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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Hoss Cartright, Oct 10, 2019.
Dammit, now I'm gonna have to dig around for a pic of my 340 Duster from the same era....
Damn you Duster guys. Always the nemesis of my 340 Challenger.
Wha, your 800 lb heavier Chally? Say it isn't so...
Again, in case you missed it.
I need better friends.
You guy’s are funny....
Arguing about Rusters.
Beats the hell out of an oil thread....
Crazy world. I had a ‘71 340 Demon. Much, much faster than the Dusters.
It was funny how it was kinda an econo muscle car but could beat Chevelles and GTOs enough to give those guys fits. One guy pulled his 396 out and put a 454 in his Chevelle trying to best my little car. No go, it made it worse. That was good times back then!
Even I had a 340.
I loved the Demon's pitch-fork devil caricature! I was seldom beat in street racing. My car was bench-seat column auto with sure-grip of course. It was actually "wicked dangerous fast" - As you know, with the short wheelbase, they would start to wag the tail and could come around on you very quickly.
My best and most memorable victory was a two-time match-up against a 4-speed 1969 SS396 Chevelle. Smoked him. Just killing him just after getting out of the hole. He was rowing gears and I was just blazing past him. Smoked a Z28 one time. His license plate was 2FAST4U
Since we're way off topic
Five days after I sold it in the summer of 1982 the new owner met a drunk driver at 02:30 on a Sunday morning.
Bench seat, 4 speed, air bags and a diff snubber to help control the rear wheel hop. That was it and it was a giant killer.
My best swap story was when I had some big rocks in the trunk to get around in the winters (pre-come to my senses move) and they shifted on a high sped turn right next to a big cliff thing. Holy mother of god! We spun a few times but didn’t go over!
Too bad you don’t still have that super bird. $$$$
There's probably a "Cars We Wish We'd Kept" thread somewhere. In the meantime this side-track will have to do.
Dart Sport 340, nice!! I had 2 of 'em!
Can't "Like" that....
This isn't a great picture, but if the thread is shifting to a "trail tools/repair" theme, I find that Vise Grips have a multitude of uses. Here's how I got a buddy home after he snapped his clutch lever.
I also find that if you're the one who maintains your bike and carries tools and spare parts, the Karma gods will smile on you and you'll be breakdown free (unlike your heathen riding buddies).
I found a rough but easy way to keep track of hours without a meter is to go by 2 stroke oil use.
Once you know how much fuel you burn per hour (about 1L for me), you can work out how much oil you will use per hour. Then just put some vivid marks on your oil bottle to mark each scheduled service.