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Okay, people have wanted to hear the mechanical music of the two hot-rods dwelling in my garage, so here they are! I apologize for the non-scripted narrations and noise-protection sticking out from my ears; I make no claim to being a pro film-maker. You can hear 'em start up at the end of each vid.

First up, the 1968 Chevelle SS396 drag-racin', corner-carvin' machine of doom <-- click that link if the video below doesn't load - it's not playing nice with my IE9:

Forgot to mention a few other mods: Also has ported heads and will soon be getting a 6-speed transplant plus A/C.

And the 1966 Chrysler Newport hot-rod Town Sedan:

Note that the sound volume drops precipitously after I fire it up; it is DEAFENING in the garage when that thing runs, popping at idle like a funny-car through those straight pipes, so the camera must have curled up in a fetal ball and assumed I didn't really want to record it at full volume. Eventually it'll also get the full exhaust treatment, but for now it's too fun as-is.

Chris

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tully01
May. 17th, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
I am jealous.
mckitterick
May. 18th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
I loves me my vintage machines. Luckily, I don't have children to put through school ;-)
archway
May. 17th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
~growlpurrrssss~ Damned fine work you have done here................
mckitterick
May. 18th, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
etcet
May. 18th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)
Yep. Envy. No way is my 2.0L I4 Mazda ever gonna sound remotely that nice. *grin*
mckitterick
May. 18th, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
There's something about a big V-8....

Last night, I was having dinner out with some friends. We sat in the outdoor-dining area, and some kind of 4-cylinder Japanese car raced past with the most lovely sounding rap. Not that farty-sounding coffee-can sort of noise, but something more akin to superbike music. So 4-cylinders CAN sound good!
siro_gravity
May. 18th, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
Hullagnarock syslist hu laaaala, shig for a griltnag paranga! Reakny rag ala critlist sug.

What took from the bumpercam rollerrockers ittlebrock heads...LOL!!!
Man, I do not understand ANYTHING about cars!!

But they sure look shiny and pretty.
mckitterick
May. 18th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! Yeah, the narration is mostly for those who know a bit about such parts ;-)
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