http://media.putfile.com/Geo-rollback thats me in my car doing what i thought it could never do....
Children must play...
that's on my "I always wanted to do that" list. Maybe right before I get a new set of tires put on the focus.
they arent new tires, but thats also what they make pro-rated warrenties for!
... I drove a 1970 Plymouth Duster (or was it a '71? It was a while ago.) with an anemic slant-6 in it. It would hardly spin its tires on ice, but I discovered one day that if I pulled a hard right turn at low speed and stomped on the gas I could get that right rear wheel to spin forever.
Boy did I have fun with that, until Dad saw me do it once. Yikes!
On that car there was also a trick where you'd flip the air filter cover upside down and it'd make a cool howling sound when you stomped on the gas. Between the tire spinning trick and the howling, I spent a lot of time with my foot against the firewall with that car!
I made a custom cold air intake where the air comes in from the fender plus K&N filter so thats what you hear when im mashin' on the gas LOL!
Today on the way to the mall to hang out with ax0n and asmodianX we rode by a very nice 1960-1962 Plymouth Valiant, and I thought of you and the Duster. That was a fun image, going more retro with the fins and all...
Heh, that video reminds me of the time i borrowed my friend's taurus wagon, reverse it out of a spot then put it in lowgear and it spun the tires forever. Great fun.
Ah, the Valiant. The early '60 models were quite, um... unique. I guess I never considered the Duster to be "a Valiant with curves", but I guess it makes sense.
The Dusters on that page are nice; funny how most of them that have survived until now only have the big V8's in them. Back in the day there were a lot of slant-6 Mopars that were pretty well rodded up. Some could even give a good V8 a run for its money. The slant-6 was a good robust motor; the key to getting them to really move was to put a bigger carburetor on it (most came with a 1-barrel carb) and better exhaust.
I just googled slant-6, and it looks like the venerable motorvator has a lingering fan base.