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Tell Us About Your First Car

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Unread 01-19-2008, 11:11 PM
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At 16 it was a 1970 Monte Carlo,,,,,,,had Keystone Klassic Rims with Mickey Thompson 50's (BIAS PLY) 350 CI 2 barrel, Hooker Headers, Rabbit air shocks (a must), and a Bowtie on the hood that read,,,,,,,The Monte Carlo Kid!!!!!!
At the young age of 11 it was a Corvair!!! My Dad had a salvage yard with over 900 vehicles and all of 60 acre to learn how NOT ta drive!!!! I found out when the left side motor mount in a 67 Ford breaks, ya can dump yer brother (driving a 67 Dodge) goin inta turn 3,,,,,,,,yep,,,,,,,the throttle sticks goin inta a left hander!!!!
For all the powerheads out there,,,,here's a formula I came up with for CI:
Bore x Bore x Stroke x 6.2832 (pie x 2)
350 CI CHevy
4.001 x 4.001 x 3.48 x 6.2832 = 350.235 CI
CI x RPM x .0001903 = ponies!!!!
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Unread 01-20-2008, 12:37 AM
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Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
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First car was a 1953 Ford 4 door - Flat head V8

Second car was a brand spankin' new 1963 Corvair convert. $2500.
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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Unread 01-20-2008, 04:13 AM
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Location: Casper Wy
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Dad put 100k on the 65 Belair before I got it as my first car=Lasted a week before a brake line went while going down the cart road to town:o Spent the next year in a 63 Belair with a straight six and three speed that I traded the neighbor for a little help haying that first summer.
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." -Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
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Unread 01-20-2008, 11:43 PM
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First car at 17 was a 66 nova ss 327 4spd. It had keystone classics and firestone ss bias tires they were gone in the 2nd week. Fastest I ever had it was close to 140 and I sure wouldn't even come close to that today it felt like it was ready to take off. When the speedo read 100 you were actually doing 110, according to my buddies 70 buick gs stage 1 455, and it was along time before that needle left 120. It was alot of fun for a 17 year old in the 80's.

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Unread 01-21-2008, 06:48 PM
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First car was a '69 Firebird 400ci 4 speed and came with speeding tickets.
Next I got an '74 Opel Manta and set it up for SCAA racing. Sure do miss running up at Road America :-((
My sisters husband had a Opel Gt and he got me started with the Opel's.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 07:02 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Central AZ.
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Mine was an Opel also.
But it was my Moms station wagon:o
Oh well, with a Pioneer Super Tuner with 8track,
curtains in the rear windows, seats folded down,
foam pad and sleeping bag look out coal miners daughters:p
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Unread 01-21-2008, 10:52 PM
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Alabama
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My first vehicle was a 73 Chevy pickup but my first "car" was 1970 SS Chevelle. It was phantom blue with white stripes. I bought the car minus the motor. I built a 383 stroker with Chevy bowtie heads,TRW flat tops, Compition Cams 292 Cam, Eldenbrock Performer intake, a tricked out 780 Holley carb and few other bells and whistles. Man I had some good times in that car and sure wish I had it back. Every time I see one of those Chevelles (which isn't very often now adays)it makes me think back. That car kicked a many a butt on a Friday night back country road.
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