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1979 "Road Runner" #2944020
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Seller claims it is an original Road Runner
225 /6
sent me this photo!
Looks like b.s. to me but I dont know these cars that well

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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: roadntrack] #2944041
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I've never seen that label applied to a Slant6 car.
A few minutes on Google - out of curiosity myself - and it's not really clear, even on Allpar:
1. One site says 318 or 360 on '79 RR
2. 3 sites say RR was just a trim package.
3. 3 sites show the 225 as standard, but none specifically say NA RR.
So my guess is it may have been possible, but without a VIN character or Broadcast Sheet, hard to prove.
Maybe it's mentioned in the new car brochure ?
There was a 2-bbl option for the 225, with larger exhaust; didn't know that.
Either way, it seems odd, and Seller would be wise to have documentation; order form, window sticker, or broadcast sheet.

Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: topside] #2944048
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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: mopars4ever] #2944053
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I am fairly certain one of the guys on the Slant 6 board had those printed up for some racers years ago.

I mean, what kind of special equipment came from the factory in '79 on a Slant? Nothing.


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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: slantzilla] #2944086
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Originally Posted by slantzilla
I am fairly certain one of the guys on the Slant 6 board had those printed up for some racers years ago.

I mean, what kind of special equipment came from the factory in '79 on a Slant? Nothing.


What year did the "super 6" with the 2bbl carb make its entrance?

II was seriously looking at buying a new 78 (or 79) Aspen RT, with it, a 318 4 bbl was an option, the biggest motor option was a 360, but it was a 2bbl carb. The single barrel slant 6 was the base line motor, with the Super ^ being the 1st option, followed by a 3118 2bbl, then the 318 4 bbl and the top of the line 360 2bbl. HP options from any car company back in those days was pretty limited. High gas prices and the insurance industry had the car companies in a strangle hold.
Fortunately, I decided against buying the Aspen RT, good thing too, about 3 months later I was unemployed!

Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: poorboy] #2944108
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The 2bbl Slant appeared in the 76 or 7 F body.

I looked at a 77 RR in the showroom. It had a 318 2bbl and the OD 833. Probably a rare but not necessarily valuable car. Someone had ordered it then choked up. I imagine it rusted to the ground.


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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: slantzilla] #2944114
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Some jackwagon is really having a laugh at the expense of others.

The Super6 was not that special. Its an emissions/smog motor by design and said so by mopar, ever look close at the intake/exhaust setup?

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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: Mr PotatoHead] #2944116
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Yall remember the "Spencer Gifts" and all the novelty and knock off stickers.

Hell, give me 20 minutes and I can whip up some for a 340 or a 383 or that monster 566 inch hemi they only made six of.

Just a play off the real one.




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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: Mr PotatoHead] #2944132
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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: crackedback] #2944133
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It was a play on the Max Wedge sticker. I think someone wanted them for a Hyper Pak clone. (The HP stuff wasn't "factory", it was dealer installed or bought as a kit)


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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: slantzilla] #2944147
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Nothing says a fellow didn't just add the stripe kit and a set of Rallye's to an otherwise basic Volare coupe. The car is over 40 years old, things have most definitely been changed on it since it was new. I've seen so many "children" post pictures asking if glaringly obvious aftermarket parts were available as options. They just don't know that there was an actual automobile aftermarket before their appearance on this planet.

My favorite one is when the obviously uninitiated use words they don't understand. Case in point, there's a fellow over on the AMC board who's a nice enough fellow but will pontificate needlessly on the fact that his '74 Javelin has an AM/8-track multiplex stereo. I've tried to mention to him that he's using the term 'multiplex' wrong. Multiplex is for the FM band and refers to the fact that it can receive both FM mono and FM stereo signals. The AM-ONLY with 8-track tape cannot do that as it does not receive FM signals. There's no multiplexing going on.

But.... you'll never be able to explain that to this guy because he's owned the car since new. I've told him that's irrelevant but then he just gets pissy.

Every hobby seems to have these 'experts'.

How many 440 Hemi's are out there? Or Six-pack 383's?? You'll argue 'til your death with these boneheads.

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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: That AMC Guy] #2944188
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I'm still wondering why anyone would even consider buying this? realcrazy The "real" Road Runners died in 1974.

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Because Aspen Super Coupes only / mostly came in brown?

Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: Moparite] #2944251
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Originally Posted by Moparite
I'm still wondering why anyone would even consider buying this? realcrazy The "real" Road Runners died in 1972.

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Im pretty sure the F body roadruners were only a trim package. A friend of mine had one and im pretty sure it was a slant car as well.

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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: Moparite] #2944255
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Originally Posted by Moparite
I'm still wondering why anyone would even consider buying this? realcrazy The "real" Road Runners died in 1974.
I would have to disagree with you on that. I would take an F Body RR with an E58 over a '74 B Body. The F Body with the E58 was pretty darn peppy for the era and that particular 360 was really built tough and probably would beat any '74 RR performance wise, handling/acceleration etc.


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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: larrymopar360] #2944490
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Well actually i would say more like 72 but the 74's still could be had with big blocks. The Road Runner was marketed as the poor mans muscle car. A big block was standard(383)! After 72 that went out the window. By 79 they where grasping at straws to try to sell vehicles so a 6 cylinder RR is not surprising. As far as I'm concerned, [censored] where they thinking?

Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: Moparite] #2944491
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According to this, looks like the Road Runner package was exclusive to V8s only.


Originally Posted by Moparite
I'm still wondering why anyone would even consider buying this? realcrazy The "real" Road Runners died in 1974.


Cuz my F body version with a built 360 would run low 12s @ 120 in Denver and did it for less than the purchase of a basket case, rust bucket, roached out, 1969 Runner needing an entire restoration.

Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: TC@HP2] #2944737
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One thing I think we can agree on, 75 was not the high water mark for RR's.


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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: slantzilla] #2944806
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I think they were pretty good for what they were...

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Re: 1979 "Road Runner" [Re: roadntrack] #2944850
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Different car. Fairly confident that aint factory! smile

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