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mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 05:15 PM
all through the sixties there were all these cool cars. Unfortunatly I was not old enough to buy a car untill the mid 70's and by then all the fun muscle cars were gone ala gas crisis.

But my dream cars would have been..

67 mustang calif edition

69 ply roadrunner

any year GTO

70 dodge charger


I ended up with a 75 gutless plymouth duster.....but I jaked up the rear end and put 60's on the back and 70's on the front .....it looked the part .......but all the restrictions of the 70's made it just looks..

Phatman1179
02-04-2003, 05:19 PM
My best friend had a 69 fastback mustang, red and black.
Me I drove a Dodge Dart, I've never had a dream car LOL

67,68,69 Camaro

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by Phatman1179
My best friend had a 69 fastback mustang, red and black.
Me I drove a Dodge Dart, I've never had a dream car LOL

67,68,69 Camaro

those were all nice ......the dart did it have the ole 225 cu in slant six?

Original Poster
02-04-2003, 05:25 PM
67 vette = canary yellow
GT40

I actually owned a 71 chevell SS w/396 - awsome car, I wish I still had it.

Now, I'm dying for the GTO that Vin Deisel had in XXX.

Muscle cars BABY. They don't make'em like they used too.

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 05:27 PM
yeah the 71 chevelle the last of the muscle cars.....did have any air polution crap on it? the 396 sweet...

TrishB
02-04-2003, 05:39 PM
Jaguar XJ-S....I had expensive tastes, still do. :)

ctgblue
02-04-2003, 05:43 PM
Mustang Mach 1 1969-1970
That or a 63 split window coupe

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by TrishB
Jaguar XJ-S....I had expensive tastes, still do. :)

hehe ....... well I'll say this I'll bet you would look hot in one....

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by ctgblue
Mustang Mach 1 1969-1970
That or a 63 split window coupe

oh yeah forgot about the mach one that rocked .........what was the other killer stang ......was a custom job.

Original Poster
02-04-2003, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by mntbikedude
yeah the 71 chevelle the last of the muscle cars.....did have any air polution crap on it? the 396 sweet...

NONE - It was a rocket. :D

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by Chi_town
NONE - It was a rocket. :D

Hey what was the name of the custom mustang .....they built em around 67 or 68 and they were a custom job, had the customizer's name on em....

TrishB
02-04-2003, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by mntbikedude
hehe ....... well I'll say this I'll bet you would look hot in one....

LOL...anyone would :)

back2it
02-04-2003, 05:55 PM
1967 corvette fastback 427 in corvette blue . I can still see it cruising the beach we used to go to when I was a teenager .
I owned a 1971 duster 340 later on but never did get my dream car .

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by back2it
1967 corvette fastback 427 in corvette blue . I can still see it cruising the beach we used to go to when I was a teenager .
I owned a 1971 duster 340 later on but never did get my dream car .

the 71 duster with a 340 woulda been very cool specially wit some mags and air shocks......my duster had a slant six covered with polution crap.....

Original Poster
02-04-2003, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by mntbikedude
Hey what was the name of the custom mustang .....they built em around 67 or 68 and they were a custom job, had the customizer's name on em....

never knew that. Thanks Mike.

Also I remember the Engine that was named a Rocket. It was the 454 or 440 Rocket, I believe.

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 06:01 PM
got it .....it was the Shelby Cobra.....those were way cool

back2it
02-04-2003, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by Chi_town
never knew that. Thanks Mike.

Also I remember the Engine that was named a Rocket. It was the 454 or 440 Rocket, I believe.
Oldsmobile made the rocket it was a 455 . I just rebuilt one last summer for a guy with a '71 442 cutlass .

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by back2it
Oldsmobile made the rocket it was a 455 . I just rebuilt one last summer for a guy with a '71 442 cutlass .


oh yeah forgot bout that one too......those were so awesome......man this is makin me want to go back to the good ole days when you could tell what make a car was a mile away...

back2it
02-04-2003, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by mntbikedude
the 71 duster with a 340 woulda been very cool specially wit some mags and air shocks......my duster had a slant six covered with polution crap.....

It was a pretty cool car . Remember the purple color Chrysler had that's what it was . At first it had G60-14' bias tires on the back and E70's on the front . I had Keystone Classic mags . It eventually was turned into a drag only car . I bought a trailer and all that after We couldn't afford the gas . Fun times !

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by back2it
It was a pretty cool car . Remember the purple color Chrysler had that's what it was . At first it had G60-14' bias tires on the back and E70's on the front . I had Keystone Classic mags . It eventually was turned into a drag only car . I bought a trailer and all that after We couldn't afford the gas . Fun times !

man that is a DREAM car soooooooo cool......

ctgblue
02-04-2003, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by mntbikedude got it .....it was the Shelby Cobra.....those were way cool But that was in no way associated with the Mustang
the mustangs were Shelby GT-350' and 500's
The cobra was a venture between Ford and AC Cobra of england with Carroll Shelby in the middle of it
427 SOHC in a 2000lb car

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by ctgblue
But that was in no way associated with the Mustang
the mustangs were Shelby GT-350' and 500's
The cobra was a venture between Ford and AC Cobra of england with Carroll Shelby in the middle of it
427 SOHC in a 2000lb car


Can you exsplain this in alittle more detail......

MiloMan
02-04-2003, 06:49 PM
I'd join in, but when I was a kid, the wheel hadn't been invented yet.

ctgblue
02-04-2003, 06:50 PM
pictures work better, you can see the difference
Shelby AC Cobra = NOTHING to do with the Mustang

ctgblue
02-04-2003, 06:51 PM
Shelby GT500 Mustang

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 07:41 PM
Ohhhhhh now I get it. Thanks for clearing that up....

Eye2_Man
02-04-2003, 08:29 PM
Trucks! Always trucks! And Chevy at that!

When I got my first "real" job in 1990 the Chevy 454 SS Pickup was the truck to get. http://www.cars-on-line.com/90chev10730.html

But the gas mileage was something like 7 City, 8 Highway. Would have gotten a beating for getting that. So a 350 SS pickup was selected. Crashed that in 2001 and got a another Chevy PU. This time a 5.8L extended cab LT.

But now, my dream vehicle would be a cement mixer. Driving on Loop 12 in Dallas is brutal.

mntbikedude
02-04-2003, 09:38 PM
yeah I hear ya ......I have since switched to trucks as my dream machine.....have an f-250 with a 4 inch lift and 35's and the wife has an f-350 and the son a gmc 1500......however that is a fairly recent trend for me.

Being raised on a farm our pick-ups were not something I thought of as cool at the time......

MiloMan
02-04-2003, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by Eye2_Man
But now, my dream vehicle would be a cement mixer. Driving on Loop 12 in Dallas is brutal.
How about this dump truck (http://www.caterpillar.com/about_cat/news/03_products_n_services/_attachment/797_update.html) instead?

rjmacbay
02-04-2003, 11:37 PM
My favorite was 68/69 Firebird. Did not have one in my youth but I have one now that I have restored. Currently sitting in storage waiting my return. It is a cherry and my son loves to drive it.....

rjmacbay
02-04-2003, 11:39 PM
Originally posted by MiloMan
How about this dump truck (http://www.caterpillar.com/about_cat/news/03_products_n_services/_attachment/797_update.html) instead?

Would like to dirve that down interstate 8 in SD....

MagicMel
02-05-2003, 12:18 AM
I drove a '71 Plymouth Road Runner. Edelbrock Torker manifold, Holley 650 spread bore carb, Racer Brown street cam, Hooker headers into dual Corvair Spyder mufflers, Mallory electronic ignition, B&M modified tranny.
This was originally our "family" car which we bought brand new when I was 16, but my dad retired the next year and my mom never learned to drive and my brother had his own car, so it became "mine" all MINE. I had a job in the E.R. so it was very well paying. So I modified it with my own financing. Very proud of that!
My dream car right now would be a '69 Chevelle or Camaro stuffed with a .30 overbore 454. Followed closely by a '67 Camaro, or '70 hemi-powered 'Cuda.
And it doesn't help that my next door neighbor just bought his 16 y/o daughter, who can't pass her driver's test, a '66 red Mustang 289, parked in front of MY house!

bob_alfisti
02-05-2003, 02:06 AM
fell in love with corvette stingray (still do) but could only afford "lemons". then one day i saw an alfa romeo spyder and immediately fell for anything alfas. owned an alfa (various models) since 15 yrs ago, but not yet a spyder...one of these days, one of these days....

mntbikedude
02-05-2003, 04:43 AM
thats another great car......any pics?

mntbikedude
02-05-2003, 04:49 AM
Originally posted by MagicMel
I drove a '71 Plymouth Road Runner. Edelbrock Torker manifold, Holley 650 spread bore carb, Racer Brown street cam, Hooker headers into dual Corvair Spyder mufflers, Mallory electronic ignition, B&M modified tranny.
This was originally our "family" car which we bought brand new when I was 16, but my dad retired the next year and my mom never learned to drive and my brother had his own car, so it became "mine" all MINE. I had a job in the E.R. so it was very well paying. So I modified it with my own financing. Very proud of that!
My dream car right now would be a '69 Chevelle or Camaro stuffed with a .30 overbore 454. Followed closely by a '67 Camaro, or '70 hemi-powered 'Cuda.
And it doesn't help that my next door neighbor just bought his 16 y/o daughter, who can't pass her driver's test, a '66 red Mustang 289, parked in front of MY house!

You got any pics of the Road Runner? Sounds killer, the Cuda was a great car too. I bought a new Road Runner in 1976, however by then the magic was gone and all that was left that was cool was the road runner decal.

BTW I saw an article that said that the RR was one of the most valuable of the collectable muscle cars......it seems like the 69' was valued at like $40,000.00

Gator
02-05-2003, 05:35 AM
Hmmm, never really been a car guy..
But if yer talkin boats Im in !!!!

Gator

Viola
02-05-2003, 06:48 AM
This is my dream car even though i never had one of the old ones.
It was love at first sight.

giantfan43
02-05-2003, 07:07 AM
I'm not a real car dreamer but when I first started driving, my dream car was a Dodge Challenger .. similar to the Cuda .. I actually had one in my driveway, ready to buy it til my dad got in and realized the engine was a 450 or something like that .. he quickly put an end to my dream car as a 17-year old .. I then got a '71 Charger .. used and a bit beat up but a great car .. also had a cherry red '75 firebird .. never knew how to drive it though .. burnt 2 clutches the first year I had it (LOL !) .. now I drive a Ford Windstar ... how's that for cool ! .. as for the car of my dreams, I would really like a vette .. don't even care about the year ..

mntbikedude
02-05-2003, 07:39 AM
Originally posted by Viola
This is my dream car even though i never had one of the old ones.
It was love at first sight.

was that a Morris Mini?

mntbikedude
02-05-2003, 07:44 AM
Originally posted by giantfan43
I'm not a real car dreamer but when I first started driving, my dream car was a Dodge Challenger .. similar to the Cuda .. I actually had one in my driveway, ready to buy it til my dad got in and realized the engine was a 450 or something like that .. he quickly put an end to my dream car as a 17-year old .. I then got a '71 Charger .. used and a bit beat up but a great car .. also had a cherry red '75 firebird .. never knew how to drive it though .. burnt 2 clutches the first year I had it (LOL !) .. now I drive a Ford Windstar ... how's that for cool ! .. as for the car of my dreams, I would really like a vette .. don't even care about the year ..

those Cudas and Challengers were awesome......and the 71 charger was one of the last of an era........and now the Windstar? oh the carnage.......its ok I thought I was to bannished to mini van hell.....but then we discovered that we could use 4x4 's in the business and they made good family vehicle.....:D

Eye2_Man
02-05-2003, 08:08 AM
Haha! That Cat 797 would be hippest.

Viola
02-05-2003, 08:34 AM
My MINI and Hubby's MGB

MagicMel
02-05-2003, 08:35 AM
Originally posted by mtnbikedude
You got any pics of the Road Runner? Sounds killer.....
In the 9 years that I drove it, not a single pic. I really wish I did so I can show my boys, when they get a little older, what the old man drove as a kid.

In 1980 I sold it and bought a Honda Prelude. How's that for a switch. My new job at the time was 30 miles away and the gas mileage, 9mpg, was killing me. I even swapped out the Holley 650 for a Carter AFB 500. But that didn't really help all that much either. So byebye RoadRunner, hello Prelude. 25+ MPG. I could live on that back then.

After the Honda, I got into 4x4 Toyota Trucks. The year is 1983, and that's a whole 'nother chapter in my life. I'll save it for another thread.

giantfan43
02-05-2003, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by mntbikedude
those Cudas and Challengers were awesome......and the 71 charger was one of the last of an era........and now the Windstar? oh the carnage.......its ok I thought I was to bannished to mini van hell.....but then we discovered that we could use 4x4 's in the business and they made good family vehicle.....:D

You're right about the mini-vans .. carnage is right ! before breaking down and going the minivan route, my wife and I briefly held out some dignity with the 4x4 .. quickly we realized though that the 5-seater just didn't cut it so we went to the mini-van (AUGH!) I just keep telling myself that soon this shall pass !

John Henry
02-05-2003, 08:50 AM
My favorite would be a '62 GTO. Even a short wheelbase version will do.

ROCK CRUSHER
02-05-2003, 11:46 AM
dang! i'm getting sad remembering some of the old muscle cars i had and didn't really appreciate them:(

'69 Z-28

55,000 when sold
blue/white stripes
DZ 302
4 speed

'69 Roadrunner

Comp orange/flat black hood
42,000
440 six-pack
4.10 Dana


'73 Trans AM

white/blue strips
455 HO
4 speed
3.73 posi 12bolt


boy what a dumbass i am


DREAMCAR- HEMI 'CUDA

little lats
02-05-2003, 11:57 AM
Good ole Super Bee. Dad had one when we were kids sold it in the eighties for $450.00. Hmm. What's it work now. 20K !!

bob_alfisti
02-06-2003, 02:17 AM
the one that i fell in love with...still do

bob_alfisti
02-06-2003, 02:20 AM
and the model that i have now....alfa romeo 155 16v twin spark (yr 1997)

mntbikedude
02-06-2003, 03:27 AM
Originally posted by ROCK CRUSHER
dang! i'm getting sad remembering some of the old muscle cars i had and didn't really appreciate them:(

'69 Z-28

55,000 when sold
blue/white stripes
DZ 302
4 speed

'69 Roadrunner

Comp orange/flat black hood
42,000
440 six-pack
4.10 Dana


'73 Trans AM

white/blue strips
455 HO
4 speed
3.73 posi 12bolt


boy what a dumbass i am


DREAMCAR- HEMI 'CUDA


those are all pretty awesome ........I think I would choose the 69' runner,,

wspe
02-06-2003, 04:59 PM
Anything that would get me from the farm to town!!!!



"Aint it cool"

Axe
02-07-2003, 08:18 AM
Motorcycles all the way baby! Motorcycles ALL the way!!!!!

mntbikedude
02-07-2003, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by wspe
Anything that would get me from the farm to town!!!!



"Aint it cool"

Dad is it ....is it really you?

back2it
02-07-2003, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by ROCK CRUSHER
dang! i'm getting sad remembering some of the old muscle cars i had and didn't really appreciate them:(

'69 Z-28

55,000 when sold
blue/white stripes
DZ 302
4 speed

'69 Roadrunner

Comp orange/flat black hood
42,000
440 six-pack
4.10 Dana


'73 Trans AM

white/blue strips
455 HO
4 speed
3.73 posi 12bolt


boy what a dumbass i am


DREAMCAR- HEMI 'CUDA

How many times have you tried to kick your own ass ?
As I said I had the 71 Duster340 but I also bought a 1970 Super Bee for the drivetrain , I scrapped the rest of it Looking back now it could have easily been restored .
My wife owned a 1973 Challenger ,Her Mom bought it for Her for graduation in '76. It came with a 318 but soon had a 340 courtesy of yours truely .
I have kicked My ass a few times over these cars .
We own a limited latemodel stockcar right now , it is for sale and with the cash plan to buy a rearenginedragster
Still car freaks after all these years .

MagicMel
02-08-2003, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by back2it
How many times have you tried to kick your own ass ?
If we only knew then what we know now. I know that is such an abused cliche, but it is so true in regards to our generation's parents' vehicles.
In my case, dad sold a '58 Chevy Bel Air (289/PowerGlide) for $500 in 1967. It's not a "classic" year but I wish I still had it. He then bought a new '67 Chevelle (289/PowerGlide), so easily modifiable. Traded that for a '71 RoadRunner (good move!). My story about the RoadRunner is somewhere above. I sold that in 1980 for $1000 (kick in ass). :(

ROCK CRUSHER
02-08-2003, 08:08 AM
for about the last 3 or 4 years i've been thing about buying an old Muscle Car but..........DAMN THOSE PRICES:(

i'd like i'll get an old 67-69 Camaro body add

427/454 big block
4 speed Muncie Rock Crusher
4.11 12 bolt

...and pound the street/strip!:)

edit: f*ck the dumbsh*t a got a Turbo RX7 "project" in the garage right now.....i'm selling that rice rocket som-ova-bitch and getting some real muscle!

mntbikedude
02-08-2003, 08:58 AM
Originally posted by MagicMel
If we only knew then what we know now. I know that is such an abused cliche, but it is so true in regards to our generation's parents' vehicles.
In my case, dad sold a '58 Chevy Bel Air (289/PowerGlide) for $500 in 1967. It's not a "classic" year but I wish I still had it. He then bought a new '67 Chevelle (289/PowerGlide), so easily modifiable. Traded that for a '71 RoadRunner (good move!). My story about the RoadRunner is somewhere above. I sold that in 1980 for $1000 (kick in ass). :(

Yup .......when I was a kid my dad let me turn the family 56 Hudson Hornet into a club house, latter he hauled it to the dump. My first car that you could drive, without reverse was a 63 lincoln continental with suicide doors.....not a muscle car but would be cool to own now.....

I wish I could find the article about the 69 rr being one of the collectables of the collectables.....my bro in law had one ........he latter just hauled it to the dump...

ROCK CRUSHER
02-08-2003, 09:07 AM
Originally posted by mntbikedude

I wish I could find the article about the 69 rr being one of the collectables of the collectables.....my bro in law had one ........he latter just hauled it to the dump...

like i really want to hear that sh*t:(

i bought mine from a buddy for $1000 who had it in high school..
he had a blown head gasket
and had it in storage.