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Old 02-12-2010, 11:29pm   #1
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Default What was your first tire burner?

The first car I had that I would consider a hot rod was a 79 Gran Prix that I got in high school. I dropped in a 389 (total pain in the ass) hooked to a TH400 and would buy snow tires from the junk yard for $10 a piece and do burnouts until the steel belts were all that was left. The starter would always get hot and wherever I took it I would have to stay there until it cooled so it would start again. I beat the piss out of that car and eventually sold it for $500 to some arab guy who crashed it about a month later.

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Silver and black Nissan Pulsar w/ T tops.
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Silver and black Nissan Pulsar w/ T tops.
He said tire burner Wendy, not tire turner.
Mine was a '72 Monte Carlo. Built 327 raped from a crashed '67 vette, bored .30 over. Crane fireball cam, aluminum bowtie port/polished 2.02 heads, forged TRW flat top pistons, forged TRW crank and rods, Edelbrock Torquer intake, 750 Holley, Hooker headers leading into Cherry Bomb glass packs (can you say LOUD), TH350 tranny with B&M shift kit, mated to a 12 bolt rear.(3.23's for the street, and 4.11's for the strip)
Dad and I spent the winter I was 15 building the motor, completely balancing everything down to the last headbolt.
I redid the entire interior, taking it from stock and adding center console with U-handle shift, tilt steering, swivel buckets, and stereo upgrade. I had it all done in a nice diamond tuck pattern in chocolate brown.
Stripped the paint down to the metal, and sprayed it with Imron copper-gold metallic. Added a set of 15X8 Corvette Ralleys with BFG Radial TA for street use, and a set of Mickey Thompson slicks for the strip.
That car was a beast! I dusted so many stangs, camaros and vettes it wasn't even funny. They'd look at my big heavy boat and laugh. 'Til I left em sitting scratching their heads.
Of course, I got waxed plenty too, but there's always someone faster.
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Don't laugh too hard I had to cut grass all summer and sell my drum set to get the money to buy it but I got before I got my drivers license.
Chevy Monza mine was blue
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Mine was a '72 Monte Carlo.
That sounds bad ass, loved those swivel seats!

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The Monza has it's place in history, great for putting big motors in! I knew someone who had a Monza Spyder!
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I always liked the Monza.
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1970 Mercury Cougar.... I wish I still had it...
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:16pm   #10
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1975 El Camino, I got it from my Dad, I beat the crap out of it and it always came back for more.
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72 Chevy Nova like the one in the picture ... Except mine started out as gold with tan? bench seats... Ended up gunmetal gray with black stripes with black leather bucket seats front/back 350/4spd ... Have no clue what happened to it ... Whenever I run into someone I went to school with the conversation always starts out with ... Remember that car you had... LoL

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1960 Impala convertible with 283 power pack heads and two Carter WCFB four barrel carbs...and a 2-speed Powerglide. The car had both a radio- and a heater-delete option. The color was puke green times three (exterior, interior, and vinyl top). Use to run it on Atlanta's perimeter highway (now I-285) when it was under construction back in the early 60's while in high school. Honest Charlie's out of Tennessee supplied the hot rod parts mail order (typically Mallory dual point distributor, "racing" ignition points, and Packard spark plug wires). When I look back at the lack of maintenance we tolerated on our vehicles (all four shocks usually started bouncing at difference speeds) and the cheap $5 junkyard tires we used, I'm amazed that we didn't have more wrecks or accidents for all the flying miles we ran back then!
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:52am   #14
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My early cars were severely weak, so I'd say my first tire burner was my 1999 Suzuki SV-650.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:31pm   #15
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My early cars were severely weak, so I'd say my first tire burner was my 1999 Suzuki SV-650.
I must hve been lucky. My first car was a Mustang GT, then a 1990 Mustang 5.0 LX, then a '77 Formula I bought in 1993 that only had 30K miles on it, then a Corvette. I have had a few grocery getters in between all that including a 1990 Honda CBR600F.
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My first car when I got my drivers license, a yellow 86 Vette that I still own.
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First car was a '95 Probe GT w/ a 5-speed.... pretty peppy for a first car. Next up was a '97 Mustang Cobra vert... fun car... glad I didn't kill myself growing up with it.
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Is that where the forum name originated?
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:46pm   #20
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Mine was a black 1988 Pontiac Fiero. Loved that car!!
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