STOLEN! Dave & Jill Iversen Bike – Harley Evo landspeed race bike

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According to Dave and Jill Iverson

Someone stole our Harley Evo landspeed race bike at El Mirage during the night on Saturday May 17th. It’s a 96cu.in. S & S motor. Five speed trans with kicker.

PLEASE look at the pictures and post as much as you can.

We had it displayed next to the motorcycle tech trailer with a for sale sign. Dave raced this bike last season and we thought that location would be an excellent, safe place to display it. It was stolen between Saturday night sunset and sunrise this morning. (18/05/14)
This bike was custom built by Dave Iversen and is ridden in a laydown postiion with the shifter and brake at the back axle. IT IS FOR LANDSPEED RACING, not street riding but could be reconfigured for street use.

The return of this bike undamaged without facing charges is on the table for a very short time. Let us know where we can pick up our bike.

Your reward for doing so will save your ass from the landspeed family of thousands of members.

It’s a strong community of racers, riders and bikers, and will ALL of them will be looking for YOU!

If anybody hears anything, can they please contact Woody Downing at woodys57@pacbell.net

 

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Amazing Opportunity – 1984 Chevy S10 Blazer – ONLY US$7,500

This vehicle is one of those “once in a lifetime“, “too good to pass up” deals.

1984 S10 Chevy Blazer

The Chevrolet S-10 is a compact Pickup truck from the Chevrolet marque of General Motors which was released in 1982. It was the first compact Pickup of the big three American automakers.

When the 1984 model was released it could be ordered with a choice of 3 engines:

  • 1.9L LR1 Isuzu in-line 4;
  • 2.0L LQ2 GM 122 in-line 4, 2-barrel;  or
  • 2.2L LQ7 Isuzu Diesel in-line 4.

It also came with a choice of a 3 or 4 speed automatic or a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The current owner has owned it for approximately 18 months, however the previous owner of this Blazer wasn’t content to “let sleeping dogs lie”. He wanted more power and so he went and GOT more power.

In 1987, the Blazer was fitted with a Z-28 Tuned Port 350 V-8, coupled with the standard Turbo Hydra-Matic 700R4 4 speed overdrive automatic transmission. There isn’t anything standard about the 300HP the Blazer puts out though! Compared to the insipid 83HP that the 2.0L LQ2 GM 122 in-line 4, 2-barrel saddled the versions released by Chevrolet, this Chevy absolutely Blazed down the road!

This is a 2 owner vehicle with 66,705 miles on her.

The Blazer runs and drives great with the original factory “Frost Beige” paint and very nice cloth and vinyl interior. Although there are minor paint chips in the paint, given its age this Truck is in amazing condition. As it is an Arizona vehicle it has absolutely no rust underneath or on the body, and:

  • has Power steering & brakes;
  • NEW AM-FM-CD Radio;
  • 15″ Aluminium mag wheels;
  • Sunroof;
  • Nice Michelin tyres with 60 – 70% tread left;
  • Good brakes;
  • Lots of power;
  • Good gas mileage up to 20MPG; and
  • has been lowered 3 inches which gives the vehicle a lovely stance.

There are a couple of cracks in the dash which has a very nice dash cover over it.

There are no issues with the Engine which does not leak or use any oil and runs and drives great with the PROPER amount of power. The automatic transmission shifts perfectly.

The Air Conditioning has been disconnected and requires seals and re-gassing.

If you want some real inexpensive fun; you need to buy this S10 conversion. It has been taken to a lot of classic car shows and it draws a lot of attention.

You will not find a better Classic Muscle Truck for the price of ONLY US$7,500.

This vehicle is located in the US so if you are interested in the Blazer, please let me know and I will give you an “as landed” price to any Port in Australia or New Zealand.

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird

Hi Everyone.

I thought I might start putting up posts about some iconic American vehicles. They may be muscle cars, classics or even eccentric. There will also be some motorcycles added in as well.

However, I have chosen to start with the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner SuperBird.

Photograph of 1970 Plymouth SuperBirdWith the success of the aero-warrior NASCAR Dodge Charger Daytona Photograph of Richard Petty 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

against fastback Ford Torinos

Photograph of 1969 Ford Torino Talladega

and Mercury Cyclones,

Photograph of 1968-1969-mercury-cyclone-gt-3

Plymouth wanted, and got, its own version of this winged wonder.

Photo of 1970 Yellow Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird

This model added a goalpost spoiler to catch wind well above the body, and a shark shaped nose cap. It would also lure Richard Petty back to Plymouth after defecting to Ford for a year. While spectacular on the track, consumer response was luke-warm, leading some dealers to remove the wing and nose, making them appear more like normal Road Runners.

Trying to capture some of the success that their Dodge brothers had in 1969 with the Charger Daytona, Plymouth tried the same thing in 1970 with their creation, the Plymouth Superbird.

According to Road Test magazine, performance was around 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.5 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14.3 seconds at 104 mph with the Hemi.

Although similar in appearance, the Superbird was actually quite different from the Daytona. The Superbird was based on the Plymouth Road Runner and the nose, airfoil, and basic sheet metal was different between the Daytona and Superbird. The special nose added 19-inches (483 mm) to the overall length (the Daytona’s was 18-inches or 457 mm), and the trunk spoiler was more angled and higher than the Daytonas. On both models, the spoiler was three feet high. Although it created quite an impression on the street, the wing was not needed at normal highway speeds; it was designed for speedways, to keep the rear wheels to the ground at 150 mph (240 km/h) and higher speeds.

NASCAR only required 500 copies to be built in 1969, but in 1970, NASCAR required a manufacturer to build one unit per dealer. In the end, Plymouth built a total of 1,920 Super Birds. Super Birds were available with three different engines. The most popular was the basic Super Commando 440 V8 with a single four barrel carburetor rated at 375 bhp (280 kW). 

Photo of 1970 440 Plymouth Super Commando Motor

Super Commando 440 V8

Next up was the 440 Six Barrel rated at 390 bhp (291 kW).

1970 440 6 Barrel engine

1970 440 6 Barrel

At the top, and ordered by just 93 buyers, was the mighty 426 Hemi, rated at 425 bhp (317 kW).

Photo of 1970 Plymouth Hemi 426

1970 Plymouth Hemi 426

Despite the success of the Super Bird on the tracks, 1970 would be the only year it was made.

The reason for using such a large spoiler is unclear, since the engineers said they started out with a much smaller version. One story has it that the aerodynamics became more favourable as they made the spoiler taller; another story is that it was raised to allow the trunk to be opened; although one could argue that changing to a trunk mount (from a rear-fender mount) would have solved that problem.

In the 2000s, these would fetch among the highest prices of any muscle car at auctions.

Credit: http://www.boldride.com/
Source: Mecum Auctions; RM Auctions; Wikipedia, 2011
Photo Credit: Teddy Pieper, Mecum Auctions

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: The Trans-Am Racer Returns!

Hi Everyone.

I thought I would share with you a video from one of the Channels to which I subscribe on YouTube.

This is a sort of “follow up” piece” to the post entitled “This Bloke Had a Really Bad Day”“.

Photo o2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 in motion

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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Meet “Grizz”

” Grizz” is a 1,000hp, 194 MPH –  2008 Challenger “Superbird.”

Photo of 2008 Challenger Superbird

A company called HPP reinvented the Daytona and Superbird years back. The man who bought this particular example wasn’t quite satisfied with the power.

It’s powered by a 408ci V8 that is force fed air via a Kenne Bell 4.2L supercharger. Check out the video below of the owner blasting the Text Mile at nearly 200mph. This thing sounds like a jet at full speed!

Earlier this year it was reported on it having been stolen and then recovered.

Watch as “Grizz” goes nuts!

Thanks to http://myclassicgarage.com/.
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I just think this has the WOW factor!