Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Fordracing7, May 24, 2017.
Understood, yeah that gets annoying fast it would seem like.
I/we never purchased a vehicle for other than utility. Just purchased for present needs.
First car 1951 Mercury four door.
Second car 1950 Mercury convertible.
Third car 1953 Oldsmobile Convertible.
Fourth car 1961 Ford Starliner.
Fifth car 1963 Ford pickup. (first new new vehicle)
Sixth car 1963 Ford 2-door.
Sixth car 1970 Mercury.
Then we made some money and had six children!
Lots and lots of new vehicles since. Way too many to count.
1980 Chevy Citation X11
1983 Chevy Camaro Z28
1982 Jeep CJ7
1992 Mercury Cougar XR7
1999 Chevy Camaro Z28
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
2001 Chevy Corvette
2009 Chevy Corvette
I JUST REMEMBERED THE CAR I FORGOT.
Austin Healy 3000.
How could I forget that oil-leaker??? Zippy car.
You mentioned some very neat..... killer cars...... I almost bought a '61 Starliner as my first car.... it had a 406.... Black.......
I drive a clutch all day at work. I refuse to drive one home. To many hip and knee problems.
Chevy Custom 10
Ford F650 Pickup
Goodness! Like to see a pic of that. What's that mpg?
Thats not a pickup dude..... that's a serious truck....... I drive a 550 and it's pretty heavy duty
My 550 gets 12 miles per gallon ........ weighs 19000 pounds and gets the same mileage whether pulling a hill or going over a cliff......
Holy Crappoly, it's a tank, F-650
My 75 Bronco got a whopping 12.5
Mine is not really pimped out but it is a beast. Probably gets 10 to the gallon. Fortunatley the shop I work at is only 3 miles from my house
Wow. Washing that puppy has to be a chore. Thanks for posting the pic. Looks great!
Just putting tires on it..... you have to take out a bank loan..... Mine has 19.5's......... a little better than 400 bucks each...... that's 2400 bucks for a a full set.....
Black 2010 H3
LOL....... yeah...... mileage is always what you can stand...... I've had some vehicles back in the '70's that got 5........ of course gas was 25 cents a gallon then..... right now we have a Jeep Grand Cherokee that averages 14-16.... and a Ford ranger that gets about 21.......
My '77 K5 got about 8-9 MPG. My brother's '79 crew cab dually gets about the same...
- 1973 Nova in High School I blew the motor the first week I had it. I put a 350 4 bolt main in it, replaced the auto with a 4 speed.
It had a Holley Spread Bore, was very fast.
-1971 Z28 Camaro. Fast motor but I learned to hate Automatics with that car.
-1955 Chevrolet with the old Nova Engine and transmission.
-1966 Chevelle Super Sport
-1981 Malibu Street Stock race car
-1985 Toyota beatup pickup with an R22 that I towed the Legends race car with.
-2000 Z71 Silverado 4x4
plus a few jalopies.
1989 Honda Prelude
1994 Mazda Rx7 twin turbo
1998 Toyota Rav4
1999 Toyota 4 runner
2012 Toyota Camry
Current 2015 Z71 Silverado 4x4
Amazing car. There is ONE near here. Original owner hand me down from dad to son. It was white, original condition. He wouldn't sell it.
My uncle had a 66 Galaxie 7 Litre. 428 was replaced with a 427 side oiler with tunnel port heads and 2X4 intake. Daytona top loader. The motor was 13:1 compression and had an aluminum flywheel. He would take it to the shows, we'd roll under it and remove the plates on the exhaust. He'd roll it up to about 2,000 and then hammer it to 7,500 and lift. The compression combined with the aluminum flywheel brought it from 7,500 to idle in about a second. A crowd always gathered around that car. He also had a 1971 Pantera.
My dad had some cool cars too. '65 Mustang 406, 4speed, Econoline straight front axle. '67 Mustang fastback 351 Cleveland, 4bbl heads, C6 3500 stall. '71 MACH 1, 429 SCJ Drag Pack C6, 3:91 locker. Rare 1959 Facel Vega HK500 (I've seen two in my life.)
Wanted to add my pics.
2014 RAM 1500
2006 Buick Lacrosse
2001 Chevy Impala (stock photo, but this is what mine looked like)
1991 Olds Cutlass Ciera. (This is another stock photo, but looks similar to mine. Mine had a moon roof and luggage rack on the rear deck, and the hub caps were a little different, but overall this was a great car.)
Wow........!!!!!! I can see why your name is Ford...... that..... along with the Mustangs you listed as yours is super impressive..... it's always been a uphill battle to be a FoMoCo fan...... that 427 side oiler .......the absolute crown jewel of the FE engines.......
I had a friend that had a '70 Torino style Cobra with a 429 SCJ and drag pack option.......
Great stuff there!!!!!!
I've only seen a couple sets of tunnel port heads. You could fit a tennis ball in the intake ports. Some of the ports had a bolt going straight down the center of the port. Those things would breathe.
My other uncle had two cammer motors. I never saw them.
Ours was all black with red and white interior. Was a avis rental before us. Has no a/c. But neither did any of the vehicles before it.
Driving my Toyota tonight. It's seen better days.
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My main car is a rental car from which ever city I'm in for that week. This week it is a 2017 buick from the Portsmouth New Hampshire Enterprise.
I always pick a Buick if it's available at rental car lots,never owned one.
I have enjoyed all the stories and pics and I can't remember all the vehicles I have had over the years and spending most of my career in the new car biz got me in and out of a lot. Funny thing is I have owned almost new cars but never an official new car but I have had several new motorcycles. Here are 3 that are in my current fleet and there are more tucked away for safe keeping. The Tundra doesn't see a lot of use but is very handy to have in the good and bad weather. The old man Avalon is fantastic as it draws attention from no one, gets great fuel economy and has great get up and go and is super comfortable. Just don't deliberately throw the thing hard into a corner as it doesn't like it. The Vette is something I picked up to flip but it grew on me but I am getting the itch for a 370Z so it may get moved out or stored.
I'm going to combine your 2 posts......
I have never ever seen a set of tunnel port heads for an FE..... I knew they made low, medium and high risers.......
About the Cammer..... I can't believe your uncle had 2!!!!!! In my opinion.... that was the most beautiful engine ever made...... bar none......
Back then......... A/C was very rare in ANYTHING!!!!!!!!
O man that is some awesome stuff!!!
You better believe it...... what Bobby is mentioning is the Holy Grail of FoMoCo...... things heard of in folklore....... but hardly ever witnessed first hand......
Totally my dad has a CJ, a couple of 390 tripowers some Windsors, some flatheads. The CJ he had put in his 64 galaxie 500 xl. The hood had to be cut
Sounds like me and your dad would get along famously!!!!!!!!!
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