Posts Tagged Plymouth

Time Travel Thursday: Plymouth Roadrunner

This week’s old time car ad is for the Plymouth Roadrunner. It’s hard to imagine that a 340ci and a 373ci engine was considered standard for lower insurance rates. In the late 60’s, automobile insurance companies were catching on that cars were going faster and were getting more powerful, and that this was a liability for them, so they started charging their customers more if you drove a high performance car.

Nowadays, driving a 5.7 or a 6.1 will net you higher insurance rates, or any later model V8 probably. In today’s world, a 4-6 cylinder econobox is the way for standard insurance. Back in the 60’s and 70’s, small displacement V8’s were standard insurance.

Check out these old ad for the Plymouth Roadrunner. BEEP BEEP!

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Some Much Needed Work (also info for the Richmond Street Rodders cruise-in)

We got some much needed work done tonight to get these cars cruising for the remainder of the summer.

The Rambler got a new ignition switch, starter solenoid, and cleaned up the connections on both. Also got a new valve cover gasket, set the timing, and it’s running like a champ. The Fury got the most work, which was new distributor cap and rotor, oil & filter change, PCV valve,  adjust belt tension, set the timing, adjust idle mixture, got the washer fluid pump working, installed new wiper blades  and  a new passengers side high beam headlight.

We’ll be at the Richmond Street Rodders cruise-in which happens every Thursday evening from 6PM to 9:30PM at the Sea Island McDonalds (#2 Road and Inglis Way, Richmond, B.C. (Road to Old south Airport). We’ll have some pictures later tomorrow night. There’s always new cars coming every week!

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Were in the process of acquiring a new project car a 1972 Plymouth Fury II! Details will be posted later, but for now enjoy this vintage ad.

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