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Adondo
01-11-2012, 03:31 PM
Somewhere, I could've sworn there was a thread called "past rides" or something to that effect. Maybe it's on "the other" Jeep forum, as I can't find it here.

Anyway, I was going through old photos and found a few to post. I was (and still am) hunting for pictures of "The Green Toad" which was my '56 high hood mud racing jeep. That has an LT1 Corvette motor, and was all roll cage. The windshield was steel mesh - no glass. :)

This was about 20 years ago, and is me sitting on my "80 80" Harley. (1980, 80 cubic inch shovel head)
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Something like three decades ago next to my turbocharged Toyota Landcruiser FJ-40.
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After some serious mudding. The driveway actually got built up about 4" with all the mud washing. :)
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The Toyota's engine. Lord knows what HP it had, but I could do (no kidding) 70 MPH in sand dunes. It mostly ran on 100 octane aviation fuel. (It was easy to get then, especially when dad had a Piper Tri-Pacer at the airport) It was my first turbo setup, built from an old Stearman radial engine's pulled unit. The boost was controlled by an Impco control valve. (Which suck, a wastegate is MUCH better)
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Notice the chromed pipe between the turbo's compressor outlet and Impco valve. That is a chromed brass drain pipe for a men's room urinal. (I bought it new!) When my buddies found out what that pipe was made for, it was known forever onwards as a "Toileta Landcruiser." The air cleaner stuck out through the hood in the corner, which looked odd.

Adondo
01-11-2012, 03:55 PM
Turbo setup #2 in my 1989 Dodge Power Wagon. It was an old surplus US Forest Service 4x4.

The engine was a 318, and MPG was an: "it depends." Drive it real easy, it could push 30 MPG. Drive it hard while towing a camp trailer, it might get 4.5 MPG. Of course, that was while doing 65 MPH up Cabbage Hill past trucks going 15 MPH. :) I packed a "strip kit" for the little two barrel Carter Carb so I could switch out jets as needed for power or economy. (BTW, the carb size is totally moot when a turbo is involved because it's forced air) The carb hung out over the end of the valve cover, and had a coolant loop to prevent icing etc. It was an act of God to get it running at anything below 50 degrees until fully warmed up, so it was a fair weather truck. :) Top end speed was WELL into three digits.
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The 400 CID, cammed up, single plane manifolded powerhouse in my 1965 GMC Suburban. I grafted a 1956 Studebaker overdrive onto the tranny, and this old aerodynamics-of-a-brick rig would CRUISE at 115 MPH all day.
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What the engine above powered:
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My custom made split-shifting setup. 6 speeds forward, and 1 reverse. Top end was maybe 135 MPH. You couldn't hear yourself think at those speeds with the wind roar.
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The dashboard.
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Sal-XK
01-11-2012, 04:01 PM
Ok I moved it let's see those rides. Those are pretty sweet by the way adondo

Adondo
01-11-2012, 04:05 PM
The spotlight on the light bar was remote controlled. I mounted a helium neon laser on top. (You can see its box in the above photos) This was before laser pointers were common. I could really mess with people's minds by moving the bright orangish-red dot up alongside someone's driver's window. :p

I took this photo on a foggy night. I set a 2nd HeNe laser on the roof to get another beam.
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The main reason I sold this ol' girl was because she is two-wheel drive. It made a good camping rig, but it had limits for heading into the deep woods. If it was a 4x4, it would be in the driveway right now. :)

Adondo
01-11-2012, 04:23 PM
I gotta tell this story.

We were heading to a cave called "Dynamited Cave" north of Trout Lake WA. We're full of people and camping gear, and going down mostly untraveled highway 14 next to the Columbia River. We're cruising along at probably 110 MPH when two guys in a Porsche passed us. They were both staring at us, mouths agape and with ping-pong ball eyes. We were meeting a bunch of cavers there on a holiday weekend. It's a vertical cave that requires climbing gear.

A couple of hours later, we get to the cave, and I'll be damned if that same red Porsche is parked there.

Turns out, they were buddies of another caver friend of mine. They were cruising along in the low 100's and passing cars like they were standing still. (As were we) They were staring at us so hard when they went past because as you can imagine, (see the above photo of the back end of the 'Burb) they weren't exactly coming up very fast on what looks like a 1950's school bus. They could see us way up ahead, zipping around the occasional car, and it didn't compute that something like that could possibly be going so fast. :)

On edit: Oh yeah. Turbo #3 was on a friend's Suzuki Samurai. Maybe not the wisest choice as they aren't the most stable rig on the road. :O

#4 was a buddy's Chevy dually, but that was a Paxton blower instead of a turbo. (Those are NEAT, and someday, I'll hack one onto my Commander. :) )

#5 was a roots blower on a 426 Hemi in a 1940's Ford flat bed truck. (The old flat nose cab) That was pure show, but was FUN to drive. And a roots blower makes boost pressure RIGHT NOW when needed.

Sal-XK
01-11-2012, 04:30 PM
I'll start with the last one I sold.

2008 CBR1000RR This thing was a rocket computer limited at 187MPH (:eek:) you had to know how to ride to handle this thing it was insane. I broke my back and just couldn't handle more then 20 minuets on it any more so I sold it there not built for comfort LOL

Deals gap!
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NeilSmith
01-11-2012, 05:06 PM
Ive had a bunch of different cars through the years but most aren't worth mentioning. This is probably my favorite old one. A '73 Camaro. I completely redid the body. New fenders, inner fenders, doors, outer quarters, one inner wheel house, hood, trunk floor pan, and front airdam and rear spoiler. As for the interior, new seat covers, carpet, dash pad, rear package shelf, headliner. The only work I didnt do myself was the welding of the quarters. Im a painter and although I did some mig welding in school I don't have the experiance that I need so I got a co-worker to help me out. I painted it Viper Red with white SS stripes on hood and trunk. I had a basic 350 in it and converted it over to a 4 speed. I ran Kelly Chargers on 15" Rallys with the beauty rings and the short center caps, 235/60 up front and 245/60 in back. I didnt have a garage to keep it in and eventually sold it for what I had in it.
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hoaxci5
01-11-2012, 05:08 PM
1988 Plymouth Sundance Hatchback, no pics..

1995 Dodge Avenger ES, no pics..

1995 Kawasaki ZX-6E
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1991 Dodge Dakota 318v8
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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2001 Suzuki SV650s (kind of current but I haven't ridden it since my kids where born so it's been on stands for 3 years..)
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And the toy pocket bike, which will run about 35mph
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Sal-XK
01-11-2012, 05:49 PM
1997 Mustang GT pic taken in 2008
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Lt_JWS
01-11-2012, 07:10 PM
first was a 1971 ford Torino GT, built 351C, C6, ford 9" 3.55 (can see alittle of it in the second pic behind mustang)
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not my pic but its as close as i could find.... didn't have purdy wheels though.... alittle darker blue

next was this.... 99 GT, auto, leather, flowmaster 40's, off-road H-Pipe with high flow converters, Diablosport tuner, miss it on nice days....
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traded the mustang in on this 08 WK QT1... missed the V8 and wanted a commander in the first place
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Matt
01-11-2012, 07:51 PM
My first love:

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Then my beast:

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Followed by my sweetest ride yet... 6.2L 400+ Hp Sierra Denali

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First Bike: Intruder 800

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Then my 2 wheel beast: VTX1800F2

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I'd like to get that VTX back someday....

valpacer
01-11-2012, 10:37 PM
And the Fun Cars.....
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1965 Valiant AP5, 225 slant, triple su's, 4.11 gears, 3500 stall

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1973 Valiant Charger Sportsman (my ex Historic Race car) 265 Hemi, triple 48mm dellorto's, 3.55 gears, adj Koni suspension

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1973 Valiant Ute, 360ci, 727 3500 stall, 3.7 gears, mini tubbed, 12.0 qtr mile (in the yr 2000!)

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FAST1, 1973 Valiant Charger E55 - 360ci, twin tunnel ram twin 750 carters, 4500 stall full man 727, 4.1 richmond gears, cage, tubbed, autometers all round - good for 11.0 flat on street tyres.


And the current shed stuffers
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1973 Valiant Charger, 76k since new unmolested

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1970 Valiant Pacer Hardtop, 245ci Hemi 6 (fully worked and made 370hp nat aspirated on dyno) was a 5spd supra, now a 2500 stall 727, 4.11 gears, 200shot NOS :cool: and 2" off the ground.

And hence my Username......


Dave

valpacer
01-11-2012, 10:38 PM
Past 4by's

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96 XJ RE 4.5" SYE 33's ADJ arms Lokka

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00 Mitsu Challenger, Custom 5" lift Custom front arms, 33's, home built lockers

BonesWK
01-12-2012, 05:53 AM
Dont have a self taken photo but it my only other ride, was a 96 Dodge Avenger - Intake and Exhaust were the only mods I had to it.

1083

CT-riverrat
01-12-2012, 04:34 PM
Just the fun ones. Waay too much boring crap for DD's

My 1st car paid a whoppin $300 bucks 1969 Triumph Spitfire

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Car number 2 I bought 4 days after Graduating from Parris Island a 1970 Triumph GT-6+

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My Current toy I picked up 7yrs ago. (fro sale now by the way) 1964 Cutlass drop top.

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CT-riverrat
01-12-2012, 04:35 PM
Nice rides Dave!

pjmjr508
01-13-2012, 04:28 AM
All great looking ride

BonesWK
01-13-2012, 05:51 AM
love these threads.. keep em coming.

Edit:

Just saw this - woohoo another old school avenger owner!



1995 Dodge Avenger ES, no pics..

superacerc
01-14-2012, 05:48 AM
Heres my current somewhat dd 66 F100
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460ci
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And the68 falconI had before the truck.
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Sal-XK
01-14-2012, 05:53 AM
Heres my current somewhat dd 66 F100


My CO just picked one up for a DD, I showed him yours and he was drooling LOL

CT-riverrat
01-14-2012, 08:05 AM
Heres my current somewhat dd 66 F100
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460ci
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And the68 falconI had before the truck.
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I love the Truck!!!

superacerc
01-14-2012, 09:00 AM
Thanks guys. its been a long time in the works. I've head it since 06 and its Just now getting its second lease on life.

cico7
01-14-2012, 11:18 AM
My old Camaro

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The bus in the background is a 1959 Fagol Motor Coach my folks bought for a motorhome. While it was nice and roomy, the transmission was toast.

valpacer
01-14-2012, 12:48 PM
Sweet Rides there Superacerc!

Dave

NeilSmith
01-14-2012, 01:08 PM
what year, Don ? 70 -73 ? mine was a 73. im guessing a 73 since it has the big rear spoiler. of course i changed mine to the small one.

cico7
01-14-2012, 08:27 PM
That was a 1973, I had it painted Hugger Orange.It had a 307 and was under powered, but it sure looked good!

I found a device to transform slides to jpgs, no color left on the slides,

what year, Don ? 70 -73 ? mine was a 73. im guessing a 73 since it has the big rear spoiler. of course i changed mine to the small one.

NeilSmith
01-15-2012, 06:35 AM
That was a 1973, I had it painted Hugger Orange.It had a 307 and was under powered, but it sure looked good!


I found a device to transform slides to jpgs, no color left on the slides,
You may need to explain what a slide is to the younger crowd. LOL !!!!!!

cico7
01-15-2012, 04:02 PM
You may need to explain what a slide is to the younger crowd. LOL !!!!!!
Good idea for all you young'ns

A slide is a specially mounted individual transparency intended for projection onto a screen using a slide projector. This allows the photograph to be viewed by a large audience at once. The most common form is the 35 mm slide, with the image framed in a 2×2" cardboard or plastic mount. Some specialized labs produce slides from digital camera images in formats such as JPEG, and also work with computer-generated presentation graphics and make slides from images such as fingerprints, microscopic sections, paper documents, astronomical images, etc.

superacerc
01-15-2012, 05:13 PM
Oh you mean power point right? Just kidding! We still used slides when I was in school. I remember having to write a story and draw pictures to put into slides and then tell it to the class. FUN!

txbajacommander
01-18-2012, 05:02 PM
my 70 jeepster & 88 comanche. https://theultimatejeep.com/images/imported/2012/01/jeepster-1.jpghttps://theultimatejeep.com/images/imported/2012/01/ca4wdhighdesertroundup-1.jpg and my 03 grand cherokee in the backround