NOS 8 Tracks?

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  1. Burd

    Burd Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    image.jpg Here's the Zep, and I see these GM Tapes up here at the swaps, this one is 1978
     
  2. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

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    I have a bunch in one of my lower drawers in my office at home. Also two 8 track players from a second Gen Camaro and another was in a Firebird. They worked 20 years ago but have been in another drawer as well the cases are not on but they worked.
     
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  3. ol' grouch

    ol' grouch Veteran Member

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    Reading this thread got me to thinking about back in the day. I dropped some papers off to be singed by a guy I work with. his kids were looking at my old Plymouth beater. Especially the third pedal on the floor. What popped into my head was a race a buddy and I got in without knowing about it.

    Back around '73, a friend had a '69 Cougar he had got with a grenaded engine. He pulled the shot 302 and dropped a hopped up 351W in its place. It was late on a Saturday night and we were headed back to a party we had been at. As we were waiting at a light, a little old lady in a blue 1965 or '66 Chevy Biscayne or Bel Air pulled up next to us. She raced her engine a few times to challenge us to a race. My buddy raced his engine and we were going to have a little fun with her. The light turned green and that Chevy lit the tires up and left us. At the next light, he was really going to go after her. The light changed and she left twin stripes again. Each time she'd grab a gear, the car would raise on its suspension. We got dusted. He mentioned that maybe we shouldn't mention this around the guys. Come Monday., I told the guys. :)

    A few months later after graduation, I was up at a local track and saw the same car. It was a young guy with a crew cut. He had done two tours in Vietnam and was in the reserves. When he was at his two weeks duty, his mother had "borrowed" his car. I told him about the race and he said he wondered how it got an extra 600 miles while he was gone. Granny in the blue Chevy was running a blueprinted 427 with a TH400 with a manual shift kit and 4.11 positraction.
     
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  4. Burd

    Burd Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Specmo here used to repair GM radios, when I put my Original 8 track back in, I put a new belt and bulb in, , the lady came from the back room with a new face for my 8 track, $10. I almost $hit.
     
  5. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Neat story! My mom drove a 64 GTO and surprised a lot of kids racing them at stop lights and left them in the dust!
     
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  6. lapedr

    lapedr Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I have a bag of 8 tracks I am saving so when I finish my car and take it to a show I plan on leaving a tape halfway in the player and the others in a wood crate on the passenger seat.
     
  7. junkyardZ28find

    junkyardZ28find Veteran Member

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    Thats cool-Id love to find those Zeppelin ones still wrapped in plastic-awesome!!
     
  8. hogg

    hogg Veteran Member

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    I got one of those trans am in console looking 8 tracks,tow knobs on one side. would like to know where to get a belt for it
     
  9. Dave Nelson

    Dave Nelson Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Hogg, try here I send my 8 track tapes there for repair, they have many parts.
    http://www.katestrackshack.com/
     
  10. PalmbchZ28

    PalmbchZ28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Could it possibly be a Peaches Records & Tapes wooden crate? Not sure if anyone remembers that record store.
     

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