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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2892402
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That is a neat car. If I had it.. just clean it up inside and out, and check all the mechanicals on it, and enjoy it as is. up
I would add some Keystones and Pro-Tracs though.


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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Not yr uncle Bob] #2892413
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Was blacking out the engine bay common way back when? I'm not talking about doing so on a cheapie "resto" or on a race car, but on an otherwise original or nice car? What was the reason? GM engine bays are hideous, in part because they're all rattle can black-looking.


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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: not_a_charger] #2892426
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Was blacking out the engine bay common way back when?

Yes, im not sure why. I did it to a hemi bee, was only 15 but I still did it. Probably picked it up from a car mag.


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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Mr PotatoHead] #2892498
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Nice car.....just the way I would've ordered it....gold Hemi with auto. I hope that car isn't over restored into a useless dust collector. Do mechanicals and the drive as is. As for the engine bay, I never cared either way as I never wanted to pop the hood anyway!


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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: NewbombTurkk] #2892507
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It looks like there is a chunk of bondo missing on the top of the right quarter panel next to the door jam

Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Mr PotatoHead] #2892527
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Originally Posted by Mr PotatoHead
Was blacking out the engine bay common way back when?

Yes, im not sure why. I did it to a hemi bee, was only 15 but I still did it. Probably picked it up from a car mag.
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I'm testing my memory here but I think the prevailing school of thought was that black would be a good background for the various chrome and coloured dress up goodies we would throw on the engine back in the day.

Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: autoxcuda] #2892568
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Originally Posted by autoxcuda
Originally Posted by an8sec70cuda
Originally Posted by Row_your_own
I like this car. I'd clean it up, get it running and beat the bag off it.

iagree drive


Would you like/want to pay $100k to do that?

Hell no, 50..maybe. I don't have that kind of dough so it's a mute point.


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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: 6PAK70CUDA] #2892621
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Originally Posted by 6PAK70CUDA
Originally Posted by Mr PotatoHead
Was blacking out the engine bay common way back when?

Yes, im not sure why. I did it to a hemi bee, was only 15 but I still did it. Probably picked it up from a car mag.
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I'm testing my memory here but I think the prevailing school of thought was that black would be a good background for the various chrome and coloured dress up goodies we would throw on the engine back in the day.

Another point I read somewhere - flat black was thought to be better for heat transfer from hot engine bays and headers. penguin

Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2892626
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Originally Posted by an8sec70cuda
Originally Posted by autoxcuda
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Originally Posted by Row_your_own
I like this car. I'd clean it up, get it running and beat the bag off it.

iagree drive


Would you like/want to pay $100k to do that?

Nowhere close to 100K, no. Hopefully whoever buys it has fun w/ it and doesn't turn it into another restored show poodle.


Yep, there you have it Autoxcuda: Big Talkers until you tell them to put their money where their mouth is. smirk

"beat the bag off it", what did that car ever do to you? shruggy Go rent a new Challenger and do that.

Calling bullschitt on the car being "found". By the photos the Owner clearly knew where the car was.

Another incorrect description of "barn find". Should be changed to "Properly Stored in a Garage".

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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Grizzly] #2892778
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I had a 73 Duster 340 in FY1 back in 77 as was often the case the quarters were already rusting out at the bottom and the engine leaked oil. We yanked the engine to build it and I painted the engine compartment black. Honestly the engine compartment was faded, dirty and hard to clean. It looked like crap. You couldn’t find rattle can yellow that matched so black was just the easiest choice. I never really thought much of it to be honest.


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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: 69superbee383] #2892792
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Lets see here. $100 k for the roadrunner in question????

Or upper $90s for this.
I know EXACTLY which one Im gonna take with out question

This 1969 GTX actually popped up a while back. And if there was ANY way I could of afforded it, ( and no way in hell I can or could ) I assure you I would own this one

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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Grizzly] #2892804
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"beat the bag off it", what did that car ever do to you? shruggy Go rent a new Challenger and do that.


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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Row_your_own] #2892835
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This car could have been bought for 75K a little while back
All numbers matching
Fresh Paint with all original sheet metal
All correct Hemi Components including matching H Wheels

I think the car is worth maybe 50K based on some of the 68-69 Hemi RR sales I have seen

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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Matt M] #2892862
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Originally Posted by Matt M
This car could have been bought for 75K a little while back
All numbers matching
Fresh Paint with all original sheet metal
All correct Hemi Components including matching H Wheels

I think the car is worth maybe 50K based on some of the 68-69 Hemi RR sales I have seen


if that went for 75, the offered one at 50K is the day two fools met, one for offering it and the other for not taking it. And I seriously doubt one will be able to wash it, change the fluids and beat it. A hemi with 90K on it??? likely has internal issues IMO. Might be why it was parked twocents

Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: TJP] #2892900
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to rack up 90K miles in the Road Runner - the HEMI was probably replaced with a 318 or other at some point during the '70s & the "barn" it was found parked in decades ago also contained the HEMI drivetrain shruggy

Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: 6bblgt] #2892937
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Originally Posted by 6bblgt
to rack up 90K miles in the Road Runner - the HEMI was probably replaced with a 318 or other at some point during the '70s & the "barn" it was found parked in decades ago also contained the HEMI drivetrain shruggy


This very well could be fact.

My car has 94K on it. and Im told the Hemi was stolen VERY early in its life and most of the miles on it came whilst powered by an oil burning , oil leaking 383

Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: gtx6970] #2893009
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Originally Posted by gtx6970
Originally Posted by 6bblgt
to rack up 90K miles in the Road Runner - the HEMI was probably replaced with a 318 or other at some point during the '70s & the "barn" it was found parked in decades ago also contained the HEMI drivetrain shruggy


This very well could be fact.

My car has 94K on it. and Im told the Hemi was stolen VERY early in its life and most of the miles on it came whilst powered by an oil burning , oil leaking 383


Hey, those oil leaks protect the undercarriage. Unless it’s fully undercoated car and it melts the coating off (more often with trans fluid)

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Originally Posted by autoxcuda
Originally Posted by gtx6970
Originally Posted by 6bblgt
to rack up 90K miles in the Road Runner - the HEMI was probably replaced with a 318 or other at some point during the '70s & the "barn" it was found parked in decades ago also contained the HEMI drivetrain shruggy


This very well could be fact.

My car has 94K on it. and Im told the Hemi was stolen VERY early in its life and most of the miles on it came whilst powered by an oil burning , oil leaking 383


Hey, those oil leaks protect the undercarriage. Unless it’s fully undercoated car and it melts the coating off (more often with trans fluid)


It did its job then,
As The bottom side of this car is spotless , boogie

Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Matt M] #2893107
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Originally Posted by Matt M
This car could have been bought for 75K a little while back
All numbers matching
Fresh Paint with all original sheet metal
All correct Hemi Components including matching H Wheels

I think the car is worth maybe 50K based on some of the 68-69 Hemi RR sales I have seen


There was a twin to this car sold near me in the past 6 or 8 months for about that same money. I dont think it was a matching number block though. Next time I see the guy that sold it I will have to ask him mire details

Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Grizzly] #2893119
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Originally Posted by Grizzly

Calling bullschitt on the car being "found". By the photos the Owner clearly knew where the car was.

Another incorrect description of "barn find". Should be changed to "Properly Stored in a Garage".



Yeah. When I get my car out this spring and it looks like this does that make it a barn find?

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