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Post by SmokinM » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:37 pm

1972 f250 camper special with a 390. Even with a 2 brl. she liked fuel.



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Post by greybeard » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:31 pm

No, I'm not joking, but I no longer have a picture of it afaik.. I gave lots of my old pictures away to the kids when they were all 4 down here a few years ago. Figured it was just time to divvy them up now instead of them going thru all my crap after I died.
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Post by Chocolate Cow2 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:33 pm

My first car was a 1965 Ford Galaxy 500, 2.door hardtop. Automatic. 350hp. White with blue cloth interior. Wrapped it around a couple of fence posts and a bunch of barbed wire on rainy night. Until then, I wasn't familiar with the term hydroplaning.

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Post by Chocolate Cow2 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:41 pm

Greybeard-later on I had a '66 Corvette convertible. Both tops. 426 big block turning 515 hp. Then a 1970 LT-1 Corvette convertible. Silver with black leather interior. 350 small block turning 375 from the factory. Last one was an 82 T-top that wasn't anything special.
My Dad said almost the same thing as yours. Whatda want that thing for? Only two people can ride in it and you can't haul any fence posts or barbed wire in it.

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Post by ALACOWMAN » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:13 pm

Chocolate Cow2 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:41 pm
Greybeard-later on I had a '66 Corvette convertible. Both tops. 426 big block turning 515 hp. Then a 1970 LT-1 Corvette convertible. Silver with black leather interior. 350 small block turning 375 from the factory. Last one was an 82 T-top that wasn't anything special.
My Dad said almost the same thing as yours. Whatda want that thing for? Only two people can ride in it and you can't haul any fence posts or barbed wire in it.
you can ..I can,show you a man that did.. checked cows and fixed fence out of his 67 427... But they were soggy deep in money..finally just a few years back, had it professionally restored.. its now stored in a controlled facility..along with his dad's 36 ford coupe..they still have some old steel wheel tractors in the old barn. Original too the farm..he's even got the old confederate money.. :cowboy:
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Post by Chocolate Cow2 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:33 pm

Wow. Mine came with a loan from the bank and a payment book.
The '66 went to a collector in Dallas.
The '70 went to a guy in Vancouver, WA. He had it painted red. I thought I'd die.
The '82 was traded for 10 bred heifers. I couldn't hardly give it away.

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Post by ALACOWMAN » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:51 pm

I like the looks of the new ones and they are scary fast.. But after 73 they lost it... And Through the Late 80S and 90s id just soon have a yugo...
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Post by TCRanch » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:59 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Chocolate Cow2 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:41 pm
Greybeard-later on I had a '66 Corvette convertible. Both tops. 426 big block turning 515 hp. Then a 1970 LT-1 Corvette convertible. Silver with black leather interior. 350 small block turning 375 from the factory. Last one was an 82 T-top that wasn't anything special.
My Dad said almost the same thing as yours. Whatda want that thing for? Only two people can ride in it and you can't haul any fence posts or barbed wire in it.
you can ..I can,show you a man that did.. checked cows and fixed fence out of his 67 427... But they were soggy deep in money..finally just a few years back, had it professionally restored.. its now stored in a controlled facility..along with his dad's 36 ford coupe..they still have some old steel wheel tractors in the old barn. Original too the farm..he's even got the old confederate money.. :cowboy:
When we moved to Wisconsin I still had a '91 Jaguar XJS, convertable, V12, red. This was definitely before cattle but we did live in the country. I took his truck to run errands in town & he was plowing the driveway (So. Much. Snow!!) and somehow managed to get the tractor stuck in the ditch. He knew I'd be gone a while so, always the innovator, pulled it out with the Jag. Way to White Trash my ride!

He did end up getting a '02 Corvette (again, red convertable) when he had his midlife crisis but it didn't last long; he's 6'5" and looked ridiculous getting in/out. The struggle was real!

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Post by ALACOWMAN » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:09 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:59 pm
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Chocolate Cow2 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:41 pm
Greybeard-later on I had a '66 Corvette convertible. Both tops. 426 big block turning 515 hp. Then a 1970 LT-1 Corvette convertible. Silver with black leather interior. 350 small block turning 375 from the factory. Last one was an 82 T-top that wasn't anything special.
My Dad said almost the same thing as yours. Whatda want that thing for? Only two people can ride in it and you can't haul any fence posts or barbed wire in it.
you can ..I can,show you a man that did.. checked cows and fixed fence out of his 67 427... But they were soggy deep in money..finally just a few years back, had it professionally restored.. its now stored in a controlled facility..along with his dad's 36 ford coupe..they still have some old steel wheel tractors in the old barn. Original too the farm..he's even got the old confederate money.. :cowboy:
When we moved to Wisconsin I still had a '91 Jaguar XJS, convertable, V12, red. This was definitely before cattle but we did live in the country. I took his truck to run errands in town & he was plowing the driveway (So. Much. Snow!!) and somehow managed to get the tractor stuck in the ditch. He knew I'd be gone a while so, always the innovator, pulled it out with the Jag. Way to White Trash my ride!

he's 6'5" and looked ridiculous getting in/out. The struggle was real!
Those years were reinforced down the rockers panels I would have too squat down beside one stick my head and upper body in first then swing my lower half in..sitting in a tub...
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Post by snoopdog » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:12 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 am
snoopdog wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:34 pm
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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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Post by Dave » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:43 pm

My second ride was an old 1951 M-38 Army Jeep. With those 538 gears and a 4 banger you would have to drop it off a cliff to get it up over 50 mph. It had a homemade wood cab. Take the cab off and the windshield went with it. So in the summer when I took off the top and wore ski googles. But I was 19 and cool driving around with no top or windshield. There was an old battery box just in front of the windshield on the passenger side that just fit a half rack of beer. A tool area under the passenger seat that held another half rack. All nicely out of sight.

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Post by ez14. » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:58 pm

Dave wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:43 pm
My second ride was an old 1951 M-38 Army Jeep. With those 538 gears and a 4 banger you would have to drop it off a cliff to get it up over 50 mph. It had a homemade wood cab. Take the cab off and the windshield went with it. So in the summer when I took off the top and wore ski googles. But I was 19 and cool driving around with no top or windshield. There was an old battery box just in front of the windshield on the passenger side that just fit a half rack of beer. A tool area under the passenger seat that held another half rack. All nicely out of sight.
If it didn't get over 50 what did you need the googles for?

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Post by ALACOWMAN » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:27 pm

snoopdog wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:12 pm
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 am
snoopdog wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:34 pm
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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I bought a 68 chevelle in seattle off of the original owner SS/396 with a synchronized 3 speed on the floor, good solid car. Wish I had em both back.
i still have the old Muncie 3 speed that came in this car..but it ain't going back..unless something happens to the M20.
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Post by greybeard » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:30 am

I waited most of my life to get a muncie 4 speed, and what was it in? An 84 2.5 4cyl Fiero... But that was a fun drive on a twisty road.
I was--still am 6'4" so getting in the corvette was a bit tricky, but only when the top was up. Getting in those Fieros was a lot harder and was the reason we got rid of the last of them in 2017. (At one time, I had 5 of them here)

PSA/FYI... You cannot put a powerglide into neutral, wind up a 283 as high as it will go and drop it into D.
You will leave powerglide parts and transmission fluid all over the pavement under the only redlight in some podunk little town near Little Rock and find yourself being towed back to Memphis across I-40 behind your buddy's 72 SS Camaro hooked together with the only thing either car had in their trunks..2 tire chains tied together....at 60-70mph. Try that today, they'd put you under the jail, but heck, it was about 3 in the morning and back then, that interstate was pretty empty.

I don't know how fast mine would go on the open road, as the speedo cable was 'sticky' and over 95, the needle bounced back and forth from about 85 to nearly 160 but I do know it wouldn't outrun a 12 cyl XKE.
I tried, for about 80 miles on I40 one fine Sunday afternoon and we leapfrogged back and forth for a while till he pulled up beside me for the 3rd or forth time, looked over right at me, smiled and waved bye bye and , as they say..he was gone.
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Post by hillbilly beef man » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:00 am

ALACOWMAN wrote:
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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...
My first car was an AMC made J 4000 Jeep pickup. It had a motercraft carb and Chevy seatbelts. I really wonder if AMC just raided the dumpster at the big three factories and built their cars out of whatever they found. 360 with a three speed in the floor. Tached 3500 rpm at 55 mph and got 5 mpg. I had to get rid of it when gas hit $3 and I was only making $6 an hour.
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