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Old 08-29-2019, 08:30 PM
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I miss my '63 Ranchero! Would love to find a nice '64-'65 Ranchero with a V8!

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A good friend of mine (Dan) had a '65 Falcon Sport Coupe, 289/auto. Dan was/is a machinist... so his 289/auto was handily modified, making for a nice, quick stoplight bruiser.

Anyhow, my buddy Dan was into the Falcons and Rancheros: Dan's wife drove a '65 Ranchero daily, six cylinder, three on the column. Dan had everything needed to make the V8 conversion, standard or automatic... unfortunately, his wife and the Ranchero were struck broadside, seriously injuring his wife and destroying the cool little Ranchero before Dan could make the V8 conversion.


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Old 08-29-2019, 10:14 PM
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The one that got away...

I bought my friend's '65 GTO... 389/ tri-power/ 4 speed car. I took a bank loan to buy the car... two weeks later, my wife said, "I'm pregnant."

I said, "Are you sure it's mine?" (She failed to see the humour.) My friend (Charlie) had a short list of serious buyers on file, so I reluctantly sold it to the next guy. I paid the loan out, no penalty, and built a nursery for my son. (I should have named him Del, short for DeLorean.)

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Old 08-30-2019, 11:18 AM
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Out of all the cars I have had over the years, the one I really wish I could have back is a 47 Ford sedan I owned about 40 years ago. A guy was going through a divorce and I saw a little ad in the local newspaper, so I went to see it.

The car was deep green with a black tuck and roll upholstery job, and Rader mag wheels and whitewalls. It only had 50,000 miles on it, and the previous owner put small block Chevy engines in it, and kept blowing them up street racing, so he would put it back in the garage for a few years until he could afford to build a new motor. Then he would blow that one up.

The car was absolutely spotless. I used to lay on a creeper and stare at the undercarriage, it was clean as a whistle.

A few months after I bought it, I got a job offer in Florida and needed the money to move and didn't have a way to transport the car anyway, so I sold it. First guy to come bought it on the spot.

That is one that I really wish I had back.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:18 PM
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71 Plymouth Satellite.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:40 PM
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I would have to say 1970 VW Bug, mostly because I bought it new and had it for 30 years and two wives.
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:19 AM
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Mine would be the 1966 Dodge Charger, which I owned from 1977 to 1982, a mint Carolina car, "rose gold" 383 4bbl, automatic, but no AC, no power steering or anything.

I bought it very cheap from a young guy that thought it had a bad engine, even had the non fouling plug on one cylinder. Turned out it was a bad plug wire.
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This is the summer of 1980...the car was a really really rotted out 1968 Chevy Camaro, this was a 6 cylinder class we ran in...I would love to find one similar and rebuild it again...


This was most of the Chevy guys ran back then...we also had Ford Mustangs and Barracudas and Dodge Darts too...it was an awesome time to be involved in racing...

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When I was thick into selling real estate I always had a nice 4-door. This 2001 Lincoln Continental had every avail option that year & was a couch on wheels but had the 32 valve motor that would really scoot! Love me some hot rod Lincolns!!!

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Old 10-21-2019, 11:49 AM
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My old drag bug. 70 body on a full tube chassis. Hurt a lot of feelings at the local tracks. 2nd pic is how it looks now running 6.20's-30's
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Nice to see a post from you, timbo. I love the fast VW's.
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