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Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:02 pm
by 76 Bar
Had to look that one up, never heard of it..don't look like a chick magnet :cowboy:
Definitely not a chick magnet. ;-) but cute. Out of curiosity I looked the company up too and was surprised to see they're alive and kicking. My dad loved scoring a deal and nabbed it on the cheap from a young Air Force guy who'd recently been transferred from Germany to the states and it became my collage wheels. It oozed quality including leather seats. My only gripe was the 4 on the flour shift tended to seize up in low range and driving in a big city was a nightmare.

Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:34 pm
by snoopdog
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:51 am
snoopdog wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:31 am
69 chevy Nova/SS with the 396
actually a pretty rare car, with the BIg Block..had a RS/SS big block camaro for about a week and a half...before I left the engine scattered from my grandmaws to the gas station...it took me a couple of those rat engines before I figured out you couldnt twist them up as tight as a small block..
It held together for a couple of years, street racing, till I missed a gear, and flat spotted a rod bearing.

Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:51 pm
by snoopdog
My father was a chevrolet mechanic/machinist. We got a deal on a boring bar from a tractor dealership/ to put a sleeve in a dump truck. Hotter than haites, but we did it , I was just a kid. Well , we kept that ole boring bar around, and we stumbled onto this car, and a truck motor from a salvage yard that my dad had exchanged back in the day. When the 454 came out, in trucks, people were'nt ready for the horrendous mileage. Anyway, we bored the motor .030, and all the cylinders measured within .0005 with that old boring bar. If you're gonna build a big block, build it tight, if you want it to live.

Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:13 pm
by ALACOWMAN
hope too have the 396 running in the chevelle this year. Just like a few items. got a ton of money in it...I was a technician at GM dealers for a few years..that's a job I don't miss..

Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:40 pm
by DLD
1981 F-150 4x4, 351, automatic, light blue metallic/white two tone. It was a repo at the bank where my dad and brother had their farm loans. Don’t remember what it cost, but I bought it myself out of my show calf money (you know, where your parents buy all the feed and you somehow think you’re making money - lol). I drove it hard for about three years - went through a tranny a year ‘cause I kept trying to pull things I shouldn’t, like 28’ triple axle stock trailers... But I did love that truck.

Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:41 pm
by greybeard
First one I ever drove as mine was a 1964 Ford 4 door surplus City Of Houston Police car with 7 jillion miles already on it, 3 speed auto, and a inline 6 with more blowby than my shop air compressor puts out. First one I ever bought myself, for myself was
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Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:49 pm
by ALACOWMAN
61 or 2? Don't see many of those years..only in Texas would you put a trailer hitch on a vette.. :cowboy:

Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:37 am
by TCRanch
1971 Monte Carlo SS 454 turbo, even had power windows. That thing was a tank!
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Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:39 am
by Caustic Burno
TCRanch wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:37 am
1971 Monte Carlo SS 454 turbo, even had power windows. That thing was a tank!
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Looks like a chick magnet chick included.

Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:40 am
by Caustic Burno
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:49 pm
61 or 2? Don't see many of those years..only in Texas would you put a trailer hitch on a vette.. :cowboy:
Those river bottom boys are a little different.

Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:09 am
by ALACOWMAN
He looks like the bandit, gonna make another run...

Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 am
by ALACOWMAN
snoopdog wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:34 pm
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:51 am
snoopdog wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:31 am
69 chevy Nova/SS with the 396
actually a pretty rare car, with the BIg Block..had a RS/SS big block camaro for about a week and a half...before I left the engine scattered from my grandmaws to the gas station...it took me a couple of those rat engines before I figured out you couldnt twist them up as tight as a small block..
It held together for a couple of years, street racing, till I missed a gear, and flat spotted a rod bearing.

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Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:54 am
by greybeard
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:49 pm
61 or 2? Don't see many of those years..only in Texas would you put a trailer hitch on a vette.. :cowboy:
'61. I had a little bass boat and a small horse trailer I pulled with it.

Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:38 am
by greybeard
Bought the vette primarily to make the trip home & back to base on weekends and holidays.

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Re: Vehicles

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:33 pm
by JMJ Farms
greybeard wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:54 am
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:49 pm
61 or 2? Don't see many of those years..only in Texas would you put a trailer hitch on a vette.. :cowboy:
'61. I had a little bass boat and a small horse trailer I pulled with it.
A small horse trailer? Assuming you’re not joking...... please tell me you’ve got a picture of that. Please.