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Old Jul 13, 2012, 01:31 AM
All under control, Grommit!
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Cool
You don;t see many of those round these parts

Spotted yesterday at the motorway services at Todhill - haven;t seen one of these for ages and you definitely don;t see many of them over here. Probably as common as muck stateside but quite exotic for this part of the world. Chances are that the proud owner was taking the car to one of the many classic car shows on this coming weekend.

Anyway, I thought the petrolheads might enjoy seeing this so snapped a few pictures whilst I was filling up yesterday. @ 1.37(point nine) a litre - which equates to just over $8 a US gallon.......
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 02:24 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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I had a 1964 Plymouth Fury.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 07:37 AM
Let slip the dogs of war!
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Sweet - and no, they are not very common here either.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 07:50 AM
did a reversed Immelman..once.
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A beautiful '64 Plymouth Sport Fury..I'd bet it's powered by a 426 max-wedge.

...you guys know what that is right.?
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Batman's car?
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:04 AM
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A beautiful '64 Plymouth Sport Fury..I'd bet it's powered by a 426 max-wedge.

...you guys know what that is right.?
No idea at all, from me, Skypileit....
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:09 AM
did a reversed Immelman..once.
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I suspect the term 'max-wedge' isn't used frequently within the UK...so...

...it's a super-high compression 'B' engine (426 CID displacement) made for drag racing.They referred to it as a wedge because of the combusion chamber shape & to differentiate it from the 426 hemispherical head racing engine.

Take a quarter mile pass along with another max-wedge enthusiast.

1964 Fury Max Wedge ride along (1 min 36 sec)
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:42 AM
All under control, Grommit!
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Hey, that's right, it does look like Batman's car
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:43 AM
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I wonder if that OP car is just what it looks like (a standard body car with a big Hemi), or if it might be one of the very rare "lightweights" that were built with lots of aluminum parts in place of the stock steel parts.
I only know about the lightweight Belvedere because one of them passed through my hands about 25 years ago. It was the damndest thing with all those aluminum parts, and I didn't even know for sure what it was when I bought it.
I sold it a year later and made "some" money on it, but I now see my folly and should have restored it and kept it.
It's just one more of the cars I let slipped through my hands that I regretted later to have let go.

This is the description of the model I once owned:

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Plymouth and Dodge were locked in an internal battle to crank out some of the most serious bald-faced race cars ever to leave the factory floor. The hero cars were the aluminum front-end machines. These flyweight Plymouth Savoys and Belvederes were built with a collection of lightweight aluminum stampings taking the place of stock hoods, front fenders, bumper brackets, and dust shields. They came with 12.5:1 compression 426 Hemi engines and were immediately given deity-like status by the Mopar faithful. But these princes of the pavement are not the stuff of our story.
http://www.carcraft.com/featuredvehi...o/viewall.html
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Hey, that's right, it does look like Batman's car
Wrong colour, and there are no bat symbols on it.

Dusty
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:44 AM
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That is a cool piece of history right there! Someone is lucky to have that.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:53 AM
did a reversed Immelman..once.
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I wonder if that OP car is just what it looks like (a standard body car with a big Hemi), or if it might be one of the very rare "lightweights" that were built with lots of aluminum parts in place of the stock steel parts.
I only know about the lightweight Belvedere because one of them passed through my hands about 25 years ago. It was the damndest thing with all those aluminum parts, and I didn't even know for sure what it was when I bought it.
I sold it a year later and made "some" money on it, but I now see my folly and should have restored it and kept it.
It's just one more of the cars I let slipped through my hands that I regretted later to have let go.

This is the description of the model I once owned:



http://www.carcraft.com/featuredvehi...o/viewall.html
It very well could be a Hemi car.!If so...it should be within a closed transporter...they are worth a King's ransom.

However,most of the Chrysler sponsored cars were built with the post body.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 09:35 AM
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BTW leccy..Thanks for the pics.


...two things really got my attention...the Plymouth (of course) and $8/gal petro.?
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 11:01 AM
Who, ME?
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We used to see a fair number of English cars here; Triumphs, MGs, Austin Healeys, Rovers, Morrises. All we see anymore are the odd Rolls, Bentley, Jag and Rover...and those are new. Even less often, Aston Martins and Morgans.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 11:03 AM
Libertas in Infinitum
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American Iron ... I live in small town USA and we have car shows pretty much every month.

As far as English motor vehicles ... I REALLY want a Triumph Thruxton ... now that's just awesome.
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