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    Quote Originally Posted by Zacha341 View Post
    I had a Dodge something old with a slant six. What a darling. Bucket seats and all I think.
    Ah, memories. My first car was a 1963 Plymouth Savoy with that slant six, purchased in 1966. The only options were an AM radio and the push button automatic. The only chrome was on the bumpers. Oh, with cloth covered bench seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lester wild View Post
    That $714 seemed like so much money back then ( and it was) That hemi (as you say) would be a phenomenal investment today!
    I was making around $84.00 a week at that time.

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    Dodge called it “6 Pack”
    Plymouth called it “6 BBL” (barrel)
    When referring to the GM cars I always said “Tri Power”
    Ford’s name for it...idk?

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    My father used to race a 32 coup that had a flathead with “3 duces”.

    Chrysler called it 440 6 pack

    My uncle has two 1940s? Cadillacs that are sitting there for over 50 years in the back 40,both of those engines are 3 two bbl set ups.

    Pontiac called it tri power but for those of us that were just having fun with our cars it was 6 pac,3 duces,3 2s Nobody would demand you hand over your car if you called it other then it’s technical name,just your pink slip if you lost in those cases.

    We used to buy the set-ups out of the junk yard for $50 also the factory dual 4 bbl but those were harder to find.

    I was never really into fords and can say never saw a factory 3 2bbl set up.

    My father was also a judge at car shows for over twenty years so my first one was at age 6.

    Bell Glade Florida was a test track for Ford design experimental motors for NASCAR in the 1960s.

    In the 1990s I pulled a 289 out of a shed there that had 3x2 set up on it that was all stamped FoMoCo,along with 2 3bbl carburetors.

    The 3 bbl carbs were made by Ford for NASCAR and were 1100 CFM? Chrysler got mad so they were never allowed to run them.

    In 2000 I bought a salvage yard that had been closed for years a good 1/4 acre of it was racks 15’ high filled with rust free body parts from the 1950s and 1960s,there was probably 50 engines all strictly muscle car related,Hemi etc.

    The car fad had not kicked in yet and the Internet was not that established so I posted a listing on Hemmings and had people from all over the country bringing in Uhauls and I charged them $250 for all they could load.

    Which was more then scrap price at that time,it was not like now where a piece of trim can bring $150 and rust is considered patina,they were all cherry picked parts,who would have thought in another 15 years it would have been a nice pot of gold.

    If anybody is interested there is a series on YouTube put out by Hagerty which is a insurance company that specializes in classic and collector car insurance out of Traverse city.

    The guy drives across country and stops in towns and asks people at a filling station or restaurant if they know anybody that has any classic cars sitting around,then he goes from there finding them,the whole point is that there are a lot of them still out there sitting in garages and sheds and fields if one wants to look.
    Last edited by Richard; January-11-20 at 10:39 PM.

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    “Dual Quads”

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    My badass 1971 Dodge station wagon with a 383 and 4 barrel.

    Like this one, but with the funky faux-wood:


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    A rare option back in the 1960’s on some cars, a paisley or “Mod” vinyl roof. Few were sold I suspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastsideAl View Post
    My badass 1971 Dodge station wagon with a 383 and 4 barrel.

    Like this one, but with the funky faux-wood:


    Station wagons are one one of the most over looked when it comes to muscle cars,a lot of guys that had to give up their 2 door when families came into the picture,ordered station wagons with performance packages that were no slouches.

    The Hagerty guy has a one off Ford Country squire S/W that came factory order with a 429 CJ engine in it.

    I had a 71 dodge MSP chase car with a 440hp in it that would fly given its weight.

    I may be weird but even as a station wagon that one has sexy lines.

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    Here's to all the muscle cars that ran up and down "Blood Alley".

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    Just seen a 69 roadrunner or super bee in a magazine green with the mod top. Definitely a one off! Odd but cool as hell!

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    2 years after I bought my 68 Road Runner a friend and I planned to go to Chicago to Nickey Chevrolet to look at and buy a 427 Nova SS. A few weeks later another friend showed up at my house on his brand new BSA Lightning. After a test ride I no longer wanted another muscle car. I bought a motorcycle and never looked back. For a lot less money you could go faster than most muscle cars of the era.

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    The epitome of anti-muscle car!

    To think I owned one. UGhH...
    ...
    Last edited by Zacha341; January-13-20 at 06:51 AM.

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    I don't know why Ford & GM made the decision several years ago to make the mustang and camaro back seats unusable. I understand these cars are mostly bought by boomers like me, mostly as a 2nd vehicle. Still, the seats don't need to be the size of a charger but I would buy one if it had even a cramped, but still occasionally usable back seat for the odd time I want to throw grandkids or my nephew in the back to head to a restaurant.

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    39 posts and no mention of the Javelin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meddle View Post
    39 posts and no mention of the Javelin.
    Okay,I had a purple one that I bought for a winter beater,it was horrible on the ice and snow,no traction.

    Cool body style but I cannot remember if it had a 360 or a 390,I traded it for a Jeep with a snow plow,I guess I figured if I could not drive in the snow I might as well make some money pushing it.

    The muscle car became popular because it was affordable to the average buyer,in England the Jaguar XKE was the desirable sports car to have but it was not affordable to the average buyer.

    When Ford introduced the English version of the Escort in the early 1970s for the first time the average buyer could buy a sports car,it was considered a sports car because it could do 120 when most were puttering about in 50 to 60 mph cars,it knocked Jaguars sales into the dirt.

    It was considered as a luxury sports car suitable for the county house and the factory workers home.

    I guess that version got lost on the drawing board when they introduced them here.
    Last edited by Richard; January-12-20 at 08:58 PM.

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    ^^ Depending on the year, it could have had the 290 base V-8 or the next in line, 343 V-8

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    Since we are on the subject of muscle cars where did you buy parts ? I went to Gratiot Auto Supply, Hi-Po shop (Mayfair Auto Parts) in Taylor and Ramchargers.

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    A neighbor down the street had one of these Ford Nucleons when I was a kid. My parents told me never to go near that car.

    “In 1957 this automobile-of-the-future was called the Ford Nucleon, named for its pint-size atomic fission reactor in the trunk. The car’s reactor setup was essentially the same as a nuclear submarine’s, but miniaturized for automobile use. It was designed to use uranium fission to heat a steam generator, rapidly converting stored water into high-pressure steam which could then be used to drive a set of turbines. A typical Nucleon would travel about 5,000 miles per uranium charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zacha341 View Post
    The epitome of anti-muscle car!

    To think I owned one. UGhH...
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    Here's mine! LOL...My first car. The wheel wells were already rusted thru by the time I got it in 1977.

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    Last edited by Maof; January-13-20 at 03:12 PM.

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    ^^^ LOL! The shock towers of my Chevette were rusted thru in no time. The turn signal broke off in my hand. Had a motor like a sewing machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zacha341 View Post
    Had a motor like a sewing machine!
    Now that's funny! hahahahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maof View Post
    Here's mine! LOL...My first car. The wheel wells were already rusted thru by the time I got it in 1977.

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...8fe1CjXSetaA&s

    I had had one of those,I liked the little car and there was a lot of design put into them,they special built rail cars so the cars could be transported standing straight up,they made the battery,oil and gas so they could drive up to the rail car and drive away at the destination.

    The Chevy Vega crosworth version engine alone was selling more for then what the car sold for new after they got a bad rep,I remember at that time they were coming out with corn ethanol mixed in the gas and people blamed the engine problems on that.

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    I never had a Vega, however, i did own 5 Pintos.....
    loved them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I had had one of those,I liked the little car and there was a lot of design put into them,they special built rail cars so the cars could be transported standing straight up,they made the battery,oil and gas so they could drive up to the rail car and drive away at the destination.

    The Chevy Vega crosworth version engine alone was selling more for then what the car sold for new after they got a bad rep,I remember at that time they were coming out with corn ethanol mixed in the gas and people blamed the engine problems on that.
    Not familiar with all the car jargon you're talking about but, it was a fun little car to drive. Only paid $250 for it (well my bf at the time did).

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