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1 minute ago, Ldogg53 said:


Yeah the Jag, 57 Chevy, and Nash are my favorites.

I think of all the European cars of that era the Jag was pure sex on wheels.  The voluptuous shapely curves were like nothing else out there.  If I had the means one would be in my garage..... with a completely new electrical system of course.

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Let me try my previous pics again. Car still at body shop so I won’t show any finals of the exterior yet. I’ll probably just do a big post with a bunch of pics.

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Not sure if it qualifies as classic, but I have a '84 red corvette that belonged to my dad.  It sounds like a Harley.  I don't think I would ever buy a car like it for myself, which makes it even more fun.  That said, I had an '83 K5 blazer in high school that I would trade the corvette for in a minute.  

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On 5/9/2018 at 6:59 PM, Onboard 2.0 said:

I think of all the European cars of that era the Jag was pure sex on wheels.  The voluptuous shapely curves were like nothing else out there.  If I had the means one would be in my garage..... with a completely new electrical system of course.


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Lucas #530433. You won't need to rewire 'cause it'll be as fucked up as when it rolled off the UK assembly line.  

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1 hour ago, utxmike05 said:

Ah...a Classics thread. Nice

"Betty"

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No good.  Pick a different hosting site.

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12 minutes ago, Mother mopar said:
16 minutes ago, utxmike05 said:
Wtf might as well link back to shaggy for my old pics...what hosting site y’all using?  

Imgur

That’s what I used...it showed the photos when I posted.  Now gone

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That’s what I used...it showed the photos when I posted.  Now gone
Not sure what the issue is. I've always used imgur and never had an issue....computer aids?

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I switched from Imgur to imgbb and that works fine. No mobile app though, so you have to manage it through a browser. 

Cant wait to be able to contribute to this thread. I have a 1973 Bronco with a 302, 2 barrel, 3 on the tree. It’s lifted 3” with slightly larger tires, but still original wheels and hubcaps. Uncut fenders. I’m hopibg it’s just a cracked head gasket but coolant is getting in and causing a substantial amount of smoke, took it to the shop for some work yesterday. Damn thing just made me sad gathering dust in the garage. Hope to have it back and operational soon.  

On a related note, has anyone ever built a hoist to hold a hard top in their garage? Would like to ideally use a light duty wench to operate it - I had heavy duty blocking done between the studs during a remodel for this but haven’t done it yet. Any advice/experience would be appreciated as I want to take the top off (at least seasonally), but I don’t have anywhere to store it except pulled up to the ceiling. 

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She's loaded up and will be here this week. My dad took a few days off and said he would drive it down from Texas to Florida for me, so we could knock out some front end work over the memorial day wknd. 148e8a55b8bdfe5392d06a23f21357cc.jpgcb26c590e52a2d337bafd77c35c664aa.jpge2b6e9c8bdd7b7a6dad1e64d409eda32.jpg

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21 hours ago, Mother mopar said:

Throw a 4 barbell carb and intake on that 302 and she will come to life. Look fwd to some old school Bronco pix.

These are a couple of the seller pics form when I bought it back in 2013:

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12 minutes ago, captained said:

These are a couple of the seller pics form when I bought it back in 2013:

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One of these is next on the bucket list.

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3 hours ago, BigDHornfan said:

 

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...and watch out with that other crowd you're running with, don't think i haven't noticed!

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Took a bit to get down to Florida due to weather but shes here. Finished the disc brake conversion today, tomrrow I'll throw up a new fuel tank, strapped and sending unit. 48c6dbbe1a536f56a85bf7dba4bf7127.jpg21deeb336f6af3bdd4665636dd690350.jpgcd4f47cd7ba9ec9afd91d96701588391.jpg

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Watching Mecum's from Indy, '69 Super Bee brought 62K.
Thats not bad money depending on specs. Color, trans and powerplant make a big difference. 4 speeds bring some good money, throw in a convertible and the prices get crazy....add in a hemi and it reaches six figures quick.

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3 Fords in a row each brought more than 330K. Holy shit. 2, 2006 GT's and a '69 Boss 429. 
Boss 429s and 302s have always brought strong money. Not a blue oval lover but those cars are sexy.

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3 minutes ago, Mother mopar said:
10 minutes ago, El Diablo said:
3 Fords in a row each brought more than 330K. Holy shit. 2, 2006 GT's and a '69 Boss 429. 

Boss 429s and 302s have always brought strong money. Not a blue oval lover but those cars are sexy.

Never liked the Machs or Bosses.  Too rednecky for my taste.  Give me a pony car body any day over one of those boxes.  

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68.5 428CJ Mustang would be among my first acquisitions post lottery winning. 

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Crap, trying to insert a picture from flickr.  Why doesn't this shit work?  I copy the URL from flickr, click to add attachments, paste the flickr URL, then nothing.

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Reggie Jackson has the next 18 cars coming up. 17 Chevy's and 1 Pontiac.

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Made this video 2 years ago when I got her, changed out the carb and upgraded shifter since then..still was getting used to her grabbing so hard.  I had driven fox bodies only before her...first classic.

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8 hours ago, utxmike05 said:

Under her skirt

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Nice, looks like an aluminum radiator and recovery bottle up front there.

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Well, I finally pulled the trigger on a 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. It will be delivered so it will be a few weeks until it is here. But it is Speed Yellow with black interior and black top.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

Nice, looks like an aluminum radiator and recovery bottle up front there.

Yes sir. It was all stock when I got her but it had overheating problems.   Other Mods since I have had her:

Rebuilt 351W from 1989. Bored .030 over

World Products 200cc Windsor Iron heads

Trickflow push rods

Aluminum roller rockers

Hydraulic roller lifters 

COMP Cam Magnum roller camshaft 

Holley 650cfm Track Warrior Carb

Edelbrock air intake manifold

MSD Ignition and Distributor

Concept One Serpentine System 

Hooker Long tube headers

Flowmaster 40s and H-Pipe 

Viper Alarm (with real snakes)

 

 

 

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I bet it sounds good with those 40s. That’s what I have on my firebird. Interesting note, I just had the Hookers replaced with shorties because the flange hung too low. The shorties sound sooo much better than the hookers, which I did not expect.

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Yea I wanted shorties but I think there was some interferences I can’t recall but there was a reason we went long and they havent dragged yet even in my angled driveway.

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4 hours ago, utxmike05 said:

Yes sir. It was all stock when I got her but it had overheating problems.   Other Mods since I have had her:

Rebuilt 351W from 1989. Bored .030 over

World Products 200cc Windsor Iron heads

Trickflow push rods

Aluminum roller rockers

Hydraulic roller lifters 

COMP Cam Magnum roller camshaft 

Holley 650cfm Track Warrior Carb

Edelbrock air intake manifold

MSD Ignition and Distributor

Concept One Serpentine System 

Hooker Long tube headers

Flowmaster 40s and H-Pipe 

Viper Alarm (with real snakes)

 

 

 

Niiice....  Have an A code 65' 289, re built, balanced and blue printed. Wasn't looking for huge HP gains, but like the quick pep I've got with my current set up.

Roller rockers w/ a stock cam

Shelby HI PO exhaust manifolds/ dual exhaust.  Not a fan of a header set up as I've had, and seen so many thru the years just not hold up for long periods of time, on early Mustangs @ least, and its always a pain to make em fit. The Hi Po's almost bolted right in straight out of the box.

Holley 650 4 barrel

electronic ignition

4 core alum. radiator, and an electric fan back up.  Runs pretty cool all the time now.  It's amazing how much a fan shroud helps as well.

just recently installed a new 5 speed manual replacing the stock 4 speed top loader, coupled with a Modern Driveline hydraulic clutch set up.

The hardest PIA thing I've ever had to prep the car for, but damn, the clutch is so much easier to work now.

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Post pics of said Firebird


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Suspension isn’t stock so long tubes don’t work

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On 6/17/2018 at 4:31 PM, PRONG HORN said:

 

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Are these just old plates and this guy is rolling around town completely illegal?  They have 1973 on the top so I think they're just old plates.  Or, can you get old plates to match your car year now, which would be really cool btw?  

 

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7 minutes ago, PRONG HORN said:

 

Are these just old plates and this guy is rolling around town completely illegal?  They have 1973 on the top so I think they're just old plates.  Or, can you get old plates to match your car year now, which would be really cool btw?  

 

Most states allow you to use old issue plates and register them. I have 65 plates on my 65.

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