Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017 Auction Coverage: 1-20

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Friday at Barrett-Jackson! Some of the nicest rides in the country will be crossing the block today! Check out a few of our favorites!

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Black, low gear, 4-speed, no heater, dog dish hub caps, big engine. Nothing beats a plain Jane car. This 1960 Chevy is a great example of “built to run”. Check it out, Lot 982.

I never understood why more people didn’t do Dodge Viper engine swaps over the years? I remember seeing a Challenger at Carlisle years ago that had one and thought that was just the coolest thing. Apparently the builder of Lot 1016 agree’s with me!

I know what your thinking, Studebaker? But look at Lot 1027, check out the McCulloch supercharger hanging from the top of the engine.

Something about this ‘Cuda just grabs my eye. Its traditional Mopar. Over the top color, billboards, shaker hood, got to love it! Check it out, Lot 1071.

 

Low miles, four speed, hold on to your hat when this one goes across the block, it’s gonna ring the bell. Lot 1133.

Installing Pypes “Pype Bomb” Muffler Delete Kit On 2013 Ford Mustang

I picked up a Pypes “Pype Bomb” Muffler Delete Kit off of Blue Oval Industries Ebay store last week for my 2013 Ford Mustang 5.0. Saturday I started the installation. First off, let me say I got a pretty good deal from Blue Oval Industries, I used the “make offer” option and got the kit for $275 shipped. But I will say this Blue Oval Industries has possibly the rudest person ever answering their emails, I definitely wouldn’t buy ANYTHING from them again.

Anyway, on to the install.

 

 

Pretty vague instructions, but hey, how hard can it be?

These are the tools they recommend, obviously I didn’t use the jack stands because I did it on the lift, I will say this would be a major pain to do on the ground. Also I would recommend at very least a 13mm wrench for the bottom hanger bolts, Its nearly impossible to get a ratchet in there. If possible get a 13 mm ratcheting wrench, life will be MUCH easier if you do!

 

Before I got started I unboxed everything to make sure there wasn’t any extra hardware or anything else I needed to look at before the instillation.

The tips are nice, I like the embossed lettering on them, although I imagine it will be a real pain to polish around later on in life.

Okay, so the instructions say to loosen the pipes where they connect under the car to the crossover pipe, no big deal, two bolts per side, this is where you will need the 15 mm socket at.

After that I headed for the muffler clamp, again no big deal.

This is where it becomes a pain. The instructions say to take the back(front of the car) hanger down, okay. Well first you, or at least I, had to take the front hanger off to move the muffler enough to access the bottom hanger bolt. There are three bolts total on the driver’s side hanger, its a little different than the passenger side. I tried to pull the muffler out without removing it, because at first its pretty intimidating to look at with the muffler in its correct position, but it won’t work. Believe me, after 20 minutes of trying I know. I would also recommend spraying the rubber down with penetrating oil. When I first read the instructions I though, spray my bolts? Its a new car, I don’t need that. But then after re-reading I realized it was the rubber they were talking about. After doing that it was much easier to work with.

So once finally out of the car I still had to get the bracket off the old muffler. For some reason(probably because I was mad and frustrated) I couldn’t get the bracket to slid over the fat end, so I proceeded to break my bracket in the process.

At this point, I used the cutting wheel.

You also have to cut the tabs on the old clamps, pretty simple to do, but you’d think for $300 you would get ten dollars worth of new clamps, oh well.

Old muffler out of the way and ready for the new one! Or, uh, lack there of!

 

Installing the new piece is pretty easy without the muffler in the way of everything. Once I tried the bracket every way but the right one, it went right in, minus the broken part.

 

I had a buddy that stopped by help me line this one up, its much easier as a two man job. I’m not 100% happy with the alignment, but I’ll tweak it a little later, they need to be slid in toward the front a little more I think.

The second side went a lot easier, but the one bolt in the bracket is still a pain.

Both out! Finally!

I was on my own installing the other one so I used a piece of cardboard to hold the pipe in place while I tightened things down. Worked pretty good!

And the finished product!

Overall it took me about 3 hours to do. in hindsight, I could probably knock it out again in two knowing how to do it now.

And now for the sound clip! While I must admit, stock sounds pretty dang good for stock, I like it now a lot better! I know the muffler delete sound isn’t for everyone, but for the money, I don’t think you can beat it!

 

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Friday Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Part Two: The Dirty Dozen

Like I said in my previous post today (click here to view it) there was no way I could pick just ten cars today at Barrett-Jackson. So here is the second round, the dirty dozen.

2009 Dodge Challenger Convertible
Lot Number 1063.1

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09vert
Built by Mr. Norm, this one of Convertible Challenger with a ‘Cuda grille and side louvers is sure to bring some good money.

2009 Dodge Challenger
Lot Number 1063.2

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09hardtop
You can’t have one without the other right?

1959 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 1063

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orange59
I told you these resto-mod vette’s were coming out of the wood work this year!

1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda AAR
Lot Number 1038

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aar
Awesome example of a very nice AAR ‘Cuda. And all decked out in a nice traditional odd ball Mopar color scheme!

1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Convertible
Lot Number 1037

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71cuda
Very nice ‘Cuda. Old school Hemi with new school fuel injection.

1955 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 1028

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55vette
Most 1955 Corvettes featured a V8 for the first time, except for seven. This is one of those seven. Another worthless fact about this car is the last time it won a NCRS Top Flight award was in 1991 at Cypress Gardens which was also my very first NCRS event at the tender age of 5.

1959 Chevrolet Impala
Lot Number 1017

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59
Our second 59 Impala Convertible of the day, but unlike the first original example this one is build to drive with a 6-speed and an LS1. It will be interesting to compare prices in the end!

1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Lot Number 1002

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31
Its rare to see a nice original roadster, most of them are just fiberglass recreations.

1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 991

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57
I know, I know, this is like the 8th Corvette Resto-mod I’ve picked but they are just so dang cool!

1958 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 983

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58
Fine, I’ll pick a stock Vette. I mean after all 1958 is my favorite year of the straight axles and you’ve got to love a big brake car!

1970 Chevrolet Nova
Lot Number 943

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nova
I’m not normally a big Nova fan but I’m diggin’ the factory big block and the black paint.

2000 Chevrolet Custom Corvette
Lot Number 978.1

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5300
I’ve always been a huge fan of these cars since they came out a few years ago but they never really seemed to take off. I’m really curious to see what this one brings.

Also if you haven’t already be sure and check out our “unofficial” Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013 Guide by CLICKING HERE

Thursday’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Top 10 Cars To Watch

Thursday at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013! Here’s what we’ve got our eye on today! Be sure to tune into Speed for all the action!

TOP-10

1958 Pontiac Bonneville
Lot Number 753

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pontiac58
I’ve always loved the unique styling of the 50’s Pontiac’s, Buick’s, and Oldsmobile’s. From the door up you think 58 Chevy, but at second glance you know its something a little more special.

1959 Ford F100 “Shelby Farms” Truck
Lot Number 639

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59ford
Usually when you here the word Shelby at Barrett-Jackson dollar signs quickly follow. But this might be a rare chance to buy a Shelby at Barrett-Jackson without getting into the 50k plus range. Very interested to see where this truck goes money wise. Big money or not, its one cool looking truck!

1939 Pontiac Sedan Patrol Car
Lot Number 850

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patrolcar
Old Highway Patrol cars are cool, especially one this old!

1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda
Lot Number 824

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cuda
E-body Mopar’s have a special place in my heart. This 73 is an awesome example of one, this thing is built to drive. Being a 73 you could have a lot of fun in it and not worry about messing up the value of the more collectible 70-71 cars.

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 KR
Lot Number 754

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kr
I’m curious to see what kind of money this car brings it respect to Mr. Shelby no longer being with us, but with this car being a later Shelby offering as apposed to some of the earlier Shelby’s.

1973 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 776

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73vette
This would be an awesome car to have. C3 styling, C5 power. Restomod’s are hot especially in the Vette world. But I’m curious how this being one of the less popular years in a ’73 does going across the block.

1932 Ford Model A Truck
Lot Number 758

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32ford
I am in love with this truck. Classic look, but with some classic hot rodding touches. A 406 Buick Nailhead with blower, this thing is just too cool.

1956 GMC Suburban Pick Up
Lot Number 756

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gmc
We talked about this brother to this truck, the Cameo earlier in the week but now we are gonna talk about the rare one of the two siblings, the GMC Suburban Pick Up. 1 of 250 built in 1956. This one is sure to bring a nice price tag.

1964 Chevrolet Biscayne
Lot Number 755

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64
She’s real fine my 409! Radio delete, 4:11 posi, 4-speed, this one was ordered to run!

1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cale Yarborough NASCAR Race Car
Lot Number 707

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11
Cale Yarborough, Banjo Matthews, Junior Johnson, this is every NASCAR collectors dream! This car has a lot of neat history behind it, its is a museum piece for sure!

That is all for today!
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Stay tuned, we will have more cars to watch tomorrow morning!

Also if you haven’t already be sure and check out our “unofficial” Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013 Guide by CLICKING HERE

Ebay Find Of The Week: 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

Anyone that really knows me knows I have a soft spot for a T/A Challenger. But this one is especially cool. Its a factory radio delete car for a steal of a price too! Check it out!



Here is the quote from the ad.

1970 Dodge Challenger T/A. 340 Six Pack automatic. 3.55 Suregrip. NOT original motor, but is a Standard 340 block. T/A heads with offset, adjustable rockers. The paint is code DY3 ( Cream ) but pale yellow would be a better description. New black boar grain vinyl top From Legendary Auto Interiors.Power steering, Powder disc brakes. Front and rear sway bars. 15 in ralley wheels. Ralley Gauges. Chin Spoilers. Dual painted mirrors. Bucket seats. Console. This is a driver quality car. Older repaint still looks very good with some scratches and chips, still gets compliments and thumbs up wherever you take it. Black interior. Dash, seats, headliner are all in very good condition. Carpet is a little faded. All lights and ralley gauges work. Runs and drives very well. Two build sheets. Fender tags and cowl numbers all match VIN tag. Nice solid body – The floors, frame rails, core support, inner fenders are solid. Factory Radio delete car, No antenna, no radio. Clear title in my name. Please remember that it is a 42 year old car and it is always going to need something.

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A little video action too this week!