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Getting the Project Car Bug Again

Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by SMS, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. swampratt

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    Not bad for a Harley but like most situations Harley needs to step up their game.
    E bike is nothing new and with the technology today I would expect Harley would want to be on top and they are not.
    They are good at spending money on advertising though and that does sell stuff.

    Here are some other E motorcycles that will run much quicker and a lot faster.
    https://www.energicamotorusa.com/

    https://www.electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=8856.0

    https://lightningmotorcycle.com/product/specifications/

    If you are like me and have a thirst for top speed that last one will get the thirst quenched.
    My 1985 Honda V65 did the 1/4 in 11.51 @ 117 with my 200lb butt on it and I could hit 167 MPH in 3/4 of a mile.
    My Nova would out run my V65 in the 1/4 and top speed.

    The current engine in the works for my 47 dodge truck is hopefully going to trump those Nova numbers.
    Another naturally aspirated SBC.
     
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    I read somewhere the other day where a 71' Hemi Cuda convertible sold at an auction for $3.5 million. Only 11 were built like it and 9 of those were shipped over seas. This was one of the 2 US sold ones. A shaker hood Hemi Cuda is the crown jewel of muscle cars to me.
     
  3. Shoot Summ

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    It will change you forever, the instant torque/pull from 0 is an incredible feel.

    Watch some of the videos on the Zombie EV Mustang conversion from the shop in Austin, TX, roasts the back tires at 70mph.
     
  4. MR.T.

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    You are mostly correct, I believe;
    Of the 11 built, 2 were sent to Canada, leaving 9 left in the United States.
    That 3.5 million one was a 1 of 1 out of those 9 because of the color combo.
    Still ridiculous for a car to sell (actually be bought) for that much IMO.
    I've seen 1 real '71 Hemi Cuda Convertible in my life. It wasn't even one of the cars auctioned in the million dollar range. But it was very nice, owner said not perfect (but looked perfect to me) & the owner had tight security in place to protect it. I don't think he ever drove it & enjoyed it.
     
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  5. MR.T.

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    This is true. & I'm still not sure why.
    Mopars are definitely twice the cost to restore as other equally condition brand X Vehicles.
    [I've always said that to restore B-body Mopar, it will cost twice as much a Chevy, & 10 times as much as a ford. Cause fords are a dime a dozen anywhere you go.]
    E-body Mopars are even costlier.
    A-body Mopare are fun.
    C-body Mopars are huge, hard to find parts for, & hard to find cause alot of people used them up in Demo Derbys in the 90s & 2000s. But they look great when finished.
     
  6. cjjtulsa

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    LOL - you couldn't be more wrong. GM products are far and away the most common, and cheapest cars to restore. 60s Fords were on 2-year designs, and their idiot engineers rarely made anything that would interchange with other years. I've got a 65 Mercury Comet that could use quarter panels at "a dime a dozen", along with a 70 Torino that could use good, rust-free front fenders. Ford DID make more than just the Mustang. Bet I could find repro fenders for a 70 Road Runner before I could find them for a 70 Torino.....
     
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    I do say that as a "joke",
    To all my ford friends.
     
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    Lord how I wish it was true!
     
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    Saw a project ‘65 Cuda for sale recently. I don’t have the space to work on it & arthritic hands make it even tougher. Always wanted to have one though.
     
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    During the Mecum auction of the Cuda the guy said it was one of only two sold in the US
     

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