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Old 03-10-2008, 09:36 PM   #41
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94 probe GT, man i loved that car. still have it, still thinking about re-building it

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Old 03-10-2008, 10:18 PM   #42
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2005 vw gti 1.8t, had for about 6 months then traded it in for an 06
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I drove my dads 1992 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight for a little bit before I bought my Miata at 17. Almost three years later I have gone through over 8 other cars, the Miata is the only one that I still have.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:51 AM   #44
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99 miata which i turboed... i was 16 when i got it and im 18 now
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:26 AM   #45
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1981 Plymouth Champ LS twin stick (8 forward gears and 2 reverse. Think of it as a dual range 4 speed) . Looked real similar to this: http://jalopnik.com/cars/mitsubishi/...bay-232571.php

4-1 headers and an Ansa exhaust back in 1987. 105MPH on the flat. 130+ going downhill (on non-speed rated tires....)
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:16 AM   #46
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After 3 months in a clapped out Bug, my first real car was a 1971 Mustang Mach 1. It had a 351 Cleveland with a Hurst competition shifter and it would do a 5.8 0-60 and a 13.8 quarter at 104. It wouldn't stop or turn, but man it would go. It was a fantastic high school car that no high school kid should have been allowed to drive. It was akin to handing a loaded machine gun to a toddler.

BTW, if you saw the original "Gone In 60 Seconds," my car was the same as Eleanor. It looked pretty much like this one: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/di...3&location=STL
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:34 AM   #47
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Primer black Chevy Monte Carlo with SS nose and truck. Low output 305, 2004R with shift kit, headers, intake, holley carb, 150 shot of nitrous, etc. Built it when i was 15, drove it when I was 16, blew the engine at 17. 150 shot on a 155 HP 305 is way too much nitrous but it was fun for 3 weeks, lol


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1990 Eclipse.. NON TURBO :(

It's been sitting in the driveway ever since I got the Miata. Stupid POS.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:10 AM   #49
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1989 supra, non-turbo. still driving it today as a Daily beater.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:43 AM   #50
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97 eclipse GS that my parents had me the key and said I owed them $7k
The girls loved it, I hated it was an auto.
Sold if for $9k
drove around a 94 mazda V6 truck will I hunted down my 95 GSX, girls hated it(for some reason) and so did the muscle cars kids at my school cause I was faster then them, lol.
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1991 Buick Century. With the ugly azz burgandy pimptastic interior. I crashed it then got a 944 Turbo that had 185K miles, and was primer grey with a front right red 1/4 panel..
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First car, 1966 Pontiac GTO, post coupe, tri-power, mucho rust
Second car, 1967 Firebird, 455, mucho rust
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:49 PM   #53
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1967 MG Midget $300 in 1972. Way before digital cameras so I don't have any pictures to share.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:20 PM   #54
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Back in 1979 I bought a 1974 Oldsmobile Omega for $300. It was a 2 door with a Rocket 350.

It came pre-dented so I didn't have to baby it. My senior year in high school I got into an accident that was the other guy's fault. I got $642.70 from his insurance company!
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:28 PM   #55
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1976 Datsun 280zx
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i had a 94 jeep grand cherokee with white-walled tires
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:33 PM   #56
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1963 Falcon Ranchero. It was a one owner. And beautiful, Wild hippy girls loved it. Guys always made fun of the powerful 160 6 cyl. It was supossed to have 80 hp. I think it was running on 25hp. I would have to turn it over until it drained the battery, and right when you thought you were screwed, she would fire everytime.
It died on every left turn. Spiratically changing to dying on right turns every once in a while. It used a quart of oil every 30 miles. Or should I say blew it out the tale pipe. I wouldn't drive it on the town strip due to the excessive smoke streams it left behind. I added no smoke every 3 days.
It slowed down on every hill.You couldn't kill it as long as you added oil.

The front suspension was so gone that we added 6 spacers to each front coil spring. When I would hit bumps hard, they would pop out and hit the inside of the fender. I couldn't keep a donut ring on the exaust. It always sounded like a jeep and back fired.

No a/c, and last but not least, if you ever had to hit the brakes emergently, OH DEAR LORD! It would try to spin donuts.
I loved that car. The fastest I ever had it was 73 mph. She was wound out tight. It probably took a full min.

Some guy bought it and put a pinto motor and auto trans in it. He was stupid. He should of put a 302.
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71 Buick Skylark. Zero rust. Bought it for $100. Blew the motor and the PO felt bad, so they sold me a 68 Pontiac Tempest 2 dr for $100. Blew it up. Put another motor in it. Blew it up. All this before I turned 16. We could drive 20 miles each way to school when we were 14. I'd like to have both of them back now.
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1963 Falcon Ranchero. It was a one owner. And beautiful, Wild hippy girls loved it. Guys always made fun of the powerful 160 6 cyl. It was supossed to have 80 hp. I think it was running on 25hp. I would have to turn it over until it drained the battery, and right when you thought you were screwed, she would fire everytime.
It died on every left turn. Spiratically changing to dying on right turns every once in a while. It used a quart of oil every 30 miles. Or should I say blew it out the tale pipe. I wouldn't drive it on the town strip due to the excessive smoke streams it left behind. I added no smoke every 3 days.
It slowed down on every hill.You couldn't kill it as long as you added oil.

The front suspension was so gone that we added 6 spacers to each front coil spring. When I would hit bumps hard, they would pop out and hit the inside of the fender. I couldn't keep a donut ring on the exaust. It always sounded like a jeep and back fired.

No a/c, and last but not least, if you ever had to hit the brakes emergently, OH DEAR LORD! It would try to spin donuts.
I loved that car. The fastest I ever had it was 73 mph. She was wound out tight. It probably took a full min.

Some guy bought it and put a pinto motor and auto trans in it. He was stupid. He should of put a 302.

they also made a 260 V8. my dad had one. awesome car. til someone rammed it and totaled it.
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1993 mercury topaz auto 4cylinder POS!
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they also made a 260 V8. my dad had one. awesome car. til someone rammed it and totaled it.
I always wanted one with the v8. They said the 260 was a great motor.
I loved the Ivory ***** on the dash, soft bench seats, cue ball shifters, and chrome instrument panels. Few cars have style and chrome like that anymore. I can't believe they are not more popular.

The drivetrain will interchange bolt for bolt with a 64-66 mustang. When Ford built the mustang they used the Falcon drivetrain to save cost. It is easy to beef them up. I just didn't have the cash with that big $5.25 hr from Lowe's. Lol.
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