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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-08-2015, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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A day at the drags....
The 1974 Chrysler by Chrysler 245 Hemi 6 we bought off ebay 2 months ago was about to hit the dragstrip after weeks of solid work cutting out rust and massaging minor dents,then a respray in original colour Star Bronze metallic acrylic, buffed up to a shine!
We had flown to Melbourne then caught a train back up to Albury so my lady could hand over her tax-refund money to buy this rare piece of Aussie Mopar history, she had been craving a Mopar ever since I let her run my '66 slant 6 Valiant down the strip at a club day 6 months previous, she ran a couple of 17 second passes on the day, but I sold the car as it wasn't really up to standard as a keeper.
Since then we had our eyes open for a decent car at the right price.
This car is the result of an ebay gamble, a plane flight, a road trip, and countless hours of hard work.
The payoff was about to happen...
Then the servicing and tuning, getting the brakes up to scratch, upholstery work on a badly sagged drivers seat....fixing up a few years of neglect...she passed inspection and licensed for the road
We were up early to drive out to the track, got there just as it opened.
After forms filled out, money paid, helmet check and numbers put on the windows it was out for her first qualifying pass a [email protected],
next pass a 20.0 then a 19.7
For the last qualifying run I removed the air filter element to get maximum airflow and then as she came up to the burnout water that had previously been driven around, I pointed for her to do a small burnout, which she did.
The car left the line a bit soon pulling a red light
but she kept the pedal to the metal to record a devilishly quick [email protected]
Shortly the first round of the bracket racing commenced with her nominating a time of 19.00 as her dial-in (I thought it a fair bet she wouldn't chop any more than half a second off her best so far)
She lined up against a similar year Chrysler coupe running a 265 Hemi 6 sporting a 4 barrel double pumper carb, he had dialed in at 15.8
My girl cut a .042 reaction and a 3.0 sixty foot and was off for a seemingly leisurely drive down the strip.
3.2 seconds handicap later the white 265 coupe launched in hot pursuit of our bronze 245 4-door.....
He got the win light crossing the finish first and I hot-footed it around to the return road to console her even though she ran her best of [email protected]
I got to the return road as the white coupe came past and then my girl in her star-bronze 4-door Chrysler....she was beaming and waving hysterically...I stuck my thumb out feigning to be hitch-hiking and she picked me up.
As I got in she excitedly told me that the coupe had broke out (ran quicker than his nominated dial in) and therefore she took the win and was through to the next round!
As we waited in the staging lanes for the quicker cars to run through the next round we could see ominous dark clouds closing in fast, then a flash of lightning!
Just as a Top Fuel Hemi powered front engine dragster was about to run a pass it started sprinkling, then heavier...we waited in hope it would blow over but it didn't look good...five minutes later with no reprieve of the rain the event was called off.
We parked back on the grass in the show n shine area, lots of people leaving, we hung around checking out some of the big-hitter Cudas, Challengers, Chargers, Super-Bees, and Coronets.
Animals with blown Hemis and tunnel-rammed dual quad 440's
massive slicks and wild paint jobs. As well as the Aussie variants of Mopar-madness that were there in big numbers hoping to run low numbers.
I replaced our air-filter element, checked the oil and then we headed back home to my workshop.
Another fantastic day!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-08-2015, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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A few more pix, the watermarked ones from a pro-photographers website.
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Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
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Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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and for all you Mopar-freaks out there a few more.
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Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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MbX soooo cool mate, love reading your story, how many kilometers was the car from your house from where you bought it ? Post some pictures of your garage when you fixed her up ?

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MbX soooo cool mate, love reading your story, how many kilometers was the car from your house from where you bought it ? Post some pictures of your garage when you fixed her up ?

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For you BP6666VR.....OK Mate, well we flew Gold Coast to Melbourne 2 hrs on a plane then 3 hours on a train back up to Albury then a 1300 kilometer drive home, we stayed off the main roads and made a road trip even more interesting, switching from LPG to petrol when we needed power and flicking back to LPG once cruising, she hadnt run on gasoline for so long the carby flooded every time we slowed for a town, then stalled leaving me with no power steering or power brakes!....interesting
An interesting stop along the way when I spotted a B-double semi loaded with Mopar Parts...what a perfect photo opportunity not to be missed...I wheeled the Chrysler back around in a u-turn and into the roadside truck parking bay (pix to follow)
A roadside tune up at Yass with a fresh set of spark plugs saw the Hemi 245 singing a slightly happier song but we still had dramas running slowly on juice....once up to speed though it was smooth sailing and Chryslers top of the line luxo-cruiser was in its element eating up the Aussie backroads in a style that would've made Mad Max proud!
The run from Glen Innes to Grafton late at night with skippy everywhere was a nightmare and after much slow running at 30mph we pulled in near a creek at Jackadjery for a much needed sleep, I took the back seat and got 4 hours sleep to awake refreshed to a foggy morning sunrise, then back on the road.
Amazingly we drove back into my workshop a mere two days after flying out.
The work was about to start!
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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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I am so jealous. I am a total Mopar freak. Love the pics!!!
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I'm a mopar freak too. I would love to see some pictures of the 6 cylinder hemi. I heard you guys had them but I've never seen one. I've had several mopars but my current one is the best so far. A 2015 Challanger 392 6 speed. Before that 2012 charger 392 super bee. My wife drives a 2009 charger RT with the 345 hemi. My first car was a 1974 Dodge Dart sport with a 318. Plus a bunch of others over the years.
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Best of all Mopar.

Dukes of Hazzerd, the first series of course, when we were young, not the new movies, etc.
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I'm a mopar freak too. I would love to see some pictures of the 6 cylinder hemi. I heard you guys had them but I've never seen one. I've had several mopars but my current one is the best so far. A 2015 Challanger 392 6 speed. Before that 2012 charger 392 super bee. My wife drives a 2009 charger RT with the 345 hemi. My first car was a 1974 Dodge Dart sport with a 318. Plus a bunch of others over the years.
here's what wiki has to say
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Hemi-6_Engine

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Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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Thanks for sharing. Since the 245 was not offered her.....Could you post a picture of it please??

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