Why so high?

Why so high?

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roscobbc

1,306 posts

206 months

Wednesday 24th February
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rat rod said:
Talking Galaxie's ,67 500 2 dr coupe 390, listed today on the NSRA site, asking £9,250 ,doesn't seem expensive for a 2 dr pillarless coupe.

Anyone . woohoo
Agree with that - good basis for interior upgrade to XL buckets and perhaps some bits 'n' bobs for the engine etc. Nice its got 'air' rear end looks as though its had a previous wallop. Good value compared with similar cars recently advertised.

newsatten

724 posts

78 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Good looking car for the cash, just what would do me as a leave on the drive fun type machine, strange this desirability malarkey, easily the equal of a Charger or Satellite of the same vintage, yet a fraction of the price wobble


rat rod

1,623 posts

29 months

Wednesday 24th February
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newsatten said:
Good looking car for the cash, just what would do me as a leave on the drive fun type machine, strange this desirability malarkey, easily the equal of a Charger or Satellite of the same vintage, yet a fraction of the price wobble

It's got the title, everybody loves the blue oval add the word Galaxie to it and it conjures up 60's racing even if it's slightly late in the 60's

Did Ford race this shape or were they concentrating on the GT 40's by then .

One way of looking at it that it's the price of a reasonable 2 dr mk 1 Escort body shell.


rat rod

1,623 posts

29 months

Wednesday 24th February
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roscobbc said:
rat rod said:
Talking Galaxie's ,67 500 2 dr coupe 390, listed today on the NSRA site, asking £9,250 ,doesn't seem expensive for a 2 dr pillarless coupe.

Anyone . woohoo
Agree with that - good basis for interior upgrade to XL buckets and perhaps some bits 'n' bobs for the engine etc. Nice its got 'air' rear end looks as though its had a previous wallop. Good value compared with similar cars recently advertised.
Unless some hidden horror story seems a good starter yank, and if your handy with car diy someone could have a lot of fun this season.

Gets you out of the public car park and onto the show field.

Best thing about yanks is the people ,next to no snobbery whether in a shed or a mint Caddy , apart from a wealthy few most

of us started with the first time yank and graduated to better things.

Goodwood classic car park is a little like that, a A35 next to a Aston next to a Speed model Bentley next to a Fiat 500 ,all there for the same reason.

newsatten

724 posts

78 months

Wednesday 24th February
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laugh

its ideal for someone who wants to join , ones gets a big block, coupe tons of cread, for under 10K , add some big rims, 40 series Flowmasters
all the drama and grin factor of a 70K RT.................

buts its not trendy, the image laden, narcissus driven tossers that proliferate theses days just would;nt get it, which is great ,cos the few genuine
but less well heeled , will still be able to behind the wheel of a proper leary coupe..............................

But as with all these things , its old, maybe the 390 needs a rebuild, the trans may be burnt , suspension will need re jointing, the list goes on and on laugh errr thats another 10K laugh looks a bit wobbly at the rear, maybe needs floors , rockers, F --- nose what else , bang goes another 10K

cool




roscobbc

1,306 posts

206 months

Wednesday 24th February
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390 cu in was/is an OK(ish) engine - 2bbl engine is gonna be lethargic. GT spec' engine and earlier 3 x 2bbl lump was a bit more lively. 1966 saw the intro of the 428 cu in engine and later still the 428CJ. Late 60's and all versions were outclassed by GM and Mopars offering. Ford's big block Chevy equivalent intro'd in '69 (the 429/460) was the blue oval lump to have. All one needs to liven-up a 390 is as my laddo did with his TBird - Edelbrock heads, headers and a mild cam - it is quite 'drivable'......despite an early FoMoCo dual quad inlet and twin Holleys (albeit Rover sized 390 cfm's).......

rat rod

1,623 posts

29 months

Wednesday 24th February
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newsatten said:
laugh

its ideal for someone who wants to join , ones gets a big block, coupe tons of cread, for under 10K , add some big rims, 40 series Flowmasters
all the drama and grin factor of a 70K RT.................

buts its not trendy, the image laden, narcissus driven tossers that proliferate theses days just would;nt get it, which is great ,cos the few genuine
but less well heeled , will still be able to behind the wheel of a proper leary coupe..............................

But as with all these things , its old, maybe the 390 needs a rebuild, the trans may be burnt , suspension will need re jointing, the list goes on and on laugh errr thats another 10K laugh looks a bit wobbly at the rear, maybe needs floors , rockers, F --- nose what else , bang goes another 10K

cool



That's the problem,how far do you go ,diy helps as being charged £50 an hour won't get you far with this one,will never be worth a fortune

no matter what you spend, As you say, exhaust, rims ,maybe second hand ones plenty on E -Bay, slam it if the suspension will

take it and just go cruising. If nothing disastrous happens should get your money back or make a small profit.

Main thing your in the club, Always found young guys buying their first yank usually have mates ,relatives who are all ready

in the scene and they all help each other. The guy spending £20/£40K mates are driving new Mercs and BMW's and would

need a manual to use a spanner.


rat rod

1,623 posts

29 months

Thursday 25th February
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roscobbc said:
390 cu in was/is an OK(ish) engine - 2bbl engine is gonna be lethargic. GT spec' engine and earlier 3 x 2bbl lump was a bit more lively. 1966 saw the intro of the 428 cu in engine and later still the 428CJ. Late 60's and all versions were outclassed by GM and Mopars offering. Ford's big block Chevy equivalent intro'd in '69 (the 429/460) was the blue oval lump to have. All one needs to liven-up a 390 is as my laddo did with his TBird - Edelbrock heads, headers and a mild cam - it is quite 'drivable'......despite an early FoMoCo dual quad inlet and twin Holleys (albeit Rover sized 390 cfm's).......
Maybe we all should buy it, £3K each ,do bits and pieces to it , and split the £300 profit three ways, what you think. scratchchin

Start a new empire , Be millionaires by Christmas Rodney beer .newsatten. Rosco . rat rod Industries

Edited by rat rod on Thursday 25th February 00:15

roscobbc

1,306 posts

206 months

Thursday 25th February
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rat rod said:
roscobbc said:
390 cu in was/is an OK(ish) engine - 2bbl engine is gonna be lethargic. GT spec' engine and earlier 3 x 2bbl lump was a bit more lively. 1966 saw the intro of the 428 cu in engine and later still the 428CJ. Late 60's and all versions were outclassed by GM and Mopars offering. Ford's big block Chevy equivalent intro'd in '69 (the 429/460) was the blue oval lump to have. All one needs to liven-up a 390 is as my laddo did with his TBird - Edelbrock heads, headers and a mild cam - it is quite 'drivable'......despite an early FoMoCo dual quad inlet and twin Holleys (albeit Rover sized 390 cfm's).......
Maybe we all should buy it, £3K each ,do bits and pieces to it , and split the £300 profit three ways, what you think. scratchchin

Start a new empire , Be millionaires by Christmas Rodney beer
Yeah - refinish in some 'kin discusting colour - install a crap air-ride system that'll rattle the fillings out of any teeth we still have remaining in our heads and 'customise' the front bench seat with one of those mexican blankets.

rat rod

1,623 posts

29 months

Thursday 25th February
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Just spotted entered in Silverstones Race Retro auction a 70 Challenger 440, 6 pack pistol grip manual. 58,000 miles if correct.

Unfortunately it's got a vinyl roof but looks a lovely car in white again. , Got some cracking cars listed , better go and check my numbers

rat rod

1,623 posts

29 months

Thursday 25th February
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Tell i'm bored, going to make a start on getting the axle out of the MK 2 next week now the 3.8 one is ready , that will keep me off the pc,

lovely 69 Camaro ,manual on C&C today , says SS on the grille but it's not, nice blue colour, £35K seems about right but they are all to

expensive to me until i see the prices of MK 1 and MK 2 Escorts .

One here for SRT Hellcat ,also on C&C ,74 IROC Racing Camaro, looks a serious bit of kit.

Driven by Unser, Fittipaldi and Allison. and its in France not the States, Wonder if your trucks go that way.



Edited by rat rod on Thursday 25th February 16:51

rat rod

1,623 posts

29 months

Thursday 25th February
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Just spotted on C&C again a 93 Silver Spirit 2 for the same money as that Galaxie, £ 9500 and it's a dealer so should be making money on it

even at that price, 92'000 miles, dark oyster colour, looks mint, why are we even looking at these old tired yanks for the same outlay,


or am i missing the point or just getting old, probably both.

Right i'm taking the dogs out before i spot anything else.

SRT Hellcat

6,509 posts

181 months

Thursday 25th February
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rat rod said:
Tell i'm bored, going to make a start on getting the axle out of the MK 2 next week now the 3.8 one is ready , that will keep me off the pc,

lovely 69 Camaro ,manual on C&C today , says SS on the grille but it's not, nice blue colour, £35K seems about right but they are all to

expensive to me until i see the prices of MK 1 and MK 2 Escorts .

One here for SRT Hellcat ,also on C&C ,74 IROC Racing Camaro, looks a serious bit of kit.

Driven by Unser, Fittipaldi and Allison. and its in France not the States, Wonder if your trucks go that way.



Edited by rat rod on Thursday 25th February 16:51
you can just imagine how much they are asking for that. I have enough headaches with what I have now without adding to them smile

rat rod

1,623 posts

29 months

Thursday 25th February
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SRT Hellcat said:
you can just imagine how much they are asking for that. I have enough headaches with what I have now without adding to them smile
Can think of worse headaches to have

It's part of American history and it will probably end up back there.

newsatten

724 posts

78 months

Thursday 25th February
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The RT looks a nice thing, Wheels look naff, as do the painted door striker pins, typical yank slap dash error, and not a Kowalski car with a vinyl roof! FFS
Shame no price guide?, if there was i did'nt find it...............................

As for the RR thing, well weve been here before, lovely car no doubt, but you'll look a cock when you drive it, the Ford, probably a turd but you'll look cool when you drive it!
Which is all rather weird, makes no sense, but never gunna change........................................ i'd buy the Ford tomorrow ,

Which i cant as ive got my Pre Op assessment, in the morning, then my op in 3 weeks ??? so going to get the Dodge out and have a blast, while i can still drive..................


rat rod

1,623 posts

29 months

Thursday 25th February
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newsatten said:
The RT looks a nice thing, Wheels look naff, as do the painted door striker pins, typical yank slap dash error, and not a Kowalski car with a vinyl roof! FFS
Shame no price guide?, if there was i did'nt find it...............................

As for the RR thing, well weve been here before, lovely car no doubt, but you'll look a cock when you drive it, the Ford, probably a turd but you'll look cool when you drive it!
Which is all rather weird, makes no sense, but never gunna change........................................ i'd buy the Ford tomorrow ,

Which i cant as ive got my Pre Op assessment, in the morning, then my op in 3 weeks ??? so going to get the Dodge out and have a blast, while i can still drive..................

Although you like a manual it's a good job your Challenger is a auto, while your sorting your knee that is.

Easy for me to say but it would be good to get it out the way before the spring and be back to normal by summer.

Your right about the Rolls but i couldn't help look at it and make the comparison as for value for money they are worlds apart.

I look a cock in any car so that wouldn't worry me.

Had a better look at the Galaxie today and it obviously looks better in the photo's but allowing for that it doesn't look bad at all for the money.

First thing i noticed was the wheels on that Challenger, then the vinyl roof, you can change the wheels, easy fix but the roof would

have to be left ,tin of worms and all that, but lovely spec and next best thing to a Hemi.

They will probably put a estimated price when they lot them up. not going to be cheap after the money the road runner fetched.

Didn't get one single number out of 5 lines on the £180K lottery the other nlght so back to the drawing board.

newsatten

724 posts

78 months

Friday 26th February
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laugh

all good with my assessment, so should get my op as scheduled ..............
Stunning weather down here today, been out all afternoon , done half a tank of gas, but worth every penny! really must sort my Wheels and Tyre's out
im running around with no spare! got a couple of tubes of tyre repair stuff but its crap tbh!

If were going to be able to to some gigs with the car we deffo need a great spare ans some back bits in the trunk !
something i'l get done whilst im off ,

May have a go at fitting my Duck Tail tomorrow? but if the weathers nice i'l probably say sod it and go for a blast laugh
Once its fitted wonder if the Dodges Arse will look as good as


newsatten

724 posts

78 months

Friday 26th February
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This ?????????

newsatten

724 posts

78 months

Friday 26th February
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Or This??????




laugh Lifted as per from the Fabulous contributors on the MMA , thanks guys................................

rat rod

1,623 posts

29 months

Friday 26th February
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newsatten said:
laugh

all good with my assessment, so should get my op as scheduled ..............
Stunning weather down here today, been out all afternoon , done half a tank of gas, but worth every penny! really must sort my Wheels and Tyre's out
im running around with no spare! got a couple of tubes of tyre repair stuff but its crap tbh!

If were going to be able to to some gigs with the car we deffo need a great spare ans some back bits in the trunk !
something i'l get done whilst im off ,

May have a go at fitting my Duck Tail tomorrow? but if the weathers nice i'l probably say sod it and go for a blast laugh

Once its fitted wonder if the Dodges Arse will look as good as
I was going to make a start on the MK2 today but being so nice i took the dogs to the beach, was going to take the roadster , it's their

favourite, when they know they are going in the car they always run over to the garage that it's in all excited but it wouldn't start ,so

another job to investigate, Took the Fiat 500 instead, not quite the same but has got a full length sun roof and needed a run anyway. Dogs

didn't look to impressed either as they already made themselves comfortable in the rod, The Fiat is Ideal car for round here, i can go flat out

in 4th gear on the crash box and not have to touch the brakes till i hit the main road.

Having no vinyl roof a duck tail will look fine , Then the WHEELS , getting excited to see them,will transform the whole car.

Really liked the look of those rims that are on the Hotchkiss Challenger., still look period , After restoring the Ralley's you could swap them

around alternatively.