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300 HP/ 383...naw!

Spinn, nice car. I don,t blame you for not wanting to get rid of it. It would be an insult if someone made you an offer! Yeah, lookin at them old Plymouths get my heart to pumpin. Back in the day I started with a 1968 Super Bee 383/auto, 323 posi gears. Turned 15's in the 1/4 mile but that was fast to me. Next two were Barracudas, a 1967 Formula S 383 4-speed. I wrecked it and was totaled. I was walkin by the Chrysler dealer a few months after and saw a 1968 convertible Barracuda. I popped the hood and low and behold it was the motor out of my 67. I bought the car for $700. Swap the motor to a 68 Dodge Coronet and drove it for 3 years before I spun a bearing coming home from work. In 1977 I bought a 1967 GTX. By that time a neighborhood friend had opened a machine shop. He gave me all the info on what block to get. I took him the 69 block, heads, and crank. He built me a .060 383 motor. I bought a Fairbanks 727 and a 3600 stall, a B&M flexplate. I installed a 4.30 posi, i think I used all Chrysler parts. That was my last Chrysler product. At age 27 I got married and had kids, you know the sad story after that. Fast forward to 1997 I found a 1967 RS Camaro that I still have today. A 496, Th400, and 4.11 gear. Like you it will be passed on when I'm gone.

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:06 PM
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You have to keep that kind of stuff, and that camaro sounds like a treasure. Kids sitting on the fenders handing you tools, like your father when you were young. You cant replace the memories with money. You do what you can and have fun.

15 seconds is fast for me too.

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