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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Default That sharp car was driven like this?

I am pretty sure if someone does this in their car, they didn't restore it. Don't get me wrong it looks like fun till I figure the melted tire on my quarter and all the chips I now have to repair and a new set of dual red bans. That being said, this man is enjoying his car.

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 10:43 AM
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i have full intentions of doing that to my car i'm restoring.

i'll probably clip on some protectors and protect the lower quarter before doing that or before hitting the drag strip though.
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You have to admit it sounded a healthy car.

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I guess it boils down to maturity, I am still a kid myself.

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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by restorationightmare View Post
I am pretty sure if someone does this in their car, they didn't restore it.
I'm restoring ours and it will be driven hard and may see some track time of some kind.
These cars are meant to driven and the more spirited driving the better....

It is a sin to let these cars sit. I feel sooo much sadness for those people who have non driven concurs cars thinking they are enjoying themselves owning a boat anchor.

Too each his own, but your not getting the full experience of owning a car if it is not driven like it is meant to be.

That includes beating the piss out of it and putting her away wet at times.

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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 01:35 PM
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If you plan this sort of thing ahead of time you can smear some Vaseline on the quarters behind the wheels. Then all the rubber bits just wipe right off. My problem is such stuff always seems to be spontaneous.
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With somewhere in the neighborhood of 600hp, TKO 5 speed transmission, 4.11 gears with a Detroit True Trac, and a heavy duty driveline with traction bars, I most certainly intend to drag race my car, road race it, and do burnouts. I've done every bit of work on my car so far with the exception of engine machine work. I've built my car to run.

With all that said. I'll do those things at the appropriate times in the appropriate places. I'll drag race it at the track, road race it on a road course and do burnouts on private property where I'm allowed to do that. Not out in a public location. The video in question appears to have been made in a culdesac (sp?) where there was a parked car. Not a good place to do that. Loose control just a little bit and he might have smacked that parked car or a curb.

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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 01:49 PM
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That there is good ol' fashioned FUN!


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Not only do I do THAT, but I track the hell out my 66 as well. If you spend all the time worrying about scratches, chips and dirt, you'll never enjoy the car to its full potential, IMHO.

and I DID restore my car!


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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 04:57 PM
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Absolutely! That's what PAM was invented for. Just liberally spray the bottoms of the quarters beforehand so the bits of rubber will wipe right off.

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I'm hoping to get to that point at some time.... currently, I'm still trying to feel the stang out so that I can gauge what it can do without tearing anything up...
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That video is why my teenager and my 22 yo won't have copies of my keys!

Now I may get a wild hair now and then, but I built everything.

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Lol...I already need to do a blow in on some chipped areas and my paint is less than 6 months old.

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It's important to remember that if you fixed it once, you can fix it again.
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I built mine from a total pile of junk once.... anything I do to it can be built again... it has been to the strip, many burnouts, etc. and it still runs and drives great.....

Everything I build gets driven hard.... I decided that I would build things to last early, as my now 19yo son is not very easy on equipment (alot like me my wife and mom say)... LOL

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