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General BS and Laughs => General BS and Laughs => Topic started by: Ken on March 15, 2010, 02:32:57 PM

Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Ken on March 15, 2010, 02:32:57 PM

I'm sure that isn't news to many of you here though, but let me share with y'all what lite a fire under me to post this.

Over on Moparts there is a post in the General section by a member about having his artwork in the May '10 edition, on page 58 http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=5867226&page=0&vc=1#Post5867226 (http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=5867226&page=0&vc=1#Post5867226)

Now, in addition to that there is a snippet about the Imps used for the upcoming Green Hornet flic that will be out this December, with pics of a row of Black Beautie'd Imps in a shot, and there is info on them and the film.

Here's the (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)part
"To ensure reliability and performance, most of the
Imperials had their 413 lumps pulled in favor of Chevy big-block crate
engines".

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I know it's not on the direction of the writer or Hot Rod Magazine that the engines were yanked, BUT, putting in writing that verbiage infers the engines were not reliable (OK, I COULD see that if the car had sat for 30 years) AND not up to par on performance (ditto if car sat for xx years)??

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Moesy2010-03-15 18:34:35
Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Ken on March 15, 2010, 02:33:41 PM

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Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2010, 02:43:46 PM
Why do you continue to hang out in that kindergarden?
Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Stan Paralikis on March 15, 2010, 02:56:31 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Why do you continue to hang out in that kindergarden?
Don't be harsh.  There are some brilliant technical minds over there.  You can never have enough resources or too much knowledge.
 
Like, why didn't you tell me to back off on the side thrust beariings first...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Brian on March 15, 2010, 03:17:16 PM
As sad as that is, you have to remember that a movie company is probably employing a belly button V8 chey guy as the mechanic.

And you can't deny that the money spent on a crate chevy motor is probably a lot less then a crate 440.  It all boils down to dollars and cents, plus Chevrolet probably "Donated" the motors, so they could eventually end up with a bit of free publicity.


Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Snotty on March 15, 2010, 03:22:26 PM
All I see is a buch of Imperials going to waste.  But wait!  They'll all be avaiable at an upcomming BJ or Ebay auction soon!  Set your money aside now!!!  Starting bid - 45 grand.  After, we're talking "movie cars" now.
 
Crap! 
Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on March 15, 2010, 04:19:28 PM
Uuum..the deby guys will be watching the cars come up.
The hard work is done for them..Chebbie motors in an Imp.car's ready to "run"
http://www.derbygear.com/catAds.asp?cat_id=29 (http://www.derbygear.com/catAds.asp?cat_id=29)
Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: firedome on March 15, 2010, 05:12:00 PM

All they care about is that they run well while they destroy them... I'm
a lot more pissed at the wanton destruction of 29 IMPERIALS for this
STUPID FRICKIN FILM!!!! 29 cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
firedome2010-03-15 21:12:23
Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Brian on March 15, 2010, 06:27:31 PM

Quote from: CBarge
Uuum..the deby guys will be watching the cars come up.
The hard work is done for them..Chebbie motors in an Imp.car's ready to "run"

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Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Tom Dawson on March 15, 2010, 06:49:50 PM
there are really 29 of that year Imp left?????
Tom


Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on March 15, 2010, 07:05:54 PM
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More like 29 fewer left.
Just remember,roughly the same number of 57/58 Plymouth's were destroyed in the making of Christine.
Ditto the making of the Dukes of Hazzard movie.
The Chargers were well documented under the watchfull eye of Rob Wolfe of MCG and his "Mullet Mob".
The cost of doing business in Hollywood.
At least in the original Vanishing Point they were smart enough to destroy a Cramaro at the end of the movie instead of a Challenger.
Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Guests on March 15, 2010, 08:40:52 PM
[/QUOTE]
More like 29 fewer left.
Just remember,roughly the same number of 57/58 Plymouth's were destroyed in the making of Christine.
Ditto the making of the Dukes of Hazzard movie.
The Chargers were well documented under the watchfull eye of Rob Wolfe of MCG and his "Mullet Mob".
The cost of doing business in Hollywood.
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I thought it was a Dart or Duster that was destroyed at the end....I am going to have to pull my copy and look at it closer..
Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on March 16, 2010, 02:44:52 AM
It is documented in the making of  the movie they used a 67 Camaro,Dana

Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Snotty on March 16, 2010, 11:07:26 AM
Yep.
Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Tom Dawson on March 16, 2010, 06:14:45 PM
In the remake of the Vanishing point they used a real Challenger that was of junk condition
Tom


Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Snotty on March 16, 2010, 07:06:10 PM
Yep.
Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Steve on March 16, 2010, 08:24:55 PM
You could see all the bondo in it
Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: firedome on March 17, 2010, 05:16:31 AM
"There are really 29 of that year Imperial left???"



Heck, the infamous Johnny Rosen has that many...



Title: Hot Rod Magazine sucks!!!111!!
Post by: Snotty on March 17, 2010, 02:38:15 PM
Yep
 
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