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Old 02-09-2008, 04:23 PM
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"The 10 Worst Muscle Cars Of All Time"

Here is an article from MuscleCars magazine (Jan., 1990).
The 10 Worst Muscle Cars Of All Time.

The author did a good job picking out the worst and I like some of the comments such as:

(1979-'80 AMC AMX)
"...The 17.5 to 17.7 second 1/4 mile times made walking almost as quick, and surely much less embarrassing..."

(1972 Mercury Montego GT)
"... A 351, 400 and 429-4V (good for 200 horses) were available..."

(1976-'81 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport)
"... With a hurricane-like tailwind, a 16.8-second 1/4 mile was within the realm of possibility..."
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:48 PM
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I read about the amazing specs of the 1976-1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra earlier. 4-cylinder, 88 HP, 1250 kg and an astonishing top speed of 160 km/h... Nothing wrong with that as long as you consider the car as just a piece of transportation. A big problem however when you name it a Cobra, including those overdone decals.
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:58 PM
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Yeah all these are featured in a book I have called "Automotive Autracities" in the section "Fake Muscle Cars"
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:22 PM
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Some of those cars had potential like the T/A if the had of got the turbo set up right they may of had a v8 GN. If ford actually gave the mustang II the v8 right from the start and modded the suspension a bit (an easy task to make a mustang II handel reasonbly well beleive it or not) and they could of had somthing that wasnt a pos.

Although alot of them cars are the sad final forms alot of those cars took which is sad.

And I must admit i thought the 305 vette was hilarious.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:33 PM
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isn't the mustang they mentioned a good platform for people to start with? i remember seeing a few that people had picked up for next to nothing, and modifying it for road race, drag etc etc
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:58 PM
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isn't the mustang they mentioned a good platform for people to start with? i remember seeing a few that people had picked up for next to nothing, and modifying it for road race, drag etc etc
Yeah, but from the factory, they left a lot to be desired.
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is 10 not a too small amount?
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is 10 not a too small amount?
True, I could think of a few more.
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True, I could think of a few more.
It'd be probably easier and faster to point out those that were actually decent...
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It'd be probably easier and faster to point out those that were actually decent...
I'm glad I wasn't in the new car market in 1972-1981. I would probably have left the showroom in disbelief; especially when comparing those cars to the pre-'72s.
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I'm glad I wasn't in the new car market in 1972-1981. I would probably have left the showroom in disbelief; especially when comparing those cars to the pre-'72s.
You could have still bought the Firebird 455-SD, couldn't you?
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You could have still bought the Firebird 455-SD, couldn't you?
You know, I completely forgot about those. They were the last gasp of muscle cars and could run high-13s/low-14s. Amazing considering how slow the competition was.
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I actually like the look of the AMC AMX. The front is a bit off, but it reminds me alot of a Mk2 Escort.
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I actually like the look of the AMC AMX. The front is a bit off, but it reminds me alot of a Mk2 Escort.
probably worth a mint now due to how rare it is.

And if its a modified gremlin like it said the 401 should be able to fit realtivly easy.
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isn't the mustang they mentioned a good platform for people to start with? i remember seeing a few that people had picked up for next to nothing, and modifying it for road race, drag etc etc
they had an overly expensive momo model (if i had my old computer i could post a pic it was bright orange and had a giant wing on it!) that had a marvelous set up but yeah to much $$$ and not enough advertising led to this potential laden mustang as one that best left forgotton or often hacked to peices to retro fit their suspension set ups in earlier falcons, mustangs, mavericks and so on.
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