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    I have determined my Fairlane is too heavy and large to ever go fast so i'm thinking of putting my 427 in a smaller lighter car, but still an old classic, whatcha think of this one?



    http://www.microcarmuseum.com/tour/e...sportblue.html
    Read the caption, it's a real car.

    If i could get it down to 800lbs with driver (engine is over 500) it ought to fly!

    Tom


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    heres rge pic for those who dont want to click on the link.

    on another note, i think if you put some thought into it you can do it and it would be bad @$$.

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      Those Eshelman's have a nasty habit of turning left when you get the front wheels off the ground.

      Try this one. Better aerodynamics.
      http://www.microcarmuseum.com/tour/eshelman200.html

      I hope you didn't think I was serious. :o
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        It all reminds me of the met with the bbc in it...let's see if I can find those pics...


        pics courtesy of orange95z on another forum.

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          Here's one I found at a car show. My buddy Gregg has two of these Mets, but he won't let me do this to his.



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            Hey Tom, great idea. I have an old rear engine John Deere lawn mower that came with a 7hp Tecumseh on it (It makes about 9 really now) But an FE might squeak in there as a mid engine... I can't guarantee the aero.

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              I think we're on something. Or maybe on to something. I see no issue with the Metro. My Mom had one when I was in Jr. High (see entry on "Dumbest Car Thing"). Anyhow, I see this as another application for a 215 Buick. HP/Weight rules!

              Dan

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                I wanted something sportier than a Metro but somebody else has already done a Sprite...
                http://www.ntahc.org/modifiedhealeys...ian/Marian.htm

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                  Most of the british cars have been done. There's a whole page of them here:
                  www.britishv8.org

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                    Guys, everyone can make a small car go fast...! What's the fun in that ;D
                    www.BigBlockMopar.com

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                      Well, to introduce a Studebaker touch here, check out the Larkette shown on this page.

                      http://www.studegarage.com/york2005.htm

                      These were promotional items dealers used/sold/gave away around '59 and '60. They resemble the Lark of those years.

                      Joe Roberts

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                        Originally posted by BigBlockMopar
                        Guys, everyone can make a small car go fast...! What's the fun in that ;D
                        er...uh...going fast?

                        ;D

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