why cant we leave well enough alone?

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  1. Baxter61

    Baxter61 Well-Known Member

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    So I bought a complete running 318 about two weeks cuz it was a good deal, "smoked when started" so I knew it was valve seals. Was cleaninI it up and confirmed it was valve seals so start thinkiI'll just throw seals and gaskets at it and call it good. Now I've got a performer intake, 1 head ported, a chrome dress up kit, and am looking at cams! I really don't need to do this with the limited time I have and other builds to do. I hope some local guy can cough up some dough for a nice motor, but why'd I have to open this can in the first place?!? Half sarcastic rant over
     
  2. Bulldozer

    Bulldozer free ice cream sandwiches

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    its a sickness
     
  3. SGBARRACUDA

    SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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    Cause we are never happy with what we have.
     
  4. scampy72

    scampy72 Well-Known Member

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    its a disease we all here have it serious and called "carguyitis" the good news is its cureable, the bad news is its only cureable through projects, usually many at a time.
     
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    • Woods74

      Woods74 Broke Senior

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      I hear you, we all have it, what helps me is weighing pros and cons if I can, step away for a bit. Sometimes perfect is the enemy of the good.
       
    • 67Dart273

      67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Symptoms:

      Mussed hair, greasy streaks on forehead

      Oversized right foot

      Overdeveloped left calf muscles

      Tennis elbow in right arm

      Permanent curl in left fingers shaped like steering wheel
       
    • Pentastarnut

      Pentastarnut 'Cuda

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      welcome to my world :D
       
    • stilliniraq73

      stilliniraq73 72scampjocky

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      because to build is to be, and that is the existance of a mopar man...
       
    • cudavert

      cudavert DARTAHOLIC

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      TELLLLL ME ABOUT IT!!!! It's about as common as gov't projects going over budget! And the icing on the cake is when you realize you've spent as much as you could've for a fresh 408. LOL
       
    • Dartnut

      Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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      Don't get me started!........
      Aren't we all like that?
       
    • Darter6

      Darter6 Well-Known Member

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      X 10,000
       
    • Divenut

      Divenut Well-Known Member

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      LMAO...I am glad to see that my condition is not unique to me. I'm affraid it may be a passed along from generation to generation...my poor daughters are 12 now and are both showing early symptoms. :eek:ops:

      Pat
       
    • magnumdart

      magnumdart There is a bad moon on the rise. FABO Gold Member

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      Well...if you're gonna go thru that much trouble, you might as well...
      We do these things 'cause they are there.
      I have been known to build houses for myself that go 70,000 over budget.
      No matter what it is, if you do a good job it's all worth it.
       
    • memike

      memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      why cant we leave well enough alone? you ask :-k

      ................:coffee2:........:-k................:coffee2:......
      ....Because we are a sick bunch of people that continue to
      enjoy the adventure with out a road map I guess :thumleft:
       
    • RedFish

      RedFish Well-Known Member

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      We can put the same orniments on a Christams tree year after year but we can't put one used part back on a motor. New senders, new dist' new wires, new belts, new hoses, and on and on. Cam will mean timing set, water pump, possible new radiator, etc..
      A year later the bottom end comes apart. We can consider the new bottom end as a new tree. We might reluctently put some of those slightly used orniments on it.
      If this is a sickness there isn't a pill for it. Good luck
       
    • roadrunnerh

      roadrunnerh Well-Known Member

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      Isn't that the truth!?

      I do the same thing, I end up getting much deeper into it than I anticipated.
       
    • coffeedart67

      coffeedart67 Well-Known Member

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      Hear, ya. Started out pulling engine to have engine compartment reapainted, as long as engine is out, I'll rebuild it, as long as I pulled the k-member, rebuild front suspension, as long as I have everything apart, paint it and make it pretty... It never ends. But it is fun!
       
    • 64 SRT8 Dart

      64 SRT8 Dart Well-Known Member

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      Yep, I already have a cam/lifter kit for my 318 that I planned on using in the build. I've used the cam before in a 318 and it worked great........however, now that I've ported the heads and had the block decked for more compression, I've picked out another cam, that of course, costs more than what I purchased this cam for,lol.

      Like everyone else has said, it's a disease, for which the only cure is..... death.

      I thought I beat it once. Sold my 71 Swinger. Moved to Colorado to go to Bible College. Was just driving an 87 Olds gas mileage getter for the next few years. However, I found myself creeping over to the magazine section of the grocery store or Wally World only to pick up the latest edition of Mopar Action or Mopar Muscle. It was just glances at first, then to reading full articles, then to buying the magazines. Eventually, I ended up buying an 86 Ramcharger 4x4. Then came the axles swaps, rear disc brakes, the 440 build. But soon, that wasn't enough. I wanted to go fast. Fast with a 2wd. I then bought my first FERD, an 04 Mustang GT. I didn't know a lick about Ferds so it helped to curb my appetite for spending on performance stuff. I did run the nuts off of it at the drag strip though for the first Summer I had it.
      I then met the woman whom I ended up marrying. Sold the 440 and ended up trading the mustang in on a Hemi Jeep Commander. That curbed the disease again, only momentarily. :-({|=
      In 2011 we bought the 66 and I ended up selling the Ramcharger. Now $$$$ into it, even my wife yells at me when I think I might want to sell it. lol :burnout:
      I'm now pretty confident it's contagious and hopefully my wife never finds the cure :eek:ops:
       
    • MTmopars

      MTmopars Well-Known Member

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      My "budget" 440 project went from reusing a low mile .030 1978 shortblock adding a hughes whiplash, to balanced .040 over 9.4:1 compression with a voodoo 60304. I had to draw the line when I started contemplating stroker kits. Lol.

      We are men. 'Nuff said.
       
    • 95teetee

      95teetee Well-Known Member

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      there's a reason we can never 'leave well enough alone'.
      Because 'well enough' is never 'good enough'. Once we get it to 'good enough' we're ready to leave it alone.

      Well, until good enough is no longer good enough and we have to make it gooder so it will be good enough to leave well enough alone again.

      Follow that?
      :D
       
    • DarcCuda66

      DarcCuda66 Well-Known Member

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      We can't look at something and be satisfied with it. And it's one of the few things we have the ability to change. Gotta be faster, stronger, and louder than it was when we touched it 5 minutes ago WOOOOOO
       
    • mguner

      mguner How many is too many?

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      So many projects and so little time!
      I'm looking forward to finding all the stuff I know I have somewhere and a bunch of stuff I forgot I had, when the shop is finished and my wife can reclaim the garage....
       
    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod Lemmie see your b00bs. FABO Gold Member

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      Just buy my 318 and call it a day.
       
    • younggun2.0

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      we all get it, but try to explain it to a woman...........
       
    • MileHighDart

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      My wife calls it "Mad Car Disease"

      I know exactly what your talking about. 7 years ago I bought my dart just to have "something to mess around with".

      Well it turned into a full blown restoration/restomod. Including a /6 to 318 swap, suspension rebuild, rear end swap, interior redo, moved shifter to floor, modified steering column so it looks like a floor shift car, a full paintjob, new door seals, roof rail seals, trunk seal, window fuzzy's, a big bolt pattern swap, new wheels-tires, swap out the bench seat for buckets, swapped out flat hood for a powerbulge hood, ect, ect, ect, ect......
       
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