Photos from the 2013 Fall Fling Mopar Show in Van Nuys, California

Just attended the Fall Fling Mopar Show in Van Nuys, California this weekend, so here are some shots from the show. This event is one of the best kept secrets in the nation, so many good parts show up at this swap meet. More pics after the jump!


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1965 Plymouth Sport Fury Indy Pace Car For Sale on Hemmings

1965 was the first (and last) year that a Plymouth was selected as the Indianapolis 500 pace car. The chosen model was the Sport Fury convertible. There were 35 actual pace cars built for the race. Plymouth also produced one replica for each dealership in the country. That number varies between 1,300 and 1,900, depending on who you believe. See a very nice replica for sale on Hemmings. More pics after the jump!


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1969 Dodge Sweptline with Cummins Power

Check out the picture below. A nice, clean 1969 Dodge Sweptline survivor that’s probably driven by some old guy, right? You’d only be right about the old guy part. The owner has highly modified his truck to allow him to tow his 53′ boat. Under the hood is a 12 valve Cummins that is sending power to a dually setup thru a 5-speed Spicer transmission which is also backed by a 10-speed Road Ranger like you’d find in a big rig. One seriously cool truck! Check out the story at BangShift. More pictures after the jump.


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A Slant Six Gathering

Often referred to as bullet proof, the Chrysler slant 6 engine has developed quite a loyal following. In production from 1960 to 1991, it powered many different vehicles, including this 1963 Valiant.  A recent Slant Six Gathering in San Francisco brought together more than 50 Chrysler vehicles powered by the straight 6 engine with the 30 degree slant. The rules of the occasion: no judges, no trophies, no tickets, no rules. I like it! Find the Slant Six Gathering here. More info on the venerable slant six can be found at Allpar.


Big Block 1968 Plymouth Sport Satellite Project Car on Craigslist

So what if you don’t live on the West Coast orin the Southwest, you don’t have a lot of money and yet you want an affordable 68-70 B-body project. Good luck, right? Well, if you are patient, good things do come along from time to time. Like this cool numbers-matching big block 1968 Sport Satellite on Cleveland Craigslist. It’s been garaged since ’78, doesn’t seem too rusty and has a great color combo. More pics plus ad text after the jump!


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Reader’s Rides: Doug Pauschert’s 1969 Dodge Charger RT/SE

Check out this mean triple black 1969 Charger! Here’s the word from Doug:

1969 Dodge charger rt/se bought from a guy in alberta Canada in 1998 october.took six years to restore.Original 440 car motor and tranny long gone but a real RT/SE triple black car.and almost rust track,ps,pb,pw,rear defrost.I couldn’t see putting a 440 back in it so I had My good friend Lennie Balek build a 477 in hemi that I put in the car along with a real 1968 hemi trans motor has all the best parts with 10.22 compression ss rods and pistons you can get the picture(LOL) frame is tied in has Dana with 3.54 tti headers which I don’t like never fit right.

More pics after the jump, and we’ll post Doug’s Road Runner tomorrow!


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