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Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: blewbyu] #2863573
12/22/20 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by blewbyu
With so many restored to factory original cars nowadays, all I can remember is this!!! I swear everytime I revist this link it makes my heart thump. drive

https://70sstreetmachines.tumblr.com/


Great pics on that site, but the navigation sucks. Whoever set it up should be forced to drive a Prius for year.


'67 is an abbreviation of 1967
67' is an abbreviation of 67 feet
They are not interchangeable.
Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: lilcuda] #2863683
12/22/20 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by lilcuda
Originally Posted by blewbyu
With so many restored to factory original cars nowadays, all I can remember is this!!! I swear everytime I revist this link it makes my heart thump. drive

https://70sstreetmachines.tumblr.com/


Great pics on that site, but the navigation sucks. Whoever set it up should be forced to drive a Prius for year.





Worth setting up a facebook account to go here instead... https://www.facebook.com/groups/70sstreetmachines .......vintage and current pics, commentary, etc

Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: DAYCLONA] #2863716
12/23/20 12:28 AM
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Facebook?
Uhh, I'll pass.

Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: Frankenduster] #2863735
12/23/20 02:32 AM
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Facebook amazon and google are PURE EVIL

THEY are just data mines ... THEY know more about you than YOU DO down


cheap, nosy, obnoxious? ...moi ?? ... just call it a HOBBY !!
Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2863742
12/23/20 03:11 AM
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Boo ya!

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Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: Frankenduster] #2863748
12/23/20 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Frankenduster
Facebook?
Uhh, I'll pass.




Yeah I use to think the same thing, but your missing out on a lot of Mopar forums and others that only having a facebook account can grant you, you don'y have to do the cutesy facebook crap, just open an account/page no major info needed, pretty much the same info signing up like here on Moparts

Mike G

Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: Frankenduster] #2863794
12/23/20 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Frankenduster
Facebook?
Uhh, I'll pass.


Face book is made up of what YOU want to see. Your feed is the pages YOU subscribe to and friends YOU accept.

It's very simple. If you don't like what you are seeing on Facebook then it's up to you to change what YOU are seeing!

I only signed up in 2016 because that was the way to get up to the minute updates for our local dragstrip. I've been pleasantly suprised that it unlocked a crazy amount of events in other places and things I would have never been exposed to.


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11.19 @ 121 mph
Pump gas, n/a, through the mufflers on street tires with 3.54's. 3,600 lbs.
10.01 @ 133mph with a 250 shot of nitrous an a splash of race gas. 1.36 60 ft.

Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: GY3] #2863798
12/23/20 08:46 AM
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Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: GY3] #2863894
12/23/20 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by GY3
Originally Posted by Frankenduster
Facebook?
Uhh, I'll pass.


Face book is made up of what YOU want to see. Your feed is the pages YOU subscribe to and friends YOU accept.

It's very simple. If you don't like what you are seeing on Facebook then it's up to you to change what YOU are seeing!

I only signed up in 2016 because that was the way to get up to the minute updates for our local dragstrip. I've been pleasantly suprised that it unlocked a crazy amount of events in other places and things I would have never been exposed to.


I'm thinking of signing up just for that kinda stuff. The people I haven't talked to in thirty years, well there is generally a reason for that.

Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: DAYCLONA] #2864167
12/23/20 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DAYCLONA
Originally Posted by Frankenduster
Facebook?
Uhh, I'll pass.




Yeah I use to think the same thing, but your missing out on a lot of Mopar forums and others that only having a facebook account can grant you, you don'y have to do the cutesy facebook crap, just open an account/page no major info needed, pretty much the same info signing up like here on Moparts

Mike G

Thanks.
For all that I have complained about that cult site, I cannot be a hypocrite and join up now. To use the site in some way validates their practices and agenda and I will not go against my beliefs.

Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: Frankenduster] #2864269
12/24/20 10:48 AM
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Facebook is free because you are the product being sold. That said, I use it for car stuff and other things. I don't have an account. I "borrow" my dog's Facebook account because he doesn't mind and my dog doesn't get ex's from 20 years ago stalking him.

Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: Tom_440] #2864331
12/24/20 01:22 PM
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i am ready for different wheels again on my charger. i started out [way back in early 72] with black center keystone's and L-60 & F-60 formula one super stock tires.
over the years there have been cragars [in both the SS and GT versions], aluminum slots, chrome steel slots, painted 5 spokes, and it wears steelies and caps now.
i'm thinking now of painted steel slots and adapting caps to the centers, plus using the thin stainless trim rings like were used in the 40's and 50's.
or ???? shruggy
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Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: moparx] #2864834
12/26/20 09:13 AM
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in 1987 I was 18 and my dad cosigned my $4500 loan for a 1970 RT Challenger plum crazy. Originalyl it was a 440 six pack automatic car. The Dana was still there but motor trans wheels and induction LONG gone. I added the Edelbrock dual quad package and I left the 440 Six Pack hood emblems. On this car N-50-15s on 15x10 Cragar Super Tricks did not stick out beyond 1/4 panels. Win! But at the car shows over in the bigger city the "Older wealthy' guys would look my car over whispering to each other. Then they would ask me why I removed the Six Pack, the weels and tires the exh manifolds. Blah blah. I had a car that ran mid twelves and looked fantastic at age 18.


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Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: moparx] #2864944
12/26/20 02:01 PM
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I have been heading in that direction myself. When I grew up with these cars,no one kept them stock,most musclecars looked like the ones in those pictures. I did stock thing in the 90s,I am going back to the 70s early 80s look. Back then, people took these cars and made them unique, you might have seen another one out there, but it wasn't exactly like your car! I am putting together my 70 440 Sixpack Charger R/T, and it will be the way I want to build it. I know it's worth a lot more if I restore it to stock,but I don't care. I just whipped up my set of day 2 wheels for it!

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70 Charger R/T SE 472 Hemi 70 Charger R/T convertible 70 Charger R/T V Code Sixpack 69 Charger R/T SE Sunroofcar 68 Charger 383 68 Charger 318 71 Charger R/T 70 Challenger convertible 71 Challenger convertible 71 Cuda 340 09 Challenger R/T Classic
Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: chargervert] #2865110
12/26/20 10:30 PM
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For those who say, "Nobody kept them stock". That is absolutely untrue. I know of many cars that were never modified. I also know of cars that only had wheels changed. Most cars that I saw around here or test drove were absolutely stock. These include:
1970 Challenger R/T 383/AT
1962 300 sport (H interior)
1966 Barracuda (it had been rode hard and put away wet, but the only non-stock item was the steering wheel)
1967 Barracuda Formula S convertible (rust had modified parts of the car, but it was absolutely stock)
1968 GTS convertible (only non-stock deviation was the '69 Charger wheel covers, likely put on at the original dealer)
1969 GTS convertible
1968 GTS hardtop
1969 Swinger 340

I bought both the '66 Barracuda and the '68 GTS convertible, which we still have. Many cars were left stock because for many of the original owners they were transportation. That was certainly the case with my GTS.

Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: Jim_Lusk] #2865126
12/27/20 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim_Lusk
For those who say, "Nobody kept them stock". That is absolutely untrue. I know of many cars that were never modified. I also know of cars that only had wheels changed. Most cars that I saw around here or test drove were absolutely stock. These include:
1970 Challenger R/T 383/AT
1962 300 sport (H interior)
1966 Barracuda (it had been rode hard and put away wet, but the only non-stock item was the steering wheel)
1967 Barracuda Formula S convertible (rust had modified parts of the car, but it was absolutely stock)
1968 GTS convertible (only non-stock deviation was the '69 Charger wheel covers, likely put on at the original dealer)
1969 GTS convertible
1968 GTS hardtop
1969 Swinger 340

I bought both the '66 Barracuda and the '68 GTS convertible, which we still have. Many cars were left stock because for many of the original owners they were transportation. That was certainly the case with my GTS.


Jim, I don't doubt there were many that went through life unchanged, but I bet the odds were less the 33% finding one unmodified. All through the 70s - 90s, I parted out a lot of performance era Mopars. Even back then if I stumbled across a pretty much original car, I had a couple guys I knew would buy them, if there was any hope of saving them. By the time I got my hands on those old performance Mopars, not many of any of them were savable, but they sure made great parts cars. I didn't deal with many A bodies, too many were slant 6, and the 5 on 4" bolt pattern made the wheels pretty useless, not many guys were fixing them up. Gene

Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: poorboy] #2865237
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Originally Posted by poorboy
Originally Posted by Jim_Lusk
For those who say, "Nobody kept them stock". That is absolutely untrue. I know of many cars that were never modified. I also know of cars that only had wheels changed. Most cars that I saw around here or test drove were absolutely stock. These include:
1970 Challenger R/T 383/AT
1962 300 sport (H interior)
1966 Barracuda (it had been rode hard and put away wet, but the only non-stock item was the steering wheel)
1967 Barracuda Formula S convertible (rust had modified parts of the car, but it was absolutely stock)
1968 GTS convertible (only non-stock deviation was the '69 Charger wheel covers, likely put on at the original dealer)
1969 GTS convertible
1968 GTS hardtop
1969 Swinger 340

I bought both the '66 Barracuda and the '68 GTS convertible, which we still have. Many cars were left stock because for many of the original owners they were transportation. That was certainly the case with my GTS.


Jim, I don't doubt there were many that went through life unchanged, but I bet the odds were less the 33% finding one unmodified. All through the 70s - 90s, I parted out a lot of performance era Mopars. Even back then if I stumbled across a pretty much original car, I had a couple guys I knew would buy them, if there was any hope of saving them. By the time I got my hands on those old performance Mopars, not many of any of them were savable, but they sure made great parts cars. I didn't deal with many A bodies, too many were slant 6, and the 5 on 4" bolt pattern made the wheels pretty useless, not many guys were fixing them up. Gene


I know some are out there. Diego helped me find the Cyclone that was not modified. That was huge for me as I knew what I had to work with. Of all things 351 with a 2 barrel, points and mostly original suspension. I've had it for 7 years now and it sure isn't even close to stock anymore as some of it was just plain dangerous.


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Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: klunick] #2865525
12/27/20 10:43 PM
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My brother in law bought his 70 Challenger R/T 440 Sixpack car in 1974 for $1500.00. It had headers,and Crager S/S wheels on it. The seller had the original 15x7 rallye wheels with polyglass tires,he could have bought for another $100.00 he declined. Nobody wanted factory wheels back then. By the time these cars got their second owners,usually younger guys like me,the cars got many aftermarket speed parts. I have had about 200 Mopars over the years,all but about ten were modified from stock.


70 Charger R/T SE 472 Hemi 70 Charger R/T convertible 70 Charger R/T V Code Sixpack 69 Charger R/T SE Sunroofcar 68 Charger 383 68 Charger 318 71 Charger R/T 70 Challenger convertible 71 Challenger convertible 71 Cuda 340 09 Challenger R/T Classic
Re: I am so over restored cars!! This is what makes me tick!! [Re: chargervert] #2865539
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I bought my first car in the summer of 76 - a 1970 340 Cuda - all stock & original. I never Rickey-Racered the car - I kept it all stock. No traction bars, no air shocks, no mags, no Edelbrock this or that, none of the "too much to list" stuff. And I outran most of the cars I raced - even ones that were heavily-Ricked.


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