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    Is there a mile or two of NASCAR type scaffolding beneath the carbon?

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    mercury marine 9 liter offshore racing v8
    twin turbo dohc 4 valve per cylinder

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Is there a mile or two of NASCAR type scaffolding beneath the carbon?
    yeah its on a nascar style chassis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    yeah its on a nascar style chassis
    Must be the only one of those that doesn't have pushrods!

    Seriously,it would be good to see thirty or so of those racing and I bet they would sound good.

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    they run 26 pounds of boost on the motor!
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    No.

    Just... no.

    Exposed carbon fibre is overdone. Why is there a hood scoop originally designed for a Chev on this car? What is that 1969 Ford Torino grille doing on a Charger?

    At least they got the stance right.

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    I agree about the exposed carbon,there is far too much of it around.I don't see why they shouldn't use things we have learned over the years to extract all the performance potential the car might have though.Lots of historic cars benefit from better oils and tyre compounds to exceed their original performance.At which point they might benefit from better brakes too and we have those available if needed.

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    Seeing how Speedkore is in the business of making carbon fibre bodies, i'm pretty sure that's why they put it under clear coat for this build, which hit the big time car show starting with SEMA. There's no reason why you couldn't paint yours Michael.
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    btw, mercury marine will happily sell you one of those motors for $255,000.00. . .
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    I expect you could buy an adequate amount of power for a fair bit less than that.

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    straight from the dodge parts catalog you can buy this for $19K
    770 HP

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    Much better cost/hp ratio and more than enough power for real world use.

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    and it has pushrods
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    I was trying to overlook that....

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    From what I have seen on the TV hotrod shows, that hellcat hemi is a very tall motor. Tough to stuff in anything low to the ground without a bunch of it sticking out above the fenders. S'posed to be a good motor, though - not much fiddling with it needed between regular service intervals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    btw, mercury marine will happily sell you one of those motors for $255,000.00. . .


    Not to be pedantic, but its technically by Mercury Racing, a skunkworks-like division of Mercury.

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    God Damn that is a beautiful machine.

    It brings me back to my first car. My Mom worked as a cocktail waitress at The Yorkshire Inn on Kinderkamack Rd next to a used car dealer. A customer had the hots for my mom and made a deal on a 1969 Pontiac GTO ( The Judge ) in purple After that my mother married respectable and lived in the country club set and I "inherited" the GTO as my first car. OH WHAT A CAR IT WAS


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    and it has pushrods
    In 1966 the Ford 427 (pushrods) was limited to 550hp for Lemans, but can be coaxed to about 700 horsepower without a supercharger. 1000 hp is doable with a pump. Just sayin'... I like pushrod engines!

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    Joe, when I was just barely legally-licenced, my next-door neighbour had a '70 GTO with a 455 cu. in., 4-speed Muncie, Holley 4bbl double-pumper, 3.90 ratio rear end and all the "Judge" fixin's except the stripes & badging. Light green mist with dark green interior and vinyl roof. The fact that his petite wife drove it around town with two kids in the back had the local cops believing that it was a creampuff. Ron was kind and crazy enough to think that he needed to teach me how to drive it as it was intended. Oh, lord, did I thrash that car - with the owner in the passenger seat, grinning like an idiot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    God Damn that is a beautiful machine.

    It brings me back to my first car. My Mom worked as a cocktail waitress at The Yorkshire Inn on Kinderkamack Rd next to a used car dealer. A customer had the hots for my mom and made a deal on a 1969 Pontiac GTO ( The Judge ) in purple After that my mother married respectable and lived in the country club set and I "inherited" the GTO as my first car. OH WHAT A CAR IT WAS


    HOLY FUDGE! Even has a hood with Dzus fasteners for easy lift-off. You have led a charmed life.

    Was that a factory color? I see listed a burgundy but it looks more deep red than purple. MOPAR did offer muscle cars in that color (and other similarly bright ones); Plymouth called them High-Impact colors and that one was In Violet, Dodge called them High-Performance colors and that one was Plum Crazy, but automotive journalists quietly referred to both as Statutory Grape.
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    For my money the '64 GTO with the Tri-power, 4speed option is the one to have. I had a friend that bought one brand new (black) when we were in high-school.
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    If I recall, the Niles, Illinois police department (circa 1965 - 1968) used to use cars like these as unmarked police vehicles - you could not recognize them as police cars, and you sure could not outrun them !!
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    I'd lean toward the 70 Roadrunner Superbird if I couldn't have a 65 Shelby Cobra 427 SC.
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    1975, I had a '68 Dodge Super Bee, 383 - 4 speed...

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    My neighbor's charger only weighs 20 pounds. It's for his Tesla.
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