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The Way It Was (really!)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Blitzkrieg, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    It helped if you were hunky but even nerds made out if they had a cool ride

    [video=youtube;mSHo3j72fIo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSHo3j72fIo[/video]
     
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  2. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Most of America's young men have no idea what 400+ HP feels like!
    Poor eunichs!
     
  3. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I worked for a Dodge dealership in San Diego in 1969 after my sevice in the Marines. Got to drive a few 440's and even a 426 Hemi one time. That was an experience I'll never forget.
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Plumb crazy AAR Cuda with the triple two barrels. Neighbor had one when I was a teenager. Unbelievable power.
     
  5. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    They called those triple two barrels a six pack back in the day. :cool:
     
  6. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    A buddy has a 69 super bee 426 hemi with dual quads - original orange paint still in great condition.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup::D
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Sure puts these damned little bumblebees to shame.
    But, I also remember filling a 20 gal tank for a couple pennies under $2.
    You can watch the gas gage drop when you cranked those tricked out 4 an 5 hundred hp engines.
     
  9. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    My first car 69 Charger RT/SE 440 magnum.... oh I wish I still had that car. A friend had one of those 70 500 also. Also remember seeing a white Superbird running around town every once in a while ooohhh......
     
  10. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    A buddy of mine in high school had a 65 Pontiac GTO, 389 Tri-power, close ratio four speed and Hurst shifter kit. Red with black leather interior (at least I remember it being leather), Black convertible roof. It was a chick magnet and would flat fly!
     
  11. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    600 is the new 400.
     
  12. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    At least not with drum brakes, over boosted power steering, and no feel for the road at triple digits.

    They've probably never spun the rims inside the tires either.

    OR gapped points with a matchbook.
     
  13. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Points what are those:paranoid: All the kids of today know are electronic stuff and most don't even work on a car. I think owning a Volkswagon made me really work on cars:laugh: Had to adjust the valves almost every time you changed the oil:laugh: Oh those were he days....
     
  14. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I have. :) my second car was a 71 Firebird Formula 400. Plenty fast. But not fast enough so I replaced the engine with a 421 SD w/ tri-power. Now that was fast. I had a beautiful life.
     
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    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The true HP of the 427 L-88 and 426 Hemi were way under rated for insurance reasons. They were both in to the 500 HP range.:cool:
     
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    68fastback Linn County OR Active Member

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    Or adjusted the valves on a big solid lifter camshaft, in a 11.5:1 comp V8 engine, when the plugs can't easily be removed.
     
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    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Or Tri Power...
     
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    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    The tripower setup ran off the center 2bbl and was quite manageable until you depressed the accelerator about 3/4 pedal. Then they all opened up and it was like having a JATO under your ***. Honestly I would have never been able to synch those carbs without my smart engineer/mechanic old man. I have to give him full credit for anything gun, car, motorcycle, or 4x4 related. He taught me a lot and paid for a LOT of reloading components.
     
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    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend that just picked up a 66 GTO 4 speed Tri power, 38,000 original miles, matching numbers, just needs paint. I don't think he has slept since he bought it.
     
  20. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Was curious so I looked it up.

    1970 Dodge Charger 500


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