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  1. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    Just a tic slower than my 265in Chevy.
     
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  2. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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  3. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I was talking to a friend last week who is my age & also raced. He mentioned that several of the guys our age have passed on. He said you know we have both done some stupid things in our lives & we are lucky to still be alive. I told him he was right but it sure was fun living on the edge.
    There are lyrics from a country song that I have lived by,"I'd rather be sorry for something I've done than for something I didn't do".
     
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  4. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I had one of those too. A 283 was an upgrade back then & the rich kids had 327's & 409's.
     
  5. 00mustang

    00mustang NO LTL 4 ME CAR HAUL ONLY

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    And "us " really rich kids had MOPAR'S
     
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  6. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    Plymouth Fury?
     
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  7. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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  8. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    The 57 Fury was a hot one, it could hold its own with the 270HP Chevy, (almost)
     
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  9. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    In high school I worked in a shop for a Mopar guy. His son had a 57 Fury but I never saw a 57 that was nearly as fast as the Chevys in the 1320 or as fast on the top end as the Oldsmobiles of that time. Knew a guy that had a J-2 Olds. It was a big sled but would hide the speedometer needle once it got moving. The museum on Petit Jean Mountain has an original J-2 that is driven occasionally.
     
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  10. FLOUNDER

    FLOUNDER Always LAST

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  11. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    Sharp P U, I owned 6 or 8 69- 72s, not in this class.
    Outfit my dad worked, gave him one every 2 or 3 yrs, I got his hand me downs.
     
  12. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    We had one in town, Holman, Moody did some work on, did the mid 90s, think it had 2 4s, solid lifters.
    Had a few Tri Power Pontiacs that ran well.
    I had a 57 FI convertible that ran 98 off the floor, spent all my money at the drag strip.
     
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  13. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    The J-2 was a factory Tri-Power. I remember the air cleaner was the size of a #2 washtub. I also saw some Pontiacs that showed others their tailights. The cars were fast for the times but faster & lighter cars have since been available from the dealers.
     
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  14. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    I like the diesel bike...
     
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  16. kboomarang

    kboomarang My allah, between pie and mode AD-FREE USER

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  17. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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  18. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Conversation overheard at a nitrous/blown drag meet. "That bump you felt was when you ran over the crankshaft".
     
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  19. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Does that mean that she fell off your crank....lol:1sm364jumpbed::6817::poster oops:
     
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    Stimpy Wingnut

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