You gearheads might want to check this out.

You gearheads might want to check this out.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:07 pm

From Mr. Norm, remember him? Well he's back, and look what he cooked up.

http://www.allpar.com/cars/dodge/norm-hemi-dart.html

:) :) :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:24 pm

That dashboard and instrument panel brings back a lot of memories. I owned and drove three of the late 60's-early 70's darts and later a duster. But they all had the 225 slant six. Rather puny performance, but reliable as an anvil.

I had a '65 and '66 formula S barracuda. Both had the Hi Perf 273 V8, not a bad runner. I always wanted to drop a 340 into one of them, but never got the chance. Passed on several 340 Dusters too, should have bought one and parked it. But I was always short of money back then, I was in my late teens to early 20's.

Greg L.
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Charlie Z On: Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:13 am

You could tell the slant sixes without looking at them. I can still hear that starter... Ran that car like it was in the Friday night Figure-8.

A buddy had an older brother with a 70 Challenger that had a six pack of some sort - I don't remember if it was the T/A or R/T model. It had a high rise manifold you could put your arm through and a little (alledgedly stock) gas tank in the trunk. It was the fastest thing I'd ever been in. Awesome, violent acceleration. It also didn't pass too many gas stations, as I recall.
Charlie Z
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Coalbrookdale
Stove/Furnace Model: Darby


PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:00 am

Let's Race! :o
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:17 am

Charlie Z wrote:A buddy had an older brother with a 70 Challenger that had a six pack of some sort - I don't remember if it was the T/A or R/T model.


The T/A was a 340 with 3 2 barrels and the R/T was a 390 HP (yeah, right) 440 with triples. The R/T 440 six pack cars were actually a little quicker than the street Hemis in stone stock form.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:19 am

NEPAForum Admin wrote:Let's Race! :o



Is that the "Smart car"? I saw a video on the web of one of those with a Suzuki engine in it at the dragstrip, it pasted a Ferrari by a quarter of the track, unbelievable!
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:46 am

coaledsweat wrote:
Is that the "Smart car"? I saw a video on the web of one of those with a Suzuki engine in it at the dragstrip, it pasted a Ferrari by a quarter of the track, unbelievable!


I think so, I just googled smallest car. I wouldn't doubt it could go fast with high performance engine. Thing probably doesn't much more than 1000 lbs stock. :lol: I've seen bigger quads. Probably OK for around town but you'd probably get blown off the road on the highway.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:00 am

Here it is.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5292341112610385808&q=smart+car+vs.+ferrari&hl=en
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:34 am

LOL... imagine pulling up to a light and you're in a fast car and that things leaves you in the dust.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: Matthaus On: Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:05 pm

Ahhhhhhh....... the magic of a 15,000 rpm motorcycle motor Vs the 8,000 rpm automobile. Can you say hp per lb ratio? :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:26 pm

THere's one of this in Pottsville PA. murphy's jewler's own's it he purchased last year over in belgium when he was buying his diamonds I think he paid 18k or 19k us. it as a three cylinder in it and get's 60 to 65 m.p.g he said you can get about 4 to 6 bags of grocery in the back of it at time he got it he also said there was only 4 to 6 in the u.s.a mercedes make's it I think it is one of the ugliest car's ever made except mybe some of the A.M.C of the seventies and the yugo :shock:
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:43 pm

Have you ever seen a Citreon? Tthat has got to be king of the uglies.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea