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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2019, 08:51:44 PM »
1970 Chevelle SS in black with two white racing stripes down the middle.

My uncle had a 1970 SS Chevelle 396, with the four speed manual. Bright red, cowl-induction hood, the twin white stripes, white vinyl top, and red interior. The 396 was not totally stock either! I got to drive it quite a bit after I got my driver's license. A beast of a car to say the least.  :rocknroll2:
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« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2019, 09:14:17 PM »
1970 Chevelle SS in black with two white racing stripes down the middle.

My uncle had a 1970 SS Chevelle 396, with the four speed manual. Bright red, cowl-induction hood, the twin white stripes, white vinyl top, and red interior. The 396 was not totally stock either! I got to drive it quite a bit after I got my driver's license. A beast of a car to say the least.  :rocknroll2:

Someone in my neighborhood has a gray Chevelle, (71-72 I think) one time the family and I were in the Explorer then I noticed the Chevelle was behind us at the light. I told the kids to shush it and I rolled down the windows. Wife thought I was crazy but the rumbling of that engine... ah... pure American muscle.


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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2019, 07:47:33 PM »
1972 Mustang Grande with 351 Cleveland 4bbl and the FMX transmission like the one I built for my daughter when she was in High School.
Yeah that 351 Cleveland was/is BA. I had a friend that dropped one in a '70 Torino, spiked it with a couple of dual Holly pumpers, Hooker exhaust system, Hurst Blackjack manual, and a couple of other things. Beside the Dodge Dart 440 I rode in a couple of times that Ford was the scariest car I've ever been in. The low end torque was absolutely amazing. Would love to do it again.


Yeah I rebuildt the engine and put in a bigger cam and Holly 750  dbl pumper and a cool shift kit for the transmission also Hooker Headers.
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Re: ..that 1 set of wheels..
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2019, 01:03:11 PM »
1970 Chevelle SS in black with two white racing stripes down the middle.

My uncle had a 1970 SS Chevelle 396, with the four speed manual. Bright red, cowl-induction hood, the twin white stripes, white vinyl top, and red interior. The 396 was not totally stock either! I got to drive it quite a bit after I got my driver's license. A beast of a car to say the least.  :rocknroll2:

Someone in my neighborhood has a gray Chevelle, (71-72 I think) one time the family and I were in the Explorer then I noticed the Chevelle was behind us at the light. I told the kids to shush it and I rolled down the windows. Wife thought I was crazy but the rumbling of that engine... ah... pure American muscle.


Electric cars suck.

I still love the sound of a big block rumbling!

My golf cart is electric.  :wave1:
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Re: ..that 1 set of wheels..
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2019, 01:38:27 PM »
when i was a little kid and my dad was still alive,
we always had fast cars for a family car.
i think i was the only kid to be taken to school in a
SS396 4 speed chevelle, and a 455 442 olds after
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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2019, 05:24:26 PM »
Me, I'd still drive a truck!
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« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2019, 03:00:19 PM »
I have a friend that had one of the Dodge Little Red Express trucks back in the day. A truck and performance vehicle rolled into one!





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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2019, 03:07:42 PM »
Of all the trucks I have owned, this 1997 Nissan King-Cab 4wd was probably one of my favorites. This is what it looked like when I first got it. sitting on 31" tires. I ended up putting a 2" suspension lift on it, 33" tires on 15x10 rims, grille-guard with an 8K lb. winch on the front. Only bad part was the gutless 2.4 inline four cylinder engine!



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« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2019, 08:29:43 PM »
Thanks to all the replies. I did get a set of good wheels. Now I am looking for a pair of rear tires 225/60/15. They do not seem to be easily available.

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« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2019, 09:24:43 PM »
Thanks to all the replies. I did get a set of good wheels. Now I am looking for a pair of rear tires 225/60/15. They do not seem to be easily available.
Discount Tire is my go to store:
https://www.discounttire.com/fitmentresult/tires/size/225-60-15
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« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2019, 10:22:40 AM »
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I've also favored Discount in the past (I liked their service in Conroe - a station where anyone could drive up and an attendant would check pressures (rain or shine) in all 4/then "air" if needed).....but there's a local tire guy in Mineola (I swear, he's a Hispanic look-alike of Ernest Borgnine !) that's done me some favors

I just might order replacement tires from him when it's time

you know.....support the local businesses (and prove at the same time that I'm not a racist  :facepalm:)
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« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2019, 12:04:17 PM »
RNR tire express shows four of their suppliers make that size:
Cooper, General, Toyo and Uniroyal

http://shop.rnrtires.com/tire-brands/
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« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2019, 01:48:47 PM »
There is small tire shop in town that treats us very well on prices and service on tires. I found them when I was doing outside service for several companies I worked for, using them for my tire related repairs. When I needed tires on one my personal trucks, I talked to the owner and he gave me a really decent price on a set of new tires. So when the wife needed tires on her car, yep, I gave them a call.
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« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2019, 02:41:30 PM »
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yeah yeah, but I'll bet that the owner doesn't look like Ernest Borgnine
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« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2019, 04:43:12 PM »
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yeah yeah, but I'll bet that the owner doesn't look like Ernest Borgnine

Nope! He looks more like a little taller version of Tattoo from "Fantasy Island" !!!  :th_thicon_lol:
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