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#1 FASTBACK340

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:26 PM

Went to a local cruise tonight in the Whitestone area of Queens and spotted this:

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12 bolt rear w/leaf springs and ladder bars. Straight axle cross-steer. Single 4bbl. tunnel rammed big block Chevy. Automatic w/bucket seat interior.

By far one of the neatest cars I've seen this year. Too bad we never found the owner of heard it run....

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#2 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:32 PM

Yup, I like it. A lot.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

Too bad about the Chevy motor, otherwise the car is awesome.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:49 PM

About 9 yrs. ago I had an original `65 Dart 2 dr. post. It had 54K original miles, white w/red interior, 6 cyl. & automatic. Perfect,straight, & clean. I sold it as I was starting the Barracuda project and didn't want to feed 2 projects and get nothing done.

After seeing this Tempest tonight I wish I still had that Dart....
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:53 PM

Did you notice the tailights were of a different styleing that the 63 Tempest Funny car? When I alterd mine back to stock, I didn't know there were two different taillight treatments, depending on model. THEN I saw THIS particular styled rearend in CC/HR magazine, an decided to do IT. Thanks to ALL the guys who helped me find the second kit!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:10 PM

Ooooh, I likey!!! B)

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:17 PM

I love the early '60s Tempests, as the nose design is pure Pontiac. :wub:

Something about a single carb'ed tunnel ram just doesn't work for me, though. It's probably more streetable than dual quads, but most people don't choose tunnel rams because they work well on the street.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:24 AM

That is what should have coined the Pontiac phrase "GRRRRRRR" (I wonder how old one has to be to remember that?)