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  1. bballfan1

    bballfan1 Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that he could still out-shift most guys today! These young guys live in the world of automatic trans with automatic shifters lol. Ah the good old days you drive the cars, no buttons, no delay box, no reaction times......
     
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    • HemiDenny

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      Butch sat in the car and ran thru the gears a couple of times....then he did it so fast my eyes could not follow....you might say in a Flash. My jaw dropped.
       
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        love the Fentons...just out of the price range. Butch reminds me all the time his initials are ....N/C (no charge)
         
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        Just 2 weekends ago while at the Summit Nationals at Norwalk, Butch was BSing with a current Hemi Super Stock / stick car owner about their problem with launch. Butch was attempting to tell him the importance of properly setting the clutch linkage..... but the owner was not interested and told him the car builder did that. I could not believe it.

        I spoke to Butch today and we are still both shaking our heads.
         
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        I know that during the whole process of doing my car, every chance I get I use an older guy just for their expertise and knowing they care! Not one has let me down yet. Can only wonder if when all the guys who grew up with these cars, are gone.’, what happens to the hobby???
         
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        • Scamp Rhonda

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          In other words he did not understand a thing Butch was saying. Kinda sad he's got a car he knows nothing about and won't admit it. And won't listen to an experienced pro when he had the chance.
           
        • Dartnut

          Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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          Maybe he didn't know who he was talking to or he's just that much of a dumbass.
          He gets what he deserves then.......
          It's like if Ronnie Sox wanted to show someone how to shift and they disregarded it.
          Play stupid games and win stupid prizes.......
           
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          • mygasser

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            guys like you (and me) will continue to pass that knowledge on that we got from them :thumbsup:
            neil.
             
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            • HemiDenny

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              on all 4

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              • HemiDenny

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                with new leaf springs (Espo) and no fuel, the rear will likely settle slightly...hoping for 1/4" to 1/2"

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                • HemiDenny

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                  then after rear settles, drop the front a tad keeping the same rake.

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                  • 408 swinger

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                    Gotta love it when a plan comes together!
                     
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                    • ocdart

                      ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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                      OUTSTANDING!
                      Beautiful in the simplicity.
                      Just one thing missing...the pentastar on the right side front fender
                       
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                      got some front glass....

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                      • HemiDenny

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                        TTI exhaust

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                        • HemiDenny

                          HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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                          finishing up the engine bay.

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                          • Demonracer

                            Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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                            Very nice Denny, if Butch doesn't like it I'm sure that there are plenty among us who would take care of it for him. LOL
                             
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                              Outstanding!
                               
                            • famous bob

                              famous bob mopar misfit

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                              sounds like he wrote a few checks too me ------for everything !
                               
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                              • HemiDenny

                                HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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                                gettin there.........

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                                • HemiDenny

                                  HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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                                  tuff wheel / adapter still on back order

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                                  • 408 swinger

                                    408 swinger FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                    Beautiful! Great looking car.
                                     
                                  • bballfan1

                                    bballfan1 Well-Known Member

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                                    Great job! Baddest looking grille mopar ever had! IMHO
                                     
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                                    • Dartswinger70

                                      Dartswinger70 Only thing I ever bought new was a Fender Strat

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                                      Alot of young folks learned to drive on PlayStation I was telling my 30 year old nephew about my 340 swinger, i said "you have to know how to drive one of these cars, alot of them were wrecked on turns people don't know how to slide around turns etc. the look on his face was "blank"
                                       
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                                      • TF360

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                                        Your work inspires me!
                                         
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