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The Matador has been down since last summer getting it to the next level . New motor is a 408 with 71 AMC heads fitted with chrysler 2.08/1.60 valves and full port polish with twin Eddy 500 carbs. Molnar rods, wiseco pistons, Schneider mechanical cam, Howards EDM lifters and many many other top shelf internal parts and custom oiling system work. The trans is a Cope Stage 5 727 with billet drums and a 10" Turbo action steel stator converter. Ignition is MSD 6AL with a pro billet distributor with the magneto pro cap mod and DUI livewires. New Weld wheel 15x10 (5.5BS) and 15x5 with M&H N50-15 and pro trac front tire combo to get the car lower along with many many many suspension mods. Ripped out the power brakes and steering (who needs that) so only a real man can drive this thing (lol)...... My Goal is to make this the most over the top Gen 1 Matador in the country (world) if not one of the fastest.



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2000 Trans Am 2nd owner LS1 auto
2011 Corvette LS3/auto Supersonic Blue 30k miles
1997 Jeep Cherokee 2 door 4.0 188k and still kickin

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That is going to be awesome!
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Love it!
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I finally was able to fire the new engine up over the holiday after thrashing for 2 days. There is a no more glorious sound than a mechanical cammed tunnel ram with big ported valves and open headers. Literally sounded like a funny car in the garage minus the nitro of course. Engine is broke in with no issues other than a couple valve cover leaks which are not typical for these engines but will fix. Looking forward to the first terror ride


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2000 Trans Am 2nd owner LS1 auto
2011 Corvette LS3/auto Supersonic Blue 30k miles
1997 Jeep Cherokee 2 door 4.0 188k and still kickin

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That thing is just bad-azz. If you get a chance, post up a video of it running open headers, heh.
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I like that a lot.. Very refreshing to see different cool builds.
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My mom had an Ambassador wagon, it was cool. Big brown beast. I still have a set of front turn sig lens for it. Lol
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Thanks...lots of hours and years in this build and its a keeper at this point. Here it is when I bought in 2003 and when I took it apart in 2009





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I already put on some purple hornies with built in 3" dumps but frankly its almost as loud. I will get some video this weekend. I am dying to drive this monster I have created!!
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I can see why you are excited. Looking good. Looking forward to seeing (and hearing) your video!
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