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Old 03-18-2015, 12:00 AM   #99
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:14 PM   #100
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:30 PM   #101
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:40 PM   #102
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1950 Ford Custom 2dr. Flathead V8. dual exhaust, three on the tree OD , bull nosed hood, twin spotlights that worked. I would love to have this one again. In 66 a 59 Pontiac safari wagon ,389, beefed hydro,
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:32 PM   #103
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A dark blue 1952 Ford with a flat head V8. It looked great at night or when it was raining...
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:03 PM   #104
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I transitioned that year from my paperboy bike to my first car, a used 1960 Chevy Biscayne with an inline 6, and 3 on the tree. The thing was as big as a boat.

I pulled the engine and replaced it with a GMC V8 that I rebuilt from the block up with the help of my girlfriend at the time (well..she is still my girlfriend .. But also DW of 45 years). I put the shifter on the floor, where it belonged. I had 8 track and reverb in the beast. Hmmm...the memories 💑


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Old 03-21-2015, 09:33 PM   #105
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I don't remember any Hillmans ever had a 5-speed, unless you count reverse as one of them. We had several in our family in the UK.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:35 PM   #106
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We arrived in 1961 to this great country from Canada Dad and i we loved cars we could not wait thil Sept. when the new Model,s arrived to the Dealers we where the first ones there we could NOT affored a new car but I tell you thy sure looked GREAT all that chrome I saved enough money for a down payment on a USED 1962 Super Sport SS fire engine RED black interior WHITE top what a great car .
Also own a 1965 Porsche 356 SC Weber Carbs. Sliding ROOF also RED what a great Car
We all deam we should have keept that car we all would be a little richer
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:56 PM   #107
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I was driving my 60 Impala, 348, cam, 3-duces, 4-speed Hurst, wheel well headers, Keystone mags. White exterior with gold strip on the side and had blue and white tuck & roll from Juarez Mexico. Removed inboard headlights and grill and replaced with a ss tube grill....made the car look 2 blocks wide (it was already four blocks long).

About that time I was special ordering a brand new 66 Chevy II SS with the 327/350 and 4-speed....now that car could fly!

Sure wish I still had both.

However, at that time my Mom had a 64 Fairlane 2dr sedan with the 260, 3 speed.

I STILL have that car but it now has a four bolt 351 Cleveland with high lift roller cam and lifters, bored and stroked to 383ci, and a 750 double pumper with an Edelbrock dual plane intake providing the fuel and Australian 2v close chambered heads equipped with 2.07 stainless steel valves. Custom made jet-hot coated headers for the exhaust and a top loader 4-speed with a Hurst shifter. Again, I did the same thing with the grill as I did with my Impala and I have the bubble hood from Crites Engineering. Painted the whole car Royal Metallic Blue with once again tuck & roll but this time from a local upholster. Running Keystone mags with 17" rims. Nosed, decked with all chrome emblems removed and lowered two inches in front and has custom made quad stainless steel drag pipes hanging under rear end (9" of course).

BTW, this is also the car my DW and I eloped in back in 65 ....fifty years ago this coming November.

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Old 03-22-2015, 09:53 AM   #108
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:30 AM   #109
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PUTTIN ...had one of those, with manifold heat. Put a airplane gas heater in it, and didn't have to scrape frost from the inside anymore. Lots of fun, but sometimes hard to break head wind around a semi. (36 hp) lol
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:38 PM   #110
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I wasn't born yet and wasnt old enough to drive legally until 1984 but I have owned many vintage cars over the years.
Cars had way more class and style back then and I miss the simplicity
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:13 PM   #111
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My first car in 65 was a 31 ford with a blown chrysler,push button auto trans,all the goodies for a street rod in those times.Gas was 29cents a gallon but we measured not by miles but feet,grew up in socal.
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Was driving my 54 Chevy pu.....and just had bought a black 58 Chev. Impala/283 with 3 speed and overdrive. Got it at a dealer for 595.00.
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