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Old 10-12-2013, 04:43 PM   #71
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And I was only 11 years old then. Sounds like you were paying about a weeks wages every week for that for 3 weeks anyway.

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I made $9.00 a day chopping cotton. worked 6 days a week on summer vacation from school.We had to pay the labor contractor a buck and a dime everyday we worked for him. Think that was illegal but you did what you had to do to work back then.
BTW, the '37 still had mechanical brakes. It would go like h*ll but didnt stop too good. Made for some interesting rides.
Wish I still had that old hot rod. HUGE back seat area too. LOL
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Hows this for old? My first car was a 1937 Ford Sedan with a '48 Merc motor , high compression aluminum heads and 2 Strombergs, Fenton headers and straight pipes. I chopped cotton in 5 Points, Calif. and paid $45.00 for the car at $15.00 a week.
That was 1962.
Just 2 carbs?
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'85 S10 blazer 4x4. 2.8 V6 with a 5 speed. that motor was tired because it was ungodly slow, if you drove into a 15 mph headwind, you could only do about 60 mph. do you know how often the wind blows in North Dakota?

that lack of power usually worked in your favor in 4x4 situations though, if you got stuck in mud or snow, drop it in 4 low & it would just crawl right out.

I sold it 10 years ago, I doubt it's still on the road because the rust had taken over fast & bad. i'm sure it's rotted away to nothing by now.
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'85 S10 blazer 4x4. 2.8 V6 with a 5 speed. that motor was tired because it was ungodly slow, if you drove into a 15 mph headwind, you could only do about 60 mph. do you know how often the wind blows in North Dakota?

that lack of power usually worked in your favor in 4x4 situations though, if you got stuck in mud or snow, drop it in 4 low & it would just crawl right out.

I sold it 10 years ago, I doubt it's still on the road because the rust had taken over fast & bad. i'm sure it's rotted away to nothing by now.
my dad had an 86 model with the same engine in 2wd and it was no speed demon either! a fast turtle could pass it uphill!
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1942 Chevy pickup.
Yep, if I had it today.
No, I didn't buy it new.
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Just 2 carbs?
I once had a 64 Pontiac Tempest with a 195 ci. I4 with a 4-barrel & a 3 speed in the floor.............
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a 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 with a 390 in it. Only had it a year or so until someone backed into it coming out of my neighbors lane and totaled it.If I recall I paid $165 for it .
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1936 Chevy business coupe. It got 120 mpg (of oil).
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Nobody caught this? The 289 is a ford engine, it probably had a 283 chevy engine in it.

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Damn Ken, I must be getting old and feeble! You are correct, sir.
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a 1994 toyota corolla stick shift. Was a great little car for me until I got side swiped.

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