The hood seemed to be about half of the car.  Flooring the go pedal would lift 
the front and squat the rear end, very hard to see where you were going, but 
you got there fast.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On October 12, 2016 5:03:54 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
<mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>How long is that boat??
>
>On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 5:01 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
>mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>> On 12/10/2016 3:55 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote:
>>
>>> As a kid, my mother drove a '72 T-Bird for many years.  It had a 427
>ci
>>> engine, what a gas hog!  I think the body was very similar to your
>>> brother's car in terms of size (HUGE), but not as angular.  Terrible
>in the
>>> Wisconsin winters without snow tires, but Mom drove about thirty
>miles each
>>> way to work so she preferred all-season tires.  That car got stuck a
>lot in
>>> the winter, I think we kept a chain and shovel in the trunk
>year-round.
>>> Very comfortable ride, fast for the time, stylish, I think it had
>over 150k
>>> miles when it was sold to the mailman.  He drove a rural mail
>delivery
>>> route and racked up many more miles in short order, I think the car
>only
>>> lasted a few more years on mail delivery duty.
>>>
>>
>> probably a 429 rather than a 427.
>>
>> RB
>>
>>
>>
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