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Old 05-07-2015, 06:50 PM
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Well, at least any relatively complete mopar lol my 68 coronet was a whopping 800 bucks...and it was a hammered to hell rolling shell lol and that was 4 years ago hahaha still miss that car too...but I digress
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:56 PM
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I was always a max wedge kind of guy myself. Hemi's look cool, but it's a lot of extra weight for not much power. And those heads take up all the room in those unibody cars. I'm used to Chevys and jeeps where I can climb up under the hood and stand beside my engine. Mopar's get cramped unless you have a full tube chassis.

When it comes to big blocks, 700ci ain't as hard to get as it used to be. LS aftermarket stuff is getting close to being the same. Efi, turbo's and e85 have brought on a whole new horsepower war. Too much isn't close to enough...

Exactly! Hell, even my F250 I can crawl up in and basically sit next to the engine (2000 model w/V10). I never would have thought 5 years ago that E85 would've been the hot ticket....for years it was what, C12? Lol Technology has beat out all the old hot rodding tricks unfortunately...now all it requires is a deeper pocketbook...even a well built engine from the 90s era or early 2000s doesn't stand much of a chance anymore...but it is still good to see hot rodding evolve into what it is...most of the time lol
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:59 PM
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I was hunting last year and some a$ was trying to scare off the hogs with one of those. Turned out bad for him, the hogs didn't like it any more than I did. They rammed it out of the air, then trampled it, then I shot one. When they guy came to get it, he fell down a couple times and lost some teeth. I wouldn't know anything about that part though... Lmao.
be vewy vewy quiet i"m hunting hawgs

personally I'd be shooting at the drone
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I wish one of my old Mopar's could have gotten away with something that cheap. By the time I got them done, they were worth too much to drive. 69 Super Bee with all the delete options, no radio, heater, back seat, hood hinges or truck hinges, factory race car. 440 4 speed. The other was a 70 Challenger. My one Hemi. 4 speed, shaker, fully optioned and all black. Those are 2 of the 3 stock restorations I have done. Sold both within a week of finishing them. Good riddance too. I would have gone broke keeping them nice looking and evil running.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:19 PM
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For the longest time I wanted a 69 SB, mainly because my father had one (440 with cross-ram) and a 4 speed but since he has passed, its time for something of my own for myself....although if I found one I wouldn't necessarily say no lol
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:22 PM
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Exactly! Hell, even my F250 I can crawl up in and basically sit next to the engine (2000 model w/V10). I never would have thought 5 years ago that E85 would've been the hot ticket....for years it was what, C12? Lol Technology has beat out all the old hot rodding tricks unfortunately...now all it requires is a deeper pocketbook...even a well built engine from the 90s era or early 2000s doesn't stand much of a chance anymore...but it is still good to see hot rodding evolve into what it is...most of the time lol
The inner wheel well makes a decent seat huh? Lol.

I don't know, I've been running c16 or better since the 90's. E85 can match c16 in performance, for about an 1/8th of the cost. And you can get it at the pump. The thing is, you can take an early 2000's drag engine that is running on c16, get a good, well set up e85 carb, then you have a street engine. E85 burns like it is about 117 octane. 14-1 compression street engines... The Nova had a 13.6-1 632 in it before I started the ls swap, and I drove it one the street. Ran mid 8's on one 200 kit.

It is cheaper to go fast now than ever before. Ls takeouts under 2000. Where else can you get a 1000hp capable longblock for that price? My 1100hp 434 sbc had a 3800 crankshaft, a 3000 block, 3000 heads and a few grand worth of other stuff. That $2000 ls includes a full efi system, trans, trans controller, and the computer is capable of as much/accurate tuning as all but the very best aftermarket stuff. The computer controlled trans can be tuned to shift better than any air shifter avalible, and all the associated electronics are built in, no extra cost. Initial investment isn't cheap, but when you look at what you are getting, it can save you 3000+ just in electronics.

I know I preach ls stuff, but I haven't found anything cheaper for the 500-1500hp range. And I hated efi for years, old school all the way. Until I got my hands on an ls...
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:24 PM
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be vewy vewy quiet i"m hunting hawgs

personally I'd be shooting at the drone
Didn't have to. He tried to heard the hogs away with it, but they just attacked it. Karma can suck, lmao.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:28 PM
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For the longest time I wanted a 69 SB, mainly because my father had one (440 with cross-ram) and a 4 speed but since he has passed, its time for something of my own for myself....although if I found one I wouldn't necessarily say no lol
I had to do some Mopar's so I could cross them off my bucket list. I like them, but it just isn't worth the cost to me. If I ever mellow out and drive something more stockish, I might get another, but only if the prices go down. Until then, I like power and I am cheap. That basically limits my to Chevy with an ls.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:37 PM
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this quiet thread has awaken pretty quickly
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Well, I think the new 5-0 will end up giving the ls a run for its money...a couple of more years in aftermarket support and it'll be interesting....I was always more of a Ford guy than Chevy but that's my experience....but as you said, right this minute, bang for the buck is an ls engine...although I shy away a bit from them from a bad experience I had. My brothers 01 Firehawk...had a tuned ls1(420 hp) and it decided to eat the lifter in cylinder 5...not once...not twice...but three times....to this day idk what was wrong but we ended up putting a new block in it with arp everything and built it again (440 hp) and he ended up selling it for a vette...but that mess gave me quite the headache for a while...
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Well, I think the new 5-0 will end up giving the ls a run for its money...a couple of more years in aftermarket support and it'll be interesting....I was always more of a Ford guy than Chevy but that's my experience....but as you said, right this minute, bang for the buck is an ls engine...although I shy away a bit from them from a bad experience I had. My brothers 01 Firehawk...had a tuned ls1(420 hp) and it decided to eat the lifter in cylinder 5...not once...not twice...but three times....to this day idk what was wrong but we ended up putting a new block in it with arp everything and built it again (440 hp) and he ended up selling it for a vette...but that mess gave me quite the headache for a while...
What weight oil did you run? When it comes to ls engines, 5w-30 only unless you are running aftermarket lifters. 10w-30 and they will clatter, 20w-50 and lifters will die fast. They also had a batch of bad lifters that kept getting circulated around. A bad batch was supposed to be scrapped, but the scrapper sold them to a distributer who sent them all over the country as new parts.

The new 5.0 has promise, but if it follows typical Ford protocall, it won't get as cheap as the ls. Look at the mod motors, nowhere near the potential, but take outs cost quite a bit more. Also, I don't know how well their computer takes tunes. Some require more expensive software than others, efiLive and HPtuners are simple, avalible, and not too expensive.

My best luck has always been with Chevy's or Cummins. Maybe Fords are allergic to me or something, but they let me down quick. 01 powerstroke, new on the lot. Tried to test drive it, as soon as I touched the clutch it stalled an wouldn't restart. It did this 3 times, different days. Tried another truck and when the salesman was backing it out of the parking space, it threw a rod. Now, I have a few friends still abusing the old 7.3, I know they are a decent diesel. They just don't like me. I have similar experience with 302's and t-5's... Chevy's don't do that for me, so that's what I play with.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:13 PM
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It ran 5-30 Mobil 1 all the time....so idk. Yeah I agree, some people just don't mesh well with particular vehicles lol others have a lot better luck. As much as I despise diesels, I will say the 7.3 is one hell of a running engine, can't kill it if you tried really...and T-5's are slightly problematic...always have been. They are good trannys but they have their limits. Can't be worse than the tremec 6060s...nothing but horror stories all around lol.
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reminds me of dodge torque flights.....great trannies if you adjusted the bands every 30k miles....if you didn't you end up with a rebuilt tranny every 60-80k
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Why would you despise diesels? My 05 Cummins tore up many a Camaro and Mustang, got 28mpg and towed anything. Granted, it blew 2 G56 transmissions, and a fully built NV5600, but it would smoke the tires in 6th going 70 with my 41', 23,000lb toybox behind it. And she had 220k miles, all of it modified, when it got stolen. Zero engine problems, dyno'ed over 1000hp at 2100 miles, 76,000 miles, 130,000 miles and 195,000 miles. I love first gen Cummins trucks too, they can get over 30mpg, and can make over 1000ft lbs under 1000rpm.

I guess I should mention the Ramcharger pro street project with a 6bt and a supercharger over a 120mm turbo. It will be my 1/8 mile toy...
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also im not a ford guy either,never have been.i gave them a chance about 12 years ago with a sweet little escort hatchback,in 2 years that thing ate 5 trannies.but I did spin tires a lot.i eventually got aggrevated,put in another tranny and sold the car for $500 to my cousin....that tranny lasted him 4 mths.
3 trannies were junkyard trannies,2 rebuilds.
you knew tranny was about to go when the steering wheel would shake on take off.....that meant about 2 weeks of normal driving left.
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