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Old 04-20-2012, 09:18 AM   #31
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My 1995 5 speed Taurus SHO, It had SHOshop cold air induction, 15psi trim SHOshop supercharger (400rwhp) and SHOshop headers and extrudehoned intake runners.

I was involved with the development of that vehicle. The original stock clutch was marginal, and we replaced a bunch. The cable gearshift setup wasn't the greatest, but aside from that, it was a fun car.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:21 AM   #32
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I was involved with the development of that vehicle. The original stock clutch was marginal, and we replaced a bunch. The cable gearshift setup wasn't the greatest, but aside from that, it was a fun car.
yeah, I did the SHoshop light flywheel and super clutch too even though my clutch stood up to brutal forces till I changed it.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:47 PM   #33
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But like Leno says - collect what you like, what interests you, and you'll be better off in the long run than making speculations.
Yeah mostly what I like will probably never be worth a ton of money. I always have liked the lines of the 60s muscle cars but not enough to spend a lot of money on one. If I could put together a runner for under $10K then that would be kinda fun, but I'd never dump $22K into one just to sell it for $5K, guess I don't LOVE 'em enough. It'd be real nice to put $10K into a car and get $20K out of it after a few years though
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #34
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I'm betting you are kicking your self in the ass ever since, hence the crying smiley. I've had quite a few cars i've done that with and hated myself for doing it. However, I've fixed that issue with the Ford Fairlane 500... It's only a 221 v8, but it will see much needed upgrades in the future to help living it up.

Not too bad - bought it on the lemon lot because it was ~close~ ...what I've ALWAYS likes the lines of was the '67 Impala. Youse could put five stiffs in the trunk and still haul azz...

The Fairlane... if we ever meet, remind me to tell ya' a story.
Nice car!
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:29 PM   #35
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I have been scanning some of my pics taken in the 80's.

1971 GTHO Phase 3, the fastest 4 door production car in the world when it was produced.

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Old 04-20-2012, 04:33 PM   #36
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A four-door with a hood scoop and an air-dam. Aussies had some weird cars.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #37
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The full set,

From right to left, GTHO Phase 1, GTHO Phase II, GTHO Phase III, GTHO Phase IV.

Only 1 production and 3 race car Phase IV's were produced, before the gov'ment stopped the major 3 Aussie manufacturers producing "Muscle Cars" .

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Old 04-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #38
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A four-door with a hood scoop and an air-dam. Aussies had some weird cars.
don't forget the solid lifters, detroit locker and close ratio top loader.

failed at the embed, but here's a link

http://youtu.be/PqZQr9AwDNU
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #39
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My 1995 5 speed Taurus SHO, It had SHOshop cold air induction, 15psi trim SHOshop supercharger (400FWHP) and SHOshop headers and extrudehoned intake runners.


I fixed it for you. Badassed cars back in the day. I had one as a demo for a while. There is one at the local dirt track that smokes just about everyone in his class.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:42 PM   #40
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Sweet Aussie muscle.

I first saw Mad Max at a very impressionable age, and I so want a XB Falcon coupe.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:27 PM   #41
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Friend of mine has a '76 Ford LTD Wagon with the 400... Although he added a great big fat bottle of NOS. Used to be primer grey (stock color even) and looked real sharp with the wheels he had on it. He just had it painted ford blue with white racing stripes, havent seen it yet but I hear its sharp.

My four door "hotrod"... Not really. BUT eventually I hope to make it into something. My first car, bought it in 2000 from the original owner with about 80k on the clock. Probably one of the ugliest sedans of all time, but I *love* this car. Hopin that someday it will be a bit of a sleeper, but I'm not opposed to a supercharger stickin out of the hood.

Back when she was fairly new...



a month ago.



Now!

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Old 04-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #42
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I've been eyeing this one for the last month or so and was wondering the collectives thoughts.

'89 with the 5.0 under the hood - was a Fl car and it's going cheep.






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Old 04-20-2012, 08:52 PM   #43
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I guess another contender that could be a muscle car since guys are throwing motors into anything would be the ~1984 Oldsmobile 98's. I'm not GM fan, but there was a styling cue about them that I liked... and that was the down-turned from nose just ahead of the hood. Something about that made them look pretty good from the perspective of having potential to hot-rod.



But I wonder if we're derailing the intent of this thread as while many of the big cars listed could be muscular with the right engines, they were never really great performers compared to 4-door cars with 427's and 428's from the late 1960's - and those would be the true 4-door 'Muscle' cars. Anything else is just hot-rodded or... just a family sedan (especially after 1975 even if it did have a ~400 cubic inch motor in it)
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #44
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i'd love to have one of these in the driveway.



could be had with a 455 smogged over but still a great torquey place to start.

i remember them from telly savalas's cop show and smokey and the bandit.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:36 PM   #45
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Thats the one right there. So sick, I lurv it.
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