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Rick's 70 Roadbird

Mean Green

I forgot to add that the 440 in it now has been taken 0.30 over stock which makes it 446 cubic inches. It has a complete MSD ignition system in it. I took out the 3600 stall converter and knocked that down to a 2800 so it is a little more street-able now. You see everything is ready and waiting for the car to go back together after paint, bake, and buff, that is when the fun begins.


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racecarricky on Apr 20, 2014 said:

This Bird has only 5 factory original body panels, which are the roof, the hood, the deck lid,the cowl grill and the firewall. You see I live in Ohio and we have real winters here. I bought the car from someone who parked it in a garage for 16 years and did nothing with the car. You can see a small bit of what I have done with the car since I bought it in 2010. It should be done by spring of 2015 then please stand back while I release all of that MOPAR Horse Power.

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racecarricky on Apr 20, 2014 said:

I FORGOT TO MENTION I ADDED FRAME CONNECTORS SO THAT WAY WHEN I YANK THOSE FRONT WHEELS UP I WILL NOT BE TWISTING THOSE NEW FLOOR PANS

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racecarricky on Apr 26, 2014 said:

The original parts(that went back on the car) where blasted so they are kind of like new. The fenders are off of a 70 bird front clip I bought out of South Carolina. The rest of the car is all AMD aftermarket. The original color is LIME Light that is paint code J5 from 1970. Someone painted it Hemi Orange, I'm taking it back to the Lime Light, for my money the Lime Light is way cooler than the Orange. It has an asssss bustin 440-4 BRL, a healthy Direct Connection cam, eagle H-beam rods, SRP pistons, closed chamber mopar big block heads, a reworked Holley 850, Hooker Super Comp headers, from the headers back it has a flow master stainless steel exhaust, 8 3/4 rearend with a 4:10 posi and a tricked out 727 torque flight. It is a retired drag car from years ago. You can see on the windshield it ran brackets and dialed in at 12 flat. The guy who drove it back then had to get out of it brfore the trap so he did not bust into the 11's. It made a few trips to Summit Motor Sports Park in Norwalk Ohio where it won it's stock class a few times many years ago, before I owned the car. Back then it had a 4:88 in it and that is why I knocked it down to a 4:10 Now days the car is retired from racing, but it will still be able to KICK SOME @#*% Remember <> IT'S MOPAR OR NO CAR <>

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Bulldog151 on Mar 13, 2016 said:

That is some project, how is it coming along and what part of Ohio are you located? I'm just 15 miles south of Cleveland.

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racecarricky on Mar 13, 2016 said:

I'm in Toledo. It is quite a project, it has been quite a long hard road but it is ending soon. Not to far from being a finished product. I plan on adding some new pics so people can see how far it has progressed.

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racecarricky on Mar 13, 2016 said:

I added some new pictures today 3-13-16 about 8:15 pm as you can see the car is back in the reassembly stage now. I hope to see the streets with it this summer.

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racecarricky on Jun 25, 2016 said:

I'm in Oregon it is a suburb of Toledo. I worked for Chrysler here in Toledo for 33 years so doing the resto was the right thing for me to do.

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Bulldog151 on Mar 14, 2016 said:

Good for you, I can't wait to see the finished product! I drive through Toledo everyday on my way to Elkhart Indiana. Love the Sublime!

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Anonymous on Mar 14, 2016 said:

Hey Bulldog back in 70 it was called Lime Light. You know the auto makers change names of this or that to keep up with ever changing times. I know first hand I worked in the auto industry for 33 years, and yes it was for Chrysler.

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Bulldog151 on Mar 15, 2016 said:

Thanks for the info, I appreciate it!

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azmusclecar on Mar 18, 2016 said:

Wow...I need my Ray Bans with polarized lenses to look at that in the brite lite..........those colors back then warned us who not to mess with at red lights. Some cars looked fast, sounded fast, but just like that orange Road Runner....today they are faster yet.........looks great, can't wait to see the finished product.

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Warrior on Mar 28, 2016 said:

Insane amount of work. VERY impressed.

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racecarricky on Apr 7, 2016 said:

Thanks- Do not tell the wife that she will promptly tell you what she thinks about that. Not really, just B - S - ing. She supports me 100% she has gone as far as buying a few items for the car as birthday and Christmas presents. I don't know about the rest of you people but me I'm ready for sun shine and warm weather. The car show I mentioned is the sunday after Labor day and just for future reference it is always on that sunday. If you want to come to this GM car show it is called Park & Shine. If you are coming in from out side of the Toledo area, set your GPS or map quest for this address (1455 W. Alexis rd. Toledo, Ohio 43612). I assure you this is most likely the best and biggest car show you will see in this area. It brings people in from many miles away. You will see every make and model at this show. Parking is free with easy access from and back to I-75 and I-23. You get off I-75 at Alexis rd. exit go west on Alexis rd. If you take I-23 from the south, Alexis rd is the last exit before you get into Michigan. If you are coming from the north you get off of I-23 the first exit in to Ohio. Turn east on Alexis. Just watch your addresses you will go probably 5 miles (more or less) to get to Power Train.

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