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Car thread

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

  1. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    This is my brother's car. Guess that's why I'm fond of the old mopar cars.

    I've had a dozen cars over the years. Jetta was the second worst. Honda wagon was awesome. Now I have an '04 Dodge dakota. I really have what I want, I just wish it was better on gas.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I really, really miss that Challenger of mine. Or maybe I just miss being 22 years old. ;lol

    It's best speeding ticket was for 123 in a 70 MPH zone.
  3. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    First car was an 85 Mustang GT, have owned countless Mustangs since. Current beater is a 98 Camry for bouncing back and forth to work, an 04 Silverado, the wife drives an 07 G6 and my current Mustang/toy is an 84 coupe with a stroked 351W(410) with nitrous.

    I don't really have a specific dream car, I'm a "car" guy and the list is endless. My current wants are a Cadillac CTS-V and an HD2500 Crew Cab with a Durmax to replace the 04 Silverado. I haven't bought a "fun" car since I moved out to the country in 07, I hate to tear a nice car up on all the dirt roads.
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  4. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Nice vert! I'm a big softy for an 85/86 Mustang GT.(love all the 4 eye cars) I had an 87 vert with a 351W in it, it was a bottom 10 second car, I didn't want to put a full cage(had a 6 point bar) in it so I sold the roller and built my current coupe. I should've kept that one. ;lol

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  5. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang Feeling the Heat

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    This is the 10th 85/86 car I've owned... I wanted to build a 10 second 86 notch when i found this one.. Guy couldn't sell it and was going to part it out... I fell in love. This was also the first Vert i've ever owned... started off as a 306 carb'd setup from the previous owner.. then i swapped it backto EFI. Then I got an Alternative auto built 342 with a sportsman block and added a fresh rebuilt Vortech V1 with an SI impeller. Should make its first 1/4 mile pass this spring. Hoping for consitent 10.50's on 17" drag radials... car has a light weight treament, so I might be close......I've owned it 8 years now and only put 240 miles on it (carbed 289).. I've moved 6 times and had other projects... bought my house last fall and finally have a place to finish it. Best part is, there is a track 10-12 minutes away....

    I'm a gearhead...gasoline, two stroke mix and diesel fuel running through my veins.. I like my mustangs, but there won't be a day there isn't a chevy truck as my workhorse...

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    I'm seriously considering putting an LS motor into my other 86 notch.... I'd never hear the end of it, but anyone that can't see the LS's potential is biased and brand based.

    after 298K on the last 5.3, (that I still swear ran better than my 08)... and a couple 6.0L work trucks, I got spoiled...then reality hit and they got us 2500HD hemi's...what a joke of a truck.. motor make no usable torque for a work/towing/economy truck
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  6. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    You can't go wrong with Lido, he builds some fast street cars. He's tuned countless numbers of my buddies car.
  7. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang Feeling the Heat

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    My 86 Vert came from guy named scott jakey in Macolm Mi....
  8. MasterMech

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    All 107hp of it, man that thing must have made all the boys cry. ;) ;lol
  9. MasterMech

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    '87 Mustang GT 5.0L, 106 in a 45 (It was long, straight, 6 lanes wide, and 12:30am. :)) I didn't tell the officer I had already lifted for a few seconds before he tagged me. ::P ::-)
  10. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    To get 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and 40 mpg it must have been pretty light.
  11. nate379

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    It's not a Starion?

  12. nate379

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    My Lotus is literally that. Car weighs 2000lbs with me in it and makes about 300hp. It has 2 doors but riding with 2 people isn't that comfortable.... I can roll down the passenger window without even stretching!

  13. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    Didn't need a lot of horsepower. I grew up on an island. No place to open her up and it was all about the corners. That car was was light and had wings. And yes I made the boys cry ;)
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  14. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Damn I knew that car looked familiar! The seats in my coupe came from that car. I "think" I gave him a stock hood in exchange. When I seen the picture I had to do a double take, I looked at your location cause I thought it was his car. I can't remember everything exactly but the last time I seen that car it was sitting in his garage with no oil pressure or something like that, his wife wanted me to fix it for his birthday?? as a surprise but I guess she didn't like my price quote. :) Is that picture in front of his garage or yours, that's another reason I thought it was his car, it looked like his house.

    Small world.......
  15. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    my brother and I did landscaping for a fairly "well to do" gent back in the day and he was a car guy...he had a Cobra kit car (blue), but a real GT500(red with white stripes), that he would not even start in his garage for fear that he would leave rubber of something on the garage floor, made evil kinda sound when it idled...he would have us push it out into the drive. His fav, and daily driver, was an Audi quatttro wagon...he loved that thing...ugly as sin.
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    Oh boy... For a couple years of College I drove the non-Shelby version of that thing. the 82 Honda was dead and I only had a couple hundred bucks to buy a car. Even though its 90hp was a step UP from the Hondas 72hp, it felt slow as molasses. The handling was scary with the solid rear axle, I overheated the unvented disk brakes just going down a hill once (also scary) and the rubery manual shift linkage broke while driving - one of many times that car stranded me.

    Also nearly impossible to start below 40F even with a working choke mechanism. Burned out 2 starters in as many years.


    But the thing did have 240k miles on it.
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    fredarm Minister of Fire

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    I had one of these too, same color! It was a 1972. It was my second car, the first was a 1966 Volvo 122S.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I had a few 1966-67 Volvo 122S wagons. Great cars.
  19. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    1st car...1969 Chevelle bought it with 50,000 miles on it from a little old lady who only drove it on Sunday, literally..well virtually literally...loved that car...first real girlfriend got in that car, first real make-out session in that car, only took me 6 months to wreck it......miss that car....which leads me to my dream car....I would kill to have that car back, was 100% stock with a 307.

    Current cars a 2007 Subaru Forester and a 2006 Chevy 4x4 Silverado.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    First car was a 1970 Dodge Dart.

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    Just sold the Packard
    and YES - I own a 73 Challenger.:)

    On my drool list:
    1970 426 Hemi convertible Challenger and a brand New SRT8 Challenger painted the same color as my 73. A Lamborghini Countach would also be on the short list.

    I don't have any current pics (its almost done), but this color is awesome in the sunlight. It changes shades:
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  22. MasterMech

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    You moving to Miami? ;lol

    Maybe Cheech Marin will ride shotgun.:p

    OK, I know Nash's car was a '71 but close enough right?
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  23. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    Close... 71 Barracuda.;)
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  24. MasterMech

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    That's right, it was a 'cuda not a challenger. Doh. ;em
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    This was in the garage of the investment house we just bought, they transferred title of it with the purchase. It is a kit car, 56 MG on a 72 VW frame. Fun little car to drive though.
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