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Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Hot Rod Story Of My Life.....

In 1969, my father took me to pick up his new car, a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner, 383, air 323 gears black on blue with a black vinyl top, it was stunning to my 4 yr old brain, and I was hooked, he kept it until 1979, I think ... I loved that car and cried for days after he sold it, especially since I was only 2 years away from driving...... Here's my car story, there was more winter beaters, but these were my toys...   

73 Road Runner, 340, 4:88 gears, auto...
69 Roadrunner, 383 4-speed, bad frame...
70 Roadrunner, primer grat, but New Mexico car, very clean !! Still on the road..

1965 Chevelle Malibu ss, 327 Four speed, and a fifth under the seat...
 
1986 Monte Carlo SS, 305 Auto, excellent cruser, put over 100,000 in about 5 years..

1970-12 Camaro, SS 427 4 Speed, 4:11 gears... That car was the fastest I've owned, probably on the road today....
67 Chevelle SS, originally a 396, but a 427 with a 4 speed was added, quick, but not like the Camaro.....

And finally......
2006 Mustang GT convertible, one of thirty seven, added a Bama Tune, this fucker flys, not Camaro fast, but it'll go like hell......
These pictures are off the internet, except the Camaro and the Mustang, but the  colors match ..
The 73 Roadrunner is the exact color, image being in high school with a quick car that's Smurf blue !!
The young girls just loved that car......
The Mustang is the best car I've owned, everything is easy, so far, I'll be buying a F150 when I sell my house.........
Hope you enjoy my hotrod history, I sure did.........

8 comments:

  1. Oh, to have all of them back again..........Only fast one I had was a used and abused 340 Duster--stock. I was cool though----- Towed and pushed more than I drove it. Great memories!!!!

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  2. Oh, to have all of them back again..........Only fast one I had was a used and abused 340 Duster--stock. I was cool though----- Towed and pushed more than I drove it. Great memories!!!!

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  3. Oh man, I had a 73 Road Runner too. Blue with light blue flames, black vinyl top, 383 with a Torqueflight. Damn thing caught fire on the freeway on the way to my bus boy job and burned in the parking lot.

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  4. '70 F-100 was my first ride. 300 six, four speed, 4WD, short bed.
    '81 Fairmont
    '79 Thunderbird
    '83 Monte Carlo had a 305 that ate transmissions like candy.
    '87 F-150 4WD with a full tilt 300 six, four barrel Holley, headers, 3" exhaust. Made about 250+ HP and turned to 6700+rpm.
    79 F-150 4WD with a mild 400M making about 350HP
    99 F-150 4WD - stock
    Now pretty much just a fleet of Taurus sedans - Tauri? .

    Not much on the hot rod side are they? But they all managed to do one thing. They let me dump piles of money into my Dirt cars.
    My first was a home built Prostock with a 358. Think of a relatively stock GM front clip with a full tube chassis from the pedals back. Sheet aluminum body, and a plastic IROC nose. It was heavy and under-powered, but it was awesome on hard slick tracks.
    The next was a full tube Rayburn chassis. What a piece of equipment. 450 HP in a 2672 pound car, with 13" wide tires on all four corners. It was screaming fast when I finally got it sorted out.
    I'll tell you what: ain't nothing like piling into a corner with 30 other guys at 100mph on dirt!
    Although I could have bought SEVERAL new Mustangs for all the money I spent racing.

    I did come close to having an actual street hot rod. Missed it by three days.
    Original 1967 Drag Pak Fairlane. 352 big block with dual quads and a T-10 four speed. The original 427 blew up a long time before that.
    Had I gotten that, I would have been the only kid in High School with three cars. As it was, I was the only one that had two!

    Leigh
    Whitehall, NY

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    1. I had more stuff, but its not worth posting..... ;)

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  5. Yeah, that is why I didn't go into details on most.
    The Fairmont is the base platform for the 79 - 93 5.0 Mustang, the Fox chassis. Having an asthmatic 200-6 in it, you had to make the most of the handling. You learned to conserve momentum and keep your speed up. I tried many times to kill myself in that car, drove it like it was stolen, but it always brought me home.
    The 87 had better parts in the engine than my first race car.
    I learned to drive in the 70. I still have it, needs some serious resto work. Had a lot of fun, and got in a lot of trouble with it.
    Lot of good times in all of them....

    Guys and their toys.

    Leigh
    Whitehall, NY

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