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Old 04-03-05, 06:44 PM   #26
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Old 04-03-05, 07:22 PM   #27
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ooohh...I hear you sister, keep searching for that man, that would be life changing.






Boy, that didn't sound good, did it?
Don't get me wrong - I'm not an ungrateful woman.
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Old 04-03-05, 08:55 PM   #28
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1966 Mustang Fastback 2+2 V289 was probably the coolest.
My TR-7 was a piece of cr@p but fun to drive when it wasn't having mechanical/electrcial/ hydraudlic issues and I was a DINK
Currently driving a '93 Taurus SHO (my stealth 4-door sedan)

The common thread is that all of them were (are) manual transmission.
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1966 Mustang Fastback 2+2 V289 was probably the coolest.
My TR-7 was a piece of cr@p but fun to drive when it wasn't having mechanical/electrcial/ hydraudlic issues and I was a DINK
Currently driving a '93 Taurus SHO (my stealth 4-door sedan)

The common thread is that all of them were (are) manual transmission.


I hear ya. I never learned to drive an automatic.
The only two pedalers I've ever owned were bicycles.
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Old 04-03-05, 10:25 PM   #30
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1983 VW GTi silver/red interior. 2.L overbore 16V swap, twin webers, fully balanced, lightened flywheel, quaiffe diff, brembos, bilstein coilovers, etc. etc. etc.

props to the SLC owner. I've had VR cars, but only a G60 rado.
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Old 04-04-05, 07:19 AM   #32
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1983 VW GTi silver/red interior. 2.L overbore 16V swap, twin webers, fully balanced, lightened flywheel, quaiffe diff, brembos, bilstein coilovers, etc. etc. etc.

props to the SLC owner. I've had VR cars, but only a G60 rado.





nice, love vdubs.
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Old 04-04-05, 08:17 AM   #34
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1959 Karmen Ghia, red, I sure miss that car

.....Wait!!......That's MY car......Flat on the floor, baby!.....Ya gotta those tiny cars....
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I loved my '83 Monte Carlo. Ugly silver, had a 305 with a Quadrajunk. Bought it off a fellow soldier down in Texas. The guy told me that some chick thought her man was cheating on her and mistook the Monte as the other woman's car. That's supposedly why "*****" was keyed into the hood in 5 inch high letters. Don't know if it's true or not....

Spray-painted it satin black with safety orange badges. Hehe. Only problem with that was trying to get into it at night. Had a hell of a time finding the keyhole-sometimes the car itself. Had a lot of fun in that car and did a lot of walkin', too. Finally got tired of trying to keep it running after my abuse and sold it for about a third of what I paid. Probably gonna look for an old(60's/70's) GM muscle car next as a project.
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'74 MG Midget........

All cars suck.....this one didnt !

62 Austin-Healy Sprite......

54 MG TF 1250.....Red....Classic of Classics....How I wish I had that car today....restored....with the full-time mechanic to keep it tuned & running.....Those cars had 2 seats for a reason!.....
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Old 04-04-05, 08:40 AM   #37
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Old 04-04-05, 08:42 AM   #38
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--- '79 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce hardtop coupe. Dual twin overhead cams, 4 wheel disc brakes, fuel injected, leather and wood all over the interior.


.....10k mile valve adjustments, port/polish the head, constant replacement of t/o bearings, cut down bushings to suck up corners.....

Worked for the Alfa dealer when I was in high school. Loved these cars. Had a '77 Spider Niki Lauda, red. Calloway twin turbos, roll bar which proved useful later, completely reworked the suspension, BBS three piece modulars. Sweet.

BUT MY FAVORITE CAR....'89 BMW M6. Could cry every time I think about why I sold it. Absolutely timeless body style, Still today it's a great ride, if you can find one. Pristine, owned it for 10 years, still only had 36K miles on it. Sleeper it was. To this day, the best gearing I've ever felt in a transmission. And this car had eyes... I never felt so beautiful as when I drove it. I've yet to meet a man who can excite m

e the way that this car did.


Wanna drive my Cooper S?.....It's made by BMW....
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62 Austin-Healy Sprite......

54 MG TF 1250.....Red....Classic of Classics....How I wish I had that car today....restored....with the full-time mechanic to keep it tuned & running.....Those cars had 2 seats for a reason!.....
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Mine was rewired in the driveway and had a hi-tech doorbell button wired under the dash
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the end of my ownership I could not find a replacement choke cable so I kept two balled up
pieces of tin foil under the seat to stick in the air horns when I started it in the cold.
A great way to impress someone with your chic little 4-N sportscar for sure...
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1971 AMC Hornet SC360.

360, 4bbl, dual exhaust. Made only 784 of 'em.

I threw a rod & trashed the motor. Being a poor college student, couldn't afford to replace it, so I sold the body & tranny to a collector for pretty good bucks & bought my first "good" bicycle.

It all worked out in the end.
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Wanna drive my Cooper S?.....It's made by BMW....



YES! but only if it has 3 pedals!
Let's see if I start now, peddle an average about 14 mph, I would arrive in Florence MA tomorrow at about 10:30 am. Work for you?
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1971 AMC Hornet SC360.

360, 4bbl, dual exhaust. Made only 784 of 'em.

I threw a rod & trashed the motor. Being a poor college student, couldn't afford to replace it, so I sold the body & tranny to a collector for pretty good bucks & bought my first "good" bicycle.

It all worked out in the end.
I remember those, Nick........
It was red/white & blue I think ?? With SC/rambler emblems on it.
I think they were trying to counter the Shoe Salesman image of AMC Ramblers back
then ??



That was a neat car but a Gremlin or Pacer is the Holy Grail in for AMC peeps !!
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1965 Buick Wildact. A 5000lb coupe that was oh so cool. 401 big block that got 9mpg in the city and 11mpg on the highway. Man I miss that beast.
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A great way to impress someone with your chic little 4-N sportscar for sure...

Ahhh......Memories!.....Interesting that your avatar picture was snapped right at the moment your brakes gave out on that long downhill with the hairpin at the bottom.....
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I remember those, Nick........
It was red/white & blue I think ?? With SC/rambler emblems on it.
I think they were trying to counter the Shoe Salesman image of AMC Ramblers back
then ??



That was a neat car but a Gremlin or Pacer is the Holy Grail in for AMC peeps !!
Maybe you're thinking of the SC/Rambler-Hurst?



This was what I had:



Then there was the most cool Rebel Machine:



Only to be outdone by the Gremlin & Pacer of course
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YES! but only if it has 3 pedals!
Let's see if I start now, peddle an average about 14 mph, I would arrive in Florence MA tomorrow at about 10:30 am. Work for you?

Perfect!.....We can put the back seat down.....Throw your bike & my Dahon Helios SL folder in there.....& go for a bike ride after.....


Oh!.....I would never drive automatic......6 on the floor.....Baby!....
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