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Old 08-23-2010, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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That wagon looks like it's in fantastic shape. I think my parents had one when I was a kid. The tow hitch on the back just makes we want to throw all of my kids in there, hook up an airstream and drive cross country!
Thanks for the compliment... unfortunately something is wrong with the engine and the car barely even has the power to pull itself... an airstream would have to have its own engine and push it at this point. Even has a new cam, lifters, etc. It runs smooth, just no power.

I have owned alot of early 70s GM cars and this is the first one I have ever had engine problems out of... hopefully I can figure it out.

Your rides are nice too! Love the T-Bird! The truck is cool too! My uncle had a 1972 Ford Ranger XLT LWB. It was loaded and pretty rare I think. It has the woodgrain inserts on the side trim and tailgate. He lives in NC now, but sold it to a guy locally... it just sets in the guys driveway - never moves. I would like to have it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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I have a 68 corvette roadster. In the process of a body off resto-mod. Origionally came with the 350hp 327/muncie 4 speed. The chassis is just about done at this point with body work in the process. We have an aftermarket suspension in and a 500hp 402 on the way. Going with an aftermarket trans. as well. I'm hope I will be able to chip the tires a little.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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I really like that T-bird!

I have a 64 Fairlane wagon. When I bought it, I had visions of taking my little nieces and cousins out for rides to get ice cream. But, it hasn't been on the road in years.

I just put it up for sale earlier this week, because I finally realized I can't keep up with the car's needs. Because it has been sitting so long, whenever I fix something, something else breaks/dies. I couldn't drive it for quite awhile because it had flat (dryrotted) tires. After I got new tires, I had to replace the carb and fuel pump. After replacing those, the car ran for about 10 seconds. When I tried to start it again, the starter died. If I were to replace the starter, I would then need to rebuild the entire brake system. The poor thing also probably needs the fuel tank flushed, and new fuel lines. All of that is more than this novice tinkerer can handle. So, hopefully, someone who can fully enjoy the car will buy it.

Here are the pictures anyway. I know wagons aren't exactly "cool" but I love the lines of this car.

I can smell that car! Wow, what a flashback that was!!
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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My favorite cars that have been in the family:

My oldest brothers '50 MG
Another brothers '38 Ford turtle back
My sisters '59 MG
My first car: A '50 Ford

The same brother that had the '50 MG also had a series of Lincolns with suicide doors, then a few '57 Ford convertibles. He did like his cars!

Wish I still had some of those.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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I am joining this thread very late -- my apologies.

My alltime-favorite-number-one dream car -- and one which I will probably never own -- is a 1957 Ford convertible. It is canary yellow with a white top, sporting a vanity plate that reads BIGBIRD -- double meaning fully intended.

My next-favorite dream car -- and one which I came close to owning -- is a 1957 Dodge 2-door Hardtop with a maxed-out 325 Wedgehead V8 and a 3-speed TorqueFlite transmission. The vanity plate would read BYEYALL.

One can always dream, right?

-- Nighteyes
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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Where do you all keep your toys?

It's a never ending problem keeping them safe, secure and accessible...

I originally got into Investment Real Estate because I needed more room...

Still looking for the ideal warehouse
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I just noticed this general automotive section down here. I've been perusing the forums above trying to find neighborhoods around DC to move to for my new job.

I thought I would post down here, mostly because I'm a pic hound and love to show off my cars! The pictures below show my latest rides, a 62 Thunderbird and 68 F250. I just sold the truck because moving it cross country would cost more than the truck is worth, but there's no way I'm getting rid of the t-bird!

Who else has a classic they like to show off?
A very nice Thunderbird. I see '60s T-birds quite often out here.

I own 4 cars, three are classic cars...

1966 Plymouth Fury VIP (383-4 bbl). Just turned 90,000 miles. A fun car to drive. Soft, comfortable seats, nice interior and a very legible instrument panel.


Next is a 1969 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, triple black, currently has exactly 97,509 miles, big high-compression 472-cu-in V-8 engine, 133" wheelbase, 228.5" long (19 feet) and weighs 5,060 lbs. Thick, plush leather seats and real wood trim on the inside and plenty of chrome on the outside.
I will post this photo because also visible is a Thunderbird!


My last classic car is my favorite. A 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine, triple black, 97,141 miles, leather front seat/crushed velour rear seat, 9-passenger capability, power glass partition window, rear jumps seats/footrests/reading lights/radio & climate control, 151.5" wheelbase and 252.2 feet long (a fraction over 21 feet), 6,040 lbs. Recently had a new vinyl roof installed and landau bars.


My 4th car is not a classic car ('95 Lincoln Town Car) so I won't post a photo of it.
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Where do you all keep your toys?

It's a never ending problem keeping them safe, secure and accessible...

I originally got into Investment Real Estate because I needed more room...

Still looking for the ideal warehouse
That would come in very handy for us car guys (and car gals)!
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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Thanks for the compliment... unfortunately something is wrong with the engine and the car barely even has the power to pull itself... an airstream would have to have its own engine and push it at this point. Even has a new cam, lifters, etc. It runs smooth, just no power.

I have owned alot of early 70s GM cars and this is the first one I have ever had engine problems out of... hopefully I can figure it out.

Your rides are nice too! Love the T-Bird! The truck is cool too! My uncle had a 1972 Ford Ranger XLT LWB. It was loaded and pretty rare I think. It has the woodgrain inserts on the side trim and tailgate. He lives in NC now, but sold it to a guy locally... it just sets in the guys driveway - never moves. I would like to have it.

From what you wrote I suspect valve timing is off a tooth. If it is, that will kill power. One link, or one tooth off is all it takes.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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Well, I have a '62 Thunderbird in my garage, motor's ripped out, and it's currently serving as a 'table' for all my cardboard boxes.
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