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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,758

    from oregon

    I need a hug!
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  2. 348tripower
    Joined: Sep 19, 2004
    Posts: 328


    I grew up a GM guy. But the prices of cars turned me into a Mopar Fan. Cheaper to get into. And I have had Fords and Studebakers.
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  3. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,239

    from KY, AZ

    Die hard MoPar guy who loves Vettes too. I would also go for a 40-41 Willys.......Hemi powered of course.

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  4. No complaints from me,if it goes fast that's all that counts. HRP
  5. Wheres all the Mopar guys? HRP
  6. 270dodge
    Joined: Feb 11, 2012
    Posts: 742

    from Ohio

    you making your rules now? I thought that was Ryan's domain.
    He said 65 AND earlier.

    you making your own rules now?
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  7. Back up the tuna boat buddy...

    First,I started the thread so I ask to keep it hamb friendly and if your going to quote the Boss the rules state and I quote "We cover traditional '65 and older American cars only. HRP
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  8. As a old mopar guy and being 6' 6" the fords were too small! midgetville!
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  9. Ford's are for midget's? I'm just a tad shorter than you at 6' 4". :D HRP
  10. butchcoat1969
    Joined: Apr 1, 2017
    Posts: 165


    I'm a Chevy guy first then molar & ford are tied for second but I'd trade my 57 Chevy 427 sedan gasser for a 70 roadrunner with any of the big block motors, I'm just not into small blocks of any car maker, but try to buy one in decent shape on the cheap it's hard to find plus I think Chevy & ford guys get use to building hot rods cheap and when it comes to molars then that price doubles and it kind of gets to them BC the price is so much more to build one then comes ford which is still more expensive to build than chevys but in my opinion they all have very cool body lines and would be a blast to own and operate any of them ford molar cars as long as it's a muscle car not a 6 popper falcon but say a 65 falcon with a boss 351W in it would be so cool to run just like a 69 Cuba with a 440-6pack would be the one for me or for that matter any late 60's early 70's mopar muscle car with a big block in it but again that's my personal preference I say let's all get together and burn the rubber off the back of our cars lol

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  11. Well you don't have to build both of them. :D :D

    The wife would love either one of them just to drive around in. ;)
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  12. I have had two projects going at one time in the past but burning the proverbial candle at both ends results in two unfinished cars. HRP
  13. You got that right. I am chasing my tail now. :eek:

    OK but none of that gigglin' like the last time. :p:D
  14. NWRustyJunk
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 341


    I would love to build a 49-54 Chevy sometime. Maybe a tri five Chevy too. I have never owned either.
  15. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
    Posts: 845

    Hemi Joel
    from Minnesota

    I'm more of a die-hard Hemi guy then a die-hard Mopar guy. There are some Mopars that I absolutely love and some that I hate. And the same goes for plenty of other brands. Have many experiences with almost every brand of engine over the last 40 plus years, I have learned though that the 426 Hemi is about the most awesome engine you can get. It's easier to make 900 horse with a Hemi then it is to fall out of bed in the morning. And people love it, it is an impressive looking engine. And for the Penny Pinchers out there, if you consider resale value, you come out dollars ahead with the hemi.
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  16. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,842

    from California

    if I wanted to go fast in a street car I'd run a big block Chevy...
  17. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 855


    Lots of Mopars in my history and I still own a '70 Cuda, a'74 Colt with a 542 wedge between the rails, a small block mopar front engine dragster. I have added to the collection with 2 '55 chevy 2 door post cars and a Model A with a 432 Hemi up front.
  18. Joatha
    Joined: Jul 6, 2008
    Posts: 184


    I have a thing for those Suburbans. I think if I ever end up getting another project, it will be an early 50's Plymouth Suburban. That's a good-looking one you have there as well.
  19. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,239

    from KY, AZ

    Which is fine until a Mighty Hemi or 440 blows you doors off. At least you can beat the Fords ;-)

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  20. gas & guns
    Joined: Feb 6, 2014
    Posts: 370

    gas & guns

    Dad always drove GM.
    My first Street car was a Chevy. That explains why I'm tripping over small blocks everywhere in my garage.
    But I do have a love for them Big block Mopars.
    Many of the guys I grew up with and still know today are die hard Mopar.
    These boys were all part of the "Were Not Fucking Around Race Club".
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  21. toolz1175
    Joined: Jun 6, 2011
    Posts: 100

    from IL

    I really have only one brand rule- no GMs. Other than that, I like them all. As far as the price of a Hemi, it depends. Yeah, for a boring stock motor, a small block chebbie is cheap, but for making real horsepower, it all costs about the same. I have a 555" GM I built for a boat (had no choice), and a 572" Hemi, and the cost was about the same. Machine work, custom pistons, cranks, cams, rods, all about equal. The Hemi was cheaper in some respects since there's so many used alky parts around. Machine shops don't care what the brand is, they charge the same.
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  22. I'm more of a GM person and I have a '55 Chevy and an almost done '37 Chevy coupe. I stumbled onto a '54 Dodge pickup when I was looking for an old pickup.

    The old truck was way cheaper than a 50's Chevy and, besides, most everyone with an old truck has an old Chevy or Ford. The real deal clincher was the fact that the old truck had no rust. Not a little rust but NO rust.

    I became a MOPAR fan just like that!
  23. leadsled56
    Joined: Aug 12, 2013
    Posts: 45


    As you can see in my avatar I am currently liking Lincolns, with huge 368 Y-blocks. Hard to beat the cushy drive not to mention the sound of said Y-block through dual glass packs. I do remember my Dad when I was younger bought a brand new OT '69 Mopar RR with a 383/4spd setup. I LOVED that car except for the gear reduction starter sound! Any fix for that sound and I would be a more willing convert to being open-minded about brands. Seems petty but there it is.
  24. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 571


    View attachment 3510798 I've grown kinda fond of mine. It's a lot of fun. Mopar people are fanatical. I love all makes, but I prefer 32 Fords. DSC00329.JPG
  25. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 841

    Bad Eye Bill
    from NB Canada

    Easy fix. Put on one of the mini starters from mid '80's to mid '90's pickups/vans. Fits everything from a slant six to a 440. Don't think it fits the Hemi.
  26. The so called chevy street racers must not have heard about jimmy addisons silver bullet. Do a google search on it. The thread was banned here. The car still survives to this day.
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  27. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,239

    from KY, AZ

    Funny, because I love the sound of the factory Chrysler starter. You can run a mini starter and it will sound normal, but the distinctive Chrysler starter sound is a thing of beauty.

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  28. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 841

    Bad Eye Bill
    from NB Canada

    Yep, I like it too, the only reason to me to use a mini starter is for clearance issues.

  29. LOL I got a gear reduction starter on my SBC that sounds so much like a MOPAR starter that a guy accused me of having a 340 in my old pickup after I waxed him. Guess he just couldn't live with being beat by an SBC in a beater pickup truck. :D
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  30. Hotrodder3031
    Joined: Nov 9, 2015
    Posts: 15


    Sure, I would, I am a hotrodder
    I like old cars many!!
    I joke about witch is better...but really is the kookiness of my madness of a killer ride with speed and design!
    To the eye is the beholder.
    Honestly why put a person down for there likes!!!
    Rod on!!!

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