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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by venturesomerite, May 2, 2017.

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  1. thunderplex
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
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    1962 Rambler Classic 400 with a 343 V8, 4-speed and rear end out of a 1968 Javelin. This is the car Rambler should have built. If somebody would have told me I would be driving one of these one day, I would have told them they were crazier than bat shit. So ugly it's cool..!! 20181025_120739%20(1).jpeg 20180502_113137.jpeg 20180717_161130.jpeg 20180717_124326.jpeg

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  2. Mine is an O/T 76 GMC with a 454, 280 comp cam, leakdown lifters, headers, an 800 cfm Quadrajet, and a TH400 with a shift kit. It looks like a farm truck, but is reliable transport and yet goes pretty well. I have stopped trolling, and just like the performance.
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  3. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
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    Awesome!!!!!


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  4. mrhp
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 214

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    from MICHIGAN

    11.72@116 on pump gas. A poked and stroked 409 4 speed. Full street car at 4240 lbs. just a blast to drive. Gets driven all over. Gets 12 mpg too!
     

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  5. RustyDogg
    Joined: Oct 8, 2014
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    My '65 built 383 with a 727 auto. 4250 lbs. 13.8 pass in the quarter on street tires and full exhaust. She runs good for a big girl.
     

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  6. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
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    Yes, I used to run 10's, it's much quicker now. Huge BBC with a truck load of nitrous.
     
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  7. My "old buggy" runs pretty good, the engine went 7.30's in a 66 nova, this thing probably weighs a thousand pounds less 355/th350 with a Detroit locker 9 inch

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    The truck looks like your typical old truck but it has a blown Dart big M based 540 and a matched driveline under the exterior, kinda gets overlooked until I let it rumble.

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  8. Nailhead A-V8
    Joined: Jun 11, 2012
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    This is an actual "sleeper" because it could never look fast...ever ...
    Bwahahaha :rolleyes: ask a a hot rod guy site a muscle car guy site question and you get @swade41 's answer ;)

    No pics but in the early '80's my uncle had a '65 Dodge panel van with a 360 Police Interceptor engine and car 4spd. A real piece of shit and definitely not designed to handle but it did have wide gumballs front and rear as was the style back then...we were cruising a windy country road when a guy in a '70's Stingray pulled up behind so when he had a chance he pulled out to pass, my uncle stomps on it all of a sudden we're doing 100+ mph on this windy road and the 'Vette guy is pissed! you can see him turning red he drops a gear and winds it out, my uncle stabs the gas and we are running neck and neck, almost drifting through the turns. How he kept it on the road is a physics question:confused:...the speedometer needle is just bouncing now and at 12 years of age my life is passing before my eyes...I guess he realised that I was there and slowed up and let the guy pass....I bet that guy sold that 'Vette right after lol!:p[​IMG]
     
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  9. micshotrodgarage
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
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    from colorado

    Great story's, If only this one could talk. I did see a floor shift and side pipes!!
     

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  10. lilmann
    Joined: Apr 13, 2017
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    Good for you! It was fun watching my dad retire...now he just needs a finished car!!


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