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Old 06-06-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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I got a late model this weekend. It's the first post-1960 car that I've had in over 3 years. The first 15 months of that span were in a 1960 Chevrolet wagon with modern appointments such as a ZZ383 crate motor, a/c, disc brakes, etc... The last 18 mo...

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Old 06-06-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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So, what did you buy?

I'm betting a Prius....

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Old 06-06-2011, 10:17 AM   #3
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So, what did you buy?

I'm betting a Prius....

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Long story... And it's mostly off topic. I'll say it has four doors, a/c, is about 10 years old, and is that old lady "desert mist" color... Ohh, and it makes 419 hp and runs the quarter in around 12.5 secs.

Even so, it's not nearly as much fun to drive as any of my flathead cars.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:18 AM   #4
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It happens Ryan. Real life gets in the way of tradition, but does not stop it. It's not like you have given up on the old hardware, just made an "adjustment". If all else fails, you can do the FNG traditional thing and put your 39 on an S-10 chassis!
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:20 AM   #5
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Long story... And it's mostly off topic. I'll say it has four doors, a/c, is about 10 years old, and is that old lady "desert mist" color... Ohh, and it makes 419 hp and runs the quarter in around 12.5 secs.

Even so, it's not nearly as much fun to drive as any of my flathead cars.
Dunno what it is, but I approve!!!

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Old 06-06-2011, 10:21 AM   #6
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Long story... And it's mostly off topic. I'll say it has four doors, a/c, is about 10 years old, and is that old lady "desert mist" color... Ohh, and it makes 419 hp and runs the quarter in around 12.5 secs.

Even so, it's not nearly as much fun to drive as any of my flathead cars.

Sounds like an Impala SS
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:30 AM   #7
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you are dissapointed in buying a back up car to your daily driven 39 ford.


read that outloud a couple times its quite funny. i still think thats pretty badass, but trust me my opinion is completely worthless.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:39 AM   #8
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I feel you. I really enjoyed driving my 55 Lincoln ALMOST DAILY till the registration ran out the end of April. (another story why I haven't renewed yet)

This enjoyment was somewhat curtailed when driving down the 20 miles of I-30 between work and home when I would constantly worry about the possibility of my all but irreplaceable (but near perfect) windshield falling victim to flying road debris, or just how good my brakes will be if the traffic suddenly changes speed from 75 mph to zero.... (yea I put the old girl on the shoulder twice in this situation just in case, although she did stop in time)

There is nothing like driving an old car. even with no a/c, whether I was in the desert of NM or in the hot humid Little Rock summer.

I was never so brave to not have a backup late model, and to be honest the old Lincoln has full power....
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Mercedes E55 AMG?
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:40 AM   #10
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Not sure if you have kids or not, but that's a HUGE factor in us having to have something late model. Along with the fact that Detroit winters literally kill cars and your obvious point of dealing with city traffic makes i literally impossible for me to drive mine year-round. Even though you live in the awesome southwest, I think I can forgive your purchase.

We do what we have to do brother...
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:41 AM   #11
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Time marches on......body marches on......brain marches on......shit happens....doesn't mean your a dork....just means your human
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Mercedes E55 AMG?
Notice he didn't say it was a "factory 415 HP". I'm betting it's a Ford Panther chassis of some kind?
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:45 AM   #13
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yeah man, I drove a 57 buick with the original 364 and drum brakes for two years. Living in Chicago and parking on the street. What a nightmare. I feel ya homie.
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Sounds like an Impala SS
I was thinkin a Caddy, or a Town car....
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:49 AM   #15
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im guessing the daily is a 2000 chevy truck, thats been souped up.

only reason im thinking that is because they all have that silver/gold/champagne color. old lady desert mist makes me think of that anyways.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:52 AM   #16
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no matter what you drive to Austin and back for those appointments, you are still a real hot rodder. no one will/can doubt that.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:52 AM   #17
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I don't feel so bad now.I decided a couple of weeks ago to buy the last of the HHR panels.I still have the old stuff(always will)but now I'll have the reliability I need,post stem cell transplant and I can put all of the tough miles on the new kid.And it'll get steelies,moons,and some obnoxious exhaust.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:06 AM   #18
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COME ON RYAN!!!! WHAT IS IT, haha
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:08 AM   #19
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Please tell me its not a Subaru.....
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:10 AM   #20
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I try to drive mine to work once a week, but like you said, different conditions, different needs... Mine has bias plys and a SBC and no A/C, but I only drive 1.25 miles to work... and I come home for lunch, so 5 miles total... but I live in Pinellas County, FL...

As you can see, our population density is a LOT higher than even Travis or Hays County in TX.

It get kinda hairy around here with 3,200 people per sq. mile and only one Interstate and that only runs through the lower half of the county.
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