Hopefully their new ones won't spontaneously ignite like the 1980 St Regis
cruisers did. Their wiring harnesses weren't heavy enough for the police
related equipment. Many departments lost cruisers while their emergency
lights and radios were operating.
I drove one of those in the early '70, they were permentaly assigned to each
Trooper and the cause back then for the occasionaly internal hot dog roast
was the lack of insulation between the floor board slop / fire wall and the
They were some fast cars and sounded hot as well. Made our fords look like
"old lady cars" (sorry ladies).
yeah, the dodges were very fast, but mostly just straight line fast.
the fords handled a little better but were no where near as fast.
remember turning the air cleaner cover upside down so it could suck in
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