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Re: Vehicles

Post by jltrent » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:34 am

My first car was a 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit 38mpg 5 speed as gas prices were high then. I put almost 100k on it until that tree was in the wrong place.

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Post by True Grit Farms » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:38 am

Bright Raven wrote:
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A old 72 Chevy pick up from a pool company that was completely rusted out. Gave $450 for it and drove it till the spring hanger -frame rotted out and left me stranded.
I took you for much older.
I think it was around 77 when I bought the truck? I drove before that but it wasn't my vehicle. We're both senior citizens your just 8 years older.
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Post by Little Cow » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:43 am

Porkchopfat wrote:
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Little Cow wrote:
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Ford Escort. It was used. And old. And slow. I called it The Turtle. But I could put the back seat down and haul two large three string bales of alfalfa back there with the hatchback closed. Then, the cars would back up behind me as I climbed the hill on the little two lane back to the barn.

Finally got a pick up and have had one ever since. My old F150 was even shipped to and from Guam when I was stationed there for a year (courtesy of the military). All the locals had little Toyota pickups and the whole family frequently rode in the back, island style. They teased me about having a "Guamanian Limo"! Upgraded from an F150 to an F250 when I went from enlisted to officer in the USN. Ordered it so I could get stick shift and no bells or whistles (which added too much $$$). My current F250 is pushing 100K miles.
I sure do miss Guam. When where you posted there?
Summer 1998 through summer 1999. I was after the plane crash (they still had the trailers there) but in time for Pres. Clinton's visit to support the governor's re-election. The people I worked with and the local people were awesome. I worked in ICU at the Naval Hospital (I was a corpsman). Gov Guam was weird, though. Driving around in fancy SUV motorcades while many of their people didn't even have windows repaired from the last super typhoon.
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Post by TN Cattle Man » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:29 am

1972 Chevrolet "Custom Deluxe" longbed pickup... two-tone green with a 454 engine!! Man, that was a great truck!
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Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:57 am

TN Cattle Man wrote:
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1972 Chevrolet "Custom Deluxe" longbed pickup... two-tone green with a 454 engine!! Man, that was a great truck!
they were great and strong...and never past a gas station..
someone said I should follow my dreams,,so I went back to bed...

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Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:00 am

Little Cow wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:06 am
Caustic Burno wrote:
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Cousin had a 68 Super Bee with a 383 Magnum with three deuces.
Lawdy that car was scary fast.
I see that Super Bee paint job and name on a variety of cars and trucks. What does it mean?
that bumble bee stripe is just reminiscent...throw back to the old days gives folks a warm feeling..
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Post by Nesikep » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:36 pm

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56 rambler classic. What a ride. Gave 50 bucks for it put on a used tire and battery and drove that slant 6 into the ground. Blew out the rear diff racing a 69 396 ss chevelle cause kids are dumb.
I didn't know a slant 6 could break anything!
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Post by Porkchopfat » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:30 pm

Nesikep wrote:
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56 rambler classic. What a ride. Gave 50 bucks for it put on a used tire and battery and drove that slant 6 into the ground. Blew out the rear diff racing a 69 396 ss chevelle cause kids are dumb.
I didn't know a slant 6 could break anything!
3000 rpm, dump the clutch walla no more differential.
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Post by plumber_greg » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:37 pm

'68 mustang fastback, automatic, boss 302, O tires on back, side exhaust with thrust mufflers.
Would squall tires, if floored, at 55 miles per hour. GS
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Post by hurleyjd » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:37 pm

My first car was also me and the wife's first car. Had to use the family car while in high school and college.
It was a 1956 rocket 88 Oldsmobile two door hardtop baby blue and white cash price $750 dollars with 18000 miles on it. I missed some good buys but my dad kept a tight rein on the spending. In 1958 had a chance to buy a 1954 corvette. Dad said that was not very reasonable as it could haul only two folks. Could have bought it for $850.

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Post by hurleyjd » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:15 pm

Porkchopfat wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Nesikep wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:36 pm
Porkchopfat wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:53 pm
56 rambler classic. What a ride. Gave 50 bucks for it put on a used tire and battery and drove that slant 6 into the ground. Blew out the rear diff racing a 69 396 ss chevelle cause kids are dumb.
I didn't know a slant 6 could break anything!
3000 rpm, dump the clutch walla no more differential.
Slant six in a Rambler?

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Post by Nesikep » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:45 pm

we had a slant 6 225 in a 3/4 ton van, never saw over 50mph on the flat, WORST carbs EVER ($#%^$% carter carbs), always flooded even after we replaced it.
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Post by ez14. » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:59 pm

94 ram 1500. Had 117500 when I bought it for $4750

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Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:03 pm

hurleyjd wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:15 pm
Porkchopfat wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Nesikep wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:36 pm


I didn't know a slant 6 could break anything!
3000 rpm, dump the clutch walla no more differential.
Slant six in a Rambler?
American motors ..used every thing they could get.,they were like a box of chocolates...
someone said I should follow my dreams,,so I went back to bed...

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Post by Porkchopfat » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:51 pm

The old slant six may have been the mass production of that day/time.
Usmc retired.
Producing a product for a market rather than producing a product and trying to find a market for it are two separate activities.

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