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Favorite car/truck

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by begreen, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I remember this picture from a long ago thread. That's on some Naval installation somewhere, ain't it? Man if I'd had a car like that in the early 1970's I'd probably still be in jail, or still dead. :rolleyes:

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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Elder, there's a UFO in that picture. Twelve O'Clock high. Looks like an alien spacecraft, no doubt photographing that top secret military installation. You need to get this photo into the hands of the proper authorities ASAP. !!!
  3. Elderthewelder

    Elderthewelder Minister of Fire

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    NAS Whibey Island (circa 1985), yeah had some good times back then in that car, sold it dirt cheap when i transfered overseas, kick myself in the ass everytime i think about it
    if you look to the right you can see Mt Baker
  4. Elderthewelder

    Elderthewelder Minister of Fire

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    holy chit batman that is the first time i even noticed that ( serious) have no idea what that is
  5. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    I don't see anything...... this must not have happened. :p==c
  6. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I liked my last two cars, a 2000 VW Beetle TDI (diesel), and my current car, a 2008 MINI Cooper. I like hatchbacks - they can hold a pretty good amount of stuff with the seats down. The Cooper handles well, even with the skinny tires.
  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, ya all have seen the jeep. I don't think I have any of the Packards, but here is one of the challenger:
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  8. Pallet Pete

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    1979 GMC Sierra Grande That thing was a heave heavy heavy truck ! When I got it it was so badly rusted that I used stove pipe to fix the missing floor boards as well as the door skins. Yup black Stove pipe. The Motor just would not quit on that truck 350 v8 when I finally sold it the mileage was 456000 miles and not one lifter rattle or for that matter any bad engine noises. I should have kept that old truck ! :( The person I sold it too drove it into a bridge pillar at 90 mph after falling asleep behind the wheel 3 weeks after he got bought it from me. He lived the truck well its a truck no more and the pillar still has a huge chunk missing from it.

    Pete
  9. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I have owned a couple 1987 Subarus, a '94 Nissan Sentra (retired at 265K) and currently drive an 06 Ford Focus. I bought a all these to drive to work, but my heart has always been in my Ford trucks.
    First was an '83 F250 4x4 300 six that a bought in 1990.
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    My second and favorite of all time was the '96 F250 that a bought new. 4x4, 351, 5spd. I had to wait almost 3 months from the time I ordered it to take delivery.
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    I sold the '96 in '08 to buy the '00 F250 in my sig.
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    And the '70 Flatbedford has been an ongoing project since '06
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  10. wesessiah

    wesessiah Burning Hunk

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    if i could have only one vehicle that i've owned it would be the acura rsx type s (the wife drives it now.) such a reliable car, excellent gas mileage, very nimble (i like curvy road driving, and autox type things) and is fairly quick for a 4 cylinder.

    favorite to go out and have fun in, 90 mustang gt. heads/cam/intake, loud exhaust, 4.10 gearing, and other things.

    honorary mention to a car my dad used to have, 69 chevelle ss.
  11. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    My first car was a 1980 VW scirocco. It had many miles and the original 1.6 was burning oil so I bought a 1.8 GTI engine and did my first engine swap. These engines used the mechanical fuel injection. It was like a sprinkler nozzle aimed at the intake valve with no pulse. Lots of fun and pretty fast. Single windshield wiper.

    Then I bought and restored a 1974 Jeep CJ5 with the 304 v8 and three speed. I replaced the engine, painted it, new top, drove for awhile and then sold it to go to college.

    Then I bought a 1985 Toyota 4x4 pickup. Replaced the weird replacement engine with a normal 22r and drove the snot out of that pickup. Really a good truck for many years.

    Then for the same mpg I bought a 1998 chevy K1500 with the 350. Now that was luxury. All leather, nice and quiet, fast. It proved to not be enough for my RV trailer hobby.

    Sold it for my current 2000 F350 diesel for same mpg. This truck has all the brawn I could ever want and is as easy on fuel as a minivan. Real crew cab and can haul a cord of green wood in the bed.

    Had a few motorcycles in there too, mostly dirt only but currently a 2009 KLX250 enduro that I can commute to work with like today at 55 mpg or race in the desert at 30 mpg. Very versatile but not fun in the rain.
  12. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    84 ford mustang, onebanger carb, 2.2 liters of raw power.
    Stick shift ball replaced by old-logo stroh's tap. Driver door had to be closed by passenger (future wife) or hop in Duke brothers style.

    Had T- tops that leaked on passenger, also. Still hear about that...

    Dime smashed into battery / post contact, but still started unreliably. . Often had to just push it and jump in to catch in gear, (that's why door broke) so.....

    Seeing me start it, friends name car "Jamaican bobsled" after studded snow tires are added for bad winter of 90-91. Delivered tons of pizzas in undriveable conditions. Many hills were surmounted backwards to win bets.

    Decided I could keep delivering pizzas the following August if I just kept replacing leaky coolant with cold water after every trip, and dumped some on engine to cool 'er down. ....She stopped running that day for some strange reason.

    Call brother up and ask "Car won't start, and there seems to be oil in my radiator...is that bad?" ;lol

    Brother buys car for 100 bucks to finish his 5.0 project

    Decided to learn a bit about cars.
  13. StuckInTheMuck

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    1962 GMC 4106.. Pic taken in mid 90's enroute from UMass to Key Largo.. Access to the capital courtesy of Rep Peter Torkelson

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    And the '70 Flatbedford has been an ongoing project

    Love that truck FBF...she needs some logs on 'er!
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Sweeeeet!
  17. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm really curious about this. Was the bus yours? Where'd you get it? Was it stock or a conversion? Do you still have it? What a cool vehicle in which to entertain a bunch of friends! I really had a blast with my older/smaller Chevy school bus (shown above). :cool: Rick
  18. StuckInTheMuck

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    It was not mine. It belonged to a close friend. He bought it for 4k in the late 80's and put 4k of work in it. He ripped out the seats and put in bunks build with 2x3 lumber and plywood. It lived in a parking lot at UMass and on long weekends would be driven by several people (including me) on a "Hell Ride". Depart Amherst, MA on thursday night. Arrive Key Largo Friday night. Drink Friday, Dive with Ocean Divers on Saturday, drink saturday night, dive sunday and jump back in the bus sunday afternoon to arrive back in Amherst on Monday night. Usual group was about 15-18 people. Each driver would do 500 miles at a time. Just so happened that a sitting US Representative decided to go on the trip one time (thus the pic). Unfortunately, the "Scuba Bus" met its demise in 1999 along I-95 in North Carolina. It was beyond repair and was sent to a bus graveyard. Many of us would like to see the previous owner buy a new scuba bus someday, but it's just not going to happen. Thanks for asking.

    BTW, it was an former Greyhound bus. as mentioned, very little was done in the conversion. there were 10 bunks, 8 original seats, 1 drivers seat, a 671 detroit diesel and a finicky transmission that required the driver to double clutch it and if you missed a gear, you'd have to come to a stop and start over again..

    Oh yeah.. and I dig your school bus.. There's just something about having a bus to cruise around in that some people get and some people dont.

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