what is the greatest achievements you did on your car.

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  1. K.O. SWINGER

    K.O. SWINGER Meeting in the alley since 1976

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    • Sublime one

      Sublime one 72 Demon FABO Gold Member

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      • Ddaddy

        Ddaddy I'm changing the World... one pixel at a time! FABO Gold Member

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        • H22A4

          H22A4 Does anyone read this?

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          Too many to list. The fact I’m driving the last new car my grandmother purchased, she kept pretty well everything like original dealership key chain, key sets, sales agreement and took care of it for the 15 years she owned it still blows my mind. I took my road test in it when I turned 16 and then years later did a mild restoration on it while also making tweaks along the way too (upgrade to 8.25, 4bbl upgrade, front sway bar, etc). Then taking my kids for cruises in it blows my mind as well.
           
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          • Fred Scigliano

            Fred Scigliano Off center a bit

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            Is your car a 73 scamp I'm half blind but looks like mine.
             
          • H22A4

            H22A4 Does anyone read this?

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            The small pictures are tough; it’s a 75.
             
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            • Fred Scigliano

              Fred Scigliano Off center a bit

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              could ya get some more pictures it looks great.
               
            • 89on35s

              89on35s Inferno Red Duster FABO Gold Member

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              My greatest achievement was actually finishing the damn thing! There were a couple times when I was so overwhelmed and felt way over my head! I kept at it and with lots of help from the folks here I got her done!

              Cley
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              • Fred Scigliano

                Fred Scigliano Off center a bit

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                Damn nice job Cley.
                 
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                • H22A4

                  H22A4 Does anyone read this?

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                  1975 Plymouth Scamp
                   
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                  • missing linc

                    missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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                    • Jim Lusk

                      Jim Lusk Well-Known Member

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                      Keeping the car AND the wife. Coming up May 1 will be 39 years of marriage. This past January 26 was 38 years with the GTS. Hopefully next year is the year it finally gets finished for the last time...
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                      • cojohnso

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                        Yes. The car, chassis is only built to 9.90. And would love to see it push that mark. (N/A. On gas or any power adder would be cheating.) But I also have learned? You are never as fast as you wished? Lol.
                         
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                        • Fred Scigliano

                          Fred Scigliano Off center a bit

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                          • cojohnso

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                            My greatest all time? To get this behemoth to fit inside the engine well of a '70 Cuda. The 904 ci DOHC engine is 5" wider than a street hemi. The E-body is 5" wider than my A-body. And I know they have gotten a Hemi to squeeze into an A-body. Thus we gave it a go. Ran into the same exact shock tower and K-frame problems the boys back in the day ran into with putting a Hemi in an A-body. Lol. So at least I had some data?

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                            • Oldiron440

                              Oldiron440 Well-Known Member

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                              I was able to get my 16 year old daughter into dragracing in my 64 Fairlane. She ran it for two summers before she went to college. The old 289 got her too 14.0s@98 mph.
                               
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                              • RustyRatRod

                                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                                Besides finding and buying another A body (thank you @Princess Valiant) probably the biggest and best thing I've done to it so far is replace the rear floor pans. Not that I haven't done it before, I haven't done it before I got old and broke down with a lot of health issues. But I took my time, got my trusty knee pads out and went to work. If you want to see it, check out my build thread for Vixen rat cheer:

                                1964 Valiant "Get Runnin & Drivin"
                                 
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                                • RustyRatRod

                                  RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                                  So that's all we get? That's just lame. lol
                                   
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                                  • cojohnso

                                    cojohnso Well-Known Member

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                                    Sorry. It's all I got on my phone. If I start? It's a long story starting with the Cuda in the mid 70s. It was so modified in an attempt to compete with the big boys of that era's Pro and modified stock classes. That the car was beyond my skillset to return to stock config. (Besides, original engine and trans long gone.) The attempt so long ago fell short from a smaller team out of Wisconsin. Hemi and crashboxed A833 was pulled and sold off. Car was a rolling body ever sence 1980. I bought as that rolling body. And thought. "Why not try something stupid?" Its actually easier than going full blue blood to return to stock stance?
                                     
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                                    • RustyRatRod

                                      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                                      It looks badass. Where the HELL did you find that monstrosity?
                                       
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                                      • cojohnso

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                                        I met and befriend Joe Schubeck in Vegas while investigating a Hemi option for the Car. He made an offer I couldn't refuse on one of his monster DOHC marine engines. Only 2 of these 904s exist. Most his engines were smaller. He focused on marine sales because in the 80s when he first unveiled? Both NHRA and Nascar band multi valve engines soon after in their class categories. (Of course because the big 3 were not on board.)
                                         
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                                        • cojohnso

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                                          What's ironic? Schubeck's primary business was racing lifters. So he then designs, poured from a foundry, and machined/assembled engines that have no lifters? Lol.
                                           
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                                          • jas0162

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                                            More information on that engine please.
                                             
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                                            • cojohnso

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                                              Ok. 4.9" inch bore. 6" stroke of a custom grind crank from Crowler. To an engine deck height of 13". The heads are 2-1.9" Intake valve and 2- 1.5" exhaust valves. On DOHC head design. Flowing near 600 CFM. The pistons are below zero deck and still heavily dished to lower compression to just a little over 10:1. Engine makes near 1200 HP at 5200 RPM. With torque at 1150 at just under 3000 RPM. On pump 91 octane. Dry sump oiling. LS1 design multiport EFI with Big Stuff management computer. Custom intake (of course.) The engine is drilled for either Chevy or Chrysler BB bellhousing. Crank is drilled 8 hole for Hemi flywheel.

                                              The engine looks very intimidating. But because of the size? It's really not that hard to navigate. Not a lot of little small components.

                                              The car has its Dana rear that was used with their 800 HP Hemi so long ago. It has an old 4-link (Leaf link) pinion adjustment and support setup. Very clever in 1970s. Old school by today's standards. But does the job. Replacing the 4.88:1 gears (much too steep for this lower RPM torque monster.) With 3.54:1 Strange 40 spline axles with spool. I'm hoping it handles the torque hit? It's the transmission that I'm a bit stuck?

                                              Currently have a JW Ultrabell Power Glide. With Gear Vendor O.D. That setup will certainly handle the power. But it heats up a bit for any limited street application. (Which is the target build. "Pro Street") So been exploring other options. A Lenco is the most logical choice. But just don't want to deal and have all those levers.

                                              So yes. I'm looking to have my cake. And eat it too.
                                               
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                                              • famous bob

                                                famous bob mopar misfit

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                                                -----------DAM !!
                                                 
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