Old Cars We Wish We Still Had

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by liquid_wrench, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    9 MPG, 20 cents a gallon, not too bad!! I remember when gasoline went up to the price of a pack of cigarettes (30 cents)!
     
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  2. dolt

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    I left one out, a '50 Ford, flathead V8; big and black.
     
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  3. liquid_wrench

    liquid_wrench Junior Member Contributor

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    My First car was a 1967 cougar,289 3 speed manual.
    My Second was a 1967 Lemans with a 389 (it came with the 326 but first owner blew it up) and the 2-speed poweglide transmission.
    My 3rd car was a 1977 Camaro with a 305 (dog) and a turbo 350 transmission.
    My 4th car....was a truck...a 1954 chevy 1-ton dually with a straight 6 and 4-speed manual transmission....55 mph was top end...lol I've had so many cars and trucks...I don't think I could name them all...lol I've been driving for 40 years.
     
  4. dolt

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    I forgot one more, a '65 Chevelle Malibu. 283" 2bl carb, Powerglide trans. I replaced the 283 with a 327" stroked to 372", replaced the Powerglide with a 4 speed Muncie, replaced the 2bl carb with a Holley 4bl but can't remember the cfm but it was barely enough to feed the 372" motor. Reworked the rear end to accomodate a set of 4.11 gears. Don't know how I forgot this one, probably my favorite. Friday nights at the Sonic waiting for the challenge, we called them the Midnight Nationals. No looking under the hood, etc. it was run what you brung; put up or shut up. Things turned serious when we uncorked the headers and jacked up the rear to put the cheater slicks on. Lots of fun until the State Troopes showed up.:eek:
     
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  5. jamesearl

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    Had a 64 Biscayne with a 283 and powerslide tranny.It was indestructible.
     
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  6. joel

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    This was my 1962 Ford unibody with the wraparound rear glass, 429, C6 and posi rear end, interior was completed with a gray cloth, black carpet, Dash was painted to match exterior which was a raspberry magenta.
    After it's sitting for many years I ended up selling it and buying a new Ultra Limited.
     

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  7. liquid_wrench

    liquid_wrench Junior Member Contributor

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    Joel,
    That is a sharp looking 62 ford......Very nice! I'll bet it would get down the road real nice,with that 429.
     
  8. joel

    joel Senior Member

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    I had a blast driving it,, felt like it was close to lifting floored from stops followed by a few seconds of shirping tires going into second gear.
    But as time went on we rode the bike more and in 08 the first geezer glide came into our life, and life was good.
     
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  9. oldhippie

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    My '78 Z28 (too bad it was an auto otherwise I would have kept it), '76 F250 4x4 w/360 ci 4-spd manual 4:10 gears (couldn't afford the gas), my brother's '53 Chev Belair 2 dr 3 spd manual, and the '72 Chev Belair 4 dr beast that I pulled out of my wife's cousins pasture and drove for a couple years.
    Almost forgot, the '74 Dodge Dart, my first car 318 ci V8. Although I didn't care for when it didn't like to run in the rain.
     

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  10. liquid_wrench

    liquid_wrench Junior Member Contributor

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    Oldhippie,

    Remember the Plymouth Duster? I had a 1979 Z28 with the 350 4-speed (borg warner) transmission..nice car but my 74 Z28...would have blown it away.The 79 had 145 hp and the 74 had 275....after 1974 the hp in all cars(stock) went south.