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Offline JupiterBandit

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Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:04:45 AM »
It appears Fast N; Loud is doing a special on the Bandit car. It's  a 2 part show starting Tonight Monday 9pm and then this Saturday @ 9pm on Discovery Channel's Fast N' Loud.

It looks like they are building a bandit and then must race it down to meet Burt Reynolds himself.

http://www.gasmonkeygarage.com/fast-n-loud-meets-smokey-and-the-bandit/

« Last Edit: December 02, 2013, 09:21:18 AM by JupiterBandit »

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 06:57:29 PM »
Can't wait to watch it!

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 07:18:10 PM »
Me too.  I love that show.   
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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 08:54:38 PM »
It's on in 6 minutes! 
Think I will have a beer and watch it....
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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013, 09:38:40 PM »
I sure hope your drinking a coors while watching it
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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 02:53:44 AM »
Those knuckleheads at Gas Monkey should know better than to beat on a stock 400 (well maybe not)- not surprising that the engine developed a knock. But I'm sure it took more than 10-15 minutes of donuts in the parking lot to wear out the rod bearings. Richard got taken for a ride buying a nice shiny TA with a bad engine, but I'm sure they'll get a 461 or 455 crate engine in it and make it worth the money the customer is paying for it. I don't think anyone paying $100k for a Bandit T/A is expecting a stock engine with only 220 hp.

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 06:24:38 AM »
^^^^it was a 403...

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2013, 07:28:21 AM »
They didn't talk much about the engine till the end, also they missed the boat not having
a TA guy talk about options, interior etc.
cool show but could have been better
 I dont like the "GAS MONKEY"  decal on the fender

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 09:35:59 AM »
Did anyone catch the "Code Word" to enter to win that Trans Am???  I completely missed it!! 

You can enter to win on the Gas Monkey / Discovery web-site but, you need the "code word"..   
I was reading the contest rules and they put a value of $100,000 on that car!!  What?? 
Not sure if its worth that - but, id be a happy guy if i won it!
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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 09:41:43 AM »
Did anyone catch the "Code Word" to enter to win that Trans Am???  I completely missed it!! 

You can enter to win on the Gas Monkey / Discovery web-site but, you need the "code word"..   
I was reading the contest rules and they put a value of $100,000 on that car!!  What?? 
Not sure if its worth that - but, id be a happy guy if i won it!
banditcar is the code word, if you win split it with me. Yeah $100,000 is way too much and the winner will be taxed to death as they will pay income tax, sales tax, etc on the $100,000
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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 10:10:01 AM »
Hey SolarGold..
are you sure it wasn't #BanditCar ?  with the number sign! 
they are also giving away 40 grand with the car to pay the taxes and license..

When you say split the car, do you mean like - split custody.. :)  Or split it with a chain saw? 
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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2013, 11:17:57 AM »
Hey SolarGold..
are you sure it wasn't #BanditCar ?  with the number sign! 
they are also giving away 40 grand with the car to pay the taxes and license..

When you say split the car, do you mean like - split custody.. :)  Or split it with a chain saw? 
I did not use the # sign. Joint custody would be fine
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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2013, 12:37:25 PM »
Watched that episode. Yeah that old engine ran like poop. Aaron thought he was just going to upgrade the "gears" and then ended up swapping in a new transmission.....I don't see how that would make the car worth $100K or even close to a good performance setup. Hopefully the new engine they drop in will have some balls.

I entered the drawing just now not cause I want that car but because I want parts off it for my TA  :)  Specifically the brakes and some other odds and ends. 

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 04:00:50 AM »
behind the scenes look

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013, 01:33:55 AM »
 anyone else think he paid too much for the car to begin with, even with a good motor? they are basically building a BRE so you know the new motor will be hopped up. wish they showed more of the build and less of him fooling around
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