I was Just wandering if anybody else in interested in any other vehicles other then just Ford trucks? I myself own a 01 Excursen, 78 Ford F100, 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander, And 1968 Chevelle. The 78 and the 68 are my project vehicles.
I've probably owned one of everything by now, from k-cars to BMW's (735I V12!) to pickups and broncos and blazers (Dodge, GM and Ford) and always have been a huge fan of late 60's early 70's muscle cars. While I've never owned one, I've always loved Coronets for some reason.
The thing I'm really into is building/driving sleepers. I've gotten a little silly with some of them too, like the 93 Lincoln Continental. Looks like a car your grandparents would drive however a nice romp of the throttle from almost any speed you'd be doing on public roadways I could bury the trailer hitch into the asphalt and launch ahead quite nicely. Dyno'd at 415hp at it's best, and while it's very quick the torque steer gets crazy when one is very heavy on the throttle. I've intended for a long time to convert it to RWD using a ranger 5-sp manual, and turn the supercharged V6 I built sideways (well, forward I guess). Even have a mostly aluminum MN12 (t-bird, mark VIII) rear suspension for it.
yeh real muscle cars from the past. don't forget english town june 15 to 18 i'll be there the 16th with levelten transmissions . thats if i'm not in the hospital in phili by then for this bum neck that has gone bad again.
my doctor wants me to go to thomas jefferson but after spending a few hours on the phone i found a doctor at hackensack that works on my problem. miss done surgury. this doctor runs the spine unit there and talked to me himself about the other doctors screw up .i go in june 23rd see him and stay there for the surgery the next day.
just have to eat perkosets for 3 more weeks so i can coupe with the pain. and set things up with me lawyer to smack the other guy.
I am really partial to 60ís and early 70ís muscle as well as older Chrome era cars. I miss cars with chrome. And Iím not talking Chromed Plastics either
As for other car interest Iíve owned a Johnny Cash song:
First car was 1973 El-Camino (400 dollars and the insurance was 250 for the year)
1974 Montego (cost 400- was rear-ended got 450 from their insurance)
1970 Olds Cutlass F85 (I miss this one, First reliable car I owned. I still have the .60 over 350 rocket on a Rack in my shop. My first solo full engine rebuild.)
1982 Firebird V6 What a night-mare
1984 Sunbird (radiator exploded on me when I leaned over engine to blow out the burning wire harness cooking on the firewall.)
1974 Econoline E250 (bought it for 100 bucks Drove for a week and dumped 2 transmissions)
1982 C10 Van
1989 Ford Wagon (great car for the year it was made)
1987 Buick Regal
1968 F100 (Most reliable vehicle Iíve owned and Current Project)
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2002 Buick Century (Currently my Wife daily)
2002 Honda Civic (My Daily)
Iíve worked in computers for five years (and soon to go back to my calling as a Custom Fabricator) and feel they have no place in a vehicles main system. A laptop with internet or GPS is cool but I prefer a more simplistic approach to vehicle reliability. If I need a 120,000 dollar diagnostic machine to fix my car or do a tune-up I feel like I am getting scammed. Because with a pre 1975 non emissions vehicle ya can fix most problems with minimal tools to get off the side of the road. Also converting my old school to Alcohol will be a lot cheaper then trying to convert my Buick or Honda.
dame you would love the 67 camaro in my garage right now .10 second 1/4 mile car with a loud enough exhaust bark to be heard 1 mile way. 576 cubes of big block with a super shot of nox for fun. it belongs to my son inlaw put back in the 302 and it's streetable
only about 5 gals of cam 2 . and if this rain stops we will be at island tomorrow so it will not last long as if i didn't wake the garbage people around me up this week few times . . then it goes back to the son inlaw.