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Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: EV2Bird] #2460937
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This is amusing to read through. I've owned several column auto Mopars, even a couple with bucket seats. Not as visually sporty as floor shifts, but I liked 'em. And horror of horrors, some were double or triple green!

A buddy of mine has a 12-sec '57 Chevy 3-speed column stick toy that he drag races, and after doing some linkage work he's deadly with it. Freaks people out when they look inside, and it's a never-ending source of amusement.
No worries about his man card, he's an old A/FX racer who ran a Hemi AWB car running nitro.

Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: A12] #2460945
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You're missing a pedal? Please tell me it's not in "P" as shown?

Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: chargervert] #2460953
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Originally Posted By chargervert
That Challenger with the 50 shades of green interior makes me vomit into the back of my mouth,and while I was trying to hold it in,the plad seat inserts and column shift made me go into full blown projectile vomit mode! A full interior gutting is in order for that one!





I thought the same thing, just didn't say it..lol!...any color but GREEN!

Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: A12] #2460956
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Originally Posted By A12
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I don't remember Ronnie Sox column shifting down the 1/4?
I'll give you that one....but then again are you sure about that wink On the other hand I don't think that any of the Sox and Martin cars ever hand a console automatic or 4-speed. Very few to this day could shift a manual like Ronnie Sox, Herb McCandless, Dick Landry or any of those pros/stars of the day. Tom Hoover said that once the Torqueflite came into play with the 7" slicks they were running few could beat the Mopars even on a bad day. Bucket seats were extra cost in the Road Runner and a few other cars of that era or baked into the cost of higher base price models. A friend that tuned my '69 Road Runner back then had a '68 RR coupe, rubber floor mats, bench seat, column automatic, no radio, no power steering, 3.23 open rear, no d├ęcor, nothing but a Hemi. Bought it to street and drag race. I got to use it for a day and that's when I found out to my surprise it didn't have Suregrip shock shock He later put in a deep gear Dana as he planned from the day he ordered it. But he kept the column 727.....he was no Ronnie Sox or Herb McCandless either grin




Personally I'm very biased when it comes to automobiles, esp Mopars, and esp interior choice, while I can't stomach a column shift car manual or auto, even a floor mounted shifter and or console equipped car can IMHO only be a manual, NO automatics, and even then I'm partial to pistol grip shifters, have no love at all for ball or T handle shifters either

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Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: Dave Hall] #2460960
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Originally Posted By Dave Hall
You're missing a pedal? Please tell me it's not in "P" as shown?


Dave bow I was wondering when someone would finally figure it out. whistling Good way to retain a partial man card and still have the best of both. Would be even better to put a fake third pedal in there but would miss out on the shock confused grin wink

Oh and not in "P" just there for effect.


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Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: DAYCLONA] #2460967
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Is the Demon available in a stick or is it just available with the column shift (paddle) AUTOMATIC because it is QUICKER!! tonguue How many '68 Road Runner automatics have you converted to bucket seat floor shifts????

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One of Dick Landy's race cars a '70 Charger



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Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: DAYCLONA] #2461111
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Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
Originally Posted By chargervert
That Challenger with the 50 shades of green interior makes me vomit into the back of my mouth,and while I was trying to hold it in,the plad seat inserts and column shift made me go into full blown projectile vomit mode! A full interior gutting is in order for that one!



I thought the same thing, just didn't say it..lol!...any color but GREEN!


This coming from a guy who has a two-tone GREEN Daytona as his own avatar...LOL!!!! laugh2 laugh2

Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: RoadRunnerLuva] #2461138
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Originally Posted By RoadRunnerLuva
Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
Originally Posted By chargervert
That Challenger with the 50 shades of green interior makes me vomit into the back of my mouth,and while I was trying to hold it in,the plad seat inserts and column shift made me go into full blown projectile vomit mode! A full interior gutting is in order for that one!



I thought the same thing, just didn't say it..lol!...any color but GREEN!


This coming from a guy who has a two-tone GREEN Daytona as his own avatar...LOL!!!! laugh2 laugh2



Unfortunately I had no choice in the matter, green was what it was, so green it was going to be...at least it ain't Fugly8 (F8)

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Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: EV2Bird] #2461140
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Watermelon as a wheel chock ?

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and it's properly equipped....

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Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: BleedDodge] #2461159
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Originally Posted By BleedDodge
Watermelon as a wheel chock ?




What else would one use on a 4 wheeled watermellon?...

Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: 6PKRTSE] #2461292
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Originally Posted By 6PKRTSE
My 383 70'Road Runner is a bench seat column auto car. I plan on leaving it this was to have something different since I never see many these days. My other cars are all console bucket seat cars.


My '70 Road Runner survivor is AT column bench seat too!

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Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: MuscleMopars] #2461307
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Originally Posted By MuscleMopars
Originally Posted By 6PKRTSE
My 383 70'Road Runner is a bench seat column auto car. I plan on leaving it this was to have something different since I never see many these days. My other cars are all console bucket seat cars.


My '70 Road Runner survivor is AT column bench seat too!


Now that's pretty cool up

Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: A12] #2461317
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Originally Posted By A12
One of Dick Landy's race cars a '70 Charger



shock shock



Where is the shifter handle? Not there is it,because Landy converted it to a floor shifter on day two of its existance.


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Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: chargervert] #2461335
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Absolutely, but for sure it wasn't sticking out of a fake wood grain and plastic console laugh2 Not everyone cut a hole in the floor and put a competition shifter in their car to go drag racing. Here's a column auto with a bench seat that spent 95% of its life drag racing by the original owner. When I took this photo it had less than 7,000 miles on the working odometer. The owner had no shame with his column Hemi 727 and bench seat....a no frills (re; options) bench seat, stripe delete Hemi Bee. Man I hope this cabin fever weather breaks soon laugh2 laugh2

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Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: Alaskan_TA] #2461389
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Originally Posted By Alaskan_TA
I love to see original cars regardless of engine /
transmission combination from /6 up.

I love the greens too.

There will always be 'haters', color haters, column shift haters, etc.

I try to avoid the hater mentality types in real life as much as possible.


Ditto.

Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: Tempest] #2461394
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No reason for an automatic in anything! tonguue Besides, what is better than a bench seat 4-speed with the old lady in the middle, second and fourth goes to heaven... drive


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Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: A12] #2461431
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Originally Posted By A12
Here's a column auto with a bench seat that spent 95% of its life drag racing by the original owner.


That's all fine and good but that car deserves a floor shift whether it be an auto or 4 speed.

Call me a hater but I don't get some of you guys with the column shift love, it's the epitome of boring. Whether it's in an A990, Hemi Bee or 6 pack RR, I don't think I will ever be convinced a column shift car is cool.


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Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: Rhinodart] #2461432
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Originally Posted By Rhinodart
No reason for an automatic in anything! tonguue


i don't have any coordination, so i like [have to be] pushing buttons !.... biggrin
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