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CLASSIC CAR GENERAL
>Landboat is best boat edition

Post classic cars
Post classic car projects
Post classic car feels
Blogpost classic cars


Anything applies. Muscle, landbarge, trucks, European, Japanese. If its older than 25 years post about it here.

last thread: >>14134523
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>22
>will never know what it feels like to be behind the wheel of one of these
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>>14157392
Furybro reporting from work. Have a great day CCG.
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Cold and frosty out
That feel when the car is perpetually moist in the winter .

>>14157410
Never say never
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I'll post my dad's ride.
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>>14157416
And his other
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>>14157415
...a-am I gonna make it brah?
>>14157415
>BC
Any good places to look for classics?
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>>14157424
I dunno, craiglist? I found my Thunderbird in a newspaper ad.

Also, I never thought I'd be behind the wheel of this, you can dream anon
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>car mechanic selling half restored '68 Continental with all original parts included literally in your town in bumfuck nowhere Germany for just $5200
>don't have the space, tools or knowledge to finish it yourself
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>>14157441
Trust me when I say, you'd never get it all back together if you have no knowledge. These cars are built really fucking weird
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Finally, my glorious Saab is 25 years old.
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yes!
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>>14157413
Greetings furybro, it's other furybro. I miss my fury, Wisconsin forced me to put it up for he winter. I'm a shell of a man now.
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>>14157424
There's sites devoted to selling by a specific models, I think one of them just is called something like classic car sales, I can dig it up if there's interest but you'd probably end up paying for shipping to get your car to wherever you are because it lists cars all over the US

Otherwise there's always good old Craigslist, just filter by model year and your good to go
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>>14157441
Jeez really? You can get a nearly mint one for like 2-3k here in the states, how much Is it to ship over seas?

Maybe you could cut a deal with a US military guy, I think they can ship a car for free when they go over to Europe.
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Currently mid-way through the largest effort/project i have done, removing the 1600 auto from my 77 Mazda Capella and installing a 12a bridgeport/4 speed combo

Piston engine is coming out this weekend, motor is currently in freight and i am chipping away at all the little supporting jobs i have to do.

>mfw blogpost
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>>14157513
It's okay, anon. Spring will be here soon. Hwll its 50 today in Illinope.
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>>14157584
Thank you anon, your words comfort me.
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>>14157540
I'm pretty sure shipping and import taxes alone make up the majority of the price, also they have a higher uniqueness value here. It's not like these barges are littering our junkyards. Still American classics aren't even that expensive compared to European classics considering how much sheer car you get.
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>>14157602
That really sucks anon, still it might be worth it to look into that military car importing thing. I'm pretty sure they can just sell them right after they ship them over. At least that's the way it used to be years ago. They might have made it so they can't sell them anymore. But they can still ship them for free.

Hope it works out for germanbro, it warms my heart to see Europeans not shitposting about American classics
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>>14157620
Normally I wouldn't even consider American classics to be honest. They have higher running costs and while fun to look at and fun to just be seen in they're really not that fun to throw around on our roads. They're cruisers, and cruising isn't very exciting, it's mainly an appearance thing.
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>>14157636
I never understood the American classic bad handling thing. I dodged a deer doing 60mph in my 68 Fury, I'd call that good handling.

Are we talking stock American classics, or ones modded to be drag cars, because drag cars not handling makes total sense to me.

Or maybe Mopar just built better handling cars then the other members of the big three. No idea.
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>>14157665
Torsion bar front suspension was a godsend in the 60s. Lots of body roll by today's standards but very minimal for a landbarge.
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>>14157410
Why not? All you have to do is decide you want to. It's not like they're expensive and as long as you don't destroy it you'll get most, if not all, of your money back when you decide to move on. Quit listening to negative nancy's and live a little.
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>>14157882
I know that was a mopar thing, at least on the Fury, both my old 68 and my current 71 Sport Fury. But did anyone else do that?

I've heard the Galaxie 500 doesn't handle that great. But that was from an old Moparfag and I'm not sure if it's true.
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Is it bad that I like tape on my headlights
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>>14157410
Anon, this anon is totally right.
>>14157900

I'm 23 and I've already owned two classics, hell I picked both of them up for 2k each. The point is as long as you don't set your sights too high you can have a classic. It might not be a GTO but it'll still be awesome, believe me.

By the way both of the classics I picked up I was able to get running perfectly with only a few hundred bucks and barely any mechanical know how.

Just pick up an old mopar C body, or maybe even a lincon luxobarge, those things go really cheap for ones in surprisingly good condition.
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Parked my car after a december drive ( Euro weather ftw )
Parked it.
Next morning it wont fire up.

I just wanted 1 last drive in 2015.

Guess i have to get the trailer.

Shit feels
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>>14157410
>20
>drive simething 30 years older than me for fun anyways
Git gud.
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>>14157908
GM didn't start using it until the mid 60s, Chrysler started in 1957 with Torsion-Aire, Hudson uses the system in the 1930s as did many euro manufacturers. The Chrysler system was the first of the big 3 to use it extensively and had the longest running usage of the setup (into the 90s and early 2000a on Dakotas and Durangos.) that mopar guy was only partially correct. It is worthy to note that in all the CHiP tests in the era, Chrysler always, and I mean always, won out.
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>>14157602
detroit has always excelled in car-per-liter ratings
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>>14157941
I smell a mopar, judging by those hood mounted indicators.
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>>14157974
Thanks Anon, that's actually really interesting
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>>14157913
No, because your Elco is 10/10
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>>14157410
>23

I've had this 429-powered gem since I was 21. It's not hard to learn how to maintain and drive them correctly anon
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>20
>got this. feels pretty good
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>>14158016
>this truck
>everytiem
I want it still. What did you do with the visor? Also whats your mpg like?
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>>14157410

I'm 21 and have already owned 2 of them.
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>>14158059
Chrysler or Lincoln?
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Who /dadrockandcruise/ here?

>>14157410
>20
>father/son project
Its a slow work in progress, the holidays slowed everything down too.

Bodywork is aids
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>>14158127
I live and breathe Bruce Springsteen
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>>14157913
So my paps 89 sidekick had the hood come flying off the other week and I just finished giving it a good old rigging to hold it back down. I got some before and after shots I'm going post.
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>>14158068
That's definitely a Lincoln.
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>>14158130
>e street radio
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>>14158148
>Google play free streaming
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>>14158133
This is how we got it home first.
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>>14158152
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atDZ21HHQKE&list=PLq5_IODrGmKhF3HoJP59J0cy5WD7LQw-E&index=10

Cruise tunes time
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>>14157991
'72 Duster
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>>14158137
Some of the later new yorkers looked a lot like the lincolns, thought that might have been one
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>>14158039
>visor
I took it off before I left for the military. I'm gonna put it back on the next time I come home
>mpg
Probably somewhere around 12-14, if I'm just cruising
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Ladies and Gentelmen my cock is now fully erect. The Fulvia Sport.
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>>14158068
>>14158137

Actually it's an Oldsmobile 98. I wish I had taken more photos of it while I had it.
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>>14158177
Well I guess I don't have after pics yet cause I'm a big dumb dumb. Anyways just picture 2 bolts sticking through the hood where the hinges used to be with wing nuts on top making it a red neck race hood.
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>>14158270
Eeeehhhh, I wish I could like that one, but as an East German the front styling just reminds me too much of a Wartburg.
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>>14158270
> ladies on /o/.

Good looking car though anon, sort of resembles a datsun Z
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>>14158290
Got a new classic now?
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what are some gud landboats that can be found relatively cheap ($3-6K I guess)?
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>>14157913
67?
love these.
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>>14158290
I see. Thought I saw a Lincoln emblem in the hubcaps. I stand corrected.
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>>14158662
Plymouth Fury, Dodge Monaco, Buick LeSabre, Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac Grand Am, Pontiac Catalina, Pontiac Bonneville,Chevrolet Impala, Ford LTD, Ford Galaxie (non 500), Malaise era anything Lincoln or Cadillac.
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I hate having to see her like this :'(
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>>14158662
Basically everything this anon said aside from the grand prix, atleast in my neck of the woods the pre 70s ones are very unreasonable. Also depending on the year the impala can be bad too.
>>14158753
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Rebuilt carburetor today, it was running lean with the mixture screw wide open. Didn't see anything wrong internally and it was surprisingly clean, but it worked much better afterwards. Also washed it an polished the chrome.
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>>14159400
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>>14159358
I'm the guy that posted the list. Figured there would be some additions due to area. I know near me, there are dozens of 60s/70s mopar full size cars and not a single Impala to be had for anything near reasonable. Then again, Chrysler did have 2 massive plants less than 50 miles away and there are 2 more located up north.
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>>14157958
nice truck dude, how much you get it for?
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>>14159432
How I envy you anon. I think fury's are reasonable everywhere though, at least the post 65 ones. Boomers seem to avoid those things like the plague.

By the way I saw an amazing 1969 impala super sport that was actually in good shape in the Wyoming Craigslist, the guy only wanted somewhere around 5-6k for it too. No idea what was going on there, that car should have been like 10k more.
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Can't decide on my next classic

Should i sell my Valiant/Ke30? Should i still buy anything i see under 2,000 or should i wait and save up for the next price bracket of $3,000+ cars?

It must have coke bottle styling, some exaggerated feature, either a big 6 cylinder or a v8 that produces a minimum of 160 hp. Round headlights. Manual is a must, will not settle for another automatic.

Then the years, it can't be anything made after 1977 because of Australian emission laws, but anything from before 1972 (year of supercar scare) seems to have a unspoken premium.

I like too many car models to be maker specific but Australian manufactured is preferred.The cars i do like and want are too expensive (XY/XW/XT Falcon, HG/HT Kingswood/Monaro, Chrysler Charger, XA/XC Hardtop) yet some models are cheaper than other models on occasion (i have seen LJ Toranas for as little as 4 grand with a 4speed+186). Some models are under appreciated but still fetch high prices (Chrysler Hardtops, TC/TD Cortina, Centura 245/215 Hemi). Your average joe sedans with base model engines are also creeping up in price (HJ/X/Z Kingswood, XA/XB/XC Wagon/Sedans, CL/CM Wagon/Sedans)

I need help, im never specific when looking at older and classic cars

Need some Ausfags to help me out

>>14157063 suggested a TA22, and i know its not exactly powerful but that would be a nice car to get into
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>mfw I just saw an Edsel on the road
>in NYC
>and its 40 degrees out

Sweet fuck the balls on this guy, it was in really nice shape too.

I would've expected it to be in a vault inside a vacuumsealed bubble
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>>14159894
Mfw people actually do that
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c-can I post classic race cars lads
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>>14159916
of coursh
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>>14159849
Save and upgrade your valiant if it is solid anon. Swap engines if you must, upgrade suspension. Or continue to save and run a 50 shot with a bigger secondary jet for some extra fun without a lot of extra modification (thicker head gasket a must).
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>>14159558
Free, basically. Had been sitting for a decade and the owner let me have it after getting it running and driving it all summer.
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>>14158753
My 64 LeSabre. Still getting it back together.
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>>14160180
Ass end. still need to get the side and rear windows and redo the interior.
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>>14160202
old shot of the engine bay shortly after installing the 425 Caddy and Turbo 400.
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>>14160222
Engine bay now, still grungy from the paint shop.
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>>14160250
Side shot of the car from a week ago.
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>>14160274
most recent pic of the car.
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>>14160279
And what I'll probably start working on when the Buick is road worthy again.
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>>14160290
Nice, is it a 70, 71?
I wish I had an older ford truck, but I like my 73 F100 Ranger
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>>14159894
Actually I think that's how classics should be treated. What's the point of owning them if you don't use or enjoy them. Just keep up on the maintenance and it's no big deal
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>>14160582
older is nice.

do any of you know much about the AOD transmission? I am contemplating swapping out the C6 for one to reduce highway RPMs and get me a bit more top speed.
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>>14160153
Was that the same truck where the guy for some reason thought you were just going to give it back after putting all of the work into it?

That was a great story senpai
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>>14160279
Not too shabby. Not a lot of people who bother fixing up 4 doors
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>>14160600
here's the pasta
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>>14160600
Your thinking of another guy that had that happen with a motorbike
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>>14159849
Toyota stout? Might not be what your really looking tho
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>>14160689
While trucks are cool, especially the stout, at the end of the day its still a 4 cylinder. If i ever needed a truck my first bet would be a f-150 as those come up pretty cheap occasionally. I do lean towards utes however, as the XC Ute seems to tingle my dingle. A nice old kingswood or valiant ute would do just fine also
>pic related

>>14160119
Its on dual fuel, its a nice cruising car, but i admit its struggled up some hills with 3 people in the car before and the engine rattles in 2nd gear at speeds above 70km/h when running on petrol indicating an underlying problem i am managing to avoid while running on LPG thats not producing as much power. So while the car is rust free/minimal the engine will need work and so does the gearbox so when that happens, thats when performance upgrades will come in
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>>14160582
1972 302 2bbl 3 speed manual. I get right around 19 mpg highway.

Your '73 looks pretty damned good.
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>>14160609
I've always had a soft spot for sedans. For a classic, it's both practical and stylish.
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Reporting.
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Kingswood are goat, there also super cheap if you go out west.
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>>14161120
wow. I get 7.5 mpg city
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>>14161120
holy fug. I am lucky if I get like 12 mpg highway, but then again I am running a single barrel 300 through a C6 and to 4.11 rear gears on a 3/4 ton.
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Inline fuel pumps, good or bad?
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>tfw rust belt
>tfw classics become rare and expensive for anything in acceptable condition
>tfw recently had to replace your DD due to rust, thus killing funds for a classic you can afford to break down in (at least it kind of resembles an old landboat)
>tfw have to wait until I finish school
just oxidize my shit up
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>>14158290

Nice to see another oldsmobile.

>>14161732

In Canada you basically need two vehicles to have anything nice considering the roads are awful half the year.
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$2500
Should I?
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>>14157941
>>14157941
Got it back running this morning. Yay
Some fucking dimwhit preowner made a mess oit of the wiring.

1 wire took the voltage from 12 to 3.6 after the Ballast resistor
Remove cable. Turn key.
Fucking runs
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>>14161468
Depends on what you're looking at but most of the ones people buy don't have enough flow (gallons per hour) to feed a lawn mower.

Pic related. I see this shit all the time because they're cheap and people cannot into figuring out what the car's needs are. Hurr fuel pump is fuel pump durr. Then they follow that up by installing it on in the front of the car up towards the top of the engine compartment.
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>>14163190
Looks really fucked, what would your plans be for it?
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>>14163190

You're better off buying one that already has some work done. That looks like it'd be a nightmare to make a driver.

Also, try to get a half ton truck if you intend to use it as a driver.
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I would buy this if it was in SA
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1977-toyota-corolla-se-ke35-3k-coupe-project-manual-with-rare-AIRCON-/231794504358?hash=item35f80772a6:g:p-YAAOSwVL1WA7Tr
>GOAT body style
>fuel economy motor
>lightweight
>manual
>comfy
just needs rust repairs i guess
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>>14160612
Thanks man, that was a cool story too. Better then the time I bought a 68 with a cracked block from a guy who looked like he either had a stroke, or had been hit in the head with a brick. Real Gary Busey type.
>>14160614
Shit your right, dunno how I mixed that up
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>>14161133
That's true, some cars really wear it well too, I always had a thing for the station wagons, but I'll probably never own one
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>>14163190
Thats pretty far gone. Would make a pretty badass rat rod though
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>>14161468
Holley sells some nice inline fuel pumps, as long as you don't mind shelling out a couple hundred
https://www.holley.com/products/fuel_systems/fuel_pumps_regulators_and_filters/fuel_pumps/carbureted_electric_fuel_pumps/
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>>14163190
seems way to expensive when this is the same price
http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/cto/5312674963.html
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Well guys here it is. This is what my truck 360fe looks like now.
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Currently my first car is a 1976 ford maverick that me and my dad are fixing like some father son type shit. I love it. But its not fun having the car stall in the middle of a busy intersection because the voltage regulator decided to shat itself. Or the fact the CPU decided to shat itself 2 days later. But because of that I had a lot of old people help me, simply because it was their first car, great stories were shared.
Despite the fuel tank having holes
Or the lack of a/c (holy shit Texas)
Despite on me not knowing jack shit about cars.
I appreciate the learning experience and the greatness this car has. And I will be happy to break the one million mark with this car.
>end blogpost
>subscribe for more
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>>14165612
>CPU shat itself
CPU what now?
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>>14165614
I don't quite remember the exact name.
But its the part that regulates the amount of spark or power or someshit to the spark plugs.
It would randomly shut off the car or just won't start
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>>14165631
that is the distributor my m8. also what enginee do you have in there?
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>>14165631
That's an Ignition control module.
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>>14165646
Distributor doesn't regulate the spark voltage m8
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>>14165647
Ding ding ding
>>14165646
L6 - 4.1L vin L 250ci
>dafuq when no 302
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Founds someone a new DD
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/5355955161.html
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>>14165656
fug ur right.

>>14165686
swap for one at some point. is it a 4 door or a 2 door?
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>>14165612
>1976 ford maverick
>nice camaro dude!!
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>>14165735
4 door, gonna need major upholstery for the seats but seat covers and the foam we bought are holding nicely.
My dad also had to completely restore the dashboard with fiber glass, tar(I think?) And roofing materials. Looks clean enough, abit bumpy doe.
We arnt a very well off family
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>>14165730
Alas, another classic has been ruined by a gasserfag.
>>14165686
So got any pictures to post?
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Very much a work in progress but she runs great
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And behind
Ignore the missing gascap
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>>14165612
Nice man, I've always liked the Maverick, even if I am a Mopar man at heart
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>>14161116
Why not strip it of the LPG system, swap the engine with a 318 or similar (don't know what the Aussies got for Mopar engines), and kill two birds with one stone?
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>>14164802
Nice. Is that a damn 2 barrel or am I missing something?
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>>14166563
No you only see the front two barrels. The back two are behind the vent.
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>>14157392
Does anyone on here drive autotragics with no overdrive?
If yes, or no, what transmission do you have?
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>>14166664
Yes, ford c6 auto. I highly advise getting overdrive unless you have highway gears
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>>14166664
I do, C4
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>>14166705
do you know what it would take to swap an AOD into my truck? it has the 300 and I know they made compatible ones, but what would need to be changed? floor selected mustang shifter btw.
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>>14166703
I'm trying. Currently have the th-250 (just a weaker, cost effective, th350) and I want to swap it out for a 700r4 because going 80 at 4000 rpm is not fun
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>>14166800
what car? but yeah, overdrive is nice as hell. I wouldn't mind a gearvendors unit but they are super expensive.
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>>14166563
It's a "rare" Holley 4160C, 4 barrel
>>14166664
Yup, my 68 Lincoln and 73 F100 have a C6 and my 79 Thunderbird has a C4.
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>>14166664
I've got 700r4 but I had a turbo 350 with a shift kit and 3k stall converter before that.
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Just spent 90 minutes fucking around with getting a choke cable in the truck. The old one was fucked and I had to take the instrument panel out and move the heater controls and stereo out of the fucking way too.
And to top it off the nut holding the old cable in was rusted on and I just gave up in the end and ground off the front of it with a flap wheel just to get it out
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>>14167028
I just found out my blower fan actually works today, i just now need to buy a new heater core and some houses and I'll have a functional system. I gotta buy the parts before I'm back to pick up the truck in match or april
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>>14166795
Not sure, but probably just a yoke and different length driveshaft. If it's 4wd probably more involved. You can also use a Gear Vendors overdrive if it's 2wd.
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>>14157392
1948 MG TC reporting in for duties.
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It's alive /o/! My bro is friends with a mechanic who came over and helped me set the timing. I'm a retard apparently.

The front end is still dismantled, and I kind of fucked up. I need to replace the subframe, but I probably can't lift up the engine and tranny without hitting the distributor. Which means, that I will need to set the timing once again. And like a retard, I didn't mark TDC when my brother's friend reset it for me.
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>>14167945
Get that thing alive homie. A Nova was what I wanted before I found a deal on my Camaro.
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>>14167945
Engine and tranny out. Sitting on modified harbor freight dollies.

Super cheap to build. Just cost of dolly and some scrap wood. Works the same as the expensive as dollies. It just doesn't roll that good on rough terrain (which is all of my backyard/working area).

283/powerglide combo. Hopefully I can recoup some money by selling it on craigslist.
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>>14167945
Why do you have to lift the engine and trans to replace the subframe? Just get it up nice and high but stable, lift the engine up a few inches with a REALLY trustworthy crane:

Hydraulics are not trustworthy

And pull the subframe out from the bottom. Chilton's be dammned.

Everybody thinks hurr i have to pull my engine out to do this. Durr I have to drop the tranny to do my clutch. It isn't true. Take it slow, be careful, get the right tools for the job. Be patient.
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>>14167961
However, the nightmare continues. I pulled off the engine and tranny from the donor nova only to find this. I probably should've looked at it closer. The 4 door nova originally came with a 4 cyl or 6 cyl. Someone did a backyard job to swap a v8 into it.

These engine mounts appear to be welded to the frame. Looks like a hack job. I think it will work since it had a 283 in it, but now I thinking about just going to the local frame shop to see if they can straighten out my frame. I don't really want those ugly mounts on my car. Plus, i'm too compassionate when it comes to destroying stuff.
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>>14167864
I need a recomendation on a fuel pump setup. Engine is a 1.25 liter inline 4 which makes 54hp for about 22 mpg ish. Fuel demand therefore is fairly low. Fuel pressure is also supposed to be low, in the 1-2 pound range I believe. I'd like to not break the bank on this one. Suggestions?
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>>14167973
Are you talking about one of these?

It wouldn't work with the engine crane I have since it goes under the subframe. Unless if I lifted the engine to remove pressure, unbolted subframe, and rolled the body back.

However, then that would require body dollies to roll the frame, and a lot of space to roll it back which I probably don't have. I guess it would be do-able, but I'm just not liking the other subframe.
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>>14168032
I wouldn't put my life on anything that says "Pittsburgh" on it. I'd just get some big beefy nylon cargo slings around the bottom of the engine that are supported in a very secure fashion (the more the merryer) and go about it that way.

Another thought is you could get the engine out if you were insistent on it, probably by just carefully lifting it while on slings, twist one way, twist the other way, with the hood entirely off and all. I can't imagine the distributor is THAT far out of whack.
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>>14168018
That is some super low PSI.
This may work. One guy commented it only put out 2 PSI, if it puts out more, try putting in a fuel regulator
http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/hly-12-426/overview/
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>>14168068
>>14168018
Seems reasonable. Its super low PSI because the carb setup on the brit cars is very different. Have you heard much about fuel pressure regulators? Are they any good?
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>>14168129
since the pump is low pressure, I'd say just find some cheapo regulator if needed. I just put a Mr. Gasket one in my car that dials pressure down to 5 PSI to 1 PSI, was only $30.
I doubt there would be any need to get anything fancy
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>>14168135
>Hole in the tank.
Fucking dump that shit man and buy yourself a nice fuel cell or a scrap tank that will fit that is in good shape. Why run the risk of a ford pinto esque experience for a $100 dollar savings?
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>>14168158
That's the vapor release tap that I didn't plug properly.
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>>14168306
No, over by the seam, close to the bottom of the picture at the corner there, looks like a hole.
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>>14168321
That's because my cellphone camera doesn't take very good pictures. It's a fleck of paint that looks like a hole.
I checked the tank before doing this to make sure I didn't need to buy a fuel cell because that would run me up $1700
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>>14166664
FMX reporting in
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new pictures of the truck!
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also is anyone good at photoshop or lightroom?
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>>14168149
Okay, and for a pump what might be good then? Would the cheap inline be enough considering my low fuel requirements?
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>>14167864
One of my plans is to make the steering column of the MG collapsable because I don't actually feel like driving around with a goddamn lance pointed towards my chest.
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>>14168462
wew
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>>14168563
>>14168462
Wow fuck it still looks the same, do you want me to instagram filter the fuck out of it or is that good?
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I'm cumming lads.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYLY-3SndN0
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>>14168573
>tfw the new continental won't have suicide doors

F L O P
L
O
P
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>>14168563
much better saturation, thanks. I just need to find out exactly how much capacity the fuel tank has.
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>>14168579
What's even the point. The selling point of the continental is that it's a 4 seat convertible with great styling and when your squad rolls up and you open the suicide doors you just step out, it's not some weird crouch walk, it is stepping out.
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>>14168625
Exactly, I'd heard about the concept before going to the auto show and I wanted to see it in person, didn't know shit about it
>mfw I saw the back doors open the wrong way
Fucking dropped.
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>>14168466
That's what I would do, just a cheap inline pump. But the question is, do you have a 12 volt power source to hook it up too? I dunno if your MG is old enough to be a 6 volt system or if it's 12 volt
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>>14168718
12 volt positive ground. Aww yiss.
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>enter the 'Cuda
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dying car bump
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>>14170130
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>>14168462
Kat! I gots an idear for that truck
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>>14170884
Well that's a 65, but what fucking engine is that? !?
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>>14157392
Velocity TV pls go
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>>14170899
Da fuck are you talking about?
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>>14170894
440, the front was stretched 5 inches and its on a 70s lincoln frame. The bed was also shortened to fit. Sounded pretty badass.
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>>14170904
>440
Mopar? Also all of my why that's retarded. It would probably be better to just use the dana 60 or 9 inch and modify the front with crown vic front suspension
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>>14170952
sorry 460, I am a dumb and shouldnt type fast and leave
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>>14170990
Got you dog. I feel that. Very unique build, that's for sure
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>>14171119
Yeah, that rear is ugly as sin tho
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>tfw all of my good pics are over 4mb
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>>14171190
Fotosizer

Gotta finish bench bleeding my m/c today. Been sitting in my vice for like a week because I ran out of brake fluid kek
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>>14171207
but...quality
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>>14171229
>An XJ, a truck, and a classic
Are you me?

And Fotosizer does a pretty good job of keeping quality when downsizing pictures.
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>>14171246
truck is brothers, fucking dumbass only needs a th350 and instead of getting it on the road, he buys an xbone with his tax refund. Its been sitting for 3 years now.
But I'll try it
Also fuck yeah XJs!
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>>14171260
Here's an image downsized in fotosizer, my other pics were just crappy cell phone pics.

Was supposed to go look at a 94 2-door 5-speed 4x4 XJ today but haven't heard back from the guy.
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>>14171272
tried it with this one, lets see
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Roof weatherstrip decided to start leaking so ended up pulling the carpet and finding this shitty fiberglass patch job. Time for new floor pans I guess.
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>>14171229
I've never seen snowfall on a 59-early 60's finned GM landyacht before, neato
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>>14171420
it does wear it well heh
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>>14171330
>that Catalina
Fuck I had pics saved of that car from like a year ago
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>>14171447
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>>14171459
yup, havent been in a show/cruise with the 88 in so long so no new pics ;_;
But come tax refund time it'll be with me and drivable again so it'll be in plenty down in texas

Also last I seen of this beauty, the guy lost brakes and smashed into a pole doing 30 and had to get a whole new front end. Haven't heard from him since and presume the car still ded
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>>14171482
Fuuuck I hope its not ded/scraped
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>>14171514
The owner didn't exactly have a high paying job with lots of free time and kinda just fell off the face of the local car scene so I dunno. But I still hope too
>the insides of said cat
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>>14167983
Who welds engine mounts, that's a terrible idea. Good luck anon
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>>14168158
When I got my 71 fury I shit you not my gas tank was filled with rusty chips of metal and gravel. I have no idea how the gravel got in there
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>>14172474
owner might have thrown them in to knock out the rust, but then forgot about them. it's a motorcycle restoration tip.
>muh last classic motorcycle
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>>14171399
I know those feels
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>>14161116
>only camino's and rancheros around here are those ugly newer year models
why
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>>14157392
worth restoring? will need some body work + paint, new bumpers, new lights. inside is pretty much mint
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What sealant should I use on my fuel tank once I've removed all the rust inside?
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>>14175125
not really. at that point you might be better off just buying one in decent nick.

>>14175971
POR15
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>>14175125
if you can do it for cheap/diy then yes
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>>14175981
How much would I need for a 75L tank or 16.5 Gal
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>>14176029
http://www.por15.com/How-Much-Do-I-Need_ep_64.html

it;s the best fucking shit though I tell you what.
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>>14176038
cool
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Planning on a 2000km roadtrip for my birthday

Going to be driving the corolla as that is the most capable of being driven that long. ie, nothing is going to break

Its not going to be comfortable, but i want to travel so badly. What should i bring? might see a band as the goal, sleep in a hotel room and travel back 1000 kms
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Bought a '79 Firebird Esprit a few weeks ago. It's really fun to drive but I know jack shit about car internals and I know it needs some work.
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>>14176045
2000km is still a good distance, and you don't really want to do more than 5-800km a day tbqh. anything more than that and it isn't as much fun, it is just a lot of work. hotels are fun, but the best thing to bring is a good buddy to see all the things with you. flying solo is a little depressing ese.
>just got back from a 3200km roadtrip
>was p fun
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>tfw u will never own an iconic aussie muscle car
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My baby 1/2
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My baby 2/2
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>>14178149

my GOD its filthy
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>>14178210
I know, the storage place where I keep it is very dusty and this is what happens when I leave the top town and don't put a cover on it.
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>32 degrees
>car still starts right up
B A S E D

Only thing that sucks is that it takes a bit of time for reverse to actually kick in
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things I have wanted today on craigslist: beautiful bel air

http://corvallis.craigslist.org/cto/5389195884.html

>>14178149
>>14178158
that's bitchin.

>>14178807
a choke is a hell of a thing mayn.
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>>14178916
That thing is so nice. Good price too

Saw this today. but $9900http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/cto/5372030905.html
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>>14177958
>You will never want to own an iconic aussie muscle car
fixed
yanks get old falcons cheaper than we ever did because all the good ones got exported and only the dumb boomers think they can charge 100-300k aud+ for a car that isnt worth 1/10th that

hope they have fun taking the car to their graves and have their stupid kids/family sell it off for $5000
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>>14180375
I am aroused
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>>14181523
>those tires
holy fuck
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>>14181631
What about them? looks like some standard bias ply tires
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>>14181631
that was probably a bone stocker mang. economy cars didn't really need big meats back then.
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>>14181523
I passed by one of these parked in a driveway on a night feels drive, same color too.
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>greatest american classic of all time.

>>14181702
I love those bubble top bel airs. so fucking cool looking.
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Well its Adelaide to Melbourne, 1000km and then back. Ive done it once before, and it can be done in 11-13 hours at once. I want to do this because ive got no friends and i cant 4chan alone on my birthday again, so i wanted to road trip by myself. I figured this is going to be more of a feel trip than a roadtrip
>2000 kms in my first car driving it for the first time in 2 years
Im more afraid of being defected than anything else
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>>14183382
for
>>14177531
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I cant even find a decent 6 cylinder Kingswood for sale in Australia

I just want a land-barge that is low maintenance, will never break down, roomy, towey and affordable. Wont get me laffed at for having an old car or have grills loving it
>projecting
sh-shut up i just want to experience those 70's feelings
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>>14183396
RIP dreams
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>>14183396
>wanting a 6 cylinder kingswood
just get a 308 m8
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is 8mpg worth a SMOOTH and COMFY ride?

i get 40mpg current with shit car
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>>14184404
Think about it this way.

New cars are about miles per gallon. Classics are about smiles per mile. So you may get 40mpg from your commuter and get 0-2 smiles per mile. My landbarge gets about 6-9 mpg at best, but gets me 17-29 smiles per mile. It's your choice, but the latter is way better and gas is cheap at the moment.
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>>14184007
Speaking of 308s, got my over flow tank in, just need to bolt it somewhere. The only issue is that the side where the fitting projects from the radio has the battery, and the hose isn't quite long enough to reach the other side.
I may try and make a bracket for it to sit at the bottom of the radiator.

Before I start her up I'm gonna change the oil and filter, and inline fuel filter. Probably have to let it draw out of a jerrycan while I finish cleaning up the gas tank.
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>>14184404
Yes.
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>>14158127
>tfw no radio

i have a 406 and 3in exhaust+flowmasters so its ok
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>>14185967
>radio
radiator
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>>14181668
I might want to paint my sport fury like that, or like this
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>>14186075
Love those vents
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>>14186075
Post pics please :)
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>>14184007
Of course getting an 8 cylinder is priority. 308 would be the coziest engine size. 253 is probably not even worth it

But i think the poster meant that even a 202/173 is fucking hard to find for cheap + i think a 173 is cheap to run
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mornin
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My baby, $800 car that had been in a barn, covered, for 16 years before I bought her.

Who I don't get to work on because I'm away from home.
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>>14190876
Mornin friend
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Got my Cadillac for sale on eBay:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/161938406020?_mwBanner=1
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>>14190939
>http://m.ebay.com/itm/161938406020?_mwBanner=1
W O T
O
T
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>>14190975
I want to buy something different, but still a classic.
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>>14191584
What's the reserve?
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>>14191600
$19,500.

>inb4 people bid it up to $19,499.00
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Bump
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bumpa dump
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How do I clean this up and avoid it from advancing? Sorry for the shirty pic
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>>14195485
>Studebaker ded
>Kaiser ded
Why does it always hit the good guys while millions of morons obsess over the turds GM have thrown at them for decades?
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>>14196857
I think we would have been better off if GM had failed in the 70s and AMC would have been a ressurected Kaiser, Nash, Rambler alliance with Pontiac thrown in for giggles. Still allow Chrysler to buy Jeep and replace GM with AMC.
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>>14196881
Pontiac a shit. The only reasonably innovative GM brand other than Cadillac was Oldsmobile.
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>>14196886
I dunno, Pontiac did do pretty well engine wise. Those wide blocks had pretty good numbers. But yes Olds changed the game a few times. Lotta nascar engines were those good ol Rockets.
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>>14196898
>>14196910
I was referring to production car innovations, not Nascar wins. Yes, the Rocket engine was great for its time, but Oldsmobile's biggest milestones were the first production automatic transmission and an at the time highly successful FWD landbarge platform.
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>>14196920
Oh, and the first turbocharged production car. And less importantly but still notable, they offered the first production car with a speedometer in 1901, the first monoblock V8 in 1926, as you said the first high compression OHV V8 in 1949, the first head up display in 1989 and the first GPS navigation in 1996.
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>>14196920
Wasn't saying just nascar, just like the good ol days of nascar and when Olds played a huge part. But yes as for consumer models they were best.
I want a fiesta wagon so bad
>pipes are shit, rest of car is nice
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>>14196819
nice car.

sand it down and prep it right
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>>14196949
niggers
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>>14191584
What would make you want to give up that beautiful car?
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>selling your classic car on fucking ebay
>not driving it to boomer meets with a for sale sign and cashing in on some old fuck with lots of boredom, money and nostalgia
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>>14196992
A 1978 Excalibur

>>14197008
I tried that. I learned the reason for the "I know what I have" expression. Boomers are so entitled that they expected me to practically give them the car.

One was offended that I wouldn't sell it to him for $15,000.00 and several said that a "kid" didn't deserve a car like that...
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By the way, I'm 27.

If anyone would actually be willing to buy my DeLorean for a reasonable amount, I'd keep the Cadillac.
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I'd sell this car for $18,000.
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>haven't worked on car in weeks
>been running great
>park in the garage and open the hood to make sure the engine is still there
>mfw it was like seeing the car for the first time again

what a good feel man
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>>14187402
You've probably seen my car, I feel like I post it an embarrassing amount of times. In this pic it was up on jacks getting the drive shaft fixed.

Whoever messed with it last put it on wrong Ave the entire car would vibrate violently over 35mph. It's fixed now though
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>>14190884
Fug, 800 bucks? That's it? What was wrong with it?

Also what the fuck is up with barn finds? I know not all of them were legitimately found in barns, but who just stores a car then forgets about it?
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>>14190939
34 bids already, dang.

Getting anything new to replace it drac?
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I know a guy who is selling pretty much this exact pinto for like 2.8k, thoughts anons?
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>>14198460
>implying you can go wrong
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>>14197379

Those are meme popular, but owning one would be lame as fuck. Fat, slow, boring car. A million better ways to drop 18 grand.

Like 18 Miatas.
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>>14197040
Boomers are world class faggots drac.
They are the ones that don't deserve their cars. Everytime I see a trailer queen I go into an autustic fit of rage. Those cars are meant to be enjoyed not horded.
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>>14197040
Holy shit, do you already have a line on an Excalibur or is it just something you're going to pursue?
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Thinking of buying a 1962 fairlane 2 door with a 260 v8.
$2000
Would give me something to wrench.
What does /o/ think?
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>>14198435
Yeah, an Excalibur.

Feel free to shill bid, guys. The reserve is $19,500.00.

>>14198474
18 times less memey than a Miata

>>14198480
Yep. That's why I'll never sell a car at a boomer show again.

>>14198714
Yeah; pic related:
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>>14198833
Hooooooooooly shit man, good luck, I really hope this works out for you. If the reserve isn't met are the current bids high enough to pay for at least some of the Excalibur? How much time is Excalibur-Guy giving you?
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>>14199009
$19,500 is the bare minimum it needs to clear for me to buy the Excalibur with zero discomfort.

I have another week until the Excalibur guy expects his money, so I'll be fine if I get paid by next Friday.

Heck, I'd sell the DeLorean for $15k if I have to so I can get the Excalibur, but the bidding only needs to go up $2,734.00 on the Cadillac to keep it.
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>>14198764
Buy it; vintage Fords are great learning cars.
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>>14199081
Make it happen man, /o/ needs an Excalibur, your the her/o/ we need right now.
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Boys, I was just on this classic cars for sale site, I can't fucking believe what people are asking for old chevys, that shit is insane.
http://classiccars.com/listings/find/1955-1972/chevrolet?price-max=7000
I basically could not find a single worthwhile car
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>>14199496
All I need to do it is a few more bids and a prompt payment.

Then I'll be driving around in an Excalibur, blasting the Horst Wessel and wearing a German uniform.
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>>14198764
Sounds good, small v8's are very nice to drive with good torque and somewhat good economy. Easy to work on and easy bolt on mods can break them into the low 200hp range
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>>14196931
But the corvair beat it to the turbo market by 2 weeks.
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>>14197986
Same story
>car stored outside
>open hood
>rat shit on top of intake
>ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! madmemeredface.jpg
>Previously they have chewed up a spark plug wire. They just nibbled on it.
>Enough to ruin it, not enough to even do anything remotely useful to make a nest
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>>14198402
How do you put a driveshaft in wrong? Slide it in and tighten the bolts at the yoke.
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>>14201636
I know, no idea who did it last but they did a half ass job, I guess they must have detached it to transport it then just did the bare minimum to it before unloading it.

I got it from a guy who got it from this site called desert classics, they have a lot of shit there but they have a torino that looks amazing for 5k. What do you guys think?
http://www.desertclassics.com/Ford71Tor5mL.html

Anyway this is what the car looked like before I got it, if you do a Google image search for 71 sport fury you can actually see it on the first page. I always felt like that was pretty cool for some reason
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What are good interior mods that I can do to an interior with all this space without killing the retro vibe?
I'm thinking of installing an aftermaket autoradio but gutting the original radio and replacing the interior so i don't have a LED party that doesn't mess up my vibe. What else can I do?
I was thinking of removing the ashtray and coin thing.
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About to buy a 1984 Buick Lesabre 301 v8

what's the /o/pinion?

white, with black cloth hard top cover. haven't seen interior yet, fingers crossed though.
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>>14203165
It looks a little too utility imo.

when I think classic, I think comfy

when I see that, I think fleet/company car.

but for gods sake, get a stereo in that bitch
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>>14198714
love that truck, its my computer's wallpaper
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>>14203623
Interesting choice anon! I had a 1985 Buick Lesabre. 4-door 307 v8. Brown exterior with tan interior. No gauges besides speedo and gas, rest were dummy lights. I guess it just depends on the options it had. The most confortable car in the world that's for damn sure. I had to sell it cause the trans (200r4) crapped out on me. Take it on a good test drive and if you're in california make sure it has passed smog. Good luck
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>>14203623
FWIW, that won't have a Pontiac 301, it'll have the Olds 307. The Pontiac was killed off for '82.
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I'm $1,400.00 away from buying an Excalibur.
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>>14206802
could you raise the rest of the funds yourself?
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>>14207214
I could, but I keep my car projects on a very tight budget and shipping, title, and taxes will add another $5,000.00 minimum. That included, I'm already spending $9,500.00 out of pocket to get the car. I can raise the funds, but it's easier if I can work within my current means.
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>>14204183
Cool to hear man, have another.
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Hey guys, MG owner is back. Desiring to know how to start turning over my engine with minimal risk

The engine has not been moved in a few years
The motor oil in it is clean, but I do not know how much sludge is in the pan. I was going to change the oil before I start and see with a finger if there is thick sludge there

I was thinking of a squirt of wd-40 in each cylinder to try and do some penetrating, and a dab of oil for all the valves (which are greasy but not perfect)

Any suggestions on other things I should try? Should I disassemble the oil pump or just make sure after a few turns that it is pumping?

Thanx
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>>14157410
>18
>'73 dodge d100
>'79 ford f150
>looking at a '54 Austin, an '88 Trans Am, and a '64 impala wagon

Git gud. I even got the Dodge for free, the ford was $150, Trans am is $800, Austin is $400, and I also have a '92 Toyota half ton I got for free.
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replace valve stem seals
prime carb
remove sludge, do not fuck up the oil pump
check for oil pressure

>>14157392
ke30 when i was 17
valiant regal when i was 18
looking for more landbarges for the rest of my life
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>>14208583
Is it safe to use finger to check for sludge or do I just absolutely need to drop the pan?
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>>14208602
you wanna risk it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWdmD1jF8aw

never started a motor thats sat for years. just might need to google it in addition to responses
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>>14208602
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhVo7-gzJo4

if it doesnt drip out, therse a problem
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>>14208666
good fucking god
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