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My car got wrecked.........

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gasalley, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Man that's a bummer!

    I am curious as to why you need to putt at 55 though. According to Chevrolet, the 54 With a 235 had a top speed of 86 MPH and should be able to cruise at 65-70 all day long. Again, according to Chevrolet at 65 MPH it will be turning 2996 RPM and peak power was made at 3700 RPM and it will safely turn 4200 RPM.
     
  2. 50flathead
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,101

    50flathead
    Member
    from Iowa, USA

    Be pissed, get over it, fix it, drive some more.
     
  3. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,675

    Blue One
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Alberta

    An accident yes, after all the talk on mirrors and all someone should have mentioned a shoulder check before swinging back towards the right lane.

    Sounds like you just assumed the lane would be empty after the jerk passed and didn't bother to look.

    A rookie driver style mistake. Always shoulder check.
     
  4. fordsum
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 124

    fordsum
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    from SO CA

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  5. gasalley
    Joined: Jan 10, 2013
    Posts: 116

    gasalley
    Member
    from East Texas

    Ok, let me give the full story. The road was opening up from two to four lanes. The caddy passed me on the right, i moved to the left, meanwhile the lanes are now opening so there are cars on my left (because they are passing correctly), so i immediately move back over to the right to not hit the cars on the left. This is when i hit my dad. It was my fault, i should have looked over my shoulder. But i was preventing one (or multiple wrecks on my left, then went to the right to avoid this and hit my dad. Sucks all the way around but shit happens. I have learned from my mistakes, believe me. I just felt i would take my chances to the right instead of wrecking everyone to the left. The stupid bastard in the caddy was at fault. I would have keep my position on the road hadn't he did what he did.

    M-
     
  6. gasalley
    Joined: Jan 10, 2013
    Posts: 116

    gasalley
    Member
    from East Texas

    There is no reason to have it if it can't be driven. I drive my car at least three times a week......

    M-
     
  7. A cop would probably tell you it's your fault for not looking. Not sure I understand why your dad would try to pass you at that point. But at least the damage is minor and nobody got hurt.

    Years ago I had an asshole pass me on the left shoulder on a highway offramp, and he got nervous where the guardrail started and came over and just clipped me. Cops show up and this prick and the bitch in the car tell them I came out and cut them off, even though he came zooming up from behind me to pass me. So I got the blame even though you could tell by the marks on the car he came from behind me.

    On the bright side, the insurance company decided there was prior damage and awarded him a whopping $12.
     
  8. gasalley
    Joined: Jan 10, 2013
    Posts: 116

    gasalley
    Member
    from East Texas

    I agree. I'm not sure why my dad was there and neither is he. It was very fast (30 seconds) and i guess i lifted off the gas which made him catch up to me. He was trying to get out of the way but it just happened too fast.

    M-
     
  9. Considering you were at speed, could have been MUCH worse. Its metal, it can be fixed.
     
  10. gasalley
    Joined: Jan 10, 2013
    Posts: 116

    gasalley
    Member
    from East Texas

    Was that 86 mph with a powerglide? Mine sounds like its going to explode if i get it up around 55. But i am running a three speed........

    M-
     
  11. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,862

    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

  12. Doesn't matter - they both have a 1;1 top gear. I think part of the problem is we have become so acclimated to new cars that are A) Quiet, both inside and the motors, and B) gear ratio's with overdrive have made us used to 1700 RPM at 70 MPH so that the old stuff just doesn't sound right.

    In the old days, it was not uncommon to kind of have something just under a 2 for 1 RPM to MPH ratio. In other words 3,000 RPM was a bit over 60-65, 3500 was a little over 70 etc.
     
  13. Dane
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,352

    Dane
    Member
    from Soquel, CA

    If you're holding up traffic it's gonna piss someone off. Pull over and let them through. "Slower traffic keep right" doesn't mean only when you feel like it. It's an easy way to avoid confrontations like this. No BS about what's legal as 99.9% of us don't obey the traffic laws any more than the Caddy driving idiot. Anyone besides me find it odd that the "idiot" is the only one who didn't end up with damage to his car?
     
  14. gasalley
    Joined: Jan 10, 2013
    Posts: 116

    gasalley
    Member
    from East Texas

    Yep, your right Dane. I should have let him by.

    M-
     
  15. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,631

    Jay Tyrrell
    Member

    Aw it can be fixed! No problem.
    Jay
     
  16. cavman
    Joined: Mar 23, 2005
    Posts: 630

    cavman
    Member

    Them old Chevy six's have a certain sound and harmonics at speed, you'll hear it and feel it when it happens. Don't be afraid to find it. When you do find that sweet spot, you'll find that it runs better, and gets better gas mileage than at 55.

    Nice '54 BTW
     
  17. eightbanger
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 378

    eightbanger
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    Overall, the damage isn't major. It could have been so much worse, and nobody got hurt. I was the first and only owner to wreck my Riviera, so I know how you feel. focus on fixing it!
     
  18. 54FISH
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 212

    54FISH
    Member

    Shit happens !! No one hurt , great day , more reason to be in the garage instead of doing "hamb" !!! ( hokey ass meaningless bullshit)!!!
     
  19. 54FISH
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 212

    54FISH
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    Wish my car was that far along to even be wrecked !!?? I have not even seen asphalt yet ,. Gettin there tho , rat rod guys just leave em' wrecked , that's the difference here i think . Babblin idiot here sorry !! Good luck with repair !!
     
  20. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 739

    fastrnu
    Member
    from shelton,wa

    Your OK, dads ok, Dude in Cad is down the road and your car is fixable. Another wonderful day in the USA.
    Just think how many times you and dad will share this tale. Shit I just wish I had a dad. Hey man can I get a hug!!!!!!!
     
  21. 54FISH
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 212

    54FISH
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    Wish my car was that far along to even be wrecked !!?? I have not even seen asphalt yet ,. Gettin there tho , rat rod guys just leave em' wrecked , that's the difference here i think . Babblin idiot...
     
  22. 54FISH
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 212

    54FISH
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    Shit happens !! No one hurt , great day , more reason to be in the garage instead of doing "hamb" !!! ( hokey ass meaningless bullshit)!!!
     
  23. KRB52
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
    Posts: 991

    KRB52
    Member
    from Conneticut

    With luck, some texting bimbo will clobber the Caddy driver. Glad to see that all are all right, the metal is fixable. If it will make you feel better, do an about-face to the Caddy last known whereabouts and fart in his general direction.
     
  24. Green Rodz
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 495

    Green Rodz
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    If that's the WORST thing that happened that day......it's a pretty good day ;)
     
  25. WTF :confused:
     
  26. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,684

    chevy54man
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    from NC

    Sorry about the damage but glad you and your dad are ok.
     
  27. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,013

    philo426
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    Upgrade the drive train!
     
  28. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,595

    seb fontana
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    from ct

    Yep...I really wonder if the people that put T5's in really get better gas milage at 70-75 mph with a stock engine as in OP's car ..If I want to drive my cars somewhere and only want to do a certain speed then I will choose roads that will let me, usually takes way longer but if you enjoy the ride, take the scenic route, so to speak....
     
  29. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 860

    BigDogSS
    Member
    from SoCal

    LOL, you got that exactly right!! We use to drive my friends 57 Chevy ½ ton stepside w/235 & 3 speed all over the place and it would hit, what we would call "plane speed" at about 65-70. It would hum along all day at "plane speed" nice and smooth, no problem.
     
  30. Sean
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 718

    Sean
    Member

    Upgrade that drive train with a POS Cadillac 472/500 and no one will ever pass you again :)
     

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