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Old 10-24-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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Ahoy hoy,
Ah yes, back in Detroit in 76, I bought my 67 goat for 500 bucks. The coupe with the landeau roof, rally sports package, and hurst his/hers shifter. 325hp 400cid w/ TH400 tranny, 4:10 possy in the rear. I took it north to the one horse town my folks moved to, and it was the 3rd fastest rig in the county, only behind a 64 goat, and a 69 camaro with a factory race 427 in it. Bracket racing, friday night 1/4 milers on deserted country stretches. Those were the days, and nothing like having one during the bicentennial year, as that was THE year to party. And muscle cars in Michigan at that time, after all the gas shortages and insurance hassles, were a dime a dozen. We used a 69 GTX w/ 440 for a demo derby car. Bought it for 100 bucks, won a couple hundred with it, and sold it to the junk yard for 50 when it was wasted. Todays kids, riding around in aluminum can civics and such, dont even know what they are missing. Hmm....I may have to watch Vanishing Point, or Bullet tonight. I may need a muscle car fix now....
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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1984 Ford Tbird

Hey, it had a 302! (with 110 horsepower ... how I love the smog-dog 80s)

 
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:24 PM   #3
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Does a Renault LeCar count? How about a Fiat? Or maybe a VW Rabbit?
No muscler car here. Three POSs.

 
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:35 PM   #4
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'71 510 Datsun sleeper. Built it up myself. Dual SU carbs, 2L head on a 1.6L block with 1.8L rods and 240Z flat top pistons. 10:1 compression. 8,000 rpm red line. Totally stock on the outside. Took out the automatic and put in a 4 speed from a Z and used a clutch from a 1600 Roadster. Used to do night time canyon runs with our lights off and a full moon. Could do 93 mph in 3rd and went past the 120 mph mark on the speedo on a back country road. Crazy crap when I think back on it. Had a lot of fun though.

 
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:42 PM   #5
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I almost bought a (year forgotten) Nova off a dealer showroom floor in the early 90's for $4k. Financing had been negotiated, co-signer secured, contract being prepared to be signed. The interior was perfect but the motor had not been re-built and had a crapload of miles on it. It was still strong tho'.

Then my co-signer dad popped the trunk, as the salesman was walking toward us with the contract, and said aloud "Oh, Wow. It has a fire extinguisher!" To which the dealer chuckled and said "No sir the car is Nitros injected"

"Nitro what?" says dad. "It's like a shot of go fast adrenaline" says the sm.

My dad then looks at his teenage son and apprently saw an image that wasn't conducive to signing near the X. That is, without a word he walked outside and got in his car.

True story. Man I was pissed. I could have cared less about the bottle I just wanted that car. In retrospect tho', whatever image he saw would have prolly come true within the first week when I finally had the oportunity to try it out. Sheet! I won't lie. I'd have prolly hit on the way home and ended up flying through the side of a church bus or something.

Ummm, does this count at all?

Okay, Okay 1977 Pontiac Catalina beater BUT, was an old police car (painted over) and had an original interceptor motor in it. To this day I still don't know what that meant but, it was a fun car.

That's as close as I ever got to car muscle.

 
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:59 PM   #6
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Mine was a 74. Only 5200 made. Ugly but it was fun.

406 Poncho balanced and blueprinted
Torker 2 Intake port matched
16 Heads ported heavily with Ferrera Valves and full roller rockers
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13-1 compression
750 Holly modified mech secondaries huge boosters
2 3/4" primary to 3.5" collectors down to 3" dual exhaust to 3 chamber flow masters dumped
All electronic ignition, fuel and a griffen 2 core aluminum radiator electric fan (you couldnt overheat it in FL!)
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3200 Stall Th350(lasted 3 weeks) TH400 lasted 4 months.
M21 4speed lasted 9 months
Saginaw 4speed lasted 3 years
Centerforce clutch lasted 2 weeks.
Solid Iron Ram Clutch lasted 3
Rear was a BOP axle with 3.36 gears. Lasted 2 years. Replaced with a 3.73 10bolt gm
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:25 PM   #7
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1969 Firebird
Chevy 350 (rebuilt once)
Automatic (ugh) transmission
Pontiac Blue (which is actually green/blue)
Moroso Headers - Until I took out a 55 MPH sign with the car that stuck on, and bent, the headers creating a gap where the headers met the heads. This in turn made for an enormously loud backfire every time I let off the gas. Nothing like lighting 'em up down the street, get everyone to look and then let off the gas....... BANG!
Rocket racing wheels
Airlift suspension in the back so I could jack the back end waaaaaaaaaay up on the weekends. It was harder to drive that way, but it looked much cooler.

When I went to college I had to sell the car. So I took it to the high school before class let out for the day and parked at the far end of the parking lot. Once kids started filing out from class I lit the tires up from one side of the parking lot to the other. I put a for sale sign in the car and sold it that evening.

I miss that car.....................
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:26 PM   #8
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1969 Firebird
Chevy 350 (rebuilt once)
FOUL FOUL!!! YOU SHOULD BE BURNED AT THE STAKE! HERETIC!
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:36 PM   #9
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I had an 88 Fiero


hey, at least it was a FORMULA edition. :P

Later in life (mid 20s) I did have an 89 Firebird Formula with straight pipes, a rebuilt engine, and a shift kit.

I blew the tranny in about a month.

I also had a 95 Eagle talon Tsi turbo, that was one kick ass car....blew the turbo doing about a hundred while bar hopping...limped home drunk...the story of my life.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:38 PM   #10
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FOUL FOUL!!! YOU SHOULD BE BURNED AT THE STAKE! HERETIC!
OK, OK - Firebird 350. 2 barrel carb. Still, burned through more tires than my poor little dishwasher salary could pay for!
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