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Thread: We Haven't Had A Good Car Thread In A While...........My '67 Chevelle

  1. #151
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    Mid-years

    Quote Originally Posted by rkittine View Post
    I am partial to Mid-Years - Matching Numbers with Factory Sidepipes.

    Bob
    Looks like an NCRS car. Very nice....do you drive it much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkittine View Post
    So how is the SRT (Street Racing Technology) HEMI? I had a Baldwin Motion 426 Competition HEMI Road Runner in 68, but I was really impressed with the new technology HEMIs, even the smaller block one I had in my 2006 Charger.

    Bob

    Suspension is nice it handles really well on a high bite road. Still not enough tire under the car to handle the hp the motor puts out. I don't have a lot of miles on it 630 I think so I can't comment on the fuel mileage it gets. I had to reach 500 miles in order to unlock the power modes and make full use of the power settings built into the car. I will soon debadge it so to make it somewhat a sleeper.
    All in all it's over priced just like anything else. But it's two cars in one you could say. It's a very nice riding luxury sedan with all sorts of bells and whistles, and the other side of the coin it's a power house that'll sit you back in the seats and having the passenger yell ok that's enough. It's not a wet road kinda car you want to be out playing with I'll tell ya that. At 80 mph on a dry road kick it down hold on and it'll light the rears up.
    Technology has come along ways on today's cars and trucks.

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    James that farm in the back ground looks a lot like my cousins place in Johnson City. The barn and the silos especially. But he's got no SRT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebb View Post
    James that farm in the back ground looks a lot like my cousins place in Johnson City. The barn and the silos especially. But he's got no SRT!!!

    Yea that's my car I don't remember where I was at when I stopped and took the pic. I was trying to get the 500 miles on the car so I could really play with it. I'm pretty positive though I wasn't in Johnson City with it, heck I could be wrong I can't remember squat much anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebb View Post
    James that farm in the back ground looks a lot like my cousins place in Johnson City. The barn and the silos especially. But he's got no SRT!!!
    LOL, BUSTED


    That would be truly small-world funny right there.....pull over at the scenic farmhouse for the pic, and then meet someone who knows where it is ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    LOL! My wife and I saw you race there....I took a pic of that car.
    Talk about a small world! -Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    Al, I have talked to a couple of the manufactures of these custom frames, and one thing they seem to "forget" is how you are supposed to get a good 3 inch exhaust under there, and still have any reasonable ground clearance.

    I have a 3 inch X pipe, (TorqueTech), under mine, going through Walker Super Dynomaxes. On the stock A-Body 4 link, you can get them looped over the axels with some room to spare. But the way all of these aftermarket frames are designed, with the link arms further out, it's not going to be easy.

    I'm not real sure I can call my car a "pro touring" build. While I have addressed the majority of the problems people have in building a true street "hot rod", (brakes, cooling, steering, etc), I did take out the air conditioning.

    It's just a "Hot Rod". Loud and scary.
    I puzzled over the exhaust, myself Jackie. Would be great if the engine had a 'hairdryer', no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Nyhus View Post
    I puzzled over the exhaust, myself Jackie. Would be great if the engine had a 'hairdryer', no?
    Al, when I first had the 540 built, I did it with the intention of possibly hanging a ProCharger off of it. I even had the cam ground on 112 lobe centers in anticipation of doing just that. I had ProCharger run the numbers using my Dyno Sheet and the parts we used, and they said with just 8 lbs of boost, that thing would get close to 1000 HP, and about the same amount of torque.

    I kinda chickened out. The TCI 6X 6-speed automatic would be taxed to the limit, and even though Pyle Brothers did all the "right things" to the 12 Bolt Rear End, I would probably still be looking at 9 inch down the line.

    So as for now, I'm just going to enjoy it. It's pretty brutal just the way it sits. Heck, it can scare me, but then, I am getting kinda old.
    Last edited by jackie schmidt; 01-11-2017 at 07:27 PM.

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    That's the nice thing about built 540's Jackie....you don't have to do much to them to net gobs of torque. Nor to you need to spin them hard.

    -Lee
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    Ohhh C'Mon!!! It's TEXAS fer cryin' out loud........you could go with sidepipes.......



    Or chromed STACKS....


    LOL

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    my other hot rod

    My Maiden flite ...I try to squeeze in a flite or two whenever I can Turn the volume up 30% pt17 stearman 7 cyl gas radial
    https://youtu.be/lLONJPHTnPc

    Thanks, John

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    Stearman and flatheads

    Quote Originally Posted by 21 shooter View Post
    My Maiden flite ...I try to squeeze in a flite or two whenever I can Turn the volume up 30% pt17 stearman 7 cyl gas radial
    https://youtu.be/lLONJPHTnPc

    Thanks, John
    I earned money for my first car ( 47 Ford ) by flagging for a crop duster in the summer.

    The planes used were Stearman's. They were pretty common at the time and many were modified for dusting.


    On a work bench in the hanger was an Offy Indy motor. If the rest of the car was around somewhere I didn't take notice. I was still into flat head's and twin pipe's.

    I really liked the video. I have never seen model planes of that scale. That has to really be a blast to fly.
    Last edited by dmort; 01-28-2017 at 06:15 PM.

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    http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?...1&d=1485614855

    My top Machinist took his 2016 ZO-6 Vette to the track last night, here is his time slip for the second run.

    That is a off the show room floor Factory Car. Check that 60 ft time.

    Amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?...1&d=1485614855

    My top Machinist took his 2016 ZO-6 Vette to the track last night, here is his time slip for the second run.

    That is a off the show room floor Factory Car. Check that 60 ft time.

    Amazing.
    Stick or automatic? Either way it it doesn't really matter...it's a real ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmort View Post
    Stick or automatic? Either way it it doesn't really matter...it's a real ride.
    It's the 8 speed automatic. He had a 2012 ZR-1 with the manual, as it did not come with a Automatic as an option. He got tired of the stick pretty quick.

    He did his 1/4 mile runs with the trans in full auto mode, even though you can shift it in manual. He gets better times with the car doing the thinking.

    It goes through in 5th gear at the end of the quarter.

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