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Old 02-16-2007, 10:29 PM
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In 1959 a group of engineers from Chrysler Corporation began to participate in the nation's new craze; "Drag racing". They started with a 1949 Plymouth business coupe, named "The High and Mighty". They had extensive experience with the "long-horn" intake manifold that powered the early Chrysler 300 series, and began to experiment with the technology in drag racing. The name soon evolved from long-horn to ram's -horn and eventually the public settled on the nickname Ram-Induction. By the 1960 race season this group created the team named, RAMCHARGERS.
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:57 AM
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As far as everyone can tell, that was the first tunnel ram. The car was called Ram Rod at first, but after beating the snot out of everyone and setting a class record, it got the nickname of High and Mighty.
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Another first with this car....the altered wheel base started the funny car craze of today
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Yeah Flash, they moved the rearend forward like 10 1/2". It was done to help with traction by transfering more weight to the rear wheels. The slicks they had in those days weren't much. They also had what is believed to be the first adjustable 4 bar rearend. They were definetly ahead of their time. Eddie
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This car was originally built for like a few hundred dollars....got to admire and respect those Ramcharger dudes....technology on a budget!
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even funnier when you look closely at what the intake runners are made out of!!!
A lot of Italian supercars have rubber hoses on their intakes too...easier to take off I believe...
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