- Mar 23, 2011
- N/W Wyoming
My 1970's Mopar's weren't crap. That's for sure.
I know about compression drop and smog devices starting in 1972. I had a 69 Dodge Dart, a 70 340 Duster (my favorite) a 70 Dodge Charger RT 440 mag. A 69 Plymouth Roadrunner. I did have a 1974 Dodge Charger with a smogger low compression 400. It was a great road car though. Always wanted a Hemi Cuda.When the energy crunch and the factories dropped the compression ratios Mopar 440’s were the worst. Don’t get me wrong I like Mopar but they dropped the piston down in the hole .140” ruining the quench ( they didn’t know back then ) and that’s the worst thing you can do it causes detonation. Then they backed off on the timing and ruin the power.
The mid to late 60’s were golden high compression and high octane, then the govmint steps in and screws it up.
Oh it’s real bad. Goats were herding up on pads around line heaters and then all of them would get pneumonia. See a lot of deer and antelope bedded in the morning covered in frost like they just don’t have energy to move more than required. This is gonna be my sons first year hunting but prob not big game.Critters are getting hammered. Bad around you L2land
Snowplow Drivers Hauling Off Wildlife Carcasses All Across Wyoming As Animals Continue to Starve - Cowboy State DailyAs wildlife continues to starve to death in Wyoming because of the harsh winter, snowplow drivers are hauling off carcasses from Interstates and highways across the state.cowboystatedaily.us20.list-manage.com
Gordon Calls Emergency Meeting To Discuss Wildlife Starvation; 1,000s Of Pinedale-Area Deer Expected To Die - Cowboy State DailyAt a packed town hall meeting in Pinedale on Thursday, Gov Mark Gordon and Game and Fish officials discussed the brutal winter which has killed wildlife all across the state. “We’re going to drop below 20,000 on a herd that used to have 80,000 deer,” one attendee said.cowboystatedaily.us20.list-manage.com
I raced Maico 500cc (west German) and Husqvarna (Sweden) motorcycles in Motocross. Real chrome moly frames you couldn't bend. Forged pistons not cast garbage and butter frames. They were bullet proof. They cost more but wasn't repairing all the time. I was ready to buy a KTM (Austrian) but hung it up and bought a Polaris Razor instead. Never owned a Jap bike.
Oh yeah, recoil...
I'll always be younger than you !**** you are old ……..a Maico and a Husky! Two of the best bikes of the late ‘60’s into the ‘70’s! memtb
I'll always be younger than you !
Maicos up until 1990. I had a 1982, 1985 and my favorite 1986 water cooled , dual disc brakes. All 500cc. Husky's I had 1974, 1976 400cc . 1980 420 and my favorite 1981 430 CR. Husqvarna is still racing . I quit racing in 1990.
Come on Birdog ! Where are you ?
I don't think they made past 1987 or 88 but they were racing into 90's.I thought Maico disappeared before 1990! I guess I am and always have been…..a bit out of touch!
When I quit racing in the late ‘70’s…..I completely turned my back on motorcycle racing. It was just to painful to watch.
I didn’t start follow again until Kevin Windham was getting into Pro Supercross. My daughter knew him pretty well and was close to some of his friends! memtb
I don't think they made past 1987 or 88 but they were racing into 90's.
Quit in the 70's ? Man you are old I was riding in 1971 but didnt start racing until 1980 . I know the name Kevin Windham but can't vision
We better get back to recoil. I. Sure some are getting annoyed...I was married with 2 kids when I started racing. A couple of injuries, struggling to pay the bills, plus my son didn’t like to race and quit racing…..I succumbed to the pressure! memtb
Sometimes if flooded you could get a healthy kick back on any of them ! Compression release on Maico's helped .There musta been recoil on those dirt bikes!?
Was the 500 easy to start or did you prefer the 400?