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Old 30th December 2009, 00:47   #3616
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Late in 1967, Richard "Dick" Maxwell of Domestic Product Planning called a meeting of the members of the racing staff and engineers at Chrysler. The outcome of this meeting was the development and production of the '68 Super Stock race cars. The original plan was to build 50 Darts and 50 Barracudas, evenly divided between TorqueFlites and four-speeds. (This production total was later increased to 80 Darts and 70 Barracudas.)
The package consisted of standard Dart and Barracuda two-door hardtop bodies with lightweight steel doors, fiberglass front fenders, and a lift-off hood with scoop. The Dart rear wheel openings were enlarged to accommodate the required larger tires. The only other major body modification was a crudely cut and hammered right front shock tower to allow clearance for the Hemi engine. The bodies were shipped in light gray primer with a black gelcoat front end. The stock black vinyl interior remained, but the rear seat was deleted, and the front seats were replaced with Bostrom thinline buckets. The windshield and backlite were standard glass, but the side windows were replaced with 0.080-inch-thick tempered glass to reduce weight.
The chassis was improved in a number of ways to improve launch characteristics and handling. The rear springs were specially designed Super Stock parts, and front brakes were changed to special discs. The Sure Grip rear axles were B-Body units with the perches moved inboard. The automatic transmission cars used an 83/4 Chrysler axle with 4.86:1 gears, while the four-speed cars used the stronger Dana 60 with a 4.88:1 ratio.
The engines were mostly stock '68 cast-iron head 426 Street Hemis, except for the aluminum or magnesium dual four-barrel crossram intake manifolds and 12.5:1 pistons. Hooker headers were installed, capped with a single exhaust pipe and bullet muffler for each side.
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Old 30th December 2009, 02:28   #3617
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D:751 is a 1961 Pontiac Catalina coupé (most probably also called a 'Bubbletop').
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Looks more like a Ventura Super Duty with the wheels and dual exhaust
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CyCarConsulting, you are right D:751 is a 1961 Pontiac Ventura Bubble-top coupé. Not a Catalina at all !

So, it is not a Catalina at all !
Oops, when will I learn to use Mr. Google and look good, instead of shooting straight from memory. Yup, ID:751 is a Pontiac Ventura, etc., etc. and not a Catalina; I erred there. But Ram, why the emphasis on saying that "its' not a Catalina at all", saying it twice over? The two aren't really chalk and cheese. In fact the Catalina was also available with much of the Ventura trim option! The two also shared the base 389 CID engine. It seems even the Super Duty engine options, though factory modded, were actually fitted at the dealerships! I just read up a book on the marque; still don't trust the net too much for the final word, thank you.

This is just like the Chevy 210 versus Bel Air story (or Biscayne, Bel Air, Impala, etc). There's a famous Bel Air in Delhi that everyone goes ga-ga over and it has even been featured on our forum as a Bel Air, but is actually a made-over 210!!

Anyway, I concede that I didn't detect the visual cues of the Ventura, and failed to be precise, but one can't dismiss its connection to a Catalina. Every Pontiac Ventura is a higher-spec Catalina!!
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Ram, why the emphasis on saying that "its' not a Catalina at all", saying it twice over? The two aren't really chalk and cheese. In fact the Catalina was also available with much of the Ventura trim option!

Anyway, I concede that I didn't detect the visual cues of the Ventura, and failed to be precise, but one can't dismiss its connection to a Catalina. Every Pontiac Ventura is a higher-spec Catalina!!
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Old 31st December 2009, 01:08   #3619
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Old 31st December 2009, 02:04   #3620
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ID:753 is a 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. A very typical white with metallic blue stripe.
This model in 1970 came in only two colors:
  1. Polar White with blue stripe decals
  2. Lucerne blue with white stripe decals.
The Shaker-scoop (as in the picture) was mounted on the engine's air cleaner and peeked through a hole in the hood.

When the engine vibrated along the roll axis, in reaction to the crankshaft torque against its engine-mounts, the shaker-scoop would vibrate with it. This gave it the name -- shaker scoop.

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Guess the-

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Old 31st December 2009, 06:18   #3622
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ID:753 is a 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. A very typical white with metallic blue stripe.
This model in 1970 came in only two colors:
  1. Polar White with blue stripe decals
  2. Lucerne blue with white stripe decals.
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ID 754 :

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Indrojit please post pictures of the whole car.
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ID:754 is Lambo LM002.
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Old 31st December 2009, 19:42   #3625
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ID:754 is Lambo LM002.

Yes this is a 1986 Lambo LM200
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Yes this is a 1986 Lambo LM200[/quote]

Is it an LM 002 or LM 200 or are both present?
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Yes this is a 1986 Lambo LM200
Is it an LM 002 or LM 200 or are both present?[/quote]


Its a LM 002 sorry for that typing error.
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Old 1st January 2010, 03:59   #3628
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ID 755

Identify the make and year.Should be a really easy one.
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ID:755 looks like Dodge Bros Touring.....1915
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ID:755 looks like Dodge Bros Touring.....1915
I don't think any Dodges had top mounted park lamps on the fenders. The wheels do look Dodge however.
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