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Old 12-08-2013, 13:54   #16
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Re: Old Cars....Sailors Survey

If we can stay in the pre war class (before 41) we have a pretty decent advantage.
Fords after 32 have solid wheels...thats a big advantage...was behind a spoked wheel ford on a corner when the spokes let go...that was bad...also after 32 you have the V8..and all steel body...the car I went in had a wooden body frame and that was bad.
Plus the 38 looks bad ass IMO...
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Old 12-08-2013, 13:54   #17
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I won't own anything newer than 1985 (unless someone gives it to me).

4 wheels:
1967 Mercury Cougar
1983 Porsche 944
1982 Ford F-100 Shortbed Stepside
1080 Chevy El Camino

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1973 Harley Sportster
1966 Honda Trail 90



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Old 12-08-2013, 13:54   #18
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OK...maybe not the color!!
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standing under a tree, twisting one toe into the dirt, looking bashful..hakkoff.....

i had a buick gs 455 stage I .. they were known as the car that broke the brackets...awesome thing....just dont tromp em---blow head gasket as soon as you think about doing that, but ye get some wicked speed and torque under your hood and ass......0-90 in 1/4 block in suburbs aint bad for young mommy, now is it......how 'bout 15 mins from fremont, parked in carport, to oakland, parked for lunch, eh?
was kinda fun.....
my favorite thing, tho is making slow cars go fast--without any engine work--it is all about car control....

hay james--give yerself a hug and pet your leaky teaky from me, ok!?!
Back in the mid 80s' I had a 69 Stage I.

It was fun, but I scattered the 455 all over the highway. I even had lifter holes through the bottom of the oil pan!


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Old 12-08-2013, 14:11   #20
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69 911 S,
Titanium lug bolts,
Thin aluminum body
Leather seats and interior
Mechanical fuel injection. (Messerschmidt) Full race cams,
Cruise at 100+ all day long with 40 miles/gal.
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Sold it when the police told me one more ticket and I would go to jail....
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my stage I was 1970...... i can see bits everywhere.... '70 was iron block, aluminum heads...warp factor had a different meaning with those engines..lotsa dough to keep running, or be a mechanic for it always...awesome hunka steel...
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Former TR4A owner here too. I always wanted a TR3B and missed one by a few months.
Nice. I always wanted an Italia. Totally unrealistic but what a beautiful car. A guy in NJ had one back in the 90s that I saw up close.


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Nice. I always wanted an Italia. Totally unrealistic but what a beautiful car. A guy in NJ had one back in the 90s that I saw up close.


Pretty car. Nearly traded my '67 Mustang for a Jensen Healey I thought was neat. Got the TR4A instead.
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Mine is a 64-1/2 Mustang Convertable with 260 V8 & 3-Sp floor shift.
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Old 12-08-2013, 17:30   #25
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1927 Austin 7 Chummy, 1928 Model A Ford Ute, 1942 WLA Harley outfit, Citroen 2CV and Mehari. Apart from the Mehari they are all fully registered. The Model A is used on a daily basis.
Thought about the Peking - Paris some years back but apart from the expense it seems they set such a fast pace that the cars are trashed at the end and I could not do that to my old Ford. If they had a slow paced tour I might be interested.
Between the cars and the boat there is always plenty to do!

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It was surprisingly fast paced...and you do trash the car....but they can be fixed again!...But the camaraderie is amazing...I expected to make some new reinds but I never imagined they would be so intense relationships....I guess 33 days...day in and day out does that...we also had a fatality....that experience brought the group closer.
I'm surprised at how exotic some of our CF members cars are....nice stuff folks!
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James S came close to the mark....

Winding out to 7,000 RPM before dropping the clutch. Insta burnout in 3 part fun fun fun. If she threw parts into the street, and she did!, let's build 'er again.

The days of American muscle lasted only a decade but we kept it going. Ford made a weak car strong through gearing. Mopar was it. 140 mph in the 1/4 mile...oh wait, that's 2nd gear. heh heh

No, not really. But several times I got our back yard built Road Runner to 160 mph before I lost my nerve. Who knew those cars would now go for $80,000 and more, much more. RR, 2 'cudas, a couple Super Bees, and a 'sleeper' Challenger (looked stock on the outside, no one, absolutely NO ONE sees under the hood). Boy, those were the days.

The only Yurp car I'd have is an Aston Martin or MB gullwing. So help me, even a 5 speed manual trans 900 Saab. I used to drive one 'o them and I loved it. But it didn't handle the curves like even a Mopar Barracuda.

My motorhead brother did a frame-off restoration on an MGB. Upon engine start up after completion, some fuel line blew and the machine burnt to the ground. It's tough to see a grown man cry.
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My motorhead brother did a frame-off restoration on an MGB. Upon engine start up after completion, some fuel line blew and the machine burnt to the ground. It's tough to see a grown man cry.
NO WAY!.....Damn
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69 911 S,

Sold it when the police told me one more ticket and I would go to jail....
Wuss. I got stopped after hitting 140+ as we blurred past the highway patrol. Step on it, maybe we'll lose him.... He caught us. Hoods popped, swapping stories and basically comparing engines I got off with a warning. He actually gave thanks for the chase for he wanted to see what his ride could do. Consider, he caught us in about 6 miles from a standing start while we whizzed past at 140+ and bumped it up from there.

This is a fun thread.
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NO WAY!.....Damn
Way. I wasn't there when it happened but arrived within the hour. He described the event in such perfect detail. I'm sure time stood still for him as it usually does in moments of extreme distress. Periodically I looked in to see his progress. I'm proud to say the guy is absolutely OCD about the finest detail. His work was impeccable. The new paint was a soft cream, the interior matched in all details. He was morose, even inconsolable for more than a year.

I dared not mention this was only one of his stupendous restorations. It was his 1st European car. His now ex-wife stood there blocking the fire equipment. He threw her aside in a panic. She jumped at him with vengeance as she hollered she was glad that *&#$ thing was gone. But it wasn't gone yet when she said that. Some women...
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