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Unread 02-02-2008, 09:06 PM
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It was

Originally Posted by Len Backus View Post
Kindred spirits!
night time and I could see the porcelain exhaust manifold glowing red through the louvers on the left side of the hood uumm , I mean bonnet .

p.s. I still think the XKE body style is one of the most beautiful ever designed .
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Unread 02-02-2008, 09:37 PM
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I lost my drivers license using that car, sold it right away.

Then a year later I bought a brand-new, primrose yellow XK-E. The newer ones had some of the first anti-pollution garbage on it. Much slower top end, but it was faster in 0-60.
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Unread 02-03-2008, 10:13 AM
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My first was a 1968 Camaro with 327 4bbl and Muncie M-21 4 speed. Had a 10 bolt in from the factory but I later put a 12 bolt posi w 3:31 gears. When I rebuilt the engine punched it out .030" and added some nice 1.94 / 1.60 heads. This car would run 8:80's in the 8th on street tires and through the mufflers. This was back in the late 70's.
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Unread 02-03-2008, 08:25 PM
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87 sammi

First car was a 1987 suzuki samurai, I was fourteen and wanted a fourwheeler but could not afford one. I had been reading fourwheeler magazine for some time and had read about glenn wakefields sammi in top truck. I saw one on the bus ride home with a lift and some 33's and a hideous camo paint job. Guy wanted 2000 but needed bail money for his brother I offered him 1200, he took it mom drove me to the bank I got out 1200 cash and it was mine. It was the middle of spring and slush was all over the place I drove it home with my mom following me and it was the sloppiest ride I can remember. Those big wide tires with the gumbo like spring slush, I turned that thing around 5 times on the trip home.

I still have it, it has 81,000 origional miles, I've only driven it 600 or so miles since i bought it. High school got busy and college kept me away. Its sat on blocks under a tarp for the last five years, It gets started every 6months.

Lifes slowing down a little and this spring its getting and exo cage and will be on a boad headed for kodiak this spring. I figure it will be a good grocery runner for all those little towns out west since it will fit on the deck nicely.

Sounds like some of you guys have some real zingers of first cars, mine has never made it over 65 on its own power.
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Unread 02-04-2008, 02:08 PM
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My first car was a 1983 mustang. 347 stroker, built c4, 9" with 3:73 rear end. It had 418 hp at the wheels. I still have it, the previous owner tried adapting it to fuel injection and left me a hacked up wiring harness. I drive a 4 door 1992 honda civic with an engine swap everyday. Its got 190hp at the wheels and weighs about 2200lbs with me in it. low 13 second 1/4's and 35 mpg. But it is a honda...
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