Old Man with a Hat
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- Nov 14, 2010
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Love it, well done Rip!
After all the trips to Legendary and Schenectady, I'm really getting familiar with the roads in upper NY state. . .
Marv: I would say the color is more copper than burnt orange. As regards the 400 engine: Yes. It is somewhat anemic, but I think it is mostly due to a really tall rear gear. It is a 'B' engine, so it is probably a bored out 383; maybe the stroke was changed to get the extra 17 cubes, but I don't think so. I don't know what ratio the rear end is, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was something like a 2.76. This car appears to have been built for the interstate. It rolls along at 75 - 80 mph with the cruise control on, and it doesn't slow down for the hills.
Not near as unknown any more, now is it?nice impala
sounds like you passed within 15 miles of me on your way through. love the navajo package. even like the wheels !
800 miles in an unknown car?
I remember a long time ago a mechanic friend told me if the car can do 50 miles trouble free, it will do 500 miles.Not near as unknown any more, now is it?
Thank you Rip for your reply. I think I've read on this board before that it's not the engine being restricted but the rear end that needs a tune up to get some more power out of it. In any way, it's a landyacht member to roll down the highway smoothly. Performance is secondary
No problem, got so many irons in the fire I don't think I could even enjoy it.Maybe I'll sell it to you next year, after I take all the good parts off of it
Nice car! I always really liked the interior in those cars.
81 to 20 or 81 to the thruway to get to Newark?
Great to see you, Jeff and of course the "Navajo" She's a real beauty. Congratulations again!
Awesome time at dinner as well, with @MarPar, Kiera, Sammie and Jeff. Great memories. Thanks!
If you go to legendary again, and want to take the scenic route, go up 15 through PA and swing through for a visit. It'd be nice to see you again.
Congratulations, Rip! I lusted after this one as well when that ad came out, wish I could have seen this one in person. Other than the interior, are there any other differences between a Navajo edition and a standard '73 coupe?