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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by 5120mantis, Oct 9, 2017.
Mine has enough grey
Black and white is the only way to rescue this photo.
I would have been ended with the same result, Chris ! ;-)
Here was my high school car, a 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger with the white vinyl Landau roof with white vinyl seats. Looked like a granny car but a Chrysler 318 V8 and could go very fast. There was a stretch of highway on the way to school where was no place for cops to hide, so we'd race along 90 mph or more. Unfortunately with that big engine it got only 10 mpg and that was just after the oil crisis. Gas was $1.00/gallon! A fortune then.
Sweet Dart! I've always wanted to find a 67-69 Dart Custom (the aluminum trim running down the side and the longitudinal louvers on the hood) and paint it white, some modern wheels on it, hotchkis modern suspension to make it more predictable for daily driving, and a modern pickup Hemi in it (for longevity, smoothness, reliability, and way better MPG but still lots of power), modern AC and heat, but leave the interior and exterior mostly stock. Preferably a modern 6 speed like a t56. But to dream...
I've always been a mopar guy and general muscle car fan, but I've never owned one.
I do daily drive my all-time favorite car, though. I bought a 1999 Mercedes C43 AMG. It's probably a german equivalent to a muscle car. V8 in a small car. Originally it had 302hp/tq but once I hit 300k miles and it needed a new timing chain (old one was starting to rattle) I instead just swapped in the bigger 5.4l V8 from the 1999 E55 AMG: 354 hp and 396 ft lbs of torque. She's a wild animal on the highway.
That's more my speed these days actually. I had a 'tastefully' modded 2009 E93 M3 convertible before the Mustang, and it was glorious! well, until it came time for any sort of maintenance or repairs...then it was no fun at all.
Here's my old 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II. Not exactly muscle or hot rod, but still the HOT rod for me. She came originally with the 273+TF904 powertrain from the Detroit assembly plant. When I bought her in 1992 she had a swapped 1970s 318 engine + the original TF904 transmission. I sold her to my 10 years younger cousin in 2000...
...and have regretted every_single_goddamn_second after that.
My cousin then sold her a few years later to her (presumably) current owner, who renewed the powertrain with a 383+TF727, or maybe even a 440. I'm not sure anymore, it's been so long after that.
This picture below was taken just shortly, I found it in facebook adressed to that cousin of mine.
When I had her she had a metallic blue colour, this common red paint was given to her later.
I <3 <3 <3 MoPars !!!
I know exactly what you mean, those teeny weeny wheels on that pickup are soooo pitiful, lol. I bet that ride belongs to some rap artist. Haha.
Not mine, but spotted this today; beautiful.
I'm impressed by the cars yall have here.
Maybe someday i'll own one.
Ah yes, the single days have long since gone.
Here is my 82 Indy 500 Pace Car Z-28 and my CBR600F2.
Now my toys make different noise
My '98 Corvette C5 (5.7 L V-8, 345 HP)
The 4 wheeled terrarium. I remember those.
Hey, that looks like my 5120 sitting in between.
That fits nicely to my Broadway Jade Penguin
Here are just a few of my uncles.
If that's the one in your avatar, I'd say yes - they are twins..
That's what im talkin bout! That 3 window with the flatty is toooooooo cool!
Yes, those other ones he has bought. That one is his. He's been working on it for 15 years. He waits until he finds the right parts, chrome and NOS if possible, he bought a model A hot rod, just for the engine and the quick change rear end, which are hard to come by, sold and sold the Model A. Someday he says it will be mine, i will happily take it but i hope that someday doesn't come for a very long time..
He has a Phaeton, that was in a barn or garage, since 1949, all original, even has the last inspection sticker from 1949. The 34 in that picture was in magazines back in the 60's, that one is a real original hot rod. My favorite is the Cabriolet hot rod, I don't know the year but I want to say 33-36. The man who owned it was a founder of a popular hot rod club. I love the old cars, I don't consider myself a true car guy. My uncle is, he lives and breaths it.