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Letting the big car go and 1320........ #2655708
05/15/19 02:10 PM
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Lots of thought lately about selling my Challenger and buying a 1320, I am in a position that I can buy a 1320 outright and keep the Challenger but just not enough time to dedicate to racing my real racecar anymore. Anyone did anything similar? I can take our Vette out on a Wednesday night and have just as much fun running low 13's (it's stock) and the the thought of a 1320 with lineloc, drag radials and trans brake sounds that much better. Would i miss it? absolutely but sometimes there comes a time........

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Re: Letting the big car go and 1320........ [Re: Keith Richards] #2655714
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Do we know you??? laugh2 I’ve been thinking of an exit plan myself Keith. Just not quite ready as despite the load of work it’s still “fun” once I get to a track. Unfortunately the “getting there” part seems to be few and too far between. Good luck on your sale. Someone will get a nice proven ride.
Jay

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As we get older and our body gets sore it’s harder getting up to go racing. I won’t go the route you are thinking about because the street car screen left me a long long time ago. And if I can still go to the track I want to go faster than those cars can take me without working on them. As long as my son is still racing I would be happy just keeping my fingers greasy. I drive my diesel truck on the street and Moms old 2003 Chevy Malibu I bought from the estate after she passed away and it will hit the 80 mph I drive on the super highways. Good luck with the sale if you decide to part with it.


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Re: Letting the big car go and 1320........ [Re: pittsburghracer] #2655730
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WTH is a 1320?


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A new Challenger bracket car from the factory called the 1320.


1.33 60 ft,6.21 at 110.59 in the 1/8, pump gas small block,2950lbs,drag radials,mufflers and driven to track ...
Re: Letting the big car go and 1320........ [Re: Keith Richards] #2655739
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Change is good sometimes. It's just an object that God helped us creat. If we become too attached to our cars it becomes idolatry. I feel really good that you enjoyed that car for so many years. And won a lot of races. What ever you decide Keith, just be happy and enjoy yourself. But don't forget to give glory to our Creator.
Jerry Schierholt

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I've thought very seriously about selling my Dart and picking up low mileage Hellcat. My Dart isn't difficult or cantankerous to drive but I think it's just time for a change.

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Well as most of you guys do, I thought about letting my bracket car go, and just keep the Cuda for double duty street/strip, and build a Factory Five car with a Hellcrate in it. Been eye-balling their 33 Phord 3-window streeter. Would be awesome with a Hellcrate....

Or maybe dumping the Hellcrate in the Cuda....I don't get a chance to drive the 605 enough as the weather here has been awefull this year.

I have already had a bad year as my job let go the other week, and I haven't found anything else yet....Hated that job anyways, but it puts a big hold on everything for the moment....2 years ago they closed the plant I worked at and had to find work, now I forced again to find a new job...Totally sucks in NY.

I don't know what the answer is anymore, but it would seem anything newer, car wise, is far more expensive to repair when you do finally wreck somthing on it than the old clunkers we have grown so fond of.

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Re: Letting the big car go and 1320........ [Re: Keith Richards] #2655779
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It makes more sense to me to have a dual purpose fast car than a drag only non streetable car.
I am going to finish my challenger and race it a while, and then decide how happy I am with it as a race only car. yellow

Re: Letting the big car go and 1320........ [Re: merpar] #2655792
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Originally Posted by merpar
Change is good sometimes. It's just an object that God helped us creat. If we become too attached to our cars it becomes idolatry. I feel really good that you enjoyed that car for so many years. And won a lot of races. What ever you decide Keith, just be happy and enjoy yourself. But don't forget to give glory to our Creator.
Jerry Schierholt


Thanks Jerry you built a GREAT car and I feel very privileged to own it and be the keeper since 2003, probably be a while before I do let it go. Waiting for my re-certed belts to come back as I put the mufflers back on it and plan on running some Wednesday nights at Sonoma to see if I can rekindle a bit and find more time to enjoy it before I make my final decision. This year I planned on running Summit series again and try for a 3rd track championship and also get back down to MATS but on Jan 6th I got a call from the Coroner in Wyoming that my dad passed so has been a tough emotional change of plan type year.
Keith

Re: Letting the big car go and 1320........ [Re: justinp61] #2655796
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Originally Posted by justinp61
I've thought very seriously about selling my Dart and picking up low mileage Hellcat. My Dart isn't difficult or cantankerous to drive but I think it's just time for a change.


We sorta did that back in December, was planning on selling two cars and buying (ordering) a 1320 but we found a 2016 6 speed Hellcat with almost 2 years of warranty left we decide we needed more, that being said the wife has pretty much taken that car over, they are incredible.

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Re: Letting the big car go and 1320........ [Re: Keith Richards] #2655799
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Even though I can’t imagine selling my old heap, that Ive owned since 1981....... and that I haven’t used in about 10 years.

But I did make the decision about 8 years ago that I didn’t really need..... or want..... a car that could only be used as a race car.

So, when it finally gets put back into service...... it will be a “street/strip” car again.


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Re: Letting the big car go and 1320........ [Re: Keith Richards] #2655802
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Good luck Keith! I haven't driven my 64 Dodge since my medical issues that started in 2013. We may let it go,but I still want to have something cool. Good luck to you! wave

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As many of you know I had the same struggles. Last pass I made was in 2008. I didn't have the time, energy or extra money to race so I parked my "race car". I couldn't get rid of it, it was part of the family. I ended up de-tuning it some and put a few hundred miles street driving but the fear of anything happening on the street with the "pride and joy" made it so I really picked and chose the days I drove it, and in the end it was not a practical "street car". I owned my car for just about 30 years, but when the hobby is not fun anymore or other life factors get in the way, sometimes it just makes sense to move on. In the end, it's just a car. FWIW About 5 years ago I picked up a Jeep SRT-8. While it's fun to surprise people It might eventually get traded for a supercharged Challenger. Love your cat!

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Might wanna research the 1320 more. A stock one at our local track was running 11.40's with a drag radial a week or two ago

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The modern muscle is impressive for sure.


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ET Finals winner! Time to go get those Nat. and Div. Wally's! Wish I could afford a Redeye or 1320. I don't think you could go wrong with whatever you decide. It's still an original R/T E-body right? It's worth some good coin. Let me know if you go out on Wed. night!

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Dual duty Street/race cars rule.

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Originally Posted by Dave Hall
ET Finals winner! Time to go get those Nat. and Div. Wally's! Wish I could afford a Redeye or 1320. I don't think you could go wrong with whatever you decide. It's still an original R/T E-body right? It's worth some good coin. Let me know if you go out on Wed. night!


Yes it IS a real "cut up " R/T 440 auto car with Nevada HP VIN affixed so someone can go play street outlaw's if they want. I would love to chase more Nat and Div. wally's for sure but work won't allow it. Thanks Dave!

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Originally Posted by SpareParts
Might wanna research the 1320 more. A stock one at our local track was running 11.40's with a drag radial a week or two ago


Exactly same here at our track, been lusting since they revealed them at Denver during The Mopar High Nats last July.

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