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« Last Edit: June 18, 2017 - 11:11:42 pm by cudabob496 »
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"




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Re: wow, that Viper sold cheap!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017 - 11:50:54 pm »
That's a great thing to see.  They are becoming somewhat affordable.  For a 20 year old car.
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Re: wow, that Viper sold cheap!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017 - 01:11:46 am »
eternal good looks
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"


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Re: wow, that Viper sold cheap!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017 - 01:12:34 am »
clutch pedal supposed to be brutal
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: wow, that Viper sold cheap!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017 - 09:55:35 am »
clutch pedal supposed to be brutal

No, not really. No worse than most muscle cars and easier than some.

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Re: wow, that Viper sold cheap!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017 - 03:19:21 pm »
No, not really. No worse than most muscle cars and easier than some.

had read it takes 60 lbs force
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: wow, that Viper sold cheap!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017 - 06:10:59 pm »
I saw the low mileage PACE CAR edition on Mecum this weekend only brought $35K.
I was actually going to look at one at a dealer before I bought my cuda, and the one comment the dealer said was "if you can fit in it".  I'm 6'2" and I was told they weren't designed to fit anyone over 6ft tall.  I did more research and that seemed to be the general issue was they aren't made for taller people.   :pullinghair:
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Re: wow, that Viper sold cheap!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017 - 06:24:50 pm »
I saw the low mileage PACE CAR edition on Mecum this weekend only brought $35K.
I was actually going to look at one at a dealer before I bought my cuda, and the one comment the dealer said was "if you can fit in it".  I'm 6'2" and I was told they weren't designed to fit anyone over 6ft tall.  I did more research and that seemed to be the general issue was they aren't made for taller people.   :pullinghair:

Ya, they generally do not get good reviews overall, as far as comfort and drivability.
But all articles conclude they are beastly mega muscle monsters.
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: wow, that Viper sold cheap!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017 - 10:00:12 am »
had read it takes 60 lbs force

Maybe. Haven driven a couple, I don't recall them feeling particularly heavy and no worse than an old borg and beck  big block plymouth

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Re: wow, that Viper sold cheap!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017 - 01:12:27 pm »
First gen Vipers (92-95) reportedly had stiff clutches but 2nd gen on were not an issue. I have a gen 2 GTS ACR (01) and the clutch isn't something you notice.

first gen vipers and early 2nd gen have hovered around the $30K mark for a long time. That specific car had 30K miles which isn't bad but in the viper world a little on the high side which is why it sold for $28K. The great thing about these cars is that while they present as exotic they aren't; relatively simple to work on and a lot of fun. I love mine but admittedly don't drive it all that much because I have a number of others.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)