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Paul Pless
11-18-2017, 08:28 AM
I grew up a Chevy guy. The family muscle cars were all Chevelles, Novas, Camaros with the odd Firebird or GS or Cutlass thrown in the mix. My mom drove Cadillacs, my dad a Chevy truck.

So I'm new to the Chrysler Dodge Plymouth family. Edumacate me. What are the coolest cars and motors these guys and gals have ever built?

Please include some oddball stuff. As long as its cool.

mmd
11-18-2017, 08:31 AM
You're trolling, right?

wizbang 13
11-18-2017, 08:34 AM
http://www.2040-parts.com/_content/items/images/12/46112/001.jpg

Paul Pless
11-18-2017, 08:38 AM
You're trolling, right?nope

the closest thing to a chrysler that i've ever owned or worked on were jeeps of which i've owned three
the two that had amc motors in them when i bought them had those swapped for small block chevy v8's

i don't think i've ever wrenched on a chrysler or dodge motor, ever. . .

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 09:06 AM
Superbird

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Plymouth_Superbird.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/6b/ee/af/6beeaf7e61b7911cd784908c1688c664--plymouth-superbird-richard-petty.jpg

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 09:15 AM
The year before there was the Dodge Super Bee

https://ccpublic.blob.core.windows.net/cc-temp/listing/99/2991/8149329-1969-dodge-super-bee-std-c.jpg

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 09:21 AM
Baracuda

https://cdn1.mecum.com/auctions/sc0515/sc0515-214457/images/sc0515-214457_1.jpg?1431785001000

amish rob
11-18-2017, 09:23 AM
http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/CC-39-018-800.jpg
Ooooh.... :D

Robert

Garret
11-18-2017, 09:29 AM
Not a car, but it is a Dodge:

https://www.allpar.com/photos/dodge/trucks/power-wagon/power-wagon.jpg

TomF
11-18-2017, 09:32 AM
Not a car, but it is a Dodge:

https://www.allpar.com/photos/dodge/trucks/power-wagon/power-wagon.jpg

Damn. I'd own that in a heartbeat.

The Bigfella
11-18-2017, 09:35 AM
Had one for 29 years....

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--iHJJVsWy--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/17mc6vi1wwkzjjpg.jpg

amish rob
11-18-2017, 09:36 AM
Damn. I'd own that in a heartbeat.

Oh, no. I called dibs.

Iíll let you ride in it, and maybe help you move stuff once in a while.

Mostly I would drive around ramming into stuff. :)

Peace,
Robert

TomF
11-18-2017, 09:37 AM
"Distressing" it. Heh. Can I have your job after all?

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 09:39 AM
The fastest car that my parents ever owned was a Plymouth Fury III with a 383. I managed to break the drive shaft in it.

https://ccco.s3.amazonaws.com/kb_photos/381/2978_1967_Plymouth_Fury-01_low_res.jpg

mmd
11-18-2017, 09:43 AM
I drove a bunch of Chrysler muscle cars, but didn't own them (refer to earlier threads where I described my ne'er-do-well youth hanging out with my scallop-fishermen buddies), and am at best a limited back-yard mechanic, so my viewpoint is somewhat narrow. And, admittedly, I have owned more Chevs that any other type. But from that experience, I learned this much:

In the middle sixties to the end of the muscle-car era, Chrysler produced the best street engines except for the Chev 427. The 340 was a superb motor and the equal of the Chev 327, the 383 was the workhorse of the musclecar era, and the 440 was great, but heavy. The 426 hemi was in a league of it's own. Engines were easy to build and modify, and lots of aftermarket parts were available. The six-pack carb set-up was awesome when it worked, but took a magician to tune properly; most guys I knew ordered the factory 4-barrel and promptly replaced it with a Holley. Unfortunately the Chrysler bodies did not match the quality of their engines, at least up here in the salty north-east. After two years of burn-outs, drag races and long, fast, late-night drives on bumpy country roads (plus a couple of salty-road winters), the body was - to use a local term - "shook". Rattles and ill-aligned doors and such. Dodge and Plymouth full-size musclecars tended to be lighter than their GM counterparts, which partly explains their more fragile bodies, as well as GM's more comfortable and plush interiors. My favourite Chrysler musclecars were the 1970 340 Wedge Challenger (the 383 and 426 ones I drove were front-heavy and tended to get rather squirrely during burnouts and at speed), the 1969 383 Roadrunner and GTX for combination of grunt and all-night-drive comfort, and my hands-down favourite is the 1968 Charger. I drove Chargers with the factory twin 4-barrel 440 and a wonderfully massaged twin 4-barrel 383. Never had the opportunity to drive one with a hemi, unfortunately. I drove a 70 Cuda with a massaged 340 that was nice, but too short a wheelbase so it seemed as happy going sideways as it was going front-end-first. The really big Chrysler cars I drove - Imperials, Belvederes, Polaras - were pigs regardless of what engine they had. Their suspension was mushy and over 60 mph air pressure built up under the car and they sorta floated along. Comfortable, but kinda scary when you - or it -wanted to turn. After the musclecar era, Chrysler went into decline, IMHO. The 360 engine was a dog, the unitized-body construction didn't hold up in our environment, build quality was poor, and like everybody else, the horsepower was anemic.

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 09:50 AM
While in college, I had a '64 Plymouth Bevedere with a 318 and a 3 speed torqueflyte with push buttons on the dash.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/a3/b1/f8/a3b1f89afc9522fa401aab930f6eaf8a--wallpapers-ipad-the-mid.jpg

Garret
11-18-2017, 09:54 AM
What the man from NS describes is why I never got into Mopar products. They are quite popular in VT & have been for years, but the rust of them in the 60's, 70's, & 80's was something to behold. A friend had a Barracuda that would absolutely fly - but @ 3 years old, he had to invest thousands into major bodywork. However, that car was one of the fastest, best handling American cars I ever had a chance to drive. He gave (real - as in late 60's) Z28's more than a run for their money. 383 4 bbl, bored, about 11-1 pistons & a cam. Loved the sound of it.

Paul Pless
11-18-2017, 09:56 AM
scoreboard

maybe i should just close the thread now???


Not a car, but it is a Dodge:

https://www.allpar.com/photos/dodge/trucks/power-wagon/power-wagon.jpg

mmd
11-18-2017, 10:10 AM
To get JimmyW's heart thumping a little faster, a car I saw at this year's Yarmouth car show:

59345935

Yes, the license plate is correct. It sounded awesome when he started up to leave the show.

Nicholas Scheuer
11-18-2017, 10:13 AM
The 5.9L Cummins in my 1993 Dodge. There is no better engine.

moTthediesel
11-18-2017, 10:14 AM
MOPAR used to be famous for silly, pedantic engineering. Left handed lug nuts on one side of the car? Really? Have you guys noticed that the wheels are NOT falling off all the other cars? It was, of course, always more of an advertising gimmick then anything else -- that continues today with the vaunted "Hemi" engine. Virtually all the other builders that used the hemispherical combustion chamber (Jaguar, Porsche, Toyota, etc) have given up on it and moved on. For Chrysler though, it remains their favorite sales buzz word.

The other thing that continues to irk me about Chrysler is their claim that they "Invented the mini-van". What was I driving in the 70's? That German thing that looked like a loaf of bread on wheels?

All that said, I am now on my second Dodge/Cummins pickup -- and my current 2004 5sp 3500 dually may just be about the best vehicle I've ever owned. 14 years old, 230k miles, and still running like a top, and averaging over 20mpg -- I love it.

Tom

amish rob
11-18-2017, 10:14 AM
While in college, I had a '64 Plymouth Bevedere with a 318 and a 3 speed torqueflyte with push buttons on the dash.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/a3/b1/f8/a3b1f89afc9522fa401aab930f6eaf8a--wallpapers-ipad-the-mid.jpg
Haha. My buddy had a Dart wagon, and we always used to slip and push the Neutral button while changing the radio station. Remember those preset buttons? :)
Loght turns greeen, and VROOOM, but no go.
Hahaha.

Peace,
Robert

amish rob
11-18-2017, 10:16 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8HVc7uHPUmc/TcDNOOmczoI/AAAAAAAAGx4/E4-GB1Pdjok/s1600/1963%2BDodge%2BDart%2BWagon.%2B-%2B1.jpg
It was just like this one... :)

Peace,
Robert

TomF
11-18-2017, 10:17 AM
My first car was a Dart with a slant 6. Engine was bulletproof, but the body showed all the bullet holes.

Paul Pless
11-18-2017, 10:19 AM
i love the look and engine of this generation dodge cummins powered trucks
the cummins 6bt has got to be the greatest diesel ever fitted to a light truck

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f8/53/ef/f853efbecc5b1e3e59fed2e2de43aeb5.jpg

mmd
11-18-2017, 10:23 AM
Tom (moTthediesel), I got the same thing going - 2006 model, 5-speed manual, 245K miles, runs like a top, 22mpg, still looks good (original paint), etc. etc. Except it is a Chev Colorado. <wink, grin>

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
11-18-2017, 10:26 AM
http://images.pistonheads.com/nimg/26652/SpottedSunbeamLotus_03-L.jpg

Molto geeky
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1218119

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Sunbeam#Sunbeam_Ti_and_Sunbeam_Lotus

Paul Pless
11-18-2017, 10:26 AM
Horizon?

Barry
11-18-2017, 10:35 AM
Damn. I'd own that in a heartbeat.

2 Days left to BID:
https://bringatrailer.com/

https://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Screen-Shot-2017-11-09-at-2.22.30-PM.png

mmd
11-18-2017, 10:39 AM
Is that the truck equivalent of Paul's "bowsprit envy" threads? Bumper envy?

Paul Pless
11-18-2017, 10:41 AM
Nice wench! ;):d

ron ll
11-18-2017, 10:43 AM
My first car. Is this what you had in mind? :)

http://www.collectorcarads.com/Picture1/100_0083.jpg

moTthediesel
11-18-2017, 10:47 AM
Tom (moTthediesel), I got the same thing going - 2006 model, 5-speed manual, 245K miles, runs like a top, 22mpg, still looks good (original paint), etc. etc. Except it is a Chev Colorado. <wink, grin>

Great! Now lets see a picture of it pulling a 8k# camper trailer up 8 miles of 10% grade -- or stopping it going back down...(nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more!) ;)

Gerarddm
11-18-2017, 11:14 AM
1968 Charger ( Hemi, please ) will forever do it for me.

I am digging that '46 Power Wagon too...

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 11:23 AM
Thanks Micheal. I wouldn't mind having the Bevedere back. The body was good and it only had minor things wrong with it when I got rid of it. With just the 318 2 barrel, it would chirp the tires when it shifted into 3rd.

Bobcat
11-18-2017, 11:24 AM
When I was little, we had a Plymouth wagon with a honking big engine and fins. I probably remember it more fondly than it deserves
http://hanabi.autoweek.com/sites/default/files/styles/gen-1200-675/public/1960-plymouth-wagon-01.jpg?itok=uArDx45l

ron ll
11-18-2017, 11:31 AM
http://www.imcdb.org/i146822.jpg

LeeG
11-18-2017, 11:37 AM
The fastest car that my parents ever owned was a Plymouth Fury III with a 383. I managed to break the drive shaft in it.

https://ccco.s3.amazonaws.com/kb_photos/381/2978_1967_Plymouth_Fury-01_low_res.jpg

We had a '64 Fury III w smaller engine.

Dan McCosh
11-18-2017, 11:39 AM
Not a car, but it is a Dodge:

https://www.allpar.com/photos/dodge/trucks/power-wagon/power-wagon.jpg
Owned one for about five years. Before they were cool.

David G
11-18-2017, 12:09 PM
http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/CC-39-018-800.jpg
Ooooh.... :D

RobertHad some h.s. buddies who loved wrenching. When the bar-pilot uncle of one bought him one of these... the hemi wasn't an option. So they dropped one in. Like many muscle cars of that era... it was a total hazard in the twisties... but boy did that thing scoot in a straight line. And that was even before they went thru it... with an attempt at blueprinting the engine. One of their dads owned a service station (this was back when they mostly HAD service bays)... and he let them use the lift and other equipment. He usually left them alone to figure things out... but he was very involved with that blueprinting project. Rick & I were buddies, and neighbors, so he let me drive it during some of our country-road 1/4 mile events. Yowza!!! Fabricating a hood bulge for that new setup mighty just have been my first fiberglass project. Didn't like the smell of styrene then, and even less now.

Another h.s. kid I raced against had a hemi (I forget which actual car he had... but it was bigger than this one). The sounds those things made ignited the souls of every teenage kid for miles around.

I think this may have been the last time Chrysler had anything to offer that I was interested in. Though they deserve recognition, I suppose, for inventing (popularizing) the Minivan.

David G
11-18-2017, 12:10 PM
Not a car, but it is a Dodge:

https://www.allpar.com/photos/dodge/trucks/power-wagon/power-wagon.jpg

I would own one of those, even today.

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 12:15 PM
We had a 1960 Dodge station wagon with a slant 6. I can remember having about 10 friends in it riding around while in high school.

Bobcat
11-18-2017, 12:24 PM
My first car was a '73 Dart Swinger with a 318. Good car. Bought it for a grand. 18 months later it got hit. The insurance company paid me $900 and I sold it six months later for $400. The only car I ever made money on.

Mine was lemon yellow, but with a white top

http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/uploads/photoalbum/1973-dodge-dart-swingerdesirable-top-banana-yellow-exterior-and-blackv-roof-1.jpg

StevenBauer
11-18-2017, 12:37 PM
So what are you getting, Paul? And what did Kat get?

Ted Hoppe
11-18-2017, 12:46 PM
Dodge Swinger with a slant 6.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bb/26/9f/bb269f24611fadbb03eebe749e53dd88--inner-child-vintage-retro.jpg

Canoeyawl
11-18-2017, 01:02 PM
Over the years I have had a few Chrysler cars.
Back when you could buy a car with a weeks paycheck I started with a '56 Plymouth Belvedere 2dr wagon a good solid car, then a '53 DeSoto wagon (hemi, with an odd transmision) a '64 Sport Fury and ending with a lime green Road Runner (4 speed) but I never had one of those skank sixes...

John Smith
11-18-2017, 01:16 PM
I can't speak to 'muscle cars' although a friend had a Road Runner and he liked it a lot.

We had a '56 Plymouth. It had two buttons on the floor. One for high beams. One would make the wipers do a single sweep. I liked that a lot.

Canoeyawl
11-18-2017, 01:23 PM
This one was innovative, the Turbine car
http://www.motortrend.com/news/c12-0603-1964-chrysler-turbine-car/

http://www.miamilakesautomall.com/chrysler-blog/wp-content/uploads/sites/83/2015/05/Chrysler-Turbine.jpg

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 01:27 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4140/4875808182_ca40a1552e_b.jpg

Canoeyawl
11-18-2017, 01:41 PM
Replaceable element oil filter (1924) – Standard since the 1930s on Chryslers, it took until 1962 to make them standard on all competitor cars (including Chevrolets). Chrysler also developed the full-flow oil filter (1946).
The first mass-produced four-wheel hydraulic brakes (1924) – Engineered and redesigned entirely by Chrysler engineers, Lockheed supplied the components for several decades. It’s so nice being able to stop when you need to… Imagine your brakes being as poor as your current emergency brake (rear wheel, cable operated) and you have some idea of how important four-wheel hydraulic brakes were for safety both then and now.
Rubber engine mounts (1925) – Part of this includes the located center of gravity for the engine, which was “cradled” scientifically in rubber to eliminate or vastly reduce vibration felt by the driver and passengers. Prior to this, engines were simply bolted into car frames.
Power brakes (1932) – This option helped reduce braking effort.
Automatic overdrive (1934) – Developed by Chrysler, it was manufactured for them by Borg-Warner and supplied to competitors. Overdrive improves fuel economy and allows higher road speeds.
Electric windshield wipers (1939) – Do any readers recall how miserable vacuum operated windshield wipers were? When you stepped on the gas to pass, the wipers stopped. Convenient. American Motors continued with the abomination until the early 1970s, and even some GM and Ford cars maintained vacuum-operated wipers until the ‘60s.
Hydraulic four-wheel disc brakes (1949) – Granted: They were not “caliper disc brakes” but more akin to what aircraft used at the time. Still, they were disc brakes. Difficult as it is to envision, these brakes were essentially “inside-out” versions of what came later. The finned discs rotated around a fixed inner disc that held the brake pads. These moved outward to contact the two sides of the rotating disc brake.
Ignition key starting (1949) – Believe it or not, before this, there were various ways to engage the starter. Some makes required you to push a separate button on the instrument panel or on the floor, some required you to push the gas pedal or clutch pedal to the floor, Nash required you to pull up on the automatic transmission lever even into the mid-‘50s.
Resistor spark plugs (1949) – In order to eliminate radio reception interference.
Padded dashboard (1949) – For safety, obviously.
Power steering (1951) – This option was developed as a solution to aide parking with the new (extremely heavy) Hemi V-8 engines introduced that year.
Curved side glass (1957) – Not only a styling advance, this feature allowed a wider interior with a slight curve to the inside of the door, which means more interior room for a given exterior size of car and also less glare for other drivers on the road from straight side glass in certain circumstances.
First use of modern electronic fuel injection (albeit with an analog computer) (1958) – Optional on DeSotos and Chryslers, the Electrojector system was built for Chrysler by Bendix, which supplied fuel injection for some aircraft.
Cruise control, called “Auto Pilot,” (1958) – Who else remembers long, exhausting drives during the 55 mile per hour speed limit era? Can you imagine how much worse they’d have been without the option of cruise control?
Alternators instead of generators standard on some cars (Valiant, 1960), all U.S. cars (1961) – Generators didn’t do a sufficient job in slow traffic or idle and modern cars’ electrical demands began requiring sufficient electrical generation, which only the alternator could provide.
First mass-produced car equipped with four-wheel antilock disc brakes (Imperial, 1971) – The 1966 British Jensen FF had this, but only a few hundred were built over several years at astronomical cost.
Electronic ignition on all cars (1973) – This helped reduce emissions and also eliminated much of the old “tune up” periodic services every few thousand miles, reducing owner expense and also saving time.
Onboard car computer (analog) to control the carburetor mixture and electronic ignition (1976) – This system was called “Lean Burn” and it aided fuel economy and reduced emissions.

Canoeyawl
11-18-2017, 01:52 PM
https://notoriousluxury.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/392-cid-v8-hemi-2.jpg1957 Chrysler 300C

mmd
11-18-2017, 02:23 PM
Well Tom (motTherdiesel), I pulled a 4500-lb trailer a thousand miles - the length of Nova Scotia with its Cape Breton Highlands, and the breadth of Newfoundland with its Long Range Mountains and Avalon Hills with it with no issues. Oops, sorry, I said some more...

Oh, did I mention it is a 5-cylinder inline six gas engine?

John Meachen
11-18-2017, 02:29 PM
Didn't they build a few prototypes with gas turbines?We already had the Roadrunner Superbird mentioned and it is rather special,not to mention on the list of cars I lust after.A little further down the performance scale there was the Barracuda.

Dan McCosh
11-18-2017, 02:32 PM
5975

Chrysler's SA-1---100,000 mile warranty

Dan McCosh
11-18-2017, 02:39 PM
59795980

More power.

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 02:44 PM
1963 Chrysler Turbine - Jay Leno


https://youtu.be/b2A5ijU3Ivs

David G
11-18-2017, 02:46 PM
Paul - for the Fiat family of cars. Skip the namby-pamby hemi's and Hellcats. Just jump directly into a vehicle simply MADE for Hell --

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/devel-sixty-6x6-suv-looks-184800065.html

LeeG
11-18-2017, 02:54 PM
Paul - for the Fiat family of cars. Skip the namby-pamby hemi's and Hellcats. Just jump directly into a vehicle simply MADE for Hell --

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/devel-sixty-6x6-suv-looks-184800065.html

That looks like it would damage the shrubbery

David G
11-18-2017, 02:54 PM
Or..... how about a Tesla pickup truck?

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/tesla-released-bizarre-photos-electric-pickup-truck-yesterday-225843593.html

https://s.yimg.com/lo/api/res/1.2/dri2tBoyvWsVN4I1N5fHmg--/YXBwaWQ9eW15O3c9NjQwO3E9NzU7c209MTtpbD1wbGFuZQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/BGR_News/tesla-pickup-truck-photo-2.jpg

StevenBauer
11-18-2017, 06:55 PM
An old friend rebuilt a souped up motor in a Charger. Spent a year I think. As a senior in high school it had been on the road about a week when someone cut him off and he hit a telephone pole at speed. A week or so later he went to the wreckerís yard to look the car over. The guy at the yard didnít believe him when he told the guy he was the driver in the crash. He said no one could have walked away from that crash. He wedged himself into the wreck. And his knee perfectly fit in the dent in the dashboard. :d

The Bigfella
11-18-2017, 07:53 PM
First use of modern electronic fuel injection (albeit with an analog computer) (1958) Ė Optional on DeSotos and Chryslers, the Electrojector system was built for Chrysler by Bendix, which supplied fuel injection for some aircraft.



I think that'd be a nope... unless you want to pick nits. Try Alfa in 1940 or even AMC which had the same system on the Rambler a year ahead of Chrysler.

leikec
11-18-2017, 08:22 PM
https://cdn1.mecum.com/auctions/kc1211/kc1211-121695/images/kc1211-121695_10.jpg?1322845158000

Jeff C

moTthediesel
11-18-2017, 08:37 PM
Well Tom (motTherdiesel), I pulled a 4500-lb trailer a thousand miles - the length of Nova Scotia with its Cape Breton Highlands, and the breadth of Newfoundland with its Long Range Mountains and Avalon Hills with it with no issues. Oops, sorry, I said some more...

Oh, did I mention it is a 5-cylinder inline six gas engine?

Well that's pretty good, I know there are some serious (if short) grades on the Cabot Trail. I haven't driven in the Long Range Mountains, my two trips to The Rock have been on the long ferry to Argentia, as we were going to St Johns for the Targa. I still prefer a big truck for towing, especially for STOPPING. I bet your truck's more fun to park though, for sure. Y>

Tom

Garret
11-18-2017, 08:47 PM
Well that's pretty good, I know there are some serious (if short) grades on the Cabot Trail. I haven't driven in the Long Range Mountains, my two trips to The Rock have been on the long ferry to Argentia, as we were going to St Johns for the Targa. I still prefer a big truck for towing, especially for STOPPING. I bet your truck's more fun to park though, for sure. Y>

Tom

I had a 99 4WD 1 ton dually quad cab with the Cummins - biggest pickup they made. 24MPG doing 75-80 (empty) from FL to VT & no locking hubs - so the front end was turning the whole way. I was amazed. Parking that monster in little VT parking spaces was not fun!

ron ll
11-18-2017, 08:49 PM
https://cdn1.mecum.com/auctions/kc1211/kc1211-121695/images/kc1211-121695_10.jpg?1322845158000

Jeff C

That’s purdy.

Paul Pless
11-18-2017, 08:57 PM
a 5-cylinder inline sixhmmm

johnw
11-18-2017, 09:02 PM
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/6c/e4/ae/6ce4ae421d155ac1cb001077ff949333.jpg

johnw
11-18-2017, 09:15 PM
To understand why Chrysler never overtook Ford and GM, you have to consider that they decided to build the Airflow, then later decided not to build this one:

https://icdn-7.motor1.com/images/mgl/mJjmv/s4/1953-chrysler-ghia-special-coupe.jpg

moTthediesel
11-18-2017, 09:55 PM
I had a 99 4WD 1 ton dually quad cab with the Cummins - biggest pickup they made. 24MPG doing 75-80 (empty) from FL to VT & no locking hubs - so the front end was turning the whole way. I was amazed. Parking that monster in little VT parking spaces was not fun!

Yeah, I've come a cropper in a few bank drive-thrus -- stuck like a cork in a bottle! Old down-town streets can be a nightmare too, I thought we'd never get out of Sante Fe NM last winter. :eek:

Garret
11-18-2017, 10:11 PM
hmmm

It's Canadian counting...

:p

Audi had a 6 cyl. inline 5!

ron ll
11-19-2017, 12:06 PM
6129

Jimmy W
11-19-2017, 12:38 PM
For when that Auburn fan in the left lane won't move over.

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2011/01/09/automobiles/HORN-2/HORN-2-jumbo.jpg

mmd
11-19-2017, 12:50 PM
Metric system... <ahem>

Did I experience what is called 'dyslexic fingers' in that post? Sorry... After fifty years of saying "inline-six", it is hard to break the habit.

And finally, Kevin, each of our trucks does something well that the other can't - mine parks easily, yours carries more stuff. Horses for courses, and all that, eh?

Paul Pless
11-19-2017, 12:54 PM
Roll Tide Jimmy!

leikec
11-19-2017, 01:22 PM
http://classiccardb.com/uploads/postfotos/1966-2-door-used-automatic-chrysler-convertible-imperial-cadillac-crown-classic-1.jpg

Jeff C

leikec
11-19-2017, 01:25 PM
https://dxsdcl7y7vn9x.cloudfront.net/412243/75D3E1D5-45EC-455A-9D30-0AD6DFEEBFFB_7.jpg

Jeff C

John B
11-19-2017, 05:16 PM
I was working on one of the MG's in the driveway the weekend , son took it away and came back with a prince of darkness complaint.
Anyway a guy stopped and chatted, turns out he has a 124 spyder I'd seen in the area.

' I know a guy who's getting the new version of one of those " I told him.
Eh Paul.

Paul Pless
11-19-2017, 05:25 PM
Eh Paul.

the charger is really quite fun for being such a behemoth
i drove it in a light snow today falling onto a ground to warm to hold it
~ 500 hp front engine/rear drive and pretty well sorted traction control made it not only doable but kinda fun :D

who am i kidding, it was hellified fun :D:D

Stiletto
11-19-2017, 05:28 PM
In this part of the world, this was the Chrysler we lusted after, they were quick! :

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/Chrysler_Valiant_VH_Charger_E38.jpg



https://www.shannons.com.au/library/images/auctions/V13DE89DJ3EYO6B3/1600x1066/1971-chrysler-valiant-charger-rt-e38-bathurst-coupe.jpg

AnalogKid
11-19-2017, 05:29 PM
https://img.favcars.com/chrysler/avenger/photos_chrysler_avenger_1976_1.jpg

Paul Pless
11-19-2017, 05:33 PM
tell me about the motor please


In this part of the world, this was the Chrysler we lusted after, they were quick! :





https://www.shannons.com.au/library/images/auctions/V13DE89DJ3EYO6B3/1600x1066/1971-chrysler-valiant-charger-rt-e38-bathurst-coupe.jpg

AnalogKid
11-19-2017, 05:35 PM
http://youtu.be/KuwYdHXXAlc

John B
11-19-2017, 05:57 PM
tell me about the motor please
Usual Hemi and they made a lot of the 6 pac marketing with those carbs, or was it the cylinders.....
When we were messing with big blocks in old chev and pontiac 4 doors ( because thats what we could get ) one friend went out and bought an E 38 Charger. The E38 was the same as the slightly later and more famous E 49. The only difference was 3 speed gearbox V 4 speed.
It hauled and is worth one heck of a lot of money now. Then , we called it the pink truck and he thrashed it.

moTthediesel
11-19-2017, 06:14 PM
This being a boat site, we'd be remiss not to include one of these -- my wife has one in her CC Rocket, and a fine old prime mover it is.

http://images0.boattrader.com/resize/1/70/31/6397031_20171010172345354_1_LARGE.jpg?t=1256901

Jim Bow
11-19-2017, 06:38 PM
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/19/cf/58/19cf58df97b90b17ceef2be59c961921--vintage-photos-dragracing.jpg

Jim Bow
11-19-2017, 06:40 PM
http://www.autogallery.org.ru/k/d/34dghumr.jpg

pcford
11-19-2017, 06:45 PM
https://www.allpar.com/photos/dodge/trucks/power-wagon/power-wagon.jpg
scoreboard

maybe i should just close the thread now???

Check the prices on these things! over 100K!!

Dan McCosh
11-19-2017, 06:59 PM
https://www.allpar.com/photos/dodge/trucks/power-wagon/power-wagon.jpg

Check the prices on these things! over 100K!! I got $250 for mine. Just what I paid for it.

Canoeyawl
11-19-2017, 11:02 PM
And this...

http://www.correctcraftfan.com/forum/uploads/13934/Engine_for_FG.jpg

pcford
11-20-2017, 12:11 AM
I got $250 for mine. Just what I paid for it.

Maybe should have waited. This one is 39k. More on Ebay for much more.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1946-Dodge-Power-Wagon/352177645719?hash=item51ff6c6897:g:4XgAAOSwfrxZ0v4 m&vxp=mtr

Todd Bradshaw
11-20-2017, 03:40 AM
I had two uncles who ran Chrysler training centers - regional sites where they trained mechanics for the dealerships in that region. One of them had previously worked on the turbine car program back in the '60s. Turbine cars were loaned out to regular folks around the US, but if there was a problem with one, the participants weren't allowed to have it towed because the company didn't want any bad publicity for the concept. They would fly in one or two of the turbine crew mechanics to fix it. At one point when I was a kid he sent me one of the demo models of a copper-colored turbine car. Wish I still had it. He had some good stories, which were relatively predictable for a car that put out exhaust which was about 800 degrees. I guess Leno may currently own one of the only remaining ones.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/b2A5ijU3Ivs/maxresdefault.jpg

Breakaway
11-20-2017, 03:56 AM
A high school buddy ( still friends to this day) had a 71 or 72 Plymouth Duster that we had lost of fun in. It was a Twister model, which had a 318, not the 340, and a cool grille and fake hood scoop. It also had a decal of this guy on the rear quarter panel. His was orange and black. Cragar rims.

https://bangshift.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/6064284946_a7ca7b19aa.jpg

We had a lot of fun in that car.

pcford
11-20-2017, 02:57 PM
I got $250 for mine. Just what I paid for it.

Another for 95K

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-Dodge-Power-Wagon/272929026109?_trkparms=aid%3D777001%26algo%3DDISCO .FEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D49454%26meid%3Df743ae7d94f6 4235abb7c48339d64580%26pid%3D100656%26rk%3D1%26rkt %3D1%26&_trksid=p2481888.c100656.m5063&_trkparms=pageci%253A9bb5915b-ce2c-11e7-9226-74dbd180dc0f%257Cparentrq%253Adafefaf215f0aa16af6a 34f7fff9e1bf%257Ciid%253A2

Garret
11-20-2017, 03:24 PM
Another for 95K

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-Dodge-Power-Wagon/272929026109?_trkparms=aid%3D777001%26algo%3DDISCO .FEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D49454%26meid%3Df743ae7d94f6 4235abb7c48339d64580%26pid%3D100656%26rk%3D1%26rkt %3D1%26&_trksid=p2481888.c100656.m5063&_trkparms=pageci%253A9bb5915b-ce2c-11e7-9226-74dbd180dc0f%257Cparentrq%253Adafefaf215f0aa16af6a 34f7fff9e1bf%257Ciid%253A2

Not a plain Power Wagon - complete resto, modern engine, trans, drivetrain, etc. etc. Still crazy pricing though. But then people pay $65K for a 25 YO diesel Land Rover...