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16v Story (i just sent this to Hemi)


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Using a phrase we used in the '50s & '60s: The 16v runs like a "Raped Ape". I brought it into Town to "Show Off". I was telling all in Town Hall that the car was "Ugly Fast". When I was leaving, the Town Manager asked me to "Give Them a Show". I told them I would if the street was clear. ( this is on the main street, right in the heart of Town ) The Town Manager, Town Treasurer, Town Clerk, were all standing around the front window of Town Hall when I left. The street was clear, I pulled out from the parking spot, and then NAILED IT, When it was time to shift to second gear I released the throttle, looked behind to a small cloud of heavy blue smoke. When I returned later I saw a black mark from Town Hall to the corner (1/2 block). Town Manager says "I'm Impressed". and a friend wants to race me with his '06 Vette.

I will not be using it much until next spring. It's pretty much put away till then. Lou

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Alan, I do not Know about any of the individual parts. I have a lot of invoices from dealears of previous work done to the car. 1 inv. does list a replaced "SEMEC". Another lists repaint of the Top. There is a copy of a letter to Chrysler Dealer, District, Headquarters, and Iacocca. Complaining of poor performance. I have no idea what that lead to..When I took off from Town Hall, I just put it in gear, and creeped out around the car parked in front of me, till I was almost straight, and then just Stomped it, I didn't clutch it or any other enhancing move.

Officialdom = Town Manager, & Town Clerk are about 40-45 yrs old, Town Treas. is about 30, All Ladies, Police Chief is about 50, drives an unmarked white Hemi something. He often gives me a quiet poke and whispers "Drive Fast" with a grin.I am 73, I had and used a SCCA Unlimited Competition liscense. In the '60s I drove Pomona, & Riverside..OH Yes; I am also on the Town Council Advisory Committee. I don't get no stinkin tickets...

I love "Small Town America"! ! ! (I'm an original native of NYC) Lou

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Alan,

In those days Pomona (Los Angeles County Fair Grounds) Entrance was on White Ave. I think, just up from Holt Blvd. (Rt60) The Drag strip (open every Sunday) was at the western end seperated from the roadway by an 8' anchor fence. SCCA ran a road race there once a year. I lived on the south edge of town. That was the Chino border. Lou

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Hi Hemi, Just got back to town & opened this up.

Yep, you are correct. After doing the "burnout" in front of Town Hall, I called the Town Mgr., asked if she really expected this "73 yr. old kid" to actually do that.?

She did..... Lou

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Hey Hemi,

You drove the car. Does it perform as original; or has it a little more than that.???? ~ Also ~ Before I got so full of arthritis I used to look for excuses to work on them. I just never had the opportunity to work on these. Lou

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LouZ</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Hey Hemi,

You drove the car. Does it perform as original; or has it a little more than that.???? Lou </div></div>

How about you install a boost gauge Lou and verify what I already suspect wink.gif it has an upgraded SMEC/ECU cool.gif

Alan

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Yeah, kinda what I figured. ~ But ~ nothing is better than conferring with the guy that had his hands in it.(maybe also his foot). I have given it no thought; Have you found a good place to put the positive manifold pressure gauge. Does anyone make a good kit you suggest, Any other hints I should know.?

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