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Hello from Michigan

Discussion in 'Welcome to Allpar!' started by Tin Man 2, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Tin Man 2

    Tin Man 2 Active Member

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    New member here, I'm a Chrysler Transport retiree since 2006, I still drive all Chrysler products and have been lerking here for a couple years.Time to join the conversation !!
     
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    Scrounge Well-Known Member

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    Hello, and welcome. I'm from Michigan, but moved to Texas decades ago. However, I'm back here clearing out an estate. Arrived on Monday, and had to shovel snow 4 times in 3 days, reminding me of why I left.

    So, any current Mopars you're particularly proud, or at least fond, of?
     
  3. Tin Man 2

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    Well Mr. Scrounge I currently have a 2016 Patriot that I really like, much improved over the CVT version I had in 14, My wife has a 2017 Journey GT that is a very nice vehicle. In my younger years I had a 66 383 Charger and then a few 340 Dodge Demons. I remember the 78 Aspen with the super 6 and a 4 speed I really liked and later a few Mini Vans, a Neon a Concord and now I remember my 91 Spirit RT pretty fast but a bit troublesome.
     
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    Scrounge Well-Known Member

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    I'm partial to the older models. A former neighbor had (and I think still has) a '66 Charger with a 361. He replaced the original 2-bbl carb (and manifold) with an AFB. He replaced one of the front quarter panels with one from a Coronet that fit perfectly. The 340 Demons must have been strong performers. My parents had a used '77 Aspen 2-door that I liked, but they traded it after only a year or so.
     
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    Hello from Rochester Hills.
    Dad worked in body design and styling at Chrysler nearly 30 yrs. So i grew up with Chrysler cars. Dad started in the Company Car program in 1962. Had alot of neat mopars through the years. He got a 66 Charger when they came out mid year. It was a 318 auto with ac & pws. He never ordered a high performance car for the year but often brought home loaners from the car pool. Anything with a 340 in it was fun to drive!
     
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    Yes guys, The 340 was a strong running engine, under rated at 275 Horse. In an early Dart you could run with the big blocks in the b bodies.
     
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    Welcome. Got me 2016 caravan. But now that I'm retired I'm feeling I may have 1 more hotrod left in me.
    Belive it or not I'm thinking about a sleeper..4 door 73 Coronet with a new Hemi in it.
    Why 73??? it has the torsion quiete suspension and last year for the good looking loop bumper
     
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  8. Tin Man 2

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    The Coronet sounds like fun, I think Mopar sells a stand alone kit for the electronics but it's costly by the time you modify the fuel supply system and all the rest. Have fun, myself I'd just keep it old school and putt around.
     
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    Welcome, Tin Man! I'm from Clinton Township, currently at Jefferson North. :)
     
  10. Tin Man 2

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    The Coronet sounds like fun, I think Mopar sells a stand alone kit for the electronics but it's costly by the time you modify the fuel supply system and all the rest. Have fun, myself I'd just keep it old school and putt around.
     
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    Marion JBT, Jefferson North, I remember it well, I also remember backing a load of engines down to the dock at the old Jeff plant. Something no driver would ever forget.
     
  12. redriderbob

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    Well welcome. Port Huron here.
     
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    Welcome to Allpar, Tin Man 2. Redriderbob, I have friends in Port Huron. Do you know any of the Adairs? Jim is a judge and his son John is an attorney and son Jeff is a criminal. What a combo, huh? Jeff and I used to be running buddies back when we both lived in Nashville.
     
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    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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    I don't know them personally but I know of them and the booming metropolis of Adair, Michigan. :)
     
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    Oh Yes, Adair Mich, famous for the Adair Suckerfest. Sponsered by the world famous Adair Bar, home of some great Sunday Chicken dinners, along with Friday Fish Frys.
     
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    I used to work behind Lynch Road at DWSD. Detroit bought it from Chrysler for $1 but did not see the fine print. In late 90's we had to open gates so they could load car haulers on Huber Ave. We had the Chrysler water tower on St. Cyril.
     
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    Stephen, Did the old Lynch Rd. plant become the home of the Detroit Parade Company? Was not DWSD housed in the old Huber Foundry/ Detroit Forge facility? Those are some old buildings.
     
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    Been quite a while. Maybe 20 yrs ago. Used to drive by there on way to Dham & Jnap plants.
     
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    Yes, the Parade Company is in what was the Lynch Road plant.
     

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