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Posted 2015-03-13 4:54 PM (#472394 - in reply to #178862)
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here a photo from above that shows one of thatcher's dart . there is no D500 badge ---------------------------------------------------------later



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Posted 2015-03-17 10:13 AM (#472668 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2015-03-17 2:57 PM (#472694 - in reply to #472394)
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I'm thinking this car wasn't a D500.  It may or may not have had a D500 engine originally, as the majority of Norm's cars were custom built from the factory with the largest engines available.  I do know that the only other exception I know of is the 1959 Dodge racecar.  It was the only car shipped to a local dealership and he was paid back by Chrysler with a check.  Looking at the engine compartment, just like the 300D...it's a stripper.  What makes me think it may be a dealer car is that the car doesn't appear to have a radio, and every one of Norm's racecars had radios.  I've always had a feeling this car is out there. 

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Posted 2015-03-19 9:05 AM (#472868 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2015-03-19 9:05 AM (#472869 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2015-03-22 6:51 PM (#473162 - in reply to #472869)
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Ima go racin soon - WHOO !





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Posted 2015-03-23 4:09 AM (#473205 - in reply to #178862)
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A most excellent build. Looking forward to seeing the videos of it on the strip.
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Posted 2015-03-24 3:02 AM (#473273 - in reply to #473162)
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Ima go racin soon - WHOO !

Cool! bet there was not another one there!...................................MO
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Posted 2015-03-24 8:36 AM (#473291 - in reply to #473162)
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Ima go racin soon - WHOO !



Sweet! Where you planning on running?
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Posted 2015-03-24 9:05 PM (#473358 - in reply to #473291)
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Ohio's Thunder Capital !!!


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Posted 2015-03-25 8:18 PM (#473458 - in reply to #473358)
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WHOO !!!




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Posted 2015-03-26 12:08 PM (#473502 - in reply to #178862)
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Either the Plymouth is going to race, or it's a push car for a dragster that's out of view.

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B/G 61
Posted 2015-03-27 2:20 PM (#473581 - in reply to #473502)
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Well until someone starts a "cruisin's cool but who goes flying?" thread, I figure this is as good a place for this pic as any...




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B/G 61
Posted 2015-03-29 10:53 PM (#473829 - in reply to #473581)
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Posted 2015-03-31 5:01 PM (#473997 - in reply to #473829)
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Bad cell phone pic of a magazine - '59 Savoy




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Posted 2015-03-31 5:09 PM (#473998 - in reply to #178862)
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Racin' the 62. Sorry bout the shaky camera work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIVY7pGjKCU
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Posted 2015-03-31 8:44 PM (#474031 - in reply to #473998)
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WHOO ! mid to low 13's is quick ! Way cool. I watched the other video of you backing out of the barn/garage- car sounds healthy for sure.

How's this for cool...???




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Posted 2015-04-06 11:23 PM (#474581 - in reply to #178862)
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Now that looks fun!
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d500neil
Posted 2015-04-07 1:45 AM (#474587 - in reply to #178862)
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...And snarky handling!

The engine (torque) would 'drive' the car.

The front wheels are spread-wide, but, recovering from a power-slide/skid would make
for a memorable event, in this ride.

With a fiberglass body, etc., what modern class would this 'rod' compete in?





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Posted 2015-04-08 10:30 PM (#474796 - in reply to #474587)
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Posted 2015-04-09 8:25 PM (#474891 - in reply to #178862)
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I take all of mine to the track at one time or another just to find out what they will do.

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Posted 2015-04-12 10:46 PM (#475290 - in reply to #474891)
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Posted 2015-05-27 10:34 PM (#479635 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2015-05-28 2:55 AM (#479646 - in reply to #178862)
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Could be an optical illusion, but the white 61 Fart, above, looks to have a shorter wheelbase than the car residing next to it?




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Posted 2015-05-29 1:18 AM (#479718 - in reply to #479646)
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Why are 61 Fords so dammed scarce today ??? Was there some fatal flaw
to them that did not seem to bother the 60 and 62 cars ??? I see 100 of the
others before I see a single 61 anymore. Wassup ???

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Posted 2015-05-29 6:40 PM (#479777 - in reply to #479718)
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I suspect that they are too "plain Jane" so that most of them were overlooked and crushed. But in saying that, I see more '61 Fords than I do of any forwardlook cars. What does that say?
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Posted 2015-05-29 7:53 PM (#479781 - in reply to #178862)
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That mopars are rust buckets and expensive to fix, but, they look good once done

But lets not get into that one on this thread

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Posted 2015-05-29 9:44 PM (#479791 - in reply to #178862)
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That's Canadian 61 meteor. Demo derby guys are still using 57 to 64 fords and mercs. They were built for it.
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Posted 2015-05-29 11:09 PM (#479800 - in reply to #479791)
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Posted 2015-05-30 4:38 PM (#479856 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2015-05-31 9:19 PM (#480002 - in reply to #178862)
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the real question is, who goes land speed racing?

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Posted 2015-05-31 9:53 PM (#480006 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2015-06-01 3:45 PM (#480059 - in reply to #480002)
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Polybun - 2015-05-31 6:19 PM

the real question is, who goes land speed racing?

 

  Throw some bumper guards and curb feelers on and you are ready for 185MPH.  Man, I love that car.

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Posted 2015-06-01 5:55 PM (#480079 - in reply to #178862)
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speakin' of racin' and granted not FL, but i've added a "fast and furious" Eagle Talon TSi AWD to my growing roster
i know not many around here are fans of the 90s turbo's, but i still feel they have their place in PERFORMANCE history

it's MoPar's engine performance history that drove me to be a MoPar Man even though my family is all GM-only and Stude-only
bring the in-laws into the picture and it's Ford-only and JohnDeer-only, i'm the only MoPar Man in the whole bunch
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Posted 2015-06-02 10:16 AM (#480166 - in reply to #178862)
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I'm a long, long way from track time in my Suburban but it will definitely get run down the 1320 at some point. I'm not planning on building a giant-killer but I'd like to see 13s with it, which shouldn't be too tough with a big-block. My two non-Forward-Look projects both have a much-higher horsepower mandate, and I expect both to be considerably quicker.
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Posted 2015-06-02 10:25 AM (#480168 - in reply to #480079)
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speakin' of racin' and granted not FL, but i've added a "fast and furious" Eagle Talon TSi AWD to my growing roster
i know not many around here are fans of the 90s turbo's, but i still feel they have their place in PERFORMANCE history

it's MoPar's engine performance history that drove me to be a MoPar Man even though my family is all GM-only and Stude-only
bring the in-laws into the picture and it's Ford-only and JohnDeer-only, i'm the only MoPar Man in the whole bunch


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Why is it that more often than not, car guys gravitate to one make, to the exclusion
of all others ??? Sort of a blind loyalty that a certain mfr. built only "awesome" cars
and everybody else made junk ?

Where does that mentality come from ??? I just don't get it.
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Posted 2015-06-02 10:39 AM (#480174 - in reply to #178862)
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(Family-) blood/history/tradition, in many different aspects...even in preparing BAR-B-QUE, e.g.)....is thicker than
water (somebody-elses') preferences, on the same or similar subject.

Simple; people are communal, tribal and territorial, in their survivability, over the centuries.

Remember Kenelration's jingle, from the 60's(?)...

"My dog's better than your dog".......my dog's better, 'cause he eats Kenelration, my dog's better
than yours!"

[Meanwhile, back at the ranch...]








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Posted 2015-06-02 5:55 PM (#480220 - in reply to #480168)
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Why is it that more often than not, car guys gravitate to one make, to the exclusion
of all others ??? Sort of a blind loyalty that a certain mfr. built only "awesome" cars
and everybody else made junk ?

Where does that mentality come from ??? I just don't get it.


i don't get it either, while a MoPar Man, i am *NOT* a MoPar-ONLY Man...

the '56 Studebaker Sky Hawk, the '56 DeSoto Adventurer, the '58 Bonneville, and the '60 Dart are my Top Four - no one-make exclude-others there, and none of the four look anything like each other either...
i personally don't put Dodge and DeSoto anywhere near the same "one-make" even though they are both 'owned' by Chrysler...
and nope, a Prowler and a Neon aren't "one-make" either, don't care that they are both "Plymouths"...
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Posted 2015-06-02 7:55 PM (#480238 - in reply to #178862)
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with traction my car should see 11.20's @ about 120. not to shabby for a wagon.
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Posted 2015-06-02 9:07 PM (#480249 - in reply to #178862)
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the numbers that people throw around has really taught me just who is into racing and who isn't
ie, the really-into-racing always talk 1/4 mile and throw out numbers for how many seconds it took to cross the 1/4 mile line and what speed they crossed it

i've never really liked 1/4 mile numbers, i can't show them off on the "street"
how fast i can get to 60mph, now THAT i can show off on the "street"
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Posted 2015-06-04 3:05 PM (#480412 - in reply to #178862)
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That's the beauty of how the FL era cars were set up. They weren't necessarily hot dogs for the quarter mile but they could sure scoot off when the light turned green and right on up to the 45 mph speed limit on main street.
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Posted 2015-06-04 4:59 PM (#480418 - in reply to #178862)
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agreed, my '55 base-model four-door with the "half-hemi" poly 270 nets 240 lb-ft
that's actually on the low side compared to other '55s, but still a very respectable torque figure even for today's cars
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Posted 2015-06-08 11:26 AM (#480796 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2015-06-13 9:56 PM (#481413 - in reply to #480796)
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Not so much racin, but runnin hard...




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Posted 2015-06-23 3:05 AM (#482450 - in reply to #178862)
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The only detail wrong is that he guessed I'm packin' a Hemi, when I'm a proud to be poly.
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Posted 2015-06-23 11:48 AM (#482485 - in reply to #178862)
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This '59 Plymouth was on display at the recent NHRA Hot Rod Reunion. Never went down the track:


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Posted 2015-07-02 5:41 PM (#483454 - in reply to #482485)
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Posted 2015-07-03 8:10 AM (#483500 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2015-07-04 7:44 AM (#483594 - in reply to #178862)
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Yep... I guess with the rear bumper removed and the hubcaps pulled off, the Simca is definitely ready to go!
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Posted 2015-07-04 6:23 PM (#483631 - in reply to #178862)
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Maybe the simca has a twin to the engine in the dragster hiding under the bonnet

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