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Fliboy
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Here I am...

Post by Fliboy » Mon 13 Feb 2012, 13:45

Good day guys.
Nicely done for putting a forum like this together! I have a couple of old cars but recently bought my first American car - a '73 Valiant Charger. It is actually the car I grew up in! Years later we tracked the car back and now have it back in the family. It is still original with 122k km on the clock. Really love the old ship to bits. I live in JHB with my other cars, but my Charger still lives in Cape Town where I try to use it whenever I go there.
It has a few minors to be sorted out, as with any car, but all in good time.

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Insomnia
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Post by Insomnia » Mon 13 Feb 2012, 14:11

Welcome.

Some pics?

Fliboy
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Post by Fliboy » Mon 13 Feb 2012, 14:50

Here it is...!!! :D
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Post by damagecontrol » Mon 13 Feb 2012, 16:35

Beautiful, I am very happy for you.
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C-Body Barge
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Post by C-Body Barge » Mon 13 Feb 2012, 16:58

That is so cool you have acquired your childhood car, It must feel like a time machine when you drive around in it.. Is it everything that you remember ? has it brought back memory's that you thought you might have forgotten ?

I love this model, even with the ''Leaning Tower Of Power'' under the hood, this has to be one of my all time favorite cars. FYI this is an Australian car.
Hot rodders recycle, where's those prius' going when the greenies have a new fad.

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Post by zahistorics » Tue 14 Feb 2012, 02:09

Welcome, nice story, great car, fantastic colour.

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HenryGaB
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Post by HenryGaB » Tue 14 Feb 2012, 07:39

Welcome to the Forum
Pure unadulterated power, now that is the life....
1973 Ford Fairlane 351C

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383CUDA
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Post by 383CUDA » Tue 14 Feb 2012, 13:34

Welcome!! nice to see new Mopars. BTW. C BARGE...Fliboy is right it is American..thats a Dodge Demon in the states, see pics attached.
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C-Body Barge
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Post by C-Body Barge » Tue 14 Feb 2012, 15:15

383CUDA wrote:Welcome!! nice to see new Mopars. BTW. C BARGE...Fliboy is right it is American..thats a Dodge Demon in the states, see pics attached.
Seems it was not based on the Australian version, according to Allpar it was based on a Duster body and Dart front clip, could these be Canadian vehicles. I always thought my 383 was based on the Australian version, how ever on on the Right hand drive specific stuff it has the Chrysler Canada stamped on it. Either way this is still one of my favorite cars and I know of a one owner garaged survivor that I will one day own :D

I copied the line up available in South Africa in 1973

1973

Chrysler 383: 383 V8, 4-bbl carb, 290-hp (70/71 Dodge Monaco body; dropped early in the year)
Colt 1100 3-door (dropped early in the year)
Dodge Colt GS Hardtop: 1600cc, twin-carb, 110-hp
Dodge SE: 225, 4-bbl carb, 190-hp, Torqueflite (Australian CH body)
Hillman Hunter: 1618cc, 68-hp Peugeot engine
Hillman Hunter Safari: 1618cc, 68-hp Peugeot engine
Hillman Vogue: 1618cc, 68-hp Peugeot engine (Singer Vogue)
Valiant Rebel: 225, 1-bbl carb, 145-hp manual (Australian VH)
Valiant Rebel “660”: 225, 1-bbl carb, 145-hp, Torqueflite (Australian VH)
Valiant Regal: 225, 2-bbl carb, 170-hp, Torqueflite (Australian VH)
Valiant Safari: 225, 2-bbl carb, 170-hp, Torqueflite (Australian VH)
Valiant VIP: 225, 4-bbl carb, 190-hp, Torqueflite (Australian VH)
Valiant Charger: 225, 4-bbl carb, 190-hp, Torqueflite (Duster body with Dart front clip)
Valiant Rustler: 225, 1-bbl carb, 145-hp, manual (Australian VH Utility)
Valiant Rustler “Formula”: 225, 2-bbl carb, 170-hp, automatic
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roelb
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Post by roelb » Tue 14 Feb 2012, 21:49

Great car Fliboy, that brings back memories..
'72 Roadrunner GTX 440 4 speed
'66 Fury 3 318 Wagon 3 speed
'90 Twincam 16V Corolla GLi Exc

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