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Posted: Oct 21, 2014 - 1:10pm

 oldviolin wrote:

Never want to drive my 68 Opal Kadett again. 4 cylinders, 3 of which sort of worked. Sewing machines had more power than that thing.

 
It could've been worse:
?
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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 11:34am

 oldviolin wrote:

Never want to drive my 68 Opal Kadett again. 4 cylinders, 3 of which sort of worked. Sewing machines had more power than that thing.

 
thats *so* weird. i was just thinking the same thing. 
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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 10:05am

I test-drove an automatic-trans R/T shortly before borrowing the 6.1 SRT-8, and I didn't notice much of a power difference, if any  - they were both "PLENTY!" 

In fact, the choice I keep coming back to is basically your exact car, the R/T with the 6-speed and some minor mods to make it more entertaining.  The SRT-8 comes with enough of a fuel economy penalty that it more than offsets the minor additional power, to me. 

Mostly theoretical at this point, with a kid in college and a step-kid in braces, but if my daily-driver coughs up a lung on the way home this week, I'd be looking for a 6MT R/T in black.


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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 9:58am

 Bill_Rockoff wrote:

The Road Runner was a '70.  BUT, there were some oddball parts, because it had apparently been a drag car for a while, and we'd run into things like "the '70 flywheel doesn't fit the transmission bellhousing, it needs the '69 flywheel and clutch assembly - is it the original 4-speed?" 

We knew a guy locally who could make the nose, rear window assembly, and wing assembly to make a faux Superbird out of one of these (or a faux Daytona out of a Charger.)  Still tempting, now that B-body prices have come down and my disposable income may begin to actually exist in the next year.  But still not a likelihood for "driving this car for dating with mah girl."



 
That's right. They came with the colors in 70. I loved those things. The Super Bees too. We had a couple of Super Birds around town here also.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 9:55am

 Bill_Rockoff wrote:

The Road Runner went pretty good for an old car.  I only drove it a few miles - got the tires loose when the secondaries opened up in 3rd gear, at probably 80 mph, and barked 'em going into 4th at probably a bit more than that.  That was probably quite enough for a car with no seatbelts and an alignment we did by eye, at night.  It got sold a few days later to fund a race car.  As the owner said, "I couldn't wait to get this thing built, but now I can't wait to get this thing gone.  It's not a race car, and it won't tow a race car to the track, so $#%k it - who needs it?"

I borrowed an SRT-8 with the 6.1 liter / 6MT for a day.  That was a good day, car-wise.  The dealer who loaned it to me said "Drive it like it's yours."  The 5-year-old son I mentioned below was, at the time, a 15-year-old with a learner's permit, and he had been driving a manual-transmission Miata since he could reach the clutch pedal.  (The previous year, at age 14, he had driven the Miata on a racetrack.)  I asked the guy, " 'drive it like it's mine' means my kid will be driving it, is that okay?"  I was assured that was no problem.  You can find a couple of applicable Youtube video clips by searching for my user name and "SRT-8." 

That car was its own 4th of July parade wherever it went, and its own car show wherever it stopped.  Rolling up through carpool in a black SRT-8, with the obviously-a-manual-transmission kind of sounds it makes in a carpool line, was probably a pretty cool high school moment.  You can't even properly soundtrack such a moment with the car stereo, because you'd have to pick either "Back In Black" or "Hell's Bells" or "Highway Star" or one of several ZZ Top songs, and it's really best to let the exhaust sort of imply eight or nine such songs at once.   

My wife refused to even ride in it - she hates "gas guzzlers," and anything meant to be faster than her Forester qualifies as a "gas guzzler" even if it gets better fuel economy than her Forester.  The SRT-8 did NOT get better fuel economy than a Forester, but it's a pretty sweet mile-eater on all other fronts and I LOVE everything else about them.



 
It's a monster, no doubt.  I've got a black 2014 R/T with a six-speed manual transmission.  The rear mufflers have been removed and I'm constantly being complimented on it's sound and presence.  I'm diggin' it, no doubt.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 9:52am

 

 oldviolin wrote:


'69?

 
The Road Runner was a '70.  BUT, there were some oddball parts, because it had apparently been a drag car for a while, and we'd run into things like "the '70 flywheel doesn't fit the transmission bellhousing, it needs the '69 flywheel and clutch assembly - is it the original 4-speed?" 

We knew a guy locally who could make the nose, rear window assembly, and wing assembly to make a faux Superbird out of one of these (or a faux Daytona out of a Charger.)  I am still tempted, now that B-body prices have come down and my disposable income may begin to actually exist in the next year.  But it will not be a likelihood for "driving this car for dating with mah girl."

Edit to add: the 5-year-old is 20 now, and he sure was in one hell of a hurry to reinstall the passenger's seat and footpegs on this thing, presumably to drive it for dating his girl.

Duc


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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 9:39am

 buzz wrote:
 oldviolin wrote:

'69?

 
not right now, but thanks for asking.
 
Never want to drive my 68 Opal Kadett again. 4 cylinders, 3 of which sort of worked. Sewing machines had more power than that thing.
buzz

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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 9:36am

 oldviolin wrote:

'69?

 
not right now, but thanks for asking.
Bill_Rockoff

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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 9:34am

 FourFortyEight wrote:

Understandable.  I drive a new Challenger.  Chicks don't care much for it either from what I've gathered.  It attracts more guys than girls. 
Sounds familiar.

What you've got right there, though, is a bad-ass.  {#Motor}

 

The Road Runner went pretty good for an old car.  I only drove it a few miles - got the tires loose when the secondaries opened up in 3rd gear, at probably 80 mph, and barked 'em going into 4th at probably a bit more than that.  That was probably quite enough for a car with no seatbelts and an alignment we did by eye, at night.  It got sold a few days later to fund a race car.  As the owner said, "I couldn't wait to get this thing built, but now I can't wait to get this thing gone.  It's not a race car, and it won't tow a race car to the track, so $#%k it - who needs it?"

I borrowed an SRT-8 with the 6.1 liter / 6MT for a day.  That was a good day, car-wise.  The dealer who loaned it to me said "Drive it like it's yours."  The 5-year-old son I mentioned below was, at the time, a 15-year-old with a learner's permit, and he had been driving a manual-transmission Miata since he could reach the clutch pedal.  (The previous year, at age 14, he had driven the Miata on a racetrack.)  I asked the guy, " 'drive it like it's mine' means my kid will be driving it, is that okay?"  I was assured that was no problem.  You can find a couple of applicable Youtube video clips by searching for my user name and "SRT-8." 

That car was its own 4th of July parade wherever it went, and its own car show wherever it stopped.  Rolling up through carpool in a black SRT-8, with the obviously-a-manual-transmission kind of sounds it makes in a carpool line, was probably a pretty cool high school moment.  You can't even properly soundtrack such a moment with the car stereo, because you'd have to pick either "Back In Black" or "Hell's Bells" or "Highway Star" or one of several ZZ Top songs, and it's really best to let the exhaust sort of imply eight or nine such songs at once.   

My wife refused to even ride in it - she hates "gas guzzlers," and anything meant to be faster than her Forester qualifies as a "gas guzzler" even if it gets better fuel economy than her Forester.  The SRT-8 did NOT get better fuel economy than a Forester, but it's a pretty sweet mile-eater on all other fronts and I LOVE everything else about them.




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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 9:09am

 Bill_Rockoff wrote:

Road Runner

Funny, when I got to drive this Road Runner (the Coronet's snotty brother) it was the *most* expensive car I had ever driven, aside from cars that my parents were leasing. 

This is a 440/6-pack, 4-speed, matching numbers, Dana axle, no air conditioning.  I spent a summer wire-brushing and repainting the bolts holding this car together, because new bolts have different markings and would be obviously "not original."  The friend who owned it moved to my house with this car partly in boxes.  Not long after this photo, it was ready to be driven on the road for the first time in 20+ years. 

My 5-year-old son thought it was awesome, but it would have been tragi-comic to have "driven this car for dating mah girl."  For most of the women I have ever dated, this car would have been "Girl Repellent." 



 
'69?
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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 9:06am

 Bill_Rockoff wrote:

Road Runner

Funny, when I got to drive this Road Runner (the Coronet's snotty brother) it was the *most* expensive car I had ever driven, aside from cars that my parents were leasing. 

This is a 440/6-pack, 4-speed, matching numbers, Dana axle, no air conditioning.  I spent a summer wire-brushing and repainting the bolts holding this car together, because new bolts have different markings and would be obviously "not original."  The friend who owned it moved to my house with this car partly in boxes.  Not long after this photo, it was ready to be driven on the road for the first time in 20+ years. 

My 5-year-old son thought it was awesome, but it would have been tragi-comic to have "driven this car for dating mah girl."  For most of the women I have ever dated, this car would have been "Girl Repellent." 

 
That's a sweet ride - cool color.  I wonder who first started using those almost-flourescent colors.  It seems like it would have been Chrysler or AMC.


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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 9:00am

 Bill_Rockoff wrote:

Road Runner

Funny, when I got to drive this Road Runner (the Coronet's snotty brother) it was the *most* expensive car I had ever driven, aside from cars that my parents were leasing. 

This is a 440/6-pack, 4-speed, matching numbers, Dana axle, no air conditioning.  I spent a summer wire-brushing and repainting the bolts holding this car together, because new bolts have different markings and would be obviously "not original."  The friend who owned it moved to my house with this car partly in boxes.  Not long after this photo, it was ready to be driven on the road for the first time in 20+ years. 

My 5-year-old son thought it was awesome, but it would have been tragi-comic to have "driven this car for dating mah girl."  For most of the women I have ever dated, this car would have been "Girl Repellent." 



 
Understandable.  I drive a new Challenger.  Chicks don't care much for it either from what I've gathered.  It attracts more guys than girls. 
Sounds familiar.

What you've got right there, though, is a bad-ass.  {#Motor}

Bill_Rockoff

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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 8:57am

Road Runner

Funny, when I got to drive this Road Runner (the Coronet's snotty brother) it was the *most* expensive car I had ever driven, aside from cars that my parents were leasing. 

This is a 440/6-pack, 4-speed, matching numbers, Dana axle, no air conditioning.  I spent a summer wire-brushing and repainting the bolts holding this car together, because new bolts have different markings and would be obviously "not original."  The friend who owned it moved to my house with this car partly in boxes.  Not long after this photo, it was ready to be driven on the road for the first time in 20+ years. 

My 5-year-old son thought it was awesome, but it would have been tragi-comic to have "driven this car for dating mah girl."  For most of the women I have ever dated, this car would have been "Girl Repellent." 


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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 6:57am

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Posted: Oct 9, 2014 - 3:56pm

 Proclivities wrote: 
That Wiamea is awesome. It lost a little luster when I realized I was looking at it backward and it doesn't have a 'bus' style steering wheel (that's the rear turn / break signal). It's still something I'd cruise down to the dog park it. 
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Posted: Oct 7, 2014 - 1:00pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
Speaking of old AMC's I'd take this over a Pacer or Gremlin any day...
 

 
Nice, especially with that two-tone.
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Posted: Oct 7, 2014 - 12:54pm

Speaking of old AMC's I'd take this over a Pacer or Gremlin any day...
 
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Posted: Oct 7, 2014 - 12:46pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

They likely put up the closed sign when they saw her drive up.

 
Yeah. Those whitewalls. {#Doh}
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Posted: Oct 7, 2014 - 12:44pm

 Proclivities wrote:

That picture looks better anyhow, maybe because of the happy driver.  She's smiling even though the gas station she's pulled up to is closed.

 
They likely put up the closed sign when they saw her drive up.
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Posted: Oct 7, 2014 - 12:39pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

I replaced the image....

 
That picture looks better anyhow, maybe because of the happy driver.  She's smiling even though the gas station she's pulled up to is closed.


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