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Hot Rods Wanna hear a good running DeSoto

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RichFox, May 14, 2012.

  1. RichFox
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  2. hemi v8
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    turn up the volume! thanks for posting.
     
  3. Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    And they have neat looking valve covers too. :D

    Don
     
  4. 4woody
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    WOW!
    I have to make it to B'ville someday.
     

  5. 51 Hemi J
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    I have a little 291 Desoto ready to be put in something cool.
     
  6. Locomotive Breath
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    That thing sounds sweet :D
     
  7. Ebbsspeed
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    How fast did it run?
     
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  8. RichFox
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    348.150 two way record average. 300 inch DeSoto. You got something faster?
     
  9. Atwater Mike
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    Gads, Rich. Tuning at its best! (I have a 276 DeSoto, love those engines)
     
  10. Rattle Trap
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    That was music to my ears. I had to replay it a few times just to let it soak in.
     
  11. inline 292
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    Thanks for the link. An amazing speed for a 300 " motor. I'm surprised I don't see more of these motors in street driven hot rods. What with the name, the looks, & the somewhat smaller size.
     
  12. True music to any gearhead!
     
  13. Terrible Tom
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    That did sound sweet!
    Tom
     
  14. 56Firedome
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    I get to listen to a 330 DeSoto with dual Smithys a couple times a week. No need for a stereo. That little motor motivates my heavy ass car no problems.
     
  15. acerods
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    Hey Rich!!!
    Gotta get my speakers up and running!!!
    Moved up to Auburn last month. A bit of a culture shock it is...Shaved heads and jacked up Dodge Rams...with f u attitudes.
    San Carlos is hard to beat.
    Taking 6 pills a day. Leaves me feeling weak.
    Anyway the house is nice and plenty of room for the 48 P U and 65 in the garage. Desoto mill is going on 20 yrs next month! Hans Kugel build.
    Had Howard Ave. Auto in S. C. tune them both before leaving. A 1 service.
    So how ya be???
    Al Hatcher

     
  16. 48FordFanatic
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    Please excuse my ignorance of DeSoto engines, but I have to ask.....is that a baby Hemi ?
     
  17. aircap
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    Somewhere in a box I have a buncha pix of this thing on the salt...
     
  18. Oh, yeah. My best friend and next door neighbor had a '57 mordor. Heavy car, but scooted. Would smoke the tires every time.
     
  19. Mr48chev
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    Smaller Physically than a Chrysler Yes. I've got a 330 out in the milkhouse waiting it's turn at having a car to go in with an overdrive three speed to go behind it.


    It's always something sitting at the four or five mile mark and hearing the air break around the fast cars before you actually hear the car's engine at Bonneville. Then that sweet sounding engine comes within hearing range.
     
  20. fiveohnick2932
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    Bitchin video! I have the same type of video of Al Teague in 1992 doing that.

    Here is my 345 Desoto.... Im on the fence with selling it or putting it in something.
     

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  21. 48FordFanatic
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    I hear ya. I have friends that ran at Bonneville and at Maxton. They now run here in Maine at Loring . I was going to try my hand at it a couple years ago in friend Corvette but didn't get the chance to . The waiting in line is a killer.
     
  22. tedster
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    Thanks for posting. I like it.
     
  23. desotot
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    love a singing engine with a throaty song.
     
  24. metal man
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    No. That would be the little Dodge hemi. 241ci I believe.
     
  25. 73RR
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    Everyone defines it differently. Some call all Dodges and DeSoto 'babies' compared to the Chrysler.

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