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Car thread

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by maverick06, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. ScotO

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    Did you buy that car brand new, BB?;lol:p;)

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I tried but they wouldn't sell to a two year old. >>
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  3. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    First car: 1970 VW Bug (Herbie). It was white but rusted out when I got it as a hand-me-down/it-won't-ever-run from my parents. My cousin and I ground off all of the rust and painted the trunk and hood glossy back. Then we finished it up by painting the wheels John Deere yellow. Drove that car down to Daytona Beach when I was 18 on
    Spring Break with two buddies. Good Times.

    Last car: 2006 VW Golf TDI. Traded it in at 140k. I put a hitch on it and hauled at least two dozen cords of wood (1/4 cord per load) over the years. Nearly 50 mpg when not hauling wood. I loved that car, but it couldn't make it up the steep driveway in the winter after we moved. Hated VW's expensive parts, and the stupid timing belt expense.

    Current vehicle: 2012 Ford Escape with a V6 and hitch. There's nothing that I don't like about this vehicle. The mileage is low to mid 20's, but I drive a lot less now. Hauls wood, goes up the driveway with ease and does everything I need it to. It's my dream vehicle, but I have modest dreams for vehicles.
  4. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    first car...Chevy Citation (aptly named)
    fav car...1985 Saab 900s (4 door sedan style)
    current car 08 Ford Escape.
  5. MasterMech

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  6. MasterMech

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    Why does it remind me so much of a Mustang SVO?
  7. MasterMech

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    Same color as the '71 my buddy built into a 440 six-pack clone. He sold that car (this was around '04-'05) but had owned quite a few great Mopars in his day. Even rolled a nice '68/69 (can't remember! <>) Road Runner.
  8. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    oh, dream car....68-69 Dodge Super B...i like that car...its purty and not too big, or Saab Sonnet with 2 stroker....crazy car with giant lawnmower engine.
  9. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    First car: 1985 Chevy S-10. One of the wonders of mid 80s General Motors engineering. 2.5L "Iron Duck" engine, auto trans, heavy duty payload package (claims 1500 pounds, yeah right) and a 3.73 rear end. Radio delete, vinyl flooring. I still own it and its my wood/pellet hauler as well as general runaround truck. It has carpet and a radio now. Only 128,000 miles. I gave up trying to drive that in the winter as it was horrible on snowy roads, even with weight in the back, so I picked up a 1984 Olds Omega for $100 at about the same time. That had the 2.5L engine also, a 4 speed manual, and air conditioning compliments of missing floorboards. There was a car that couldn't hardly get out of its own way, but I drove the heck out of it.

    Current daily driver: 2007 Chevy Impala. Not a bad car, gets about 30 MPG highway. That was the replacement for the 99 Alero that I drove for 200,000 miles. My wife drives a 2004 Envoy. Nice to have something around with 4WD.

    My toy: 1969 AMC Javelin, 343 V8, 'Go Pack' and 'Rally Pack' gauges. Almost 100% stock except it has a Mallory electronic ignition, one wire alternator (came with the car, didn't want to swap out the wiring harness to undo what was butchered over the years), headers, and Keystone rims instead of the factory originals. The rims were on it when I bought it. Even has vacuum wipers. Can't beat those if you get stuck out in a rainstorm.

    Dream car, money being no object, would be a 69 Plymouth Superbird. I'd gladly take a 78 Smokey and the Bandit edition Trans Am also. :)

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  10. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Have- 2009 Ford Ranger Super Cab 4X4 & 1998 HD Softail Custom w/ HO kit. 1975 Internationl 200 pick up, 1 ton, 4X4 w 8' mason dump body(needs clutch now)
    First car- 1968 GTO - by far the coolest car I ever owned, still my favorite. Totaled it 2x, still have a bunch of parts.
    Past cars/trucks- 1973 Ford F100- beast of a truck, rotted away before it ever stopped running. 1980 Ford F250 w/ Utility body- a mere tank. 1983 Ford F250 4X4. 1999 Ford Ranger Sport 4x2, 2003 Ranger 4x2 4cyl. 30 mpg lil truck.
    Want to won- 1968 GTO again, missing it ever since. & Kit chopper Big Bear or equivalent.
    I'd also like to get a nice loader with extenda-hoe for playing around the property.
    Photo of me & the "Goat" Senior prom 1983, and the Hawg
    Wish I could find a good picture of the GTO.
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  11. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Wow, that has to be the picture of the year Hog! You look great.

    I think I found your car:
  12. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    LOL well I was 17 yrs old. In much better shape than now. Yeap thats the 68, just missing the hidden headlights, which I have 2 bumpers with the hidden headlight setups. Wish I had the cash, I dream of driving my Goat again. Thanks BG, brings back great memories.
  13. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    The owner of a local car dealership owns an original Shelby. There is a SC driving club around here too, kit cars on VW pans but I look to see when their driving dates are so I can stand in my driveway seeing 40-50 of the cruise by....as my hubby just shakes his head at me, doesn't get it ;)
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    Freakingstang Feeling the Heat

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    my heaps:

    At the doors of summit racing, It was on display for a month a couple summers ago.

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    my 86 gt vert, 39K mile georgia car. just your average 650hp drop top.

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    and my 66 notch. currently undergoing full resto and will be powerd by a 2011 shebly GT500 supercharged motor and 6 speed trans when it is all done.

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  15. ScotO

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    My first car, and I wish I had her back, was this '74 Comet GT. It was my first motor build, too. Had a '68 302 with a 625 Edelbrock carburetor, and a close ratio Toploader 4 speed mated to a 4;11 rear diff. Little bugger ran good, had lots and lots of fun in that car.

    74 Comet 4.jpg 74 Comet 6.jpg 74 Comet 3.jpg 74 Comet 2.jpg

    Sold her in '96, when wifey and I got engaged.....had to buy a house so bye-bye went the Comet.....wish I had her back.

    lots of cars after that, even had '68 and 69' Cougars (was gonna restore the '68 but baby #2 came along.......byb-bye '68 Cougar), now I have the ol' 1949 Willys Overland 4x4 wagon project (It's around 50% complete) in the barn awaiting it's finishing (had baby #3 and a house renovation put that on hold). I put another '68 302 in that Willys too, but I think I'm going to put a Cummins 4bt or 6bt in the wagon so I can use Biodiesel in it.......that project is slated to commence this coming winter...

    my '49 wagon front floor and firewall before removal.jpg my '49 wagon frame (sandblasted, painted, and ready for the body).jpg another view of firewall with engine out.jpg wagon floorpans4.jpg motor out of wagon to weld under floors and cab mounts.jpg body back on frame and motor installed.jpg
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    My Dad's mechanic down in CT owned ... Probably still owns ... A GT40 continuation car. I never got a ride :( but he did start it up for us in the shop once. Real race setup so it was like an airplane startup checklist, water pump switch on, radiator fan switch on, fuel pump switch on, etc. D$*%&% nice car.
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  17. ScotO

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    Nothing like a GT40....the cream of the Ford crop right there....and I am a die-hard Ford guy (who drives a GMC 2500 truck!). A local dealer owned (and occasionally drove around) the new version (Ford GT), what an awesome car.....

    He passed away with cancer a while back. I know his son and his nephew well, I'll have to ask him what happened to all the cars. This guy was a die hard Ford man, he had a collection of MINT CONDITION Ford and Mercury musclecars that you just wouldn't believe.......I imagine the kids still have them in the barn, this post has me reminded of those cars and has spiked my curiousity....
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The only muscle car I've owned was a 67 Barracuda Formula S. That was a fun car. Made in Canada, it was setup and sold to England for rally racing. 4 speed + limited slip and beefed up bearings, clutch and brakes. I got it through a sergeant that brought it back to the states. It handled great and was a mean snow machine too.
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    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Currently: big Subaru fan. Driving a 2005 WRX and 2010 Forester.

    For a north american type dream car: I would love either of my buddy's fathers cars: 2007 Shelby GT500 or his hotrod. He took a flatbed from Nova Scotia (Canada) to Kansas City to get the Shelby. The following year he took it on the flatbed to Shelby American in Vegas to have it modded and become a numbered car. DSCF0039.JPG DSCF0037.JPG


    His hotrod is also renown to have over 1000 HP and be street legal. And it took roughly 1 year to build! DSCF0044.JPG DSCF0038.JPG

    Check out the article in a hot rodding mag. http://canadianhotrods.com/features.php?action=hotPage&pageNum=9&ID=28
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  20. MasterMech

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    Sweet Snake!
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    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Not too bad for a 1 year build eh? When he started the hotrod I thought my ears were going to blow. It whistled like a jet engine for the first 4 seconds and then it turned over. He said that the injectors were lining up (the faint whistle sound). I was told that when they play with the pullies they can get almost 1300 Hp.

    Andrew
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  22. RK_MacKendrick

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    Nothing but good old basic iron here.
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  23. ScotO

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    Hey, at least they are FORDS!! Love that old Falcon Ranchero! My buddy had a '64 Falcon Sprint clone, 289 4 speed car....that was a fun one to cruise around in!
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    Worst piece of crap I ever owned but damn it was fast and sexy :cool:

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