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Old 11-21-2020, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by olddog View Post
I really regretted not doing this:

About 1977 I found a lime green original hemi car at a car lot for ~ $600 or so. It was a 1970 Dodge Charger, but the hemi engine had been replaced with a 440 six pack. It had the manual 4spd.

At the time, my girlfriends older sister's husband (later my brother-n-law) had stopped traveling full time with Bill Maverick Golden - Little Red Wagon wheel stander - after getting married. However he continued to work with Maverick and they talked regularly until his death, but I digress.

Anyway my brother-n-law had a hemi out of the Wagon. He said the cylinders were bored to the max and stroked to 500 cid. The cylinders were worn, too far to race, but it would make a good street engine. It might have used a bit of oil. Of course it would need an intake, since the Wagon was a blown engine. He said he would let me have it for $50 if I would buy the Charger and put it in it.

I was thinking of getting married myself and talk myself into passing that up. One of my regrets.

Those woulds, shoulda, coulda's sometimes come back and haunt our memories. I know that feeling. Sort of like an itch you can't scratch

Help them do what they would have done if they had known what they could do.
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