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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2013, 07:28:29 AM »
He definitely paid too much for that one to start with. According to the site where you register to win the car it still has a 403 in it. I don't know if they rebuild the one that is in it or what, maybe they just list it as still having a 403 and it is something else? Looks like all they were going to do is some suspension and brake upgrades and tranny and gear upgrade and everything else was pretty much stock. But know with the engine troubles, who knows? Sure does not seem to be nowhere near a 100k car right now, so they must do something.

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« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2013, 07:40:56 AM »
I don't think it really has to do with the money.  The money just makes it a more interesting story.  I wouldn't be surprised if the Discovery Channel gave them the money.  Its just like all of the other reality TV shows.  I really just watch these shows for the entertainment knowing half of it is fake..
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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2013, 01:29:55 PM »
He definitely paid too much for that one to start with. According to the site where you register to win the car it still has a 403 in it. I don't know if they rebuild the one that is in it or what, maybe they just list it as still having a 403 and it is something else?
The Gas Monkey car is a 403. They spun a bearing in it twice during filming. Likely from the burn outs. I have friends on the set
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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2013, 01:58:50 PM »
He definitely paid too much for that one to start with. According to the site where you register to win the car it still has a 403 in it. I don't know if they rebuild the one that is in it or what, maybe they just list it as still having a 403 and it is something else?
The Gas Monkey car is a 403. The spun a bearing in it twice during filming. Likely from the burn outs. I have friends on the set
Exactly what I thought, spun bearing. I made mention of that on another site and was basically told that doing those burnouts and doughnuts did not cause the engine problems. I said that the car was running fine before they started all that and sure did look suspicious to me. I love my 403 I have right now, and have never had any issues with the other 403's I have had in the past, but I do know the limitations of a stock 403, you do NOT over rev and keep the rpm's up for long periods of time or this is what happens. 403's in stock form are great engines, (actually like them better than a 400 for everyday use), but if you are going to beat on them hard you better do some mods to the engine first, or get a 400 and build it and save some money.

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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2013, 11:09:41 PM »
Great 2nd part..This will truly help regenerate interest in such a great car and movie. Love the Fast and Loud show and this two part series just reinforced that.  Has got me wanting to get back on my 81 TTA and my LS conversion.  These are such beautiful cars
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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2013, 11:19:04 PM »
I made mention of that on another site and was basically told that doing those burnouts and doughnuts did not cause the engine problems.

I still say the donuts they showed "on air" should not have hurt that motor. however, what was done off camera is a whole other thing
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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2013, 06:58:56 PM »
Did anyone catch the "Code Word" for the drawing off of last nights episode?
I was watchin' but missed it.

Sure could use the giveaway car since I sold mine 2 months ago..

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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2013, 08:33:35 PM »
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« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2013, 12:12:43 PM »


the guy on the left looks like mike Meyers (aka Austin powers)
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« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2013, 04:09:39 PM »
ruined a good car. worst show on tv imho >:D
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« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2013, 04:45:13 PM »
The only I don't care foris the monkey bird other than that i think they did a great job.
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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2013, 05:44:08 PM »
I like to win that ruined car, even with the Gas Monkey decals, I'd still be proud of it. Nice car.

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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2014, 03:05:49 PM »
Just a reminder Folks.  They will be announcing the winner of the Fast 'N Loud Trans Am on tonight's episode(1/13/2014).  Good luck to all who entered!

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit on FAST N' LOUD!
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2014, 06:00:46 PM »
I gotta work tonight, hoping you have to be tuned in to win (be my luck they call the house and no one answers and they draw another name)
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