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deathsled

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Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« on: November 26, 2021, 11:48:51 AM »
Sounds like it's alive.
https://youtu.be/0i3xeMm_qj8
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2021, 12:29:19 PM »
I can't remember ever having heard an engine idle like that.
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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2021, 12:37:47 PM »
I can't remember ever having heard an engine idle like that.
It sounds like a super size version of a hit and miss engine.
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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2021, 12:51:02 PM »
I can't remember ever having heard an engine idle like that.
It sounds like a super size version of a hit and miss engine.

I think it is "Vogue-ing".
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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2021, 02:45:59 PM »
Pretty badazz to hear it come about 2-degrees away from dying, then taking a big breath and continuing.

Sorta like my grandpa.
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Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2021, 06:50:17 PM »
I saw this car at the National Mustang Day show held this past April at the AACA Museum in Hershey. It was trailered into the parking lot of an adjoining hotel, unloaded and driven into the show. It is a fastback customized to look like a Shelby. The footage was shot at the nearby Tanger Outlets Mall in Hershey, about a mile away.

The wave idle is a common effect with large Rootes style superchargers, I heard it many times when working on the NHRA National Event crew in the 1970's. 

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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2021, 07:56:35 PM »
I can't remember ever having heard an engine idle like that.
It sounds like a super size version of a hit and miss engine.
That's the blower surge.

Check this Mopar out!!  Bad Azz as hell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq8nCAoyRDI
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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2021, 08:27:27 PM »
That is quite the Challenger.  Look at those meats in the back and little runners in the front.  Perfect stance.  I can almost smell the racing fuel through my laptop.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2021, 08:29:13 PM by deathsled »
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2021, 09:20:09 PM »
Too low key….. ;D

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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2021, 09:30:26 PM »
Too low key….. ;D
Then you need your ears re-toned ;D

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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2021, 08:17:40 AM »
Way back John Paradise had a '69 GT500 that was similar. I don't remember ever having heard it run?
I just saw pictures of it. I haven't seen the car since. That's got to be '75 ish?
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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2021, 11:26:32 AM »
My recollections were that it was a 68 GT500..called .." WARLORD " ?

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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2021, 02:45:08 PM »
I'm thinking of a red 69 GT500. There may be a 68 also that I don't remember.

I'm pretty sure I have those Super Fords bound and on the shelf.
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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2021, 05:15:16 PM »
yeah, he had a big spread on the WARLORD  in one of his magazines. If you find the pics please post them !

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Re: Modified 1968 G.T. 500?
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2021, 07:18:07 PM »
I saw this car at the National Mustang Day show held this past April at the AACA Museum in Hershey. It was trailered into the parking lot of an adjoining hotel, unloaded and driven into the show. It is a fastback customized to look like a Shelby. The footage was shot at the nearby Tanger Outlets Mall in Hershey, about a mile away.

The wave idle is a common effect with large Rootes style superchargers, I heard it many times when working on the NHRA National Event crew in the 1970's.
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