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#2419287 - 12/15/17 09:22 PM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: Big Bad Bee]
moparjohn Offline
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Registered: 03/23/03
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I just spotted this post and can't believe the picture at the start!
This is from my home town of Michiagn City, Indiana. The was the first Superbird I tried to buy from the original owner. Recently there is information that this Superbird was 1 of 5 specially prepared for the auto shows! So if this one was specially prepared it makes the previous comments even worse! This Superbird did have a vinyl top. It was wrecked on the left side of that building before it was sold by someone who hit a utility pole. The first owner also rolled it over in a bad snow storm. Does anyone know where this Superbird is now?
MJ


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#2419505 - 12/16/17 01:36 PM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: moparjohn]
moparjohn Offline
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So after I thought about this for a while I came up with a question.
Was this picture was taken after the Superbird was wrecked and repaired by the dealership? The damage was to the right front. It would be interesting if there are any auto show pictures of this Superbird out there.
MJ

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#2419981 - 12/17/17 05:05 PM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: moparjohn]
340mouse Offline
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Just me!, but if it was my Superbird, I would just drive the wheels off of it.!

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#2422018 - 12/21/17 06:16 PM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: 340mouse]
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Originally Posted By 340mouse
Just me!, but if it was my Superbird, I would just drive the wheels off of it.!
I would love to have a daily driver Superbird with modern suspension and drive train.
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#2432801 - 01/11/18 11:26 AM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: theraif]
Stroker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
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If he's such a perfectionist, why is the dust trail stripe on the yellow '70 Road Runner where it is?
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#2434261 - 01/14/18 12:37 AM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: Stroker]
OhioMopar Offline
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Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Originally Posted By Stroker
If he's such a perfectionist, why is the dust trail stripe on the yellow '70 Road Runner where it is?

Why did he say air conditioning wasn't available with a 440 and an automatic transmission?
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#2434273 - 01/14/18 01:02 AM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: theraif]
4406bbl Offline
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Loc: Nebraska
He said no A/C with hemi, or 440 4-speed, but you could get it with an auto.

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#2434274 - 01/14/18 01:16 AM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: 4406bbl]
OhioMopar Offline
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Originally Posted By 4406bbl
He said no A/C with hemi, or 440 4-speed, but you could get it with an auto.

I'll watch it again, but I rewound it 3-4 times and I'm pretty sure he said it wasn't available with a 440 4-speed, automatic, Hemi, 6-pack or "anything that runs hard". Granted, I was tired, but I don't think I was that tired.

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#2434387 - 01/14/18 10:26 AM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: OhioMopar]
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Originally Posted By OhioMopar
Originally Posted By 4406bbl
He said no A/C with hemi, or 440 4-speed, but you could get it with an auto.

I'll watch it again, but I rewound it 3-4 times and I'm pretty sure he said it wasn't available with a 440 4-speed, automatic, Hemi, 6-pack or "anything that runs hard". Granted, I was tired, but I don't think I was that tired.


I am sure it was a slip of the tongue but what I heard was no A/C with a 440 with automatic.
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#2434411 - 01/14/18 11:13 AM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: OhioMopar]
DAYCLONA Offline
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Loc: Mass
Originally Posted By OhioMopar
Originally Posted By 4406bbl
He said no A/C with hemi, or 440 4-speed, but you could get it with an auto.

I'll watch it again, but I rewound it 3-4 times and I'm pretty sure he said it wasn't available with a 440 4-speed, automatic, Hemi, 6-pack or "anything that runs hard". Granted, I was tired, but I don't think I was that tired.



I guess he "dissed" those with 383's under the hood as being under powered?...

FYI: the 4spd was available with 383 and AC on some applications

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#2434652 - 01/14/18 07:29 PM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: 6PakBee]
OhioMopar Offline
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Originally Posted By 6PakBee
Originally Posted By OhioMopar
Originally Posted By 4406bbl
He said no A/C with hemi, or 440 4-speed, but you could get it with an auto.

I'll watch it again, but I rewound it 3-4 times and I'm pretty sure he said it wasn't available with a 440 4-speed, automatic, Hemi, 6-pack or "anything that runs hard". Granted, I was tired, but I don't think I was that tired.


I am sure it was a slip of the tongue but what I heard was no A/C with a 440 with automatic.

I could be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time. Although on one of his pre-commercial quizzes, he did say that stock manifolds made more power than headers...

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#2434655 - 01/14/18 07:30 PM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: DAYCLONA]
OhioMopar Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
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Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
Originally Posted By OhioMopar
Originally Posted By 4406bbl
He said no A/C with hemi, or 440 4-speed, but you could get it with an auto.

I'll watch it again, but I rewound it 3-4 times and I'm pretty sure he said it wasn't available with a 440 4-speed, automatic, Hemi, 6-pack or "anything that runs hard". Granted, I was tired, but I don't think I was that tired.



I guess he "dissed" those with 383's under the hood as being under powered?...

FYI: the 4spd was available with 383 and AC on some applications

Whatever he said, we know it was 100% correct. That's how he rolls.

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#2435208 - 01/15/18 06:05 PM Re: could Mark Worman leave the gap alone [Re: DAYCLONA]
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Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 2739
Loc: Ball of Confusion
Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
Originally Posted By NANKET
The body of Superbirds were painted at Lynch Road in Enamel. Fenders, hood window plug installed and panted at Dodge Main. They were missing only the special bird pieces like nose, fender scoops, and wing. As running & driving cars they were sent to clairpoint for these special parts installation, that were painted in lacquer. The paint didn't match too well and didn't hold up to time and elements like the rest of the car.



here's a good read on Superbird assembly line procedures if interested? http://www.wwnboa.org/patik.htm

Mike


Great article, thanks for posting that! It mentions in the article
my Dad's job...he worked at the Highland Park offices, in the Product Scheduling Dept. as a computer operator, making the IBM TAB cards with the vehicle VON/VIN info on them. I actually have a few cards from him
stashed away somewhere.
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1969 Dodge Dart...440 Big Block (SOLD)
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