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Episode #34: Direct Connections - Blake Andermann

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Episode #34: Direct Connections - Blake Andermann

"WELCOMED UP SO number thirty four of talking Mo- pars, and our third installment of direct connections, the special editions of this podcast where we talk. Mo Pars with other moped enthusiasts. My guest today is someone who I consider to be the modern Hemi Swab Guru. He's one of the front runners when it comes to swapping modern hemmings into old Mo- pars. He founded DIY Hemi DOT COM and his. His mission is to Hemi. Swap the world joining us today on talking mopus direct connections is my good friend Blake Anderman so without further ado. If you are a moped, enthusiasts, then are in the right place. Don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best moped through sister podcast on planet Earth and I'm your host, Chris, Albrecht, better known as the moped, and this is talking Mo- pars direct connections. Uh You're listening to talking parks with the car hunter. Your direct connection to all things mope. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome my friend and the founder of DIY Hemi Dot. Com Blake. Anderman Blake. How's it going? Buddy going good Chris how're you doing bud? I'm doing good man. Hang in there! the world is a little crazy right now so I'm just staying home and keeping myself in my family out of trouble in safe. But Down in Louisiana. Doing really well. The weather has been Nice, not too much rain A lot of wrenching time a lot of time. In the shop, so I'm definitely enjoying that you know not having to to really A. GET SIDETRACKED Gets. Yeah absolutely now. You are the owner and founder of DIY DOT COM, but before we get into all that fun stuff I like to one of the fun things about Mo- parts for me is always the story behind, and everybody's got a Mo- par story got involved into Mo- pars, and what sparked their interest in Mo- parcel, Blake, tell me what sparked your interest in Mo- parts. Have you always been a moped? Guyer's at some that Kinda got sparked later on in life. Oh, that's a good one so yeah I would I would say I've always been apart guy, but that's not the truth, so there's a stranger among us right, so you know coming up my dad and he was never a Mo-. Par Guy who always. Gm Guy. He really wasn't car guy at all. He just always drove a GMC truck. Yet was his. Thank you. Don't bring a dodge home. That was his saying. You know and well my mother, very. Kind of the opposite of that right, so my mother went out was A. Very very young, and actually before I was born, she was a an associate at dodge dealership, so she actually wrote invoices, and did all the ordering for vehicles at a local dodge dealership, plymouth dealership and her first car was a nineteen seventy four plymouth they're KHUDA. So she was a mo- par person, my dad wasn't you know, but she kinda didn't really. She didn't didn't bring it up too much. and my passion really started. I would say when I was about about eight years old, so a little known fact is. When I was yelling at. Cancer Childhood cancer and I lived for about two years at Saint Jude's Children's Medical Hospital there in Memphis Tennessee. it was It was pretty rough. You know back then. It's not nearly anything like it is now you know you go in you. See The infomercials, and if you go visit the hospital, I do that frequently I'll go maybe every couple of years and help what they call a. it's a long term. Follow up study. They examined pass patients that have been cured have moved on with life and Back then it was very gloomy. You know it was a very cold dark hospital It had like wack marble walls. To do anything to keep my mind off for Treatment I. Love Cars I just. It was in my blood. You know my mom would give me stories about her Plymouth Barracuda and how she would. Drive all over the south and go to the beaches in it, and how much fun she had and just reminisce. You know and that distracted me enough. To just really became fond of the body, and it's like Oh man I want one of those, if I ever get out of this hospital bed. You know not grow up on. Get One of those you know so. That's kind of how the book started with me. It's a little bit grim. You know little little doom and gloom, but. I wouldn't change it for the world here I am now. and. Pause and I love it. Absolutely. That sounds like a a really I so I actually listened to your interview with Rob Kibi from the muscle car place and I got a little taste of that. I I'd never listened to the first inter with him, but I did listen to the second one and you know that it anytime. Anyone survives something like that. You know cancer all these other types of illnesses that could be terminal. That's just. An amazing story of strength and overcoming an obstacle, so congratulations on that I'm happy to hear that you're here with us today. thank you that Those, kinds of stories are really powerful, because there's a lot of people that don't make it out of those situations, obviously, and when you do you know what you make of your life after that you know, says a lot about a person because you know you go a lot of different ways. A lot of people fall into the depression, but it seems I. Mean I don't know you too well on a personal level, but you seem to be a very happy guy, and you see now a positive outlook on things, so that's that's commendable I. I commend you for that. Thank you, it's It's one of those things that I've just learned to embrace it and You know you could really you can go either way just like you said you can kind of spiral out into depression, or you can make the best of things and move on. Thankfully ahead you know on parents by my side and it was always you know not if when when we get out of here, right? And so that that determination that fire to just never give up is I mean that's that's what I still use today in everyday life in. The hemi that's what. Some of that fuel behind me, just don't give up. You could figure it out. We can make our way through this The Passion you know so. That's part of my DNA. That's part of my makeup. That's why I do what I do. Awesome awesome, yeah, eight years old man cash. At eight years old, I don't even remember what I was doing a definitely wasn't battling anything like that man, so my hat figuratively off to you Yeah crazy story crazy story so. You're young. You get out of treatment and you're on the men. You've made a recovery Out At what point do you get your first Mo? Par? When do you realize that dream? Okay. That's a good one. So? This is actually a fun story Chris. So I'm in high school and just looking at my pores, love death. Right whatever I can find out. They just gravitate towards it so. When my best friends in high school, still my best friend to this day he was Guy, and he had a nineteen sixty five Plymouth Barracuda, and that was his daily driver hockey. Remember us being young going to the local football games going out on the town. You know seventeen six sixteen years old and. We're out one night in. The drum brakes failed on it. We just kinda coasted through a red light. You know we were just it would scare the taller out of a spot. Just we're just happy to be a more managers riding around and I'll never forget it one day. We're out riding. And I see it. It's a nineteen seventy two two, so you know toward Plymouth Duster. An associate, sitting on a curve and the guy. Wants fifteen hundred bucks for a three eighteen car automatic on the column. Nothing Fancy Ben Sheet Been. seat. But he was just so enthralled with it and he he was very proud of the car. It needed a lot of work. But it ran. You know no big deal. Get to talking with the guy and he just. Enamored me with the weirdest stories and he tells okay. Look you see these these rear windows near the quarter glass on the those bodies that year they had the the level where the quarter glasses popout right, so he's like now. Let me tell you something. This three eighteen magnum is faster than any three forty out there. It's faster than a four twenty six, and you know what these windows pop out. That's for high speeds ability. And my friend cody now we're looking at each other. Just like Oh. My God is this guy for real, so we're looking at the car over, and he just continues to spew this stuff out. We get around to the back of the car and the guy had taken from like Walmart. You Know He. He taken mailbox letters. That he says stickers at you find you know maybe in the the hardware aisle and he'd written across the back of the car, trick or treat, and he said man, trick or treat. This is the fastest car in the whole area. Oh my gosh, it was just it was one story after another like. Is this guy for real? Is this guy really for real? He will he was. It was amazing. We settle on a price bought the car for like thirteen hundred bucks. Brought it home tour into it and s when I found. It was pretty much a bone stock three eighteen. With like a to sixty eight h cam and some Mike Four thousand RPM stall. You almost have the gas pedal to the floor before. Before this thing will take off and get going down the road. Is a whiplash I think would have been a more appropriate name for the car. But it was fun. Man I I was just so happy to be in a Mo- for now that that was my first one. How long did you have it? Do you still have it? I had it for about two years. I don't have it anymore. mostly because at the time I was young. You know I I just didn't have the technical skill set to to really repair like the floor pans are member. A cutting the floor pans out one night to do the sheet metal replacement and I caught some. Some like carbon. Jude on fire and it was a hall. Fire Extinguisher episode and I just. I. Tried, but I I wasn't there yet. It was too much of a project, so I decided to let it go. So now you have a Kudo correct I. DO I have my. This is oh. This is my Fourth Barracuda? Okay, let's let's go to your first Barracuda. Start Starwood out. How long after the duster did you get back into another Mo-? Par Oh years so. I I went to after graduate in high. School I worked my way mechanic thirty forty hours a week and put myself through college so. I was trying to do as much as I could just to get your college. All my money focus was going into that and it took a long time. Yeah, so I'm not a very smart Fella It took me eight years to get through college in. Get my mechanical engineering degree. I did that and the soon as I graduated in, it was like twenty ten. I said Okay I, did it I did I didn't give up got my degree. I have my degree hanging on the wall now still you know. A mechanic turned ranch's before I was able to place a chemical industry job out in South Texas just south of Houston and as soon as I got settled in South Texas May I start hitting craigslist. What cannot gotta get? Anybody got to get anybody asked the process. This guy in Victoria Texas. I think his name. Was Johnny used to own a? I. Think it was called the. Doctor south. Texas or something like that was a salvage yard guy. And I, didn't know much. I was still in mid twenties. I didn't know what was going on I just knew had to have e body. I've always wanted one so found his ad on craigslist and drove out to Victoria Texas Midland nowhere and. I saw this car for the first time. It was just a shell ahead. No suspension, not suspension no rear suspension. It was just a shell, and it was a five car like that silvery color. Remember what the name was! It was in nineteen, seventy, three. It was originally a three forty eight car with like the Black Vinyl, top black side stride. Wes It was anyway, but it was a complete rest book and I think about for fifteen hundred bucks. In A. Are Remembered having to get floor Jacks under the car in back the trailer underneath the body just to try to drag this car home, right? It was just a complete piece of junk. And so I did that and then came Tom. To get the title. Do the paperwork so. I went to his house. There was on the premise of the junkyard and we started do the paperwork and should have struck me as odd, but he hands me. The the event tag in an envelope with the title I'm like. Why is this not on the car like? Why did it has the Rosette Rivets and everything? So I didn't think of it that much I just did the paperwork in? Came came home with a car. And while it was there, he shows me. He has a an F. One yellow, a are Khuda in there in his personal staff and I, just became enamored with it. I was like all. This is so cool I would. I would love to have one of these days one one of these cars one day. But as I never thought it would be possible, right? That's kind of like unobtainable like a super. Right so I get home. I start doing the paperwork and. from Texas to Louisiana doing a transfer. And I'm looking at the thing and I said well okay. Let me do a little research on this. I WanNa make sure I know what I need to do to put this thing back together. and. Really Start doing research. I think at the time. It was cou to challenge your dot com. And found out about body stampings, so I looked at the cow. Looked at the radiator panel. And the numbers do not match. What what? So, I get my camera out I. had taken a walk around video the car, the first inspection the time when I went to inspect it. and. I'm looking at it in sure enough. Tag was completely intent intact. The sticker in the door jams completely fine. And when I went walk out the car, it had freshly been like ground off with like an angle grinder, so man I think. He knew he was selling me Vin swap car. all the all the tale signs were there and my heart sank. I can't do anything this cards. It's a fraud. It's it's it's worthless. You know Vince Swab that's. As bad news, right so. It's not set out to pasture. and. Hit craigslist stuff again, right? I found in Atlanta a very early production nineteen seventy-three Barracuda. Plain Jane no AC not. Probably the slimmest vendor tag I've ever seen in my life for a for. No options. And it was just a shell, too, but Dang it. I had six hundred dollars a month pocket, burning a hole. A loaded up the truck in the trail in drove ten hours to Atlanta. I bought this car and it was. The schedule production data think was like the first or second day for nineteen seventy-three models in seven to. got that core drug among us like well. This is a good clean car. Good clean title. Let me put them with the best pieces onto this one and build it. Life Kinda got in the way. In Kinda sat on the back burner while I did work for money, just trying to raise money to to fix up that Redcar seventy three, I bought out of Atlanta And A. It's just another one. It was a lot of work a lot of work, but it was what I could afford. In. My Wife told me she said look. This is your dream car. Why don't you take a step back? Really save some money and just go get a more solid car. Get better car. And again you know this was kind of before the whole facebook marketplace and stuff right so hit my my Go-to craigslist it Craig's list and I saw a guy out of Dallas selling a nineteen seventy Plymouth Barracuda. Grand Coupe, so it had a AC power windows car. Very rare to have the power windows. Completely intact everything was there three eighteen core again, but I didn't mind. I knew that I wanted to put late model him in. A set offer. Another ten hour. Drive drove all the way up to Dallas. In? A look at the car was everything that. described. Struck with you. Abroad at home and I remember doing the paperwork on his pool table in his kind of his game room of his house. And his house was like A. As like A. An abandoned warehouse if you will that, he had living quarters in. And he said since I know you're a good guy. And I know that you love the way you want to clone. Maybe I can give you some Motivation is the way I think he worded it. So I looked at him and my friend, who had taken the road trip with whether you mean. He said we'll follow me. We went through like a hole in the wall. and. It was mopeds have been. I'm not joking. It was crazy, so we go into the shop and there's a all torn down and the first thing I see is an Alpine wide I think it was a seventy charter and green interior with it was a big block a C- core member that the just Kinda finished wrapping up that restoration. He said step with me through this literally a hole in the wall with Torn Down Syndrome Bocskai. We walk into the next room and there's two aaar's. There's a another grand coupe. There's two or three other Barracuda's quite a few be bodies to eight twelve track pat cars one in butterscotch. One in I think it was another yellow car I don't remember exact color. And I'm looking around. It's it's overload. It is more part of it and looking at all these all these bodies in Ebadi's and. What like. Holy, jeeze just looking around. And I can remember glancing up on the pallet racks. He had in this old warehouse and a top of the Palette. CNN. N. Nose cone and I'm like. Wait. Why don't you haven't nose cone of their? In talking to him his to my left side I said you haven't nosecone like. In totally oblivious, right, totally oblivious right in front of me. He just tells me says look now right in front of me. Three feet in front of me. I see speed car cover off, follow it from our right to my left and I'm watching the body lines, all of a sudden dips up into this huge wing. Right like you gotta be kidding me. You gotta be kidding me. He reaches over pulls a cover off. He bought it. I think in like nineteen eighty five for. Not much money. Back in those days it was another Ev to road runner Super Bird It was a four forty four speed with black vinyl, top and white interior, and the only thing wrong with this car was the nose cone I think it maybe hit a deer or something, and that was the only thing everything. Was We one hundred percent? Gorgeous. So my heart's beating at this point I'm like it cannot touch it. Can just touch it. Is this real life really? And, so we? We've been friends ever since and I came home. Started working on that core the grand GRANDPA bought from. Years past seven years past. Life with kids and Really trying to work as hard as you can to to get your project going. He kinda. Posted up another car for sale, he recently was past October and it was. An a are one of his aaar's. He had actually picked up another one, so it was his third in his collection. and He. He had it for a fair price because it was not number matching is had a regular three forty thrown in it. It had been laid out for quite some time needed a lot of work lot of elbow grease, but it was true Jay code color and. I talked to my wife. You know Iraq, and I said you know. Man that. Grand Coupe have needs a lot of bodywork. It needs a lot of time. What do you think about me selling that car and going after this one? and. She agreed, so we struck up a deal. He delivered it to my house. I was pretty busy with work at the time, and I was able to sell my grand coupe to a friend of mine, and can offset the cost so for less than it would cost me to have a paint job. Put My grand coupe now I have this this a are I'm like. Holy Jeeze like. Is this real life again? You know, have a are. How is this possible for someone who grew up like me? Really didn't have a whole lot. You know, but here it is and what do with well, obviously I thing. Let's get it running. Let's get it going. We got the three forty up in ruining. It was doing pretty good. It was tired in a low compression not very. Very Fun. To drive around stall out a lot. And I just was man I gotTa. Do some better than this I. I really can't afford to go with three forty six pack right now and try to hone all these parts down. It did come with the original six barrel intake manifold. It came with the TA heads, but the block was long gone. And mismatch tires one was like a wagon wheel. One's a steely, just a project all right. and luckily my friend that wanted to buy Barracuda Grand Coupe. He's more of an old school guy. He said look. I have a couple of Mo- pours I have wheels and stuff I. Don't you give me a little bit better price on the car and you can take the Jin three Hemi out of it and all that work that you've done. Just put it in the AARP because it's dependable running like just go to town with it, and let's work the deal that way so that's what I did I I took the Gen three Hemi swap. Everything was a direct both in new rules drill no cutting required and just. have been working on it ever since now I'm just excited to be driving around in a mope bar. Okay there's a couple of things I need to digest here for a minute. What is your Jest Allegra? What is it with some? I always hear these stories and there's always these. You Know I. say this lovingly these crazy Mo-. Par Guys just have a hole in the wall. You go through a hole in the wall and then you run into a treasure trove of bars and. That's like the stuff that I dream about. and. I. Don't know I always hear these stories about. These MO- par guys just have weird setups, and they just have these hidden collections had just. I say all the time. I wonder how many of these collections are actually out there that nobody knows about you know what I mean. I think that's the thing nobody knows. It's just. We are a secret bunch. It's weird. I'm excited knowing their stuff out there still to be found 'cause you know sometimes I think all the good stuff has been found, and then you know just jump on facebook or in gram, and you see all these guys pulling all these cars out of the weeds, and it's like man I just. I mean the hunt is on all the time, and that's really cool An eight twelve butterscotch car. That is, that's nice. I, like that it was gorgeous. Gorgeous, yeah I thought you'd like that. They were sitting side by side to almost like bragging, you know. I'm not getting when I say I probably would have dropped to my knees, going into that hole in the wall and I probably would have just I know. I would have had a come to Jesus moment or something right there. I don't know that just. Didn't expect it I totally did not expect it in. You know I'm sure he's moved on from now he's. Probably in a different place or Those cars anymore whatever but He I was very excited that he he showed that to me. You know that's as a oprah guy. That's that's like a gift. You know a lot of a lot of our kind. The more people is a very secretive ar. I can remember going to one guy's house just to get a center console. And Pulled up to his house and he literally. He, said okay. You stand here and it's right at the entrance to his huge born. And he's like you stand right here and he. I mean open the barn door barely enough for him to squeeze in. He's just like wiggles inside ways goes in grabs. A console comes out wiggles in and like slams door real fast right behind them. And I'm just like okay I like I. Okay. You. Want your privacy at all right. That's fine. But we have a tendency to be a weird tons. You know and you kind of understand these guys because a lot of them. You know there's. The types of Mo- par guys that are really open and really want to show you everything they have because it's so cool. There's the guy have been insulted so many times by the people low balling them off. What are you GonNa do with that? I'll give you three hundred bucks for that super. Bird, you know after a while that's gotta get annoying. I know my hat. Sitting on one side of the fence, I could go okay. Maybe I'm the guy who has a nineteen seventy super burden I've had it since new or close to new and. It is the. Best thing I have in my life, you know the one thing that I know has extreme amount of value and I love it. And I could never rebuild it, but I could never let it go because I know that that is the treasure of my life, and everybody's always offering you. You know a couple of hundred bucks. I don't blame them. Of course sitting on the outside. I'm like get the car fixed. You know what I mean, but I think to myself if I had that car and I didn't have the means to have it fixed, but I knew that I had it. I. I can relate to those types of people, but on the other hand I'm a you know. No are left behind. Guy Saved the car. Let somebody save it. Maybe they'll let you drive it when they're done. You know so I kind of Jump on both sides of the fence, but I do like knowing that they're still out there. I love those kinds of stories in yeah, you know I wish I could get those types of people on the podcast to talk to him to get inside their head. The you know, see what their thought processes, and I know one of these days. I'M GONNA. Get somebody like that on the show, and it's going to be really interesting, but I love stories like that and like you're saying. You know you go to these guys for to buy parts and some of them. You know it's one way or the other. They either open their entire. Mope our worldview and you're just astonished at what they have or they're. You Know Barn door that far open in their. Reasons. That's. You know I'm not surprised by either one of those stories I'm sure every Mo- par guy who on done that kind of stuff. Has Stories just like that. You know what I mean like Johnny moped, telling me about guys got card buried in pods in his yard. I'm like what kind of? Okay. Nothing's. rolled. You're like me though you and just enjoy seeing it, you know it's. I have so much respect for any shape and condition. Just for someone to allow me to take a look at their their collection, their their their treasures. You know I think it's awesome. Why I respect guys like Ryan, brought the auto archaeologist. He goes out there and he looks at the cars. He doesn't. Push as far as you know. Are you going to sell it? Sell it sell it. You know he's about documenting and that to me. I, I love just going and looking at the collection because I know I. Don't have the I. Mean even if I did have it even if the guy was like, here's a super vibrant. Would I buy it? Yeah, absolutely would, but I don't have the means to even. That's a situation where if I ran across a super bird or something like that I could actually afford to buy if the guy gave me a a deal of a lifetime. Rebuild the car but I'll tell you what I would do. I would drive that sucker. I would get going I. would just Joe Dirt it and I don't care. But that's MOPE. Get out there and enjoy absolute I I'm not interested in a car that. I'M GONNA be sitting on for ten years and never be able to touch. If I can't get it going quickly then I'm not interested in it and it's funny. I say that because I've had this dark for like five years now and haven't nothing with it, but it's. Almost it's getting there. I just I get distracted with things the Mo- part hundred distracted me for five years and now this podcast. Blessing love it. It's distracting me. I'm going to get to my projects, but let's get back into your projects so. You mentioned with one of your Kudos that you had planned to do a modern Hemi. Swap in it now. Is that something that? Came into your mind. Had you seen other swaps being done? What sparked the whole modern Hemi swap idea? Oh, that's. I think that goes back to my roots, you know. When I was in school. As a mechanic at just couldn't try not to work at just a standard repair shop I worked at speech shops here in the south? GM just really it's. It's huge, you know. So. I was a technician at a LS. Speech up. Working late model GM's back then in the early two thousands, and on that whole explosive seen when they first came out, and how dominant it was, and you know good reliable power, affordable power you know, and the ability to get in turnkey. Go wherever that the whole craze took off and You know. I knew I wanted that. That freedom that reliability that that touch and go really in. It's something you speak about all the time I just really resonate with his. Get Out and drive at enjoy the tar out of them. Would is going to. Take this hobby and promote it to the next level. That's the kids out on the corner seeing that that Mo- poor flinging around. You know saying what is at all. My Gosh, that is bad. A you know that's what really gets this hobby to thrive and continue to grow and get that new blood in and Yet so I kinda started I was Lsu. Building ls standalone wiring harnesses swapping them into classic cars back in the early two thousands through the mid two thousand. and. One thing that I took away from that is it wasn't complicated? And LS Gaza GM guys were very. They shared They had web page. They had forms everywhere. You would go if you need to know. Hey, how do I? Make my attack at work you a quick Google search, and you make five fifteen areas or websites that will tell you exactly how to do it Himmy, not so much, you know. It was one thing that I remembered sitting in my apartment in South Texas when I was looking at Ebadi's I, said you know there's gotTa. Be Away from or guys to have that same. That same lifestyle, the ability to get in crank it and go and have the great power, and just the fuel economy reliability. And I just started really researching. Mateo off anything. I could get my hands on so I bought I bought the OEM service manuals like the three thousand page books I went through the wiring harnesses, and I really tried to get an idea of how things worked to see. Are they really that complicated? You know. Anything. My research found to that point we're talking about. Two Thousand and ten to two thousand, fifteen, fourteen was It was secretive. You know people, said Oh well you know I, just got it running. It was very private. Nobody really shared that like they did in that ls community, and that was something that I wanted to make sure that the. Wooden stand to be the case for long so. I said. Something's gotta be done, and if someone has to do, it might as well be me, so I started diy Hemi website, and it started very basic I got on like go. Daddy graded a very rudimentary website. Posted the penalties for the SEM connectors in kind of a accrued walk through I don't how to do the Hemi swaps. And it took off, we had a lot of positive feedback, but it quickly grew to a point where. I've got gotta be more fish in I gotta be leaner to answer these questions because you're getting bombarded with technical support people asking questions on how to do things and it. It really took off more than I expected. It would so. That's what kind of turned into this whole movement of it can be done, you know. Just a simple. To compare it to the LS, a simple junkyard pullout, five point seven can be had for a couple hundred bucks. A wiring harness can be built for a couple of hundred bucks, and you're on the road, and you're rolling making good power for very pennies on the dollar compared to the building an engine fresh from scratch There's nothing wrong with building engine. That's fine. That's great. You know. Build that old school. Small Block power, big lock, Mo par. I have the utmost respect for that, but when you guys Kinda like us, and you don't have an endless bank account, and you want to get that thing on the road and ruining and Joe Dirt in burn tyres light. Those tires over. You know it's a really cost effective way to do it. Now so. We are now in our seconds iteration of the website. John Advancing which looks great. Thank you. Thank you sorry? I jumped recently and I was like. Oh. I'm no computer programmer. Will we. Try we get Tips and tricks here and there and try to pick things up, but. I like the way it's turning out one thing that. Really I want to see it. Get back to and I'm working on it. You should see some progress in the next couple of weeks is. It always started out as. The subtitle says a GIN three Hemi swap resource. The Nemo One goal is not to sell products. It's the number. One goal is not to cram down. Only need to buy my stuff because it's the best. The the whole driving force behind the entire movement Hemi swamped the World Hashtag stop. The world is. Just get out there and let's give the GM guy some hell. Let's give the Ford guys in the hell you know, and let's do it together. Let's quit being secretive. Let's share. How do we do this like the? We have a great power plant out there. We can make this just as popular you go to any pick and pull around our area for sure. There may be half a dozen Emmy engines just waiting waiting for the opportunity to go into something. and. That's what it is is. It's really about helping people. To do the swaps and not be intimidated by not be overwhelmed. And Walk through step by step process, and if there's any solutions that we could offer from our experience to make your life easier, that's what we want to do. I'm not about saying. You know you've gotta use this for me your by this for me. There are some really amazing vendors out there and I think we all went together in a we look at Hollywood. Holly has done for the LS world. They're about to die of often himmy right now. They're now have. What's it a MO- party? Did you hear about that coming up in? Bowling Green. Yes Sir and I may or may not be talking to holly about that on the next episode. We'll see. Stay tuned for that, but yes, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. They've got a huge show because of the popularity of LS fast. They realized that you know the Mo- par guys. Were sitting here going. Hey, what about us? And Thankfully Holly is you know? Taking that into account and moving forward with like you're saying really diving into that Hemi world, and you know we've talked about it before. There's a million of these Hemi cars that are getting ready I. Mean they're getting older. You know these two thousand six, these LX cars. We're GONNA start seeing them flood. The wrecking yards and I think that's really going to be game on because up here you get I see more of like the jeep commanders, and the fifteen hundred rams and stuff, but it's not too often. You may see a charger, but it's not too often. You see a Hemi car. In a newer Hemi, car should say. are wrecking yards, but I expect that to change very rapidly and hopefully. I'm in a busy because. I've been following what you've been doing for a long time before I even started talking to you and I remember when I first got on DIY Hemi. Me Being the idiot entrepeneurship I'm like this guy should be selling all this information. He's giving it away, so so hey, thank you, blake I, think everybody that's interested in the swaps. Oh you you know a debt of gratitude because it would be so easy for you to take all the null I mean. I can't imagine how much research you've done with the stuff, but. You could take all that information and put it in e book form, and sell it, and yet you're you know doing the Mo-, par world, a great service by saying hey, here's all the information and you're also an open book. I don't think it's very hard to get older you. If anybody has any questions I. Don't think you'd have a problem. Answering and I'm speaking for you right now. I, You know. I do want to ask before we before. We get too far into this I. Want to ask you. You said you were involved in speed shops that did LS swaps did that have? A lot of impact on. You. Know How you approached the Hemi swap. Did it give enough experiencing? Okay I have an idea of how these swaps are done. Did it help you having that knowledge getting into the modern hemmings oh? Absolutely it definitely did. There are so many similarities. Between the two it's it's uncanny it really is You know when it comes to the fuel. Systems of fuel systems are near identical the way the coils in the injectors all that works is it's pretty much spot on You take a theory standalone theory from GM. And then transferred over to the Chrysler, the IMO part world and it's. It's UNCANNY. How close it is the differences. MOPE or may do things in a different way. But they do the same things if that makes sense. You know so when it comes to to firing injectors so far in injector. All injectors powered twelve volts from the ast relay. Mo- par. and. They're always getting the twelve volts constant power, and they get fired by grounding out each individual injector so solitary common stuff when it comes to the fuel injection systems of GM. So it definitely helped it definitely did. Very cool, very cool. Yeah, I It's funny, because every time you get into the argument of LS versus Hemi. The first thing that the L. let's guys go and I know that the is a good engine. I mean it's proven on the track and all these car I have friends that have twin turbo LS cars that are eight second driver cars. You know things you'd see on st outlaws, you know they're driving down the street with a parachute, just ridiculous and the only thing that any ls guy has ever said to me. You know as far as Hemi. Versus LS is Oh lss are way cheaper. That's like the only thing so you have experience with both. How do you compare LS to a Hemi as far as performance goes with which is the superior engine? Okay well I'll take you on a little side tangent here, so working at a GM speech up of course I had I had a GM had a had a speed demon in me, you know I had to fulfill it somehow so I had a had a Silverado extended cab. That I did the six liter conversion. So that's LS base. It was l q four I had stage two cylinder heads I had a very hot camshaft Is like a two twenty eight to thirty duration I had a three thousand stall. tweaked I think it was putting flywheel like four sixty horsepower. And I was very proud of in house. Twelve second extended cap you know. Back, in the two thousand out you know I was all proud of it. And was at this point in time I was going to school I was working as a mechanic and waiting and bartending on the weekend just to try to feed the addiction, right? So we had a Frie- This is this is a true to fry cook. Who had just bought? It was like a two thousand four extended cab Ram with the him. and. He's mouth often me one night in the kitchen and he's like oh man. You, you don't have anything on. You don't have anything on me. Okay let's line them up after work is like one o'clock in the morning. And I didn't know it, but he had about a hundred and fifty shot on that Hemi. and. He left me standing in the dust so. At that point on new. A little bit more of these Hamilton. I'm giving credit to back then, and they can put down the power. You can really open them up. Don't don't be passive when it comes to them because there may be not as popular as that less. All Right? That's you know. I was I wasn't sure where we were going to go with that. Question and I'm glad that you weren't biased because I. Know You know I'm not. I'm not a denier. I know what those LSS can. Do. You know what I mean. It's -nology throw a couple turbos on him and you know you're. You're knocking on the door. Four digit horsepower, if not over for digital horsepower depending on your set setup, but I think that the Hemi is just. It just needs to get blown up a little bit more as far as the aftermarket support, and like one thing that frustrates me. Frustrates me so much, and I, see a giant gap in the market, and maybe I'm just blind, and not looking in the right places but I don't see. Turbomeca folds for these families very often of you know of somebody. I, I'm like why how come I can go get a you know. A few hundred dollars gets me set a turbo manifold, for LS, but I cannot find Turbomeca unless you go to Ebay and look at some Chinese stuff that just does not look quality it all to me it just. Seem It. Just, like where's the company? That's going to say. Oh, we've GOT TURBOMECA FOLDS I can't believe they're not there yet I. Don't know why. I huge market for him I really do, but so that's you bring up a great point, and that's something I wanted to touch on earlier. And maybe it's Kinda where you wanted the discussion ago is. When it comes to him swaps just like anything else. It's supply and demand. If you have more persons out there doing swaps then there's more of an opportunity for manufacturers to get out there and make those parts so like Let's look at the Milligan. Right the the oil pans. They make for the himmy swaps. While that's one part. And the prices are kind of comparatively high. When you look at an ls swap oil. Pan. But that's because the swamp is so popular. They're selling them like hotcakes. Hand over fist. Y. Is that well? We can all tie that back to open community sharing of how to perform swap parts availability. It just snowballs so when we talk about Hemi swamp the world. It doesn't matter if it's a junkyard. Five point seven with two hundred thousand miles on it and you pay two hundred bucks for it. By get that. Don O. PAN or you know one or the other manufacturers now? Steph into the game hopefully, holly steps into the game and now you have. The market where it's, it's it's should be going so. Those cheap himmy swaps those cheat budget builds. They're gonNA. Buy One or two high dollar parts. They need just to make it work. Even though they're on a shoestring budget. And when you're continuing, expand that market in by those things the offerings are going to follow so that's really what I think about is him swamped. We win together. You know if if I can help eighteen guys. Junkyard swap a Hemi in their their old Mo. par whatever it may be. By fifteen oil pans will then. Demands creeping up the supply should follow hopefully prices drop and more people enter to the market because they see the need for that product, and that's what I'm pretty excited about. Now, maybe I'm encroaching on your business a little bit here, but I'm wondering if you would ever be interested in being a supplier for all these hemi parts for these aftermarket companies because I think they would want to partner with you in some way, because if you're the go to source for. Quote Unquote Junkyard Swaps Or. DIY Hemi swaps. I mean. Call me crazy, but I think it would be smart to team up with someone like you. Because Hey, not only. Can you go to Blake Diy Hemi for all the information you need to do the swap, but he also supplier and has all the parts I. That's what I I think that would be. That would be great, because as far as when and I know I've talked. I've talked to other people about Hemi swaps, and your name always gets brought up. In Diy, Hemi always gets brought up. Everybody knows the I I. It's like. I really think that there needs to be a relationship there with these part manufacturers in going back to the turbo manifold thing I've been. I really WANNA turbo the five seven that I. have because for those of you. Listeners out there that don't know. I actually got a five point seven out of two thousand six charger for hundred bucks with blown head gaskets and. I got everything I mean I got the whole harnesses I got stuff. I don't even know what it's. Going to be honest I'm like I. Don't know what this is. I'll take it. He's like I went there to buy a block and he's got all this other stuff, too. Like what are you got? And he's just handed me boxes of stuff. I mean. I got a radiator I got. You know different computers like I think this is a team i. don't know what this is like. Yeah, just throw it in I'm just before he changes his mind. Me At all give me at all so. I get it all and I'm like one hundred hundred bucks. I'm like blown head gaskets. Okay cool. So that I, had already discovered diy long before I got this Hemi, but the problem was in my area. Hundred dollar five points a hundred dollar block. For a modern Hemi. Good luck finding one of those. And I just to be at the right place at the right time I called the guy and. He had a bunch of people lined up already and I managed to be the first one they're said hey. I'll come. Get it right now. I kinda lied to him because I was still at work, but I was like I'll come. Get it right now. I'm on my way. He's like all right, but I got people lined up got caching, I'm looking at. I'm looking at the hundred dollar bill right now. That was bullshitting him. Trying to get off work early, worker! I. Go over there and. It turned out that he had a chrysler. Three hundred had well over two hundred thousand miles on. It was a rough looking car that engine blew and then he went to the wrecking yard, got this two thousand six entire set from charger I don't know if he bought a whole car and just parted it out or what, but everything is from an charger and. From what I understand. He was basically put the engine in his three hundred, and it blew the head gasket, so he yanked everything out and was just partying. Okay, the only thing I really didn't get the transmission and the exhaust manifold, but everything seems to be complete Hundred Bucks. I was like all right well. If I needed to sell some of the parts of the thing that I don't need I could probably make my money back. You know what I mean. The only thing that going through all your information on the website was the golden part. The bell crank and I was like okay, so started searching all the local wrecking yards for a two thousand three dodge. Ram and I found one that had it, and I made the mistake of going to this wrecking yard and the guys i. kind of we kind of basically. Little run around and that's kind of weird thing you know. What do you need that for? And I was like. Oh, dude, Hemi, Swab Blah. Blah Blah Blah Blah. Really and. I think-i. Acne hosed me on that thing. Because I spent two hundred sixty bucks on it I was like I was like all right well, but it wasn't a pick and poll like they had to. They had to go pick it for me. That's the only one that I could find, and I was like. I probably would better online, yeah. So that's the one that's the most expensive part of my whole. Hemi Swat probably. Is that stupid? But, I have it I. Don't know I just. I didn't want to deal with A. Fly By wire pedal. Thing kind of weirded me out, so I was like. How can I go around that? So, we'll go with that, but yeah. I got hosed on that I don't. I'm going to go ahead and ask you. How much can you get those things for? Twelve dollars. Oh Man Yeah. Ouch. Know it's I dropped a little. My heart drop you a little knowledge here for your listeners So. In the research. If you actually look at some of our youtube videos now we have kind of a review of the bill. Crank connector and. Keep in mind. In the early two thousands diameter owned Chrysler so the hippies were actually developed by the Germans you know so if you look at that Bill Clinton. If you take it out of the box to actual, they call it the APS the accelerator pedal position. Censor your it out. It's gotTA. Bins logo on it. Again, it was used the actual sensor. The the building sensor was used on. Probably fifteen different mercedes-benz of the same timeframe. So if you're in a salvage yard and you don't find one in Ramtruck go look at the benzes. Just go out there and you'll find one now. The the linkages. The box shaped a little bit differently, but it still works. It's still a six pin. accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Most pull yards down here. We grab them every time we go, and typically twelve fifteen bucks is what we get for them. We clean lot of times on Ebay. They go for two to three hundred bucks. We. Try to just help the community out, and we sell it for between seventy five hundred bucks. Just because it's something we know people need and we have to. We have to pay the time. It takes us to go out there right, so We're in the early stages of a business where migrating from. You know. How do we continue to help the community and provide the support answer is we need to do more research. We need to figure out the next generation, so we had everything figured out through the hill. Cats now, and how do we do that? We do that simply by buying salvage cars and taking them apart figuring out how it works, and that's why we do what we do for sales goes a lot of it just goes into. You know buying stuff so he can figure it out. Yeah, it is all learning process some of US learn the hard way by spending more money than we need to, but that's okay. We learned the hard way sometimes. Oh Gosh. That wrong, so let's let's look at this get. It's it's in. This is something I wanna say for you and your listeners. Knowing what I know about the world and how easy it is LS world, you can build a standalone homeowner corners for thirty bucks okay. The. Only thing. That's a little different when it comes to Chrysler they're a little bit more expensive. But if you were to like, say, go to our website. and. Look at the pin outs in your to. Do it yourself and use all junkyard connectors. You could do it for like seventy five bucks. You can build your own. Him Hoeness for seventy five bucks we offer on the website. Are we found those connectors right, so we've found the OEM connectors that if you go to the dodge dealership, they one hundred bucks just for that connector. We found the sources on them and what we're doing is. We're just trying to bring that price down. We're trying to to cut that Mo- par tax and by doing so it's getting more people into the game, and we have just a general knowledge area where you could go and just look at Penn outs. And really kind of Hey, this goes here right or we have the technical manuals that we sell now technical manuals. We sell now literally tell you using connectors. This is the most direct simplistic way to build your own standalone Hornets that will save you. Probably dozens of hours so. That's that's how our businesses kind of. Right, we still hold first and foremost. Help them up our community. Get Him swaps popular. That's what we WANNA do first and foremost secondly is, we want to continue to drive innovation by buying the next generation of materials and buying parts. I mean I was able to buy two wrecked. Twenty fourteen police chargers last year, and really dive off into the the later like the eagles generation of him, as and it's ridiculous. How much more simpler they are then say, the two thousand three through two thousand eight, the simplicity is there and it's something that. With the guides that we sell now the the short more direct guides. You can build your own honus in a weekend so. That's where we want it to be. We want to help them up our community and we WANNA bring the prices down. Yeah so those of you out there listening if you're interested in a modern Hemi swap if you're even thinking about it because I know a lot of people out, there are like me and are not that technical. Like when I went to your website, one thing that I appreciated and this was back in the beginning. Several years ago I think it might have been before I started. The moped hunter was two thousand fifteen, but right around there sometime I discover diy. Before, I ever reached out to you and I remember just looking through it and going okay. This is like for idiots like me that you know have a really hard time. Following direction was looking. I was like okay all right and then you did I I'll admit I sat there. And I found your youtube videos and I sat there with a piece of paper and a pen, and I was like like a little boy in class I was like okay. HOW ARE WE GONNA? Do this here all right and it cracked me up because everything was backwards. That one video. Versed on horrible like. I was like okay. This is going to be even harder what you got that. That's been I I appreciate that you still have that video up. It's funny I know so I. Thought I thought it was gonNA. Learn it backwards. So. Someone told me that. Definitely leave your leave your beginnings up there and show people how far you've come. I've definitely not a public speaker of I think that's pretty obvious but One thing we've discussed here recently, so I have some really good friends, join me now in the business. One thing we've discussed now. Got To get back to those videos. We've gotTA get back to helping people because we get a lot of the same questions and answering the same emails, the same technical support questions and the best way to get out there as we've gotta make more video, so we've ordered the camera equipment. You should see quite a few more posts. That should come alive. I think the last time we posted. A Youtube video was over a year ago and that's just not acceptable I, know we. We need to push that further We even reached out last week. to the gym three swap community page on facebook and said what do you WanNa see? What kind of technical videos do you need what you have in trouble with? Let us help you. Let us post a short video to kind of guide you through the process and take the mysticism out of it. Let's make sure we. We hit a home run for you guys and really give you something that you need. You guys are on the right path IC. Thankfully a lot of the people have on the show in the business. World are on really good paths I. I think diy is gonNA. Blow Up. I think it's going to be huge and I wouldn't be surprised if you'RE GONNA. You're probably going to get some a lot of calls from manufacturers because you have that experience and. Know you cannot beat experienced in this game and especially like. I really liked the fact that you started with LSS. and. You kind of your teeth on those and work your way into the hemmings because. It. Hey, for everybody out there hating on LS, engines right now. Just remember that. If it wasn't for that experience, we might not have diy Hemi right now, so. Thank you LS engines? That's true. That's true. But ENKI for the. Given all seriousness. You're even remotely thinking about a Hemi swap. You have to go to diy. HEMI DOT COM. Just look at it. Just be a sponge. Go to all the different links. Go to all the different pages and just absorb. That's what I did because like I said I'm an idiot so I go there and I just I. Try to be a Spungen. About Parts like the bell crank thing. I was like I didn't even know what the hell that was, and you did a great job describing where it was what it was and. Things like that just. Really helped me you know. Get familiar with the whole thing and. It's. The resort. I don't know of a better. Hemi swap resource out there. I don't think there is one so I mean congrats. You cornered the market. thinking. That's a good. I. CAN'T WE WANNA push? Yes, Emmy swap the world people come on. Board because. I'm sorry about that one thing I wanna add. Is You know it's a learning? Process is a growing process, so you've definitely noticed a difference between the old website in the new website. And in the new website to Kinda foster that community. One thing we're doing is. We're developing the pages. They're not up now, but we're developing the. We call it the himmy Intel pages so you'll see right now. You can go to the website and Saina and you have to have a valid name email address. We get a lot of spam, so if it's just an email address, some made up name. We typically don't approve it, but if you sign up as soon as we. We hit launched on the Intel pages. It's all the tips and tricks that we kind been discussing today. It's a it's an online community. No BS source to get information that you're looking for and walked through a lot of that's going to be information released before the Youtube Video, so we're trying to really help our little community by saying. Hey, just join us. Let's go down this road together, but. If you join right now, you won't see a lot of those in depth detailed pages that you saw in our previous website because we're creating in a brand new way that I think is simpler than before so before we got a lot of questions and that was fine. We want to help people out, but. If we can make it better, and we can educate people a more direct way to where they completely get it the first time then. It's just better for everyone all the way around. So, that's what you're gonNA. See Right now when you go into the web pages. It's just as place where you could sign up. There are some links to our technical videos, but just know that once you've signed up as soon as we hit launch. You're going to be immersed in this world of technical information that should be able to help you out in the future. I'm pretty sure I signed up for that. I'm. I'm pretty sure I'm on that list I'll have. Did yes yeah, yeah, I did. I got I got to be involved in that I gotta check that out because I. I've been impressed since I. Bound DIY Hemi so. It's one of those things where I know that. In years, people are going to be talking about diy and I'll be like Oh. Yeah I, had Blake on my show and I was there before you guys before you guys were all Hemi. Swap this and having swap that I knew Blake Okay I knew him before he became popular and had this TV show on. TV swap and everything with him. But. I. I did want to. I want to ask you this. I know that a lot of Mo- partners are gonNA turn in their grave right now when I talk about this, but. Drifting drifting in the import community okay I. See a lot of these guys swapping LSS in two forty S. X. Nissan's things like that. Do you think that the Hemi is going to catch on their to? Be. I'd be a liar folks. If I, didn't say God I would like to. Put a Hemi in one of those just kind of shocked that little community a little bit because it's like Oh. You got an LS. Swap cool. I got a Hemi. It's always cooler. I don't care who you are always cooler to say that you have a Hemi. I I love big block and small block Chrysler's but. You gotta three forty six pack cool I got a Hemi for forty. Oh cool I got Hemi six pack. got a Hemi any so it's always cooler to say. Do you see. Hemi swaps. Venturing out away from classic mopeds and into other areas of the performance world like drifting and other things like that. You see that happening. Oh! Yes, so we! We have a very big following globally. We, we get notification. Get push notifications to our cell phones. Every time we get someone that logs on the site it doesn't give us the details up their full names or anything. It just says hey. You have a new visitor from Alberta Canada from Sweden. We've globally been a last week. We had one from Japan from Australia a couple from. The Middle East where we get all over the world and I remembered two weeks ago at a gentleman. Contact me out of. Great Britain who put one in three series BMW, and he was drifting. was looking for some wiring help to. Physically in the car is like I. Just need to get the get the wiring. Don't we need to get this thing on the road running so three series BMW have seen that I. Don't know if you've seen here lately. There's a a someone that put. Three ninety two in a Volkswagen Beetle it's insane. The engines like the size of the car, but it's the coolest thing. We've seen him. Put in there. I was reached out to this week for someone putting one grant. Grant visit the hell. National debt thing is sweet. Bad Ass. A health Yeah that went out really had me going. I actually followed him on instagram. Because I was like, I might have to bring this guy on the show because secretly folks. I've always been a fan. I might get burned at the stake for this. I've always been a fan of the old GM Turbo vehicles that grand nationals, the T. types and the cyclone typhoon those. I have a special place in my heart for those things. I sorry guys I like them. They're not far bars about I'm with you on that cool trucks for what they are, so how anybody wants to argue that with me yet, but I like them. I'm with you at that. I have a friend of mine. He's really big in collecting. The hot wheels said Hey, if you get a cyclone one, send it my way. There will. Respect them. They are cool. Yeah absolutely But yeah. I was kind of expecting the whole Hemi. Swap thing to start once you get into the ls stuff and you see how many cars and how many different routes that people are going with their LS swops. It was only a matter of time before people wanted to be a little bit different and get the hemmings. Going I have not seen any in any drift car yet now I. Don't know that much, but I know that they're putting them in all sorts of other crazy stuff so. It's only a matter I'm so I That's excite. If I was you I'd be really excited about that because you're going to get all sorts of you're probably going to hear from people that have really on the down. Low projects like right. Don't tell anybody about this. Yeah, this is top secret stuff so that's really. You can tell me I won't tell anybody. They! One thing I wanted to say is the prices. Come down, and when you look at what you get, Bang for the buck out of new Hemi. Did you know that you could buy a crate? Three Ninety two long block on rock auto for like three grand. No I did not know that Blake. And now that you've told the world. They're going to be. Sold out back. Now I. I didn't know you could get to. Morocco. I really didn't wow. Yes, so it's it's like I WANNA say. It was twenty eight last I checked. This is about a month ago. Someone mentioned it and I said I've got gotTA. Check this out. As Twenty, eight or twenty, nine hundred plus you have a core and shipping, so it comes out to be a little over. Three thousand dollars for a long bought four, hundred, eighty, five horsepower, three, ninety, two shipped to your door. That's a deal. That is a steel. Wow. Wow I, don't think. You're going to see him putting everything. Yeah, that's. Because I I saw a wrecking yard by me. I forget what it's called deal with classic cars. all American classics in Vancouver. Washington I think they had A. A dropout. Six point one out of an s RTA. The had four TEK super charger on it and I was like Oh. That's really cool. How much like ten grand, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, five or something like that was like? It hurt my heart. I was like I like vortex superchargers, just as much as the next guy, but pull that off I'll give you a thousand bucks with But. Do they're still that stigma. On the Mo- part thing though where people think they got mo- par stuff they can just jack up the price, but I'm I'm with you I. Think it's going to get cheaper. There's millions of these. Hemi cars out there, so that's really exciting because that's just. I mean. All those engines in the wrecking yards, because one thing that I'm scared of with this five seven Hemi that I got because it's GonNa go in my little d one hundred I really WANNA turbo charge I. Really Just WanNa see what it can handle. Man if I blow it up, it was a hundred bucks. You know except for that Bill. That's don't talk. But. Yet, man I. I. Yeah I'm going to get get it for that one. I'm never gonNA live that one down. But yeah I I think when I start seeing. These things show up in the wrecking yard. I'm going to start swooping up on them when they're cheap because. I have a feeling that once I start playing with boost on these things I wanna see what they're capable of one. I want to see what they're capable of with stock internals. And then you know we'll see what happens when he throw stuff in there, but it's one of those things where you just gotta learn by trying. And I WANNA. Know what? I WanNa know what a stock he can handle. Our boost is rumors I've heard. I've heard you don't WanNa. Turbo charge the six point four without opening them up. I've heard the six point. Ones are better for turbo charging I've heard it all I have a five point seven, so we're GonNa see what that can handle. Know I'm really excited. I have decided because my dart I have a four fifty one-stroke or that I'm having built for the dark and. You know as time goes on. I really really want to put a third generation. Hemi in it, so I'm so deep in this big block swap. That I'm just GonNa have fun with the big block for a little bit. But now that you told me about this rock auto stuff. Now, I'm like okay I might have to. Might have to reach out to auto and say hey. Why don't you sponsor the podcast and send me one of the long blocks? Thousand Bucks right come on. And, that's a that's a mobile part number. baby! That's crazy. Wow. That is insane. Yeah, that's. Man. They'RE GONNA up. They're going to get their website blown up and they're gonNA be like. Where's all this traffic coming from? Tahoe mope ours this. Let me know what type of oil check you get. A couple of bucks. Send me a rock out stickers. Come! Back to DIY Hemi so. You've given us a sneak. Peek at what's coming. What do you see like what are you? Where do you vision diy? Hemi in? Say the next. You know handful of years. Where do you WANNA see? DIY hemion. I. WanNa see it grow to. A self-sustained business that really I want to help people I think if you help people, that's number one thing that you can do as a contributor in life you know so I wanna see physical parts that people need stuff that they could use in their hobbies. You know this is all our passion. This is what we do for fun, so I want to continue to teach people for sure and I wanna see the him videos, the technical videos to really ramp up in takeoff so that we're reaching as many people as possible so that's kind of first and foremost. Secondly, I want to continue to develop products that Put out there for people. So I do a lot of solid modeling. Three dimensional modeling in prototype builds so. I would love to see this. Become the the common namesake when it comes to himmy swamps. Oh, you gotta go. Get this far from him. He Swat. The HEMI because It just makes life so much easier. You know it's worth it, you know. I don't want to sell people stuff they don't need. I want to sell people stuff that really helps them and I wanna I wanna see the community growth, so you look at the the cool guys like Mike Finian, all those guys at roadkill they they go out to car. Show and people just want to be around them and they want to learn from data that's. That's where this has gotta go. It's gotTA. Be Part of the movement part of what we're trying to do as far community. Let's let's put the secrecy down. Let's go out there. Let's give the the Bowtie. Guys in the oval guys some Hell and have some fun together. That's why I wanted to do i. just want enjoy it. That's that's really all it is. Absolutely you're a guy with good intentions and I appreciate that and I think you're doing a great thing for the most part community and I really see this thing blowing up and. Yeah I really am excited about getting this. Five seven in my truck in the problem is I. Have I have the heads over at my buddy? Norms place right now. He's the guy who is building my engine, and he's behind my engine well not behind, but. Let's just say that my stroker's in front of the Hemi so now I'm like getting impatient. All right well. I talked to Blake this weekend. Norm I need you to. Push that stroke out a little bit quicker to learn. Get that Hemi in there. But Man. Start sorts of some later D. One hundred stuff. Yeah. Yeah. I I will tell you right now. I saw the truck. You guys did that was pretty cool. Tell me a little bit about the how come about? said it was pretty cool. That was a local truck its whole life. It actually started out life at the dealership. My mom worked at so is eighty eight. Yeah it was eighty eight d one hundred. In? It was bought brand new by a mechanic at the dealership and he ran for about three years. His friend, who has also mechanic at the next stall over from him. bought it when the original owner traded it in so in that guys had it ever since in that was like ninety, two ninety three something like. He works with me at my day job. And he was discussing how his tired little three eighteen, three hundred thousand miles. The does not look like it has three hundred thousand miles on. It's immaculate. It's flawless He just said you know I. I want to rebuild this three eighteen. This is the kind of money I'm looking at spending on it. What do you think you know? We're all car guts. I said I think you need to him me, swap it! Of course. That's Kinda my answer for everything. That's not you know high-dollar collectibles. Siamese swap it. And, I was able to get him in touch with the local sheriff's office where I went to auction and bought the police cars. He was able to get him one for very low miles for like twelve hundred and fifteen hundred bucks. I said you physically bolted in. Here's a laundry list. This is what you need. you go ahead both all this stuff in. And Comeback in see me. You know it'd been awhile since he was a mechanic but he still has all tools under he could do it and Gernot. The truck showed up to my house, my shop one day on a flatbed, and we did all the wiring in the fuel system, and it's been running ever since he's been enjoying it to. He does need to get rid of the one we appeal, though it it Kinda. It leaves them a delong single stripes down the road. But it's it was. It was a learning curve on the twenty thirteen. because. Dodge got really tricky when it comes to computer tuning, so he had to figure out what they call a start signal condition we got it figured out but It was it through a loop for a couple of weeks. We got it. You're a lot smarter than me. I would've been like okay well. It was fun. It was fun plan. That's. And that's a huge thing for people out because I know that when I even remotely thought about a modern Hemi swap. The. Knowledge gap for me was so big that I was like Gosh, Scary so finding your website was a godsend, but. You know I know. There's people out there even with your website out there I see the same questions over and over again, and it's so frustrating to me because I'm like. How do you not know about diy? Heavy and I think it's only a matter of time before you blow up you more, but I wanNA. Just to give the guys out there because I know there's some listening that have no idea what it takes to swap in modern Hemi and an old Mo- parcel I wanNA. Give you a scenario and I WANNA Kinda. See where this goes, so let's just say. My name is Bob and I have a sixty nine coronet three eighteen car. It's stripped out no engine, but I do have the small block seven twenty-seven transmission in it throw everything from the transmission back still have, but there's nothing in the engine bay as far as it's a roller car. How would I go about? How would how would you suggest me going about putting in a Hemi a modern Hemi? And what Hammy would you suggest with you know? Let's be reasonable and say that price is an odd. This is a budget bill crazy. Where would you suggest a guy? Start what I would recommend I think is rebudget bailed perfect first thing. We need to take away from this specific scenario you have here is. Very ingeniously, the third generation himmy has the exact same bell housing bolt pattern as all the old school small blocks from safe from sixty seven down like the sixty seven three forty. Down, to the LA blocks, it never really changed. I have a theory on that. basically is with each iteration of new vehicle Chrysler didn't build the whole powertrain from scratch, so you had your say your seven twenty sevens, and then Dodge Chrysler at times, says okay well, let's let's tweak the old l.. A. Blocks and let's make magnum block while we're not gonNA rebuild the seven twenty seven, so it still has to have the same mating surface, the same bill housing, and then vice versa you know. They had the magnum three eighteen to. To three sixties of small blocks, and then some time in the nineties I said we'll We need to have overdrive so now. Let's make the new transmission match the bill housing, so luckily over the years of attrition. What we have now is a third generation himmy that has the same bill housing as all the small blocks from sixty seven down, so what you could do is bolt that third-generation him directly to that seven twenty seven small block transmission, the same goes for like the three speeds in the four speeds of its day. May just use the small block Bill House for the four speed three speak. Now. That's a beautiful thing. Did you know that the Third Generation Hemi? Bill housing bolts are three eighths thread so the only standard bolts the entire Jin. Three Hemi are the bell housing boats. So you could literally reuse the Bell Housing Bolts from that sixty seven cornet, and bolted all straight together to make the himmy work with. That seven twenty seven. You'd need to flex plate adapter basically because the depth of the bill crane. Sorry, the deck of the CRANKSHAFT is different from. New Hampshire to new the old school small block, so it's a sixty or seventy dollar flex plate that allows you to run the old school seven twenty-seven torque converter. Everything bolts up. Now you need to look at an oil pan because of the steering linkage system old. Parr said. You need a center sump oil pan for that application. The most common for that is don. I think there's canton makes one, and there's one of their manufacture. The name escapes me, but you get center slump or pain with the pickup to and then you need. The engine mounts so t t I leave makes engine mounts for that as well as Schumacher. There's maybe three or four companies that make the engine mounts. You reuse the same transmission mount because the same transmissions in the car, you also reuse the same driveshaft. You use the same original shifter linkages. All of that stuff original to the car. It's GonNa work that's fine so now at this point you've purchased the motor mounts. You've purchased the oil pan in the flex plate adopted. The third Jimmy is bolted into your car. That easy okay. Now what we're looking at his fuel system, so a Hemi requires late model Hemi requires roughly fifty eight to sixty pounds of fuel pressure. you accomplish that by an in tank fuel pump? There are some companies tanks, INC believe makes the be body one as well as the body so it it physically looks identical to an original be body. fuel tank with the exception of it has an internal baffle to prevent fuel slosh so with a neophyte vehicle. The fuel pump in the tank cannot be starved right, so it has to have a bowl of fuel around that fuel pump suction inside the tank, so think of hitting a sharp curve and all the fuel sloshes to one side. It could starve. The fuel pump in engine would die. With these tanks have just an internal bucket if you will that keeps a concentrated a volume of fuel around the fuel pump. When you're going through turns. There's a couple of ways you can accomplish that you can even reuse your existing fuel tank by just drilling a four and a half inch hole in putting like the air motive. Phantom of fuel injection kid in there. That's kind of Pricey Budget I would say Milon oil. Pan T I. Motor mounts and then yet the tank fuel tank, because it's the tanks like two hundred bucks I think in another two hundred foot of fuel pump system so all right? Now, where are we? Engines in the car feel systems ran. And we have to look at a cooling in wiring. Cooling What I would recommend doing is going with the champion radiator because it has. The offset hoses to the same side, which is common with the the Hemi cars. It's like two hundred bucks. Get you champion radiator or reuse the one from the donor car that the engine came out of a lot of time. Those can be made to fit in those big beebees. Moving onto, aren't. The way we like to do. The wiring systems is very budget friendly, so instead of completely rebuilding a wiring harness from scratch. What you're doing is you're adapting the existing wiring harness to work in a standalone configuration. Chrysler was very smart about this. What they did is vehicles were coming down the assembly line is they had the engine transmission powertrains altogether on this semi line with the power train wiring harness draped over the engine. In as let's say the car you know as the car bodies were being dropped down on top of the power train. Your assembly line technician Hadaka body connector. ACM, connect with just. Plug it in and that that's it in the car would go down the assembly line in that connected the power train to the body, so the approach we took is we said? Well, why are we buying in entire seventeen hundred dollars standalone wiring harness? They're beautiful. They're great. Don't get me wrong. I Love The people that Macomb and they're very knowledgeable people but. There's a more cost effective way of doing this so what we did. We source the body connectors and archives are to say okay. Get A fusebox. Okay, and these wires need to go to this body connector. The wires need to go to the SEM connector and these wires need to go to the gas pedal in ob connector inside the car. There you go so now you've shrunk down by over a thousand dollars a cost of your wiring harness. You Plug in the wearing harness you supply battery positive twelve volts kion when you hit the ignition, switch a starter signal coming from the ignition and Europe in off to the races see. Funny thing here is I've been taking notes over here. Just little notes, and then I realize this is a podcast. You Idiot. You'RE GONNA listen to it after this interview. I don't even need to take notes I. Don't know what do. You make? You make it sound really easy. I think that's good because. The way. You explained it hopefully, anybody listening. That's interested in doing a modern. Hammy swap will realize okay. You know there's not too much to it because you start talking. You know I I know. There's people out there that don't understand that you can use these old transmissions. Even a nine, hundred four from what I understand, both right up so it and forced me. I know you had the four speed so pistol grip behind a modern Hemi. How cool is that? That is awesome, so. I really. I'd be surprised if there are people listening to this and they don't go. Oh, it's really not that hard. You know and like you're saying you guys offer you. Guys offer the With me, it's all about wiring. The only reason why D- One hundred which is like ten feet away right now in the in the garage is not running as because. Those old dodge trucks man. They had this bulkhead connector and it just it. Corrodes out with AAH meter and all that stuff. I won't get into that but. I decided. Oh, I've never rewired a car I'm GONNA. Go ahead and get one of these universal wiring kits in a mercury wire this truck. and. I got the engine bay done I got. The wires ran through the frame. And got into the CAB and. How can I say this? Not Make myself sound stupid I'm stupid when it comes to universal wiring kits and this thing is. All of a sudden like I thought this was a English manual is suddenly somewhere around page thirty eight. It turned Chinese on me. Sound now like all right, and it's so universal that they're showing me mope like it breaks it down. Oh, GM BLAH! Blah Blah and I'm like this I'm not looking at the same stuff here. What is going on so sometimes with projects? Guys I know there's people out there. That are listening to understand that sometimes the projects just kind of have to walk away for a little bit and not be frustrated. So I need to get back in there and do that, but now I'm wondering. Maybe I should have because I'm worried when I go to put the Hemi in that this aftermarket kit. This wiring kit is gonNA. Make my life even harder. To swap this hemion. You don't think so. No not at all. Oh, no, not at all you know. What I really like about the modern Hemi is. Hit is almost just begging to be standalone configuration. And Gosh don't just bad ass. Their cool right for example the transmission you know. You can take. Pretty much any Hemi gentry coming out of a vehicle donor vehicle, and make it run in stand alone configuration, and it won't go into limp mode because it doesn't detect the automatic transmission behind it or it doesn't. Operator read correctly because. It's looking for some sort of an input from the transmission believe or not especially with the the two zero three through eight The ACM. Its own thing, and almost like it has the blinders on it. Just it operates by itself so. You could just give it what it needs to the ACM. The twelve vote constant the ground, twelve volt kion starter sense, and it just wants to run it. That's what it wants you know. It doesn't matter how you warring harnesses in that truck. It doesn't care you could. You could have a guy with some jumper cables in a couple rocker switches. Core like that. Don't get into that story. But yeah, it's so simple. It really is I want to. Just, break down that that misconception that it's something that's rocket scientists. It's not it's not rocket science. Because like I I. Think I alluded to it a few minutes ago as far as the transmissions and stuff. Go I think there's a lot of people that don't understand that they can bolt their existing transmission to these engines, so they're thinking. They got to get the engine. They gotta get the transmission and then. You know with no knowledge of DIY Hemi. They're going and looking at some of these standalone systems, and they're getting sticker shock. And you know for those of you out. There have been sticker, chuck. Goto, DIY HEMI DOT COM, please. I just. I totally understand where they're coming from. Because at first when I was looking in the stuff I was sticker shock to because for some reason I had this. Notion that you know I had to have the modern transmission and stuff too and I. Just don't think that. I think. I think people are overlooking the fact that like you're saying it's a lot. I mean of course a smart person like you. Who's done it many times? I'm sure it's becoming easier and easier, but for someone like me. I need things broken down. You know what I mean I'm. Like I equated I'm a new father, my daughter's about to turn one and I. Look at her little picture books and I'm thinking to myself if they had books like this on how to rebuild, Mo- pars out of suave modern. He's I. Probably be okay, but you know I. D I Y Hemi. It's yes, you guys have made way way. Easier for people like me especially because. I'm just one of those people. That I need like I know. It's the manly thing to do to build stuff without instructions blah. Blah Blah I need instructions, because even then I'm read these instructions. I'm like. Maybe the reason why people say you don't need instructions is because they're like me and they start reading these instructions. had. This ain't helping me at all. But I. Get it I. Totally get it, but. If it eases your you're. You're paying your your anxiety at all. As just take a step back in history. You know look at the nineteen twenties. They had the model t in how simple that that engine is look at the thirties and in our early crisis that we love that are so dear to us right? Think of being in the the late sixties when the Gen to him, he came about. And all of a sudden okay, now we have electron ignition, and these things in that same breath back then people were in the same mindset. Always this new stuff. What it's so complicated. What's what do you mean? Electric ignition electronic emissions will. What is this I? Don't understand it. I don't get it. But with time patients in a little bit of education. It just becomes old hat and you can just rock and roll with it, you know. In the sixties, they put a man on the moon and we did it again. What yes? We're putting person in space here recently right and if you think it. It can be done justice deep breath. You know there's always going to be the next best thing next level. That may be overwhelming, but It's nothing that you can't do a little bit of patients. It really isn't. Absolutely now. Let me. Ask you this with DIY Hemi. Obviously. You have a day job in DIY. Your pet projects on the side that's I think going to be really successful. Do you have a plan. Lined up because I imagine there's people out there that go cool. Yeah, it's really easy need. Blake. I don't have the time I would rather just send you my car and do the swap for me. Like me for instance, take my truck. Do the swap for me buddy. Is that something that you guys are looking at in the future? It's a possibility you know right now because I do have a day job. And we want to maximize our efficiency. We really about parts right now. Parts into to`real. I love getting my hands dirty. I love doing this walks. I love learning new things. It's just not in the cards right now because. You know when you get a swap in in. You have a customer there. The I work in my mind is that's my focus, your mom person if you're paying me to do the installation on your car. I'm going to put everything aside going. Get it knocked out in. It's going to be perfect gotta be perfect when it leaves here. What that does is it takes that direct time and focus on on one person you know instead of helping a dozen people who have questions online and instead of DEVELOPING RND getting those products out there that the community needs. I'm now in the weeds on one car because I'm just. A perfectionist gotta get it just right before it leaves the door. Right in it just if you look at just the volume of service, it just doesn't do it. You know right now now when we get big enough to where we have technicians that I could get guided through the process, and they become comfortable with the whole Hammy swap activities. Oh, absolutely I love seeing cool stuff. Roll through the door and I could still have that same level of perfectionism on a vehicle before it leaves the door, but right now it's about helping the masses, and the masses is in email support. It's in the technical manuals. Send these individual parts that we could ship all around the world. Right now we just don't have the you don't have the time for what I consider the the level of work that a customer needs directly. I completely understand that and I mentioned it because. I think it. Is definitely a possibility in the future. Because I just see there's there's so many people that just don't have I mean it's hard to find time today's world, you know. To live, you have to have a job that you know you're working at constantly I. Don't know what is like down in Louisiana. It's so expensive to live I. WanNa move to Texas somewhere south, but. I don't think that's ever going to happen, but I really. It's just so expensive here to live that I'm like. Gosh, if I move somewhere a little bit cheaper. I could probably afford the this hobby a little bit more, but. That's a whole nother conversation. I definitely. I mean there's so many ls swap companies that I just. People like you are making the swap so easy that. I just I can't help it I I see a lot of shops. Yourself included. Possibly you know getting into this and Mike I said earlier. I see more than just classic Mo-, Pars Getting these swaps. I. I feel like it's coming. There's a market. For something. I feel so. I'm sorry, man. I'm I'm horrible for my time got it? Forgive me, but you're absolutely right. We get so many emails from people who WanNa swap late model Mo- par, so you know GPS, gps huge jeep person's love, the Hammy swap, and they have some kits out there. We get questions on those on the daily, a lot of vehicles like your be six chargers and challenges. People want to go up to some some more horsepower in really get that driving machine that they wanted I. Guess from the get go We get those questions all the time. In that ties back into the time aspect so with a time day job answering emails doing web support doing our D- doing all these things. We have to take baby steps, and it might be a couple of days before we can get. All of our emails returned were doing the best we can, and we want to I would love to write the entire book on Him. He swaps a a two thousand three dodge with a four point seven. You WanNa go with a six point one in it now or or would have your. This is what you need to do. Step by step I would love to get to that point, but it's all baby steps and I. Think it's pretty cool. You Know Insurance thinks you have a V., six challenger and you have a hell cat I mean. Hey, that's pretty cool. You know. I'm all for the even the modern vehicles swaps and it's going to come with time. Yeah, definitely God. I didn't even think about that Gosh. That's a whole nother conversation so I guess that that leads me to this question. How much more difficulty is involved in? Swapping v six, Charles, charger with a visa. Modern charger with a six guy wants a Hemi modern Hammy. How difficult is that swap versus Oh my sixty nine coronet that I just WanNa. Put a Hemi modern hemion. How much you know what's the learning curve? There is a lot more difficult there. That's a great question. You know I am so comfortable with the old school it is. It's very simple to me now. The new school I know the theory it just because of all the work that I've done in researching what goes into an old school so when we're talking about like the Nag one transmission in ag one. That's the one that people really gravitating to are the new eight speeds. Putting those in the classic cars getting that understanding of okay well, how do we make this work? What are the inputs needed to make this work? Okay? We need the actual shifter out of the donor car, because it has a model integrated in the shift or handle, we need the body control module. We need the front The front control module that ties into the ABS breaks. You know because we have to get speed signal to the. It's all these little pieces in modules. Because if you WANNA, run that very complex eight speed transmission, you have to have all these factors in tied into the old school. It can be done. I think a sound German automotives. Great Company. They figured it out. And you know through what I've done through my research to figure out how it works It could be done for sure, but when we're talking about a vehicle. If you WANNA do that same activity, let's swap. Three ninety two with an eight speed into V six challenger. Will you have so much more technology? In that newest challenger? All those modules have to match so in each specific module. It could be anything. The tire pressure sensor module, the body control modules the RFID sensors, which route through the body control module the ABS module, the transmission control module the GM, so the list goes on and on and on all of those have to speak with one another over the can bus network. They all have to have matching programming matching ben numbers. All those things have to speak with one another to have the vehicle operate correctly, so if you were to just take the power train in bolted right in. You had erect when you take. The power train bolted right in. The you've changed over from the B. Six via DC, and they look physically the same as the GP E C Two e CMF it's a New Orleans. But the to tuning in the programing's different the Vin number and all that stuff, the information data set that's in those modules. This is different, so you go to fire that car for the first time, and just it probably won't do anything it'll. It may not even start, so that's when you have to get dealer. Scan tools or very complex aftermarket scanning software, and you have to go in and reprogram all these modules to communicate with one another If you have the tool set those very expensive tools, it's not. A heck of a lot more. Difficult than say in old school. But. It adds a layer of complexity to be honest. You know because all these little computers all over the whole have to talk with the new powertrain. It just sounds to me like in a situation like that I would say hey. Just get rid of Visa Card. Go Get yourself in our teatre artie. Save yourself the trouble I Right now you're right. Yeah! I! Mean who knows what? Right now you're right it just. It just seems way more complicated. Plus I mean. Let's be honest here. The old metal with the modern engines. Are the rage and I think they're going to be the rage for quite a few years to come. I don't think that that's going to change. Because a lot of people are just like. Hey, I want something that I can jump in turn. That key wants no problem. Fuel injected. You know runs great, but it has that old look and you know frankly I don't know what this this global warming, and all this stuff you know who knows what kind of standards they're gonNA, put on emissions for these old carbureted cars so. You may be so far ahead of the game here that you know for. I've always predicted that they're going to put some sort of ridiculous tax on old classic cars that are still carbureted zero emissions vehicles as far as. I just I. See them going Oh. You have old. You know polluting machine. We're going to go ahead and tax you you're. GonNa. Have to pay X. amount of money to drive that car and for a lot of us. You know budget guys who knows how much that tax is going to be. You know what I mean I know in Japan. A lot of the Japanese cars get scrapped when they're only a few years old. Just because they have a tax for however old your targets. They have some crazy taxes. They tax you for having an older vehicle so I I just. Knowing knowing our current political climate, I can see them somehow taxing the guys who you know, the gear heads, but. That brings me to another question. A lot of people look at these modern him and they go. Okay, you know. Fuel injection. I'm not a fuel injected. Guy I like carbs now I know that they make manifold that you can put on these. modern and go carbs with them. How much does that change? What you guys do as far as the wiring and all that stuff is. Does it change it completely, or is that something that you still have? Your products are still good for just kind of curious. Because I've wondered what I'm GonNa, do with my truck because to be honest. I'm not a fan of the aesthetics of this plastic intake i. don't like it. And I would much rather just put a a Lukman tag on it. You know that's one thing. That's my biggest complaint about the heavies neons with. That's why personally I like the six point one I think it looks awesome with the aluminum intake. But you know that's just me. But I'm just curious. You know what What if anything as far as what DIY offers is that? Does that change anything with wiring? Yes it does so you know you're not You're no longer using the. Fuel injectors. So. It's difficult for an OEM to compute. A running engine without getting feedback from fuel injectors and The things the operating parameters at needs right so these see'ums look for specific conditions in when they since fault CEO go into mode, or maybe they'll. Just ceased to run altogether, so if you do wanna run old school carburetor, you'd have to go to a different Ignition system know so like I think fast has a pretty good system out there not sure if I take, has anything other than. Just their direct injection systems, but yet like you're highly emotional D- All those companies have carbureted applications that separate end is just because that's not how that factory ACM was designed. It was not designed for car rated application. I. Like Them I. Like them all I mean. My personal belief is. Fuel injection was designed for a reason. It's been around for so it's been around since the eighties for a reason. Is You get better atomization fuel? You get better fuel efficiency. You get better power. It's just it's a better way to operate the engine and you have better control over the engine. carburetors yeah, sure absolutely but. There's ways to get that. Look that old school look without having to go carburetor so a joke. Oh, I think OC performance. He's developed an aluminum manifold for the Jin threes and it's it's doing great. It looks a lot like an old school. Second Eto Brock aluminum. Manifold. You actually can still utilize the factory throttle body. It's actually rotated to where it's kind of horizontal with the opening. Sticking straight up. It'll bolt to so with his manifold. You can run a carburetor if you want or you could run a factory throttle body. Put, an air cleaner on top of it, and it looks completely old school, but you're still electronic fuel injection running the factory SEM. Everything is operating to the best. It can efficiently given the electric system, but it gives you that old school look. Okay well. That just changed the game for me. I didn't know that existed. Now have two. Great? Yeah I. Get to go down a rabbit hole after this interview I go look at all that 'cause I like I said earlier. I really WANNA turbocharged. Hang in. With fuel injection you get all the you know. The tune ability is on a whole `nother level when you get fuel injection involved, so that's kind of the fence I was on, it was like. Do I make it simpler as far wiring because like I, said earlier to I'm an idiot when it comes to the wiring and electro onyx, all foreign to me so when you talk about canvas systems in connectors and all that I understand connector. Yeah, I understand what a connector does. This all this other stuff I'm like Oh. That's a Mercedes logo up, not touching it. It's got the Blue Yeah. I don't know how to read this. But. I think that. In the long run. With DIY Hemi help. I should be able to keep the fuel injection and I guess. Now that I know. I can make it. Look better because like. I said. It's just that plastic. Plastic of the new cars that. Really kind of turns me off, but You. Will find a way around it I'm sure that's one thing that. Bothers me, is that with the Oh six Hemi that I have I've noticed that until what if what you're saying I gotta go check out this this other manifold, but all the ones that I've been seeing from you know holly and whatnot. They're all for the newer Hanney's and not necessarily the. One that I have which frustrated me a little bit cottage. Some of those manholes look really nice and I'm looking at the years and I'm like. Oh nine plus. Or whatever so that? That's kind of frustrating, but I'm hoping that the aftermarket support for all the emmys gets a better in the next few years we'll see. Yeah I was check Joe Joe Out, not He actually may be a good guess. View in the future, he. He just really is a down to Earth Guy. He developed this intake manifold himself and he's had phenomenal results he erases. It attains a lot of the Mo-. Par Events, really good guy. You talked to him in He's knowledgeable. He's very friendly and he has a great product in couldn't recommend him anymore. Awesome. I will definitely reach out to him Is there anything else you WANNA to talk about as far as DIY. Hemi anything else that You want everybody listening to know about the company. Now. I guess if you WANNA get in touch with us. Just please be patient. We answer our emails as much as possible, but we're going to have some opportunities actually have some face to face some seat time we will be at Chrysler's at Carlisle in July. The week of this ninth through the eleventh w will be up there. involved with the seminar for Gen. Three Hemi swaps will be there I think. Joe Will be there in a couple other professionals in industry. If you WANNA, just pull up. In half face-to-face. Ask any question. No bars That would be the place ago, so go to crashes at Carlisle. Check us out there after that I. Think the next thing we have on. The calendar is more powers at the coast down at the the famous Cruise Coast Block party, so the crews macos week long car show that takes place on the Mississippi Gulf. Coast will be down there. For. That report events with some samples of our products, wearing harnesses on display, free tech health if Fini having some issues with your Hemi swamp. Come on down. We'll help you out. Awesome man there's there's so many shows out there I want. I WANNA I've got a list that so big. Chrysler's Carlisle Youth Inc that a guy who has a podcast about mope ours that would be like his go to, and I would have already gone there for ten years in a row, but I have not yet been Chrysler's Carlisle and that's. On my bucket list. It's one of the top on my bucket list So that's that's actually a really. I didn't know that you were going to be there for that event. So that's really cool, so anybody that's going to Chrysler Carlisle. The Oh it to yourself to go check out DIY and all those guys talking about Hemi swap stuff. That's very cool Awesome man well. Let's stray away from diy heavy for a minute. Not that it's not cool, diy him. He's awesome but I. I do like. As you know with this show I talk a lot about prices. Mo- pars especially the classics in the project cars. I always like to see what people's opinions are on the current mope par marketplace so. How do you see the? Marketplace, do you think these prices are out of hand? And what direction do you see this market headed? Are We? Are we on an upturn and the prices are just GonNa. Keep skyrocketing, or are we going to get some sort of a break sometime soon so that some of us like myself can get into these e bodies and be bodies. What do you think? It's a great question. So obviously with all the things going on in the world right now I think we're gonNA see a slight drop in some of these prices, especially for the the more desired once like a seventy be body heal. Oh, my Gosh! What would I do to have a seventy roadrunner, right? You're going to see those drop just a little bit, but not for long. What Chrysler does that I think is great as they do something that no other manufacturer does. In, our, at least not well. They drive the passion I mean the Demon Hello. You know had the scat packs week at the three ninety-two, basically crammed in everything under the Sun. You know you have the the rumors of the the hell cat coming out. You know there's so many other manufacturers out there foreign and domestic that just play it safe, you know. You don't see the high impact colors out there that cruiser. You don't see the the focus on the youth, and that's a key component to this the market of almo pars in general you know. You go approach maybe a millennial or I was the the generation after Millennia. Forgive me, I don't really know, but you go to these kids that are like in their teens, and maybe early twenties and you ask them. Hey, you know it a super. It is and a lot of may not be able to tell you, but. They can tell you what a demon is. They can tell you what a Shaker Challenger is in that opens the floor for so much more education back history of what it is, so you know the discussion is? There had a car show and they have a Shaker Challenger. An older guy you know, maybe someone our age. A little bit older comes up, says yeah. I used to have a seventy challenger with a bubble Shaker on it. And then it kicks off the discussion. Wow, I! Never knew those things existed so by keeping today's youth engaged. Would it's GonNa, do is it's GonNa? Continue to foster that relationship and help preserve the value of these older cars. The ones that a lot of really enjoy. Will they kind of maybe plateau for awhile I think so, but at least they're not gonna hit rock bottom. At least as the way I see, they're not GonNa, hit rock bottom. Where you can you know by A twelve car for fifteen hundred bucks stick bubblegum. I don't think that's ever GonNa Happen. But It's really it's the youth. It's all about the youth you keep. Them engaged the red blooded. Young Americans out there buying those those cars I think you always have that tied relationship. Awesome, you actually answered the next question I was going to ask which was what are your thoughts on modern Mo- parse. So I won't ask that one. I want one. Man Me too. I Kinda. Keep battling myself every day because like I said, I'm a fan of those six point one older, but. Our German you know that six point four. There's something about that six point four. That is just monstrous I don't know I drove a three ninety two and that thing was just. It was an animal. I was like I. Don't need this car. This is going to get me into serious trouble Anything with a little power is gonNA. Get me in trouble, but that thing you know. My wife and I took one out, and because my buddy used to be the sales manager at a dodge dealership so. Our little joke is I'll go into his little office. fast and just reach on the keyboard. Throw me something so Heathrow through the cases three ninety two. And my wife and I go out there and we get in it and I. Look at her like you've never actually written with me in performance car. She's like no, and so I'm thinking big shot on my haram show hogging drive. Yeah, all right so. I never really played with paddle. Shifter is in one of those cars before so. The on ramp to the freeway. It's like. A really sharp right hand corner in than a straight away to the freeway. So I'm I'm thinking to myself I'm coming up on the corner and I'm like. Paddle shift this sucker down, and it's the letter dude man I about had a heart attack. Who'd I thought it was on? Is that thing because of course when I got in it I'm like all right sport mode on. Let's turn this traction control. That's button. We're GONNA turn that one off. into. Oh Man. I played it off. But my gut was so puckered own my God I would probably up off. The seed I was so puckered I was like Oh God. Oh, God I'm trying to play it. Cool in this thing is coming out, and I could just see my wife hanging on for dear life, and then at once I. Once I got it under control, and had a straight and realized I wasn't getting killed man I. Put my foot in that thing and adjust. And the power of those things is just. It scares me to think that anybody with a big enough wallet or good enough credit can go buy a hell, cat and or God forbid. Hell cat, red eye, or a demon for God sakes anybody with money can go get one of those and have no idea what they're doing and. That's great. That's a scary thought for me. Owning that is scary. But I will tell you this I would definitely try it. Oh! One! I Already survived once I may not take the sissy button off right away. I may just feel it out. But the red keys definitely going in that sucker. I'll tell you that. But yeah so modern Mo-. Parse for me. Yes, but? I would never feel comfortable. Only owning modern MO- pars, and to be honest, I don't think I'd ever be comfortable, not having a Mo-. Par Project Car I could finish. Both of my car's in the garage have a modern Mo- par, and I'm still going to be on craigslist late into the night. Trying to figure out that next car that I want to buy, it's a it's a sickness. It's a disease. But This show and companies like DIY Hemi keep that sickness at bay so thankfully, those resources are out there. People like us But before we get into one of my favorite segments of directions, which is the six pack I have to ask you? Do you have any advice for the listeners that is mope related, possibly even any advice for swapping a modern heavy into a classic any piece of mope related advice that you can think of to give the listeners go ahead. I would say. Bar none do it. You will not regret it. In the number one thing that I really hear from persons on the edge is. They think it's complicated the number two thing that I. Hear for people that are teetering on the decision is a don't want to affect the value of my classic Mo- par I. Don't want to affect the value of my vehicle and. Nothing could be further from the truth. These engines are so direct bolt in. That you could go back to original numbers matching all whatever you want to the nth degree, you can put back to original in not hurt your vehicle whatsoever. It's literally to Bolton application so for example. I get a lot of flat right. We have a real J. Code. A are with Gen three in it in people's. Needs to sixth borough. The I get it. I agree it's got heritage there, but in a weekend we can change it and the. There's not one piece of sheet metal on this car that's been altered impacted to where it can't go back to the original, so if you're on the fence for originality, Sake, don't be you know you're able to enjoy your car. Maybe why you rebuild that original engine and set it on the stand to the side. Don't don't be intimidated by. It's very easy. The wiring is simple. You know and we can help you get there to get over that that that worrier that concern that it's too cumbersome in. It's too difficult to do. Don't hold back if you're thinking about doing it than obviously you have some. Bit of your heart that wants that the benefit that comes out of a gen three Hemi. Just go with it. If you absolutely hate it for some reason, you just can't stand it. You can go back to stock very very easily, so it's. It's this second. No loose situations like hey. I'M GONNA. Give you all this money. Just hold it. You could spend it if you want. But if you don't like it, you can give it back to me. It's Kinda the same thing you know it's like. Just. Try. It won't hurt you. You know and. I think most people when they they actually just take the die. If they're just like Oh, my God, why did not do this sooner? Yeah, you know that's. That's awesome because I never even thought about. The reversibility factor if I decided Oh. Hey, maybe I took away from the value. I mean. Let's just say I have a sixty eight charger rt and I put a modern Hemi in it and I'm like Oh, I still have the original numbers matching engine and I just decided that I don't like this car anymore. I WanNa Khuda instead and I want to get as much money as I can probably get more money. If I return back to stock, you can still do them, so it's not irreversible. You're not altering the car permanently That's really cool. I never really thought of that aspect of it. Excuse me That's that's got. Great answer, love it Let me. Ask you this before we get into the six pack. I just thought about this. It just hit me. Is Your Khuda the only a are. That has a modern Hemi swap in it. Do you know of any others? I, do not. I know of some cloned that have. Have the Gen three in it but I don't know of any true. A ours out there I guess. I'm a glutton for punishment I don't know You got to have tough skin sometimes do. All your hate mail to Blake at. No that's hey, that's bragging rights. Man That's. I like that. because. It says that you're not scared to go outside the box. You know because there's a lot of people out there that would. They would probably never do that. I am with you one hundred percent. I think it's awesome. You know what I mean. Because you know how? And I don't WanNa fluff-it. Chris I don't WanNA fluff it here. You know it's like a twenty or thirty foot or car, you know. Let's the way I like to look at it. I've actually I've had this discussion like on message boards in the good old facebook, right? Oh my God, would you do that? You ruined it. You ruined and when I. Have a calm discussion with an open discussion that said hey look. This thing sat in a born for nearly twenty years untouched off the road. No one saw. It has a non original numbers. Powertrain that's tired so I could take this powertrain. This three forty go completely threw it spin no six to ten thousand dollars for doing all this work. And months down the road. Maybe get it. Get it on the road. You know all this time in energy. An worried about someone else's opinion. Or in the corner. I have this gin three Hemi ready to go bolted in and my. 20-footer Ma, forty footer car out there with Nixon chips and scratches, and all that stuff is on the road man. We're out there. Getting the thumbs up from the little kids in the old guys. Out there just having a hell of a time? That's what it's about and I had that discussion said look look. It's not original number and I can go back to original anytime I. Want if I ever built this up and was able to acquire the TA. Block a block alone does for like five grand that Oh yeah, you know so if you look at it, it's. Like, it doesn't make any sense for me to sit on this car and let it collect us in. Not Let people see it in. Not enjoy myself. That's probably the number. One dream killer of projects is just sitting there and not being able to enjoy it. You know so. It, it just doesn't make sense to me anyway. I am I. my opinion is get it out there. Use It love at fall in love with Karla People Fall in love with your passion of Mo- Pars, and and spread that love out there, and then by all means. If you WANNA go numbers matching, do it down the road if you can't. Absolutely agree one percent and you know. I've tried to convey this on the podcast. As much as I can in every chance I get and that's it I'm almost more of actually I. I would go out and I would go out on a limb and say that I am more of a fan of cars like yours. You know the 20-footers than the car. That I know you know. Richie rich pulled out a wallet in paid. You know one hundred thousand dollars to have his car completely redone. Are Those cars awesome and cool? Yes, Alabama Parse, but there's something about a car. That I always look at it like the car was given a second chance. You know what I mean you got. On the road said you know what I'm not gonNA. Sit On this car for ten years. Wait on bodywork and stuff and. I like cars built as found I. Don't know why I told my wife this before and I was like I. Don't know what it is maybe messed up in the head, but I still would rather see like at a stop light. If I'm GonNa Stop Light, and there's a ratty Mo- par you know, it doesn't matter what it is in a brand new challenger. Hell Cat Demon. Whatever's next scap wide-body something like that? My eyes are always gonNA cool is GonNa go right to the ratty Mo- par and not. They don't even have to be ratty. I think that term is thrown around too much. There's Hey. These cars are old. You mean that car may not be ready. It may just be lightly used Cau- equality used car. You know what I mean so. I don't know I ran when parked. Yeah. Needs Little I need to make it down to a where you're at I. WanNa see this car person someday. I don't know when that will be but I gotta see the car person. It just sounds to go where. We're hoping to get out there. I will be bringing it to Carlisle Mo- party. I'm not sure yet. I would like to talk with Holly and see if they'd have you know I don't want to cause any issues. I don't WanNa. Go Up to highly. They're working on their thing and sees me is stepping in there. You know I'm better Noah. It's a community man, so if they'll have me I would love to go up there and. The car is a driver in every sense, so it actually hunt. Let me, let me look left and right here. Make sure nobody's out to jump out the bushes, but the car has been lowered two inches. It's got a pro turned suspension on. It got tubular upper control arms retained. All the original parts are nice and safely packaged away, but the car is made you like LS. They have an auto cross. This thing in the spirit of a are was a road race car. That's that's what they were designed after that group. I WANNA. Get out there and inspire kids. I WANNA. Get in that car cut some corners, and you know. Show off those rock chips. I don't care you know the it is a driver in every sense of the word and to me, that's the most important thing is to just get out there and have fun with it. Absolutely Gosh I keep trying to get to the close of this show, but. Every time we get on these little tangents. And I'm thinking I just went to visit my friend Kyle today to get Some vintage Holly Valve covers for free eighteen and We were talking about modern Mo- pars, and he's building a car for somebody. And there were discussing whether or not they wanted to go. You know more factory, or if they wanted to get crazy with you know modernizing the suspension and whatnot. We were talking about the night and day. Difference of how cool it is to have a old, no part of the torsion bar all that stuff versus. Modernized suspension coil overs and all that and. I WANNA. Get your opinion, 'cause. You driven bolt. How much of a difference as far as night and day, and we obviously know it's crazy difference but I like to hear it from the Horse's mouth. Tell me what the difference is. When you drive an old school Mo- par versus one that's been upgraded as far as suspension goes. Okay? That's a fair question, so. Believe it or not the old school? torsion suspensions, not that bad. I would say it was a bit more of a boat like you know stock, you know. They did the best they could with their their engineering and their designs back in the sixties and seventies, so in original configurations they float a little bit. You know they. They're not as crisp handlers. It's not a modern car by any stretch of the means. But with companies like PS t hotchkiss and those that have come up with stiffer towards bars index for lowered center of gravity. In those things. They've taken that original design. They've improved on it, so you don't have to cut up your fender wells, and you don't have to cut out maybe bump stops and stuff on the front suspension input full tubular. You can, if you want, but believe it or not. They've had some remarkable improvements on that original design so. Looking at my car when I I had driven it around. Before the suspension upgrades. It was fun. It was very comfortable. You know the steering response was is lagging. You know it, just it. It just didn't dart way you wanted it to. And there are some limitations in that original geometry, so like the tuber control arms allow you to get much more caster and Kamer so when you're talking about performance, feel you know just over time as engineering has approved over the decades. They've learned what a better geometry is for suspension. All of your your modern suspensions. They have this just better technology than just with time. So a couple of bolts on aftermarket parts totally changes the feel for this vehicle so right now I'm GonNa give you a couple. Technical specifications may sound like jargon, but you know we're at negative one and a half degree of Camber on the front towed in about eighth of an inch on say very miniscule, and then we run like plus seven degrees caster. This thing dives into the corners like a World War. Two you know airplane like just dive on this thing is just it's handling like its own rails, and it's just totally day different over the original configuration. so the the improvements are there at the markets out there? To really make things handle will handle more like a new car. What I can't say about the new stuff like the new hill, cats and demons all that stuff, is they. Not, only do they handle really well and they dart in and out to the corners, but they also have like a really Kush comfortable feel when it needs to be comfortable. With the old school stuff, just being completely transparent is when you you macomb handle like they're on rails. Sometimes they ride like they're on rail and you feel alive. It's just the truth of the matter, but. You can make it what you want it and it just depends on how far you want to go down the rabbit hole. Awesome. Awesome well man I don't know if you've looked at this clock, but we're approaching two hours and fifteen minutes. That's what happens with our eyes I were to God If you're passionate about some talk about it forever, so I can't do that to you and I know my wife would kill me if I walked into the bedroom at four o'clock in the morning. Mean Blake. We were just. Talking all night long. So, let's My wife is so. So. Understanding of me in my career like that's also four before we started this she's like I'm just GonNa. Go upstairs in watch. TV's okay I was like yeah. That's fine and I could hear it just barely I could hear. I was like hey, turn it down. We were making magic. PARMESAN traffic. So she's cool, she turned Wallenberg. Yes, she's she's amazing. When it comes to the stuff, because if if the shoe was on the other foot I'd be like Surya making money with that thing, or what is this a hobby? Haven't you haven't found with your friends on the Internet you talk into yourself in that little microphone got cool neat. How much money you make none. Cool Are you still got? You're still taking up a spot in the garage where my gps supposed to be, and you're not working on your project as you're making these podcasts, so we need to start thinking of what's more important in our lives, a happy wife or But. Now, she's cool We were actually still man. I. Dunno, she'll be comfortable with talking about this. We kinda gotten a little will argument this weekend because I want a new challenger. and. She's on board. She wants a new challenger to and the thing was always. Well I want to be able to drive it to every once in a while of course. You know knowing that. She's part of the decision. Making I can't say who he he ain't. You're the Challenger you out of your mind so. I'm like okay cool yeah. Yeah and I've always been pushing the because she doesn't know how to drive a stick, and that's partially my fault we've had a couple of cars that have had manual transmissions in the past, and we just never got around teaching her and so every time I. See a sixty challenger. I'm like Oh. This one will be cool. Yeah. I was like sixty though so sorry. Civil. You're going to teach me and I'm of course. I'm a jerk and I'm like the clutches in these things are. They're not forgiving. You know they're not like a Hondas. But I I won't get into too many details, but. I found. I had this idea about a modern challenger. Kinda strayed away from wanting to get a new APP pack because. I felt like it. Be Bad to butcher a new car with what I WANNA do to. It so I told her what I wanted to said. What do you think about something like this? And she's like Oh. That's really cool. She goes, but I wouldn't drive it. I'm like. All right well. Sorry that you went, but that's what's happening. So? She got mad at me and she's like well I thought that was gonna be our car. You know we were gonNA. Go pick it out together. Pick the color, and what not and I'm like I. Don't think we've ever been on the same page here. And that's like look. I'm going to do this to this challenger and if you want one, we get another one so in my head I'm like. Maybe this'll be my way to get to, but. I hope she's not hearing right now. She's waiting. She's hearing this right now. She's waiting for me up in the bedroom. gets scolded when I go up there. Love you? She is never gonNA. Let you hang out with me again. If people got a glimpse into what I put my wife through with cars. It's bad because I'm the MO-. Par Hunter Man I'm always looking at these cars and. I'd be a liar if every day. I didn't have to bite my tongue to tell her. There's this car and I know we don't have the money necessarily, but just hear me out. It's a good deal and we can always turn around and sell it even though I know that there's no way in hell and selling it. I just want to get it in. I gotta get into the into the fleet. Because once ten and ain't leaving really wanted to go, but. Enough about me and my crazy mike crazy wife in life. The six pack Blake. I like to close out this show with a little segment. I call the six pack, and it's a speed round of six questions that are Mo-, par related there this or that questions that kind of give listeners a little glimpse into. You was a moped guy. You know what what your tastes are. So if you're ready, Blake will go ahead and start to six pack. Nothing hard pretty easy, and you can also decide if you WANNA go in depth with your answer, or maybe you don't like either of those choices, and you have a better choice. all right sounds good. All right, let's go. Dodger Plymouth? Dodge Plymouth. I'm GonNa get Burned Plymouth. Plymouth, okay, perfect Charger Daytona or super bird. Super Bird. Plymouth I like it. F J, five or F C seven. F C seven. Okay. I think I already know the answer to this next one but I thought it was fitting for this conversation fuel injection or That's it depends. All right. I'm the fuel injection. Almost I'm a fuel injection guy I am. But three carburetors. Is Bad ass. I'm not going to disagree with you there. I I battle that all the time. Next. Modern Mo- pars or classic. Mo- parse. GotTa go with the classics man got to. It's tough because I'm a big Fan I'm a big fan of the modern stuff and. I would really love some support from mope bar but. There's something about the classic ones, and that's why diy Hemi so awesome, because you can have the best of both worlds. Let's modern power plant classic. Let's be honest I'm not turning down a B. Five demon I'm not doing it. That's true. I would give up every MO- part that I own right now for a demon. GonNa lie and some body parts to right at thing is A. Man? I. I can live I can live without a lot of them. A lot of I have been married long enough to know that there are certain things you just don't need. After a certain amount of time anyway. All right I'm really going to get myself in trouble in this episode Jesus all right. Next. SCAP, pack or Rapid Transit System. I'm going to go against the grain here. You're expect me to say Rapid Transit, system. But I'M GONNA guess get back. You know I. It's the it's the be man that beyond so damn cool! I'm with you, I. That's one thing I battle with myself a lot as you know because I'm I'm a fantasy guy. I, think about you know Mo- pars, and if I had the money to get the ultimate Mo- par, what would it be and I always? There's something about a wing car that will never leave. You know the deep deep seated. Mo-, par just obsession. I want a wing car I. Don't think I can leave this earth without having one in some way shape or form, but. I would die for a twelve God. I wanted to be so bad. And I thought for a while I was debating whether I wanted the bird or the B and. There's something about that sixty nine and a half super. Be that just I don't know. I can't. I have to have one of those. I if it ever came down to a situation where I had the money, and there was a be an a twelve B and a wing car doesn't matter if it's super, Burger Daytona and they're both the same price I. Don't know if I would have to flip a coin. I don't know if I could actually make the decision and I know when I see what that coin is flipped at I'd probably be like all right well. Let's just take a second mortgage on the house in letter rip, let's take both. Because, guess what honey can always sell one and make some money. I had to go with you there man I love the wing cars, but there's something about a twelve. That just screams cool. That thing is so bad. I Factory race cars. There's just something about him and. When I think back to you know the muscle car era. You know people that are not mope are people that talked because a lot of my friends are not like on a personal level like the friends I've known for. Years are not mow par people and I know they think that I have some sort of level of crazy inside me, but I keep trying to express to them. Do you know how cool mope ours are compared chevys and fords? They just did everything better. Look at the advertisement right around. The advertisements alone are. Eye The colors are better. Just the and they've always been one thing. I can appreciate about FCA these days. Is that like you were saying earlier? They are really in tune with fat. Just like they were in the sixties and seventies that enthusiast market, the young crowd the the performance junkies they're. They're all about it and I just I love it, 'cause. I never got to experience the. You know the original muscle car era, so to at least get a taste of that old stuff, but have a whole new modern muscle car. Era is just something. It's insane and I'm glad that I at least get to say that I. took part in one of them one of the muscle car. Yeah? For sure I think they're doing a great job with it. I really do it's exciting. You know I mean. I hate to say it, but you drive down the road and Camaro passages on okay. Yeah. Okay and. Then a then a wide body challenger passes by charging. You like neck breaking what the Hell is that? Yeah. It's tough man. Let me ask you this. We're GONNA close it out. After this question I think this is a good one to end on. What's Your Body Guy? What. Do you think about a new coup if if FCA? was going to bring back a coup. What would you wanNA, see in a Khuda? I'm for absolutely fort What would I'd like to see it? I would like to see it. Stay kind of true to its roots You know it was. It was a people's car man. It was just it was a fun car. You know our blight to see you know you know front engine rear wheel drive I would like to i. don't think it would be received. That will by the Mo- poor crowd if they kinda took like associate corvette approach like mid engine kind of import style European style I. Don't I don't know if that would do really well I'm a fan of retro. I think the Challenger looks great. They have now in also if they had some retro throwbacks to previous generations of the KHUDA. Do it. Bring it back I'm all onboard fourth. I agree I agree one hundred percent, and you know I never really thought of it, but I think I would accept A. Mid Engine car if they said Hey, look were never bringing back the Viper the Viper is. We just need a cool name. Then I would okay. I'll I'll give you that I'll give you. But I also don't necessarily WANNA. See A. Challenger dressed up as Khuda I'm not interested in that either I wanna see something a little bit. and. I think they could do a now. I'm a fan of the body. Don't get me wrong, but hear me out I. Really think they could do something with that fastback styling of sixty, seven, sixty nine. I think there's something there and I think they could really do something with it, but. I guess we'll have to wait and see because who knows if it's ever gonNA come back, but. They brought a demon back as so so wouldn't surprise me. What what they do I've you know? They're they always have something up their sleeves, but blake it's been. A pleasure to have you on A. We've been wanting to do this for a while. We've gone two and a half hours. That's insane But. I want people to know where they can find all your stuff. You're social media's your website. Tell them where they can find Blake Anderman. You could find us on facebook at DIY Hemi. Instagram same thing at DIY Hemi and you can go to the website diy dot com reach out to contact form. They have good information. Therefore you some stuff you can take a look at. If you have some issues reach out to? Glad to help. Awesome Blake Anderman from DIY. Hemi, thanks again, Buddy for joining me on the show and if you're up to, we gotta do this again sometime. This is a blast man i. enjoyed it for sure absolutely man. Awesome end someday I'm with you someday. Sima Beers were doing it. You got it, but I'll be there. Nice first round on me all right. Ladies and gentlemen that was direct connections and my friend. Blake Anderman from DIY. Calm. There you have my friends. Another episode connections is in the books. Thanks for joining Blake and I on the show. We had an absolute blast. Remember to visit DIY Hemi Dot Com and show Blake's support. He's a great guy. Great Business and I see nothing but success for him as time goes on I. Hope you enjoyed the show today. I know I shouldn't even if we had some technical issues with the audio. Technology for you, but we work through it and we made it happen because the show must go on. 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Episode #49: Direct Connections - Jonny Mopar (Part 1)

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Episode #49: Direct Connections - Jonny Mopar (Part 1)

"Welcome to episode number forty nine in another installment of direct connections returning to the show to talk mo parts with me for the third time as our friend. Johnny Mo par when Johnny. Nighthawk Mo- parts. We have a good time and sometimes we get a little amped up. So know that there is some colorful language in this episode that may be unsuitable for younger listeners or those sensitive to bad words. So without further ado if are. You are in the right place. Don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best moment theseus driven podcast on planet Earth and I'm your host Chris Albrecht better known as the Mope one hundred and this is talking, Mo- pars direct connections. and. You're listening to talking. With the car hunter, your direct mention all things. Ladies and gentlemen. Once again for direct connections, we have our friend Johnny moped. This is the third time Johnny's been on the show Johnny. It's always a pleasure to have you on the show buddy how you doing. I'm doing really good Chris and yourself. I'm doing great man. You know just hanging in there we got wildfires all over the west coast right now. So air quality is poor but in the in the studio here we're doing. Okay. So Perfect for an episode of talking mopus direct connections with Johnny Marr once again. Now. Johnny you and I were just talking off air about. The Ram chargers and something unique about him that I didn't know about. Tell us kappa. So. Probably, about eleven years ago when I bought my duster I'm trying Oh. This guy was he reclaimed bumpers and he was up in the high desert area down here in southern California. Anyway I took my roadrunner bumpers, Mike Cornet Bumpers, and my seventy to charge to him to get recruit and then. Long Story. Short we be assing he added duster there. That was just a shell. I won't get into that story. We'll save that for another time, but I bought this dust off of them. But something else he and he had a lot of cool stuff. He had like himmy roadrunners, GT axes like this guy had. The bomb stuff the good stuff right because if I desert. I think it was A. That was Palmdale. Yeah. Somewhere around there. But Yeah. He had a lot of cool stuff tons and tons of stuff in a lot of restored cars really Nice high-dollar stuff. Yeah. He had a three forty Barracuda formula s you would have liked. Nice. Yeah, and it over in the corner he had He had ramp charger now. I think I don't remember it correctly. 'cause I thought it was a seventy nine and this ramp charger is a pop top. They call them pop top Ram charges but they're called half doors called pillar Louis basically the door frame instead of going all the way round the door glass it's it's not there is no frame around the door glass it that top half basically the top of the door frame and the back portion that it almost looks like somebody did it out of their garage, they cut it off of the door and then welded into the roof of the removable top for the Ram chargers. So. Basically, when you pull the top off of these things, it looks like a convertible it just has the windshield, the little wing window, and then there is no door frame around it just wide open all the way through the truck. So it's pretty cool. Yeah. He was telling me how rare these things were and. I thought man I was like, wow, I've never seen one. It was a pretty cool. Pretty cool thing to see and then. You know when we talk we've come up with a couple of Trivia things and I thought man that's a cool thing to talk about I had thought of it. So I wrote down in my phone and then I, think last time we talked we were Talking about doing the tin grills or are maybe we're talking about trucks I don't know what it was but I I was thinking, okay i WanNa talk about this next time we talk. And then this Guy Patrick grissom. He posted a seventy nine dodge ram charger but the thing was a two will drive like dropped really low and it had no doorframes and I thought Oh. Because I had never seen one of these trucks in real life other than this one, the guy got the dust from. and. I never seen one even on. Until this guy posted his. So of course I hit them up like. GotTa tell me about these things because I was thinking. Low production they do it certain years or whatever because I had thought it was seventy nine that I had seen and then seeing his which was a seventy nine and then I went online and I was trying to look at pictures and you see some with seventy three grills seventy, two, seventy, three grills you know it's kind of all over the map but you know how easy it is for those trucks to swap grills around on you kind of have whatever you want you know. So I. Hit him up and he he claims he's not much of an expert on them but this guy knows way more than I do and I think he had three of them. So he knows quite a bit but he was telling me that they made those trucks. It was a seventy four only and it was from January. to May is the only time they made those trucks. So if you see one, that's got a grill other than a seventy, four grill, it's it's been re grilled basically. Pretty Awesome truck and the reason I wanted to talk about details. We talked Last time you were talking about how wide the MO- par you know genre is you know from turbo four cylinders, two cars from the fifties and the Max Wedges, and you know you wanna hit on every one of these of subculture John Genres of Mo- par and. I think the dodgers are. The dodge trucks are probably one of the. Most unappreciated trucks as far as the general population you know as far as people out there like see tends. F one, hundred's they got really popular even even the sweat lines it seems like the swap lines have gotten really popular, I mean. In my day, those were the ugly ducklings. Nobody will touch swept line. You could get those trucks all day long for a hundred bucks or less you know and. The Tin, the tin grills, they just still haven't really come into the spotlight in my opinion. You know. I mean there's definitely a subculture out there where you know you and I are on. The Tin Grill Group in it's like these guys are all core and they love the trucks of course. But as far as the general public, it's still has yet to. The light has yet to be shown on them but. So anyway I thought. How cool. Would it be to talk about the TIN grills Story so offered. 'em Talk about that ramp charger. Rare nece. Get into my, power wagon. Yeah, you know the thing about dodge trucks. That I've come to realize that. Compared to Chevys and fords the production numbers were just so much lower and I think that has a lot to do with it because. I mean for every. Ten F one hundreds or F. One fifties or you know Chevy see or s tens. You know UC one, dodge you know as far as ten grills and even the plastic grills Would you say that called the first Jen's? Yeah. Would you say that? Are you saying that today like? For every ten see tends you see see one ten grill in today's time. Yeah. I would be I would actually bet on if you looked at the production numbers for, let's just say. The nineteen seventies from at least ten girls it would be seventy to eighty I. think if you compare that to the Chevy production numbers or even the Ford production numbers I bet you. They were I mean tens of loans maybe even hundreds of thousands less so. I mean. I think it has a lot to do with availability to be honest. I. It's hard to say because I think you're probably right because just when you look at the muscle cars themselves, I mean I made so much fewer Mo- parts than Chevys and fords general but I mean. It I and I definitely agree with you today if you even see a ten grill, like you'll see ten see tans and another F one, another tenth f one hundreds before you see another ten grill, you know but as a kid dude, I could tell you. Like, you couldn't drive a block without seeing a tint grill part somewhere somebody's driveway or in front of the House and I mean I would say, probably you're older school guys you know like my age and older probably remember them. But yeah, like my GRANDPA had one my my neighbors, my friends parents had one. And yet they were do they were everywhere but I'll tell you like when I started really getting into Mo- pars and carrying like I never really got into the numbers, the rare stuff, per se I. Never I just never had one and I never expected to Ford one because they were already starting to go up in value. In the nineties. They were already there always always out of reach. It's like the more money I made the more expensive they got I could could never really get to him. You know for but I distinctly remember driving through Riverside one day and seeing a spirit of seventy six tin grow. So. It was it was cool. So I knew the truck I knew they existed and I thought Oh man that is cool. But did this truck was A landscapers truck and this truck was put through the ringer like two or three times I. Mean it was hammered. There was not a straight panel on his truck all the way around it it was just. Dented Dean bent scraped I mean it was hammered and that is very typical. What I remember as a kid to like dodge trucks were worked trucks nobody nobody drove them because it was like, Hey, I mean there was probably a few guys but. Most of them were like I bought this truck to put to work nobody bottom to you know make them look pretty and lower or you know. Maybe raise them. You know it they just. Yeah there there was few customisations that I remember as a kid they were all work trucks. And I think that carried through all the way through the nineties and stuff. So you know maybe in the nineties started seeing guys. Kind of retro like that's cool. Let me fix it up. You know but. The. One big problem. I've seen in ten girl community and everybody who owns one can attest to this, and that's that the aftermarket support just isn't there and that's Why I believe that the production numbers were just so astronomically higher for Ford's and Chevy's that that is one of the reasons why is because so many people have those trucks versus Tim grills or other dodge trucks that you know the demand for the parts just wasn't there. But yeah, you know eventually they caught back on at least with. People that are outside the Mo- parsing are starting to get into the Mope Pars just because of the trucks, I've seen plenty of people that they're I mo par is a truck which I think is cool and you know swept lines they've been getting really popular on the show circuit and I think tim grills are next When you look at communities of see ten enthusiasts, they're huge and you know I've been on the ten girl page for Gosh. Two or three I think three years now. But I've I've been watching that grow like crazy and I'm like. We're onto something here is pretty cool. So. Yeah, I think it. All it needs is like a chip foods or akin dig it or like I would love to see the Martin Brothers do attend grill man I mean I like I like the way they built car so. Slammed truck with big wheels talked and everything with maybe like a hell of finit. Be Perfect. You know you're talking about builders and stuff. 'cause I've thought the ring brothers because they did that. The MC I think it was a javelin. They did the Javelin with the hell cat in it and it opened a lot of people's eyes to those. AMC's unfortunately those are even harder to find parts for for Then ten girls you know what I mean. Definitely. But I think I think I'll go ahead. I was GonNa say I think you're onto something there I think that if more. Influential builders start getting their hands on these trucks and because a lot of those guys are just you know they're fabricators. So it doesn't matter what's available in the aftermarket they'll make it. So I think it's just it's just GonNa take one of those guys to build an off the wall tin grill to really blow everything up and to that I'll say, hey, everybody out there get your ten girls now because as soon as as soon as that seen blows, the prices are going to go right up. So absolutely I'm glad I got mine hold onto it. Yeah. I think I think the pivot point for the the sweat line was gas monkey garage did that one you know they screwed it up within ls motor but you know and I'm sure that pissed off a Lotta guys but No Right. Do I don't know if he was sponsored back then? It doesn't seem that long ago, but it was quite a while ago and I. It seems to me like just thinking back then prior to that. Swept Lines were still not very mainstream are very popular nobody build them over the top you know then that happened and. Now. You started seeing swept lines pop up all over the place. It's like, yeah there are very unique truck you know and they really stand out in a car show. You're not going to have ten swept lines lined up next to each other. You're probably going to be the only one. You know maybe there'll be another one that's bone or something you know. Well now that holly offers the swap kits for the ten grills for modern, Hemingway's that to me you know. That says a lot about how the aftermarket is looking at those trucks I. Think they're testing the water. So if anybody's interested in that swap, go out by those mount kits because as soon as we show them that there is a demand more parts are gonNA come out. So that's looking forward to. It I don't know how everybody else comes down on this. But like I'm kind of an old school guy like for me. Be bodies are really coveted to me and I I like the old motors, those cars like it's got to be a big block. It's gotta stay old school I can't. I. Can't have a modern him in that I. IF I had an e body, I would tolerate a modern himmy in that more than I would a be body. So it's just that's just me. But when it comes to trucks man like they were, they were never like you're not going to. Get a truck with him in it or six pack in it. It's like that cars that trucks coveted and you can't do that modern or customization stuff. It's like, no, it's for me. It's sort of my release for customisations. It's like mad blank canvas when it comes to a grill like there is no sacrilege you can't. You can't do anything to them and screw it up everything you're going to do to it is GonNa make it more awesome more bad, ass. And like the more custom, you make it the better so I if I had the money I, I would. I would totally put you know I. Don't know if I'd put be able to afford health but. Pretty Nice you know. But. I would put a modern him in a drive train or that drive train into an old tin grill like no problem I wouldn't have any trouble doing that. Yeah I know exactly where you're coming from when you talk about be bodies. Why but I of feel the same way I would feel weird if I had like. I don't know sixty nine superbeing like I'm going to put a modern Hemi in I would be weird about it. I mean, that's still do it. Don't get me wrong but. There is that idea of Gosh. It would be cool to have four, forty six pack in it or something but you know I said on a podcast or two ago. I forget exactly what I said it, but I talked about doing. A modern iteration of a twelve. With a modern Hemi but the six pack fuel injection. Yeah I thought that would be pretty cool but. You know if if I had that would be for a car that wasn't numbers matching or was so far away from the original that a nowy restoration on it would kind of be out of the out of the picture. So I get crazy with something then but you know I wouldn't butcher a relay twelve with. Now Modern Hemi or anything like that. But I get exactly you're saying with the trucks. Trucks always seemed that way you know with sport trucks and like if you look at any of the Take Hot rod magazine from the will say late seventies, early eighties and take truck in magazine from the late seventies, early eighties, and you will see the stark differences between the two types of enthusiasts that build those vehicles the trucks it seems like it's always been. An open, like you're saying open canvas and it was the same thing with vans, you know I had to sneak vans in there somehow. But like look at advance, and you know the interesting thing about vans and I'll say this and we'll get back to girls is that the more I research the transfrom back then the more I realized, they were trying to blend two different worlds because they got a lot of the custom truck stuff like the crazy paying jobs and things like that, and they blended it with the performance aspect of the muscle car stuff because a lot of the criticism that vans were taking were that while they're not hot rods, vans, people were still building the you know the three ATM or some of them even came with a big blocks, which is cool but. It's it's definitely interesting to see because when I look at the late seventies or the mid to late seventies and I, look at some of the trucks from back then they were kind of wild. You know when people customizing him so That's all I'll say about bands for now we'll get our later. So Nice. So tell us Johnny tell us about your first ten grill your first foray into ten grills alright. Well, it goes back to the beginning So you know, I, told you the story of my, my sixty eight charger. Yes. You know and how spotted it I spotted it riding the school bus in seeing the car Ra-, flying over a Knoll, right Well I spotted this power wagon. The same way it wasn't as hidden as the charger was, and it was closer to the street than the charger was, but it was in some guy's backyard and this guy was right on this main road that the school bus drove down. So writing on the school bus and I could see the truck plain as day and it looks cool. You know the thing is lifted. It's got tires on it four by four short bed and it's like man that things. Awesome. So And obviously, this is close to where my parents live. So I graduate high school in one thousand nine, hundred ninety I'm still living with my parents and I'm driving by that truck all the time you know and it's just like I. Know There's a lot of guys that will relate to this. It's like a freaking worm that gets implanted in your brain and it just like every time you drive by it's there and it just eats at you eats at you it eats at you and eventually like I can't take it anymore. Even, if the Guy Slams the door on my face and says, no, at least you know right I can move on with life you know and leave this behind me so. So the truck was really cool looking in I thought man, it'd be cool to have a truck. And of course, it's got to be a dodge. So a knock on the door one day. So this was. Probably, around nine hundred, ninety, one probably about a year after high school I knock on the door and ask if it's for sale and The truck had obviously been sitting there few years because I've seen it riding the school bus you know. I was driving to high school when I was seventeen or sixteen. So there's the school bus. was. A sophomore than when I was a junior I was driving a senior driving or at least halfway through the junior year but So it'd been sitting long time. Nothing's been happening to the truck. So I. You know it's not like they're driving it and there's probably something wrong with it. So I knock on the door and I, think it was an uncle's or something like that and they had a check and then I come back later you know a few days later. Yeah, he'll sell it but he wants three hundred Bucks Berm Mike Burger on the price firm. This is one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, one, three, hundred bucks worth. Money. You could buy a house with three hundred bucks. Chris. Just. Kidding. So so yeah. So three hundred bucks. I can't even remember how I got this thing home I think either my dad helped me through chain around drug at home because it was it was a few miles to three miles from my parents house. Maybe my buddy helped me I. Just I don't remember it's been so long ago you know. But you know and I didn't. Coming up with three hundred bucks back. Then was way harder than it is. Now you know. So it took me a while to have the the money to do it. So? anyways. Drag this thing home and pulled it apart. You know motor dust. I I I had my friend of mine. His parents had some rental properties and he's like, Hey, we should all get together and house together so like. Two other friends and myself we ran this house and I'm like I got to be able to bring my sixty eight charger over to work on it and and the truck the truck was in the driveway I'm working on it and the car was in the garage. Working on it here and there. I put this motor together. And I had bought a used four barrel intake manifold thought command. This is cool. You know I don't remember what I paid for like forty bucks or twenty bucks something. But somebody had unfortunately for me somebody had it was on a racing motor and somebody had decked the are or surface the heads and change the angle of the heads to the blog. And then they cut the intake manifold to match right but. You know who knows who did it and when. When I bought this thing at a swap me it was like. Nobody there's no information on it. I. Didn't know there was any problem with the intake manifold or those angles had been changed. So I put this thing on the top of my motor that I just spent all this money rebuilding. Go to fire it up. It sounds bitch and for a few seconds and it's like this things running like crap man I mean. I'm like what the hell and each the more throttle you give. It just sounds more and more sick. You know it it would idle but since you give throttle sounded awesome for second and then. My what the hell man couldn't couldn't understand it. You know you're going through everything the carburetor, the distributor, the plugs like. What the Hell's wrong with this thing. and. I think I tried to start it again it just wouldn't start anymore it will wouldn't run. Shit. So I think I just To the fact that I'm going to have to pull this motor part like something went wrong inside the engine and. First thing I did was I put a pan under it to drain the oil and the oil was coming out like water I mean it was so thin and you could just smell the gas you know. I'm like aw dude. How how do you get gas in the crank as you know? So Pull carb police intake, and then you can see 'cause it's a small block. It's got the I had like Felpro type gaskets on it. You could see the impressions were the intake with squishing against the head on the top of the gasket and on the bottom nothing like they were just it was so loose that gas it was all wet with gas gas was down by the lifters I mean it was just. It was bad and pulled the motor backout polit- apart. And, all the Pistons just had like all these melted lines on them, where the friction of the gasoline between the cylinders, a piston had just melted into the Piston. So it ruins, the Pistons. Cylinders were still good. You know. So luckily, all my machine work was okay. So had to buy new set of Pistons and rings and I had to start all over on it which when you're broke and you're just starting off, you're not making very much money. That's that's a hell of a lesson to learn you know. But. Anyway I put a four fifty, five, lift three, forty cam in it. You know purple. Shaft, Cam. I love those camps. Those cams are great for the street and I don't think I've ever heard. About the purple cams to be on now. I. Love that thing when I fired that thing up after I fixed everything I'll man it sounded like a freak top fuel car the headers were just you know hanging below the truck and I didn't have exhaust yet but the things just cackling like crazy. Man. That's pretty awesome. It's a relatively small cam you know compared to. Some of the bigger camps out there But yeah that that truck ran real good. It ran heart. So that little eighteen put in some work for me. Over the years. How long did you have? I think I had that truck. It was probably around eight years or so eight or nine years. Yeah. It went. Went through quite a bit with that truck clearly, it was on the outer ring of the circle and fortunately unfortunate. Well, you know back then. Dude. I mean, even though three hundred bucks was a lot of money back then it was just. Dodge trucks were way more worthless back then than the art today Shush. Don't say sorry. For All those guys shopping. That's good. That's bad. So how many ten girls have you had? So I had that one I had my seventy nine which I was taking to the track and playing with. was that the purple one that was the other purple on. ME AND I. Ones if got. Okay. So. I. Had you the Power Wagon when I? Pulled the motor out the first time I had jammed at all plum crazy purple. Purple on this thing because I, I just really love that color. and. Yeah it was pretty is pretty cool because it was like, do you stand out in power wagon plum crazy purple power wagon. It's like. Everybody. Knows who you are. It I I had jammed. I. Got the motor running in it stuff than primary the whole truck and then later on me and my buddy, we just were out there like outside you know bugs flying all over the place and just ch- painting the thing. Plum crazy purple. Wasn't a great paint job, but it's still for me. It was it was perfect for what I was doing 'cause it was just a thrasher truck. anyways you know. So you had a power wagon in Yahoo. Wheel. Drive that you took to the track. Yes, and then I had. had the seventy six which my buddy. Used to be my buddy, Dennis is truck and then I bought it and then he bought it back and then I bought it back and now he's got it now. and then I have the power wagon I have now, which is seventy, nine, four by four. And the parts truck we won't count but four or five, and then I had a seventy. Six Six six or seven at the verticals in the grill. side markers are turn signals and I sold that to my friends and Denmark. So in. Yeah Yeah. I have some friends from Denmark. They're they're huge gear heads. So the Andersons, yeah, Fleming and Charlotte. So they're in grill in Denmark right now. There's A Johnny Mo partition grill, but there's also my buddy at black had a seventy three I think long bed. To wheel drive with a four hundred in it they bought that truck to. So they have there's others at least ten out there. I've you know that's one thing I'll say about talking parts I get a lot of messages from people in other countries and the Mo par followings in those other countries. I mean they're just as loyal as here. It's pretty cool. Yeah, I didn't. I. Didn't realize it. I? Didn't especially Australia is. There really huge about Mo- parts because they have all those crazy Mo- party. You don't see in the states that we didn't get. So yeah, that's pretty cool I. Wanna I WANNA dive deeper more into that stuff Yeah I mean I think you're GONNA be. You start getting on. Yeah. Hit all these genres I mean you're GonNa, you got a lifetime supply of shows I think between the crazy and stuff that they got down down under a hand you know Brazil, they have those are easy chargers that are like. A bodies, but they have like subtle. Hints of the charger like the window in the back and the the grill's on those things they're off I could find a way to import one of those chargers to the United States. I would absolutely love to do that. I just don't know how to go about it have to look into it because they're just so cool. I. I saw one I was like what in the hell is that and then I'm like charger what the? And? You know they have so many variations of models that they have in other parts of the world is just it's crazy. So I can't wait to dive into that because I really know nothing about him I. Know I mean a little bit but right it's i. just think it's pretty cool that they carried a lot of that. You know sixty, seven through sixty, nine, a body like Dart specifically body style through like the late seventies or the yet delay seventies, which is crazy to me like the one of saw was a seventy six and I was like Gosh that you know. If You show that to somebody that really wasn't too into the MO- par world and he said Oh, there's a sixty nine dodge dart it's customized they probably won't even question you. How similar they are. So they're pretty cool but back to your ten grills. So you sold a couple to some guys in Denmark or yes. All Yours and your buddy sold his. You've posted pictures of the two wheel drive the purple in that you took to the track I wanNA know I wanna know more about that. Oh. Okay Well I had. I think I was on Classic car trader I think is where that when popped up and it was just a bone stock stock high but it was a short bed one hundred out in. Think it's called Anza. Anza out here. So it's it's sort of like out in the hills. You know a little it's very rural that is so I I go out there I think the truck was. The Guy was asking like twelve hundred bucks in a had. Seven inch rims are six and a half inch rims on it. So there are a little wider you know, and then it had dog dish hubcaps on it. The rooms were painted silver. It was a very grandpa looking truck, but it had a rack on it. So again, the somebody was using this truck to work with. So. I drive out there and I offered the Guy Thousand box and Bought it for thousand bucks. Drove a bag. My buddy was just like, what are you? What are you doing this fucking thing you know? Oh. Sorry. For that bomb you'd have to. I try not to cuss so much too but I just keep. My tongue, every episode. Trust me. Guys, who is if he saw what edited out of my podcast when I'm by myself? I. Should I should have put together a blooper reel I think that'd be funny because I say some. Stuff. PODCAST is really an hour long, but it had to cut it down to a half hour sometimes that actually does have sometimes I'll be talking about project of the week and I'll be like talking good about it, and then I'll just go off on this. Go you know what? Actually this is a piece of Shit I don't even know. What am I doing here? So back off and I just delete that and I go back and I'm like now we can't be that hard on these cars. But. Hey. With that ten grow what it wasn't purple when you got it. Now. I was Brown. Okay. It was Brown and had missing trim on it and even back then you couldn't. They had so many variations of the trim on those trucks. It's not like you could go to the bone yard. If you did, you would find one that didn't have your tram. It had the other trim. You know. So I just took all the trim off of it and ground all the rivets off of it other studs or whatever and. Yeah, I remember I had I think this was. Around two thousand. Well I should back up. I. Got My Buddy John John Jones who used to own general mayhem before me right And he dropped the truck for me. So he did the axel flip in the back and he had cut the springs upfront. You know he he actually lowered or he shortened the lower control arms to get the wheels straight. So it was fine as long as trump truck was going straight, but it really did screw up the geometry when that truck going around the corner. Forget it was it was sketchy. So I never I never would go fast cornering. Straight. But my buddy. Got Me into drag racing down there at qualcomm in San. Diego and I just bought a oa-to quad cab dodge. You big truck Bohemia and. I was like, well, you know I'll take that I and it went like. It was eleven seconds in the eight which is. Crazy slow. But even doing that like my first time racing, you know you're all nervous and like jittery and stuff and. And then I started bringing a truck out not play with the truck and I would. Do little tweaks to it's like all right. Let me ditch the the front bumper to get it lighter and get rid of the sway bar up front. Let me you know I took the. took the rear tire out at one point but I think it did better with the tire in extra weight in the back you know. Put Drag shocks on it competition engineering adjustable shocks like ninety tens upfront. Seven seven, thirty in the back. But yeah, the truck was it was a three sixty with three teen heads on it. So the thing was like a torque monster. So out of the whole like this truck with just torque up I, mean the shocks being loose upfront and squatting in the back the thing would just come out of the whole like it was crazy fast you know it was very intimidating. It looked way more wicked than it was, and then it would just you know sixty foot flat fall flat on its face because the heads we just had small ports you know eighteen. So but I had a lot of fun with that and that that at qualcomm it was just mostly streetcars there was some race cars but mostly streetcars. So you can you have a good time and you kind of start to figure out pretty quick like who's in your ballpark and then you guys Kinda Kinda Congregate Start Hey man you wanna race you know. So like grandma grudge racing type stuff. Yeah. Yeah and I don't. Think. I might have told the story online or facebook but. Yeah, there was one day I was there and there was this guy with the swept line and he had a four forty in it. and. I asked if he wanted to race in, he's like he's like, no, he didn't. WanNa raise me because he was so intimidated by how my truck my truck would launch. It looked freaking crazy. You know the the left would lift up. It didn't the tired income off the ground, but you could just see the front left corner of the truck is just like in the sky you know in the right rear corner, the trucks just squatting and the When I had the spare tire under the bed. There's like this long stud you know there's that strap that goes underneath the spare tire and there's a stud goes through it, and then that Stud because a truck was so low, it would hit the ground in throw sparks. So it just looked it looked crazy. You know. So you wouldn't raise me and then his mom was there is he was a young guy. Of, course, I was younger back then too. But some his mom comes by and she's like, that's my son in that that White Dodge truck. You guys should race and I go I I asked him to race. I go. That'd be pretty cool. She's like, yeah, that'd be cool to dodgers is going down the track and I'm like, yeah tell them all racism if he wants to do it so she had to twist his arm to get him to race me to on the ground balls and get out there. Right? So we get out there and I was pretty I was cutting pretty good lights back. Then especially there it's like when you have just general public people out there they cut terrible lights you know and. I think with intimidation he was a little intimidated and nervous, but I dropped a perfect light. So I treat them big time. Right and I get like I'd say at least half a truck length on him before he he finally. Is Moving so. About Sixty foot or so I'm done you know my I have no top end. No more horsepower thing was making like three hundred horse. So it was just it was all out of the hole, and then after that, it was just you're just cruising to the finish line. You know it sounds good but it's just not making tons of power. Well, his four forty you know he's just starting to come in come alive now and then he's just bull pulling me in. So we get to the finish line and I take him by like a bumper I mean it is it is a sliver I beat him so. It was like we get back and I'm like, yeah. Everybody's high fiving you and stuff and it was it was pretty awesome is pretty epic. And then because it was a close race, you know and. He wanted a rematch and I said, yeah, sure. I'll rematch you and then of course now he knew because now he knew how fast his truck was compared to mine. He knew he was faster than me he left him. He he left yellow. He did you hit a much better light the second time around, and then he just he he beat me by like offender. So yeah well, that's came on. You may have changed that Kid's life right there. May he might still be racing going? You know one time this guy called me out. He's on the top fuel circuit now. Imagine I'm on his mom going up to him like don't be such a pussy get out there. Okay. Drive for you right right and then he loses and he's like mom I told. You. Met You force him to go back out. He's like leave on the last night. Low Right Now. That is funny. So that truck was your first vehicle that you were taken to the track aside from your own but that was the that was what Gotcha drag racing. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Cool. Yeah. It was just a street race stuff you know like the Friday night you know Test and tune or street legal street racing dachshunds. QUALCOMM was it a legit tracker is something they set up on the weekends or? Not that I'm trying to envision it in my head. It it used to be the the San Diego chargers used to play football there. It's like a really old football stadium. I. Think they were long gone. They moved I. Think. I don't know if they went to different stadium in San Diego and then before they left San Diego. But and I WANNA say the Padres were the baseball team played there as well. But they would do all kinds it was. It was just like a place. You do a lot of events at. And they would set up the parking lot On the side of their of the on the side of the stadium basically. So you're erasing the the main street in front of it is called Friars road you were racing towards road and. The shutdown area you'd actually kinda going uphill towards that road. So it's kind of Nice to slow you down, but the track sucked. It was not like a know type thing y'know totally know prep. Totally. So. I I talk about my roadrunner, how it ran. When I ran my roadrunner there it would run an eight six in the eight. and. Then when I took the car to Qualcomm, didn't do any changes to Iran eight one. Second. Yeah, you were saying something about. Yeah. Tell tells you the difference between the track quality? I mean, my car had problems with hooking up. anyways but. Definitely the track was a big factor interesting but but yeah so. Back, to the power wagon. So Let's see. I've got the motor. I painted plum crazy purple. Is just like. One of those things it's like a one of those life trucks you know it kind of teaches you about life I guess. I. Remember. Driving one day and I lost the brakes on that truck like this is the old school woes that we used to go through way back in the day it doesn't like new cars have these kinds of issues like people don't drive. They don't put their their lives in the hands of their vehicles are or maybe they do. But the vehicles are just so much more safer nowadays than back then you know but I remember driving this thing. and. Coming up to an intersection and there's like three cars stacked up you know to the light. And I'm hitting the brakes and there is nothing there it's. Breaks are gone and I'm you know I'm probably at least doing like fifty or fifty five or so I'm like holy crap I mean it scares the crap out of you and you have zero breaks and there's a stopped car in front of you. So I'm like pumping pumping and it's starting to slow a little bit but it's not the brakes are not grabbing. So I had to throw the truck into the ditch I went into a ditch and through Bob wire fence scratch the whole side of the truck you know but and then. You know had to clean my shorts and. Basically. Lymph the thing home at like twenty miles an hour. So you know I couldn't get into too much trouble I can stopped thing or peel off the road if I had to. then there was another time, the breaks were good. But this was destruc- was drum brakes all the way around and. Good so Good. It did okay. But there, there was this. In this kind of segues into my buddies truck, my buddy, my good friend Eric, he had bought seventy four power wagon and it was like black primer. So the trucks were like very similar to each other. His was lifted. He had a big old like dukes of Hazzard push bar on the front of his truck. You know this big battering ram looking thing but We were going we're going to this party out in the Wonga. It was sort of like a it's like a big open area you know and my other buddy todd had the idea of like, let's let's set up some volleyball nets between the two trucks. So he like built these. Two by fours whatever sticking out of the bed. So the truck and put a volleyball net between them was. Kinda cool. But those guys were already there. I was meeting up with them and I never been out there before and it's like the roads are very hilly and wind -I in stuff you know. Some driving through there and not thinking anything of it because I've never other than losing the brakes and never had any problems with stopping the truck you know. Going through there and you're having to work the brakes, hit corners and hills all that. There's a jeep in front of me. And These guys were like just sort of. Seeing you know out for a Sunday drive type of thing, and they're going down this hill and I'm coming in behind him and I'm like I'm hitting the brakes and the brakes went through total brake fade. They were just they were engaging i. feel it my foot on the pedal and I could feel the pressure you know but the truck was not. And I mean I'm like Holy Shit. I wasn't even tailgating, but they were going so slow and it was to that moment where you just like. I'm going to hit them like we're GONNA touch. It's GonNa be impact. Right. The Guy looks at his rear view mirror and sees me and then floors it. Actually got out of my way. And I was like Oh God. Who've and so after that, I slowed down, slowed way down they ended up going to the same party. Like they came over because we had the truck set up. Playing volleyball and stuff and they came over. Hey we you were behind us coming down the hill where we're in the jeep. Almost, sorry I was not trying to tailgates you or anything and they're like, no, we figured you probably had brake fade or something and we figured he'd get on get the hell out of your way. So. I was pretty A. Pretty funny. But Yeah we. We would screw around we would my buddies and I 'cause. Where we're at now it's It's more populated now than it was in the ninety s, it was more rural back. Then it's SORTA rural now, but it's way rural back then. So we would you know load up with beer and stuff like that. Go out to the hills and go four by and you know do stupid stuff. And I remember with that three, Forty Cam in that truck. We were hauling just. I Mean Fun Way Fund and came over the crest of this hill and the truck was so big like so high when you're kind of going up and over, you can't see over the hood I have no idea what's on the other side To. Come up over the other side and there was a a Rut that had opened up and it was sort of like you go up and down. So the from the rain disrupt had developed and it was huge and the left front tyre just fell into it and I remember I'm holding the steering wheel and the steering wheel just. It just spun in my hands like eight eight Yankee there's no stopping it. You know it's like holy. Crap. The truck. Comes to. Arrest. The left the left rear tire. 'cause a truck is like this left retires completely off the ground by you know. Six inches to a foot. I'm like Oh. Gosh. How do we? How do we get out of here right? I should say the trucks of four by four. So, one of the problems with my truck was leaked oil really bad I don't remember if it was the pan or the rare main. Oil and right where it would drip down it would hit the front driveshaft to the front differential and it would the oil would wash out the grease out of the bearings and it would tear up the joint. So I got tired. I changed it a couple of times and it's like man it's wiping it out so fast I just left it out. So I basically had this lifted truck that was two wheel drive. So here we are stuck. In the left rear tire off the ground, you know, no four wheel drive like what are we going to do? So. I'm in the truck you know we get out we're looking at it and right we're all going to get into the truck and put some weight on that side, and then I'm GonNa, Punch it, and try to get out. And my buddy todd had climbed up that tire and he was standing on 'cause the easiest way to get in the bed of the truck was up the tires, right? On the rim instead on top of the tire, and then you go over the bed. So he's standing on the tire and he said. Whatever you do don't punch it. But all I heard was punch it. So he's standing on this tire. Boom I punch it, he goes fly. Other Buddies Scott is like WHOA WHOA stop. Like what? You. You just launch todd that way you know just kill Todd. You talk you'll todd. He's all pissed off. Lane in the dirt now you know. Slight. Sorry. Man I thought you said Pudgy I say don't punch it. So. So that was one of the nights. Bent the rims. So we're we're we're driving back like cocoon you know. All the way home. Some other night we We got flat tires out there and. And it was crazy 'cause a truck was pretty loud and I think it probably the collector gaskets probably blew out on it and I just drove it anyways and We get these flat tires and limped the trunk the truck home. We get home in like on a say half hour to an hour later something like that. Some guys knocking on my buddies store, right? Like what the hell so we go outside in this is there with a freaking thing it was a shotgun and he's got his wife and he's got his his daughter. and. He's like Oh you guys doing out there on my property. The Hell? On like. No we were we we're just four buying and got a flat tax. So he had the tire was so you know it was flat and it was it would leave on the dirt ground like it would kind of this trail you know. So it was obvious where you could just follow that and it took you all the way to the truck which was in next to my buddy's house. So. It was like Holy Shit this guy got a frigging shotgun he's threatening us. And he's like you guys still off my property blah. Blah Blah you know my I didn't know at the time but my buddy, he had a gun he had a gun in his like his back and he was like. He said Dude if he if he pulled up on that shotgun, I was gonNA shoot his ass home. You never did he always kept it kind of like pointed to aside you know and then it turns out my buddy todd knew the girl like to high school together and he was like, Oh, I don't remember her name, but you know are you Is that you such and such and she's like, yeah, and you know and it's like. He's like look I know your daughter and I'm not. We're not screwing around. We're not stealing stuff or you know whatever we're just out four buying the guy finally calmed down but I think he was a tweaker I think he was like on something and is just like super paranoid that you know people are coming through their property in the truck was so loud. So I was probably really far from his house, but it sounded much closer because the truck was so loud and then you're out in the hills like sound carries pretty far out there you now. So that was A. That was a crazy night. How about all the Times you knocked on doors to buy cars united shock and pulled. Out some fun trying to kill my buddy todd, you know. Yeah I exactly. Only. God. That's crazy man. So yeah let's let's. Out of those out of those ten girls when you took to the track when you went in with which was. Which one did you like more? All man that's a tough question because I they were. We're talking to apart. Wow. You know. I I can't I can't answer that. Honestly they are. I had so much fun with both trucks at opposite ends of the spectrum. Is. Totally, different experiences, and then you know with of the power wagon, my age really young and we were doing stupid stuff like I said, you know we were we'd get drunk and go out there who we would drink and go out into the hills and just go thrash on the truck you know and have a good time. And The the drag racing with you know with the lowered one was just. A whole different kind of fun you know. So I was older when I did that. So it's like. If you would reverse them I'd probably wouldn't appreciate them as much. You know. So I don't know. I I would probably say. If I had to pick. If you force me, I'm going to go with the power wagon. Yeah, probably. Yeah. It's probably more fun more more epic. You know sounds like it. Yeah Yeah so I'll get right into the the big story. Yes. Okay. I was going to ask you about this, but I wanted you to lead us there. So go ahead. Yeah I think we're there I think we're there now it's time. Thanks for joining Johnny Moped Night Today on the show for part one part two will be out next week. So be on the lookout for that I. Know I left you at a cliffhanger. The next story is crazy I can't wait for you guys to hear that. So tune in next week, it's always a great time talking motorcars with Johnny as usual I did want address a couple of things before we go on Friday just before Johnny I started recording I dropped a post on the Mo- par Hunter facebook page giving. Listeners a chance to drop a question or comment in the comments section of the post, an Johnny and I would address it on the show. Well, we had to and one was posted while we were actually recording and the other came shortly after we wrapped up. So I wanted to let the two guys who dropped US ally. Not The questions will be answered on part two of this installment of direct connections. Next week, I'll be answering Michael Irwin's questioned by myself since it came in after Johnny and I rapped up and Josh. was addressed on the show, but I found a more definitive answer after we recorded. So I'll talk about that during the rap of as well before we shut her down this week I wanted to let you guys know that the next round voting for the build mope our project is here and this time around we are voting on who will be building the four, hundred, twenty six. Cubic inch stroke third-generation Hemi for the Nineteen Sixty, eight, dodge DART superstock modern Hemi Trivia car. The hemi pages is calling the dark pack. Some of the best engine builders in the game are amongst this rounds choices and they are errington performance Amex. B. S. racing engines, Opel, engineering, Hughes Engines, and Prestige Motor Sports. So be sure to head on over to build Mo- part DOT com. And, vote today there you have it. 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Episode 60: Listener Stories

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Episode 60: Listener Stories

"Welcome to episode number sixty of talking mo- pars and another episode listener stories. You know this past week was a holiday week. It was thanksgiving and was super hectic for me. I had to work on saturday to make up for my day off on thursday. So i didn't have time to sit down and record a traditional podcasts. That we do here. But what i did do is i had johnny moped join me. He was my accomplice in the first ever. Livestream of the podcast on saturday night. At nine o'clock we went live on facebook for talking mo- parts direct connections live and we actually had a bunch of friends join us. It was a great time. And if you want to find out who joined us on the show go watch the video you can find it on the mo- part hundred facebook page. It was a good time anytime you get together with. Friends that are also mope. Aren't you generally have a good time. It was one of those situations where you just sit around and you just shoot the breeze. You know what i mean. I had a great time. I can't wait to do it again. And it's the first of many to come but we're here right now for listener stories so without further ado if you are a part theseus than you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere you're tuned into the best mo- pont who's east driven podcast on planet earth. And i'm your host chris. Albrecht better known as the mope are hunter. And this is talking. Mo- pars listener stories. And you're listening to talking mo- parts hunter your direct mention all things mo pa. It's time once again for listeners stories. Our first story comes to us from a gentleman named peter. Here is peter story. hi chris. I'm glad i found your podcast. I find it enjoyable to listen to and learning a lot about the history of mo- parse. I know a little but the extra facts you have about. Mo- powers are so helpful. My grandfather worked for chrysler and used to be in charge of the chrysler dealerships. In parts of michigan. You can say that. We always had no part in the family. One of the first cars. I bought with my own. Money was a two thousand six dodge. Charger daytona artie in torah red red. It's eight hundred and sixty five of two thousand eight. I started in my friends big garage over the winter and the spring when it was time to wake it up. I noticed the car stored on the other side of the garage. I just lifted the cover a little to see what it was. It was a nineteen sixty nine dodge super bee. I asked my friend about it. He didn't know much himself. He did tell the owner. I was asking about it and the next thing i know the guy said he was going to sell it by then. My dad and i had done some research on superbeets. We wanted the car he unfortunately was sick and had two boys. He didn't want them fighting over the car. I check with my friend at times and know the past owner still alive and doing well. So that's good. This be was a three eighty three car. He told us the three eighty three was blown when he bought it. So he put a four forty four barrel the car. The car has a seven twenty-seven automatic transmission in manual drum brakes all around. He wanted sixteen thousand dollars for the car. I went and got alone in made it happen. I didn't drive much of that summer. As the heater core had an issue in the windows always got fogged up. During my research. I found in sixty nine. The be didn't have a four barrel with the four forty option. I figured since. I had a four forty. I would make an eight twelve clones last trip. Bucar it would be my first revealed with the engine fully apart. I've learned a ton from talking with experts in research i refinance my o. Six charter to pay for the engine and bodywork due to some rest on the block. The shop had aboard out eighty over. So now it's a four fifty to six pack car with a roller cam. Rockers and lifters. I added electric fans and msg ignition. The bill took all that loan and a little more as any extra money comes up. I'm working on upgrades. As i can mostly now trying to get those three cards dialed in. It was about an eight year project for me to get it on. The road again is called the show carla. But i drive it as much as i can almost feel show cars in negative term with how some people say it. I didn't spend all that money to take it out a few weekends a year. Yes it's a nice looking. I'll do my best to keep it that way. I'm not afraid of putting the miles on it though. My son loves riding with me and going to shows tells me he's going to have a shop and build cars one day. I'd attach some photos of when i bought it and what it is today. Thanks for letting me share my story and for sharing stories with me on your podcast. Thanks peter hey peter thanks for sharing your story. I know that myself. And thousands of other mo- part these are listening to this podcast and we're going sixteen thousand dollars for a super b. That's unreasonable good condition. You got a bargain buddy. I wouldn't have hesitated either. I would have went to the bank myself. You know what. I mean i would. I would have sold a toe or a finger for that for that car but awesome car. It sounds like you know. You've got a great project on your hands. And i don't think anybody's going to be mad of out. You know making some subtle modifications to sixty nine superbeet. At least i'm not. I think it's a great build. It sounds like a awesome car. The pictures looked great. I can't believe that the car was in that good condition. When you got to be honest with you. I think you gotta steal of a deal and you know you should be happy about that. Your son loves riding in the car. That's awesome. I love that. He has ambitions of getting into the automotive industry. I think that's great and you've heard me say before in this podcast. I love it. When i hear stories about children getting involved you with the family car i like that. I like that fathers and mothers. Get their sons and daughters. Involved in building cars. I think is a great way to connect with them and to get that quality time. So good on you. Peter and i thought the picture was awesome with your son holding the trophy. I thought that was really cool. So you know tell little man. I said hi and no mo part left behind that. Was peter story. This next story is from cody. Turner here is cody story. Hello sir i just recently stumbled upon your podcast. I myself imo part. I have a sixty seven dodge charger that bringing back from the dead. I bought this very long time ago for my uncle's best friend who happened to be the original owner. He bought it brand new from california. Dodge back in early sixty seven. He had been driving it up until nineteen eighty-four until it didn't start one day and he just parked it in his barn and it sat there for over thirty five years. I asked to sell it to me. And he flat out laughed in my face. So i saved three thousand and went back a year later and again if he'd sell it he took fifteen hundred dollars for. My dream was made reality but it gets weird. My wife's father was married to the first owner sister in a previous marriage any driven that car multiple times in the past. He thought that they had gotten rid of the car. When i've had it this entire time. I appreciate your work. And thanks for being mope peanut. Hey cody thanks for sharing your story with us. A true story of a barn. Find a real barn. Find a car that was found in a barn. Imagine that that's awesome man. I'm happy to hear that after he laughed in your face you were still able to buy the car that's awesome. It's crazy that weird connection that your family has with the car so that's really cool man. I'm glad that you have yourself a project car. Your dream car that's awesome. I'm really happy for you. Keep me updated on the project. I think that barn fines are cool. And i don't mind that you call it a barn find because guess what you found it in a barn so that makes your car a real barn fined sixty seven dodge charger. That's cool that you can say that and be truthful about it because a lot of people say they got barn fines and in reality. They're not barns. But that's that's all subjective to somebody's opinion in my opinion is if it's not found in a barn than you can't call it a barn. Find it's debatable. But hey you have yourself a real barn find. Congratulations oh and by the way i appreciate the sign of respect. But please don't call me sir. You can call me. Chris buddy all right for future reference. The next time you send in a story. Just call me chris. Thanks for sending your story. This next listener story was sent to us from pat and here is pat story. Hi chris i recently stumbled upon your podcast and i love the information i get from listening to it. Currently catching up on the episodes currently on episode twenty eight. When you had johnny moped on. I was drooling over the classic chargers he owns anyway. Wanted share my story on how i became a mo- par guy. I am filipino. Born in new york eighty nine grew up in the philippines relocated back to california six years ago. I was never gonna cars before started. Learn driving age twenty three no need back then to learn because we had public transportation back home that i learned relocated started working and my first ever car a two thousand one. Honda accord humble beginnings. When i first got in the car i was wanting a souped up civic then. My taste grew into domestics. I a camaro lol. Then i dreamt of owning a shelby. Five hundred this was brought about by the movie need for speed. Where the protagonist modify gt five hundred later crashing. It and then driving a red koenigsberg. However i wanted a performance car that haul passengers not a tour. We had to roll back the front seats to get in the back. I wrote into beetle. Before and i hated sitting in the back then came the movie john wick. He owned a sixty nine mustang. Three oh to boss blah blah and later on got a black charger r t damn that garlic sexy muscle car with four doors. I was hooked a couple months later. I got into my i mo par two thousand fourteen charger. Se then these questions came. Why didn't you get eight. I was like w t.f. Later on i got my i. V eight a two thousand sixteen charger. R t. then. I became a prodigal son traded it in for two thousand fourteen maserati. Gilbey base very very wrong decision. After nine months of ownership in driving it for ten thousand miles metal chunks in the oil after my third oil change. I was crushed then. Finally i saw this beautiful twenty twenty dodge charger scat pack wide-body brand new took the maserati on its last legs probably but not showing symptoms yet then traded it in. I'm upside down on the loan. But dammit i got back into a true mo par although i guess. Fca had a hand in making the gilbey. So i guess. I never left the moped family. Currently have the car for three months. Put twenty three hundred miles on it straight piped all the way cold air intake and making memories still wanna do plenty to the car but of course family comes first but i would have to say the greatest mods i've done to all my cars are kids car seats sharing the experience. Enjoy driving cars with my three year old son and six month old daughter. Whenever i can get a chance. Hope i hear this story. One day in your podcast. Thanks hey pat. Thanks for sharing your story with us. It's always good to hear about humble beginnings leading you to a really cool car in the end and hey those humble beginnings lead you to a two thousand twenty dodge charger scat pack wide-body so you should be happy about that. I'm glad you're a mo- pont who's iast now and that you also include your children in your enthusiasm in your passion for cars. I think that's awesome. I too excited to share my enthusiasm and my passion for cars with my daughter. How many do everything in my power to influence her to love mo- part so i love hearing stories about parents sharing their love of mo- pars with their kids as i've said before in the past so good on you buddy. Thanks for sending in your story. This next listener story comes to us from steve in modesto california. Here is steve story. Hi chris my story or perhaps obsession began in the late nineties sometime around my senior year in high school. I have a good friend that was given a nineteen seventy dodge coronet convertible. Rt clone by close family member with a big block. Four forty and finished in panther pink. I was sold on. the greatness. that mope are muscle. I then began the hunt for my own project. Within a year. I was able to find my i mo par a nineteen sixty nine dodge charger with three eighteen in an automatic transmission. Definitely a project level car thrashed interior thrashed exterior but complete much to my parents disapproval. I traded my current car a fully running and driving nineteen sixty four ford galaxie five hundred to the chargers owner straight across. I then started buying up parts as much as my ten dollar. an hour. Construction job could afford living at home with my parents. And i was able to acquire a four forty of my own and get it to about ninety percent finished. I wanted to beast of engine. So i went with the mo- performance. Five ninety solid lifter cam keith. Black pistons and a forged crank sadly. I never had the charger on the road and eventually ended up selling the body to a friend for steel twelve hundred dollars when i was out of work and had bills to pay. I still wanna kick myself forever letting it go but find that now later in life. I'm in a much better place. I now have a small herd of mope ours in the stable home. My primary fun car. Ah plum crazy. Nineteen seventy-three dodge challenger. Sports a big block four forty aluminum heads and currently topped off with the atomic. Efi system we also have a nineteen sixty nine dodge d. one hundred swept nine and two thousand nineteen dodge durango. Rt we are definitely mope. Our household nowadays. I still have the four forty for my teenage years and have been contemplating dropping it into my sweaty but we will see where the future takes us. In my spare time i still enjoy renting on the old cars and finding more local enthusiasts here in my hometown. I run a little instagram account. At mo- parts of modesto where a catalogue any of the cool unique motorcars. I find around my city of modesto. California being the birthplace of american graffiti. You can only imagine the fastness of classics to find feel free to check us out and keep putting out great shows. Thanks steven modesto california. Hey steve thanks for sending in your story man the ones that get away am i right. He you know what i mean. It's always the ones that get away. Leave that hole in our hearts. But i'm happy to hear that you now have a small of mo- pars to hopefully make up for the one that you lost so long ago. you know. Twelve hundred bucks a charger Good luck finding that these days. It's hard to find any reasonably priced chargers. You know unless your name's johnny mo par. You know what i mean. I think it's cool. You still have that four forty from your charger and that. You're contemplating putting your d one hundred. I think that's great. I think you should do it. A big block. D one hundred is always cool in my book and steve. I do enjoy your instagram account. So anybody out there that listens to this show and is on instagram. Go find at mo- pars of modesto and give. Stephen fallout all right. Thanks steve for sending in your story. Our next listener story comes to us from down under our buddy ross. From australia here is ross his story. Hey chris i sent you a craigslist tucson posting of seventy three dodge. Dr four door think they're called a custom listed for six thousand men. Offer the dude. Five and happy days i reckon. Can you please explain your listeners. Particularly the overseas folk. Why ford ormeau pars are worth sweet. Fa over here australia. If i wanted to buy an early seventies or value all tricked up with the goodies like intake karbi rims and dual exhaust headers all done etc. You can expect to pay between twenty to thirty thousand dollars. And that's likely for a slant. Six and over at classic cars dot com. There's a seventy i think. Four chrysler newport in michigan with a four forty and almost perfect body for four thousand blows my mind so much so i tried to contact them to make an offer but no response. Which is unusual guessing. The aussie on the scary internet might be a scam. Ll bazaar selling to offer buyers the perfect cova twenty-nine transaction. Oh well my mrs would have had an absolute fit. If i had of anyway but my defense was that the newport cost less than three eighteen currently being rebuilt not sure if it would have won the debate reminding her of this impending debt although in my head it all makes perfect sense. I'm sure you know exactly what i mean. That's the addiction convincing us. Go on risk your marriage. Ll have enjoyed the interviews. The past few weeks good shipmate. The mcmurray is really know their shit. How can you not be learning something. People take care man. Ross mo for more info. Hey ross thanks for the message you know. I agree with you completely with the four doors. It's crazy that more people. Aren't you know snatching them up these days. A lot of them like we were talking about it on the livestream the other night and blake from. Diy hemi actually brought up four doors because he had seen a seventy body Recently and johnny moped was saying that back in the day you know. They ended up being parts cards. Because nobody cared about sedans. But i think these days you know people are sleeping on the sedans. Because i think that they're gonna hit really hard here soon because people are getting sick of all these crazy prices for project cars and there's a lot of people out there that would drive the hell out of a cool mo- par sedan. That was like hot rod. You know what i mean. So i think that's gonna hit next and i really think that it's going to be hard to find a four door. Be body especially the sixty seventies for reasonable prices. Here pretty soon. So if you find one of those snatch it up and the older ones are probably gonna be a little bit plentiful and the ones post seventy are still going to be a little bit. Plentiful i think but sixty eight seventy. Those are going to be hot and i actually ran across sixty nine coronet sedan. months ago it might have even been last year. That was for two grand. And i thought it would have been a perfect car Too hot rod. it was actually I believe if i remember right. It was fa green with a blue. Interior was super weird color combination but I wanted it. It was complete and it looked like it could be a fun car when hot rotted. So my prediction is that mo- par sedans are going to slowly rise in value but definitely get more popular so i totally understand what you mean by being frustrated that these cars are cheap over here where in other parts of the world. It's so expensive to get these cars especially when you consider shipping costs to go from the united states to in the world. You know australia europe anything like that. But i understand your frustration buddy. So if you're out there listening to this podcast you're going. Gosh i really wanna project car really wanna project part. But i just can't spend twenty five thousand dollars on a rust bucket charger. You know maybe go find yourself a coronet four door sedan and just how the hell out of it and hey you know if you do run across that cheap be body. He you know what. I mean that to or that. You want that charger. That coronet toot or hard top or something like that or the road runner. At least you have an engine and maybe some extra parts. That'll change over. So i would encourage everybody listening to this show not to turn their nose up those four door sedans that you know generally aren't as highly desirable as the two doors but still make great hot rods. And you could still get them for reasonably cheap. I mean imagine being an australian spending twenty to thirty thousand on something like that. That's insane so. I think it's time that you know the people here. In north america need to be thankful that we still have cars that are reasonably cheap because the guys on the other side of the pond you know they don't get these cars for that cheap over there. You know what i mean. So i guess i guess it. This is a perfect message for thanksgiving. Because i'm thankful that is still have access to these cheap mope ours so ross. Thanks a lot for opening our eyes and for those of you out there. Wondering what sweet. Fa is it sweet gall. I absolutely enjoy all the listeners stories. I get to read on this show but there's something especially funny about the australian guys. You guys have a great sense of humor. Thank you for that ross. And you know. I'll keep my eyes peeled for really cheap four for you. All right buddy. Thanks for sending in your message. Our next listener story is again from outside of our. us shores. This message is from richard and he's from switzerland. Here is richard story. Hi chris sorry for my bad english. My name is richard and i'm from switzerland. First of all. I am no part. Yes you got it right. Although two of my project cars are mo- pars. I'm no moped enthusiasts. I'm looking at myself as more of a history preserver. But first things first so it's nine hundred ninety one and i'm eighteen years old. Which is the age in our country to get your driver's license. I'm absolutely into driving. My dad gets that. And he is aware that. I'm already into american cars and not really into bmw and mercedes and all the other common cars in our country so he decided to get me for my eighteenth birthday an american car which was a nineteen seventy-nine deal star fire. Two hundred and thirty one cubic inch three point. Eight liter v six so. I didn't have my driver's license yet. But you can imagine. I wanted to drive this car. Because hey i have an american car sitting in my garage which i wanted to show everybody and drive it into the sunset. It was then when i committed the stupidest thing in my life which at the time seemed right. I drove it. I got pulled over by the police without a driver's license plates. Well long story short. I was forbidden for a long time to get my driver's license. I'll never forget how it was to drive this car into the sunset on this long street. Which is exactly what i did before i got pulled over. It was then when i realized that i wanted to preserve history and sometime later get. V8 project car and bring it back to life and drive it into the sunset now almost thirty years later. I have my driver's license. And i also have three. Va project car sitting in my garage. And i'm listening to the first podcast. I've ever listened to You got that right. I'm listening to talking. Mo- parts to be exact. I'm listening to your podcast with johnny mo. Par the one with the ring and having fun with driving your car. While i have to say you guys open my eyes because my three cars have been sitting for almost five years now and they didn't see the streets until now i did some things now and then but i was getting a bit lazy lately and now i know why because the fun wasn't there anymore. I really appreciate what you're doing with your podcast and thank you very much guys for opening my eyes and getting me back to the fun. By the way my three cars are in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine four hundred and three cubic inch six point six pontiac transam in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight three eighteen cubic inch five point to dodge ram charger and in nineteen fifty. Seven plymouth belvedere. How i got the to mow pars and why them. That's another story. Which i'm probably gonna send you also. I hope this story is worthy to get on your podcast until then continued good work. I love to listen to more year. Podcasts many thanks for giving me the fun back. Kind regards richard. Hey richard thanks for sending in your story. That was quite a risk. You took by taking that car out without a license buddy and i'm glad that you now have three project cars to call your own to work on. And if johnny moped i had any any influence on you getting back to your cars and getting back to the fun again and enjoying working on your cars and enjoying your projects that makes me feel good. I know janis listening to this right now. And that makes him feel good that he influenced you as well so you know. That's why we do. This kind of stuff. I do it you know. I'm sure johnny you know when you hear stories like that. He probably you know makes him happy. I know it. Does you know that somebody listens to what you say. And that influences you to make a decision that makes you happy. you know. That's a powerful thing. So thanks for the kind words richard. I'm happy that you enjoy the show. Continue listening and i love to hear the stories that was listener stories for this week. They're still more to come so stay tuned for those. If you want to hear your story on the show you can do so by emailing me. Or leaving me a voicemail that i will play on the show. My email is chris talking. Mo- dot com and the number to call for my voicemail is two zero nine twenty eight mo par. I look forward to sharing your mo- par stories there. You have it. Mike friends another episode of talking. Mo- part is in the books for more information about this podcast or to listen and subscribe to the show. Please visit talking about parts dot com. And don't forget that you can send me your mopey stories questions comments complaints suggestions and everything else on your mobile addicted. Mind to chris at talking mo- parts dot com or leave me voice message on my voicemail box at two zero nine twenty eight mubarak to hear yourself on this show. Special thanks to my friends over. Heavy pages dot com. Hemi pages is directory source for the gen. Three hemi and mope par aftermarket including all of it's related connections and content. they are also the brains behind the build. Mo- park community project car which is a nineteen sixty eight dodge dart superstock tribute car powered by gen. Three four hundred and twenty. Six cubic inch supercharged. Hemi called the dr pack for more info on the dark pack and how you can participate in this project and to check out the directory visit. Hemi pages dot com. It's definitely a place that i frequently visit. And i have it bookmarked on my favorites list. And you should too and last but most certainly not. Least thank you also to my buddies over a diy. Hemi dot com there. Another company run by mo. Pontius that are also bookmarked on my favorites list. If you're like me you love classic mo- pars and modern mopeds to now you can have the best of both worlds by combining the styling of the past with the power and technology of the future by swapping in a modern gen three hemi into your classic par so a modern hemi swap is something on your to do list for your project car you got to visit. Diy dot com and find out how you can make that happen. Diy hemi can help you build. The ultimate fusion of classic and modern mope are muscle without breaking the bank. One last thing before we go. If you'd like to help support talking mo- parts. There are a couple of ways to do it. The first way is to jump over to talking mo- parts dot com and check out the talking mopeds merch shop there. You're gonna all the talking mo- parts merge like t shirts sweatshirts stickers and more and we've got more coming so be ready for those and the second way to support talking mo- pars as bhai becoming a subscriber now. I'm going to release a special announcement here very soon about how you can be a subscriber and what subscribers are going to get from the podcast and from the other content that i produced on social media so stay tuned for that. It'll probably be a special announcement all by itself in podcast form and video form on my social media's. I'm excited about it. I can't wait to bring you guys even more mo- par content and i hope you're ready to come along for the ride. That's it my friends until we talk again. I am your host. Chris albrecht and that was talking. 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Episode 62: Direct Connections LIVE w/ Jonny Mopar and Friends (Part 2)

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Episode 62: Direct Connections LIVE w/ Jonny Mopar and Friends (Part 2)

"Welcome to episode number sixty two this week. We're going to be playing part two of the direct connections episode that johnny moped and i hosted on facebook live. The livestream was fun. There's going to be plenty more. This is part two. I'm gonna go ahead and kick off right now so without further ado if you're a moped enthusiasts then you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere you're tuned into the best mo- part doozy's driven podcast on planet earth. And i'm your host chris. Albrecht better known as the mo- partner in this is talking mo- pars direct connections. You're listening to talking with the car. Hunter your direct mets in all things so of the guys here who who likes radhi muscle cars and who hates rowdy muscle cars. I love i love to. But i know they're not for everybody i don't i don't mind them. It's painter. i gotta make them nice. See i knew. I m e bill was just waiting in the wings i knew it started a twitch. Said you said out i get i get it if i was a painter. I'd be like let me paint off that thing. I i They're awesome i. I can afford them. I shouldn't say that. I'm close to being able to afford them. It's definitely a trend. That i hope doesn't slow down but in a way i do because i want them to stay cheap. You know what i mean. I've said for a while there. I think it would be cool to have a little small time Dealership wise ratty muscle cars. Because i think if you're smart about it and he went to the right locations you can get a lotta cool cars that were close to running and driving. Get them running and driving into salman project. But i also think Might go ahead. Sorry a six point here in iowa just sold for her choice. Six hundred bucks show. How awesome other sale paying. And i had no money. Of course i can't buy it. That's always one of those now added twenty six hundred bucks for three eighteen minutes zero minute. Nita's work against running a driving but the bottom line. Just super solid lau. Yeah that's a deal. Those are the cars. Those are the mars that go now. Those are the cars that go really quick. unfortunately Same week week. Before last. I was out in south carolina business and And so what the all the corona virus stuff taking place right now Works like hey look you have to drive. Can't fly you know. We don't wanna risk exposure all that stuff. Okay fine no problem. So i'm in a rental car in. I'm on my way home. And i'm in the heart of this little town called seneca salad carolina and driving through the woods to get to the interstate this way off the beaten path and i cut through. I miss a term so after cut through this little side road to get back to the main highway and in this road. It's like a drive through a junkyard. And i see in the woods. A four-door seventy satellites. And i don't know about you guys. It's ready i just i just saw the taillights through the woods. And i'm like holy jeeze seventy satellite and. I'll look a little closer. I literally put the car in reverse back up. And i'm like oh it's a four door. That's so sweet. I don't know about you. But i love all of all of the four doors manafort or be the body. I think is sweet. I agree i love them. I think the wagons all that stuff is cool. Yes so i saw seventy and i've seen a sixty nine wagon Plymouth done up. A you know to look like the super birds on unsupervised the roadrunners and i think they look good. I've seen one done up like a gts. It looked pretty good Scott act doors right. Yeah in the back door. The i've seen that. Look sweet. But i love them all. I love the The restored ones I think it's great to go and see them and kind of get a resemblance of what they were back in their heyday but man is something about that readiness that just draws me like a moth to a flame is just so cool. Just get in it and drive it you know what for me this is. I don't know how many people agree with this. But like in my heyday back in the nineties. I i did have a lot of money. So most of the cars i bought. Were ready to start with and it was just to get them running by you. Just got him running. And that's what you drove. That was your daily driver. Gotten to work and home. You know And i mean sure i. I wanted a nice car but it was like all the emphasis in saw the money i had to spend on. The car went into the engine. I you know so it was like you hop up the motor or build another motor for it on the side. So you could swap it. You know in like painting body was down the road. You know bill sitting there waiting waiting to go to work and you didn't do it because you didn't have the money to do it. You know right. And i think i think now it's like i think there is such a fondness for me like those. Were good times even though we were broke. And we're poor I had so much fun in those cars and see radhi muscle car. It kind of takes me back to that. You know that that vibe that feel and and like i told you in the past. When i was talking about my road runner. It was like you know that car was so it was a beat up driver. I never worried about it. Just when you go brash on a car impede on it and not worry about scratching it or downing it stuff like that boy that gives you a lot of freedom you get that first one. That's painted and stuff and then you're like you know you got park it out a hundred yards away from a store. Nobody parks next to you or you can't leave it sided car sheriff. Is you're afraid somebody's going to lean on it or something you know it's just There's a lot of freedom in those old one in in rowdy ones. You know. I've done that i've done. The you know have to pack finish used debt because you park so far away from the the store know that the pristine car. I've done that. And i have a lot of respect for them but i agree with you so much you know. My car is the paint job on. It is literally older than i am. It was painted in nineteen seventy seven. And i just put some compound to The agana assault black is still the original. You know flat. Black on the hoods and the top of the quarters. Sorry front fenders indoors but You know about it out as best as i could put the stripes on it and literally. I don't have that fear you know. And that's something that for me is relieving as opposed to times of olds when i've had that car parts miles away. And you know i've had the gps tracking alarms and everything else. Just so fanatic about Actually had a car in college that i lived in a little lives in some dumps. May i think my rent was like two hundred bucks a month and it was like in the middle of the ghetto right. I mean it's all. I could afford as a starving young mccain but i had a nice car and it was down in the parking lot and i would wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night like oh god was at the camp somebody crank up my car and i would just talk speech. I'd run downstairs. Go out into the parking lot is still there. Thank god when i would take the car out. I literally had a heavy gauge steel chain wrapped around the axle drills. Milan lords a drilled anchors into the into the parking lot. My parking spot was i would padlock is i would take the entire mission system off the car i would pull the. I had a standalone fuel system on the car would pull the fuse for the car. I mean it was like a twenty eight thirty minute ordeal to kind you know. Make this unsaleable car because my friends were getting their right. You know and so i started dating my wife girlfriend and my wife now and i remember just one night is waking up in a cold sweat. She's like oh my god what's wrong with my car. This and that is now is just. I don't have that things -iety you know it's funny. I did the same thing when i got my coronet. Aided i take the i pop the distributor cap off and pull the road out put in my pocket when when i leave the car and then i thought man somebody might figure that out so then i would old valid visits her off the balance. This they're the plug. I would send it on top of the pronged so you looked at it. It looked like it was plug in so somebody tried to start it. And they had their own roader. I don't know why it's not starting. You know why some time you know but yeah son of anxiety that's hilarious. You don't have to worry about people stealing your cars. If they don't run so i don't know they brought up a guy. I got my car from. I remember when i delivered it and the dropped it off. I bought a car from before. So this around. He drove it over a trailer over to my place in remembered. Maybe that night trying to get it started sat in a born since the eighties and i was trying to get the three forty started and i just couldn't figure it out and i was like why why don't have sport. Why don't have sports. So all right so i without the test like i'm going after everything i find the most miserable kill switch i've ever seen in my life. This thing was like a toggle switch. That was like it was like an aunt. It was hidden in the fresh air. You had to reach your hand into the fresh air. The go up and just kind of feel around there and the only reason i found it was i was you know looking under the dash and i saw some brown speaker wire this going on and it went over tied to the ballast resistor. Just like you're talking about. And i'm like you gotta you got that little switch ensure enough if fired right up in after long but kind of the same thing right you know we all had these very very troublesome ways you know. Try to make it harder to get stolen. And i just think now a little bit easier. I just hit in the parking lot. I do have a gps tracker on it. Because they're like twenty bucks nowadays right but other than that the it like. I go into krizner coast. We are week long cruising the coast and alexi. I leave it in the parking lot at the hotel. I'd go to sleep and sleep like a baby. And i knew hey i could always find it got a tracking bug on it. I'll pull out my cell phone. I know where it's at. I'm not gonna worry about it. I'm not gonna worry about the paint getting scratched. i'm not gonna worry about a little kid breathing on it. Too heavy. The way i look at it is i mean. It's up to us to keep this passion alive right and when asked me a little kid go walking on the corner at a car show in. It gives an opportunity to discuss the car and know educate them on what they are instill that in them. That's what i like about this. This readiness is go ahead touch. I caught my kids. Climate in it like the dukes of hazzard two days ago. I didn't freak out awesome nice. Dan says me Opposite the go ahead bill. Go ahead tiny off. Just get a Opposite rahvam there's a. There's a delay georgie. That was sassy grass rain. Yano of my set anyone sassy grass green. I did a full restoration on it. In two thousand and one day i was founded on picking up a day and somebody might car in an apartment complex so needless to say the date didn't go very well I took the car home ahead. Might ask and. I started sand out the skies and a disturbed the cry in a car but the car cover back on it and then another day i go out and put some primer on it cried and cover back of. It probably took me weeks. The touch the door in the quarter panel From a from a key and I don't say after that. I ended up selling the car in two thousand and one Other some photos of it on my website. Is you ever want to go there. And look at rs. It's it's very heartbreaking. So i understand the the the desire to keep it no low key in in nobody wants to steal it because it doesn't look flashy or anything but as a painter i gotta keep them nice. Somehow i don't know i think it. I think it'd be great. I mean we don't have good painters. Or how can we really appreciate. You know some of those lines you know good clean paint. Show off someone in beautiful body lines you know. And it's it's great to have those beautiful cards out there you know. I don't want to take anything away from right absolutely not Yeah i think ultimately it's not. It's not one over the other like the new challengers in the old muscle cars. It's like it's like they're all their own camp in a way you know and it's nice it all in that vein we can. We can all own all of them. But it's like kay got the new challengers or the chargers he got. You know some nice muscle cars and you had some ratty muscle cars. It's like it's almost like the best world would be if you had one of each in experience. Each i think area you go ahead go talking about a good john. I was just gonna say what what dan streeter was saying. He said me and my coffee can start our own ratty bustle car. Dealership probably true. Okay go ahead guys. Ugly girl i to have a little expansion. Lola spin off a bill story here talking about dates So here's a This was my when. I had a nice car. We're not talking about like you know nice painting everything went ahead tonight. S car and analysis young man. I was dating at the time. My secret to keeping a nice car at that point in time was to have a really shitty car. So the right of passage Get this guy. So i had this really busted nineteen ninety nissan pickup truck. Low hard body right and this thing was so bad. I mean Dad board at one time and he broke key off in the door. So you unlock it with like a pocket knife About a month later somehow got broken. Often ignition it was the same way you crank it up with a pocket knife So when i would go pick girls up for a date our show up in this so behead no paint left on it. It was it would made the timing chain. I'm pretty sure was trying to eat. Its way out of the. It drank oil. Like a sailor. Drank alcohol was the worst thing ever. It was so bad. And i remember i met my wife. Were out neutral friend's birthday party and You know we kind of it off. Great she went home. I went home. And the next day i was like. Hey you know. Would you mind picking me up. I left my truck downtown. Had a little bit too much to drink. And i think it was at the point where i had to climb in through the sliding glass and fish pocket. Change out of the ashtray Crank it up to drive it home. I think that's where she fell in love with me. I think at that actually see my nice car until like the third date. She was like wait. You don't you actually don't have justice piece of shit great. That's awesome but it was two fold right. I get make sure they like you for you. Not just your cool car. And the second thing is it keeps Your car from getting all banged up. Definitely because when they're out on the street i mean they're exposed to all kinds of things and It seems like while. I don't know maybe it's more nowadays but when i drive an old car now it's like man. It's it's almost. it's it's awesome because everybody's got their eyes on you. It's like it's good because that means you're not gonna be daydreaming somewhere slamming into the back of my car. You know it's like yeah here. I am keep your distance you know. Yeah it's cool man just something about into and they're not on every corner we talking cars right you know. I don't know how it is in your neck of the woods but in louisiana rarely rarely ever addressed the events so far and when you go down the street it's like next or just snap and it's like a. It's just it's cool. It makes you smile because you know you see the appreciation in people's faces a something that you're passionate about yourself right absolutely yeah. I think. I think blake mentioning. Don't saying in iowa if you've seen are you typically no the person there's this many around that nobody nobody doesn't really know about it. Even the guy that i work with bingo barshop shop. He said growing up bar. Guidance was weird. Everybody thought mope bars were dumb. Didn't nobody around lyon ben. It's hard to find him. Then back in the seventies. It's hard to find them. Rarely performance stuff four so so. He's a guy that get some klein whose destiny send my way i think here. Maybe bill could attest to this. I don't know if it's like that where you are but it seems like 'cause it you know california's pretty densely populated rights lot of urban. You know developments around here and stuff. But it's like i feel like i should know every mopeds guy that's local but are constantly you'll see one just going down the road and you're like holy shit that guy live you know the a sixty nine charterer sixty eight road runner or something. You know you just like we're going to help. I think there's just a lot of cars hitting garages guys. Don't drive them every day. Just have no idea like right local to me. There's the seventy one black roadrunner in the things got a hemi in it. its license. plate. Says himmy and i'm like shit and it's i think it's blue and yellow plates on the old original place to that era car but like i've never seen a guy at a car show. I've never met him anywhere. But i've seen him like three times. Now you know wow so. I think there's a lot of stuff hidden around here. Yeah that's a hell of a car of those and that was acquired taste of the local cars up here used to know all the local cars up here but the they don't come up very often. A buddy of mine moved back up for its chris's area took nine mo- is wisdom so that emptied out a good portion of the ones that are in this area but Here's an integral white bit or having more for warner anti-theft device the best known was a friend of mine. That had his ignition system wired in to the cigarette lighter so he worked his car. He just pushed in the cigarette lighter. Exported everything all you tried to smirk. Rose off he goes. That's pretty awesome. That's amazing i'm just gonna. I think i have the ultimate way to prevent after your vehicle right now to take a little yellow post it note and stick it on. You're staying will just right. I have covid soccer. And then just i linked oh man. That horrible jokes are how blake. I did want to mention this because you mentioned earlier. And i don't know if you guys saw on my personal facebook feed but gosh few months ago now maybe even longer than that. I kind of lost track of time. There was a sixty nine coronet ford or that i saw hand. It was two grand and it was green with blue interior factory. I thought that was very very weird. But you know for a long time. I have thought that you know because you see wagons and wagons of caught on. There's been a couple of ways. I've seen for sale. That are pretty pretty pricey but i still think there's a there's a nice little market for sedans pretty soon worrying to see a huge huge influx of people buying mo par sedans and I think they're going to be making a huge I think we're getting to the point of attrition. you know it's like i mean in the nineties bodies. Nobody wanted a bodies they were. They were just everywhere they were plentiful like. I said i mean. I've stumbled across three forty cars. I coulda had a sixty nine. Gts with three forty in it for five hundred bucks. And i thought i kick myself in the us now but you know they were just everywhere and shared if they had a slide six or three eighteen. You can pick them up for nothing. Go to the junkyard. There was probably five or six of them in the junkyard. It you know and now look at him. I mean they've dried up to some degree and shit they're starting to bring you know you're starting to get into twenty twenty five thousand for really nice Body like especially demons or early dots for darts. You know It's just crazy. And so i think you know when in the nineties the any bodies were the cars that were taking off the kudos and the challenges were just going into the stratosphere. You can still find a lot of be bodies being bodies were still everywhere barely gene in relatively and you'll get at him now and i think maybe the new challenges kind of stopped the the seventy seventy one challenges from really taking off. You know it's kind of like a part of that market to the newer stuff as you still got that cool vibe. But all the bells and whistles and now be bodies are kinda like right there and even surpassing anybody's in some cases So i think as stuff dries up these young kids the young kids that are coming into the hobby. Now that happened to really like mo pars and you know. Maybe they're working at mcdonald's or starbucks not making a ton of money you know. What are they looking at. They're going after. I mean what can you afford. It's gonna be the early bodies it's going to be four doors you know it's going to be bodies i think I think that's kind of how you get into the door. You know And enough guy start doing that and it starts driving up the price on those cars. I mean the ninety s. A four door was a parts car. You didn't the randomized drove it but you probably bought it for parts. Now they're rare. They're rare commodity. Now that's why. Every time i see him. I'm just super interested. Wow yeah yeah. I think you hit the nail on the head when it comes to the youth. Johnny i mean when i was young kid. was at dust. I got it for fifteen hundred bucks. You can't touch one for less than five or Now similar rough shape and you're talking about these kids what they're looking at. I mean that was at the time in the nineties and in early two thousands. I turn my nose up at plenty of seventy seventy one. B bodies and. That's just not my thing you know it's like sixty eight or nothing right and now like man. Those are some really good looking cars. Like why i don't understand why. Turn my nose up back then but now it's like i wish i could have one because it was you know those deals that you passed up. I was at the battleship show in mobile. Maybe i don't know maybe eight years ago or something like that and there was a seventy one. Gt ethics it was originally originally purple car. It was just a roller. And i think the i want twenty five hundred bucks and i just scoffed that as i no no and i it was a big black car. I'm pretty sure Tags but i mean a solid project for twenty five hundred bucks and back then. I turn my nose up at it so it's not like that guys on us. I hope for that right. Well i think you know when when they were more plentiful. It's like you could still attain you know horn ads. Satellites belvedere is for frigging nothing. You know running driving good cars for probably less than a thousand bucks you know so when you get your hands on one of those it and don't get me wrong because i like their gen be but you know in comparison between those two groups. It's like why bother. It's the third gen charger when you get a second gen charger still for well. You know maybe and maybe five grand for really nice driver. you know. that's insane. When i hear that blows my mind like shit what i would do if i could get my hands on anything. Between sixty eight and seventy two for you know a nice driver for five grand shed. That unreal unreal. Janis gamal so and yeah. I got that seventy two for free. I almost didn't take it but let's let's see brayden here's talking about the three eighteen pollen you want. The police fearful Three eighteen and he's asking what our thoughts are on that in the la being the most underrated. Small bach mo- parzival time. I agree with la being underrated most people with l. a.'s. There's a big block swab or That that's probably what. I see more common than anything you know. It's got a three eighteen swap. It out for big lot or or you know. Sometimes they step it up to three sixty. I like three sixties. I think Three forties i while i like 'cause they're three forties. I just think that you know aside from being have a three forty. I would probably save some money and give myself at three sixty four hundred stroker's on like that The three eighteen paulie to be honest. I don't know much about them other than everything that i had been told early. In my mo- par years was that there were boat anchors but i learned that you could crank out a lot of power out of those three eighteen polly's but i've never i've never actually looked into them as far as their history. Anything like that. So maybe when you old timers can talk about the poly three eighteen. Well i could tell you. They're like bulletproof engines. Like i would. I would never would never build one because trying to put high performance parts on it just too expensive and it's just more practical the go with an l. a. motor but i mean if you have a own stock all he three eighteen and a you know like a sixty four dodger plymouth or even older back in the late fifties. I mean they will run for ever for ever. It's like you could probably put five hundred thousand miles on them and they keep running. So in that regard i think the follies bitch and motor. Build it big. I didn't realize how big they were. Either tanks there. The bill rose said of hundred over pistons because the cast ayla block of so thick you could or the snot out of them That in line to four barrel intake on it and the whole house. That's insane. i heard. Yeah i know that. I've run across some builds. I'm trying to remember where i ran across him. But i i kinda stuck my nose up in pali three eighteen But i i swear. I heard that it wasn't too. I mean aside from you know finding the parts and whatnot. I heard it's not too hard to get. you know. Four hundred five hundred horsepower. True that is. I don't know anything about the police. Vehicles raging The only time. Actually this is kind of funny. The first time i actually ever saw one was I i think house with my wife. At the time it was a long time ago. I went to go look at a sixty eight. Fastback barracudas are rolling into this trailer. Park in the ad. It said three eighteen pauline at the time. I didn't know it police vehicle. Three dean was so i was like three eighteen pauley with that and i went and the guy said ham not home but the cars unlocked. Go ahead and take a look at it. I went look. Daddy was a complete pieces yet. But i pop the hood and i was like i'm looking at it on. That's three eighteen thing. Just i was like holy shit. That things huge Just didn't it didn't look right to me. Obviously because there's ali three eighteen. So i ended up doing so. I've done a little bit of research to figure out what the hell it was because i thought it was Steve it i was and still am. I was like polly. And i was trying to figure out what's He misspelled i polly. What the hell's that i did. I did a little research. Because i googled poly three eighteen. Oh shit i'm an idiot. So that's the first time i ever even learned anything about the poly three eighteen and to be honest i was like a lot of people were saying. You know. it's not worth the money that you would invest in Compared to you know even a an la three eighteen to get serious power out of it. I don't know. I don't know how true that is. It's brain five hundred ninety five horsepower. Yeah that's it okay. I believe. I think it'd be just ask leslie expensive. That's that's what. I think. I saw four so a friend of mine He's acquired a sixty five helps them get it One of those you know been under lane to for its its whole life. It was a sixty five belvedere to four-door kind of that turquoise green colors bettina was amazing Just really good-looking car for that. Ratty look it out and we were like. oh yeah. let's see what we could do it. This poly three eighteen so rebuilt the carburetor. Got it running. And we started looking at performance parts and i think like the four barrel intake manifold for if you could find one was i a grand isle antifa like it was at that point. Sound like what like i'm used to. You know eto brock or highly having a decent intake manifold for like the sub three hundred range in l. a. thousand bucks for know piece of cast iron. That was fifty years old. I was like cheese. That's insane So funny story about that car. You're talking johnny about livelihood a we had a massive flood down here twenty. Sixteen and his house. was in a low-lying area. The car was seven feet underwater so the water was seven feet above the roof. Grant holy shit. Yeah oh it was bad. It was so bad. I went actually went back there by boat to check on his dad who lived in that area in the water was up to the eaves of his house. Right so we had done all this work to this car it around and It just went underwater. Remember and you could see the white of the roof under the water but it was way down there and when the waters seceded everything went away A young kid that worked at the local o'reilly's the bought it for like five hundred bucks off of my friend and we're like and what are you gonna do with that you know. It's been completely underwater. It's the it's probably composed just trash. Drain the fluids spotted over. What in no fresh fluids everything in it. Drain fluids again change again. The kid is still driving that car to this jan three eighteen poly three eighteen kicking ass. Like i'm just we're just dumbfounded by. How durable this thing is and it's just like that car was seven feet. Underwater in this kid is just driving around like no tomorrow. I'm telling you can't kill those inches no matter what you do to. These can't frigging kill them. Wow we got our arkan car. It's a sixty six belvedere four door and it's got a poly three eighteen in it and we put a four-goal on it. Chris bought one of those. If you go into like a riley's autozone. They have those adapters. It's a four barrel bolt pattern to a two barrel. Take now to fall out of the car. So it's got an adult brock on it now. It runs fine. I mean it's probably more carb than the engine needs but yeah it it runs. Just just fine. It's crazy so car. Now i'm gonna. I'm gonna do soda on poly three teens. Because i don't know enough about him now now i'm interested. He go. yeah i'd like to see. You're talking about the johnny what i'd like to see. A five tech has just come out with their two barrel setup that supports a pretty decent numbers like four or five hundred horsepower out of a two barrel. It's new fuel injected too. I wonder what that would do. Wanna polly three. Eighteen is probably the way to go. I mean save the money on the intake manifold and just put a five tag top. Yeah could go be interesting so much you can squeeze out that. Yeah that's definitely interesting. I didn't know anything about that. That's cool now in in. I felt like the three eighteen. I think the paulie has the same timing chain. And even the timing chain cover as la motorized. Is anybody know that sounds correct to me. I don't know for sure but that sounds right. Thank so yeah. I think so looking at it. It looks the same as l. a. I don't know how many parts are interchangeable from the la motor to it. but i mean at least timing chains available. I'd be interested to see if the cam would. I don't think the camps change over on those but be nice they it. We looked at the those two and we were like l. Not gonna i don't. I don't think we change over because of suspicion on the intake and exhaust ports of different. So your your order of the cam lobes would be differ okay. Maybe i've never heard of him interchanging. So i think that would probably have been a popular thing if it was doable. I think you're right johnny. I think more people would be more open mic. Because i i just don't see As many poly three eighteen builds out there as you know. La three eighteen or three forty three sixties Now now. I'm really curious about the durability because i've always thought that the slant six was the most durable which i think it is but i mean seven pm underwater and still driving the damn thang. That's a that's quite a statement. I'm curious now. I got more into that. My money's on the pali put my money on the pali. Yeah maybe we'll get popular enough where we can do a demonstration. We'll get through eighteen. Aslan six and will battle it out might be a long episodes. We'll we'll get crazy with it will start porn sand. Start porn zander known. Get a little crazy. Brains has no cam- changeover. I don't what okay does anybody know brayden. Do you know what parts will change over. If any at all i'm going to i don't think any will but that's just me. I'm just trying to dig up any memory. I have of anything. I've ever read on the pali three eighteen but I don't want to speak out. Speak out of turn or out of line saying they're a pain in the arse interesting ryan lost says that they're definitely durable. He got a buddy that had a sixty satellite. Beat on it for years. I believe it. I you know on the back of a motorist. The same as as la motor so all transmissions from either engine will change. But i i had a well my wife sixty four plymouth savoy ford or it had a poly three eighteen and i put an l. a. motor in it and i think there were some issue with torque converter. Can't remember what the deal was. I don't know if i try to use the torque converter from the la motor. Put it into the push-button trans and it wouldn't take it or or what something something like that longtime ago though there's a list of La to a partner change talking mice but Data thermostat housing and certainly balanced harmonic balancers from the seventy three. Two three forty bowel spring retainers keepers main bearings. Enough of the three sixty broad bearings crankshaft regrets these included. Why will starter both standard and high floor rates ring says timing chain of sprocket feel oil palm oil pan but nothing three sixty pumped dry beer distributor standard points or electric as with alicia. Sounds about right. There was some poly three eighteen genius out there somewhere zone day along the line. He's gonna listen to this when it's in podcast form and he's gonna go those in idiots could he's surrounded by bali three eighteen. He's just the bali three god. The most funny that came from uncle a video eleven months ago or something just about the head designer out greed as the big one chevy stuff. That's really. I like arnold tonia. Go check that out very very cool. Yeah i just. Don't i don't see many people i guess i'm just looking in the wrong areas or something but i just don't see too many bills of the poly three eighteen. Which now that. I hear that it's so durable now really curious so like i said we'll have to do an upset about the future sometimes. Not so what else is happening. Is we've had a solid like eight nine ten. I think we got up to twelve people. This watching which is cool. I wasn't expecting myself. That's fine hobbyists. Seventeen really. i didn't see that. I wish i entre people got on there like okay. Well this was just supposed to be a trial run just to see what would happen in. I'm really having a good time. And i was wondering bringing on more than just me and johnny. I was like okay. Maybe one more inmates three I was worried that the more we brought on the it would be you know. It's like rangeland cats or something else is going to be rough. But so far so good hemi. Bill is on the delays. So it's made it kinda funny. I've tried not to laugh. we talk. He comes in so in technology out to bitch. But i'm having a good time I see that. Dan streeter was asking me What the mo- part hunters association is so. Facebook just enabled to have fans subscriptions so basically a designate a certain monthly subscription fee and. I can supply routes apply but provide Extra bonus content essentially for people that want to subscribe to the mobile hunter. So i've been kicking it around in when you do it. You get A private group for subscribers house trying to come up with a name. And i already have the mo- par buy sell trade group. Which is it's kind of out of hand in in. Its own little way. So i was like all right well if any but once i get everything ironed out i figure out how i'm gonna do the subscription what else. What extra content. I'm going to provide for that. That people have access to a private group. Now what what that will be. I'm not quite sure yet. I was hoping that anybody that's willing to pay. It's going to be four ninety nine a month that was facebook suggested subscription price. I'm thinking that anybody. That's willing to spend four ninety nine to watch or listen to whatever i put out is probably going to get into that group and i'm assuming if they if they have money to spend for ninety nine. I'm sure that you'll get more. People are more serious about Spending money you know what i mean i see in these groups all over the place that when it's free people go nuts and they will say whatever the hell they want but if somebody had to pay four nine. I don't think somebody's gonna pay for ninety nine to go onto a group page and ceo. That guys all crack gonna spend money like that but it's also more than just a group page great way to cut down on trolls yet. It definitely is. I was hoping that you know. 'cause i broke down in my head thinking to myself. Okay if i was not myself. And i was looking at the moped hunter stuff. I'm thinking to myself okay. You know i get to see all these cars in a little bit of entertainment and five bucks a month. What is at a block twenty five a week. And i'm like okay. Plus i'm the podcast is free and ideally. If i got enough subscribers i would never have to worry about actually getting commercial ad sponsors to help me pay for the costs associated with the podcast. I would love for it to be ad free. You know with the exception of my friends like i. I don't want anybody to think that hemi pages or diy heavy. Pay me to talk about their. Might france so i blake now if you get rich but i I i really only wanna talk about stuff that i personally believe in that. I'm actually involved with. I thought about his a lot of podcast. I listen to that. They sell boehner pills. Buccio they sell boehner pills in Manscaping to shave your balls just a bunch of like. I don't know if i could make it funny i think but I'm like i. Just don't i'm not really into it. I feel like that selling out because talking about bars. I'm talking mo- pars not your hairy balls. You know what. I mean so. I'm hoping that once. I figure out exactly what extra content i'm going to provide which i think is going to be extra podcast or two podcasts. Definitely i don't want to put the lives that i do on There may be. I'll do an extra live. May i'll due to lives a month and one will be free and the other one you can pay for along with the subscription. But i just wanna make sure that it's it's worthwhile. What is worth a dollar twenty five a week aside from what i already do. So that's still trying to work out the details. Dan thanks for asking so more on that. But hey if people in the future listening to this and you want to support the mobile hunter and what i do with the podcast and maybe you don't want to fork out. You know twenty bucks divide issur but in donate five bucks for a month you know because you don't have to. You're not like locked in for a year or anything like that you can try it out and then get out if you don't like what i'm doing or whatever so i don't know i'm just trying to figure it out when facebook said i was enabled for it i was like i'll give it a shot and see what happens. So that's it now. If i get a crazy amount of subscribers. I was talking to johnnie moore about this. I would love to have enough money. Where i can just give away a project card cycle once once a quarter or something crazy like that and just give it away because base book has all sorts. I had to read their terms of service. Because i didn't want to. You know get on and then get booted off and their terms of service. Basically say that. I can't entice you by saying. Hey if you subscribe to the mo partner. I'll send you stickers. I can't give you a physical product. But what i can do is offer you content. They never said anything about giving stuff away for free. So maybe if i get a thousand or two thousand subscribers to this thing maybe i can give away some project cars. I think that would be fun. And that's kind of in line with nomo. Part left behind type thing. And i would love to be able to give a project car to somebody. That's like. hey you know. I'm having a hard time finding this. Or maybe they're in a place where there are many cars and they can't get one ship to them. I thought it would be cool if i could cover the cost of the car and get it shipped to. I thought that would be a fun way to give back to the park community and maybe drive traffic. I know that. If i was outside looking in and i saw this guy's giving up for five bucks i would try once they. What would i gotta do to get this car. You know what i mean. So that's for now we'll see what else happens here. I'm trying to launch it in the next couple of weeks. I'm just trying to get some content there so that when you pay me the four ninety nine you don't go and like there's nothing here yet. What the hell so. We'll see what happens without the other. New comments were here. I think you have the rhythm. I think he got rid or ninety nine a month. That's a bigger investment than some of gianni Cards shit. Yeah we now thanks bill. Now i'm going to get people going. Why would i give you four ninety nine when i can go get charger like johnny. So we'll see we'll see what happens. I'm kind of excited about it instead going. I should just. I should say. Hey johnny how. 'bout you hook brother with one of those chargers and i'll give you a small percentage of my subscriptions and then when you when he finds out to subscribers have some hot wheels around here i can probably offer a. Hey hey i'll take those That's funny. I think it's a good idea. I mean you have the cadence you have the you really have a history out there already. You know you look at how many podcasts have come and gone failed. Have really i mean. What's the norm chris. It's like seven episodes or some than is our most startup yet. Something like they do. Yeah it's called pod fade out. Pretty quick I forget the exact numbers. But there's hundreds hundred. Maybe even millions of podcasts and a large percentage of them are just dead in the water. So i just wanna make sure you know at the end of the day. I just want to make sure that. I provide out. I wanted to be more than worth it. I want someone to go a two. I was telling johnny this earlier if my podcast to you isn't worth and i'm not selling you on this but if my podcast isn't worth a dollar twenty five per week worth of entertainment than i probably should just quit. You know what i mean. So i'm hoping that by pumping out some extra content and just you know really Buckling down against consistent. Stuff out there that someone would go gap. You know that'd be worth that's fine if anything you know just to help support what i do. You know maybe. Who knows if i could get this thing big enough. I would love to take the show on the road. And do you know in person talking bars. Who have hammy you bill. johnny mo. Everybody everybody that. I know on a personal level or that has come on talking. I would love to be able to take it on the road in actually do video of these cars. You know if. I could get your mope our story in person on camera. That would be amazing. That's like my my five or ten year plan so we'll see we'll see what happens but it's i haven't fun so are they should do yeah. Everything's an experiment. This whole thing. Podcast was an experiment. You don't so far. It's it's done really well and i i like the What is it first to market type thing now. Technically not the first market. But for some reason a like tony. I think he should have if if apple. Tony ever listened to this. I think you made a huge mistake now. Granted he's killing it on you. But i think he really should have stayed with the podcast because podcasting is so huge. You don't have to sit and watch a podcast. You can listen to it and like this most people most people you know. If i'm being real here most people are probably gonna listen to this after. I publish it as a podcast so i i think podcasting were at but like i said you know to make it worthwhile for people. I think that giving him more than a dollar twenty five a week worth of content should be should be cool. And it'll be it'll be fun. We'll see brain brains out of here. Thanks will come check it out at. What's your instagram rated. Throw it out there for people said known as the beast with sixty eight blocker. Okay so look up. Sixty six salvage restoration speech. And that's how you'll find brayden all right what are we. How long have we been doing this. Johnny little over two hours. Yes has been a this has been fun. We're gonna have to figure out. Like i would like to do this once or twice a month like i said. Just have open forum. Anybody wants to come on. Come on this. You won't be paying for this. Always be free matt monro. Gosh it's late where you're at man. Welcome to my world editing late into the night you know. I've been averaging like four hours of sleep. It's bad like i've been up since four o'clock and doing the podcast and stuff editing late into the night. It's i've fallen. Asleep editing podcast. That's how crazy is here. We go breaking sixty at sixty six salvage restoration shop restoration a sixty six salvage restoration as p shop all winward. So that's where you can find brayden on instagram. one fifteen. Where matt is while joe fitzpatrick. Are you on the west coast myself. Johnny moped in hemi bill are but is in iowa and blake is down in the deep deep dirty south louisiana. Yep i tried to convince my wife at louisiana was my second choice blake when i was talking to her about taxes like lakes not too far from texas louisiana. I'm good by you twentieth. A dumpster fire seemed like every other week we had hurricane and usually we have like now know maybe one name storm or so a year. So guys i'm trying to convince them to move down here. He used the bugs feed my wife. Definitely she's if she sees the spider. It is like It's it's pathetic. I won't go into because if she ever listened to Me a helmet. Joe looks joe's in locked island new york to fifteen well jail either. You have no life. We really like talking about parse now. I'm just kidding buddy. That's a that's cool man. Thanks for joining us. Late on a saturday night instead of That is dedication. I you know. I'm like i said i would be happy if you know. A handful of people watched So this is more than i expected. Hopefully you know truth be told we are supposed to be live on youtube too but i honestly have no subscribers. I just finished putting the My account together today. And then as i'm trying to go live on the damn thing it's like. Oh you need to. You need to get approved to be live and takes twenty four hours. So it's like johnny. I already fucked up so here. We are on baseball so next time will be on youtube. And i gotta figure out what i'm gonna do to grow that channel. Youtube is a whole different animal. I know johnny and blake. You're you guys are doing it. But do you do anything on youtube. I have a car syndicate on. There is only two or three ios ones walk around. On the road runner convertible i found out schiffer on Thirty three seventy yonder. Ta avenue issue with that. I just put a video outs asking for help. Got nothing resubscribe. Is i think the other two are two of my kids must miss you. So i'm really talented. Up on their they block is back. Welcome back hey. I don't know how to market it really do anything either And i'm not sure. I'd like to grow but i don't. I don't have time to invest at wanted himself. Nothing it's a now it's an animal. Whether is an animal where we are without mike. You know. I think we just clicked over fifteen hundred subscribers but it's only grown in the past three months for the last two years i might have had a hundred two hundred subscribers But i'll say he steps in. And what i found is the keat that is just a frequent to some kind of pace cadence. Just like we're talking about chris. Have your the post once a week post once a month and you establish that cadence and a as a couple of other insights could give you on how to post stuff out there that i've learned just from mike when he kind of stepped into that role but it's it is a new obese. A new animal. It's funny because i mean we. We have like barely any followers on instagram In a lot of people follow us on facebook And also youtube so it doesn't have to be policy doesn't have to be fancy it's just setting that frequent set getting that content out. There is the number one way to drive the the viewers to watch into really follow along on your adventures so it could be as simple. Ige's open youtube Doing like these these live. It is just posted them. Like you would on facebook or any other social media. That's the key really put. I've learned so far. And i'm no expert by any means everything i've ever heard this especially in today's market Video is where it's at late to the game. I'm late to every single game. I was late to facebook was late to instagram I've been laid everything. So everything i've done has facebook's been the only thing that's actually popped for me and i i was strategic about how i did it and instagram has been a whole different animal But i think with talking mope ours. I've actually seen it grow quicker than i thought. Because there was a period of time with the mo hunter facebook page. Where i saw everything stop and i was like what the hell happened. Did some research Because i'm really into the garbage truck for a living for those of you. That don't know so. I have a lot of time. So what i was doing was i was listening to podcasts. topping about social media marketing. And things like that. And i found out that facebook really likes to tweak their algorithms and they really wanted facebook to be a you know for friends and family type thing and so they were basically saying alright businesses. You want to reach people. You gotta pay us so you have to find a way around that my way around. That was okay. I'm already posting things. That people in the mo- park nudity would share most of the time sometimes so all it takes his. You know one post to go icee viral. But that's that's subjective for me. Viral is if i get a twenty thousand reach and i can go weeks with getting you know. Five thousand ten thousand people seeing this stuff In one day. I'll post a charger overpriced charger. And i just get twenty five. It's shared four thousand times. It's the craziest yet. But i noticed that video. From what every big influencers saying videos where it's aso and it only takes one one good viral video. You know what. I mean like the asshole. Light my first episode. I talked about the asshole. The crush the charger because nobody wanted to pay him what he thought it was worth and he went viral. So having you can be viral fever you can go viral by being an asshole. So i mean. I like to see nice people go viral cell. I hope nothing but success for all my friends but yeah it's a. It's a different beast. I don't like to tell people to give up. You know what. I mean with things like that for for one thing any follower that you have his good just one person wanting to listen to you or whatever. That's an amazing thing. You know what i mean. I can't get my wife to listen to me half the time so any stranger. Listen to me. That's great cool We have a you know what while we're talking about this. Why don't we go from the top of johnny moped and go around. And you guys plug all your youtube. Whatever you guys got going on. So johnny stirred up at a youtube channel. I only have maybe just over one hundred subscribers but it's a good group of people and there's actually a lotta guys to my group that are kind of on my same level. Just do it yourself type stuff you know working on your car and you know sharing the issues. You've gone through tips recommendations or whatnot So hopefully it'll grow. If anybody's interested. Look me up. Johnny mo par on youtube. And but if you wanna just a recommendation there's a guy called nick newman. He gives a lot of advice on how to build youtube channel. I've been listening to him a too and there's actually a lot of good tips in there and stuff so for me. Cool awesome hammy bill and bill. You're up laughed. Hey hemi bill. Don't you ever do that again. He's like your f. You hemi hammy bill dot com folks. Bill dot com but your asthma muscle car syndicate on instagram Just like chris said. I was late to the game. I didn't have any social media platforms for two thousand eighteen. Because i thought they were just the the end of mankind. Now's like you know what ever embrace it is not going away. I wish i would not who was. I'm not doing anything any different than anybody else's but i try to give as much information facts. Production figures anything like that. Walk around the pool cars. I find along the and i get to work at a pretty cool movie barshop. So it's a post there quite a bit. I'll still have the must arson to get youtube. Aged eventually will try to a role in lot better. And i like what i think said what you know. I don't have any editing equipment. Have no idea how to edit so just raw video. I just whatever i just roll with is what. I'm rolling with so nice if people wanna see that knitting needles. Y'all mistakes no. It's nothing all outtakes put right in. There they come off my page. I guess awesome moving on blake Just i guess everything's pretty much labeled the same Facebook diy hemi youtube same and instagram as well I don't think we're on twitter yet. I don't think so. But i could get on twitter after this not much there. So we're not there Look up you need any help. Just like you and i think the best thing that beauty and is just raw as people love raw in israel i think it resonates with a lot of people Do you make keep keep doing what you're doing key posts and videos banned That there's anything. I can help to help you do to help you. Gentlemen out absolutely I'll be sure to tagging and some people your way because it's a big community. I think we all have followers with the same likeness. Same backgrounds passions. Whatever so yeah. I'm all for it and if there's anything i can do to help you guys out. Let me explain okay awesome. Yeah that's awesome moving on bay block your out buddy all right. I'll find me under big blocks garage on youtube facebook. And i think. I changed my instagram over to pull the podcast so it'd be under fro monroe then. Allegedly were on twitter Is one of the guys. i don't know anything about it. I don't mess twitter. Sure but That's where you can find this youtube channel. I've had after mistake. You might see tune in the duster projects dancer. Grams just was daily life but started gearing more towards business aspects. So far so good. I watch on a blake stuff. And i've definitely out janis you too. Thanks for visit in. He didn't subscribe as i was just wondering if you're near name match for a monroe a big blocks for ouch. You're in my biggest failure in all of this is having the part hunter and talking low parts because now i have to juggle two different things and i've been looking at facebook allows you to merge pages so i've been trying to figure out how they do that and how i can still retain what i built so i'm trying to figure out how to do it because i've been trying to figure out how to rename the mo par hunters house thinking about just putting talking about parts with I've been exploring that stuff. But one thing i would i i think would be fun for the subscription plan would be to give my personal tips and advice on how to you know start podcasts. 'cause there's i would love it if a hundred more mobile. Podcasts came out nationally sustained. So i would have more content to listen to says. I just love it. You know what. I mean Matt you guys are doing a great job. I love your podcast. Thank you I think it's fun and You know the more the merrier lack. I said i'm not a hater when it comes to other podcast. I encourage everybody. But i see in the chat that my coworker who is here or hey. What's up buddy you're of horrid just had a kid so congratulations hey but you need to get your ass back to work. Okay joe asks if we're all on facebook I'm obviously on here. The moped hundred or talking about cars. Podcast on blake. Diy hemi johnny mo part there. Hey there is a second johnny mo but no offense damn but he's an imposter right got its name. He's got an hmo a. I don't john johnny mo par. This one is a minimalist. He said you know what no h and big block. What what What's your exact Facebook page is big. Blocks were okay. That's why go joe follow. Mike is all shares. All before we had. I want to. I'm going to segue you guys because big locks on here and chris. You're on here and wanted to talk real quick about movies. Because i think both of you guys have talked about cannonball run or right and your podcast but have you guys heard of canon ball not cannonball run but canon ball with david carradine in the old school movie. Where there's a sixty eight in there i mean. I think that movie was made seventeen sticks or seventy nine somewhere in between fro off. My podcast brought it up the rounded up on our our episode. That we talk about movies. I before i actually expected him to. Because he's the old goat old school guy in your group and i was like how come you didn't bring it up. I eat he actually kick yourself for about a week. Actually record that episode about moving never got the mention. Yeah do that. Move to mean that movie. Well maybe the acting is not as good as cannonball run but the car Trump everything accountable run. I mean because it's old school kitchen cars and tara in there. I mean it's a bad ass movie. You gotta see check it out anyway. Sorry for the segue. No that's that's cool. I'm in it. I gotta check that out. I like. i like the old car movies. I think they're fun i do. I am a fan of cannonball run and dom deluise. I like him him him. It's funny that shit cracks me up him that's funny But yeah Everybody who is here right now and that joined us today. Thank you very much. This was the first of hopefully many and everybody. That's on right. Now is obviously welcome back and anybody else out there. That wants to talk mo parts on here with us Headphones it was a good time in you know this is the power of the internet. You know we all know each other online but we can't do face to face talks Travel things like that but this allows us to get a little bit more personal. And i like that It's like you're gonna garage talking shit with your buddies that i think it's great. I think it's fun. And i'm down to do it again so i'll be doing it whether anybody wants to join me or not. That's to you guys. I had to bring an accomplice in my accomplice. Johnny moped because i was like look look. I'm doing it by myself. I ain't going down by myself all right. I know that captain supposed to go down with the ship. But there's gotta be at least one other guy with him so thank especial. Thanks to john for joining me. And the rest of you. Guys hammy bill and You know it's been. It's been a good time tonight. So thank you guys for joining absolute acura for all the comments to that. Yeah yeah we have a lot of participation so shout out to all you guys. I would name you all right now. But i gotta be honest. I'm a lightweight these days and these two peters who got me a little fuzzy at try to look at this. I know people are like what. I see two beers. I don't drink. I'm a new father. I don't have much time to drink too busy working. So when i have a when i drink a little bit. I have a good time. And i'm looking at this and i'm like are either. I've been uh for too long. Or i'm a little buzzer. Now thank you all for. Yeah yeah thank you offer joining and we'll see you next time right here on talking mo- parts direct connections and broadcast all right. That's it folks. we made it. We did it. I hope you guys enjoyed both parts of the very first ever livestreamed episode of the podcast as much as my friends and i did. That was the first of what. I hope to many so stay tuned very special. Thanks to johnny moped for being my partner in crime. Hemi bill but mac blake and matt for joining us on the livestream. You can find johnny moped on youtube under johnny moore park. You can find hemi bill at hemi. Bill dot com. You can find bud. Mac at muscle car syndicate on instagram. You can find blake at diy. Hemi dot com and at diy hemion social media and last but most certainly not least matt at big box garage on instagram and facebook and be sure to check out his podcast mad fro monroe on big blocks garage. Wherever you get your podcasts. Also thanks to everybody who joined us in the chat. Like i said i hope this was just the first of many so stay tuned. There you have it my friends. Another episode. talking mubarak's direct connections is in the books. Except for this time. It was live for everything you need to know about this podcast. Please visit talking. Mo- parts dot com and don't forget that you can send me your mope par stories questions comments complaints suggestions and everything else on your mopey addicted. Mind to chris at talking. Mo- parts dot com or. Leave me a voice. Message on my voicemail box at two zero nine twenty eight mo- bar and you're going to hear yourself on the show special thanks to hemi pages dot com and diy hemi dot com for the support and one last thing before we ride off into the sunset. If you'd like to help support talking parse jump on over to the website talking mo- parse dot com and check out the merch shop there. You're gonna find Emerge that i have available right now. T shirts hoodies sweatshirt. 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But you're also gonna get at least one bonus episode of the podcast every month one bonus livestream per month a special discount code for the merch shop exclusive monthly giveaways only for subscribers access to the par association which is the exclusive facebook group for subscribers exclusive video content bonus facebook posts exclusively for subscribers. That show the other stuff. I find while hunting mo- parts like moped collectibles parts and even some of the cars that i don't share publicly on facebook and more to be determined as time goes on and develop the subscriber benefits. So if you like the show if you like what. You're getting for free right now. Then consider subscribing to the mobile hunters facebook page with your support. I can take this show to the next level and you can join me for the ride. No mo par left behind. That's it my friends until we talk again. I'm your host. Chris albrecht and that was talking. Mo- parts direct connections. 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Episode 58: 1 Year Anniversary - Listener Stories Extravaganza

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Episode 58: 1 Year Anniversary - Listener Stories Extravaganza

"Welcome to episode number fifty eight my friends. This is the one year anniversary listener stories episode. But before we get into the stories we'll talk a little project carve the week and high performance parts so without further ado if you are a mo- parentheses than you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere you're tuned into the best mo- pont who's eastern podcast on planet earth and. I'm your host chris. Albrecht better known as the mo- par hundred and this is talking parse listening to talking mo- parts with the my car. Hunter your direct action to all things. Mo- park you know. Technically last tuesday. The tenth of november marked the one year anniversary of the podcast. So i actually owe a big thank you to you. Some of you guys have been with me from episode one. You've witnessed the evolution of this podcast from the very beginning. You've witnessed my successes and my setbacks you've listened to my rants might bad jokes and maybe you've learned to along the way no matter how long you've been listening to the podcast. Thank you for listening the truth. Is i do this podcast. Even if nobody was listening. But you guys all make it worth it so thank you very much. It's actually crazy for me to think that everyday people all over the planet listened to talking mo- parts that is insane to me but before we get to show on the road. I have to shout out to every listener. Everyone who has ever sent me their mo- par story to share on the show. Everyone who has ever shared their stories via of my voicemail. All the people who have reached out to me just to say that they enjoy the show and a very special. Thanks to all my guests that have been gracious enough to come on the show and tell us they're mo- par stories and have a good time so special. Thanks to chuck in matt mcmurray of hemi pages dot com and build mo- par dot com johnny moped par blake anderman of diy hemi dot com but clube of cortec kappa club. And my pal mike coffee. Also i can't forget to thank rob kibi from the muscle car place for having me on episode number four forty of a show. That was fun. There are so many people that i could sit here and thank but you to know that if you have supported me in this podcast in any kind of way. Thank you so much for the support. My friends my family. My wife my daughter. Thank you guys for. Just showing me love and support. It really means a lot to me. And the reach of this podcast. You know has spanned the globe. And that's an accomplishment in and of itself and that wouldn't be possible without all of you so a big thank you to every single one of you out there and podcast land. Thank you so much for listening. You're probably wondering what i'm doing for this first anniversary episode. And i'm gonna to be honest here and say that i really had no special plans for it. I can tell you that. I have been promising to catch up on listeners stories and being a man of my word. That's what we're going to be doing here today. But not before the usual suspects of project car of the week and high performance parts. And you know we'll close show with a bunch of listeners stories. So i also want to say that before we shut the showdown. I do have a special announcement that you won't wanna miss. So let's get this show on the road you know by. Now that highlight these. I own one. And that's what this week's project car of the week is a nineteen seventy three forty four speed car to be exact and it was posted sunday november fifteenth at twelve pm on the mo- hunter facebook page. Let's read the ad. Nineteen seventy duster three forty four speed eleven thousand dollars condition is listed as fair and the title status is listed as clean nineteen seventy duster original three forty four speed matching numbers. Three fifty five pasi rear end original factory tack bucket seats call for additional details once again another seller calling a sure grip of policy. But we'll let him slide on this one. What's not to like about this project. Three forty four speed car. This numbers matching with rallye gauges factory tack bucket seats. You know what a cool car checks every box. That i'd want checked in seventy duster. I just wish that the ad was more detailed in had more quality pictures but that can be said about. Nearly every ad icy. I just don't think it's possible to have enough info or pictures online for sale ad. But what i can tell you is that i hate one thing about this car with a passion and that's as somebody put an aftermarket sunroof in it. Boo boo boo. That bothers me. But that's okay. It's nothing that can't be fixed. You know and look a bodies. Aren't everybody's cup of tea. And i understand that but i believe this duster deserves a second chance. It's priced at eleven grand which we can sit here debate on whether or not. That's a fair price. But i think it's an investment price. You may take a hit now. But if you're strategic about getting this car back on the road and maybe even restoring it. I think you could eventually squeeze a little bit of profit out of his. Should you ever decide to part with it. And you know when i do project car the week i like to put myself into the position of a buyer and say you know well if it reminds and this is no different if i bought this thing i would invest the money to restore it. You know. probably try to save some money by doing it myself. If i had the skills. I feel like this deserves to be saved. And i like dusters especially numbers matching three forty four speed dusters. Of course you gotta hit the cellar with an offer. And because i'm a cheapskate. Low baller at try to cut the seller in half you know. Hey what about five grand you know. What about six grand is that crazy of yes absolutely. But that's my job is the buyer to try to the cars cheap as possible. You know. I guess that's just a testament to my love ray bodies to because i don't see anybody really paying you know eleven grand for this thing but i'd probably. I'd probably forgot close to that. You know after some negotiation if you wanted to walk me up a little bit but that's just my dedication. Seeing these cars be saved especially the truly special ones like this. Duster duster does qualifies special car. Numbers car scott. The right engine. It's got the right transmission and it's not too often you see a nice dust or on the road. You know what i mean. But ideally i'd like to see this car price closer to five or six grand but i can already tell that the chances that are probably pretty slim with this seller. Unless he's got the car for another few weeks then maybe he'll be willing to budge. But who knows. I know there's a good number of you out there saying it's crazy to buy an body project for anything over a couple of grand but times are changing folks. These rare examples of performance option. Mo- parts are not getting any cheaper. We know that nor are they getting any more plentiful we know that to so the good investment strategy is to get them now while you can and hope your investment pays off if you intend to eventually sell it but whatever the case unless you're an eight body hater. I think you'd have a hard time not giving this duster the respected deserves. It's a cool little performance machine worth saving and that was project car of the week. The nineteen seventy duster three forty four speed car posted on the moped hundred facebook page sunday november fifteenth at twelve pm. No bar left. Behind this week's high performance part to the dodge charger daytona custom tribu cars from please don't cringe here fast and furious six now. I didn't purposefully pick these cars to upset the purest. But rather i picked them because of the fact that the wing cars that so many of us love and cherish were honored once again on the big screen even if it was simply accustomed tribute car with some blasphemous modifications. These cars were in fact real chargers but since real wing cars used for onscreen duties would have been completely ridiculous on so many levels the cars were actually and thankfully tributes with many custom touches the noses and the wings on these cars were twelve inches shorter than those on a real charger. Daytona so no folks trucks will not open on these. The guts of the cars were stripped with custom. Tin work roll cages. Low back bucket racing seats magna flow side exit exhausts lowered with custom suspension. Front rear brembos breaks and eighteen inch wheels. The front end minus the hood on the cars were actually custom. Fiberglass one-piece units with the hood using hood pins and the pop up. Headlights were ditched in favour of simple plexiglass covers to keep things simple in the cars. The custom touches don't end there with shaved rain gutters customer paying jobs and this is really gonna piss off a lot of moped diehards including myself. The cars had ls swaps. Yes folks ls swaps. What kind of bs is that await. There's more turbo. Four hundred transmissions in ford nine inch rear hands. Complete the tragedies. That were dominik. Toronto's charger daytona with the exception of one. That actually had a five speed in it but these are probably the most bastardized wing car tributes ever built but even with all these outlandish bastardisation. They still deserve to be discussed on high performance parts. Because don's charger. Daytona is still one of the only wing cars. Actually i think it is the only wing car to ever be featured and play a big part on a giant blockbuster movie so that's pretty cool. There were actually more than just a couple built for the movie. In fact they were actually seven but only three and a half actually survived filming. And you know whether that's justice or tragedies for you decide so that my friends was high performance parts the charger daytona tribute cars featured in fast and furious six. It's time once again for listeners. Stories this is my hail. Mary attempt at getting caught up with all of them. So let's not waste any time here. The first listener story. I have is from jan rafferty. Here is jan story. Hey man loved the show. So here's my story. When i turned sixteen. My parents took me to get my first car. I saved up all my money and sold two of my quads and got about ten grand. We went to a used car dealer. And i picked out a two thousand nine jeep grand cherokee limited with a three point seven v six. I had all these plans to make it a really cool. I car fast forward about ten months. And i got into an accident in total the car i had full coverage on the car in got paid for it so i took my check and went online and found the two thousand eight jeep grand cherokee four point seven va. I'd always wanted a v. Eight and finally got it after six months in about another six grand. I finally have the cool cheap. I wanted needless to say. I will forever be a mobile owner jan rafferty. Hey jan thanks for sending in your story. I think a jeep is a great first car. And it's funny because gps have their own following in the mo- park community. I've actually owned a couple of my first jeep was a two thousand. Eight jeep wrangler Nothing special wasn't the rubicon or anything but it was fun. It was a soft top. I had a good time in that jeep. And i learned really quickly. That if you have a wrangler you wave to every other wrangler on the road and you feel a little sad win. They don't wave back. That's the old jeep way. I totally new to that. I didn't realize that was a thing. Until i had a wrangler and i was like. Why is everybody waving at me. But after that i ended up getting a ninety one cherokee that i was supposed to be an offroad project that never saw any off road at all i ended up horse trading and eventually get some cash to go get my dart so i have had some gps in the past. My wife is actually a fanta gps. She's had a two thousand eleven jeep liberty and she now has two thousand fifteen jeep grand cherokee and they've been great cars so i'm a fan of gps and i think that a passion for anymo- part that you have is a good thing so it's nice to see that you're passionate about your jeep. Thanks for sending in your story. Our next listener story comes to us from austin gone. Here is austin story. Hi chris my name is austin gone. I'm twenty four years old and wanted to tell you the other listeners. About my mot- bars. I've been a part enthusiast for as long as i can remember. My mom had a nineteen seventy four plymouth trail duster. It was black with a three sixty with an automatic trans. I don't know much about the truck since it got sent to the scrapyard over a family dispute after my grandpa passed away in. My uncle got rid of the truck because it was on his property. The trump was supposed to be my first truck and that truck is most likely what turned me on him. Oh bars either way. I always wanted since that truck got taken. And i've always heard about my dad's old nineteen seventy-six dog w one hundred power wagon. So i grew to love the older trucks. Well as i got my license. I acquired a two thousand dodge dakota quad cab with a three sixty which by the way i love the truck actually still own it but i met my wife around that time and we spent years with this truck taking the everywhere which in turn turned her into a mo- part tuesday as well. We do a lot of off roading so this truck has seen a lot of its life with me and my wife so about two years ago me and the wife had been looking around for a newer durango for her because i owe a tour to get a new vehicle for her since we got one of my other toys which is my ninety six jeep cherokee with the four leader and a five speed as we are looking for newer durango for her. My buddy comes across this. Nineteen seventy four. Dodge w one hundred power wagon for eight hundred dollars. It's blue but not an original color blue. The original was more of a turquoise kind of like a four service truck scott three eighteen with a four speed. And i'm not gonna lie. I fell in love right away. Just looking at the pictures so me and the wife make a deal. That if i can get the power wagon she would drive the dakota until we got her durango the following year which would be this year which we did get her durango. It's a two thousand seventeen to wrangle artie. With the all drive well anyways. I get a hold of the owner of the power wagon and tell him i wanna come check it out and i got cash in hand. What will i be expecting when i pick it up a couple things minor mostly. I had to tow it home because it had shot ball joints and leave spraying in. The rear end was broken half but it did drive onto the trailer. Long story short. I got home and got it running. Good with a good car rebuild on stock two barrel carb and the new leaf springs and some much fronted work took my son out for a test drive in it after it was good to go and my son is four now by the way but he looks at me and says dad. I liked this truck. This is my truck right. Made me so happy to hear him. say that. so just for the little man. I will put it in my will for him to take ownership of it after i pass. I currently drive the truck every day. And i love it a really. Don't look any different than what i bought. It either has new. A set of warren locking hubs because locking hubs that were on it were toasted. This truck is a tank is well. I take it on my offroad adventures. Pretty often and i've never had any issues with it. It goes anywhere. I needed to was curious. On one opinion. I wanted from you on the truck. I was thinking about putting four forty big block in it. That i got sitting out back. Let me know you think about that right now. It currently has three eighteen. I enjoy the podcast. It's great keep it up. I've learned interesting cool stuff about a lot of these older mo- pars i wasn't aware of also was curious if you could do an episode one of these days on the power wagon line hoping to give me a mo- par muscle car soon but my driveway is pretty full of mo- pars at the moment. So either i need a bigger driveway or get rid of him part. And i'm not sure if i can put myself to get rid of one of my mo- parcel looks like i gotta make more room. I currently have four parts. Sorry for rambling. Here are some pictures of my mo- par mo- par no car. I stand by that motto. I only own mo- parse thanks austin for sending in your story. I too am a big fan of dodge trucks. As i'm sure you know since he listened to the podcast regularly. I also a fan of the newer durang goes and the older wants to. But i've got a. I've got a little thing for those new durand goes right now especially especially that healthcare wrangle. That is awesome. But i actually thought about getting durango. Rt recently To get rid of my truck. But i kind of decided against it for now winning. Pay my truck off and then probably go get myself a challenger but i can't blame you for like in the trucks and hey man. I'm sorry to hear about the trail duster. It's too bad that your family can work it out ended. The truck was scrapped. That's too bad but hey at least it got you turned on a mo- pars and it's cool that you have some now and as you know i'm a big fan of the tin grills. I'm actually a fan of all dodge trucks. I think they're all pretty cool as far as your question in regards to swapping out your three eighteen for a four forty. I guess you have to ask yourself. You know what your goals are with the truck. You know you can dump a lot of money into a big box man and you know it may not be worth it in the end you could take the three eighteen out and put a warmed up three sixty in its place. You know you could get a three sixty and build it. You could stroke it. It could be a four zero eight strokes and you could throw that in the truck issue. Plenty of power and you know not have to go through the hassle of swapping a big block. 'cause with a big block. You've gotta change a lot of stuff so unless you want to throw a bunch of money at this truck to have a big block truck. I wouldn't let me put this way. If it was me. I would probably build three sixty stroke it out for a weight stroke or something like that. That's what i would do. But hey it's your truck man. I guess like i said it really depends on what you wanna do with the truck but you know if it's a daily driver type situation were maybe just one a little bit more out of it you know. How much power do you want. I guess that's a big question too. If you want nine hundred horsepower goes four stroke it out and you know build the hell out of you want about four hundred horsepower. You can really get it easily out of a three sixty. So i would say three sixty swap. That's me Keep me posted on that project. I'm curious to see which direction you go right austin and actually before i forget you know i'm a fan of gps to i actually have had a couple of myself i do like x. jays i had a ninety one cherokee for a while that was supposed to be my we learn project but i just never got around to it and i ended up horse trading and that's what actually selling that jeep is. Actually what got me to my dark but even before the cherokee i had a two thousand eight jeep wrangler which was a fun. Fun rig but I ended up getting rid of it. And you know i wouldn't consider it one that got away but it definitely was one that i do miss As far as your request for the power wagon episode there will be a power wagon episode. I do want to talk more about the trucks and stuff. There's just an. I've said this millions of times. Now there's just so much to cover in the world of mo- bar but we're going to get to it so twenty. Twenty one is going to be a crazy year. And it's i was really planning on getting to a lot more in the history of mo- parse but you know the direct connections episodes are just so fun for me. I love doing those talking to my buddies and stuff. And i wanted to do more with people that i haven't talked to yet so it's gonna be a good time and we're just gonna we're gonna play it by ear. We're just gonna go with the flow. You know what. I'm saying buddy but thanks for sending in your story austin and keep me posted on your projects and for the record i do like to code is to our next listener. Story is from anthony. Jimenez i hope i pronounced that right. Anthony my apologies. If i did not your story is one of those ones. That i look at them like that is a lot to read. But we're going to give it our best shot here here is anthony's story. Hi chris. my name is anthony jimenez. And i'm a born and raised mo- par freak. I am a new subscriber to your podcast and fan. Great work by the way both on the facebook page and the podcast over my thirty seven years of life. I've had pretty much nothing. But mo- pars from almost being born in my dad's nineteen seventy four plymouth satellite seabourn Let's try that again folks from almost being born in my dad's in one thousand nine hundred eighty four plymouth satellite. See bring plus to having our nineteen seventy-three plymouth duster three forty son. Ricard displayed in a museum in melbourne australia. Boy do i have no stories for you. I've based pretty much my entire social life around cars in caravans so much to the point that i've been the one responsible for the monterey cars and coffee that happens at weathertech. Raceway laguna seca in salinas california. Every other month for the last two years now. So if you'd like to talk cars and more specifically mo- par stories in general than feel free to contact me and let's talk. It's really nice to meet a fellow part. I've been listening to more of your show. And i really liked the platform while i wait for you to hopefully one day contact me so we can ramble on about our moped craziness a levy with the story for your direct connection segment. Just another listener story. I call it the mo- par circle my first vivid. Memory of part is actually my first vivid memory of car in general. I remember sitting on the front fender of my dad's nineteen seventy four dodge charger rally. While he was working on the engine. I must have been around three or four years old at the time. And i remember being amazed by my dad's interaction with this machine. I remember the sound it made when he finally got working. I even remember. This smells from the engine bay. As i sat there watching this engine come to life. The whole thing was like an awakening. And suddenly i wanted more from that point. Forward my experience with my dad's mo- parts were primarily in second person. When i mean is i really just helped him fix the car restore the car service car. And so on point though he sold the seventy four challenger because of emissions regulations at the time and replaced it with the nineteen. Sixty eight dodge charger. Which honestly deserves its own story entirely. Now we fast forward a little bit. And by the time i was fifteen years old. I was itching to get him. Oh part of mount. Of course my pick would have been my dad's nineteen sixty eight dodge charger but that was in the cards so instead the hunt for my first car began. We looked at numerous vehicles in the beginning. Everything from a dilapidated nineteen seventy khuda. A are which in hindsight. I should have gotten any way to mostly. They're nineteen seventy six plymouth duster that are also should have gotten somehow though. I just couldn't see myself in either of those two cars. They didn't feel right. Finally we came across the first candidate. A nineteen sixty five plymouth. Barracuda formula with two seventy three commando engine. This thing had the front disc brakes with a three speed automatic floor. Shifter it was white with a blue interior in the vehicle was honestly probably a survivor. We actually looked at vehicle a few times negotiated price and even settled on a date on which to pick it up. I think at the time the styling of the car really wasn't my thing. It was cool in. Its own way. But i wanted something more muscle car like. Alas it wasn't meant to be problems with the paperwork in the owner being kind of flaky. Pretty much killed that deal. So onto the next contestant my aunt's nineteen ninety-three daily driven chrysler cordova with the very rare console mounted shifter. This thing had the carinthian leather in everything. It was a silver blue color with silver interior and had a landau vinyl top. I love this car. I remember many trips up and down california in this car. And i wanted it so bad but unfortunately the vehicle that was going to replace this car in her stable just simply wasn't going work and so that deal fell through as well so it's time to open door number three and oh man was. I ended this time. The car we looked at ultimately the car they ended up being. My first car was a nineteen sixty six dodge charger. Three eighty three four barrel and at the full length console with four bucket seats and those crazy flip around headlights. Not many people know this but nineteen sixty six. The four forty wasn't available yet. So if you wanted a high-performance charger you either. Had to get the three eighty three four barrel or extra for the hemi. So if you didn't have the cash that three eighty three was your best choice. The car we found was in some old ladies yard a quarter of the way buried in the ground every trim piece in lens busted broken and cracked missing a radiator amongst other odds and ends and of course the windows were down so the interior was exposed to the elements for god knows how long when we approached the lady. She told us to give her two hundred dollars to take it off the lot and so we did. And thus i had my first car we told it to the house which was roughly a block away and promptly began trying to get the thing running again. I would spend the next three years of my life getting this thing on the road and restored and by the time i was in high school i was the only kid the entire city. Perhaps even the county with the nineteen sixty six dodge charger fully restored by me. It was awesome. I had this car for five years after that all through college. I even got married in that thing but it's all things in life. The story with vehicle did not end well and one day. I would find out that somebody wanted it more than i did. I'm so in the process of finding a new home for us and moving on my belongings. I found out that the car had disappeared from a buddy of mine's house with my first love gone nowhere to be found. I had no choice but to move on a couple of years later. Once you know at my aunt's corto would land right on my lap. After making the rounds with the rest of the family the car would end up at my doorstep a little worse for wear both all the character in the world. I tip the car and gave it a new lease on life and began to making my own. Because when i received this car there was no real value to it. I decided i would custom build this thing the way i thought it should have been. These cars were built on the ill-fated j. f. m. and p. body platform which were being mo- pars last true drive cars of the company aside for police models in the eighties. During my time with the cordova. I swapped out the front end for one. Off of nineteen eighty three chrysler imperial with a hidden headlights and the long front end and a few other upgrades all from mo par of the time. Well i was able to enjoy three short years with this car. Unfortunately though emissions laws in california will not allow for this car to exist as it was. And so i had to let it go but not before extracted the engine and a few other things for the next project that i might stumble into later after about a year. I had seen a cool little a body for sale on craigslist near my town. I've always been curious about owning a body but never really had the chance. So i went to go. Check it out. Once you know at the car was in nineteen sixty five plymouth barracuda with a v. Eight the car was not running but the body was in decent shape. It had a lot of character and was nowhere near perfect. It was exactly what i was looking for. But the guy wanted four thousand dollars for the car and i honestly didn't have the money. I just wanted to see the car. So when i finally met the guy and saw the car for myself he had asked what i thought of the vehicle. I was very honest and told him that. I wasn't there to waste his time. I just wanted to see what the car looked for myself. I told him that. I did not have enough money for what he wanted and thanked him for his time. As i started walking away he said here's the thing i'm moving away tomorrow and i just found out today my mom's moving out too so i won't have anywhere to put this car. So the bottom line is how much do you have on you. I told them. I'm not sure and i asked him how much he would take to which he told me. Give me two thousand dollars and it's yours. That's how much i paid for it so at least break even without missing a beat i went to my bank to two thousand dollars which was probably more than i can afford and made a deal and that is the vehicle i have now. It wasn't until a couple of days later. When i finally told the vehicle home that my father saw for the first time. He reminded me of how we looked at nineteen sixty five barracuda just like this one before. We bought the chargers my first car. It's then i realized. I had in a weird way. Come full circle. The craziest thing is almost every part that i had to put this card together again and get this car running reports that i've taken off both the charger and the cordova so in a strange way. This car is in amalgamation of all my classic mo- parts that i've owned over the years. A frankin fish if you will. It's been two years since. I've had this car running using mechanical pieces. I had to adapt from. I sixty six charger and the engine electrical system for my cordova. It's been an awesome project. And i've learned a lot earlier body parts of beast all their own. I hope to keep this car for as long as i live. And continuing my mo- par odyssey. Thanks for reading my story. Let me know if you liked it. Because i have many more and i hope you give me a call so we can go over some more mo- par stories. My number's four one five six Just kidding anthony. I'm not going to give your phone number out buddy. You did say that you wanted to hear from me soon. I'm sorry it's been a while it's been far too long. This has been sitting on the shelf along with a few others. And i feel really bad about that. So here's what i'm gonna do. You've heard me talk about wanting to go live on facebook and youtube. Here's my offer to you and anybody else interested in talking parts with me you can come on the show live when i go live as long as you have set of headphones and a computer with a microphone built in or external or even a phone. I believe a phone will work to as long as you have headphones or earbuds you can come onto talking mo- parts with me live and we can talk. You can tell me your stories that way. I don't have to stumble through reading. Because i'm horrible. At reading stories especially the long ones buddy. But i love the story. I think it's great and you know it is funny that you went full circle. That's really cool. I'm glad you ended up with an early body to for some reason. I just don't think those cars get enough love. I think they're really cool. And i really think it's cool that you gave that cordova second lease on life. I think that's awesome. You know those j. f. m. and p. bodies they don't get enough love. I mean i haven't even given them enough love on this podcast so those are definitely on the list. We're gonna be talking about here. Probably wanna say soon but you never know what this podcast for all. I know all next year. I'm going to be doing direct connections. I was just talking to other people so Maybe i'll have an expert of those bodies on and we'll talk to them about but who knows. Thanks for sending in your story man and once again i apologize. It's been on the shelf for far too long along with so many of these other stories. So i'm going to do my best to get to them and i can't wait to talk to you guys live on talking mo- parse thanks anthony for sharing your story about the franken fish. Oh and one last thing the jobs suck and there's a special place in hell for all car thieves but anthony the good news. Is you finally got yourself barracuda. And it sounds to me like it's not going anywhere. Our next listener story comes to us from boise. Idaho from a guy. Named tanner volt here. Is tanner story. Amen nuclear podcast but definitely a fan wanted to share. My story grew up in caldwell idaho being surrounded by old iron. My stepdad is huge bar guy so naturally so am i. He has a couple seventy challengers a seventy charger. Five hundred and while growing up multiple different. Be a nc bodies. My first car was a sixty nine satellite that actually ended up having to trade for a daily driver. Toyota pick-up trust me. It still hurts to think about that. I feel like my story is pretty usual in common. But now that i've done a little growing up i've actually obtained some that. I've kept my mo- par. Love is a little strange. But i feel like it is the definition of muscle car in sleeper. I have a ninety five dodge neon that i put an s. Rt four engine cars ugly but put together well and hurts a lot of feelings. Cars went eleven thirty seven one thirty one hundred percent stock long block and an old hand-me-down turbo i recently picked up seventy five duster in seventy nine ram charger. Mopus runs through my blood. But i appreciate on your podcast that you don't chastise the oddity mo- pars guy. My dream car is at seven challenger but they are so incredibly expensive and they are all getting expensive. One day i will end up with my seventy but for now i have too few my internal fire and run my neon my duster. Ps four forty almost ready to go in the duster. Thanks for your podcast. I listen to it while i take weld in my shop. That old performance out of boise idaho. I build anything in everything in love. Every minute of it i find myself doing a lot of s. Rt for stuff. Because well. i love being a bar. Guy is not a choice. it's not something. I could stop. It drives my whole life and drives my wife crazy. Thanks for u. p. s. You don't have to share this on your show but if you would like you absolutely can. I'm not trying to endorse my shop. So you can leave that part out but anyways thanks for everything you talk about show makes me smile feel validated. Hey tanner thanks for the story and for the kind words man. I really appreciate it. I'm a mo- par guy too. I i have no problems with the ons. I actually like neons. You know a lot of guys a lot of the hardcore old school guys you know they they just hate front wheel drive mo- parts for some reason i don't know why I like them all. I'm actually a fan of the eighties. Turbomeca cars and you know i take it s. rt four neon any day. you know. they're fast. I've known a couple of guys with them. And i never scoff at a dodge neon. You know especially this. Rt fours and i really liked the older ones that are s rt for like yours. I think it's really cool. You sent me the picture of your neon and got the peeling paint but it looks bad ass on the drag slicks skinny outback. It's so cool and eleven thirty seven at one thirty man. i remember when in the front wheel drive world. Eleven thirty seven you know would be considered you know magazine cover fast. You know what. I mean when all the front wheel drive imports. Were breaking into the twelve's people were losing their minds. You know that was back in the mid to late nineties. But i think it's cool and you gotta performance shop. That is awesome. And you're welder. That is something that. I just. Don't have the skills to do I have welded before in the past. But you know that was back in high school. And i haven't welded since i want to get back into it but it's one of those. It's an art you know. I'm sure you can attest to that. And hey if you're a welder. Man i need a cage in my yard. I need a bunch of metal work on my heart. So maybe i can take it over to that. Old performance in boise idaho. And you can help me out. But thanks for sending in your story and don't worry about being an sat four guy you know. You're mo- par guy that's something to be proud of. And hey your first car was a sixty nine satellite. that's awesome. You had to get rid of it for toyota. But that's okay you know we won't beat you up to about that because you're making up for it by saving other cars and you know. Hey i think everybody's dream job is to have a performance shop so that's cool man. I really appreciate you sending in your story. And i look forward to seeing some more work out of your shop so anybody. That's in the northwest area. That needs some work done or has s rt four or just need some fabrication. Go checkout volt. Performance out of boise. Idaho and tanner. I hope i'm saying that right. If i'm not feel free to correct me buddy. Thanks for in your story. This next listener story comes to us from logan mulligan and it had been so long since logan semi me his first story that he actually sent me an update on it so once again to everybody. Logan tanner anthony and everyone else. Who's story. i read so late in the game after they sent it. I apologize moving forward. I'm going to try to be much better about it. Okay let's get into logan story. Hey chris so message you. I believe it was saturday telling you i was picking up my seventy two plymouth duster my dream car. I'll start by how i got into mo- part specifically ap's. I got into the platform. Because of my dad. When i was about three or four. He had a seventy two plymouth. Duster three forty four speed in sublime green car was an absolute blast to be in but he sold it so we could get a camper to do more family things in ever since that day. I've always wanted to duster well. That dream became reality. But here's the crazy hassle. I went through three years ago. I bought a nineteen sixty five. Amc rambler classic wagon for a thousand bucks. Didn't run in sitting for years. I got running the next day and used it as a weekend driver. Going to car shows. Till i sold it last week friday two years before that about a crotch rocket when my mom was in europe on a business trip she owns a travel agency. She wasn't too happy when i posted a picture of it in the living room. But anyway back to the story. I started looking around to find a nice seventy two seventy two duster for at least three to four years. When finally found a couple a seventy one duster that needed a good amount of work over in detroit and a seventy two over in south dakota. The needed more work than i could handle as soon as i was about to give up my search and just keep the wagon and the bike. I found a duster. That was close. And was a great project car to start off with a nineteen seventy-two plymouth duster slant. Six autocar no rest brand new interior and was running and driving. I sold the bike to a buddy of mine which then crashed the same day going home. Ll now time to sell the wagon. The guy wanted to meet up saturday with the other guy was. The duster only had time saturday morning. So i rented a u. Haul trailer borrowed my buddies truck and took the car up to him friday night after work. Boom sold the wagon and now had plenty of money to buy duster called another busy friend of mine who has seventy three dart sport. Three forty four speed car with factory moon roof to come with seven. Am saturday morning. Hit and we drove down to a town called prophets town in illinois two and a half hours from milwaukee wisconsin. When i first saw the car. I got super excited and saw how clean it really was talked to. The owner found build sheets any verified the miles on it since he's had the car for over twenty five years fifty. Six thousand original miles went into his office to agree on price. He was asking way too much originally. He was asking eighty five hundred dollars for the car. But i got him down to sixty five hundred and we made the deal. Loaded up the car and truck back to milwaukee i was going to get the slant six running better but i knew of an eighty five two wheel drive ram the head of three eighteen seven twenty seven combo i could use the guy who owned the was the same guy about the amc from so. I called him up asking how much he wanted for the drive train. He told me three hundred bucks. And i can have the whole truck. I haven't even on the car for a week. And i'm already ripping the car. So i can install the engine and drive train into it. A couple of my fellow mope part buddies are helping me out by. Give me a va k. Member out of a seventy two duster three three-quarter rear end and some other goodies for the car. So we can enter the car into a no prep ten eighty index class. June of twenty twenty one. I'll keep you updated on the build process of the car along the way the podcast is something. I look forward to every single week to listen to it. Works keep up the good work thanks logan. Ps if anyone needs seven and a quarter and a slant six engine combo. I'll sell for cheap. Ll and to help my mom out with business. If you need to plan a vacation talk to carey mulligan at bon voyage world travel experts the numbers to sixty five fourteen. Twenty twenty two teller logan sent you. Thanks logan for sending in your story. And i'm sure your mom will thank you for the plug. I don't know how many of us guys can afford to go on vacation because we're mo- bar guys but you never know You also sent me an update. So let's get into your update before. I respond to your awesome story so update on my seventy two project. I sent an email about a while back. I bought an eight and three quarter. End out of a seventy one for five hundred bucks then. A buddy of mine has a seven. Twenty-seven transit needs a rebuild. He selling to me for seventy five bucks and just scored an entire three sixty la engine for free. Yes you read that right for free. He wanted to donate it to me because he's excited to see twenty four to twenty five year old kid building a duster. I also have to get prepped. And ready wants this. Wisconsin winter hits for body and pain and also a cage and other miscellaneous things as well. Just thought i'd give you an update. Bud thanks logan malkin a logan. Thanks for sending your story buddy. Sorry it took me so long to get to it. I think it's awesome that you know. Your dad had a seventy two duster and that you know gave you such good memories that you wanted for yourself so you made that happen man. And that's really cool. I think eight bodies are great cars and it's refreshing to me to see so many people into bodies there's so many people like there's a hierarchy of mo- parr staff and it's like be bodies e bodies and then you got a bodies see bodies and then f j m you know and the list goes on so it's really refreshing to see so many people that are still in day bodies you know when you go on facebook and you look at all the body groups Thinking yourself okay good. I'm not the only one. You know what i mean because a lot of us a lot of mo- park is we really don't have the money to get those hemi kudos and those hemi challengers and you know the super birds the daytonas the supervie's the chargers you know so we gotta make what we got and or what we can afford and you know some people just love bodies so that's always cool to hear and you know. Sounds like you got an awesome project on your hands. Doing no prep is a little crazy. But you know i enjoy watching it. But i don't know if. I would be willing to risk my car doing no prep but hey whatever floats your boat. I will Cheer you on the whole time. And i really want to see the progress of this car because there's something about an a body race car. They're really gets my engine revving. You know what i mean. I love a body race cars. I think they're awesome. And every time. I see duster or a dart sport or a demon or dart or an earlier barracuda either. The first jenner. The second gen barracuda's. I think it's awesome to see those things at the tracks so keep up the good work man and keep me updated on it. I can't wait to hear and see what you end up doing with this car. Thanks for sending in your story. All right folks i think. That's it for emailed stories. I think i finally caught up. I'm not one hundred percent sure but my brain is dead from reading right now. So what are we gonna do is. I'm going to get into the voice messages. That i have stockpiled because i have those two and over the next week. I'm going to double check to make sure. I got all of the emailed stories in so i will update you guys on that. But if you still haven't heard your story feel free to drop me a line and say hey man you ever read my story yet hand. I will see if it's somewhere lost in the pile. But i think that's it Let's go ahead get into. These voice mails because there's a few of them are first voice mail messages. Come from tad. Here are tad's messages. my name is pat. I just wanted to let you know. I started listening to your podcast. A couple of weeks back just looking for something different to look look at and listen to Just recently Within the last five years got into having my own though pars I grew up with that. Had plymouths and dodges and chrysler. There's my whole life. Unfortunately when i was younger wasn't much into cars and didn't go as much so Let a couple of his go. That i wish i would say for my first car but Anyway i wanted to say great podcast My current project that i'm working on the nineteen sixty nine numbers matching superbeet Got it up the east coast and over the last couple of years have Kind of taught myself and done all the metalwork. I've replaced the entire trunk of quarter panels. The wheel tubs. door pillars front and rear the upper cow in the front Luckily the undersides pretty solid nothing to do there but had the engine completely rebuilt in the transmission redone Just slowly plugging away the body work and trying to finish up so i can Paint it anyway asked mike. My current project Had a sixty five dr. Also that i worked on for about two years ended up putting eight and three quarter and that with a sugar up and then Put a three forty five point nine magnum manacles. Some dual forty delta flow masters but Sold out recently. A refocus on the soupy but Great show love listening to an always looking for the shows where they mentioned super vs as wealth cars minds a three eighty three automatic. But we'll get it done and get it out there. I haven't seen any supervie's in i in any of the car shows near where i live in southern california so i'm excited to get it done and get it out there anyway. Great show man. Thanks for putting it on and look forward to future episodes chris tat again him another message virgin another segment of about three minutes on here so anyway ad mentioned that growing up. My dad had mot cars. My grandpa all he ever had was dodge trucks growing up. Unfortunately when i was younger. I didn't know as much about cars but Couple of cars might that at he had a sixty five baracouda s that he has purchased to drive back and forth to work. And i don't know a few months into work. They gave him work hard. See my grandma's barn for about a year and then after that sold it you said for seven hundred dollars I'm kicking myself. That i wasn't around to have him move onto that It was red x cheerier red interior. I think i have a picture of it with you. My mom when they're under twenty's trip Another car he had. When i was a little older and knew about seventy three duster. I think it was a six Sky blue white stripe down the side and the blue interior Again he had that. When i was probably nine or ten. And if i would've known then what i do now. I would've told him the whole thing and keep it from my first car but again he sold out. I think for about seven hundred dollars. Perfect conditions. He took really good care of his cars Another car was eighty. Nine ram charger. I think he drove that thing for fifteen years and we turned it in dodge guys said it would never get the the the lot you'd like somebody who's gonna take this thing up to work here an immaculate condition but anyway long history mo par. I'm just getting started in the last five years. But i'm having a great time for the super bee and hoping to get that thing out here soon but anyway thanks again for the show. Love hearing everyone's stories. Learn from from your podcast. thanks so much. Hey chris this is tad again. I called yesterday a couple of times. But i was Trying to move along so quickly to meet free outline. That i totally forgot the most important part of my life My first car man. I wanted that fifty seven chevy two door on the corner dirt lot for twenty five hundred dollars. My dad said nope. You're going to be working on that thing all the time and a little video. That's what i wanted to do but did not get that and ended up looking through some of the honest reiter magazines looking at eight vs all those things and a little bit too much for my dad so we settled on a nineteen eighty four dodge daytona term mosey automatic Metallic maroon silver autumn around the bottom Black leather seats man. Thing was awesome. I drove it all through high school and shortly after high school but At one point the turbo out on it that was pretty expensive to replace and then My dad actually made seat covers for it. Lived in arizona and black letter on your legs is not very fun. So cover those leather seats up to in perfect condition I think when i was about nineteen or twenty Coming back from the car show one day out late how to and then starts to wobble. I decided to get off the freeway. See a handful of ball bearings rolling up the off. Ramp is part of me turns out the joints were shot So back to town. And gosh if i only do then what i know now i would have changed those joints myself but we ended up not fixing it because it was gonna cost too much and sold the entire car which was in great condition to a junkyard for three hundred and fifty dollars so those perfect leather seats went to the junk yard behold car don van. That's one car. I wish i could have back right now anyway. Totally forgotten about the most important one. When i called yesterday but anyway thanks again for the show listening to it now. Hey chris this is touted again. I left a couple of other messages. Kinda overviews of all the cars have had in cars. My dad and grandpa had just listening to a couple of other Listener stories and figured i had some stories related. Each one of the cars one. I'm thinking about today is my very first car. When i turned sixteen which was the nineteen eighty four dodge daytona turbo z and the turbo z was called right there on that silver rear bumper. At least until i got rear ended and that got destroyed and mike my car back from the shop. That's the first thing i look for. And no turbo z on the bumper. At that point. I think it was probably eighty nine when that happened Anyway they could not give that servizi bumper anymore to To repair it. replace it but Yeah have the car if you high school and i mean like a couple of guys instead. It wasn't the fastest car but founded pretty mean and You know there are a couple of guys in high school that went. Call me out and wanna raise me. And not knowing really anything i told them. Maybe after school and ratio and you know they would never show up. So i kinda come down to the win I remember a few times a learning the car when it was. That's her kickin. And i remember driving around and kind of taking it easy off the line but when i got right around twenty five miles an hour if i hammered it spend the turbo kick in that thing dropped a year and take off so fast Has called it burns up the first turbo. I learned later that someone will be that you car off or before you shut it off to let it idle for a little bit to let people oil train out of the turbo. I'm i don't even know if that's true or not but that's what told me I don't know a couple of other things my god got. The pain was pretty sunbaked on the rough. A lot of the clear co stealing off. serve member i I was working at a grocery store and saved up just enough money. I think it was three hundred fifty dollars while. Initially i was gonna try to fly back in business and family ohio but it was between that and get my car repaired at the little girl. Shy maybe. It was mako. One of those two anyway. My dad said you know what you paid for the car. Get your airplane ticket. So drop the car off. Before i left for my drift and When i got home and then they pulled up thing out and have that nice shiny metallic maroon paint on top and silver around. The sturt just looked awesome Unfortunately a couple of years by and started feeling and coming up again so Anyway i think i told you. The story drove it out to her car. Show lake havasu and on the way back lost the cv joints and and chris. I got hung up on their. Hey i just finished up real quick Sucking up the daytona Anyway lost a cv joints coming back from a car. Show it so back at. It looked at my dad. Decided it was going to be too much fixed so We take Income by salvage yard and sold it for three hundred and fifty dollars which looking back now. Thanks to be wanna right. Because i wish i had that car back again. Not the most amazing but my first and Definitely lana memories and the the backseats down to and can definitely fit person. Line anymore. That story anyway. thanks like this Hey chris tad again get some more my stories out Next one sixty five. Gt to seventy three eighty thirty one to two barrel but anyway Was looking for another car. And someone locally reached out that they had this car and their barnes and sit there for a long time. If i wanna car might as well come and get theirs. They wanted seven hundred dollars for it so ran over. This was two thousand seventeen thousand eighteen Giving over open the barn doors and there were sitting my Sixty five thirty t- Just roasted paint on the sally blue. That looked great now Originally the car was was way with them and talent flu interior Which i think would have been cool but anyway listen to candy cane trim on the front Off flat tires locked up. Three eighteen in it Hey land. I bought it. I figured out a little bit of stuff into it. Get ryan driving. And then i'll play with it for a little wound eventually. Sell it while you know that goes at bought it and pulled out eighteen search for everything for correct you avenue. Three you got that. In their came across a nineteen seventy-one three forty that have been sitting creighton. Someone yard for years ended up finding for two hundred bucks. It's fun so i pulled that apart Put all new stuff on that. Rebuilt it hold out the to seventy three dropped in the three forty Piece together in a body three-quarter rear end with a three point two sure grip on it. swapped out the master cylinder dual master cylinder rebuilt the whole front and practice for the very first time. My car painting skills on it was came out pretty well Anyway got it all back together and it has little bugs here and there but realizing pulling way too much time and money away from a superbeets so Recently sold that but learned a ton off of it then a ton. I working on engines doing conversions. Tainting just everything so anyway that was You five darts. Stories is a really cool backstory history to the car that i'll try to leave on another message. I can fill up your entire machine here but anyway in general that's the sixty five. Gt things. but chris again again Jeez i always feel rush. Try and get everything in three minutes but anyway Wanted to finish that stories so when they have mentioned so Auto matic nine four. La cable shift or shift or Those cables these leg razi man. I tried to look up stuff for that car and a lot of one year old. We i think gables were like five hundred dollars for cable so that it was the housing that was leading actually work so i just bought a big coil of transmission. Who live line. And she's the entire cable again. Full of mine worked stopped all ended up putting a deep dish town on it with Plug on having to pull out as well Quickly the story by the cars apparently in the nineties guy or these bercy burst of using five zero one of nice to have one that i have resorted ended up selling book guy. I got from nine. Los angeles modern up there couple years later they came back up for sale again and the guy that i got the car from brought him back to his house and ended up selling. There was a white one away when ella guy. Here's will vote part love signing valley laver's He bought it restored within done. Well jumped ahead of years. I bring my into slow car. You know and the guy walks up and says the green dark. It was in zones. Those garage missed. Yep he's like man. I have a sister that guard and He just loved it. He loved looking around biggest thing that he said. Let's great back. i'm really good. And he said he would probably end getting far crushed or something. And i had somebody bring his down and get them back together again but Anyway back and forth between different cities counties and people and here. We are came back together again. Both those did something back. let's really on that story Plus hockey against you gear. You have story on my sixty-nine nine super v tadic today. I listen to some of the five cast. I can't believe i forgot looking cars. He had growing up my dad. Big flynn brezler najd guy. We had a my mom. I don't lance her for a long time. I can't growth. we had it I think i've got the dodge dynasty. I think if i remember correctly and that your way bunch of back all the way up to the early eighties. I've been around in our limit for a station. Wagon with would green stickers on nine april routes together. The smaller thirteen papers already worrying. Load up the back of the station wagon and i sit back there but the backlash jovan driving around delivering newspapers and You know thinking back now. That was probably the most dangerous thing to do. Because if you remember holding my breath and getting headaches and knowing what i know now i'm surprised my carbon monoxide poisoning My brother also had a limit sundance his first yar for highschool the thing for a bunch of years think breaking down and we sold to the junk yard but anyway and full of other ours That we had growing up kip. Forgotten them on the Act as one of the other view that we had. I'm not sure if they're gonna be together of if anyone. Hopefully you get to enjoy them. I'll talk to you later. And chris had again. I'm gonna keep leaving messages. Come home and the kids aren't interrupted me but Thought of another cool story my Best friend who across the street from me We were in sixth grade and seventh grade. Time but He moved in. I remember looking back now. His mom's drive this whole white four door car. I'm realizing now it was a sixty seven or sixty eight. Four door cornet but Just just a basic cornet but it was funny because parents would leave all the time on trips or go out for the night or something like that and He was from back in nebraska on farm. He was used to driving so he would call me over some nights when they leave and he'd say go hopping my mom's car and go cruise around the neighborhood. So you know we'd hop in this old cornet in cruise around their neighborhood and probably one of the things began get on corners and he was just hammer that thing and And i had been in three eighteen. I guess but he'd have enough thing man and we'd spend the tires from slide around corners If it's funny though when we took it we would always put something behind the back wheel to know exactly where we need to come back and park it again so his mom would know that we took it You know looking back now. They do and they probably noticed. Tires slowly going ball but anyway another great Great story more personal from growing up takers tat again. Leave another message. This is gonna be related to my sixty nine super v Like me charlet you. I should say I travel a lot for work. I'm a physical therapist. Go to people's homes but Because of that. I get access in the backyards and houses and garages and all kinds of places that you just can't the From the street so anyway. I see a lot of cars. A buddy of mine was in buying cars and selling cars. So i sent him pictures and stuff every once in a while and when he asked me. What's your dream car said well Superbeets used to love the things. When i was a kid. I had this toy when i was five years. Old back in the seventies was all ripcord cars. Pull the cord out and the metal wheel spins and you let them go and had a set had do johnson you jump them and hit them together and they pieces with fly off and one of them was a lime green. mo- par. I can't remember exactly what lime green with a black stripe in the back. I remember that. But anyway i tell them that one day the next day he calls me and says i think i found your dream car and i'm like oh gosh. I don't know how serious it was. on that. But shows sixty nine superbeing numbers matching three eighty three out of seven twenty seven and ninety six package. So i'm like all right. It's on ebay is got like two weeks ago on the On the auction. So i watched it go from five thousands of two like eight thousand in the last twenty four hours so i put in eighty one hundred thinking how the thing is the last five minutes. Someone's gonna outfit you take it. And i watched glock kicked down zero and screen pop up and say congratulations. You won and there was a mixture of excitement and fear. I was like holy crap. I just bought another car. I gotta sell something now so Things in new jersey's allies will have to figure out being Toll sight unseen So moving ahead like by the car all taking care of your shifting figured out in. I'm there with a slap vegetables in my house in the middle of the night unloading into my garage. And even then i'm thinking of my garage. I think they're probably new inches between the only car. Garage door shutting but That's kind of how story started and that was five years ago. Think but i wasn't end zone actually started carrying into it and even the day that it showed up your shot right is one of the arms of iran was rusted off and it down correctly. I mean the bottom of the quarter of about six were and continuing the superbeets story Anyway i keep looking at more mowers six panels or john I mean there's a why to yellow the black stripe black interior black vinyl roof wishing statement gone time and on the right side sailed over the meets the quarter panel. You know typical russell. Someone full razor. I maybe to look inside but Anyway complete car everything. There wasn't missing. Anything an aftermarket or a An air conditioning system put on it from one the dealerships which have all the paperwork and the cards of warranty card for mark five air conditioning unit. that on the amount that they come on the front gotta section out of the lower lip of the intake or the air the near meter to make it sit in there and i think second heavy ninety six to make it look close. So that's bummer but then sticks Anyway like i said it's that for two and a half years more actually broke into it so i'm a. I'm a long land to replace them. All border towns and trunk to try. Extensions meal hubs complete driver's side floor front section of the passenger floor. The upper cowl all that stuff been replaced. now. I'm not just going to patch up doors and get ready to finally throw some primer on it so Anyway i think something to my life. Unexpected there really did not expect to win Body and my eighty one hundred for a number snatching. Please car I guess pretty. Good deal is Twenty seven three point two three your river and And other than that free basic the ninety six pretty basic package but for me it's Gonna be restored. I think i'm gonna go more towards daily driver than they for thankful on you scared and drive it around Anyway swear you my story on the superbeet. Thanks chris Tat here called a couple of clubs messages as listening to your podcast with johnny far. And did you said you can get one of those deals. Where like hundred dollars from. It reminded me of another car. I forgot about Working yucca valley. Which is your josh jury of high desert. Johnny go far but Nina guy. I just house out in the desert and we're talking to this stuff around no projects and i need a couple of kurt from i sixty five and he says i got this Sixty six dollars outlined my house ear in the dirt. He's said not give you the whole thing hundred bucks wanted and i thought to myself holy crap so anyway. We're just starting our my visit with him. So i know. I how about another forty five minutes before out in and look at this car however the whole time i'm standing there. I'm just like itching to get out of the house but anyway. I walk out. You know buying a house there. And they're sitting in the sand on on all four tires air with us. Sixty six four door lemon value Was slant sex You know pretty basic car but hundred percent complete. I mean not not gingrich ends on the thing I walked back in. And i'm like seoul no unfortunately and We got everything. Set up our back and y'all nineteen seventy-one one three forty great out there. So i talked to her a little bit into getting complete engines for one hundred dollars brought that home cleaned up. That's actually went in my sixty five yard but Not working those areas anymore. Kinda miss not being able to look and see what slate around people's yards but hey away to save up that got my hundred dollar over. Who has i enjoy our Five minutes even. Hey dad thanks for sending in your stories. You are a record holder. Now use sent me the most stories. I have ever gotten and that's awesome man. You're making me laugh. I thought it was great. You really made my day right there. And you know i have to. I have to comment on this because it really you know it said something to me. That really made me stop and think about my podcast. And all of who. I consider my friends that listen to it. If you're listening to this podcast right now and you've been listening to it for a while and you keep coming back. I consider you a friend. You know. I mean i wouldn't wanna sit and listen to somebody talk that i didn't like you know. So we can call each other friends here tad reached out to me wondering about this episode episode number fifty eight because normally i released episodes on mondays and sometimes tuesdays. I think the latest. I've ever done was wednesday. I am finishing this up on thursday. And i'm hoping to have it out for everybody on friday and you reached out to me an emailed me and said that you just wanted to make sure all right because it was unlike me to not release an episode. You haven't heard from a couple of weeks so you know. Hey matt thank you. I really appreciate that. I know i replied to you in the email and i said thank you but i want you to hear it again. Here on the podcast. Thanks a lot man. That really meant a lot. I appreciate that. Now let's let's let's not get all mushy here all right Let's get in your stories. Man twelve messages. Oh my god. That's gotta be. That is the record you you have. You are the most prolific i mean. Let's just say what it is. You're you're a serial voice messenger and that's awesome. I think it's great. Hey man did you ever talk to your mom about delivering newspapers in that station wagon that he probably could have got carbon monoxide poisoning. That was pretty funny man. I'm glad you're all right. Of course. But i thought that was funny on. No one ever thinks of those things. Things were so much simpler in our youth but It was really cool to hear your story about your first car. You know the eighty four turbo z. And it's funny because you know you've heard my story about my dad's eighty five and i know i've mentioned are little collection of from wheel. Drive cars that we have hand. I don't know if i actually specified that one of the daytonas. My dad has is an eighty four. Turbo z in the color combination. That you speak of the maroon on top of the silver on the bottom so that was really cool. I thought that was awesome man. It's sad what happened to the car but you know i guess we'll have to check that one up for you as the one that got away. You know what i mean. But you're super b project. Sounds really cool. One of those cars. That's on my bucket list of cars. I want to own some day. Really awesome you talking about your brothers. Plymouth sundance really struck a chord with me because my dad had an eighty eight plymouth sundance and it had the worst paint job. It flaked you drive down the road and paint would just flake off this thing and it was so bad that the way that the paint was peeling it looked like a whole flock of seagulls flew over this car in just crapped. All over it in the pattern that the paint was peeling. It looked exactly like bird crap and so embarrassed riding around that car getting dropped off at school my god. I'll never forget that. But you know if i could go back to my young young self and go. Hey par hold your head. High young man. I would never done that but Still funny that release struck a chord in brought back some funny memories for me but You know it's funny. You were mentioning Being able to splice all these messages together that you send me. But i never doubt my ability to piece together these messages okay I did think it was funny. When you're talking about people challenging you to race and you considered it a win when they didn't show up that's funny. That is something i would do. You know what i mean. It was really nice to hear your passion for that daytona and it really comes out in your story. So that's that's awesome man. I have those same passions for my mo- pars and you know. I hope that. I only have one that got away. You know when it's all said and done when i'm taking my last breath. I hope that. I only had one mo part that really truly got away and that was my two thousand one dodge ram twenty five hundred with the cummins turbo diesel in it. Black short bed extended cab. I loved that truck man. I miss it every day. It was just really fun and it had a leveling kit on it so it wasn't a does or anything like that but it was really cool. I liked that truck. I miss it but let's see. What else were you talking about you your barn. Find the sixty five dr. That's pretty cool. I liked the. I liked that story. You know it's always fun finding a barn find. You know as long as it's a legitimate barred find around here talking about bars. We don't call barn barn finds unless there are found in a barn. I'm just joking but the super b. It's really cool. Because i've always wanted to buy a car on ebay and i don't know how many people have actually talked to that have done that you know. Maybe a few but it sounds like an exhilarating thing. Because i've been to in person and that is like a rush. I don't know. Maybe it's the addictive personality that have or something. But i love auctions and man if i ever had enough money to play with on ebay. I'd probably by all sorts of fun stuff. You know what i mean. Sometimes i go on there and just look from mo- par memorabilia and stuff because that's all i can afford but of course i got the cars and then i'm like god i would bid on that one i did on that one bid on all of them. You know what. I mean but very cool stories man. One thing that you said that really bothered me was you're talking about the hundred dollar valiant and you just glossed over the two hundred dollar three forty you know. Every time i see at three forty. It's at least four figures you know thousand bucks and up Two hundred bucks for a three forty is a steel. You know what i mean. I don't think anybody would argue with that. Except for maybe johnny moped because he gets all his cars for under a hundred bucks but Very cool man You did mention something about you. Know part of your job is your going to places that a lot of people. Just don't see everyday you know tucked away neighborhoods and things like that atten being a garbage man. That's one of the best parts of might that is the best part of my job. Also that and what's funny is a lot of my friends at work. Know that i love so much that i i mean multiple times a week. I have guys sending me pictures of cars. They see on their routes in a couple of guys newer drivers. So they're not used to all the routes so they're seeing all these cars some of the routes. I have done apparently. Because i haven't seen some of these cars and so it's it's really cool getting the messages from my buddies at work. Like hey seeing this or check this one out. So that's that's the best part about having a job where you're not stuck in an office or even in a shop all day you know the good thing about people's trashes you're out and about and you get to see you know these cars tucked away so that's a good thing for me but You know it's not the cleanest or or best smelling job but it pays the bills and buys me a little bit of mo- par stuff you know what i mean but great stories man Like i said. I think you absolutely have the record for most voice messages. Ever left on talk. You mo- pars and that is perfectly okay. I am not mad annoyed or anything. I thought it was great. I thought it was funny. Hand for all of you listening out there. Take take a page out of tad's book. It is okay to leave me multiple voice messages. And you don't even have to worry about saying anything about it. Just leave the messages. You know as long as i can see whose number it is. So i can't see names or anything like that but if i see the same number i know it's you it's all right you don't have to. You don't have to warn me about another message or anything. Although i thought that was funny to add it really made me laugh man But just don't feel don't feel bad for leaving me multiple voice messages. Enjoy it you know why. Because it's less reading that i have to. Do you know once. I get one story out and i read it and it wasn't a train wreck that tells me that the rest are going to be trained wrecks because i just after a couple of 'em just beat i just cannot read. I don't know what it is but anyways thank you so much for sending in your stories. That was a fun. That was a fun twelve message extravaganza tad but if you have any more stories feel freeman you know the number two zero nine twenty eight mo par and you know what tad you just help me create title for this episode episode number fifty eight. The one year anniversary listener story extravaganza episode. So thanks buddy and thank you to everybody that has sent me their story or share their story or come on the show over the past year. It's been a blast. There's two more stories that i have the voice message. But i'm gonna save those for next week. One is from jeremy from san diego and the other from nathan in north carolina. I'm going to get to you guys on episode number fifty nine that way i have a couple of stories to share on the next episode and that my friends was the one year anniversary listener stories. Extravaganza there you have my friends. Another episode of talking mope. Ours is in the books. Thanks for joining me. On this one year anniversary listeners stories extravaganza show hopefully the first of many anniversary shows. I hope this podcast continues for many many years to come now. I mentioned at the beginning of the podcasts. That has special announcement that announcement is that next week. Either friday or saturday. Johnny moped and i will be going live on facebook and youtube. So if you've ever wanted to be part of the show you can comment live and interact with myself in johnny moped. You're so be sure to tune into that More on that to come. Just pay attention to my social media's and i'll be announcing the day and the time for that so look forward to that and stay tuned for more information about this podcast or listening subscribe to the show please visit talking mo- parts dot com and don't forget that you can send your stories questions comments complaints suggestions and everything else on your mobile addicted mind to chris at talking mo- parse dot com or leave me a voice message on my voice box at 200 nine twenty eight mo par to hear yourself on this. Show my friends. If you've ever been looking for a cool way to support the show and get something cool at the same time. Be sure to visit the talking. Mo- parts merged shop there. You can find cool things. Like t shirts hoodies stickers mugs and more. It's a great way to help the show and get some cool stuff at the same time. So go to talking mo- parts dot com and follow the link to the merch shop. That's it my friends until we talk again. I am your host chris. Albrecht and that was talking. Mo- parks thank you for listening to talking about parts your director next into all things until next time. Remember no more par left behind.

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Episode #43: Direct Connections - Jonny Mopar (Part 1)

"Welcome to episode number forty, three of talking Mo- pars on today's show we have returning gas johnny moped for another installment direct connections, Janis a good buddy of mine, and sometimes we like to get together just talk mo parts and that's exactly what we did on this show. The language gets a little bit colorful. So if you have young ones make sure they're wearing those earmuffs. All right. So without further ado, if you are and you are in the right place, don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best mode part enthusiast driven podcast on planet earth and I'm your host Chris Albrecht. Better known as the moped hunter and this is talking Mo- pars direct connections. You're listening to talking. With the MO car hunter your direct mention. All things. Ladies and gentlemen once again back on talking Mo- pars, my friend, and yours johnny moped Johnny. Welcome back to talking about Bart's buddy. Thanks for joining me. Thanks for having me Chris it was last time. Look forward to doing it again. Absolutely any time. It's always a good time when we get myself johnny moped on and. This was a last minute. You know Johnny reached out to me and said, Hey, what are you doing? I said I'm trying to figure out what this week's podcast is going to be about and he saved the day. So we're going to talk more bars and have a good time. So Johnny from what I understand, you have some trivia for me. I do kick it off in talks privy there. All right. We'll drop some knowledge on these folks. So my Buddy John Jones right the guy that I got. A general mayhem from. the guy that's painted my coronet. He's gotTa pay my seventy two charger that I didn't want Anyway good buddy. He's a he's a body and paint guy awesome. fabricator he's had the. Privilege of working on super birds and Daytonas. Before the fact, John's one of those kind of guys that can just build shit on his own right he doesn't need to buy the parts and he won't. He won't spend the money. He'll build his own nose weighing and everything. ANYWAYS buddy. His had a super that he restored. He painted and he took like like, I guess, like a Stencil of all of the panels so that he can remake them. You know. So like blade paper over the nose, let's say stenciled it. So he has the right dimension so he could cut his own sheet metal and make his own nosecone, make his own weighing all the brackets and stuff like that. He's got all that stuff. But anyway, one of the cool things he told me that I never knew. Case. So you know a seventy super bird. The nose on that car, the fenders on that car are from A. Probably know this seventy. Cornet morning yeah, right. There Dodge coronet fenders on there. So if you were to follow the top edge of the fender as it gets to where the chrome bumper is the very top of the fender Kinda dips down to where it flows into the the bumper, the Bumblebee. bumper wraparound bumpers on each grill. Of A seven hundred, I'm talking about the be now of a seven hundred super be. Okay either but I got you I'm sorry. The fact I kind of like drew sketch. So it's not GonNa be good for your guys that are just listening. See me say when he got here. Okay so get my finger. So this is the fender. Right here as it dips down, this is where the bumper would begin on A. B.. But on a super bird, the super bird knows comes off of that fender in the very tip the very top tip of the fender is leaded. They lead it so that it flowed the fender flows into the nose cone. Yeah now if you Own A superbeing you've restored one, you sanded that fender down you probably know that. But if you don't like most of us, most of us don't have a super birds I'm sorry super. Verger You wouldn't know that. I. Never knew that my buddy John told me about that. then. At the. Spring. Fling. Car Show. Here in California it's the biggest mope harsh. Oh, we have out here, which is small compared to the guys you know like in the Mid West but. There was a blue a beautiful blue super bird there and I happen to be looking at this car and I'm looking at that area of the fender to the nose cone and I'll one side of the car. It flowed perfectly like from the fender to the nose cone and on the other side of the car, the tip of the fender like dipped down. Like that fender had been replaced that fender came off of a coronet or super be not original to the Super Bird. So it was like Damn frigging John knows the shit. Yeah I mean I wasn't GonNa pointed out to the owner. is a car was already restored. We'll make yeah and it's so subtle the amount the distance you're talking is so tiny that you know to the. Regular person that you wouldn't even know you're. So in all looking at a super bird, you would never notice something like that. But yeah, it was there interesting wow. No. I'm going to be looking at every super bird like by tongue. Oh, they didn't do it right? Yeah. Yeah. So interesting if we're live on facebook right now there's No I thought I thought about this second and I was like Oh. We're both marrying headphones. and audio is only going through the headphones so they wouldn't be able to hear. US All right L.. In case, you're wondering what I'm talking about here, I was going to go live on facebook and take your questions, but there's no audio that you guys would be able to hear you only be able to hear me whenever I talk. So it would be Kinda weird. So I'm going to have to figure something else out for that the next time Johnny and I talk. But I thought it was going to be a good idea that's not gonNA work. I was just thinking about it actually after we started I was like all they're not going to be able to hear it. All right completely win over my head. I wasn't even thinking about that, but we'll figure it out next time. Well, if there's anybody out there listening to this and they have a super bird and they know this stuff I think they should reach out to Chris and let them know like confirm or deny that. This is true. I can't say for myself I I don't own a super burden I've never said it offender down on one to tell you but John knows a lot of stuff and he's he's Restored him so he knows. So it'd be kind of interesting get some confirmation from others that might have super bird. Yeah, that's I never even. Thought would never even crossed my mind right and what if what if you bought one next weekend and you're like man, I got to restore this thing that this crushed fender a have to replace it I'll go find me a coronet fender and you restored it without letting that tip you know the tip of the feminine. That'd be terrible. So we ask. We might have saved somebody. Yeah Yeah that'll. That's going to be something now that people are going to when they see a bird. Yeah around. I. There's a guy out there that's going to be the jury is going to be like hey. Isn't original. Cornet fender. That'll. I'm sure I know that there's a couple of guys that have restoration shops that listen to the show because I've talked to him. So we'll see if they reach out I don't know if they've ever worked on any birds but I guess we'll find out on also. Yeah. Those of you listening if you know something about that. Reach out to me and We'll talk about it again on the show. So all right. Very cool. Yeah. That's that's really interesting. I never even. Never crossed my mind. That's the crazy. Part of the crazy stuff I mean like there's other stuff with those cars like. The the super birds all had vinyl tops on them you know to hide the plug in the back window right? You know it's kind of a weird thing and then the Daytonas. Supposedly. One or two daytonas that got final tops, right? Really. Yeah. Yeah. There was one or two I I don't know there's probably a lot of arguing back and forth whether they were you know original from the factory or not. But or if they were added on later, you know. But I've seen I've seen arguments and I've seen some pictures of them with vinyl tops. Known to have them. Interesting and then worked out. Yeah. Be Kind of interesting in a segue to that 'cause I did talk to you about this so. Around. I want to say round two, thousand, eight, two, thousand, and ten. You know I work for a it's a medical device company. Technician on the line. Do I do line support stuff, right? And the supervisor of this line. I've been working from with him for a while we support the same line. He's the guy that's telling everybody what to do but I don't report to him I report to the engineering side of the production line right and then out of the blue one day 'cause he knows I like Mo Pars, it's no big secret everybody. There knows what I'm into. You know it's usually t shirts got something on him. And he goes. He tells me one day he goes you ever hear of a little place called creative industries. And I'm like. A kid yeah. I've heard of creative industries like to hear somebody layman like. Out of the Mo par world even mentioned that it's like that's such a a small little niche you know. The average guy doesn't know what creative industries about if you if you're Mo- person, you probably do especially if you're into Daytonas right Right I don't know about the modern guys I don't know of. Nobody. Well, older school guys for sure. So this guy goes on to tell me that he goes. Yeah. My my best friend when I was a kid, his dad worked at creative industries as a painter. So, like do all kinds of stuff but they were, they were the ones getting the Tony. So I think when Chrysler would send them the cars they would send him just the car and they were putting the nose in the wings on the car and they were painting to match the rest of the car you know and I think he said that. I can't remember exactly I. Don't know if it was another friend but he was like in that area you know Woodward Street they he would. He told me. I can't remember if it was the same guy and somehow connected, but one of his buddies dad's worked at. AMC. And he says, yeah, they would give us the keys to like the AMEX and go out there Woodward Street and just race with it and he's like it was it was bad ass and I'm just like are you kidding me? Like what are the odds this guy is? Older guy in California. Working on a production line with me, you know it's it's just a small world is crazy how? You know if I went to Michigan or something like that. You know I'd probably be like, okay I run into somebody right but the all out in. California it's like. I don't know crazy. But yeah, his all the places to it's like. Yeah. That's really cool. Yeah. Yeah. It was pretty awesome. He'd say stuff like, yeah they would. They would bounce around. You know like he says, we work at Ford. Him and his buddies be like a circle buddies. We work there one year and then we moved on. So it'd be like Yep one of us go, it's up hey, we're outta here. They all quit at the same day and they'd walk out and then they go work someplace else at another factory you know. Like you guys are crazy. But Yeah Gosh what a cool place to work like high think about that a lot like. A lot of the historical Mo- par like Dick Landy Industries. You know there's just so many always says that. Existed then that don't exist now that are. Out there would be a really cool place to work in the heyday of. Yeah. Bars. There's another guy worked with this. This would have been back in like. Probably between ninety to ninety four. And he's a little he's older than me. He's he's I'd say now he's probably in his mid to late fifties now but as a kid I think. Not Sure I think it was either as an intern or or right out of school or while he was going to school, he worked at Keith Black I mean this guy was really sharp. He was a sharp engineer where I where I worked but I mean as a kid he was working at Keith black in fact, I never saw the motor but he he had an aluminum block Keith Black himmy that he got from. Working there you know it's like, Dude. outweight without be. was like. The yearly bonus is you get an aluminum. I don't know if he snuck it out the back door I don't know if you bought it I don't know if he worked it off I. have no idea I didn't get into those kinds of questions those a long time ago. But at and I've I've come across them a few times over the years I haven't seen him in probably over ten years now but yeah I always bring it up like still the Hemi he's like yeah, I gotta find a card put that in. Like Yeah. Right. That's funny. Awesome out. That's. See. Some, guys have all the luck you. Oh Yeah. Yeah. I. I grew up in the wrong era. That's all there is to it. I say it all the time, but I still hold true that I I wish I could go back like sometimes I'll watch the movie two lane blacktop. It's one of my favorites with the exception of I wish it was a mo- par of fifty five. Chevy. Yeah. But I'll deal with it because it's got some really cool racing scenes One in the opening credits and the drag race. In the middle of So cool. Seventy chargers coming up riding his bumper. Remember that I out. You know what I need I, need to find a film company because I would love to rewrite that movie. And it all over again. But like you know obviously it would be a period piece because we have to be redone I'm like, okay. No, Chevy's this time. I don't know. But I I love I, think the story could be redone and they're remaking every movie has ever been made. So he might yeah, cult classic you know yeah but. That's just another one of my pipe dreams. That will never happen. A. Never know you never know. The. Thing is, is like some of the greats like the dukes of hazard, of course. I I don't know. I. Grew up on that. So you know when you see the remakes of it, it's like God's. It they suck in comparison like I hate how they just changed the characters. Change the story line I don't know it's like, why can't you just like keep it wholesome, make it how it was and just make it. Now you know or maybe it's the grandkids are the kids of Bo and Luke Duke or something like that. You know. That would be cool. Actually. Yeah. Got Idea. Yeah there's another movie that was one of my childhood favorites and that was the cannonball run. Love cannonball movies and I think they could. Take Good. reimagined that movie or those movies and. You know kind of bring them up to date. You know same type premise though I like the comedy aspect of it because sometimes you just need a fun goofy movie that has some cars in it. You know and fast theories doesn't cut it for me. It was fun when I was sixteen. But yeah now Graham older the the best part about the movie was the charger you know sometimes they bring in the. The Resto MoD cars that are pretty cool. But yeah other than that. It's like okay. You know how much unrealistic action do I WANNA watch yeah. Yeah. It gets old but yeah, and it just got more and more extreme like the first one was bad enough rights like the fake blower you know pulling the whealy it's like A. But all right I'll like it. anyways you know and then it's like then it Kinda go. CGI after that the later ones in it's dislike. So extreme racing through caves and stuff it's like yeah. It was so disappointing to me for the first one because when they first see the charger. Torito's got the hood off of it or open, oh? Yeah. S. Hemi. And you're like Oh wow, they actually got a Hemi charger for this obviously completely custom but you know blown Hemi, it's like wow, and then you find out that that was just a prop. Yeah. They used it for that one scene. Yeah it's like Asimo par guy you're crushing. You're like, Ouaga. It is what it is but. You know Man. I got another segue for you. Since you're talking about this and it's GonNa Touch. It's GonNa. It's GONNA touch on since we're talking movies touch a little bit on American graffiti and it's going to touch a little bit on fast and furious. Okay. So This could probably be its own episode. He WanNa cut it at the end, and then we could start another one something but. So all right I'm I'm cruising around. This is who we lived in. Rome land at the time. This is where I lived when Freiburg came and got general mayhem from me. So I lived around there That would have been around. We moved there around two, thousand six. So between two, thousand, six to two, thousand, twelve, I wanna say it was probably closer to two thousand and ten ish but there's seventy roadrunner that I see around the corner in it's like it looks like it's be five blue it's pretty Patina the man thinks cool should ask if it's for sale, right but it just never worked out and then. The next time I see the car, the car is subline green like holy. Shit. He painted it. Okay. I'm like well, I already know it's more expensive than what I can afford. You know and I've always wanted a kind of bullshit with the guy but it just never worked out and it was never always there. It was just every now and then it would be parked in front of this house around the corner from my house right? and. Then one day I'm getting gas at an PM and the freaking roadrunners in their sublime roadrunners sitting there and I'm sorry limelight you know. We're GONNA GET MO. Par guys pissed. Limelight ed so I start. With them, he's pretty young guy and Talk about his car a little bit and I don't know how we got on the subject, but he starts telling me that He goes yeah. The the charger from the fast and furious that was that was our car that was my dad's in my car and we sold it to. The studio I think it was universal studio. We still sold the studio. It was actually he said it was actually I. Think it was a three eighty, three car. Bone stock and he says they put the fake blower on the hood and stuff like that. So the car that actually got rolled was his car are his dad's car and I was like, oh no shit. And I'm like what? A what a small world right and then I I asked him where he lived. Any says because I'm like, yeah, I see you around the corner but not all the time I go live there and he goes now it's buddy of mine's house. I just come by and visit every now and then, and he's like I live over here and he describes this house like or where this house is and I'm like. Dude I. Think I met Your Dad before from years ago. Right and he goes yeah So I I said, did your dad used to have a fifty five Chevy from American graffiti. The Harrison Ford. Car. Any and then I go did he have like a a Rolls Royce that was supposedly one of the royalties car from England or something like that and and he goes yeah dude that's that's my dad that's our place and I go no shit unlike so going way back in time. I thought. I'd found to chargers him it. and. Somehow, I can't remember how I got a hold of the guy but. He had a really in clean sixty eight with three teen in it, and then he had a sixty nine that had a bunch of parts missing on it. So I bought the sixty nine charger for three hundred bucks. The other car i. think he wanted like. Sales like two grand or something like that. You know it was really nice though it was complete like this thing was missing nothing to do is get it running and drive it and so. Long Story Short I drag the sixty nine home. I think I work something out with the guy where I had some hearts that I was it was part of the traits I got the charger really cheap. And I think he wanted to turn the sixty eight into a sixty nine and that's why the sixty nine, the sixty nine was the parts car. He was GONNA cut the tail panel and parts take the parts off of the sixty nine to put on the sixty eight right and I'm like, no, don't do that I'd already had already cut up a sixty nine That I had gotten from some guy at work. If you saw pictures of it had like a missing front clip. The Guy was going to he cut the wheel wells out of it was black rusty top it was rusted through. Anyway Long Story Short I cut the car up and I cut the tail panel off of it right and so that was one of the parts I owed to this guy but he never collect he would he would always call me you know every few months or so and it was like this guy liked to just shoot the shit you know when he was doing all the talking but he was just sort of like keeping that little line going you know he didn't want me to fade out it's like I owed them those parts So one day he calls me and he tells me Hey I'm selling the sixty eight. To this guy and I as part of the deal was the parts that you owe me. have to go to him and I'm like okay. Cool. and. So he asked if I could deliver on and I'm like, sure no big deal. So this guy lived in Rome land I went to Rome land. And I delivered these parts this guy which was this kid's fast forward this kid's Day. So, in fact, like this kid. That day when I delivered these parts was like one of the little kids running around in the yard. It's probably like. Six or seven years old or something like that. Here he is like you know grown adult now but He wanted to turn the car into a sixty nine and then painted up like the generally. and. I'm like man dude that's I go. That's sixty eight is pretty freaking. Like I like sixty eight. I would not cut it up and turn it into a nine but. You know whatever? It's his his deal. So that day on there, he actually had a seventy painted up like the general Lee. And He was like, yeah I'm it's going to. I can't remember if it was going to universal studios or it was coming from Universal Studios, whatever it was it was at universal studios as just a display car. And I'm like, you know, of course you know I was younger and it's I'm a huge hazard fan. It's like it's the wrong year. It's a seventy. You know like I can't imagine you're going to display a seventy charge or painted up like the generally like. The hardcore guys are GonNa know it's wrong. You know. But Yeah. So I'm kind of curious to if you're if there's any listeners out there that were actually at universal studios in remember seeing a seventy generally, there are not that'd be kind of a cool thing to. To confirm but. anyways, he started bullshitting with the guy and he's like, yeah, he goes. Well, let me show you something. He takes me out back and he's got this big barn and. Inside, is this fifty five Chevy that is supposedly from American graffiti. All black it's fucking bitch and looking look bad ass like it looked like a street racer like the rear wheel well I. Think it was arched in big fat tires and stuff now I don't know if it really was or not. You know. or it might have been a clone I'm not sure but. From. What I remember he was saying it was one of the original cars from the movie seat. Now, I thought that the fifty five from two lane blacktop was actually used. In American graffiti. Oh well, that's interesting. I never heard that I could be completely wrong here. There could be people listening there yelling at their radio. You. Maybe. I mean there was only one fifty five in that movie. Yeah. But I I know they had a few cars because they they rolled one. The one they rolled I think was just like A. You know it wasn't. It wasn't a hot rod it out is just. Plain? Jane car. Since we're not going live now, I'm curious to see real quick is. The power of Google folks. Merican graffiti. Don't you I I swear Johnny you're telling me that you have a bunch of Kuda. Stories to share with US everybody thinks the charger guy and you are I mean clearly just told, yeah through more mergers now. So the three hundred dollar charger the you're just talking about you brought that one home or the two or with the other one was a sixty eight, right? The yeah I brought home a sixty nine. That was the three hundred dollar one, the city. And you talked about that one on the last show that we did together. I've never talked about that one. Another. Another three hundred dollar charges that you got. Cool. Yeah. Man I need to either live where you're at or. Just. Send you money in. Have you go hunting for me because? Well, I mean. It's a different world now. Chris. What year was that buddy. What's that? What year was it that you got that other charter the three hundred dollar one. Oh Shit. Well. I was living in Quail Valley at the time so that would have been between ninety, six and two thousand. Way After. My first charger. but way before that three hundred dollar charger I did talk about one I bought the three hundred bucks and then I got my seventy two with it. I just grew up in the like when I was turning sixteen was about two, thousand, two, thousand, one and. Washington must have sucked for Mo- pars because I looked and there was nothing cheap like that. 'CAUSE I. I would have never drove a little peo- Honda civic that I had. A, charger something. Cool. There was nothing around for that cheap I remember looking at. I was really stuck on sixty, seven through sixty nine Barracuda's at the time and right in highschool right around driving age and I was looking and my dad and I looked at a couple different projects and you know there are right around the three thousand dollar range and. A couple of more basket cases and there was one. That we found in Ballard Washington I forget what classifieds we saw I think I'm the one who found it and my dad and I went and looked at it and it was a faded primer black and it had the formula as emblems on it three forty s on the hood. You. Know like sweet console shift automatic and you know. Even though it had faded primer on, it looked pretty straight. You know who knows what was really hiding under the pain but pop. And my dad never got. As deep in Imo pases I have now so. If I knew then what I know now, I would have check the numbers on it to see if it was an original three, forty carcass guy wanted three grand for it and my dad was like other real three forty he didn't know. HOW TO DETERMINE Yeah. If it were a three eighteen or three forty and he kept telling me after we left because we didn't bring any cash. It was kind of let's go take a look at it and the car ran and. He was telling me on the way home It's probably a three eighteen. And How do you now? You can really answer the. He couldn't really answer the question because he really didn't. He was just assuming that there's no way at three forty you know formulas. Barracuda. I think it was sixty nine. I think What was year in what year was this? When you we're looking at it. Late nineties early, two thousands. So I was Allie. Fourteen fifteen because I. I started driving a one that's when I turned sixteen. So yeah it was it was before that 'cause my dad drove us down there. And Yeah would have to be the late nineties but I mean. You know back then back then. You know. It was really hard to find a running and driving Mo- promos of the ones that were around were you know. Project Hours. I. Don't know. I. Think I. Think I got lucky. We're. Where we moved we we used to live in La and we moved out into Riverside County in ninety six and I think I mean when we moved out here, there was a dodge dealership in Paris California, which is like the biggest town. To close to where my parents live. and. I'm thinking that. It was probably there since the sixties you know and it was just loading up the area, Fulham. Oh Pars. because. Is it somewhat rural out here versus Los Angeles like when I was living in L. A., there was a sixty nine charger ride around the block from our house. I would always drool all over. And of course it was close to when we were leaving because I. I think it was probably around ninety. I'm sorry eighty five. We moved out here in eighty six I think ninety six but it's eighty six we moved out here. So around just before then. There's a sixty nine charger green Probably. F Eight Green and. One day the car's got like a big old smack in the quarter panel like a big crush. You know breath big pressure down on it right like I know it would have been no big deal just crawl in the trunk, kick it out with your feet and most that debt would have popped out. And my dad's neighbor friend knew the people that own that charger and he came over and he was talking 'cause my dad had already had the blue sixty eight. So we he bought that sixty eight in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, two. So, anyways, he's like, Hey, that green charger over there, the it got dent in its to them. It's like it's just not the same anymore because it got hit and so they want to sell it. And we'll how much six hundred bucks. Running, driving car that car was driven daily I've that car was a neighborhood car. I saw all the time it was always moving and it was always driving around. It was a daily driver three eighteen beautiful car. And I freak big my Dad Dad I need for my first car that would be the car sixty, nine charter. got a big old denon it six hundred bucks too much money. You know by then I was that was my goal in life was to own a second gen charger. You know it's like it was being that close. Thank close. Dad I'll do whatever I'll work around the house I will work at off please please I begged him he would not. He would not by. Six hundred bucks just too much money back. Then I guess. But. Different. Definitely different time yeah. If. You know. I know I talked to my dad all the time about you know if he could. Have bought some of the cars that he's ran across in the past. And I can tell that every time we talk about it he. He just shakes his head because I mean he he was telling me a story about his brother's friend who had A. Seventy Challenger T se black on black for speed for forty six pack car and he wanted fifty five hundred for it back in the mid eighties and That's one car that he's still kicks himself over today Avi obviously fifty, five, hundred bucks like you know car probably worth today. Thousand Grip of money back then though. Snag Rep. Yeah. Mid Eighties and the Super Burden Ninety three for eighteen thousand, five, hundred dollars hours one that he lost out on because that's why. I. I've told this story before he went home to ask his wife for permission. Mistake of his life yet and I mean. You know. I can't say that I wouldn't have done the same thing but I can say that I went to done the same thing but. Yeah You know what I'm not gonNA I'M GONNA go ahead and ask for forgiveness on this one. I'm going to win the Super Albertson nobody else buys it but. You know when you think about the, you know I know that inflation is real but eighteen thousand, five, hundred compared to some of the prices. These super birds are going for these days. Man You know. Well another segue for you. Win was assist. I think this was in the ninety sometime. But there, there was some guys that put on a Mo-? Park. Car Show at the The Drag Strip in Las Vegas And this was before mope ours at the Strip. So everybody knows parts at the Strip. This was like this. This was probably five years before that. Way Way before that anyway buddy it's like let's go to Vegas be cool. Cool excuse. You know go to Vegas, go to show and then do the Vegas thing at night or whatever. Right and so we go there and shit you not man there was three super birds there three of them. And two of them were for sale for thirty thousand bucks a piece. And I remember thinking to myself like. That is such a lot of fucking money. So I'm sorry about the F-BOMB. I thought it was ridiculous amount of money. Like, who's got thirty grand? WHO'S GONNA PAY THIRTY GRAND FOR SUPER IS BAD ASS but thirty grand and now you see what they are today and it's just like, Oh, I wish I bought both of them. Absolutely. I've seen one thirty thousand dollars super burden mind tire life and it was back in high school to Graduate High School at my high school anyway I don't know what it's like these days are back when you were in school, but you had to do a senior project and You. Know. You knew about it as a freshman in you knew that when you're a senior, you're gonNA have this project. So of course, I wanted to do a car and I was like I'm GonNa find a super bird. The Big Dreams Freshman. I go online and I scour the Internet and I find a super bird. Now, I'm hoping someone can. This car was for sale because I don't remember what. Forum or wherever I found the car but it was definitely online. It was a white Alpine white seventy super bird obviously, and it was thirty thousand dollars and. I'm trying to remember if it was. In a fire. Something crazy but it was thirty grand and. Man. I wanted that car. But I was a high school kid my dad had a hard enough time by me a fifteen hundred dollar car K. Dab. For the senior project thirty grand. Yeah. No I was never. I was never a good salesman with my dad or I would have had all the Kool Moe. Parts. Sucked. That's why I don't sell cars today but. I I tried and then I realized. You're not getting thirty grand and go buy a project super birth and even then Oh, even if he did for some miracle. Sale Yeah let's get it. It'd probably still be in the garage unrestored, right? Yeah. You know what I mean. It's just one of those things. Right. Like those thirty thousand dollars that was so far out of reach. There's just no way in to be honest with you as cool a super birds are. For, that kind of money like you know how many chargers I can own at least back then at three hundred bucks a. Right. Of. Acres full of Immuno. So and that's where my priorities were chargers. So it probably would have been different if a daytonas was there but it still it was just it was so far out of reach to just impossible you know but Yeah. So going back to the neighborhood, the rural. Area I think it was just like. The planets aligned where I happen to live It was Kinda rural at ride dirt bikes and I would just go into the hills every day get home from school and just it the hills and just go riding you know and I had a friend up the street that had a dirt bike so he would go riding with me we just hit trails you know ride for hours so The first story, my stories. Yes. I'd already bought the Chrysler, the Seventy Chrysler. Was My. Par- paid. To get was twenty five bucks for it. I just took it apart just to see how an engine went together. By mopey T-shirt for twenty five bucks these days. Okay. Carry on. That's true. That's true. So my second Mo- par was this Khuda a Barracuda. and. Riding way out there in the hills and I'm I'm riding down a dirt road and I can I'm looking into this guy's yard. It's kind of. Similar to my sixty eight, I. Sixty, eight charger. There was a little bit of a hill or Knoll and I could see the roof line of the car and I could just see. You know I kinda make out like fenders and stuff but I thought it was a challenger when I, when I saw it is just far enough away. You couldn't really get a lot of detail you can see the whole car but I'd ride by all the time you know and then one day the guys out there and I decide what the hell of Polenz. I pulled end stopped and You know. I said, Hey, what are you doing with that car and he goes all nothing it was just you know one of the family members cars it was driving it and it just I. Don't know if it quit running or they got another car whatever they parked there. had been sitting for years. So considering probably over ten years, tires were flat things covered full of dirt. Had, a sites white down the passenger side like a big crease from the fender through the door through the quarter panel but other than that. Bitch and car rust-free complete three teen Barracuda Golden Color Black Interior. Call Shift. and. Talk to them and stuff and I had no money. You know I I'm. I'm probably. I think around sixteen years old or so you know no job. I had a had to bum the twenty five bucks to get the Chrysler for my dad right and And so I will. Yeah. How much would you? Would you know make an offer on it on I can't remember the back and forth. But the settling price was sixty five dollars a paid sixty five dollars for this frigging seventy Barracuda. Thank. The show today folks are Latina. Johnny you're killing me. One of these days. and. These days I want you to write out all the cars you've Everbod for under a thousand dollars right out the whole out of the mall up. To see how many cars and how much you paid what the cars were. As I think it'll make a lot of us. Cry. It'll make me cry for sure. That's it's GonNa. Make me crying because they're gonNA wish I had all these cars and say you can't even buy a pair of. Barracuda emblems for sixty dollars or sixty, five year this car. Is just a car. This guy I mean it was nothing it meant nothing to Mow Pars were not you know they didn't have any prestige to him. It was just a car. You know just like a Pinto or Vega or a caprice or whatever. Like to to to these guys I mean you didn't have craigslist back then should I'm not even sure I think recycler was around but It's not like today. You know if you have an old car today, people just know even if it's a slant six, four door valiant they think it's worth a million dollars because they saw something on Bare Jackson sell for a million dollars you know so they think it's worth a lot of money just because it's old but back then these cars were what pushed in fifteen years old or so and is just the old used up car that was worn out so because it was rural out there people didn't. They didn't throw their should away they had. You know everybody had an acre, two acres of property sometimes five acres of property. So in the car like broke down they just. Parked in the yard and that's where it sat. You know and then ten years fifteen years later. Here's this kid all in Ashdown the dirt road on a dirt bike you know. Pull into the yard asking if they WANNA get rid of that car you know. So guy who sold johnny the Barracuda. Why didn't you just give it to him? What is sixty five dollars? Do you saw him riding on a bike? You can just say, Hey, just have the car kit you need it. At that point, it's like. How would I just buy lunch or something? Dickie five bucks come on dude. That's like a six sixty five bucks was worth a lot more in the eighties today. That's make sure you're right. Yeah. So I ride home and dude like to get here. You Know I. It's rural I have no idea how to find this place through paved streets. Hiding out in the hills this is like some town on the other side somewhere. Right. So I go home. And Tell my dad I gotTA borrow you know. Sixty five bucks when you need it for. Just bought a car. What yeah I just bought a car we need to go get it. Can you help me pull it home? Fine. He gives me the sixty five bucks in. Work it off right. So we load into his seventy six dodge van. and. We hit these dirt roads going through these trails and there's some. There's some gnarly sections where it's like we're going through these sort of like washes coming up the other side in the van is like spin. You know it's peg like spinach like, oh, come on baby make it you know. We get all the way out there we throw a chain on it. No breaks we changed. A couple of tires on it and left the other tires flat so that it would you know it wouldn't roll into the van because there was no breaks you know. We just drug it. So just dragging it, you know the tires. Do I mean It was probably five miles from the house of just like you know raw terrain you drag five miles in the dirt. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Drug it all the way home, your data, your data overlooking younger himself. Pick. Car unless the stay with one. Luckily, my dad was as bad or worse than me. So he had already had a bunch of his own cars and he's already dragging shit home like the Chrysler When I bought a Chrysler the guy also had a station wagon. I think it was like a seventy two plymouth fury three station wagon big old tuna boat right? This monstrosity and he was selling that one two for twenty five bucks. So my dad bought that car. that. Car Sat in the yard for many years I always thought about fixing it up to four hundred in it but never. Never happen. Now you're. Preoccupied with all the charges yet. Yeah Yeah. Definitely low priority. But yeah. So that's the cutest story well, almost. That's the getting coulda story. The the sad. Ending to that car was that. there. Was a big field fired because it's rural out there. This big field fire came through my parents property and it torched. It torched a bunch of cars. We had a bunch of cars. So he lost the the Barracuda completely burned to the ground. he had a Monte-carlo I thought it was a sixty nine but had posted pictures and some guy said, it was a seventy. So I was sixty nine or seventy monte-carlo burned to the ground. A friend of mine had stored. He moved to Washington I think, and he was storing a seventy two charge at place. The charger burned to the ground. my dad had a sixty nine plymouth fury three police package. It was a civil defence car way way. Cool. Car Man had Motorola. In it at the spotlight on the a pillar. I remember in the on the firewall. These huge fuses just like a fuse box with these gigantic fuses for the radio's on on it I think it was a said a TNT. Or Super Semangoh Plymouth would have been I. Think. Yeah there's a super commando had superman. No had the the Dole Snorkel on it is a high performance for forty with the the big manifold. HYPO- manifold which see bodies had fins on them, but I did not know that. Interest Yeah Yeah they have their I think it's just the driver's side I think the passenger side is the same as any HP motor but on the driver's side of the house, like these extra fins cast into it, they're just for C.. Bodies. But Yeah burned to the ground unfortunately. The fire my parents called me and told me about the fire I came riding on my motorcycle. and. The fire department had blocked help. where the pave street ended. So they were like up this dirt road in around but I could see from where I was. I could see the house you know and I could see the flames coming from the property next to it in the flames were just like Lincoln the corner of the House and I thought Oh my God you know the House is GonNa burn down and fortunately and never let the house never let but all down below all the cars in that bottom low area just got torched and the flames came all the way up to sixty eight blue charger. The flames came all the way up to the car like right next to the tire there was actually like Char. On the fender of the car, but it didn't catch fired in Burn I'm just like it's the only car I prayed. Don't let that car catch fire police. So. I you know. Luckily. It didn't happen and I'm happiest say that I still have that. So wow. But the KHUDA met its demise. Unfortunately that might have been God going hey, we need to dial back to you've got one too many. Yeah. Might be right I understand you like chargers. So the BARRACUDAS gotta go. Yup. You GotTa give up something fried the fried fish move man right here in the stories about cars burn down actually. Now that you tell me your story, I know a couple guys that have had some catastrophic shot fires where they've lost cars and yeah I don't even know what I would do. That would be my luck is I finally get the truck and the DART running and I'm like I will keep them in the garage for safekeeping something catches fire, and then I lose that both that'd be my luck. But Well again, the SEGUES. Go. So that'll bring me to my next e body story. When I was living in quail? Valley. Well actually go back further, me and my buddy used to got. There's this this skydiving place called Well. It's pair skydiving. So in Paris California, there's a big skydiving place there and there was a bar. what the Hell's the name of it. I can't remember the name of it but anyway, we would go there all the time and drink and hang out whatever at this bar. Right. And there was this house like up the street from this place, because it's is pretty rural out there too. And I remember. I, don't I don't know if we were pulling in or if we're walking out whatever the deal was, there's this rally seventy to rally. Challenger sitting there. A bunch of guys hanging out and had the hood up and they're just bullshit about the car and think I fired it up now I like fuck me on this thing. Sounds good. This three forty sounded really good. So anyways, you know long story short. Years go by I'm living quail valley, which happens to be a few miles from where this skydiving places. I. Happen to walk out of my house. And now. My house was like shack this I. Mean if you could call it a house but I just walked out. and. What do I hear rolling by I'm like. Man This, thing sounds good. That It's the same frigate cards that seventy to rally Red Challenger. And I mean. Well I. Think I. moved out there. Around Ninety six. Ninety six or so this would have been you know mid to late ninety s when Carl? had. Drag lightweight wheels on it. Bitch car and I've seen him a couple of times in the neighborhood and I would go because this is like another one of those little neighborhoods you WanNa, just you're going up and down the streets and you're like checking everybody's yards to see what's parked in the yard. It's everybody's got cars you know. And One day. Two streets over from my house I'm doing that I'm just cruising by. I look over. And there's the car sitting on next this House and it's burnt to the ground. And I'm like. Oh my God with the hell. So, there's an old man out there I pull in. And I'm like, what happened you know and he's like He goes it's my son's car. He got he started dating this girl and this girl's ex boyfriend was jealous got pissed. This this guy signed the owner of the Challenger was parking the car at his dad's house here in Quail Valley. So that nothing would happen to it. Somehow, this guy, the boyfriend ex boyfriend figured out where the car was. Came over threw a brick through the window at the car on fire burned to the ground. and. I'm like Holy Shit I got man that car was bad ass and he goes. He was freaking out. He's like I got to get rid of this thing code forcement is going to get on me you know and I'm like I'll take it. I'm like. Well. How much do you want for it and he goes I just wanted out of here I go. Okay. Let me talk to my son I because it's a son's car. So he called a son up and one of the well Ted got so hot it melted but the other three were good and so the sun took you wanted to keep the wheels. So he took the three good. Well, wheels off of it and I just put rollers on it to get home and then I drug it home but it got so hot like the whole. There was nothing left on the interior the roof was all warped. It had the bulge hood the Bulge Hood got so hot at warped but it was I think it will save. And and. Then of course, the drive train so I. Don't remember the tranny melted on it or not. Too long ago, but I pulled the motor out of it. Was GonNA hold onto it and stuff but then I just ended up selling I just parted it out but I got it for free. You know. I think I got five hundred bucks for the three forty and I got like. Said hundred bucks for the Bulge Hood. And then some guy in Vegas came all the way out in a rental car by the fenders off of it because the fenders were still good and had A. Insert that goes on the fenders with a stripes back on. Yeah. He bought the fenders. I think sold for a couple of hundred bucks or something like that. But so I made money on the car. So Johnny gets a free par in hawks the budget parts in make money. Yes. I did man that's rough. The guys like, Hey, keep the girl, but you're not having the girl and the card. Thrown salt on wounds I'm GonNa throw a brick through the windshield to an light it on fire. That's how much. God. See. Now, that's two guys move though a guy knows to really get the guy you know. You burn the car around you aren't go after his car. Exactly? Exactly. Are Fighting actions right there. Those are yeah. That's means for revenge. I leave the car out. Okay. Man so I'll tell you another challenge story get my body stories hours. I don't have many up. Okay. Let's go so. Prior to this car, and after the KHUDA my. Second. Job Ever was working for roundtable pizza. Right there in Paris, right and there's this. There's this trailer park in there there's this one trailer park. We got a lot of calls for to deliver pizza to and one day I'm driving through there. And there's a seventy two. Khuda three, forty car and I'm like Holy Shit like totally restored bitch looking car you know. And there's the House that it's you know in front of. The garage was open I could see like an engine I could tell small block Mo- par on the engine stand but nobody was in there so I deliver the pizza and I drive by and still nobody. All right. So I gotta get back to work get another delivery. And so every time I went there. First thing I do is be lined for that house and see if the guy was out and about any was a lot because it was like the garage was open all the time and. Finally. I'm driving by deliver the pizza I think and I come back and he's in the garage so I stopped. Bullshit with them how cool? Guy? He's he was working on a three forty on the stand. He had the Kuta there and so got to know the guy and every time I delivered a pizza to that that little trailer park I would swing by his place and he was out I'd stop in bullshit with them. Ended up buying a cherry picker from him one time, and then one time I go by there, and there is a black seventy challenger sitting there like a primer black challenger. and. Got To bullshit with them and he's like. Yeah for sale man he goes. You should buy this car I'm like dude. I would love to buy this car and he goes it's a pretty rare car. He goes. Let's go for a ride. It's like, Oh, hell. Yeah. Let's go I'm working I'm on the clock, but I'm still jumping into this challenger with this guy we're going around the block and he's just You know ripping into the car I remember it had electrical problems because they're all wiring was shot and had somebody just put all toggle switches everything from ignition on starter button headlights everything was on a switch you know but the rest of the car was a bitch in solid car. And he starts telling me that it's a it's a really it's a pretty rare car. and I'm like I would love to buy this thing but he wanted six hundred bucks for it. And working at round table pizza. I think my paycheck for every two weeks was. Two hundred best so. Imagine you know gas food I couldn't just save the two hundred bucks and not. Have to pay for gas and they'll have to pay for food and stuff like that. So it was like you take me forever to save up six hundred bucks back then you know. And I go on a trying to try and he goes he's I. Hope You buy it because. There's another guy that wants the car. This this would have been. Early nineties this would have been between nine like nineteen ninety one is probably when this was. Says after high school graduated in ninety in it was before I worked in Temecula in ninety two. So one, thousand, nine, hundred, one, ish. and. He goes the guy that wants to buy the car. He's GonNa just cut it up and then he's GonNa. He's GonNa part it out in the mid West because back then you couldn't get sheet metal. There was no nobody made any sheet metal and all the cars in the mid West were already rusting out by the I auto metal so that really know auto metal directly. Nothing no though was a good Good Mark. Let's the other good mark. Yeah. I think good mark was the first started pop in Challenger parts sheet metal but back, then you couldn't get it So if you had an rt car, let's say. There are so many like three teen cars here on the West Coast that just got sacrificed. They were just cut up to save rt cars in the Midwest you know beautiful perfectly running cars. In, fact another segue for you. One of the bone yards. Even, even then in the nineties like it was hard, you'd be hard pressed to see a challenger into in a bone yard. Right? The one day. Sure Shit. I'm walking through the yard and there's a seventy challenger and you know it was left on this thing. It was a alpine white car with three teen it. It was almost sad because. Everything was cut off of this car everything that can be unbolted from his car was gone. So like hood fenders, glass doors decorated all the interior pieces everything everything was gone from this car. The quarter panels were cut off of it. You know was like the pillars coming up I think part of the roof was there or maybe all of the roof was there and like I think even sections of the floor were cut out of this car like there was nothing left you could barely tell it was a challenger and this poor little three teen. Normally when they've got mileage on on, they're all greasy and grimy looking like this thing was practically clean i. mean it wasn't perfect but it was. Clean Light Blue you know small block moped blue in nobody bothered to take a single part off of that poor little motor. Still at its little two barrel on their the exhaust manifold drawn valve covers everything was on engine nobody wanted a single part of the engine but the rest of the car gone. Yeah. So anyways back to the. Challenger. The challenger was three forty car and I didn't realize it at the time. He told me it was a rally rally challenger which I always thought rally is seventy two and three four you know but he said it's a rally challenger. And it wasn't until years later. One of John's friends. mark he had. He's got a bunch of Mo Parse, this guy's got some cool stuff but one of the cars he has is the same kind of car that this car was it's a it's a six six code. Rally Challenger One thousand nine hundred seventy, only a three, forty car that had it was like an rt had all the rt shit on it they had. Could had two, hundred, fifty speedo. It had everything that RT would get. But because it was a small block, it didn't get the RT badge. So. I think they made about just under seven thousand of these cars yell I, remember doing some research on but that was the one. designation to know that it was a true three forty car that had although rt options was a sixty six, right? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So. I couldn't come up with the six hundred bucks man so I soon that car got cut up in is. Part of a bunch of other MO- parse out there in the mid West somewhere see. Now here's the strategy that I would have taken over within like six hundred bucks. That's reasonable. But let's go ahead. Knock off twenty five dollars for each ethin- toggle switch you have in this thing. Maybe, I could smuggle outs the pizzas. Yeah. Extra Pepperoni. Man That's but hey, you can't. You can't have them all Johnny Sorry Buddy. Now, that was one that slipped away. The funny thing is I didn't know it at the time, but that guy after comparing notes with one of my best friends, he's got a sixty nine road runner. He's he's still has to this day in his hat at all the way back since high school. So His neighbor was this guy this guy used to live in his same neighborhood? anti-drug home. He asked him 'cause my buddy was a MO- par guide. His Dad had roadrunners right? He's like, Hey, I got a sixty nine road runner. You want to buy it. In my Buddy Eric was like hell. Yeah. How much and it was like I think it was. Thousand I I. Think it was like twelve hundred bucks or fifteen hundred bucks. and. So my buddy was like I'm going to buy and then he knew he was making he was saving up the money to get it get the car off of him writes every penny he got from work he saved towards this car and of course, I'm like thinking. Kidding me that's too much money a thousand dollars A. Pain a hundred or two hundred bucks for a car so. It seemed like a ridiculous price to me. But he wanted that car pretty bad and he he ended up saving the money up and then I think I think the guy went through a divorce or something and he was like I, gotta I gotTa get I need to sell his car I'm leaving the house like you know. What are you so far and I think my buddy had like eleven or twelve hundred bucks. He didn't have the full price amount but he was close and he says I'll take it. So he took the money and my buddies had that car since but it's just funny it's it was the same guy. So, that had all happened in. The. Late eighties you know, and then it was the early nineties when I met him and. almost. When I met him and he had the challenger, I'm not GonNa say I could had it because it was still too much money never never had enough to buy it. You know. But. Yeah it's crazy small world. Yeah. That's. I've been running into that a lot lately like people that know people that you're just like house impossible but. Yeah. All right folks that concludes part one of my conversation with my buddy Johnny Mo par we talked Mo- parts for over two hours. So I decided to make two part episode. So you'll be getting to next Monday and I also wanted to mention that. I feel silly about this but. In between my move from my old office into my new office slash podcast studio I seem to have mixed. I don't know how I did this but I mixed together all of my shared moped stories that you guys submitted with all of the unshared stories that were submitted. So now I have to go through and figure out which stories I've already shared, which ones I still have left to share. So that's GONNA. Take me a few days at least and I'm going to compile a list that we have. All the People's names and stories, and this doesn't happen again. So my apologies to anybody who is still waiting for their story to be shared, it will be shared. Just give me a little bit of time give me another week or so and we'll get back to the way things were I know things crazy in the world and I guess they're crazy here too I try to prevent it but I guess sometimes you just get wrapped up. So I'm GonNa take care that until then enjoy this episode and Party will be out next Monday. So we will talk again next week same mo part time same mo part channel. So there you have it folks another episode of Talking Mope. 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Episode #50: Direct Connections - Jonny Mopar (Part 2)

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Episode #50: Direct Connections - Jonny Mopar (Part 2)

"Welcomed episode number fifty and part to direct connections with Johnny Mo par. Last week, we left you guys hanging off a cliff with Johnny about to tell his crazy near death ten girls story. So we're going to pick up right where we left off and like always when Johnny Nighthawk Mo- parts we have a good time and sometimes we get a little carried away. So please know that there is some colorful language in. This episode that may be unsuitable for younger listeners or those sensitive to bad words. Please be advised of that. But most importantly enjoyed the show and without further ado if you are a moped theseus than you are in the right place, don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best moment theseus driven podcast on planet Earth and I'm your host Chris Albrecht better known as the mopus Hunter, and this is talking Mo- pars direct connections. You're listening to talking. With the MO car hunter your direct mention all things. Yeah so I'll I'll get right into the the big story. Yes. Okay. I was going to ask you about this, but I wanted you to to lead us there. So go. Yeah, I think we're there I. Think we're there now it's time. So you know we would we would do this stupid stuff. So this one night you know my buddies power wagon very similar to mine Earlier in the day. Todd in Eric were working on the brakes. They put the they put brakes, brake pads on Or shoes or whatever on the on his truck on Eric's truck. And so that night we're going to go out drinking and hills and you know. have. Fun. Go four buying. So after dark. For whatever reason we decided. And I think it was because well, he's got two tries truck out. Just put brakes on it stuff. So, there was no issue with the brakes, but we all pile into his truck. We were younger back then we were skating. You know. So there's four of us. There's four of us in this hour wagon. Erickson the driver's seat. I'm in the number two spot todd's number three spot and Scott's in the number four spot against the passenger door. Right. So, we go to take off and this is. Not even a mile from Todd House. It's all dirt roads out there. So. Were cruising and then Eric Jumps on it. And he had a three sixty in his truck in whoever put that motor together put a nice cam in it I don't know what size it was or anything, but that truck got on, you know it was. It was it was a bad ass truck. So he gets on it kind of fish tails it a little bit and then taught talk smack in says, Oh, now gets on it earlier in the day when they went for test drive, Eric was just babying the truck around you know with the brakes so. Eric. Slams on the brakes it says you could get out and walk just joking you know. But when he did that when he slammed on the brakes, it was the road had just the the dirt road. There was all decomposed granite is digi. And slammed on the brakes, it was right when the road kind of crested and started to go down downslope a little bit. So the digi is like it's like marbles. It. In but neath hard dirt, you know. So you have hard dirt decomposed granite on top of it, and you're slamming on the brakes in the way to the truck is like lifting off of the truck you know because you're going over this crest and the truck pitched sideways. and. I remember like if you're ever. If anybody's ever been in the situation. It's true what they say like time slows down. It's I think it's the adrenaline that just shoots through your body in your mind is just thinking super fast you know. But I here we are sliding going sideways. We're. We're still the road is like. If you can imagine the road straight the truck is sliding off the road starting to drift off the road, but it's completely sideways. And I'm looking out the passenger window, which is the forward direction we're going. And I remember thinking like all this isn't seconds but I remember thinking to myself like. Scott's GONNA die. Todd's going to die and I'm. Probably. GonNa live I might live I. Think I said I might. Eric this asshole got a seatbelt on he's GonNa Survive. The. Three of US didn't have seatbelts but he had his seatbelt on in the trucks only only came with three seatbelts. You know didn't have four there's four of us in there. But. Just as truck is sliding and I WANNA say we're within. A couple of feet of impact. You know there's this huge tree I don't know if I said that I guess I didn't there's this huge pepper tree that is squared up with the cab, and that's why I'm saying you know we're GonNa hit that Tree Scott's GonNa die todd's going to die I might live on probably GonNa be pretty screwed up. And Eric's probably going to be okay you know. And I'm looking at this tree at just before impact. The truck launched forward just enough where the cab. Didn't hit square with the tree. The cab was just in front of the tree. So the side of the bed between. Where the wheel is and where the cab is is where the tree impacted the side of the truck. And I can't describe to you the the sound man it's like the biggest bang you've ever heard I mean just huge bang and then everything went black I couldn't see anything but I'm awake conscious you know and it's like being in a like a drier like you know washing machine like you wash your clothes in the dryer you dry your clothes in your inside of it getting hit from every angle every side I just remember being hit everywhere. And it was like. Holy Crap you know, and then finally in the metal crushing like the sound, the metal makes just crushing and it was just it was like almost never ending you know just kept. Getting, hit getting hit and Just. Going on forever you know and then finally it's like. It ends. And I remember like looking I'm trying to open my eyes as big as possible. I can't see anything it is it black? My Holy Crap and I turn around in behind me, I can see. The the window, the rear window of the truck you know I could see like coming in 'cause like a full moon that night or I don't know if it was a full moon, but it was a bright moonlit night. You can make out the window. That's it. Everything else is black. All I can do is make out the window and he had the sliding opening windows you know. Yeah. So. I turn around I, go out the window. I turn back around and I ex right behind me in a he comes out the window. And Thinking Scott's dead unlike yelling for Scott like Scott Scott UK are you okay nothing and I'm like in it's like your. Your fear that something bad has happened is. Rising right. And then. I I'm yellow taught UK and he goes yeah. But I'm stuck like I'll shit and I'm thinking like it is a truck lane on arm or whatever. And then I go what about Scott Scott Okay I'm screaming right screaming as loud as you can. And Scott. Todd turns to sky and he's like in the most mellow convoys he goes Scott Rio K.. Scotch Yum. Okay. ASSHOLE. Leading. Hear me screaming. So. Sky Gets out. Todd had to take his jacket off to get out now. You remember the Levi Jackets. Denim jackets with like Kinda the wool inside of them. Okay. Kind of old school popular back then. He had one of those on and. So he had gone over when the truck hit, he went I. Think Scott ducked down. And talk over him, and then he got between the The door frame like the window frame. And the top of the CAP. Right, when it crushed in grabbed that That jacket and it pinched it in between it's it's a good thing. He had jumped on God. Any had this huge red mark on his bat where so I think his skin got in there too. But a jacket kept it from going into far you know. Scott cut his pinky finger. Had to get four stitches or something like that. Give them shift for that all the time and You know and I feel I can feel something wet just like touching in like Oh crap is blood you know and The the four of us are there an looking at the three of my friends and I'm like how bad is it? You know and? Eric's like not that bad until I was like, no, I looks fine and then Scott's like, oh, my it looks terrible. They're like. Scott Idiot you're GONNA freak them. Out. So they said, it looked like a kind of like a a shrimp you know spread apart it was. This big old cut right here. Yeah he saw. Lanos were cool back then I had a flannel on I. Took it off and I tied it around my forehead. And I was like. We're we're we're at shock. It's like we had been drinking. But I wouldn't say we were hammered drunk had a few drinks enough to go to jail over right sure. You know and we just hit this tree. and. So the we hit the tree, the truck went through a chain link fence and it's lane in some guys front yard. Khan. And when when we are all out of the truck I, you know I reached inside the cabin I, turn the headlights off the truck. The Lights were on trucks dad of course, and it's just a mangled heap on its roof. It's laying on its roof I don't know. Did, I make that out because when when I came out of that back window, the bed of the truck was my head. Yeah thing was upside down. So. freaking out what do we do? So it's like well, it's got to go home. So we we ran home, which was you know probably a little less than a mile or so we get home it's like, what are we gonna? Do you know the cops are GONNA show up? I said Dude we gotta we gotta go get that. We gotta get the beer because we had loaded the truck up with alcohol you know. Back then. I'm just going to be honest and say it. But, Zima was new back. Then I liked it. But I taught a Lotta Shit for. We were all loaded on Mike's hard lemonade and we had withdraw. So win this I mean we had like. I don't know we had. Probably, four twelve packs I'm going to guess in the truck and when the truck hit the tree and spun in the in this guy's front yard like it was like a sprinkler went off you know Beer Zima every just everywhere everywhere right? So. I tell them like. We gotta get back over there. We gotta get all this beer. You know we gotta get all this alcohol. We got gather it up before the cops show up. Yeah yeah to get idea well. Like. I'm going to magic mountain tomorrow or something like that. So he's like I gotta go. So he he bails he goes to urgent care. He gets his four stitches on his pinky finger right here I am blood all over my face and. Eric it's. It's like we gotta do some I can't remember I. Think I don't know if it was todd's back was hurting so bad or whatever it was. He didn't go with so it's like okay. We're GONNA JUMP IN MY truck 'cause my power wagon was at Todd's too. So Eric, can I jump in my truck? Here's the plant is my truck super loud right I just had this guy follow us with a shotgun. I said okay. Nobody came out of the house by the way nobody came out anywhere the trucks just laying in his front yard and there's no people around it. You know we ran we ran home. So Here's the plan. We're GONNA drive down in my truck is super loud. So you're going to jump out you gather all the beer up I'm GonNa go to the end of the dirt road turn around back and we're gonNA throw all the stuff into my truck and then we're going to go home and then we'll come back you know we keep coming back and checking on The guys come out of the house or something you know. And he's like, yeah, it's a good plan. So. Driving Down Eric Jumps out. Those. To gather beer and stuff and I keep going up the street I get to the getting to the end of the dirt road and then it turns pavement right? It's kind of like an L. shape and art think of it as a shape I'm on the one of the teas but it's dirt and then it's pavement in the other direction. So I can kind of see the pave streets far away and then it curves to the left right I could see. A car coming. And I've been back in those days I got pulled over all the time. Right you Kinda you kinda get to know the Kanazawa Guacamo- I know what they look like I know I know what they don't like to see. They don't like to see a vehicle stop and turn around. It's like. Well, why would you come to the road and the turnaround sound like just in case it's a cop I don't WanNa look suspicious I'm GonNa go straight. And then when I, it's not a cop a turnaround. Come back. Pick up Eric Right. So I go straight. It's a freaking COP. Frigate Sheriff. And you could see the truck from the road right. You can only right in front like you'd have to be right in front of that house and you can look over you can see it wasn't obvious as you might think, there was plenty of bushes and stuff like that like you unless you were looking especially it's nighttime I mean it was moonlit. But if you're driving down that dirt road, you never know there was a truck lane upside down in some guys yard cops not GonNa look over and see your buddy holding much of beer. If he doesn't make any noise you might not but so I go straight. To call. Like auch. Another cop? Unlike arm I got in and I could get like as I'm going up the hill and I'm looking back the two cops like pulled up next to each other were sitting at the end of the dirt road like talking you know and I'm thinking like all they're they're doing their little. We're GONNA, get our game plan together, and then we're GONNA go over there and see what's going on. You know so amusing telepathy at this point and I'm like screaming like Eric like run run run. Around they'll. They're gonNA get me if I turn around. So I kept going and then I had to go all the way around four buying through the hills trying to get back to todd's house because. where he lived. There was really only one way in off of paved streets. You know you could get there through off road you know a lot of off road trails and stuff like that but So I had to take those to get back to the House I wasn't going to drive by the cops you know. Because they are right at the only entrance you know. So I don't know how long it took, but I get back to the House and. Eric comes flying out like we're the F.. Were you know like? Here you're dropping you off in the abandoned me. Right together all this beer. So he's like he's like a gathered what I could. which I think said I think we had about four twelve packs. He had like maybe six or eight bottles. Right. It's like nothing. Compared to what we had And he's like he waited for me. He waited for me what he's new he's he could tell I wasn't coming back. He started running down the street he's six or eight bottles back to the house. I told them what happened that these cops had showed up I thought they were showing up for the accident but they weren't they were just. They just happened to be there and they just happened to stop right there. We're just be asking with each other they weren't. They weren't there for us. So. It's like crap. So we. Think we went back. Maybe. One more time at night and not actually I don't think we did I. Think we just slept it off and then the next morning I mean I. Do I could not sleep I mean talk about the stress level right. So I'm like first thing in the morning, we gotta get when it's daylight. Soon as you can start to see, we need to get over there and start gathering up all these bottles and stuff so. It was like. I don't know five or I think it was five am so it was still dark but it was like you know you could. You could see the lightness coming a little bit. You can see a little bit and we drove down there and my truck. Going through the ARD gathering up all the bottles we. Still, nobody outside. Drive. Home dump off all the alcohol. We did that like two or three times. So I think by the third time, we were pretty confident like we had cleaned up all the evidence that there was any. Alcohol involved except for all the blood there's blood. Every right. Now. Smells like beer but always used blood right Yeah so Do this thing this truck hit so hard it ripped the The perch that's welded onto the frame or the front spring attached to it had just ripped it away. And the whole truck was just mangled. It was just wadded up you know and like I said it was on its roof so. We went to my parents house, which which was probably a couple miles away road. Wise. Wrap some chains and I grabbed some spare rooms those bent rims that I had. Wrought those 'cause it blew out all the tires on a truck. All the tires were flat. Well. So we when we finally. Probably. Seven am or so the owners of the House are they were actually tenants they actually came out. and. The Guy was like, oh it we're like a you know we had an accident last night will totally pay for your chain link fence. Sorry about all that and he was like. No problem. No big deal. He's not my house anyway. So landlords you know. He goes we're like we'll pay for it. So Eric gave his information to the guy to give to the landlord so that we would pay for the fence but. The guy never end up calling us or anything but the guy that was living there was like I thought I heard a big bang and he's like he's like I came to the window and I looked and I didn't see anything. So I just went back to. So I. Think. We probably turn the lights off of the truck just at the right time. You know it's funny. You, guys are. That's awesome dude. Yeah I. You know. It's A. It's not every day that you come that close to. You I feel you know people can write it off like no big deal but yeah, I realize like I came within inches of death. I mean if that truck hit the cab I, mean the cab hit trees where. Like I you know I was probably right I think todd and Scott would probably be dead in. They'd probably be my airbag you know it might live but I may not be a happy camper. Could have got real ugly I mean just in we weren't going that fast even though Eric was rampant on it and stuff the truck was maybe only going forty five miles an hour you know wasn't it wasn't stupid fast but at that speed dating a solid stationary object. A when you see pictures of the truck, it's like, whoa. Is A lot of energy they're. Not. Absorbed by the truck. That's man what a crazy story I think. We can take a few things away from this number one kids don't drink and drive number two. Yes. Always wear your safety belts and number three for the love of God. If you die, you don't WanNa tell Jesus that you're drinking seamus. Lord. Lord Drinking, Jack and coke and things got crazy right? Oh. Okay come on in. Knowing. You're going back out man that's a crazy story I I, you posted pictures right? I'm pretty sure. Not so I haven't posted pictures of Eric's truck yet I might have in the past but I was kind of I'm sure I'm assuming you're going to air this probably Monday or something I'm going to try it. Okay. Well, I mean. I was sort of I don't have a lot of pictures of the power wagon actually unfortunately I mean. It was the nineties we didn't have cell phones cameras it was. You know. I think it was hard for some reason I thought maybe it was somebody else I thought I saw a picture of a wreck truck and it was crazy story attached to it and I thought it was. Yeah, it was probably me I posted the story before in the past. So you probably saw it but There was pictures of the truck wrecked. Yes I I know I have several of them but I've lost them. I have one but it that one pictures all you need to see how bad it was. Pretty. Sure. It was you that posted a picture you you posted the story and then I swear I thought there was a picture that accompanied it but maybe not sure. I probably did. I think it was a while ago haven't haven't talked about it recently because I remember you mentioned it. In this long after I think I saw that post and I think I it rang a bell. I was like I think I but I didn't know the detail you know. I'm just learning all the little details now that's crazy. Did you end up getting stitches? I did I went the next after we took care of the truck. So League. Around the truck with my truck and we pulled a truck back over on its wheels. We had to pull the truck from the rear backwards to get the leaf spring to get close to the frame, and then we through a chain around the frame and the least spring to hold it from because it would. It would WANNA. Dig. into the ground and then basically just carve into the ground we could. So we had to pull it backwards in the chain it up, and then we put I only had to spare tires. Rims we put those on the front of his truck just to drag it. So he drug it drug it with my truck from. That guy's front yard all the way to my parents place. So. Yeah So. Another little bit of a funny was. I can't remember how long the truck was there. was there a few weeks at my parents place in in my parents have two and a half acres my dad's a car guy. He's got tons of cars. I've told you I have tons of cars right should be no big deal but for whatever reason one day they had the single wide trailer. that. My Dad used as a shop and. My bedroom became the end of it. You know. So I got to sleep in their I'm like down close to where the truck sitting in its mangled state. When morning I'm laying there and I can hear just this. and. Like. What the Hell I opened the door, there's my dad with the Yellow Seventy six dodge van the chain wrapped around it and he's got hooked to Eric Truck and he's trying to pull it out of the yard but the van is just a peg leg you know. They. Can't. It can't pull this mangled truck that's got to flats on the rare and tires just like he was trying to jerk it the chain jerk, and then the tire would just spin. What are you doing? He's like code enforcement is going to get us. We gotta get this thing out of. The Hill. Are just calm down. Let me let me call Eric. Tried to take care of this. In that time Eric had found another truck but it was A. When you call it a unit line or the utilized utilize. Upside. Johnny. Utilize. Sure four by and he. Pulled the drive train out of the mangled truck and was going to put it in this other truck hadn't done it yet so And he also had a sixty seven chrysler that he bought really cheap with a four forty in it. He bought for the motor in the Trans. And so I called him up like. Dune. My Dad is flipping out like we gotta get your stuff out of here against your truck out of here you know. It's like. I also, that day he came over, we ripped the drive train out of it. There was a guy. That lived you know within a mile or two from us that scrapped. Metal. Big scrapper need have like a big forty foot dumpster thing. So we took the truck took what was left of the truck to him. You just cut it up and threw it into the dumpster disappear made it disappears like the mob guy that takes care of the bodies. All the evidence is gone. It never happened. So. But Oh yeah. So sorry going back After we drug that truck to my place. Then I went to urgent care. Yeah, and then the doctor's like. Did you could have had a concussion like you should came right away. You know and it's like well, if you only knew. They always tell people hey, don't go to sleep if you've been hitting the head very hard Janis Snooze Waking up his dad Turner Yanked the truck with Van Right. That, happened weeks weeks later but ho was sitting there for weeks. Yeah. It was sitting. Together. I'm sorry yeah not. Super Paranoid I was like, wow, he acted real quick. Get here. It took a while but he he just tripped he didn't. I had no idea. You know like usually people like man. We really got to get that thing out of here. You know this is. Ratcheting up to it. Now, he just went from like you know mellow to fulfill. GonNa get out here today. So we had a rip the motor out of it that day junk truck and rip the four forty out of the the new. Yorker and then jump the car. Is that a situation where your buddy just kept the title and just basically toward up or what did he have to give it to the scrapper guy? He didn't need to get. Kept all that stuff. He did keep all that stuff. So. Crazy man I hear stories like that like my buddy heat. I don't know. He probably doesn't want me telling the story so I won't tell us. All Right I. don't even know if he was as podcast anymore but he He was in his. Family van. They had a like when the dodge caravans got restyled in there like the bubble the spatial advance. He had been up. Hard being the night before I don't know to what extent. But he had his mom and his younger brother I think just one of his younger brothers in the van and he fell asleep behind the wheel in a role it with them inside. From God they all lived Yeah Van i. mean thank God Chrysler builds good stuff cause. Yeah. Van Pretty much saved their lives. Wow. I hear stories like that like I couldn't even imagine I've been in minor are accidents you know nothing too crazy but. Anytime. A role is involved that just I get anxiety like my hands are sweaty as you're talking about that was like Oh God. Yeah, I know. It I hope nobody ever goes through. That is just Lunacy what's left? It was just like, wow, I'm. Really. surprised. We survive even as current state, but you know being there and seen that tree come right for the cab. And that last two feet or so having the truck, just just slide forward just enough where it behind the couch. That I think that was the difference between life and death you know. you know. I. I don't want to. Get. To to religious on anybody. But that incident you know always struggled with the is God there or not. And that incident I said well. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA give it my best foot forward to explore that possibility you know so. I went to church that that. Following. Sunday I would've been going to church I would. You know you know you know my opinion I put God was watching over you. He said, you know what? Johnny my son. You need to be on talking motorcars someday. So right, air you this time. Exactly. And next time it better be some Jack Daniel's or something. Something worthy of you. The pearly gates that's crazy I totally get it. I've had a couple not car accident related, but I've had a couple near death situations and there's just that when it's over and you're thinking about it like how in the hell did I managed to get through that? Made divine intervention. You. Kim could have been. You know crazy I took it as such. You know we'll see I, mean I I've got friends that are. Full blown atheists. and. Like one of my friends is like. Well. I'm not trying to push anybody one way or the other, but you know you'd said something like. Well, if there was a god why and just say, Hey, John Doe, get into the truck you know. And it's like. Well. Okay I guess. Yeah that's true. About learning lessons come, right. Yeah. You'RE NOT GONNA learn any lessons does not getting in the truck he got to go through that or if it experienced A. To really get it wakeup call you know. So let me ask you this after that happened and you realize okay, I, escaped death. Re like I need more mopeds right now I need. Doors. Gosh. Yeah Wow that's insane. Man You do. You still talk to your buddies. Todd moved to Missouri I don't talk to him much I. Mean I think it's been a couple of comments in there through facebook he came out. Probably like seven or eight years ago and we saw him I see Scott like maybe every couple years or so he lives out in long. Beach Eric lives fairly close by and I talked to him every now and then on the phone. But I've seen him I. See him. Not as often but I do see him and then he's he's also buddies with my buddy. John. Jones and he John painted his he's got a sixty nine road runner With a two, three, three, four, speed, car vitamin C. It's beautiful. Beautiful car. He's putting together John painted that and then he's got six nine gts he's got his high school car sixty, nine roadrunner with a three, eighty three. He still has. It looks exactly the same as he added Highschool So. Kind of funny. But he's held onto it all these years right on it. Yeah. I can't. I can't blame todd I would moved as far away from me as possible. You try to kill him once and then you're almost died with him once right? Nice knowing you. Johnny. Exactly take my chances in. Missouri. Eric had to get away from Eric was driving not me so. Cash. Crazy man You mentioned Your Dad's Van. Now, I know recently posted a picture of it on facebook your data to van. Is that what it's called? Yeah. Then when they have the porthole windows in, they're kind of like seventy hippie Van van I don't like the term creeper van because I don't think they're cre- prevents unless I don't know I guess if you were seventeen and you had a crazy. Crazy van back in the day, and now you're. Fifty seven and still have it and you still have it and you still think you're seventeen and you're trying to talk to women. That are young or. God. Your your creeper. Eighties vans that are kind of the the creeper. Vance. Van It's not a creeper van. It's a cool van. It's though it's the work vans with no writing on when when they're beat up your no. When it's like, it looks like a painters van but there's no like you know. John's painting. When it's unmarked, it's like. It's funny because the ones that have the bumper stickers that say don't laugh your daughter might being your those are probably the safest once. Because probably. Not GonNA advertise. Tell us about Your Dad's book even. Oh. Yeah. Did I mean I can remember he bought it use on a used car lot. It was a seventy six and I think he bought it. Would have been in the early eighties. So I remember he paid a thousand bucks for it. And I remember his payments were like one hundred dollars a month or something like that. So It was probably an aggressive for you know thousand dollar van but. but yeah, do we did everything that we take it camping? My Dad would fly model airplanes there. Called Free Flight. And it's like you build you build these airplanes out of Balsa, wood tissue paper and put these two stroke motors on them. The whole premise of the thing is you basically are allowed a certain engine for say seven Sec I think it starts eleven seconds and then it goes down to seven seconds or something like that. So within that seven seconds, she got to get the plane as high as possible, and then has to stay in the air for five minutes or more. So, it would fly in the desert where all these you know heat thermal. Are So the plane would get a lot of lifting. It fly these things, timers or fuse on it. And the stabiliser would pop after the five minutes into the plane with ideally it would come down we chase them with dirt bikes and then you get the plane you go back and you do it all over again and every time he got one of those, it was a Max but anyway. The van, we went camping to do that stuff in the van all the time that thing was daily driver, my parents job constantly. So it was a big part of my whole childhood growing up along with my mom's two charger. You know very cool doubt still have the van. No unfortunately. Yeah it it sucks. You know He he ended up getting a seventy two, which was a longer van with a three sixty anna the yellow van at three teen in it. And he drove that one for a while too I didn't grow up in that man but after a while I think something went wrong with it. Something broke on the frame or something that was a steering on it. And He got worried about I think code enforcement actually nailed him on. It 'cause I told you i. told you that car that was the Chrysler those buried in the backyard yeah. And some point there was. They wanted to put a highway through his property. Like. Connecting to other major freeways. And he was right in the path of that, and so they were sending code enforcement out to that everybody in that stretch they were just nailing on because it's rural and people have all kinds of shit out there you know like trailers and junked cars and trucks, and who knows whatever it is they would come in their nail these guys to get him to clean up their yards. So my dad had to get rid of a lot of stuff and. He ended up giving vans to. My sister's my sister. One of my sisters just. Bad News drugs since done in tweaker friends and gave the vans to her tweaker buddies and they just cut it up. So. I don't know if they cut it up, they scrapped got scrapped. So I'm trying out to forgive me because I've been looking at a lot of bands recently. Did the Yellow Van, have a porthole in it. Yeah Round met. Yeah. Mag. Wheels. Yeah. Yeah. Slotted wheels on us. Yells cool. Dude actually So another bad thing about being out in rural areas people dump stuff out there all the time right and when they dump their trash, there was this one property. and. It was like they had like a ravine in this property nobody lived there but people were just dumping tires and rims and stuff like that in there. Right? In there was a whole bunch of MOLD FIBERGLASS, molds. For Vans I don't know if it'll fit a dodge or if it's a Ford whatever. But I went and took all these things home I never made any fiberglass out of them. As far as I know, they're still at my parents house somewhere but there's like these fiberglass molds for the you know the flair she put around the wheel well, openings and stuff like that. Yeah. Johnny Holy. Shit Him yes ask them. Yes. Still has that stuff figure. This thing out denies you might be onto something because it's hard to find that stuff now. Yeah. So I mean. We might have to start. Doing fiberglass work on side. Johnny. Exactly make some wings and some spoilers and. I love how you know I've been obsessed with Vance for Mindanao. You failed to tell me that you found a bunch of fiberglass molds, bender flares for custom vans. Thanks Johnny Sorry Man. I told you now. No definitely look into that for me that'd be. will say it's not cheap I'll tell you that. I thought you know. With it being such a small market now because obviously the van crazes. But dead, there's still some hardcore banners though man I found. It's funny when you. When you dive deep into these little pockets of mope culture and you find the vans. It's not just mope our vans you know banning is still around. These to these two percenters, it's hilarious. In a good way I like I loved it. I grew up my dad took me everywhere in his van and we went to Van Fares and you know by the time I was around in the mid late eighties. The van. You know shows in like events had tamed down quite a bit in how all those people were older and had kids. So it was more family oriented, but you look into some of the history packs today man it's like every van the they call them truck ins or Whatever like every single one of them was like sturgis Vance. I didn't realize until I started doing some real. Looks into the history of banning how crazy was back in the seventies like. There was one event the van nationals I think it was where like Thousands upon thousands of vans descended on this little I. Think it was a campground or fairgrounds in Colorado somewhere and as it was It's a whole different culture. You know I'm used to the muscle car culture in other cultures that have been around my area, but you know look at Shah. Yeah, it's crazy. It's something else. It looked like a lot of fun like I think back on my I probably would have did exactly what my dad did I probably. The gas crunch would have come around I. Probably would have been stupid probably would've sold my muscle Garnett probably would bought a van and probably would`ve God knows. But I know you're you're younger than I am but You're like thirty five issue. Five yeah, okay yeah, this is probably before your time, but when I was a kid. In Elementary School, we had the metal lunchboxes. You've probably seen them Oh. Yeah I absolutely. So one of the most popular ones was star wars lunch box, right? In. Yeah. Well Anyway. Star Wars. I wanted that free lunch box. So bad and I got I got the cheaper I. I did get a Dukes of hazard one. Nice. But it wasn't the metal one. It was the plastic one which was like the cheap version of you got made fun of when you had the cheap plastic ones. To, keep begging eventually, my parents bought me the Star Wars, once I had that in Dude I. I have it here somewhere I still have it. It was actually in the trunk of my mom's charger I brought it home back in two thousands some point but anyways that famous picture on the front of that lunchbox it's got the x wing fighter and it's shooting at a tie fighter. I believe. Right. There was a dodge van by my parents house. In this property, it was all black had the mural. It did. Action fighter on the side with the laser shooting off of it at this wing this tie fighter. Now. The stars on it and stuff like that. It was awesome and it was a it was a long ban. So it didn't have the POD window like my dad's did it had the had the huge window. The tail of the van was longer and then had a big a window back there like there's probably some plush couch on the other side of the glass you know. But yeah, it was cool. I always thought it was always sort of like and that would be cool to have and I thought about knocking but it was like, what am I gonNa do with a fan? was. Busy. Yeah. So You're. GonNa Party. I was too busy spending my money on chargers and stuff like that. I. Don't blame you one bit he van I'll have the chargers, right? Right. That's one thing about vans and trucks. You know don't get me wrong I love moped muscle cars but the chances of you seeing. The same one you know you could go to a show and you gotta sixty nine chargers lack sweet. You could go to the show on the exact same I mean pretty close to the same car you go to a van show. I. Mean if you look at some of these magazines because I don't know if anybody out there listening. was. The one that I've been bidding on his little lots of Van Magazines on Ebay and I've been getting these little bidding wars and it's really starting to Piss me off but. They're so expensive man. They're selling single van magazines for forty dollars on Mike your mouth. But my dad has a whole collection of them but he doesn't know whether he he's got boxes of like bad. Things worth I I just want to check them out but. You never see one van look exactly like the other one unless it's plane because the thing about vans people were doing that crazy stuff with the murals in airbrushing and you know it allowed the creativity you know especially when you talk about the interiors to. Talking about home on wheels nightclub on wheels or whatever. Yeah. Just insane much like the mini trucks in the street truck scene where you're. Going to see one exactly the same as in the muscle car seeing you might see you know there's still cool. You might see to you know. Eight Green Charger RT's. Exactly the same but. That's What makes me a car guy? Just love it all I like seeing all the different. Cultures Within. When You were saying that. You know back in the day when dragging your dark home I guess or maybe you and your dad went to go look at that that. Possible GTS right. Or Formula I. Think. A formula as we went to go look allocate back. Yeah. Okay. Like that time you're saying it's pretty dry lake. There wasn't a whole lot of bars around and stuff. Did you did you guys go to bone yards a lot and stuff and did you see any vans in their this area? We had a few bone yards, but they eventually got knocked down pretty quick I. think the last time we have a little highway here That's pretty popular for wrecking yards and to be honest they're going away one by one. So like we had a classic wrecking yard actually right by my current work and that was. Gosh, it's probably been gone for. Twenty years? I mean. You have a couple like dedicated classic bone yards now, but when I was a kid. Not really anything special was a lot of there was a series wrecking yards called Fitz, and they were basically just whatever got wrecked on the road nothing crazy special. But now you have wildcat Mo- cars out of Oregon. They're bad ass. I can't wait to go down there. Trying to go down there and do a podcast from there. I gotTa Talk to those people are pretty cool and I got a lot. They got a lot of cool stuff in they actually have a couple of bands that I was looking at. But I've already committed to stacy's I'm getting US get it I don't know I'm I'm aiming for spring I gotta sell some more t shirts and. See Your how I'm GonNa get at home because it's the bigger wheelbase Stacey said he can fit it on a or he told it home on a sixteen footer I'm thinking about trying to buy a trailer myself this winter but I I was gonna take me some t shirt selling. Vice deckers please. But Yeah I want that Van they're just hard to find stacy's of buddy. So I feel I'M GONNA I'M GONNA buy one and my buddy's got one of might as well buy one from somebody I trust you know and he's to be honest he's giving me a really good deal that he doesn't have to so. If you're listening. Thank you very much. Buddy and I told him a you know because he wants to see the van Gogh to somebody going to appreciate it because he you know he's restoring a seventy KHUDA. So you know his priority obviously is with the KHUDA. I can't play out there. And he realized that he's you know it's been sitting for three years and he's probably not going to get to a for a while. So why not give it to somebody who? Says he's going to do someone like me. I just I realized that if I got a van that, I would have essentially replaced all the vehicles that my dad let go that he led get away his Dr so I got basically the same. I van we got the van. Turbo bars are GonNa win overboard with that? So we got plenty of those so. I would have replaced all all the cars elected away. I've always wished that we still had and. I do WANNA keep searching for his van I've got. As many banners locally and even as far as California looking for any information or even the van itself but I, don't have very many pictures of it so. I hope that somebody recognizes it. I mean long-shot because my dad sold it to my uncle and a couple of years later my uncle. Offered it back to my dad but my dad had no place to park it. Any regrets it to this day now, buying back thousand bucks but he my uncle sales to some kid up in Bellingham Washington and I guess shortly after the kid bought it I guess he wrecked I don't know how bad I don't know where it ended up I don't know if it was totaled. So I reached out. To as many vendors as I could just to maybe there some something may if somebody just said, hey, that was interesting are longtime ago probably got crushed. Cool. Thank you. Because my local by stacy's van will be tone at home and then I'll see my dad's van drive, pass it, and the damn it. Now, I have to have two vans. But it's something that I've always wanted and I stayed away from them because of the negative stigma but I'm thirty five now and anybody agreed deeper age now. Yeah. That doesn't like my van can kiss it. I'm done. I T shirts I thought it would be funny. You. WanNa be on my podcast. Actually thought it would be funny to get personalized license plate that said. No Candy. Man That's my that's my current obsession I. Just I just WanNa have some fun with the van. You know I'm kind of A. Kind of an old school guy even though I'm young and it wasn't my generation I just kind of want to keep it alive and Yeah I. Think. It's very cool. My Buddy Eric that has the power wagon that rolled the me he's gotTa. Van. Like my dad's now yes I don't think it has I think it's a full panel so I don't think. Windows in borders but the APP it's totally cool and he's freaking obsessed with it. Probably spends more time on that thing than he does on his roadrunner. Yeah Yeah Dodge van yellow. It looks just like it looks just like my dad's so is he on social media can hunt him down? Van I'll ask him for some. Wheels on it. Yeah. It looks it looks good. Route. Oh. Yes. You're GonNa show me pictures that thing come on. All right I'll hit them up for yeah. He's like totally anti facebook and stone doesn't does do social media at all. So cooling, we can share pictures of his van everywhere. Knowing anything about it. Now, man that's cool. I Yeah. Like I said. I just didn't realize that there was still subculture vans. So that's that's cool to me because. I envisioned it as a way. For me to take the show on the road because if you go to shows the united, set up a table and whatnot but. You know if I fly to them than I can't really take all my stuff. You would make the logistics of that was a little bit weird but I thought maybe if I get into a good in a place with the podcast. And I had a van not only would I have a place to have all my stuff and be able to store but I also a place to sleep so I could save on hotels. And if I really wanted to get crazy you know I could make it capable of towing. So I could tell my dr or my ten my ten. To Shave I really WANNA go. There's a couple of things I. Really WanNa. Do I WANNA go on the hot rod power to her someday I generally WanNa go to roadkill nights I. think that'd be really fun. And I have to go to Carlisle the, wellborn muscle car museum. There's just so much stuff I want to do that so far away. and. I feel like I'd be doing A. Disservice to myself. Just flying out there because I'm a I'm a truck driver by trade and I love driving. So road trips to me. Nothing better I. Love Road Trips. So maybe maybe I'll swing down to California and you can go to road you'll nights in the van. down. Awesome. Wouldn't, be cool we'll record it. Down Youtube. that. would be kind of a cool spin to take your podcast to the road in. Check out all these cool places and events and we'll bring out. We'll bring those mopeds and we'll go find fry burger and you can say, Hey, I want my charge back. Here's your heads. Hey I saw I'm gonNA blow up your spot here. Real Quick I. saw that fiber reached out to you wanted to trade a seventy three charger for those heads. He did. I know he was joking yes. So he knows he knows who I am and he If, you saw it, it was a petty blue seventy. Three or four, I can't remember. Yeah he's he jokingly sent me a message and said I'll trade you those I'll trade you the charger for those heads back. Home That's cool. I told him. I said. Well. You know they're they're signed right? Signed. So I'm GONNA need the car plus some cash. That's funny. What do you have any plans for those heads around? Not Not anything in stone There's a couple what I'd really like to do is I mean if everything just worked out, really would I'd love to do is put those heads on my dad's sixty eight charger the blue one. And get that Carl squared away and a a it's it's all Patina car is. No it's not in. Good looking you know condition. So I'd like to take it to the ZIP tie drags it wouldn't. It wouldn't qualify for the thirty five hundred dollar limit You know 'cause even a crappy chargers were thousand dollars, right? So you'd have a Lebaron or something for a Mo- part to be qualified for that. But what would be really cool is if you know if he was there with General Mayhem, I would love to Park my dad's charger next to it now, and in kind of show the pictures of the two cars in. The hood that's on General Mayhem came off of my dad's car. So I I think that'd be kind of a cool tie, and if I could put the cylinder heads on my dad's car and do all that it's kind of. It, kind of nicely ties everything together, right? Yeah. That'd be pretty cool for those. I just it just clicked for those of you that are new to the show because I know I have a lot of new listeners. Johnny Mo par. My guest today is the former owner of road kill's general mayhem. So if you go back to our previous episodes, I advise anybody that's new to this show to start at the beginning work your way but. It s o direct connections where I talked to people in Johnny's been the most frequent gas you get the award for frequent guests. On He's been on three times in a good time. We just you know shoot the shit and just have a good time and his story about the road kill charger that used to be his I mean it's still one of the most listened to podcasts. So I mean. I'm happy. I think it went pretty well, I. Think it. It's one of those interesting things because. You. I don't know I always kind of wonder when I see those cars on those shows in getting restored. Like, even on roadkill in this case It's like somebody owned that car before these guys you want who are before them yeah. Listen backstory maybe even an original owner of of the car would be Kinda. Cool. You know just a curiosity I guess, do you never really get any of that? Now you know what I equate it to ICU to. This is going to be kind of Corny but hear me out I equate it to like superheroes general mayhem to me is a superhero in every superhero has a backstory that Batman Become Batman. Bruce Wayne's parents were shot by the joker. So it's like, there's always a a cool backstory in hearing general mayhem backstory was really fun for me because I'm a fan of roadkill fan of general mayhem. You're my friend. So was definitely cool when I found that out I was like what? I know that we met through ten girls. Yeah Yeah, we were both fans of each other's trucks and that's that's our friendship spiraled in. That's when I found out your the old owner general mayhem what that's crazy you know and then you realize When you really get down to brass tacks it seems like everybody in the world of mopeds somehow like six degrees of separation is. Absolutely I mean it's probably even crazier in the mobile world. It's nuts who everybody knows somebody. Yeah. Definitely. That's cool in. That one kind of worked out just uniquely because you know most people like. Let's say that car went to some other TV show and they restored it. It would look nothing like it did when it was my yard, the fact that you know riber got the car for me and didn't do anything with the page out later. Left it exactly how it was is in the I sent him the pictures by the way while the car was still in my yard. As a hey, I have pictures of the car when it was still in my yard at Rommel and. You want him. You know I can pm to your whatever. So yeah. So I sent him all the pictures and stuff but you know it's you can see the car in my yard, of course. Missing tons, tons of parts. It's nowhere near as completed assist today but you could see the dent in the front edge of the red fender. You know you could see the Blue Hood Patina on it and where the whole was on the hood, you know you could tell that's the car. There's no. Because they didn't change anything on it. You know well, it's even crazier than all. That is Eric Lemay made a clone. Of Gentleman What I mean so the car's getting cloned psych. Shit. Somebody had to do it. You have enough you have enough chargers. You could start a general mayhem clone company and you just pretty close like I was the originator of in any way. So A. Johnny. Mills Parts Og General Man that hilarious. that's. Awesome. Yeah. Well Hey man. We've almost gone two hours but I do have some chiding news did post something like facebook and I reached out and said Hey we're GONNA do an episode here. Let's see if anybody responded because I basically said, hey, ask us anything just to see if anybody wanted to reach out and. Interact with Johnny moped and myself on today's episode. Let's see what we got here. Heart, we got one. That's a start. We'll take a look here. This is from Turner. He says, I have a nineteen seventy. Plymouth Sport Fury Three, eighty three. My car has a curved in back window but I have seen the same year with a bubble style back windows. Well, my question is was that an option of some sort or maybe just a difference between late year versus early, and if so which is which that's a good question I'm trying to think in my head. So that would just. With two versions of fury's was there a fast bat in regular I might have been I think because he said it was a sport for fury, right? Yeah. So maybe there's a difference between the sport fury and just a standard. Very. There there is a rare version and they did it in seventy and they did it in seventy one and it's He said his was a three eighty, three car. Our Canary Three, eighty, three, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy. Back Window. Man. I would have to I have a buddy Steve Last. Night S Value E is a C. body nut. Yeah, this guy knows everything about see bodies I'd have to get back to them on it. I don't know off the top of my head, but it wouldn't surprise me because like we just talked about the ranch chargers earlier you know all these weird little things that Chrysler did that You may not even know existed you know unless you have on. Yeah because nineteen seventy was the first year the rapid transit system. And Gosh, I'm trying to. Trying to go through all the stuff in my head because I did a lot of research about the sport fury for that episode I just didn't dive as deep as I wanted to because I didn't have the time. Yeah. But I know that there's the sent a picture of it by chance he didn't send a picture I'm picturing. The rapid tr, the the I'm picturing sport fury GT in my head. That's you know that's what I'm thinking of that one. And went all the way round down the sides of the car. Yeah. Let me I'm just gonNa Google it really quick I just WanNa see pictures of this thing. Nineteen seventy. But. Hey we got one hit and neither one of US knew the answer. Sorry. That's that's the game we play. We don't bullshit anybody here on talking about. Okay. See the coop. I think I'm pretty sure he's talking about a fastback. We'll have to get back to you buddy Johnny reach out to your friends. and See I'm going to reach out to the guy who owns the Hurst three hundred because he knows I mean he's a party guy so he should know but I see there's one. So maybe is just the GT that has the bubble interesting I'm GONNA have to do more research now now I'm now that's going to bother me for the rest of the weekend I'm GonNa. After I into that but so. Thanks for reaching out. That was a that was a good question. So thanks Josh appreciate that We will get back to you and we'll just respond on ON THE POST So. Cool. Well, we got one I was really hoping I wasn't to be a dud and that's hey I like I like the challenge. That's a good one. To sixty nine fury's rulings anything. What how you own Johnny. superbia seventy superbia not all or at least the night we gotta talk about this by coffee that. Oh Man. That car Is. Amazing. Yeah, it is that guy has all the luck I'll tell you that. The money clearly and all the luck that car something else in connected Yeah God's got a lot of rental car. You'RE GONNA get a chance to go see that thing or what? I want to yeah he I mean he basically he said, hey, when it wasn't in its yard yet he's like it's going to be my yard soon. So man gotta come it out of that car I I gotta find an excuse to go check it out. Yeah. How far? Are, wary from. It's probably. Through traffic and everything I'd say it's like a forty five minute drive. Okay. It's not it's not terribly far away. Yeah I got to find an excuse to go over there and check it out. It's The those guys got dude. Yeah. My God nuts. Did you see the picture? Mike? Got Of the of his of that RT From the. Time with the white top on. Their wedding day or. Just married in the gun all the cans towed behind. Yeah. That's yeah. That's cool. Man God bless those guys that collected that. You know those cars and just kept all these years. people crazy. Car guys to uncover these collections. Holy Shit they had. Six past super or weight. He's GonNa. coronet rights not super. It's a yeah it's according to Rt.. This is cool in my book Oh. Yeah. You know PAT car. Yeah they're more rare I mean they didn't make very many of those. Numbers, car. Yeah. More speed pistol grip numbers. The right color God white I didn't have originally white interior. Do you know? I think it did yeah. We're going to have to the next time you and I, get on this. PODCAST together for direct connections, we might have to see if Mike wants to jump on cars with us. That'd be. I'm sure icecaps, all sorts of stories. I wish I had the money to get that little a one hundred often man he's got this white, a one hundred that is bagged and this thing is I mean, it looks like it's. into the ground alley is and it's it's famous because believe when I looked up dodge vans I just had to look up bag dodge vans and it's like all Mike Cox. I'm like Damn it Jeff. He's everywhere. Yeah. So yeah that that cars really cool and then Mo cars fifty fifty got the challenger God yeah. Yeah. I'm sitting here trying to figure out what I'm GONNA do with a dart truck turning it van. All the schools though but. Speaking of which, how are your projects coming along? They're not coming along and all. Sorry I asked. No. No. No I I'm motivated to get them done. I just need to get out there in the garage but. I'm not. Lie this whole covid. Kicked me in the teeth and it's you know it's made my day job. You know there's more work involved with that. So I'm working longer hours and you know doing the podcast stuff a really take I mean when I was on that show with the. With Rob Kibi talking about doing podcasts. You know he's absolutely right. There's a little hot that goes into these things. Yeah If. You want a good show I mean you. I could. Post non edited shows and stuff, but I mean. I try to put out his quality of a product as I can. So, that it's enjoyable. But it just takes a lot of time and to be honest I right now, I'm trying to save money. And just because you know who knows what this thing's going to happen, you know I. Just WanNa, make it through the rest of this year and then Because my goal was to have them both running by summertime. The engine for the Dart is still not done, but I have the three eighteen but I do have the three eighteen. So I was like all right. We'll let me just do that project and then I started to. Do a little bit of on the Dart and then I, felt guilty because my truck is in my wife's parking spot and she will never let me live that down in. It's been there for over a year and I told her I was going to be in there for two weeks. Oh. Yeah. So I've been in the Doghouse for a better part of year and But the trucks out there right now thank you for coming on the show because I'll be able to get this one done and hopefully time tomorrow night to get in there and start working in trying to finish this wiring harness in that truck because that's the only thing holding me back really or it started having wiring issues because the wiring shot on and it was so. It was just a rat's nest. Did it was? Yeah those those trucks I mean. Unfortunately, their harnesses were not the greatest I. I couldn't tell you how many trucks i. Pop the door open bone yard, and it's like the clusters out and you just see all this fried wiring sitting there. You know I've never seen a good one that wasn't. Yeah Yeah. I don't I don't see very many tins in wrecking our when I do. I always check because if I can just take one of those clusters and just save it than I will. Ever have I seen when not burned never have not seen a tin grill with some sort of. You know backyard mechanic wiring job screw job I'm surprised. They didn't have a bunch of toggle switches like that car you're talking about last time challenge the challenge. I look at them and I'm like, Oh God, every time you know so. It's probably the only thing that ever killed him because it is I like like that landscape truck that thing that spirit of seventy six hammered all the way round that's the typical dodge thing people just ran them into the ground and I honestly don't think if it didn't quit running it would still be on the road like people just keep driving them till. They completely die in his probably that harnessed that dies and I. Think. That's odd. It's time to send to the junkyard. Absolutely that's man. It's a bummer but that was the whole. The whole idea with mine was okay. I know it runs its this lance six you have to pretty much. Kill for the cylinders thing to die. I knew it ran I was like well, the CARBS tired on it. So I just went the cheap route and Ebeid two barrel Carter of a knockoff Chinese knock off and. It. Worked just fine I fired it up. I try I was like Oh, my God I didn't even have to to I mean I I need to tune it but I mean it ran fine like i. of course, there's some fine tuning involved but I was surprised. So it was like all right sweet and then like God. Not even a week. Later I got in there to do some work and start to address the wiring and adjust. It just would not stay running for me and I'm like what is going on? It was getting fuel. Spark. Air Only thing that could come down to had to be the ignition. We got to the point where changed the actual ignition I. Got Different ignition and that. Lynch. Yeah. So it worked and I was like cool and then it started doing the same thing again. So as I started tracing things. I realized okay, this is a complete. Just trying to figure out the wiring that the guy had set up. It was a nightmare. I was like, all right. I'M GONNA. Do An aftermarket harness. How hard can it be well? Eighty when it comes to wiring and I don't know what? I don't know what I was thinking. Because usually, when I take on jobs with cars because I'm not a mechanic and never pretend like I'm a know it all you know what I mean yeah with wiring. My intention was to do it all in a couple of weekends in stay focused on it. So I could keep track of what I was doing now that I spent so much time on and off the project. Thankfully. I. I was smart about it and left it in sections like Iran all the wiring that goes to the back through the frame. So now it's just laying out of the back of the frame. Ready to hook up to all the lights and stuff back there the engine day everything is routed. I mean I. I went through and I loomed everything is Zip tied everything just so it's super clean and it will be easy if I need to trace something down because this harness every six inches, it tells you exactly where the wires going. So that's the easy part. And I have everything laid out in the engine bay. The everything connected to the engine is good. It's all I have left in the engine bay, the lights, the cab. That's going to be a whole that's going to be a whole nightmare because it's a universal kit and they give you instructions and they're really good instructions if you know what you're doing and I don't. So you know looking at, it's like reading Chinese but ha-, have every. Every type of wiring diagram for the truck and so far it's helped me. But now I've run into the problem of just coming up with the time. So you know thanks to my buddy's. Like. Johnny moped you're coming and saving the day. I can probably squeeze a couple of weekends and just get the thing done. That's my goal I just want to get that thing done because once it's all wired up. I can fire that he if it doesn't turn that I know I, screwed it up the right. As I. I gotTa be honest man there's been times in the past year where I've honestly thought about starting over with everything going home just doing this wrong I'm in over my head sell everything I have and just start fresh with the different car and just focus on one project. But the problem that is I can't because I'm an addict I have to have more than one thing going at a time. That's why I'm looking for a van I have no I have no reason to buy van other than I want one. That's where I'm at right now I'm hoping the next time I talk to you. I can tell you johnny the truck fired up. Data. Caught on fire and I sold it on craigslist. But. Yeah Man well. Always a pleasure with Johnny moped coming on the PODCAST Is there anything you wanted to cover? I'M STARTING TO GET STARTING TO GET TIRED AND LOUIS? I've been up since four o'clock in the morning. I think I'm good man. We'll You know I was throwing some pictures up. I figured throw a few pictures up the truck and then Allah I'll save the carnage picture for. You let me know when you're. GonNa. Put The podcast out there. Now I'll send you a picture of it. Yes. Any pictures I will like we did last time for the Promo Snuff semi some pictures you'd like to see up there I'll pick one. Yeah. Okay. That'll be sounds good but all right. Well thanks for listening as usual Johnny. Thanks for joining me as usual. It's always fun man I love talking. You think it's always a great time. This guy's got so many stories I mean. I wouldn't be surprised if you had as many stories as new cars. I, guess every car is a story but next year I. Don't know man I feel like. I can run out eventually no China. What what cars have we not talked about yet. Who We've mentioned them all. Probably Yeah I mean. I don't know that they're big stories you know but like the sixty nine. Juries, I just told you. Now one of them was a well, we'll leave for some other. Like. Hanger Cliffhanger with Johnny Mope. Are? All right everybody that's it. Thanks for listening and we'll catch you next time. This is going to be another two part episode, Johnny Mo Barn. I like to talk for two hours at a time because it's so fun and Johnny Johnny's entertaining I. Usually I just sit back and listen to the stories and interject every few minutes just to make sure everybody knows I'm still alive. So, this has been fun. As you always have a good time and thanks for having me on man absolutely anytime reach out and Johnny and I have something special that we're going to be doing here pretty soon. So look forward to that. I'm not gonNA tell anybody about it right now johnny isn't either. We're going to be doing these a lot more often I'll say that. Folks. Part. Left behind. We'll see next time. Thanks Johnny. All Right Sia Chris. Thanks for joining Johnny Mo Par for part two of this installment of direct connections. I love these shows because I love to talk mo parts with other enthusiasts and it's always a great time. With my friends like Johnny. So thanks to him for coming on the show once again. But before we put our foot to the, would I wanNA answer a couple of questions from last week that were sent to Johnny and I on facebook while we were doing the show, we try to answer one on the show but didn't have the answer well today I have. The answer I will start off with John Turner's question and he asked Johnny and this I have one, thousand, nine, Hundred Seventy Plymouth sport fury three, eighty, three, my car has occurred back window, but I have seen the same year with a bubble style back windows. Well, my question is was that an option of some sort or maybe just a difference between late year versus. And if so which which Josh I did a little digging and realized that I was having a brain fart during the show and I was actually thinking of the earlier fastback theories, not the nineteen seventy. So the difference between your car and the others is simple in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, there were two styles of roof lines. The Standard hardtop in the formal art top. Your car has the more stylish standard hardtop, which is very cool. Thanks Josh for sending in your question. I hope we were able to help you out. The second question we got was from Michael Irwin and it came in after the show was over. So we weren't actually able to address it on the show, but Michael's question was why hasn't come out with a high performance convertible Chevy has Camaro. For the Mustang isn't there enough of a market for dodge thanks for the question Michael. I'm going to take a blind stab at this one with no actual knowledge but I would imagine that instead of putting the resources towards you know engineering a convertible version of the challenger because they're not. Going to do a convertible four door. So the three hundred when it was around and the charger out of the question. But as far as the challenger Goes I, think dodge decided instead of doing that engineering and the research and development convertible to just build supercharged monsters for the street. You know I don't know about you. But if dodge had asked me or the entire enthusiast market, what they would rather have held cats hell cat red is super stocks and demons or convertible. I think I can speak for quite a few of us and say, Hey, give us horsepower give us death led the fords and Chevys have the convertible and we'll take the most powerful lineup in the world instead but. Thinking about it, I'm like the challenges already heavy I would imagine that the amount of work going in to make sure it was strong enough to be a convertible and handle the power. Would probably add some pounds on that thing. So you know they're already heavy gals so you know. I personally just give us the horse power. You keep the sunny days. I'll use a sun roof. You know what I mean. So that's what I think. I don't know if that's actually what FCA was thinking or what but you know I'm not GonNa Complain about what we have as far as challenges. You know what I mean would it be cool if there was a convertible? Yeah. Actually there's a lot of aftermarket companies that make convertibles. I've seen him. God knows how expensive they are but they're out there. If you really really have to have a challenger convertible I'm sure you can find a company to convert one for you but that's my answer Michael I. Hope I was able to help you out a little bit with that. 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Episode #28: Direct Connections - Jonny Mopar

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Episode #28: Direct Connections - Jonny Mopar

"Welcome up so number. Twenty eight of talking Mo- pars and our second installment of direct connections the special editions of this podcast where we talk with other part suzy. It's so without further ado if you are a moped enthusiasts then you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best part and driven podcast on planet earth. And I'm your host. Chris Albrecht better known as the moped hunter. And this is talking. Mo- pars direct connections. You're listening to talking with the MO car hunter your direct mention of all things. Welcome back once again to direct connections. My guest today is no stranger to talking Mo- parts. He's called in a share. His stories of MOPE are hunting on more than one occasion. And he's with us today to talk mo parts once again. Please welcome my friend. Johnny moped my guest for today. Johnny moped Johnny. How's IT GOING BUDDY? Good man how're you doing Chris? Good Buddy thanks for joining me on talking Mo- pars. You are a frequent story contributor and I appreciate that a lot and I kind of wanted to get a little bit deeper into your history with moe par. You know I'm always curious to hear people's stories but one aspect of the stories that I really enjoy hearing is how people got started with Moat Parts. So why don't you take us back to the beginning and tell us how you're Mo- par journey started? Well Man I would have to say it was just sort of around me. You know. I didn't really seek it out. It was sort of their my mom's cars her that I grew up in a seventy two charger which I still have to this day. I'm working on trying to get back together for her Back in eighty two my dad well back way up My Dad had a sixty nine or sixty eight dodge charger. Forty four spe- Dana bitching car back. When I was a kid He blew up the motor. It sat when we moved to southern California from northern California. He sold the car off and then we lived with my grandfather for about a year while they saved money to buy their own house and then he went out searching for another charger so he found a sixty eight dodge charger. Which is the Blue Half Today? So in eighty two so as a kid. I grew up on the dukes of Hazzard so That was a huge contributor to. I would say chargers. At least you know Back then it wasn't really like Mo par just I love chargers chargers were my thing and I I got bit by that bug and then I'd say in high school I just happen to have a really close buddy. I mean a friend that I made that was also into Mo- PARSE. His Dad had runners and so he kinda grew up as a plymouth guy and I kind of grew up as a dodge guy. And then that kind of just solidified. The whole Mo- part thing I think from that point on it Kinda spread into other Mo- party now where it was just a Mo part thing but very so your fam- your family were more people or is that just kind of happenstance. I think it was happenstance. I think you know my grandfather had an old dodge pickup Swept LINE LIKE A. I think it was a sixty two three or four something like that. He had a seventy two dodge and it was just. He wasn't necessarily like a hardcore dodge guy or anything just had it. You know My Dad was kind in everything. And even today. He's kind of an everything guy. He's he's more of The old school hot water like loves old Ford Body styles with you know Chevy. V8's 'em but when he got that charger the first one it was He was working at a mechanic shop. He's he was a mechanic by trade and a customer came out from Texas and I guess he blew He. He blew the transmission or blue. The motor or something. Something went wrong with the car. Car was a couple years old or so is financed and the guy just abandoned. The car and my dad worked on fixing it at this shop and the bank. He talked to the bank about buying the car so he ended up buying the car From the bank while this other guy just like abandoned it basically so and I think that sort of solidified for him as far as that's a bad ass car and then why he went out to go buy another one to replace it years later Mary cool so it sounds to me like you've actually kept some of these heirloom cars in the family. Was that like. I'm never getting rid of these cars. These cars are staying around or is it just that it you know. Maybe they're in the project or what Well like my dad's car is definitely needing some love I'm probably not gonNA restored anytime soon. It's not bad enough to restore it. It's definitely rough but I kinda WANNA leave at a ratty muscle car and get it together. My Mom's car had painted and you know putting it together Nice. It's not going to be like some. You know show cards just going to be a nice driver basically But Yeah I'll never sell those. You know a lot of my friends my close friends know I have this I call it the the ring system so I might go through this eventually. Or there's probably guys that have gone through this. You go through these stages where you have so much stuff and you start to think to yourself I need. I have too much. I gotta let go. I'll never finish these. I don't have time for him. Or whatever right and if you're like me and you know you got a lot of cars I know there's a lot of Mo- par guys that have tons of them maybe ten or maybe it's a hundred right so you decide. I gotta get rid of some. What do you do? It's kind of overwhelming. So my ring system. Is You have the cars at the core in the that. You will never get rid of like you. Just put those cars into that area and you don't wrap your head around those because it'll just never happen you know and then you start plotting the cars out to the outer rings till you get to the point where your least loved cars on the most outer ring and you just wrap your head around that one car. Can I get this cargo? Do I WANNA get rid of? It doesn't make sense and then you know. Let the cargo or you decide you. Don't WanNa let it go in he. If you can't let that cargo you know every other car on the inside of that ring is not going to get gone either. You know so. Yeah those cars are at my core. Have my high school car. My Dad's charger. My Mom's charger at sixty coronet. Just been around too long to you. Know it's been through too much with me that I'll probably never get rid of that. One either saw. Gosh okay so we already can tell that you have a lot of parts but before we get into how many you have. Can you tell us about you? Why don't you tell us about the way that rings system I've never actually heard of it? Conceptualize like that but I know that there are a lot of guys that think like that. So it's interesting. How you put it into a thought form as far as you know how you think about it. Because I don't think a lot of people actually thought of it like that but now that I think about like my to mow parts are the two. I are the first to classic mopeds that I've ever bought because I've always wanted classic parts never been in a position never had the money and then finally had enough change scraped up that I could do it and now that have every time I think about getting rid of 'em Always look into the future and I go. You know what I'm going to regret getting rid of the first cars that got my hands on. Yeah and I. I'm not willing to make that sacrifice not yet anyway. It would have to be for something that I want even more but so far. That hasn't come up yet but so I liked. I liked the ring concept. I'M GONNA. I'm GONNA remembered that I wrote it down. Good share it. I'm sure there's people that can use it. 'cause I came up with because I had to I. I kinda got to a point. We were living here. we've got about an Acre so had the space had the room and we were looking at buying a house. This was a couple years back. Actually I've been through this a couple of times so a couple of years ago. We're looking at buying another house smaller property I would have had to downsize. You know and it's like I mean if your car guy like me you know this. It's it's hard if you've got ten cars and you're like what do I do? Which one do I get rid of? You know it's really hard to wrap your head around at all. It's overwhelming in most people. I know that have to go through this. They just sort of shut down mentally shut down. I can't let none of them go. Screw it that's it while doing it. This way was sort of like I can. I can not focus on the inner cars and just worry about the outer cars. Get rid of you know. Wrap your head around the one car and then once you can let go of that car then you go to the next one at some point. Eventually you're going to get close enough to the inner rings where you're like. There's just no way I can never let go of this car in. You know everything inside of that is just not going to happen. You know I'm Outta rings. 'cause I'm only like oh no. I can't do that off. Hey every car I've had I've had a dream around. I've had an idea of how concept of my in my head. You know so. It's sort of like getting rid of your children when you have to get rid of them you know but I did it the time before that in this is around the same. Time that General mayhem like my yard but We were in a position where well you know. We're two thousand and eight was We were kind of on that downward swing. We ended up losing our house We left there around two thousand twelve so it was like a forest downsizing you know so but you still. You still have that core that I still drug over like ten or something now. I know our listeners are probably going did he. Just say general mayhem relaxed. We're GONNA get to that folks. You GotTa wait on that story so before we get into all that. What was your first Mo- par Johnny? It was actually a seventy Chrysler and I believe it was a newport. I I'm not one hundred percent sure if it was a Newport Yorker or A three hundred but. I'm pretty sure it was in Newport It was a four door. I didn't I wasn't trying to buy this car. Wasn't seeking it out you know and we're talk in like this. This was way back. This would've been like around eighty six nine hundred eighty six or so just a kid. We moved from Los Angeles County to Riverside County Riverside's more rural. La's more you know. Obviously city coming out here. I was I befriended a kid up the street. We would ride their bikes around the neighborhood and stuff and he knew this. We went to this place these people he knew you know long story short this Chrysler sitting in the yard. And there's a station wagon sitting in the yard and I already had the mot part bug so it was like I didn't really know what the car was other than. It was like odds of Kool Moe par and I think my friends said something like oh he probably sell them to you and I said really and so we started just bullshit freaking kid at this point. You know it's like I don't have no money I don't have. I don't have a driver's license but We get to talk in and ask. What would you sell those cars? And he goes. Yeah so it was the seventy Chrysler. And it was a seventy two plymouth fury station wagon it the front bumper. Kinda looks like a seventy super be. I mean but thing is up huge boat. He goes yeah so like how much he said. Twenty five bucks each. I'm like WHOA. I can own my own car. So so whole ass we haul ass back to the house and tell. My Dad was like you know whatever like no big deal. It's like it's twenty five bucks you know all right. We'll buy them so we go over there and we drug him home I probably should have tried to get the car. I didn't know anything I know. No mechanics no education. No I knew nothing never turned to wrench other than building model cars and stuff like that and I think my dad might talk me into because he was a mechanic. Like oh you should take the engine apart and rebuild it and Blah Blah Blah which. I should never listened. I should've through gas in it and a battery and then it probably would have fired up and ran you know but I pull the eighty three. I pulled it out and just took it. Apart is just like you know there's still cover any rockers. You know just took it apart and kind of got to see how an engine was put together so that was my very first garden in fact we. I never did anything with the CAR. I kept the motor. The idea was I was going to build this big block for a bitch and car like a roadrunner later on so car sat there and when we first moved out there. This property was just raw. Just raw. Land you know and We were cutting down bushes and stuff like that. We'd throw them in the back part of the property. My Dad he kinda have like his own dump right. Okay and This neighbor behind us he. He ran a abaco he. He was a backhoe operator. He had his own tractor and stuff like that so one day he got him to get the Chrysler and pushed it onto that trash area in basically crushed the car and run it over so that car is actually still there. My parents property berries back. You'd still have your very smoke ours. What you're telling me. Yeah technically guess it's underground and I'm sure there's not a panel good on it but yeah it's there whatever whatever happened to the three I think over the years Man I probably had those heads for twenty thirty years. I never did anything with the engine. I went onto other things. You know I probably use some parts of it for other big blocks but I never I never rebuilt it but you your feet wet on a big part. That's why did I do not recall. So I'm sure people have gathered by now that you have had a Lotta Mo- parse in your lifetime how many Mo- pars do you currently have? I think it's ten or eleven. And what are they? So seventy chargers a sixty eight cornet to sixty eight chargers. I should say the seventy two chargers one of them is my mom's car. She's sort of. She made me part owner of the car and to sixty eight from my dad. It's all mine I can tell you that story too but So the two sixty eight chargers sixty nine cornet wagon. I love that car. By the way I laid that wagon is spied on your pictures and I look at that car God wagons or just. I don't know for some reason lately I've been really into four doors and wagons especially I. It's a good thing that you have one. Because they are hard to find yes. They rusted out really easily to there. Hasn't been locally there's one locally it's a sixty eight I think satellite and it's rotted broadened pretty bad. I still want it. I was like six grand for it and I'm like three in it and I'm like Oh God man it's rotted. Rags are cool. Even mind has rotted. Bottom of the doors have rust and the floors arrested on it. But yeah same like you man. I just when I found this car I just had to have it Africa's I saw it on craigslist and it had a had a sixty nine five hundred. You know grill in it and I'm like Oh man. It looks kind of weird. I'm but I pretty sure they didn't make five. Well maybe they did. I don't know but the car was not a five hundred. It was a it was actually a deluxe. Ironically the lowest of the totem pole of of the class models. You know It didn't sell. I want to say the car was listed for fifteen hundred bucks or eighteen hundred bucks. This is this is only a few years ago five or six years ago maybe and I actually printed up the CRAIGSLIST AD in. I just kept it just just like I loved the car. I wanted the car but I didn't have the money for the car you know and I just kept it and then and I want to say over over a year maybe or close to a year went by and I came across. I'm going through. Came across the ad I had right and I'm like I'm just going to call them just just for the hell of it because I had the money at that time so I called the guy up and I go. Hey I know I know this is a really old ad you know I I I. I kept the ad from longtime ago. Was just curious if you still had the car. Not and he goes. Yeah I still have. It just never sold a lot of people called on it. Nobody actually bought it. And I just haven't I was actually thinking about reposting it and I just didn't do it yet. And I'm like sweet so drove out there and picked it up. So yeah so you never know. Yeah don't want I'm the one that I see all the time and I secretly. I look at it quite a bit items like Honda. It'd be cool habits on carruthers. That are a little rusty. And I'm just like ooh ratty wagon. I kinda liked the idea that I have. I have more mopeds than I have room for. And that's only two so that's my actuate. Yeah you need to look into by a bigger piece of property and I could be a normal part guy. Trust me I I talking to the wife. I'm like all right. Next place needs enough place to park. You know ten or fifteen cars in elder a decent sized shop. I haven't fifteen cars worry about that. I just need the ability ability. Right as as we all know is sometimes. It's better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Exactly ask for a lot Seca. Come back a little right. You end up with like eight room for aid. When I found my Dart my wife was on a business trip. And it's funny. Because her best friend said something to her about. He'll probably buy a car or some stupid while you're gone. I'll be damned if I didn't call her while she business. Hey I found. I found a car. She's like what do you mean like do whatever I'm like okay? So we didn't get through your whole list and we. I don't think we're through the list we got to the wagon. No Yeah we stopped wagon star. Sorry go seventy nine power wagon not that this counts but I got a seventy five d one hundred long bed parts trucks. Just parked truck The sixty nine charger that I picked up recently through my friend the Black One. I go right. Yeah and then at my buddy's house I bought from my buddy a seventy dodge charger. R T that was going to be built into a pro street. So it's been the back has been started. It's been cut away and it's this happened years ago so before anybody gets all pissed off that you're cutting up a real rt car. It's like a a longtime ago when they were worthless. So get over it and it's going to stay on that note. I don't that stuff doesn't bother me. I don't get bothered when I see a quote unquote rare or special Mo- par that is getting quote unquote chopped up for something cool like that. It's better than it rotting in the field or something like that so anybody complains about that is just ridiculous like I just ran across this article of this guy I guess. He's a journalist on automotive journalist and he found For the life of me I can't remember the drag racers name but he found this Four forty six pack plum crazy Khuda. That has hundred forty nine original miles. I think it's one hundred forty nine original miles on it. He only drove it home. Basically from the dealer put a Hemi in it so he bought a sixty seven Gts with a Hemi convertible hold the Hemi out of it put it in his Khuda and the tax just sat there so the guy passes away in here. Is this survivor Shaker Hood Hemi car now? that used to be a six pack. It's insane so guy dies and his collection gets sold off and when it happened in on one hand. It's like okay. The Guy who bought it is he going to restore it and put it back to original and trying to make some money on it because who knows how much you bought it for. You know it's kind of undisclosed but he is keeping the car one hundred percent the way originally that they found it. So it's still got all the old drag racing stickers on it the the logo the thing drag addicts or something like that ninety four but fired it up. It's just hundred and forty nine miles. The thing looks brand new. Know he shined it up. You know a little spit shine on that paint and it just came alive like Oh my God so when I see things like that I'm like how many more of those cars are out there. I he knows about because the guy. I guess he was saying that you know He. He's one of those Lewis Mo- par guys where he doesn't want anybody to come out and stuff and you know when he was asked about why he kept it for so long and why. It's kind of secrets he's like you know bragging rights. The longer I hold onto it more bragging rights I have rights unfortunate- unfortunately he didn't make it to enjoy all the bragging rights but at least the car is being taken care of you know. Yeah that's good and you know that's the way I would have gone with that car There's a fine line. There's definitely fine line I once a car kinda developed. Its own history. I mean yeah I won't I won't mention it. Owned mentioned the car we were going to talk about. But let's the car we're going to talk about. What if somebody bought and restored it all original some day? It'd be like erasing everything that that car is all about. You know and I think that's what you do in a car with that kind of rich history. It's like it just deserves to stay the way it is you know I think Mo- part collectors guide had an article they talked about. This wants in some guy was like one of those winged Or he had a super bird any put a funky paint job on the car. Right and The guy passed on the car. Got Sold and the guy that bought it. It was like a four forty six pack car. The guy restored all original. You know vitamin C. ORANGE. And all that and the guys in. Malabar collector guy were kind of making the arguments like so what? How many Orange supers four forty six packs are out there. There's tons of 'em you just erased unique car. This guy like I'm trying to think of that club. There was some sort of club I don't know if it was here in California but it was like all these winged warrior guys so these daytonas and super birds were all like meet up and hang out but this guy was like they're all the time and everybody knew the car because it was so unique. So it's like I don't know I don't I don't on that one it's like I'm not sure what the right answer is. I kinda of I think if I owned it. The color scheme wasn't all that appealing to me. So I probably would have gone the other way you know but on the other hand I think the right answer is and they made this point. It's like you know if you gotTa have one. There's plenty out there. Go buy one. That's you know can be restored back to originally leave this one alone. Leave it for somebody else. Who's going to enjoy it with the funky paint job on it in the history? That has you know so going back to your charger. Do you have vendor tags on this thing's Vin and all that stuff for what Which one are the seventy? Rt treated it does in fact a might my my buddy if people are going to be pissed on the here. This is this my buddy. Hey Hey he hates these guys. He hates these numbers guys in the you know the rarity I mean. I'm not like that. I like that stuff but I also like you know a hot Rod. You just go out there and just thrashing on it you know but He was gonNA put a full cage in the car and he wanted to take fender tag and just like on the bar. That goes down the fender. Well like just put four welds on the corner of the Fender Tag. And he's like Oh make sure I. I put enough well to raise part of part of one of the codes. You know and I'm like no don't do so that won't happen so don't freak out but You know it just goes to show the clash between those two groups and it. It's different to you know if those old school guys going back far enough like nobody gave a shit about that stuff you know absolutely but again like I kind of go back and forth because on one hand. Gosh it's really cool that you have all that documentation and I'd be a really nice restored example and you have some documentation. It's not a car that you bought it with no tags and you know hey just have fun with. It's an rt but we don't know much about it. We don't have the build. She'd nothing but on the other hand it's like at the end of the day. You still have an RT charter and you have as much documentation as you need. As long as you got that tag you know what it had so if you ever wanted to. I mean they make all the for him so if you wanted to. I mean it's not like you are completely right right and all you know whenever it happens. It's that car is so low on the totem pole as far as my priorities right now But when I get to it's like defender. Tag will stay on the car and it'll be put on correctly even though the things at some fat tires in the back. And it's tubs you know And who knows you know after? I'm long gone. Maybe somebody will restore the car back to normal but for me. It's you know the cost is too high like it would be way too expensive for me to try to put factory frame rails and floorboards and all that stuff after it's already been cut out of it you know I think it's cheaper just to go forward with the the back half and you know I'm I'm one of the ninety s guys. The nineties were my time that so pro. Streetcars were were at that time. You know that's all I ever wanted was a pro street charger so now have one surrey. Cool all right. That's not the end of your list as it used to know. That was the end of the list. Okay wasn't counting. But Yeah we can count if you want the three. And the shot the two sixty eight sixty nine seventy The power wagon station wagon. Oh forgot my duster. I say okay. And that's the green right agreement. Yeah Okay I see pictures that cartoon on my God. I'd never hear him talk about that when I don't. I don't know give quick rundown on that one. I like the license plate on it. I think he's one of my favorite parts about the cards stupid ass downs up. It's like Oh cool license plate so talking about your before There's not much of a story there. I I went up to there. Was this guy up in trying to think. I think it's like the Lancaster area. It's like the high desert and he was doing a re crummy like bumper re crummy as so I shot out there. I took him my roadrunner bumpers in my corner at bumpers to get them recruit. I seventy two charter bumper to get recruited and while I get up there. There's this seventy four duster in it's just like completely stripped. It's just a shell and start with them you know and this is after. I was racing my old d one hundred which was a heavy tank. You know it was like wow this. This thing looks like it's pretty light this this would move up the list as far as being much faster car Than anything else you know. So anyways he said him and his buddy built this car. They drag raced. It ended up selling it to a couple and this lady was actually racing the car. I can't remember her name. But if you go to cal tracks website. The car is in there. cal tracks on it is running a four forty at the time it was white with black on the bottom. Had decals all over it but I guess they didn't like you know he was friends with these people but they didn't really like the duster body. They liked the dark body. More more of the square look and they wanted. It was like I think they were looking for a seventy one or two seventy seventy one or two like that kind of DART and So one day he goes. He got a a valiant to get was a seventy one or two valiant and he goes. Hey I got this valiant. It's the same thing as a dart you know you wanNA come and look at it. Sure so they go over there and they look at it. They like the car I I don't think they liked the Plymouth Front end on it so they might have put a dodge front end on it at some point or something but short. They bought this car from him. And he's like well we'll take all the parts off of the dust or put it on your car and then give me the duster back. Okay cool so pissed now. Because he's like. They took everything out of the car. Even cut the roll cage out of the car. They took the aluminum door panels and stuff like that out of the car and used as templates in building the valiant and so he was just burnt out. He's like my buddy and I did all this work to this car. And we get this thing back. And it's just unusable. He's just like I'm not going to build it again. So he was done with it so I asked how much he wanted for it and he said eleven hundred bucks so I was like all right cool so I get home. I mean one of the selling points was that he was like Oh man. We sat under that car scraping the under the undercoating off of the thing with a torch and he's like what a pain in the ass you know and I'm like that's not something I ever WanNa try so nice to get it already done but yeah I honestly. That car was a huge mistake right. Yes yes it took way too many years to put together. I you know back when I got the car. It was shortly after. I was racing the truck shortly after racing. The road runner race the corn at a couple of times and then It was like well dusters even lighter like what a perfect race car to race spin like twelve thirteen years. Now I've been working on that car on off and on off and on and putting a big block in an body man. Don't scary way too because I got one. Sorry man. It's a pain in the ASS. It is a pain in the ASS. Yeah I swore I will never. I mean unless it's like a GTS or formula. Cooter like that like I will never touch big block in a body again. I'm that's hilarious. So so you have one body I do have one. It's my last year on your body guy. Though I am definitely got I that I. I'm sorry did you don't still have the roadrunner do you? I do not. I've had three three. My Life roadrunners. The last one was a really nice restored car paid a lot of money for you. Know like say a lot of money but it was twenty one five. I paid for that car but it was. It was a beautiful car. Black four-speed car had it was a three eighty three originally. But it had a four forty in it with fuel. Injection stuff Beautiful car but I got tired of making the payment on it so I sold it to pay off the loan that got against it The one I had the most fun with was my blue which was a rowdy muscle car. That thing was just loved that thing to it honestly dude it s my favorite car when I think about it it. It doesn't mean I love at the most like I'm a charger. Guy called core like that's my car however the amount of time I spent in the car then the amount of fun I've had with a car I mean having the coronet which is a pretty nice car. I'M NOT GONNA say it's car show car quality but it's a nice car you know when I got it done and you drive it places. It's like I gotta I gotTa Park. Way The hell out in the parking lot so nobody parts next to me you know and even then. I don't like leaving the car loan it's like I don't. I don't go somewhere if I'm gonNA walk away from the car. You know the roadrunner on the other hand though should he paint job is rough. It had scratches it at dance. You know it was like I could park it all the way close to the grocery store and walk inside and not worry about it. You know Thrashed on it at the drag strip and just everything about that car it just it just worked it worked in. It was reliable. It would start every time you know. I mean it gave me some hiccups here and there in the beginning but after I got dialed in was just like the most reliable car I've ever had so that probably leads into one of my other questions which was going to be. Do you have a Mo- par from your past that got away. That wish you can have back at the road runner man. Definitely the roadrunners on that list How many Mo- Pars Johnny has had stay? He's got a list of the ones that got away folks Thank you know. It's like Harz that I've owned that got away was that one There's cars that I've owned that. We're kind of taken away by fire. You know There's cars that I've found that I wanted to buy didn't have enough money. And then they got away okay enough. Yeah we'll go with the roadrunner though it's crazy when you're talking about the ring and I'm thinking about Arbor Cool cars that you don't have an my God you know so what. What is the car at the center so your parents cars are the two cars at the at the very very center? I'd say three at the very center my high school bar. The it's just the one I called in on your show in and you out from high school from us. You know you still have. I still have it. I still have it. It's waiting to be restored. It's all a part but I still have it. So that was at the core. My Mom's cars at the core of my dad's sixty eight chargers at the core I would say everything else is at least ring out from that. You know meaning if I had to pick those three would never leave. One of the other ones would have to leave. I okay let me just take a guess here if someone said. Hey Johnny you got to get rid of one today. I'm guessing it's going to be the big block duster am I wrong. Who Your Power Parts? Kim Okay the parts car doesn't count power wagon the power wagon. I haven't had a lot of time in. I just bought it. I did a lot of stuff. But the power wagon would be easy to let go my blue seventy two charter. Which was the other story. I called in on your your show about There's some there's some blood sweat and tears into that car but that one would go first. You know. Even you know even that sixty nine that I have. It's like I don't have any plans to get rid of that car but it's like I don't have any We we haven't connected yet. It's just I have it in. It's there you know. But it's like the that connection has yet to occur. So when you get that seat time and you you you know you rack your knuckles a few times in the engine bay and you're dropping the big block in there and then then you start getting that connection he starts to say. This car will never leave. You know once you stay with your blood and exactly you know. I can't help but think about some of the listeners that are sitting there going. Hold on a second. How many cars does he have? They may be keeping track and they're going to wait a second. How many charters does this Guy House? So so Johnny I want you to get these people thinking. What is the cheapest charger that you have? What's the lowest amount of money spent on charger? And I think a lot of people have been listening to this show. I think they know but we'll refresh them with people's minds that would be the free one that would be the the blue seventy two two. I got for free that I didn't even want. I didn't go there to buy that car with their to buy a sixty eight charger. Well I D- no just real recap the story. You know Fastest possible play. The thing is I have these buddies. We played poker all the time for years and then out of the blue. It's like I've got chargers all alongside my house it out of the blue. You know one of my buddies is like I think my father-in-law has one of those in his yard. And I'm like a charger. Yeah what year. I don't know it. It looks like the generally I don't. I'm like okay I have to go look you how you can't. You cannot leave that stone unturned. You know so we go look and sure enough. It's a sixty eight three hundred bucks three hundred bucks for that car in the guys like you want another one. And I'm like yeah. He goes he points to the seventy two. And it's like I'm like you got another one. It's a seventy two and I'm like no I'm good. Well I'm like think then it clicked right like I just paid three hundred dollars for sixty eight. How how much could he possibly want for the seventy? Two Hundred Bucks. Well how much for the seventy two. Oh you could just have it. Just get it out of my yard. Yeah Okay Are you haven't folks there you have it free okay. Let's let's continue the streak of entertainment. What is the most money ever spent on a second generation charger? You don't have to answer that but if you would. I'm sure people would be a little curious. Yeah Well you know. It's probably the sixty nine just by most of the charges I've had I've had them for years and I've paid so little money for them So the charger that I just bought the sixty nine. Well it's a toss up because the sixty nine the seventy. I think paid the same. So it's like thirty five hundred bucks so people were people. Were sitting there going. Always probably spend thirty grand on what he had to. Al-sharif sharpen are these days. Yeah the roadrunners. The most expensive car I've ever bought. I take that back because I think I paid twenty four hundred bucks for the that sixty nine. I Pay Thirty. Five hundred for the seventy so the seventy. Rt's the most expensive car ever bought the next time. You run across a charger second-generation charger that's less than twenty grand. Johnny Lemme have that one. Okay okay you know you're standing in line. I get that a lot. Not Oh God I can't I are. Hey you gotta have your place in line somewhere. Christ I'll I'll take that gamble. I know there's people listening right now. They're like okay the next time. I see a twenty five thousand dollar rocks. I'm GonNa tell them how I heard this podcast. And there's this Guy Johnny on there and he gets them for three hundred bucks all day long so you just you just wade the market johnny. He's probably going to be the guy trying to buy something for my coffee. I'm sure Oh yeah. Yeah Hey Mike. If you're listening to this how can you justify your prices when Janis over here? Getting cars for free all right right. Oh that's money not just goes to show that you know if you're in the right place at the right time and you know you've had your cars for a long time a lot of them anyway but even in today's market. I mean you tell anybody that you gotta charger for less than five grand. That isn't rotting into the ground. And it's unbelievable. You know like I wouldn't be surprised if you're like no. I paid ten grand for that. I'd be like that's a good deal is sitting ones. I've been seeing. Yeah Yeah Yeah. It's probably worth that much. It's a I think my buddies just being you know being a buddy you could. You could argue. He gave me the car you know. I'm sure he wouldn't have sold it to anybody at that kind of at that price. But I'm not saying I don't blame you at all. That's one that I wouldn't even talk to my wife about. I just come home with it and be like hey. Do you want a divorce or what not take my charger and go see so out of all the cars you've had and the ones you currently have which. Mo- part is your favorite. I don't think I asked you that. One yet I like a specific car. Pick one and I'll make it easy for you. Mom and dad's car out of the question don't don't even we won't count though just yours specifically because that would it would be my high school car then okay for Shepherd. I sixty eight charger. Yeah we're cool all right. We've gotten through a lot of your history. Let's get into the car that we mentioned earlier you are the original owner for. I don't know anybody that's a car enthusiast especially Mo- part theseus that does not know about the TV show roadkill on motor trend with Freiburg Finnegan. They had a project car called. General mayhem now. People they assume that fiber just had this car. They don't know the origins of this car. But as it were you were the maybe not the first owner off the lot. But you're the previous owner before that car became general mayhem. So how did you? I don't think anybody's heard this story before. Freiberg over and before you. So where did you get the car? So my buddy that I just bought the sixty-nine charger from I got the car from him. He's a he's a you probably know this. You have Mo- par guys that it's a niche and then you have George guys. There's charger guides there in niche. So there's a few guys I've come across over the years. It's like they are. They'll own other MO- parts but they're hardcore charger guys. So my buddy John. He is a charger guy and he is just one of those guys that knows everybody. He's connected with everybody and at that point in time we'll call it. You know 'cause I sold. I traded the car in two thousand nine I probably got the car from my buddy two or three years prior to that and so he'd say you know I don't know how many years prior to that he got the car but you know I would say that you're probably looking at two thousand early two thousands or something like that maybe even earlier and the Buddy said he has. Everybody knows. He's a charger guy. So a lot of the cars he had tons of them he had a lot of them and if they had like to back in that time you know guys at least here in California like if a car had rust car you know. Fortunately I mean it's it's sad to say but it's true it was. They were shunned and so a lot of those cars got parts taken off them and then like whatever was leftover. Either give it to my buddy John or they sell it to John for a really low price or they knew he liked them so badly that he would 'cause he was a body guy buying paint guy he would do work for them on their cars and then get the charger as payment. You know and just how I met John. I had a sixty nine dodge dart a had it for maybe over a year or two. I paid three hundred bucks for the car. I got it through right now. It's only a three car man so okay okay. It was through a friend of a friend and And then I decided you know. The car sat in my backyard for a while and being the B body guy that I am it was you know. I didn't have the ring thing developed back then but if I did it was on the outermost ring and I just decided I'm not gonNa ever do anything with this car. Let her go and I put it up for sale for five hundred bucks and John Called. And so like yeah. I gave him my address. He came over to look at the car. This guy pulls up in seventy coronet station wagon with a four forty in it and I. I like my car's low. Just thing was like slammed to the ground on sale rims right and he had these funky center caps not dog dish. But it kind of had that look you know he rose up in this thing and it's two-tone it's petty blue and black and I'm like damn things bad ass you know. Yeah so bullshit with him. You know learned that he does paint body for a living he wanted the darts. I sold him the Dr and then I'm like. Oh you know I didn't. I didn't know what kind of work he did so I went out to his place and he took him to another buddy of his. That had some cars that he had painted and he showed me those cars. It's like Damn. He does good work okay. And then I still didn't quite trust them so I wasn't going to give him a charger. I wish I had but I wasn't going to give him a charger so I gave him my coronet to paint. You know which at that time. It was just a beater car that I was driving. All the time you know had a three teen in that first and I put a three eighty three in it and he did bitch and work on the thing and Yeah I mean if I had given them a charger that's what would be sitting in my shop painted and done and nice you know so regret. But that's how I met John and in the process of I would John. I think I heard you talk about a body paint guy and a guy living in his shop. You'll he did this these guys. They must all be the same or something. 'cause that's all. John Is John. The reclusive sort of total cool guy personable. You could talk to him but he he's quirky. He's a quirky guy. Yeah he would. He'd live in Van. You know next to his shop and go out and work on his cars of. That's that's how he was had no problem with it so I'd have to do work on the car and I would have to go out there and I would give him. You know some cash for the work that he did and I just got every few weeks or something like that. In one of the Times I went out to visit them. I don't know how we just. He had so much shit in his yard. He had tons of cars. And he had this buddy. That had a lot of rare cards. Like you talk about my time being the nineties. This guy from the eighties was snatching up like fiberglass liftoff four forty six pack superbeets and you know roadrunners and yeah. I mean super super rare stuff and John was store a lot of it forms. Those just like you know they all needed to be restored. Awesome Eye Candy Walking through John had ended up selling this chartered. My coffee recently But he had this tattoo. Sixty eight charger sitting there. Complete drive train missing on the one that I bought but I just I told John I'm like and would you sell this car. And he says I don't know we'll how much would you give me for it and I said I'll give you five grand for this car? And he's like salt so drug that car home and he'd he'd built like these pods over cars in like hide him in his backyard. It was it was trippy using building materials but metal building materials right He would cut them all and rhythm together screwing together and I remember seeing him in his backyard and I never bothered. Never thought to ask like what what are those things in what. What's the purpose and cars hidden in them? And you didn't even it didn't click because it's so weird because when you look at a car you kind of have this idea of how high tall the car isn't stuff these things so tight that the car would just barely fit in there and it honestly when you're not looking at the car it just looked like it wasn't tall enough to house a car you know because it was just above the roof flying. Yeah so yeah he would hide all this stuff because we have code enforcement crap out here in California you know. They're always busted on us so he would. He would stashes stuff so anyway. Yeah I don't they. Don't all these weird things that he's got built in the yard? Guess not some Mo- par guys are just a little a little out there and I love them. But they're a little out there Larry's all John comes up with some wacky stuff all the time but the guy is a genius. I mean he comes up with stuff. I mean if you seen some of the work he does bodywork wise. He's like he makes metal. Look like paper. You know you're like Like the rebalance on the seventy two charter. Like I WANNA cut it out for you know exhaust tips and I'm like well just buy it. He's like on ought to be easier to to cut monkey. We'll just you know. He just snip snips and hammers. On stuff he'll use stuff laying around on the ground as like you know to beat metal around to shape it and stuff like that crazy guy guy that school guy. He's not much older than me. But he's probably he's probably like six or seven years older than me and he's been doing it since day one so he's just like really good at it. Yeah but anyway. The charger general mayhem was in one of these pods. And that car was way. More stripped than the charge. I just bought for five grand. You know so honestly. I don't remember what I paid for that car because I got to to Hoop Dee. Cars from him are rough chargers that one and another one that had a really rusty roof. It was a red car defender from that cars. What ended up on GENERAL MAYHEM BUT Anyway got those cars from him and I had bought the sixty nine charger from a guy. Used to work with He had a sixty nine charger. Rt and he bought this other cars parts car and he needed a Rufai. We worked out a deal where I bought the car from. He was GONNA cut this car up for the roof because his head was a vinyl top in it was rusty right. I had a roof that I had cut out of a car from a bone yard years ago so I said well I'm like do. Don't destroy the car like I'll give you my roof. Which is Cherry? No Rust on it and I'll give you some money for the charger okay. Cool yeah that works out because all he wanted with was roof anyway. His his grandfather had pulled the car around with his tractor or something like that like something happened. And I don't know the tractor crashed into the car. The car crashed into something else. It just got much pretty hard but long story short. My Buddy John like sixty nine more than any other year and So I traded him that sixty nine for one of the rough chargers. I think it was for general mayhem but I think I got the rusty roof car for just a few hundred bucks more. You know so. Yeah so that's where the car came from from him then. I got it John. No that that car with that car became. I think he's I think he does but he's not hung up on stuff like that he's he doesn't care much. I mean I've mentioned it to him and you know when I visit John. We just we don't talk about it. There's so much to talk about. You know so much stuff into conversation. That does doesn't come up that much but Yeah I've mentioned it to him. They said something like Oh really. That's cool you know like more snow. You end up with this car. You have no idea what the future holds for this car right. What you told me is that you were selling it. So tell us about the process of selling it so you are. You're selling this car. Tell us about that so I just got that car. I got a rusty roof Carson. John and I got the five thousand dollar car from John. Plus I already had my dad's blue charter ahead. My high school charger. I had another sixty nine charter like Actually to other sixty nine chargers so I had a glut of cars right and I had a specially a glut of chargers for whatever reason I picked this car. This car out like I'm GonNa work on this car. I'm going to slap this thing together and I'm GonNa run it you and I pull it out. It's got a big dent in the quarter panel and I started buying. You know those studs. The well the stud to the car. And then you use a polar to him right. I put hundreds of these this quarter panel just popping each one out in the breaking it off in wilding another one. I spent all this time on this car. Right and Put a porter power in the from the inside of the car putting pressure on the quarter panel. It actually came up pretty nice and if you look at the car that the quarter pounder doesn't let caved in really but if you look I believe it was the passenger side the top edge of the quarter panel like you know where the top of the door goes up into the order panel. If you were to rub your finger along that edge you would reach a point where there's a kink in it that kink with all the way to the bottom of the car that whole quarter panel was pushed in. I'd say like six inches or so at least so I'm doing all this work and it's like day after day after day after day and then I said what the hell am I doing. This car is missing. Tons of parts has nothing has no interior in it has no drivetrain in needs a front suspension. You know I have no idea what's going on with the rear end like strip to the bones. It had no fenders on it had no hood on it had no grill I think it had a back bumper but it didn't have a front bumper. It was missing everything and somebody had cut the tr- the Trans Tunnel. They were GONNA put a four speed editor something at one point right and so I just I'm like this is stupid so I said screw this car. I'm getting rid of it and I'm going to spend my time on another car that I've got chargers up to my eyeballs. That are ten times better shape than this car like. Why am I wasting my time on this thing so I decided to sell it folks? I want to understand right here before Johnny continues that he had so many chargers that he decided to get rid of one because it was too much work. I want you to think about that for a minute so that you can cry in your pillow at night like I did. Okay sorry continue this. No Brian I listened to you talk. I know you and I know you're a good guy so when I hear you say these things I can only imagine if I was listening to this show and I wasn't sitting here talking to you. I'd be like this guy out of his mind getting rid of at what does he think. Hey when you've got one too many right start. Cutting those chords got that you have problems that ninety nine point. Nine percent of Mope are people that don't have those cool cars and wish they had Sitting I'm like God I would die to have that problem with darts if I had to many like. I got to get rid of one today but I'm sorry no problem. It was a different time. Man is definitely a different time. You know in fact perfect. Segue I decide to sell the car and I had lots of charger parts too I. I never had a glut offenders offenders. Were always hard to find for chargers. All the way back you know and someday I'll tell you the story of my my sixty eight charger my highschool car. You know why I told you already that the previous owner had a little bit of a drinking problem and wipe out front end of that. Are I had to put a seventy front clip on that card just to just to drive it and could not find parts for it but anyways So put the chart. I I gathered up parts that I had to make the car. Look more presentable because you know with the whole front clip off of the car. It had no LID on it. No Interior in it was like there wasn't much there other than the shell so I took. I think I'd already sold the red car This guy he would come from the Mid West somewhere in. He would come out to the west coast every now and then he. I think he somehow found my buddy and then my buddy gave him my number and he would buy parts you just by Mo parts take him back to the rust belt in selling because it was clean. California parts you know so he. He calls me up and he's like you got anything for sale and I'm like you know rusty roof charger. I'd already gotten rid of my spare roof that I had so it was like. Yeah I'll get rid of this car. The guy sold it for six hundred bucks. I know I kept some parts. I mainly the fender. I kept the fender off of the car I had a blue hoods sitting on it. I think that came from my own parts cash. You know So that car and then when I was putting general mayhem together to sell I had started to black. Primer the car through a deck lid on it I started black primary in the car and then I think I was like it needs a fender an in hood you know preferably to fenders but only had one from the red car so through the red fender on it and then I'm looking at my other parts in it's like you know my dad's the hood from my dad's charger was already cut out. So out of all of my nice hoods it was like that was the worst good and I'm like you know when I got it as a when I was younger and I wanted the hood and I got it from my Dad. I was like I am going to have a drag car and I'm going to have you know scoop on top of that whole so it's like I really wanted it but by that time. I was kind of overall of that so I threw that could on the car. So the hood in the fender were sort of an afterthought which is why they never got black primer black like the rest of the car yeah and then put up for sale and yeah the you know. I know it sounds amazing. But it's like it's not just me. I got everybody calling me on the car. I think I listed for three Grand Start and you know lackluster response. To drop to like twenty eight hundred. I think I dropped it again to twenty six hundred. I get people. Call me. Just telling me their dreams and aspirations one of the guys I one of the stories I can remember was the guy. This guy calls me up. And he's like he's like. I always wanted to build an old funny car like the I sixty eight charger funny cars which you know if you remember the Mr Norms. Funny Super Charger. Yeah they're actually really narrow cars like I don't know how many how many inches are cut out of it. But he wanted to bill bat. He wanted to cut a section down the centre of the car in narrow the car. Of course I'm like I would not do that but I didn't. I didn't care I'm not going to tell you. Don't you want as you buy the car? But I had to listen to his long story. Like everybody's listening to my long story now but you know and it's like I'm like so you're going to buy it or what you know. Try to come up with the money man. I'M GONNA call you back. Never never called back. Yeah I got a lot of those calls. Lots and Freiburg I think he shot me an email and he said hey. I'm David Fry Burger. You Know Editor for Hot rod magazine You know and of course. I'm like I don't care who the hell you know. He wasn't famous as he is today but He goes. Hey I got A. I think he emailed me first and then I called him or he called me anyway. He said I've got some brand new MO- par aluminum heads in the box. They've never been mounted on an engine Would you be willing to trade? Because he's like you know I think those at that time were around. Twenty two hundred bucks or so. I'm asking like maybe it was asking twenty four hundred for the car so an I already had in my head. It's like you know I'm at twenty four hundred expecting to go down to twenty two if somebody offered me twenty to elect the cargo you know so I was like yeah. Let me think about it. You know I looked it up like yeah. The heads are going for this much. I'm like screw it out. I'll do that. I'll take those heads always wanted stage six heads not that these were staged six hundred but like close luminary heads in everything so I tell him I do the trade so he came out. I told you this before it's funny 'cause he How you see him on. Tv That's how he is. He really is like that. I mean he showed up in shorts and flip flops. I think he was wearing socks with the flip flops. If I remember right you know and cool guy just shooting the shit and he says yeah. I think You know I think I'm gonNA build it like a a nascar because there's so many parts missing on the car. If you're building a NASCAR race car you would need all those parts of just be empty. You know so. Just drop a drive train in it and make it into a NASCAR CLONE SO I was like. Oh yeah makes sense to me. Sounds cool you know. So he said all right. I'm going to send my buddy out and I think it was the following weekend. Buddy came out with a trailer and brought the heads and loaded up the car and away it went and then I think it's sat because that was two thousand nine and I'm not sure when the roadkill episode started but I think it was quite a few years later. Maybe fall. Yeah yeah that car had been sitting for years yeah his not on TV. Yeah so that bottle of piss. That was in the car that had that was not at my place Clear about. I didn't even have my list of questions. I should've yeah so you sell the car to Freiburg her. Yeah you have no idea that this car is going to eventually become the flagship of roadkill. You have no idea no idea. When is the next time you see the car? And what's your do you understand. That's the charger. I sold like what was that like. So Anthony SPRIGS AGAI on facebook. I I don't know somehow we friend somehow I can't even remember i. It was on some other websites some other car type website. 'cause I wasn't even into facebook back then and he would just you know. Shoot the shit with me here. And they're kind of touch base with me and then He's I think he was the one that told me goes. Hey Dude I think one of your cars is on that on this. Tv Show road kill. You know and I'm like really and he goes. Yeah and so. That's what I went out to go look for the road. Kill show which I believe you know. They didn't have their network stuff at the time. It was just on Youtube. Remember right so yeah searched it out on youtube and I was like. Oh Yeah you know so. That was the first time I saw it. It's kind of a trip. It's like yeah it looks exactly like it left my your except that runs God. That's a trip Janis. Had so many more parts at one of them became famous. Okay yeah it's like having kids and one of them becoming an actor or something nobody odd. Yeah wow that's crazy so you see your old car. It's on the Internet at that time on Youtube and then eventually blows up on TV. The car ends up becoming famous auto. In the automotive world. The cars famous. I think anybody in the world you say. Hey Do you know roadkill? They'd probably say yes. Do you know general mayhem. They probably say yes. I mean I know when I saw the car thought Drive that daily. I'm looking around like I don't think anybody that I know would drive that car daily but I shall would cause I'm crazy like that. But what do you think of the evolution of the car man? I'm a bit torn on it. I mean to be honest when I saw the show. Come out like and you gotta you gotTa Kinda think like now. We think of the show. I think most people would never WANNA change anything about the car really but when it first came out I was like man I had some shitty grills lane around like I wish I wish I had thrown enough pieces like broken grills in the car so they could have like you know. Zip tied something together. 'cause I hated that Mesh. They put on it with the two headlights on there. I hated it but You Know Shit. I forgot what your question was. It was the evolution of the car when I got and where it's at now so I loved everything with the the motorhome four forty. I wish they did a little more. Because you know I had my roadrunners stories very similar to how this car was Kinda built. You know I I ended up picking up a A factory warranty engine long block. Rv engine for forty and put that in my roadrunner. But I put a cam in an headers and you know did some stuff to make it. Give it a little more pep backdrop. I wish they had done a little more with the four forty rather than just sort of pull plucking it from the motorhome. Dropping it in. It's like manifest through little cam in their throw. Some headers on there. Some give just a little bit more bitching awesome. But once they got the car running and they're tearing through all the dirt fields and stuff. It's like yeah that's bad ass. I loved it. I loved that car. I love that point of evolution on the car when they went to the Or is it hell cat motor when they went through the Iger Motor? I think it changed it. You know I think today. I think it's cool and I think it would probably be a disservice to take the car back from that in you know. Take it to a previous step in its evolution but I would have rather what they ended up doing with that four forty and they put it in crop duster. I think if they had just done that and put that. Motor back into general mayhem to me. That would have been perfect and I and they should have saved the hell cat thing for something else you know. Just just my thought kind of with you. The only the only saving grace with that is that we got to see the build off between roadkill gas monkey. Because I was I was a big fan of Erin Kaufman and when they got a dark I was like. Oh Yeah here we go finally dark as you get all these automotive shows and very seldomly. Do you see them. Build our dark so dark guys like myself. We're like yes. Finally one for a that. Was that a fun. That was a fun. Little build off to watch. But yeah the general mayhem. That's when I found out you were the owner or the owner of general mayhem. That's crazy I couldn't imagine like missile. My darting somebody got a hold of something that happened like it's just nuts looking like that used to be and I used to work on that car. Yeah have you seen it in person? Have you actually seen the car in person since it's been no no have it? No actually while and even my buddy has my buddy took a bunch of pictures. It was at the L. A. Car Show. I don't know a few years ago and that car was there and he's like Oh look at. Your Car. Took pictures of it and stuff. I didn't know about it so was like whatever when we went to the ZIP tie drags in Tucson Leave that was two thousand eighteen January two thousand eighteen if I remember right seventeen or eighteen. I was really hoping the car would be there. You Know I. It's kind of a long haul from southern California to there and But my buddy Chris Field and I went in brought our families and I wanna go I wanNA bring. I still have that cylinder heads. And they're still in the box. I still have never put them on an engine and I wanted them to sign the heads or at least the box I ended up bringing just one box and I left the head in it. Just I don't know just for like yeah this the cylinder heads still there you know and actually found Finnegan. I kind of told them. Hey you know I sold you guys a general mayhem. I traded it for the cylinder heads and I was wondering if you could sign the box. And he's like Azure spin again. It was really cool. Really Cool Dude. So he signed it and then I was like do you know where FRY Burgers at. And he's like I don't know he's he's filming something somewhere. I'm like okay. And then and then he's like he is you know and he was kind of being ushered by This lady was with him like they were. GonNa go do some filming or something I was like. Hey Can I. Can I get you to sign this box and I told him to like I? Don't you probably don't remember me? But I traded you general mayhem for the cylinder heads. And he's like Oh yeah cool man you know and he signed it really fast and then she basically rush them away and he's like he's like well come by for a cause him and fiber him. Finnegan would sit in like signed stuff. Signed t shirts or whatever he's like well come by and then we'll talk. Some more was like all right cool and then so the next day it was like God. The line was just a mile long around the building. And I'm like screw that I'm not waiting in line so but I got the box sign very cool very cool well. I'm going to do everything I can to make sure they hear this show all right I want. I want you to be reunited with that car. They oh you drive in that thing or something. Because if it wasn't for that car they probably wouldn't be as every general mayhem. They can say whatever they want. Great Show Love Roadkill. Love those guys. I think I think they really did. Change or at least have a giant impact on the car enthusiast market. I know you and I talked about that. The Blue Collar everyday guy can go out there and you know it doesn't have to less good it just has to you know what it does and commend them for that but I definitely When I think going if you look at all the episodes it's like that one episode with that one car I think. Basically a pit amazes everything about the show. I mean it was just you hit the nail on the head. I mean if used whatever let's just say a generic Carla say chevelle. That's you know. Let's say a Malibu not not quite as cool anonymous. I don't know whatever it is. It's like doing a charger. Especially now it's like they are so out of reach as far as being attainable or affordable and stuff but taking a car that even then even though it was sort of cheaper they they didn't pay anything for the car they me really but You know by the time they were doing the show. It's like you're taking one of the most iconic muscle cars in the face of the planet that that deserves to be completely restored like most people would be like. This is a charter. You can't do that. You have store this thing you know. It's gotta be all perfect you know so. They took that car and they did this slam wham Bam thank you Ma'am and just trat thrashed on the car going down the roads and trails and stuff like you know like it was nothing like they didn't care like how it really was. You know back in the nineties. You know absolutely so I know that. Yeah they I agree one hundred percent. I don't think they would have had as much of an impact. If it wasn't for the charger if it was a camera or like you said Chevelle Malibu I mean come on. It had to have been a charter. It was destiny. You would get some cylinder heads for that charger in that. Charger would become famous. And as a matter of fact I hope that shirt you're wearing. I hope that shirt was free if not. Hey Freiburg he need to spend Johnny Mo Parson. Free Swag okay. He paid for this. I bought it at two on. I paid for it. Give them a gift card. Something come on right and it's wrong. I don't know if you know this or not but this is in an inverted picture of the car. So you see that fender that is it is that is a sixty nine fender. That is it. Looks like it's. I don't know if this video adverts or not because I've seen that but this is actually. The picture is on the driver's side but the driver's side is sixty eight. That's what I put on the car. A red sixty eight sixty nine on the other side so funny. Well there you go folks something you don't know and hopefully we can get this video online. But so you guys can actually see what Johnny's Talia but now you have to make a video of it to trinity the research because I gotta be honest. I haven't looked into. I know that the audio records but I'm not sure how to get the video out. Okay I think it automatically records but I'm not sure so hopefully hopefully we don't lose the video. Hopefully we got this video but All right so that's general mayhem. That's a I've been wanting to get that story out there for a while because I know you've told him before online but about getting a story out where you actually can hear someone tell it. It's always better than just reading facebook post so on all people. Now people know the origins of general mayhem and that card just magically appear Freiburg's place. Okay with Johnny moped. I before that it was in a pod On guy's property. I mean you have to go. I'M GONNA listen to this podcast again. It just think about that because that it just that just seems like something. A moped guy would do. Yes yes endorsement. We'd better bury these things. That's awesome all. We've talked about that all the time you know. I've told John is like yeah. What you really need is. Because he's talked about burying cars like burying underground code enforcement. Would know it's like well. You need a hill. If you had a hill then you could carve out a cave and put all your car's in the air and the brush over it or whatever you know. I never really thought about that. I'll contact the cities and get a hold of some of those guys because I'm sure they see some cars. I never really thought about that. Might be a good way to find cars as code enforcement. I I have a story. Hey we got time. What Story Johnny? All right well. It's not my story to buddy of mine story but Somewhere out here. This guy had like one hundred cars or something like that and code enforcement nailed him and it was going to abate all his or he had abated it. They call it abated vehicles. That's the crime. It's abated vehicles. Basically a bunch of nine running cars in your property. I think he had a hundred. And so my buddy my buddy Eric. He lived next door to this guy that was a tow truck driver for triple A. And or maybe contracts with AAA. I don't know how that works. But anyways he tells them as like I do. Disguise got one hundred cars. We're all going in there. Like a bunch of tow trucks and tow all of these cars out and they're all going to the crusher going to the junkyard in he says one of them is a sixty-nine. Polara police car A real police car like black and white was a California Highway Patrol car. And he says it's got a big block in it you know or he. He didn't know but my buddy was like it's probably big block. He's like yeah. I want the motor out of that thing. tree at fallen on the car so the roof was crushed on it. I guess so He's like well. How much and he's like. I think you pay two or three hundred bucks for the car. So the David Truck driver goes to the property. You know there's a bunch of these tow trucks in there all grabbing cars and they're leaving instead of taking the Polara to the bone yard or the crusher. Whatever he takes to my buddy's house gets the two hundred bucks and then it goes back to hauling other cars out of there. I don't know what else was in the yard. Par but my buddy pulls the four forty out of the car and then he's got this sixty nine. Pereira Black and white cop car with the roof crush on it and he's in a housing tract living at his grandma's grandma and GRANDPA's place and no room. No backyard no side access. It's like get rid this thing. So what does he do? He pushes it down the street and around the corner and just abandons the car until you know a cop by or something sees abandoned car and then they told the car off and of course it gets crushed so later on. He ended up putting that for forty in his sixty nine roadrunner. But you know he'll tell you now he's like yeah what was. I think you. Why do I keep that car? That was that a real California Highway Patrol car. You know so very cool. The that's a Gosh I sometimes. I wonder like I've been to an auction. That was pretty cool A guy locally named pence bar and he's a local legend is far as Mo Parts. Go and the auction was crazy. I've never seen him. Oh Park collection as big as his. And I don't know if I'll ever see one that big again. I have all sorts of pictures from that thing but I couldn't help but wonder while I was at that auction. I wonder how many collections like this exists that nobody knows about publicly. You know what I mean that I mean Ben was mean he sold parts in. You know he was everybody in the. Mo- par in the local Parson to me in the northwest knew who he was. I'm wondering how many of those guys exists. You know. Stay reclusive that just go to the swap meets in one on by these parts. And just don't tell anybody in what's happened to these collections. You know so. I've been saying for a while. I just need to save up. You know a lot of money. So that auctions come up because I've seen a couple where I wish I could have attended just to get one. I got one thing from that auction. I told myself I was like all right. I've got a little bit. Got a little bit of money but I don't have enough to buy a car but I'm GonNa pick something in this. Collect if you look at the pictures that I have. I have him on the moped hunter page. He had so much stuff like ten. Lifetime's worth of probably what I'll ever have that. He had a couple Air Cleaner leads the coyote duster air cleaner Apparently of Hemi cars and I was was burnt up in the other. One was a little Patina and a little ratty and I was like I want that one. It was lot number one. I think it was one of the first lots that actually got auctioned off and I was like all right you know. This is probably the only time I've ever going to attend a moped auction like this. I'm Ryan I'm leaving here with a souvenir and I want that so I told myself I've got. I've got a lot of money and I'm willing to burn it just to have that. And I got into a bidding. War was guy who had a lot more money than me. I actually I. I mentioned something about that online. He was like oh I was the guy who was bidding against the other one because I was getting greedy. I was like I'm buying this one and the next one. You didn't buy the other one. I spend a little too much by the first. The man I understand. Why the cars at Barrett Jackson mecum why they go for so much sometimes because even with little things you know when you're only spending a few hundred bucks you know they get into that bidding and you're winning the bid and then also on some guy raises his hand. You're like oh you're trying to take something out from and then it becomes a bidding war and it's like A. It's a high that I can't explain Kat. It's getting rich because I probably would've said how much for everything right right but yeah those I wonder how many collections like that exists. Many more options. We're going to see in the future. Well and a lot of that stuff doesn't go to auctions you know There was well that GTS that. I bought from my coffee few years ago. I think he said that the guy had passed away and his so the wife was getting rid of all this stuff and I don't know was buddies of Mike ahead found this lady and he was buying some other kind of car an oldsmobile. Or whatever something else and it's like. Hey you know you knows Mike's into or so he's got a couple of Mo- pars over here and so Was there and he had some O- pars you know you'll have to get the story from Mike but but basically this guy passed on and he had a handful of cars and it wasn't a huge collection but I think it was five or six cars or something like that and one of them was this weekend. Gts that just you know. I think it's been sitting there from the eighties. The three forty got plucked out of the Trans was gone. But the car just sat there and cooked you know paint saw pretty much cooked on it but had nice Patina to it. You know And then I have some Danish friends that They bought a firebird From somebody and so long story short because they're in Denmark. This guy brought the fiber to my house to park here and then it's going to go over to Denmark right when the guy comes to bring the car he's like. Oh yeah this guy. This guy passed away. He had whole collection of cars and he starts showing me on his cell phone. He's like yeah. Check out. You know these cars one of them's a seventy charger. R T I think it was a four forty four speed plum crazy purple like restored but it was just kicked dust like the car had been sitting for five or ten years and this fiber was the same way in he. Had you know he wasn't like into any particular brand he had a bunch of cars but Yeah passed away. The wife's like just get rid of you know it never went to auction. This guy somehow got hooked up with her and was like. I'll help you sell these cars. And so they started selling these cars off and I'm not even sure where where they posted him. But my Danish friends bought the firebird. I think there's a lot of them out there. It goes a lot of guys out there like that. There definitely is What do you? What do you think about the current marketplace as far as Mo Parse with the pricing and whatnot? Because we see everything I mean yet. A great example of they're still deals to be. Had you just have to be in the right place at the right time or know the right people? And then there's cars that people are flipping or pulling out of the weeds and knowing what the car is or what. It could be trying to capitalize on that. So I'm wondering someone like yourself who has giant collection and has a lot of the cars that a lot of us you know. Every time we see when craigslist we just drool over it in a lot of US complain. About how high the prices are and whatnot. So as someone who's been in the game for a long time Dean think that the prices are out of hand. What's your stat? What's your what's your opinion on. The current MOPE marketplace I'd say yes and no I mean I think there's some cars that are pie in the sky. You know that are just they see it? On Bear Jackson car four valiant with a slant six in it and they think well it's the same thing as that Hemi superbeet that went across walk. You know so. It must be worth forty thousand dollars you know. I think you have that. I like not to pick on Mike. You know love Mike and I think this is a perfect example like I just recently shared one of his post. I loved what he posted about. Like assistant the nineties anymore. I'm not addicted to math. You know and I think Mike. Actually prices is cars where they're worth. I think he's really good at you. Know sure he gets some. He steals them sometimes. You know he gets really good prices on. I'm sometimes and I I see so much. Hate like people get mad at him. Because it's like you're just a flipper and stuff and it's like so white dude. It does just because he got the car for a deal doesn't mean he has to sell it for a deal. What's wrong with selling it for what it's worth you know and I don't think his prices are that re- unrealistic you know and it doesn't mean if he's asking twenty five grand for seventy one KHUDA. It doesn't mean that you know. He's I think on that car. He is stuck on that price. He's firm on it. But in other cases you know whatever's asking prices he may not be totally stuck on that price he might be willing to come down a little bit. He's always opened a trades to. You know like that type. He's definitely got an a revolving door you know I've bought a lot of stuff from him and I've sold a lot of stuff. Tillman and He's a totally cool guy and I think he's always been reasonable. But you got to factor into like you know if you're somewhere in the part of the country where your cars are rusted out like a seven anyone Khuda there is not the same thing as a seventy-one Khuda in from California. That's been here. It's whole life you know and I'm just using this as an example. Because he has won for sale. This car is really solid. I mean if you buy that car from that rust that place where it's half rusted out and you start factoring in what's IT GONNA cost. You sure you paid six grand for the car but now it needs frame rails in it needs floorboards in it needs quarter panels. You know you start adding all that stuff up and if you can't do it yourself and you've got to pay somebody to do it you man you're going to be at twenty five. Grand Real quick. You know you'd be you know now they don't. They don't factor it in they. They could do it themselves. I think a lot of cases but back to my mistake with the duster you know in that car was a solid car. I didn't have any rust issues with that car but that car was just shell in. I'd put everything into that car. And you don't know that when you when you start off you don't you're GonNa know of unless somebody tells you you know but those kinds of projects they take years they take tons of time. I take money you know I can tell you. There was times on that duster a get out there and I take vacation take like a week or two off and just bust on the car and get all of this particular thing. Done you know like the rear end is done. I put the frame connectors on it or finish the mini tub on it. You know whatever whatever it was and then it's like you know out of money back to work. The car sits another couple of years before I touch it again. You know that's the reality. You take a car like that. That could've gotten it's like dude turn the key. The thing starts at runs. You could drive that car like it needs. You know it's been sitting. It probably needs some stuff. It probably needs like a tune-up plus spark plugs plug wires and oil change. Maybe who knows you know? But the thing freaking Rosen. I've heard it sounds bitching. It's like you really you really should if you're looking at a car that's rusted out and you should just add up. Everything's going to cost how long it's GonNa take to restore that car and even if you came to the conclusion like I can do this for fifteen thousand dollars but it's GONNA take ten years. You an extra ten grand by done you know roll it roll it and work on it while you're rolling it. That's exactly how I feel. I think a lot of these guys you know they want project cars for you. Know a few thousand dollars expecting that they're going to be able to do all the work themselves in put all this money into the car themselves. But I'm at I'm at the point where I'm looking at cars like Mike's like that Khuda going. It's it's worth the money even if it was overpriced Mike. It's worth the money to not have to deal with the hassle that I can get it out damn thing turn the way he you know what I mean and hey or a lot of these guys. They talk about project cars wanting to buy for cheap. You know by the cars that you only have to do a tune-up on that's probably all you're capable of and I think a lot of people need to come to that realization. Yeah definitely I definitely bit off more than I could chew with dark just because I don't I didn't think about this space and then you know just because it's a dark doesn't necessarily mean that parts are very cheap. You know it's actually make Mike. Well I want a big block. Dr Have All these you know big dreams. Yeah and thinking about and I'm telling up all the dumb shit I bought for the car and I'm like I'm in this car almost ten grand and it isn't even you know what I mean. I'm just thinking about these parts in a lot of them. I've just flipped because I'm like well. I really don't need that right now. So let's get rid of that gets more cash flow and trying to work on some other so it just a lot of people just need to really sit down and figure out what exactly they're looking for because yeah. I admit I see these cars. I mean I look at all the time and I see cars. I'm like that's a good deal but it needs everything one of those cars. It's GonNa sit and I'm not going to be able to do anything with it and it's going to be a cool story and that's probably what it's GonNa amount you and I think a lot of these people just want that cool story. I got a sixty eight charger. You know what I mean or whatever yeah hand you know for me. I think the best move for a lot of people I'd say. A large percentage of That go to pages like mine. The Mobile Hunter and look at these project cars. I think the best thing is to find one that you can spend a little bit extra on but enjoy right away. It keeps you motivated. Because I can't count. How many times lost motivation on my Dr? Just because it's been so all I have these discussions with my buddy at work all the time you know. He's a car guy and he's into everything but he's got a sixty eight road runner. He's a Mo- par guy he got from me. But you know we talked about that and it's like you know you can sit there and you can we all have these dreams in. Nobody knows the true cost. We never really sit down and figure out the hours and you know the money that is going to pour to this car with the timelines. GonNa look like when it's done and like you know he said a few times he's like but I like wrench cars and I'm like so do I. Nothing nothing wrong with that. I think like the perfect scenario. Is You at least have two cars always and one of them runs and drives and if that car runs and drives like took don't take it apart don't restore it don't paint it. Don't put another engine in it. You know if the motor broke like replace the motor just sticks which you have to fix the keep running and save all of your time and energy for doing all the tweets and you know you wanna go pie in the sky and put a crate motor in it you know. Put a health in it or whatever that's fine but do it on the other car dude on the car that's in the garage and that's a long term project while that car is being wrenched on enjoy your car. You know you're cool car that you can drive every day you know it's Al Pacino. Beat UP OR WHATEVER BUT DUDE. I'm telling you do not have to have a restored car to have fun. I've had more fun like I said with my roadrunner. I had more fun with my road runner than I have with my coronet. I like my corner more. Obviously I kept. It didn't keep the roadrunner but Yeah you start adding up telling up. All of the fun factor of the car had way more fun with the rough car than I did with the Nice car and I think you saying what you just did is gonNA open a lot of people's eyes because I think the same thing if I somehow get the money together. I've honestly been talking to my wife and I'm like when my trucks paid off. I can afford another payment. I think I'm just GONNA go get a MO- part. That's not a show winner but something. That's a twenty footer. Ten down eater. You know you know. Spend twenty twenty five and just have something that I at least then that will keep my sickness at bay while I work on dark. You know because you think about it because you know I got this free of the project free eighteen through the three eighteen offer free just so I can get this damn thing on the road. I've become desperate. I'm like all right big block. I still have you. I still got the big block of the machine shop. I still got all the parts for that. I'm just GONNA push it to the side. Just get the car on the road so I can iron out all the other kings. Yeah 'cause there's got to be a lot of them. There aren't well. I'm like okay. I got the four fifty one. I've got a seven twenty-seven that was supposedly rebuilt. I still haven't cracked it open yet. It probably should do that. And then I buy the full kit to put the big block in the dark. Got The headers thousand bucks right there and then I'm like okay. I need a rear end so I spent four hundred bucks and I get just a housing for a body eight and three quarter and the more and more I think about it the more. I'm like well you know it's cool to have a body eight and three quarter but God. It's way cooler. Have a Dana Sixty so much under sixty. I see a guy who's getting rid of the Dana Sixty for fifty bucks a month. Okay well I'm going to have to chop it anyway for the so our basically I just need the housing basically. Yeah so I buy it and then I'm sitting there and I'm like okay now. I gotta find somebody that can chop it down. How much is GONNA cost me? How much must meet a put this rear end together to put in the dark? I'm like okay. Well that's you know looking at two thousand bucks for that. And then oh well I need a drive line because that drive line from the two seventy three. Ain't GonNa work so I need that. And then you know Gosh Dana. Sixty those little fifteen by eighths back there. The two fifty five months not enough. I need some water. I guess I have too many Tub. I gotta go inboard with this. It just started adding up and I was like what have I done? I I could have had a three sixty or three forty in that car by now running and driving because I have every I still have the drive line. I sold the nine four. That was in the trunk. When I bought the car. Not Thinking that I would ever need an I of what before. Get rid of it and now eighteen it at some point. I know just every now. I'm happy that I have three eighteen I've just got some parts that I bought online. So I'm I'm getting motivated to do that but I'm just thinking Oh God is it kind of leaves our taste in my mouth. 'cause I'm like this isn't exactly what I wanted to do with the car and I'm stuck doing it because of money so well you're gonNA. It's easier to stay motivated when you're enjoying the car. You're having some fun with the car you know. Obviously the three eighteen isn't gonNA make the same power the four fifty one's GonNa make but that's just going to motivate you more to get that 451 squared away but Y- dude is so it's so cool driving these cars like like. I told my Buddy Bob. You know at work These conversations we always have. It's like yeah you know you go to a car show in. It was worse in the nineties than now. I think now if you bought a car that had a bunch of Patina into a car show. It seems like those get more attention than the restored cars to nowadays. If in the nineties that was like a piece of crap car you know meanwhile It's like what are you doing in here is says an you know you're not paying it or anything you know But N we kind of we. Kinda do that when we go to local car shows right. Kinda see one. It's a little rough and against the Sea of beautiful restored cars. It's like yeah that thing of looks crappy but when you're out there on the street you know like we're rolling the lunch. We do this while before all this virus crap but go to lunch and and when we go to Jack in a box this particular street corner it's like all these cars keep going by and a lot of them are primer A lot of them are rough looking. And it's like you're still rubbernecking. Oh that as we gotta ask you know. They sound good and they're driving So no matter how rough the car is fixing old school car and it's in primer and it sounds good. It's going down the road dude. You're light years ahead you know. That's that is a good thing to have. And you have your second car in the garage that you're gonNA make supervision someday. No you're I I agree one hundred percent. What you just said reminded me of I was at a car show. Once Mo- Parker shown I won't get into too many specifics because the car is pretty if the owner ever listen to this podcast he go. He's talking about the car and we'll just say it's a Hemi car I'm GonNa say it was but as a Hemi car beautiful car. The guy had a photo album full of pictures of the restoration and the car was just beautiful. And I'm looking at him like God I would love to have this and I'm talking to him and I was wearing a moped hunter. Like when the Mo- part hunter I started and you know I kind of ask a couple questions and he kind of just blows me off. In some Mo- par guys are like that. Some guys are just the white. I don't know why you bring your car to an F. In car show. If you don't want to talk about your car I don't know anything. He either was not a people person or he just didn't like me. I don't I don't know why. But he ended up leaving and my wife was talking to his wife because she had a little dog. And my wife's dog girl. And what have you? So they're talking and I started asking questions. Turns out that the wife sold the husband down the river. It was hilarious. Built this car. And he's like oh no he just bought it down in Florida. And I'm like because I was asking him some questions. Like oh you know technical stuff that if you built the car yeah so for me. I mean would I go if I had the money if I had deep pockets when I go by fully restored car that I didn't put one drop of blood sweat or tears into I absolutely if I had that kind of money I would because there's a lot of cars that would just talk you too much to build. It's easier just to buy them. But I have a lot more respect for the guys that get. I would have more respect for the kid who goes out and buys a seventy four scam know most of the three eight to oppose the slant six throws a three eighteen in it gets a running has a little has a little thump in the CAM in. Just you know brings a car back to life and loves it because he put that work into it to get it on the road versus you just signed a check handed over into and spent three grand have the car shipped to his house. You know that kind of thing now. There's nothing wrong with that. But for those of you out there listening. Have those types of cars and you're going to be a jerk. You know. Just Hey just admit that you bought the car like that you know. Don't try to front. I hate that. Just tell me a car like that. I'd hey that's cool man. I wish I could buy car like that. You know yeah that that annoys me but I I agree with what you say I I really do. I love seeing old cars on the road. I don't care what shape. They're in just seeing him on the road. It's cool the you know. Yeah and the level of car to right like You know back in the day it was like laugh. You didn't have a charger or roadrunners. Expecter him he was like. You didn't really have a car you know but nowadays it's like if you see. I see four doors. Go down the road and it's like. Oh that looks cool. It's so cool. Because they're so rare now you don't see those kinds of cars on the street anymore. You know so even seeing a four door. Big sea-bottom tuna boat. It's kind of refreshing. It's it's SORTA bitch you know. So what When I noticed the trend that I noticed is before the ratty muscle cars it was really cool to have an old ratty truck. Yeah happy ratty truck people love those old ratty farm trucks you know. I don't know what I mean. I I love him so I guess I do know what it is but before as like you know it's like the ratty seen of slowly drifted in and I don't know if that just happened because people couldn't afford the really nice stuff or if people really were just enthusiastic about getting these cars back on the road. I don't know I personally when I'm at a car show like you were saying earlier. You see one Radhi. We'll say ratty mo par. He's Ratty road runner at a car show. And then it's surrounded by cars that you know have serious money invested me like Freiberg or has a shirt that says I've flocked to hoop ds or something like that. Many agree I write to the Ratty Roadrunner? I I it. Maybe it's a maybe it's a blank canvas type of thing you know. I I don't know or maybe it's just because it's so unique because you know like we talked about the vitamin C. Super Bird. It's like wealth. There's ten of them in a row and they're all sporting four forty six packs in there all vitamin C orange. It's sort of like. How do you distinguish the apart from other? You know and then you see You know the Joe Dirt Daytona sitting there. And it's like oh. Wow It's unique. It's totally different than everything else. Sitting there Yeah I I don't know it. It's kind of refreshing that it's It's become so popular. You know the Ratti Ratti seen and it's spread into the muscle cars. You know I think for me I could tell you for me. 'cause you know. I never really had a lot of money to begin with just might time where I was. I got lucky. I got really lucky with a lot of the stuff that I got. You know over the years and For me that was just normal. That was everyday life you know. I didn't have the money to paint the car so it was like. I got the car and if there was a rusty fender bender was smashed and he had to put a blue fender on a red car. It's like that's just what you did in. She had some rusty sanded. It and you it. You know my my buddy Ted Evans he always called a at least. This was the nineties right. Mo- pars were going up. But beat bodies were still really plentiful in pretty cheap but he coined the primer cars. You Call it. Mo- Gray is. He's like 'cause he had a shop and he would do a lot of fabric him in his brother. Ed. And he's like US freaking. Chevy guys come in they bring in fifty six chevy and he thinks I wanna get full tube chassis and ten worked on Lumina M- paneling you know Tubby Cage Blah Blah Blah and. You know Ted's like dude you know it's going to cost a lot of money right it. Just write a check. He's like get A. Oh Par guy in here like Oh i WanNa do this. I WANNA do that. He's telling them it's like how about just cam change then broke so we didn't have the money you always knew. Mo- part Gray Roland in the yard. He knew. No money mope our guy so wearies especially nowadays because Mo- parts the new ones have that colored destroyer gray which is pretty much and I would never own one because that really. Yeah just because it our time it was like you were rolling gray. Because you're broke. I'M NOT GONNA pay for a car. That's that color. Yeah that's hilarious. That's hilarious because I grew up like when was sixteen. The import scene just before fast and furious was huge. And for some reason it was cool to have a primary import the scene the Carthusian has seen has always been weird because you had the muscle car seen in the sixties and seventies and then in the eighties the street machines and then the nineties. Yeah the pro streets and then somewhere in the mid to late nineties. The Japanese cars just hit really hard and I think a lot of it had to do with southern California and of the Asian population down there and it just kind of just spread throughout the country in got really huge. But it's interesting. How you see history does repeat itself. It just may be in a different flavor because I remember. There used to be an import speed shop on every corner at least up here. I'm sure southern California. I mean that's where it was born. He knows how import culture was born down there. But it's just interesting to see how the car scenes over time but essentially they're all pretty much the same just different flavors. Yeah Yeah did you mention the Van? I mean I think the seventy like van. Forget the van craze. When I was when I was in junior high in the eighties this would have been like eighty four. Eighty five Mini trucks at least. You're not MINNIE's drones. Yeah yeah definitely little scenes that have popped up over time and you know it's funny how history will repeat itself in. I think many trucks are kind of coming back because my buddy had a mini truck in the early two thousands and it seemed like that scene was really popular up here in the northwest. You guys down there in southern California Arizona Texas. You guys have the truck game on lock. It's been all right but So talking about modern Mo- pars. How do you feel about the modern Mo- parts do you think? Fca's doing a good job with catering to the enthusiast market. Or how do you feel about the new ones absolutely? I mean I would love to have one I. I don't have one. I've the closest I've come to one is a Oh six magnum we have Which is like archaic compared to these new ones? Now you know these ones are just like off the hook but I think they're great. You know I think you You get into a little bit of a gray area for me you know. I like the old. I like big blocks. Frigging love your old school guy I would never. I mean the hell cat making seven hundred horsepower. It's like that awesome. You know my old ass for forties lucky to make four hundred horsepower. You know or four fifty or so. It's like I'd much rather have the big block in that car I to me. It just seems just feels right. It looks right now. Smells Ri- LUMPS RIGHT? You know it as just how the own like a new challenger of love to have like Scott Pack challenge or something like that And I think I don't know it's a maybe it's because they make so much more start sort of different you know. It seems like the old cars people with tweak on them you know like do a lot of tinkering to their old school cars. You know It doesn't seem like you get that so much nowadays but then again who am I to say because I was really young? I was born in seventy two. So maybe in the sixties in the seventies maybe ninety percent of the people just drove him for all I know. And it's just those tamper centers. You know that will go out here tweak on the cars and then you know once. I got older it was like I think those cars. I think with any cars or any of those generations. The cars go through in evolution. Sort of like you know. They're just new cars. Everybody drives and then they go to this phase where it's like ten fifteen years later like nobody absolutely wants them and they just go to the crushers and guys like near knocking on the door paying one hundred bucks form. You know kind of thing in those guy in hot rod thing because you look at the hot back in World War. Two All. These guys went to the war and they started picking up all these skills and they come home they got only skills and what are they doing? They're taking these old cars. The old model as model ts and they're getting them for nothing dirt. Cheap there's thousands of everywhere you know. And they're rotting in they're making them into customs and stuff. I don't think he could do that with a new car. You know it's kind of hard to to go by one Hundred Thousand Dollar Hal cat and go. I'M GONNA start cutting it up. They're crazy people out there but I told her the end. What you what you're saying. You know I equate it to back then you guys had carburetors and now there's fuel injection so instead of tuning a car now you're pulling out the laptop and know tuning fuel and timing curves and things like that. So it's it's the same but very very different. It's just get in my opinion. I don't see that's another thing I can't. I wasn't around during the heyday of the muscle. Car so I can't compare the prices because I know looking at I would love to have a new challenger and I'm thinking to myself. Well you know anybody can go buy a new challenger you know. They're fast awful lot so for me. I would have to do something to personalize it a little bit. You know making my little faster you know. Have some fun with it. But then you look at the prices. You know how much it cost to do that to some of this new stuff. And you're like a you kidding me. I'll take my chances with the free eighteen. Thanks right but man. We're almost going on two hours here. Johnny that's why I knew you'd be great to get on the show and you know before we get into the six pack which I told you about and hopefully the people that are listening to the show. Remember the six pack which will get into in a minute before we get into that. Do you have a piece of? You've been in the game for so long. You've been a moped guy for so long and you have so much experience buying and selling these cars in working on these cars to you. Have any mo- par specific advice for people listening out there in. It doesn't matter what type of advice body work you know. Engine worker just buying and selling one piece of advice doesn't have to be anything crazy. But do you have one piece of advice? For the People Listening mope related. Yeah I would say well aside from what we talked about earlier as far as like if you're just entering the game try to get something that's as complete as possible as. Russ free as possible as much. You know what if it means you got to save up a little longer to get it do it. It's your it'll be light years ahead because these big projects. Just just think ten years it's GonNa take about ten years to bring these resurrect these cars and you buy something that's a little more together even though it's rough like don't worry about trying to make it nice like painted and all that kind of stuff just drive it in. Enjoy it and trust me. You'll have more fun than you could ever imagine. You'll get accolades. People are GonNa stop you on the streets. Start telling you their stories about how they used to have one and you know. I mean do that. The other thing is those guys that have those projects deep projects you know. Just always keep moving on them. You know I try to. It's you get up there in age. I'm forty seven now and You start to realize it's accelerating time is accelerating the older you get the faster flies by and so these cars don't put themselves together and real easy life throws curve balls laughed and right so You GotTa You. GotTa keep moving. You just gotTa always spend at least a little bit of time like I try to even if it means I come home from work and I spent fifteen minutes putting some tiny little part on the car. Like that's fifteen minutes that I saved. 'cause you know we all think oh. This weekend is set aside for the car. I'm going to get out there. I'm going to knock it out. I'm GonNa get all this stuff done to the car right and then you you've got to go to some birthday that your wife's reminding you about that you forgot you know some kids birthday or something. So like Oh. They're go- Saturday and Sunday. So you try to get out there on Sunday and you're GONNA you're GonNa get all this stuff down done but you're gonna hit a snag and you're GonNa go. I need this one part. It's in the middle of two part so I can't proceed until I order this part so let me go order. It and I'll have to for next weekend like that kind of stuff happens all the time. Are you bringing a bulletin something you got to get a new part or you got extracted or something. Yeah it's a nightmare so try to if you could spend a little time during the week or even those weekends. That are commandeered. You know they're gonNa get stuck doing something out if you can get out there for fifteen minutes a half an hour and you can find those kinds of problems. At least you can go through the week like all right. I got to remedy that problem. And you can start working on it rather than taking a vacation day and then go talk crap now. I can't do anything you know. So I'd say those are the two pieces of pieces of advice that I would give awesome and I agree one hundred percent. Those are great pieces of advice Man Hey thanks for coming on the show. This has been fun talking to you. Johnny and I you guys don't know this but Johnny and I had a pre interview call yesterday or what wasn't yesterday. It was earlier this week. What Day i Tuesday and we spent a couple of hours on the on the horn. Here this talking just bs in so it's always fun. I don't have very many friends like I. I've the only reason I have anymore. Friends is because I started. The mope are hunter and started meeting people that were crazy like me and when you get into that and you meet people. That are even crazier than yourself. It makes you feel really good. Makes you feel normal right on your crazier than I am. But that's why like you buddy. Thanks for coming on here in sharing your stories man I'm sure it opened a lot of people's eyes and I'm sure there's a lot of people out there that they probably went right on craigslist halfway through this conversation with like. There's gotta be a cheap charger out there somewhere right. You need a time machine but I had a guy reach out to me today and I I won't sell them out but He's a buddy and we've talked about some of his cars in the past and he found a he found a nineteen seventy-one FC seven charger. R T for like five grand and car needs to be restored. But it's an original. Fc Seven car four forty car. And I'm just he's like. Please do not post this car if you fight it. I don't like Oh man and I'm thinking to myself because the Mo par hunter was taking up so much time. That for those of you that don't know. I now spend a couple hours on the weekend and just schedule out all the posts that I do on the Mo- partner because if I sat there and took the time every day the randomly it just takes so much time so if I just take two hours ago I'm GONNA find cars to put because I used to post six day and finding six different car. I mean there cars that I was posting I would post it twice three times because I would forget that I posted that one. 'cause posting so. I was like three a day is okay because I I can see the numbers in the statistics of how many people are actually seeing how many people The poster reaching so. I dropped it down to three a day and still reaching the same amount of people so that makes it a little bit easier to deal with. But he was afraid. The Guy was afraid that I was gonna find the car posted. He's like I really want to get this cars in. I don't WanNa get screwed so let me. I'll check check just to be sure because I find so many of them that I forget you already. Yeah Yeah I was like. I think I would have remembered a car that cheap that that you know what I mean. It's a two vendor tag I hope he gets it. But there's a lot of questions in. It's pretty far from him and I told him I was like you know just based on what I see if everything I see is true and you get the you get the Vin number and you can prove that it is what they say. It is than it's worth it. Just yeah get that car but hopefully hopefully he gets it in. I'm probably going to have him on the podcast to talk about that. Because I WANNA get people like yourself that have these stories of cars. They offer a decent price. Because they're you know what I mean. They do happen. Yeah but like I said Johnny. Thanks for coming on You're very welcome and it's pretty awesome. Yeah I knew. I knew the first time he sent in a story I was like I need to get him on the show and I and I had planned. You know we're buddies. I Planning Joe but once I heard the first story I was like. Oh Yeah. He's a storyteller great stuff. Yeah it's amazing. How many stories you you have over the years you know. I have quite a few like I told you before. I'll run out eventually but you know for now. Podcast keeps going. You know if you run light on some guests. Yeah just let me know. I'll dig up. A story will have sharing. I've thought about it many times like once I get through this stack of and I'm getting pretty close of listener stories in the. Maybe I have a week or nobody. Nobody sends an story. I'm a hit up johnny moped. Hey Johnny story in buddy come on. The podcast tells the story no problem. I'll let you know what I run out. Yeah okay probably about the same time. You'll run out of chargers to never never all right so I like to close this show with a little segment that I call the six pack and basically the six pack is a speed round of six mopeds related random questions in their this that questions so you can choose quick answers or you can explain yourself While you answer the answer to it doesn't really matter either way works for me Johnny are you ready for the six pack? Sure all right first question but he dodge or Plymouth Dodge. Only because like. I told you I'm charger guy again. It's always worked out that way. Always had dodgers come my way more than plymouths and my Buddy Eric. He's a plymouth guy so just is what it is Super be or roadrunner. I'm going to have to go with the Super B because that's my Unicorn Car December seventy definitely. I've always I mean you got chargers. You know all the sixty eight sixty nine seventy and seventy superbeets is like right behind it. And I've always wanted one and I've never owned one weird. Yeah you could probably have. I'm sure if you were asked. Hey would you have given up? One of your charger finds just to find that seventy superbeets probably give at least one of them right. I would. I would okay only because I had plenty right now. You're bragging Johnny. We can't probably add one. No I wouldn't do it all right. Let's talk about high impact colors vitamin C. Or Plum. Crazy crazy. Okay enough. Only 'cause I had an old power wagon. I painted crazy. I love that awesome. I saw you yeah. I had a lot of fun with that truck. Lot of lot of cool times with that truck and then. I had my lowered one. You Know My d one hundred I I had to because he painted the lowered one purple to right. Yes yes we had to purple ones at two. Yeah four bites or our wagon four back for future that I think that one okay. Yeah on kind of a amish to that truck I when I had my lowered one. I painted it crazy also. I remember I was going through going through McDonald's one day in the drive through right and the girl at the at the window she goes. Oh that's cute and I'm like cute coke. I liked the color and I go. You gotta say that's bad ass. That's bad ass. God that's funny. Yeah Yeah same thing. Johnny's not just a charger guy folks. He's also a ten girl guy and for those of you that don't attend girl is I explained this every Johnny every time I talk about a typical out to explain what one is. Because I know it's like the pet name that has been given to those trucks so seventy two to eighty dodge. Fargo and Plymouth trail dusters are known as tin grills. That's the pet name given to them online by our friend. Paul from the Tin Grill Dot truck page but moving on moving on with the rest of the six pack. I know you're a charger guy. But I have to ask you this challenger or Kuda man. I'm going to go with Khuda because I have one. I had one I've only while I've owned two bodies my whole life and one of them actually. The KHUDA was my second Mo- par ever owned. My sixty eight charger was third. So we'll save that for another another time. Hey folks we only really scratch the surface we talked about what cars Johnny has right now. We haven't talked at all. I purposely left that question off because I was like. We'll probably be here all night. We'll have to do a part to with Johnny Mo par and that will have how much I paid for that car to. Oh God I can't wait. Don't don't talk about one in. We're going to get you back on sooner rather than later onto a direct connections because this has been a blast. Let's let's go to the next question as far as model years. Nine thousand nine hundred. Sixty nine or nineteen seventy. It's tough when I wrote it down. I was like I don't know if I can answer that. 'cause I have favorites from both? Yeah Yeah it's you always get you know as a charger guy. Second Gen Guy. Always get. They always ask you. Which one do you love the most and like I like the sixty two? It's tough for me because my dad had the sixty eight. I have that tie to sixty eight now. My First Car. My first charter was sixty eight But I also had a seventy which I absolutely loved that burnt orange exterior interior car. That's another good story. You'RE GONNA love the price on that one too but I absolutely loved that car. And so I have a a huge effect into seventies and then of course dukes of hazzard growing up on sixty nine like else had to have a sixty nine Man I'm GonNa go with I'M GONNA go with seventy okay. Seventy right cool next one last one SCAP pack or Rapid Transit System. I'll go Scott Pack. Yeah I figured as much. Yeah you know. I'm an equal opportunity. Mo Par guy but there's something about Mike Dodge. I have to give it up to him because in sixty eight. They really changed the game when they said I Rueda. Scott Pack you know I have You Know My dad's sixty eight the blue that I still have you know he. He bought eighty two in the quarter. Glass there is the SCAP pack decal in the quarter glass. Nothing is just like seared into my brain. So it's the original one so it's probably Patino at a little bit in. It's definitely fatigue it it's not that's a whole nother story because that car car has rt stripes on it had rt badges on it. It had the SCAP packs in the glass I grew up thinking. That car was an Rt. You know since eighty two sure and it wasn't tell well I don't Wanna I don't WanNa get into deep you know we're we're at the end of this episode so we'll save it. We'll save for another episode right now leaves. Hey that's a cliffhanger I liked. I liked that. Yeah really quick. My Dad was telling me a story There is a dodge dealer on in the Seattle area. And my dad went by there. Once he saw them converting a seven challenger three eighteen car in to a TA. He watched them putting stickers on everything putting the decals on and I was like Gosh. I wonder how many cars were sold and people just didn't know what we know today as far as decoding cars and they just bought it thinking. Oh I I'VE GOT TA. You know why you know. Mo- part collectors. Guide was one of the magazines I watched. There was an article in there somewhere buried. You know little article. Not only were dealers doing that stuff. The factory was doing that. Kind of stuff There was yeah. There was a guy that wrote in and said that he worked. He worked at Chrysler he was on the line and he said a light CEBRIAN. I think came down the line and Somebody somewhere ordered they you know went into a dealership started checking all the boxes of everything that they wanted on the car and this satellite had everything that this guy wanted so rather than build another car all the colors. He wanted all the options he wanted. They said screw it. So they pulled. They pulled the drive train out. I think it had a three teen. They put a forty in it or whatever you know they put all of the the stuff on this car to turn it into a GTS. They turned it into a GT X. So I'm sure the Vin tag said it was a satellite bring you know but when this guy picked it up at the dealership he was happy to get his. Gt Ax you know and drive it away. Wow that's great. I never knew that. Wow Yeah yeah they have money you know about the code roadrunners right the first first couple coming off the line we're actually then tagged as three three cars. Gino that I think I heard some rumblings of that but I did conch in concrete. That's true. Yeah Yeah Yeah. There's one at least there's one known in existence so because they built all those cars at the exact same time like they know the vin numbers like from that day from yes. They built on shot. Yeah and so. They're they're able to This guy I think I read this. Collector's guide somewhere but This guy had like one of the first ones maybe the very first one and the Vin tag. He was selling the car. And the guy you know this is a this is four forty six pack Liftoff Hood Road Runner. Guy Comes out to look at it to buy. It doesn't by the car because the FINTECH says it's a three eighty three and he's like this is a this is a real forty six pack cards like not dropping this kind of coin on a car that says it's a three eighty three on the VIN tag. So I I don't know if go Vieira got involved or if he decoded I WANNA say it. But I'm not one hundred percent sure but anyway that Vin number was on the list or it was clear that they know for sure like the edges they know of all the six pack cars that exists. And I'm not sure that they know where the edges from the beginning to the end. But this guy's Vin number was on the front end of all of that so a six pack. Roadrunner is basically if you look at those cars. They're stripped cars and three free. Roadrunners were stripped cars. So these are they just took. I think the first couple of ones going down the line they were they were already tagged as three three cars and they do said you returning. We're diverting them they're going to now get four forty six packs in this guy's The vin code stamped on the block. I think it even had the I I'm not sure if it 'cause I think they only put the serial number I don't know if they they would coat it all the way up to the front end of the Vin but the serial number did match the car so here you had a numbers matching four forty six pack in a car that had been tagged that said three eighty three in it. You Know Pretty Wild. That is crazy. See folks you learn something new every time you listen to this show and that's why you keep listening to talking more park. Right guy was a great history lesson that I didn't know any of that. So that's cool. Very cool Janis classes in session folks. That's that's really good information Now have to. It's in my head now. I'm actually going to write it down because now I WANNA WAG checking out. That's very cool. I didn't realize that they were sequential. Cool too I mean. I could always be wrong Chris. You know it's like I pick up little tidbits of information here in there and it's like Oh that's pretty interesting you know. I'm not one of those big numbers. Kinda guys but But Yeah I'm sure I have the magazine somewhere you know. Stuffed Away with that article in it. I'm sure if you're wrong we're gonNA hear all about it and how dumb we know himmy. Bill probably knows all this stuff. He's the guy that he is good. He could probably confirm or deny this the story so well. Hey I plan on getting Hemi Bill on the show and you set the bar really high for future guests. I'm like Gosh. This is going to be tough. Okay now I have to ask. Every single one wants the cheapest Oh Ten grand. Oh well clearly talked to Johnny Mo Park Right. No Man it was. It was great having you on. Let's do this again sometime before we sign off. Is there anything you'd like to plug social media youtube anything like that Just a couple of guys names Himmy bill that Daytona up there yellow his car. I bought that from him so just if he's watching if this ends up being a video and he watches it he can. You can see that where his car is. It's still still being taken care of If like general mayhem there's a guy named Eric. Lemay that actually built a clone of the car Yeah Yeah I'm familiar with Erica. Yeah Yeah Cool Guy so definitely I. I can't think of his It's like something like roadkill fans or or General Mayem fans or something like that he created. Yeah go go try to find it. Check it out. You could see budget cool pictures of the of the clone that he built which I like because I told you. I like the grill in the in the real general mayhem. He actually built the car. How I like it. He put a grill in it. You know I mean because the the grill on chargers just so iconic. Oh absolutely one hundred percent. That's way better. That's Hilarious to me now. People are cloning road kill cars right right same asked Eric. Eric's the guy who puts the death proof ducks on his car's right. I thought he had a real and he's got a death proof like the angry ornaments turquoise swept line. It's not a grill it's swept lies. Okay maybe somebody else. With a tenure. Nick I'll flip line for sure I know this swept line Anthony sprigs has that. He's got A. He's got one of those ducks on his. He's got a sixty nine plum crazy purple charger. He's got one of those Depth ducks on the hood of his car. Dawson but his name out there. And then Jason Hill Meyer. Thinks is his name. This guy is the guy that sold The other sixty eight charger to row. Kill the NASS. Garlic Finnigan was working on on in star. Yeah he's a pretty cool due to hear his his. You Know Story. So maybe we'll bring him out if he ever if he ever hears this reach out to me. We'll get you on the show. Talk talk about that one too. Yeah very cool man. Well Johnny once again. Thanks for coming on the show. Buddy is a blast to hours almost two hours and twenty minutes. We we've been talking but that's what happens when you get a couple of moped guys together. We we're GONNA talk more about my way ahead. Good my wife like if I go out and I'm I'm going to buy a part or something from somebody on craigslist. Or what have you and she's like. How long do you take? I would give her a time and in my head. I know I'm bullshitting her because I'm like I. I know I'm going to get there because I always. I always say to and I know this is bullshit is say y'all. I'm not going to be there for that. I'm going to pick up the part and then we start be assing and talk and Mo- pars and it's just what happens because people are there unique. I don't I don't know it's definitely I don't know if it's just because there's fewer of us some when we get together. We're a lot crazier. What but I've been around with more guys are the best off for sure man it. I think they're different. I think they're better than the rest of those guys. I am biased. Hey if there is any advice for another piece of advice is People are nervous about calling into your show or being on your show. I would say. Don't be it's just like going to a car. Show in your. You know you're talking to see. This cool mope are there and you start bullshit with the owner. I mean. I'm sure almost all of us have done that at some point in time. That's that's exactly what this is. This is the same thing so don't be nervous about it. Just go for it. We want to hear the story absolutely and I was kind of that the same way when I started the moped hunter Hide behind the keyboard essentially so when you actually out there and you're aware I'm wearing a shirt that says the moped hundred and people like. Hey what's that and then I'm like. Oh yeah now I gotTa Talk to people and then you're trying to tell them you're looking at their car and you're like Oh yeah. Have this page called. The MOPE ARE HUNTER. And they're like what's that and then you have to explain it and they're like they don't understand it because a lot of the par guys they just they're like that's dumb. You know now now. I'm talking to people in there. They're like oh you're the MO- part hunter like it just sounds sounds dirty to me because I'm like I just created a page called the moped hunter and then and then if I piss off. They're like all the self-proclaimed and I'm like okay all right Yup Yup. It's on. I take the salt. Yeah it's all you do but johnny like I said but he thank you so much for coming on the show talking. Mo- parts with me. I can't wait to have you back on. I know you got a bunch more stories than we kinda. We Skim the surface. So we got a bunch more to talk about Thank you and Back on the show. Another time sounds good. All right buddy. Ladies that was direct connections with Johnny Mo par. Thanks Buddy Iraq command. We'll catch you later there. You have it my friends another fun episode of Talking Mo- Pars is in the books. Thanks for joining me on this installment of direct connections. I hope you enjoyed the show today. I know I sure did I love these direct connections episodes. Johnny was an amazing guest and Chuck and Matt Were Amazing Guests. So far I've had three amazing guests and you know what I'm looking forward to talking Mo- parts with so many other people that I wish I could quit my day job and do this podcast full-time. There's just so many is out there with great stories and so much to talk about that you know. Frankly I'm having anxiety just thinking about how I'm GonNa get them scheduled but we will make it happen so stay tuned for more information about this podcast or to listen and subscribe to the show. Please visit talking. Mo- PARTS DOT COM and. 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Episode #63: Hi-Performance Heritage - 1969 Dodge Yellow Jacket Show Car

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Episode #63: Hi-Performance Heritage - 1969 Dodge Yellow Jacket Show Car

"Welcome to episode number sixty three. Merry christmas and happy holidays everybody. I hope that you guys are all finding ways to spend time with your loved ones over this holiday season including your mope bars and i wish you all the best for the new year. I'm actually lining up all sorts of amazing guests content for twenty twenty one and it is going to be no doubt the best year for talking about parts yet but for today's show we're gonna get back to basics with project car of the week listener stories and high performance parts. But it's also been a while since we've done installment of high performance heritage and on this installment we're gonna be highlighting the first hemi equipped e body to roll off the assembly line. The car actually started life as a dodge challenger but was transformed into the nineteen sixty nine dodge. Yellow jackets show car. And if you're sitting there wondering what. The yellow jacket is stay tuned. Because you're in for a treat now without further ado if you are a mock theseus than you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere you're tuned into the best mo- pont who's eastern podcast on planet earth. And i'm your host chris. Albrecht better known as the mope are hundred. And this is talking. Mo- pars high-performance heritage. You're listening to talking mobile cards car. Hunter your direct mention to all things. This week's project car of the week was posted on the moped. Hundred facebook page on monday december fourteenth at nine. Am let's read the ad nineteen sixty nine dodge dart. Three forty seven thousand. This is a nineteen sixty nine. Dodge dart three forty four speed. That is now a drag. it can easily turn back to a streetcar. There is eight point cage and drag see with five point harness. It has many tub with springs moved into frame. Eight and three quarter rear end with four. Ten gears strange axles with three in studs. It has a four speed in it with hayes racing clutch in quick time bell housing. The shifter is a hurst v gate with line. Lock control button. The heart of this beast is a nineteen seventy three forty ten point. Nine two one compression domed pistons five fifty solid. Flat tablet cam adjustable rockers. Three eighths push rods. Wine seven five one zero intake three forty x heads that are ported with new vows springs retainers and locks headers are w. two style pipes with twenty four collectors with evac tubes. Seven court morrisseau oil pan and wounded trae electric water pump. And the original numbers radiator. The engine has about twenty minutes of running time. Engine was built several years ago but just fired. This past week runs. Excellent wheels or centerline knock offs. I believe american racing. Fifteen by ten in rear and fifteen by four skinny upfront. Still has factory suspension up front with springs outback. Electron are msg with accel racing coil with moe par electric distributor. Nothing fancy but the combination works. Well original gauges are missing. Dashes there the body is in good shape. It is an original texas car. Needs left lower quarter. Work has aftermarket fiberglass hood. Rest of cars factory steel with all the glass. This is an original four-speed car from the history. Got on the car. It's been raised since the late seventies through the early two thousands. This is not a show stopper by no means. It looks good to go racing. If you're motivated restored to its former glory. Not a lot of these cars are around. Even less are for. Sale will negotiate slightly worth more in parts than what i'm asking willing to entertain possible Traits only mo- par call email or text delivery available. I do not need help. Selling this vehicle title status is missing all right folks. This is a pretty cool drag car that comes with a lot of parts it actually a real. Swear three forty according to the vin. And if you've been listening to the show for a wild and you probably know how much i like retired drag cars. I think they make awesome projects and this dart is no different from that. My big complaint. Is someone actually butchered the four speed tunnel for the setup that this car has and that the title is missing the seller seems to be willing to negotiate which is a good thing since any money saved in this deal can actually help offset the costs of getting this thing back on the road or the track. I actually really like the fact that it's a real swear three forty but it doesn't have the original engine which is kind of a detriment to the car but at least it does have a three forty in at that runs and supposedly rebuilt. So that's always good and if you buy this thing i'm sure there's gonna be a ton of stuff to fix on it. Since the last time i saw the track was in the early two thousands but it might make for a really fun project. So don't count out just yet. I'd like to see the price around five thousand but likely you'd end up somewhere in the middle. Which isn't that bad for. Swear three forty four speed car even though it's not technically you know what it was. It's just a drag car but if you really wanted to swear three forty you turn it back to that but me i. I liked the nostalgic drag race car. I like that kind of stuff. I love body projects and maybe you don't. I'm okay with parties. you know. I'd love to have a beer or anybody someday. A cool see body but for now a bodies are what. I can afford barely so. That's what i'm going to stick with. If i actually brought this one home. Like i always say. I'd assess the car and tackle the safety issues. I and go from there leaving the aesthetics for last. I like the idea of getting this things treatable again. But ideally use it mostly for attract guard. But i think an aesthetic looking ratty mo- part drag car would be really cool and i think that these ratty drag mo- parts brought out of retirement are going to start getting really popular so if you're into that style but don't have your car yet. Don't hesitate from gathering some cool vintage drag parts of the swap meets from online groups and forums ebay. There are a commodity. I think they're only going to get hotter so get them while they're hot. But if you have the cash go pick yourself up a cool nostalgic drag mo are like this dark that was project car the week the nineteen sixty nine dodge dart swinger three forty retired drag car posted on the moped hundred facebook page on monday december fourteenth at nine a m. No par left behind. This week's high-performance part belongs to the nineteen seventy plymouth road runner featured in the post apocalyptic zombie vampire movie daylights. End this roadrunner hero. Car is a battle bird from what i know started life as a three eighty three seven twenty seven car but was converted at some point. Two four forty with a four speed. And the reason why. I call it. A battle. bird is because it's outfitted with armor all over the windows and basically looks like something out of mad. Max even the paint which looks to be three blue is weathered into a nice patina so it just has kick ass written all over it and if i was going to be in his ambi- apocalypse probably want this thing to. I thought it was pretty. Cool to see a post apocalyptic looking mo- part in a movie and that's why it ended up being featured in this segment of the show. And if you wanna see pictures of the car just look up daylights and road runner and you're going to see pictures of it. It's a really cool car. And there's actually an interview on youtube with the owner of the car and he talks about how he got his car involved in the movie and all the fun stuff associated with that so be sure to go check it out. That was this week's high-performance part than nineteen seventy plymouth road runner featured in daylights end. It's time once again for listeners. Stories this week we have two of them both sent by email with one of them. Actually being an audio file which is kinda cool. So let's get into these stories. Are first story comes from sanjay solheim from oslo norway sandra. I hope i'm saying your name right. If not i apologize. But here is sandra story. Hello writing from oslo norway europe founder. Podcast a couple of weeks ago and have been listening to a lot of the episodes like your work. Don't know if this is relevant or catches your interest but came across nineteen seventy-three eighty-three three roadrunner. When i was traveling in the us with my family ten years ago advertised cars online dot com and found it while living temporarily in new york city with wife and daughter one year old. At the time. I knew my wife would not approve any purchase of such a stupid thing so instead i told her we would be going to see the niagara falls knowing that we on our way back would be taken a little detour to see the countryside and casually stop by sherman new york where the car was advertised. This is not far from buffalo city new york by lake eerie. The people who were conducting the sale on behalf of the owner an elderly. Who was living in sherman new. We were coming not my wife and they all turned out to be very nice people helpful and honest and help me with a lot of stuff not to be expected. As you might read into this. I ended up buying the car. I knew at the time. Little about mo- pars. And i could only rely on what they told me what i could see. The people selling the car were chevy guy so i guess they could easily rip off this idiot from abroad buying a bar. I could see. The car seem pretty original and as advertised original park. Since nineteen eighty-one numbers matching one repaying the seventies with some bondo in and around the wheel wells. The ad had a more extensive description with picks. And i found it honest and upfront. Perhaps the price was driving some people off. What do i know was the only one interested or fifteen thousand too much. I fell in love with the car. it actually started. I got to drive it for a short spin. After a little back and forth. I ended up buying the car for fifteen thousand. Yes i am not a hard bargainer but the sellers did commit to helping with receiving extra parts from ebay. Amd your one etc and with the transportation slash the prepping of car for container shipment to norway stupid money. Yes too much. Probably a little bit was two thousand ten but for me the extra two to three thousand or whatever i had to give it was worth it looking at today's prices for a similar car. I don't think i was a complete idiot. The car is as mentioned a three eighty three car bench seat. Seven twenty seven with shift around column all numbers match. Engine drive train chassis. It is a b seven jamaica. Blue car a really beautiful color. It is not a what it has got. Some nice extras like the eighth thirty. Six performance axle package with three fifty five ratio and the d. Thirty two heavy duty transmission the d. ninety one shirt back on and fifty one maximum engine cooling and the sixty five seven blade torque fan bass fifty one hemi suspension with sway bar and s. Thirty one fronts waiver. it has got drum brakes. Power breaks in the light package and the am radio with rear-seat speakers. It still has all the marks stickers from lynch road in the engine bay and underneath the motor hood plus the sticker about the spare wheel underneath the trunk hood perhaps all come and stuff but to me at the time an insight to the motivation of buying the car plus the fact that i fell in love with the car having found it would be cool if your podcast talked about mobile option codes and if this is something that makes a difference in today's market. What are the desirable extras. Is it. just the engine and drive train plus liftoff hood slash air. Grabber that are important is the market turning into further desirable details on this. I haven't listened to every episode yet so you might have talked about it already upon a more thorough inspection in oslo. I quickly realized that the quarter panels and the trunk pan were arrested out. So i needed to change those also. Someone had welded on a piece of metal underneath the back of the cars in an extra support for the rear bumper. So i assume the car's been involved in an accident hit from behind. It is not the correct date on the rear bumper which leads me to this assumption. I found to build sheets in the car underneath the back and the front seat. Plus i got the original new york registration certificate. I had still have no space for machinery or to a lot of work myself. But i have got help from my friends at a professional workshop. Not far from oslo. Magnus motor dot. No amd supply. New metal parts in a very skillful friend of mine did the bodywork new quarter panels and trunk as far as the drive train. Goes only cam and lifters have been changed purple line for manzini racing and a thorough taking apart putting back together replacing obvious broken and worn parts in the engine and drive train gaskets hoses etc. All of this work has been done by magnus motor dot. No in english. This would be magnus engine inc magnetism first name. They have really done a great job. And i would recommend them. The market in norway for old mo- pars is not huge. I guess i will end up winning at least twenty five thousand plus the sales price of fifteen thousand into this car in two thousand ten dollar versus norwegian currency was weak but still yes that is a lot of money some of it due to paying taxes on importing the car to norway but still stupid money. Yes i know. is it worth it. Yes it is. I will never ever probably sell the car. My kids can sell it. If they find the right buyer in five to ten years they will recruit my expenses or will they. What are your thoughts on the market. Still rising what cars in combos would one expect to be safe. Investments having had it for such a long time just sitting there has skyrocketed the value of the car. Although i am the only one recognizing that fact my history with a car is not worth a dime laden with personal nostalgia. I received a call at the port of oslo in two thousand eleven and will finally hit the streets of oslo as soon as the snow and bad weather is off the streets. Springtime twenty twenty one. That will be a good day. Besides the questions about where the market is going. It would be cool to hear your opinion on the car and what to do with it. I am looking to having it repainted but only on the outside keeping everything else as original as possible what to do with a semi desirable mo- par or to some of the extra options. Bill cheap it more desirable. Your thoughts best regards. Sandra be solheim oslo norway hey sandra thanks for sending in your story. Let's get to your questions so you were asking. A fifteen thousand dollars was too much to pay for the roadrunner. My opinion is no. I actually recently was looking at a nineteen seventy roadrunner project. It was orange four-speed car but it was a complete project and it's fifteen thousand dollars and when you looked at yours was running and driving. So that's good. You know it was back what ten years ago in two thousand ten. That's still not bad money. I don't think you've lost a dime on it in fact. I think you've gained money. It's be seven blue. That's a pretty desirable color. You ask me. I think it's kind of rare. But i mean rare. I hate to throw that word around too. But i would say desirable definitely desirable color because something that you don't see every day you know. I don't think it was stupid money. You know even in two thousand ten fifteen thousand dollars not bad. And i think you're absolutely right looking at prices today for other roadrunners you know same year. Same basically the same cars you know. It's hard to find running and driving project cars for that kind of price and it sounds to me like you've got a pretty pretty decent car you know so what it was hitting the rear. Most of these cars you know have had some sort of damage one way or another. You know what. I mean so. It's not uncommon when you get a fifty year old car. I mean it's like you're gonna. You're gonna have some issues. But i i don't think fifteen thousand was a bad deal. I would have bought it for fifteen thousand the money As far as talking about option codes on my podcast here The one issue. I have and i've i've thought about it. How can i talk about fender. Tag codes and vin number stuff and still keep people entertained. He no because it's kind of a visual thing. So i was actually thinking about going forward with something on youtube for that kind of thing So i'm i'm exploring some options. I don't know how much people want. Actually listen to fender tag code type stuff. You know what i mean. But i'll figure it out. We'll figure out a way to incorporate that kind of stuff into the show whether it be on the podcast or most likely video so that's one area of entertainment that i've been looking into to further expand. You know the content that i offer you guys might loyal talking low parts listeners. So keep your eyes peeled for that You know you ask what. The desirable options are for these cars. And of course you know shaker hoods sure grip rear ends. I mean hamis any big block car you know. Performance model. Any performance model is pretty much desirable. You know what i mean but even you look at three eighteen challengers and people just want the bodies you know. Those are great cars to do resto moths or did tribute cars. So even the lower end models the non. Rt's and things like that. Those cars are still making pretty good numbers you know when they sell so. It's kind of hard to say you know if i was depends on what you mean by desirable. You know i mean 'cause desirable can mean many different things to many different people. The most desirable obviously are hemi cars. Six pack cars or six barrel depending on your dodger plymouth Air grabbers and ninety. Six option is always good. You know whether it be air. Grabber or shaker four speeds. You know if you've got a pistol grip good you know. That's desirable rallye gauges desirable. I mean the power sunroof. If you've got a factory power sunroof that is desirable. Gator greentop that can be desirable so the list goes on and on when you talk about. You know desirable extras now. If we're talking about cars individually the cars that have you know two fender tags. Because they have so many options. Those are really desirable. Because you know you get so much in one car. And that's when you start when he started getting into all defender tags and all the options on them for specific vehicles. You can really dial it down as far as how rare that car is particularly. You know what i mean. You may have a car that there is no other car like it with those same options so technically. That's one of so that would be a desirable car now. How much does that add to the value. It depends on the car. You know what i mean. So there's really just a week ago down a rabbit hole talking about you know what's really desirable. But you know if you asked me. What was the most desirable. I would say any cars with three two barrel carburetors on top of a four forty desirable car and obviously hemi cars desirable The top of my list Convertibles you know what i mean Khuda convertibles desirable you know Any performance model of these cars is desirable so I necessarily say that it's just the engine and drive train. Like i said man you could really go down a rabbit hole with this but you know. Hey if you've got a hemi car. Very desirable i guess it depends on the person too. So we're not going to go down this rabbit hole too much farther. But that's basically you know my thoughts on it. You know just depends on the car. That's that's that's it As far as the market for mopeds in norway not being big. That's good for you. You put in twenty five thousand dollars into that car you know with the total investment cost of forty thousand. You know. it's hard to find a decent road runner. You know that's been even partially restored. That is in good running and driving condition for forty thousand in the state. So i can only imagine if you had to go to the united states to get one of these mo- parts back to europe. That's a cost in and of itself. You know if you come over here. And he's been forty thousand dollars on a really nice roadrunner and you take it back to norway. You're going to have some extra cost you know. The importing cost all that stuff. So i think you're in the right ballpark. I think you're doing great. I think you should keep restoring this car as much as you want. You know what i mean. Don't don't throw one hundred thousand dollars at the car but you know forty thousand fifty thousand. That's pretty good investment. You know in in twenty years or kids will probably make some money on the car to be honest if they wanted to sell it so. I don't think you're doing anything wrong. In fact i think you're doing the right thing. I think you got a good car because the road is one of those. It's like a universal car that everybody loves you know because it's the road runner so i don't think you'll ever have a problem getting rid of in europe. That's what you wanted to do. Let's see what else were you asking. You were asking my thoughts on the market for mo- pars and i'll just touch on that again. A little bit here. And i think the market is still strong. I don't see it going anywhere. I see project car. Prices still continuing to rise even with lower end models. Like the bodies. They're still up in price. So you know are there deals to still be hat out there. Yes absolutely but they're few and far between seems i. You know. I look at thousands of these cars and you know. Only a handful of them are really screaming deals and when they're that good of a deal they're gone so the market is still strong in my opinion. Now from what i understand all these big auctions your mecum and bear jackson and you know these high dollar auctions from what i understand. People are telling me that the prices are starting to come down on these really desirable. No parts that we were talking about earlier so you know the project car market. I don't see slowing down anytime soon. But apparently the higher end more desirable collector mope. Ours are coming down in price. So that's what i've heard. I haven't experienced it because my wallet is not that fat. My pockets are not that deep yet. So i try to stay out of that world to stick to what i know which is pretty much project cars or driver quality cars so yeah man my opinion. Keep doing what you're doing. Keep the car and you know. Don't invest too much but you know build a car how fun you know when you're talking about these cars you really should never unless you're a flipper unless your business is making money on cars. You should really never consider the money as far as you know. How much is this gonna be worth in the end. The most important thing is. Are you going to enjoy it when you can drive it if you can. If that car gives you a smile every time you look at it if that makes you smile every time you get in the driver's seat you put that right foot into the ground and you know. Burn some rubber. Does it make you smile. That's all that matters you know so. That's my opinion. I'm sticking to it and yes i will add one more thing and that's that any documentation you get with your car like build sheets even fender tags. Some people buy these cars with no fender tags. Which you know is kind of a pain but you know if you've got a fender tag got build sheets any documentation you can have for. That particular car is a good thing. You know if i was going to buy a mo- par and i'm looking at two of the same cars and one of them has documentation and the other doesn't but one of them ten thousand dollars more you know in the long run. Maybe that ten thousand is going to be worth it. You know when you have a fully documented car versus one. That has nothing. So that's my opinion once again. And i'm sticking to it. Thanks sandra for sending in your story. Our next listener story comes to us from chris. London aka big red here is big red story acres. Names big red and i love the show. I especially enjoy listener stories. So i figure. I'd give you my story. Let me give you a little background about myself. I'm a millennial. I grew up in a nineties and amid thousands bread mo- par or no car so early on just like johnny. Par has the circle cars. He can't get rid of. I started started developing a list. List two cars that are really really wanted and of course on top fullest has to be something that's unobtainable to the normal person. I love the wing. Cars daytonas the skittle color super birds. But this is a story about my encounter with my number two dream car so when i was in high school. My first car was a ninety one chevy caprice station wagon. V8 torturous two wheels lau flow master dul exhaust perfect car for a high school student but obviously wasn't for well one day i'm out cruising around. I had stop at lowes for. I don't know what cans of paint or something anyway. Pull in and they're sitting in a parking lot front row as a brand new two thousand six dodge magnum s rt. Eight and man thing lou gorgeous and of course since i had a station wagon. I had the park right next to him. So i went in got my stuff. Came back out as was coming back out. I see leaving the parking lot. And i'm like oh i gotta go catch up to that so i adopted my caprice as fast as i could raced out of the parking lot and i caught up to it at a red light and of course being a sixteen year old kid i was. I gave it a little ripped it up a little bit for him. And then as lightweight green. I punched it and that car flat embarrassed me and from that day on i've been hooked now them little holder and have a little bit more money my bank account i started searching over and all across the country for that black magnum. Ta and i'm happy to say twenty sixteen. I got the chance to buy. One came out a california shipped all the way to a high. Oh twenty one thousand mile never seen snow to owner car and as currently my hot rod today wasn't really long story but i'm sure i got a few more. I can send you appreciate you doing the podcast. Look forward to listen to it. Thanks again your friend. Big red what's up big red. Thanks for sending in your story buddy. Johnny moped is definitely a character. isn't he Not all of us can have circles big johnny. You know with all of our parson. But you know. I think every month Definitely has a list of there most desirable mo- pars and mine is definitely like yours. I have to have a wing car someday. If i die and i have not owned a wing car. I don't think i've fulfilled. My mission has a mo- partha uzi. But that's just my opinion. I think that everybody that's important theseus. That has their number one dream car. I think they you should not stop until you get that car. So yeah i think we share that the wing car would definitely be my number one number two definitely close number two would be an eight twelve and then the list goes on. My list is ridiculously long. But that's definitely my top two awesome that you love your car so much and that you had to go get one because of the situation that happened to you in high school. That's awesome buddy here in those old street racing stories. You know even if it's just a quick rob from a light you know. I think that's awesome that that moment had such an impact on you. You're like i need one of those cars that's awesome and welcome to the world of Pars thanks big red for sending in your story. You said you have more stories. And i'm gonna have more podcasts. So you know what that means that means you need to send those stories to me so i can get them. Played right here on listener stories. Thanks for sharing your story. That was listener stories. If you want to hear your story played on the show or you wanna hear your story told the show by yours truly. You can email me at chris at talking mo- parts dot com or you can send me a voice message by going to my voice mailbox at two zero nine twenty eight mo par and i will play your message on the show that was listener stories in nineteen sixty nine. The first chrysler's f body platform started to roll off the assembly line the first challenger roll off the line has been touted as the most highly optioned one to ever be built. Its vin numbers. I five digits. J. twenty-seven are and those of you familiar with muscle. Era mopus vin. Numbers will immediately understand. Why this car was so special. It was not only an rt as designated by the s in the vin but it was a convertible as well designated by these seven in. The vin will really made this car. Special was that it was an r. Code which meant that this challenger. Rt convertible had a four twenty. Six hemi someday will make some time on the show to breakdown down. Part vin numbers as sanjay suggested earlier but that was just a quick breakdown of this particular car. This car was built to the hilt. It was triple black and to drive this car. You'd have to know how to roll through years because it was a four speed and it was also the first shaker hood equipped production car too. So i mean the list of i for this car is long. You know other options. Where the dana four ten rear and power windows. This car was an awesome machine. Unfortunately this car never saw showroom floor from where it would have been sold because chrysler decided to pull it from the assembly line and send it off to become a concept show car. The car was sent over to dearborn michigan where syntax inc which transform it into what would be known as the nineteen. Sixty-nine dodge yellow jacket show car syntax converted the car to a two seater with target top. It had side pipes on electric rear spoiler and back window mag wheels and some other mile modifications like accustomed grill and taillights. The car was also painted yellow. Because you know of course it was. It was the yellow jacket. The car was created as a way to test. What would have been mamo parts answer to the corvette but as the story goes that never happened. Rumor has it that more attention was given to the pretty young lady posing with the car than the car itself. Go figure you know. I wish i could see this girl. You know what i mean. I wish i could see this woman that was standing next to this yellow jacket ridiculous to cedar challenger hybrid so. I can see you know how hot she was. She must have been hot if you weren't even looking at the car. You know what. I mean but moving on only weeks later after the show the paint job started failing on this car and because it was so underwhelming. You know as a show car you know. They're the impact was so little on this car. The yellow jacket would be sent again to syntax to be customized even further and it was actually reborn as the diamante which meant diamond in spanish. And in my opinion the diamante is still a better name than la mancha would have been and yes that was in fact a callback to episode. One of this podcast. Some of you will remember that reference but if you don't go back and replay episode one to learn what the la mancha was or rather what it almost was. Let's just be that named in stick getting back to the diamante. It debuted at the one thousand nine hundred seventy one detroit show and was considered in the august. Two thousand twelve issue of mope our action magazine as the most valuable mo- par on the planet the diamante short story for another installment of high performance heritage. But what i can tell you is that it was retired from the show circuit with only six hundred miles on the odometer and eventually made it to the steve. Juliano rest in steve. So that's the short story of the short lived one thousand nine hundred sixty nine dodge yellow jacket show car and that was high performance heritage. There you have it my friends. 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Episode #21: Local Mopar Hunting

Talking Mopars

59:57 min | 10 months ago

Episode #21: Local Mopar Hunting

"Welcome to episode number. Twenty one of talking Mo- parts today. We're talking project the week high-performance parts listener stories and close out the show. We're going to talk about. Some recent MOPE are hunting. I've been doing so without further ado if you are a moped enthusiasts than you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere you're tuned into the best Mo- part enthusiast driven podcast on planet earth. And I'm your host Chris. Albrecht better known as the MO are hunter. And this is talking Mo- parts and you're listening to talking Mo- parts with the mall car hunter your direct mention all things. Mo- part welcome to talking Mo- parts. I told myself that I won't talk about cove in nineteen the pandemic. That's going on in the world but it's hard to avoid mentioning so I will say this if you're locked down it's a great time to work on your Ormeau Pars if you are fortunate to have more than one. So that's all I'm GONNA say about cove in nineteen the corona virus the evil pandemic going on in the world. Let's get into what we really want to talk about Mo- parse. I have done a little moped hunting over the past couple of weeks and I WANNA talk about a few the Mo- pars that I've tried to save and one that I actually still might be able to as well as cover all the usual weekly segments of the show and guess what we have more call ins this week than ever before. So we're going to play those but I wanted to say that I still have a bunch of your emailed stories that I need to get to so I'm thinking we're going to have an episode listener stories here soon to Charter put a dent. Those so I love getting all your emails and sharing them but I have to encourage you to leave voicemails instead. It's just a much funner way to let you truly participate in the show and let's be honest. You're all much better at telling your stories than I am so either way you submit your stories is great. Keep sending them in for those of you. That haven't similar stories yet. There's two ways to do it. You can submit them either. By sending an email to Chris Talking mopeds dot com or by leaving me voice message at two zero nine twenty eight Mo par both are excellent ways to send me not only your stories but literally anything else. That's on your mind questions. Comments Complaints Death Threats. You name it now play literally. Your voicemails will be shared on the show. And so we'll any Mo- par stories that you e mail in for listener and listen. Let's not get too crazy in the messages. This is a family friendly show after all but now that we got that business out of the way. Let's get this show on the road. This week's project car of the week is the nineteen. Sixty-nine Plymouth Road Runner. That was posted on the mope one hundred facebook page on. March twenty fifth at three PM. Let's break down the ad but first let me say that this is another example of a seller who did a piss poor job of creating the ad and being detailed and I'm GonNa read it exactly how it's written starting with the title and then getting into the description so let's check it out. Nineteen sixty nine road runner number matching four-speed thirteen thousand nine hundred dollars nineteen. Sixty-nine number matching four-speed Roadrunner Real K. Two car this car is very complete project call of interested thanks. Title Status is clean and this is one of those ads where. I'm like come on man. Can't you throw a little bit more information? Let me know some of the cars history you know. How long have you had it? Why are you getting rid of it? Let me know a little bit more about the car. Dude I don't understand why that's so hard so the seller could have done a much better job describing the car maybe even decoding the fender tag and they also could have done a better job of taking pictures but a quick rundown of the car is that it needs both quarters and the vinyl top is peeling on both sides in the same spot with a quarter meets. The roof rocker panels on both sides need to be replaced. I can't see the trunk floor extensions. But the center of the trunk definitely needs to be replaced and they're still carpet on the inside so I cannot see the floorboards. But the pictures of the underside of the car. It looks pretty solid. It is missing the drive line and it does have looks like coil overs on the back. So that's a little bit weird. It's got an eight and three quarter rear end and it still has the looks like factory leaf springs in addition to the coil over. So that's a little curious. The underside looks pretty solid. So I'm really impressed with what I see underneath there The pictures of the door jams. The door jams don't appear to be rotted like you see on some of these cars that have been sitting for a while. Sometimes you see a lot of rotten. The door jams. But I don't see any of that. So this is pretty solid. The interior you know definitely needs work. New Door panels probably needs a headliner. Obviously new carpet Steering Wheel needs work. The shifter's laying on its side. It looks like in the picture so that needs to be hooked up but it's not too bad under hood you can see that it's missing the dip stick. It looks like and there's no oil Kapor breeders on the valve covers so it looks like the valve covers could potentially have been exposed to the elements which is not good It's got some bucket seats on the interior. I don't remember if I mentioned that It also appears to have a stripe on the back of the Trunk Lid. Much like the nineteen seventy roadrunners. That had that stripe except for it doesn't say road runner so I would definitely take that off. The rear bumper looks like it needs to be replaced right underneath the rear window. Molding it looks like it's rusting. They're a little bit at least that's what it looks like in the pictures. The car's not too bad other than needing quarters rockers. And trunk floor. It doesn't look bad. I'm curious about the rear suspension on it but overall it's pretty solid car you know. It's got the typical Mo problems you know the vinyl top problems and the quarter panel problems it has carpet on the interior. So I can't say whether or not it needs floors. But the underside of the car looks really clean compared to some of the exterior which needs some help but you know overall. It's not too bad of a car. It's a cool color. It's got the stripes on the hood you know it's thirteen thousand nine hundred. The picture of the fender tag it D- codes as a true runners are twenty three. It was born in Saint Louis Missouri and it is originally a four speed. Manual transmission has got the D twenty one code. It's also got the K. To code which is the paint code for Vitamin C. So that's cool. The Interior defender tag code. H Two ax actually says it's a black vinyl bench seat so that's interesting. It does have the veto any one options. So that's the performance hood treatment so I really like how. This car is set up vitamin C with a four speed. That's cool and the performance hood treatment. So this is a cool car but let's talk about the price. The cars thirteen thousand. Nine hundred numbers matching. It is a four speed car. It's your basic budget performance car for nineteen sixty nine which is exactly what it was meant to be. It's the right color St- the right. Look you know this thing. Brand new was pretty cool. This is the type of car where if I was alive during that time period and I saw this on the lot I would definitely be attracted to it. It's got the right color. It's definitely one of my favorite colors for a roadrunner. It's got to be twenty one performance hood treatment which always thought was cool. The car needs some work. Let's be honest. And if I bought this roadrunner first thing I would do is pull the valve covers. Nc What we're working with if the heads look pretty bad underneath there. I'd probably just yanked the engine and just tear it down. Since it is numbers matching. I do think it would be cool to take the engine out. Get A rebuilt but leave looking. Ratty you know what I mean and then drop it back in the car and get this thing running safely as I always say. Make sure it's safe to drive on the road before you get out there and get yourself or somebody else killed. Make sure your brakes work and that the suspension is good. You know you don't WanNa put anybody's life in danger especially your own. Believe it or not. There is such thing as a safe ratty muscle car and you can make this thing safe to drive and take it. This car has the potential to be a really fun rowdy muscle car so for thirteen thousand nine hundred. I'd like to see this thing around eight thousand but it is numbers matching. It is a four speed. It's the right color it's got the twenty one. I know I keep saying. Be Twenty one. I just think it's a really cool option. All right leave me alone so this car has a lot of good things going. Forward also has some questionable things. But if you wanted to cruise around in a cool rowdy mo par. This would be one that I consider pretty cool. Okay so thirteen nine. I'd like to see around eight thousand. I'd probably spend as much as ninety five. I don't know if I could justify figures for this car. You know I don't know if I could pull ten grand and by this thing but it is cool so I don't know maybe maybe I'd go as high as ten but you know that's almost four thousand office asking price. He has the selling point that it's numbers matching so I'd get underneath this thing. Make sure that transmission is matching to if all the numbers do match then maybe this would be a cool car to invest some money into you know I personally the only thing. This thing's missing is the Hammy Scott. The right color four-speed. This car is cool. I do think it deserves to be saved. Thirty-nine is at a high price. In my opinion. Maybe a little. If I had a disposable income would I pay the guy thirteen nine to take the car off his hands and save it? Absolutely but I'm Mo- par broke much like a lot of you so I would definitely try to get into the four figure range you know. I'm sure there's a lot of people say this car is only worth a thousand bucks. I definitely don't agree with that. I think it's definitely you know it's up there not not thousand in my opinion but I probably fork out ten thousand because I think the cars cool all right so that's project car of the week. A matching number sixty nine road runner four-speed car in Vitamin C. Very cool project. Somebody needs to save it. No Mo part left behind this is high performance parts the segment of the show where we take a couple minutes to highlight a mobile from TV or movie history. This week's high-performance part belongs to the one thousand nine hundred seventy one charger. R T in vampire in Brooklyn the one thousand nine hundred. Five movie starring Eddie Murphy. Pretty sure that from the tidal alone. You can figure out what the movie is about. A vampire finds his way to Brooklyn the best part about the movie. If you ask me was the charger. Nineteen seventy-one charger. R T. that is four forty six pack car and it is the only one used in the movie and it is a real forty six pack charger r t from what I understand. It's blue with a black vinyl tops. Got Going. It's got the cool hidden headlights and a nice at a moped rally wheels with the white letter tires very cool car. Black Bucket seat interior. If you get a chance check the movie out and look for the car. It's absolutely beautiful. Its Pristine car. I love seventy one. Seventy two chargers and roadrunners satellites. You know the whole meal deal. How many times do I have to say that? I'm equal opportunity moped enthusiasts. I love them all. But that doesn't mean that some are not better than others. Let's be honest okay. I have a nineteen sixty nine dodge dart and if someone said hey do you want this sixty nine roadrunner instead. I'll trade you straight up. If they were similar condition. I wouldn't even think twice by dark later. Have a nice life you know. Even though there is some sentimental attachment based on the fact that it was similar to my dad's but still you're talking about Dr versus a roadrunner. Okay now some people disagree with that and that's okay because we all have different opinions all right. So if you don't like Mo- pars after nineteen seventy. I can't help you but I do. And that's why this week's high-performance part belongs to the nineteen seventy-one Charger. R T four forty six pack car from the movie vampire in Brooklyn that was high performance parts. All right folks. This is it listener stories and this week we got a bunch of voice mails. So we're going to hold off on emailed stories again to listen to the voice messages but for those of you who story that was e mailed in and has still not been shared yet. Don't worry I haven't forgotten about you and like I said earlier. We're going to be doing a listener story episode very soon to try and put another big Denver pyle but for this week. We're GONNA listen to some more voicemails first up. We have Jerry from Pennsylvania this is Jerry's message in Pennsylvania. I'm calling about one that got away I had driven by a nineteen sixty eight DODGE DART. That was abandoned on the on the Really Decrepit House couple of miles away from where I live and it sat there for a couple of weeks and I go man. That must be preserved Sixtieth Green Green Vinyl Roof Green Tier Probably three eighteen but the roof was peeling paint was peeling. It was obviously abandoned and in horrible. Shink I went up to the door. Nobody was home. A neighbor said that the guy was there was some kind of creepy guy who was In I guess I'm kind of arrears house in house was fully overgrown the cowboys owner that so the neighbor said. I'll tell them you're interested in the car but I love my name and number but I never heard of the neighbor that grew by again. The car was still there. But then I'm cycle Dorgan and a didn't went by a couple of weeks later and the whole house had pretty much been almost Raised to the grand political the trees or the pushes. The car was offer lawn The whole health because the township but committed to move and was out there this crazy looking guy giant white beard like kind of pulled over and said hey what happened to your sixty eight. Dard and he said the township took it to the Junkyard. And you say it was worth fifty bucks so that was my story of a dodge dart that got away I was so upset because I could have. It was a wreck I could have got up for nothing. That's just one of many Mo- parts that got away and I still think about it when they go by that house. I could only have gotten that car but anyway the podcast and them take care. Hey Jerry thanks for sending in your story. It's always tough when you have those cars that get away. I know exactly how that feels. And it's one of the reasons why I now say. Stay persistent if you see a car that you're really interested in always check up on it. There's a couple of cars that I know about that. I check up on maybe once a month for each one of them A lot of them are on my routes at work. I've said before that I'm a garbage man so actually hall residential recycle so I'm neighborhoods all the time and there's a couple of bars out there so I keep tabs on a few of them and I've left cards. I've tried to contact the owners. A couple of them said you know same old song and dance not for sale Blah Blah Blah but. I'm there every week so I get to check up on and then there's other cars that are not anywhere near my work that I drive by every once in a while and just check up on you know maybe not so much that I'm interested in buying them but I'm always curious about him because I'm just a big fan of the stories of these cars to anyway Jerry. Yeah that's a shame that you missed out on that Dr especially for fifty bucks you know. It's unfortunate that you missed out on that one but I bet something tells me that you're not GonNa let that happen again so for anybody out there listening. That sees a car and you've been hesitant to act on it be persistent be polite and those are the two biggest things that are crucial. If you want to get closer to a car and by that I mean get close enough to look at it or potentially by so keep that in. Mind the next time you see that. Nineteen Sixty eight dodge charger. Just rotting in someone's yard go up. Ask Him about it. Be Polite you know. Try to get the story. It's always fun getting story I anyway. Because if you're going to end up buying the car you need the story so get the story first and then work it in later okay. That was our first message. Let's get an message number two which is from grant and he's up in. Iowa HERE IS GRANTS MESSAGE. A man This is grant Paul Nikolai Span on the PODCAST. Just figured I'd call in and tell my par- story I got three minutes so we're GONNA can't do it so I said I we're here in Iowa. Always kind of our family My GRANDPA as long as I remember everything from Dodge drugs to my GRANDPA cake plead Grandpa did brought a Royal Mail route for like twelve years or something. Eighty three ramp charger When I first got to high school I want my first car to be. My Dad's a seventy four charger. That was kind of the weeds and Just kind of like my mom got an accident back in the day it. Kinda got parked wanted to wanted to get. That going. Still haven't done that over the years now. But it's dead. My sister had to share my folks thousand intrepid. Forget Gar for you right there. was a boat. We we we we. We liked it. I mean it was a good first garforth. Kinda feed on a little bit until one day. I was trying to drive far farm and that wasn't going to make it home on the gas but ads or I can't figure it had to be gas or turned up. These people help you build a road halfway home So ended up selling back to a buddy of mine Who ended up during the tank and flip it but after that my dad bought a ninety nine. Chrysler three hundred essentially the same car. My sister's drove that I was able to prevent made a poll his Eighty six W on fifty truck out of the weeds my girlfriend's dad at the time to help you rewire it up with a good ideal died lying down the road and got that truck. It doesn't run the fatal hopefully gear going again They still shook like crazy over fifty five mile an hour. And I think I put about A three starters in it a year. I don't know I think he's eight starters so after that we may through high school any long wild card to get to get to college so. I got grandparents six Grand Caravan that this has still feeding that aided that much cooler total total trick magazine girl that back for college and Done I came back to farm and Had a little bit better for actually working so I got to the point. Fifteen fifteen hundred Pick up up up into crazy but it's nice. I really like it. It just gets the job done. Yes right now. I've got a staple stable job in a nice vehicle always on the hunt for projects. That would be nice to give wild pickup on end but Always on the lookout stuff. I guess for teaser projects. Now I'd love to do Sixty nightjar sore. I've had to hydrate dukes of hazzard and all that Be Pretty Awesome. I'd love to have a restaurant sort. just You know kind of classic work. But you know they'll get a decent mileage and just looks good but you know. I think we've got a ton of ideas real competence Baba trucks. You know drag trucks also crazy thing. I just like to try. I've always looking to get through deer. Deal look at The district about stuff too. I mean I I feel like my knowledge is pretty limited. I always onto to learn more and I really listened to your podcast and all the all the other employees put out on the various social media pages so I appreciate that. Keep a were Yeah just want to continue on as a as our family. I mean I know my dad. My brother I've always go cat Going in on a real nice wrote dryer. We argue back and forth whether we'd rather have sixty s sixty nine seventy personally. I like the seventies but they they say otherwise but So yeah that's something we're excited about. I'd just listened to the podcast. All the all the Info and everything else looking over the The cars and stuff it things that could reap viner. Length line went my getaway so anyways keep good work Local and I'll I'll go. Hey grant thanks for sending in your story and thanks for the kind words about the podcast. I try my best to you. Know kind of blend the information for New People that are just getting into Mo- pars and information for people that are Mo- parties but maybe they don't have a deep knowledge of Mo- par and also hopefully the hardcore mo par guys listen to the show. I'm sure that they listen to it. Nitpick everything I say. But that's okay everybody's welcome here on talking Mope ours and I'm also in the same boat as you. I know enough to be dangerous. I've set it on this podcast that I know a little bit about a lot and I'm happy with that. I love learning about this stuff. I think it's really fun you know. I hope there's a lot of people out there that listen to the show like yourself and learn a thing or two even if it's something small. I think that's really cool. And I take a lot of pride in this podcast and being able to help people and entertain people too. I think that's really important. And based on your story grant it sounds to me like you've got Mo- part in the blood so I think being a moment disease comes naturally to I do hope that you get a roadrunner. There are cool. You know it all just depends on personal preference there certain things I like about each one. They're just really cool. I personally you know it's a real toss up for me because I love absolutely love. Sixty eight through seventy TWOS I. There's a lot of little things that I like about each one. So for me. I'd be happy with just a roadrunner period. You know what I mean. I wouldn't you know I'm a beggar. I can't be choosy. You know what I'm saying. So it's cool that your family is so enthusiastic about Mo- parts that you guys are willing to go all in on a project together. I think that's cool in. That sounds like a lot of fun to me. I just wonder whose names can be on that title. You know what I mean when you get all that money invested in that car. I guess you guys could split it. Three ways You know you take it Saturday. Sunday dad takes it Monday. Tuesday brother takes it Wednesday Thursday and then Friday. You gotTA figure out you know you can alternate Friday nights but very cool grant. I'm glad that you're listening. I'm glad that you like this show. And Hey you're a farmer so first and foremost. I should've said this at the beginning. Thank you for what you do man. I don't think farmers get enough credit. So thanks for that and you know. I hope you get your projects going to help you find that road runner. You're looking for and I'm glad you like project car of the week you know. I had a review a couple of weeks ago where the guy really hates project are the week. I guess you know. That's the vibe. I got from him. I love project the week because that's what I do. That's how I started this. That's the moped. Hunter got the ball rolling on all of this so if it had never been for me looking and being obsessed with project cars and looking at cars online you know starting way back. In the day on the old America Online days I was looking at cars for sale online and even before that auto traders old car traders and deals on wheels and the little nickel one ads all those types of classified ads obsessed over and that's what led to the mobile hunter. And that's what led to this. So you know I was a little bit nice to that guy but now that I've had a couple of weeks to think about it you know. Screw that guy you know. We're doing project car the week for the rest of the lifespan of the show. So if you don't like it stop listening but if you do like it good news. We're GONNA keep going with project car. The week I think project cars and ratty moped ours. I think they're great. I also think that fully restored. Mo- pars are great. You know what I like all Mo- pars and I don't complain. I'm just I'm happy with the people that are happy with the show. Because I I really just WanNa provide something fun for mopnths you know and if you find little things to nitpick about this show that I don't really think you're a real mo part easiest because hey go find another mope our podcast good luck and then we'll see when you get back and I'll be here with open arms to go. Hey See I told you. Come on come on. It's okay it's okay. Show me where the podcast touch you okay. We're just having fun here. That's what this shows about. It's about having fun with Moe Pars and talk and Mo- Parse so that's what we're doing here. Thanks grand for sending in your story and keep me posted if you get a roadrunner Leno. I'd love to see it. I love to talk to you about it. And that's grants message. So Hey Grant. Thanks for listening buddy. Our final listener message for this week comes to us from an old friend. Johnny moped is back with another fun. Story I'm sure this one is going to make us justice jealous as the last one. So here's Johnny with another fund Story for us. Hey Chris Johnny moped again giving you my story on my Seventy Dodge charger anyway. This goes back quite a few years ago. one day. I'm hanging out with somebody's and we're playing cards. It's the same old guys and out of the blue one of the guy says you know I think my father-in-law's got one of those old Mo- pars are dodge or something and I go. What kind he's like. I don't know I go to look like the General Lee. And he's like yeah. I think it looks like I'm like all right. Well I gotta go see this thing. He's kind of wishy washy so I wasn't even sure what this thing could be. You know value and a duster charger. Who knows but of course I had to go check it out so I go over there. sure enough. We'll get into the yard and sixty eight dodge charger. It's got a three three Heikal in it. Non ACM car automatic is pretty rusty but I asked the guy said well. How much do you want for it? And he goes I'll take three hundred bucks for it and I said all right sounds like a good price. I'll buy it and he goes. Well if you want another one I go. You got another one does. Yeah and he points over the yard and I can tell to seventy two charger and I'm like Now I don't need another car and so he's like okay and I'm like well. How much do you want for it thinking? If he sold me sixty eight for three hundred bucks maybe one hundred bucks all by any says all you can just have it. I just wanted out of the yard and I'm like Oh cool all right cool I'll take it That car was missing. Its drivetrain was originally a four hundred card with an automatic so they drag both cars home. The sixty eight Is Pretty Rusty? You know back in those days. Most people didn't Lisa China with a rusty car so I didn't even bother took the grill out of it took the hood. I took a few parts off the car the seats and stuff and then I sold the rest of the car off off for three hundred bucks which I regret today. The seventy two which. I didn't even really want that much back then. Sat in my yard for a few years when my parents yards from a few years When Day and hanging out with the body and we're always talking cars. He's a work buddy and he expressed interest in having a Mo- part and I said By that seventy-two Charger. And he's like yeah like those cars were how much and I said. Well how about three hundred bucks? He knows okay so he buys. It drives his place. It sits there for a couple of years. He doesn't do anything to the CAR. And then one day he's with bullshitting and he says Do you WanNa buy that charger. Your back and I go while much also to you. Sold it to me for for three hundred bucks. So I'm like all right so I bite back It sat for another couple of years. And then this thing buddy and I take a class down in San Marcos Auto Body class so I drive the car down there. Every Saturday he drags some fenders hoods and parts and stuff and somebody work and I did. Somebody work on the car I'm still nobody man so we did that for semester. Cars hurts a little bit. I have a friend that painted my duster work on the car. He didn't do that. Great of a job He was cheap but has worked within that great so had my other friend that painting my cornet he worked on the charger. He smooth out the car The cars actually really solid car. Didn't have any rust eating wear in it He also many tough because for me put frame connectors in. Close the firewall off. Because it wasn't a car Just to make it look more clean and Yeah I've been working on it ever since so I mean off and on I should say so. The car is still needs. A lot of work needs to go back together. But I'd be pretty busy when it's done so I'm gonNA shoot you. Pictures of both to sixty eight and seventy two charter chargers and So you can posted on all right. Now keep up the good work. Good luck on that. Seventy one charter. I hope you get it in cars airman late Johnny Johnny Johnny once again. You've probably just blown the minds of the thousands of listeners that we have to the show. Okay another three hundred dollar charger. Actually for the first story sent in was the one hundred dollars. Sixty eight now. He's been three hundred bucks on a sixty eight. Okay that's four hundred dollars on six to sixty eight chargers. I mean I know people that would pay cash ten times that much for two chargers to sixty. Hr's in today's market okay. People would line up around the block to pay four thousand dollars to sixty eight chargers no matter what condition and I know. There's some people out there. Though I wouldn't buy a rusty shut up. You would okay if somebody said. Hey Hey man. I got a couple of sixty eight chargers. You know one's a hundred bucks and the other one's four hundred bucks three hundred bucks or whatever you know come take a look like oh no. Need to look I'll be over there with the trailer here in a few minutes. Actually here. Here's eight hundred. Okay I feel bad for you. I don't know what you need this money for. But here's double you know. Get double whatever you need. That's a Gosh I. I've said it before I grew up in the wrong era man. I don't know what I would have done back then. I've thought about selling my Dr a couple times. You know. This isn't. This is modern day so I couldn't even get close to what I have in it and all I have is a pile of parts really you know so johnny. I understand why you regret getting rid of the car for three hundred bucks but you know it is what it is. You took all the parts. He needed off of it. So you bought it for three hundred bucks then you take it home. Take all the parts you need off. Sell it for three hundred bucks. You also get a free seventy two charts so you go there by the sixty eight charger for three hundred bucks. The guys like hey I got another one and you're not really interested until he says it's free and then you're like. Oh Yeah I'll take you just wet all the Mo par beaks in the pond. Okay everybody listening to this show is like this guy's got. He's had a hundred sixty eight charger. And then a three hundred dollar sixty eight charger. And they're bitter okay. I'm not bitter. I think it's great. I think it's funny that you don't have that sixty eight. You kept the seventy two and the car had no rust and he gave it to you for free. That's amazing so hey you know you can't beat that deal. I think it's funny that you sold the car for three hundred bucks and then ended up buying it back for three hundred bucks so it was basically a wash in the end you took a no interest loan essentially what happened there but very cool that you still have the car you let the cat out of the bag about what I was. GonNa talk about today about the seventy charger so you know. Now that we've heard Janis amazing story about more cheap. Mo- pars in a free mope what Mo par is better than a free mo par none Fremaux Pars. Hey sign me up. If this podcast ever allows me to do something cool I would love to be able to give away moped project cars if I could somehow generate enough of an audience where could afford to buy a project car and give it away to somebody like here you go. Buddy from the MOPE are hundred. That would be awesome and I would love to give away like if I did if I eventually did something where I was acquiring project cars and getting them like we talk about project car. The week I talk about getting the car safe enough to drive. So just enjoying a ratty mo par. If I could get to the point where I could do that I could get these project cars. Get him safe to drive and then do giveaways. That would be awesome. I would love to have an army of ratty Mo- powers that were found and given to my audience members. I think that would be awesome. And Gosh that's going to have to go on my goal list so there you go johnny. I think I got a little bit off track there. But Hey Buddy. Thanks for sending in your story. Your stories are always fun much. Like I don't think I've ever had a story that I haven't enjoyed reading on the show or listening to so to anybody out there who sent in stories. Thank you very much johnny. Yours never disappoint If anything every time I listen to Johnny Story I go and I look I scour the Internet. I'm like there's gotta be at least one five hundred dollars around here. You know no luck until recently which is what we're about to get into that was listener stories and folks. I think you can see why I enjoy. The voice mails more than the emails. Not because it's not you it's definitely. I suck reading your stories when compared to you telling them yourself so for those of you that have sent in the story yet. Go ahead and leave me your story on. Voicemail at two zero nine twenty eight Mo par and if your message does go over three minutes. Don't worry callback as many times as you need to. And try to just pick up where you left off and I'll spicer story together and shared on the show and of course if you're shy and you're afraid to talk to thousands of people listening to this show You can still send me an email. I'll still read those. It just may take me a little bit Like I said we're going to do a listener story episode here pretty soon. I hope at least one voicemail week. That would be really fun so for those of you out there. That have been listening lately Ever since I started taking voice mails. I hope they've encourage you to go. I want to tell my story now. I don't really feel like typing it all out but you know. I'll tell my story over a few minutes. That'd be fun. I hope you guys call in. That would be amazing. But if you WANNA email send it to Chris at Talking Mo- PARSE DOT com once again. The phone number for my voicemail is two zero nine twenty eight mo par that was listener stories. Let's get in to some MO- part hunting. There are wrecking yards or salvage yards or junkyards called pick in polls and for a dollar you can go check out the yards and see what's out there and what they got before they hit the crusher and I was driving by the other week and I saw that they were open and I decided you know what. Let me go see what they got you never know and to my surprise they had a few more parts in there that I was interested in one of them was a nineteen. Seventy seven dodge ram charger. The other was a nineteen seventy six short wheelbase Dodge d. One hundred and the other one was a sixty eight plymouth fury convertible so I checked out the fury and it was pretty pillaged Even the fender tag was gone. So you know after snapping a picture of just taking a look and just kind of you know check in her out and then I moved on over to one of my favorite sections of the yard. Which is the Classic Truck Section and there? I saw seventy seven ramp charger in. It had been pretty pillaged. The grill was completely screwed up which is a shame because I if it was in good shape I would have bought it but when I see these types of trucks the seventy two to eighty ten grills. I get excited because there aren't too many that show up in the wrecking yards near me. So I'm looking for any part that I could potentially use for my little seventy sixty one hundred. Now the RAM charger. It was pretty pillaged and it really didn't have anything that I needed at the time so I basically was just taking a look at it and seeing if there was anything I could possibly use and there really wasn't so I'm thinking to myself okay. I'll go you know. Take a look around and some other stuff and then I'll come back and take a second look at it. That's usually what I do unless I see something I have to have. I'll kind of just browse the lot. See what's on the yard and if there's anything I need to go pick it so I look at the ram charger and I go. Okay let me see what else this yard has. And I look over. I see a seventy six short wheelbase dodge truck so immediately. I'm like Oh boy here we go so I hustle over there and I see that unfortunately this truck has been pretty pillaged. They ransacked these trucks and just completely destroy whatever they have to to get to whatever part they need which is unfortunate. Because there's a lot of stuff that's good that gets damaged in the process and with these old ten grills. They're really hard to find parts for you. Know if you don't know where to look and you know these aren't seat tens where he can build them out of a catalog at least not yet and probably not ever but when these end up on the yards there pillaged pretty quick. So if you're not there within the first day or two good luck getting any of the hard to find parts so this thing was pretty pillaged and I took some pictures. I left pick in pole and I posted the pictures on social media and someone suggested that I buy the whole truck and I thought to myself you know. That's not a bad idea because I wanted to just by the frame you know after thinking about it I was like maybe I can just by the frame and build a custom frame for my seventy six because my seventy-six you know there's been some work done to the frame on it and I'm not too happy with it so I thought maybe I just you know. Patch up the one I have and then by this frame in like build it on the side as like a little side project building a new frame for my truck so I looked at the price and it was like two hundred fifty bucks for the frame so I call they say I have to take the truck all the way part to get the frame and I'm like okay. Well why not just by the whole truck so I try to work out a deal with them to buy the whole truck and they say that it was gonNA cost way too much to make sense and I really didn't understand but I guess the way they do it. If you want something directly off the yard they basically pricey like a rebuildable which is generally over a thousand bucks and I was like I'm not paying over a thousand bucks for a truck. That's been pillaged like that so I told him look. The truck looks to be on death row so before you crush it come up with the price. That's reasonable and call me up and I'll try to come by. That was the last I heard of it. I posted the pictures of the little moped venture on social media and somebody reached out and said. Oh I got a buddy. That's got one of those trucks. So he says. Pm FOR MORE INFO. And I'll try to make the story short as possible. Ipm TURNS OUT HIS BUDDIES. Got A seventy five short. Wheelbase two wheel drive manual transmission. Va running and driving truck on its black. The description sounded great to me. You know when I heard what the truck was like. Okay cool and then I got some pictures of it and I was like okay. This is promising. You know it. It look a little rusty but I was like I wanted to see the truck so now. I'm going out to see this truck. Now we pull into this lot and it's kind of in a. Let's just say it's in a business park and we pulled in this park and I'm glancing around and I'm seeing more cars from all different years and I'm like okay. You know and some of them are you know. Pretty derelict condition and then some of them. You know look pretty good so I don't even see the truck yet. I parked my truck. I get out in the first thing I see is not the truck that I'd come to check out in the first place. What I see is a certain color. I C L five. I knew immediately. The first thing that popped in my head was ill five butterscotch. That's Bahama Yellow and I'm not GonNa lie to you at that point. I didn't even really care about the truck. I wanted to know more about that. Car which I noticed immediately was a charter. Seventy one or seventy two I needed to get a closer look. Listen I was there to look at the dodge truck and I was still interested in the truck so I decided to keep my focus on the truck knowing that I was surrounded by some potentially cool project cars so I go and I look at this truck and it's far. Russ here than mine if I'm being honest so you know. The price they gave me was decent. And you know if if I didn't have my truck I would have seriously considered buying that one was V. Eight truck. It was a manual transmission. Two wheel drive short wheelbase. It had everything going for it. You know but it needed a lot of rest repair. The floor was one of the worst floors I've ever seen in ten grill up close. No tailgate underneath was pretty gnarly. Nothing you know nothing rotting per se but it was pretty. Gnarly condition The roof at the top of the windshield was starting to rust out. And you know I was just like. Oh Gosh you know mine's not this bad and I really don't need another truck but I want one and you know that feeling you get when you know you're probably not going to buy something but maybe that's kind of the feeling. I got with this truck. I was like all right. You know I'll think about it but I just it was like my eyes had magnets in them and I could not stop glancing over at this Charter. Which turned out to be a nineteen seventy-one base model charger three eighteen nine. Oh four car but it was El five now. Of course I'm interested in whether or not it's originally e o five so I kind of walk by the car and I look inside it I see. Oh it's got an FC seven door the driver's side door as FC seven. So I'm like okay. We got a plum crazy purple door on this thing. You know that's painted on the outside and I'm looking inside the car. The car's completely stripped on the inside with the exception of the DASH in the column Steering Wheel and somebody cut a hole in the floor for a floor shifter it was originally a column shift car. But there's no interior. There's no seats The headliners you know Roach so Mike. Okay it was originally L. Five so I'm really excited because I'm like how cool man I wish it was. Four forty six pack or something. No Mike will. Then I couldn't afford. It is what I'm thinking in my head and so the guy who brought me out to this property. His friend that owned vehicles came out and we started talking and I was like look. I basically. I gotta ask about this charger here. This year. Five charger and we kind of diverted the attention away from the truck for a minute but I could tell that the owner of the truck just wanted to sell the truck you know he was kind of pushing the truck on me a little bit. You not know aggressive way but I can tell you wanted to sell the truck and you know I. I liked the truck but it was a little bit more of a project than I wanted or needed at the time. Here's where I contradict myself. Okay some looking to checking. I'm like I already got a truck. I don't need one and this one needs a lot more work than I'm willing to put into it at this current moment in time but I'm not willing to completely forget about it just yet so I turn my attention over to the charter. Because I realize that I'm probably not gonNA make a move on this truck today so I I'm looking at this charge earned in my head. I'm thinking to myself. It's Yale Five. You know it's probably out of my price range because I really don't have a budget per se as far as oh. I can spend up to ten now. My budget is slim to none and with this whole virus thing and all that fun stuff. I really shouldn't be spending any of the money because doing this. Podcast and some of my other endeavors does cost money and I really shouldn't be buying a project car at this time. So I'm the myself all right well. I have to know more about this charger but I have this money. Burning a hole in my pocket and it shouldn't be. I should be saving this money but being the mopus hunter than I am. If I'm given an opportunity to spend my money I might as well spend it on a moped project car. Because that's what I do and so I'll try to make this as short as possible. But it's a seventy one charger and it is originally eal five. It's very low option car but there's something about it. I don't know what it is. There's just something about it that just I wanted. I knew as soon as I saw it as soon as I got into my truck and I looked down because you kinda park above the cars like there's a little the way the property setup as you kinda looked down upon the cars and you know the first thing I saw was his five charter and Man I kind of knew as soon as I saw it I was like. Oh I'm GonNa make a play on that one. I don't know what we're GONNA do here but I started talking to the owner. And it's actually you know the car when you first look at it. You're like ooh. This thing needs a lot of work but the closer you get to it now. I don't know if you've ever seen these types of cars but you'll see a car. That looks really rough. But then you get into the nitty gritty details of and you're like okay. Maybe it's not that bad you know there's little damage on the rear quarter on the passenger side of this car got pushed in a little bit. No big deal really. So I'm like okay. That's the biggest eyesore on this thing. The rockers aren't too bad at least on the passenger side driver's side looks pretty solid Compared it did have the driver door replaced. We know that because of the FCC seven on the inside. Because like I said this thing doesn't have interior so there's no interior panels. It doesn't have an engine so I'm like okay. And it was based model chargers so no big deal anyway without the engine but so. I know this car needs a lot of work and I know that you know the later model. Be BODIES ANYTHING. Pretty much past seventy-one. They're a little bit harder to find parts for you know. Maybe I'm wrong but from what I've seen. They're a little bit harder than some of the other cars. But there's just something about this car that I really like and I think it's the color to be honest. I really like Yale Five. I've always been a fan It's a love it or hate it color. I think. Maybe there's some people that are partial to it. But I've noticed that some people are like or some people were like yes. I am a yes man. I love the color and when I found out it was originally five. I thought this'll be a great opportunity to have an E. L. Five car that I can build how I want and to visions came to my head for this car. I pictured won a Ratty Streetcar and then to a ratty drag car. And I'm like well. Can we make a combination of the two with this thing and I was like? Wow I've really I still have the DART and I still have the truck at home. I have other projects and I thought you know. Maybe if I got this car I could send her a bunch of content on my social media around it and I think that'd be fun and I've been dying to do a Youtube. I I really don't have time but I will force time to create a youtube channel just a feature a new car to something new. I've got Shiny Object Syndrome K. Like new stuff. You know even if it's old and rusty if that makes any sense so I asked the guy how much he wants for the charge or any floors me with what he tells me because I was not expecting that number not that the car is worth more than that. But you know it is a Mo- par and you and I both know how people are with Mope our pricing these days so it was actually refreshing to hear the number that he said and I I was kind of taken aback. I was like oh well I'm buying it and But it's tough because I really have no business buying another project car right now but there's something when a car speaks. He speaks to you in. This thing was yelling at me saying hey we can do some things. So here's what we're doing right now. I'm working on getting storage for either my dart or this charter because I want to bring it home and the price is right. The cars right. I just need to figure out logistically. And we're on lockdown right now so that makes everything difficult and I'm unsure. I'm on shaky ground with the podcast right now because I do have bills associated with the podcast and one of my revenue streams that I use to pay for. All my mope are hunter endeavors and the PODCAST was temporarily. Hopefully only temporarily shut down. So I'm not getting revenue from those places so the money I have needs to float me through this whole virus outbreak bs. That's going on so I'm like okay. God I could not buy it that day. 'cause I'm planning this all out in my head because I it's my birthday too so it's march twenty fourth. It's my birthday. It's my thirty fifth birthday. And here I find my next project are and I didn't even go there looking for seventy one charger. I went there to look at a seventy five dodge truck so I'm sitting there like. Why does this always happen to me? But I'm thankful so. I'm probably GONNA end up with this semi charger. And I don't know when probably after this lockdowns done but I need to get some ducks in a row storage being one and then a plan for what I WANNA do with this car for two because I like working off of a plan so I found in the L. Five seventy one charter folks and I'm thinking about getting it. My question to you is worth it for me should I? Just you know pass on it. Should I go for it and create some sort of cool project car for Social Media? What should I do? What would you do with it? What do you think I should do with it? Let me know I'll post stuff on social media about the car and then you can let me know there or you can message me. Tell me send me an email. Leave me a voice message. What do you think I should do with this car? You'll see the pictures online. And you know I. I think I'm going to get this car unless somebody buys it out from under me I. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get this car. So it's just a matter of time. So that's that. That's that's mope hunting dodge fever and it all started because I stopped it. Pick and pull on a whim and try to buy a truck off the yard. You know if it wasn't for that truck I would have never posted on social media and the Guy who knew the guy with the truck would never out and I would have never found this email. Five seventy-one charger. He also had a seventy challenger now he keeps telling me that the car is too far gone. But I KINDA WANNA make a play on that car to and you know what? Hey maybe go for the truck to. Let's let's take three of them off this guy hands. Ideally that's what I'd like to do but storage is just not working out for me right now. As far as that goes I need to move to a place where the shop but until then I think I just WanNa take this seventy. I WANNA save this Charter. I think I can save this charger. I think I can turn it into something really cool. And that's the plan. That's the end of this episode. We're an hour and this is insane you know. Hey folks stay healthy out there okay. That was mopus hunting. I've got dodge fever baby. I was tagged on Instagram. By My friend Luke. Crosby who wanted me to fill out some information and it's one of those Phil this thing out so we can learn more about you things I was about to fill it out and then I thought. Oh It'd be answer that stuff on the podcast so here it goes. Let's do a quick speed round. I'm just going to list the category list my answer. And then we'll shut this showdown luke crosby. This one is for you. Shout out to both you and your wife Olivia Crosby. These two are a young what I like to call Power couple. They are awesome people. They you know I like to live vicariously through them because they always go on these Kumo part ventures so they've got a nice collection of Mo- parts to home a little bit Gaoli but Shout out to you guys if you liked to not only listen to this show but also like to consume. Mo- park content in other ways like reading. Olivia is a really amazing journalist. And I am not just you know saying that to say I really do. Enjoy all her articles and you can find her on dodge garage dot com. I will have a link in the show notes to her articles. They're fun to read and you can just tell in her writing that she really is a true mobile through Azziz Luke and like I said they go on a bunch of fun adventures. Follow them both on instagram. You can find Luke Luke Dot mo par and Olivia at Olivia Dot Mo parcel. Follow them and that's it for today folks so here we go the quick ten my first car Honda civic number of cars. I've owned too many most fun car. I've owned MY DART. My dream car sixty nine and a half dodge superbeets last car part. You purchased a vintage direct connection license plate current car or cars. I have a sixty nine dodge dart. I have a seventy six Dodge D. One hundred my daily drivers the two thousand twelve dodge Ram fifteen hundred. My wife has a two thousand fifteen jeep grand Cherokee not an S. RT eight or And a small collection of Turbo mopeds. If my wife's listening none of them remind Sweetie they're all my dad's okay. And that's that's my story and I'm sticking to it I only have a couple of Mo- parse the last car. I sold technically the last car I sold would have been my wife's old jeep worst car around. I had a little four cylinder s ten pickup truck when I was working construction when I was eighteen. Nineteen and that thing was a gutless pile and I was hauling concrete and we blew out the rear end So yeah that's my experience owning a Chevy Most hated car would hate the most I had an eighty one. Honda accord for a while. That was basically a throw away car. 'cause I wrecked one of my first cars and that thing was a piece of junk. It was such a piece of junk. This eighty-one Honda accord such a pile. That I got pulled over for swerving and when the cop the COP thought I was on drugs or drunk and I took a look at him and I said a look at this thing you try and keep it straight on the road and we did a whole field sobriety thing and it was a big misunderstanding. I told him look. This thing is a piece of junk. I can't keep it straight on the road and instead of giving me a ticket or impounding it for being unsafe for the road. He semi on my way after realizing that I was in fact not drunk or high. So that's that and last question if I had fifty thousand dollars where would I spend it? I would spend it online on. Mo- par stuff. So that's those are the quick ten luke. I'm sorry to disappoint you man. My first car was in a Mo- par. I wanted it to be but cards. Just didn't work out buddy and I. I wrote a Honda Civic. Yeah I did. Yeah that's the truth. So all you haters out there can take that and use it against me So yeah that's that so for more information about this podcast or listening. Subscribe to the show. Please visit talking Mo- Pars Dot Com and don't forget to send me your stories and voice messages Chris at Talking Mo- PARSE DOT COM for emails and two zero nine twenty eight mopeds for voicemails to hear yourself on the show. Also if you have time and you enjoy the show please take a second to rate and review it. I love seeing your views because I value your opinions. And they're only going to help me grow and improve the podcast. Another thing you can do to help. 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Episode #14: Hi-Performance Heritage - The 1978 Dodge Li'l Red Express

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35:24 min | 1 year ago

Episode #14: Hi-Performance Heritage - The 1978 Dodge Li'l Red Express

"Welcome to episode number fourteen and the second edition of high performance heritage these are special episodes where we take a closer look at a car truck or person that embodies the high performance heritage komo par on this installment pop the hood on what was considered in the late seventies the last american hot rod the nineteen seventy eight dodge little red express we also have our normal weekly segments too so get in sit down shut up and hold on you're tuned into the best mo- part theseus driven podcast on planet earth and i'm your host chris albrecht better known as the mo opa hunter and this is talking mo- pars and you're listening to talking mobile ars with the hunter your direct mention to all things mope aw we are back with installment number two of high performance heritage which we will get to once we cover our weekly segments of projects arve the week high performance parts and listener stories but before we get into all that i wanna talk about a very cool car that i saw on social media this past week i was browsing through my feed when i saw that my buddy johnny moped shared a picture of a ratty sixty nine roadrunner setup for drag racing posted by true street productions if you've listened to most of if not all of these shows than by now you know me and you know that i love me some ratty mo- parse there was something about this roadrunner that really piqued my interest and i had to do some digging i found out that the car has its own facebook page which you can find if you look up project tetanus sixty nine roadrunner turns out this road runner is owned by a guy named ralph and this bird does most of its dirty work on the streets the car is a wild animal period that's all there is to it i also learned that this thing has a hemi now i really wanted to know the story on this car so i reached out to ralph and spoke with him on the phone about coming on the podcast and telling the story about the car which he was open to so i'm happy to announce him as future guest on on this show and like all the guests i'm lining up i am very excited to talk mo parts with him and speaking of which to everyone out there listening that i've reached out to about about being a guest on the show the time has come and i will be in touch with you to get you scheduled to be featured on the special editions of the show that i called direct connections i i wanna be clear when i say that talking mo- pars is for all mope aren't suzy's as such i want to make sure that you understand that i wanna be different from other shows by being inclusive lucid to you the listener so i say again if you have a mo- par story that you wanna share with me that i will share on this podcast email them to me at chris at talking mobiles .com the same goes for you if you want to be a guest on the show email me and let me know why you think you'd make a good guest because direct connections are coming soon and most of the people that are going to be coming on the show i've actually reached out to myself but i'm also open to suggestion so if there's someone out there that you think i should talk to on the podcast maybe you want to hear more of their story or more about their business or what have you email me and i'll reach out to them and see if coming on the show something they'd be interested didn't so that's that and back to project tetanus this car is awesome like i said it's set of drag racing it's caged up it's got racing seats no from bumper no hood hemion nitrous this car is a straight up savage and guess what you can see it in action there is a slew of street racing videos on youtube you buy a production company called sixty street that's the number six and then sixty street spelled out you can see project tetanus doing work on the video title no trailer number five so if you go to youtube and look up sixty sixty six sixty street say that ten times fast and then you look look up no trailer number five you'll find the videos now you will see one that shows project tetanus the sixty nine road runner on the cover photo although with a mustang so check out that video check it out see see the work it does it's a really cool car i really like it i love ratty mo- parks because you i can see that this car you know it's derelict condition i don't know the whole story on it but you know when i see car like that i imagined that it was sitting somewhere and you know ralph saw bought it and brought it back to life in a different way than your average restoration he took this car and made it a monster her which i respect and i can't wait to get the full story on this show because i really don't know the story of the car i kinda ralph and i had a brief conversation and and i realized that he was full of stories so i'm really excited to get him on the show and i'm really excited to hear about this roadrunner because like i said it piqued my interest and i needed to learn more and the more i learned the cooler it gets so hopefully we can get him on the show really soon i'm not sure when but really soon i'll be reaching back out to him but while i'm talking about this if i ever mention a business person or anything released pacific i try to remember to put links in the show notes or show description so that you can check it out for yourself so if for some reason you hear something that i talk about on the show and you don't see links in the show description contact me and i'll be sure to direct you to the right place or give you the links myself and i will add them to the notes section because sometimes i forget i try to give credit to where credit is due but sometimes i miss it and i'll be going back to some of my previous episodes because i'm sure that i've missed some stuff there and i just wanna make sure that everything is linked in the show notes anyways always i'm a fan of the street racing scene around the country and i'll admit that i got sucked into the rabbit hole youtube street racing videos on more than one occasion and doing research coach on project tetanus was no different i had to see the car doing work on the street and i spent quite a bit of time watching the videos you watch these street racing videos as long enough and you're gonna end up finding yourself in the garage tearing up that piece of cardboard with all your plans for your car on it i'm telling you you're gonna be you know you're like you know what screw screw screw it were tub in this thing you know we're back having it you know what i mean when i see these street racing videos i'm like man i need to do that you know as i'm watching these cars pulling wheelies losing it halfway down the track i'm like oh yeah maybe i should try that you know but street racing really talent a lot of people think they can go out there and do it and you get that some of these high powered cars and you can see how much skill it takes to keep these things on the road and my hat is off to any of those guys who really have beast cars and and have a hard time keeping them on the road i would like to get into racing i have this dark and although i wanted to be a streetcar i'm leaning towards it's making a you know a fun track car i don't really know of any street race is going on around here the cops are pretty strict but i'm sure some of you guys up in washington you know you you have your finger on the underground pulse so if you do let me know i'd like to go check him out sometime but project tennis is a really neat car and i'm looking forward to speaking into the owner ralph so all right now that we're all warmed up let's get this show on the road before we get into project car of the week i want to be sure that you guys know where you can see the cars that i pick on the segment i choose who's project car of the week based off of cars that i post on the mot part hundred facebook page the week prior to the episode being released so if you ever want to see the car chosen just go to the mope one hundred page on facebook and you should be able to find the link to the car on there i'll try to remember to let you know moving forward what day and what time the car was posted so that it's easier to find so now that that's out of the way let's get into this week's project car of the week with over fifty thousand people reached and over over eleven thousand engagements on facebook this week's project car of the week was pretty easy to choose and it is the nineteen seventy plymouth khuda in mana hawk in new jersey jersey that was posted at nine AM on friday the seventh of february this is one of those cars that is a high price at fifty five thousand dollars but is a rare car that i believed to be worth the money if you bought it for a long term investment so let's let's get into it let's read the ad nineteen seventy v recode shaker for forty six pack four speeds sublime saddle leather fifty five thousand dollars mannequin my nineteen seventy vico numbers matching in khuda this is a very rare car most people i've spoke with told me it's most likely the only one made numbers matching four forty four speed factories six packs shaker limelight green saddle leather interior car is a project as you can see motor is dated eight fifteen sixty nine both top pad and vin pat have the butterfly marks from the factory bill date on car is eleven fifteen sixty nine i do have the gill rocker molding and the shaker only part i am missing is the six pack set up and and the manifold i have headers for car rolls and steers tires hold air clean title in my name has been off the road since the nineteen eighties the drive train motor order and trans were stored inside along with the hood since the eighties the hood has zero arrested it's an amazing shape grill has no cracks in it title vin tagged or tag vendor tag broadcast sheet motor trans all match that's pretty much the end of the ad but the seller does break down the fender tag and vin and i'm just gonna go through a quick highlight some of the cool features so here we go the vin that he supplies does identify this car as a khuda v v code car so that's a plus and then he goes into listing all the options and all that good stuff so some of the stuff here it's a long long list so if you find the ad you can see the fender tag on there and he has the full breakdown but some of the things that stood out to me were d. twenty twenty one on the vendor tag that's four speed it's v code car which is the four forty six pack excuse me the four forty six barrels since it's a plymouth limit it's f j five which is limelight green so that's cool that's a high impact color which adds to the value it it has saddled tan interior that's the t five code on the vendor tag and that's actually a really rare interior color i personally have never seen a sublime time or limelight car with a saddle tan interior or tan interior i've never seen that so that's really cool it also it's a a super track pack car so it's four ten gear ratio with the dana sixty and assure grip it's got rallye gauges it's it's got three speed wipers it's also got the c twenty six code which is the overhead console which is really cool i think and it's a bucket see carts it's got hood pins it's ninety six code so it's got the shaker hood so that's legit the cars just really cool when you start breaking it all down and looking at all the options i think this car is worth the time and money that you'd have to investigate this thing you know back in dan primo shape fully restored so it's a really cool car and of course fifty five thousand for someone who is mo par broke like me there is a little bit of a sticker shock but this car is a high impact color shaker hood v code six barrel four-speed khuda it's scott tan interior the overhead console i mean this car in my opinion has plenty of reasons why it should be restored and you know me i'm the i'm the guy who's always saying you know just get the car running and driving safely and then drive it until the wheels fall off but this car definitely deserves a full restoration owen how can i forget the fact that the car has is the fender tag the broadcast sheet and is numbers matching you know case closed someone needs to save this car and unfortunately it won't be me because because i'm not scrooge mcduck and i don't swim in gold coins but someone out there has the cash and i think this one is the one to get i'd like to find out if the sellers claim that this may be the only card like it in existence is true because that's another reason to scoop this thing up what a cool car you would have to find some correct exhaust manifold and the intake and carb setup but in the grand scheme of things you know that's not too big of a deal when you consider the fact that anyone who can drop rob over fifty thousand dollars on a project are probably has the means tab all the parts hunted down and have the restoration done right so that's the project car of the week in one thousand nine hundred seventy f j five limelight four forty six barrel shaker hood khuda with tan interior and a hurst pistol grip for speed what a a cool car what do you guys think you think that things worth fifty five thousand what would you pay for me fifty five thousand is a lot of money money when i think about okay let's just pretend that i had the money would i try to make a deal of course i'd try to make a deal with the guy probably hit him at twenty five or thirty thousand rosen because i'm a cheapskate and see where he goes from there but if he was firm fifty five thousand i'd probably just pull out the water cash and handed to them because this car done and would be really really cool i i'm still curious you know the seller says this may be the only one in existence and i would really like to know if that's it's true does anybody out there know of any limelight kudos that are shaker cars with the six barrel and a tan interior i really wanna see other cars with these options and if this is the only one in existence in in that you know in my mind it ups the price a little bit so this car is definitely cool definitely worth saving and it's too bad that it wasn't in better shape to begin with you know if this thing was in running driving condition you know and it was all complete for fifty five thousand that'd be a steel in my opinion you know even if it was ready you know so then i would say okay you know maybe just get running and driving all original drive it until the wheels fall off or until you can afford to have it restored right but you know how how it sits right now i think you already at the point where you might as well just get it restored you know what i mean but you know who has fifty five thousand dollars laying around i i sure don't but if you do i would go get this car but i ask again what do you guys think it's worth would you buy the car is it worth restoring i wanna know so so that's project car of the week let's shift gears and head over to tinseltown welcome to the second installment of high performance parts the new weekly segment where we briefly shine the spotlight on a mo- par from TV or movie history this week's high-performance part belongs to a sleek and mysterious car that in the late eighties looked like something from the future the movie was the nineteen eighty-six sci fi five film called the wraith it starred charlie sheen is a teenage kid who was murdered by a gang and came back as a ghost driving a wicked looking sports car to get revenge inch on those responsible for his death because you know the eighties the car was a twin turbocharged concept car known as the dodge m four turbo interceptor 'em for stood for mid engine four cylinders sports car powered by a two point two liter four cylinder with a cosworth sixteen valve twin cam cylinder head ed being fed by twin enter cooled garrett t twenty five turbochargers built to be the dodge PPG indy series pace car for nineteen eighty five and eighty six it was commissioned as well as paid for by p g developed in one thousand nine hundred four by chrysler and built by specialized vehicles incorporated with four hundred horsepower and capable double o of a top speed of just under one hundred ninety five miles an hour on a stock block mind you this car not only screamed eighties but a screened period a reportedly got grace grace it reportedly got grace gas mileage it reportedly got great gas mileage to something like twenty seven miles to the gallon when driving miss daisy and thirty cruising on the highway only dropping to twenty three miles per gallon win exceeding speeds of one hundred fifty miles an hour it really is a cool car if you think think back to what was coming out in the nineteen eighties and although quite futuristic looking at the time when looking at the car today it just has eighties written all over it and end i dig it there is a lot of information on the web for this car if you search dodge m four s there's so much info that i'm actually even considering going into you detail on the car in a future episode because there's a lot of cool little things to learn about it if you haven't seen the car be sure to check it out in the movie the wraith and if you don't like cheesy eighty s movies like me just google it it's a pretty neat car it has a tilt front end tilt rear end and it's got scissor doors like a lamborghini it has a very exotic eighties kit car look and feel to it and it would have been interesting to see this as a kit car available to the public but i tried to locate one and they just don't seem to exist it sounds like there was some rumblings about making them available in the past but nothing ever came to fruition i would like to see the you know okay so let's pretend get one of these okay let's pretend that it's all built in all i need to do is put a motor at what what engine do i wanna put in this car i could go the supercharged hemi route but i wanna keep it interesting i want to keep it throwback style and i i would i would keep the turbo four cylinder and i would go with an s. RT four two point four liter double over red camp turbocharged four cylinder i think that would be fun a lot of people are squeezing some serious power out of those turbo four cylinders don't get it twisted but that's what i would do that actually would be really cool car but anyways that is high performance parts for this week the dodge m four turbo interceptor check it out it's time once again end for listener stories and this first listener story is one about a plymouth duster sent in by matthew monroe here is his story this is my nineteen seventy-one plymouth duster base has the original two twenty five minute my dad and step brother bought this car together when i was fifteen and worked on it together until i was sixteen they decided to try and sell it i attempted to by then but my mom told me no it's a muscle car fast forward sixteen years stepbrother stepbrother ended up keeping the car but it ended up part at his mom's house by a lake for around eleven years never moving i took my chance shot him and offer while he was in town and he took it my wife and i went and picked it up and brought it home washed it change the oil ports and fresh gas in knocked loose and shot back out all the wasp nest and fired it up and was able able to drive it around the neighborhood fixed other things along the way and i've taken this car hundreds of miles in a day for business meetings to shows and toy drives the duster never fails to draw attention in matthew monroe thanks for sending in your story matthew i love that you managed to get the car after sixteen years and that you're now finally enjoying it it sure beats letting it sit and rot down by a lake you know i really do enjoy stories where mopeds eventually saved because those types of stories give those of us who have kept tabs on mopeds in our own areas that just sit and rot a little bit of hope someday you know before hopefully these cars rod into the ground the owners will finally let him go to people like us mope who will treat them as they should be treated at least most of the time some of us will buy them and let them sit and rot out in backyard but some of us keep them in garages and we'll get to them eventually like me but stories like yours matthew give those those of us in the community some hope that someday we can actually pry these cars out of the hands of people who don't have the time money to bring them back to life so i'm glad that you were able able to do that with your duster and sounds like you're going on some adventures with it so that's really cool thanks for sending in your story our next listener story comes from stephen sweney i hope i pronounced that right buddy lord knows i have a tough last name myself albrecht and i hate pronouncing other people's names wrong so if if i did please let me know so i can correct myself and that goes for anyone out there if i read your story and i pronounce your name wrong please correct me so i can get that corrected stephen is as a lifelong moped enthusiasts with an interest in the obscure mo- pars and this is his story my mo- par story i grew up in a mope our family both my dad and grandpa were loyal mo- pires even if they weren't die hard kar nuts my grandfather had a nineteen seventy four dodge corn f for as long as i knew him and my father's mo- parts ars that are growing up included in nineteen sixty four plymouth fury four door a nineteen seventy six plymouth fury two-door a nineteen seventy eight plymouth fury four door x. calgary police police service cruiser and a nineteen eighty-one plymouth reliant wagon to reliant was only the third new car my dad had bought his first was nineteen sixty four plymouth fury convertible and the one i love to hear stories about in my youth growing up i loved all old cars there was an infamous incident my family when at age three my dad's sold our nineteen sixty four pontiac i was so upset set that i cried and cried about it but as i drew closer to legal driving age i realized it was old no parts that i was drawn to above the other makes my first car was a nineteen seventy dodge charger five hundred purchased from local recor it was originally a three eighteen car but had a four hundred big block in it when i bought it for fifteen hundred canadian even though it was a bit of a basket case with a half inch of bondo covering the quarters i can't imagine buyer running driving big block nineteen seventy charger for fifteen hundred today as years went by upgrading my mo- park election by buying a less of a basket case nineteen sixty nine dodge coronet five hundred three eighteen two door hardtop which became my daily driver while attending college it was one of the most reliable cars i around my first nineteen sixty-nine coronet led to another uneven nicer nineteen sixty nine dodge coronet five hundred three eighteen two door hardtop the second one was why to yellow black interior with black vinyl top i was the second owner in this part was nice enough for cruising carshow duties i really miss this car but life events intervened intervened my daily driver at this point was in nineteen eighty dodge ram charger as it was fully loaded with a three sixty four barrel it even had a little plaque on the dash said renfrew chrysler showroom vehicle unfortunately it was not very good on gas and was starting to develop reliability issues i needed to find a new daily driver my criteria were it had to be a mo- moped it had to be interesting and it had to get half decent gas mileage my search brought me to a nineteen eighty-seven dodge shelby charger this is the car that got me hooked on shelby dodge up until this point i had only vagner knowledge about shelby's relationship with chrysler in the nineteen eighties it was through owning this car that i learned of the existence of the whittier cars real deal shelby's they were never sold in canada so it wasn't until the advent of the internet that i heard the four letters GLA chess i was hooked i wanted an eighty seven even in a bad way the search took a longtime see above life events but eventually ended up finding number zero zero seven five on ebay it was a california car was seventy thousand miles and very original i bought it in january of two thousand nine instill own it's numbers matching engine and even more surprising given the delicate nature of a five twenty i five transmission this car such a blast to drive it's like a go-cart for the streets the shelby dodge bug had bitten me hard i found some fellow enthusiasts and together we formed a western canada ended a chapter of the shelby dodge automobile club through my FDIC connections i became aware of a one thousand nine hundred seven shelby lancer for sale and oregon thus lancer number one hundred hundred seventy six was added to my collection for this shelby my dad and i purchased one way airfare to portland and drove the eight hundred miles back to calgary this was a great bonding experience for my dad and hi and will go down in history as one of my favorite memories at this point in time i think it should be said that i've come to the realization that i liked the obscure the underappreciated the unknown i i like three eighteen l. a. engine cars i liked ram chargers before they were cool and i love to point to turbos many years of living the shelby dodge life i found myself getting the issue for something older again i missed vent windows calvin and foot high beam dimmer switches like you chris i find myself searching the classifieds well in late summer murph twenty eighteen i first spotted a gee-gee ad for nineteen sixty five dodge polara eighty convertible it was a beautiful hair on blue metallic paint with blacktop and look sharp i tried to resist but the ad kept calling me back as uncle tony recently said in one of his youtube videos the right number of mope is one too many so in the spring of two thousand nineteen struck struck a deal and the poul-erik became mine it's a canadian car so it is a little different than the US polaris it's a three eighteen poly so my old nickname of three eighteen steve applies again again as i've become familiar with the car researched it what i like the most is that it was a one owner car up until recently the original owner purchased at new in nineteen sixty five in my hometown of calgary he owned it until the day he passed away the estate sold it at auction and spring twenty eighteen to a car dealer in edmonton whom i purchased it from about a year later in local circles i've become known as the obscure here dodge guy a reputation i take a lot of pride in sorry for the novel but my mo- part story has been a very long and rewarding journey stephen sweney hey steven thanks for sending in your story i imagined that there are a ton of moped enthusiasts out there myself included that wish their first car was a nineteen seventy dodge charger i could never imagine finding one running and driving for fifteen hundred bucks either man i might pay sixteen hundred just so that i could give the guy a hundred dollar tip for the bargain you know but i'm also a fan of the turbomeca cars and i can't wait to get into the projects that my dad and i have sitting around that should be a lot of fun i love that you made a special trip with your dad that's cool and i would like to do the same thing with might add some day go pick up a car that just sounds like a cool bonding experience to me and i agree with for the record i agree agree with uncle tony one hundred percent the right number of mope ours is one too many that's hilarious and those of you who actually haven't heard the story now that i'm thinking about it i got the blessing to use the name talking mo- parts from uncle tony who was originally going to use it but instead went all in on his youtube channel called uncle tony's garage if if you guys haven't seen that or heard of uncle tony go look up uncle tony's garage his videos are great and he's a funny guy but he decided to do the youtube challenge just go all all in on that which i respect and he's doing great so thanks for sending in your story stephen i enjoyed sharing it and i'd actually be proud of being the obscure dodge guy too so where that badge with pride my friend that does it for this week's listener stories if you want to hear your story shared on the show send it to me chris at talking mopeds dot com it doesn't matter if they are short if they're long please don't make them too long but please remember that the story is only i'm going to be read as good as you can write it so please make sure it'll be easy for me to read and thanks to all who have submitted their stories and if i haven't gotten to your store yet don't worry i will bill i'm still working through the stack it's time folks let's close is this show out with another installment of high performance heritage wants nineteen seventy-three came around the muscle car era dominated by flashy paint and ground shaking digging horse power was basically just a memory of good times past with the oil embargo of nineteen seventy-three sending gas prices through the roof at nearly four hundred percent percent increase the days of high performance were over compression ratios were lowered gas prices in insurance premium soared that is until nineteen seventy eight went dodge the fired back at the struggling times with a little red truck that would make automotive history that brings us to our featured vehicle for this edition of high performance heritage enter the nineteen seventy eight dodge little red express it was a bright canyon red pickup truck with clear coated oakwood panels that dress the sides of the utilizing beden tailgate this thing also oh had to ridiculously combed out giant stacks right behind the cap and you know those things like they belonged on a semi truck rather than a two wheel drive pickup but the truck also had gold pin striping and gold little red expressed truck door logos and the words little red truck in gold on the tailgate as well it was clear that dodge really wanted this to stand out in the crowd and well they succeeded along with a giant chrome stacks the truck was also adorned with fifteen inch and chrome five slot wheels fifteen by sevens in the front and fifteen by eighth outback chrome front rear bumpers chrome sidesteps were the exhaust protruded from a chrome plated lated air cleaner chrome plated valve covers it was clear that dodge wanted to send a message a boisterous wanted that the funding stop the exterior either the interior also had some pizzazz azaz such as the tough steering wheel which was only available for the first part of seventy nine and one of my favorites of all time of almo- pars the optional the bucket seats in little red express trucks and other dodge trucks as well those seats are really cool i would love to get a set some day but i'm not quite sure where i sit on that with my seventy sixty sixty one hundred but anyways back to the little red express other than a few options the truck was pretty loaded from the factory for a base price of seventy four hundred which at the time was was not a low price tag but the real fun begins when he turned the key but before we do that we have to understand the importance of what you are starting to understand that we have to know who was responsible for such an outlandish pickup truck at a time when performance was all but a distant memory enter tom hoover tom hoover vers remembered by many in the moped community as the father of the four twenty six hemi tom was an engineer chrysler corporation and was the main weapon in the fight against the government's emissions regulations relations that had killed performance tom had found a way to create a performance vehicle through a loophole in the EPA's rules see the rules for emissions didn't didn't apply to trucks the same way that they did two cars for example if a light duty truck weight over six thousand pounds it did not need to have a catalytic converter so with the help from dick maxwell and dave call the low red express would receive the e. h. one three sixty which was a modified version of the high performance e fifty eight police coat three sixty sixty this special three sixty was equipped with three forty camshaft e v DA cylinder heads and a four barrel carburetor which resulted in two hundred and twenty five net horsepower thirty eight hundred rpm and two hundred ninety five pound feet of torque at thirty two hundred rpm sent to the rear axle through a seven twenty-seven transmission out to assure grip equipped rear with three fifty five years that would allow you to burn off both raised white letter goodyear ilar sixty fifteen's with ease the little red truck turned a quarter mile in fifteen point seven seven one seconds at eight hundred miles an hour it also holds the nineteen seventy-eight car and driver title of fastest american made vehicle from zero to one hundred miles an hour beating the corvette corvette porsche nine twenty four transam saab turbo and a thunderbird the little red express trucks released in march of nineteen seventy the eight and only twenty one hundred eight were made compared to the you're following when five thousand one hundred and eighteen units were made though there were some changes made in styling alien performance in the second year which was also the final year of the little red express it was still a quick little truck and i believe it to be one of the most recognizable trucks in mope our history and and to be honest one of my personal favorites you know right alongside the rams RT ten and the other similar trucks dodge produced during that time which were you know the midnight express the warlock trucks those are awesome trucks all in their own and all of those will also get their own episodes of high-performance heritage because they're all that cool so that's that's pretty much the nineteen seventy dodge little red express in a nutshell and this has been high performance heritage that does it for this week's episode of talking mo- pars high-performance heritage for more information about this podcast or listen and subscribe to the show please visit talking mopeds dot com that's the best in easiest way to help me spread the word about this podcast is to share the website and you know tell all your buddies about the show anybody who loves mo- pars wants to learn more you know you might not learn a whole a lot on the show while you're gonna learn little bits and pieces every episode and then hopefully you know by episode one thousand you might know five percent of what there is to know about mo- parse uh-huh but ratings and reviews are always nice to they helped me keep this show moving forward and getting better so i appreciate associate any ratings and reviews that you guys give but before we shut this podcast down i want to remind you guys that i still want to hear from you and share your stories on this podcast so e mail your stories questions or feedback to me at chris at talking mopus dot com and i really wanna thank you if you've submitted a rating rating or a view to the show that really helps me out and right now i'm sitting in an average rating of four point eight out of five stars and a solid five star rating on apple apple podcasts so i think we're doing pretty good i think this podcast is heading in the right direction so thank you for lending me your ears to not only listen to the show but also for taking the time out of your busy busy life to rate and review the show it means a lot to me and i truly appreciate it thank you until we talk again i am your host chris albrecht and that was talking walking mo- parse thank you for listening to talking ballparks your direct connection connection to all things until next time remember no more part left behind

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Episode #64: Hunting Mopars w/ The Mopar Hunter

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Episode #64: Hunting Mopars w/ The Mopar Hunter

"Welcome to talking mope ours episode number sixty four. I'm still on holiday break. So i thought it would be fun to replay a new show that i'm working on for video content on the moped. Facebook page was just an experiment. I had a good time doing it. And i'm still trying to figure out how to streamline that but i thought it would be fun to share with you guys here on the podcast while i'm still on holiday break so without further ado if you are mo- part doozy's than you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere you're tuned into the best mo- pont doozy stephen podcast on planet earth. And i'm your host. Chris brick better known as the mope are hunter. And this is talking bars listening to talking. Mo- parks with the mo car. Hunter your direct medicine. Wall things mo- park. Hey guys what's up. This is hunting. Mo- pars a new video series that i'm doing on the mo- part hundred facebook page basically documenting my search for mo- project cars. Now for the first time ever you can come along for the ride and see what goes through my mind and my thought process behind the cars that i choose to post every day every week all year long every year so i thought it would be a you know a new dimension. That would be kind of fun so that people can understand what goes on in my crazy head and why post these cars are. I guys way to do this just to get right into it. I don't want these videos to be too long. you know. This is not only part of the moped hunter. But this is also part of talking mope parts the podcast. So i don't know if it'll actually ever be posted as a podcast but talking parts kind of one in the same so i promote them equally but let's get right to it. Let's get into the search in the. I've actually already pre chosen the three cars that i'm gonna post tomorrow. Which is monday is actually sunday night at ten o'clock right now and i don't even know when we're gonna releases video. I might release it tomorrow afternoon tomorrow night. You know. I don't know yet but this is what we're doing. We're gonna i'm gonna share my screen here and show you the k. So the first car we have is a nineteen seventy one dodge charger. Let's take a look at the ad. Nineteen seventy dodge challenger. V eight coupe original car. True born. find nine thousand five hundred dollars in dublin. Pleasanton and livermore. That's the san francisco bay area the east bay. So here's the ad says hello. I'm selling a true barn. Find sitting for thirty years in an old man's backyard. It's nineteen seventy-one dodge charger. V eight coupe automatic original engine. It's a complete car just needs to be finished. Non running it does have rust. Does have keys clean title bring a trailer and cash call. You can see the number there serious buyers only emails. Please bring mask and gloves. Thanks says the odometer has eighty thousand miles title. Status is clean condition is fair. that's debatable true. Barn find k. I there in all these pictures here. Let me just screw real quick. I don't see the barn and anybody who listens to my podcast knows how i feel about barn finds. This car was posted two days ago. And just judging by the pictures here. Let's get a closer look. See here quarters. Don't look too bad the back window. It looks like there might be a little stumped right down in there but overall the car doesn't look too bad it's Just a base model challenger so it's nothing crazy special it looks like it's got decent bones just kinda when i look at these cars. I just kind of get quick glance at them and just see overall first impression on this thing is that it probably would make a good project car granted all we can seize the outside right now but judging by what i see it looks pretty straight. I don't see any indications of a major accident but you know that kind of stuff can always be hidden very well You know obviously needs some work you know it looks like a complete pile you know looks like a hoop t. So i don't think you're gonna get in this thing and start daily driving it tomorrow if you were to buy it but Let's see what we got back here. It looks like there's some happened there on the quarter of the back window does look like it's got some stuff going on. It's probably gonna need some repairs. And just judging by what i'm seeing here. I'm sure that the trunk and the floor pan probably needs some work but nothing too crazy you know. This car isn't one of those cars that looks like it's too far gone where it can't be saved These types of cars you know if they're non rt's and they're just kind of base model challenges. I think they're great for like resto mods or would i like to call resto. Mott's you get this thing you let's say you throw him and i know people are like oh here he goes again. But let's say you throw modern hemi in this thing and get everything underneath the car. Good and up to par you know make sure it runs drives and stop safely and then just drive it like a hoop d. You know what i mean. That's how crazy i am. But it's ninety five hundred dollars The kelley blue plates on it Looks like it's going to need some work back here but overall not too bad old firebird in front. This should be reversed the fire. Butch the firebird should be in the back. This should actually be reversed. The firebirds should be in the back of the challenger on the street a little little bubbling up. Here on the hood's gotta go anyway You know it's a seventy one. That's a good year. Seventy seventy one or my two favorite years for the challenger i prefer seventies but that's just me interior. Obviously cracked dash matic now. Can't see the seeds. it's got these old you know. The wool covers over them Sex parts inside. The car doesn't look too bad. You know for ninety five hundred bucks. I definitely wanna pay that Yeah i'm thinking more like twenty five hundred me. I'm a cheap ass but you know these cars. Obviously you know they're getting rare and you can't find them all the time but you know when you say the word rare to. That's kind of subjective. Because it's like you know how rare is a base model challenger not very rare. You know when it was first produced but just the fact that it's a challenge or they're getting harder to come by so you can score one for cheap. You know jump on it but this one ninety five hundred bucks. Let's get outta here. Ninety five hundred bucks got title. That's good eighty thousand miles. I am sure it's got a hundred and eighty thousand miles but like a little damage right there. Too on the driver side Original car true barn. Find people to throw the term barn. Find around like it's going to sell sell the car quicker. Get more money for it. No sorry man. This is a twenty five hundred dollar car you know. That's just my opinion. But just based on what i've seen here you know. What are you gonna throw sixty granted this thing and restore a you know a base model challenger now okay. It's got a three eighteen in it. Whoop de do you know what i mean. No special colors. Nothing like that. I these types of cars right here don't excite me based on. Oh restored that car is going to be worth a lot of money. Or if i hang on to that car. For twenty years you know gain a profit. This kind of car isn't like that for me but you know who knows it could make somebody a great project car you know. Maybe somebody's like you know what i don't wanna butcher true. Rt car with the numbers matching four. Forty whatever you know. Maybe they wanna do something crazy with the car. Maybe they wanna pro street or something crazy like that. This type of car will be good for that. I don't know if i pay ninety five hundred. I actually wouldn't but you know anything less than ninety five hundred cool but i go there. Were twenty five hundred bucks cash offer and see what he says now. It's a good thing. I got another couple of grand in the in the car or anything. But let's let's move on from this one. I'm to post it anyway. What you guys have to say about it up next. We have sea here. We have a nineteen sixty nine. Dodge charger her. These are always fun because they're usually overpriced. Let's see we got here. Nineteen sixty nine. Dodge charger runs drives registered. Twenty four thousand five hundred dollars fountain valley in orange county. California condition says good. Carry odometer nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine miles. That typically means they don't have the actual mileage and that it's exempt title status. It says clean. Read this ad here. Nineteen sixty-nine dodge charger three eighteen auto bucket seats center console. Ac runs and drives clean kennel. See these are the types of snafus. You don't get here on the podcast. Because i edit them out so runs and drives clean california title in my name with current registration new gas tank fuel pump rebuilt carb new exhaust new turning gears and chain new timing cover new water pump new starter. Distributor new wiring for the battery ignition over forty. Five hundred dollars spent get this car running and driving very very solid california going to need some lower quarter panel patches going to need some lower quarter panel fuck going to need some lower quarter patches and some patches along the back window typical charge arrest floors frame rails trump pan and rockers. Are all perfect will come with sixty nine grill instead of the sixty eight grill. And then he gives his phone number. Let's take a look at some of these pictures. Here like an p. charger. Nothing crazy not an. Rt are based on what i see here so far. You know when i say a car solid. That just means it's not rob box. So based on my first initial impression. I go okay you know this thing seems like some good bones but let's take a look some more pictures k. Quarters don't look too bad. You can see the jack down there. Rear window. area looks like it could use a little bit of work. But obviously i'm sure a lot of us have seen a lot worse Heart doesn't look too bad. Looks like the doors little jacked up. Here you know what these old cars especially in this type of condition. You can't expect much you know as long as you don't have a complete raw box. You should be happy now. The price on the other hand. That's a completely different story. But let's take a look here back doesn't look too bad doesn't look like it's ever been in a major collision chocolate. Looks a little off no key. No lock black. Play california car passenger side. I don't know if the door is just not shut all the way. Or if it's jacked up. It looks like it's hanging a little low there so probably gonna need to address. The doors and the alignment on the panels. If you're that picky. You know what i mean. God when these mud flaps hate those things it doesn't look too bad it looks fairly solid. See what else got here. Okay this is gonna be a problem. I look this fender. That's a problem. Look that it's probably an inch thick all mud that kind of stuff. I guess i can't be too picky but can be picky. You know when you're talking about over twenty thousand dollars okay. This is underneath the car whips. this is underneath. Looks fairly solid You can get a little crazy here. And just look him. What is going on here okay. So it doesn't look completely rotted. I mean you've seen cars where the frame rails are just gutted basically and they're just fallen apart. This doesn't look like that. It definitely needs work. It doesn't it's not presentable underneath years as far as to take it to a show or something but look on the outside. You're not taking this thing. Then he show and trying to seriously compete. This is one of those ratty no frills no thrills gimmicks just old beater ratty mo- par and. That's okay i guess. That is kind of a gimmick. Oh well so when we have here. I mean it doesn't look really that bad from underneath and that's a good thing you know likely california car whole life still got undercoating on it. Looks like Shackles hilarious. But yeah i mean solid solid underneath. I think this car does have good. Bones obviously needs some work but you know underneath doesn't look too bad. Maybe i'm blind. Maybe i'm not seeing some. Maybe you're watching this right now and you're going chris. Look at that thing. You know. But i don't see anything that is of crazy concern to me a lot of this stuff that for these chargers ebadi's and be bodies. You can get everything you need to. Basically you could start with firewall. Build a car out from that. But you know we like to find things that are complete and this thing looks. What do we got here. Here's the vendor tag nothing special. Xp car it's not an rt or anything like that. Here's the trunk trunk. Looks like it's got a little surface. Russ nothing crazy. I love it when they just shoot. Some rattled can over the surface. Rust that is shining China's shine up. Some rust looks like a new fuel tank in eight and three quarter Not a bad car you know okay. Here's the interior the console. It's their i guess definitely needs help. But it's you know. I'd rather buy a car like this then one that has no interior so overall cool car you know. Is it worth twenty. Four thousand five hundred dollars. That's the big debate. If you ask me no no. It's not this car right here. Fifteen thousand you know. the thing is is. it's nothing aside from being a charger. Okay it's really nothing special. But here's the thing people are paying crazy. Money for chargers even non. Rt's especially if they're solid. And you know do. I disagree with that. Look if i had. If i had a disposable income i'd probably buy a lot of these charges to just because you know they're getting fewer and far between you know twenty four five. That's a big number for project car that you're going to have to sink tens of thousands of dollars into if you want it to be you know show worthy but if you're like me and you just want something safe to drive and you don't mind a little mud you know. Underneath some of that rattle can paint or a primary defender. What you the things you gotta do. When you gotta ratty muscle car or screw it you just get it running and driving safely new drive the hell out of it and leave everything else. You know. you're the type of guy that throws a a bath towel on the seat. And says i don't know seek cover you know your wife's i can't you just go to you. Know the auto parts store and get a wool seek cover and you're like hell no throw towel on that. Suck it up some dice on the rear view mirror and call a good get the bare foot barefoot. Gas pedal cool car know may get it running. Throw it on some crackers. maybe just do the upholstery definitely. Take care of that situation there. I'd rather put it on hijackers and have these things But yeah twenty four five. I think he's optimistic. And you know. I wish him the best of luck and that's not an insult. That's just my opinion. There's probably a guy out there. That's like i buy them all day at twenty four thousand me because for one. I don't have the money to. I think that there's better deals to be had. You just gotta look a little bit better. But i like posting cars like this because i love to see what people say you know. I know this is gonna get torn to shreds three eighteen eighteen charter for twenty four. Five for forty thousand. I can get one. That's already running and driving which is true. You know this one does run and drive. That is a bonus in the world of project cars especially mo- pars something that's ninety five percent complete and that runs drives. That's that's a good thing now. The price on the other hand you know. Let's let's let's think about this again. Twenty four five. It runs and drives clean title. You can register this thing. I still think he's not literally but figuratively like twenty four five. I think he's probably looking more like eighteen. Fifteen to eighteen thousand. This thing was posted for fifteen thousand already. Been sold in. I'm just talking about from a good deal perspective. It was five thousand. Ten thousand see You know fifteen thousand okay there. Some people in the market for a charger that runs and drives for fifteen thousand. Once you get into the twenty thousand dollar range. There's a lot of people to twenty thousand. I'll go get a used charger. R t or challenger r t for that you know like a newer one but You know there is definitely a market for these cars in the mid to high teens. Low twenty s. You know especially ones that running drive so moving on. Let's take a look at our next. Our next one here are next. Pick for. Monday is a nineteen th six. Here we go. Dodge tradesman. i thought this thing was bad ass so this is in denver colorado. It's nineteen seventy-six. Six tradesman for twenty five hundred bucks title status is clean. Let's take a look at this ad here. Selling a nineteen seventy six dodge tradesman. This would be a great project for someone with the patients and the time it starts and dry but the transmission needs to be rebuilt also. The moon roof needs to be installed. But i've already purchased a replacement with all the parts included email interested and we can schedule a time to test drive it serious inquiries only so. Let's take a look at the pictures enlarged. Wow this is rad. you guys know me. I love these things. I grew up around custom vans. You know it's got the porthole. It's got the keystones on it a little bit of a deeper dish back there. i like that. I like to paint job. you know. it's not what i would do personally. But when you're talking about a seventies van that's pretty rad. And i've already got one on the line. Well look at tunnel. We by john cars trailer. That's hilarious. shout out to those guys buying junk cars or cool vance It's got the porthole. This is actually the same wheelbase as the van. That i'm going to buy spring from my friend stacy I can't wait to share the pictures with you guys. I've just been holding out. I don't know why but It basically imagine this van on slotted mags and just a faded like orange red paint job and that's pretty much the van on buying. It's a seventy three but this one Not too bad. I like this thing very cool. Let's take a look at some of the other pictures. It looks solid from here. I mean doesn't look too bad. I've seen a hell of a lot worse a little bit closer here the bef. Gta's baby It looks pretty solid. You know what's under the paint though that's the question. There might be something along here. Something there Front looks good. You can get shot in the interior here. Looks like it's only a driver's seat. The rest is gutted. That's okay you don't want you. Don't wanna buy a custom van that already has like betting and stuff in the back because who knows what happened in that thing and i think we can all make some assumptions about that. Yeah so it's got a single seat in it could tack on the data that's cute Yes gutted ready to go. Ready to build my god. Wow old school right there. I'm sure a lot of you guys know with that is if you took this to like if you took this van to like an import show or something more modern even even a mo- par show and you had modern guys that are just there modern people you can ask them about you. Know the muscle car era the real muscle car era from back in the day and they don't know anything Those types of guys. They'd see this than like. What is that thing. Stick your whole cell phone and it'd be like oh you can just stick your cell phone in it very cool. Oh look it's kind of summer from the back. Of course it's got the portholes like leash saw earlier not too bad in here. The floor looks a little messed up but nothing nothing too bad. I mean you know. Talk accustomed van here. It's all getting covered in shag carpeting. Anyway there's the other sunroof very cool. Nothing too fancy in here superstar battery the grill. Actually let's go back. The grill looks to be fairly decent shape here. That's of that's kind of hard piece to find to. They don't remake that kind of stuff. So that's cool. Cal looks good under hood looks good. Here's a problem okay. Here's where here's where the truth comes out. The driver's side floor pan that bunch of rust these riveted pieces of sheet metal for patches. Now you know. Hey you gotta junker and you just need and you don't want to put some money into it to get real floors. Hey this is. This is a great great solution to that problem temporary. Of course unless you really like radhi pieces but guilty But yeah this. Why didn't he patch this part too. I mean if you're gonna do that right there that's funny but hey do what you gotta do. You know what i mean. What are we talking about here. Twenty five hundred bucks. Geez you know the the price that i've seen some bands going for this is not a bad deal. Okay i mean five hundred bucks of it is just in the wheels alone. I've seen some keystones. Some original keystones going for crazy money so this isn't too bad twenty five hundred bucks. Yeah go there were seventeen fifty. See what he does. You know what i mean. Go there with a grand. He'll probably laugh at you. And you say a fifteen hundred and he he'll laugh at you are seventeen and he'll probably say to just give me two grand give to grand and have yourself a van that you can customize and maybe practice some welding look at those that it's funny. It's take a look at that again. Wow i'm gonna see how many people actually clicked through the pictures. Sometimes i look at the ads. And i'll click through the pictures and i'll see one completely asinine picture and i'll be like. Oh my god this thing is going to get ripped to shreds and nobody looks at it. Nobody mentions it at all. Nobody looks at it. nobody mentions it at all hand. I'm disappointed because i'm like. I posted that so you guys would ripped to shreds on that picture alone and they don't but that's another thing i'm gonna say some of the pictures that people posted. These cars are strategic. They don't want you to see everything that's messed up on them Or their sucky photographers or they just really suck taking pictures. One one or the other but not bad not a bad deal. You know it starts in drives but needs a transmission okay. That's not that big of a deal. twenty five hundred. I try to get it for around two or less not bad so if you're denver colorado pickup this van. You could probably pick this van up clean up that floor panel a little bit and probably hawk it on ebay for a little bit of a profit if you're into it but me. Gosh look at that thing. Look at that thing. Come on all right. That's groovy is health okay but guys. That concludes the simple mobile hunt. For this week. I just wanted to share how i do it. Typically and you know. I hope you enjoyed this. First edition of hunting mo- parts with yours truly the mo- par hunter plenty more to come and largely. They'll be unedited. So you can see my fuck ups because i think that's really fun and uncensored to 'cause i kind of a sailor sometimes and when i record the podcast at least i can edit it out a little bit but when you do things like this video or livestream god livestreams. I gotta really watch myself but something like this. I can have a little fun. Gil you know let myself go a little bit and just you know be myself be my true authentic self. Now on the podcast. The reason why you don't catch me. You know especially when by myself. If i'm by myself and i'm recording a podcast you know i. It's a lot different of an environment. When i have my friends like johnny moped or blaker chuck or any of these other guys that i have on the show when a have them around. It's like i'm just chatting with the buddies. So i automatically get into that mode. That's often to city and something like the podcast. When i'm sitting down recording it and then i listened through it and then i do the editing the editing process and the post production drop f-bomb or say shit for something like that i can edit it out real quick but something like this. Let's leave it authentic. You know if. I'm reading an ad neck. Screw up let's even in so that's what we're gonna do. If you don't like that kind of stuff. I understand i get sealer but if you want authenticity and you just want to see what i do here and how i do it. Then hunting mo- parts may be the show for you. You've probably seen the show that just released. Its and i say shows. They're like they're short videos. Okay folks but I released stocking mo- parts and that's just me going around looking at the low cars that i know about and trying to get the story by going up knocking on the door and then hopefully getting footage of the cars. Close up you know. 'cause trespassing is a little bit. You know sketchy especially if you've got a knack tattoo you know you can't just walk on and your brown can't just walk onto people's property you can get shot so what i do is i like to go up. Knock on the door. Maybe get some spy footage of the car from outside a little bit not getting right up into it but you know getting close enough to smell it and then go knock on the door and see if you can make a new friend but sometimes it doesn't work out like that sometimes people just you know they're bothered people go up to these guys and gals with these cars and bothers the hell out of him. You know eventually it gets old and then when people they've they've got that bad impression so then when other people with good intentions go up there and try to ask about the car they get. The door slammed in their face. I try to avoid that kind of confrontation. I go up. there isn't through and basically want to get the story of the car because that's what it really is. You know if it's for sale. You're going to get that in the story right you. So what's the story on the card and the guy knows he's selling his i. I've been trying to get rid of it for weeks. But nobody's or years. I've been trying to get rid of the car for twenty years but nobody wants to talk to me. You know that kind of thing or they say. Look i've got and they'll pull out a stack a stack of numbers and business cards and stuff. They've gathered over the years of people trying to buy their car. You get that kind of stuff. I've seen that you know locally in lynnwood washington over by the alderwood mall. There was a famous car that everybody in the area knew about it was nineteen sixty nine dodge charger daytona and that car was notorious for the blue tarp that covered it. That eventually. just rotted away after so many years and you could see it's a daytona on you can see the wing the center section wing gone and the car is just a complete raw box it is. I mean it's the closest thing to a joe dirt daytona. You're gonna get in washington anyway. I don't think i've seen anything worse but cool car. Would i bought it. Yes if i could have afforded. But the guy knows you know one of one One of five hundred and three. You know what i mean. So the rarity of a car like that is know if the person knows what they have and most people that have daytona or sue bird. So you're not gonna chances are you're not going to you know. Give the guy ten grand you know. Get the keys hannity now. How much did i offer the guy for the dodge charger. Daytona offered him ten grand. And i had friends that have gone there before One in particular offered the guy of bunch of money and a fully restored car. Another mo- par top to sweeten the pot and the guy said no. You know it is what it is. Eventually he did change the tarp. So there's that and i used to check on the car once every few months because it's so cool to see a wing car. You know the only wing car that. I know of in the area. That's in that type of condition you know. I don't like to use the term barn fine because it's not in a barn. It was in the guy's driveway for years decades even but eventually the car disappeared. I remember i went there. I always got excited going like maybe this is the day. There's going to be a for sale sign in it. But i went there one day car was gone. Place was cleaned out like the people. Move it or whatever. And i. Almost i almost felt bad. I was like oh man that's it. That's that's my wing car. The wing car. That i wanted you know that everybody in the area. That was a mo- park. I wanted that car. You know it was a rob box but hates at wing car for christ sakes so that one slipped through the fingers. And i felt bad. I was like wow. You know. Maybe i should have did more to get more money. You know but it didn't happen and it is what it is. I don't know where the car is now. I heard rumors that it was in an apartment complex. I've heard that somebody else bought it. But regardless i haven't been able to track down so if you ever see this and you live in washington you've seen that read with the white stripe in the back charger daytona. Then let me know. It's missing the center section of the wing and it's a complete rob box but it's a winker like i said so. That concludes this week's episode of hunting mopeds or today's episode. I don't know. I want to try this once. I want to see what happens with. Maybe i'll do it for tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday. We'll see but these things can go long. You know we're already at you know right around a half an hour. So i was only intending this to be five or ten minutes So we've already gone over. Because i have a tendency to bob so that's hunting mo- pars. My name is chris. Albrecht better known as the moped. Hunter will see you next time on hunting mo- pars another episode of talking mope. Ours is in the books for everything you need. To know about this podcast please visit talking. Mo- parse dot com and. Don't forget the you can send me your mopey stories. Questions comments complaints suggestions. And everything else on. Your part dictated mind to chris talking mo- parse dot com or. Leave me a voice message on my voice mailbox at two zero nine twenty eight mo to hear yourself on the show special. Thanks to my friends over at hemi. Pages dot com and diy hemi dot com before we go. I'd like to tell you about the two best ways to help support talking about bars. The first way's by visiting the website. 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Episode #48: The Adult Toys From Dodge

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Episode #48: The Adult Toys From Dodge

"Welcomed episode number forty, eight of talking Mo- pars, this episode is all about the adult toys from Dodge now, I know what you're thinking, but trust me this episode is in fact, safe for work. The adult toys on talking about were the flashy heavy metal Mo-, Park Vans, and trucks from the late Seventies. The name adult toys comes from the ad campaign that dodge. Launched market these specially package machines and we're GONNA. Talk all about them later in the show. So without further ado, if you are a mope aren't doozy stint, you are in the right place don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best part theses driven podcast on planet Earth and I'm your host. Chris. Albrecht, better known as the MO- partner and this is talking Mo- parse. You're listening to talking parts with the multi-car. Hunter. Your direct mention, all things Mo- park. Welcome. Back my friends I've been doing a lot of thinking lately and I think I need to go back to my Mo- par roots for those of you who haven't heard my story yet I'll give you the cliff notes my first memories of Mo- Pars were of my dad's in one thousand, nine, hundred, five, Dodge Daytona Turbo Z and his custom nineteen, seventy, five, dodge tradesman short van, both of them were black and both made a huge impression on me as a kid it's been over twenty years since I've seen that van in, it's never left my mind. I still think that it's the coolest Van I've ever seen actually think about it a lot and To put it bluntly, I don't think my Mo- part life will ever be complete until I get a book van of my own. So I know I'll never be able to replace my dad's van but just like his dart I like to find a van because getting one would mean that I've managed to replace all the Mo Pars in our family that have gotten away. Now I don't know if any of you have tried looking for seven Era Dodge van lately, but they aren't exactly easy to find and when you do find him at least when I do they aren't really what I'm looking for or they're just crazy expensive I, mean more expensive than they. Need to be I'll tell you that it's pretty ridiculous. You think more muscle cars are expensive. Go try and find a dodge. Boogie van. Okay. They're crazy. The most important thing about this podcast for me has been the number of Kumo par folks that I've made connections with because of it, and who I now consider to be my friends one of those cool people who I consider to be a friend as my buddy. Stacey Stacey, reached out to me way back in January and said he. Heard me talking about vans on the show and mentioned that he actually had a dodge van that he would be willing to sell to me. He said that he tried to sell with no luck and it's been sitting for like the past three years. But at the time, I, really didn't think much of it because I wasn't considering the fact that if I actually got van I would have my own book van and I customize it like my dad did his back in the day but. Stacy's band is orange and was actually wants a ready camp conversion van that has since been gutted. So it has no windows other than the two on the back doors and obviously the ones up front. But as a cool bonus, it does have the typical Boogie van Porthole Windows, and in my book just makes the look of the van. It also has one of those vents in the roof towards the rear and a sunroof in the front. So basically, it's the perfect platform to build A. Book of my own and quick story on the van is that Stacey's friend was in poor health and was selling off some of his moped collection stacey ended up with this van and some other Kumo part stuff and since he is knee deep in rebuilding his Kuta right now, he knew that he wasn't going to get around to it anytime soon. So he would be willing to find a good home and he asked me but it's not running at the moment and it's got a seven twenty-seven. Attached to the three eighteen, that's leaking and seen better days. So it's going to need a transmission or some transmission work but stacey sent me a bunch of pictures and the thing is pretty Dang solid considering its age and the fact that has been sitting for a few years you know it's not a complete rob box. There are a couple small issues but for the most part it is solid and that's what I'm looking for in a van because I'd like to have a platform that's. Pretty Straight, you know the paint's oxidized but hopefully, with a little elbow grease, we can get that paint to shine. Once again to be honest with you I've had so much going on this year and with the stupid virus complicating life even more I completely forgot about stacy having that man and offering it to me for a good price at actually wasn't until recently when our old pal Johnny Mo posted a really cool looking pro street van and said that it made him. WanNa van that I. Saw Stacey comment about his van and saying he's willing to sell it. Of course being the Mo- part vulture that I am I swooped in and just like that my desire to have a van was reignited and since Janis Post I can't stop thinking about stacy's Van I reached back out to him and we're trying to work something out. But hopefully sooner rather than later. But other than wanting to complete my little collection classic Mo-, Park The van would make a great haller and since I. Plan on taking talking. Mo- pars on the road in the future it would make the perfect home away from home in mobile talking low parts podcast studio I thought that would be really cool but I've spent so much time travelling and camping advance when I was a kid that even as creepy as some people think, these vans are to me vans bring back some of the fondest and best memories of my childhood and I could think of no better mode of transportation for the most part hunter. To shows outside of my area than accustomed Dodge van another plus side is the fact that actually be able to use the van as a tow vehicle for my daughter or my truck if I ever needed to so needless to say the reasons for me getting the van far outweigh the reasons why I shouldn't and my wife hating vans being one of those reasons. Sorry Babe I know that you hate vans but no I love you and I'm a Mope As such I, need a Mo- part van in my life. The truth is that. This. Deal is sentenced on yet because somebody else could just go in swoop in and by the van from Stacey which would suck for me but. You know I believe in first-come-first-served that said I. Have My sights set on stacy's Van and I'm going to do everything I can to get it I just don't know when that's going to happen. So that's what's been on my Mo- parked in mind as of late and not. For those of you wondering I definitely haven't forgotten about the projects that I have in my garage right now being the DART and my truck. But since being reminded of the Van, I'm actually super motivated to get these projects going and moving along. So what I'm in the process of coming up with is the plans for my projects and the cash to get this van but that's the name of the game for a Mo-, Park. Guy Like me as I'm sure many of you can relate to that I'm sure there are plenty out there listening who feel the same way about Mo- parts that I do the amount of Mo powers that sucks to have is not having enough. So we're always trying to add more to the collection. All right friends. Now that I've told you all my secret plans please don't tell my wife. Let's get this show on the road. This week's project. Car of the week is actually a van and I'm starting to think I should just call this segment. Mo- par project of the week just because. You know I picked more than just cars for the segment. So be ready for that change. I'm trying to be a little bit more diverse with the Mo parts that I choose for this segment because I do like mo parts from all areas and all types of Mo- parts and I think that good moped projects aren't just cars sometimes their trucks, and since I'm on a van kick this week was a van and Let, me say that I actually set out to find van for this week's project. There was just one issue there aren't very many out there. So let's read the ad and then we'll talk some more about vans and why they can make cool projects. The van featured on this edition of Mo- Project of the week was posted on the Mo- part hundred facebook page on Sunday September sixth at nine. AM HERE IS THE AD. Van Three Thousand Nine, hundred, ninety, five, dollars, nineteen seventy five, dodge tradesman shorty three Eighteen v eight auto runs drives and stops pretty well for a forty five year old van. If you've been looking for one of these, this is one to consider not showroom ready. But great start to a street machine serious inquiries only please three, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, five dollars, or best offer title status is clean. So. This ban is a short wheelbase van, which for these is one hundred, nine inches compared to the longer versions that one, hundred, twenty, seven inches the van that I wanna buy from Stacey is a hundred, twenty, seven inches for wheelbase. So it's longer than my dad's was since my dad's was a like this van the one in this ad is to tone it has a light blue base with a thick. Dark blue striped mid body in a dark blue roof. It has a windshield visor which is very buggy vanish and it has my favorite bubble windows of all time. The PENTASTAR portholes they are super rare and I'd love to hunt down a set for my future van project. But if stacy's van ends up being mind, then I'll just settle for the round portholes unless I can find. Those awesome. Pentastar. Wants this van. Also has a grant wood grain steering wheel, which adds to that nostalgic feeling along with that pop up Sunroof, and it looks like at one point back was done up like seventies custom but right now it's pretty bare, which is great. Because most of the time when you find these vans, the cargo area usually needs to be redone. These old buggy vans had all shag carpet and cabinets put in Old Saints and. Things like that. So chances are if you find one of these, it'll probably need new carpet and things like that. This one actually has a plywood floor and looking around it actually looks like the van was originally read. The good news is that it will be easy to strip the cargo area and get creative to create your own space. I. Like the idea of a modern version of a classic book Van Something. Creative enough that you can go to shows and show it off. But you can also go camping, and if you're the nomad life, you can hit the road and live that van life but it would also be cool to get this thing capable of hauling a race car that way you have a place to store your tools, parts, extra tires, and have a place to stay at the track instead of. A ten I really liked that idea for me I like all those possibilities but the possibility of having a mobile podcast studio when I go to events would be really cool and if I bring merch with me, it would make a great display for the Merch to this thing has a three eighteen. It's running and driving and hey, it stops too. So that's always nice I like projects that you can. Drive home and this thing is you know that type of a project, it even has some pin striping on the hood, which is cool because it's kind of like a throwback. It does need some new wheels and tires and some fifteen by ten on fats in the back and some fifteen by eight in the front would give this thing that groovy raked stance that was so popular with these vans back. In the day I, think that this van is also in desperate need of a front lip spoiler and the fender flares, which you can surprisingly still find if you look hard enough online but all in all, I'd say if you were interested in getting a Boogie van for a project for less than four grant, I think this one is a great candidate I actually did reach out to the seller just to. Feel the water and see what the temperature was like and it sounds like he's pretty firm with not much wiggle room. But he said that thirty five, hundred to the right person would take it home. WanNa know what I offered him. But that's a whole nother story since these vans are hard to find think he's in the ballpark the side doors do have a little damage and there's definitely some work probably needs to be done but overall, it appears to be pretty solid. So if you're looking to get back into fanning and relive your youth or even if you're a rookie banner, this would make a fun project keep on Truckin my friends that was Mo- part project of the week Nomo par left behind. Since we're on the topic of vans. This week's high-performance part belongs to a custom Shorty Dodge van and the two thousand, fifteen movie American ultra and because I suck at explaining movies, I finally come to the realization that from now on I think I'm just GonNa read the Synopsis Straight from Rotten Tomatoes. So here is the synopsis for American Ultra. Tomatoes. American ultra is a fast paced action comedy about Mike Played by Jesse Eisenberg, a seemingly hapless and unmotivated donor who's small town life with his live in girlfriend phoebe played by Kristen Stewart is suddenly turned upside down unbeknownst to him. Mike is actually a highly trained lethal sleeper agent in the blink of an eye as a secret past comes back to haunt him. Mike is Thrust into the middle of deadly government operation and is forced to summon his. Interaction hero in order to survive. Now, where does this sweet Boogie van come in well about seventeen minutes and thirty seconds into the movie Eisenberg's character Mike Meets up with his drug dealer rose played by John Leguizamo to buy illegal fireworks. The show he wants to put on for when he proposes to phoebe Rachel Rolls Up to the meeting spot in one thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, four to nineteen, seventy, six, dodge short van with a wild paint scheme which. To me looks like a vinyl rap, but it's pretty wild. It's got a seventies bubble porthole window side pipes, and crackers, and on the inside all you can really see is a wall that has some speakers built into it, but the van appears to be in really good shape. I'm actually wondering where this man is. Now I'm hoping that it's not rotting away some Hollywood movie prop car law because it's a pretty cool van and even rolling up the band sounds good and it's really just an attention grabber the perfect Buggy van for an accenture drug dealer like rose. I like the van it is a bit too wild looking for me as far as the paint scheme or rap. Whichever it actually is, but it's definitely cool and it's always fun to see mo parts in movies and this van really stood out to me since it's probably the coolest custom Dodge van seen in a movie for at least a few decades but it's refreshing to see these things still out there and I would be really depressed. If I never saw another custom van again. So here's what I'm GonNa do I'm going to build my own and it's GonNa take me a while but I that's my plan and who knows maybe might end up in a movie someday you never know but that was high-performance parts the nineteen seventy four to nineteen seventy-six, custom dodge boogie. Van In American ultra. This week, we have two boys males for listeners stories. The first one comes to us from Dustin Williams in West Virginia. Here is Dustin Story. Here. I've been listening to the show here for a couple days now worked as. One of missed the most. from West, Virginia just WANNA. Let you a move bar story and last year I think that but twenty eleven charger while our Ford dealership, it's an Rt.. Actually Governor Right now love the car. Dealership that was working they weren't real pressure though because have a crack. Actually, I sent my number for this car and Chrysler Yard he will go. Pro Archaic Much. they were only thirty six. Nathan. Around on that. So I started listening greatness and everything and. Got to the point where I can have an old car. But the money I don't think it in the U.. Twenty eleven monetarily driver so got looking around and maybe. Twenty minutes from my house Nicky eight Dortmund. I knew about years ago. And I picked it up her thirty seven hundred bucks a month like an olive green. Any one of. Backwards your submarine. and. It was the lead around the you can do the grill, the number one. three. So. Picked up the February. Red. Reggie vets, but pick that up. More. Than ever does a great game. The thing that it starts to good deal caveats carbone and. But? Many started on. Edmund Editors. Melissa. Of. Third down into the in three emmy idea for the Dr Name using that Macarena that I have. No cut in the Hon, they just boggles on their backwards so. if I get the gym three Hemi in their natural somebody. You put out definitely GONNA be appraised O.`Neil. the. Solid for being even only K-. Not Not a good a good solid starter there already go down almost on way to modal was the Patriot against. NAP At one green light rain, Palette? Mate? Thank. A Dustin thanks for calling in sharing your story I really dig the Hemi cars with all wheel drive. The Cherokee RTA tes the all wheel drive chargers. You know I'm curious how many all wheel drive charges with him he's were made because they are awesome cars and for me being in Washington state with all sorts of crazy weather on all-wheel-drive Hemi charger would be very, very cool daily driver I. Think it's great that you have a modern Mo- par that is low production and that you went and found yourself a cool sixty eight dark for project. Car, you know me buddy I'm a huge advocate for old mo- parts of modern Hemingway's the old engines are awesome too. But I you know it's always fun to say that you have Hemi. Even if the modern Gen three hemmings don't actually have traditional hemispheric combustion chambers who cares keep us posted on the projects Dustin and if you do end up going with the Gen three, Hemi be sure to check out DIY DOT COM and soak up some knowledge and maybe even get some of the parts you need. Don't forget to tell them that I sent you. I'm really excited to see other MO- parentheses becoming more open, minded swapping in these newer hemmings. I think it's only gonNA. Help convince the aftermarket that there is a huge huge surge in popularity for the swap and when that happens parts are going to be more available, and hopefully we'll be able to benefit from cheaper prices down the road. anyways. Thanks again. For sharing your story with US Dustin love hearing stories like that. The next voice mail was sent in by our friend Hemi bill in response to win Johnny moped was on the show sharing some knowledge about the super bird with us. Hemi Bill had some knowledge of his own to drop that I found very interesting. So let's hear what Hemi Bill has to say. Hey. Tammy I just listened to your latest podcasts talking Johnny Art and I just remember learn eastern supervisor. Trivia. Wonder if review to heard of this back in time around but. I can late sixties I did not have signed Mirka life of the federal government cannot said, hey, you have to have these nineteen, sixty eight. Round side lights and then fifty nine Chrysler. Got Sneaky and they snuck in reflectors and the federal government says, Hey, you can't do that. You're supposed to have light nakas sweaters and that person's. Reporting back in nineteen seventy where nineteen seventy plymouth be bodies. They still have reflectors on there for the dodgers had light again. If you look at seventy super bird, it's a plaintiff back in with a dog on. The back as our reflectors of front has side Marker Lights. So. As far as I know, it's the only car that as African path. And that's a little bit of a Super Berkshire View today. A. Hemi bill that's really interesting and I sure didn't know that I always wondered when the side Marker Lights became a thing and I guess now we know I do think it's funny that Chrysler tried to sneak in just a reflector in nineteen sixty nine very interesting tidbit of super bird knowledge from our friend Hemi bill always bringing us the oddball knowledge that is fun to learn and a great piece of Trivia. Thank you to Hemi bill for that. That does it for listeners stories today with more coming soon on an upcoming episode of just listener stories, I've decided that the easiest way for me to get caught up. On listeners, stories is just to do a whole episode on him. So look forward to that in the coming weeks, and if you WanNa, hear your story on the show send me your stories by email to Chris. Talking Mo- PARTS DOT COM or call two zero nine, twenty Mo-. Park and leave me a voice message that I can play on the show. Remember folks the Voice Mail is limited to three minutes. So if you over, that's absolutely fine that is okay. Leave his many messages as it takes to tell your story and I will find a way to cut it all together for the show that was listener stories. With, the creative muscle car marketing of the late sixties and early seventies long gone the late seventies sparked a new ad campaign from Chrysler to market their growing line of Dodge trucks. It was nineteen, seventy eight and the birth of the new adult toys from Dodge marketing campaign. This ad campaign carried over to nineteen seventy nine but unfortunately, that would be the end of the adult toys marketing campaign but. It was definitely fun while it lasted. The campaign was aimed at promoting four vehicles in nineteen, seventy eight including the warlock, the ram charger, the Macho Power Wagon, and of course, the street van to get an idea of what the campaign was like in seventy eight I thought it would be fun to read one of Dodge's ads. So here is the ad for the adult toys in nineteen seventy eight. A new set of adult toys from Dodge dodgers nineteen seventy, eight line of adult toys can do everything tough. Dodge trucks have always been known for, but a lot further than that. They're fun to drive fun to be seen in fun to own this see that four by four ram charger that looks like a hardworking station wagon. It looks more like a convertible when you take off, it's optional hardtop roof that extends all the way to the windshield or you. Can order a vinyl top with role upsides for fresh air camping that dynamite short bed with the solid oak stake sides is warlock which has got to be the ultimate status pick up most of the goodies you see on it or standard along with a couple of dozen others you can't see the imposing two-tone machine in the foreground is called the macho power wagon and it delivers everything the name implies inside and outside with a standard roll bar and full. Time four wheel drive to back it up, and of course, there's street van based on America's most popular van Type Vehicle, the Dodge Tradesman. It comes right from the factory with gear that gives you a great start on your own one of a kind set of wheels from there on the possibilities go right out of sight we could take ten more pages to tell you about the optional sun roof paint schemes, interiors, chrome, Trim special wheels, and etc, but we'll. Just say that everything about these trucks is designed for fun. If you haven't heard other truck companies talk about that lately maybe it's because they don't build trucks that are this much fun to drive. That was one of the ads from nineteen seventy eight and it was actually one of the Tamer ads other ads depicted the adult toys and a variety of fund youth inspired situations. So these vehicles were sure to Pique the interest of adventure seekers, some of these ads. Showed people at the beach just having a good time and you could just tell that the vibe that dodge wanted to put out was, hey, get a group of your friends throw cooler full of cold brews in the back and go find yourself a spot on the beach start a fire and have a great time. I really enjoy the marketing machine of Chrysler throughout its history. It definitely has had some great moments and even in modern times the marketing us. Today to attract the attention of the people who are in muscle cars has really been heating up over the past handful years. The folks at dodger really pushing the envelope much like they used to in nearly every vehicle in their current lineup is getting Hemi. Crazy. But props to the marketing department today because they're really doing phenomenal job at harnessing the power of those cars that muscle car everybody wants to be part of the Brotherhood of muscle, right? But My. Favorite. Adult toy from dodge had to be the street van. They really pulled no punches when it came to offering buyers customization options and it's great that they recognize the potential in the van craze of the nineteen seventies I. Don't think any other manufacturers capitalized on movements of the way Chrysler did back. Then you know with the Muscle car movement and then you know the big truck movement in the vans, it's crazy and it never ceases to amaze me when. I take a look at their marketing materials and ads from the sixties and Seventies. They really just had a way of making it fun and I think that Kearns. Even non Mo- Park Aren't suzy can at least appreciate their marketing efforts for all those different periods of time I. Think it's awesome and with the street van what was really cool is dodge offered this customization kit and they're really rare and if you can find one today Jeez, send it my way. Inside this kid, it gave you like a bunch of. Ideas. Pictures of dodge vans of like paint schemes and you know inspiration and I thought that was really cool. They also had. I guess they had patterns for like creating interior panels for your van so like the walls and things like that. So Dodge really you know through everything they had at the customisation aspect of these vehicles specially with the street van I. Mean There's a picture out there floating around on the Internet that shows an old dealership and for the life of me, I can't remember which one it is, but it shows nothing but street vans in front of this dealership and you're looking at it like is that a van show? No, that's just the lineup of St Vans that. This dealership had in stock that is insane to me but in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, nine, a new adult toy was added to the lineup and that was the little mini truck, the Dodge d fifty sport. The rest of the lineup stayed the same with the biggest difference being the redesign of the grills, the front of the van guy a little bit more squared off and I'm not the biggest fan of that seventy nine van style. I've always liked the way dodges compared to Chevy's were less square. I like how the van the front of him float a little bit better into the grill. I liked the trucks how there weren't such sharp edges and how everything had Nice, curvature. Chevy's that's why the square bodies because they're. So Square at least with the dodgers you know you felt like I don't know they just looked smoother to me between the muscle cars trucks vans in comparison to Chevy Ford Chrysler products to me were just far more aesthetically pleasing to my eyes I don't know how everybody else feels but that's the way I feel and that's why I prefer Pars over any other car going back to the van styling it really is a shame that they changed the front end of that thing because it looked so good and you know. From the seventies into the eighties, they really looked more squared off like Chevy's and I really did not like that. But you know I guess all good things must come to an end and one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, nine was the last year for the adult toys from Dodge nineteen. seventy-nine was the end of that great marketing time in Chrysler history and with eighties came the K. cars will be talking more about them in another episode and you know talking about the eighties Turbomeca Pars, some of my favorite cars from Chrysler aside from the muscle cars and trucks and vans. That was another era in Chrysler history. That was. You know awesome with the turbo cars, they just were on a different level and coming from my childhood, you know my data talking car. So it's just really cool to think about what kind of stuff they were working with back in the eighties and we're going to be getting into all that stuff and she'd your episodes and we're also going to be getting further in depth with each of the vehicles offered in the adult toy lineup. So now you. Know, what vehicles were considered the toys from dodge, and hopefully you got a little understanding of why got a little flashier toward the end of the seventies exploring each one of these models in depth. A little bit more will be fun because each one is unique enough to stand on their own. They're so cool. But together, they make a great lineup of wild and crazy machines that will usually garner a little smile when you mention the adult toys from dodge. Wow, I never thought I'd be able to say that I talked about adult toys on an episode of talking. Mo-. Parts with thousands of people listening. But I, guess there's a first time for everything folks. So I will mark that off the old bucket list and as far as vans go I really WanNa see fanning make a strong comeback I. Remember very little from the vendors that I went to with my dad as a kid. But when we were going to those events that were definitely starting to slow down, but they're still hardcore banners out there that are still. Doing it still living the life still vanishing keeping banning alive but I think it would be awesome to more vans re-surfacing at events even the old one, one, hundred, zero, a one. Oh, eight's a really cool and they also make great projects. So shout outs all the vendors out there I hope to join the ranks soon and relive some of my youth because some of my best childhood memories were camping and road tripping my dad's van. So I really hope there's somebody out there listening that's thinking themselves. You know I never really considered a van that sounds kind of fun. I kinda do think that would be cool and. Join me. Let's get Vance. Let's really start pumping this. Van Craze up a little bit. Let's get this thing going again I think it would be really fun I. Think It'd be wild and I think it will be something you know unique in new I know that they did it back in the day but. You. Know history repeats itself and I think that you know I've seen banning kind of make a comeback in a weird way. You know you have these people that are social media influencers in their living you know nomadic lifestyles by buying these vans and these RV's and just living in and documenting their time I. think that's really cool. I. I won't do that but I definitely want one of these boogie vans to have some fun in you know like I. said earlier take two events and things like that. I think that would be a blast and I think it would really be cool to get a bunch of people together and see. If. We can really make banning comeback. I know it's still alive I know van is not dead. I really appreciate all the vendors out there keeping banning alive I. Appreciate You. Thank you very much. I. Cannot wait because last time I will banning I was a kid so it's different ballgame now and I'm also really excited to build a van you know what? I mean like the inside of it and customize it and make it something cool that I. can you know stay in while I'm out and about on the road in road tripping doing Mo- par road trips I. think that would be an absolute blast and I'm really looking forward to it. So that's all I'm going to say about vans for at least today. I'll probably be chatting your ears off about Vance for the foreseeable future until I get when myself and even then as soon as I get one, we're gonNA have all sorts of fun with it but thanks for joining me today. It was a good time as usual. But before we shut her down I, want to remind you to go visit my friends over at Hemi pages, DOT COM DIY Hemi, dot com and auto metal direct DOT COM. Don't forget about the build mope project put on by Hemi pages that project's GonNa be really cool. Go hemi pages dot. COM check it out. Learn more and join us in building this. Awesome nineteen sixty eight superstock dark. That's GONNA have a giant whipple super charger on it and it's GonNa be a modern throwback to the sixty eight superstock Hemi darts from back in the day that's going to be really cool. I can't wait there you have. It my friends, another episode of talking Mo- Pars is in the books for more information about this podcast or to listen and subscribe to the show. Please visit talking Mo-. PARTS DOT COM and don't forget that you can send me your stories, questions, comments, complaints, suggestions, and everything else on your part addicted mind to Chris at talking about parts dot com or leave voice message on my voice mail box at two zero, nine, twenty, eight, to. Hear yourself on this show. Also, be sure to check out the talking parts merged shop on the website. Yes we have merch. We have cool things like t shirts, hoodies, stickers, mugs, and more. So if you want to help support the show and get some cool stuff at the same time jump on over to talking Mo-. Pars. Dot Com. That's it. 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Episode #44: Direct Connections - Jonny Mopar (Part 2)

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Episode #44: Direct Connections - Jonny Mopar (Part 2)

"Welcomed. So number forty, four talking Mo- pars and part two of the direct connections episode from last week with my friend. Johnny moped once again, earmuffs are recommended for the Kiddos but we had a fun time and we hope you will too. So without further ado if you are a Mo- pont who's east and you are in the right place, don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best mope enthusiast driven podcast on planet Earth and I'm your host Chris. Albrecht better known as the MOPE are hundred, and this is talking bars direct connections. A. You're listening to talking. With the multi-car Hunter, your direct mention all things Mo- park. Did we talk about your road runner on the first episode, we did together of the show I. Don't want why don't you tell us the story? Yes. Aside from chargers and burnt up Khuda. Johnny and a whole host of other MO- pars. Johnny has also had a really awesome dude. You're roadrunners bad, ass. Tell us about your road. I remember seeing the pictures of it for the first time and I'm like. Hey, you have too many cool cars that I want. So. Tell us about that. Awesome roadrunner. This is the ratty one right the blue. Absolutely that okay. Man That card if I could find that exact car right now, I'd be a very happy man but. Tell us tell us the whole story about the road. All right. So Up in the high desert, which is I think it's like Apple Valley area out here. Not You know not that you would know where this is but anyway, it's it's it's a little bit of a stretch to get there from where I lived but I think it was in the recycler craigslist or something? I'm not even sure craigslist was around back then but I found this seventy roadrunner right And it was pretty sketchy description and stuff and I call the guy and he's like ads. Pretty. Roach Dow. But it does run. It's a three car I'm like all right has tiktok tack in it unlike. Allen go check this thing out so I was just dating my wife back. Then you know so I I I cook stir into going for a drive. You know a road trip up to go check out this car. And get there and it's like this. Lavender primer color in somebody rattled canned stripe on the hood. Had the Bulge Hood. And but Iran. And I was like, Oh, by had, we'll flares in the back which I didn't care for. And I think I think I paid. I want to say was like Fifteen hundred bucks to two thousand dollars somewhere in there. Drug at home. And then I didn't like the color. So I black primaried the whole thing and then I drove it around a little bit but I didn't have it long and then I was starting to chip out the crap and you know the flares and the wheel wells the hated it, and then it's like, oh. God. Why did I opened this up just nasty like they just they just got in there with like sheet metal cutters and just like peeled the medal up and then just mud it you know. Was Nasty and then the right rear corner that car. It had been hit and then so somebody cut a clip off of another car I'm thinking a four door. And like grafted it into the car, they did a terrible job of doing it. So I I was just like this way too much for me. I'm I'm not gonNA take on the project like this so I put it up for sale. And I think it was probably the recycler. Anyway this guy from same area Apple Valley calls me up. He's a tow truck driver and he's like a he was yeah a I I know that car seen that car up here stopped trying to buy that car that guy wouldn't sell it for years and years, and he's like, how did you get a hold of it and I'm like it was in the recycler He's I can't believe I. missed it. You know. So anyways, he goes. Well, he didn't have eating the money, but he's like, would you be interested in a trade and I'm like I don't know like what do you got? You know he's listing off the one hundreds and you know some bodies like Darts and Whatever Who wants a dart when he can get chargers all the time for not? Exactly. Exactly. So unlike No not interested. He goes well, I got a I got a sixty nine road runner and I go. He goes with doesn't have drive train in it, but you know it's five blue and. I go. Sounds interesting. I'd be interested in that and he goes I. Go dude this car is rough. The seventy is rough 'cause. I've really like seventy seventies on my favorite. Described everything wrong with the car. I think it had three fifty five's in it but anyway, he's like well, can you come up and can I check out the car because I was really Skeptical that he would be interested in trading for it. Right so I, I, drive a met him. I went like three quarters of the way up there, and then he met me because he was working he was actually he showed up in a tow truck. We met like right off the freeway. You know he's checking out the car and he's like I want I'm interested and I'm like all right cool and he goes well. Come back up on the weekend and all I had was like a really sketchy picture. Of the Blue Road runner, the sixty nine. And so I said well, all right. I'll come up. So I- trailer the seventy up. I wasn't even sure was going to do the deal on this sixty nine because I hadn't really seen it. You know. So I get up to his house and he goes yeah. Come on. Let's go rhino take you. And show you the show the car whatever and he goes I. Let me show this all this other stuff you know. So he takes me shows me the D one hundred it was on Boyd's and but it'd been sitting. You know it was a project everything he had was a project. And I'm just like do this guy. I'm getting mad because he's like this like a bait and switch type of deal you know. I'm like, no not interested in any trucks. No not interested in any Bait Abe bodies and so he tried to you know get me to see everything he has and hopefully do a deal. He didn't want to let go of that sixty nine if he didn't have to. So he finally takes me back to his house and opens the garage and boom there's the sixty-nine. And I'm like all right. This car it's rough it was rough to, but it wasn't as rough as the seventy so it was like The seventy ran, but it had like major sheet metal problems with it. You know in everything worked in that seventy like all the gauges were the lights worked everything worked. It was pretty reliable, but it was a tired three three. Sixty nine had no drive train was missing a ton of parts no interior. Like, but it didn't have a corner clip off the car I'll do the trait. So I, did the trait. Drug, that thing home. I actually had that car for. A few weeks and I'm like thinking to myself what the hell am I doing this thing is too much work like it needs everything I actually put that car up for sale for I. Think you know the fifteen hundred to two thousand dollars that I had paid for the seventy to try to get rid of this thing Didn't get a few calls. Didn't get a lot. I had one guy actually come out and look at the car and he was just like. his too much work man and he goes well, I'll give you like you know a thousand bucks for it or something Nelson's I felt kind of insulted like. Net. Now, keep it in that kind of pissed me off it. Kinda give gave me some drive to I could show these guys with this car could be you know so I stripped it the engine bay painted it defy blue the car was actually not be five blew. It was like a a heavy metal flake. Be Five blew. It was Kinda. Look like be five same shade, but it had a lot of metal flake in it very metallic, not a factory color. but I left it left the outside the same pain the engine bay original color was turquoise seafoam Turquoise. Yeah. It was a cool car. It was actually rare because it was a three eighty three in hat cruise control which I didn't even know sixty nine had cruise control neither did I. that's yeah. Yeah, oh. There you go. There's another trivia for you. Remember Trivia. I don't know anything about Moore's yeah. Yeah. No, that's that's cool. Yeah. Very cool. Very cool car. So anyway Started putting it together. I, found this guy selling. Crate Motors he had. Well, he listed as create engines right and at that time. So this would have been in the nineties somewhere. Mo- part actually may create. It was when they were making the handmaid's again they were making Great Wedge Motors to, but they were really expensive. I'm GONNA say they were like five grand or something like that. This guy was selling one for like twenty, five, hundred bucks and the other one, fifteen, hundred bucks and I thought man that's Kinda cheap for crate engine. You know. So I, called him up on it and he's like, Oh, it's not the MO- part performance created engine. It's A. It's like a factory of replacement block or in a long block and I'm like, okay, I go. Yeah and he goes well, just come out and just make me an offer and I'm like odd dude I go I I probably wouldn't be able to pay that kind of money for it and he goes just come out and look at it. All right. So I go out there and he had to I can't remember what? Were the details on the other engine, but the engine that I was interested in it was a seventy eight RV. Long Block this thing was. All blew. It had the original exhaust manifold on it which were you could see the over spray blue on them still. It had tags on the motor like this thing never been ran before. So. What had happened? He told me he got it from a guy that used to work at a dodge dealership. Somehow this motor got in there for a to get a warranty job to get replaced. and it it I don't know maybe they fixed the whatever that motor was four they had fixed it and they didn't need the engine. So just sat there sat in a corner shop. So one of the workers when mechanics bought the motor from the dealership. and. He just sat on it for years. He poured gear oil down all the cylinders so that it wouldn't rust completely filled them up right. And so it's like okay and you know I, don't know. I don't know if this is true I don't know how well it's going to run and it's been sitting around is been outside supposedly being garaged. So. I said Dude I'll I'll give you five hundred bucks for it. That's that's the best. I can do you know I it's just it's a gamble for me. It's a gamble. And he goes all right. I'll take it I'm like thinking shit you went from fifteen hundred bucks two to five hundred bucks or it might have been the twenty five hundred dollar motor to five hundred dollars I I can't remember you know. I thought I was beginning a low balling. You cut him more than. Wow John It was easier back then I. Don't do this stuff anymore. But. Anyway. So drag it home and put it on A. pull the plug on it turned it sideways with a Pan Underneath it sure enough manicure oil just comes pouring out of it. So I drain to think of oil It was a cast crank motor. I threw a par forty four lift can't know four, seventy, four lift cabinet. And Draw Cam through headers on it. But Eto. Brock RPM INTAKE FOR IT And affordable car and dropped it into this this road runner you know. And the first time I put adjustable rockers on this thing. And I start the CAR UP I. Get, it running the thing sounds like a frigging raped ape man it was bad, ass you know an open header at first. You know. I. Take it around the block or I think I got the exhaust. Hitter I took it out around the block and just late into it and it was like. And I mean for me. That was the most power at ever experienced in my life you know It was bad, ass. So Of course, it's running like shit now though you know something's wrong and it's popping and exhaust and stuff. So I'm like Shit, pull the valve covers and sure enough got bent push rods like I'm just not. This adjustable rocker Shit on a hydraulic cam is just not for me. So put pull all that crap off and I put stock drivetrain on it. are Valerie on it and fired it up. Took it around the block thing ran. Awesome. But. I'm out of light and I can hear. You know it's like the motors really loud because of the exhaust and I can hear a knock like just that sounds like a rod knocking. But when I would lay into it, it would go away. which it's like usually get worse if you're you know you're lying into, it's GonNa knock harder whereas if you lay out of it, it's going to get lighter I would think then I thought well, maybe the oil pressure is going up and that's why it's not knocking and. I didn't know what it was driving me. Crazy. And then. I'm like I was so mad because I did all this work to this car you know I, take it around the block and I'm like screw it. I'm just going to blow it up. So I just frigging just nailing this car. Tearing it up up and down the street. Didn't hurt it never change it would just have this little knock you know and it was only at idle. And so I put it up on Jack stands I fi-. It's because I'm you know I'd bring it home and look around I don't see anything touching rattling anywhere you know so I put it up on Jack stands and I fired the car up And I can see the header on the driver's side was pretty close to the torsion bar. And I'm like. Is it hidden? So I took a crescent wrench handle on a wedged between the two. And the noise went away. So it was just sitting there. The motor was shaking enough where at idle or in year at a stop sign you know it would. It would just knock that torsion bar when when I jumped on it, the the motorway torque over away from torshavn barred, it would knock because it was all smooth you know. So. anyways. I lived with it I live with the knock it going to change the for that and Yeah, I had a lot of fun with that car to get down to qualcomm stadium and race it at the drag strip. They're in the cars it was it's a mild for forty. You know. More. Or less stock. A performance stock engine you know but had a lot had a ton of fun with that car I. Think it went. At qualcomm, it went eight six in the eighth mile and then went to Irwindale one time in the car went eight one didn't do anything to it was just qualcomm was A. Racing in the parking lot you know and Irwindale was a real drag strip like they would lay rubber they prep the track and stuff like that. So thing would hook so. When I launched at Irwindale the first time I launched. This thing it felt like a sledgehammer hitting the bottom of the car. But when I first launch my holy Shit, I mean just a ban. Extremely. Loud. And I'm like, Oh my God I broke the car. But everything seemed normal I I got out of it but everything seemed normal side jumped on it again, I just got on it and everything seemed fine at get to the pit area. Look under the car I don't see anything wrong with the car. Like what the Hell is that. So I get out there and I I go again a nail it this time I'm just gonNA stay on it. Pam Fan bet like three big band I mean, as hard as you can take a sledgehammer to hit the bottom of the car. That's what this felt like. I. Like my Car's low. So I had to inch block on this thing. So this thing was already low torsion bars returned all the way down. I cut the bus stops up front so that I could get it lower and still have like a little sliver of travel and What was happening is the car was hooking. So good at Irwindale, the PINION was coming up and smack in the body. And there was no distance between because I have the car so low. So it was just it was hitting the body of the car that's where the sledgehammer sound was coming from. So Did it. And I've heard stories about those things Dan the floor pants. No. I I, mean that motor I calculated it to make it was making about three hundred, ninety horse. So it wasn't like crazy horse power. I'm sure if it was making more horsepower would've done something like that but it only did it that I only raised earn Dale that one day. I probably made like ten passes because. The one of the speech shops out here is Bob Mazza leany out in Riverside. You've heard of him. He's a he was in China shop one day binds parts and he goes, Hey, we're gonNA. We're all GONNA get together. We're GONNA rent Irwindale, it's like a hundred bucks or two hundred bucks to get in and go racing there and we're GonNa have the track all day to ourselves. So I was like, okay, cool. Do that all I was the only guy there with like streetcar everybody else there was with real like himmy cars and you know big big motor cars you know drag cars so. He would always give me a hard time because he's like you got your money's worth man you because I may ten passes these guys would make one pass and then they go to the pits and they'd have to cool off for an hour you know and here I am just in a Streetcar It's like Foo Foo Foo. Yeah it was it was cool. But yeah, I picked up a half second. So I always knew that car had a lot more in it. It just needed traction. You were just running street tires imagine. Now's running slicks. Yeah. It was a small slick though I think it was a nine inch slick Twenty eight inch diameter. If I remember, right. had sure grip in at three, fifty, five gears. But Yeah. It was still just spinning at at qualcomm. It just wasn't a sticky track out there so. So what what happened with the roadrunner then. So. Man That car I think I told you this before it was just it was. So what other than when I first got it running after that it just it never gave me any problems it. Super reliable car I could always jump in and go anywhere in that car and I did and plus. The Fun factor for that car it was so. it's different like my coronet is painted out not say it's done. It's it's nice enough for me. But I won't leave it anywhere. You know I won't leave it in a parking lot and walk away from it. It's like I gotta stay close to the car and make sure nothing. Touches it. But with the roadrunner was so rough it's like I could park it anywhere and if somebody scratched it, I would never know because already had a ton scratches and dents and dings everything in the car so. Yeah, there was a lot of freedom in that and then plus just drive it on the streets. I drive it like a roadrunner that thing I would haul ass in that car and I throw it sideways at rose the tires in it. You know never never concerned about hurting that car you know so. The ratty muscle car thing you just did a episode on Talking about ratty muscle cars so fully. I could tell you just the difference. It's a different. It's a different experience. It's an awesome. It has I'm you know the Nice cars are really nice and I nice cars. I'm sure most people do. The ratty muscle car thing and there's like a whole `nother level of freedom. You have with cars like that. 'cause you kinda just cut to the chase. You don't worry about fixing it up you just get right I'm going after the motor you know the transit what do I need to make this cargo down the road and you spent you could spend a little more money on horse power than than paint job or you know replacing some rusty panels or stuff you know and once once that thing is rolling down the street, you don't worry about getting. Hit An accident or getting. I mean, you don't care I mean to some degree you don't care. So. It's I could see why it's very popular. Now I did it because I was poor. But you know now it's kind of a thing. Yeah. That's it's always good when trend start from. Low, income type. Yeah. Relations because then it opens the door for like. Like. I love it. I. I could. If I won. The power ball or the crazy lottery or something, and I was a millionaire like I said on the show I'd still have ratty. Weird like that I. Just I love him, I. I look at. So. Many more cars every week and I. Only. Like now I'm kind of desensitized to all of it. But I still get excited when I see. You know. A CORONET RT that's mostly original and kind of like in a you know as found condition like it survived the eighties still a little beat of ratty muscle car but a pure car I like it when I find the RT's or the Dr Gt asses or the. Duster three forties. You know that somehow survived maybe they've had a repaint but yeah, those cars are just awesome get him running in drive him and enjoy the hell out of him and if you want to restore wait until you got all the cash and then You know. Yeah. We I think we talked about this before I. Don't know if we talked about it on the episode or we're just be accessing but. You. Know I think. I think that if you're one of those guys that's restoring a car like there's nothing wrong with that but. What I've learned is it takes years life comes along you know family kids, house finances, all that stuff job. All that stuff will throw a monkey wrench into restoring a car and like I've told you with the with the duster that thing is drug out well, over ten years you know and that's not a the snot a restored car. You know it's just a just a hot rod just playing with it but I hate the fact that it took so long to get to where it is and it's still not done. It's still not quite there. You know. So like if you restoring say seventy rt charger something like that like that's fine do that but. Like have another car. If you can like have that ratty muscle car like you're talking about you you you know it sort of somewhat survivor, but it needs some things and you throw some disc brakes on it maybe put new brake lines, pads, all that kind of stuff, the brakes in order. Maybe the motors locked up and you just put A. A motor home for forty in there with a little cam in it or something like that, and just go have fun have fun with that car and you drive that car while you're restoring the bitching car in the garage. I agree one hundred percent. That's. You WanNa. Have Fun. That's the whole point of the hobbyist to have fun. You know for me right now I have two projects that are still down in the garage because I did him seem to find time I'm going find time eventually, but it just kills me because I want to enjoy and I can't right now. Yeah. Cards of. Life basically. Yeah. But. The next car I, get will be. Either, very, very close to running and driving or running and driving. That's my goal I I don't know if I told you or not but The e o five charger that I wanted got sold to somebody I know. So okay. I'm not mad about it at all in. Here's why because the guy who got it now I don't know if he wants everybody to know I'm not going to spill the beans form, but he does restore and build cars and he's building some. Awesome stuff and. From what I understand this from what he's told me and what I've heard about what this car is going to be I'm really excited and it's GonNa be better than I could of ever made it. I was GONNA Make Rodney Pro Streetcar that was my plans. Just haphazardly throw together a pro streetcar. He's got some wicked wicked plans for it. So I'm really excited to see it. I'll tell you off. The cars that he's been working on. Okay. It's a it's going to be insane if. What I've heard comes true but. At first I was a little bummed out. I'M NOT GONNA lie he sent me a picture over facebook messenger of it on the trailer and he's like taking a picture of it like in the mirror I'm like damn it. You know deep down it always hurts when somebody else who is on a car that you're interested in. But at the same time I knew it was going into the right hands and I know the guy. So I'll be able to see the car and hey I don't get to spend any money on it. I probably won't get the drive it but at. Least I don't have to spend the money on it and I can see that it would become had I gotten it but I was thinking about it and I was like, well, the whole point of me the only reason I even saw that car in the first place was because I got a tip about seventy five, D one, hundred, two, wheel drive short bed. and. You know when I got there to look at the truck i. was so focused on the charger. You know that I paid very little attention to the truck and now looking back I probably should have just disregarded the charger and is paid attention to the truck I'm thinking back and I'm like, okay, it was a three eighteen supposedly ran It was a three speed manual and it was originally black as everything I. wanted a you know I wish it was a forest but. I started thinking about it and I was like, yeah, had had a lot of rest problems, but then I thought. Hey it would make a great Radhi muscle truck because I got the truck on air bags you know. So that's Kinda like you know do I really WanNa make that one fast maybe a little quick maybe a little bit more powerful but not fast and. After my buddy sent me the picture of the charger and I knew it was out of my hands and I wasn't going to get it. I started thinking about that d one hundred again i. Try to work a deal on that thing 'cause. You know that. One thing I've learned in this game is that you may lose out on an opportunity, but there's always going to be another one down the road. You just have to patient and that one's been in my face the whole time. So yeah, I'M GONNA. I know the owner of that car is listening and I don't want to give out his name. I don't want to put him on blast, but he's also selling seventy challenger that he talked me out of because originally. I was talking to big game and I kind of wanted the charger, the truck and when I found out, he had a challenge till's like, well, how much for all three? Let's get crazy. Yeah. He really wouldn't give a price on the Challenger at the time but now after selling the charger, he has a price on the Challenger and it's twenty five hundred. Oh what your challenger it's a seventy It's J H car, but it is. He's a realist in he says, you know it's it's good for AH donor car basically he doesn't think it should be rebuilt. Or that it's rebuildable. But what I saw on, it immediately was like that's a race car waiting to happen. Has. J. H. You know twenty five hundred bucks. It's debatable whether that's too expensive. I mean it's probably too expensive for Johnny Mo Party you're not getting lucky. But, I mean, from all the ones I've seen like twenty, five, hundred bucks for a decent show I mean, he says, it needs quarters which probably does. Floors and the roof although I did not see what he was talking about on the roof but I take his word for it because he also restores cars. But I'm I'm just like, okay. Throw skin on the roof and get the quarters in as far as the floors I would say just. You know if you'RE GONNA turn into a race car aluminum floors get crazy with it one piece friend and just get nuts with it and the track but. Twenty five hundred dollars like. You. Know it was actually supposed to be if it. If you weren't doing the episode, it was going to be project car. The week has wanted to talk about. You know maybe you don't WanNa. Streetcar and you just want to spend a couple grand and start building a race car something like that might be right. Right, what about what about a road kill car I mean? You know what I love about road. Kill's is just like it's swung the door open for you know being able to have a ton of fun with something for virtually no money. You know I mean like a buddy of mine he's got a got a POLARA. Sixty. Four I think four five. Whatever three I think it's a sixty three actually anyways of rusty car he bought patch panels for it and he just riveted him to the floor over the original floors to fix the holes in the floor because the car he paid like. I think he paid like two hundred bucks for this frigging car and who's running as poly three eighteen in it to four door you know but Sorry getting a message here. Yeah. I mean. For. Him To cut the floors out of afford or and replace them and welcome in. Do it right? Car's not worth anything, but to rivet some floors in there so your feet don't fall through and you could just go have a ton of fun with this thing and just go thrash on it. What's wrong with that? You know it would if you could do that. To car like seventy challenger and have like a really. FREAKING COOL car. You know rent thrash around on the seventy challenger. I don't I don't think he understood where I was coming from when I said Hey I don't I'm a ratty Mo-. Par. Guy Yeah I. Don't have the money to throw at these cars to give him full restorations and I don't have the resources. That's all there is. And he's the type of guy where it's like you know restore them. You know make him very pretty and. You know that's where we differ in our opinions and. He's like Oh it needs rufin quarters and I'm like for what to win a show. Yeah. Sure. I'm not trying to win turn to drive the damn thing. Yeah. But that's Exactly. What you were just saying is how I'm looking at this truck if I get this truck because it had some questionable rough spots on it, but I was thinking to myself I, was like. Hell Dude you're GONNA you're not gonNA, take it to a show and expect to win a show you WANNA drive it. Till the wheels fall off, drive the hell out of it. So I'm like, okay maybe this will be a fun truck and. I like that it's a manual because I really WanNa put a pistol grip shifter in an old truck. Really do stupid little thing I know it's Kinda lame. But I'm GONNA do it. If I get that truck I'm GonNa get hurt in there just for fun even though it's a three speed screw it. But going to the whole floor panting it was funny that you mentioned that cause when you said that I was thinking about, I have a collection of Washington license plates and You know for anybody that's been listening to the show for any amount of time I've mentioned a couple of times that I actually am a garbage man, but I pick up residential recycle and the number of license plates I've gotten from my job just dump a car and I see the out of the can falls a bunch of license plates shut everything off I opened the truck up and I go in there and I dig a vandal. Fish out these license plates I'm like Oh these I have stacks of Washington. State license plates nothing special but Because your wife when you come home those days is your wife like what the Hell Are you doing today? She doesn't know that I bring home license nights. The smell. I mean through the trash here's my other. So for those of you that don't know after a certain amount of time the smell dies on metal. So I actually. In my work truck. If you were to open one of the side compartments I, have license plates stacked up. So I have a bunch of license plates just letting all the rotten food or whatever is thrown in that. Kinda wear off. As even though even though it's recycle for some reason, people still put trash in their recycling. So the ones I've fished out I'm like, okay. Cool. It's got food on it. The little lot that I have right now is probably ready to come home and. But anyways I was actually thinking about. Because that truck does have some you know those de one, hundred, zero they're either clean or they're really not this one. The floors are pretty rough and if I remember I it The pictures of it somewhere but it has a patch on the tunnel and I was just thinking I was like gone all these license plates. I could. You know. Screw. These license plates through the floor and just have a license plate floor I mean screw. You make it ready. Yeah. Exactly. I. Think I've seen that on like rat rods before Oh. Yeah. Oh. Yeah. I like that in the I've seen street signs used. Yeah. which I thought was already cool. It's like, oh So. Who knows what the Hell? I actually have the Stock Hood from my I've been hoarding it because I'm like you know I take it down to bare metal and use the metal for patch panels if I really wanted to. But yeah. Who knows I'm not sure how much he wants to sell the truck to me for I'm trying to get it for the 'cause I helped them sell the charger. Help I know he's listening to this I know he's going to. You're listening buddy? young now, trying to help him sell this challenge because I think it's good car for something. There's an ass for every seat. You know. Some thirty. Cars cars that are like on the cusp you know like. Parts car. That probably doesn't. It's not cost effective to restore. You know maybe two, three, eighteen cars and it's like, sorry, there's no value in it floors rusty quarter pounder rusty or whatever. I mean, if you think about that one car like. Okay, it's destiny is to become a parts car for something else and then get crushed. So. It's like why not throw a few more years of life on it and just go thrash on it beat on it and tear around quarter somewhere in seventy challenger before it. Meets demise you know I, think I think if a car's got that kind of. Destiny, for like, it's going to die like. Why not as long as it's structurally safe you know like we're not talking through rails rusted out and anything like that. But you know rails are good on the rails are good on that car. So yeah, I did it. In fact I mean, if you did something like that and. Twenty years from now you know that it might be worth because they're. They're dying off. We're getting fewer and fewer of them every day it's become a worldwide. Hobby and so the world is consuming these old. American cars. So it's not like they're all just consolidated in the US anymore so. You know I, I mean. I. The stories I've told you with my cars. I mean so many of those cars like that. That sixty nine told you cut up. Today I wouldn't cut that car up. But it wasn't worth it back then. And Shit if I had that car today, how cool would it be to just throw a drive training? Go Thrash on the damn thing no matter how ugly it looks it's still sixty nine charger you know absolutely. I battle all the time. And this is one reason why for anybody that follows the mope part hunter on facebook why I don't interact so much on the comment threads on these posts because. My. My feelings are always gonNA stay the same like For instance, with this challenge twenty, five, hundred bucks you will double your money someday. Maybe maybe not tomorrow maybe not next year but someday, there's no more seventy chart or challenge getting made, right Someday someone's GonNa go. I WANNA seventy challenger. Shell on original Shell and you've got one. And who knows what they're going to be we don't know what the future is going to bring I mean back in nineteen, sixty nine. If you tell people that the cars they were buying for, you know four or five, grand three grand. We're going to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars because they have Hemmingsen. It would've been like, yeah okay. So like here's a good example is there is a. Restoration shop and I guess you could call him a dealership called SAUNAS master garage out in Denver I believe and they pull some really interesting cars and. I I think they just source them from wherever and some of them are barn fines and some of them aren't, but they just recently posted I believe it's a seventy three forty duster that's been repainted once but it's got eleven thousand original miles and just looking at you can tell why hasn't rolled over because you look at it and you're like, okay, that's original. Carpet that is I mean immaculate in this. You know I'm looking at the car and a like. In my head, I know where the money's going to be and I was I was pretty close. They want thirty thousand dollars for this thing. Now, it's a seventy dancer K. so I'm like. In my head, of course, some going as enabling the owner on like away thirty grand. You're kidding me that's that's at a price reduction in I'm like. Man. That's a pretty optimistic for a body but thing. In twenty years, we may all be looking back at that going God that was actually a good deal because who would have known. That, you know a low mileage. You never know what cars going to take off next jared Buddha's. I'm waiting I'm waiting for the. SCENE TO BLOW UP ON DARTS SO I. Have mine be worth something but US giving you a hard time. When you posted the the seventy one you said you were going to pass on it. And it said pretending like I was a host on. Bars and saying. You know like we're having these conversations about mild stories and we're going to have Chris on this show talking about this charge charger. He could have bought for thousand bucks or something like that or thousand bucks. Yeah. In now they're going for two million dollars you know. Twenty, thirty years later. Not that they will go for that kind of money, but you'd never know I mean. They're definitely. Nomo part that you buy. Will lose money at this point in my opinion unless you buy new something off the lot and that's just natural depreciation. If you buy anything I mean Gosh even the. Turbo mode parts of the eighties which I'm a big fan of the eighties nineties even those things I've I've seen some low mileage examples going for quite a bit of money and. I just don't see anything from that era back and also including vipers i. don't see him depreciating anytime soon unless the economy. Takes a complete dive. I know there's a lot of people. You know. They thought Corona virus was gonNA. Bring. You know the best mope our prices you've ever seen I look every day I have not seen those prices yet. Yeah Yeah, and if I I've come to the conclusion like I'm sure you're seeing the the seventy charger for ten grand that ended up selling for twenty one or whatever. Yeah. Yeah. I I think I figured it out that guy knew he was never gonNA sell that car for ten grand. He wanted to get as much people calling him as possible. So he could play that game answered the phone somebody's got I got ten grand cash right now come get it. Man I. You know that's cool. I'll keep you on the list, but I've got three guys one guy, seventeen, one guys at nineteen in reality. Nobody's called because they figure the car's been sold. So the goes okay. Okay. Okay. I'll come over. Let me come over and look at the car I'll bring some extra money goes over twenty granted. You know it's The way people game the system and I'm starting to like pick up on this stuff because at first I really didn't care so much with the prices that I post cars on the moped hundred with because. Nine, times out of ten ninety, nine point nine percent of the people that look those cars aren't going to buy them. You know what I mean yeah, and For me it's never about. You know prices it's more about just the car and just getting an idea of what's out there. Yeah and I think that gets lost on a lot of people but. Some of these prices are obviously way way optimistic but I always ask people hey, if you're selling the car, you're gonNA give it away. No try to get as much money as you can. That's the whole point of selling something right? Unless you're a really nice guy but. You know I I've met a few but I haven't met a lot that'll give cars away. And it's understandable. You WanNa make a little bit of money. I mean what? I sell a car. When I screw over a buddy to make a dollar? No absolutely not if I. If, I didn't need to get rich, I wouldn't do it to a friend but. You know. If, you're selling it just to sell it like if I was going to sell my dart right now, I know deep down inside the car's probably worth as it sets I mean it's basically a shell. I mean, I bought it for fifteen hundred bucks I didn't you know that it wasn't an investment car to me yeah. So I'll be lucky to even get that out of it probably. But I've seen other darts where I'm like how is this and then I start thinking to myself? Maybe I'm undercutting myself maybe maybe I have a car that's actually worth a little bit more maybe four grand or three grand right but You know these prices that I'm seeing. I can always tell people lose their minds. He's out of his mind. A lot of people think that they're all my cars I. Get I get a kick out of that. They think that they're talking to the seller like good luck buddy. You'll never get your out of your mind and I'm like. I always just post something to the effect of like Oh. Hey, the seller is probably not gonna read this. You know he's he doesn't know his cargo posted on here. So you're basically talking to the air buddy, but right now me and myself you actually think that all these cars I post our mind. I want if I had all these MO- parts, I would not waste my time on facebook I'd be out doing all my Mo- bars again. I mean I I get it though some of these prices are nuts but people they just. They flame there is like. They go crazy in the comments. I. Think he's going to sell it for that. No Dude he's overpricing it so that someone will come in and think they're getting a deal when he's asking twenty and he sells for fifteen not thousand off where you buddy you know. Exactly. So I think people are taking these prices. To their. To personally, they're not all that price you know. Yes. There are overpriced and they stay up in ads I. See it every week that I look for these cars I'm like Oh there's the same car. How long has it been up there now? Oh, six months. Yeah. He's not gonNA sell it for that price. Yeah. Yeah. I think there's it's just a combination of everything you know you got. People that think their car is worth more than it is you know and you've got people that have well I. I. bought a Ratty Charger that was had rusted out floors for you know five hundred bucks in here. You are selling the same car for fifteen thousand dollars like you're a crack you know and so those are the guys that are usually make putting comments on those posts you know So it's a relative thing but use the seller. Yeah I mean. You just never know if that rusted out cars. are T in it's a particular. You know it's a seventy rt with the four, forty six pack and it's plum crazy purple. There's probably some guy out there. That's like that's the car for me. I gotTa have that car you know it's it's got all the nation. I want you know if he's got the bank roll to restore it He's not GonNa Snuck it a flinch at fifteen thousand dollar price and he's probably not GonNa pay that maybe we'll pay. Twelve four it or ten or something like that. You know depending on how bad the car is but you know and that's these guys that are making these comments. A lot of times they don't see that they don't. They can't envision that because they paid far less for a car. So the values of these cars are it's kind of hard to. It's Kinda hard to pin down really you know these aren't like new cars where you go on Blue Book and You Punch in a certain amount of mileage you know and then it spits out the car's worth this dollar amount you know and they're all worth this much. Across the whole country you know they're all the same. These cars are all over the place. You know. So yeah, it's it's absolutely crazy and there are those nut jobs that see these auctions and think it's something that is worth goal than it's like. Are you re that? Dumb? Yeah. Were you just trying to find a sucker or are you just pricing high hoping that somebody's GonNa come in and make your day I. You know there's There's people that think just because it's old it's worth a lot of money. Know I was joking about the slant six, four door car but I've actually seen that happen there's a Mo- parked car club down in San Diego and I went down to go to one of their Club nights in that particular night this girl showed up and She was she's like, yeah, you know her grandad passed away and left her this car and it was like it was I can't remember what it was specifically, but it was. A valiant or dart you know like a sixty, seven or eight. Slat six four door like Oh, it's in great condition. It's perfect and she's probably watching bear Jackson on TV and she's like kids. You know it's for sale anybody wants to buy it. And she was asking like five grand for it. It everybody in there is like No no, it's not. You know they're squirming nobody wants to break her heart and say, Ari, it's not worth any of that. That's. The desirability that car is so low. It's condition. Doesn't matter you know so. All these factors play the desirability of the car, the condition of the car you know. I've seen that many times with people. Oh, it was my GRANDPA's car and they they think it's worth a little bit of money and it's like. Nobody. Really wants that thing. I take that back because like I said there is an ask for every seat but some of those asses are really hard to find. Yeah. Well, there's somebody that wants that car but they're gonNA pay. Back when I went that that car was maybe an eight hundred dollar car. And it's best day. So at that price, somebody will buy. Somebody will. Be Tickled pink to drive it. Absolutely, you know there's only one. There's only one person on this earth that could probably look at all the prices of any of these said even. Not just I post but other people post and can say that's way too much money. I only paid one hundred dollars for sixty eight charger. That's johnny par Johnny Morris. The person on this planet that can complain about prices being too high. He's got a track record of lowest price motorcars everybody I know. Whole. Bunch of 'EM. Yeah it's but it's cool. It's cool to hear those stories. You know because against like me and others hope that one day you're going to, you never know what is hiding in that shed or that backyard and how you catch that person on the right day. Yeah. Or you're the type of person they've been waiting for somebody. Nice. Not some. Yeah you can't be a jackass. You approach some of these people because they're going to you know. Oh Yeah. They'll sniff it out. Oh Yeah. They'll. They'll stiff it out here. You're not going to get the car. You'RE NOT GONNA get it at a deal now but absolutely not. I mean as a unique set of circumstances back then it's you know I was thinking about it. It's like you know I haven't. Other than the the. Charger paid thirty, five, hundred four, which is a pretty big dollar amount compared to cars. I bought in the past you know A. You know I haven't done this kind of stuff a lot. In lately, you know So it's like well. Part of it was you know we were talking about the area, maybe the dodge dealership in the area it was it's rural. So people can when their car breaks down, they could park in the yard and let it sit there ten to fifteen years whereas if you lived in the city code enforcement would say you need to get this thing out of here or we're GONNA fine you. You know so I had that I had that plane for me I was. I held out getting married in kids for a long time. So I think that plays a huge role as well. I had a lot more freedom when I was younger and I did what I wanted to. I. You know I, see an ad call go out there and get it. I didn't have to answer to anybody I. think that plays a big role to you know and it's worse than prices, tons of those cars out there and they were just. They weren't worth anything. They were cheap. They were dirt. And everywhere at least where I was. Those things are just you know you're. Those kinds of stars don't align anymore. You know not only for me, but for anybody it's like they're not plentiful anymore you know even these rural places a lot of these. Guys like me or other guys, flippers and stuff they've gone into these places in clean them out. You know these neighborhoods are these. Farms or whatever you know all that stuff is there out there I'm not saying they're not out there but they're not as plentiful as they were when I was doing it. You know you know they're definitely still out there because I'm surprised every week somebody. Finds a nice little collection like the guy that Mike Coffee knows. oh. Yeah. The. Charger five, hundred in the. coronet RTD the Hemi Challenger I. I saw that and I just I just wanted to crawl into a hole in die like how come I never find anything like that but. You never know where they're at and there was another A fine where the old vintage car hauler, the had the challenger on it the The. I think it was just an se challenger but there's a famous car trailer off the side of the road that had a bunch of cars on it, and the owner for the longest time wasn't willing to sell them. Well, I know that Ryan brought the auto archaeologist had documented the cars. and. The owner finally, let it all go. I don't know the entire story but. You know was on that was all over instagram of these guys own these cars out. So wow, shout out to all the real mo hunters out there that are kidding these guards still i. Cars are still out there and sometimes you know that's another persistence thing. You know there's that car that you've been watching for years that. is been sitting there. They're either going to get to it or you're eventually going to be able to buy. You just have to be ready. You know what? It's been a long night. I next time we talk. Let's talk about that very topic. 'cause I got a I got a story. I'd like to talk about on that where it's like. The ones that got away And not being ready not being. Ready. Absolutely. Before we before we sign off tonight, Johnny can't I. Know You know about the? Project. We've learned that it's going to be a sixty eight. Dodge Dart superstock tribute car with a modern Hemi. What direction would you like to see the car go? it's going to have to be drag racing for me I. Just I love dry cars. So I I know there's A variety of options for road course or you know or whatnot. My votes for dry car. It's definitely GonNa be it's definitely GONNA be a drag car. There's no doubt about it. They're actually the plan is to get the car build after all the votes It's GonNa. Be All voted on by the moped community. So we're GONNA choose drive train paint suspension I think we're GONNA choose the seats I mean the whole car is going to be built on votes and it's going to eventually compete and be tested at the Modern Street Hemi shootout, which is all modern Mo- powered Cars drag racing so. Basically. Once we get the color nail down we get to the engine stuff and you can go from five seven all the way up to six four, and then you've got the the hell cat engines, and then do we want to see a supercharged engine a turbocharged engine nitrous engine you know there's a bunch of different. Latch for up to choose from that's what I'm hoping. Yeah and from what I know I, know there's going to be definitely a forced induction option. I'm curious to know like for me. I really wanted. It to be a straight replica of the sixty eight superstock dart with just a modern Hemi in it just so I could see what it would do but then I had to ask myself, you know what would I would I want it to be turbocharged but As much as I like forced induction I really WanNa see what the absolute ceiling is for six point four Hammy. You know it'd be stroked out or whatever, but I would just want to see what the, what could absolutely do to that and compared to the old hem because the old days. I mean they rated a factory while four, hundred, twenty, five, horsepower. There are more closer to five hundred but the. Superstock art I think that was closer to five fifty or six hundred horsepower on when it was all said and done with all the tuning and stuff that the guys did but they were running you know low tens high nines. curates to see what? Just a same exact car with the modern power plant would do I. Think it'll I think it'll get in the low nines. Yeah. That'd be cool. I mean. For me as far as which himmy I I would prefer to stay away from like the hell out just because that's that strikes me as being a little more out of reach for the average guy I would try to stay more. You know what could the average guy by what could they could the average guy get and maximize the power out of it? So I think the six four would be. Awesome choice you know I kinda. I'm a little torn because you know my preference would be. Do it all old school as much as possible. But since we're in the context of this is going to be modern him stuff You know turbos have been kind of like you know you you see turbos on you know I'm drawing a blank on the street racing stuff but street outlaws and stuff. Yes. Street outlaws and stuff like that. It's like and you don't see a lot. You don't see a whole lot of Mo-, pars ever pop up on there. So I would I would be really interested to see Turbat like I have no idea. Personally like how to set up a turbo on an engine you know and how do you tune it and what's involved with it like there's no roadmap for that I've seen anyway I'm sure their shirts out there or somebody's probably done it but be Kinda cool to say, okay here's an old school Mo- par there's a six four Hemi. This is what we use the turbo. We got this how much it costs. This is how we played it. This is how we tuned it. This is how the electronics work on it you know and boom. The. Awesome. Having nine second car car dip into the nineties. You know if that's possible whatever. Even if it's in the tens, it's still like a pretty fast freaking car. It'd be nice to know what? What it takes to make that happen will I do know that I do know the class the they're going to run the car in and this is on Hemi pages dot com my friends over a Hemi pages in ready chassis are building this car. But you can go to build Mo- par Dot Com to make your votes in see what's happening to keep up today with the project. But I do know that they're going to be in the I believe it's super pro a fifty. Class. So I mean. They're not messing around. Yeah. So It's GONNA be. It'll be tough to hit that I. think within all motor six four I would like to see it but I mean, I, completely agree with you seeing what six four can handle with the turbo. Man That would be fun and I don't think it'll have any problems you know. Being. Competitive because. You look in some of these hot rod issues with. I've seen a couple darts with modern heavies that are turbocharged. Making some serious power in they're running you know eight second quarter miles so. We'll see what happens. But yeah, it's GonNa be very interesting and the best part is we can all vote on it. Yeah, we don't have to spend any money in the budget for the car. Is Right around thirty five thousand. So. Thirty thirty, five, thousand. So I mean. Is it. For the average Joe I mean. I would say yes and no because most people. You. Know that are you know I would say blue collar middle class could probably go out and buy a challenger. You know a new challenge for forty grand or whatever. So thirty five thousand isn't that far OUTTA reach for the average guy so I think it's I mean especially when you're building a race car. Yeah I, think to you know If if everything is sort of documented, you know this is this is where we got the parts. This is what it cost. You know. Even though you may not have thirty five grand to build a car you could take elements of this like you know it's like aright the paint job cost ten grand I don't need that. You know. Just. I just knocked ten grand off the price you know or or whatever. Maybe maybe it's a they're pulling a turbo off of some car in the junk yard versus buying a brand new on or something you know and it's like well, is it will do the same job so I could save a few bucks there but. You know I think just the fact that they're doing it in your kind of. Lane this roadmap I think I think everybody can get on board with it and see how it's done and then take elements from it for their own builds. You know not have to necessarily do a cookie cutter of it. If the guy's got the money to do cookie cutter, it's like, yeah. Eight and a half second car. Sure I'll just do it exactly. The way they built it. You know. But the if the guy's budget is not quite that big, it's like I'll take these elements versus those elements and Everybody thinks they can do something a little better or a little cheaper here in there so. It'll be fun for all of us to watch. That's a great point, and actually that is one of the best parts about this project is that they are going to document the entire process. Yeah, and lay it all out for anybody. So I mean exactly what you're saying is you can look at all the planning say I don't need the fancy paint job I don't need the fancy you know. Right dollar racing wheels whatever. Yeah You can kind of build the car. Based, on their guidelines as far or their their technical instruction. So right, it'll. It'll be really fun to see what happens I'm just glad it's a dark. Yeah. Yeah. That one was for me I was really happy to see that happen. lot of choices. So am I I mean I think I, told you it's like if it were. Sixty eight to seventy body if that were an option in there. Yeah. That would that would have been game over that would have been no fair. Yeah. But I but I was cars are also really expensive in that would add our a lot to the budget to you know so. I hope I hope there's more build mobile projects in the future. So they can kind of expand things out I would love to. What other crazy concoctions The Mo- Park community could come up with but. Yeah build moped dot com for all you guys out there and gals listening that Know Mope aren't they WANNA see drag target built in kind of help guide the process that'll be really fun. But Johnny were over two hours buddy. Yeah. Once again, I know. Let's do this again soon. Right Yeah I'm down I still got A. Ton of stories to tell. So it's always fun just shooting the Shit and you know Screw Ellen war stories how it used to be I'm sure there's a lot of guys out there. That are like, yeah. I remember those days when you could buy a mope offer a hundred bucks or two hundred bucks or sixty five dollars for Khuda. I every day, I think please just give me one cheap Mo- par. So I can. I can have content for this podcast for. Years if I can get one her a hundred bucks. I, don't know a thousand bucks is pretty cheap nowadays. It's pretty cheap I let it slip through my fingers I lost the. Dart I lost the thousand dollar charger and you know. What really worries me is that I'm going to buy the car and I know this shouldn't worry me. As like okay I'll spend. Let's say by the charger per thousand bucks. Two weeks later, road runner comes up running and driving in the guys. is eight hundred bucks. I'd probably take I would find the money. Don't get me wrong, but I was like. I got this charger to needs all this work but. I never worried about that man I always I always figured. I could always sell it. You know and I did I mean most of the time when I sold them? It was By another car by different cars so Yemen, that's just the way it is but I think that's a Mo- par thing I think. Is just. Because there's so many cool. MOPE bars. You kind of want one of everything that you're interested in and for me it's every. So that's yeah that's going to be a problem for me financially. No. Problem for me to. You don't know how much shit I get from my friends. Don't you sell all of them and build one nice one. Shut up. All right johnny once again Johnny moped. We'll talk again soon. All right buddy. Sounds Good Chris, you take their. Later, no Mo par left behind folks sir. Boom thanks to my friend Johnny Mo part for joining me on these last two episodes I always enjoy talking about parts with my friends. But before we put the pedal to the metal here, I want to remind you to go check out build par dot com as of right now, the moped theseus votes have been tallied for the last two rounds. Of the build moped project and we the people have chosen a nineteen, sixty eight dodge DART superstock tribute car painted in Burgundy iridescent more rounds of voting are heading our way. So be sure to stay tuned for those. There you have it folks. Another episode of talking about is in the books for more information about this podcast or listening subscribe to the. Show please visit talking Mo- parts. Dot Com and don't forget that you can send me your stories, questions, comments, complaints, suggestions, and everything else on your mobile addicted mind to Chris at talking mopeds dot com or leave me voice message on my voice mailbox at two zero, nine, twenty, eight to hear yourself on the show folks we also have merch. Now. In the about merch shop, you can purchase cool things like t shirts, hoodies, stickers, mugs, and more. So if you WANNA help support show and get some cool stuff at the same time jump on over to talking DOT com. That's it. My friends until we talk again I am your host Chris Albrecht and that was talking Mo- parts direct connections. Thank you for listening to talking parts your direct connection to all things. Until. Next time. 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Episode 61: Direct Connections LIVE w/ Jonny Mopar and Friends (Part 1)

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Episode 61: Direct Connections LIVE w/ Jonny Mopar and Friends (Part 1)

"Welcome to episode number sixty one as a lot of you know. I recently did a livestream episode of direct connections with johnny mo par as my co host and we re joined by a group of our pals to talk mope ours. We had some great participation in the chat with folks here in the us as well as from around the world it was a blast and the experiment of livestream. Podcast was a complete success in my eyes. you know. there's a couple of bugs to workout and whatnot. But it was great. It was really fun. And i can't wait to do more. And now that the livestream has been out for a minute in video. Form on the mope one hundred facebook page. I think it's time to release it as a two part podcast so this episode will be part one of two for the direct connections live episode. And that's going to give me a couple of weeks to enjoy the holidays with my family and to also get in the garage and work on my own projects. So i suppose you could consider the next couple of weeks my little holiday break but i do have another direct connections episode planned with the guests to be announced soon so more on that and that episode will likely be livestreamed and released again at a later date as an episode of the podcast too. So if you missed a livestream that we just did or didn't have a chance to watch it yet or enjoyed it enough to hear it again in podcast form. This is it so without further ado if you are moped enthusiasts than you are in the right place don't go anywhere you're tuned into the best mo- pont who's eastern podcast on planet earth and. I'm your host chris. Albrecht better known as the mope hundred and this is talking mo- parse direct connections. You're listening to talking. Mo- parks with the mo car. Hunter your direct medicine all things mobile. Okay folks before i kick off the livestream audio. I have to warn you that we had some bugs in some glitches during the livestream and once i started listening to the audio files. I realized that my audio was complete garbage. Now i sat there. And i was like how. How is that even possible. What happened and then. I realized that it is possible that instead of picking up the audio through my microphone i forgot to set the settings and instead the audio from me was picked up through my webcam which would be complete garbage audio. So i think that's what the issue was so i apologize for the poor sound quality. I hope you can still enjoy the episode. Hopefully next time we won't have that problem and also there are some glitches some delays. But that's the stuff you deal with when you do a livestream so we're working these kinks out. Please bear with us folks. It was a good episode. And there's no one to blame for the quality besides myself I knew these kind of issues would happen livestreaming. And we're just gonna have to move forward and see what happens on the next one. Keep fine tuning as we go. But here is talking. Mope pars direct connections live with myself johnny mo par and our mope our friends. We are live. Ladies and gentlemen. It is i chris. Albrecht and my good pal johnny mo par for the first episode of talking direct connections live. I don't know what to expect from this. Johnny and i have zero plans. We're just gonna talk mope bars so without further ado if you are more enthusiasts than you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere you're tuned into the best mo- part enthusiast driven live podcast on planet earth. And i'm your host chris. Albrecht better known as the mo- far hunter. He is johnny mo bar. My friend and this is talking bars. Connections alive johnny weir here buddy. How you doing chris good. Good live in the flesh. I i was saying that People like car crashes. And i'm sure this is going to be a car crash on my part on your as johnny. We're just gonna hang out and talk more parts like we always do. So you know this or not. But i've been a passenger in a car crash before or he has. That was an epic story. And you survived. And i am pretty. Sure you're gonna survive this one to johnny. So what's been man what you've been up to not much. Well i mean a lot of stuff. I guess on the mo- par front. I've been working on the duster trying to get the alignment squared away on the car. China check off those boxes. I can get the thing ready for the track. You know Let's see i. I brought i got my d- one hundred back from From dennis mackay buddy mine. So i i have a lower d one hundred again. So that's cool happy about that awesome. Yeah i saw that. And i was like oh got it back for some reason. I didn't realize you got rid of it. But your circle of. Mozart's is so big that i can't keep track of them all and so far we have hemi. Bill has showed up brayden from sixty. Six salvage restoration. Speed shop is up. What's up buddy. And of course. Big blocks here matt monro. What's up buddy. Thanks for joining us. All how many people are in here. Twenty eight people. Wow all right cool. We have an audience australia. What time is it in australia right. Now that A are they gonna be twelve. Hours editors eight hours. What's up matt matt. Big block. Another awesome podcast. You guys got to check out. Yeah wow this is crazy doppler. Sure no one was gonna show up but you're here so let's talk more parts guys johnny So you have this. How long have you not had the tin graham It's probably been year year and a half or something like that. I'm thinking maybe two years. I know that My danish friends. They bought a seventy eight. That i got from my coffee and When i had that truck here i had that truck the power wagon and the the lower. Be one hundred. I had took a picture of all three trucks together. in my danish friends haven't been able to come over for a while since the cove stuff hit. Everything's lockdown over in europe so Yeah i think it's at least a year but maybe longer read on. What's done to that one. I know it slammed i like. I like that. Yeah yeah i you know Dana's bought that truck originally so somebody else did all lowering to it As a little bit of a hack job on the rear end They tried to bag. It i think. Just for like overload loading the truck with stuff to be able to raise the adds up on it for the way And yeah they they welded tabs and stuff on the rear end for the the bags. I took all that crap off because the truck was just bottoming out when and stuff Eight dennis had bought. He had pulled the three sixty out of that truck and actually my coffee has announced in his bagged. A one hundred van and dennis had another ten grill. That was basically a roach roach down truck but it had a nice four forty in it when he bought it. The guy said it's all built. It's you know it's good to go. You know scott an ice cabinet but in have any specs so he pulled the drive train out of that truck and when he sold me the lowered one the four forty with it. So i did. I dropped the full forty in a seven twenty-seven into it so it's got a big block in it. Yeah it's nice. It's it's it sounds really wicked. I mean it's got an ice slope to it is nowhere near as fast as its downs. But it's definitely still a cool truck to cruise around in you know fast. How fast is it compared to the plum crazy purple when you have I don't know. I'm actually kind of curious. I kind of like to take. This went to the track just to see how it stacks up against the purple line superb. One was a small block. It was also slow but it was fun for the you know. The street drags and stuff but yeah. I don't know. I kind of feel like they're similar. You know you would think the big lock would be a lot faster. But i don't know it should be but it's also going to be a couple of hundred pounds heavier so yeah yeah sure so. Let me ask you this johnny. How far out in the circle of mobile ours is it. 'cause like if you haven't listened to an episode with jani before he talks about all the mo party owns and how there's a circle ray johnny. How your ones are on the inside of the circle and the less important ones are on the outside. So i'm case where this where this ten girl now that it's back in your hands. Where's it up in the circle. Oh man well so. My high school charger the hundred dollar car. My hr drew my mom. Seventy two or girl in the center core i'd say it's on equal planes field with the The sixty nine wagon. I've got the seventy charter from my buddy. I still don't have in my possession. I would say that's inside of iraq and the sixty nine yard with the inside of the truck. I don't know i'd i'd call it. We'll say four. Five rings out that. Brian o'brien we got people joining us here. Johnny jason says. It's four pm sunday in australia. And it's one hundred and ten degrees fahrenheit scrap. That's pretty hot. that's that's tells man. I got a since. I'm not sponsored by any beer companies. I have my beer sitting in this little this little can protector so I'm trying to stay warm in this cold room. So jason send some of that heat over here to the united states place. Yeah yeah this is going to be fun. I like this. I can't believe you know nineteen people. That's that's more than i expected. Expect may not To that's me johnny. Thanks thanks to everybody for joining us. Like i said we're just gonna shoot the shit uncensored just having a good time you know. We're not here for a long time. But we're here for a good time so What's up blake hemi swap. The world is in the house. D dot com If any of you guys now that i think about it if any of you have headphones earbuds and have access to a phone or a webcam. Like what johnny are using. You can actually jump on the chat with us and be seen onscreen if you're not nervous. I'm nervous. That's why i'm drinking beer right now. But yeah we're just This is basically just a live episode of the podcast. So like i said you know no rhyme or reason just having a good time so we're talking about bars right now. Johnny just got ten grill back return and you're talking about years being butchered suspension. You should come see mine. I it's butchered man. I reached out to a local guy. Here that does fabrication. He's built a pretty cool stuff. And i sent him pictures and he was. Just you know shaking head. He's like look could fix all of that for you. It's gonna cost you three grand. So how well. I'm not a welder or fabricator. Now part of me is thinking you know. Could i really butcher it more than it's already butcher. You know what i mean and then of course i come to my senses and i go. Yes absolutely he can put the hell out of it. So i'm probably gonna end up Saving a little bit of money in having it done hemi bill. You have you have headphones and webcam Let me i'm gonna send you a message over messenger and it's going to have an invite all right do that right now. Johnny keep these people entertained for a second all right matt. How's dust coming along. Yeah hemi dusters speaking a hemi swap the world. I love it. I love it. I love you guys as live to. That was fun. I watched that. I love the podcast. to see. there are some podcasters out. There that are haters. And they don't like to show love to other podcasts. I'm not like that at all as a matter of fact I enjoy matt's podcast. They blocked garage and There's a another mo- podcast actually too. So there's there's some podcast. Talking about part i love it but D one hundred talk. That one's pretty good. I i did stumble on that one. That's a man. This is cool. I feel a little weird about in. Let me tell you why. I feel weird because if you listen to every single episode of talking as you will see that i may or may not have talked shit about dense. The guy who started one hundred talk is also the guy who started see ten talk which is one of the biggest probably the biggest classic trump podcast out there. And i don't I didn't want to start beef or anything like that. But he seems like a cool guy he actually reached out to me. So we're working on something right now But the podcast is really cool. I've been wanting to cover a bunch of the truck stuff on mine but the problem and it's not really a problem but there's so much to talk about with moe parts have people hit me up all the time. He is so a list of stuff so they want to cover some of the truck. Stop before i get too. That's fine i am. If if they ever watched this. I still have not heard you guys mentioned ten girls now. Maybe i haven't been paying that close attention but we need to get talking on some ten girls there so we'll see if we can make that happen. Start that movement. Keep that movement going right. Yeah agency Let's see brandon's comment. What are we looking for it as headphones. He's got a he's doing a drop in a hymning in his st l. no mo parts of georgia broker. Nice all right okay. Hemi build does links heading your way. So what's bud mac. A the podcast is cool. I don't mind it you know. I actually Everybody that's been on it as tommy. Something so i. I like that. Because i'm always learning mo- part stuff so you know it's always fun to listen to other people talk about the things you're passionate about instead of you. Having talked about all the time so especially when they're your friends you know blake. I love that episode I actually heard blake on podcast long before he was ever on mine so that was cool. That was actually on The most place with raw. But let me try to re sending that bill. Re-sent link see if that comes through a right blake. I will send you an invite. We can have up to ten people on the screen so wow started This happening Bill send me a message on messenger. So i can see if you actually got it. Might computers also running really slow. I think the stream yard is taking a lot of bandwith or something but blake. I will send you a link as well. Matt monro right. What's the party now guys. Yeah i love you go. Let's talk about modern hemmingsen. Well i'm curious because you know you know bitch and complain about adis all the time. I'm not saying i don't like the cars. I love the cards. I have one but man they are a pain in the ass. So how much more or less of a pain in the ass are they. Drop in a modern him. You know funny enough. I thought that there would be you know. Gobs of room in a body with the modern hemi but i saw a couple of swaps and i was like shit. There's really not much room in those things either. So let's talk out that matt. I'm getting ready to trying to send you a message right now. Is computers really pissing. Me off all right here we go. Here's a little segue for you to you. Think everybody's are bad. Seabees are about equally as bad really. Yeah you might be surprised but if if you've ever worked on a c. Body like a freaking body when it comes to the frame rails. I mean there are big. Cars are wide and they have a lot of space in the compartment up top. But what's up bill. What's up buddy not mine. Just got the shirt rock tonight. Yeah buddy too nice perfect. Perfect eight zero. Forget about the. That's all right. don't worry about it. We'll you saying about the see bodies. Johnny that i always thought they were huge now. Other well between the frame rail is they're tight like in a body the steering box and the steering column and everything it's like the engine is right up against all that stuff and i. It was funny. Because i was working on one and Dropping a four hundred into one and my buddy was like my buddy john jones. The guy got general mayhem from. He was like oh. They're just like working on eight bodies. And i'm like holy shit they are what the hell you think that. I'll have all kinds of face inside of them. They don't they big block in the house. So this is a vehicle house. This is gonna be fun awesome so so can continue johnny. That's about it just that there are a pain in the butt. I mean like. I said they have room. But trying to get like headers forum and stuff you might as well put a body headers made for a bodies on c. bodies what car i really wanna see in person and i have not seen one yet is In person is the fury with forty six I've heard of him. I don't know what the production is on them but they're really cool. I the longer i stay him. Oh parse the longer. I find myself looking see. Nobody's going. those are pretty damn cool those things they are cool. I mean i've gone through a boatload of them probably in a bad way meaning is probably gonna be some upset people out there. But when i started you know young and in and just out of high school see bodies were Those were considered donor cars for big blocks. So it's funny. I probably went through about six of them. Just ripping their big blocks out of them and junky cars out before we got to one and drove it and yeah. It was one of my favorite cars once. I started rolling one Yeah you know. I i think they make great project cars as go nagai's yes i can't weekend i was gonna say a friend of mine has E that is a legit for forty mag meryl four-speed car power everything And it's a very cool are former police for allow. That's cool so as got the big eleven inch breaks and these huge a front disc. They're made by bud did not see her as Cba front disc for original huge Blake is trying to get on here. You've got the rolling circle of death. I kind kinda figured that tech would be a little bit of an issue depending on how well you guys is. Internet is but we're gonna ride within we're gonna see what happens It'll be cool. We got paul tuning in from new new zealand. Love the show. Thank you paul. I love to Scott let's see what scott has to say. Just remember if someone wanted to put headers on the main advice was to pull the engine lay the headers in replace a starter input the engine back in. That's a. That's what i've heard was bodies i haven't done that's woz yet. I believe was a hemi. Bill that was telling me how son that was going to be or was that you johnny. When you guys was telling me how fun it was going to be for me to do. A big block a body That was probably me. Yeah i think. I wanna your podcast. I wasn't it wasn't actually hard in my car. But i loaded mine in from the bottom. Basically hoisted the car up with a cherry picker. You know those tools that my buddy made and then roll the four forty and trans underneath the car and just lowered it over the top and it went in like butter. Kind the only way to do it. I mean especially in. Try to put a big block in an eighth body but sure. Speaking of that. They've watch table. Nobody emmy a having a new hemming. The gen three. How's it going buddy It's it's pretty much together. It sitting next to me Is using the pieces behind me. Yeah so but Upper michigan do the same thing. John did lift up front. Laura back down on top bolted in we and hemi bill. You've got some modern heavy stuff going on. Don't you tell us about that. Yeah i've got to bear in the garage looking at my background. Here's looks like i'm the only one that doesn't have a man cave. So let's let's go more here. Oh boy we'll build herber tour. I actually hope to do what matt's doing get out in the garage. And how the cars in the background. Yeah but i think i got here we go. Here's a out here in barracuda. Nice every go as yes shaker. Right going on with the air clean. It looks kinda flat which Yet shaker hood. But it's not going to be functional. It's it's it's a flat aluminum fate. It's not functional. It's it's going to be a faker hood. Unfortunately a vaguer electric. I wish i had a better camel. This but Seen gets inside. Here we go on. I dream act Lots of goodies. They hold your will shame on you re that a hemi bill and will you do. This is mine manager garage. Unfortunately it's a really in the garage. His every can everybody hear what's going on right now. Can you all hear all you guys in the on all right lakes in yes. Stay blocks hemi bill. You are. you're glitch but that's okay stay with us That's that's a really nice khuda. Gosh we've got a couple e body in the house. Janis the the loan. Be body guy right now with all the stash So hey matt. I'm going to ask you man. How's the how's the podcasts. Going buddy that does not mind. Unfortunately it's a customer that was bill de. We're we're a little bit off saying here. Let's try this again matt. Go ahead man. It's going good Definitely starting to get a little more into doing more edits. Its detroit cleaned up a little bit and ruin. That takes a lot of time man. Yeah you definitely don't realise how loud someone brings until you got. Cut out every single loud breath they take. It's definitely a god. I wish people could see the dumb shit that i have to deal with. Because i'm the only one to blame. You know what i mean like. Oh man i shouldn't admit this but the last episode. I'm sitting there and i'm recording and i i started and i was able to edit it out of the show okay. I'll admit i admit i passed gas. All right we're human. We're human okay. I was like oh man. I tried to pension and it just it happens. It happened in. I was able to edit it out. I was very impressed with my skills doing that. So matt if you ever have an issue like i did go ahead and hit me up and i'll tell you how to clean up my biggest issue so far was i forgot accident on the where i could hear myself to the mic. My brain slowdown waiting for the feedback. My buddies that. I did a podcast with swore i was having a stroke so disheartening. Thank god we don't have to pick you up. Yeah that's funny you know. That's as cool as technology. Is it sucks at the same time because like we can send invisible messages through the air to each other on phones and then we try to see each other and do something like this and you know should always goes wrong but anyways blake. You're in the house what's up. what are you up to Working on wiring harnesses at the moment and in the man cave. Doing some amount more recent stuff. So we're talking about the new Twenty fifteen plus slot fifty m type stuff so God manuals where But i think. I'm almost wrapped up on this one so when a see how testing goes on it nice. How's the trucks commitment as pre slow right now We haven't made a whole lot of progress on it. I've been traveling a lot of my day job. So i think. I've been back and forth to south carolina two or three times So sets like a eleven our trip. Just i've been on the road a lot so The truck is staged ready to rock the engines. Ready to go and The harnesses sort outside the hornets built for it. We're just waiting for another day to sit down film and go set by step so filming does slow it down a bit. You know you have to make sure you're being aware of shower. Important information the details And that's really. The next step is a get a day where mike and i can get together and start throwing their inches around again. What your truck is us. Seventy nine eighty nine nine. yeah I mean it's kind of i don't wanna say cheating but it. It's much easier to start with chuck. That's efi to begin with so you have the fuel tank. That's already designed for efi. It's baffled fern internal fuel pump those things so It really helps to kind of have that setup already begin with some of the older tendrils a little bit more difficult because you'd have to ideally source the fuel tank from a later model of that same body style But you can do other things as well. If you wanna get a little creative has has guys hasn't guys sit hit you up for like emissions like like i live here in california and anything seventy six newer. It's gotta pass emissions. So what if you were to swap to modern hamming is an easy way of making it illegal and being able to drive it. Yes so actually. The rules in most states now believe california's one of them is. If you do an engine swap you have to meet the emissions requirements in the output of the vehicle. The engine came out. You know so that model year so you have to kind of retain in the wheelhouse of in this case. It's a two thousand six engine going in this truck so as long as it passes all of the The emission controls features as you would for two thousand six. He should be fine. So i know here in louisiana. We test they test the fuel cap pressure to make sure that it's Relieving properly it's not openly admitting teams the atmosphere they chose for the catalyst catalytic converters Those things it's a complete dropout out of Out of the out of the the donor vehicle in this case. And then you have your evaporative system You're you're scrubbing canister. If you will so as long as you transfer all that over you should be fine Louisiana really doesn't check that hard at all So here louisiana. If it's older than nineteen ninety six Before the advent of the obt to exhaust sport. I mean diagnostic port. They pretty much. Don't they're so nice like Mike has no catalytic converters. It's just running a twenty fourteen charger. Not i'm sorry. That was older the about bill. The kudos only running magnifies So we have four oxygen sensors. I turned the rear. Oxygen sensors all So it's Exactly who street legal but here if it's I mean if you had a seventy five and older and you put a modern him in it like there were there would be no point to tell california that you did it you know because you have to put all the stuff that you're you know you're talking about like cats and all that kind of crap like as far as you're concerned it's three teen or four forty or you know an old motor it you don't have to. There's no inspections there's no smog at all. You're basically scott free which is kind of weird for california that they they let you off so easily if you have a seventy five or older but then like they send you. Threw the gauntlet. If you're seventy six you're gonna have all the original stuff it's like you would think well if it's just clean if it's you know if what's coming out of the pipe is clean. That should be good enough but no they got to have all of the. You know i have a power wagon that has us three sixty in it and somebody ripped all the smog stuff off of it. So it's like. The truck runs fine. But i can't drive it because i can't find the emission control stuff for it you know so. I think there's only been one inspection station around here. That i went two years ago. Where they they pop the hood and they look for the emissions de cow and they tried to route the the exhaust agr they train s- everything and really pinpoint it. I never went there again to say the least spider man round everywhere else is the diagnostic board on all my why. It's usually hidden in the glove box under the dash and they don't even pop Another thing here is if it is antique status so twenty five years or older. No rules apply doesn't even have to get inspected so I kind of get away more. Yeah you're in the clear there. Pass something like that here in california as well so my fingers are crossed. Reality is these engines are just so much more. Fuel-efficient may put off so many less pollutants than the old ones do. So it's kind of ridiculous if you think about it. Yeah you'd think it'd be part of their agenda to promote famous put knew him as and everything was the missions honor. Nothing callaway program was supposed to be a rolling Though they ended up just going with eighty five hundred up and no rolling after that a lot of people including myself or fighting against that tooth and nail but we just couldn't get the legislation for. Yeah seventy five seven or seventy six and upright not set not eighty five seventy against by others seventy liberal inspection in arkansas. Nobody gets inspected. that's awesome. It's the boot man. It's like that dog food of excellence. Is what exactly nice. Yeah you guys you guys got made man everyday well except for you. To up in the corner is insane. That guy i if you guys are members of sema I'm not yet but it's something playing joint eventually. A lot of their Fundraising the membership. Dues go towards fighting some of these really ridiculous laws and some of that and so they Every year they put out a a lot of information out there on how you can help up kind of promote their mission. If that makes sense yeah i like i like everything seem does especially with the the youth and stuff i wish I had been a little bit more aware of that stuff. I'm not sure if it was happening. When i was in high school but i would have loved to get involved in that. But you know way past that. Now i'll be able to get immediate pow trying to get a media pass to and that's about the only way i'll ever get in so far so matt. How are you going to be stabbing that. Hemi into the duster. Well it started out as just doing him swap. And then i decided to just go ahead and do a complete restoration while we're at it since everything's out. Yeah i heard your podcast on that how. It was kind of spiraling out of control. We've got control now. We just got a new record. Gains on input four patches in. It's getting painting certainly go back together so mostly like the next three to four months all right. What color Back back through tour read on about a three forty twister clone lights seventy one ahead of seventy two ev. To car And i was going to do the exact same twister kind of a package on it. I love that it's a great look. Look and then i just. The pack hammered jin three hemion in it with a five speed trick. So yeah i go ahead. I would say i got so far down that road that all i did about the graphics and at that time misses many years ago. So i'm gonna show h year That was when the the. Oh five daytona edition. Rams and chargers came out and they had that that I think they might have called it. Go mango back to him. But it was more of like a copper burnt orange on. Yeah i had The floor mats up at mo- par nationals. I had them make the duster logo embroidered floor. Mats in that copper color actually brought paint samples from. Ppg had it matched. i went to a special electric's depot that had specialized in wide range. Elliott right so a burnt orange. Led diet that match that color. Exactly that was going to eliminate the instrument cluster. I had. I mean everything soup to nuts to build that car and at that point man i was trying to make it through school and i just couldn't swing anymore. I had to let it go but men. That was a bill to mind. That i i wish i would have kept to this day. Yeah i think i remember you. You told that story on on talking with chris right. Yeah yeah anc well you show. I have a buddy of mine. That has a seventy one Twitter but that's fact is a sweet. Oh yeah yeah for sure i. I've said this before it's like it's the. It's the academy of poser cars. 'cause it's like all this bitch and shit on the outside and it looks so aggressive but then it's got like a slant six or eighteen to barrel under the hood. I think what we're calling the wool the sheep in wolf's clothing right. Isn't that what they were. That's very fitting. Yeah i think that's what they used to call them. Yeah yeah but they're cool. I mean i love that strobe. That goes down the center of the hood. You know then but Anyway my buddy texted me. This is a few months ago. He i sold them a three forty a while back and years ago. Like we're probably talking ten years ago and he added strokes. What's a four sixteen now and he says he's not gonna build a car he wants to just sell it to me so he's going to sell it jimmy for a good price. It's a sassy grass green car shark tooth grille the dual schooling and it's got the gull wing on the back so it's vinyl top car so the realtors a little rusty but my he actually got that duster from my buddy john jones. Also chris but John gave him a spare rough solid rough. So i just gotta get the roof skin swapped on the car. And i don't know if i'll go back vinyl top or not right. We'll see we'll see when we get the car. It's i i shouldn't even be talking about it because might be counting my chickens before they had to you know but i do look forward on getting car. Awesome james yourself. I know what i'm worried about. So i knock on wood. But johnny you're gonna have to modern hemi swap so hard i mean yeah you got to You know going to convince the world. Yeah my my only problem. Is i have so many projects and i'm trying to keep everything as simple as possible. So you know quick. Bolton's is more my preference. But if i had the time and i had the money i'd love to put one in the d. one hundred. That'd probably be the truck that i would. I would do it too where i did. It's a a quick bolton. And i'm telling it but i for meaning be bodies require bit blocks so i don't like small axiom. Modern art museum. I'm just old school. I'm split i like i do love I do love somebody bodies with big lots. I mean i think No wanted really deny that cool factor. That's pretty yeah. Yeah and it's weird because it's not fair to bodies but i don't seem to mind i don't mind modern him as anybody's doesn't bother me like it does would be bodies i don't know they just gotta have a big block in johnny. We know where you stand. We know where you stand right got thirty cars. And he can't even put a gen three and one of them. You know what. I mean maybe some so what. Let me ask jimmy lismore. Yeah there you go. that'd be fun. Go to go to the import street races with a lawnmower with agenda. Oh god that's funny Yes so hemi built. What tell us the story about the coup that you have you said it was a customer. Yeah it's It's a friend of friend. And i didn't major roast repair on it a decade ago. In fact that's the car that i built my rotisserie for specifically second spin it in my two car garage major us repair back in two thousand and eight. I gave the car back to the guy because it's a black car. He wanted to pay It took him two years to get it painted from only was begging me can he reassemble it for me. And i said yeah. I can but i did disassemble it. So you know it's gonna take a little bit of work It is a seventy one barracuda not a khuda but it is a legit three three magnum. Four-speed car all swing. The original motor fans are still the owner's house he wanted. The modern hemi travek six feet to the gooding's what not the flat foods at the roots house He he insisted on having acre so trying to make that works still Tears ago the car brought back to me in been paying what will produce a settlement. So i had to put the door the hood in the back on what and not scratch anything in a started putting all this stuff together the course to make the the six feet work ahead to modify the tunnel which is a little leery to take applause. Kotor to first advantage are that put together and I don't know if it is You guys a saw memorial movement the year. Not go on the story of A local optometrist to is on vacation in hawaii that was killed by shark attack. That's the guy who owns this car. Only shit so iowa been working a been working with the darn since then finish it up Trying to get back to them by the end of this year of only got a couple of small things left to do and then than at least for a while him and his father were in cars. He sees a president for chapter Love cars. he's got lots of them. Had enough money could fall them to When when he died unfortunately left a giant hole a in his family but also in the local carl community is he was such a great guy trying to wrap it up. What what kind of challenges did you have swapping the in that car The biggest problem i had was when i was trying to get the engine of start I use the original harnessing. i blended it with The harnessed from the car. So i've got the original two thousand six six one ernest in up trying to get it to start with a couple. Things were real interesting. Is it's got an obesity. Or that. I put under the dash and it kept saying milk communications so doing a little research in price were uses a front control model as the global communicator. Between all the those in the car. And i have the control module or had hand wire in i had said the original amount to me in florida and i have this. Curious turned off But he just kept saying no communications. My scandal no communications while there's actually there's a high speed cameras boss. There's a diagnostic boss. the diagnostic bus was auto to your ob. The and then you're high-speed can and yellow she can for different signals The high-speed can is is faster. And that's for the stuff that is required right away. Low kansas for The slower singles the gas input For the runs at signal across a low speed boss. All nations was a came down to I had to tie those two can buses together. Even though it's not on the wiring diagram chrysler is you just the diocese of what you need at that moment and i couldn't find where this in care bus was part of diagram so only guess i took both of the positive cam. Wires twisted together both of the virus. Twist in the scandal. Turn it on and instantly. I had twenty. Two fox never been happier actually asphalt roads and it was communicating while it would cranky you over but it really wouldn't start and i wasn't getting a i wasn't getting any power signal to a wasn't getting control to the injectors or the coils while the cars the original ours. You hit the key in. It tells the starter. Relay that we're going to start fifteen minutes while i'm using the nineteen seventy-one harnessed run the starter relay. Like a seventy one would be but you still have to have that signal onto the computer so the computer has to know. You're trying to start us. A four. It energizes oils in the fuel injectors so i hard wire signal over to that from the starter relay and then at least try it off and it would sputter. It tried to start so them thinking. It sounded like one of the car that i worked on the port for lot of years. In on a guess. I took the fuel injectors out of because the engine was you know who knows how long it had been sitting in fuel injectors out and i soaked him in lacquer thinner and leads the lot of them off put her back in turn. Akina fired right up. So the biggest problem i had was those three issues back back. It'd be low start situation and i tried. Diy hemi and i tried the diagrams. And of course nobody's got any testing for this type of a situation You gotta get in there and you got to figure out okay houses computer thinking in what is it looking for in you got unfortunately be smarter than it While for me to even become partially smart enough. Johnny sitting there like z. I've told you big blocks act. Bud mac bud mac is in the house. What's up buddy eerie. If we can hear you what's up. Make sure i'm not getting. Lg at all. So it's not going to the club. All your jannati steph wiring and all up is yeah. It's not good. That kind of thing on the i'm glad to To be talking with you guys live if you chris. I'm muscle car syndicate on this agreem- the albany new so yeah pointed. Far guys talk charger. Cool seventy one third gentleman penalty weird weird guy. I like third. Gen z as people. Hate him as everybody talks about the the alabama cousin of the chargers. So no it's a factor. Big car three. Three elko to barrel as when my son star and anybody that follows. I think chris may be aware also of seventy one charge. Rt pretty rough. Be seven kars. Four automatic ac idolize. Wow i've a over the past. Few years add those anything post. Seventy one is really started on me. I've always liked the roadrunners for some reason. But the chargers. I don't know what it was. But man i'll tell you what it really hit home. When i went looked at the butterscotch one that tried to buy and failed buying the my buddy That one i really. I really liked that car and i. i wish i hadn't let it slim arriving fingers but the guy who's got it he's gonna build the hell out of it so we'll see what happens. I mean i like. I like the fuselage the roadrunners and I really wish that they wouldn't have done the quarter The way they don't seventy one That they would have skipped right to seventy three in fourth quarter window that light delays opened up more kind of like a roadrunner but beyond that the seventy one the better to mark the lights in my opinion and then just i mean it's really about it. They're all pretty much. Close the in the same volumizer. Different after seventy two. I actually liked the seventy one a to better. I like i like how that window has that angle that goes up. I personally don't like the seventy threes and fours that so i guess it's a taste you know. I don't know some people like one way like the other. I totally agree. I mean it's just kinda can be taken reliever for a lot of people. Yeah one at a lot of guys like the threes and fours because the body line is continuous through the whole car. And i'm like. I can't stand that i like i like how the front and the back line kind of fade into each other. You know. yeah but yeah. I don't know yeah that just kind of the way. The you know has kind of slight kick up on the the in the trump panel trunk lid on the semi threes and fours like a little bit of a spoiler. Or something you know it's kinda Flatter seventy one to slow subtle mostly won't even notice it anyway so yeah to the average guy they all. They're all the same car but I think to the guys that really liked those third chance. I don't know. I think i mean i'm seventy one seventy two camp guy like i like those too but i don't like freeze affords you know. Then i think the other guys that are threes and fours and everybody in. They don't like the earlier. Ones the seventy one or two. So i can wild hair to find a seventy seventy three or seventy four roadrunner just to piss people off because that people hate those things and you know those have grown on me too. I mean that's obviously not my first choice. But you know if i found one cheap enough you know i'm not gonna deny it. You know what i mean. i'll pick it up. But they're they're cool. They definitely have their own following. You know what. I mean But they're still reasonably priced. You know they're not a sixty to seventy and i don't think they'll ever hit that but they're still attainable definitely gonna get unattainable from the average. Joe is deemed us all a lot of based chargers. Many you know satellites now for the third jazz getting up there in in price for the amount of work and things they need not. I'm definitely not a price bashar. I'm not that guy that goes on. Every thread says car. Yeah you have things are under getting there. So i don't know how your age man people one zero too many. it'd be j. Everything's expensive johnny. But yeah as far as not as far as Taking care of the page man. You know it's one of those things. Where every once in a while i'll be scrolling through. I'll find a good threat or something. That i would that i really wanted to see what people had to sail. Jump on there. And i'll say some things but there's so many and there's so many people that come at the same thing over and over and over again that after a while just gets you know and the people say the same thing you know overpriced too many zeroes. That must be some good weed. Oh this guy's on crack meth. It's the same shit over and over again. So after a while i just scrolled through it but sometimes somebody has a good one when they have a good one. Then i acknowledged salonika joe. You made my day for the most part. It's like you know i'm i'm really not that. Guy price bash because guess what at the end of the day most people that's are asking price and of course they're not going to give. I don't know very many people except for. Maybe the people janis run into that gives you the best price right off the bat. You know what i mean. I mean if i was selling my shit i would aim high with it to you. Know i probably would let it go for a lot cheaper but essiet Essiet is if that person was in the same boat they want to try and get as much money for to right but absolutely it's easier for them to get on facebook and bash the guys and yeah i just i keep hearing the same thing about You know all the rich guys are pricing out although in guys and stuff. That's going to end eventually eventually. The money's going to run dry and those guys are gonna start losing money when they have to find buyers for their cars and they have to end up taking cheaper prices and hopefully like every time i am watching barrett jackson. I know what the barrett jackson. Every time i see a bronco or some sort of oddball vehicle that is starting to climb and value. I love it. i'm like yes. Let lead the focus beyond those pieces yet and then we can hopefully gets on the mobile But i mean obviously some stuff is never going to go down. Hemi cars things like that six pack or six barrel cars But i hope you know. This is gonna sound bad but as the older generations. Start to you know go away. I'm hoping that these car shows. I see and this isn't taken shots at the modern mo- heart is i like those cars to but there's definitely a influence of the tuner car scene and i just don't see the same passion With the muscle cars. You know in in a large quantity. I see more people you know gravitating towards buying a car awful lot and you know throughout some fancy lights and some aftermarket wheels on. I don't necessarily see as many people going out to the fields or wherever they're finding these cars and you know doing these projects they'd rather just you know dump fifty grand and have a hell cat or whatever they get which is cool you know on its own. It's its own little segment. Because i want a new challenge too but I like knowing that maybe twenty years. I'll be the old timer. That has all the cool moe parts. Because i managed to get him for you know I think i think there's some truth in what you're saying because if you can start if you look at the guys that were kind of before the muscle cars eating you look at the guys that were into The hot rods and like the shoebox cars and stuff like as a as a kid. I remember like fifty seven. Where all the rage you know like. He wanted fifty. Seven chevy and fifty. Seven chevies were just like skyrocketing and values seem like you know and then i think it's an even like fifty five fifty six aren't worth as much as fifty seven you know it was like the iconic classic car you know but i think those guys and especially the older hot rod generation. I think those cars have plateaued. Probably know a lot of those guys assing on and the the guys that are into the cars after that generation like the muscle car guys were you know. I'm i'm i'm forty eight but i'm probably on the young end of you know that guys that are into those kinds of cars you know and i don't know how many generations behind me we've got before they completely lose interest like you're saying going into tuners or you know mini trucks or whatever you know So i think possibly at some point but then then again too. It seems like hot rod reserve sort of like this new generation resurgence. That's come along and kind of pushed back up. You know and what. I've seen is from the nineties like the nineties muscle cars mo- pars were everywhere. There was there was tons of them. If you wanted one you can find one for a good price. You know. And then i think the japanese were doing like their. Their currency was doing really well so in the nineties. The japanese were buying up a bunch of american muscle cars and in taken over to japan and They're not you look at like today. I don't know if it's the tv shows or it's bear jackson or whatever but that american muscle car seeing is kind of spread worldwide. And i think they've gobbled up a lot of the cars. Pull them out of the country you know is now you look around. I know lot of them have been crashed or rotted away or with junkyards but it also seems like man. A lot of these cars are overseas. Now you know yeah. Should germany australia. Europe there's a lot of places where like especially with the podcast. I've been getting a lot of guys emailing me and reaching out for listeners stories. And things like that. And i didn't realize how big the even just the mo- parsing that little. Alice still huge other places. Australia especially like i got that on my bucket list. Now because so many people reached out to me and said. Hey we've got ours down here and stuff that you don't have and i've been trying to further the australian guys and gals. I've been trying to do some research on that stuff. Because i definitely want to have an episode or episodes abou- mo- parsa weren't available mistakes because there's some cool stuff out there that i wish we would have here. You know some of those brazilian charges. I think those things are awesome. Those are awesome. I wish i could import. When i was trying to figure that i went down this rabbit hole of. How can i get one of those here. Because they're so cool but Hemi bill what do you think about the current market of mo- parts. I mean obviously we all know that we all know it's insane but what what's your opinion on. The older generation is often unfortunately are are that round our bill. You're still young mice under your started your age not interested in choral. I don't. I don't remember horn younger kid or area The cars in you know some of it is the land of our blame. Eleven on a laws goes out here and you weren't allowed of your investor so everybody went with the stupid graphics in the ward off the spinner beds. And all that you go. That's your died off because not I i can't I can't fault. The people with the newer muscle cars A buddy of mine. His wife drives a brand new challenger. S rt eight in. He says it is the fastest thing. He's ever driven by far faster than his hemi. Which is up in your area. Chris But you know the reliability the the on-demand or star air conditioning in warranty. Maybe they get one to you. Know who knows. Yeah i the the debray get into this. The more i realized that. I don't know if it's greed. Or what but i really want one of everything you know what i mean. I wanted my ten year old truck. Ten grill truck. I wanted a mo- par. I don't like holly muscle car because my daughter isn't a muscle car. Never was. I'm trying to turn into one but i feel uncomfortable every time i say. I have a muscle car. So i have. I have my my classic mo- par. I definitely want to get a classic muscle car. I would really like a b. body. I e bodies are awesome. I love anybody. You know. I if i had the money i'd love to have one of everything but But definitely a be bodies on the list an modern I definitely lean towards the challenge. I wouldn't mind having just something. I could get in and just drive and not have to worry about it. You know And then i have a a newer truck which is just you know my daily But there's so part that i want is kind of like a kind of separated into groups of classic and modern and so far all i need is a classic muscle car and a modern muscle car and i think i will have rounded out my little stable but i just don't have the room for it right now so that's where i'm at hopefully Hopefully here in the next few years. I can figure out what to do about the new challenger but as far as the old one like i said i'm i'm watching this market and it's weird because i've seen it. I've seen some really crazy deals right now. In oregon there's a sixty eight trivia superstock dark and it's forty five thousand dollars but it's got a i think it's a five twenty eight Hemi in and it's it's pretty much period correct With everything else and forty five grand to me even though a tribute on like that seems like a steel to me. I don't know that the engine alone has to be twenty five thirty grand. I would imagine Right so i see that. And i'm like well you know if i had to choose you know scott pack challenger a new one or the sixty eight superstock. Dr you know part of me knows that i can get a challenge or any day of the week. You know what i mean. That's how i see things. I think in one of your podcast. You kind of talking about You know that. What would you do the newer the modern or the older. You know what's the preference i guess. Or maybe it was in your questions at the end when you your direct connection with is I i've i've tried to give it up. It's it's it's hard to justify them on the same level you know. There's yeah it's like modern cars like shit you know right from the factory can get almost twice as much horsepower. Is the older car. The reliability is their warranties their comfort. You could drive the car from one end of the country to the other tasks mileage efficiency you know i mean when you drive in an old part. It's kind of hard to even come close to ending to that. You know but on the flip side of that coin. It's like a lot of people have modern chop challengers and not a lot of people have like a coronet or charger a roadrunner. And when you see them on the i mean they really grab you this just like holy shit. you know. They're stopping about that raw. This you know even though it's perhaps uncomfortable unefficent you know Loud i i don't know i think they're just on different level. What brutal yes. yeah. I love the snow of the fuel fuel gets me. The the smell of fuel gets me. And i'm weird. I like to go to car. Shows and kinda sneak sneak up to the window the car and his signature. Bit with that old mo- parcel. I would have an air. Freshener called old mo- power. If i could. I don't know what it is a drug. I would sniff cocaine. Just oh god. That's so good. I love the smell of old. Mo- pars i don't know it's it's my little fetish what it is but They're great my darts still smells a stripped interior. Oh scented candles doing no. That's a damn good idea. I liked that. I see something coming to the merge shop talking bill. I'm going to have to pay in royalties for that great. Yeah i'm looking at this chat here. Hold on a second johnny. This chat here. And i haven't really talked about dakota's much Especially the new like the newer ones. Not the new ones that were a few years ago. But brayden here says he's got a ninety seven t with sixty eight stroke or three eighteen into three forty forty over three forty crank ex racing heads. It's got a comp cams mother thumper and original three forty demon intake manifold. I like those older dakota. Rt's i always have the extended. The debate for me is extended kabir standard cab. I'm more of a standard cab guy when it comes to the older stuff But i definitely. I love a nice dakota rt. I like that people are having a hemi so often. I think that's really cool And even the older ones like the early ninety bill head us ad ninety nine club. Cav teeny amasis. Yeah so local. Eighty three ninety one or three. You whichever year About with forty thousand miles in college broke but it was bad ass at it had to have it and it was fun. But everything on the street. Beat it thing wouldn't hook hookup for and it max forty four hundred rpm like two seconds to just done. It was burnt arts fouls before but it had it had infinity. Stereo less metallica blaring network once and we're the phone truck. I'd like to have another long. But they're they're kind of value themselves especially earlier cmo cab there in the gallery wall. Every once in a while. I'll see a cheap one and then i'll see gone just like that locally online local craigslist and stuff like that but There definitely i have seen somewhere. I'm like sixty thousand miles in eleven grand. you know. there's a lot of other things. I'd rather buy with eleven grand. But i even like. I even like the late eighties. Early nineties The shelby dakotas is a lot of people like show that pc. I like it. i like the. She'll be dakotas I liked that people Big block off those old dakota's even a small box office cool. I like to see him at the track drag racing. I think they're cool I would rather have one of those overnight ten. Obviously but i i kind of like what kind kinda going the opposite right. He's putting old school stuff in a in a newer gen truck. But i i think. That's pretty bitch. And i mean it'd be kind of colour. Have a truck like that. it needed. you wouldn't expect. am sure. That cam is lumping. All over the place you know and I think probably ripped pretty good My buddy my buddy. John jones at one time had a i think it was an eighty seven diplomat and he dropped three three in it with a pretty hot coun- yeah. He was telling me one time he is. I don't know his family was having like a thanksgiving dinner or something and They can hear the car. Just rippin coming down the highway because it was so freaking loud. You know like oh. Is that the charger outside. That's my diplomat. That's funny my mom when she passed. My dad still has her. I guess you could call it cherry now. But it's an eighty. Five chrysler lebaron. It's light blue. The blue vinyl top and my dad will not get rid of it. You know what i mean. I don't know if it's a sentimental attachment or web. He is dead set on putting v aid in it. And i keep trying to convince all no. We're not doing that. Eighty five lebaron for not doing it. No dad we're not doing it and he's still out no it'd be cool and if if he ever listens to this no dad. We're not doing it but you know. Some cars are cool when you do that kind of stuff. Now back to the dakota. I want to know where britain's at because i would imagine that there's some issues when you try to get that thing registered out like in washington if i had to get registered i'd have to go take it in Do emissions with a knife. Just don't think that they. Would you know. Be happy with who that set up. You know what i mean. Yeah wouldn't fly. It wouldn't fly here in california. Yeah unless you gone really has zero infection. You can do anything you want here. Well they quit inspecting vehicles in seventy or seventy six eastern big square registration sticker on the windshields. I remember my truck having a mom. They're and they're just doing it. So you can swap. You want hear. Nobody asked any question about it. What kind of natural disasters d have there. Because i wanted to move to texas for a little bit but you know. There's some sexy as we had that really bad storm. They call the duration of la. Yeah yeah we had that thing called. That duration called a land. Hurricane lasted like forty five minutes destroyed. Everything like a seven hundred mile path. Thousand once in a lifetime thing or something i never heard of. It never even heard of that. Were while day. See that kind of that. Kind of all crazy yeah. It's a kind of stuff here on mike. Wow that's nuts. I would never wanna be involved. I talk shit about it. Because i'm like. I'd never wanted to be an alternate oh blah blah blah but. I live next to a volcano. And we're waiting on the big earthquake. That's supposed to come sell. I wife and i talk about texas. Sometimes because i like texas. I spent a little bit of time there and she talks about you know up north. You have the tornado potential and then down south you have the hurricanes and i always go back to the hey. There's a volcano. Do you understand that a volcano. Okay i just. I don't like the idea of the volcano and you feel that it's going to remember the snow eight year too though you have to deal with that. Yeah that's true. All right. I was out. No i over me. But i do like some of the cars that i've seen up there. Now that's that would be considered rustbelt right. Yeah it is assault. Brian and you saw vehicles that i on the road rush. Yeah that's what's brady and say. Wow really oh money talks now you gotta grease. I'm a little bit. I like it. I i didn't realize illinois was that relaxed in california. There's a lot of guys that will find a guy that can itchy was smog. Sturt and then you're able to get your bags and everything but then it's usually about three hundred to five hundred bucks and you gotta do it every two years. So i'd say i just wish there was a universal. Hey do whatever the hell you want. Just don't get anybody killed. 'cause like us cargo were always under attack everything we wanna do. It's under attack. And i i keep having this and the vision is that one day. They're gonna say you know what you classic car guys you can have your cars. But we're gonna tax the hell out of you and it's gonna make to the point where it's like you're either gonna get taxed so much that it's almost going to be hard to drive him or you're going to have to pay for some sort of special license to drive these things like Like like some sort of special registration. And i really think that This hobby is As much as i hate to say it. I really do think that you know we're right on that right on. That cusp of you know bad. Things happening depending on. Who's in charge. You know depending on what happens with the environment and all that crazy stuff. But i'm just trying to ride the wave as long as it goes. I'm just riding the way. But i do have check this out. This is the first time. I've ever telling anybody this. And i know that some guys are gonna roll in their graves or sit there and roll their eyes of me. And that's that. I've been thinking that eventually were it's inevitable. We're going to get into electric stuff so in my head i've been thinking okay. You know what in the automotive enthusiast community you know. Not just parts everything. What will never change. And i think it's you know custom paint jobs and things like that more personalization aside from the engine performance so in my head. I'm thinking to myself. Okay if if. I had to build an electric car. Which i really want to but if i had to. I would think i would get old forward. Look mo- par something and something that you can chop the top on kind of make street radish and custom frame air ride suspension and i would really like to call it. The culture shock. Because i would like to style it like custom culture but since it's electric you know what i mean but i just it depresses me. It depresses me. When i think that eventually you know gasoline engines are going to be very frowned upon her out. I mean it's not a stretch to say that they could outlaw. So that's a scary thought to me. So i guess we just enjoy it while it lasts. Yeah i i don't know i mean it really feels like we're going there but I i do a lot of listening to guys on youtube. you know. they're kinda underground. I guess it i. I don't know how realistic it is. I mean i think if everything was forced to go to electric car tomorrow. I i think it would. I think the grid would just go off. line. I don't i don't see how you would be able to have. Every single person have an electric car and be able to keep them charged along with all the other crap that we run on electricity. You know so. And then i think that like you know if you if you get into like a big conspiracy theory stuff like the military industrial complex and the stock market. Oil is so tied to all that stuff. I don't know if they would let it die. Even if it did make sense to go to electric you know so. I don't know i guess i'm hopeful that we stick with gas for while at least my lifetime. I just think it'll be taxed. You know as long as as long as you can afford the taxes you can do pretty much whatever you want with cars. That's what that's what. I'm expecting elegantly the cigarette industry. It won't they won't let them kill them off but tax crap out of them. No intern facts the buyer down. We all have them cigarettes. Well i kind of agree on point. They're gonna gal keep access to death on every little thing you need arts for a nineteen seventy whatever. There's a hundred dollars surcharge art or something. I don't know yeah. I i could even see them trying to get. The heavy talks to go away for electric really. Yeah there's some pretty crazy stuff my buddy. Dennis runs heavy equipment. And i think Like every five years they they it they give them a huge tax break to basically scrap out the heavy equipment by a new one. You know so. I don't know it seems wasteful me. He's like the heavy equipment is running. Just fine why wouldn't you just keep using it. You know but they incentivize the company to basically scrap it out by brand new one. You know okay now now makes it. Sounds like resources or put with time limit on them to really hope. It doesn't go to kars. Did you see brady's response. Yeah i was looking at that A mud bog machine so what it does have played so it brayden that street. Legal the drive guessing said earlier. I think east got like a classic plates something like that. Yeah yeah. I see a collector plates. How how lifted of a mud bog. Is this thing. Because when i was driving trucks over the road i remember. I was in arkansas and From gosh i'm going to over exaggerate here. But from a mile away. I see all these bright colors in. It looked like flags. And i'm like what the hell's going on here. I see this convoy of lifted mud bog trucks that. There's no way they were street. Legal not where i live but these things are going down the highway. They must have only been going forty five miles an hour but i was. I h- the giant tractor tires. Like how is that even street legal. I only only in arkansas. I guess i'll have to talk to some of my arkansas friends about that. But definitely nothing i had ever seen up in washington. That's for sure and i was like well okay. This is like a different country. Who was definitely definitely inexperienced. But yeah i'd be curious to see how big that thing is On a real quick just their dan's point yeah. There are some counties in california where it's like in the it's rural areas usually from them out of like that those particular counties they get away with not having a dog anything. Those guys are lucky. Well i thought it was statewide. I thought california was stuff like that. Well no it differs. but. I think it's gotta be. It's it's like in those areas where it's so rural that there's not a lot of vehicles to begin with so they don't have smog problems you know. And then there's a lot of guys. Here that will have a place in. Arizona registered the car in arizona because i think registration over there for vehicles like twenty or forty dollars for a year or two and over here. It's like I think i pay about eighty bucks for registration on the cornet which you know. I don't even i don't drive it daily like i don't know it seems kind of lame. It's it's like tax gouging. That's our favorite way to just get out. You know because. I think that i see and i love it but i shouldn't say hate it. I ll worries me at the same time. That's ratty muscle cars. Because now i've seen the prices of ratty muscle cars. That's you know needs restoration but runs in drives. I've been seeing the steadily. Climb and i'm like you know what i mean. 'cause for a while it hadn't roadkill but they really really a little that issue that we had you know the greenwich of drive. You know the addie and enjoy them. And now everybody's like so. Now you see the prices those things getting crate. But i don't know i hope that they still are attainable future. We'll see. i hope you guys enjoyed part one of the livestream replay. Part two will be out next week special. Thanks to johnny moped for being my accomplice. Hemi bill bud. Mac blake and matt for joining us on the show. You can find johnny mo par on youtube under johnny mo par. You can find hemi bill at hemi. 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Episode 59: Direct Connections - My Dad

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Episode 59: Direct Connections - My Dad

"Welcomed up so number fifty nine and another episode of direct connections. This time around. We have a very special guest and someone who has been very difficult to get on the show to say the least. But i had to get this guy on the show because he truly deserves all the credit in the world for making me imo pont. Who's iast an. I want him to share some of his experiences with moe parks and the only way to do that was to get him on the phone and after that will close the show with some listener stories. And we'll save project of the week and high performance parts for next week's episode so without further ado if you are a mo- part doozy's than you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best mope. Aren't these eastern podcast on planet earth. And i'm your host chris. Albrecht better known as the mope are hundred and this is talking mo- parts direct connections. You're listening to talking mo- parts with the mole car hunter your direct medicine. All things part. I don't know if this guy has stage fright. Or what what. I managed to trick him into being on the show and the truth is without him. Not only with the moped. Hunter not exist but neither were talking. Mo- parts ladies and gentlemen. Please welcome my dad. He doesn't know that he's going to be on the show. So what we're gonna do is we're actually gonna call him right now and we're just going to go off the cuff and hopefully he doesn't catch on that. I'm recording it for a podcast. But if he does we're just gonna roll with it and of course at the very end i'm gonna let him know what's going on. But hopefully he won't hopefully he won't disown me so we're gonna find out right now. I'm giving my dad a call right now. Bad hey can you hear me. I can hear you don. I almost missed your call. All right yeah no worries. Yeah i just wanted to. I wanted to tell your stories on my podcast. So i just wanted to get some things good for the record. If you don't mind go ahead. All right cool Have you ever even listened to my podcast yet. Have you even listen my podcast yet. Natural no better than you can say. No it's fine a little bit. I catch it here. They're just kind of starting to do stuff around the house. Here go ahead okay You do that. Have the best mope our podcast on planet earth. Right you know you know. it's huge. Shed once in a while when a sweet. I appreciate that I just want to I wanna get the facts right about you. Know how you got into mo- parts because they know grandpa had some. I don't know how many he had. But i'd like to get started there. How many mo- parts did grandpa half. Yeah sixty per sixty six net and then before that you have to sodo fifty eight fire. Sorta fire flight when of course we got when you came here and then he had a couple of forties two gajah one that i almost crashed. That's alright over that you let go of their emergency breakers on. Yeah yeah we. We looked at top of the hill. Kinda like and we had a her there and it was just playing in the car. And i never seen a gun around so pass almost almost hit Defense drive going up to the house. We had Offense i i remember right a brick and wood street so it was. That was that the first part of ever drove. Or what was that. The first part you ever drove. That's didn't know what the hell i did wrong. But i noticed the thing was going off. You're going down hill and goss. That's crazy yeah that guy that guy that guy statement. He ran like god. I don't know how you got into and stop the car he did. that's funny. So what did you learn how to drive like when you got your license in a mo- par it's the soto drove it all around new york really does it onto the street back it up back it up into the driveway right on now. You're are two now. What was your first official car. Sixty seven dark regular. Dr would be twenty five six two door post the cheapest judging. Good did you like it was all right. Got that for seven hundred bucks at low boss got it from a university student that Believe it or not was a middle east guy. Who's going back home. He was a university of washington. Guy is back in the sixties or really sixties. When i first car door to door gonna kept it clean. Car will all white renter. That's cool How long did you have that six six months or so listen to your and then what was the and then you got the green so tell tell me about the next one. So the the green dark. Tell us about that. I just. I don't know you know it's good on insurance so really wanted. Some really wanted something better a lot faster. But you know you're not gonna catch so what happened. T seventy three because insurance crazy back then anybody You know that's that's what killed the muscle cars. So it's the insurance. So when you had the other the white dr where you wanting a mo- part a hot rod or was it just kind of a a mode of transportation and you didn't get into hot routing until you got the sixty nine dart really looked at writing. I just kind of like to have a like cars so happy. Happy to get that one right on. So what got you started into rotting dart then because Those kind of like what everybody's eventually was doing. And i want something that looks like everybody else's and most of my friends Had to camaros and firebirds. And i do think. I've ever met anybody who had mustangs usually a camaros firebirds and kudos darts and i had a friend that had a steed. Gts sort of forty. That was racing. Actually i met a couple of guys are using darts and i've met people racing darts than i did any other car now because you grew up during the like the peak point of muscle cars. Yeah yeah i get the graduated in sixty nine. So i remember. Having a fee for the cornstarch and be able to go to school remember having paper out and up on capitol hill. Pay a dollar for every paper. I delivered so that was two hundred bucks a month and a need. My car payments in my church in stone got to go to die school so that was all right cool. it must have been nice having. It must've been nice having a cool car in highschool right it. Just who is okay. You know we went down. We had a car really. Nobody had a car. And but you know you know you grant butter kind of stipulated a lot though You know it's is. You know helped me with the garneau that if i stayed away from everything else everybody was doing done. So that was. That was the off Loose my friends have a car or and they were doing stuff that i didn't agree with any way that was getting high and everything else. I see future in that. Whatever the tradeoff Don't get don't get drawn. Don't get in trouble and You know i'll be with a car you know. I thought that was pretty good. Paid off and as it turned out was probably better because most people don't have their friends after school anyway. No that's that's very true. I throw away. Yeah i i still keep in touch with my friends but we're not as close as we used to be you know but You know some of us are you know some of my close friends but You know i actually. The only reason i'm even into mo- parcells because of you and the stories used to tell me about golden gardens in the street racing and your darden and stuff like that it. It had to have been crazy growing up in a time where people were driving these crazy cars. That would later on you know like in today's day be worth so much money. I remember you telling me about hemi khuda and these hemi cars and all these guys street racing and how crazy it was back then. Oh yeah you know going guards. Only what ten minutes away from the house. That was a great place to hang on seven days a week. Oh on seven days a week. Yeah oh wow yeah. That wasn't just a weekend thing. The only thing. That was a weekend thing that i found out later was Like copy. That was friday and saturday nights. Really know racing there it was just cruising you know. Yeah that's crazy too because back then you know cruising wasn't illegal. Now if you go to like everett or even marysville or can't they have signs that say no cruising. It's it's criminal. I don't like the could've lasted a lot longer. People didn't pick up the garbage. That was one of the things that the people the business people finally have got fed up with having pick up the garbage after. You know friday night and saturday saturday night because the people that was cruising not everybody. But you know you could park there and just garbage and You know. That's i think that's what kills colby and would would count the golden gardens after geez for like ten years pluses So we got got an news media and next thing you know the big news and next thing you know comforter and 'cause the cops used to. They knew what was going on. They used to drive by on on. You know on under out there and everybody stopped you know and like you know look around and you know like having a good time and the cops never really drove in. They just drove onto main street and van up the hill underneath attraction and then they were gone. Everybody was back to doing what they're doing is having a great time and you know i know two cops knew they. Just take your well. You know everybody's here we don't have to do. Their night was pretty slow. Didn't have to worry about kids or people breaking in and killing people. They were because they knew where everybody was at down goal gardens. You know doing stupid things like gracing. Who is the out of all the cars that you saw there. Who do you remember being the fast guy who had the fast car you know. There's a lot of fast cars during numerous a lot of them that kerpen and ruled over really and even. Yeah we w w yeah people lose control you know. I mean do not professional racers than somebody's idiots. I should say idiots we're you know Should know better if they did not your car. you know. 'cause 'cause yeah. I mean i was with this one guy that had He was trying to show off his cuba to me and so drove. He had a three forty sixty nine Force the khuda. We were of some. We had this heavy roadrunner next to us. You know because you can't miss it since heavy right there in goes i'm gonna take this guy and oh man you know he's gonna take you and you know he. He and i knew that you know he's you could go in the first for the gate i but if you do know eight mile quarter mile to him he's gonna run you down. Oh yeah you know you got a great start but to him. Just kinda pass them like you. You know you know fool you know you got the feeling like you know better than me because you do. I can take you probably doing the same thing if i had a next. I get some of these guys you know and and you only got it ever was v guys that ever challenged me geisen under rods and and and sports tres and admit there too quick but you know it just like the end the nutri forty. I mean To be matched at the end. We'll take you can bike. It's pretty fast you got. You got a lot of torque but it's only gonna take you so far Yet so golden gardens was crazy and all that and you never race the dart and you told me that it was just basically. It was your only car and you didn't want to risk destroying it like a lot of those kids. were doing. Let me ask you this as far as your dark goes 'cause i did. What what you could with what you had. you know. you weren't rich But it's still is a cool dark like that one picture. The only picture that i know of the dark that i kept in my room is i don't know where you guys were. Maybe deception pass. You had the hood open. You're like checking the oil or something but the car just looked awesome. You had the gts hood on it. And it had the air shocks in the back and you had. The appliance mags on it so it just had a it had a really cool look really cool car. I mean. I wouldn't have been a shame to drive that thing. That thing was cool Not under oh crackers on the what had appliances on it for a little bit tired okay. So the dark had gregor's craters thought they were bitch too because back then they didn't have those special Tire machines you always snap off. The low lipset holds the cap on it. You know the ought to be careful with when you when you change tires. Those cars those wheels ask you a pain. Pain the ass really well. I haven't for my green dart so don't say that too much. You gotta be careful with them because they you know. They do rust play. I don't know about craig's today but got the chromosome the flake on those actor. And i think the kroger's today are made in china but there are even more now. Yeah but i mean. My daughter actually has to get on the road and dry for the wheels to get ruined. So that's not that's not happening anytime soon. let me ask you this. If you could go back in time and change something on the dart what would you do. I could go back in time. Bigger motor you. Yeah pro. you know. I've never had a big box. So yeah t probably a big a monetary forty. You weren't abandoning three forty. Three hundred strong motor. Yeah a for every day running. Like i said you know i needed every day and i have a big car would have been crazy for to have to drive everyday as you know everyday driver but forty would have been been a reasonable engine to. Have you know in saying that. I had to you know have to go to school. Have to go to work. Whatever add to do You know every day. I was in a car. Yeah but if i still kept it today it'd probably would have a big block. 'cause i wouldn't have to drive it every day. You know what people are doing. These days is swapping the modern hemmings in the old cars. I think that's really cool. I talk about it all the time on my podcast. Yeah you only thing about the. Modern engines is all day electron ix. Sometimes i just like to go back to just a simple simple days. Well you do know this simple collaborator. You're going to have to worry about anything. You just yeah. It was easy to fix. If you've got stuck somewhere you know well these days i have some friends down in louisiana. Micron blake. He owns a company called. Diy hemi and you can actually go to their website at diy Dot com but he Has simplified a lot of the wiring to make it really easy to put a modern hemi in an old mo par and the cool thing is is. They make intake manifold aluminum intake manifold. Now where you can get rid of the The modern fuel system. And put on a carburetor or you can get a efi like the new school Carburetors that look like arbiters barack actually electronic fuel injection. So it's it's pretty cool that the advances they're making. The technology is pretty A easier and easier to get new new emmy's in the all know par so i think that's pretty cool. I've contemplated once. I'm done with the big block and it gets old putting a A modern hemi and a dart and my buddies over at hammy pages. I don't know if i've told you too much about this. But they're doing. A project called the build mopeds project and they're building sixty eight superstock dart tribute car with the modern hemi in it and it's actually going to whipple super charger. And this thing's going to it's going to be putting down over a thousand horsepower. It's going to be crazy. It's going to be like eight. Second quarter mile in a roll bar needs more than that. We're watching what the new challenger l. cats are running you. Yeah it's funny guys are getting kicked out of the track because you can't. There's a certain time that you can run before you need a roll cage. I think it's like eleven ninety nine or ten ninety nine something like that. And you're required. You probably get one run in and then you'll get kicked off the track because you don't have a roll cage so but the modern hemisphere getting pretty common to be swapped in the parks and people it because they have all the you know the classic looks of the old mopeds but they have all the modern power and All the different tune ability. Because you can get into the computers and you know tune them to be really crazy but You had let's get back to the dark. You actually had it so it was a sixty nine. And i know that in nineteen seventy four or seventy five. You traded it in on the van correct. Yeah late late seventy five. I 'cause i wanted to three quarter a half tons. You had to run unleaded gas. You know it wasn't a fan of the gas so if you rounded three-quarter or one ton then you could still run regular gas. Because they have regular gas until nineteen eighty-one then an all and let it so what was the. What was the decision process on. Getting rid of the dark and getting into the vans. What was it about the vans that made you get rid of the dark. Not advance started. 'cause a different different time The performance was so d- to nobody was into performance cars anymore. If you saw what was going on performance cars to a joke even the corvette was was a joke. You know so everybody started going into trucks vans or whatever and you know someone who would stay. Stay with the hot rods. You know you you only thing available with lagasse and regular so you couldn't. I don't think the premium gas was already available. I can't even remember. But yeah i would with a quarter. Be two hundred because regular so and you bought that thing. It was a cargo van. It was completely gutted right. Yes brand new. Nothing inside of it. Well do you remember how much you paid for it. Yeah i think it was it. We're asking seventy five four. And i wanted to pay five four. 'cause at the end of the year seventy six out just after christmas before new year and walk into the dodge up in would always show me this one with the big door on and and i saw some bands back. Then you know answer where to rate so you could. Do you have a specially shops. That was just stunning custom. Vans andrew going anywhere from five to eight thousand to ten thousand dollars or you know depending how is it and i was looking at those but those were all have vans. And if i you know to look nice and all that and blah blah blah blah but I i don't want to do something myself. So they had a look at the dodge jewish of went over there and one for like seventy five. And now you know. It's the end of the year seventy six out I'll give you five. Four and united states for god to three hours and i said you know what i'm gonna go. I start walking on. They met me at the door and says hey wait wait wait you know how about fifty five you know and then i knew that he would never gonna. You know always never agreed to your price. They always want to go a little higher. So i said okay. Because i i'm thinking you know that's thinking the in five and six thousand but i want to start at five and so he said fifty five and said okay you gotta deal and you give me seven hundred dollars door. God if i would've looked back for seven hundred fricken bucks. I hear that all the time people talk about that all the time. How much cars were going for back. Then yeah it was crazy. I mean i understand how houses and cars are ridiculously high today. It's just saying it's inflation. It's ridiculous i don't know if it's inflation or what i mean i mean even even in the mid eighties and an average house seven fifty to eighty thousand dollars. You know. you can't even get an apartment for that kind of money thirty five years ago. Yeah that's when it started creeping up you know i mean look at that daytona i bought but i think i got ripped off. I mean i mean. I was looking at twenty thousand dollars to mode it. I wanted to tee tops. I want to you know to the shelby package. And everything else. And i had to drop most of it To bring it down to seventeen thousand dollars. Because i was also looking at another car. I want to stay with the daytona. But i don't wanna pay twenty thousand dollars average out all the ones. I was looking at when shopping around. Daytonas were sixteen at the most you know and they were so fairly loaded but didn't have all the options that i want. So that's why. I special ordering boy i tell you they can take you a special order a car. It's of crazy. Because i wanted to see 'cause i found out that i could lease a wide body scott pack for the same well for less than five hundred bucks a month. I could get a a basic package. Wide-body scap pack challenger. But it would be a three year. Lease and i don't want lease another car so i decided i decided just to wait and see what i could come up within a few years when my trucks paid off and whatnot. But let's go back to the van for a little bit. Because i've always been curious about this and i don't think we've ever talked about it when you had the van. That was completely gutted. And you you wanted to customize it you'd never customized a van before so how did you learn how to do all that because you did everything yourself right you did all the shag carpet in the cabinets and all that stuff and sunroofs holes your uncle bob. He had a chevy van and he's got a lot of money is done and i think that's looking at this and god i can do that. You know so First thing i had done my. Dan was put one of them. Venturi scoops under the roof and You know it was a lot of and shops at the time. So i was wondering ever and i went and had them do it. Cost me how things eighty bucks for the whole thing. 'cause the labor is fifty bucks cut as fourteen by fourteen. Hold on you know to install it. And i watching them do it. And i was looking at the other vance. They were working on. And i thought shit this stuff i can do myself. That's kind of what motivated me to see how they did it now. If i can do that so i i did. I felt the double sunrise picked up in the son of b-actor and another center of pride but the the portholes in You know was stuff was just one of those things. Here i go. You know you're screwed up or it's gonna look good ended up putting some and people scores really. Yea 'cause people you know. They saw what i did to. This is and i did some sunday. Mike cars i know so then everybody was saying. Can you put your center of in my car. And i go. Well look but i did. I did some you know was adult. Turn out good. Because i was really scared that i was gonna really screw somebody scar over. It didn't happen so that was good. That's good yeah. You did all the carpet in there and you had moms help with that right. Yeah yeah and that was easily do. Actually you know you just kind of look at you. Look at what other people have done. And then you just kinda look and then you figure it out actually what they had kids back in those days that you That you can plan that you can send in so i. I sent him for that because i you know i just wanted to. The seeming was easy to do. If it's just the site was this is a pain but as it turned out i didn't really need the plants because this the plants are kind of a joke. I just kind of figured it out myself because easier to do just kinda keep trimming until till you get to where you want it. You just have to do it. You know i mean look kind of scary you know and like. I don't think i can do this but you know easy. That's good when it's too long you just turn it keep trimming trim it to you to go to to where you want it. It's good that you know how to do that stuff. 'cause i know i told you i'm gonna go by that van Probably in springtime from my buddy and I'm gonna need gutted to someone in need your help. Put in the carpeting inside. I you know i. I was really conscious of the weight side. I didn't use a lot of people using plywood. I was just using paneling. Ca april finished paneling and and i just put the foam and everything else on it. Because i didn't want. I didn't want to way way to van down. I just wanted to keep it You know the weight conscious of the week. 'cause you can get those things down really heavy. Who will fast if you're not careful so if you're gonna do van. Ghana considered a wait. And then i'll try to find materials that You know isn't gonna way down when i told you what i want to do with it. Is i want to turn it into a mobile podcasts studio. So when i go to car shows and stuff i can actually record my podcast on site and talk to people about their cars and stuff and that's great but like i said at You know just use the materials. That end was still good good. I mean nobody knows. What's you know that i was using ape openings paneling as as as my You know because. I got the insulation behind it. And you say you can tell got two inch full. It looks like pattern room. You know that. I wish i just bought it from right dammit. I didn't you regret that because he sold its uncle rick because you know it's just one of those deals like well. I really didn't want to i really do. I kind of really wish. I didn't you know what really looking at a really wish. I wouldn't got to get away with it. Just i should have just got a caravan and just everything else i had. And just with a caravan. 'cause i didn't have that much more on the daytona and i could have done it. I don't know why i didn't just. I was looking at van having a lot of miles on it. Having to redo engine on that i was having a little trouble in daytona was disappointed You know that now don't but you know. I should've realized those are second year for that turbine engine. And you know some just takes a while to get to work out the bucks like that turbo. You like the turbo z. I know i did. Yeah yeah. I was looking at at the at the lotus esprit. Eighty nine man. I like to have a lotta engine to stick it in the daytona. That thing to sixty four spar does a quarter now to sixty four point nine seconds There's one hundred and sixty three top speed And that's you know that's a rear mid engine car. And god you know if i get a lotta set for a two point two. They have two point two point two also will notice it Lotus engine. So i was wondering what the load is. Turbo trees would be like an daytona. You're talking about the test right now. Eight on yeah. You're talking about the us about iraq daytonas the rt's and that was that wa