My '79 LeBaron in action

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  1. JSALeBaron

    JSALeBaron Active Member

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    I tried to sell this last year on the A body page, where it was called a piece of farm equipment. I decided to build a real engine for it over the winter. It has been an absolute ball to race; not many pull a wheel stand at over 3700 pounds. 1.55 60's......she has been really fun, and she currently has me sitting in 2nd place in division 5 NHRA stock (with a couple races left). Thank God I didn't sell it last year!! I just figured you guys would get a kick out of seeing her in action. Take care, Wayne

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  2. JSALeBaron

    JSALeBaron Active Member

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    I love seeing these big Mopars racing. Mike Jeffrey has an '80 Mirada in Division 5 as well, and he holds the record in his class. Go Mopars!!!
     
  3. Captain Caravelle

    Captain Caravelle Moderator--Mopar Maniac

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    Don't look like no farm equipment to me....
    Extremely cool to see an M in that form.
    Very nice.
     
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    Dr Lebaron Well-Known Member

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    Freekin nice!!!
     
  5. MiradaMegacab

    MiradaMegacab Well-Known Member

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    :icon_thumleft:That's NICE!
     
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    ramenth Well-Known Member

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    Of course, it was called a piece of farm equipment on FABO... :tard:

    Don't get me wrong, I like FABO, but some of the egos and chips on the shoulder tend to be moronic. What's funny is that some of them accuse E-body owners of being arrogant snobs, but can't look in the mirror to see they're acting the same as those they accuse.
     
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  7. 80 Lebaron Coupe

    80 Lebaron Coupe Well-Known Member

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    If that car on the other side was a A-Body,
    I would resubmit the photo and say
    " Heres your Farm Equipment"
     
  8. Captain Caravelle

    Captain Caravelle Moderator--Mopar Maniac

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    And add to it....."right after I handed your A body it's ass"....
     
  9. slant6billy

    slant6billy Well-Known Member

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    Very cool. Opinions are what they are. Can you get it any lighter? Probably not much you can squeeze on that suspension, but I am wondering if a further diet ( bumpers/ brackets , etc) might get the ETs going down. Get some video please.
     
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    80 Aspen RT Well-Known Member

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    Sweet.......
     
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    Keep it up, looks great
     
  12. JSALeBaron

    JSALeBaron Active Member

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    Class Racing

    The E.T.s would be waaaaaaaaaaaaaay lower if we didn't have to run a minimum weight and nearly stock everything. I can run a class where it weighs 3580 and it does run a bit faster. This next year it will be getting a real transmission/converter and a rear suspension from Caltracks. I hope to get some video 4th of July weekend.
    Wayne
     
  13. Captain Caravelle

    Captain Caravelle Moderator--Mopar Maniac

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    More pics please......
     
  14. slant6billy

    slant6billy Well-Known Member

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    What is the current converter in there now? My last F body had a 10 inch B&M and my next F will get that or a clutchflite if I can.
     
  15. JSALeBaron

    JSALeBaron Active Member

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    ATI Treemaster

    It has an ATI Treemaster converter installed, which is a great converter. I have an extra converter that stalls the same, so I'm having them open it up a little more. I'd like to trap at around 6800-7000 and I'm a little lower than that. Also, the transmission was good when it was designed in the 80's, but they have so many more go-fast parts for them now!
     
  16. JSALeBaron

    JSALeBaron Active Member

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    I also will be posting some of the parts that I upgraded on the for sale page. There is nothing wrong with them; I just spent my deployment money on faster stuff.
     
  17. JSALeBaron

    JSALeBaron Active Member

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    I'll definitely have some more pictures as soon I can get my wife to go with me on 4th of July weekend. I'll also make sure the red light isn't turned on in them! Good thing this was just practice!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Nice Lebaron, I remember your ad and some of those stupid comments. It cracks me up when some guy with a ratty 72 scamp says, Chrysler didn't build any nice cars after 1974.
     
  20. Captain Caravelle

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    Only cause the guy can't remember anything after 1974....