the good thing about muscle is that its cheap.

Discussion in '1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 429' started by THE EDGE2, Dec 28, 2003.

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    in very case wether you buy a recent or an old car, you are always forced to upgrade or change spare parts on the car for making it reliable.

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    426hemistage8
     
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    Cool! It'll be a while before I can start putting money into it though.
     
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    I saw an 89 5.0 GT yesterday that looked really nice.
     
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    hi

    i think that muscle cars can be compared to old swiss watches. they have value and if you want to preserve this value then you have to service and restore it.

    regards

    426hemistage8
     
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    Yeah I agree. Its certainly is worth the time and money though.
     
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    you will note through the years how the price of muscle car has exploded. the muscle car restoration parts are a big industry that makes a lot of money and there are a lot ofpeople who prefer to own a muscle car rather than a modern car

    regards

    426hemistage8
     
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    Yeah, I know. But I was hoping more along the lines of changing engine parts than suspension parts.
     
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    yeah, but out here in California there are alot of people who think putting neon lights on their honda is more worth it than adding some good tires to the drive-wheels of the car.
     
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    Neon lights and honda are typically a fast and furious phenomena.I for my part prefer a big block personal car with a lot of hp or a big block muscle car just for ouaccelerating them when light comes green.
    neon and sticker don't add power to the car. You want real power then buy a good old muscle, personal car or luxury sedan with a big block.You won't be disappointed.Even a 1971 lincoln town car can outaccelerate a honda with its 460ci semi hemi engine prepared.

    regards

    426hemistage8
     
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    Oh hell yeah. Sides, its cheaper to replace suspension in a rather common muscle car than to put an engine thats actually good/worth it in a Honda. Plus, a muscle car's body wont shatter if it hits a wall at 60, lol.
     
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    old cars where made of steel and had virtually no plastic nad elctronics.They are easier to fix, they have a long mileage, are easy to boost in terms hp and can do nice 1/4 mile times with the correct axle ratio.

    regards

    426hemistage8
     
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    Yeah, s-chargers work much better on older cars cuz of their greater displacement. That greater displacement provides more torque, allowing them to run a s-charger without a significant power loss. Plus, their engines, though ALOT bigger were also alot simplier. Now a days you pop open the hood of a car (even a Chrysler) and there's stuff EVERYWHERE! Wires, tubes, hoses, boxes. Pop openthe hood of a car from the 60s and you see the air intake, carbeurator, intake manifold, engine block, valve covers, headers, and maybe even oil pan.
     
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    i agree with you the two many electronics in teh today cars makes them very difficult to repair plus a today engine bay is not as nice as a 1970 engine bay.
     
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    i doubt you'd be able to fit a 427 BLOCK (not engine, just the block) into a modern car's engine bay without scratching the walls or making the engine bay bigger. Have you seen pictures of them building the Boss 429s? Those were GIGANTIC engines. I think theres only one engine that size, or even close in my automotive class's garage.
     
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    the engines of today are not the engines of the past, i think there are too many electronics inside them and that is what is making them fragile.
     
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    Yeah. Im pretty ure having tons of wiring above, the engine wont do any good when it comes to engine heat. What pisses me off is that cars arent simple anymore. We need more simple cars. And cars that actually last too!
     
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    i agree it is not a pleasure to repair modernscar because there are too complicated to repair and they were not as solidly built as the old ones.
     
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    Absolutely one of the most beautifull cars ever produced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    i agree it is also one of the rarest and the most expensive muscle cars today. welcome to the stang boss fan club<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    My car has soooooo many wires under the hood, sometimes I dont know what the hell I'm looking at. Todays engines are much more complicated than back in the day.
     
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    for me nothing beats a good old carburated small block or big block.easier to fix, to soup up and more reliable than the full electronic injected engines
     
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    Hell yeah, I agree.
     
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    You have to remember that this car and cars like this one were made decades ago. These cars were not made to take sharp corners. They were made to go insanely fast and were available to the general public. Cars like the 429 boss made massive torque and fast speeds while providing good creature comforts. --- The Muscle Car lives on.
     
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    Amen to that bro. But dont doubt the handling of a muscle car just cuz its big. Muscle cars were big, yes, but for their size (as compared to modern cars) were pretty decent in terms of weight. Plus, they were made out of stronger materials as well. And not to mention, many came with options that mainly improved suspension (i.e. Boss 302, Z28, GT-350, T/A, the list goes on). But as you said, the Muscle Car lives on.
     
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    Dare I say GT40

    amen to the "The Muscle Car lives on"

    I agree with the making cars more simple. Car companies need to throw away all the extra equipment.

    No special technology will ever be able to top a good driver, and no technology will prevent stuff from a bad driver.

    Car companies need to get the idea, that drivers are idiots and having some lame technology to make a profit isn't the best solution.

    Drivers need practise behind the wheel. In America it's see as a right of passage to get a license. It's a test, it's not earned....it's given! Then we got our teenage society and the increase of imports that are being modded and driven on the streets cause some idiot teen thought he was badass with his "tricked out" car with a 4-banger that has a chicken noodle soup can for an exhaust.

    My point is the cars are not the problem, the people that can't drive are. I could go on all night about the stats because there are so many useless drivers

    There is way too much electronic crap stuffed under the hood. It's inflating the the price, and with more stuff it becomes more difficult to solve a problem with a car.

    Thus, car prices would be reduced and getting it fixed would significantly cheaper.

    Instead of spending extra cash on a car and then repairing it when it screws up. Why not take a 3-day course and learn a ton of new things?

    The money for a few safety additions...or the money for a learning experience of a lifetime?

    I think I heard somewhere the reason that car companys won't go back to old school engines is because with the technology today, we'd have some serious 21st Century kick-ass muscle. But until otherwise, we're going to have half-ass cars being made. If American car companies would just remove their heads from their asses then the Japanese pocket rockets would be crushed.

    Pertaining to the topic. WTF! Go to a classic car show/auction for once. Muscles are like gold. They can put up a hell of a fight and have high value on them. I'd like to see an import sell for $90,000 that could smoke a Boss 429.

    4-Cylinder + Tin-Can Exhaust = Classic Muscle wanna-be

    that's all for tonight's rant ^_^
     

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