SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

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SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

Post by Gavin RS » Thu 13 Mar 2008, 11:17

Has anyone seen the latest issue of Classic Car Africa. nice article on the V8 Valient Charger that was built locally.
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Post by FairmontGT » Thu 13 Mar 2008, 13:03

Is it about the silver one currently owned by Dough Hirkham?
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Post by FairmontGT » Thu 13 Mar 2008, 13:11

I shouldve added these to the main site long ago - but I havent been too dilligent.
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Post by Killarney Racer » Thu 13 Mar 2008, 13:21

Hell that is pretty.

What was the difference between the Charger and Baracuda (not being a huge fountain of knowledge about Chryslers)

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Post by Firenza GT » Thu 13 Mar 2008, 13:39

I used to think they were all inline six's. The V8's were they converted by dealers or at home conversions ?

Used to go to school in one of them. Was a friend/neighbours "Mom's-Taxi" those days a gold one.

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Post by FairmontGT » Thu 13 Mar 2008, 13:41

Its a dealer conversion as far as I know. The owner is a member of the forum.
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Post by sixpak » Thu 13 Mar 2008, 21:27

The main differences between the Barracuda and charger was the outer sheetmetal. The enginebay, dash, floorpan, trunkfloor and front suspension were the same platform, better known as the "A" body. Another little known fact is that the Barracuda has a narrower rear axle than the "fat-assed" Charger which has a "B" body width axle. :)

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Post by moby302 » Thu 13 Mar 2008, 21:30

I got an e-mail from a chap in the UK who was rather upset that his friend had a V8 in his barracuda, but he had a slant 6 in his one.
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Post by sixpak » Thu 13 Mar 2008, 21:53

I think he will be a lot happier after he compares consumption figures with todays stinking petrol prices. :evil:

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Post by moby302 » Thu 13 Mar 2008, 21:58

Very true
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