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MOPAR OR NO CAR It’s PICNIC TIME Again Official Newsletter Of See Page #8 T H E S TA RT I NG L I N E October 2003 2002 TMCCC Series Club Champions Club Information The COWTOWN MOPARS PERFORMANCE TEAM is a Mopar enthusiast organization Inside this issue: Page with it’s own elected officers and operating treasury. Membership is open to ALL Mopar enthusiasts and owners. You do not need to own a Mopar to join or participate. President’s Desk 2 And The VP Says 2 Our club address is: Meeting Minuets 3 Cowtown Mopars Performance Team Web Site Info 3 P.O. Box 162413 New Members 3 Fort Worth, Texas 76161-2413 Classifieds 4 Our Web Page is: Huffines 5 http://www.cowtownmopars.org or http://clubs.hemmings.com/cowtownmopars/ Business Cards 5 Our Club Meetings: Mopar Magic Car Show 6 The Cowtown Mopars Performance Team holds it’s monthly club meeting on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 4 pm. Meetings are held at: Race Team Info 7 Spring Creek BBQ 1509 Airport Freeway Bedford, Texas (817) 545-0184 Events, Shows, Activities 7 (corner of Forest Ridge & 183 Airport Freeway) Funnies 8 Cruise Night at Scotty’s (820 & Beach) 2nd Saturday of each month at 7 pm Picnic Notice 8 Mopar of the Month 9 GUESTS are always welcome to join us. Cowtown Mopar Officers Cowtown Mopars Is Sponsored By: President: Mark Buchanan (972) 617-2068 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President: Mike Miller (817) 656-3218 email@example.com Secretary: Ken Angyal (817) 465-4344 KVJA54@aol.com Dodge Cars & Trucks Treasurer: Rick Brownell (972) 263-0307 firstname.lastname@example.org Metro 214-434-1276 Membership Director: Bernie Powell (817) 246-1600 email@example.com Activities Director: Kelly Hilla (972) 434-2288 firstname.lastname@example.org Newsletter Editor: Dan Robinson (817) 428-8858 email@example.com Webmaster: Mike Miller (817) 656-3218 firstname.lastname@example.org October 2003 Page 2 From The President’s Desk Hey Cowtown Members, As many of you know Mike Miller's We have our fall picnic and October Dad passed away recently. I was able meeting all rolled up in one. Please to attend the funeral with Gary Brad- bring your car and some kind of a dish shaw. It was a very inspiring funeral. for you and someone else. The club will Three of my favorite songs were sung. be cooking burgers and dogs. I'm look- It was very obvious by the kind words ing forward to it, and the weather and the large crowd that Mr. Miller should be great. was a well respected and loved man. Mike, you and your family continue to be in our prayers. We hope to have details on the toy drive and See ya soon Christmas party at the meeting. Beep Beep! Mark Buchanan The Kennedale race was rained out the first Cowtown Mopars President time, but not the second time. We had our nor- mal large crowd, but no one else did. We had 42 of 131 racers that day, need I say more. WOW!! I'm very proud of the CMPT. We only have 2 more races to go, let's keep rolling. If you have not been able to join us lately or at all this year, please come to Ennis October 26th. I hope my Dad and I get to have round 2 in the practice runs. Did I mention I won round 1? And The VP Says Hello Club Members Several of our members raced in the Nostalgia Super Stock race at Denton This past month has been pretty busy! on the 10th. Mark Buchanan and his dad The club had a great turnout for the both made it to the second round as did TMCCC race at Kennedale with a lot Rick Mariano. The race was ended early of points earned for the club. We still because a couple of oil downs halted have a good lead but need to show up racing for a total of about 2 1/2 hours in force at Ennis keep our lead so we and the dew was setting in and making can two-peat the championship. We it difficult to keep the cars from skating also have to keep the Roving Plaque! around. It was after 2 am when the last We can be the last club to have their name en- two rounds were called off. graved on it before they get a new one started. The fall picnic is coming up on the 19th and Mike Miller we have a lot going on so don't miss out. We Cowtown Mopar VP & MasterBlaster are going to have another poker run so tank up and get there early. From some of the phone calls I have received and several people that I have talked to, we should have several new people there ready to join the club. We also have a group of students coming to talk about a car show they are having next spring for a class project of theirs. October 2003 Page 3 Club Minuets I've often heard from outside people for our sponsor, the Louisiana Mopar who belong to other so called car Nationals on Sept. 20th when two vehi- clubs that " we don't do nothing , just cles received 1st place, one 2nd place meet once in a while. " My response and one 3rd trophy, and while all this is to them is “we” as a club attend and going on the Texas Muscle Car Club race at races, attend and show at car Challenge was attended by many of our shows, attend and participate in char- club members. ity events, attend and participate in cruise nights, have picnics, have cook-outs, At the time of this writing we still have the have a knock-out website that is current, enjoy Good Guys event at TMS, Houston Mopar a close friendship with other Mopar clubs both races and show, and the Nostalgic Super Stock in and out of state, and loyal to our club spon- races coming up. Our next meeting will be at sor, Huffines Dodge. River Legacy Park in Arlington for our fall picnic on October 19th, Sunday. Come on out There's probably more, but to them it sounds for a relaxing time for fresh air, food, and cars. great. And yes we as a club accomplished all So the next time someone asks what we do as of the above this past month and part of Octo- a car club, I respond to them.....we have fun !! ber. We had the Labor Day car show in Gar- land where many club members brought home Respectfully submitted by: Ken Angyal, trophies from the Dallas mini-nats; the Lewis- Secretary Cowtown Mopars ville rotary club charity car show where the club brought home the club participation award Cowtown Mopars Web Site Info Hello Mopar fanatics, freaks, geeks the outcome. Be it a race or show, tell Welcome or admirers..... us how you did! If you have any pho- tos from those events send them to me New The only things new this month is a also. But PLEASE! name the photo & page full of photos from the Kenne- before you send it so I can pick them dale event and a lot of new clubs out easily. i.e.... DHenslee-mininats- Renewing listed on the links page. I have them 1st.... so I will know who you are and sorted by state now to make club the event and place. And please use a - Members searching a little easier! to space the name out, not a blank space.....the internet doesn't like them! Thanks to Mike Morris for sending in a lot of really good photos. If anyone else has photos VISIT THE WEB SITE! just send them to me! YOU’LL NEVER KNOW WHAT YOUR MISSING OUT ON!!!!!! I would like all of our members to send me a list of events they have been to this year and Mike Miller AKA MasterBlaster New Members We would like to welcome the following newsletter. new and returning members to Cowtown Mopars. Bernie Powell Membership Director Ed Dodson, Troy Hicks, John & Cheryl Morawski, Tommy Watts, & Benson Graham. New members may feel free to contact any of the club officers at the phone number or email address on the first page of the October 2003 Page 4 Classifieds Rotary Show For Sale • 66-78 Dodge Chargers & Parts - FW/DAL Area. Register with The Dodge Charger Registry at no charge or join and get a newsletter , parts lists, car lists. Event lists. Call Morris (817) 545-7783 or (817) 980-9411 03/02 See you at the next charger event. • Tons of Mopar STUFF not listed. 1963 Plymouth Savoy 2 dr post $3000 For Sale with Savoy ONLY, big block K-Frame, Max Wedge Hood scoop, Max Wedge heads and cross rams, big block push button torqueflight, coated under car headers. 1986 Dodge LWB pickup, 360, A/C, PS, PB, Complete, Trans Bad, body kinda rough, $650 452 heads, 906 heads, headers & intakes much mopar, big & small block, Call with request. BRAND NEW Dana 60 for 94-2001 Dodge pickup. Call Gene Quick - Day 817-838-6933 Eve. 817-838-8138 • 1965 Dodge Dart GT, 273 Automatic, body and interior in good shape Runs good $4,000.00 Contact: Bob Icard 817-491-2650 e-mail: email@example.com • Numerous Mopar diecast (lots), models, patches, and pins. most are mint in packages. Also Franklin mint Richard petty cars and knife, along with some other memorabilia. Dave Casperson. 940-648-0485 or firstname.lastname@example.org • For sale 2 69 coronet hardtops, 68 coronet post car, 69 coronet post car. All 4 are parts cars. Contact Mark 972-617-2068, email bbuchanan8@juno. • 1966 coronet conv. 383 4bbl, 727 trans with stage 2 shift kit-no rust-new carpet and door panels-no dents needs paint-runs and drives-4500 obo. 1970 cuda clone prostreet project-straight body-has been tubbed w/17 inches of clearencse-have all rally options, rally dash,hood steering column,slap stick auto w/console-good seat frames and seat backs-2500 firm contact jason fischer at 817 847 6143 or email@example.com Classified Ads are a • Pair of "906" casting heads that need rebuilding $75.00, Pair of factory chrome exhaust tips for '68-'70 Road Runner, GTX excellent chrome finish $80.00, Set of ignition wires for 383/440 MoparPerf P/N P4529792 new in box $40.00 (817)572-1594 David Baures or FREE service to all SENORDELEON@aol.com • New Eagle 440 4.15 stroker crank,6 bolt flange $750; New Diamond 440 flattop pistons for 4.15 stroke +.030" $450; New Manley Sports- club members. Ads master I-beam 440 rods $550; New Ross 440 flattop pistons for 3.75 stroke +.030" $450; New MP M1 aluminum dual plane intake for 383- 400 with choke cover kit $200; New MP M1 aluminum single plane intake for 383-400 for single dominator carburetor $200; New Weiand will run for 3 Action Plus aluminum intake for 383-400 $175; New Crane gold aluminum roller rocker arm kit with shafts $300; New MP A-body rear leaf spring relocation kit $95; New Richmond Gear 4.89 to 1 gears for 8 3/4 742 housing $175; New Auburn Gear Pro series 8 3/4 Sure- consecutive issues Grip $375; 2 1974 Dart Sport bodies for sale, one auto, one floor shift $500 each or package deal for both; 1979 Plymouth Volare 2dr, Silver with red interior, bucket seats with center armrest, auto on column, factory 5 spoke road wheels,no engine or trans, was 360/904 unless specified by $600 obo; 360 short block, fresh .040" bore, new stock pistons, stock rods, standard crank, disassembled $500; 1969 340 block, fresh +.060 bore $350; call Larry McMahan at 817-874-9501 you. Ads may be • 1951 Dodge 5 window 1/2 ton pickup w/3 window parts truck. Needs restored Both $1600. !953 Farmall Cub. Looks new runs great. Was used at tractor shows to be admired. $2200. Contact John Fore 817-732-2660 delivered in person, • 2 small block water pumps, 2 small block starters, 1 alternator, 1967-1969 barracuda bumper brackets, 2 small block balancers, 2 2bbl mailed to club carbs, 2 1967-68 barracuda doors, 1 6 pack air filter(new, 3 six pack seals, 2 phenolic spacers, front windshield chrome for barracuda, roof weather striping, 1969 fastback interior rear panels with fan and vent, 1967 -1969 rear side panels for fastback with trim and vent, hood inserts for barracuda, Call Mike Ring for prices at 972-899-1686 address, or e-mailed • 1975 Plymouth Duster, slant six motor, auto, a/c, new paint, new tires, new carpet, runs good. Asking $1500 or best offer, contact Chris at to newsletter editor (817) 295-3127Parts For Sale: 1970 ' Cuda hood. Contact Chris at (817) 295-3127. • 8.75 Housing braces—C.N.C. machined $60.00 ea, Thrush Street Hemi mufflers $50. Pair, 8.25 rear end w/3.21 limited slip 54.5” wide and no later than the 1st 4.5 bolt circle $150., Hurst/Mr Gasket four speed shifters fit A-body $125. Ea., (2) 15” x 7” & (2) 15” x 10” aluminum slots 4.5 bolt circle new in box $350. For all 4. Kurt Schuster 817-924-7223 or 817-927-0118 of each month to • 1995 Custom Built "Tag" type 2 car stacker trailer. Tandem 8000lb Torsion axles w/electric brakes on both. Electric Hydraulic center jack w/drop downs on outer front corners. 9'2" interior heigth. White aluminum ceiling and walls. Smooth aluminum floor, ATP on ramp door. appear in the next Ramp door is winch operated and has 6' long aluminum ramp extensions. Lots of upper and lower cabinets. Built in tool box, air compres- sor, battery charger, winch. Has generator compartment ready for your generator. 110 Volt lighting and electrical inside and out. 20' De- newsletter. luxe Elite awning. Exterior hail damage on curb side, roof and front -thus ----- Reduced from $ 18,500 - down to $15,000. Nice well built used 2003 16' Wood bed cart trailer. Has set back jack, wrapped tongue, raised floor. Floor is treated plus Red Wood stained top and bot- tom. 2) 3500 lb spring axles w/brakes on one axle. Color is silver. $ 995. or will include 2500 Super Winch with battery and battery box for $ 1195. 318 ci street or bracket motor...standard bore, stock pistons, crank & rods. Has 360 heads prepped by Gene Quick. Adjustable rockers, 509 hydraulic cam. Complete from intake to oil pan. $ 500. or might trade for Riding or self propelled mower w/mulching capa- bility??? Let's deal. 727 Transmission for small block, fresh and ready to install. Has deep chrome pan and manual valve body. $ 450. or might trade for Riding or self propelled mower w/mulching capability??? Now in stock, 18' Steel diamond plate bed - car haulers. Several to pick from starting from $ 1795. up to our deluxe "Challenger" which is the ultimate open car hauler $ 2295. Come see us today. Texas Trailer Man 5520 Midway Road, Haltom City, TX 76117 (817) 759-1950 Advertisers— Please update your ads or cancel them! Wanted • Dodge Chargers and/or parts for 66-78, Charger owners for The Dodge Charger Registry. FREE Get a newsletter, parts list, car lists, events list for 66-87 Chargers. Call Morris (817)545-7783 or (817)980-9411 • Wanted 71 road runner, 4 speed car; 69 Plymouth b-body left rear wheel lip molding , contact Mark 972-617-2068, email firstname.lastname@example.org • Restorer Wanted- Is there anyone in the club who would be interested in completing the restoration of my 1970 Challenger R/T? It is about 80%-85% complete now. I really love the car and want to be able to drive and show it, I just can not find the time to finish the job! It is a Plum Crazy, 383 4 spd, white vinyl top Mopar. I am willing to discuss terms with anyone interested. 817-491-2650 Bob Icard October 2003 Page 5 CHRYSLER JEEP – DODGE LEWISVILLE COME SEE OUR NEW INVENTORY 1024 S.STEMMONS LEWISVILLE TX 75067 972-434-2288 October 2003 Page 6 Mopar Magic Car Show Date: September 20 Place: Louisiana Mopar Nationals Shreveport LA. Several Cowtown Mopar members attended this show in the Pine covered park at the American Rose Center. The weather was beautiful and so were all the Mopar’s there. This is really a NICE show and everyone should try to make this show next year. They also feed all of the participants and family mem- bers. Our own Ken Angyal was one of the cooks. He does this every year. We had all of our members who brought car win Trophy’s. They were: Jimmy Box, Charles Jansen, Ken Angyal, & Dan Robinson. Other members who attended were Jim McCutcheon, Mark Buchanan, & Richard Lemmon. If I forgot to mention anyone else who was there please forgive me. The Dallas Club also won the club participa- tion award and donated their winnings back to the club. . Enjoy the photos throughout the newsletter. October 2003 Page 7 Cowtown Mopars Performance Racing Team Welcome Racers and Race Fans It’s RACE TIME!! TMCCC 2003 Race Schedule Oct. 26 Sunday TEXAS MUSCLECAR CLUB CHALLENGE Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas Ph. 972-878-2641 Gates open at 8am Entry Fee $30.00 Nov. 2 Sunday CHALLENGE REDLINE Redline Raceway Gates open at 8am Entry $25.00 Nov. 15 AWARDS BANQUET AER Mfg. Addison, Texas 6:30 pm Hey Cowtown Racers, The weather does not affect Cowtown Mopars Racers. We had 42 out of a total of 131 racers at the Kennedale rain out race. That means 32% of the cars racing had an "L" on it. Like I said ear- lier, WOW! I don't mean to be greedy, but I would like to see our biggest group of racers yet at WANTED the Ennis race October 26th. There is room on the roving plaque for one more club to have there name listed. Let's have the last 3 winners on the plaque be CMPT. The club will be cooking bur- Newsletter gers and dogs again, bring a side dish of some sort if you can. THANKS!! GO COWTOWN MOPARS!!! Staff to help See ya at the track. With articles, Mark Buchanan Events & Events, Shows, & Club Activities Publication. • Drive In Movies Open every Fri & Sat night. www.thebrazos.com Contact located in Granbury, TX 24 hour hotline 817-573-1311 • Cowtown Mopars Performance Team Cruise in at Scotty’s is on the Dan 2nd Saturday of the month. N. Beach street 1/4 mile south of N Loop 820, 7-9 pm • NTSCA Car Show The second Saturday of each month. Denton Highway Haltom City. • Christian Classic Cruisers The third Saturday of each month. North Hills Mall • Cowtown Mopars Fall Picnic Oct 19 River Legacy Park Arlington, Texas 9:00am-3:00pm Show-Poker Run-Food • Sonic Drive-In Halloween/Elvis Classic Car Show Sat., NOVEMBER 1, 2003 5 to 9 p.m. Sept 27 on Davis Blvd. North Richland Hills 5-9 PM Top Ten Participants Choice, Customer Choice, and Manager's Choice. Costume contest for kids and adults. Halloween would not be complete without a visit from over yonder by James L. Wages as Elvis. Come out for a night of fun and a great Halloween Car Show. • • Check the website for additional events. October 2003 Page 8 And Now For The Funnies Oil Change instructions for Women: 23) Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine. 1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the 24) Remember drain plug from step 11. last oil 25) Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan. change. 26) Remember that the used oil is buried in a hole in the back yard, along 2) Drink a cup of coffee. with drain plug. 3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained 27) Drink beer. vehicle. 28) Shovel out hole and sift oily mud for drain plug. Re-shovel oily dirt into hole. Steal sand from kids sandbox to cleverly cover oily patch of ground and Money spent: avoid environmental penalties. Wash drain plug in lawnmower gas. Oil Change $20.00 29) Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Coffee $1.00 Throw kitty litter on oil spill. Total $21.00 30) Drink beer. 31) Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily Oil Change instructions for Men: Rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening 1) Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil, Drain plug and bang knuckles on frame. filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree, write a check 32) Bang head on floorboards in reaction to step 31. for $50.00. 33) Begin cussing fit. 2) Stop by 7 - 11 and buy a case of beer, write a check for $20.00, drive 34) Throw stupid crescent wrench. home. 35) Cuss for additional 10 minutes because wrench hit Miss December 3) Open a beer and drink it. (1992). 4) Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands. 36) Beer. 5) In frustration, open another beer and drink it. 37) Clean up hands and forehead and bandage as required to stop blood 6) Find jack stands under kid's pedal car. Jack car up. flow. 7) Place drain pan under engine. 38) Beer. 8) Look for 9/16 box end wrench. 39) Beer. 9) Give up and use crescent wrench. 40) Dump in five fresh quarts of oil. 10) Unscrew drain plug. 41) Beer. 11) Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil: splash hot oil on you in process. 42) Lower car from jack stands. Cuss. 43) Accidentally crush remaining case of new motor oil. 12) Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms. 44) Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during Throw kitty litter on spilled oil. steps 23-43. 13) Have another beer while watching oil drain. 45) Beer. 14) Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench. 46) Test drive car. 15) Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil 47) Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence. filter and twist off. 48) Car gets impounded. 16) Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil eve- 49) Call loving wife, make bail. rywhere from holes. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can 50) 12 hours later, get car from impound yard. to avoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer. 17) Buddy shows up; finish case of beer with him. Decide to finish oil Money spent: change tomorrow so you can go see his new garage door opener. Parts $50.00 18) Sunday: Skip church because "I gotta finish the oil change." Drag DUI Fine $2500.00 pan full of old oil out from underneath car. Cleverly dump oil in hole in Impound fee $75.00 back yard instead of taking it back to Kragen to recycle. Bail $1500.00 19) Throw kitty litter on oil spilled during step 18. Beer $40.00 20) Beer? No, drank it all yesterday. Total-- $4165.00 21) Walk to 7-11; buy beer. 22) Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket -- But you know the job was done right surface. Club Picnic & Race Cookout Notice Picnic/Poker Run/Car Show October 19, 9AM-3PM If there is a RAINOUT then we will meet at Spring Creek at 4PM Info @817-713-9859 Where: Elm Grove Pavilion at River Legacy Park Arlington Directions: From Hwy. 157 (Just North Of I-30) Head West On Green Oaks To Margaret. At Margaret Go North Into River Legacy Park. Bear Left To Elm Grove Pavilion. What To Bring: Covered Side Dish, Lawn Chairs, Suntan Lotion,& Mopars. Burgers, Dogs, & Drinks Provided By The Club. Texas Musclecar Club Challenge Race & Cookout Oct. 26 Sunday Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas As previously mentioned the club will be providing the burgers, dogs, & drinks for the racers. We would like to invite any other members who would like to attend the race for the FREE FOOD to come and join us whether you choose to race or not. We are also asking everyone to bring a side dish for the luncheon. Please note there is a fee charged by the race track for spec- tators. SEE YOU THERE!!! October 2003 Page 9 COWTOWN MOPAR OF THE MONTH Bernie & Sandie Powell's 1967 CORONET 440 BERNIE & SANDIE'S 1967 CORONET 440 Sandie called me one Sunday afternoon in January 2003 to tell me that a car she had told me about a year earlier had a for sale sign on it. I was not interested in buying another car at the time because I had not finished her 70 Cuda. After listening Sandie talk more about the Coronet, we went to look at it over in River Oaks. The original owner had passed in 1996. His daughter told me that she drove it to her job every day and that she was ready to sell it. The Coronet came with the original Title, certicard, window sticker, build sheets, owners manual, warranty info, new car insurance papers, loan papers and ALL mainte- nance records. The paint, vinyl top and interior is all original. The paint has some chips in it but buffed out nicely for a 36 year old car. It has 98k on the original 383/727. I put Mag- nums on it but still retain the original rims and hubcaps. She drives relatively nice for hav- ing the original suspension and front end. Hope to bring her to more events next year. Bernie MOPAR OR NO CAR We’re on the Web! www.cowtownmopars.org It Takes a Mopar To Catch A Mopar Address Correction Requested Place Please Return Undelivered Items To: Postage Cowtown Mopars Performance Team P.O. Box 162413 Here Fort Worth, Texas 76161-2413 Rush To: Next Meeting Sunday October 19 @ 4 PM At River Legacy Park Arlington Same Site As Before
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