. Here are a few other pictures I've found open the web. I think I found most of these while web searching for "Trans Am Mustang"s.





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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 07:46:51 PM »

Thank you the pics are great.

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 12:41:15 AM »

I had a magazine with this car on the cover (circa 80's), I found the owner and gave it to him at the historics a few years ago--nice man.  Have not seen him since??

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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 07:13:29 AM »

To expand on KR500 (Rodneys) post, Tonkin took a new '67 GT350 and painted it white with blue Lemans stripes and had the rear suspension modified by Stroppe with the drag racing rear suspension mods done for the '66 drag cars see photo.

The current (4th) owner is looking for old photos of when it was raced by Tonkin Ford or by the second owner see next image.




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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 07:24:10 AM »

When Tonkin sold the car one of the stipulations was the second owner had to paint the car so it was not seen as Tonkin Ford's any more.  Here is the car with the second owner and the way he painted it circa 1969. It was still like this when the 4th owner bought it.

Any one comes across photos of a '67 GT350 raced by Tonking Ford please post them too.





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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 10:27:22 AM »

     car26,
        Those are Stroppe traction bars for sure. I don't know about the dual SW pumps though. Usually it was one on the driver side only.  Stroppe had a unique way of doing those bars that is easy for me to spot.  Nice Cure Ride Drag shocks too. Sorry I can't help with the paint scheme. THE northwest drag photographer was Rich Carlson. Try to find him and that may help. Otherwise Bob McLurg "might" be able to help.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2011, 01:29:10 PM »

One thing to note that the axle housing in the photos is not a 67 Mustang/Shelby piece- Looks a lot like a 63-65 HiPerf 289 Fairlane housing (same as a T-Bolt, although DSTs bars appeared to hang down lower from the housing than Stroppes did). Guess Stroppe may have used it to keep the tires tucked under the car (the Fairlane unit was the same width as a 65-66 Mustang, except the spring perches are closer together)

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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2011, 02:03:23 PM »

    Dave,
        I don't see the "necked down" tubes (for the smaller u bolts) on the housing. I agree the "round back" on the housing is not normal for a '67. If it does measure short , it would be a '57-59 full size housing. Otherwise it could be an early '66 Fairlane housing.
   Yes Stroppe did do their bars different than DST. Less angularity made them react a little softer than the DST version. The whole design changed for '68 to the "Logghe style" ladder bar. It was lighter by a bunch.
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2011, 03:13:13 PM »

Randy,
  You are right- I had competely forgotten about the 57-59 housings (and I've had a few of them!!!). But the 63-65 Fairlanes werent necked down to the extent that the 65-66 Mustangs (and that era of Falcons and Comets) were, but rather a very slight diameter change (<1/4") like the 67-70 Mustangs (but the housing in the photo looks perfectly straight like a 57-59).

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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2011, 03:43:36 PM »

      Dave ,
      Stroppe actually had the ability to do their own housings. That place was pretty incredible back then. When Ford pulled out and the financial support / factory work stopped , the place was doomed.
     Randy

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