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    jasperjacko Well-Known Member

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    A new "Barn Find" is coming home this week. 1976 dodge royal Monaco diplomat edition, 440 coupe. Black, maroon interior, pretty good shape. Will post pics when I get it home. The plan is to get road worthy and sell.
     
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    I had a 77, what a behemoth but i thought the car was cool.
    I removed the leanburn with a conversion distributor, replaced the cam with the DC Hemi cam, replace the rear end with a 8 3/4 with 4.10 gears, 2.25 duel exhaust with turbos and I worked the thermal quad over.
    The Dodge went from 17.70s to15.50s and I won with it. This was at a time if I drove to the strip I raced whatever I drove. The Dodge was my shop loaner car for a couple of years.
     
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    It has 71,000 original miles. Got it running, purrs like a big cat with the flow master duals in it. A little too loud for this car imo.
     
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    It is hard to be stealthy with a car that’s 2 city blocks long and loud.

    I like the car!
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    Love it!!! What a beautiful find! The older I get, the more I like the old full sized Mopars. I really like that yours is a Dodge instead of Chrysler - much more unusual! IMO, the big luxury cars like this should be quiet. The 440 stock exhaust will provide a nice deep sound without any help. I don't particularly like loud cars, always makes me think someones trying too hard to get attention.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    Depends on the car, my driver is quite and the hotrods not so much.
     
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    Different look to go with the loud exhaust. For selling purposes.

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    Are you going to make a post here (in the for sale section)?
    You have my interest.
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    I do have an objection to not being able to hear a car run, especially if it's American. Most modern cars are equipped w a tach JUST for visual verification that the thing is running... that split-second before you twist the key anyway and are rewarded with an unpleasant audible clue.
     
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    Tried to post a video but it wouldn't load. What's up?
     
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    Got the upper ball joints, idler arm, fluids, tires, wiper bushings and blades done. doing a little cleaning and polishing, and Black Betty is ready.lol. Hoping to take it to a Mopar event at Dragway 42 this next weekend.
     
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    Took Betty out for drive this evening. SSMMOOOOOOOOTH! This thing runs and drives great. Now for some exterior cleaning and polish.
     
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    Pics of Betty, out on the town

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    It will be interesting to see what she go goes for. Good luck.