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james.earnhardt
09-03-2007, 13:03
Auto companies are realizing the demand for muscle cars again and it seems that they are coming back. Only problem though is that the cost for one is too high and now ran by computers, looking at 35,000 plus for one. Gone are the days when you wanted to replace the headers or carbs for more HP and you could basically stand in the fender wells to do it. For a couple of grand you can pick one up and smoke the tires right off the lot with a big grin on your face, then go cruising with your buddies later. I think my favorite car of the older days would be a Chevelle SS. Big ole' 454 360 horsepower right off the lot, man that is sweet! I like the Mustangs too but naturally I am a Chevy man.

snagel
09-08-2007, 07:26
I hear you brother...the new mustang replica's got my tast buds watering, but I'm not a Ford Man. As a kid, I had a 72 cutlass and still kick my @ss for ever selling it. I heard they are thinking about coming out with a Cutlass GTO replica - ooohhh. I've never bought a new car off the lot, but this might be the first. Unfortionately, I'm thinking that even though it would be brand new, it will probably not have the "personality" of the traditional muscle cars.

S. Nagel

Stingray Brett
09-08-2007, 07:40
65 mustang black with a red stripe down it with a 8 c.

Zyxistal
09-08-2007, 08:41
I have to say, while I'm not really a 'Ford Man' I have always loved mustangs. This is my pride and joy. Nothing like pulling her out of the garage to take the wife on a night ride across town and watching all the kids in thier 'souped up' Hondas drool and when they see her and cry when they hear it roar.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee152/Zyxistal/IMG_0026.jpg

torrey
09-08-2007, 08:58
You can still find old cars cheap in most cases, and with a little money can put them in very good condition and even put in some modern conveniences for a lot less than a new car.

My last 65 Mustang, I paid $1,500 about 10 years ago. I put in a new front-end for about $500. I rebuilt the engine for about $1k, put in a rebuilt 5-speed overdrive tranny from a 90's model mustang for about $600, did little modifications to increase headlight power, dashboard light visibility, added electronic ignition for about $50, and had plans to put all-disc brakes on it, and eventually power windows and door locks, along with a digital dashboard. After all of this, bodywork, and paint, I would have spent less than $10k for an awesome car that would turn a lot more heads than any 2007 Mustang would.

Not only that, but if something broke, as simple as those cars were I knew where the problem was and how to fix it.

Zyxistal - very nice car, by the way :)

MxDiver
09-08-2007, 10:55
My favorite has to be the 69 BB Camaro; a COPO 9561 would fit the bill just fine. And I wouldn’t mind having to sell my 64 T-bird in order to make room for it.
Also the new Camaro is got my eye.


http://www.supafly.com/Images/Journal/Camaro.jpg

scubasteven45
09-08-2007, 13:24
King Cobra is what I like! Not many made and they were sharp looking. Ford is coming out with one soon but only 1000 will be made.

Charles R
09-08-2007, 15:05
1968 Ford Mustang Man I miss that car!

Zyxistal
09-08-2007, 15:21
Thank you,

I picked it up when I was stationed back in Cali for $7,800 and have since put in about 2k in just parts. Would have been cheaper but I'm going for a full beauty restoration.

yankeefan21
09-10-2007, 09:07
http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/images/shelby-cobra.jpg

TAH 73
09-10-2007, 09:55
Ahh Yankeefan has got it right. I am in the process of looking at a factory five kit. Family is a bunch of muscle car gear heads, right now a 78 Corvette with an Edelbrock motor sits in the driveway.
But I am a bit of an import junkie as well. The project I finished this summer was a 95 Eclipse GSX (awd) with a stoker 2.3l stroker motor with a huge GT30BB turbo. 4 cyl-400hp about half the weight of a V-8 motor.

yankeefan21
09-10-2007, 11:48
My friend's father built one of these Cobra kits and the thing was absolutely awesome. It literally made my mouth water!

NucMed Man
09-10-2007, 11:55
The original muscle car for me was my '65 GTO, 389 cu. in. 3 duece carbs, positrac 4-11 rear end, Hurst shifter 4 speed. I worked my backside off :smiley5:in the oil fields the summer before my senior year to buy it. :smiley20:

DUnder
09-10-2007, 14:00
My all time favorite muscle car is the 1970 Cuda, 426 Hemi.

DennisW
09-11-2007, 08:02
My very favorite car is the 1967 GT500 Convertible. Since I can't afford one of those, here is my toy.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n246/dwwilt/Mustang/mustang.jpg

sudnit5
09-12-2007, 13:33
My favorite would have to be a 1972 Chevelle SS. That is what I am gunning for.

divinginn
09-12-2007, 21:35
ditto on the cuda,i wished i would have kept the ones i had. 1970 440 cuda plumb crazy purple.

mwhities
09-12-2007, 21:37
http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/images/shelby-cobra.jpg

64 Shelby Cobra.

I concur!

Michael

Rascal1933
09-12-2007, 22:10
1968 Mustang GT 390 Fastback :smiley2:



http://michigandriveins.com/bullitt_001.JPG

jo8243
09-19-2007, 14:27
Auto companies are realizing the demand for muscle cars again and it seems that they are coming back. Only problem though is that the cost for one is too high and now ran by computers, looking at 35,000 plus for one. Gone are the days when you wanted to replace the headers or carbs for more HP and you could basically stand in the fender wells to do it. For a couple of grand you can pick one up and smoke the tires right off the lot with a big grin on your face, then go cruising with your buddies later. I think my favorite car of the older days would be a Chevelle SS. Big ole' 454 360 horsepower right off the lot, man that is sweet! I like the Mustangs too but naturally I am a Chevy man.

Dude, modding is as big if not bigger now than it ever was in the "muscle-car" era. People still replace cams, headers, heads, exhaust, etc. Computers and fuel injection are an advantage. You can have a motor that is totally wild when you get on it but drives around town like a civic. And it will start every time. Hot/cold, doesn't matter. It won't flood. It won't backfire. Take that same motor and put a carb on it and it wouldn't even run.

jo8243
09-19-2007, 14:29
Big ole' 454 360 horsepower right off the lot, man that is sweet! I like the Mustangs too but naturally I am a Chevy man.

BTW the current Corvette Z06 motor is a 427cid and makes 505 HP and would eat that 454 alive. All that is thanks to computers and precision machining. Oh yeah, that 360 HP rating on the 454 was GROSS HP, not SAE NET. On today's dyno it would be way less than 360.

:)

torrey
09-20-2007, 08:30
That reminds me...since getting rid of my Mustang, I've been trying to clean out the garage and I've got a Edelbrock Performer 289/302 intake and a Holley 1850-2 4bbl carb that needs a home.

GONEHAWKN
09-20-2007, 08:54
keep in mind, alot of HP ratings of the late 60's and early 70's were WAY under rated by the factory to keep insurance companies off the backs of the manufacturer's.
and yes, i will agree that while computers and fuel injection make late model cars more efficient and allow them to be driven mildly when wanted, i dont find them to be very exciting. i find it to be more impressive when the guy with the fresh motor and carb/s set-up has got a car dialed in with nothing more than good ole fashion trial and error and KNOW HOW.

torrey
09-20-2007, 11:18
While I would loved to have put an EFI 5.0 from a later model into my old Mustang, a lot of the fun was slowly rolling up to a stop sign or light and hearing that slow, loud pulse from the pipes..."bwa bwa bwa bwa". I loved it! Now I'm missing my college days.

EagleRay J
09-22-2007, 14:05
The original muscle car for me was my '65 GTO, 389 cu. in. 3 duece carbs, positrac 4-11 rear end, Hurst shifter 4 speed. I worked my backside off :smiley5:in the oil fields the summer before my senior year to buy it. :smiley20:

My very first was the 64 GTO Coupe, 2nd car was a 64 1/2 Mustang convertable and my 3rd car was a 57 Chevy Belair 4 dr. I really miss that GTO. My project right now is a 65 Ford Pick Up.

jwagner
09-25-2007, 18:34
1990 Mustang GT. Not sold on the mod motors yet, although when the new Shelby gets out I suppose I could change my mind....if I win the lottery, way too much money.

texdiveguy
09-25-2007, 18:39
My own 1972 Chevy Chevelle!!!!

ls1mtz
09-27-2007, 13:33
I wasn't around for the original muscle cars but I have tried to do my best with the modern ones. My first car I bought when I turned 18 was a brand new 1999 Z-28, next was a 2001 Z-28 witch was eventually modded and sprayed to 515 rwhp and ran low 11's. Then when I was 24, I bought a 2003 Corvette Z06 405hp and ran a 12.3 bone stock. Now I'm getting old (26) :smiley2: so it was time to get a SUV for diving equiptment room so I picked up a 2007 Trailblazer SS w/ 400hp (not bad for a grocery getter). I hope one day that the housing market turns around and I can make some $$ cause I would love to have one of the new Z06 Corvettes w/ 505hp.

marchand
09-27-2007, 21:23
The real muscle car

http://hometown.aol.com/sjmvpa/images/trailbk2.jpg

tbush
09-28-2007, 14:53
I shall have a srt 10

jo8243
10-04-2007, 07:58
keep in mind, alot of HP ratings of the late 60's and early 70's were WAY under rated by the factory to keep insurance companies off the backs of the manufacturer's.
and yes, i will agree that while computers and fuel injection make late model cars more efficient and allow them to be driven mildly when wanted, i dont find them to be very exciting. i find it to be more impressive when the guy with the fresh motor and carb/s set-up has got a car dialed in with nothing more than good ole fashion trial and error and KNOW HOW.

If you don't find driving a late model corvette exciting then either 1) you have not driven one or 2) nothing will excite you. :) When you drive it, "it has computers" will be the last thing on your mind.
:)

CDNdiver
10-04-2007, 09:25
'69 Firebird. Big block 350. The sound of the engine, the smell of the exhaust..........a 16 year old's dream come true. I miss that car, maybe one day I'll have another in my garage.

Scubastud16
10-06-2007, 23:18
I'm a Mustang guy. My father and I own several, my DD being a 1991 Mustang (fox body for those who don't know years).

I'm really a Mustang-slut. We have a Concourse-clean '69 Boss 302 that is just nuts, a SCCA-prepped '66 Shelby (I'm in looooooove) and a 1995 S351 Saleen (my personal favorite out of the late-model stuff).

Both the Shelby and the Saleen make 500+ at the wheels, so they're pretty darn fun to play around in :D

vanessar
10-07-2007, 08:54
Hope to make the 67 GTO the next car I build.

Vanessar

427Dave
10-14-2007, 10:46
Here is my own favorite, I built it, I drive it, have had it 16 years. Drove it on the 2004 Power Tour, 6500 miles total and 650 gallons of premium gasoline with octane booster. Not one problem and kept on ticking. Bring on the Mustangs!!!

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/chevyiidave/powertour.jpg

I even drive it to dive some.


Then for golf, I put a 640 cc twin in this,

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/chevyiidave/golfcar.jpg

Who said I had to grow up?????

RoadRacer1978
10-14-2007, 10:54
Going with the Cobra. I've loved that car since childhood. Someday when I'm rich maybe.

http://www.auto-salon-singen.de/ac/AC_Cobra_EM_427SC_01.jpg

sudnit5
10-14-2007, 12:06
I second on the Cobra, I have always wanted one of those.

joel3739
10-15-2007, 00:13
I would have to go with the 68 Camaro...

tremtech
10-21-2007, 18:10
592This is our baby

mm2002
10-23-2007, 11:55
Cool thread! Restoring these old cars is what I do for a living. We have owned M&M Restoration for 4 years, but I've been building these since I was a kid. My specialty is GTO's, but I do other ones as well. Here's three that I've completed over the last couple of years, and one I'm working on right now. I truly love these cars, and even more, I love bringing them back to life.


http://www.mm-restoration.com/scuba/gto1.jpg

http://www.mm-restoration.com/scuba/gto2.jpg

http://www.mm-restoration.com/scuba/gto3.jpg

http://www.mm-restoration.com/scuba/gto4.jpg

nimeister
10-23-2007, 16:46
i think sport bikes are the best bang for the buck. and chicks dig em:smiley32:

chip
10-24-2007, 09:20
My first car was a 1959 Impala SS - 409 cid w/2 4 barrels and a 456 rear end: from the factory. It was a special order for a dealer at the time. It could pass almost anything except a gas station or tire shop (according to my father). It was a great car then, and now !

CC1020
10-24-2007, 09:47
Yesssss... Shelby Cobra!

starsfan96
10-26-2007, 22:37
I would say the '67 shelby mustang gt 500, and the '70 camaro ss.

mpd525
10-26-2007, 23:20
how bout these? The 07 now has boss black chrome wheels, and really dark Red stripes, you can't see em at night. I'm now working on a 73 Mustang "q" code Mach 1. and my dad's got a 05 GT, mom's got an 07 V6, sister and hubby got a 67 mustang, and a 73 torino, and i've also got a 71 Torino GT, that's just sitting.

sudnit5
10-27-2007, 11:10
This is my muscle car... 1950 Fordor Ford

http://www.whitesided.com/images/misc/fame124.jpghttp://www.whitesided.com/images/misc/fame127.jpg

Scubastud16
10-28-2007, 23:30
MPD...glad to know I have a fellow 'Stang guy in the house!

mm2002
10-29-2007, 08:29
This is my muscle car... 1950 Fordor Ford

http://www.whitesided.com/images/misc/fame124.jpghttp://www.whitesided.com/images/misc/fame127.jpg


Now that's sweet!!!

mpd525
10-29-2007, 13:26
mustangs are like diving, there an addiction. i'd like to find a 90-93 to tub and drop a big block in. What i'd really like to do is get a 78-79 camaro, and put a 351 windsor in, just to make the chevy guys angry.

mm2002
10-29-2007, 17:37
mustangs are like diving, there an addiction. i'd like to find a 90-93 to tub and drop a big block in. What i'd really like to do is get a 78-79 camaro, and put a 351 windsor in, just to make the chevy guys angry.

:smiley36: I did just the opposite. Here's our pro street car. A 1965 Rambler American with a big block Chevy engine, Ford rear. Kind of a mutt huh!!

http://www.mm-restoration.com/JCF/rambler1.jpg

http://www.mm-restoration.com/JCF/rambler2.jpg

http://www.mm-restoration.com/JCF/rambler3.jpg

bubble-head
10-29-2007, 20:07
I would have to go with the '70 Cuda 426 Hemi. Shelby Cobra would be right up there also.

mm2002
10-29-2007, 21:18
I would have to go with the '70 Cuda 426 Hemi. Shelby Cobra would be right up there also.

So you have that kind of dough??? :smiley36:

pnevai
11-20-2007, 16:36
Well I found it, attached is was my pride and joy, I damn myself for ever selling this car everytime this subject comes up 1967 Olds 442 Holiday coupe. Yup that is me behind the wheel in my younger and stupid days.