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Discussion in 'Terminator Talk' started by B-O-B'03, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. FredK03Cobra

    FredK03Cobra New Member Established Member

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    Since this got revived, purchased new May 04 as a leftover. Still love it every time I fire it up.
     
  2. 03cobra#2

    03cobra#2 Hobbyist Of Many Hobbies Established Member

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    Purchased my car in 2005 with about 8k miles on it. Ford was the 1st owner (it was a corporate vehicle) and I brought it after that. 25k miles on it now.

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  3. Shadow Grey 03

    Shadow Grey 03 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Not original, but I've had her since November of 2007. Been through a lot with her too. People who havent ridden in one, just dont understand it. It's old, rickety, squeaks all over, but I love it. She has been treated well and driven hard. Kind of like me.....haha. This car will go to my son when I die. Not going anywhere.
     
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  4. cj428mach

    cj428mach Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I bought mine from the original owner with 74XX miles on it back in 2013 and plan to keep it forever.

    Mine doesn't really move very much anymore just because its a hassle to move the car seat from one of the other vehicles into it all the time. My 3 year old knows that is called the Terminator and has been able to say that for at least a year, the last time she rode it in she said it scared her, but lets face it 800rwhp will scare a lot of people. Some day though when she's old enough I know it will be her favorite, there is just something about the old girl that always excites you when you drive it.

    I still own my very first car- a 37 Ford, my senior high school car 69 Mach 1, and I just bought a 64 Falcon like I had in my early high school years. I've thought about it and if I ever have to thin the herd the 37 Ford or Terminator are last on the chopping block.
     
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  5. SVTdreamin04

    SVTdreamin04 What's a "Termi"??? Premium Member Established Member

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    Crazy seeing this thread being the 6th owner of my Cobra. I wanted one of these cars so bad when they came out! So jealous. It would be awesome to say I bought my car new 17 years later.


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  6. lifter213

    lifter213 Active Member Established Member

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    Original owner here. Still have it and just turned 21k miles
     
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  7. 4sdvenom

    4sdvenom Never Enough! Established Member

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    Not sure if I posted in here or not but still have mine I bought new off the lot in October 2003.
    I will never get rid of it despite it being DOA and sitting in my garage needing an engine for the last 12 years. 11,400 miles on her and there have only been about 500 miles put on in the last 15 years.
    That’s all changing real soon! :)

    Ken
     
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  8. 04Mike55

    04Mike55 New Member Established Member

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    Bought mine in Kansas City in '04.
    Number 59 of 3768.
    Black coupe.
     
  9. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 I Have LL’s Hammer Staff Member Super Moderator

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    What's the plan?
     
  10. 4sdvenom

    4sdvenom Never Enough! Established Member

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    I’d be holding onto to that 69 Mach 1 too!
    I have a 69 Mustang Fastback sitting in my dad’s garag that I’ve had since I was 17, so almost 30 years now!
    What year Falcon? [edit: just reread and seen 64] I’ve been kicking around finding one for a project toy for a high winding N/A build. I was always partial to the 64-65 two door hard tops but like the size and rounded corners of the 59-63 as well.
    I would love to see some pics of the Mach 1 and falcon if you have any floating around.

    BTW, if I were you I would start a car seat fund and get another for the Cobra ;) Maybe even get one of the racing seat versions that are completely legal and approved but look like an actual racing seat. I’ve seen them by either Sparko, Corbeau, Cobra or somebody like that. Have it done in matching colors to the interior.

    Ken
    Sorry for getting off topic
     
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  11. 4sdvenom

    4sdvenom Never Enough! Established Member

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    I have a brand new Aluminator block and DC casting FRPP/Roush ported heads. Going 10.5:1 compression with Gibtec pistons which are one of the last things I need at this point. I already have Molnar power adder rods, block, heads, a brand new set of cloyes adjustable cam gears with double of everything except primary gears only one set of those that I stumbled across on eBay a year and a half ago. I have ARP everything and upgraded to the larger tensioner arm pivot stud, billet geared Boundry GT 500 oil pump, upgraded passenger side tensioner, I have a brand new set of ARH 1-7/8” x 3” headers and matching off-road x pipe, and just got tracking info that my Gen5 3.0 Whipple has left Whipple and will be here Thursday. All controlled by the MS3-Pro PnP ecu sitting on my shelf. Still have to get a custom spec set of cams, and a few odds and ends like IW balancer with Metco adapter and 4lb lower, water pump, and one other big item being a triple pump return style fuel system for e85 along with 220 lbs injectors (since I can run low imp injectors with the MS3) and a thats about it lol. Probably more info then you were asking for lmao. So in a nutshell a 10.5 brand new Aluminator build with ported heads/cams and Gen5 Whipple with 24-28 lbs of boost on corn with upgraded everything. :) all backed up with a Lentech 4r70w and a built 8.8 SRA that’s already in the car now!
    Needless to say I’m getting excited with it since it’s been down for so long.
    After this it’s done with mods except for a few suspension tweaks here and there, ATS brakes and maybe MAYBE a built 6r80 controlled with a Motec M130 standalone transmission controller tied into the MS3 over CAN. That’s a real big maybe though.

    Thanks for reading my book :)
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  12. geoffmt

    geoffmt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That’s just gorgeous! I feel like a 20something year old every time I get into mine


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  13. cj428mach

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    Here's about a 4 year old picture of my mach 1. It was taken right after I installed the fresh 428 and new tko600. I've lowered the back an inch since then so it sits a little better.
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    Here's my 64 Falcon sprint I've been messing with over the last year. I've installed new reproduction interior, added correct sprint emblems back to it, rebuilt 4spd, new stainless exhaust, added ac, added efi, disc brakes, cut the front coils and I'm waiting for the new 331 to come back from the machine shop.
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    Family Cruising.jpg

    The falcon is my daughter's favorite as you can see and the bonus of old cars is with no airbag a kid can sit up front in a car seat.

    My 37 coupe 20201128_124905(1).jpg
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    It has a t5z with s10 tail housing, Boss 351, efi, cruise control, ac, power steering/brakes.

    Terminator is my favorite by far, Falcon is something me and my daughter love to cruise in. My 37 is my very first car and my 69 is my senior in high school car. It would be a tough decision between the 37 and the Terminator on which would be the last one I'd sell lol.
     
  14. 4sdvenom

    4sdvenom Never Enough! Established Member

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    I'd take any of them in a heartbeat! Looks like you've done a fantastic job keeping them up and adding some comfort to them! Very nice!
     
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  15. cj428mach

    cj428mach Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks, but to me it shows how special the Terminator is that its jumped past them all. I've had thoughts of selling them all in order to buy a 69 Boss 429 my one true dream car, but I really don't want to think about losing the Terminator. Its just such a special car, the go cart like handling, the looks, the massive power/torque available, last of the "old school" modern Muscle cars, the legendary status of it. These cars really check all the boxes, I think thats why the people that sell them come crawling back.
     
  16. Skitzerman

    Skitzerman NE Philly Premium Member Established Member

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    If I had a dollar for each time I've been asked, "Would you consider selling it, I've always wanted one", I'd have a few bucks put away. lol
     
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  17. 04Mike55

    04Mike55 New Member Established Member

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    I've had people leave notes with their phone numbers on the windshield asking me to call them if I ever decide to sell mine
     
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  18. Black Gold 380R

    Black Gold 380R Multiple SVT Collector Established Member

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    @cj428mach. Damn Mike. You have one hell of a nice collection.

    Goes to show what you can have if you hold on to your cars and then buy another one without trading in or selling your old car.

    I salute you sir!

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  19. cj428mach

    cj428mach Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks Glenn I appreciate the compliment. I do tend to hold on to my stuff. I haven't gotten rid of much but what I do I mostly regret. The one that I lose sleep over was the 70 Mach 1 351C 4v factory shaker project car I had. It would have been so cool finished with a stroker 351C, EFI, overdrive and AC.

    I'm very lucky to be able to have been able to hold on to the cars I do have though. Especially my very first car.
     
  20. Fastback

    Fastback Baker Premium Member Established Member

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    When my Cleveland is ready for a rebuild, looking to go 408! Nice set of rides! Keep mine too. Only car I let go was my 69' Bug.
     

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