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Well, I got a few projects, but I just noticed the new Project Car forum and thought I would toss mine in....

Just bought it today...... freshly rebuilt engine and transmission, it has sat in a garage since 1991.....

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Sick. That's a tight whip!

MOre photos please!

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Yup. Indeed. "Euro-Mopar"

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Interior pics from today, I think it's obviously a good thing this car sat in a closed garage for the last 17 years, the interior isn't that bad to be honest, needs some work, but I have work galore already.... LOL

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More round holes in the dash than a G-body Grand Prix. :lol:

Love it... let's see that Mopar block... 440 cu. in. right?

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440 HP engine, steel crank and all.... The engine is completely rebuilt and the tranny too, but it has to come out down the road and get some serious detailing, it wasn't done for looks... hahaha

I already got it running...

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Cool...I love old British cars... back in Ohio, near my Mom's place is a white '60s Cortina...it's been sitting outside a garage in this small Ohio town for at least 15 years...would love to have the time and place to tinker with it.

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Very cool.

Almost like the grandfather of the Porsche 928....

(who's designer, BTW: credited the AMC Pacer for the rear end!)

Now that is a hybrid I'd love to own! :)

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Now another question: wht the heck is that '39/'40-ish pre-war car facing it in the interior shot? :wub:

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Now another question: wht the heck is that '39/'40-ish pre-war car facing it in the interior shot? :wub:

It's a Coupe I've had since the early 80's.

Here ya go Sixty8panther, this Jensen isn't waht my buddies call "bland".

They all call it UGLY.

:wavey:

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hahahah... how could I forget about your crazy UK-USA hybrid?

No matter if people call it ugly it's SOMETHING other than boring.

While I wouldn't call it gorgeous in terms of styling it's def. cool

as hell considering its' rarity, powerplant & near-exotic status in

the weird/independant category....

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1940s design, pre-war coupe, a REAL coupe: CHECK ./

Fat fenders: CHECK ./

Big-cube, honkin', built up Vee-eight under the hood: CHECK ./

Chromed/stainless/billett go-fast bolt ons: CHECK ./

Deeeeeeeeee-eeeee-eeeeep dish rears shod in M/Ts: CHECK ./

Can you guys excuse me for a sec... I need a cold shower.

:cheers:

This kind of thread is why C&G is my home on the 'net

despite all the threads about modern $h!boxes that raise

my blood pressure & piss me off.

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Awww I like that. What in the hell is it? And what is under the hood?

I'm guessing, based on the photo of a Pre-war

car nose sticking out of the garage eariler in

this thread, and what definately looks to be

'39-'40 Mopar fenders & greenhouse, that this

is the same car, which would make it a 1939

Dodge coupe (no idea of series etc...)

As far as the motor, based on the limited info

in the pic... halibrand injection does not really

give any hints, same for valve covers etc...

that there's a Mopar wedge motor under that

butterfly hood... 440? (based on distributor)

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Awww I like that. What in the hell is it? And what is under the hood?

It's a 1940 Plymouth Coupe.

I've had it since I was a youngin, it used to be 440 powered....... I picked up my now wife in high school in the car.. but it looked like this.... "little" N50-15s... LOL

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I've gone with a 484ci engine with EFI this time, I've never built anything with EFI before so this is all new to me. Accel genVII with a dual sync distributor and a wideband. Sounded like jibberish when I first started buying stuff. LOL

It's got Wilwoods all four corners, never had brakes that worked before! :AH-HA_wink: hahaha

The cage was good until 7.50 when it was built, but now it's good until 8.50 because of rule changes. It won't go that fast anyways.

Barton built the engine, John Cope did the tranny, I built almost all the rest, even the A arms, headers, exhaust, dash, fuel cell, etc etc etc

They are Pro Trac 515s on the rear for the street, I have slicks on spare rims for seeing what I can break at the track...

Under construction photos only.... sorry!

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I have a little bit left to get it running, these pics are taken a couple of years ago, I still have to get it running and strip it completely down one more time for paint....

Before I get old I hope.... lol

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I'm guessing, based on the photo of a Pre-war

car nose sticking out of the garage eariler in

this thread, and what definately looks to be

'39-'40 Mopar fenders & greenhouse, that this

is the same car, which would make it a 1939

Dodge coupe (no idea of series etc...)

As far as the motor, based on the limited info

in the pic... halibrand injection does not really

give any hints, same for valve covers etc...

that there's a Mopar wedge motor under that

butterfly hood... 440? (based on distributor)

EFI Hilborn injected 484 Hemi.

It's the first car I've built that I didn't build the engine myself!!

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wow.... must have been tired or sleep deprived, hilborn, of course. :P

You Sir, are a true car enthusiast!

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Well this is an old thread!

lol

The Jensen has been my daily driver for a couple of years now, I redid the brakes, suspension, pulled the engine apart and redid it, then insured it and drove the pants off it. Pulls hard, drives nice, I am truly impressed.

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Awesome to drive such a classic as a daily! Glad you are back to posting again! You should add your cars to the C&G Garage!

Thanks Oldsmoboi! Added a couple pics of the Jensen... not sure where the Garage is though! lol

I moved, which was a huge process, and now I actually have a place to work on cars!!!

I picked up another "weirdo" Dodge too.. I'll have to post pics... It's almost on the road but it's not a "desirable MoPar". Still fun!

How is everybody??!

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