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Fountain drinks, French fry containers, and pickups. The sizes all get bigger in time!

Just 2” difference in length between my old faithful and the new ride. But a world of difference in technology and usability.
That's a nice-looking Dodge. I actually think that generation is more reliable than the modern Rams. At the very least, they are much easier and cheaper to repair when they do break down.
 

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That’s actually a Chevy. 1986 model we’ve had since new. The only mods we did were to put a toolbox on it and change out the stereo head unit for a JVC one. It was a daily driver for many years. I’ve been driving it about once a week now for the past 10 years or so, and using a 2003 GMC Envoy as the main grocer-getter. The new RTL-E that I just bought will start taking over the everyday duties of both vehicles.
 

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’86....last year of the Rochester “Quadra-Slurp”, in a GM C/K1500. Nice looking RCLB and CCSB.👍
 

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That’s actually a Chevy. 1986 model we’ve had since new. The only mods we did were to put a toolbox on it and change out the stereo head unit for a JVC one. It was a daily driver for many years. I’ve been driving it about once a week now for the past 10 years or so, and using a 2003 GMC Envoy as the main grocer-getter. The new RTL-E that I just bought will start taking over the everyday duties of both vehicles.
You're right - my bad! That two-tone made me think that front was a little more rounded... should've looked closer!
 

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’86....last year of the Rochester “Quadra-Slurp”, in a GM C/K1500. Nice looking RCLB and CCSB.👍
Slurp is dead-on! It has always liked gasoline. I believe Chevy put 2 tanks on there for a reason. You only make half as many trips to the gas station, but they hurt twice as much.
 

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Today was the first time out towing my boat with the new ride. The RL performed just as well as I expected, towing uphill and down without straining. And all the while, getting me to and from the river comfortably.

However, I do see a paint job in the future for the boat. Thinking Deep Scarlett with black trim......

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’86....last year of the Rochester “Quadra-Slurp”, in a GM C/K1500. Nice looking RCLB and CCSB.👍
Back in the late '70s, I had a '72 Chevy C/20 Camper Special, four-speed manual. That truck was a beast. I was told, the four-barrel Quadrajet was supposed to get better fuel economy than the two-barrel carburetor since the four-barrel primaries were smaller than the two-barrel, if you could keep your foot out of the secondaries. In practice, I don't know.
 

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Back in the late '70s, I had a '72 Chevy C/20 Camper Special, four-speed manual. That truck was a beast. I was told, the four-barrel Quadrajet was supposed to get better fuel economy than the two-barrel carburetor since the four-barrel primaries were smaller than the two-barrel, if you could keep your foot out of the secondaries. In practice, I don't know.
I had a '76 Charger SE (twin to the big Cordoba) with the factory 400-2bbl and no cats. I swapped out the 2bbl for a Carter T-quad 4bbl and picked up a little over 2mpg. The smaller primaries really helped get that heavy car moving without kicking in the secondaries if you kept a light foot on the throttle.
 

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Back in the late '70s, I had a '72 Chevy C/20 Camper Special, four-speed manual. That truck was a beast. I was told, the four-barrel Quadrajet was supposed to get better fuel economy than the two-barrel carburetor since the four-barrel primaries were smaller than the two-barrel, if you could keep your foot out of the secondaries. In practice, I don't know.
4X2 3/4 ton......granny gear in that 4 speed?
 

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That old Quadra-Jet still gets the job done, even after 34 years. I had to have it rebuilt about 7 years ago along with a tune up. You can still pump it once, and fire her up.
 

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That old Quadra-Jet still gets the job done, even after 34 years. I had to have it rebuilt about 7 years ago along with a tune up. You can still pump it once, and fire her up.
The Holley Spread-Bore 4bbl somewhat imitated the Quadra-Slurp......small primaries/larger secondaries.
 

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Great pic. Thank you for posting that. I haven't looked it up, but I believe my G2 RL is the same size as my 2003 Toyota Tundra LTD 4X4
 
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