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    I know the new cars are much faster but given a choice I would take one of these over most of the new ones. The one car in this bunch that I never cared for was the Ford 406 engine. They only made it for a year and a half and with good reason. It never performed like it should have. My 390 beat one and my 69 Cobra ran away from the one that I raced.

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    The Super Stock Max Wedge Mopars were pretty much animals back then. The 409/425 Chevys and 427/425 Fords were pretty good for the times, but the Max Wedges were just another level ahead - light weight, 727 torqueflites, 12.5 or 13.5 compression and a bunch of horsepower. Some of them were ugly as sin at the time but now ugly is sort of cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanEC View Post
    The Super Stock Max Wedge Mopars were pretty much animals back then. The 409/425 Chevys and 427/425 Fords were pretty good for the times, but the Max Wedges were just another level ahead - light weight, 727 torqueflites, 12.5 or 13.5 compression and a bunch of horsepower. Some of them were ugly as sin at the time but now ugly is sort of cool.
    I personally am overjoyed that "ugly is sort of cool".

    I leave my house a lot more often now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad View Post
    I personally am overjoyed that "ugly is sort of cool".



    My '66 Street Hemi Satellite was in constant need of attention.

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    Had a girlfriend like that. But it was fun putting the dickstick in her to check her oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    Had a girlfriend like that. But it was fun putting the dickstick in her to check her oil.
    In her what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad View Post
    I personally am overjoyed that "ugly is sort of cool".

    I leave my house a lot more often now.

    My '66 Street Hemi Satellite was in constant need of attention.

    It got frustrating at times, but worth every minute of it!

    I just laugh when something with HEMI badges roll by these days.

    I remember firing mine up cold, you hear it a block away, and the only way to describe it was it sounded like a load of gravel being dumped.
    That is a car I would still love to own - 66 Satellite with a Hemi. That load of gavel comment very well describes the 68 Hemi Charger I drove back then. I thought the auto transmission must be slipping and the engine had rocks in it at the time.

    I've been helping a friend with assembling his 69 Hemi Roadrunner and he put a hydraulic roller cam in it. When we managed to get it started for the first time I was standing at the front looking for leaks, etc. My first impression was this doesn't sound like a Hemi that I remember - it sounds just like my 440 Magnum in my GTX. So, I guess a lot of the noise in the old Hemi engines was the solid cam and lifters. Smart move going to hydraulic however. He has factory power brakes and to remove the rear most driver side plug or pull the left valve cover, the entire master cylinder/booster unit has to be disconnected and pulled. What a pain. Now I know why so many Hemi cars back then had manual drum brakes.
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