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The Rise of the Ratty Muscle Cars
"Hello my friends and welcome back to another episode of talking Mo- part before we kick things off, I just wanted to announce that. In case you have not heard the build Mo- par project car has been chosen and we. The people have decided that the modern Hemi will be going into a nineteen sixty eight dodge DART superstock tribute car, so now Hemi pages is on the hunt for nineteen sixty eight dodge DART hardtop to use as the platform for the built. So if you or anyone you know is selling a nineteen sixty eight dodge DART. Please reach out to my friends over a Hemi pages. You can go to Henry Pages. Dot. Dot Com or even build. Mo-. Par Dot com and reach out to those guys and let him know what you got. This is going to be a really exciting build, and if you didn't get a chance to vote on the first round, be sure to vote in on the next rounds and also tell all your friends about this project. We need to blow this thing up. We need to get thousands. Hundreds of thousands hopefully, millions of people involved in this and just see what we can come up with as a community I'm sure we can cook up something crazy, so that should be really fun. Maybe you've got a moped project. Project you're building or maybe you just went out and bought yourself your I. Mo par. Maybe it's not a show car. Maybe it's a little ratty. That's what we're talking about here today. I WanNa talk about the rise of the ratty muscle cars, because it seems to me that in the past few years, these ratty muscle cars and radio trucks have blown up. They are huge right now and I think I have the answer as to why this is occurring, but you know. I think it's multifaceted, but I really liked the movement I think it's an awesome movement. I think. It opened some doors for people that would otherwise not be able. Able to get into a muscle car. I think it lowers the barrier for entry for people like myself that don't have a lot of money can't buy show winning car that can't buy a fully restored Khuda or something crazy like that, but maybe you found a ratty mo par in your local classifieds for a couple of grand that needed a little bit of work, but you could tow it home and get running and driving lickety-split and get it on the road. That is Iraqi muscle car, and that's what I like to see. I love to see these cars on the road and not rotting into the ground. I think it's awesome. So now that we're warmed up, let's get this show on the road. This week project car the week is actually a truck that was posted on Wednesday July twenty, second at three PM, and going with the theme of ratty muscle cars and ratty trucks I thought this was a perfect fit, and it also happens to be really cool and has a ton of potential and would make an excellent project vehicle for anybody that wants to get in the Mo- par game and doesn't have a lot of coin in their pocket, so let's get into the at. Nineteen Seventy Dodge D. One hundred short box, five, thousand, six, hundred ninety five dollars Columbia Falls Montana lowered six inches the right way twenty inch wheels out back in eighteen inch up front wheels and tires, brand, new three eighteen auto, call or text titles. Status is clean. All right folks what we have here is what appears to be a running driving nineteen seventy truck. And it's got a cool Patina on it. It is not a show truck by any means if you think you're going to get. Show quality paint, and no dense dings or bumps bruises. You are wrong now. In case you're new to the show. I am a huge fan of mope par trucks and especially the nineteen seventy two to nineteen eighty, because I do have seventy six myself but I really love the early swept lines, and they have a ton of potential, but the good thing about trucks. For some reason they look amazing when their team it out. Maybe it's just me and now don't get me wrong I. Do love a beautiful. Beautiful Show Truck I. Love Him. I think they're gorgeous. There's something about an old. You know for lack of a better term farm truck that I really like especially ones that are slightly customized. You know little lowered with some nice wheels. They just have a personality and its personality that I really liked the nice thing about this one is that runs drives so like many of the other project cars? We've talked about the past. You can go out and enjoy this thing while you work on it this. This thing is good to go scout brand, new wheels and tires on it, and you know what it runs and drives. It's got a three eighteen in it, so you can keep three eighteen, or you can upgrade. Get a modern. Hemi, you know five thousand this. You could probably get this trump for five grand,
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"Welcome to episode number thirty. Three of talking Mo- pars and the last episode for Listener Appreciation Week. I hope you guys had as much as I have next week. Everything's going back to normal but for today we got project. Car of the day high-performance parts listener stories. And we're taking one last trip to Scott City 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 mope. Aren't these these driven podcast on planet earth? And I'm your host Chris. Albrecht better known as the Mo- par hunter and this is talking mope. You're listening to talking Mo- parks with the mole. Car Hunter your direct medicine all things. Moepo welcome back Mope Pont. Who's IAST welcome back friends? This is the last episode for Listener Appreciation Week next week. Everything's going back to normal. I hope you guys have had a blast this past week because I've had a good time I've got to be honest. I am beat. I am tired and I'm glad this is the last one because I want nothing more than to go to bed right now. But we're GONNA to push through. That's what we do. Here on talking mope. Ours we talk mope ours. We have a good time every time. Okay I do want to mention one thing before we get into the show. I'm happy to announce an humbled to announce that talking parts made podcast magazines hot fifty list once again. This time ranking above Joe Rogan but ranking lower in the ranks. That's okay I just wanted to give a quick shout out to all you guys listening. Thank you so much for joining me every week and being loyal listeners and that list you only get on that list if people vote for you so those of you out there. That voted for talking. Mo- parts on that list. Thank you so much. Thank you for listening. I appreciate each and every one of you guys and gals listening right. Now thank you once again and hey you know what we need to do. We need to get this show on the road..
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"'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..
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"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.
Direct Connections - Jonny Mopar
"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
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"Mope par wasn't cool. If you're interested I'll tell you why I had to give it up and about the car that got me back in classic Mo- parse. Oh Yeah I forgot to mention the last story that I sold the seventy coup to get the money to buy back the charger. A lot of people thought I was crazy but I really loved the charger and thick. It is a very unique car. Hey Joel thanks for sending in your story before we get started here at the very end of the story. You said that you forgot to mention in your last story that you sold the seventy coup to get the money back to by the charger that I miss something because I read that story a few times and there was nothing in there about seventy Khuda so Joel send in the story about how you got seventy Khuda and then you sold it to get the money that you needed to buy back your charger. I'm really intrigued by that story. And yes I want to hear the story about how he gave up the charger. And what got you back in the classic Mo- parcel send now one in and we'll get that one shared on the podcast to as for the rest of your story. It sounds like you've been a moped guy from the beginning and not too many people can actually say that they saw Dodge Charger Daytona on the dealer showroom floor. That is awesome. I think that's really cool. And Hey about the hot rod car craft magazine's my libraries must have sucked and I just didn't realize it because none of them had car magazines so that really made me feel left out and now I'm disappointed in all my schools. None of them had any car magazines. I always brought my own and I was always weird Kim school who was obsessed with cars and read car magazines and not too many other kids were like that. I wish there was more car. People that would have been a lot funner but it was interesting to hear your story about getting the charger for four hundred dollars. Gosh you know I keep hearing these stories again and again about guys getting these awesome. Au Pairs for so cheap and it just makes me wish that I had really grown up in that area instead of the one that I did and I understand what you're saying about reading where a lot of people say. Oh they were just cars then and to me I completely agree with. There was something special about those cars and I find it really hard to believe that there were people that didn't see how special those cars were in that time but I didn't grow up then I grew up much much later and now I just get to enjoy hearing the stories. So thank you Joe for sending in your story and please don't forget to send in the story about how you had to give up the charger. But then you got back into classic Mo- Pars and you sold a seventy Khuda to get money to buy back your charter. I want to hear that story so be sure to reach back out. I feel like we got left on a cliffhanger. But that's alright. Send us the rest. Thanks Joel for sending in your story. Our next story was a voicemail that I got that caught me off guard in the beginning. But if you listen to last week's episode I talked about the cartoon King of the Hill and how the character boom Hauer had. What I thought was a mix between a sixty nine sixty eight super be and I got a response from gentleman name Hank. Now here is Hank's voicemail..
The Mopar Hunter's Top 5 Of The Week
"What Mope aren't suzy. We are back again for another fun filled episode of talking Mo- Pars and I've got some good news my project. Art is finally getting an engine. Unfortunately it's not the fifty one that I had hoped for because that engine is still at the machine shop dead in the water for monetary reasons. But I'm so anxious to get behind the wheel of this dart that I've actually decided to hold off on the big box walk for now. I have most of the small block parts. Still with the exception of the engine and transmission. So I actually had a buddy reach out to me about the seventy one charger. I was looking at saying that he had a three eighteen and nine hundred four that he was just looking to give away so he generously donated that engine and transmission to the new cars. And the new. 'cause IS TO DART on the road before I go out acquiring any other projects I gotta get the ones. I have on the road with that being said. I've got a project right now with this little three eighteen and I'm just trying to dress it up a little bit and give it a little bit more go crazy. I just want to make it a little bit fun okay. The engine project that I have now is called project free eighteen because it is a three eighteen and free. So that's what I'm up to. I'm just gathering parts trying to find good deals and it's funny because I posted this cheesy ad was a wanted poster. Ernest said basically wanted small block. Par- parts you know. Cheap is good and free great and there was one guy who's like. Oh better. Get a small block Chevy. Nothing in the Mo- par world is cheap. But here's the thing he's wrong because I've gotten plenty of cool stuff for free or next to free or really cheap. Just based on the fact that I'm a nice guy and I guess I've been fortunate that I've ran into such cool people in the mobile world and unfortunately for that guy. Apparently he's run into a bunch of jerks that are just out for money which you know there are a lot of people like that and the Mo- park immunity unfortunately but you know thankfully I haven't run into any of them. I've ran into some really cool people and they've given me some really good deals so I'm not complaining on that front and I'm still getting the deals I just acquired an intake and a carb and I've got some really cool vintage valve covers and I'm just having fun with this car now. I've got everything I need to throw together and have a ratty little small blocked art and that's all I want. The shiniest parts on the start are going to be the wheels and tires because I have brand new bef. Gta's and Krieger SS for it. So you know it is what it is. I'm GonNa have fun with it and hopefully you guys will be along for the ride. I'm going to try to get some of that content up on Youtube here sooner rather than later so you guys can follow along on a little bit more of a visual level. So that's what I'm up to now. Let's get this show on the road. Like I said in the introduction folks we've got to listeners stories and I'm GonNa Sandwich our segment called high performance parts in between both stories justice which things so our first listener story comes from Shane. Taylor here. Is Shane Story? Hey Chris my dad has always had cool cars and trucks for much of my life. He's made a living off of hunting down deals and then flipping them. I'm now in my late twenties own a house and financially stable as a congratulations or as my dad says early inheritance. He said I could have any one of my choosing. I had the choice between fully restored. Nineteen seventy-nine Camaro RS s with a pretty radical three eighty three stroke or a fully restored Purple Nineteen fifty-six Plymouth Savoie or a dusty old red and black nineteen fifty five Plymouth Belvedere that didn't run and was missing the rear window which is apparently traded for a brick that sat in the backseat. I took the fifty six savoie because it was in the best condition and would need the least amount of work. It was perfect. Because I don't know a ton about working on cars but I love detailing although this is probably the most valuable car. It had a few drawbacks. The car was restored in the nineties and was overdue for another restoration in the near future. The interior was badly stain and fading. The paint was getting rest bubbles and there was a lot of custom work done that was very obviously trendy a couple decades ago but not anymore the worst part though it had a three fifty small block. Chevy. Don't get me wrong. My family was GM all the way. Unless there was a MO- part deal to be found. My Dad even warned me that when I took it I couldn't hang out with the Mo guys or else I'd be chastised. He said apart by the fifties chevrolets at shows and don't talk about the car more than need be after all. The car had no signs of make other than the aluminum. Plymouth play under the door when open so most people thought it was a chop fifty seven Chevy. Once I got it I started doing research on the forward. Look Mo- parts and I fell in love the more I looked at him. The more disappointed became with fifty six mash up with Chevy engine. Ford Rerun Nineteen Ninety. Eight Ford Escort Royal Plum. Paint which looked great. But I just can't stand forwards and Tacky customisations. I found myself eyeing the faded beaten up Belvedere that my dad had sitting in a shop. It had one around the title and had gone to his surviving kin. It was easily ninety percent original so I started drooling after I to educate myself on these classics after a week of having the Purple Plymouth. I called Dad and told him I made a mistake. I detailed the Savoie and send it back to him. Any happily gave me the bus at fifty five after all he had been offered up to ten thousand four and only paid fourteen hundred for the non running Belvedere. Although it wasn't a smart financial decision was the right thing to do and I couldn't be happier. We really to a local shop that specializes in classic. Mo- parts have the clutch rebuilt as well as some brake work done. Once I got a new six volt battery hooked up. It started and ran great. Save for some smoke. Every light on the car worked perfectly and the more I looked around through the scattered parts in the interior and trump the more original parts. I found for it now. There runs in drives learning and working on finding parts for these is a very expensive scavenger hunt. But it's fun to work on such a neat piece of history even though I live two hours from my dad. It's brought us closer together because I'm always sending in pictures of things. I've probably messed up and calling him for help. I look forward to restoring beauty overtime. The Right Way and going to car shows with him even if we can't park next to each other Shane. Thanks for sending in your story I've been wanting to do some forward look content and your story kind of inspired me to get Looking into what I want to cover an hi Wanna go about doing it. I actually have a guest lined up. That is pretty deep in the forward look community. But I haven't really scheduled him in yet so I gotta get a hold of him and figure out when we can get him on the show. Because like I said and like I've been saying this show is for all aren't disease that includes a forward look the modern era everything in between and I'm GONNA stick to my word. We will cover the antique stuff like the really really old stuff. We're going to cover the forward. Look we're going to cover it all or at least we're gonNA give it our best shot so look forward to that very cool story. I'm glad that you chose at least a MO- par over the Chevy. That makes you a lot cooler in my book and let me just say this. A car enthusiasts first and foremost but I am a Mo- par guy so I respect all cool cars but there's just something about Mo- parts that gets me going so when I take shots at Ford and Chevy guys you know nothing personal. It's all in good fun. Okay now back to Shane Story. It's good to hear that you're getting into Mo- pars and cars in general it's something fun to learn and you sound like you're really motivated to gear project on so that's really cool in. Hey a fifty. Five Belvedere is pretty cool in my book. So keep me posted on your project. Buddy thanks for sending in your story I really WanNa see pictures of this car and see how far you belong. Maybe you can call in and give me some tips to pass along the people because I get people asking me about forward look cars and where to find parts and all this and a lot of stuff you know. I try my best but I don't own a forward look cars. I'm not too deep in that world and I know there's people out there that own those cars and start finding really good resources and stuff so anybody out there actually not just. Shane knows any good places to go forward. Look stuff let me know if you know someone. That's really deep in the forward. Look each that's one aspect of mope our history that I admittedly don't know very much about but I love those cars. I think are really cool and I'll take. I'll take anything in the forward look era over fifty seven Chevy any day but that's me and that's not to say the fifty seven chevies aren't cool but hey forward look parts or cooler. Proven wrong Shane once again. Thank you for sending in your
Direct Connections - Chuck & Matt McMurray
"All right introducing my guests for the first edition of direct connections. Chuck mcmurray and his son. Matthew mcmurray guys. Are you doing good good and happy Easter by the way Yeah Happy Easter? Do you guys to before we get into your current mo par endeavors. Let's rewind time a little bit and chocolate start with you. What got you into Mope ours. So it's an interesting thing. There was a A nineteen eighty eight hot rod magazine. Maybe it was car craft and they had the the top ten fastest cars of all time and they were measuring the cars in various road courses in quarter miles and things like that and so you know at the age of thirteen. I was really into like Lamborghini. Coon Tauch Ferraris did not the cars and car that owned the quarter mile for that particular top. Ten that they did was a sixty two Max Wedge Dart Right which is the opposite looking of a Lamborghini coon touch and I was just completely floored that something that was that ugly could be that fast and so that kind of caught my eye and from then on I just started picking up reading magazines and kind of following the Mo par story and of course once you get into the four twenty six Hemi content and you realize how many engines they own in straight line racing. They've been pretty much the dominant force when it comes to top fuel and those types of engines and things and so I stuck with it then Got Into my own cars. When I was fourteen. My Dad let me by a seventy four valiant with three hundred bucks out of a walgreens parking lot in Chicago knew nothing about it. You know toward the slant six out and and learned the hard way and After that got into a sixty six cornet and from then on it was it became pretty natural to me to be able to fix stuff was always kind of good with my hands and just fell in love with the brand which was weird because in the early nineties you know. Mo- par didn't have nearly what they have today. Or what the late sixties so sure it was definitely a hard time to be the underdogs so to speak. Definitely Matthew. What about you? Obviously your dad had to have some sort of influence on you and your love of no go ahead. Go ahead and tell your side of the story. Yes so I mean I've actually got two different peaks Because I'm interested in both old offers annual And the the new generation are and actually both have to drexel cars that he's bought so that goes twelve years old. My Dad Decides to tell me. Hey we're going up to Wisconsin and we're GONNA TALK HUNDRED DOLLAR. Nineteen Sixty six dodge. Coronet THE ROAD. Kill the road kill influence. We actually did have a pretty big influence. And I can't leave that part out because I started watching roadkill with him and that definitely sparked the interest in him to want to go and fight in this car. So it's kind of whole cycle on. We started with them. And so when up to Wisconsin? We bought this car and drove at six hours home and it was incredible. That was we almost did. Maybe almost didn't make it. We ended up. You ended up getting home all right and we spent six months with that car before we decided to try it out for our newest nineteen seventy-three Dodge coronet which we still have today. But then so that's my interest in Olmo parts. That's how it all started and now since day. I'm actually driving a nineteen seventy seven plymouth. Which we bought on Saint Patrick's Day this year green current Saint Patrick's Day in and right around the same time my dad decides to get a two thousand ten dodge challenger Archie. And I'll be honest at first I was not kind of it. I was Kinda weird new car. He's always had cars around and then we decided to take it out to route. Sixty six raceway out here. Julia took it down the track. And I for some reason to seeing the car out on the track comparing its other cars. My Dad was out there I was like this is so awesome just the track experience everything about it and pretty much that moment on just seeing the cargo down the track during during a testing tune into it was awesome. Was that your first time at the drag strip. No I've been since I was like three dragged him out every summer and spring we would go down there and go to the MCA events and took him to the Shows when he was so young. The only thing you wanted to do is by matchbox cars and free ice cream. I think the influence of seeing enough of it you know. He started to kind of pick up the hobby and took to it. Pretty naturally right on right on well now that we have a little bit of your background. Let let me ask you a couple of questions. We get into your businesses journey. What do you guys think about? The current mopey marketplace as far as where pricing is for not only project mopeds that are classics but also fully restored Mo- parse. How do you feel about that? You know it's interesting Because you know we've done worked for retailers in the automotive market we've kind of followed where the investment Moped level cars have gone since you know after the economy crashed in two thousand nine and it really got inflated right. It was almost frightening to think that if you wanted to go out and get a four forty four a barrel automatic body that you're GONNA be spending at least forty thousand dollars for something so that was crazy but I am happy that the market is recognized that these cars important enough to put the money into them and take care of them because so many of them just got left out in the weeds and crushed and everything else. So it's been interesting to see kind of how that's continued to change over time but what? I found what I found really interesting where you know. The price of the aftermarket is gone. It's actually a lot cheaper now than it was so many years ago to be able to build engines and get parts. There's you know we went to. Sima last Fall and you know you go to the Diamond Piston booth. And there's four different piston types just for the four hundred in a low deck engines. There was stuff we dreamt of twenty five years ago so I think that's great and the new stuff has certainly respond generation in the market You know it's challenging that hell cats. Are you know to get into one now? If you're going to get into a used one you're probably looking at forty forty five thousand but the demons you know. They're still at that inflated price is you know even with all the incentives you're still looking at a seventy thousand dollars. Eighty thousand carbajal are also buying a ten second. Turnkey Quebec killer so I guess that does make sense. But it's it's really exciting time and I think It has never been good to be a mope or guys it is at least in the last couple of years and my personal. I definitely agree. What about you matthew? What do you think about? These prices are the crazy. Or what for me definitely barely for anything that any of these cars I see him? I'll go on facebook marketplace a lot. Just dream you know. Look at Ebadi's I'll look at peabody charters and stuff and I'm just thinking to myself like if it weren't for the fact that he was into the stuff I would just continue to dream and but I think that it's words at is pretty good because if you look at the comparison of other domestic vehicles New prices used prices. They're they're pretty expensive and I mean it's when you're in the restoration market alone. You're looking at expensive prices anyways. When you're going to get into a project you know you're GONNA be spending money but I would definitely say that. For where things are you know. Where the economy is. I think that the prices are very reasonable and and for some cars for some. I feel like you know the demon. The inflation should go down. I'm hoping it goes down as I just I mean. It's an incredible carbon. I just one hundred and thirty nine hundred now. Let me ask you both this. Do you think that 'cause I I've been seeing almost a divide between modern moped enthusiasts and the the old school guys for lack of a better term. Do you think it takes a little bit of fun out of the equation when you go out him by say a demon or even a hell cat or a hell cat red eye because they're already fast out of the box so like you know you dump will say fifty thousand or a hundred thousand plus on a car you know unless your pockets are really deep. I mean how much modification are you really going to do? How much fun are you really going to have aside from just turning the key in going? Do you think that those cars take the fun out of it you know? It's it's a twenty to say that because we've we've really Invested in in both old and new and having a two thousand fourteen thirty eight that ran he got an eleven ninety. Three out of it with soft tires out of the box mods and It was neat. Because you know out of the box you can go that fast but at the same time. There really wasn't a lot that you could touch easily. If you'RE GONNA make one modification you need at least a tune and with a tune in a few modifications if you put the Karni Eleven's then you need to start trason Dr Line making improvements and so it's really never just a bolt on. It's a few thousand bucks so you know I'd say that it's reinvigorated the market but I would agree that there seems to be kind of a divide between the folks that did restoration and were part of this for thirty or forty years and what the new market has done but in some ways it has kind of taken the fun out of. I think you know when when you can get in a red eye in run ten teens or high nines to do that in a body would require a lot more. Yeah so it makes it easier if you are not mechanically inclined and you don't have tools but at the same time it has reset the bar for. What is a fast car? So it's a it's interesting right but they're also forty six hundred pounds. So you know the safety equipment. My concern with a lot of those cars. What happens if you do have something happen at the end? I mean forty six hundred pound car versus twenty. Eight hundred pound. Cars is a lot more inertia
Local Mopar Hunting
"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
Hi-Performance Heritage - The 1968 Dodge Scat Pack
"WELCOME TO TALKING. Mo- parts high-performance heritage man. The world is crazy right now folks. And if you're like me you're probably sick of hearing about the worldwide. Corona virus pandemic. Here's the good news. There will be absolutely no fear. Mongering Kovic nineteen talk here today. I hope you're staying healthy and safe and I'm here to give you a little escape from the chaos by talking Mo- parts with you together. We'll try to get our minds off of all this craziness. Twenty twenty and talk about what I believe to be the greatest year in mopey history nineteen sixty eight. The year that Dodge introduced the scat pack to an entire generation of horsepower junkies and change. The world of MOPE ARE FOREVER. There are just certain aspects of Mope our history that truly made a significant impact and the scat pack of nineteen. Sixty eight is one of those things but before we get started with project carved the week rev up the show with high performance parts get moving with listeners stories and shut down the show with high-performance. Heritage. There are two things you need to know number one Chris at talking Mo- Parts Dot Com. That's my email number two two zero nine. Twenty eight Mo par. That's my voicemail. Your voicemails will be shared on this show so please keep them appropriate. And so will anymo- par stories sent in for listener stories. I'll even share the emails that I think would make fun conversation on the show now that we took care that business. Let's get this show on the road. This week's project car of the week was the nineteen sixty nine. Plymouth road runner posted on the moped. Hunter Page Friday March twentieth at nine. Am here is the at Nineteen Sixty Nine Plymouth. Road runner numbers matching Bucket Seats Center Council. Hearst four-speed three eighty three and ninety six package original rims and build sheet runs dry scraper. Twenty five thousand. Five hundred or best offer not interested in low ballers condition is listed as good an title status listed as clean located in Webster. New York. Here's the thing folks. I like this car. It's numbers matching. It's got you know some desirable options the bucket seats center console. It's a four speed. It's got the end ninety six package and the guy's got to build sheet. He claims that it runs and drives. Great those are all good things and for twenty five thousand you know. I think he may be a little bit high on the price. The color of the car is kind of like a dark Emerald Green which? I don't believe it was a factory color looking in the engine bay. I see that it's kind of like a flat black. So that's one thing that annoys a lot of people for me. It doesn't bother me that much unless it's a fully restored car and they cheered out on the pain on the engine bay and they went black. I don't really like that. But you know a driver quality card no big deal. That can always be changed later on down the road. The car is cool. It's got the factory tack you know. Obviously bucket seats the console. Those are all great options and ninety six. Who who doesn't love the Air Grabber Hood? Come on and it's got that coyote duster air cleaner. The car looks to be in reasonable shape. If you look at the pictures of the guy posted the car does not look like a rob box. So that's a good thing. I think that this car has a really good bones and for twenty five thousand five hundred. I think there's a little bit of room to work there. I would like to see the price around eighteen thousand. So that's seventy five hundred off which is a fat chunk of change. Let's be honest so you know around. Twenty two is probably realistic. Twenty three twenty four. Maybe I don't know but for me. I think it's a great idea to spend low to mid twenties for running and driving car that you can enjoy so this is definitely a car that I think would be a good car to consider if you have that kind of money to throw around in a moped project because running and Driving Project. Cars are amazing. Why because you can enjoy while you're restoring them or modifying them. Whatever the case may be so. I think this is a great example of a you know reasonably priced project car and it is numbers matching which is desirable. And it's got to build sheets so that's cool so you know. It does have a picture of the fender tag here in the fender tag. Looks rotted so. Hopefully you know with the information on the build sheet and the original fender tag may get a re- pop vendor tag made and enjoy the cars restore it. He's got some pictures of the underside. The underside looks pretty clean. Doesn't look like there's any cancer. Even the trump pam looks really good. So I think this is a solid car to start with especially if you don't want to invest ninety thousand dollars on a restoration this has really good bones and it's always a good thing to start with a project that has good bones because then you're not doing a bunch of metalwork on it and you can focus on the things that really matter getting it running and driving tiptop condition. You know this guy says it runs drives great numbers matching. You WANNA preserve that. Engine so Mike for me. If I wasn't going for a Oh e quality restoration and I just wanted to drive the thing. I just drive the thing you know maybe pull the original engine out and put something else in. That's von and maybe just start with restoring the engine you know if what you're looking for is an OEM quality build start with the engine get that restored and then slowly work your way to the point where maybe it's time to tear apart the car and do the paint and body work. That's necessary to get it. In Primo condition. I liked that the seller shared the Haggerty Vehicle Valuation report that says Twenty eight thousand two hundred on in very tiny apprentices average value. He shared that as like a selling point that prices based on opinion desire ability. And all that stuff. He's asking twenty five five haggerty's average values twenty eight to I still think. Lower Twenties would be a great price for this car. But I also wouldn't have a problem paying you know around mid twenties for it just because it is numbers matching. That's Kinda hard to find in today's market for a reasonable price. And you know some people say you know twenty five thousand dollars. That's not a reasonable price. Okay that kind of money. Well then maybe you should look at something a little bit lesser than a sixty nine road runner decent quality roadrunners and any decent quality be body. That's somewhat desirable. 's GonNa Fetch a lot of money in this kind of condition and you know that's another thing what what is a lot of money you know is five thousand dollars a lot of money because I see a lot of cars that probably were ten grand that people are listening for fifteen to twenty and the potential buyers are lookie Loos. What have you will say? Oh that's a thousand dollar car. Well is it. Is it a thousand dollar car? Do you know what I mean. So pricing and the Mo par market right now is kind of iffy. You see a lot of different people that say vehicles are worth a tenth of what they're actually worth and then you see guys that will say you know. I pay that for car. That's clearly not worth the amount that is being asked. So there's a for every seat folks and you know. Some people got fatter wallets than others. My Wallet is Slim Pickens. It's gone on a series diet as of you know and I say Oh yeah. I would buy that if I had the money. I don't have the money so me saying that. It's kind of like saying yeah. I'd I'd buy a charger Daytona with a Hemi. If I had the money you know what I mean so take what I say with a grain of salt but I've seen you know hundreds maybe even thousands of these cars were sales since two thousand fifteen when I really started doing a deep dive into posting all these cars and finding them and seeing the values and you'll hear stories about guys that go and pull you know roadrunners out barnes. You'll see oh. They paid five thousand dollars for it and restored. The car is worth fifty thousand or whatever? I'm just throwing numbers out here. But that's uncommon. That doesn't happen every day. So you can't really base values of cars on prices from back in the eighties and nineties. Okay it's not the eighties and nineties anymore. We need to stop thinking like that. These cars the numbers are dwindling. Every time a car is found in a barn in a field in a old garage. That's one less to be found. The market's really interesting and it really is hard to predict but I will say that they're never gonna be as low as what the eighties and nineties were. I don't care what happens in the economy. This economy could tank six feet in the ground. And you're never gonNA find a charger for five hundred bucks and if you do get on the show. Let's talk about all right because I like hearing those stories too. I have buddies that have paid crazy prices for really cool. Be Bodies and bodies. You know. They're out there. I'm not saying that they're not out there. But the chances of you running into one for that cheap pretty slim and if you do there's a lot of guys that will triple your money right away. You know what I mean. So if you're looking for a quick investment car. Let's say you find this car that I'm talking about here on project car the week and once five grand for it. Well I'm looking at the car and I'm saying you know eighteen grand would be steel. In my opinion you get this car for thousand and you could easily flip it for fifteen. That's a ten thousand dollar come up. That's ten grand right in your pocket. It is what it is. So that's project of the week. Nineteen sixty-nine Plymouth road runner for twenty five five air. Grabber car numbers matching three eighty. Three four speed. What do you want consul? This things got it all. Let's try to get it for less than twenty all right. That's project car of the
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"I knew that we didn't have what he was looking for but realized that we adjust removed a brass drift from our military tool sets on my base job. We had about fifteen tool sets in my shop. I told a retired sergeant major that I would see if there is still in the scrap metal. Been if they were I would grab him a few. The next day I brought in about six to my second job the sergeant major came in. I was happy to see him told him. I have them in my car. I said I can't get them during working hours will meet in the parking lot at eight. Pm. He said he couldn't wait that long but only lived two blocks away at a trailer park. I told him I will drop them by new of the trailer park lived in well was still early evening sunset. We'll drive through the trailer park and I recall many speed bumps well about four trailers before the sergeant majors unit was a small trailer with a bunch of kids toys. Bicycles in the yard. But I- spot what I thought was a roadrunner under a son. Toast Tarp in yard tools. I dropped the brass off with the sergeant major and ask if he knew that neighbor he didn't he tried to pay me. I told him no way sergeant major. Well I said what can I lose? Let's knock on that door of the trailer with the car. I did the owner step down. We pulled the cover and tools off and it was actually a two-door hardtop green on green nineteen. Sixty-nine Plymouth Belvedere nothing special slant six auto will ask how much he said. Bring air a battery and fuel and five hundred bucks will. I came back with a buddy of mine in his truck with a tow cable. Stuffy mentioned we spend a few hours to get her running. Well after we knew we were good to drive it. I went to the sliding glass door of the trailer knocked on the door. The guy came in. I said let's get the deal done. I handed him five hundred bucks and at that point has wife grabbed the money from him and said you are not selling this car for five hundred bucks to her husband. I was like man. I just got suckered I was nineteen years old and that five hundred bucks was a stretch. Well she gave me back two hundred bucks instead. Thank you for hauling it off inside the title. Whoa couldn't believe it. Will I change it out? All the liquids literally popped all the dents out of it and put new tires on and drove the car for three years around southern California until I left for the Gulf War. And so the to a guy in the barracks for eight hundred dollars that car was truly a bulletproof slant six of course. I wish I would have kept it. Northwest Chuck. Hey Chuck thanks for sending in your story. What a good one I love hearing stories about cars found and purchase for really cheap. It sounds like it was a really cool car Slant six you know. Obviously a bulletproof engine probably one of the Best Engines. Chrysler ever came out with That's debatable but I stand firm in my belief that the slant six is probably right up there with a four twenty six emmy before I continue. Let me just say. Thank you for your service chuck and to anyone else who has served in the? Us military that has sent in stories. Thank you for your service without you. I wouldn't be able to do this and you probably won't be listening to the show so thank you for your service and back to the chuck story very cool that the car was green on Green. If anyone is listening to this show for long enough you know that. I'm a fan of green on Green. Which is very uncommon. I don't know very many people that are so hey if you're a fan of green on green then welcome to the club but sounds like a really cool car. What a cool move by the wife chopping the price for you. That's awesome. I love hearing stories like that. And you know it's really cool that you were able to get that car. Save it from doom under the Tarp and yard tools but very cool story. I'm glad that you save that car. It is a bummer. That you sold it but hey you sold it for more than you bought a four. So that's a win right. I'm glad he sent in your story. Chuck and I'm glad you were able to tell it because as you know anytime you go over to war some of our people. Don't make it back while I'm glad you made it back chuck and were able to share your story and it was a good one. A lot of people don't know about Chuck's little project car. But I do and I can't wait to hear the story about that so chuck when you get your project done. Send me the story on that one. Because I'm excited to hear about it. All right buddy. That does it for listener stories this week. If you are interested in hearing your story on this show all you have to do is send me your story. I accept almo par stories and if you send them in I will tell them on the show so if you have a story. Send it to me Chris at talking. Mo- PARS DOT COM and. I've said this before. Please read back your story to yourself and see if there's anything that you can fix to tighten it up for me a little bit because I'm not the best reader so you know me reading your stories especially since I didn't write them is kind of a challenge. I try to do my best and sometimes I think things get lost in translation but just know that I'm doing my best and you can always help me out a little bit by just proof reading your story and just tightening it up for me. Okay thank you very much and I just want to hear your stories. I don't care if they're about classic Mo- Pars Modern Mope ours a mobile that you saw and slip through your fingers. I I just want to hear more stories and so do all the other listeners. So sentiment okay. That does it for Listener. Stories this week and will catch up with listener stories next week. I told you guys at this episode was the ramblings of a Mo- par addict and that I didn't really have the main topic so let me just ramble about a few things. Last week I released an episode. And here's the story of what happened. I'm sure some of you heard the errors in the first release because what had happened. What had happened was I had finished the final mix down and I was exporting. The file and my stupid computer crashed and what ended up happening was when I went back I had to restart my computer. I went back into the program. I used to record the podcast and I opened up the file and a lot of my post production work had been wiped out so all I had was my voice recording. And if you listen to the show you know that I have an intro altro and then musical breaks in between the segments all of that was gone so and there was a couple so as I record the podcast I have certain save points so something catastrophic happens I can go back to the last save and hopefully not lose too much work. Well unfortunately it had been a while since I went back and saved so when I went back there was a lot of stuff that was gone so I had to scramble to get the episode put up and it was super late and once I got all the post production done I and keep in mind. I sped through it. Which was my bad. I shouldn't have done that. I should've just taken the time because I was so adamant about getting the episode released on time that I didn't do the final. Listen through and that's usually what I do with the podcast is. I'll listen to it one more time before I actually publish it. And then the next morning on the way to work I will listen to it again and this time. I didn't do that final. Listen because I was pretty sure that I had everything lined up correctly. That was the biggest mistake I have made on this podcast so far. And if you listen to some of the past episodes when I was first starting I I'd say the first ten episodes you can hear a little errors here and there. I'm not a professional audio engineer. So I've made some mistakes and they've slipped through the cracks but this one was major who's really bad You could hear in the beginning of podcast. After the intro ends and I start talking the altro plays and that's my own fault. I completely dropped the ball on that and I'm sorry if you heard that mess. I'm sorry but what I did was try to because I was on my way to work so I hear this and I'm like Oh God and then I look. I look at the current download numbers and I was like. Oh my God. One hundred people already downloaded that piece of junk. Oh Man I was embarrassed but you know I let it go and I said you know what everybody makes mistakes. I'm GonNa fix it when I get home but half way to work. I was like forget that I'm leaving the episode right now so I deleted the episode and when I got home later that evening I went through and I correct all the mistakes so if you heard the errors in the first release you know. Sorry I'm not perfect but the numbers skyrocketed for the second release so I don't know if people went back and listen to the second release or what but whatever the case we're moving on we're moving forward and I hope that never happens again but you know this is all computers so crash things happen and hopefully knock on wood. This doesn't happen that bad again. Moving on from that there is one more thing. I want to say about the last episode episode number. Seventeen that I released which was part three of the three part series on the history of the Hemi. A few people mentioned that I didn't mention the four twenty six elephant. Now if you've paid close attention to what I was talking about on the history of the Hemi. I mentioned that they were basically production engines. That I was talking about. And that's why I didn't mention the crate engine. Because the whole event if you look at the history of the Hemi the hell event is without a doubt. Probably the most bad ass one that has ever come out. You know as far as hemmings go the Helen. Probably a thousand horsepower. You know every other can bow down to that because no other has come close to that now. It does have a super charger so it does. It does have a little a little help but if we wanted to ask the question what is the ultimate. Hemi of all time you know. I'm sure there is a giant group of people that would say the four twenty six having the second generation and I'm sure there's a group of people a giant group that would say the health enhanced down you know. Where do I sit on that? It's tough because I am a fan of the original elephant. The four.
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"Unrivalled strength toughness under the brutal conditions that competitive drag racing brings is a testament to the engineering marvel that the second generation based. Hemi is I mean take for example the no preparation movement some of the top names in that form a drag racing run Hayes with power outages. Here's the kicker not all of the cars are actually Mo Parse. I can think of at least a few non Mo- park cars that run Hayes with powders and there are some out there. The four twenty six Hemi was a menace at the drag strip in stock car racing and on the streets to in some cases it actually still is at the end of the day the Second Generation. Hemi will always be considered one of the most ego crushing engines on the street and at the track with the factory rated four hundred and twenty five horsepower five thousand RPM and four hundred and ninety pound feet of Torque at four thousand RPM. The four twenty six Hemi was a force to be reckoned with. No matter what street or track it showed up to in the world of Mope Ours. The fourteen thousand six. Hemi is widely known as both the most coveted and collectible power plant in. Creko history when you watch the auction shows on TV. You see that. Hemi cars are still fetching crazy prices and rightfully so the four twenty. Six HEMI has left its mark on the world and in my opinion. It's gotta be hands down the most famous high-performance engine in the history of automobiles. If you WANNA learn more about the intricacies of the second generation heavy I strongly. Encourage you to broaden your heavy knowledge by doing your own research. There's just so much information out there on not only the history of the Hemi but the technical aspects of it that if you are interested in the subject the amount of information that's out there to consume is going to keep you busy for a long time. Remember folks knowledge is Power Long. Live the four twenty six Hemi before we close up shop for this episode. I want to give you some homework to do until the next episode. There's a couple Hamis out there that you may have never even heard of and they're controversial and some people don't even believe they exist. But here's a couple Hamis that you should look up and learn a little bit about because I think they're pretty cool. One IS THE BS. Hemi which I know what you're thinking but it actually stands for ball Stud Hemi with this new design of the ball. Stud Hemi it was going to be mass produced and it was going to take care of some of the production costs and some other things that were plaguing the Hemi but it never came to be it. Never saw production another Hammy that you should probably look up because it's quite interesting. Is the dual overhead cam. Hemi that was never released to battle for twenty seven single overhead cam engine and racing. But that never happened but still cool interesting engine to look up on some information out there about it. You should also take a look at what a lot of Mo- part theus don't even believe was ever a real thing. And although it was in development at never made it to production and that is the four forty emmy yes. There was a four forty Hemi that was in development but never actually made it to production so when someone says their uncle had a four forty. Hemi he's full of it. And lastly did you know that there was a twin spark plug. Hemi long before the five point seven. Hemi was even a thought. Go look that one up. That one's pretty cool too. I'm actually going to do an episode in the future about these unknown him as but in the mythical emmys but for now you should go check them out for yourself. Also I should mention that very important figure in Hemi. History was intentionally left out of this episode. And that figure is someone who I talked about on the Little Red Express episode. And that's the godfather of the Hemi Tom Hoover. I'm going to do an episode about him in the near future. He was a very important person in the mope our world and definitely helped change the history of the brand as an engineer for the company during his tenure there but more on Mr Hoover in another episode. I think he's important enough that he deserves his own standalone episode. And we're GONNA do that in the future so that wraps up part two of the history of the Hemi tune in next week when we bring things into the modern era and talk the third generation. Hemi this is where things get really interesting and where the game changes once again. That's one thing that I think is amazing about the Hemi history. Is You know the three different phases it has gone through and the evolution of the Hemi and where we are today and how crazy the engine is today. We're GONNA get into that next week so stay tuned. That's it for this episode talking Mo- Pars. I really enjoyed our talk today. Folks it's always a good time here on talking mopeds because that's what we do we talk Mo Pars and I'm really excited to get into part three of the history of the Hemi. We are still just scratching the surface with all this mo par stuff the way I figure it. This podcast could very well go on until I die. You know there's thousands of topics we could cover hundreds of cars. Hundreds of just aspects of Mo- par enthusiasm that I think will be great topics for the show and once again I will tell you that. Direct connections are coming. I will start getting conversations with other people on this show. That's GonNa be really fun. But until then for more information about this podcast or to listen and subscribe to the show. Please visit talking. Mo- PARKS DOT COM also. Don't forget that you can send me stories. Questions comments complaints suggestions. And everything else that you can come up with at Chris. At talking Mo- parse dot com sharing the website. 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"To ask Doc all right folks. It's time for high performance parts. This this segment is a new addition to the show and its name is admittedly deceiving. We aren't actually talking about parts that you can install on your Mo- par but we are talking about parts that Mo- pars have had in both film and television. I have had a bunch of listeners. Reach out to me and requests is that I do a show about mopeds used in TV in film but my issue with an entire episode devoted a Mo- parts from Hollywood was that there are just so many that it would be hard to pick and some of my favorites. Aren't that famous. In fact most of my favorite Mo- pars on screen were in one single movie and the parts they played were all small small parts. They were all just bit parts. They weren't even featured vehicles in the movie. So we'RE GONNA start high performance parts with my number one favorite movie Mo- part of all time and I bet that you wouldn't be able to guess what that car is. Go ahead and try. I'll give you five seconds or three to one my favorite movie mo par of all time was the first I car seen in the opening street racing sequence of the cult film. Two Lane blacktop released in nineteen seventy one. The first car you see in the movie V is a nineteen. sixty-nine Dodge Charger Daytona lighting up. The tires preparing Bruce St race. This Daytona was known as King Daytona and Owned by the legendary street racer big Willie Robinson. Big Willie played an instrumental role in organizing street racing in the Los Angeles area of southern California -fornia and him and his cars were so well known that actually ended up making die cast versions of his Daytona. And they can be found at bought for a penny and anybody in street racing in southern California knows who big Willie as big Willie was quite the character and he will most definitely be featured in a future episode out of this podcast. Some shocking revelations have been recently made about big willy's life and while they were extremely disappointing to many of us in the community you can't deny The impact that big willie hat on street racing in L. A. During his younger years my episode on Big Willie will focus mostly on his involvement in street racing in Mo- pars and not so much about the controversy surrounding him. There you have it folks. My favorite movie Mo- part of all time was only shown for a few seconds at the beginning of two lane blacktop. That was big willies. Lettered up red. With a Black Stripe nineteen sixty nine dodge charger daytona known as King Daytona my favorite movie Komo part of all time. This week's listener story was submitted by Kevin Omen. Hi Chris I am a big fan of your podcast. I'm really happy that you're presenting something that speaks to so many of us in the Rusty Moe Park community. I'm looking forward to many more episodes. I wanted to share one of my Mo- par stories. kind of like the ones you've talked about in previous episodes. Not sure if you'll want to hear it or not but here it is. My first moped. Was In nineteen seventy-three charger charger. It had a three eighteen in it with column shift automatic. My wife at the time had an old plymouth horizon and it happened to crater fairly close to a car dealership. Chevrolet if I remember this was around nineteen ninety anyway. We walked to the dealership to get some help with the car and made our way there via the backlot sitting way back in the corner. Was this beautiful gold charger with a white vinyl title. Top it had wide tires in the rear had that typically eighties muscle car stance. It even had one of those big foot accelerator pedals. There was a little rough in the rear quarters like any car Nebraska but I had certainly only seen much worse. Needless to say I really really liked this car. The wife and I made our way into the dealership and explain the situation with our defunct hatchback lying dead down the street. Of course they were quite it friendly in offered to drag it into the dealership to see what could be done while they are doing that. I asked about the charger in the back lot. The salesman explained the literally just took it in on-trade turns out. This was the previous the owners high school car and had been hanging onto it since but he started a family needed a more practical car so he was not able to keep it. My car at home was in nineteen seventy five buick century that I had spent quite a bit of money restoring and was my daily driver given I was twenty years old a newlywed and basically broke. I didn't have much leverage with my wife or the dealership. I really wanted this car. It was a beautiful old Komo Park. I had to come up with something. Given my wife's car needed close to a thousand dollars in repair. I use the only tactic at my disposal and suggested that we purchased the car for her to drive and fork over the horizon and get the chargers charger. This was a bit of a task. She was not too keen on driving such a big car but somehow I got her onboard. The final total when the car was twelve hundred dollars and we had to get a loan in order to drive it home. I did mention I was broke right. We finally got the car and she slowly began to adjust to driving the charger. She gave it all she could but never got really comfortable with it. Especially that winter somehow. Somehow she ended up talking her parents into getting her small car. Front wheel drive. They bought her a few years old for escort and we ended up with an extra car. Could not have planned it any better as life in married life progressed aggressed. I ended up having to make a choice. Seems to cars is too many for anyone to some the Mo par one out and I sold my Buick. The charger was my driver now in got me through college by the mid nineties as we were both working and we're able to buy vehicles. She traded her escort in for a pontiac. Sunbird and later I got a Chevy s ten pickup. We ended up with a spare car again and I was not any better convincing her. That was a good idea. I very reluctantly sold by Golden Charter. I had so many great plans for that car after that. I knew I had to get another charger. And as much as I love the seventy any three I knew the holy grail model was the nineteen sixty nine from the day. I sold my seventy-three I set my sights on somehow getting sixty nine. I went as far as having a die. CAST model car are Velcro to the dash of my work van. My goal was constantly in my face and I kept my eye out for any for sale listings. I was always perusing auto trader classifieds and the thrifty nickel for chargers. The Internet came along and I was able to expand my searching. I still was not a man of great means and even back then they sold for much more than twelve hundred dollars. I kept Dreaming Searching Hoping One day a I would have my dream car. The two thousand madness came and went and my marriage had run. Its course after ten years we separated and later divorced about the time. The divorce was final. I made the last payment on my S. ten. It only had twenty thousand miles on it. After five years I was waiting for the title to come from the Bank and then some kid turned right in front of me and totalled my first brand new car after going back and forth with the insurance companies. I ended up getting six thousand for the truck as chance would have it. An ad popped up for a sixty nine charger in a neighboring city. I live near Dallas Texas at this time. It was a beautiful the green charger with green interior and a green vinyl top. Iran's Rove with a three eighty three HP automatic the seller had it listed at ten thousand. It was still a bit out of reach. I still had a rental car are for another week or so. I thought what the heck and contacted the seller and set up a time to come see it we met behind a Jiffy Lube and I remember how my heart rate as soon as I laid eyes on the top was pretty dry rotted there were paint can rings all over the Trunk Lid and a little crumple in the front passenger fender growing up in Nebraska was in awe at how unrelated out. This car was talking with the owner. He told me he founded in a bar. Yes I know but this was before that was a thing. He said it had been stored there since the late eighties. He said he had been cleaning it up and had the transmission rebuilt. You could still see embedded grunge in various places all over the car. He also told me it was in college. In struggling with paying for it and appeasing his new wife sound familiar. He could not hide his pride in this car. We took it for a test drive and it felt so strange driving the car I had dreamed about for so long. I forgot how long the front end of those cars were compared to my s ten pickup. We talk more and more and everything was great until we got down to money. He was asking ten thousand for the car and I was recently divorced in debt and only six thousand in the bank. I was quite honest with him about this any appreciated that. He was also quite open with me about his his financial situation. I ended up going home as he said he had someone else. Come into look at the car later that a couple of days went by and I started looking more practical cars to buy. I got a call on the third day from the chargers charger owner and he asked about still interested in buying. I could feel a little excitement building in probably transcended into my voice as I eat out. Yes I am. He then informed me that he had talked it over with his wife and decided if I could bring them. Cashier would sell the car. I remember the phone shaking in my hand. As I discussed the wind warehouse details I was going fast forward in slow motion after that I immediately left work and went to the bank drained my checking account and headed out to my dream car. We met up an hour or so later in exchange cash and paperwork. I could see in his eyes that his dream with this car was ending and truly truly felt his pain. I'm not sure what all went on during those three days but all I can surmise that they really needed that money and the wife was applying good amount of pressure not knowing what that car meant to him nor what what a treasure it was. The feeling of that I drive home was incredible. There is nothing like driving home a classic moped for the first time I was so proud and frankly still in shock at what just happened. I started addressing many of the issues with the car I got it painted. Put a new vinyl top on it replaced all the brakes recruit the bumpers etc.. I had her looking really sharp after about a year of picking at it to the previous owners barn find claim. I did have to chip two or three mud. Bird nests out of the back of the bumpers. So yeah I believed him now. Nineteen years later. I still have charger. It has been with me through some trying times in my life. Other project. Cars have come and gone as well but this will always be my dream car and there is nothing like having your dream car in your garage. Not sure how good of a moped story that is. But it's mine. I started out a buick. I mainly due to my family's influence but got the MOPE are bug as a young man and still never tire looking mm for project cars. I somehow feel Mo- parks chose me and of never let me go a Kevin. Thanks for the story. I actually feel like Mo parse chose me as well so we have that in common and it's always rough when you have that one mo par that gets away. It's a story that I hear all the time. Some people never even end up filling the void left by their I mo Pars but stories like yours. I love that you eventually got back into a Mo- par and you did it with one of the most iconic mopus ever the sixty nine dodge charger talk about an upgrade man. The weight that you had to endure before you got that dream car was a long one but I'm sure that it paid off. Your story is proof that patience and persistence since can sometimes pay off in a big way. You scored the car for a great deal to considering you know what these things are going for in. Today's market six thousand for a charger. Most people would jump jump on a decent ten thousand dollar. Shell Charter today. So you scored yours for nearly half that. I'm looking at pictures of your car right now and it looks great. Great so Kevin. Thank you for sending in your story. It was a good one and I love stories like this. So for those of you listening out there. If you have a moped story that you want me to share on this show. 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"Went through a broad spectrum of Nice cars for example a nineteen seventy our code Mustang Mach One four Twenty Eight Cobra jet a street legal barely Toda drift car a couple of BMW M. Fives to mention a few. But none of these could cure my longing for agenda charter so at the age of forty nine. I made the decision to finally do something about this. Only problem is that during these twenty plus years. The price on a Gen. Two charger in good condition has gone up from ten grand to forty forty to fifty grand for a really nice driver and if I were to buy a car that I really wanted in the condition I wanted it would be more like seventy grand or more. Yes I would like a really nice sixty eight to sixty nine charger now wanting to take out a second mortgage on my house or starting a second job. The only way to reach this dream was to build my own charger from scratch. Rach started by setting a budget for this build and after selling another car. I just finished. I convinced myself that forty grand would be enough because I do most of the work by myself my plan was to restore a sixty eight or sixty. Nine chartered a factory SPEC with the exception for engine and transmission. Since I've been working on a number of newer cars that delivered plenty of power and still had great fuel economy slash reliability. I really wanted to do an engine swap in this build and since some US Gen three Hemi started to turn up in circulation this this had to be the obvious choice. I really love the rumble of an RB. Engine with high compression healthy Cam and long tube headers but since I plan for longer road trips I decided to go a different way and going down the original elephant. Hemi road was not an option because they are way too pricey in any shape or form during the search for a project to sink my teeth into to I came across a sixty eight that was imported to Sweden in two thousand and four in a pretty sad state. The owner started a very ambitious rotisserie restoration with new floor. Japan's trump floor recorders and a new paint job in t seven bronze and accustom sixty eight to seventy style. bumblebee stripe in champagne metallic after that the owner ran out of cash slash interest and now considered to put it up for sale. I took a trip to inspect the car in real life to get a better grip on things. And it's always gets you to buy a car our in boxes. The body was finished in a very nice way but everything else needed to be restored to make a very long story short. It took me more than three months to talk the owner into selling me this card price I could afford ended up paying just shy of twenty four grand for this unfinished project. The former owner stated he was into this car well over thirty five grand not including the the purchase. Twenty four grand was still a bit more than I planned to pay but this car was too good to pass by. This meant that I would have to cut a few corners in my build not to end up way over. Budget had initially planned for a USD. Six point four gen three Hemi engine but had a compromise here and made a big say when I was offered a five point. Seven Gen three Hemi with the trebek mic six feet from a two thousand sixteen challenger. Rt that was folded around a light post with only five thousand miles on the odometer. Have now been working on completing my dream car for little more than one year and we'll hopefully have it up and running come springtime as a car Mo par enthusiast. It has always been a dream to have a totally restored body and to assemble this to a new car piece by piece I would like to refer to my billed as an OA plus but the rest of the world would probably consider this arrest Ahmad. Whatever I'm realizing realising my dream here and I feel very privileged to be able to do this and I could go on and on about this build but I have to draw the line somewhere? PS interesting fact. About my sixty the eight it was sold new in Texas triple green slant six and three speed manual with column shifter. I've been told one of eleven cars made in sixty eight with his engine slash transmission Combo. So if I was doing this bill investment I would of course return it to its original state but this bill was already too far gone in my opinion and besides that I would never owned a charger. Roger Without a V. Eight best regards Thomas. Thomas thanks for sharing your story. One thing we have in common is the amount of car magazines. We consumed his kids. That's that seems to be a common theme amongst US car enthusiasts to end it's sad that a lot of magazines are folding altogether or strictly going digital but as far as your charge goes I love your project. The car looks great so far. I think that as time goes on. We're GONNA see a lot more projects where people install all gen three hemmings in these classic Mo- parts. I'm a big fan of these kinds of bills and have seriously been considering a gen three build for my dark. But that's a different story Thomas. You're part of a fortunate group of people who were lucky enough to have a second generation charger at such a young age. And I'm sure it was disappointing that you sold it but I'm happy to hear that you are back in the game with another one. It sounds like you've had some pretty neat cars throughout your life but the fact that you still wanted another charter really shows how much you I love those cars and I like the fact that you found a charger as an unfinished project and took on the task of finishing it and really making the the car into something special with your own vision in mind. The car is gorgeous and the modern Hemi with six speed transmission. Is the perfect complement to a really nice build. I also think the magnum five hundreds in the red line tires really tied altogether. Well so keep me posted on the project Thomas and excited to see if you reach your goal by spring of this year. The modern semi's are just great engine choice for classic Mo- Pars because you get the better fuel. Mileage reliable power fuel fuel injection is a great thing and I know that there are a lot of die hard. CARBURETOR folks out there who don't like electric fuel injection but speaking for myself if you don't mind going the electronic like fuel injection route. I really think that the modern Hammy is the best engine to put in. Your classic Mope are if originality is not a factor again. Thomas thanks for for sharing. It's great to hear from people in other parts of the world. I'm curious to see what the Mo- parsing is actually like in Sweden. So maybe that's another place that I'll get to some day day if I ever get the chance to take talking. Mo- bars across the pond. This neck stories from Rob Wallace. Good Morning Chris. My Name is Rob Wallace originally originally from Massachusetts and now living in Florida so I thought I would share a quick story for you about a cross country trip in a modern mo par. I purchased a two thousand thirteen dodge challenger. Rt with a manual transmission. New in Jacksonville Florida as life progress my wife and I found ourselves married with our first daughter Kennedy born in two thousand fifteen eighteen. I had just taken a promotion my job which required us to move to Tampa Florida in September. Two Thousand Fifteen as a professional sailor planning vacation has always been difficult. Also finally being able to work a nine to five afforded us the opportunity to do a proper family vacation thus on a whim my wife and I decided we needed trip to South Dakota so in July twenty sixteen. We began our epoch road trip to deadwood in our challenger with our one and a half year old daughter to add to the adventure. We decided to camp on the way up and the way home. This trip was without a doubt the coolest thing I've ever done. We had the entire trump loaded down along with the luggage rack on the back. Courtesy of a trailer hitch rich. I installed this was quite interesting. Considering the car was lowered on hotchkis suspension. We made our way to deadwood via Chattanooga Saint Louis Omaha and eventually lead to the Black Hills of South Dakota needless to say people in the Upper Midwest. Don't see many dodge challengers let alone ones. That are lowered the luggage rack on the back. We explored from Deadwood to the devils tower in Gillette Wyoming. Along the way we found ourselves stopping places like wall drug or Buffalo Jump Saloon in Beulah Wyoming all the wild just simply enjoying the drive the company and most of all this great country since that time we have had our second daughter. Reagan have traded that Challenger for two thousand eighteen challenger. Scott Pack Shaker with Emmanuel. But we still daydream about that trip. reminisce over pictures and talk about it quite often. We have decided to make the trip again this coming summer this time without the camping the story is by. Yeah no means the most exciting the most adventurous or the most entertaining. What it is though is my story about the greatest trip I've ever taken one? That gets me through those boring Tuesdays in the office. Where I find on my mind wandering are pictures? Tell the real story and we did. What a lot of people sadly don't do we got out and did it and we will do it again? Sincerely Rob Wallace Rob. Thanks for sharing your story. What a fun adventure? That must have been camping out of a challenge or two with a one and a half year old no less. I feel like it's an adventure. Just going to the grocery store with my daughter so my hat is off to you for taking that trip and surviving. I can't imagine that it was easy but personally I love road trips so I can see how someone would find a long road trip like that a lot of fun camping out of a challenger with a luggage rack attached to it. You know. That's that's crazy man. I know Iraq's are talking about two and I can honestly say I've never seen one hooked up to a challenger let alone one that is lowered so all the looks. You must have gotten must've been half the fun of the trip dude. But I'm looking at pictures of the Challenger and I think it looks very good with the black Style wheels the Ta Style Hood and that little spoiler on the back very tasteful. I liked the look a lot It's a beautiful billet silver metallic color too. It's very very nice car so I can imagine you had a lot of fun cruise in that thing across the country. I've always dreamt that I would take gambling trip in a Mo- par someday a day where I fly out across the country to buy a Mo- part and then drive it back home. I call it a gambling trip because that's exactly what you'd be doing buying a car that far from home and driving it back the whole way. You're just trying to enjoy yourself but in the back of your mind you have a little mantra. replaying in your head saying we're GONNA make it. Please make it. We're GONNA make it. Please make it this over and over again just helping you actually make it back home with this car that you just bought the you know nothing about and your second stop after fuel would probably be the nearest parts store to buy all the common replacement parts.
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"Had the blackout hood the black treatment on the hood with the three forty wedge decal on it and I thought Oh my God. That's cool so I ran over there to look at it and it was the only Brown car that I've ever seen and at very first side I was like all all that is perfect for that car. That color is perfect and I went over there and it had one of those Hang Tags in the In the windshield hanging off the rear view mirror and it said three thousand dollars and I looked at the car and you know thinking back if I remember right it was pretty clean for what it was and for three grand back then I remember my dad kind of thinking that that was a little bit too high of a price and maybe it was but the car Dr. If I remember this right has split bench a column shift automatic and like I said the blackout hood with the three forty wedge. DECAL on it even in its dark brown color. I thought this car was bad ass. I thought about how different my early years of driving would have been had. My Dad bought me that car sometimes terms and you know how fun it would have been spent a couple years working on that car with him before I was old enough to drive. But that's not how the cards played laid out and I never got that car and I actually just recently a dealership in Texas had the exact car maybe not the exact car but the car that they had was splitting image of the one that I saw in Seattle that day and if I could have afforded that car I would have bought it just just because I missed out on that opportunity as a kid and I hate missed opportunities to other cars that would have changed my history. You were a complete project. Nineteen sixty eight Barracuda and a running driving Formula S.. Three Forty Barracuda. That if I remember right was also a sixty eight neither of those panned out for me either so I would have to wait over a decade to realize my childhood dreams but I like to think that everything happens for a reason even if it sucks. I ended up waiting quite a long time to get my classic Mo- parts but I have them now. Oh and I am happy. Let's go back to my younger years for a minute like most car enthusiasts. I learned all of my favorite words watching and quote unquote quote helping. My Dad worked on his vehicles. When I was young I learned every four letter word in the Book and watching my dad work on cars and quote unquote Helping him was a very fond childhood. Memory right up there with going to look at cars with my dad. My Dad and I have the strongest bond in the fact that we both love cars every time we get together the subject always turns to cars and I don't think that has ever changed changed. My Dad was never obsessed with Moe Pars like I ended up becoming. He was just a car guy who just so happened to own a few Mo- parts along the away. He loves MOPEDS. Don't get me wrong but with me. The exception is that I tend to fixate in obsess over things and the first MO- apar- muscle car that I saw that really changed. My world was at that. Same dealership the seventy duster was at now. I don't remember how long long before I saw that. I saw this car but this dealership was one that my dad and I would frequent all the time just to see what they had on the lot. We would go there and just walk around and look at the cars but one time we were there. I remember it was a little bit dark outside. And all the streetlights were shining down on the front line and the car was a nineteen seventy plymouth. KHUDA painted F J Five Limelight Green. And I I don't know if it was a real a are or clone but I'll never forget it. The lights were shining down on it and the green just stuck out like a sore thumb mm-hmm and I was immediately. You know like like a duck to water. I was over there looking at the car and it was the first time mm that I ever stuck my head inside an old Mo par muscle car and took a whiff and that changed my sense of smell forever. Because I'm a freak in the fact that I absolutely love the smell of old mo par muscle car. It seems like they all have the same smell. Maybe it's just me okay but I absolutely love it and I wish that you could buy little tree airfresheners that the Senate was old mo par. I'd buy them by the box ox. That's what a freak I am but I'll never forget that car I remember. The price was like ten nine five or something like that and I remember. We're just looking at my dad going. This is it. That was another one of the cars where I was like. This is it dad. Let's get this one and again leaving. I'm disappointed so for some reason. My Dad I wish we would a test drove it. I don't know what my dad was thinking I would have said. Hey let's get the keys this thing and tell you I spent you know but never got to that point and that car is the one that made me understand. Because it was the coolest looking Mo- apart I had ever seen in person it just I don't know if it was the color or the car but there's something about a Green Barracuda that still to to this day. Every time I see F J five Barracuda. I remember that car and I remember the Dow was the car that sparked my i. I absolutely love. Promo- PARM also cards. Because up until that point I was only exposed to you know my dad's van and the Daytona and the Lebaron and the Sundance. I had never been that close to a high impact colored mope our muscle car and it was so cool but like I said I opened the door stuck my head in there and for some reason I just took. Oh big whiff and my senses came alive and I'll never forget that car and I will never forget that smell. Mike Dart has that smell. It's crazy Every once in awhile I will go over to my daughter and I will take a big whiff of it. I'm just kidding. I don't do that but it does have the same smell and I think that's funny but like like I said I tend to fixate on things and that Khuda definitely cemented my love for mopeds muscle cars. It changed the way that I look at cars. And as time went on the MO- pars climbed in price they got less obtainable. And you now. I knew that it would be a long time Right there for a while went. Once I saw the prices of muscle cars and anymo- par that was classic for that matter. I saw the prices just climbing and they were just getting further and further out of reach for me and then you know life happened. I went out and I met my wife life or my future wife and we are living in an apartment and I just had no place to work on a moped muscle car so my dreams were halted for just a little bit and fast forward to four years ago in Twenty fifteen. I had always wanted to mow par but I was just never in a position to get one and I finally got one in. That was The story of my Dart if you haven't heard that story yet go back to episode number four. And that's the story of how how I obtained my first classic Mo Par Two Thousand Fifteen was. When I decided to let my freak flag fly and profess my love of Mo- parts is to the world by starting a facebook page called the mot part hunter it was largely sparked by a somewhat famous nineteen sixty-nine Charger Daytona? That sat parked worked in a driveway. By the Alderwood Mall I was familiar with the car for many years as a kid at least my entire high school career and probably a little bit longer and I would go. I would check up on that car every once in a while and you know a few times a year and I decided to start taking pictures and sharing airing all the cool stuff that I would run across just because I you know I saw facebook pages and I gotta be honest. Not Very many of my friends you guys. I have a lot of mope our friends now because of the moped hunter page but before the Mo par hunter a a lot of my friends. Are Ford guys. A couple of Chevy guys Summer import guys and nobody was as enthusiastic easy. Ask about Mo- pars as myself. I have shown them how obsessed I am and now anytime they come across a Mo- par on the street or somebody's yard or something like they always. I'm the first person that they get to. And they are excited to tell me about him so I think that's really cool that I built this brand that I'm the Mo par guy I out of all my friends out of all the friends from my childhood that I'm the Mo par guy so I think that's funny and you know it's not a bad thing I don't mind it even people at work or starting to go cut he's nuts in he's the Mo par guy you know so that's cool. I don't mind that at all. I am the MO par guy. I am the MO par. We're hunting okay. Let's not forget that I started the Mo par hundred page with the motor stuff. I came across online or in real life and I would use is it is a way to document my I mo project and things got out of hand in a couple of thousand post later here we are talking on a podcast. How crazy is that? I finally have a couple of classic Mo- Pars and my love and enthusiasm for them is stronger than ever. This is why I love listener stories and why I chose to create this podcast because everyone has a different story to tell and they are all cool in their own right. If any of you who have sent in stories are like me. You probably really struggled a little bit with not writing an entire book about it. I could go on and on about why love Mo par so much and keep telling stories but my story is just one of many that shapes the culture as moped enthusiasts we all share the common bond. Kind of our love of Mo- pars and I can't wait to hear your story so as long as you keep sending them in. I'll keep sharing them. That's my story folks and.
How I Became Obsessed With Mopars
"Is how my obsession in with cars specifically Mo- pars came to be enjoy. The first few years of my life were spent in Mo- parts but not the ones you would typically expect. I didn't actually grow up around mope our muscle cars by the time I was born in one thousand nine hundred five. My Dad's sixty nine dodge dart was long gone on. So instead of a body mo par grew up around to Mow Pars. That would shape how I feel about transportation the rest of my life. My Dad traded in his his dodge dart for a brand new black. Nineteen seventy five tradesman cargo van and he became a banner he went from cruising in his dart in going on the street races and is cruising around having a good time to trading that in getting a van a cargo van to join the van mccrae's so he customized that van from the ground up. Porthole Windows Louvers big spoiler on the back that It had a yeah. It was a really cool looking spoiler. Fender flares sunroof crushed velvet interior with shag carpet tinted windows big side pipes and appliance steel. Spoke wheels come to think of it. I said on the episode where I talked about my Dr. They might dad's car his Dr had reverse crackers on it but now that I think about it I believe they were actually appliance steel spokes. That's that I just wanted to clear that up. In case somebody went looked at the pictures you know did some fake news reporting on me so he actually had appliance steel spokes on his. I do have have crackers for mine. That van was sold to my uncle. Ray Rest in peace on a few years after I was born and I spent a lot of time cruising around to Van Fares with my dad got in that van. I will never forget those. I still dig the book events to this day and maybe if my wife can get past the whole creeper van stigma. I'll get one someday. So let's talk about some of the other mope cars of my youth in Nineteen eighty-five when I was born. My Dad's set out to get a sports car. He had already built his van and I think he just wanted to have some fun again behind the wheel because vans aren't that Nimble and I think he just wanted ended a fun little sports car because at the time he was taking me so we live in western Washington At the time we were living in Seattle and my mom lived in eastern Washington so every weekend my dad was driving across the mountains and he needed something that was reliable and good on gas or better on gas than any van. That was going over there or anything like that so he ended up getting a black nineteen eighty five dodge dodge Daytona Turbo Z. It had louvers just like the van and funny enough louvers or making a comeback. I've seen a lot of these cars running running around with louvers on him including Mo- pars so I think that's pretty funny and I guess it just goes to show that history does in fact repeat itself. The Turbo Z was black with the red pinstripe. Sun Roof it had the louvers like already said a manual transmission and my favorite part of the car Chrysler's electronic voice alert system. If you don't know what. The electronic voice alert was in Chrysler cars in the nineteen eighties. Look it up on Youtube. The car had a robotic doc. Eighties voice I mean. Think nightrider okay. I and I'm not kidding. So it has this eighties robotic voice. That would alert you to things like low oil pressure low fuel Low Windshield washer fluid and it would tell you to fasten your seatbelts and it would even thank you for doing so. You have to understand that so it would say like warning. Your oil pressure is low warning it you know so. It was hilarious like thinking back so eighties like so eighties. But at the time you have to understand that that as a kid this was nothing short of magic. This was a talking car. My Dad owned nightrider. Only this was cooler because it was dodge Daytona Turbo Z. I remember bragging to the kids at school that my dad had a talking car and they all laughed and said I was full of crap. How Dare I? I knew what I knew and I knew it was true. The fact that they didn't believe me made the car even more special to me. My Dad must have had the coolest car on earth that nobody else had. My Dad clocked over a hundred thousand miles in that car. Basically in three years from all the weekend trips to visit my mom a couple of hundred miles away how he logged. That many miles is a long story but I spent a large portion of my youth on the weekends driving in that car in the back seat. Speeding we're getting pulled over in. That car wasn't wearing a seatbelt. I I was standing up in the backseat and we got pulled over and you know. Hey Hey dad make sure. I'm sitting down with my seatbelt on at least you know but You know it was a different time. Then road tripping is definitely in my blood I love it and I think a lot of that stems from all the time spent in the backseat of that Daytona. So it definitely holds a soft spot in my heart because I I spent so much time in it. Yeah here's a funny memory a few years after the Daytona was traded in on something something more practical for our weekend road trip so a conversion van that my dad bought I was in second grade and there was a show and tell for the class. Now Mind you. We hadn't had the car for a while at this point and I insisted on bringing a picture of the Dodge Watch Daytona Turbo Z to school in the second grade for show until I just wanted to show off how cool the car was and I had my whole will spiel down. I was GONNA explain why my dad's old car the turbo that we no longer had was cooler than any of the cars. Those dorks could possibly even imagine in. This car was out of the future. It talked for. God's Sakes I had a great case to make and I did just that to about twenty blank stares. No one gave a rip about my story or my dad's car or anything like that. In fact I remember everyone including my teacher. Miss Davis looking at me confused. Everyone else had brought in toys pets little trinkets and knickknacks. And I rot in picture of Mike. Tad's old car. It was that point that I realize it. They were all dumb and I was a car guy. I didn't even know that term existed. Then all I know is that my enthusiasm Suzianne for anything that could be driven started as a young boy and followed me into manhood. I was absolutely obsessed with semi trucks and cars. It's no wonder nearly three decades later. I would not only still be a car guy but that is also be driving a truck for a living. I'm a commercial vehicle driver. I guess it was destiny. There are two other MO- pars that were in my life that had an impact on my youth and the first was in nineteen eighty. Five Chrysler. Lebaron that my grandma who I knew as Nanna drove all the way up to the point that she could no longer drive. We even traveled halfway across the country in that car. I spent a lot of time in that Chrysler as a kid. Next to the Kenilworth I would drive later in life. That Lebaron Barron took me to more places in this country than any other vehicle in my life I was never too fond of it though but I associated. My grandma with that car are so in a way it was very special to me and my dad's still has it. As I grew up in gained more knowledge I realized what at a p O s that Lebron was because it had a two point six Mitsubishi engine in it what a disappointment that was what garbage garbage it was.
The Green and White Tin Grille That Inspired Me
"I've mentioned on this podcast that in addition to my project car dart not I also have a project truck a seventy six dodge d. one hundred and this is the story of a truck that I call low par by this portion of the episode. You probably already know that I call nineteen seventy to nineteen eighty dodge trucks tin grills. It's the affectionate name that was coined by my friend. Paul for these trucks and I've always liked him. But I never actually considered buying one for a project until I saw one at a car show. Oh that changed my mind entirely. It was the same month. That I started the Mope one hundred facebook page and I was at a good guys car show in Puyallup Washington when I saw a tin grill. That really really inspired me to get one for myself. I was going so these shows are so big that what I do. Typically unless something catches my eye I just focus on the Mo Mo par partaking pictures on sometimes talking owners so I was going Mo- part of Mo- par checking out the cars and taking pictures pictures when I saw a green and white tin grill. That had the coolest concept I had ever seen on an old dodge truck. What the owner did was he made? Aided a tribute to Mr norms grant spaulding dodge. And what I mean by that. Is He lettered this truck up to look like an old shop truck with weathered looking door or logos and other PATINA. Did you know weathered look lettering on the tailgate vendors in bed Another cool little detail was that he had the little grand spaulding style cartoon Ram on the Front of the fenders. So if you didn't know any better when you saw this truck you would think it was a legitimate truck. DOC from grand spaulding dodge so it looked like if Mr Norm had a shop truck or apart struck this is what he would drive for. This is what the parts runner would drive so for me. Being a big fan of Mr Norm and his work. I was absolutely blown away by this truck. It was so cool. I was just drooling over at taking pictures and just thinking to myself. Wow what an awesome idea and and it was executed so well the Patina on the lettering and just the truck as a whole was done very well and it remains one of my favorite trucks to this very day I briefly spoke with the owner and expressed my love for this truck to them and told them what an amazing you know. What an amazing build he accomplished? I actually thought it was a real Mr Norm truck like looking at it like you could have told me that. That's really really grand spaulding shop truck. I would have believed you. That's how good this was done. The owner of the truck. His name's Murray He's from British Columbia Canada. He came up with the concept and built the truck as a tribute to grant spaulding dodge and Mr Norm and let me just say that he absolutely nailed it. This truck was great. I would go as far as to say that. I've never been so affected by any other truck in my life all the trucks. I've seen that are really cool. This truck truck left the biggest impact on me. I I'm not just saying that. For dramatic effect. Everything about the truck was awesome and without oh getting into too much detail about it. Because I'm actually friends with Murray now and I plan on having him on a direct connections episode of this show so I what I will say is the truck was a beautiful two-tone J. Three citerne metallic green with white tastefully lowered with a strong little three Sixty v eight it had had twenty inch wheels and had some really cool other touches like accustomed front lip spoiler that was tuck nicely under the front bumper. which was actually custom on the front? Bumper was actually customized to the house to round Amber Marker Lights which I thought was a really cool detail because you know details like that. A lot of people would overlook but if you really know these trucks go that. That's pretty cool. Oh I've never seen that done before so that was pretty cool and I. I was never really a expert on these trucks. So the little things that stood out to somebody who was I was familiar with wasn't an expert but there are certain little things about the truck that were just standing out in at first looking at it I was like there's something about this truck that's completely different. And the more you looked data more little things you would see so he also had a rear bumper. The the nonstop cromer bumper from Aram charger and it was nicely. talked into the bed. which you know is another cool little detail the the details of the trucker just really cool and Murray actually even had a custom? Tim Dealer Sticker made that was weathered to match the rest of the PATINA. Look on the truck so on the on the tailgate on the corner the upper corner of the tailgate of this truck. It had a black can white grand spaulding dodge Chicago Illinois sticker and it was perfectly whether to look like it had been on this truck since the mid Seventies. I thought it was so cool. The truck is in one thousand nine hundred. Seventy Eight Dodge D. One hundred and when I saw it originally actually had a seventy two grill on it because sorry Murray if this is a big secret but good guys had a year cutoff. So in order to Seventy eight and at the time. They weren't leading cars that new into the show so he puts a seventy two grill on it and Walla. He's in so he snuck his way in. And that's okay that that show was better having that truck in it so you know if good guys ever gets word of that. Hey good guys relax okay. They actually they upped the year range. I'm sure it was because a lot of the GM guys you know the C ten guys and those g body guys. They're probably crying moaning about not being able to get their seat ends ends in and they're they're little. Gee Bodies in so now it's up to like eighty seven so if you have anything pre eighty seven you can take it to that show anyways. Let's get back to subject here. I've never seen another bill quite like it and I don't know if it's just because I'm a moped nostalgia guy or what. The charges just awesome. I'm actually say I'm GonNa Post more pictures of this truck but it's so cool. It deserves more views so be sure to check that out. I think I'M GONNA have to carve my own path and do my own thing with my truck but I will say that it will remain one of my favorite trucks to this day.
How a 1988 Dodge Challenger Reunited These High School Sweethearts
"This next story from Jan Wilkerson. Hello Chris I thought I would share my story so when I was a young kid probably about ten or eleven. My Dad had a nineteen seventy eight dodge Aspen four-door four-door it had a three sixty police. Engine I thought for some reason it was the coolest thing in the world. I think that is what started me on the car thing I was more in obeys as Balden cars at the time and I played many years and my life at that time looked like baseball was my future not anything to do with cars but that car did something a and cars were almost as important to me as baseball almost will anyway. This is about cars not baseball then. My Dad decided to sell that car. In by a Chrysler Laser. My heart was crushed that card in last long any traded it in on a bright red nineteen eighty eight dodge shadow. Es Turbo both five speed. That car was super cool. Well that same year is when I bought my car. I was currently driving somewhat a Mo- par but not really. It was in nineteen. Eighty the two Plymouth Champ on okay first car but the car bug was about to bite and fight hard. I was at work at our local Ford dealer. Bob Chapman Ford and and a Guy Dave lamb in the body shop drove in the car. That changed my life. I was a junior in high school and saw this awesome. Nineteen seventy-one Dodge Dodge Challenger. I instantly fell in love with the car. The funny thing is the thing that made me really think the car was awesome was the consul. Yeah the council. I know how crazy but I just had to have this car so I sold my champ two days later in convinced my dad that this car was better for me than the Plymouth. He hesitated take in hesitated but I think he thought the car was super cool too but would never admit that was September of nineteen eighty eight. When I bought my first muscle car the the first thing I did to the car was I added the side stripes and restored all the interior still has the same interior to this day except the carpet? So this was the start of an obsession and bathing this car for the next thirty years. There's been so many stories involving the Challenger cruising around with the love of my life. Jenny Gasson even though she never knew that at the time her and I were great friends and I had such a crush and she had no idea life. Got In the way and we didn't see each other again. Another story is. The car was in building that caught fire about seven or so years later. All the cars in the building including the building were completely destroyed. But somehow some way the challenger didn't even get a scratch on it during the fire. The firefighters saw the car while the place was on fire. They pushed the car car out. There was another crazy thing that happened. I found a nineteen sixty seven Mustang that I thought was super cool and the guy that owned it loved my challenger so we decided added to do a trade. I know why right so the deal was done. I was to meet him the next day so I had everything ready and was about to leave. I called him His son answered and said he had bad news. His father had passed away that morning. I was shocked so like I said so. Many crazy stories another time. How am I lost control in the car and went off? The road came within two inches from hitting a poll. Once again not a single scratch. I did have so many fun times in this car. Also also there are so many more stories that will make your head spin but probably the story that touches me. The most is that after twenty five years of not seeing or even talking to Jenny any the love of my life. She messaged me on facebook because she saw a picture of the Challenger and ask. Is that the car we cruised around when we were kids. I was shocked that she not only contact me but remembered the car. That was why I can say the car brought me to the love of my life again. We are currently engaged gauge and have been together for the past five years. So if you want to hear more I've owned this car almost thirty two years and I have several other MO- parts including shelby dodge. CSX CSX prototype owned by Carroll Shelby himself so please contact me. Thank you Jan Wilkerson. PS sorry it was so long may run on on but thought you may like some of my stories January absolutely right. I love your stories. I think they're awesome It's good to see that not only. Do you have some muscle muscle car in there. But you also have some of the Turbo Mo par stuff that I really enjoy as well I'm a really big fan of Turbo Mo- pars and hand any of the eighties. Mo- pars I think are pretty cool. And they deserve respect in their own right Alongside the muscle cars. So I aw said it before. I don't discriminate when it comes to Mow Pars I love them all so your story was really awesome Jan.. I really enjoyed reading it. It is amazing that you know some people they have the cars that get away and they end up. Reuniting with those cars several years later in your case you had a human that you you know lost contact with and ended up. Reuniting with several years down the road you know twenty five years is a long time you know after twenty five years of not seeing each other. The car brought you back together. That is a great story. I love hearing stories like that. How Fun
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"Won't. I think your story is pretty cool. It's funny because a lot of Mo- park is they just they just don't care about the cars that actually saved Chrysler in the eighties. And and that's the K.. CARS WE'RE GONNA get into those on a future episode of the show and I know a lot of people were like Kay cars crush them I'm an equal opportunity mope. Aren't I think that there's a little something cool in all areas of Mo- pardon. Yeah that's what I that's what I called the Kingdom of Mo- pars that's Mo- artem. Okay the Kay car saved Chrysler in the nineteen eighties. Thanks to Lee IACOCCA rest in peace but I think your story is cool because what a Lotta people forget is that these cars held a lot of people get through those eighties and make money the eighties and the late seventies were rough rough time for the automobile industry in my opinion as far as like looks and performance and all that stuff. So I'm glad that you were able to make it through and pass your business on down to your son blame. That is very cool. I'm sad that he sells more foreign cars than Mo- pars but it's nice to know that he still has that passion for Mo- Pars. I actually have always wanted to own a car dealership myself and I know a lot of people that are in the business or like. Don't do it but I've always wanted for some reason. I've always been interested in the car selling business but who knows I might have karloff full of old ratty muscle cars something someday Lord Willing. But Hey Gordon happy birthday if you make it to eighty that is awesome not a lot. A lot of people can say that so. That's something to say. It's great that for these years. You've had this passion for mopeds and you know this story goes goes to show that you don't have to have a crazy mo par car. You don't have to have a viper. You don't have to have a a plymouth super bird sometimes just as the regular old Gets through and that's all you need and that's all that you need to fuel your enthusiasm for these cars. So that's very cool and Gordon. You mentioned that you're a volunteer. That's very that's very very commendable. So thank you for that and thanks for sharing your story with me. So let's get on to the next story. This next story is from a gentleman name Ian. Hi My name is Ian Van Tilburg. And here's my story on how I got my first vehicle. It all started out when my dad had a nineteen seventy dodge DART swinger three forty four speed quad green with a black tail. Stripe turns out one of seven to leave the factory with an odd tail stripe. I I might be wrong. But when we had it at a three sixty four barrel and a seven twenty-seven torque plight and the car was unreliable hard on gas so he he traded it for a nineteen seventy eight dodge D. One fifty long bed club. Cab Custom it was a nice truck and around the same time. He bought me a little go cart. That was too small for me so when we moved to the new house. He said you're coming of age. So let's see if we can trade it for a car or truck and I said that's impossible. The GO card didn't run and the next thing I know he said get in the truck. Load Your go-cart on it. Let's go and he found me a pretty much original truck.
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"What's up mope aren't Episode number four of talking Mo- pars on today show we talk about the elephant crate..
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"Welcome to episode number three of talking Mo- pars on today's episode. We're going to talk about what a Mo- par is. We're talking mopeds got its name the Challenger turning fifty a little whoopsie see daisy mistake on the assembly line. Another awesome listener story project car of the week. And we're GONNA take a look back at the nineteen seventy dodge challenger. We've kicked the tires hires. Now let's like the fires. I'm your host Chris. Albrecht better known as the Mo par hunter and this is talking and You're listening to talking. Parts with the MOCHA hunter. Your direct connection to all things Mo- park. We are turning.
What is a Mopar?
"What is a MO- par? I realized that not everybody who listens to this show is actually a Mo- part is easiest. You know we've got we've got some creepers. We've got four guys. Chevy guys import guys. This podcast had cast is for everybody. And I want to bring you into the Mo par fold if you aren't already if you're not familiar with Mo Pars and what the the word moped actually means. Let me fill you in. Mo- par is a combination of the words motor and parts. It was first used in the nineteen twenties and in nineteen thirty seven would be used for the first time on actual products starting with cans of antifreeze it evolved into a term of endearment used by moped enthusiasts to describe cars. That fell under the Chrysler umbrella. So think Chrysler Dodge Plymouth. AMC Jeep Ram trucks and now Fiat. What and the brands associated with the Mo par now is a registered trademark used by FCA as a resource for covering parts accessories service and warranties? So you're going to go to the dealership and you're GONNA C mo par service you know Mo- park centuries and things like that as it relates to this podcast for the most part mope ars gonNA refer just to the the generality of the cars so when I say I'm talking about Dodge Plymouth. Chrysler Jeep Ram all those. But it's important that I explain to people that are outside the Mo par world like your Chevy Ford guys. You're import guys that you know you're here now. Let's learn a little bit. You know if you keep listening to this podcast. I promise you you're GonNa learn some stuff and you're gonNA probably figure out that a Mo- par pretty cool. You know. Maybe you came here because you hate mo par and you're like let me see what this jerks all about. Let me see what he's talking about and you're here now and you're like it doesn't sound like a bad guy and you're hearing a couple of cool things and you're like Oh that's kind of interesting you know if you if you listen to this podcast and you've said to yourself. Oh that's kind of interesting. Gotcha Gotcha so go ahead and put that Chevy that Ford that import up for sale and start looking for a Mo- par.
FCA's Tornado Inline-Six Engine Rumor Comes Back Into Focus
"If you've been paying attention to mow par news recently. You've probably heard the same disturbing rumors that I have and that's that. FCA is going to be killing the five point point. Seven heavy in the Pentastar V. Six to make room for a new engine that they're calling the tornado. This engine is rumored to be a derivative of the current turbocharged the charge four-cylinder found in Alpha males and upon its release. It's supposed to be found in S. Rt Vehicles Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Now you're probably asking. Is there physical evidence. Yes some Mo- par sleuth some Sherlock Holmes found. A schematic a technical drawing that shows this engine and apparently it was found on the US PTO which is the United States Patent and trademark office and basically what happened was FCA filed the patent on the design of this engine. So whether smoke there's fire folks so this this may be true after all some numbers that are being thrown around when it comes to. This engine are a single turbo version. Standard that comes with three hundred sixty horsepower there will also be a high performance version that is twin turbocharged with five hundred and twenty five horse. Power I don't know what will be in between those two the numbers but that's pretty impressive. So currently the Pentastar v six I think is around three hundred horsepower and this new inline six starts at three hundred hundred and sixty plus. It's boosted so this is getting interesting so we'll see what happens apparently it's going to be using. FCA's new technology. He called E.. Booster e booster technology. I don't know anything about it. I haven't done research to speak on it but I WANNA do some research and dig up some facts apparently So from what I gathered the booster technology is basically a way that they've come up with to reduce turbo lag electronically that's all I know. Oh and that's barely anything so take my word with a grain of salt now if you have the same mindset as me. You're probably thinking at first when you heard this rumor at first you're probably like they're killing off the five point seven. Hemi what are they doing. But I mean when you look at that I number that three hundred sixty horsepower. Think think about the power output of five point seven Hemi and then maybe you're GonNa Change your mind a little bit because guess what you know with the five point seven Hemi gone. That's okay because we still have these folks relax. We still have him as they haven't gotten rid of him yet. And maybe the idea of a turbocharged inline. Six sex isn't so bad after all because you know when it's all said and done we still have the six point four three ninety two and we still have the six point two supercharged. Tammy's so you know I don't think it's something to be too worried about. I think a new platform to play with would be a lot of fun especially when you start talking talking about boost. There's a reason why so. Many people are turbo charging and why they're utilizing superchargers to build power because they do
"mo pars" Discussed on CarCast
"I've never ever been as happy because this is the coolest atmosphere that they provide for car guys like you and me yeah. It's i got a hell of a weekend okay but i don't care about any of it. Because this is the pinnacle you're right. This is so cool and when describing the hairs on my arm i gotta to it's the guys have evoked and other manufacturers over the past couple of years. Thank god by this hot horsepower coming back and that's an interesting vaguer whatever that is but soundly selling liberals look at his arm out their window and a coffee but i just want to say it's this is what it's all about eight. It's it's so true. Story is is we're. We're very happy to have we launched car cast bill and i launched a little over a year ago about a year and a half ago we got involved from day one <hes> at which was great burnouts going on man and <hes> when when it came time to sit down and look at the contract for year two. I said hey let's go to dodge. I wanna do a year or two. I think they've been happy with overdoing and he said as long as roadkill nights is in that contract and we're doing and so we wanted to come out here and do it. This is going to be a big drag race going on. This is going to be a little long island from our voices but a lot of horsepower. You're going to hear it in a second so i guess let's let's. Let's all three put our mikes early. We're going to give you one of these. Loud runs out <music> oppressive man chris studio editing the show going nuts but his head the car show man. It's all about what made you guys decide to get involved with. Roadkill nights roadkill like we talked to david freiberg earlier. The show's been around for awhile. It really really kinda grill. There must have been something that caught your eye to say. Hey dodge needs to be a part of this because of that. Yeah i mean it's it's last year we had over forty. Four thousand people attend this savannah and one day event. We'd better day and a half this year. We'll have an i have a feeling. We're going to far exceed that number but you know you. You touched on bill. You know the the connection that allow it allows the us manufacturer to get with our customers in in even people that mark our customers but that connection i think is what makes it special. It is absolutely that in our our brand i mean that is us right. That is us. We make noise we. We don't follow the rules. We do things a little different. It's it's quite obvious because back in the day that's why i got involved with moe par 'cause you guys always did something different. You didn't really care about about what the leader or what this guy. That competitor was doing. You wanted wanted to do your own thing whether it be the displacement or whether it be the body styles whether it be the outlandish colors yes you've always been different and i like to liken liken myself to that and that's why i got into mo- pars and you guys still wouldn't i'm telling at fifty two years old and i guys done a lotta different things this simplistically the coolest thing i could ever be doing right yeah and to be santa claus and the mayor muscle ville you know while is all bits it all fits absolutely it's hard to put into words and describe to somebody this event without really experiencing you say that street racing illegal street racing until you see it and you see how narrow though in your last year the thrill aero it is professor of feeling you just being here yeah yeah..
"mo pars" Discussed on CarCast
"So everyone fresh off of Sima. Yeah. I was there for half a minute. You're there for multiple days. Still missed sixty percent of it. Yeah. I was just running around go into I I was on the other side going to stop at the Chevy weld booth. J B weld stuff. But I'm excited about it. He's. You sent me some pictures. So I was on the manufacturer's retail, whatever. And and I was not on the side that has all the cool cars. Right. But you were. Yeah. And you saw some pretty cool cars, and you sent me some pretty cool pictures, there's a three eight for our which I thought was really cool. There's some Z cars that were school. There's a goal wing conducted goaling goings, but Dave Kindy one is is pretty impressive oppressive enough that we're gonna see if we can get him to call in and tell us about it because I wanna know what's built on. And I know it has a full chassis underneath a roadster shop held a chassis for them. But I'd like to know more about it. It looked fantastic. You're right that three away. Look great had sort of a two eighty eight GTO kind of body on it. Certainly interesting color be nice to know more about that. But running around everybody's taking pictures of these things you don't always get a chance to like talk to the belt or even see anybody there. It's just a car on a booth right now. So now sort of the internet verse has to sort of come together and go who built this car, and then you can start to figure it out. I. I love to see what people can do with cars. I'm really happy that there may be tearing page out of the singer playbook, which is going with better platforms to jump off of or certainly more. Interesting platforms jump off of. Taking a Mustang notch back or even fastback taking a Camaro or certainly like chevelle s or. Traditionally guys would build mo- pars or Chevys and they start off with a dodge challenger something. And it's just such a shit platform to jump off from. And I know people are like, oh, it's sell parts in the aftermarket will make all I don't care angry. I still might feeling like if you wanna make a.
"mo pars" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Truck was found in center line the mo par chrysler distribution center being cooperative as police continue that investigation ex michigan state university president went assignment on the hot seat in washington today over the larry nassar scandal ridden at these santa mcneil reports us senator richard blumenthal opened the committee hearing into the scandal by slamming when he called chronic ineptitude in leadership at michigan state along with the us olympic committee and usa gymnastics accusing the three of complicity for failing to act on abuse complaints against larry nassar later on blumenthal asked liu an assignment about gymnast kelly lorenzo's claim that current msu president john engler invited her into his office alone and offered her money you're the former president of michigan state university would would you have taken a meeting with a plaintiff involved in ongoing litigation as the president of michigan state with michigan state being the defendant would you have taken a meeting with that young woman without her attorney present not to make an offer for any kind of settlement agreement sandra mcneill w w j newsradio nine fifty meanwhile former michigan state university dean williams trample was bound over and criminal sexual conduct and misconduct in office charges has afternoon strampe who oversaw former sports dr larry nassar is accused of sexually propositioning students starring nude photos and his computer and groping female students it'd be back in court june twentieth the state senate judiciary committee will vote tomorrow on a package of bills designed.
"mo pars" Discussed on Tempest
"Mopeds go to die, but sometimes get resurrected. Hi, I'm Kirk Hamilton, and I'm Jason schreier. We're the hosts of Kotoka split-screen podcast. All about the weird world of video games. Each week we talked about the biggest canes were playing and we hear a variety of guests from the world of gaining. We talk about games like destiny player, unknowns battlegrounds. In the legend of Zelda, our guests include visionary game developers, which new personalities and occasionally Kojak horsemen cast members finest wherever you get your podcasts. It was a long drive. So we filled the time with what else? Talking about cars, Honda Civic type, R a little echo a little more exotic. So then to door de tamasha patera Ford flex phase three saps on it. That's our AMC javelin new NS. Ex wildcat mo- pars at turns out is named after the mountain. It sits on top of wildcat mountain. And while Portland in Vancouver don't get much snow. The cascade mountain range certainly does. We're just on because it's snowed here lately, and we're up in the elevator were literally just driving snow and ice. Between the narrow snowy roads in the obscure location at the GPS couldn't seem to figure out a way to. It was questionable that we'd even make our destination. Must've been at this funding. Stranded with Jason gods. Well, at least lease karston. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. I'm trying to find your location and my GPS keeps after calling them for some guidance. We finally found our way, so we just pulled up, right? Yup. We're not a bunch of Doug vans open for that. I hadn't planned on a snowy mountain hike and my near trellis pair of canvas Tigers now seemed like a bad choice for footwear. Definitely gonna fall. How you doing. Been invited, be crazy enough to come up here snow day like this. We set our lows and Jason told them why we were there. So I've never been up here before, but we're looking for very specific seventy four road trip. Roadrunner. Two one. Maybe we'll get one of the staff members in particular was quite helpful. I underst- myself to him. My name's David by head at my brother's name and my dad's name. His name is Ed Joost and wildcat mo- parse. This is his place. Single level Karshi can't see the numbers on ridge. She'll user all tros. We saw them whole scores are the ones that double stacked in the first three rows are all buddies. Okay. So if you want, we set out to roam. The grounds are coal. We'll go for a walk and then comes getting a bit. Thank you. It was a long shot, but maybe the seventy four roadrunner would be among the ruins of the approximately nine hundred mo- parse stack neatly in sections and rose across the two acres like some miniature city. Perhaps because of the quiet in the beauty of the snow because of the alpine surroundings, maybe because we were in the presence of so much history. There was something about it that felt profound sacrosanct. We kept an eye out for seventy four Roadrunners, but mostly we just took it all in this old dart, four doors. Seventy challenge your body there. Yeah, be pretty cool. Is a fury sitting on top of. That's pretty awesome. Pretty old Chrysler's over there. A lot of interest in cars out here. We turned one corner and Jason stop short. The body was far too damaged for me to be able to pick it out, but Jason recognized it instantly. The color wasn't a match, but anyone could change the paint factory turquoise colors. I remembered how Mariah had just happened to help a customer who had just happened to be the man who nearly saved her husband's on. I remembered how David's death had been too much for his mother to bear. So she gave up on her cancer treatments which turned out to save her life. I remembered how Jason had gone to look at a roadrunner that he thought might have been his uncles and that trip turned out to be on the anniversary of David's death. I even thought about how my name is David and how the date that Jason's ankle David died is the day. My son was born how the shopowners name is Ed, and that's my father's brothers names to and for a moment there in that vast snowy automotive graveyard. I thought the universe had finally connected all the dots and that right there all along with the proximity eight hundred. Ninety nine other mo- parse. We found it, but just as quickly. No, this wasn't it. Oh seventy three satellite note the seventy three Plymouth satellite Seabourn body is pretty much dental to the roadrunner. I must admit I was a little disappointed and I think Jason was too, but for a guy who's been so focused on finding this car, I was surprised to see that he also seem relief. If I found it in this condition, I'd still buy it and restore it, but holy crap. That'd be a Big Joe. It's missing half of the car. Hope it didn't turn out this way, but I'd rather find it in this condition that never find it at all. You know. Yeah. I mean. Still bring it home, right? Yeah, and that's the thing. I mean I, you know, when you ask me yesterday, what would you do with it? And I just think having that it's something you know, the David thing was a whole tragedy to to the family, and and I think having that because he didn't live very long, he didn't have a lot of a lot of things. You know, you'd never do twenty how shown or you know, motorhome or whatever. So to have that that one thing that people remember him by the family would be pretty neat to to gift it to the family. We continued our tour of the grounds coming no closer to finding that seventy four roadrunner than the seventy three satellite. So we return to the shop met back up with that guest. We told him how much we enjoyed ourselves despite striking out. I asked Ed how he came to run such a unique place for me. It was just a hobby that got out of hand. I always, you know, I did this when I was before I was driving. So playing with these cars. I MO pars were sixty. Seven cornet RT a sixty-nine. Hemi roadrunner sixty three valiant convertible. So plane with those. And then just one leads into another. And in your hooked and in your into old cars, risk your life, whether you want to be or not, it's kinda how it goes and gets a lot of people like us. People coming in looking to get that one car looking to get parts for that one special project seen a lot of customers. Commence. This is my last project, you know, and then six months later seem that come up to counter. I am looking for this and I say to remember when you said this was your gonna do anymore. Yeah, we'll fill into it again. I got bored, and you know it's in your blood. It's in your blood. I noticed Jason and I notice with his mother to and it was with his uncle. Before we left. I asked if he had any parting words advice for Jason. He insisted that if the car was ever registered and it was more information could be found. Others ways you can. You can go back. I'm sure I know. They just got to go back in their archives to do it. But if you had a car that was ever registered to some point in time, the information is out there, but he also could appreciate how Jason was doing. I don't know. I don't know my opinion. It's fun to go to reckon yards and look that way to. It could be me not ever made it to boneyard, but it could be somebody's private collection. Somebody could have bought it and just never license. It could be sitting in a barn right now or in a backyard even. So we said our goodbyes and headed back.
"mo pars" Discussed on WAXE 1370
"The sponsored appreciate it now i am also now we're going to do our mecum challenger at a mole par really was huge this weekend if you didn't know already if you didn't watch mecum this past weekend up in harrisburg mo par heavy mix in the top 10 in five of them were dodger plymouth see high shower was seventy hemi sue bird which is seventeen thousand miles on it went for four hundred and fifteen thousand majan that and then the runnerup was another wing rory ahead a sixty nine dodge daytona four forty single four barrel but it was a three 75 horse car with only thirty three thousand miles two hundred fifty thousand dollars so that's pretty that daytona is gorgeous it's like a melo blew weah with i'll be i i saw the white wing it's gorgeous gorgeous car at strange some m a there were only a few cars abroad big bigmoney one of them that i was shocked with was a uh a sixty four six mustang gt 350 hertz rental that went he added of one 45 reserve on it he dropped the reserve and i think he sold for one seventeen five but that's still pretty strong money for those hurt shelby's are a lot of them in the bottom of you could you could rent and for the ryan and go rush who rarely razor yeah i saw out they do that again though as really really there the yeah i saw plenty of them race none at uh at codirects no right here the station sally dillon her her dad was the president back then when they did the shelby thing her dabbas president of her air her day they will be compelling the first one we had wished the buick stage one 72 buick stage one g s of course scholar 455 one of several hundred twenty produced and it would went for rum and went for thirty 2000 so we were all wrong james in mike guest sixty five um i guess seventy five oh i'm sorry was deal hillsdale and then mike when 85 i went in.