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Functionality need not be pretty ........
Topic Started: Nov 11 2010, 04:32 PM (774 Views)
old coyote
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"High & Mighty" ........... the Ramcharger's first car ........

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TECHMAN
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

I ALWAYS thought that car was "DOG UGLY", but, still REAL COOL !!!!!!!! If you start "looking the car over" you'll see that this group's "thought pattern" was "thinking outside the box" LONG BEFORE there was even a "box" to "think outside of"....................

SUPER HIGH STANCE: That provided "weight transfer" when others that they competed against, didn't ALL "understand" the IMPORTANCE of getting the "weight to the back tires"..............

INTAKE: That was a F-O-R-E-R-U-N-N-E-R of the "Tunnel-ram" intakes, LONG BEFORE anyone had even "thought" about the "effects" of "that style of intake".......

EXHAUST: Building exhaust that would keep the "backpressure" where it was EQUAL (as they could do for that time) from cylinder to cylinder..............

FORCED AIR: Into the carb, and the HORSEPOWER GAINS there.............

Yep, "Functionality need not be pretty"............... :))) :)))

TECHMAN
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krwasson
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What did that car start out as ? I know it's a Plymouth but what model? I have seen this before but never any info about the car. I would like to build a car something like this one for my dad. He is a mopar fan :lol:
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

KEVIN........if you "look up the history" on the car, they started with a 1949 Plymouth coupe, a 354-inch Hemi with 392 heads, then LATER went to the 392-inch bottom end (under the 392 heads).

According to the RAMCHARGER'S Club History, the best the car ran was 11.80's (which for 1960, was PRETTY QUICK!!!!!!!)

That would make ONE COOL MODEL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))) :)))

DJ
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It started out as a 1949 Plymouth Business Coupe :)))
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

The thing that I always "liked best" about the appearance of the RAMCHARGER'S cars, were the "Candy Cane Striped" paint jobs !!!!!!!!!!! And the fact, that they were some of the "BADDEST OF THE BAD", didn't hurt anything either!!!!!!!! :))) :)))

DJ
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krwasson
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Thanks for the responses guys :))) Now to find a starting point :unsure:
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TECHMAN
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

KEVIN........TRY THIS............

http://resinrealm.net/Star/RRGalleries/RR_All.html

SCROLL DOWN THE RIGHT HAND LIST TO "PLYMOUTH", THEN "CLICK" ON THE WORD "PLYMOUTH" TO BRING UP THE PICTURES........

This would be using the 1950 Business Coupe (which, externally, looked the same) as I've never seen ANY VERSION of the 1949 kit.................

These are sold thru STEVE @ R&R RESINS...........The few that I've gotten, were decent quality, and he keeps a BIG INVENTORY of the stuff that's listed.

It would make ONE WILD LOOKING MODEL, and would be VERY UNIQUE !!!!!!!!! And would probably "endear you" to EVERY MOPAR FAN THAT EVER EXISTED!!!!! :))) :)))

DJ
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TECHMAN,Nov 14 2010
04:45 AM
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

KEVIN........TRY THIS............

http://resinrealm.net/Star/RRGalleries/RR_All.html

SCROLL DOWN THE RIGHT HAND LIST TO "PLYMOUTH", THEN "CLICK" ON THE WORD "PLYMOUTH" TO BRING UP THE PICTURES........

This would be using the 1950 Business Coupe (which, externally, looked the same) as I've never seen ANY VERSION of the 1949 kit.................

These are sold thru STEVE @ R&R RESINS...........The few that I've gotten, were decent quality, and he keeps a BIG INVENTORY of the stuff that's listed.

It would make ONE WILD LOOKING MODEL, and would be VERY UNIQUE !!!!!!!!!  And would probably "endear you" to EVERY MOPAR FAN THAT EVER EXISTED!!!!!  :)))  :)))

DJ

fbr fbr :))) Great find D.J. ! I spent 2 hours searchin' yesterday lookin' for this !!!! ;a; I knew I had seen it somewhere ! I 've had this one in the back of my mind for some time now. What a Mopar Legend ! Street Rodder magazine started a tribute 1:1 build last year ( a good reference ). I'll try looking up the issues, They're buried in my "Library" in one of the stacks !!!
Hot Rod Tom
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BINGO !!! I found them. Here's some shots of what "Street Rodder" Mag is doing as a project build. The original car(in color), their design concept for a street version, what they started with, and where they are. Since then, it's been torn down, dipped and gettin' ready for tubbin' and body work.
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I think I need one !!!!! ;a;
PS: There's tons of references on the web on this car's history.
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http://s999.photobucket.com/albums/af118/HotRodTom99/[/URL]
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Thanks again Guys :))) :))) :)))
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B) Photos :))) :)))
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:lol: Being a budget/just formed racin' team of students, some how that induction system snuck out the back door of Chrysler engineering. Chrysler was experiment'n with variable legnth induction systems. If those stack tubes look like radiator hose, it's because they are !!!
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TECHMAN
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

As TOM mentioned about the "Factories SNEAKING the experimental racing stuff OUT THE BACK DOOR", that WAS one of the REALLY COOL THINGS about the "Good Old Days"!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Having been around racing (basically all my life), and ALWAYS having been "one of those that had their hear under the hood", I've "spotted" LOTS of different things thru the years that were on "Racer's cars", asked questions about (which were generally just "shunned off"), only to see that SAME part come out in the Manufacture's Catalog the following year..........

I can "only imagine" WHAT ALL you would have "spotted" on this old car (when it was new) that would have "spiked your interest" !!!!!!!!!!!!! rrr rrr :))) :)))

DJ
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