Non SHO projects you always wanted to try

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^^^^^ They call that a Chargum. I helped a couple guys do those conversions a while back. Pretty popular but harder to do than the 300 front end swap.... that is a direct bolt on. the 300 and Magnum are built on the same chassis and all the lines match up. The fenders don't so easily when using stock Charger parts so that requires modification.
 
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Please put me down for a Magnum SRT project, as well..........though a final generation SHO Wagon :omgsho:, I think, would look awesome and perform with a bit more balance under a wagon platform (see E63 AMG Estate).

A sucker for some nice fender flares, not to mention, the longevity of that (older, Daimler-Chrysler days) E-class platform with Chargers, Challengers & 300s has surely proven itself. To my knowledge, has been refined & upgraded but never quite replaced.

If not, going big. Would love to see how much more I could squeeze out of an S65 AMG Black Series' V-12..........one of my ultimate dream cars.

Or should I go with trying to enhance that Ferrari F43o's V-8 screamer? So many dreams................:sleep:
 

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I never knew you all were closet fiat freaks... I definitely expected higher standards. But then again most of your rides spend lots of time in the garage being fixed... So I can understand you wanna spend more time wrenching. Lol

Bring on the LS swaps, the rotary, the coyotes and predators, godzilla , the diesels, the ecoboost, and the all mighty supras...at least make it interesting.

The lead sleds, the old drag cars, prerunners, ratrods, gforce machines, huge superchargers, multiple engines..... Idk. Maybe I'm the odd one. I never spent much time wanting any Mopar except the viper.
 

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I would love to track down a Fiat 128Rally....I learned how to drive a stick in one of those when I was 12 yrs old. I have found it very difficult to find one in the states, but I look everyday ;)
 

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I would love to track down a Fiat 128Rally....I learned how to drive a stick in one of those when I was 12 yrs old. I have found it very difficult to find one in the states, but I look everyday ;)
That’s me with the 1976 Ford ******. Very hard to find in the US. Why I like them, I’m not sure. But I think it’s a perfect and unusual canvas for the full on wide body fender flare built 302 treatment.
 

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That’s me with the 1976 Ford ******. Very hard to find in the US. Why I like them, I’m not sure. But I think it’s a perfect and unusual canvas for the full on wide body fender flare built 302 treatment.
Exactly! the platforms of both the Fiat 128 and the ****** were kind of similar and although they didn't stand out in a crowd, they are very willing canvases for body mods and engine/drivetrain mods. They turn into some pretty impressive cars very quickly I think!
 

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This is my vision for my Fiat 128 Rally obsession!
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I'd like to see an electric powered rally car with a small diesel powering the motors like a train setup.
 

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Knowing what I know now about the SHO, I kinda wish I had just bought a limited instead and fed it all the nitrous.
 

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Always wanted to drop a '79 turbo 2.3L with 5-speed overdrive into one of my Plymouth Crickets. I did eventually put a 2.0L Pinto motor in with dual downdraught Stromberg, header, and Cam that would do 120 or so at 9,000 RPM (but I broke the spider gears in the stock 3.89 axle).

Of course, about a year after I got rid of my last Cricket I got my hands on an '82 Mustang 2.3l 5-speed with overdrive and 3: something gears - and a '79 turbo motor. So I put the two of them together instead.

Now, I would do something like this.
http://build-threads.com/build-threads/1966-sunbeam-minx-f20c/
Assuming I had a life that didn't revolve around work 24x7....
 

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I would love to track down a Fiat 128Rally....I learned how to drive a stick in one of those when I was 12 yrs old. I have found it very difficult to find one in the states, but I look everyday ;)
All the ones I saw 30 years ago were in junk yards in Upstate NY. Most of which had closed in the early 80ks but everything was still there. One had nearly a dozen Buicks with 3.5L Aluminum block V8's. Pontiac with the OHC 6. Flathead Mercury. Renault Dauphines. Anglias, and other oddities abounded.
 

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All the ones I saw 30 years ago were in junk yards in Upstate NY. Most of which had closed in the early 80ks but everything was still there. One had nearly a dozen Buicks with 3.5L Aluminum block V8's. Pontiac with the OHC 6. Flathead Mercury. Renault Dauphines. Anglias, and other oddities abounded.
I would still entertain buying one if they are still there!
 

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I really want to build a Factory Five GTM at some point. I know they are plagued by less than stellar body quality, but I still want one so bad.

The biggest factor right now is a complete lack of space to do something like that. I dont want to take something like that on without a decent amount of room to work with. Im hoping by the time I get the space for it I can still get one and they havent discontinued it in favor of their new "supercar" kit.
 

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Been working it over and over again to take the supercharged stroker out of the Mulletstang and do a "GODZILLA" build. Thinking a mild build with Heads....Cam...U&L manifold single turbo 70-80mm.
Still have NO interest in turning it into a drag car so the MT will stay.
Need to get my current set up out of the car do I can weigh it.....
 

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