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Mike

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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2007, 11:32:46 PM »

Looks like Leaburn started a new trend here. Clever non the less, as
far as "Cheap brand goes"  from what I've riden in the ride
quality should be just fine. Comparing a Plymouth to a Imperial is like
Apples to Oranges or somthing like that , I still think it is a cool
car to get around in.

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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2007, 07:03:40 AM »

[/QUOTE] I will make a small feature on the propane installation in the Brakmobile topic, with pictures of all relevant components and a short explanation of how it works.
 
If the Fury is getting a conversion, it will be next year or so. If we keep it, first priority is to make it road legal, then we'll see what to do next.
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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2007, 07:13:08 AM »

All C's have a nice ride,IMHO.
The Imperial does have its own quality of ride,however.
I noticed a difference in Rusty's '68 Imp compared to my New Yorker
Yet,my '68 Plymouth VIP rode equally as well as the New Yorker.
The SF should feel lighter with more road feel.Yet should still have a smoootthh soft ride.
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« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2007, 07:04:38 PM »

Heck with the propane conversion, I wanna hear about running a car on water conversion!
 
 
"Just one pill in yer gas tank and add water...."
 

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« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2007, 07:06:21 PM »

Like comparing apples to oranges to potatoes....eh Mike? LOL
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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2007, 11:22:11 PM »

 
Quote from: CBarge
All C's have a nice ride,IMHO.
The Imperial does have its own quality of ride,however.
I noticed a difference in Rusty's '68 Imp compared to my New Yorker
Yet,my '68 Plymouth VIP rode equally as well as the New Yorker.
The SF should feel lighter with more road feel.Yet should still have a smoootthh soft ride.
Once again I agree with my friend Lea!!!
I made a rhyme!!! I'm a poet and don't know it,but my feet show it 'cause ther're Longfellows!!!I can row a boat,canoe??

Nyuk nyuk nyuk!!!
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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2007, 02:14:58 AM »

well my 71 plymouth fury III. has a great ride, very smooth. drives better than you'd expect from such a large car. alot smoother than my uncles old 68 fury III
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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2007, 02:40:13 AM »

Well, its just that my Imperial drives so much better than my old Newport. Really didnt expect that it would be such a big difference in comfort, precision and handling, the Imp is superior in all three. But the SF is much lighter so it might corner better. We'll see next week
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2007, 03:04:10 PM »

Imperials are the creme de la creme, and should ride the best above all
other cars Chrysler made. The SF will be a nice tooling around car when
the Imp runs lows on propane.

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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2007, 07:56:56 AM »

I see you're driving much slower now since you've tanked the "expensive stuff" at the gaspump...



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« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2007, 10:19:14 AM »

Even if I'd wanted to drive fast, I coulnt, the car is way slower than the Imperial, despite weighing some 1600lbs less.

At first, I thought the fuel gage was defective, since it seemd stuck on E. I topped it off with 80.56 liters (22 gallons) @ euro 1.547 = euro 124.26 (approx US$ 180).

But otherwise, the car drove pretty well, front suspension and steering were tight, engine ran very smooth (although no power at all), and all of the electric stuff seemed to work. So all in all, it was a good purchase, especially considering what it cost me so far.


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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2007, 11:40:50 AM »

By Now, Martin is realizing the ol' 71F3 is pretty stingy on gas.  But I experienced what you are talking about too.  The car wasn't a rocket, but it never seemed to run out of steam either.  Probably the gearing.
 
I had seen as high as 18 around town on that car. . . .
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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2007, 01:47:08 PM »

[/QUOTE]
 
 
WOW....... and we start complaining if it costs us $70-100 bucks to fill up....
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« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2007, 02:40:49 PM »

I feel bad I only spend on average 35-40  a week to fill an 18 gallon tank.

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