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Old 08-14-2009, 05:39 PM   #21
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Man, you guys have had some sweet rides. My first car was a '72 Ford LTD, 4 door with the 400 big block. It was pea green. My friends called it the 'Tank'. I could fit 3 people, a cooler and the spare in the trunk at the same time. It would get up over 100 mph, but it took like 5 miles. A good friend had a 64-1/2 'tang with the 289 3-speed. Very sweet and all original. He totaled it not long after his 19th birthday. He was in mourning for about a year.

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My brother has been a Ford mechanic for nearly 30 years and has his own shop at home. He just finished a project he's been working on - he restored a 1970 Dodge Super Bee. I'll have to get some pix next time I visit.

The car I had the most fun with was a 1970 Roadrunner with a 440 6 pack and 4 speed. Never could keep the carbs synched so I replaced it with 2 4 barrels. Dang thing rode like a taxi, couldn't corner for sh1t, the drum brakes really sucked - but it sure went fast in a straight line...

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the mustang I am talking about could have been a 6cly I was just a youngun then didn't know much about cars.

Oh yeah my very first driving lesson ended in a wreak. LOL it wasn't my fault i was 9 years old driving a 1976 camero with a nice 350 in it. I had to back in to a driveway and the fence was right at the edge of the driveway well the corner posters rail road ties I just kind of grazed one and caved in the rear fender OOPS. Dad was yelling at me for banging up the car mom was yelling at dad because he let her 9 year old son drive. Sister was crying because her new car just got all smashed up.

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Now I have a Jeep Wrangler 88... I love it...
I love my 91' so much I just repainted it...for the third time. "Ford Red"...$29/gal from Tractor Supply!
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The first car I ever bought was a 67 Mustang, 289, factory 4bbl (non-hypo)
The next non-motorcycle was a 77 Cutlass with an real live Olds rocket 350. None of the parts guys would believe I needed sparkplugs, etc for the Olds engine. 99% had Chevy 350's. My Great Uncle was an exec at the assembly plant and had his cars made to order. He would sell them off to family members every two years.

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I have had more cars than I can count and didn't get started as early as you old bastards.. I wish I was around in those days
I started with a 77 skylark for 300 bucks. Then I got my 79 camaro r/s I built a smokin 355 for it and man did it go. I wish I still had that car
Being an auto tech I have drug home cars like stray animals over the years.
Down now to My 06 f-150, 01 Lincoln l-s, 87 vette, 95 eclipse turbo, and my 91 gmc 3500

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1st vehicle: 1956 Chevy 3100 Long Bed Step Side with 235 6 cyl. and granny gear 4 speed manual tranny.
2nd vehicle: 1969 RPO Z-28 Camaro with factory 302 8 cyl. and Muncie M-23 4 speed trans.
3rd vehicle: 1974 Camaro Sport Coupe With 350 * cyl and auto trans.
4th vehicle 1965 Corvette Roadster with 427 8 cyl and 4 speed Muncie M-21 tras.
5th vehicle: 1969 Ford Mustang with 302 8 cyl. and Ford Top Loader 4 speed trans.

* This Camaro was bought new by me and driven no more than 10 miles to my garage where I had already built a 480 horse dyno'd 350 Cu. In. small block, had a full manual Turbo 400 built with 3500 RPM stall converter, and a "Strange Engineering" built, 31 spline, 9" Ford rear end waiting for it. One week later this beast hit the streets with the dealer sticker still on the window,10 miles on the odometer, and was turning between high 11's and low 12's in the quarter mile. This one was lots of fun!

Also during my youth, I was partner with two other fellows and we campaigned a Pro Gas Chevy Vega dragster, and then a Econo Rail dragster. I can tell you that theres nothing economical about a Econo Rail dragster. Later on my own I was owner / driver of a Ford Formula racer which I nearly killed myself in after several years of racing it. For now, I drive P/U trucks and sometimes miss the days of these cars I used to have.

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My first car was a 72 Cutlass Supreme with a big block V8. Good thing gas was cheap back then.

Mine was white with a Tan Landau top. Anyone else remember the Landau top?
My younger brother had a 71' Cutlass 442 with a Landau Top. Was a real gas guzzler and run like a "Stripped A$$ed Ape"!
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1st vehicle: 1956 Chevy 3100 Long Bed Step Side with 235 6 cyl. and granny gear 4 speed manual tranny.
2nd vehicle: 1969 RPO Z-28 Camaro with factory 302 8 cyl. and Muncie M-23 4 speed trans.
3rd vehicle: 1974 Camaro Sport Coupe With 350 * cyl and auto trans.
4th vehicle 1965 Corvette Roadster with 427 8 cyl and 4 speed Muncie M-21 tras.
5th vehicle: 1969 Ford Mustang with 302 8 cyl. and Ford Top Loader 4 speed trans.

* This Camaro was bought new by me and driven no more than 10 miles to my garage where I had already built a 480 horse dyno'd 350 Cu. In. small block, had a full manual Turbo 400 built with 3500 RPM stall converter, and a "Strange Engineering" built, 31 spline, 9" Ford rear end waiting for it. One week later this beast hit the streets with the dealer sticker still on the window,10 miles on the odometer, and was turning between high 11's and low 12's in the quarter mile. This one was lots of fun!

Also during my youth, I was partner with two other fellows and we campaigned a Pro Gas Chevy Vega dragster, and then a Econo Rail dragster. I can tell you that theres nothing economical about a Econo Rail dragster. Later on my own I was owner / driver of a Ford Formula racer which I nearly killed myself in after several years of racing it. For now, I drive P/U trucks and sometimes miss the days of these cars I used to have.

Not trying to call you a liar but you couldn't get a 65 Corvette with a 427, that wasn't an option until 66.
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Blue 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado Coupe

Displacement/Type 425ci 4bbl V8
Horsepower 385
Torque 475
Trans axle 3-speed auto.
Availability Standard

Also, the concealed headlamps became flush with the header panel in '67 and it only used premium gas.

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