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Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by Tin Pan Sally, Mar 22, 2006.
Third world standards!:rofl:
Knives and forks? No wonder I stay away from stainless flatware.
Did it happen to have the good old Slat 6 in it?
Sure did, hold the pedal halfway down and it would fire up every time.
Ain't a Cadillac, but it beats the hell out of a Cavalier or a Civic or a Taurus. I feel no need to elaborate further.
Well yeah. But those all suck too.
Anywho, just bought this about half an hour ago.
Man! That thing is huge! It looks complete and not full of holes either. Good find. I hope you didn't pay by the pound.
Mr C's Desoto?
Is Fonzy going to hop it up for you?
No really, what is it?
Looks in great shape to be as old as it is.
And up North, I'm surprised it isn't rusted out.
Hey man, a Taurus? That's cutting deep.
I've had 2 where I work now, but the 97 was my favorite.
The seats were very comfortable, and in the summer, the ac would blow a constant 36 degrees.
I have my fridge set on that temp!
Nowdays you'll be hard pressed to find a car that blows 45 degrees.
Sadly the transmission was going, and it had a head gasket issue.
At 126K, even with the authority I have, I had to let her go.
After that, I ran across a 2000 Cherokee 4wd with low miles, that was going to be "turned in" for a charging issue.
A few hundred dollars later, and going on 4yrs and it's been the best vehicle I've ever used for work.
The slant 6 was a great engine, but I've got to be honest, the 4.0 inline 6 is a very reliable engine.
Another wonderful Jeep decision (I have 33 examples of their worst called the Liberty), was doing away with the Cherokee.
A solid performer, and they quit making it. Brilliant.
It has one rust hole on the entire thing that I could find. Far as I can tell, it needs a new battery, master cylinder, and gas tank. Other than that it's mechanically sound and does run. The interior is pretty good, too.
I paid more than I would have liked to, but I think there's still room to make money and it's a survivor. All original, besides the master cylinder. It was parked by the original owner, Beatrice, in 1972.
Funny, that's what I thought of, too lol
As long as it didn't belong to Mrs Lesh, who's husband Bernard took care of the car before he died.
She didn't drive it on Sunday's and let it rest every 25 miles did she?
Check the rear end for sawdust.
Dern Tom, she saw you coming.
Hopefully not the case lol
Here is the newest adventure 'round our little vintage lives. I call it the "Coop" after actor Gary Cooper.
That is a lovely old Poncho!
Meet our 1950 Studebaker Champion Regal Deluxe. As predicted, it is slower than molasses, but I have never seen my family so excited about a car. And driving it is very different from anything else I've ever piloted. I'm very pleased with the trade.
It would not matter if it was fast, a car like that needs to be driven slow, so people can get a good long look at a cool car!
New to the FL (great site!) and just saying hey to the car crowd. You guys have some nice rides on here! I too have the car bug (and pretty much everything else old!) and am lucky enough to have both of my bucket list cars to restore. The first is a 55 Bel Air hardtop. Picked this up 4 yrs ago and is just about done with paint... hopefully will be finally cruising in another year. It was a nice solid AZ car which beats working on anything from my native east coast rust buckets.
The newest addition was an unplanned purchase this summer and one I nwever thought I would actually ever own... a 1940 Ford convertible. It appears to have been sitting inside for a long time, pretty solid piece for around here. Someone took it apart and that's as far as they went with it. I brought it home and put it back together to see what is missing. Fortunately all the tough convertible items are there and only missing odd items that fit many of the models. So in the parts gathering / planning mode right now for this one. Think will go visually stock, definitely keep the flattie in it, but maybe a little old school hot rod with offy heads, pair of 97 carbs, fenton headers, etc...
Good luck with your rides and glad to see you guys driving them, they are a labor of love and plenty of scraped knuckles... but I wouldn't trade em for anything!
Those are some nice rides.
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I see we think alike sir. That is my philosophy about any classic car.
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A couple of beautiful projects you've got there, Hbogie. And I heartily approve of the direction you're headed with the '40. We're thinking triple carbs with progressive linkage, high-compression head, and split manifold on the Studebaker - similar plan. What's the plan for the '55?
I don't want to flood this thread with shots of my Studebaker, but I was very pleased with this capture this morning:
That's our old train station in the background.
Nice pic! That's a clean studebaker.
The 55 I plan to make a nice problem free cruiser. There was no drivetrain with it other than a later 10 bolt GM rear. So picked up a 4 speed Muncie cheap from a guy at work which I'll use with an old school hurst bench seat style shifter. The motor will just be a GM crate 350 (290 hp version) with 4 bbl carb. Upgrade to disc in front. Vintage Air AC that will be hooked up to factory dash outlets. Other than that will be fairly stock looking interior and exterior... why mess with a good thing?!