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Old 05-05-2013, 07:33 AM   #31
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My first car was a 1966 Ford Fairlane 4 door with a 289 V8, A/T similar to this (bottom picture):


My dream car would be based on this

I had a 66 Fairlane GT when I was way too young to actually appreciate it.Traded it to a Chevelle that I really liked but I never got over the loss of the old Ford.
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The first one I ever seen was that same Mopar green. 383 engine and was love at first sight. I've had some pretty cool cars but I'd of give a couple of them for a tricked out 66 charger.
the one in the picture that belongs to my brother, originally came with a 383, two barrel and single exhaust. the original engine and trans were long gone by the time he got it, but we put together a new one for it with a four barrel and it will have Magnum exhaust manifolds and dual exhaust. here's the engine on the test stand we built.
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I actually know a few Ford guys who probably have what you need. If I remember I will ask them next time I see them. Those were the same setup for what, '38 through '41?
I dont think it really matters on the years... Any of the Strombergs with the Ford 3-bolt pattern should work....

If I understand it correctly.... The Strombergs came on trucks (they were more CFM's) and the holleys came on the cars...

I would take some rebuildable ones if you can find some.. Two of the carbs dont even need any of the choke parts..
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57 ford, mint condition, V-8 yellow and tan.............Paid $300.00 cash..........owned by a little old lady, never driven over 45 mph..........

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My first car was an '86 Ford Escort Gt. It handled like a fat chick on a Slip n Slide and was faster than pond water (almost)

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My first car was a 49 Chevrolet Coupe. My favorite, the Mustang. My dream car, a Lamborghini................

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Your Escort brings back fond memories of my Black 1986. Mine was pretty quick, installed an aftermarket turbocharger, high flow header and exhaust system.
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My first car was a 49 Chevrolet Coupe. My favorite, the Mustang. My dream car, a Lamborghini................
If you have one Lambo you need three (same with Ferraris). One to drive, one is in the shop and one is being towed there.

I have driven a couple of Lamborghini's. They are great fun to drive, but a monster handful to get around in town. The best "supercar" that I have ever driven that is actually a great around town car as it is on the track is the Acura NSX. It does really need the Comptech supercharger though. Those are seriously under-rated cars and a great bargain for what they are. Did you know that Gordon Murray, the man behind the McClaren F1 supercar, based a lot of his design on the NSX? He even designed it for a Honda engine but Honda wasn't interested which is why he went with the BMW mill. True story.
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If you have one Lambo you need three (same with Ferraris). One to drive, one is in the shop and one is being towed there.

I have driven a couple of Lamborghini's. They are great fun to drive, but a monster handful to get around in town. The best "supercar" that I have ever driven that is actually a great around town car as it is on the track is the Acura NSX. It does really need the Comptech supercharger though. Those are seriously under-rated cars and a great bargain for what they are. Did you know that Gordon Murray, the man behind the McClaren F1 supercar, based a lot of his design on the NSX? He even designed it for a Honda engine but Honda wasn't interested which is why he went with the BMW mill. True story.
As supercars go, I've had the chance to drive a Ferrari 458. I was expecting an other worldly experience. I was disappointed.

I also had an opportunity to drive an Audi R8 on a track. Now that what an exhilarating experience.
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well i have never really been into supercars or sports cars. now i like looking at them and would even drive one given the opportunity, but really have no desire to own one. i still prefer the older American larger cars. i like something i can work on myself and tinker with.

here are two i had in the past that i would like to have back. the first a 1975 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna S3 and a 1977 Pontiac Can Am.

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