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Drivetrain swap?

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  1. Dusty Gent

    Dusty Gent Gentry the Gent

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    Returning member here... Joined back in 2012/2013 When I got my 1973 Scamp. Too much engine and not enough brakes. RIP.

    Finally able to afford another A-Body Mopar... A 1973 Scamp! It's a slant 6 this time (for now) as opposed to the old 360 car...

    My wrecked Petty Blue 73 with 360 is sitting in a field about 100 miles away. (Sold it to a guy who hasn't done anything with it this whole time)

    Thinking about driving over and making an offer to bring it home as a parts car.

    Happy to be back in the forums. Waiting for some tools and parts... Original Slant 6 is idling rough, stumbling, and running pretty lean...

    If I can get a deal on my old drive train I might not bother putting any time into the Slant 6... But if the old man isn't willing to part with it I might do some cheap upgrades to keep the 6 alive until I can afford to find another V8 swap...

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    • DesertRat

      DesertRat FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Welcome back, I fished out of LaPush for years. As they say, that’ll buff out :)
       
    • Johnny Mac

      Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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      welcome! i think chrysler made 90% of its post 1972 cars that color.lol
       
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      That's awesome. Didn't bother this year. It's a beautiful area for sure. My family lives and grew up all in the Port Angeles area.
       
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      And here I thought it was special! Don't miss that pastel blue very much. Haven't decided on a color for the yellow Scamp... Got a while before we start getting into that though!
       
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      Car Nut Mopar Master

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      :welcome: aboard!
       
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      Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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      i DO mean the yellow.lol my 74 was that color when i got it. have seen tons of scamps/darts/satellites/furys in that color.
      i have seen many mopars in your (old) blue too. was always hideous how they made EVERYTHING the same color....carpet, seats, vinyl top....one big blob. be it green, blue, yellow.
       
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      Fred Scigliano Well-Known Member

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      Welcome back always nice to have another Scamp on here.
       
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      Welcome back! :welcome:
       
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      Dusty Gent Gentry the Gent

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      Oh Gotcha, yeah I'm not big on the color. But thats an easy fix eventually.
       
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        Dusty Gent Gentry the Gent

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        Thanks! So much good info on here!
         
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        Dusty Gent Gentry the Gent

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        I love Scamps! Can't wait to start getting some more work done on it.
         
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        Restoring mine now but here is a picture of what I started with. I have a long way to go still but I enjoy working on it. Can't wait to see your progress. IMG_0109.JPG
         
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        Welcome back, I too hail from the PNW. I was just out there for a death in the family. I was in Elma, if you know where Forks is you can find Elma!
         
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          AS Sublime one I also am from the coast and lived in Elma.
           
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          Horsepower first brakes later?! Oh I can see we're going to get along just great...:thumbsup:....:welcome:....back.... drive.gif ..
           
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            Yours looks great! Anything special done to your suspension? Because it looks like a perfect ride height!
             
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            All stock in that picture and factory paint. Now the front is QA1 the back is stock still and want to keep it as close to factory as I can with just bolt on parts.
            Sorry to here about your first Scamp was a nice car.
            -6108662287846556537.jpg Have you seen this running around up in Forks?
             
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            You got that right j par. lol
             
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              Dusty Gent Gentry the Gent

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              If I had seen it I think I would remember! There's an orange Roadrunner I've seen around. I thought when I moved here a few years ago that I'd see more daily driven Muscle cars, but it's all lifted Toyotas.
               
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              Hahaha, Learned my lesson. I'll be starting with the rear end and brake upgrades while the Slant is still in it I think.
               
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              Dusty Gent Gentry the Gent

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              Hahaha. Learned my lesson the hard way.
               
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              I know of Elma! Sorry to hear about the loss in the family.

              It's a beautiful place over here. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
               
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                My cousin lives in or around Forks and that's his Charger.
                Great country just say out of Tacoma and Seattle and I'm happy.
                 
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                I'll keep my eye out, I'm sure it'll be out more often in the summer. We actually moved here from Seattle, though I was born in (and have family) in Port Angeles. Dad and Uncle have owned and raced Mopars their entire lives. Here's my dads old big block dart, the last surviving picture of it, haha.

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