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1969 Plymouth GTX

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  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 11, 2022 9:35 AM

Wow, for us Mopar guys, that is a glaring problem. Nice fix Mike. The wiper you created looks spot on. The "wiper motor" the kits calls for is clearly the "Roadrunner" horn included in the GTX kit. So the black horns you have painted would be correct for your build, but keep that other one for the Roadrunners of the future you will build. Most people don't know that the Roadrunner horn is unique and only used on the Roadrunners. The guys writing up the instructions clearly had no idea what he was looking at. 

Nice work, Mike. She really is looking sharp. As a Mopar guy, I approve!!

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    May 2011
Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, November 12, 2022 8:34 AM

BrandonK

Wow, for us Mopar guys, that is a glaring problem. Nice fix Mike. The wiper you created looks spot on. The "wiper motor" the kits calls for is clearly the "Roadrunner" horn included in the GTX kit. So the black horns you have painted would be correct for your build, but keep that other one for the Roadrunners of the future you will build. Most people don't know that the Roadrunner horn is unique and only used on the Roadrunners. The guys writing up the instructions clearly had no idea what he was looking at. 

Nice work, Mike. She really is looking sharp. As a Mopar guy, I approve!!

BK

 

Thanks Brandon!  I had heard that the "Roadrunner" horn was actually a Volkswagen Beetle horn and it was painted purple to differentiate it from its Beetle counterpart and to avoid a lawsuit from VW.  Not sure if that is true or not, but that is what I heard.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, November 12, 2022 10:14 AM

Crysler spent $10K back in the day to develope that sound. It is not borrowed from a VW. The inner workings of the horn are aluminum rather than copper and do not have the trumpet like most horns giving the Roadrunner horn the unique meep-meep sound. They also paid for the right to use the Roadrunner name and the sound to the toon of $82K. Those horns were all painted purple and only a few thousand were made. Finding original pieces is quite rare now, but they are readily available in the aftermarket. Love what you got going here.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    May 2011
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, November 13, 2022 8:29 AM

BrandonK

Crysler spent $10K back in the day to develope that sound. It is not borrowed from a VW. The inner workings of the horn are aluminum rather than copper and do not have the trumpet like most horns giving the Roadrunner horn the unique meep-meep sound. They also paid for the right to use the Roadrunner name and the sound to the toon of $82K. Those horns were all painted purple and only a few thousand were made. Finding original pieces is quite rare now, but they are readily available in the aftermarket. Love what you got going here.

BK

 

Thanks Brandon!  The story I had heard came from an unreliable source many years ago and I was a little skeptical about it.  Yours has a ring of truth to it.  Thanks! 

  • Member since
    May 2011
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 10:54 AM

The engine bay is complete.  I even added the extra horn on the other side of the radiator core support.  After looking at several other builds of the '69 GTX, I noticed a squat in the rear suspension.  I decided to add a couple of risers to the rear leaf springs to raise the suspension a little.

More GTX to come...

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