Lets see your Yank tanks!

Lets see your Yank tanks!

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BlackStang5point0

1,827 posts

177 months

Wednesday 23rd September 2020
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A couple of new ones of mine:




neutral 3

5,254 posts

134 months

Friday 25th September 2020
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The Weld racing alloys and tires have gone to their new home on a C3 Corvette and the new Minilites and 235 X 60 BFGs have taken their place At Last ! ££ Cleaned me out though ! Wanted a set of these on a car, since I was 19 !

Looking into lowering springs now, plus dropping the rear to match.

Progress on the beast has been painfully slow however. The ( Holley ) fuel pump packed up and it’s Korean made Holley replacement just will not fit.
Steering box is leaking, any recommendations as to who can repair it ?

UTH

2,340 posts

142 months

Friday 25th September 2020
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Thought I’d stick another one of mine in, quite like this angle


Miskiligade

52 posts

11 months

Friday 25th September 2020
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My second S550 since June.

Bought the first one thinking I'd like the 10 speed, but couldnt get on with it around town and at slow speeds, found it a very jerky and confused change.

Delivery mileage manual came up with B&O and magneride uprades so traded in the black one for the grey!

Night and day in terms of driving fun, and the magneride is a great option for handling, ride and general poise. Not bowled over by the quality of the B&O system though.

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New:




Some lovely cars on this thread.

HD Adam

4,624 posts

148 months

Friday 16th October 2020
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Latest addition to the fleet silly

1953 Ford Victoria.









All tucked away



Soooooooo, what's she like Mister?

Good bits

Most of the major work is done.

Already has an LS3 & 4 speed, no rust, interior done etc.

Bad bits

No air con

Someone has tried to flatten the paint down in prep for machine polishing and not finished.

Still on the original suspension which is Kingpins & trunnions and still has the original drum brakes eek
It goes down the road like a cross between a boat & a shopping trolley.
I've already ordered an upgraded front end with tubular A Arms, discs, lowering springs, new shocks, sway bar & power steering.

Needs new wheels, Olds Fiesta Hubcaps & wide whites.

All in progress. When this is done, I can take the Roadrunner off the road for the fuel injection & air con.


newsatten

721 posts

78 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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laugh

Epic motor!
Love to driving description , bet that keeps your concentration focused lol............................

A pic of the bonnet louvers would be good, are they proper cut/pressed type??? skilled job that, and some fancy old tech!

Fab garage too ,

HD Adam

4,624 posts

148 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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newsatten said:
laugh

A pic of the bonnet louvers would be good, are they proper cut/pressed type??? skilled job that, and some fancy old tech!
The louvers are the real deal. It's a nice touch.

Just discovered the wipers don't work. Had a look under the dash to start trouble shooting & it doesn't have a wiper motor or linkage eek

As these were originally 6v, I'm suspecting the original builder ran out of budget and decided to shift it on.

You can still get an amazing amount of parts from places like Shoebox Central & Classic Industries so it won't take much to get it up to spec.



59Impala

62 posts

115 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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Love both your cars, the Ford is very sneaky indeed. I had my 59 Impala converted to power front discs for same day stopping, best thing to do as it was evil on manual drums and bias ply whitewalls. With a 348/tripower/4-speed combo it goes quite well but it used to be heart in mouth stuff to stop on drums. Photo of my garage attached.

KevF

1,873 posts

162 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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HD Adam said:
The louvers are the real deal. It's a nice touch.

Just discovered the wipers don't work. Had a look under the dash to start trouble shooting & it doesn't have a wiper motor or linkage eek

As these were originally 6v, I'm suspecting the original builder ran out of budget and decided to shift it on.

You can still get an amazing amount of parts from places like Shoebox Central & Classic Industries so it won't take much to get it up to spec.

What you need is a professional detailer look after that paintwork.....still got the picture of your reflection in the HD150...thumbup

newsatten

721 posts

78 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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Loving the louvre's , such a great touch to a hood, we had a 3.8 Mk 2 Jag done, looked the nuts, completely changed the cars look.

newsatten

721 posts

78 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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Spent the afternoon cleaning and waxing the Challenger, paints been on a year now, the old girl looks very nice smokin


fatboy18

18,449 posts

175 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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Spent the afternoon cleaning and waxing the Challenger, paints been on a year now, the old girl looks very nice smokin
oh come on, you can't tease us like that, we need more pics.
Great colour smile

59Impala

62 posts

115 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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x1 need more Challenger pics.

newsatten

721 posts

78 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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laugh

newsatten

721 posts

78 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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newsatten

721 posts

78 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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Hemi Orange/Tor Red, its a very fine mica, flips in the sun from jaffa Orange to Blood Red, not original colour, that was E5 Rally Red,

newsatten

721 posts

78 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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Porn star interior laugh
Which strangely looks great in the flesh Lol...................

mac96

2,030 posts

107 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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Hey, it looks great in the photo too. Lovely car.

HD Adam

4,624 posts

148 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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KevF said:
HD Adam said:
The louvers are the real deal. It's a nice touch.

Just discovered the wipers don't work. Had a look under the dash to start trouble shooting & it doesn't have a wiper motor or linkage eek

As these were originally 6v, I'm suspecting the original builder ran out of budget and decided to shift it on.

You can still get an amazing amount of parts from places like Shoebox Central & Classic Industries so it won't take much to get it up to spec.

What you need is a professional detailer look after that paintwork.....still got the picture of your reflection in the HD150...thumbup
Come on over biggrin

rat rod

1,604 posts

29 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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newsatten said:


Spent the afternoon cleaning and waxing the Challenger, paints been on a year now, the old girl looks very nice smokin
Nice to see the original USA lighting,