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"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"That's going on tomorrow. That's the sun bus show. That's a local almo- partial Put on by mo pars unlimited and. I'm gonna go tomorrow steve. You're going to go tomorrow. Are you going to bring your challenger this time or no no. I'm bringing my truck and a trailer try to unload a whole bunch of parts. That evidence storing for years. Yeah what prices are going for now. But i'm gonna figure it out. Probably give people good deals. I hope all right get get their cars gone. That's a that's hard to find in the mo- par world right now so illegal. I'm excited i like swap meet. So i'll i'll bring a couple of hundred bucks and see what you got. Yeah got challenger body stuff. I probably just as much. I'm not bringing about bring next year but I have to talk to swing parts. Yes yeah. I've got three of them here now. Yeah so steve. You've been in a mo- parts for a long long time. And we met. Because i saw your eight green challenger tell us about that challenger well man it summer nineteen ninety ninety. One saw ads a little nicole. Bill yellow newspaper. Some people who don't even remember those things. But i do. I called the guy up. He's out lopez island said challenger for sale or these as well as a ta. I go what i'll be right up. Asked my boss got kid out of school jumped on a ferry boat and with that Lopez island and it. Well that was thirty years ago and Man i've been buying and selling parts that must don't twenty challenges in my life Itself parts. I put that thing together myself. I didn't do was painted myself. I did everything else it I sold parts traded parts despite everything original pieces. I don't know aftermarket stopped. The car was running driving fifteen hundred dollar car back then. Raising drove it home and torn apart. And i literally had four people. Pick it up and put it on a trailer to get now. It was all in pieces for many many many years. Yeah it's beautiful car it is it is. You could eat off that thing. That was so clean. I you know. I'm not just tooting your horn. Because you're here right now but it was one of the cleanest cars at that show. I was like wow this crazy. And you're right there with all the wing cars. And i was like this challenger i took. I probably took one hundred pictures of that car. Just because i'm a big fan of fa green and it just looked good is clean car but you had. You had a funny story steve. I remember you telling me about a girl sunbathing on this. Yeah i bought it from brother. His story that she got it for got a brand new for high school graduation and she would take it out down to the beach and there lay on the roof and sunbathe. Well i had to replace the roof. Because it was so doubt that i had to cut.
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"Livestream replay. From friday night. I was joined by the motley. Crue of mo- pars johnny moped blake anderman and matt monro and we did as we always do. We had some laughs told some stories but most importantly we talked mo- pars. We've had our buddy irvine stop and hang out with us for a little bit. It was a good time as always so without further ado. If you are mo- panthers iast and you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere you're tuned into the best moped enthusiasts different podcast on planet earth and. I'm your host chris. Albrecht better known as the mope are hunter and this is talking. Mo- pars direct connections live. You're listening to talking mobile with the hunter. Your direct mets into all things moepo.
Project Boogie Van Update
"Week's project car of the week is a retired mo- par drag car and you should know by now how cool i think old school mo- par drag cars are so it's no surprise. Why pick this drag challenger for project. The week it was posted on the talking mo- parts facebook page on wednesday june second at three o'clock and there is a big mistake in the ad which we will discuss after here is the ad nineteen seventy dodge challenger race car twenty thousand dollars. Joseph used cars vintage pro stock. Hardy roller chassis. Steele roof and quarters would make a good twenty eight and a half tire class car or bracket or whatever you wanna race twenty thousand or best offer title status is missing okay folks so if you saw the car or looking at it right now listening to this. You'd see that the car is a nineteen seventy-one assuming that the grill retail i panel have never been changed and the ad lists it as a seventy that's annoying to me ad also states. The title is missing which also annoys me. But it's understandable considering the car's been out of commission likely since the seventies the fender tag is long gone unless these guys have it and they will include it with the sale but look the cars and old drag car and if it were to see the track again it would definitely need some upgrading and updating. But that's not exactly how i roll. I'd love to be able to drive this car on the road into shows and cruises so that's the direction i would take it. I would actually leave it. The nostalgic look. But i would obviously get it safe and able to be street driven. The exterior of this car needs to be preserved. Exactly how it is with. Its wild custom paint job in giant period. Correct looking offset hood scoop. It's really hard for me to explain how this car looked. So you really have to go to the talking about parts. facebook page. Go back to wednesday. June second at three o'clock and check this car out. But you know let's not forget to mention. This car was driven an own by west jury and the chassis was built by the legendary drag racer and racecar builder. Don hardy which is really cool
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
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"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"Especially like the part stores modules though riley's abuja garbage. Yeah i just you know. I went to i want. I went to Manzini and i was just like if they're willing to throw their name on it. We'll test it out. I hope. I hope it's good. We'll see i got. I got a mansi box. It was pretty cheap. Then they had a regular just a standard orange box for like twelve. And i was like i'm not that cheap cheap cheap. You know what i mean. I might buy one just to have an extra one. Because i between that and balanced resistors seems like there's a nice little A safety net. That you should bring with you on these little road trips. I think an ignition box ballast resistor. At least two of the items. I probably should bring wasn't he always ate like my for instance. 'cause a of chevy alternator bad no problem running the Distributor could mean look inside of it standard. The same thing is known as the mud up yet. Definitely the those are like always like go. To's just because if you wanted to end the bowl he'd get away from that stuff. Things are always same dice absolutely well. We've got some other guys joining us in the chat as expected. We've got bud mac. We'll bring him on. What's up buddy. And of course hanging up awesome welcome. Welcome thanks for joining us. And we have infamous johnny mo pars in the building with with a b body in the background. Yeah we've got jealous. Everybody had their shit background. It's time to step up. I have no idea if the reception was going to be good because it's pretty far from the wifi but it looks good so far so far so good dude. Wait till i start. Livestreaming from the boogie van. I'll go park in front of an elementary school broadcast from outside that bed. Or what off. Knock on the door well. That's that's the thing i was. I was pissed and happy at the same time when my neighbor brought a book event home. He's one of those chevys. And i was like the son of a bitches copying me and then i was like well at least now. There's going to be two suspects so runs so at least i can say mine's been in the garage. It doesn't even run so couldn't have been but Yeah so What what's going on. But you were here first. What's up buddy. What do you got going on. Not a whole lot. Just working on the boy charger apple the windshield out the other. I'd like thursday night or friday night last week It has rod across the top of the windshield channel from the vinyl top add Luckily pillars great little bit of pitting. But nothing no rot in the were the pillars. Meet the cowl Couple a little bit of just small route. They're gonna fix but Get that tidied up in week. Move onto the next little spot. Start getting closer to paint awesome. What what's it. you sent me a couple of pictures..
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"I i would have done a little bit deeper. You know what's in his personal collection. You know what's his favourite mobile of all time. What does he think about the modern stuff if he could go back and do anything differently would he have. You know So it's an opportunity. I'll never get and bums me out. But the good news is i have been in touch with north junior and some people very close to mr norm. Who want to help me out with the tribute episode. Because i wanted to do a tribute episode. I told everybody. Hey send any stories of interactions. Or you know kind words that you want to say about mr norm to me on the voice mail and i'll play him on the show during a tribute episode. And so far. I really haven't i mean i was actually kind of disappointed that Not very many people have reached out. So i said you know what i'm not gonna let that go. I'm going to reach out to people myself and get people that were close to mr norm on the show to give us a little bit of an inside To the legend mr norm. So that's the story there. What else have we got in the chat here. Hey kirk no problem. Thank you for joining me. I I'm having a good time doing these things. And there's going to be plenty to come. Brayden what's up buddy. Yeah As far as getting into sima you have to be part of the industry and my in has been media and talking to some people. Now don't quote me on this. But when i just had the mope one hundred podcast page or the moped hundred facebook page They said that If i had a big following. I could basically get in as media so i already had an end but i just never made it happen Last year i was supposed to go and obviously with cove and all that. Bs that didn't happen but this year it's happening for sure If anything i'll be outside of the convention center with my microphone. This is chris from talking. Mo- pars live a but we're going to make that happen So you can get in as media.
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"Welcome to talking about pars number seventy seven. This is the replay from last night's livestream from facebook. I interacted with some people in the chat was a lot of fun. They were regulars and i enjoy their company. They join me last night in the chat. We had a good time. We're talking youtube. We talked boogie van stuff. Because i'm going through a huge van to buckle right now. And i was originally going to go on a mope permission this weekend to go get my friend. Stacy's van now plans of changed to find out what they changed to either go to facebook and watch the video or you can continue listening right here either way. I think we should just kick this thing off. What he what he say. All right so without further ado. If you are a mope aren't you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best moped enthusiasts driven podcast on planet earth. And i'm your host chris. Albrecht better known as the moped hunter. And this is talking. Mo- pars live. You're listening to talking with the car. Hunter your direct mention of all things. Oh gosh am i live again. Well here we are again. Folks thursday night it is late once again and here i am just winging it for another episode of talking parse this episode number seventy seven and we're live You know sometimes. I i just like to wing it. And that's what i've been doing lately on these thursday nights for the friday. Release of the podcast. I don't really expect anybody to tune in on thursday especially when you got to work on friday but hey you know. It's worth a shot. Maybe we'll have some fun tonight. Who knows but what i can tell you is that i'm going to tell you the latest boogie van news because as a lot of you know i am on a quest to get a boogie. Van for the podcast. I wanna turn a boogie van. A dodge custom van into a mobile podcasts studio for shows and events and things like that. So i'm really looking forward to finding one. And i thought i did but as it turns out it might not work out. I had a mo par mission plan for this weekend and things just got a little crazy at the eleventh hour. So you know it is what it is but we're going to get into that. We're gonna listen to some more listener messages. That i got on the voice mail and that's pretty much it. I'm gonna keep it kind of short. I don't. I don't wanna keep guys around for two hours again so you know if you are a mo- parentheses then you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere you're to new. The best mope aren't these eastern podcast on planet earth. And i'm your host chris. Albrecht better known as the mo- part hunter and this is.
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"Forever. I'd like to take a minute to dedicate this episode. And all the other mr norm and grand spaulding episodes to mr norm. Thank you very much. Mr norm for what you did for the most part community and we will never forget you there. You have it my friends. Another episode of mo- pars is in the books for everything you need to know about the show. Please visit talking. Mo- pars dot com. Thank you all for joining me on this three episode catch. Hopefully now it makes as much sense to you. Why got rid of my mo- par projects as it does to me because it will make sense to me now. At first i was wondering what the hell i was thinking but now looking back and looking in my garage i understand that everything happened the way it was supposed to and now i have possession of the mr norms grand spaulding dodge tribute truck. I am so proud of it. And i will continue to help. Spread the word about mr norm and his amazing impact. On the high performance heritage of mo- par rest in peace. Mr norm. I'm your host. Chris albrecht and that was talking mo- parse thank you for listening to talking mo- pots your direct connection to all things until next time. Remember no more par left behind.
Project Car of the Week: 1969 Dodge Dart
"This week's projet carve. The week was the nineteen sixty nine. Dodge dart posted on the moped hunter. Facebook page on tuesday january fifth at nine a. m. let's read the ad nine thousand nine hundred sixty nine dodge dart sixteen thousand five hundred dollars. Nineteen sixty nine. Dodge dart very well built four forty. Tci seven twenty seven dana sixty with four fifty six in spool fiberglass front rear deck lead from bumper. Just put down the direct floor. Liner front end has been completely rebuilt. Everything has been changed including the torsion bars retires or hoosiers that don't have fifty miles on them. Amnesty distributors six. Al box brand new holly xp carb too much to list completely rewired with ron. Francis wiring also have the box with the extra wiring for other applications plus instructions also frontiers new and converted over to kelsey hayes. Four piston calipers shocks in front or new shocks rear. Our new drag shocks car is very fast. Title status is clean. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking here he goes again with another dart drag car. And you're right. I can't help that. I love dodge darts and i can't help that. I love drag car projects. They're just cool. I really do enjoy them. I think they're awesome. And i think that great project cars and this car just happens to be another dart. The reason why. I like this one so much is because it's pretty much ready to go to me. It looks like it just needs a few finishing touches and you're off to the races. I should say that like with any race car project. You'd go through this thing from top to bottom. But just based on what i see. I think it's a great candidate for a drag car project especially at under twenty grand. I mean this thing sitting sixteen five. I think there might be a little bit of room but you know just looking at the car and comparing it to other things that i've seen out there for maybe half the price the seems like a good bye. I will say this though. It may be kind of a handful on the street. And that's only because of the spool and the rear end ratio for those of you. That don't know a spool is a fully locked rear diff unlike locking diff the school locked at all times. So when you're turning you're gonna feel the rear end grabbing and gripping the road because the wheels will be unnaturally turning at the same rate of speed so it's kind of impractical parking taking turns and stuff. It might feel a little bit weird almost like if you're a four wheel drive on the street you know and you crank the wheel all the way and you try to turn. You're gonna feel that rear end like skipping almost The other issue that i saw was the four fifty six years. I think it would be really fun. Obviously light to light on the street. But i'd imagine if you're on the freeway a lot of could be an issue but that said you know a lot of people run these gears all the time even on the street so i guess it just depends on the type of driving. You'll be doing and if you're willing to put up with it it might be okay if you only take the car out occasionally on the streets but at sixteen thousand five hundred you have a great headstart to a fun strip car. That can possibly be driven on the street. It's a big lakhdar with some bigs and littles also has what looks to be centerline. Auto drags on it. So that's that's a plus in my book. I love those wheels. So big and little auto drags cool in my book. It's gotta side exit exhaust aluminum radiator. It's got a nice racing shift in it. Some cheap racing seats grant steering wheel. You know this things got some potential you know does it have its flaws sher- but we can work around those and we can take this platform as you get it and then make it your own. You know there's still room to improve and you know that's sure to tickle anymore. Part theseus fancy especially mind the thing even has really bars too so if you did drive it on the street the only addition to make it even more intimidating would probably be a parachute but discards cool has a ton of potential and it sure to turn heads on both the track and the street got nice orange paint a black bumble bee stripe. It's got a giant hood scoop on the front like the old school. I don't know what you call it like a pro street hood scoop. I guess I think that's the word i'm looking for. I think that's the description i can give. But it's not the typical hood that i would like to see on a mo- par but i guess it works. I like hemi hood scoops or six. Pack hood scoops. I think those are cool But it's got four. It's got the fiber last trunk so it's got four pins on that to hold it down Like i said it's got the whealy bars so cut that bad ass aesthetic to
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"Are in this area but Here's an integral white bit or having more for warner anti-theft device the best known was a friend of mine. That had his ignition system wired in to the cigarette lighter so he worked his car. He just pushed in the cigarette lighter. Exported everything all you tried to smirk. Rose off he goes. That's pretty awesome. That's amazing i'm just gonna. I think i have the ultimate way to prevent after your vehicle right now to take a little yellow post it note and stick it on. You're staying will just right. I have covid soccer. And then just i linked oh man. That horrible jokes are how blake. I did want to mention this because you mentioned earlier. And i don't know if you guys saw on my personal facebook feed but gosh few months ago now maybe even longer than that. I kind of lost track of time. There was a sixty nine coronet ford or that i saw hand. It was two grand and it was green with blue interior factory. I thought that was very very weird. But you know for a long time. I have thought that you know because you see wagons and wagons of caught on. There's been a couple of ways. I've seen for sale. That are pretty pretty pricey but i still think there's a there's a nice little market for sedans pretty soon worrying to see a huge huge influx of people buying mo par sedans and I think they're going to be making a huge I think we're getting to the point of attrition. you know it's like i mean in the nineties bodies. Nobody wanted a bodies they were. They were just everywhere they were plentiful like. I said i mean. I've stumbled across three forty cars. I coulda had a sixty nine. Gts with three forty in it for five hundred bucks. And i thought i kick myself in the us now but you know they were just everywhere and shared if they had a slide six or three eighteen. You can pick them up for nothing. Go to the junkyard. There was probably five or six of them in the junkyard. It you know and now look at him. I mean they've dried up to some degree and shit they're starting to bring you know you're starting to get into twenty twenty five thousand for really nice Body like especially demons or early dots for darts. You know It's just crazy. And so i think you know when in the nineties the any bodies were the cars that were taking off the kudos and the challenges were just going into the stratosphere. You can still find a lot of be bodies being bodies were still everywhere barely gene in relatively and you'll get at him now and i think maybe the new challenges kind of stopped the the seventy seventy one challenges from really taking off. You know it's kind of like a part of that market to the newer stuff as you still got that cool vibe. But all the bells and whistles and now be bodies are kinda like right there and even surpassing anybody's in some cases So i think as stuff dries up these young kids the young kids that are coming into the hobby. Now that happened to really like mo pars and you know. Maybe they're working at mcdonald's or starbucks not making a ton of money you know..
Interview with Chuck and Matt McMurray
"Guys. Welcome back to this show. How are you guys doing good very good. Thanks for having a crisp known well. Yeah Oh definitely, you guys are making some power moves in the world of Mo- par, and I'm really excited about your current project, which is the build Mo- projects. I've been talking about it as much as I can because I'm so excited about it but for those that aren't familiar with the build moped project, tell us what that's about. Sure. So earlier, this year especially with all the. Political he will and everybody being locked in their house and most experts being close. We felt like we really wanted to do something different for the drag racing ammo, par audience but for the most part people that liked to build and nearly race Mo- Parson. So we came up with what we call the V. Eight vote or the Cooperative Carville? Which which we originally named democracy on selects but elite stuck with the bill par. But the concept being that consumers enthusiasts could vote on Roughly. Ten to eleven eleven different stages of the build of a car that we would campaign in twenty twenty one. So the only thing we really had going into it was nominations by the vendors of what they thought. You know the four cars should be and what the racing sanctioned bodies should be that we participated in and from there it's been enthusiast votes, many times in the hundreds, and we're through think six votes now. So it's a it's getting interesting. We're we're now getting into the Technical Aspects of Picking drive lines and setting the car up for. Things that are really going to define how it runs and. Fuel that it uses in that. So really interesting. So the way that it's worked is about every two or three weeks we release a new vote and we do various marketing events to get the campaign out there make the poll available and then the people vote. For example right now, we're at the the engine build. Vote they're picking the enthusiasts are picking the shop they wanNA see building engine. Previous to that was the super chart, the the power and that the win went to the whipple super charger. So we're starting to define some of the more mechanical things but. It's been a really fun project. We're getting a lot of feedback. We actually get a lot of questions email to us, and it's just been fun to be able to interact with the audience and there are some prizes in there too that that I never expected. So that's been been a lot of fun to see what people really think and what they vote on for each phase of the car. Awesome what kind of questions are you getting about the car? So. Know even though we published that we're going to be running it in modern street hemi shootout people have asked us what class. That that, we're planning a running in you know what kind of fuel were planning on running? How big the tires will be. You know before it's funny. A lot of the things that they drill into are the questions that are going to get answered when the next votes come up. So they were asking us what engine shop. You be running a a moped transmission or not will we be running Dana or an eight and three quarter or not? You know what's the size of the root tires? and. Then, of course we get. Free unsolicited advice. Which I knew we would get with You know what we think we what what folks think we should be doing. And things like that. So it's been good. It's it's educating given that we've got a company that's going to be continuing to build cars are after this campaign is over. So this is actually serving as kind of a prototype for one of the bodies will be offering. As as a graduates to the. Final stages? Right on. So this is going to be a package that. Ready Chassis will be able to provide to people that you WANNA go fast correct. Yeah. We'll have it in. We'll have it in three different formats really well, actually four I should say is will will be publishing a book a manual on how to how to build the exact same car using the same package and some of the things that we faced in the process. You'll be able to build a a or by a rolling chassis that is painted and essentially built without drive line. And then you'll be able to get a relatively finished car with Dr Line and. Maybe leaving us some of the details out like safety Belsen parachutes and things like that or the completely assembled. Her and and tested. ready to rock version of. Of. The same car so An will probably offer popular colors as well as the factories watches that are available.
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"This week's project. . Car of the week is actually a van and I'm starting to think I should just call this segment. Mo- . par project of the week just because. . You know I picked more than just cars for the segment. . So be ready for that change. . I'm trying to be a little bit more diverse with the Mo parts that I choose for this segment because I do like mo parts from all areas and all types of Mo- parts and I think that good moped projects aren't just cars sometimes their trucks, , and since I'm on a van kick this week was a van and Let, , me say that I actually set out to find van for this week's project. . There was just one issue there aren't very many out there. . So let's read the ad and then we'll talk some more about vans and why they can make cool projects. . The van featured on this edition of Mo- Project of the week was posted on the Mo- part hundred facebook page on Sunday September sixth at nine. . AM HERE IS THE AD. . Van Three Thousand Nine, , hundred, , ninety, , five, , dollars, , nineteen seventy five, , dodge tradesman shorty three Eighteen v eight auto runs drives and stops pretty well for a forty five year old van. . If you've been looking for one of these, , this is one to consider not showroom ready. . But great start to a street machine serious inquiries only please three, , thousand, , nine, , hundred, , ninety, , five dollars, , or best offer title status is clean. . So. . This ban is a short wheelbase van, , which for these is one hundred, , nine inches compared to the longer versions that one, , hundred, , twenty, , seven inches the van that I wanna buy from Stacey is a hundred, , twenty, , seven inches for wheelbase. . So it's longer than my dad's was since my dad's was a like this van the one in this ad is to tone it has a light blue base with a thick. . Dark blue striped mid body in a dark blue roof. . It has a windshield visor which is very buggy vanish and it has my favorite bubble windows of all time. . The PENTASTAR portholes they are super rare and I'd love to hunt down a set for my future van project. . But if stacy's van ends up being mind, , then I'll just settle for the round portholes unless I can find. . Those awesome. . Pentastar. . Wants this van. . Also has a grant wood grain steering wheel, , which adds to that nostalgic feeling along with that pop up Sunroof, , and it looks like at one point back was done up like seventies custom but right now it's pretty bare, , which is great. . Because most of the time when you find these vans, , the cargo area usually needs to be redone. These . old buggy vans had all shag carpet and cabinets put in Old Saints and. Things . like that. . So chances are if you find one of these, , it'll probably need new carpet and things like that. . This one actually has a plywood floor and looking around it actually looks like the van was originally read. . The good news is that it will be easy to strip the cargo area and get creative to create your own space. . I. . Like the idea of a modern version of a classic book Van Something. . Creative enough that you can go to shows and show it off. . But you can also go camping, , and if you're the nomad life, , you can hit the road and live that van life but it would also be cool to get this thing capable of hauling a race car that way you have a place to store your tools, , parts, , extra tires, , and have a place to stay at the track instead of. . A ten I really liked that idea for me I like all those possibilities but the possibility of having a mobile podcast studio when I go to events would be really cool and if I bring merch with me, , it would make a great display for the Merch to this thing has a three eighteen. . It's running and driving and hey, , it stops too. . So that's always nice <hes> I like projects that you can. . Drive home and this thing is you know that type of a project, , it even has some pin striping on the hood, , which is cool because it's kind of like a throwback. . It does need some new wheels and tires and some fifteen by ten on fats in the back and some fifteen by eight in the front would give this thing that groovy raked stance that was so popular with these vans back. . In the day I, , think that this van is also in desperate need of a front lip spoiler and the fender flares, , which you can surprisingly still find if you look hard enough online but all in all, , I'd say if you were interested in getting a Boogie van for a project for less than four grant, , I think this one is a great candidate I actually did reach out to the seller just to. . Feel the water and see what the temperature was like and it sounds like he's pretty firm with not much wiggle room. . But he said that thirty five, , hundred to the right person would take it home. . WanNa know what I offered him. . But that's a whole nother story since these vans are hard to find think he's in the ballpark the side doors do have a little damage and there's definitely some work probably needs to be done but overall, it , appears to be pretty solid. . So if you're looking to get back into fanning and relive your youth or even if you're a rookie banner, , this would make a fun project keep on Truckin my friends that was Mo- part project of the week Nomo par left behind. . Since we're on the topic of vans. . This week's high-performance part belongs to a custom Shorty Dodge van and the two thousand, , fifteen movie American ultra and because I suck at explaining movies, , I finally come to the realization that from now on I think I'm just GonNa read the Synopsis Straight from Rotten Tomatoes. . So here is the synopsis for American Ultra. . Tomatoes. . American ultra is a fast paced action comedy about Mike Played by Jesse Eisenberg, , a seemingly hapless and unmotivated donor who's small town life with his live in girlfriend phoebe played by Kristen Stewart is suddenly turned upside down unbeknownst to him. . Mike is actually a highly trained lethal sleeper agent in the blink of an eye as a secret past comes back to haunt him. . Mike is Thrust into the middle of deadly government operation and is forced to summon his. . Interaction hero in order to survive. . Now, , where does this sweet Boogie van come in well about seventeen minutes and thirty seconds into the movie Eisenberg's character Mike Meets up with his drug dealer rose played by John Leguizamo to buy illegal fireworks. . The show he wants to put on for when he proposes to phoebe Rachel Rolls Up to the meeting spot in one thousand, , nine, , hundred, , ninety, , four to nineteen, , seventy, six, , , dodge short van with a wild paint scheme which. . To me looks like a vinyl rap, , but
The Adult Toys From Dodge
"This week's project. Car of the week is actually a van and I'm starting to think I should just call this segment. Mo- par project of the week just because. You know I picked more than just cars for the segment. So be ready for that change. I'm trying to be a little bit more diverse with the Mo parts that I choose for this segment because I do like mo parts from all areas and all types of Mo- parts and I think that good moped projects aren't just cars sometimes their trucks, and since I'm on a van kick this week was a van and Let, me say that I actually set out to find van for this week's project. There was just one issue there aren't very many out there. So let's read the ad and then we'll talk some more about vans and why they can make cool projects. The van featured on this edition of Mo- Project of the week was posted on the Mo- part hundred facebook page on Sunday September sixth at nine. AM HERE IS THE AD. Van Three Thousand Nine, hundred, ninety, five, dollars, nineteen seventy five, dodge tradesman shorty three Eighteen v eight auto runs drives and stops pretty well for a forty five year old van. If you've been looking for one of these, this is one to consider not showroom ready. But great start to a street machine serious inquiries only please three, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, five dollars, or best offer title status is clean. So. This ban is a short wheelbase van, which for these is one hundred, nine inches compared to the longer versions that one, hundred, twenty, seven inches the van that I wanna buy from Stacey is a hundred, twenty, seven inches for wheelbase. So it's longer than my dad's was since my dad's was a like this van the one in this ad is to tone it has a light blue base with a thick. Dark blue striped mid body in a dark blue roof. It has a windshield visor which is very buggy vanish and it has my favorite bubble windows of all time. The PENTASTAR portholes they are super rare and I'd love to hunt down a set for my future van project. But if stacy's van ends up being mind, then I'll just settle for the round portholes unless I can find. Those awesome. Pentastar. Wants this van. Also has a grant wood grain steering wheel, which adds to that nostalgic feeling along with that pop up Sunroof, and it looks like at one point back was done up like seventies custom but right now it's pretty bare, which is great. Because most of the time when you find these vans, the cargo area usually needs to be redone. These old buggy vans had all shag carpet and cabinets put in Old Saints and. Things like that. So chances are if you find one of these, it'll probably need new carpet and things like that. This one actually has a plywood floor and looking around it actually looks like the van was originally read. The good news is that it will be easy to strip the cargo area and get creative to create your own space. I. Like the idea of a modern version of a classic book Van Something. Creative enough that you can go to shows and show it off. But you can also go camping, and if you're the nomad life, you can hit the road and live that van life but it would also be cool to get this thing capable of hauling a race car that way you have a place to store your tools, parts, extra tires, and have a place to stay at the track instead of. A ten I really liked that idea for me I like all those possibilities but the possibility of having a mobile podcast studio when I go to events would be really cool and if I bring merch with me, it would make a great display for the Merch to this thing has a three eighteen. It's running and driving and hey, it stops too. So that's always nice I like projects that you can. Drive home and this thing is you know that type of a project, it even has some pin striping on the hood, which is cool because it's kind of like a throwback. It does need some new wheels and tires and some fifteen by ten on fats in the back and some fifteen by eight in the front would give this thing that groovy raked stance that was so popular with these vans back. In the day I, think that this van is also in desperate need of a front lip spoiler and the fender flares, which you can surprisingly still find if you look hard enough online but all in all, I'd say if you were interested in getting a Boogie van for a project for less than four grant, I think this one is a great candidate I actually did reach out to the seller just to. Feel the water and see what the temperature was like and it sounds like he's pretty firm with not much wiggle room. But he said that thirty five, hundred to the right person would take it home. WanNa know what I offered him. But that's a whole nother story since these vans are hard to find think he's in the ballpark the side doors do have a little damage and there's definitely some work probably needs to be done but overall, it appears to be pretty solid. So if you're looking to get back into fanning and relive your youth or even if you're a rookie banner, this would make a fun project keep on Truckin my friends that was Mo- part project of the week Nomo par left behind. Since we're on the topic of vans. This week's high-performance part belongs to a custom Shorty Dodge van and the two thousand, fifteen movie American ultra and because I suck at explaining movies, I finally come to the realization that from now on I think I'm just GonNa read the Synopsis Straight from Rotten Tomatoes. So here is the synopsis for American Ultra. Tomatoes. American ultra is a fast paced action comedy about Mike Played by Jesse Eisenberg, a seemingly hapless and unmotivated donor who's small town life with his live in girlfriend phoebe played by Kristen Stewart is suddenly turned upside down unbeknownst to him. Mike is actually a highly trained lethal sleeper agent in the blink of an eye as a secret past comes back to haunt him. Mike is Thrust into the middle of deadly government operation and is forced to summon his. Interaction hero in order to survive. Now, where does this sweet Boogie van come in well about seventeen minutes and thirty seconds into the movie Eisenberg's character Mike Meets up with his drug dealer rose played by John Leguizamo to buy illegal fireworks. The show he wants to put on for when he proposes to phoebe Rachel Rolls Up to the meeting spot in one thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, four to nineteen, seventy, six, dodge short van with a wild paint scheme which. To me looks like a vinyl rap, but
The Greatest Barn Finds of All Time
"Barn fines. The long lost cars with a built in mystery, we're addicted to these lost and found time capsules partly because of the story they tell about the past but also of how they feel in the president like something that time traveled into. Now with decades old potential waiting to be tapped and to be clear, these cars don't need to be found in a barn. Okay. Today are barn finds come from parking garages and Australian chicken coop and even buried underground some because. What's the rarest car ever found? What's the most valuable and how did these automotive treasures get lost in the first place? A normal person loses their car keys once in a while. But who is the person that can lose an entire car? especially one like a prototype shelby Mustang or a LAMBORGHINI MIRA s here's a hint. They're usually very rich people. We'll also get into Wi Carr fans continue to love these barn fines. Maybe an age where literally all the information in the world sits in our pocket. The idea of hidden treasure is more precious than ever before and with so many cars feeling blander and more mass produced than ever unique cars feel rare than ever to a barn find always has its own one of a kind story behind it. So I think that's a really good point I would say that like barn finds potentially like. Don't exist in the way that they used to because to me a barn find. Also. Suggest some sort of like. Deal or like you. You know what? I. Mean Like it's like, Oh, I found this car. Then I bought it for this much money whereas like now the person. Can just google it like I know I I make a living everyone in this makes a living talking about cars on the Internet, but the Internet is ruined cars everything is valuable now. Yeah. It tennis sucks I. Think it hasn't ruined the joy of driving or getting to experience like new things in that way, but I see what you're saying whereas. A lot of things are described value immediately, which I I really hate God on bring a trailer this week there is some Honda accord from the mid seventies that sold for like twenty one thousand dollars and I was like that car it's not worth that amount of money just because it's A condition four thousand dollars to a huge Honda accord. But because like there's such a hype around like Oh man this is like in this such and such condition with this miles and it's There's only so many of them like that's when money kind of ruins it in that culture of like wanting to have. A car that valuable I don't know the same thing happened though like fifteen years ago with barn find particularly mopus because those cars Warner's common back in the day. So when people found like Barracuda or Challenger sitting somewhere in a barn there like a meal like discards worth a million dollars no rusty piece of. and. It's only worth a million dollars if it was original parts matching everything. But because you found some shell behind your uncle's place, it doesn't mean Jack it's. Clearly. Look I'm a I'm a bitter Mo- par, Guy. It's been the the the. Been in completely over inflated, which is why I had to buy an imperial instead of like a real muscle car. Of. This attitude that everything has to be some crazy valuable car for to be cool which is not true. Your car is really cool knowing don't feel bad about but Joe, I know I don't know any sometimes Nolan's car. No one's cars parked at my house sometimes I go and sit in it I I. I'm glad. It's fun. It's like I said Mitt I think like when the Sun's going down. Unlike man, this thing is going to be cool when it runs, we'll be it's it's I ordered a bunch of brake parts which have arrived James outs There might be some more boxes on the way, but I'm GONNA refresh the brake system, and after that, the big hurdle becomes getting the car to run and that's when I can find out what else needs to be fixed. So. is it are you converting from drum brakes disc? No, it's. It's got drum brakes around. So I ordered a bunch of drum brake. Specific stuff like. Brake shoes and wheel cylinders. Brake lines return springs all this stuff I also live on the top of a gigantic hill. It's to be a real trial by fire situation. We're going to go around your little neighborhood there first before we do anything drastic. This is like a seventeen thousand pound rockets. Zooming down. Well, we know that we know the break works. So let's get right into. Finally. With what might be the OG OF BARN FINES? All right. This car probably has the record for the longest time hidden away it spent. Okay. You guys ready for this. One hundred and twelve years sitting in a shed in Austria before being uncovered in two thousand fourteen. Wow. The car I'm talking about is the Porsche p one also known as the Edgar Lunar Electric Vehicle, and even calling a car might be a bit of a stretch, Armstrong whatever you WanNa call though what's not up for debate is that the P. One is the world's first ever Porsche designed by then twenty three year old Ferdinand Porsche Ferdinand even employees the nineteenth century version of a watermark actually hand carving P. One into every individual component of the car. So like you mentioned, this is parts numbers matching Baoji are all original equipment the
Interview With The Host Of Talking Mopars Podcast
"Today, our guest is Chris Albrecht Chris host, the podcast talking Mo- parts. He has built this baby as the number one podcast on planet earth which I like, and he himself is known as the moped hunter. Since our four hundred and fortieth episode was coming up I thought it would be good to do something to mark the occasion, and maybe he'll correct me here when it comes to mow power power plants, I think four forty may be the one I think of I even more than a four twenty-six, even more than three. Really four forty is what I think of I. But. What I really want to do here is focused on mopus and celebrate kind of a special day Chris Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me on rob I'm happy to be here. Totally. So. Chris let some ground rules here. I'M A podcast year. Europe podcast her we either have to work together or we gotta go to like the death and Only one of us can win I'm all for working together. Sound Good Man before I ever got into podcasting. I was a fan of many automotive podcasts including yours and that kind of pave the way for me to go. You know I'm obviously not going to do a podcast about muscle cars because that would be competing with the big dogs but I decided to focus my podcast on what I'm absolutely one hundred percent passionate about which is parts totally at most that was tongue in cheek and it's a big world out here man, there's so much room and. Opportunity and I have made more friends in the podcast space than I can even count and it's always been a good thing. It should be that we're competitors but were really not I. Don't know why it works that way but it works hand in hand and I really enjoy this and I can't wait to learn more here. So Chris let's start with the basics before you even get to the moped stuff. This is our first conversation ever where are you? Where'd you grow up get into? Cars I grew up in Seattle Washington and I currently live about thirty miles north in Marysville. I grew up around Mope ours I spent a lot of my formative years in a nineteen seventy five dodge custom. What we know now as Boogie Van Really Yeah my dad bought a seventy five cargo van a dodge black nothing in it completely gutted and he built it from the ground up you know this shag carpet the bed in the. Back the spoiler, the porthole windows, the side of the crater mags, all the fender flares the whole kit and caboodle along with that vehicle my dad in one, thousand, nine, hundred, I was born in one, thousand, eight, five, thirty, five and my dad bought a brand new Daytona Turbo Z in one, thousand, nine, hundred, five black with louvers and the car has a talking computer in it so it will tell you if your doors are ajar and things. Like that and as a kid, I thought that was the coolest ever being I'm watching rider on TV and my dad's car as a young kid I'm like Oh my God, my dad's car talks to. So ever since I was young Mo parts have had an impact on my life and when I was young, my dad didn't have a par muscle car but I, had heard stories of his nineteen sixty nine dodge dart that used to go. To, the street races with and just have a general good time with and I was always intrigued I'm a car enthusiast I. I, respect anybody that has a passion for cars. I don't care if it's a Ford Chevy or an import I respect all but I've always had a deep seated love for Mo- powers and when I got older, I can finally afford to get myself a couple of projects. So here we are what were your first products? My first Mo Pars were a nineteen sixty-nine Dodge Dart coincidentally, the same color as my dad's name I've found that, and now I also have a nineteen seventy six dodge deal one, hundred short bed pickup truck that I love as well, and that was kind of like my answer to the C. Tens because I've had see tens before in the past before I got into buying my. Own mopeds, construction company, and the owner bought me a seat in. So I've had my fair share of different vehicles but something always dragged me back to mow pars in when I was finally in a position to get myself a couple I never looked back.
Hi-Performance Heritage - The Ramchargers
"This week's project car of the week is one of my favorite cars that I've come across recently, and it was posted on the one hundred facebook page on Tuesday. August eleventh at twelve pm it pretty much checks all the boxes for what I think is great in a project car. So let's not beat around the bush. Let's read the AD. Nineteen Sixty Eight Dodge coronet superbeet twelve thousand five hundred dollars, Omaha Nebraska. West Virginia car original numbers matching three, eighty three or four speed tags still intact on transmission rear end and carburetor includes vendor tag and bill. She cleaned Nebraska title needs complete restoration does not run, but motor spins free folks. What we have right here is the quintessential ratty mobile muscle car a nineteen, sixty eight super be the first year for Dodge Budget Street brawler aimed at the youth enthusiast market during the rise of the muscle car era and the answer to Plymouth. Road runner folks, I love Super Bees and I really WanNa have one in my collection someday. I've actually thought about not even getting a new challenger and just finding an old super be that I could build a modernized A. Twelve with modern Hammy in a six pack Efi setup just because the idea that car sounds really cool to me. But of course, this is a nineteen, sixty eight so while it wouldn't necessarily make a good h well, tribute car, it would still make one hell of a cool ratty Mo- par with a modern power plant but I digress this be would be an awesome project car for someone or heck you know get it running and drive the wheels off of this car has perfect sunburned Patina and I'm not sure why but faded bumble bee stripes awesome on these old ratty Radebe's, and they really kick up the cool factor on these ratty mopeds for me especially with the super vs because. In my opinion and has one of the greatest graphic patches of all time on the rear tail end of it. It's got the Bumblebee Stripe and it's got the circle this a superbeing it's got the super be in it. I. Just think it's really cool. But this car is numbers matching, which is amazing and even more amazing is that this thing still has the tags on the Trans rear end and carb not to mention that even has the fender tags still attached and. You know. The picture of this thing shows under the seat is an amazingly, well preserved build sheet, which is really really cool. I, mean what's not to like about this thing? It even has a clean title for God sakes the engine isn't stuck, which is good but it doesn't run, which means it doesn't drive but you know what I like about that the low price of twelve thousand dollars you know twelve, thousand, five hundred were being specific but let's be real as long as the engine ain't stuck. You know as well as I do that the odds of getting this old Mo- par fired up are definitely in our favor. And Hey did I mention this four speed man I'm about to liquidate all of my Mo- pars and head out to Nebraska and get this thing if it hasn't already sold by the time, this episode airs you know what I mean. But of course, kidding but nobody wants to buy my junk on. There's cool cars out there like this that still need to be saved but this car you know it does need work all over the place. The interior exterior under the hood, the suspension, and I'm sure it's all pretty extensive work but the car is complete and you know that alone makes it a great project in my opinion because it's hard enough to find numbers matching project car let alone project super be that has a lot of the necessary things for documentation for nearly ten thousand dollars. You know what? I mean this twelve five that's not bad. That's not a far stretch from ten. You know I've seen projects, superbeets and CORONET RT's and chargers you know. Closer to twenty thousand or even in some cases over twenty thousand well over twenty thousand. So for twelve, thousand, five, hundred, I'm not complaining. But of course, I'd like to get it for ten grand but you know me, I'm a low baller but I think you'd be really hard pressed to find something equivalent in the market right now for around the same price for a car that's complete like this. But if there are any out there that you Nov, let me know because I'd love to check them out feature right here project the week you know folks. Told thousand five hundred dollars in my opinion this is a great by for a really cool car. This is one of those instances where once again I'm a day late in about twelve thousand, four, hundred, ninety, nine dollars short because I would love to have this car and I would absolutely pay single penny. The seller wants for this thing without thinking twice and you may be out there thinking you know. Chris you're crazy. But Hey, I'm well aware of just how crazy I am any penny less than the asking price for this be is just steel in my book but in all seriousness I hope someone out there listening to this you know jumps on the Mo- part facebook page finds the car and makes a deal on it to save it. So that's project
Direct Connections With Jonny Mopar
"Did we talk about your road runner on the first episode, we did together of the show I. Don't want why don't you tell us the story? Yes. Aside from chargers and burnt up Khuda. Johnny and a whole host of other MO- pars. Johnny has also had a really awesome dude. You're roadrunners bad, ass. Tell us about your road. I remember seeing the pictures of it for the first time and I'm like. Hey, you have too many cool cars that I want. So. Tell us about that. Awesome roadrunner. This is the ratty one right the blue. Absolutely that okay. Man That card if I could find that exact car right now, I'd be a very happy man but. Tell us tell us the whole story about the road. All right. So Up in the high desert, which is I think it's like Apple Valley area out here. Not You know not that you would know where this is but anyway, it's it's it's a little bit of a stretch to get there from where I lived but I think it was in the recycler craigslist or something? I'm not even sure craigslist was around back then but I found this seventy roadrunner right And it was pretty sketchy description and stuff and I call the guy and he's like ads. Pretty. Roach Dow. But it does run. It's a three car I'm like all right has tiktok tack in it unlike. Allen go check this thing out so I was just dating my wife back. Then you know so I I I cook stir into going for a drive. You know a road trip up to go check out this car. And get there and it's like this. Lavender primer color in somebody rattled canned stripe on the hood. Had the Bulge Hood. And but Iran. And I was like, Oh, by had, we'll flares in the back which I didn't And I think I think I paid. I want to say was like Fifteen hundred bucks to two thousand dollars somewhere in there. Drug at home. And then I didn't like the color. So I black primaried the whole thing and then I drove it around a little bit but I didn't have it long and then I was starting to chip out the crap and you know the flares and the wheel wells the hated it, and then it's like, oh. God. Why did I opened this up just nasty like they just they just got in there with like sheet metal cutters and just like peeled the medal up and then just mud it you know. Was Nasty and then the right rear corner that car. It had been hit and then so somebody cut a clip off of another car I'm thinking a four door. And like grafted it into the car, they did a terrible job of doing it. So I I was just like this way too much for me. I'm I'm not gonNA take on the project like this so I think it was probably the recycler. Anyway this guy from same area Apple Valley calls me up. He's a tow truck driver and he's like a he was yeah a I I know that car seen that car up here stopped trying to buy that car that guy wouldn't sell it for years and years, and he's like, how did you get a hold of it and I'm like it was in the recycler He's I can't believe I. missed it. You know. So anyways, he goes. Well, he didn't have eating the money, but he's like, would you be interested in a trade and I'm like I don't know like what do you got? You know he's listing off the one hundreds and you know some bodies like Darts and Whatever Who wants a dart when he can get chargers all the time for not? Exactly. Exactly. So unlike No not interested. He goes well, I got a I got a sixty nine road runner and I go. He goes with doesn't have drive train in it, but you know it's five blue and. I go. Sounds interesting. I'd be interested in that and he goes I. Go dude this car is rough. The seventy is rough 'cause. I've really like seventy seventies on my favorite. Described everything wrong with the car. I think it had three fifty five's in it but anyway, he's like well, can you come up and can I check out the car because I was really Skeptical that he would be interested in trading for it. Right so I, I, drive a met him. I went like three quarters of the way up there, and then he met me because he was working he was actually he showed up in a tow truck. We met like right off the freeway. You know he's checking out the car and he's like I want I'm interested and I'm like all right cool and he goes well. Come back up on the weekend and all I had was like a really sketchy picture. Of the Blue Road runner, the sixty nine.
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"He's the guy that's telling everybody what to do but I don't report to him I report to the engineering side of the production line right and then out of the blue one day 'cause he knows I like Mo Pars, it's no big secret everybody. There knows what I'm into. You know it's usually t shirts got something on him. And he goes. He tells me one day he goes you ever hear of a little place called creative industries. And I'm like. A kid yeah. I've heard of creative industries like to hear somebody layman like. Out of the Mo par world even mentioned that it's like that's such a a small little niche you know. The average guy doesn't know what creative industries about if you if you're Mo- person, you probably do especially if you're into Daytonas right Right I don't know about the modern guys I don't know of. Nobody. Well, older school guys for sure. So this guy goes on to tell me that he goes. Yeah. My my best friend when I was a kid, his dad worked at creative industries as a painter. So, like do all kinds of stuff but they were, they were the ones getting the Tony. So I think when Chrysler would send them the cars they would send him just the car and they were putting the nose in the wings on the car and they were painting to match the rest of the car you know and I think he said that. I can't remember exactly I. Don't know if it was another friend but he was like in that area you know Woodward Street they he would. He told me. I can't remember if it was the same guy and somehow connected, but one of his buddies dad's worked at. AMC. And he says, yeah, they would give us the keys to like the AMEX and go out there Woodward Street and just race with it and he's like it was it was bad ass and I'm just like are you kidding me? Like what are the odds this guy is? Older guy in California. Working on a production line with me, you know it's it's just a small world is crazy how?.
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
"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
"mo pars" Discussed on Talking Mopars
"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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"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.