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here's my wifes ride, but in white. i traded a 1975 firebird t/a for this... kids will make you do crazy things... but i don't really miss the old bird...
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here's my bike... need to get rid of it.
08 hyosung aquila...
my brother in law dumped it so the left side is all scratched and dinged up...
i owe more than what it's worth.

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and here's what I ride. love this thing. don't care that the firebird is gone anymore b/c this is better.
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it's pretty beat up, but it's all in great running order.
love my vic!

oh and here's a shot of the old T/A...
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mine was in slightly worse shape if you can imagine that. i bought it as an empty shell. installed interior, made a dash, installed front bumper, gas tank, engine, fuel lines, wiring harness, rear axle, brake lines, wheels/tires, windsheild, weatherstripping, hood, inner fender wells, batter tray, and a ton of other junk. don't miss it for all the work it was, but i miss it for the power sometimes... had a mild 350 chevy in it. it was fun...

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This is why I do not buy expensive fountain pens! smile.gif

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43838151@N08/4726582178/in/photostream/


This is my second Cat. I had a blue 1986 XJ before this one.
I have owned American cars/trucks other than these.
I drive an '03 Blazer as a daily driver.


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-- Edited by Frank on Wednesday 21st of July 2010 01:17:42 PM

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Reactionary wrote:


I love model T-Fords..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROlCzIhm8OU&feature=related

I guess they were not very user friendly and cumbersome, but like most FP's they do have that touch...



My friend up the road still drives his 1916 Ford Model T in summer. He is only a few years younger than his car. He has offered to teach me to drive it. I gather it is not quite as straightforward as driving a modern car.



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Think pre-syncronizers.

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Neither my 1949 Ford Popular, nor my 1956 Hillman Husky minivan had synchromesh, but they have been gone more than 40 years, so I probably cannot remember how to double declutch anymore.

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Frank, I amWELL behind you in this matter...

Rgds.

Martin

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This is why I do not buy expensive fountain pens! smile.gif

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43838151@N08/4726582178/in/photostream/


This is my second Cat. I had a blue 1986 XJ before this one.
I have owned American cars/trucks other than these.
I drive an '03 Blazer as a daily driver.


Frank



-- Edited by Frank on Wednesday 21st of July 2010 01:17:42 PM






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Within the US, and specially if you are under 50, you have not only forgotten about double declutch and "heel and toes", but even single declutch too. Most cars are automatic gearboxed ones, and lots of people have never driven cars with cluthches...

Just MHO.

Martin

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Neither my 1949 Ford Popular, nor my 1956 Hillman Husky minivan had synchromesh, but they have been gone more than 40 years, so I probably cannot remember how to double declutch anymore.






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I do not like automatic cars, they are just a conveyance. I like to drive my cars, as opposed to merely being conveyed by them, so only drive manually operated gear shifts. I have taught my daughter to drive a manual, and she will be taking her driving test in it. Many of her friends have already passed their test in an automatic and are amazed that she can drive a manual. If you can drive a manual, you can also drive an automatic. You can also drive trucks. It is a good skill to have, because you never know when in an emergency you will be called upon to do it.

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Where I live (Argentina) most of the cars are manual (this tendency is mildly being reverted, but the automatic ones are still scarce here). As you say, being able to drive manual (as I do several times a week) is almost a guarantee you can also drive automatics (which I have only done about twice or three times in my whole life). Been able to deal with a clutch is a skill that, among other things, allows you to hire a car if you travel to Buenos Aires...

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Martin

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I do not like automatic cars, they are just a conveyance. I like to drive my cars, as opposed to merely being conveyed by them, so only drive manually operated gear shifts. I have taught my daughter to drive a manual, and she will be taking her driving test in it. Many of her friends have already passed their test in an automatic and are amazed that she can drive a manual. If you can drive a manual, you can also drive an automatic. You can also drive trucks. It is a good skill to have, because you never know when in an emergency you will be called upon to do it.






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i've always used that 'in an emergency' bit excuse about manuals, but i've never had it happen. i've never once HAD to drive a manny b/c of some emergency, big or small. the only time i've ever HAD to drive one (aside from the manny car and truck i owned at different times) was when i worked at a sign company, both trucks, the p/u and crane truck, were manual. the crane truck was something of a pain to drive. you had to STAND on the clutch, hold on to the wheel with left hand and pick yourself up with your right foot, REACH over to the stick and wiggle it out of gear and then jam it back into another gear.

i hated that truck. i actually ran over a couple of small signs while driving it....

and wouldn't you know, they got rid of it for a newer model after i quit to go back to college.


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Frank wrote:

This is why I do not buy expensive fountain pens! smile.gif

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43838151@N08/4726582178/in/photostream/


This is my second Cat. I had a blue 1986 XJ before this one.
I have owned American cars/trucks other than these.
I drive an '03 Blazer as a daily driver.


Frank



-- Edited by Frank on Wednesday 21st of July 2010 01:17:42 PM


That is an absolutely beautiful car.

I drive a 2005 Toyota Altis. It's an automatic and an unexpected gift from my older brother who pitied me for driving a beat up, falling apart 15 year old Mitsubishi Lancer.

I was driving stick all my life, and in this city, I have to say, it's torture. The traffic is horrendous and no one follows traffic rules unless they see a cop on the corner. It's chaotic and stressful. People here use their cars to push other cars out of the way. :p Buses do it, too.We're fairly used to minor mishaps, and strangely enough because we know no one follows rules, we're pretty good at avoiding major accidents. I guess our reflexes are honed to react to the unexpected. Besides, at some point in our driving lives, most of us drove a little crazy.The biggest road accidents here are caused by buses. Imagine wild bus driving in the city proper.



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Thanks Issy!

I plan to buy a Jeep Wrangler when I get rid of my current truck!

Yes, in Philadelphia, SEPTA (acronym for SE PA Trans Authority) does a pretty good job of getting in trouble as well!

Frank



-- Edited by Frank on Friday 29th of July 2011 01:55:40 PM

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Splendid! Its automobile with energy complete motor. One factor which I completely get motivated that is the tires of this automobile indeed these tires have this performance that you can run the automobile even it is pouring, this will not get fallen.


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