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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=1734
Submitted by: Geist02mds
Comments: 38  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 5  (View)
Submitted on: 03-07-2002
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The God of Ponies


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3-07-2002 @ 01:26:54 AM
Posted By : Jesuz Reply | Edit | Del
Oh shit! my favort muscle car

3-07-2002 @ 01:27:23 AM
Posted By : BiggLekk3Si Reply | Edit | Del
That thing is sexy, how the hell does it have a 4 with three votes?!?!

3-07-2002 @ 01:28:38 AM
Posted By : Jesuz Reply | Edit | Del
which means two 1s and a 10
i dont like that side pipe

3-07-2002 @ 01:34:23 AM
Posted By : cuda_man Reply | Edit | Del
that side pipe came straight from the factory..... if you think that's weird you should see how the exhaust looks from under the car... it kinda looks like they were trying to make a little stick figure LOL

3-07-2002 @ 01:50:03 AM
Posted By : Jesuz Reply | Edit | Del
really? i've never seen a challenger with side pipes like that. the ones i usually see are squar ones out at the back

3-07-2002 @ 02:59:28 AM
Posted By : Mad Max Reply | Edit | Del
The side pipe's stock on the 340 TA. Most performance-optioned Challengers were shipped with bigger engines than that, but the TA was sort of the Dodge equivalent of the Plymouth AAR Barracuda and the Ford Mustang Boss 302. It was the more handling-oriented variant. But most people buying Dodge Challengers in 1970 probably were more concerned with straight-line speed, so the 340 TA is pretty rare.

3-08-2002 @ 10:03:28 PM
Posted By : CRXtrackguy Reply | Edit | Del
TA= Trans Am. as in the trans am races of the late '60s, not the car. (which is named after the series, btw)

3-08-2002 @ 10:05:56 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
I heard that it was ironic how the Pontiac Trans Am actually did really poorly in Trans Am racing.

3-08-2002 @ 10:07:46 PM
Posted By : CRXtrackguy Reply | Edit | Del
didn't compete; it didn't exist until after the series ended. Firebirds didn't do too well, though. AMC was really dedicated to the series and did quite well. also small block mopars did well, but mustangs were oftentimes hard to beat because they weighed so much less than the other cars.

3-08-2002 @ 10:09:51 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
The whole trans am series didn't last very long did it? Like I'm thinking less than 5 seasons? Am I right or full of it?

3-08-2002 @ 10:10:54 PM
Posted By : CRXtrackguy Reply | Edit | Del
the original series ran from '67 to '73, so six seasons. they have sinced revived it, to my joy (i'd love to destroke a ram air trans am and run it) but it didn't run throughout the seventies.

3-08-2002 @ 10:11:46 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
The Pontiac Trans Am came out in 1970. And the Trans Am did try to compete in the Trans Am racing series, but since the car had been designed for a 350ci engine, and not a 305ci, its handling dynamics were kinda screwed up in Trans Am, because Pontiac's engineers didn't bother reworking the handling of the car for the smaller engine. I think Pontiac only participated for one year (1971) but did so poorly that they gave up.

[Edited by DiRF on 3-08-2002 @ 10:13:08 PM]

3-08-2002 @ 10:14:53 PM
Posted By : CRXtrackguy Reply | Edit | Del
actually the GM 305 was developed specifically for trans am racing, to fit SCCA rules. they were destroked 350s, which gave them good torque and huge rev capability, which seems like a good combination. I think pontiac competed for 3 seasons, and never did too well, but I don't think they did too badly. Give me a few minutes, I'll post the history of TA racing as soon as I look it up... I've got a book on it...

3-08-2002 @ 10:17:00 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
Ok, so I got some bad information, sorry. The Trans Am just never earned it's namesake, that's about it. It's was, and still is a great, fun car, though.

3-08-2002 @ 10:21:06 PM
Posted By : CRXtrackguy Reply | Edit | Del
from '67 to '73 the winners were:
'67: Horst Kwech and Gaston Andry tied for first, both driving Alfa GTAs
'68: Jerry Titus, driving a mustang
'69: Mark Donahue, driving a Camaro
'70: Parnelli Jones, Mustang (Horst Kwech won under 2.0 liter again in an alfa)
'71: Mark Donahue, AMC Javelin
'72: George Follmer, AMC Javelin (told you AMC was dedicated, Milt Minter came in 2nd in a firebird)
'73: Peter Gregg, Porsche Carrera

3-08-2002 @ 10:23:19 PM
Posted By : CRXtrackguy Reply | Edit | Del
oh, the series was not discontinued after '73. It's just no-one wants to talk about '74 because in 1974 Porsche Carreras got the first 5 spots in the final standings, total 8 out of the top ten were Carreras...

However, America struck back in '75 with Corvettes taking the first 4 places, and a total of 6 corvettes in the top ten.

3-08-2002 @ 10:25:02 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
What? No Hondas? (j/k)

3-08-2002 @ 10:25:30 PM
Posted By : CRXtrackguy Reply | Edit | Del
no hondas but Datsun also did quite well with the 510 and the 280z

3-08-2002 @ 10:40:10 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
Those are some big time names too,I see at least one Indy 500 winner, you'd think TA racing would have caught on, but instead NASCAR oval track stuff became the ticket. Though they do have at least 2 road courses they go to each season.

3-08-2002 @ 10:42:34 PM
Posted By : CRXtrackguy Reply | Edit | Del
those are the best ones. I love trans am racing, they had it houston a couple of years ago (Houston Gran Prix) and I think it was better than the IRL races...

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