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« Reply #390 on: February 04, 2013, 04:10:12 AM »

Considering the amount of work, and fine results, seems reasonable. One'd have to have the right E or B -to justify a restoration these days, which doesn't bode well for long term survival of C-body cars.
Wish AZ was next to NY so you could do my Winnie! 


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« Reply #391 on: February 04, 2013, 04:27:51 AM »

You're right Roger. Even on these "E" Bidies after my buddy Rob gets done with all the mechanical and interior work on these jobs they are a break even proposition at best. Total cost on most of these winds up being in the 50K range. Add the purchase price and you're into them for more than the current market will bring.
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« Reply #392 on: February 04, 2013, 09:09:20 AM »

Think those pics you just posted up there Chris are the first ones I can remember seeing where the sun isn't shining...

Beautiful work as always....and those prices are very reasonable in my opinion.  I paid about that 15 years ago for the work on my 68 Coronet convertible....and your work, and his, are about the same quality....though he wasn't a mopar man...;)

If guys are restoring these cars to flip...then they are in the wrong hobby...IMO.  These should be a labor of love...not profit.



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« Reply #393 on: February 04, 2013, 10:15:18 AM »

You're right about the weather here Brian. We are in the DEAD of winter here. Upper 60's and cloudy. Belive me it's horrible. I'm really thinking of moving to someplace warmer! LOL.
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« Reply #394 on: February 24, 2013, 03:36:48 PM »

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« Reply #395 on: February 24, 2013, 05:01:46 PM »

Thanks Rob! Appreciate the plug.
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« Reply #396 on: March 06, 2013, 05:42:55 PM »

Not a Mopar but did a small bumper repair today on a pretty cool car. A Roush Mustang.

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« Reply #397 on: March 06, 2013, 06:13:52 PM »

Aaaaaa, the small block 427. Nice car actually.
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« Reply #398 on: March 06, 2013, 06:42:49 PM »

I see a blue mustang too....what gives?....;)


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« Reply #399 on: March 06, 2013, 06:47:44 PM »

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I see a blue mustang too....what gives?....;)
Yeah Brian the Grabber Blue Mustang GT is my wifes. Sometimes even women use cars to satisfy their "Midlife Crisis" Wouldn't have been my choice but you know what they say: "Happy wife Happy life"
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« Reply #400 on: March 07, 2013, 12:03:22 PM »

Ya my wife wants a 'Stang 'vert in Grabber Blue or Gotta Have it Green (it's called that, really!), she bugs me about spending on my old cars, but wants what she wants... I call it Gotta Keep the Peace!  
One of her co-worker's husbands just bought a Roush out of CT... it's some fast car!!



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« Reply #401 on: March 07, 2013, 07:40:26 PM »



Get her a V6 200 Vert   They're a meir 36,000.  LOL
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« Reply #402 on: March 08, 2013, 05:06:47 AM »


"She Who Must Be Obeyed" must be obeyed... and hey, long as she's payin'.. just sayin!
I like 200s, but for a 'vert I have to say I do like the 'stang better... more attitude!
And even the V6 is now 300hp!
more than the 271 hi-po V8 of '66.

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« Reply #403 on: March 08, 2013, 07:08:20 AM »



The old slant 6 had more pull than these new engines do.  They just don't have any torque
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« Reply #404 on: March 08, 2013, 10:56:44 AM »

It's all in the cams. Haven't figured out how to make power down below 3000rpm without compromising top end hp numbers. Mopars were always known for making torque. Look at them now and you see hp, torque peaking all the way up into the 4500rpm range, which isn't right. In order to get the hp numbers they are compromising too much. Shorter duration on the cam, being they are roller cams now, they could fix that. Roller cams add about 25 degrees to the duration because they travel so fast and smoothly and they just haven't figured that out. I don't care about an engine that can rev to 9000 or even 7000rpm because I don't drive there, so a recut cam would make a world of difference. Flow isn't the issue, the quad heads flow more than 250cfm in stock form, over 300cfm on ported heads, which is big block ported head numbers, so they figured lower lift would be a compromise, but it doesn't work that way, they bleed to much cylinder pressure off and lose the torque.
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