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    I miss the old cars that were fast and could be worked on.






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    That is probably my biggest issue with the Viper. Can't work on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    That is probably my biggest issue with the Viper. Can't work on it.
    Tell me about it.

    After studying under the hood of my G37S,

    I'm seriously considering posting my tools on Ebay.

    Apparently all I need to work on it is a Credit Card.
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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    The BOSS asked me if I was going to "need" a mid-engine Vette (if they are ever released). I told her that as much as I love my '15 Vette, I'd rather have something like a GT40 replica to fill the mid-engine slot because of the issue of parts and service.

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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    If you stick to first or second Gen Vipers it's not too bad since they're just pick up trucks with plastic bodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry View Post
    If you stick to first or second Gen Vipers it's not too bad since they're just pick up trucks with plastic bodies.
    Pick up truck? Where the hell did you get that Kerry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    Pick up truck? Where the hell did you get that Kerry?
    That was a common slight when Vipers were introduced. IIRC the six lug bolt pattern was because on the shelf hubs were either 4 lug or the truck 6. Also people mistakenly said the engine was straight out of a truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belgiumbarry View Post
    what's a G37S ?


    Sheesh,

    what did you think it was?

    A laxative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad View Post


    Sheesh,

    what did you think it was?

    A laxative.
    nice flowers !

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    Quote Originally Posted by belgiumbarry View Post
    what's a G37S ?
    What's the matter WaffleHead? Is Google down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    What's the matter WaffleHead? Is Google down?
    no problem with Google Silver, i was just lazy.

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    This is a car that Nomad will like.



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    I once changed the spark plugs in my 2003 Lightning. It took me two days. Half of them I was working in the blind back somewhere under the windshield. I had to tie the coil pack screws to my pinkie with a thread as I knew if I ever dropped one (not at all an unlikely occurrence) I would never find it or recover it. My hands and arms looked like a pack of alley cats had used me for their scratching post when I finished. I would rather pull the transmission out of my Corvette or my GTX than have to repeat that experience.

    My new GT350 - good grief, they require us to torque the friggin oil filter to 16-18 lb-ft so it doesn't vibrate off. The wheel bolts torque to 150 lb-ft !!!! I'm not sure I'm up to that. If anything ever breaks on it I think I'll just sell it as-is.
    I was deplorable before deplorable was cool.

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    I don't believe I buy the 6 lug hubs. That would be a lot of unsprung weight if they used truck hubs.

    And yes, I remember where some people though it was the cast iron V10 out of the pickups. Not even close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    I don't believe I buy the 6 lug hubs. That would be a lot of unsprung weight if they used truck hubs.

    And yes, I remember where some people though it was the cast iron V10 out of the pickups. Not even close.

    I dunno:
    https://www.maxim.com/rides/dodge-vi...gallery-2017-2

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    I actually got to drive one of these Machines in both the stock form and with the performance package and they were fast. I think the name Rambler hurt them as people thought of Rambler as your Grandmother's car.



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    I'll tell you a Rebel Machine story going back about 40 years ago.

    When commuting to work each morning I started "meeting" a '70 Rebel Machine at an intersection. I would be in the trough traffic, he would enter from the side street.

    It became apparent that we were both bound for work, and left our homes at a time each morning that coincided with us "meeting".

    So as "car guys" and fueled by our 1st morning coffee, what did we do?

    We would have a street race, on the 4 lane portion of the street.

    As we were never side by side at the initial lights, it was always a rolling start.

    A lot of fun was had by all.

    I was running a '69 Nova that started out Life with a 6 cylinder, which morphed into all Vette drivetrain.

    As a Disclaimer, this was well before Street Racing was deemed illegal by everyone in the Country that had never done it.

    Memories..................
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    Who Won the races?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron77 View Post
    Who Won the races?

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    The "wins" were fairly distributed.

    The Rebel Machine was a very strong runner.

    I may add that they are/were few and far between in these parts.

    Another rare American Motors street fighter was the little Rambler American Scrambler.
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