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Old 10-13-2011, 03:32 AM   #29
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:01 AM   #30
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I learned to drive in a '52 Dodge 6 cylinder 4 dr with a fluid drive transmission. That was the most forgiving stick transmission ever made. You could't stall it if you tried.
That was my mother's car, but I've owned a '61 Valiant wagon, '64 Valiant 2 dr hard top, a '65 Valiant convertable, '70 Plymouth Fury III 4 dr, and a '71 Plymouth Surburban station wagon. All the Valiants had the slant 6 with push button drive. Great driving & riding cars. Got rid of the '64 because I wanted the convertable. Mistake, should have kept the '64. Same thing on the '70 Fury and '71 Surburban wagon, should have kept the Fury. The Fury had the 318 and the wagon came with the 360 with all the new anti-pollution junk on it. It got about the same mileage as an M-60 tank. However, it was actually my intro into RVing. I pulled my first travel trailer, a '70 Serro Scotty 15', from Tallahassee, FL across the US to Vancouver and back with it. What a wonderful trip that was with some great lifetime memongest daughter who at time was commuting 100 miles going to nursing school. It had about 150,000 miles on it when she finally sold it. Not actually mine, but the wife bought a '02 Chrysler 300. It was a nice car but the 6 is all that came in them at the time and she really wanted a little more pep. She traded it in on an '05 turbo charged Mercedes SLK which she still has. None of my MoPars were the "hot" versions, but they all good driving comfortable cars that served me well.

Those slant sixes were bullet proof just don't drive through a deep puddle and get the distributor wet, I learned all about WD40 back then
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:07 PM   #31
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I had a '66 Belvedere in High School, your basic 4 door sedan with the 318ci. Nothing special but that back seat was great at the Twin Sky-Hi drive-in......
Also had a '78 Volare' which was a very comfortable car, but a real piece of junk. It rusted out in 4 years and I went through 5, count 'em, FIVE starters in 5 years. Chrysler deserved to go bankrupt after that one.
Also had a '96 Dodge Ram, went through 2 diffs and a trans before I gave up on MOPAR. What a shame.....
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:23 PM   #32
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I noticed you are in Fowlerville, Michigan, thought you might like to know that every July there is a "Mopars at the Red Barns" car show at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners. You are not very far away and there are some very nice Mopar muscle cars in attendance every year.

Welcome to the Gilmore Car Museum
Located midway between Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and Lansing, MI - just minutes from I-94 and US-131

As a Mopar fan do you remember these?


Yea "Done there, been that"??
The Gilmore museum is a great place. I was to the Mopar show many times. Took first place in my class with the 1937 Plymouth.

I grew up on the far east side of Detroit. In Detroit back in the day, you were either from the "East Side" or the "West Side". Woodward Av. divided the city in half. It runs right up the middle from downtown to Pontiac. The annual Dream Cruise runs on Woodward from Eight Mile Road to Pontiac. Only about 40,000 cars and a million people show up in August. Just a small quiet affare.
Most of the Ford plants were on the west side and most of the Chrysler and GM plants were on the east side. One of my Uncles worked at Dodge Main and another at Detroit Gear and Axel [GM]. Therefor, most westsiders were Ford fans and most eastsiders GM or Chrysler. Most eastsiders would go racing on Gratiot Av.,a main road heading north from downtown out to Mt. Clemens. My older friend Larry had a 1960 Plymouth with a built 426 Hemi that he would run "Modified Production" [MP] at the strip. Sometimes Larry would take it up on Gratiot and raise some hell.

Back then the Big Three would unofficially use Woodward as a testing road for their latest hot engines. The drag racing scene across the country was very big back then. They would take a new hot engine and put it in a plane-Jane sleeper and let some young engineer "take it home for the weekend" for a little test drive. You would see some wild stuff back in the 60's.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:59 PM   #33
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I bought a 66 Coronet 500 383 4bbl, torqueflite in 1972 for $800. This car I bought for DW after selling her new car. It was a little clunky riding but man would it perform. I buy nothing but Dodge trucks, now a 2004 1ton cummins.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:25 PM   #34
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Had a 65 Chrysler 300L with the 413 hemi, a great romping and stomping beast but way to heave to ever be considered a hot rod. Traded that for a 69 Charger RT with the 440. That was the last of my hot Mopars - went to a Firebird Trans Am after that.
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The 413 was a 'Wedge' engine, as was my 426 Stage III.
The Hemi was a 426.
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Let me clarify is this thread for Old Guys that like mopars, Guys that like old mopars, or any combo of the above
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Let me clarify is this thread for Old Guys that like mopars, Guys that like old mopars, or any combo of the above

Yes, that is correct. You got it.
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My first car was a 1964 Dodge 330 4-Door Sedan (a former police car). I bought it in 1975 and still own it today, in spite of it having been stolen and chop-shopped in 2010 (I tracked down and recovered almost all of it - see this article for photos of it before and after: Stolen Car: Has Been Found & Brought Back Home! )

My first MH was a 1975 Dodge Sportsman F40 Class C, and I currently live in it full time (see my avatar for photo of her.)

I love Dodges. Given the choice, I always pick an old Dodge over everything else.
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Mine was a '64 Dodge 330 sedan with the 383 Interceptor engine, mated to a 3 speed manual tranny - around town I would get about 10 mpg but wind it out on the freeway around 100 mph I'd get a respectable 16 mpg! The Highway Patrol sure knew how to spec their engines and drivetrains!

I bought it for $600 in 1970 from the original owner - the proverbial little old lady. Her husband had originally bought it for towing a trailer but then never got around to buying the trailer! Their son drove it until he bought a Saab Sonnet (anyone remember them?) and sold the Dodge to me.
OMG! Me too! See my last post above this one. My 64 330 was also a former police car. I still have mine, had it since 1975, am the second owner. Do you still have yours?
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Lessee now..My parents had a '55 DeSoto Hemi,one of the few on the west coast and I learned how to drive on that one.It was pretty much unbeatable in the stock class at Shelton airport.Three across and everyone went when the flag dropped... They then traded it in on a '58 Plymouth Custom Suburban with a 318 4BBL and then that one on a 61 Desoto,last year.After that they went to a Chrysler big block in '63 and then a Volare.
My first car after getting married in '63 was a '55 Plymouth Belvedere and then a '59 Plymouth Custom Suburban which I traded in on a '65 Chevy Nova..Oh well we all make mistakes,except for the fact that it really was a hot car in it's class. In '68 we bought the Dodge Charger 383 4BBL and drove that one for over 9 years. About all I did to it was to put a hot coil and aftermarket dist,etc. It was amazing that it got better gas mileage the faster it went. My pasrents lived in Pullman Wa and we lived in Tacoma and I made several solo trips there and back where I got it up to 125-135 in a small group of cars and got as much as 20mpg..
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