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  1. 327 build/cam recommendations

    Hi Guys, First, I'd like to thank all of the knowledgeable people that have contributed over the years. It's been interesting reading past posts. So, I'd greatly appreciate some recommendations specific to what I'm going to be doing in the near future. I recently purchased a rebuilt 327...
  2. Vintage Bikes/ off road vehicles?

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    Our friend from down under Al and I mentioned old bikes in a previous thread. So, I thought I'd delve outside of V8s and 4speeds. What other cool guy stuff did you guys used to get into? My first bike was a hand-me-down 1974 Rickman 125 with the Zundapp motor. I still have it. I put a...
  3. When gas was 29 cents and I was good looking

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    For those of us who were born in the late 40s and early 50s. when in your high school era, where did you work and for how much? what did you drive, and how much did you spend buying and working on it? 1965: I was 15, but had a part time job at a hardware store after school, working on lawn...
  4. Question for guys from 50s and 60s re: appearence

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    Chrome Reverse Dish rims. I saw a 1970 Impala the other day with CRDs, no caps - just the small 'dust cap' on the front, and no cap on the rears (to show off the moser M) I know how they're made and several old timers here (who have sadly left the party too soon) Said these rims were a royal...
  5. 10yrs!!

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    I just realized I've been a member on this forum for over 10yrs now. Kinna crazy I remember the RBBO split and long nights cracking jokes w/ halloweenking and chevellegirl and the other old tyme hotrodders forum members and evan using a crappy web TV unit to log on here in 2002 or so. Like my...
  6. Favorite or Hated Family Vacation Vehicles

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    Hi All, This post is somewhat inspired by a recent poll online and the current Art Contest going in the Art forum. What were your favorite or hateful vacation rides when growing up? Any of those still around in the family? For those with their own families, what is your vacation ride now...
  7. Ever Score a Killer Deal at a Swap Meet ?

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    Hi All, This post is inspired by a poll I saw on Facebook by an automotive company. I thought it would interesting to read what killer deals members have found over the years at their local swap meets. My experience has been limited to the Pomona Swap Meet so far. Never bought anything...
  8. "Chevy's top 10 trucks of all time"

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    Some of you may have already seen this on Yahoo today: "Chevy's top 10 trucks of all time" I must admit I have never seen the Suburban depicted as in the 1973, at least not one with that front end. Also interesting to see the El Camino as included in this list. I imagine today is would be...
  9. Chevrolet 409

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    Hi All, Just have a few curiosity-driven questions about the 409, somewhat inspired by TucsonJay's post here (#316). What ever happened to the Chevy 409? Was it trumped performance-wise by the 427 or the 400? I see this engine has a few die-hard fans, but there don't seem to be very many...
  10. The Throwback Corner

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    So, I happened to be flipping through a recent issue of "Cars" magazine (June 1966) and ran across something I thought might interest some of the forum members. (See image below). The issue also covers John Smysers 850 ci, 2400 horsepower, 2-engine Toronado, a preview of what was once known as...
  11. What Are Your Fondest Memories of Your Favorite Car(s)?

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    I've been meaning to ask you guys for a while. This month's "Krass & Berine" comic in "Car Craft" finally motivated me. What fond memories do you have of your favorite car or cars? My first car was a 1986 Mazda 323. Beat up like no other. The hood was tied down with a rope. But I learned to...
  12. What is the Most Comfortable Car You've Ever Owned (or Driven)?

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    Hi All, Wanted to draw on everyone's memories and auto backgrounds to see which cars people find (or found) to provide the most comfortable ride ever. Although this is pretty much "lounge talk", I am especially curious to hear from the more senior folks, as my grandparents are getting older and...
  13. Car Shows/Places of Interest in Central and Northern California

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    Hi All! I am heading up north this weekend and will be stopping in Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco, Monterey Bay, and San Luis Obispo areas over the course of one week. I am looking for recommendations or websites with information on local car shows and automotive places of interest. I tried...
  14. Dover Drag Strip Tribute Site

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    This website has everything there is about the track that ran from 1961-1976 in Wingdale,N.Y. Forum, Videos to watch , History ...Tons of submitted photos
  15. Lions Drag Strip, Long Beach

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    Recently I bought these two videos about the history of Lions Drag Strip. There is plenty of information well researched and some great footage of old front motored dragsters burning the tires the whole quarter mile plus interviews with those who were there, some sadly gone. Stockers, Gassers...