Videokarma.org

Go Back   Videokarma.org TV - Video - Vintage Television & Radio Forums > Things with Motors

We appreciate your help

in keeping this site going.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-21-2015, 06:53 PM
drh4683's Avatar
drh4683 drh4683 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,086
A Lineup of Big Mopars

Our favorite annual local car show was yesterday, September 20th. The 15th annual Shermerfest car show in Northbrook, IL. My father along with two good friends enjoyed a nice cool sunny day under the trees for the annual show with our quad of C-Body Mopars all together!

(From L to R: 1972 Plymouth Fury III, 1971 Plymouth Fury III, 1970 Chrysler New Yorker, 1965 Chrysler Newport)

IMG_20150920_162145421c by drh4683, on Flickr
__________________
I tolerate the present by living in the past...
To see drh4683's photo page, click here
To see drh4683's youtube page, click here
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-21-2015, 09:04 PM
Olorin67 Olorin67 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 883
Nice!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-21-2015, 09:26 PM
Charlie's Avatar
Charlie Charlie is offline
On Land
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Warren, TX
Posts: 2,555
That's a lot of iron! Awesome!
__________________
Charlie Trahan


He who dies with the most toys still dies.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-21-2015, 09:54 PM
Sandy G's Avatar
Sandy G Sandy G is offline
Spiteful Old Cuss
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Rogersville, Tennessee
Posts: 8,862
My Uncle's best bud was the Mopar dealer here in Greater Bugtussle, so Karl had quite a few of 'em. The earliest was a 1961 300, the next was a '66 Newport, then a '73-74 BIG Chrysler, & finally a Gran Voyager. The '61 was Tres Kewl, at least me, as a 4-5 yr old squirt thought so. The instrument pod was this huge "Globe-shaped affair" that had all the gauges lit up at night. Real Sci-Fi lookin' stuff !
__________________
Benevolent Despot
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-21-2015, 09:58 PM
JBL GUY JBL GUY is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 138
Very nice!

Thanks for the picture.
Reply With Quote
Audiokarma
  #6  
Old 09-22-2015, 02:34 AM
WISCOJIM WISCOJIM is online now
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,560
Makes me wish I'd kept my 1970 Fury III convertible.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Olorin67 Olorin67 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 883
You need an Imperial to complete the lineup I have a '69 Newport, but its been sitting a long time..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-22-2015, 03:09 PM
jsowers's Avatar
jsowers jsowers is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Lexington, NC
Posts: 70
That's a great picture. It brings back memories of Driver's Ed for me, in a 1971 Plymouth Fury I. All four of these nice cars look to have the turn signal monitors up front that so many Chrysler Corp. cars had back in the day.

Another memory is the unique sound those Mopar starters made when cranking. Some likened it to a Dominecker Rooster crowing. We had a 1964 Dodge Dart and that sound is very familiar to me.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-22-2015, 06:11 PM
Username1's Avatar
Username1 Username1 is offline
Not sure how I got here.
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County NY
Posts: 3,458
Yup - Often while watching old tv movies & shows I would yell out "That's not a Dodge
Starter !" when they dubbed in a sound while editing, and it was the wrong type of
sound for the car in the scene.....

Nice fleet of cars you guys got there !

.
__________________
Yes you can call me "Squirrel boy"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-22-2015, 06:58 PM
Olorin67 Olorin67 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 883
It depends on the year and spec of the car. Most mopars in that era had the reduction gear starter that was so distinctive, but some models, especially ones with manual transmissions sometimes had the older style direct drive starter that was used by Chrysler in the 50's. , at least up until the early 70s, according to factory manuals. That one sounded more like a GM starter.
Reply With Quote
Audiokarma
  #11  
Old 09-22-2015, 08:38 PM
Sandy G's Avatar
Sandy G Sandy G is offline
Spiteful Old Cuss
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Rogersville, Tennessee
Posts: 8,862
Down here they called it the "Highland Park Hummingbird..."
__________________
Benevolent Despot
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-07-2016, 12:39 AM
Geoff Bourquin Geoff Bourquin is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Northwest Washington State
Posts: 365
I have an '83 Dodge van with a slant 6. The starter looks the same as all the other Mopar iron I have driven, but it sure sounds different. I figure it must have something to do with how the sound moves through the different shape engine block. The previous rigs had 318, 360 and 440s and they sounded pretty much alike. The slant has gone through at least half a dozen starters in the last 300K+ miles and none sounded anything like the starters on the V8s.

Last edited by Geoff Bourquin; 01-07-2016 at 10:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-07-2016, 06:25 PM
Titan1a Titan1a is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Posts: 255
My first "real car was a 1963 Plymouth Fury with a 318 Torqueflite. At 55 mph it got 20 mpg. Solid and dependable. They just don't make them like that anymore!
__________________
Rick (Sparks) Ethridge
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-07-2016, 10:11 PM
Geoff Bourquin Geoff Bourquin is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Northwest Washington State
Posts: 365
My Grandma had a '63 Fury 318/2bbl-BBD/727. Great car, except I never liked the pushbutton shifter. IIRC, it had a single brake master cylinder. Didn't bother me 40 years ago but the idea sort of scares me now. 4 wheel drum brakes too. Even so, it was a great car
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-07-2016, 10:30 PM
rca2000's Avatar
rca2000 rca2000 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: cincinnati,ohio
Posts: 2,096
HOWEVER....take a look at some of the specs on those old cars. I do NOT think ANY of them could out-run my malibu with it's 3.1 V6..and it will get DOUBLE or BETTER fuel economy while doing so !!

I have driven , or at least been in, a few of those old cars. My mom had a 78 dodge Magnum XE. at the TIME...I thought it was a powerful car, with the 360V-8 and all. But NOW...I look back and wonder what i was THINKING? That old crate had TROUBLE going over 80 or so and it did NOT get good fuel economy. worst of all...it was about DONE...at LESS than 100 k. The specs on it? VERY POOR...by today's standards. About 13 sec. 0-60. Almost ANY car today will beat that !! The malibu will beat that ..even if you give the Magnum about a five car head start !!

In the early 70's...my dad had a Chrysler 300./ It had some large V-8 in it. I doubt it could beat maybe 8s 0-60...a figure that MANY cars today can beat..with LESS than HALF Of the displacement...and go a LOT farther..before they die.


Another thing about those old cars....they really did NOT have NEARLY as much horsepower as stated...since it was rated as GROSS HP... a figure which often is at LEAST a THIRD over rated !! This would mean that an engine with 350 HP GROSS...could REALLY be as LITTLE as 240 REAL HP !! Going the "other way" my Malibu would have at LEAST 225 HP...if rated that way today...Instead of the 170HP is does have...

I just to NOT have the same sentiment for cars...as I do for old tv's, radios and hi-fi stuff....

Last edited by rca2000; 01-07-2016 at 10:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
Audiokarma
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ęCopyright 2012 VideoKarma.org, All rights reserved.