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Re: Engine finally installed
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2010 - 08:04:55 pm »
I don't hear too much positive on the use of air shocks.
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Re: Engine finally installed
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2010 - 09:53:09 am »
Very nice ride, like it a lot.  What is all this negative stuff I hear about air shocks?  I was planning on putting a set on my car, running just enough air to adjust the stance to my liking.  I don't see any real issue as long as you don't pump them up to much.   :dunno:

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Re: Engine finally installed
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2010 - 08:20:22 pm »
Air shocks pumped all the way up in order for the huge N-50 tires to clear cause we didn't really wanna "Cut it up" by tubbin' it, N-50's sticking out the rear quarters, The General Lee, Traction bars, 12" wide Cragars with 3" back spacing, Huge Tunnel Ram with twin 900 Holley DP's on it poking through the hood, Huge snorkel hood scoop to cover said tunnel ram if covered, fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror, Shag carpet on Everything one could fathom inside the interior, Cherry Bomb's or Glasspack mufflers that sound like someone strapped an inner tube to both rear tail pipes and are flappin' in the wind when at WOT, Big 'ol long duration camshaft that makes no power, but sounds just like Big Daddy Don Gartlits Rail when idling through the local Dairy Queen parking lot, All these got lumped into that same 'ol category of horrid 1970's things that most of us did way back when, but wouldn't be caught dead doing today, even though this new fangled "retro" craze has made some of these things "Cool" again....The gentleman with the green car, happens to be going for this look and he's captured it Quite Well I might add...I can remember Cars crusiing that looked EXACTLY like that..
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Re: Engine finally installed
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2010 - 10:08:53 pm »
The muscle era was before my time, but I like the look that is in the vintage pictures I have seen. I have heard it called a day 2 restoration. I have always wanted to drive a "souped up challenger" so I decided to build it to have a mid seventies look.

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Re: Engine finally installed
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2010 - 09:49:08 pm »
Looks like its coming together very nicely!!! My Cuda had air shocks on it when I bought it that looked like they had been on the car for over 20 years. I ran them a couple of years before I changed them out. I saw no adverse effects of having them on the car, in fact it rode great! :2thumbs:
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Re: Engine finally installed
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2010 - 03:23:21 pm »
Speaking of Air Shocks, I have a pair of Gabriel Air Shocks that have been on one of my muscle cars since 1980.
And they are still on the back!
They still hold air, the ride is great, it gives the clearance I need for L60-15 tires.
I think for safety, I will change them out next year as I got my moneys worth out of them!

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Re: Engine finally installed
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2010 - 08:48:05 am »
The set that was on my wife's 73 were there since the late 80's early 90's they gave up the ghost, but really saw little action...
I believe it was the tubing that gave up first. (air line)
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Re: Engine finally installed
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2010 - 04:15:15 pm »
but really saw little action...

THAT WAS YOUR FAULT THEN!  :smilielol: :stirpot: :poopoke:
Sorry couldn't resist........ :grinyes:
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Re: Engine finally installed
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2010 - 04:18:19 pm »
DANG!

Brother, threw me under the bus!
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Re: Engine finally installed
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2010 - 04:21:26 pm »
DANG!

Brother, threw me under the bus!
:roflsmiley: :grinyes:
Brad
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