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  • #5584
    V8 Staff
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    For me, this one was close. 1975 Plymouth Scamp with a 225 slant six. I had big plans of someday making a 360 powered screamer out of this car, but I didn’t have the money or resources. I disassembled it, obtained a junk 360 motor and some decent cylinder heads, but was forced to sell the whole thing due to my lack of financial resources, time, and space. We had fun with this car, but I don’t really miss it. And I definitely do not miss the root beer brown and tan color scheme.

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    #5585
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    BTW, dig the gas prices…

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    #5586
    Mike Clarke
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    I never took a pic of it as I was too ashamed of it. The biggest pile I ever had was also in the Chrysler family. It was my ’74 Duster. I lived in Texas at the time and it was the rustiest car in the state. It was a slant 6 car and it spat out so much oil in the exhaust, I’m confident it was a significant contributor to global warming. The ‘natural’ floor ventilation afforded one a free shower when driving through a puddle. The vague steering and brakes that randomly engaged when the brake pedal was pressed made driving a real treat. The wheel covers made great ufos when hitting a pot hole at speed. The ‘TINGGGG’ sound that they made when they flew off and hit a tree was pretty cool!

    #5587
    V8 Staff
    Keymaster

    Hmm… ’74 Duster… close to my ’75 Scamp! You brought back some memories with the wheelcaps leaving the car… mine used to throw the hubcaps even going around turns! I had forgotten about that part… too funny. The 1bbl carb would also starve when turning left… a great safety feature when entering traffic. Yours do that also? Mine was permanently flooded as well.

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    #5588
    Mike Clarke
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    Yes! The left turn starve mode. That was a premium gas saving option! I also had a diff problem where, at low speed, when turning, the rear diff would lock up. A quick reverse and back into drive would get me in my way. Despite all off its issues, I was happy to have a set of wheels. Despite that fact, it was so dangerous my old man should have been locked up for child endangerment for letting me drive it. Different times back then.

    #5592
    Joseph Marconi
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    A 4 door 77 Pontiac Parisenne (Canadian car) equal to your Bonneville. Not a bad looking car for it’s time but had a gutless 305 in it and most of the camshaft lobes wore out at about 35,000 km (22,000 miles). The door seals were also starting to fall off due to the all the rust around the door frame. GM must have been using a lot of recycled steel at the time. Looked a lot like this one but was two tone with silver hood and roof

    #5593
    V8 Staff
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    That’s fantastic. I remember those cars well. I was always perplexed by the wheel skirts, and how on Earth GM could possibly think anyone in Paris would associate with such an animal!

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