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alexkerhead
April 11th, 2006, 01:11 PM
I thought it'd be interesting to post what you drive, description with image please.
Please no brand bashing and mess of that nature. Fanboism is for children.

Here are my vehicles.
My daily driver is a 1995 Ford Explorer 2WD 4.0L V6 178,000 miles.
My backup/project/hauler is my 1983 Chevrolet Silverado 2WD 5.01L V8 220,000 miles.
The truck needs paint, and my explorer needs a wash. Pollen is bad this year.

Pics of both are here.
Both my vehicles. (http://www.gallery.ubertechworld.com/thumbnails.php?album=48)

Vlad
April 11th, 2006, 01:16 PM
Terry Yager has an Awesome truck that already posted around here somewhere isn't it?

I'll have to post pic of mine later. I still have my old car that has a severe engine problem, but can't let it go for some reason....

My Rides?

Main: 1996 Crown Victoria LX 4.6L V8 Dark Blue

Old Broken one: 1983 LTD 3.8L V6 White (Sort of)

Yes, both are Ford.

NathanAllan
April 11th, 2006, 01:19 PM
Mine are both pretty modest.

1994 Chevy Cavalier 2.2L 4-dr red sedan
1986 Jeep Cherokee Chief 2.5L 2-dr blue (AMC manufactured)

I'll get pics...

Terry Yager
April 11th, 2006, 01:57 PM
Damn! I thought I'd take the prize for having the oldest truck here, but mine's only an '84...

Picked up another one for my kid last week, an '89 S-10, four-banger, five-speed, that's still sitting in my driveway (yeah, I've been driving it, just for sh!ts 'n giggles).

--T

carlsson
April 11th, 2006, 03:27 PM
I smashed my 1988 Ford Escort a little more than one year ago, and now I'm driving a 1999 Skoda Felicia.

CP/M User
April 11th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Not that my car probably means much, it's an 1996 Hyundai
Sonata 3 litre V6 motor & perhaps one of the smaller sedans
around (for the family). I got it for the comfort value
though. Some people reckon you shouldn't have a car which is
too comfortable - but I've had no problems with it (in terms
of dozing off). Figure I was more likely going to have an
accident if the car had hard old seats.

I travel around 40km last year & this year (divde 40/1.62 to
get miles) & usually get 450km out of it per tank (50 litre I
think it is) & seems to do this miliage nicely.

Cheers.

Erik
April 11th, 2006, 05:13 PM
It's not my daily driver (that's boring) but this is my weekend toy:

http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/corvette/060115vette.jpg

Vlad
April 11th, 2006, 05:20 PM
Wow, Nice.

-V

DimensionDude
April 11th, 2006, 06:44 PM
Links below for pics of my current daily driver (97 Jeep Wrangler Sport) and one of my previous daily drivers (88 Isuzu Trooper). At one time I had these two vehicle and a third, a 94 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible GTC. No pics of the LeBaron, couldn't get it offroad :)

Sold the Trooper and the LeBaron, kept the Jeep. Hmm...I also have two 87 Toyota Corollas that don't run. They're presently stored at a friend's farm until I can get around to transporting them to my place.

Kent

jjzcp
April 11th, 2006, 08:05 PM
I bought a dodge D5 four-cylender from my dad. It's late 80's, and i think it's a 2.1 litre. My dad has a 2004 durmax 6.6 desiel Chev 2500HD, and a 2000 chev 2500.

alexkerhead
April 11th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Erik definitly takes the cake for hottest care.(IMO)
I think those body style vettes are the best looking car on earth, along with a 1969 boss 429.(IMOs)(except for some super cars, but they cost too much(IMO))

carlsson
April 12th, 2006, 05:00 AM
I travel around 40km last year & this year (divde 40/1.62 to get miles) & usually get 450km out of it per tank (50 litre I think it is) & seems to do this miliage nicely.
You drive only 40 km per year, and one tank is enough for 450 km? It means you only have to refuel once every 10 years, unless the gas evaporates or goes bad before it is used up.

Btw, one mile normally is 1609 meter, but your figure was close enough.

Vlad
April 12th, 2006, 05:03 AM
I wish I could only refuel once every 10 years....

Your right though, Erik's Car is probably the most Awesome one, although I bet Carlsson's Skoda could come close. ^.=.^

-V

carlsson
April 12th, 2006, 05:22 AM
Bah, there is nothing awesome with a 1.3 liter Skoda. Practical maybe, but not something to cruise around in. I can't recall how many horsepower it has, but it is not a lot.

alexkerhead
April 12th, 2006, 08:21 AM
Considering how the gas prices are everywhere, I would opt for something with a 4cyl now, I baught the trucks when gas was $1.50/Gal, now it is $2.79/gal.
I will probably pick up an old toyota sometime for a daily driver.

Jorg
April 12th, 2006, 08:47 AM
europeans drive small cars ;)

http://www.autointell-news.com/News-2001/May-2001/May-2001-3/a3-am-meer-110sm.jpg

Oh.. and your fuel prices are ridiculously low :D

We pay €1,40 per liter at the moment, which is $1,70 per liter, or $6,46 per gallon.

so don't cry :D

NathanAllan
April 12th, 2006, 09:41 AM
my cars pics...

I was in Germany when the prices got hiked back in 2002, so I'm not cryin about gas. I'd rather have an electric anyday. And the jeep really isn't crooked, I had to patch together two pics to get one big pic.

mbbrutman
April 12th, 2006, 10:34 AM
Any type of vehicle, right?

http://www.brutman.com/Flying/First_Solo_front.jpg


Too expensive for me to own so I share it .. :-)

alexkerhead
April 12th, 2006, 12:47 PM
europeans drive small cars ;)

http://www.autointell-news.com/News-2001/May-2001/May-2001-3/a3-am-meer-110sm.jpg

Oh.. and your fuel prices are ridiculously low :D

We pay €1,40 per liter at the moment, which is $1,70 per liter, or $6,46 per gallon.

so don't cry :D
You'd cry if your car only got 15mpg though.;)
I wouldn't if my car got 40mpg like yours.
I am aware our fuel prices aren't near inflation levels yet, but still, ya get used to paying a certain amount, then it doubles, it is a pain.

Good stuff mrbrutman.

CP/M User
April 12th, 2006, 02:14 PM
carlsson wrote:

> You drive only 40 km per year, and one tank is enough
> for 450 km? It means you only have to refuel once
> every 10 years, unless the gas evaporates or goes bad
> before it is used up.

Oops my mistake. For 40 weeks last year, I traveled 40km each
way to school (80km a day) on an average of 4 days each week.
80km x 4 = 320km each week. That's almost 200 miles (198.84421
to be persise). So yeah, plenty of refuels - which it was just
the once though! ;-)

> Btw, one mile normally is 1609 meter, but your figure
> was close enough.

Now to my second mistake. Miles to Kilometres is 1.6093 - but
Kilometres to Miles is 0.6213881 - so I should be multiplying
the Km x .62 to get Miles.

Hope that's all sorted out now! ;-)

Terry Yager
April 12th, 2006, 02:45 PM
I think Mike wins (sorry, Erik), unless someone here has a functional UFO stashed in thier garage...

--T

mbbrutman
April 12th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Remember, I only own the running lights on it .. those things are expensive!

If the criteria was that you had to own it, the fiberglass Vette beats my plastic Saturn.

Btw, take a look behind the Cessna. Besides the biz-jet, there is a Mig 29 parked out there ..

Vlad
April 12th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Nah, I still like Eriks "Weekend Toy".....

-V

Terry Yager
April 12th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Nah, I still like Eriks "Weekend Toy".....

-V

Yeah, it just flies a little lower than Mike's...

--T

CP/M User
April 12th, 2006, 03:37 PM
Terry Yager wrote:

> I think Mike wins (sorry, Erik), unless someone here
> has a functional UFO stashed in thier garage...

Will this do?


http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/img/space/ufo230804.jpg

Sorry it's not in the Garage, the kiddies love playing with
it! ;-)

CP/M User.

DimensionDude
April 12th, 2006, 04:59 PM
The kiddie must have been doing some wild aerobatics, he looks a little green :)

jjzcp
April 12th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Check out our hillbilly vehicles! Took out the combine, and added our rino.

Terry Yager
April 12th, 2006, 08:33 PM
Kewl I don't recognize the combine, is it a Canadian brand? I see the grain silos, what do you grow? How many acres (hectares)? When we all build our stills and start burning alkie in our vehicles, will you be able to keep up with our demand for grain?

--T

USSEnterprise
April 13th, 2006, 12:29 AM
I wish I had my permit. I can legally own a car in 2 years. The insurance will be sky high, but worth it. As my first car, I see myself in a Camry or Maxima, or maybe an Accord. They get good mileage and they're not American made.

carlsson
April 13th, 2006, 12:45 AM
For 40 weeks last year, I traveled 40km each way to school (80km a day) on an average of 4 days each week. 80km x 4 = 320km each week.
Ah, 320 km/week is much more than 40 km/year. :-) That is about 13000 km (8000 miles) per year, if you used the car somewhat during the other three months. I don't keep track of how much I use my car, but my insurance class covers up to 10000 km/year (6200 miles).

carlsson
April 13th, 2006, 12:57 AM
We pay 1,40 per liter at the moment
Oy, the Netherlands has a higher gas price than Sweden. I think I pay 1,17 per liter at the moment. In some regions and stations, they have a price rally, subventing taxes to get more customers. The nation-wide currently lowest reported price for 95 octane is 9.33 SEK (0,99 or $1,21) per liter, but you can't be sure the price is real. That would be about $4,60 per gallon.

CP/M User
April 13th, 2006, 02:32 AM
carlsson wrote:

> Ah, 320 km/week is much more than 40 km/year. :-) That
> is about 13000 km (8000 miles) per year, if you used
> the car somewhat during the other three months. I
> don't keep track of how much I use my car, but my
> insurance class covers up to 10000 km/year (6200
> miles).

That figures! I haven't even been around Australia yet &
perhaps did the equivalent of 2 journeys around Oz. not sure -
could be just 1 or 3. Prior to last year I probably only did
5000km a year! ;-)

CP/M User.

CP/M User
April 13th, 2006, 02:37 AM
carlsson wrote:

> Oy, the Netherlands has a higher gas price than
> Sweden. I think I pay 1,17 per liter at the moment.

Fraid I must say that still sounds seriously expensive. Here I
think the price is currently around $1.26->$1.30. If it's
something like 60 Euros (is that correct?) in our Dollar it
just seems like the price of fuel in Sweden would be a lot
more than a litre of fuel.

CP/M User.

Jorg
April 13th, 2006, 09:16 AM
You'd cry if your car only got 15mpg though.;)
I wouldn't if my car got 40mpg like yours.
I am aware our fuel prices aren't near inflation levels yet, but still, ya get used to paying a certain amount, then it doubles, it is a pain.

Good stuff mrbrutman.

Ofcourse, I was only teasing ;)

My car runs diesel by the way, and easily does 50 mpg.

carlsson
April 13th, 2006, 11:54 AM
Current exchange rate: 1 AUD = 5.63 SEK, which means a gas price of 7.32 SEK/liter, or roughly 2/3 of the price here. I don't know what milage my Skoda does. I normally only drive short distances which consumes most fuel at startup. With a bit of luck, I get a reason to travel longer distances soon.

jjzcp
April 13th, 2006, 08:56 PM
Just wondering, kind of off topic though. Is the legal age in the U.S. 18 to get a drivers licence? Isn't it 16 in some states? In Alberta, it's 16, but i've been driving truck, and tractor scince i could reach the pedals. Ah, i remember the first truck i drove.... A 1970's green Ford 2x4, standard. It, was old, rusty, and a hell of a lot of fun to drive!

USSEnterprise
April 13th, 2006, 09:21 PM
In Jersey, learner's permit at 16, provisional license at 16.5, unrestricted at 17.5

alexkerhead
April 13th, 2006, 09:35 PM
Motorcycle or three wheel vehicle at 14yo, learner's liscense at 15yo, and unrestricted at 16yo in Alabama.

jjzcp
April 13th, 2006, 09:47 PM
in Alberta, the learners is 14, don't know the motorcycle permate age though.

carlsson
April 14th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Also a bit unrelated, but currently my big brother is preparing for an one-day trip down the country (something like 700 miles round-trip) to pick up a caravan he bought on online auction. Starting in the middle of the night, he plans to be home before the next evening. That is a decent trip, and not afraid of the gas price or milage - consider the car consumes more fuel if you pull a heavy caravan.

CP/M User
April 14th, 2006, 02:02 PM
That sounds -mighty- young to have an unrestricted license at 16!! In Australia most of the states are now on the same system - South Australia used to make it possible to get your license at an earlier age, but I believe that's all been scrapped in most of the main states. Certainally though there's local laws on the road still being placed.

In Victoria though (as if the other Eastern States, SA & WA) it's about 16 when you can get your learners, 18 is probationary & after 3 years (I think it was) your onto full license (about 21). There's been trouble though in regards to this & I think it's under review that the current Probationary period will be changed to reduce the number accidents that this particular age group of people drive on the road. It was suggested to change the probationary thing slightly to incorporate two parts, the first part means more restrictions for the driver - incorporate a passenger (with full license) like with the learners & to attend a course on safe driving. Heavier fines will occur if Drivers within this stage don't meet those rules. This sounds fine on paper, but the downside is all the good drivers will still have to do this - which sounds a bit unfair. I try to be a good driver - hence I don't act like an idiot, so it's the low common demoninator which is fixing it good for everyone - which is stupid.

alexkerhead
April 14th, 2006, 03:33 PM
CPM. you are right, most wrecks here are caused by 16/17yo's

jjzcp
April 14th, 2006, 09:41 PM
Not always, it can happen to anyone. This is simply it... the people who get into accidents, or just plain old stupid car crashes are inexperienced drivers, and/or drivers who are wreckless, and think, "well, 20, or 30 KM/h(or MPH) over the speed limit won't hurt, i've done it before." But yes, it is usually the young driver who gets into the wrecks.

Also, i'd like to point out, that being youger than you need to be in order to have a full licence, and having the privlige to drive heavy machinery, i am guilty in the fact that i do think that going 20, or 30 km/h isn't going to hurt! Eventually, i will learn my lesson, i just hope it's not with a tractor!!!!!!

alexkerhead
April 14th, 2006, 09:57 PM
Not always, it can happen to anyone. This is simply it... the people who get into accidents, or just plain old stupid car crashes are inexperienced drivers, and/or drivers who are wreckless, and think, "well, 20, or 30 KM/h(or MPH) over the speed limit won't hurt, i've done it before." But yes, it is usually the young driver who gets into the wrecks.

Also, i'd like to point out, that being youger than you need to be in order to have a full licence, and having the privlige to drive heavy machinery, i am guilty in the fact that i do think that going 20, or 30 km/h isn't going to hurt! Eventually, i will learn my lesson, i just hope it's not with a tractor!!!!!!
I learned my lesson the hard way, acting cool(not paying attention), and speeding, I hit a 1978 buick in the rear that was full stopped going 45mph, when the speed limit was 25mph. I had no air bags(1989 cutlass), I tend to detest speeders after that one. Luckily I didn't get seriously hurt, but it scared the living $h!t out of me. I have only sped excessivly once since then( my dog was foaming at the mouth and I was rushing him to the vet, it was ok, he just has a wierd problem with watrer making his mouth foam a bit)
I will tell you, if you speed, you shouldn't, because the more you do it, the more you think you can get away with it, truth is, if you hit something just right at 30mph, you can die, I just got lucky the frame rails locked the buick's rear metal bumber, if not, I would have had an engine in my stomach. Please consider what I have written. I was 16yo when I did this, too young to drive(IMO), but I had a unrestricted liscense! woooah! People need more time with a learner's liscense I believe.
If you really speed over like that, and are only 13, you dont have enough experience to handle dangerous situations(IMO). Plus what you are doing is utterly illegal.

USSEnterprise
April 14th, 2006, 10:08 PM
All I know is that the first time I am behind the wheel, Xanax will be involved

CP/M User
April 15th, 2006, 12:56 AM
For myself, I try to be a sensible driver & I was pretty good when I was on my Learners & Probationery License. Okay, I was nearly involved in an accident one morning - the road was wet (after some rain) & traffic stopped suddenly (worse case scenario). Fortunately, I had distance between me & the car in front - unfortunately the car behind me didn't & ran into the back of me - pushing me even closer to the car in front - fortunately I didn't hit them.

Unfortunately, after I got off my Probationary - I've had a couple of accidents, one of them being a stupid accident (which makes insurance companies happy) - perhaps I deserved it since it was my fault - but it was merely an accident which should have been easily prevented. My worse (and first) accident costed me dearly - fortunately I was working, cause I damaged my own car. Was comming home after one afternoons drive on a busy road & was distracted for a second - which costed me dearly - simply breaked too late.

When I think about it - it's good talking about it, cause it simply shows I'm open to discussing it & discussing about it can be useful in knowing your mistakes & eliminating those problems. The one where the person ran into me is also a good example on why you should put plenty of distance between you & the driver in front. I see so many people tailgate & get it a lot, which mean's I shouldn't drive so close to anyone in front in case there's trouble ahread & I need coverage - regardless of if someone hits you in the back - if you hit the person in the front - it's your fault too!

For the youngsters - yeah well, I don't like critising all of them - cause I tried to be a fair driver, it's all those hoons & party go'ers which seem to cause the most trouble. I've also had the impression that a car is a tool - it gets you from A to B, most people love to play around with their car & modify it - I couldn't care less (cause to me a car is a car).

CP/M User.

carlsson
April 15th, 2006, 12:48 PM
I didn't take driving lessons until I was 20, and didn't get my license until I was 21, although the legal ages in Sweden were 17 respectively 18. Now it is possible to get a permit at 16 or 16.5, with some special rules about how your teacher (if practising in private) needs to have a special license too.

I'm trained to manual transmission ("drive stick"), but I've driven an automatic a few times, if I can recall correctly. I have understood in the US most cars are automatic and people (in particular girls) are content just to learn how to drive those, and would have little or no skill in driving stick?

Terry Yager
April 15th, 2006, 01:10 PM
I too, have been driving since I could reach the pedals, but I was however, prevented from aquiring a legal licence before my 22nd birthday, due to an unfortunate incident at 17, involving a '59 Pontiac and a US government-owned Silver Maple tree, in which the poor, underdeveloped maple tree lost it's life (severed at the root). The sentence was that I was not allowed to have a licence for the next five years, but by the time the five years were over, I was so used to driving illeagally, that I never got around to applying for a licence until I was 26.

--T

CP/M User
April 15th, 2006, 03:58 PM
The funniest thing I went though - when I got my learners, was at the time I was 18 years old. Okay usually when you start off on your learners - your about 16 & between 16 -> 18 you have to be on your learners. However once you turn 16 - after having your learners for a couple of years - you can apply for a probationary license. However becuase I was 18 when I started out driving - I only needed to be on my Learners for 6 months - I was on my learners for about 9 months & in that time crammed in as much driving as possible - at the time I was up in the bush (which I'll discuss later) & did many trips around the country - some of the trips were great fun & others involved obsticles - I remember one I was comming home on a road & a floodway was full of water - so we had to drive very slowly into it & out.

I was fortunate to get my probationary license up in the bush - however it was my last year up there 1996 before moving down to the big city. Of course down in the suburbs there's much more traffic & many more traffic lights & divided roads, in a way I miss where I originally came from & last years holiday was certainally an interesting experience for myself cause I'd never been that far before. Moving downto the city though, I seemed to adjust just fine. To drive into the big city though I wouldn't do, I can manage the outskirts okay, but we had freeways now which seem to eliminate this problem! :-)

Unknown_K
April 15th, 2006, 06:36 PM
My only vehicle at the moment is a 1981 red corvette with 70K miles on it, 25 year old cars are interesting (thank god its fiberglass).

NathanAllan
April 15th, 2006, 08:03 PM
I grew up in Tennessee and did a lot of illegal driving, too, around little dirt roads and in the woods. It taught me, though. I've had my share of wrecks and near misses, too. The latest really wierd one was when I was blocked in by a truck and had to maneuver myself out. It took about 20-30 seconds to get out of the space. The wierd part was that a car had gotten in front of me on the street and was where I would have been, stopped at a red light (same route and everything) when an out of control car hit that car and the car next to him.If i hadn't been blocked in then I would have been in that guy's place having my car hit.

My teenage wreck was when the brakes on my '77 Thunderbird gave out (bad master cylinder) and I was at the top of a hill doing 20mph cause it was really curvy, and at the bottom of the hill was a sharp right turn. I fluttered the pedal like you're supposed to and it didn't work. When I tried to take the turn the rear end slid around and I hit (what later turned out to be) a large spool of phone cable, the kind they use on poles, not rj11. Heavy stuff. I hit it on my driver-side rear quarter panel, and it pushed my bumper out on the other side 12 inches and bent the frame and bumper leads. The car was still drivable, though, adn I drove home.

I like old cars, too. They're safe, even if they use a lot of gas. That happened after I got my license at 18. I didn't get my lic at 16.

EvanK
April 15th, 2006, 10:44 PM
These aren't the best photos, but my weekend toy AND daily driver are the same vehicle: a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata. This is the factory turbocharged model and only 4,000 were ever made (mine's #97)... the color is "Velocity Red"... at about 6 seconds flat for 0-60, it will probably lose a drag race to Erik's Corvette, but suppose Erik had to actually * STEER * around an obstacle or turn? Well, my 6-speed Miata with its 50-50 weight distribution, stiffened and lowered suspension, and limited-slip torsen differential handles like it's a slot car. Erik would struggle to keep his rear end from sliding off the road and down the side of the mountain. :) [Note: the second photo is more recent after I installed a rollbar -- not just a lame style bar -- for autocross racing. I swear the car isn't orange or hot pink, I'm just a terrible photographer!]

http://snarc.net/picforvcforum.jpg

http://snarc.net/picforvcforum2.jpg

http://snarc.net/picforvcforum3.jpg

A picture with the top up:

http://snarc.net/picforvcforum4.jpg

And last but not least, a nice picture of my old Miata (a 1996 model)... the wide silver stripe made it faster: ;)

http://www.snarc.net/12.jpg

Alas, the trunks on Miatas (a.ka. MX-5 or Eunos to non-Americans) are VERY tiny... so now ya'll understand why I collect handhelds and laptops. :)

alexkerhead
April 15th, 2006, 10:50 PM
MM, that is a nice car. The car looks red on my correctly calibrated crt monitor, so maybe your tint or hue is off on yours?
That car, if it can do 0-60 in 6 secs, can beat Erik's vette in a drag, unless he modded it, they generally do 6.5-7 secs 0-60. The vette just looks super sexy.
Anyway, nice car, always liked mazda's, just can't fit in them too well...lol

Vlad
April 15th, 2006, 10:54 PM
6 seconds for 0-60? Last time I tried, (Pulled out onto the highway) I got my Crown Vic to do 0-50 in about 2 seconds. It's got a special engine though.

(Think about it, Crown Victoria, Special engine....)

-V

EvanK
April 15th, 2006, 11:07 PM
I got my Crown Vic to do 0-50 in about 2 seconds.

HA HA HA HA HA HA

That is absolutely NOT true.

A multi-hundred-thousand-dollar Lamborghini can do 0-60 in the low-three-second range. Something more reasonable, like a 2006 Corvette Z-06, can hit 60 in 3.7 seconds. My friend's 2001 Dodge Viper hits 60 in 4.1 seconds.

The only way a Crown Vic is reaching 50 in "about 2" seconds is if it's strapped to the side of a NASA solid rocket booster. Tell me you hit 50 in "about 6-7" seconds and I'll believe you.

Having said that, lots of cars will beat a Miata in a drag race. A Subaru WRX hits 60 in about 5.4, for example. You don't buy a Miata for its top speed, you buy it for the handling. And by "handling" I don't mean "smooth cushy ride" like on a late-model Cadillac. I mean "handling" as in "Formula 1 car"...

Vlad
April 15th, 2006, 11:09 PM
I guess the sarcasm didn't work out right..... :)

My LTD was lucky to hit 55 down hill. But it turns out every time I started it, it shot oil out of the engine......

I don't really know how fast the Crown Vic can go, I never really tried.

Terry Yager
April 15th, 2006, 11:11 PM
6 seconds for 0-60? Last time I tried, (Pulled out onto the highway) I got my Crown Vic to do 0-50 in about 2 seconds. It's got a special engine though.

(Think about it, Crown Victoria, Special engine....)

-V

Hmmmn, does the term 'Interceptor' ring any bellz?

--T

EvanK
April 15th, 2006, 11:11 PM
Okay, okay, so that one went over my head. Sorry. It's 3AM and my brain is a bit slow at the moment!

Vlad
April 15th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Hmmmn, does the term 'Interceptor' ring any bellz?

--T


:)

Almost. It a regular Crown Vic with the engine of an Interceptor.

-V

Terry Yager
April 15th, 2006, 11:16 PM
Alas, the trunks on Miatas (a.ka. MX-5 or Eunos to non-Americans) are VERY tiny... so now ya'll understand why I collect handhelds and laptops. :)

At least you have a trunk, a luxury overlooked on the 'Vette.

--T

EvanK
April 15th, 2006, 11:17 PM
Hmmmn, does the term 'Interceptor' ring any bellz?

--T

Even an Interceptor (cop car version for those who don't know what we're talking about here) would do 60 in, what, maybe the 5.5-6.5 range? For you non-car readers out there, that's still pretty darn fast! But an Interceptor (or any other full-size sedan) is HEAVY and SLUGGISH IN TURNS... not to mention BUTT-UGLY in my opinion. :)

Unless someone here has a new-ish Porsche 911, Lotus Elise, or sports bike (which isn't a fair comparison), no one is taking me on the road-course track. :p

Vlad
April 15th, 2006, 11:20 PM
Yeah, the Interceptors are pretty heavy once they get all of the junk in them. The radio consoles weigh a ton! But man do they ever have trunk space. The trunks are huge in Crown Vics. Even with a full spare tire, there's plenty of room for stuff.....

-V

EvanK
April 15th, 2006, 11:25 PM
Fair enough about the trunk space. My parents had one. My first car at 17 was a '79 Caprice Classic which my friends in high school promptly named the "S.S. Evan"... seemed fitting!

I always laugh when people ask "Why would you buy a 2-seater sports car? It's so impractical."

Right. That's the point!

Terry Yager
April 15th, 2006, 11:26 PM
Yes, a full-blown interceptor will have the suspension tweaked, and some other mods as well, but still won't win any contests in the handling dept. Ghawd help the sports car driver that tries to outrun one on the open highway though.
Simply dropping the engine into a stock chassis is only half the battle.

--T

Vlad
April 15th, 2006, 11:28 PM
I always liked full sized cars for some reason. Although, strangely enough, the Crown Vic is bigger than the LTD is. But My LTD was one of the goofy looking small ones....

-V

Vlad
April 15th, 2006, 11:29 PM
Terry,

The Interceptors around here are large (not sure of the exact specs) V8 engines with Super Chargers on them. It's a little tough to get away from them....

-V

Terry Yager
April 15th, 2006, 11:31 PM
My first car was a '62 Coupe DeVille, so I've always had a special fondness for big (but comfortable) boats too.

--T

EvanK
April 15th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Ghawd help the sports car driver that tries to outrun one on the open highway though.

It would be fun trying. Once my car tops out at about 140MPH (which most ordinary BMWs can do, no problem), I would just brake a little, downshift, and steer hard to one side. Result: 180-degree pivot turn. Then I'd accellerate hard in the opposite direction. Meanwhile, the Interceptor would either try the same move (result: flipping upside-down over its own roof a dozen times) or would take 94 miles to slow down enough to safely make a U-turn.

Now, if the Interceptor tried to RAM me at highway speeds, then I might have a problem. :)

Although my current problem is sleepyness. Logging off.

Terry Yager
April 15th, 2006, 11:43 PM
Fortunately for the local law enforcement, most drivers won't have the skill or nerve to pull that off. Many will just put the pedal to da metal, and hope that manuvering in and out of traffic will slow down the chase vehicle enough to give them the edge.
On straight open road though, while you're topping out at 140-or-so, the Crown Vic is just hitting it's cruizing range at that speed.

--T

NathanAllan
April 16th, 2006, 12:04 AM
It is pretty hard to get away from an interceptor. My brother had a 70-something Datsun 300ZX with the straight six and dual carbs(poor man's exotic car). It handled great cause it weighed a ton and had plenty or weight in turns. He did plenty of tweaking on it too. But he couldn't get away from the two interceptors he ran from, even though he had them as far as handling. I'm not really sure about the circumstances why he stopped but he ran off cause he was had expired insurance, tags and license and figured he could get away. It didn't work. I think the community service ends at the end of the month :D

Vlad
April 16th, 2006, 06:05 AM
Now, if the Interceptor tried to RAM me at highway speeds, then I might have a problem. :)



Ouch. The Interceptor would probably destroy the little car. But it does sound like fun trying to get away from one.

-V

carlsson
April 16th, 2006, 07:15 AM
I read that the new Porsche 911 Turbo (type 997) makes 480 hp at 6000 rpm. It has a 3.6 liter engine, which means it develops 133 hp per liter, a kind of inofficial record? With manual transmission, it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. With Tiptronic S automatic, it takes "only" 3.7 seconds. 100 km/h is 62 mph.

Terry Yager
April 16th, 2006, 09:12 AM
My cousin used to have a '71 Mark I that would do 160 (at least that's what the ticket said), but that was not fast enough. He was running the stock 460, but I don't know what the po were driving.
(This is the same cousin who also got a ticket for doing 60 down Detroit Street in the 440 Rupp powered go-cart that my friend Pete and I had built).

--T

alexkerhead
April 16th, 2006, 09:47 AM
Yeah, anything with that 460 cobrajet would go like a bat out of hell.
Po po were using the 460 as well in persuit cars.

Starshadow
April 17th, 2006, 08:35 PM
great milege, lots of cargo space, and handles extremely well

NathanAllan
April 18th, 2006, 12:37 PM
Star, I talked to a couple of people now who have one of those Scion cars, and they both loved them. They were so enthusiastic about them that they made me start to to want one. They sure are odd yet good looking little cars. I dunno though, I wanna see how they hold out after 5 years before I seriously think of getting something like that. I'll ask again later. Is it very fast?

alexkerhead
April 18th, 2006, 01:33 PM
On the contrary, they are quite slow, but they get great gas mileage.

Erik
April 18th, 2006, 01:42 PM
I read that the new Porsche 911 Turbo (type 997) makes 480 hp at 6000 rpm. It has a 3.6 liter engine, which means it develops 133 hp per liter, a kind of inofficial record? With manual transmission, it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. With Tiptronic S automatic, it takes "only" 3.7 seconds. 100 km/h is 62 mph.

Look at the specs for the new Corvette Z06.

505 SAE HP
0-60 in 3.4 seconds - in first gear!
top speed of just a hair under 200 MPH
Highway mileage is about 26-27.
All from a 427 CI motor with two valves per cylinder.
The car was faster around the Nurburgring than virtually any other production car and was 1/5th the price of the cheapest of the cars that beat it.

There is no replacement for displacement! :D

alexkerhead
April 18th, 2006, 01:55 PM
Also, cars with turbo'ed up engines die sooner, a honda civic can run forever, but with a 8psi turbo, they last well under 50,000 miles. With regular driving.
carlsson, if the same psi turbo was slapped on the vette(with intercoolers, etc like the porshe), 950-1000hp would likely insue, which means around 143hp per liter.
Power per liter applies to large engines as well, except on a larger scale.
There is only ONE advantage to small engines, if you dont hop them up, they get good gas mileage.

jjzcp
April 18th, 2006, 02:34 PM
especially if the small engine is a desiel! My mom has a volkswagen TDI 1.8 or 1.9L (can't remember) desiel car. When we were on vacation, we got over 1100 KM's on one tank of gas. Heres a pic.

Starshadow
April 18th, 2006, 07:13 PM
On the contrary, they are quite slow, but they get great gas mileage.

they're not too slow, They just have a problem getting up to speed against the wind. :p . Mine cruises along at about 85mph or 90mph just fine, and i have broke into the 100s with it. Also they're made by Toyota, so they'll last practically forever if you take care of the basics ( oil, filters, tires, etc) Mine actually surprised someone who heard they were slow. It was on a calm day with no wind and it got up to speed quicker than he expected.

An 87 Ram 50, on the other hand, IS slow ( top speed 75 mph, but i still miss the old girl)

alexkerhead
April 18th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Yeah, something about old pickups makes ya love em.
Sounds interesting, I need to get my friend to let me drive his xB, maybe I will be surprised.

Terry Yager
April 18th, 2006, 10:39 PM
Toyota engines are pretty bullet-proof...ya just can't kill 'em. Had one once that I had to replace the oilpan *and* the timing chain. Seems the chain had become so streached that it was dragging on the pan enough to cut a groove in it. Still ran like a champ though.
I've only observed that phenomenen one other time, on a Chebby 350. Wore a hole clran thru the oilpan.

--T

nige the hippy
April 19th, 2006, 01:09 AM
Just browsed through the petrol prices you guys were quoting, yesterday paid 1.04 a litre (thats $7.10 a US gallon!) :shocked:

This is an old pic of my project vehicle that I found abandonned (it's a 3 speed semi-automatic too from 1973 found complete with full documentation in the glovebox ), It now has less rust, and a new floor, but is still in 5 pieces waiting for the weather to improve, and my daughter to not be afraid of angle grinders!

EvanK
April 19th, 2006, 04:35 PM
with a 8psi turbo, they last well under 50,000 miles.

Not true. Maintain your car smartly and a turbo won't have that kind of negative effect. Turbos (and superchargers) are very common in Miata circles and they're very reliable at 7-14 PSI. I know people who've had them for multiple hundreds of thousands of miles, and we all drive like we stole 'em.

Erik
April 19th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Not true. Maintain your car smartly and a turbo won't have that kind of negative effect. Turbos (and superchargers) are very common in Miata circles and they're very reliable at 7-14 PSI. I know people who've had them for multiple hundreds of thousands of miles, and we all drive like we stole 'em.

Dude, you live in New Jersey. Most of you probably DID steal them! :D

alexkerhead
April 19th, 2006, 08:31 PM
Not true. Maintain your car smartly and a turbo won't have that kind of negative effect. Turbos (and superchargers) are very common in Miata circles and they're very reliable at 7-14 PSI. I know people who've had them for multiple hundreds of thousands of miles, and we all drive like we stole 'em.
Ya'll are VERY lucky!
I've never seen in person a reliable turbo'ed car.
There are several Miatas in my neighborhood, and most of em need expensive repairs without turbos with <100K miles.
Maybe something todo with the humidity down here....Bad on 4cyls.

EvanK
April 19th, 2006, 09:12 PM
several Miatas in my neighborhood, and most of em need expensive repairs without turbos with <100K miles.

Like what? The major routine maintenance is at 60K when you're supposed to change the timing belt / water pump / gaskets / etc.

Otherwise they are very reliable cars. Granted, they're prone to be driven aggressively, so things like tires, brakes, shocks, and bearings sometimes wear our quicker than on normal cars. But that is routine maintenance, not due to any flaw in the car's design itself.

It's the best-selling sports car of all time. Even in the Book of World Records for that.

jjzcp
April 19th, 2006, 09:46 PM
Like shadowstar, i to have a dodge 50, but it is called a D-5. The year is 88, an is mostly made of rust. Fortunatly it defenatly goes over 75 MPH! I bought it off my dad for $100 canadian, for a project. Last time i had it running was about a month ago. It didn't have enough oil, and i think i blew a berring, or at least siezed something. Hope i didn't wreck any thing. Soon i will be able to check it out because the snow is melted. (fainly)

DOS-Master
April 19th, 2006, 10:09 PM
i have a few crappy cars and a few nice cars.
the car I beat the hell out of is my 1989 ford escort sedan which by the way has 414,000 miles on it.

here are my nice cars

saab 900 turbo
1991 ford crown victoria

crown victoria will last forever cuz i barely use it

the saab rules and i use it on a weekly bases

the escort is a junk that i take care of well
oil change every 500 miles, tune up two every months, spurks plugs every 2 years, oil filter change every year, transmission fluid every few months and it runs like a cadillac

DOS-Master
April 19th, 2006, 10:14 PM
what is your dream car?

mine is pontiac fiero or a firebird or corvette

DOS-Master
April 19th, 2006, 10:16 PM
It's not my daily driver (that's boring) but this is my weekend toy:

http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/corvette/060115vette.jpg

ditch the color but otherwise SWEET STINGRAY!

DOS-Master
April 19th, 2006, 10:22 PM
My only vehicle at the moment is a 1981 red corvette with 70K miles on it, 25 year old cars are interesting (thank god its fiberglass).

DUDE MY UNCLE HAD THE EXACT SAME CAR! (when he was alive)

jjzcp
April 19th, 2006, 10:27 PM
My dream car is a Ferrie Enzo. I think there were only 400 made, and they weren't avalable to the public. Just a break job is $25,000 U.S.. Thats amazing!

DOS-Master
April 19th, 2006, 10:45 PM
those are some some badass (in a good way) cars

Starshadow
April 19th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Like shadowstar, i to have a dodge 50, but it is called a D-5. The year is 88, an is mostly made of rust. Fortunatly it defenatly goes over 75 MPH! I bought it off my dad for $100 canadian, for a project. Last time i had it running was about a month ago. It didn't have enough oil, and i think i blew a berring, or at least siezed something. Hope i didn't wreck any thing. Soon i will be able to check it out because the snow is melted. (fainly)

mine threw a rod :( at 115k miles. Its main weakness was it had the 2.0 instead of the 2.2. The 2.0 were known to run great up until around 100k to 120k miles then start spending more time being repaired than running . Also, they were much slower than the 2.2 .

DOS-Master
April 19th, 2006, 11:45 PM
anyone wanna share a crappy car they have had in the past?

mine was the ford pinto

carlsson
April 20th, 2006, 12:42 AM
1989 ford escort sedan which by the way has 414,000 miles on it.
I think my Escort only had around 87,000 miles when I smashed it, but my dad believes it was was 149,000 miles and the meter had wrapped around.


saab 900 turbo .. rules and i use it on a weekly bases
Despite being Swedish, I never liked Saab. At least before, they used to have their own designs on everything. Once I drove an early 80'ties Saab 900, and it was not the most delighting driving experience.

Volvo on the other hand, is like driving a tractor. You can almost go uphill on idling engine. Did you know that old man Ingvar Kamprad, founder and chairman of IKEA, drives a 1988 Volvo 740 or so? So does my dad, and both men think it is pointless to swap to a new car as long as the old one works so well. A lot of cheap spare parts too, if needed. The IKEA boss certainly could afford a much newer and luxurious car, but he holds on tightly to his personal finances, almost in a Wal-Mart like fashion as far as I understand.

DOS-Master
April 20th, 2006, 12:53 AM
did you like the escort? and what's wrong with saab?

carlsson
April 20th, 2006, 01:04 AM
The Ford Escort was fine, my first car which I owned for six years. It could swallow a lot of goods - more than you'd expect - if you fold the back seat. My parents once borrowed it to transport a stove or even a refridgerator to our summer cottage, since the otherwise larger Volvo 740 didn't have the same loading capacity. It also was rather agile to get going from a red light, although no racer at all. On the bad side, a lot of rust. I also had some trouble in the beginning with the car died while driving, and spent a few thousand SEK on randomly replacing items until the third (3) mechanic spotted the actual fault in the electronic system.

The Saab was a bit odd to drive. The ignition key located between the seats, the gear change had some unusual directions/positions. It didn't have any kind of servo and was to this day the most heavy car to steer I've driven. Add to that I think second hand Saabs are much overpriced on the market.

DOS-Master
April 20th, 2006, 01:44 AM
i can understand why you don't like saabs

Erik
April 20th, 2006, 05:38 AM
ditch the color but otherwise SWEET STINGRAY!

Thanks!

Don't you know that Yellow is the fastest color?? :D

carlsson
April 20th, 2006, 06:31 AM
Measured in wavelength, I suppose ultra violet would be the "fastest" colour?

alexkerhead
April 20th, 2006, 06:46 AM
Dream Car:
Ford GT, not the mustang, but the super car GT.

Crap Car:
1989 Oldsmobile Supreme SL, tranny went out under 80K miles.

Erik
April 20th, 2006, 06:51 AM
Dream Car:
Ford GT, not the mustang, but the super car GT.

Crap Car:
1989 Oldsmobile Supreme SL, tranny went out under 80K miles.

If you don't like cars with problems then stay away from the GT. It's one of the least reliable supercars out there.

One guy wrote a long article about how he put a deposit down years in advance, finally got the car and then quickly forced Ford to buy it back because he couldn't keep it on the road.

I hope they get the bugs worked out, though. It's a fantastic looking car! Almost as awesome as the original GT40!

DOS-Master
April 20th, 2006, 08:51 AM
Thanks!

Don't you know that Yellow is the fastest color?? :D

well I was never fond of yellow but black fits best on the stingray. believe me. I inherited an 81 stingray and it looked awesome in black, but otherwise very fast car, reliable, get's a lot of stares (people looking at ur awesome car!)

DOS-Master
April 20th, 2006, 08:53 AM
Dream Car:
Ford GT, not the mustang, but the super car GT.

Crap Car:
1989 Oldsmobile Supreme SL, tranny went out under 80K miles.

crap! 80,000 miles! i have an escort that is 414,00 miles but then again i'm kind of sad :sad: :sad: (i thought that Oldsmobile was a nice car)

DOS-Master
April 20th, 2006, 09:33 AM
It's not my daily driver (that's boring) but this is my weekend toy:

http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/corvette/060115vette.jpg

what is your "daily driver" ?????????

Erik
April 20th, 2006, 09:35 AM
what is your "daily driver" ?????????

A 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. Not very exciting, is it? ;)

DOS-Master
April 20th, 2006, 11:38 AM
that's the second to last oldmobile to be made. the last was the alero

alexkerhead
April 20th, 2006, 01:50 PM
If you don't like cars with problems then stay away from the GT. It's one of the least reliable supercars out there.

One guy wrote a long article about how he put a deposit down years in advance, finally got the car and then quickly forced Ford to buy it back because he couldn't keep it on the road.

I hope they get the bugs worked out, though. It's a fantastic looking car! Almost as awesome as the original GT40!
The day I can afford a GT, I can afford to keep her going.

I couldn't fit in a gt40..lol
No super cars are reliable.....Not meant to be.

bbcmicro
April 20th, 2006, 02:37 PM
When I'm old enough to drive I'd like an original Rally Mini. Thats if we have any petrol then and we aren't vegetables plugged into large government satellites telling us Cillit Bang is a tool of evil...Oh the Implications!

DOS-Master
April 20th, 2006, 03:15 PM
yeah but don't you all think that the mustang is a chick car?

Terry Yager
April 20th, 2006, 03:33 PM
yeah but don't you all think that the mustang is a chick car?

Yeah, but only a 'chick' would ever own one (oops! I've had a few myself). Oh, sorry...we aren't s'pozed to do any Ford-bashing in this thread.
For the record, I drive a Chebby (CanHearEveryValveRattleOnLongExtendedTrips) every day, but I'd prefer a DORF.

--T

DOS-Master
April 20th, 2006, 04:30 PM
i'm not bashing ford. the mustang is a good car. I just said they're for chicks

carlsson
April 20th, 2006, 05:39 PM
I believe some of James Bond's conquests or female enemies have driven a Mustang. The upcoming movie (Casino Royale remake) features Ford Mondeo (Contour in the US), but it unclear if it is Bond's own movie or some chick/crook car.

Maybe James Bond is planning to find another woman to marry and have children, so he needed a practical car with room for the whole family and luggage when going on a skiing vacation. :-)

Terry Yager
April 20th, 2006, 06:33 PM
008, 009, 010...etc...

--T

alexkerhead
April 20th, 2006, 07:55 PM
Some people just can't keep comments to themselves?

I'll quote something from the first post in this thread I made.
"Please no brand bashing and mess of that nature. Fanboism is for children."

Put a cork in it.:bigups:

Terry Yager
April 20th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Sorry, <staring sheepishly at feet>.

--T

sfcspanky
April 24th, 2006, 07:44 PM
I drive a 96 Chevy Corsica. Has a LOT of missing paint and some cracks in the body, but beyond that it is a good car. While it seems to average at about 23MPG, its not really a gas hog.

Granted, Ive had a car that had a perfect appearance (95 Saturn SL2), that thing had a serious problem with burning/leaking/using oil. Heck- I had to put a quart of oil in it every week and make sure no oil had leaked into the combustion chamber and settled there.

For the two months I had it, I am not sure when it would have died naturally, but perhaps that ahole driving down the road at over 85MPH with tires as bald as a baby's rear end completely removing my front end was the best thing that could have happened to that car. Especially since it happened less than a block from my house- lol.

I actually have pics of both cars (including crash pics of the saturn), but I have to hunt for them.

I wonder how my Corsica would fare against your Miata, mobilemaster, with its 2.2L V4 120HP... LOL

Now that Ive had the Corsica for nearly a year, I'm already looking into a nicer car or even a truck- just not sure which direction I want to go. Perhaps after I paint the Corsica I will just want to keep driving it- lol.

carlsson
May 24th, 2006, 01:31 AM
I got addressed advertisment (paper) mail today.. from Cadillac Europe. I am exclusively (?) selected to test-drive a new Cadillac BLS, by filling in a code from the mail onto a website, and then a dealer will contact me for a test drive. I can also win a trip to Kennedy Space Center.. wow!

I suppose only the more exclusive brands can afford to send letters like this, and I wonder how many millions of letters they send out to people all over Europe. I'm not likely to test-drive one though, although the car has a price tag that overall looks quite decent compared to other cars in its league.

Vlad
May 24th, 2006, 05:38 AM
Heh, my favorite is when you get the fake looking key the may or may not start a new car for you!!!! I don't know if they do that anywhere other than the 'States, but I bet that little stamped key would twist off if you really tried to start a car with one. Anyone else get those?

-VK

alexkerhead
May 24th, 2006, 01:20 PM
Heh, my favorite is when you get the fake looking key the may or may not start a new car for you!!!! I don't know if they do that anywhere other than the 'States, but I bet that little stamped key would twist off if you really tried to start a car with one. Anyone else get those?

-VK
GM sent us a set like that for my dad's 97' silverado..One bent in my pocket from normal walking...lol
I took em to a hardware store, and had good copies made. I think that is the intention with those types of keys.

carlsson
May 24th, 2006, 03:10 PM
Yeah, I think many years ago they sent out fake keys here as well. Perhaps there is some marketing rule that prevents them from doing it, or modern car keys are more like computer chips than keys, so it is pointless to create replicas.

Micom 2000
May 28th, 2006, 02:30 PM
Well finally decided to put my beast up. Not quite in the class of Eriks or Evans, much less Mike B's. It is retro tho.
It's an 81 Chrysler Cordoba. I got it off an old buddy whose deceased father-in-law got it originally new and it even has his initials on some of the interior trim. He was an accountant and had it undercoated right off, rarely used it and washed it every time he did. I've had it about 5 years now and don't drive it in winter. I've made 3 long trips in it since which added about 8k mi. The roof rack is my addition. This pic was taken about 2 years ago when I was visiting Vancouver. Still runs very well with it's Super Slant Six.

Lawrence

carlsson
May 28th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Ah, a classic US car (to me at least).

DimensionDude
May 28th, 2006, 04:13 PM
A slant 6, eh? Never had one, but I have heard and read many, many times of people singing the praises of this motor. A bit low HP wise, but you have to do something really stupid to kill it. They just keep going and going and going...

Kent

Terry Yager
May 28th, 2006, 04:22 PM
I had a '76 Cordoba once (440, 4-bbl, rich Corinthian leather, etc), but I dropped the rear-end out of it, and just junked it cause I didn't feel like wrenchin on it.

--T

Terry Yager
May 28th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Ah, a classic US car (to me at least).

K-carz have a really bad reputation over here...with good reason, for the most part.

--T

mbbrutman
May 28th, 2006, 04:29 PM
My '72 Duster had the 198 cubic inch slant six.

They sound like sewing machines. Lots of valve tap.
The cork head gasket always leaked on the low side. (The engine sat at an angle, hence the slant.)
Oil consumption was prodigious at 98000 miles.
Low horsepower, yes .. probably only around 120. But man, what torque. Tree pulling torque. People in 'faster' cars hated when I pulled away from them at the line. (They might eventually catch up, but the damage to their egos was already done.)
Mine had a '3 on the Tree' manual column shift. First gear got you to 15MPH before you needed to shift. Second gear was very wide - all of the way to 50. Third gear? At least up to 110. :-) If you wanted to impress your friends you started in 2nd from a stop and went all of the way to 50 without shifting.That Cordoba is a newer body style .. I'm famliar with the body style that Terry had - large and boat like.

Terry Yager
May 28th, 2006, 04:37 PM
Yeah, mid-sized, or 'Personal Luxury' I believe they called it.

--T

Terry Yager
May 28th, 2006, 04:47 PM
Long time ago, I had a '67 Dodge (3/4-ton!) pickup with the slant-six & (non-synchronized) three-on-the-tree. That's the first vehicle I learned to drive a stick in. The truck engine is slightly different from the passenger car version (lower compression ratio, lower RPMs, etc). Even the spark plugs are not interchangable. (The truck engine uses an 'N'-type plug, with a longer shank).

--T

Terry Yager
May 28th, 2006, 05:30 PM
OK, here's my pix, daily driver & weekend warrior:

--T

DimensionDude
May 28th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Nice pix, Terry! Is the OD green job the weekend warrior or your daily driver? No worries with traffic in that rig. :)

Kent

Terry Yager
May 28th, 2006, 05:55 PM
Next truck I had after that was a '72 Dodge 1/2-ton, cause I was so impressed with Mopar products, but there was really no comparison. The ol' slant-six was way more powerful & torque-ier than the 318-single-bbl in the '72. I soon traded-up to a '65 GMC 3/4-ton, which was arguably the best truck I've ever owned. I won a $20.00 bet in it once, by pulling an Oliver 3-bottom trailer plow thru a 80-acre field (in the springtime!). They just don't build 'em like that anymore.

--T

Terry Yager
May 28th, 2006, 05:58 PM
Nice pix, Terry! Is the OD green job the weekend warrior or your daily driver? No worries with traffic in that rig. :)

Kent

Sometimes, even I can't tell the difference...

Note: The pictures are representative, and may not depict the actual vehicles.

--T