For Old Guys Only

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  1. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    I had a 2.3 petrol Mercedes camper van that was so quiet when you were standing, you had to dip the pedal occasionally to reassure yourself it was still there. I miss that engine and the driving position. But not the thirst of it or the rust.
     
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  2. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    I had a 1951 Ford convertible. Paid the princely sum of $50. The 1949 to 1951 Fords were magnificent cars. Great to see one so well restored.

    Steve.
     
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    Thanks guys, I know most of you have heard people say they knew every inch of their car, well I can say that without hesitation. I did more of the restore than I probably should have.
     
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    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    Inflation Greg, by 1963 a new Chevy Impala super Sport 327 with 4 speed was $2,300. my first new car. I love your Ford!

    Rick C.
     
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    Tom from Rubicon Well-Known Member

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    Jeez! I really am a cub, My first new car was a 1969 Camaro 327 four barrel three speed stick. At 100mph the front end got very light.
    Tom
     
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    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    Rear end of 1969 Camaro broke the axle welds & dropped the body down on the tires at 100+ mph while crossing a river on a 2 lane bridge only damage was to tires and splash panels. God's hand not mine, mine were kinda' busy! Had the car repaired and on the road that same day. 2 tires and shocks required plus the welding shop bill. Fun car!

    Rick C.
     
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    Tom from Rubicon Well-Known Member

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    1969 Camaro was a half frame wonder. A said 327 wrong, it was a 350ci. When I was looking at cars, parents in tow because I was under 21 and couldn't sign a contract. Dad and Ma spotted a 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado and I am thinking that ain't no courting buggy. Run away!
    Tom
     
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    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    Yeh Tom the one I mentioned was a 350 RS. I thought maybe the 327 was still available in certain location maybe but probably not....I never saw one though.

    442 Olds was sweet as was the Buick Grand Sport of that era. My neighbor has a GS that he bought new as a kid and its all original and super slick driver.

    Rick C.
     
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  9. 2door

    2door Moderator
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    Hello to my old friends. Its been a long cold, snow covered winter and nothing much to report or comment on. I was putzing around on the Internet and stumbled on this picture and thought about you guys.
    Looks like he needs an engine.
    Enjoy

    Tom
     

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    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    Dang I hope there's a big e- hub motor back between the steamer trunks full of lithium.

    Rick C.
     
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  11. Greg58

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    Good to hear from you Tom, maybe the picture below will help. 2F50367E-5EE4-491A-9678-7717FAC9DB8F.jpeg
     
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    Ride like the wind.
     
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  14. 2door

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    Here's a photo of our R/C flying field here in Denver. That white stuff is cold and wet and for us old guys, no fun to walk around in.
    Somebody shoot that ground hog, please!

    Tom
     

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    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    Perfect for skids any Otter or Beaver's flying at your club?

    Rick C.
     
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    Yeah, Rick, there are quite a few guys, most younger than me, who fly off the snow with skies.
    I go out and watch the snow flyers occasionally but my hands get too cold to fly so I spectate instead.

    As for Beavers and Otters, there are some scale guys and you never know what might show up at the field. Giant Scale WWII War Birds are very popular currently and you can always be sure to see a J-3 or two on any given day. The majority of planes however are typically the sport/aerobatic types.

    Tom
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Tom,

    Always amazes me that as the years advance the cold gets colder and the hot gets hotter and the fewer reasons I have to go out in it.

    Steve.
     
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