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    Exclamation It's a KEEPER!

    Recently several friends have said I should get a new car or have asked why I am keeping such an old car.

    The Marauder is the most comfortable car and the easiest to drive car I have ever owned.

    And I have used it for so many different things.

    After Hurricane Katrina I lived in the Marauder for several weeks and used it as an office. I had an all in one machine on the back seat that numerous people used for copying and printing.

    I have drag raced it ~300 times down the 1,320'.

    Participated in numerous Car Shows and Cruise Ins.

    Brought our children to school and to various functions.

    Called on businesses all across South Louisiana.

    I have met so many people that I would not have met.

    How do you let go of all that?
    1/4 Mile Time 11.542 @ 121.19 MPH
    195,000 Miles & 275+ Runs Down the 1,320’
    541.57 RWHP & 476.64 RWTQ on DynoJet
    Tuned by Aric at Injected Engineering
    Vortech Super Charger V-2 “T” Trim, 19 PSI
    8 Rib Belt, Innovators West 10% Overdrive Dampner
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    Ford Cobra Remanufactured Long Block
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    that's my same dilemma. Its paid off, modified like I want, big, comfortable, safe, fast and works well as a professional business person car. Yet it is getting old. I'm still going to try to keep mine around.
    Steven

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    3500 PI Stall
    Kook's headers
    476.9 rwhp 385 lbs/tq
    KVR's, QA1's, M&Z control arms, rear sway bar
    Lidio tune
    2004 Suburban Dark Charcoal
    1970 W-30 442 convertible twilight Blue

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    2004 MM (Black) #112 of 3213 (SOLD)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevengerard View Post
    Yet it is getting old. I'm still going to try to keep mine around.
    Unless you're battling rust, it shouldn't be that hard. Parts are still widely available and cheap.
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    A little rus, its more the fact that there is always something to ix on it. Frustrates the wife and neither her or the kids like driving in it. I know many guys say "that's the point" but that means it is hardly used and is perceived as a waste of space. I have a ton of parts so that isn't the issue, that's actualy one of the reasons why I want to keep it. After the last two are out of college I'd like to repaint it and replace anything warn with all the NOS stuff I have. I'm not one that feels this car will ever be worth much, but I enjoy it for what it is so that is all that matters to me.
    Steven

    2004 Marauder Black, loaded
    Vortec S/C
    4.10s
    3500 PI Stall
    Kook's headers
    476.9 rwhp 385 lbs/tq
    KVR's, QA1's, M&Z control arms, rear sway bar
    Lidio tune
    2004 Suburban Dark Charcoal
    1970 W-30 442 convertible twilight Blue

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    I sey definitely keep it! I'm sure that your family would much rather have a "cool" Hellcat. Lol but who care's it's a car not a fashion show. If you like the marauder keep. Buy a minivan for your wife and kids see how they like driving that!��

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    An hour ago I walked out of Home Depot and I hear my name.

    He parks his car, jumps out leaving his family inside the car.

    He ask - How are you? Then his next words are - Do you still have the Marauder?

    Brandt and I worked together from 2002 until 2008. I haven't seen him in 11 years!!!
    1/4 Mile Time 11.542 @ 121.19 MPH
    195,000 Miles & 275+ Runs Down the 1,320’
    541.57 RWHP & 476.64 RWTQ on DynoJet
    Tuned by Aric at Injected Engineering
    Vortech Super Charger V-2 “T” Trim, 19 PSI
    8 Rib Belt, Innovators West 10% Overdrive Dampner
    Air to Air Intercooler, Mini-race Bypass
    Ford Cobra Remanufactured Long Block
    Snow Performance Water-Methanol Injection
    Kooks Headers & X Pipe
    GT MAF, 60lb injectors, Dash 8, Aero Rails, Twin Ford GT Pumps,
    Kinsler Fuel Filter, Kenne Bell Boost-A-Pump
    Monroe Sensatrac, Metco Control Arms, Addco Rear Sway Bar
    31 Ford Spline Axles & Detroit Truetrac, 4:10 Ford Racing Gears
    Dynotech MMC Driveshaft
    A-1 Performance Trans, Forced Tailshaft Lube, Carbon Clutches
    3,500 RPM Stall Precision Industries Torque Converter
    B&M Deep Finned Trans Pan
    AeroForce Scan Gauges , Auto Meter Oil, Fuel & Boost Gauges
    Kenny Brown Dead Pedal, 35% Tint, Silver Star Head Lights
    AutoPage Alarm RS-727LCD, Boston Acoustic NX87

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailsmen View Post
    An hour ago I walked out of Home Depot and I hear my name.

    He parks his car, jumps out leaving his family inside the car.

    He ask - How are you? Then his next words are - Do you still have the Marauder?

    Brandt and I worked together from 2002 until 2008. I haven't seen him in 11 years!!!
    That's cool!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevengerard View Post
    but that means it is hardly used and is perceived as a waste of space. I have a ton of parts so that isn't the issue.

    Are you referring to mine here?

    It’s getting seriously hard to justify keeping it anymore with only putting on 1-2,000 miles a year (or less). If only I could stuff it into a closet...



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    I daily drive my marauder and lately have been going back and forth to texas ~7.5 hrs one way numerous times a month.

    She does fine enough that I hadnt considered a replacement.
    '03 Marauder 300A - 87 Octane Race Tune
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    Maybe that's the good thing about having my "Zombie Marauder."...mine wouldn't fetch much $$$ anyway, yet brings lots of joy to me. So..mine is... NOT FOR SALE!

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