My Other Cars
|Though I've had
many cars, I haven't been too good about pictures. I'm still searching
other friends' picture files for pics they may have taken of some of the
cars not on these pages. Here are a few stragglers.
|Here is my '67 Pontiac Firebird. I got rid of
this before buying the LeMans. I sold it to get more radio equipment!
It had a 326, an Edelbrock aluminum intake, a Holley 750 polished aluminum
carb., dual exhaust with cherry bomb mufflers (sounded SWEET!), 2 speed
auto, 2.42 limited slip rear, heavy duty front springs, heavy duty multi-leaf
springs in the rear (it came with single leafs), KYB gas shocks, and 60
series "radial T/A's" on aluminum 14x 7 offset mags all around. It
was light enough to jump off the line, but had the highway gears to fly
on the highway. This was a very nice car. Not one speck of
rust on it anywhere. This is the only picture I have, and it doesn't
really do it justice. The custom color virtually glowed when it was
washed.....it isn't washed here!
The '76 Chevy Malibu Classic.
I usually don't dig newer cars, but I needed something clean
between the Monte Carlo and the Firebird, and this popped up. It
had 12 coats of red laquer, an incredible sound system, the 15 x 8 Corvette
wheels with Eagle GT's, new springs, and a 350 in a detailed engine compartment.
This picture is how it came. I quickly added a quadrajet (4
barrel and intake), 295/50 Radial T/A's all around, dual exhaust (no catalytics
of course!), rear sway bar, KYB gas shocks, raised the rear a bit, all
new A-arm bushings and ball joints, and put in a shift kit......not
necessarily in that order. It handled GREAT! It wasn't the fastest
car on the block though. It was a good car, but I beat it to the
ground and sold it to my pal Kevin, who beat it more and junked it.
Talk about a trashed photo! What a mess. This is
a picture of a '78 Plymouth Fury Police car that I owned for a short time.
This is a dirty old Polaroid taken by the guy who sold me the car, just
before he bought it. It was an official State of Vermont car.
It had a 440 engine, a thermoquad 4 bbl. carb, dual exhaust, heavy duty
suspension, skid plates under the exhaust, double pulleys on all engine
accessories, even a radiator on the power steering pump! The rear
end was a Dana 3.08 full positraction unit. The rims were the extra
wide slotted steel police specials. If it's hard to see, you can
see an identical car in action on the television series "Hunter"....he
drives the same car, color and all!
Nice guy that I am, I sold it back to the fellow who sold it to me when
he regretted selling it.