The Fairlane as well as the Torino trim choice have extremely couple of noticeable modifications for the 1969 model year. The most significant adjustments are mechanical with a bigger option of engines, new transmissions, and differential choices included also. The brand-new addition to the model schedule is the “Cobra” version with two veriations. There is a two door quickly back or “Sport roof covering” as well as a 2 door difficult top offered. The GT versions and also the classy Torino all have the luxurious trim bundle as fundamental equipment. Optional tools consists of bucket seats, clock, tachometer, as well as power disc brakes.
For the new Cobra a four speed, strong suspension, hood pins, and a blacked out grill are standard devices. Optional tools offered in1969 consists of a hood scoop as well as a special differential with an option of equipments. Many Ford literature as well as repair overviews list the two brand-new Cobra designs as a “Torino Cobra” not a Fairlane 500. The VIN has a Fairlane 500 number but the models only have the name Cobra scripted on the body. The Cobra logo gets on the body and also inside with no reference of Torino or Fairlane. Nonetheless; on the NASCAR circuits in ’69 themodel is detailed as Torino Cobra. They did extremely well that year powered by the 428 Cobra Jet engine
The base engine on all designs is a new 250 cu in (4.1 Liter) inline 6, except for the Torino GT as well as the Cobra vesions. The smallest optional V8 deal is a 302 cu in (4.9 L) engine. This is the standard power for any of the GT models. For a bit more get up and go there is a recently presented Windsor V8 mounted with a two barrel carburator for this 351 cu in (5.8 L) engine. For more power the Windsor 390 cu in (6.4 L) V8 with a four barrel carburetor is also offered. The standard transmission supplied on all the above designs is a three rate basic installed on the guiding column.
A 4 rate requirement as well as the 3 tailored C-6 Cruis-o-Matic are both options on the majority of V8 engines. The only engine for the two new versions is the Cobra Jet (CJ) 428 cu in (7.0 L). The basic engine deal is with a 735 cfm Holly 4 barrel carburetor which supplies 335 bhp (250 kW). As a further option the engine can be outfitted with the Ram Air induction package that includes an useful hood scoop although this does not add to the steed power ranking. The Ram plan likewise consists of: strong cooling, a 55 amp generator, 80 amp battery, as well as special 3.25:1 gearing in an open differential. The chromed valve covers, battle exhaust, and “428 Cobra Jet” stickers on the hood inside story total this package. The two Cobra versions are geared up with either a 3.51:1 or a 4.30:1 gear proportion in the open differential. If you chose not to take the Ram choice on your Cobra after that the “428 Cobra Jet” stickers are placed on each front fender.
One of the most powerful engine for ’69 is the 428-4V Super Cobra Jet (SCJ) engine choice called the “drag pack”. This engine also did extremely well in NASCAR events in ’69 contending as the Torino Talladega. This racing version has aerodynamic body attributes that are not all offered on the retail market designs. The NASCAR Torino has a “sport roof covering,” an aerodynamic slopped front end, and a flush mounted grill. The Talladega is only furnished with the C-6 transmission. This is an uncommon version with only 754 devices leaving the Ford assembly plant. The drag bundle comes either as the “Q” code with a four barrel carburatoror the “R” code with Ram Air bundle. This high performance engine is modified with the Ford oil colder, cast pistons, Le Mans 427 cap screw connecting rods, and also a nodular controlled crankshaft. There is additionally an outdoors weight on the nose behind the harmonic balancer. There is a selection of the Grip lock limited slip differential with 3.91:1 gears and also 9 inch axels or the Ford Detroit storage locker back side with 4.30:1 gears.