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    Default Anyone into cars here?

    if so what kind of car do you have?

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    I was waaaaay into cars during my youth. I had both a 72 and a 73 Dodge Charger (MOPAR BABY!). The 72 was a slant six donor car, and the 73 was my 360 driver. Too much fun for a high school kid.

    Today I am all about practicality and soft stuff under my butt. I live in the mountains, and now drive a 92 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L. She's old, but CHERRY! (and Red too ). From a detailers point of view, Capt. Gonzo would love this thing. The engine compartment looks like the day it rolled off the lot. Gas is a killer, but I don't commute, so it doesn't bother me that much.

    I like life without a car payment, but I have been seriously considering a 2006 Dodge Charger. I'm only 34, it's not too early for my mid-life crisis is it?
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    Yes, I get into my car every morning.

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    Talking Yes, I am into Cars...................

    If I'm running a call, I am into my FD vehicle which is an unmarked White Chevy Impala Police Package. More LEDs than a Galls catalog. (I didn't build it, I just drive it)

    If I'm out on the town, I am into my lovely bride's 2002 Lincoln Town Car. Remember the Lincoln TV commercial where the guy walks up to the Valet Parking booth and says "The Lincoln Town Car, Please"? and all the car jockeys start fighting over which one gets to retrive the Lincoln. Been There, Done That. In a Tux yet. It was fun................
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    Talking cars & trucks

    Like my 73 Ford F100. Had it since it was one year old. Somewhere over 350,000 miles on it now. Went from a 360 to a 390 to a 390 slightly built up and now working on a 450hp 390 to stuff under the hood. Never left me on the side of the road or stranded.

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    My all time favorite 68 Olds 442. I got it 25 years ago, and had lots of fun with it. It needs to be restored and it's been 15 years since we used it. The crew cab chevy hd is my current ride.
    There goes the neighborhood.

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    It may sound wimpy (but since when do I give a damn?) but I have come to really like my '05 Subaru Outback.

    A truly sweet riding car, and I have to say getting 32 MPG on the highway out a of an all-wheel drive 4 banger ain't bad at all. I might have to buy another one once school is done next year if we move.

    The Mrs. has an '01 Impala LS that goes like a snot - just wish it had a sunroof.

    My dream car? Give me either a '63 Split Window Stingray, a '69 GTO, or "68/'69 Camaro. They don't build machines of pure beauty and power anymore. Of course that Charger that mcaldwell wants is close.

    P.S. 34 is not too early for a mid-life crisis so long as you die at the age of 68.
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    I've been "working on" my 69 cutlass forever, why can't money grow on trees? My everyday is either a o4 qaud cab f150 slightly moded or a Honda 800 interceptor. I try to stick with the bike because gas is getting so outrageous, but I can't get the car seat to stay put.

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    Loaded, paid for 88 TBird with just under 62K original miles.
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    Currently riding a bicycle from choice.Previous ride was a 1983 S-10 Blazer in basic black.It was a truck that doubled as an early evening jacket.

    And remember that at a lot of valet parked venues,when you get back in your car,it's like you have never been in it in your life-the radio station is changed(sometimes the presets,too!),the seat and mirrors are moved and unless you have remote mirrors,it's a pain to reset to your needs,and once it smelled like they cooked burritos in my car.When braced on it,the valets admitted"No Sir,we only ate them in your car.We cooked them in that Lincoln over there."


    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    Remember the Lincoln TV commercial where the guy walks up to the Valet Parking booth and says "The Lincoln Town Car, Please"? and all the car jockeys start fighting over which one gets to retrive the Lincoln. Been There, Done That. In a Tux yet. It was fun................

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    My station is a block away from a rest. that valets. I WILL NEVER VALET. The guy that does their parking whips around turns like starsky and hutch.

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    I have two Fords:






    And then, I woke up

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEck51
    The guy that does their parking whips around turns like starsky and hutch.
    Does he crash into randomly piled stacks of cardboard boxes too?
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    No but the alley that he whips into is heavily traveled by pedistrians. So one day it might be similar to the boxes, only with a deeper thud.

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    I'm all about my cars....lol.

    73 Chevy Camaro LT.

    Far from stock at the moment,...and getting farther as I can afford it...lol.

    Here's a link to my site and where its sitting as far as resto :

    http://www.cardomain.com/profile/rscamaro73

    I JUST got in from Ky a dash/cowl/windshield track piece (it barely fit on top of my van in the box it was shipped in). Lots of cutting/griding and welding needed to be done to put this on, then its small stuff as far as patches for rust. I have ANOTHER 454 ( ) in the basement just waiting the funding for a good rebuild....a pair of 4 spd manuals on the shelf....and not too much in the bank

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    My current project is a '72 Chevelle Pro-Touring style. Not much into looks yet. Mostly working on the chassis and getting it track ready. I hope to go to my first autocross next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E229Lt
    I have two Fords:
    Wow Lt. FDNY's pay scale must have improved greatly.

    Keep the GT. Now the Shelby Cobra I'll have one of them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscamaro73
    ....and not too much in the bank
    That's OK. When you have a project car, money in the bank is just parts you haven't got around to ordering yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MEck51
    My station is a block away from a rest. that valets. I WILL NEVER VALET. The guy that does their parking whips around turns like starsky and hutch.

    I see where you're coming from, but when you arrive in a Lincoln, you HAVE to valet, it's THE thing to do....
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    I ran into the guy that bought my old four on the floor S-10.
    He dropped in a short block V8,bucket seats,a racing fuel cell and -clutching at my chest -an automatic transmission.
    What is the world coming to when a 20 y/o kid can make a bigger engine block fit a small engine compartment but he cannot drive a stick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson
    I ran into the guy that bought my old four on the floor S-10.
    He dropped in a short block V8,bucket seats,a racing fuel cell and -clutching at my chest -an automatic transmission.
    What is the world coming to when a 20 y/o kid can make a bigger engine block fit a small engine compartment but he cannot drive a stick?
    It shows a guy that realizes most automatics are smaller then manuals, and are often stronger.

    Stick is such 19th century technology, this is the 21st century, get with the times!
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    I have a 69 Dodge Dart GTS project car I'm restoring. It made the May 2005 issue of Mopar Muscle Magazine in the Rare Finds column. It's number 1 of 50 registered in the Chrysler Registry. In other words it is one of the earliest built 69 Dart GTS cars built known to exist out of 50 registered in the Chrysler Registry in the USA. My car was built the first day of production on August 1, 1968. I've been collecting parts for the restoration and tinkering with it in my spare time. One of the other guys here on the fire dept. has a 69 Charger R/T he is having restored. Someday mine will see the road again.
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    Default Into cars, just a little

    Just got done with the '52 Ford Panel, the Seagrave engine I bought on e-bay I have repainted since this pic and it is just about done (I am stading on it), the tractor is a IH 300 my dad and I did. I am working on repainting a John Deere 4020 for a friend right now, but I seem to be drawn to red stuff.
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    This is a 64 EH Holden (Genral Motors) from Australia.

    Mine was a 63 (same year I was born), bought her from a mate in the military from his Father (only owner)

    Never bent, 60,000 on the clock (Miles) and a three speed column change, and all six cylinders had a high and equal compression test.

    Striiped her down , tided up underneath , and put her back on the road

    3/4 inch lower in the front, 1/2 inch lower in the back on harder springs and shocks, stops that GM floating sensation above 80 mph. Limited Slip Salisbury Diff out back gave the business.

    5 speed Toyota Celica gearbox beat the snot out of any GM product available.

    it was a 179 cubic inch motor, so it recieved a 40 thou head spacer, and a 186 GM race spec (Yella Terra for thems what knows) Head on top.

    Martin in-line supercharger and there you have the beast.

    1st gear was strictly for climbing vertical walls, most take offs were done in third. Damn expensive on tires to use 2nd, as most of them stayed where you were leaving from.

    had one really nice feature being an "Aussie Assembled" model, the front seat clicked forward, folded back and BINGO, instant huge bed to SLEEP in.

    V8 350 + chevs, "Goood Night Irene", see you LATER.

    One day I will build another Beast for the hell of it.
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