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Post by Lilien on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:15 pm

Watch the birth of a ‘69 Boss Mustang with a 777hp engine from Mario Andretti’s Can-Am race car



It's a custom build by an incredibly talented and enthusiastic chap called Bodie Stroud. It's unique for many reasons, but mainly because it's got one of the rarest and most powerful engines ever to be put in a first-gen ‘Stang.

It's one of just ten engines developed for Mario Andretti's 1969 Can-Am racer, a 494-cubic-inch V8 that's dyno'd at 777 horsepower. It was a monster in the race car and even more of one when slotted into a road car. To make sure that power didn't make the muscle car a hedge-magnet, Bodie fabricated a custom chassis with a body-on-frame design that features a unique air suspension setup and exhaust set up. It's also had its roof chopped, wings widened and had some sticky big tyres popped on the back to make it look like a Funny Car. A.K.A awesome.

Watch how it was made below. But grab a tissue (we're sure they're near your keyboard) to mop up your drool, as your mouth will probably be open for the whole five minutes.


http://vimeo.com/54510052#
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Post by Deej on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:19 pm

I do love your enthusiasm. Yeah, this car is dyn-o-mite. The difference between you and me though is I was just legal to drive when this came out. Needless to say, I could not afford one, but I always dreamed.

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Post by Lilien on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:42 pm

I am not a reckless driver, neither do I enjoy a speed driving (and I am living close to deutch autobahn), especially when I have someone in the car. But this car is surely my dream. Actually to be honest my dream is Mustang with Boss 429 engine, but I could live with this baby too.

But in reality the car that could fit me nicely is Audi Q7. Only problem I have with it is that all models only have only automatic transmission. For me car without manual transmission is not a car. I simply don't enjoy it when I don't control the gears. But still Q7 with his engine and beauty takes my breath away.



I love karavans and SUVs for every day driving. But Mustang '69 will never stop to be my dream.

My father in law owns Triumph Spitfire. He is my best pall.

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Post by Deej on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:18 pm

YES, YES, YES. I love manual transmissions, they last longer, they work better and the car responds more smoothly. I hate that auto maker's are not offering them much any more.

This is my dream vehicle -



I have the 2000, two door model, this is the one I want before they stop making them.

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Post by Lilien on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:31 pm

Ohh Nice!

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Post by BassGuitarGirl on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:35 pm

I do love the classic style mustang! The newer models aren't as...can't find the word...cool?
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Post by BassGuitarGirl on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:37 pm

The Honda Ridgeline has been on my radar recently.
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Post by BassGuitarGirl on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:40 pm

The new mustang. Nice, but not a classic:
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Post by Lilien on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:15 am

I am a Ford lover, but I am not at all amazed by new mustang. Actually I don't even love any generation except the First Mustang Generation.

First generation (1964–1973) - and here I only love 1969 the 429 Boss series.
Second generation (1974–1978)
Third generation (1979–1993)
Fourth generation (1994–2004)
Fifth generation (2005–2014)

BassGirl, that Honda really looks nice. But I was never overly attracted to Honda cause they in most of the cases have that square design when it comes to SUVs. I love a beauty with bit of curves.
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Post by PaulaO on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:59 pm

Gasp! A Ford lover!? How...how could you! It's over between us.

Okay, that's over. Seriously, I've had one Ford and I liked it but it wasn't the usual Ford. It was a police sedan with a fantastic engine, big carb, and was far too fast.

I've been looking at the Chevy Equinox. We're thinking my chair might fit in the back. But more than likely we will get a Subaru Forrester. Ha, as if we could afford it.

I drive a 2003 Chevy S10 crew cab truck. Love it. If Lorna would stop wrecking it, it should outlive me.

Lorna, however, drives a '99 Subaru wagon. She uses it on the mail route so there's nothing at all nice about it. Beat up, scratched up, fugly. But, it goes where other cars and trucks cannot. I used to worry about her out on snowy days until one night we were in town and it started snowing bad. We were with Joella at the vet. They knocked her out to put a cast on her leg but then wouldn't wake up enough to release her. And the snow is just coming down. Finally, we talk them into just carrying her out to the car on a stretcher and letting us take her home. I know THEY wanted to get home, too. Our usual 20-25 minute drive took 1 hr 45 minutes. That car never once spun or swerved, just kept on going. More and more cars were getting stuck but Lorna just drove around them. By the time we were coming up the mountain at the house, just one car was in front of us. They didn't make it. We just kept going. Made it home, unloaded poor Joella, and Lorna had a beer!
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Post by Deej on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:21 pm

I would have needed a case of beer after that. :lol: That's how I feel about my Jeep. I've passed other cars that are supposed to be good in bad weather, they're stuck and I can keep going. <phew>

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Post by ElaineB on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:28 am

I've had pretty good luck with my Toyota Corollas in the snow but god help me if I get stuck behind some idiot. One of my worst experiences was a couple winters ago when we had all that snow. Now that I drive to work, I've had to remember there are routes you take when the weather is good and ones you avoid when the weather is bad. I forgot that and headed up a hill. I could have made it if the cars in front of me had kept going, but no, someone had to stop. DON'T FUCKING STOP ON A HILL!

So not only could I not get up the hill, I had to get back down. But there were more cars behind me. I don't quite remember how I did it, but eventually I got turned around and went back down. That was a nightmare commute.

Since then I've put snow tires on the front. Worked like a charm last year and this year I've avoided driving in the snow by either working from home or the storms have hit on weekends.

I think my absolute worst experience was in the 1990s, driving to Boston from Connecticut in a blizzard on I-95, one of the worst roads on the planet in good weather. That was one Toyota ago. Cars spun out. It was a manual so I never had to hit the brakes. When I got home I found my radiator was a block of ice.

My first car was a rear-wheel-drive Dodge Colt (really a Mitsubishi). I worked for a pet store so I put a hundred pounds of bird gravel in the trunk in the winter. I had a paper route too and was often out before the plows. Only got stuck once, in someone's driveway, but I had a shovel (still have it, trusty old coal shovel). One morning I was driving down a main route--divided highway--and was suddenly faced with a 10-foot-tall wall of snow. The plow had taken the turnaround. I had no choice but to follow and circle back. The next pass he continued so I made it through. I loved being out before dawn! Saw some amazing sunrises.
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Post by Deej on Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:27 am

E, your story reminds of a time back in I think '93. I was working 46 miles from home at the time. Thankfully I had a Datsun with front wheel drive. I was out on a business lunch with my boss, in a bar. We never saw the snow start, it was 3:00 PM by the time the deal was set with our customers and I still had to get my Boss back to his car. <sigh>

I called home said I was on my way at 3:30PM, I made it home at 11:30 PM and got stuck at the top of our hill. Had to ram my car into a snow mound so it wouldn't be in the middle of the street. I walked down the block to our apartment. Remember this was before cell phones, and I didn't dare stop along the way for fear. My battery kicked out twice while stuck in traffic, I had to keep getting out to scrap my windshield, but I was determined. :lol: I finally made it home as I said. Lee was so nervous she kept cooking while waiting. She made pea soup, (one of my favorites) tune salad sandwiches, (which I hate) a roast with mashed potatoes and veggies. I still tease her about it.

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Post by ElaineB on Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:53 pm

I need a wife who cooks when she's nervous! LOL

God, what a tale.

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Post by Deej on Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:13 pm

I have many, many funny stories about Lee, I'm just pacing myself. :shock:

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Post by ElaineB on Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:42 pm

Careful. She might be able to catch you with that new hip.

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Post by Deej on Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:34 pm

Yup, you're right.

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Post by PaulaO on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:12 am

Lorna's got a tough Pennsylvania Dutch work ethic. Luckily though, the Southern mentality has weathered it down. There was one time she wad damned determined to deliver the mail. She would pull up to a box and use a tire iron to pound on the box to break the ice, open it, put in the mail, and go on to the next box. But after an hour, her arm gave out so she came back. Meanwhile, everyone else had made it back and two of the guys were getting their big truck ready with chains and ropes, thinking Lorna was stuck somewhere. Everyone else had gone out, done about ten boxes, and came back in.

The route she has now, she knows better on where to stop and turn around. She has probably the hilliest route. Going up each one, she has a set of boxes she uses as markers. If they have ice, she turns around.

She had a real mail vehicle once. We called it Christine. That thing was determined to kill her.

She's gone through, wow, I guess four Subarus, a GMC Eagle, a Chevy Blazer, two big 4 door sedans, a Nissan Sentra (what she had when she started working at the post office), and I feel like I've missed one somewhere.
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Post by Lilien on Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:04 pm

PaulaO wrote:Gasp! A Ford lover!? How...how could you! It's over between us.

I told Athena I bet my ass off that Paula will come when she sees this thread and kick my ass. I remember how much you ''love'' Ford.
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Post by Proofrdr on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:21 pm

I still pine for a Porsche. And in a car like that, I do like to drive fast...very fast. :oops:
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Post by BassGuitarGirl on Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:52 pm

Proof, your Porsche is blocking my view of the mountains!
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Post by Proofrdr on Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:48 am

What mountains? ;)
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