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Old 08-06-2017, 11:54:07 PM
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Motorhead, Sweet looking but my guess is a tuning nightmare.
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How many remember the Rambler Scrambler.Made by American motors,the company everyone laughed at. Where I went to school the big three drivers learned to stay away from it. They laughed at it until it smoked the tires and beat them down the quarter mile. The one in our school at been tuned up a little. Put out a little over 415 HP.
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Very Nice Billy


https://www.google.com/search?q=Ramb...HaKJAyYQsAQIFA

Since back in the day when Chrysler bought AMC, when I go to MOPAR shows there a quite a few AMC's at them, once in a while one will show up, then there was the AMX or the 1970 Rebel Machine


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It's a little tricky, but I can get the single 4BBL tuned OK on the JC. Gotta use the dual snorkel cleaner for proper air turbulence.


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Another laughed at company was StudeBaker. A guy that worked for them showed us at the club. The new Avanti they had plans for. 429 hemi with two Paxton blowers. Five speed transmission. Top speed from the factory was to be 210 mph. Would have been the hottest muscle car on the market at the time. Too bad they went under.
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How many remember the Rambler Scrambler.Made by American motors,the company everyone laughed at. Where I went to school the big three drivers learned to stay away from it. They laughed at it until it smoked the tires and beat them down the quarter mile. The one in our school at been tuned up a little. Put out a little over 415 HP.
I tried to buy a new Scrambler from the AMC dealer. When the Olds dealer tried to sell me a 4 door, baby sh%t green (you know....the color of a jar of Gerber baby food strained peas) Cutlass instead of the W31 Ram Rod 350 that I wanted.....twice no less, I headed for the AMC dealer. With car magazine in hand showing the Scrambler, I was greeted by four "old" men playing checkers (they were probably only about 30-35 years old....but to a 19 year old....well, you know). I was told that "we don't sell race cars here, if you want a race car, go across the street."

So, across the street I went, to the Dodge dealer who was more than happy to show me a 340 GTS Dart . And as they say....the rest is history. Chevy and Ford free and Mopar only since 1968. Still have that car.
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Bob, are you in the GTS Registry?

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I'm going to get flamed for this................

My dad says the only good thing about the Dodge Truck he has is the Cummins Diesel in it...........LOL


Each to there own people................
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I'm going to get flamed for this................

My dad says the only good thing about the Dodge Truck he has is the Cummins Diesel in it...........LOL


Each to there own people................
Well, I can agree that the 5.9 Cummins certainly put Dodge back in the running. The first and second generation cabs weren't the best. I own a third generation 2007, 5.9, 6 speed stick, 4x4 and it is a damn good truck.
I always said that the top winner would be a Ford cab and chassis with the 5.9 Cummins.
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...that the top winner would be a Ford cab and chassis with the 5.9 Cummins.
And an Allison 1000/2000 series or 6 speed Eaton transmission.
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They makes kits to put the Cummins engine and the Allison Tranny in a Ford or Chevy/GMC. Very expensive and time intensive as well.

Once done makes for a very nice truck.

My Dad's older Dodge was 4x4 with 6 speed manual, is newer one 2008 is same truck but Auto box. He hates the Auto Box. LOL
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And an Allison 1000/2000 series or 6 speed Eaton transmission.
A Fuller RTO6610. Teach people how to split shift again.
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clifford intake is the way to go if your serious! I have a 50 chev 5 window PU. got a 62 235 engine moderate cam, fenton split exhaust headers, smallest holley 4 barrell with saginaw 4 speed tranny, and a 373 rear end. pretty sweet will run 75 all day long looks good and sounds good doing it. carb is on a clifford, intake.
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A Fuller RTO6610. Teach people how to split shift again.
I have the 9 speed variant, (RTO6609) I think. I know it's an OD nine speed. Took it out from behind a 478 Ford gas in a 8000 series heavy farm truck that burnt. Thought about replacing the V-10 in my 96 Dodge one ton with the mechanical 5.9 Cummins engine I have but have never got around to it.
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I'd have to look for the Hot Rod magazine that was for August or September 1970, the year I graduated High School. Anyhow, That issue covered the Plymouth trouble shooting contest that a buddy and I were entered into through out auto shop. We came in third. If I can find it, I will try to scan it and post it.
The cover of the magazine shows my "Back Side" with my knees on the radiator support working on the distributor of a 2bbl, 318 V8 and my buddy, Cliff Murphy pointing something to me. My neighbor next to my folks house where I was living at the time brought the magazine over to me and showed me the cover and said, "Aren't those the same Vibram soled boots you wear?" Sure as hell, it was me and Cliff!
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I spent years rowing Roadranger transmissions of various stripes. I would never want one in my own pickup. Too much rowing and the lack of synchros makes it too tiring.

Yes I know all the tricks of shifting from A to Z and used them at various times. But it is hard to beat a ZF 5 speed. It just goes right into whatever gear you want.

On the other hand I was the one that talked the boss into automatics in local delivery trucks. I believe that all the costs are lower except initial purchase plus it gets the work done more efficiently.

I suppose Roadrangers still have their place in highway trucks where they shift once an hour, but other than the "cool" factor, I don't see much use for them elsewhere.
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When I bought my first Cummins powered dodge, it was a second generation 2001.5 2wd with posi in the rear. In the Half year, of 2001, the .5 came with Disc brakes all around. Anyhow, working for UPS for about 25 years at the time I bought the truck, I was just about sick and tired of shifting stick shift package cars and the biger trucks. So I bought the 2001.5 Dodge with the 48RE automatic. I had it built up because I put bigger injectors and a bigger turbo. It was great unloaded to lightly loaded but towing out 28 ft travel trailer in hilly areas was a drag. The truck had 3.45 rear axle ratio and 3rd gear in the auto was direct and fourth was a .69 OD. I discovered that the gap between direct and OD made it a drag to tow. Either too wound up in direct and lugging in OD.
Second mistake was not getting 4wd. The engine alone weighs 1000 pounds and several times I got the front end stuck in sand and even having the posi, I couldn't get out.
So my wife and I talked, knowing that the 6.7 powered 2007.5 trucks were going to have all that diesel emission regen crap.
I did some checking around dealer stocks, mind you this was August 2007 and the 2008's were coming soon. I managed to find the truck I have now, a 2007, 5.9, 4x4, 6 speed STICK shift. My truck was built in December 20th, 2006. I also got lucky because at close to the end of the run of the 5.9 trucks, they ran out of the lower ratioed G56 trans that has a .79, 6th gear. It is too low geared on the highway. My truck got the 6.7 ratio trans with a .74 6th gear and better matches on some of the lower gears.
I bought it new for $36,000 out the door and because everyone wants the late 5.9's due to no emission equipment, I can still get $34,000- $35,000
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they had forged steel crankshafts in them. my first wife had a vitamin c orange duster with the slant six and a bigger carb that held its own against many v-8's. she dusted me off 23 years ago. who says women ain't smart!
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Thought I would ad a couple pics to this mopar thread.
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http://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-...-january-cover Motorhead, Hope this helps. Pauls
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