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I know a bunch of you have more than just antique flattie mopars (nothing wrong with em, I've got a B1B and love it), so let's see em.

 

Here are some of my other rides to get the ball rolling.

 

My '73 340 Duster.  "Mildly" Modified 340, Manual Shift 727, 8-3/4" Rear with 4.10's and a Spool

 

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My '74 Duster (also the reason I use the nickname 74Dusted)

 

 

 

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The 73 was my dad's first car, I bought it from him after it sat untouched in the garage for 17 years. It was the car that made me love Mopar A-Bodies (Dusters, Demons, Darts), I have fond memories of riding in that car when I was little and it was the reason I went out and bought my '74 so I could have my own. (didn't get the 73 until years later).

 

I don't know what's been done to the 340 in the '73, but it is FUN. My dad says he doesn't remember, and then laughs like crazy.

 

 

My '74, I picked up when I was in my teens, back then it was completely stock and still had the original 318, 904 Torqueflite and 8.25" Rear with 2.45 ratio gears.  The same night I brought it home, I noticed it needed new Freeze / Expansion Plugs so I pulled the engine out... And thats when things went downhill in a hurry. LOL.  I decided while I had the engine out, I might as well upgrade to a 340. If I was upgrading to a 340, might as well install a Manual Shift 727 Torqueflite, if I was going that far, might as well install an 8-3/4" Rear with Sure Grip.

 

I drove it as a Daily Driver each summer from 2006 - 2011, every winter I pulled the engine out and upgraded it further and further. It got to the point where it was putting down enough power to break motor mounts, and I had to chain the engine down. Toward the end, it had reached the point where the whole car would twist under heavy throttle. Slam the throttle to the floor and you could feel the seat move as the floor twisted.

 

When I stopped driving it in 2011, It was because I decided the car still didn't have enough power. So I pulled the old 340 (last picture is the old 340, with a 6-71 blower sitting on top to test fit the new hood) and started building a brand new R3 6-71 Blown 340 for the car. I decided the 727 wasn't going to survive behind that, so out it came and in went an 18-Spline "Hemi" A833 4-Speed (with an Offset Console Shifter Adapter & Pistol Grip Shifter). It was immediately obvious the 8-3/4" Rear would die a miserable death too, so I built a Dana 60 for it. Then came the obvious fact that the engine would tear the car apart, literally. So in went Torque Boxes, Subframe Connectors and a Rollcage is in the works as well.

 

The original plan was to tear the car apart in 2011, install the new motor and drive it in Spring 2012.  Here we are, Spring 2014 is almost here and the car is still in pieces.

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1937 Terraplane 4-door sedan.  We've had this since 2001.  Its a "barn find" that we picked it up in Effingham, Ill when we were living in NM.  I had been looking for one off and on for almost 10 years after seeing one in a salvage yard in Alamogordo, NM while scrounging for parts for the D24.  I took a shine to the styling.  Current goal is to keep it running and somewhat presentable, as it's slated for a retirement project, which aint happening for a few more years. 

 

 

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Great story on the Dusters. Pictured is the 71 Duster that I bought new. License plate tells the story. This was the fastest stock car I ever owned and I had a couple of Road Runners before I bought this car. I could run circles around all the chebys, furds, ponchos, oldsmobboles on the street and strip. I recall once leaving a stop light normally, shifting to second gear at about 25 MPH and then punching it only to break the rear tires loose without clutching and make one heck of a racket. I once had this car up to 147 MPH (per the speedometer) on a 2 lane road. At this speed the car was shaking and started floating all over the road making it hard to stay in the correct lane. Of course I was young and invincible then. The only thing I did to that engine was to remove the larger of the two springs on the distributor mechanical advance to allow faster timing advance. I drove that car over 50,000 miles in the first year I owned it. Sure wish I had it now. If I recall I paid less than three thousand bucks for that car.

 

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Here is my 1972 Duster "Twister" that I  bought  brand new in Topeka, Kansas in November of 1971.  318 with 3 spd on the floor and  bench seat.  Not a fast car by any means, but it was a good dependable vehicle.  One that I wish I had today.  Traded it in on a new 1974 Pinto when the first gas crisis hit.

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My daily driver is a '05 Dodge Magnum R/T (Hemi). My wife's other car is a 2000 Dodge Dakota R/T (5.9l). I've been trying to talk my son into selling me his '55 Merc. It's been sitting in his garage for over 2 years without being driven. His job and other things keep him too busy to enjoy his car.

 

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My old beater is 100 miles away in the shop yet but here is one similar.  Cept mine is an RS instead of a SS.  The fold away headlight doors is the main difference.

 

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Mine is a 4 speed version.  My grandson rode with me once and said that was too much work

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My old beater is 100 miles away in the shop yet but here is one similar.  Cept mine is an RS instead of a SS.  The fold away headlight doors is the main difference.

 

http://images.dealerrevs.com/gallery/photo.php?id=16038035

 

Mine is a 4 speed version.  My grandson rode with me once and said that was too much work

I have always loved the RS with the hide away headlights.

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Some of you may have seen my Galaxie before, but here it is. It's a 61 Galaxie Sunliner. 390ci, 4bbl, three on the tree. Its a fun car. My daily driver is a 2006 Mustang GT with a 5 speed which is also a fun car! I'm not a Ford or a Chevy or Dodge guy, I just like cars. The two cars I always wanted were a flathead Chrysler product of some sort, and the 61 Galaxie I have. I have both, so I'm a pretty happy guy. 

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Here's my oldest and newest...

 

1906 Orient Buckboard runabout, single cylinder (guy I bought it from in 1995 said that a "1950 Plymouth piston" would fit the bore), chain drive, infinitely variable friction drive transmission, tiller steering, wooden frame and body, 23 mph top speed with a single brake drum on the left rear wheel. Restored 59 years ago in 1955 when it was 49 years old.

 

1965 MGB Roadster, 1.8 litre, 4-speed. All original and looks it. Photo taken in Washington state 2011, me and my son Morgan Gregory Bamford (my 1987 MGB).

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Very nice rides guys.

 

Here's my beater / daily driver....she's completely stock (hahaha). yeah right.  It's ugly as sin, hard to find parts for and did I mention its ugly as sin? ok, just so we're clear on that. LOL

 

1984 Dodge D50 4x4.  Once upon a time it had a 2.6L 4-Banger, and a 2.3L Turbo Diesel, and then a 2.5L Intercooled Turbo Diesel, and then another 2.6L, and a couple other engines.  Now it has a 273 Small Block from a Formula S Plymouth Barracuda

 

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And my '78 Yamaha DT175E.

 

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I've never seen one of those Orient Buckboards before, bamford. Cool!

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The Orient automobiles were manufactured in  Waltham, Massachusetts, about 10 mile from my old home.  There is a museum in the old Waltham Watch Co. building next to the Charles River that has a couple of Orient cars, including the buckboard.  Its pretty neat that you have one in running condition.  I've only seen them sitting in the museum.

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I think that 1906 Orient Buckboard runabout is too cool! Where was that picture take the town looks pretty neat too.

 

That is along 1920 st. in Fort Edmonton Park, billed as Canada's largest living history museum. I volunteered for years as an interpreter/driver at the Motordrome until three years ago when they adopted a new management structure and got Liability Fever. Time was my driving partner (Jim Stanley, passenger in that photo above) and I would put on 20 miles in a Sunday afternoon giving rides to the public.

 

Most of that, though, was in a different car — the little Orient has a primitive "constant-loss" lubrication system with no seals whatever… whenever it is running there is a light mist of oil being thrown out upon all and sundry nearby.

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Here is my other ride.

 

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With the weather we have had, I have only been able to ride it a couple of times since purchasing it. The bike I replaced I put over 3,000 miles on in just over 3 1/2 years.

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Here are my other rides but I like the old 48's much better.

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My "tow truck" is a 2006 Chevy Duramax that I bought new, then recently stripped down to a bare frame and started over with the suspension - it now is mostly Ford and Dodge in the driveline department while maintaining the Duramax and Allison combo - although both are highly modified. The motor has a stock bottom end, but it has a pretty big set of compound turbochargers, big injectors, and all the supporting modifications. 650rwhp in a conservative tune, 500rwhp in my daily driver/trailer towing tune.

 

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And because everyone usually tells me that lifted trucks are useless for working and towing:

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The current state of my 1928 Ford Roadster project - and the main reason I visit this forum is because it will have "Horsepower with a Pedigree" in the form of a 265 industrial Chrysler engine. No those aren't the wheels that I will be using, I just had them laying around and wanted it to look like something.

 

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I've also been known to play with several antique tractors of the green and yellow variety.

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Beautiful bike, mines kinda beat up. PO beat the heck out of it, I wound up giving it a whole new engine. But its probably the smoothest naked street bike money can buy! Good on gas too

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My daily driver is a cowboy Cadillac. 2010 Chevy Silverado LTZ. Absolutely love this truck. Image in the snow was taken yesterday, gets me through 12 inches of fresh powder without any issue. I also use it to tow my tractor up to my place in Maine, and it halls the boat in the spring in the fall as well. Love my Chevy truck. :)

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