Landracing Forum Home
November 20, 2017, 08:26:15 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
BACK TO LANDRACING.COM HOMEPAGE
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  


(Note: Donations are not tax deductible)







Live Audio Streaming and Archives of Past Events
Next Live Event: TBD
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 [18] 19   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: LSR = Land Speed Rampage  (Read 75517 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
wheelrdealer
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 58
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 1082


D/CGALT D/CBGALT


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #255 on: December 11, 2015, 08:34:22 AM »



Gregg:

Nice to meet you at PRI. Let's hope our next visit is a few miles outside of Wendover with 8 miles of good salt!

Safe travels,

Bill
Logged

ECTA    Maxton D/CGALT  Record Holder 167.522
ECTA    Maxton D/CBGALT Record Holder 166.715

WWW.BILLREILLYMOTORSPORTS.COM
Polyhead
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 38
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 264





Ignore
« Reply #256 on: January 09, 2016, 08:28:26 PM »


Please let me know what you think (be gentle LOL) .



I think if you take the thing over 150mph you should be given the medal of honor.
Logged

Ben 'Polyhead' Smith
  KE7GAL
gkabbt
Guest

« Reply #257 on: January 12, 2016, 04:10:49 PM »


Poly.....I don't really understand your comment.....huh  huh  huh

Gregg
Logged
Polyhead
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 38
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 264





Ignore
« Reply #258 on: January 12, 2016, 04:47:26 PM »


Poly.....I don't really understand your comment.....huh  huh  huh

Gregg

He asked for people to let him know what they think.  Probably one of the most pointless and useless vehicles chrysler ever put their name on... I almost said made but realized chrysler corp really had nothing to do with it's production.  It's P-dumb in the greatest ways possible.  Wrong for all the right reasons.
Logged

Ben 'Polyhead' Smith
  KE7GAL
Milwaukee Midget
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 57
Location: Beerhaven, Wisconsin
Posts: 5929


Bonneville I/GT record holder - 122.539 mph


WWW
« Reply #259 on: January 12, 2016, 05:11:06 PM »


Poly.....I don't really understand your comment.....huh  huh  huh

Gregg

He asked for people to let him know what they think.  Probably one of the most pointless and useless vehicles chrysler ever put their name on... I almost said made but realized chrysler corp really had nothing to do with it's production.  It's P-dumb in the greatest ways possible.  Wrong for all the right reasons.

I beg to differ.

I've owned two, and would gladly purchase a similar type vehicle if one were available in the US.

Two seats, so you don't have to bring anybody along that you don't want to, enough space in the back to haul band equipment, lawn mowers, table saws, tools, etc., yet not so large that all of your buddies ask you to help them move, tows 2500 lb's, fits in the garage, good in snow, gets 24 mpg and you get the lower cost "Truck" license plate tags.

And the 2.2 with the 4 speed was quicker off the line than anything Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Ford or Chevy was selling as a mini pickup in 1984.

Singularly the most practical and utilitarian vehicle I've ever owned.

God Bless the Dodge Rampage.  cheers

Logged

"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  rolleyes

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!
Stan Back
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Location: San Berdoo
Posts: 4757





Ignore
« Reply #260 on: January 12, 2016, 05:13:29 PM »

You look at today's small pickup market -- and there's no "small" pickup.

In Mexico you see a bunch of Chevy (not Chevrolet) useful vehicles that look a lot like a Rampage.  I think they're great for some craftsmen that don't need to pay for a full-size with its initial cost and higher gas expenses.

Stan

(Damm, Chris -- you beat me by 2 minutes.  I'll have to practice my typing.)
« Last Edit: January 12, 2016, 05:15:12 PM by Stan Back » Logged

Member of the San Berdoo Roadsters California's most-exclusive roadster club.
Celebrating 65th anniversary of racing on the salt.
fredvance
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 74
Location: Bulverde TX
Posts: 2297



WWW

Ignore
« Reply #261 on: January 12, 2016, 05:51:40 PM »

Stan, typing is hopeless for us old guys. High school typing class was over 50 years ago and most of those 50+years we didnt type anything. So its slow and steady. cheers
Logged

WORLDS FASTEST PRODUCTION MOTORCYCLE 213.470
Vance&Forstall Racing
WOS 2011 235+MPH
Engine by Knecum, Tuned by Johnny Cheese.
Sponsers Catalyst Composites, Johnny Cheese Perf, Knecum Racing Engines, Murray Headers, Carpenter Racing
Seldom Seen Slim
Administrator
Hero Member
***
Online Online

Age: 69
Location: Skandia, Michigan
Posts: 11811


Nancy -- 201.913 mph record on a production ZX15!


WWW
« Reply #262 on: January 12, 2016, 06:41:10 PM »

Don't give up yet, typists.  I remember Mrs. Oppenheimer, in 10th grade, my typing teacher.  She was massively endowed in the breastal department (at least us 10-th graders thought so) and therefore I spent lots of time paying rapt attention to her.  I still type very well and very fast.  Thanks, Ma'am, for the fantasies and the teaching.

Logged

Jon E. Wennerberg
 a/k/a Seldom Seen Slim
 Skandia, Michigan
 (that's way up north)
2 Club member x2
Owner of landracing.com
wheelrdealer
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 58
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 1082


D/CGALT D/CBGALT


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #263 on: January 12, 2016, 08:25:09 PM »

Don't give up yet, typists.  I remember Mrs. Oppenheimer, in 10th grade, my typing teacher.  She was massively endowed in the breastal department (at least us 10-th graders thought so) and therefore I spent lots of time paying rapt attention to her.  I still type very well and very fast.  Thanks, Ma'am, for the fantasies and the teaching.



Slim:

The secret to learning to type is to look at something other than the key board and train your fingers where the keys are...well it worked didn't it?

BR
Logged

ECTA    Maxton D/CGALT  Record Holder 167.522
ECTA    Maxton D/CBGALT Record Holder 166.715

WWW.BILLREILLYMOTORSPORTS.COM
Polyhead
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 38
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 264





Ignore
« Reply #264 on: January 12, 2016, 08:26:38 PM »

Great in snow??? it's not even rwd.  How are you suppose to go the next 8 miles sideways with that?  Now a '64 Polara, that's great in snow.  Enough chrome to scare everyone out of your way and tough enough to keep on going after you knock some things over.  Just pull it out of the ditch and do it some more.
Logged

Ben 'Polyhead' Smith
  KE7GAL
Milwaukee Midget
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 57
Location: Beerhaven, Wisconsin
Posts: 5929


Bonneville I/GT record holder - 122.539 mph


WWW
« Reply #265 on: January 12, 2016, 11:55:28 PM »

Great in snow??? it's not even rwd.  How are you suppose to go the next 8 miles sideways with that?  Now a '64 Polara, that's great in snow.  Enough chrome to scare everyone out of your way and tough enough to keep on going after you knock some things over.  Just pull it out of the ditch and do it some more.

I'm not talking about candyazz snow like you get in the Northwest.  I've driven C Body Mopars in snow - REAL snow - IOWA snow, like the snow that brought down Buddy Holly's plane and inspired Manfred Mann.  Yep, those are good snow cars . . .

The '64 Polara was the same chassis as my dad's '62 Dart, and with a set of studded snow tires, was unstoppable - even with the brakes.

BUT

The Rampages - along with the Dodge Omni - FWD - NEVER let me down, NEVER left me stuck or stranded - AND could pull a Jim Rockford in reverse in the Target parking lot from a DEAD STOP. 

And you didn't have to spend the whole weekend polishing chrome . . .  wink

Welcome aboard, Ben.   cheers
Logged

"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  rolleyes

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!
tauruck
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: N/A
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 4471





Ignore
« Reply #266 on: January 13, 2016, 12:36:44 AM »

I don't know jack about a Polara, seen snow 3 times in my life and maybe a foot at best?.
I type with one finger. grin grin grin
Logged

gkabbt
Guest

« Reply #267 on: January 13, 2016, 06:26:28 AM »


Poly, You seem to have a thing against FWD trucks and being used as race trucks.

Here are two examples for you viewing pleasure:
This is SteveM's 1984 Rampage and is the H/DT Record Holder at both Bonneville and Wilmington at 135+.



and here is his build diary link:

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,10625.0.html

This is the White Goose Bar 1980 VW and is the Record Holder at El Mirage with a 182+ and Bonneville with a 194+.



and here is their link:

http://www.whitegoosebar.com/veh_2111.html

FWD ROCKS!

Gregg

Logged
gkabbt
Guest

« Reply #268 on: January 13, 2016, 06:32:25 AM »



Gregg:

Nice to meet you at PRI. Let's hope our next visit is a few miles outside of Wendover with 8 miles of good salt!

Safe travels,

Bill

Bill, Sorry, completely missed this post. REALLY good meeting you as well. Always good to put a face with a name. True on Bonneville! You planning any trips to Wilmington or Loring?

Gregg
Logged
Polyhead
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 38
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 264





Ignore
« Reply #269 on: January 13, 2016, 07:08:08 AM »

Great in snow??? it's not even rwd.  How are you suppose to go the next 8 miles sideways with that?  Now a '64 Polara, that's great in snow.  Enough chrome to scare everyone out of your way and tough enough to keep on going after you knock some things over.  Just pull it out of the ditch and do it some more.

I'm not talking about candyazz snow like you get in the Northwest.  I've driven C Body Mopars in snow - REAL snow - IOWA snow, like the snow that brought down Buddy Holly's plane and inspired Manfred Mann.  Yep, those are good snow cars . . .

The '64 Polara was the same chassis as my dad's '62 Dart, and with a set of studded snow tires, was unstoppable - even with the brakes.

BUT

The Rampages - along with the Dodge Omni - FWD - NEVER let me down, NEVER left me stuck or stranded - AND could pull a Jim Rockford in reverse in the Target parking lot from a DEAD STOP. 

And you didn't have to spend the whole weekend polishing chrome . . .  wink

Welcome aboard, Ben.   cheers

This wasn't in Portland, This was in Indiana.  I moved to Oregon in 2002.  Also I don't think the '62 dart is really a B-body (the '64 polara is).  The '62dart was in the same no mans land that my 1960 dart is in.  Unit body, but not really a platform car.  The forward look era cars be crazy.
Logged

Ben 'Polyhead' Smith
  KE7GAL
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 [18] 19   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!


Google visited last this page April 03, 2017, 05:07:01 AM