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  • Re: Project Cars--You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"

    Hi all- Havent been around in awhile. Still looks like the same core bunch thats been here for years. Andre and his love for full size Pontiacs remains intact! Hope everyone is well!
    Yeah, I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. And neither is my '67 Catalina. Actually, it can't. My '79 Chrysler is blocking it in, and has no battery in it! :p

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  • Re: Project Cars--You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"

    Oh, I knew it wasn't a #1 before even clicking on the link. True #1 cars are mythical beasts, and almost never spotted in the wild. Most of what people try to push off as #1 are nice #2 cars, or even a #3.

    And I'd second Uplanderguy. If I was in the market, I'd pay $7100 for it. Maybe even $7200. :p My biggest beef with the car is actually a nitpick...I'd want power windows in something that big. My '67 Catalina has something like 62.5" of shoulder room up front, so I imagine that '66 would be close. My car has crank windows, but the passenger side is too far away to reach easily. My '57 DeSoto is probably almost as wide inside, and has crank windows. The only reason I used to be able to reach them in the past, when I drove the car, was that it didn't have seat belts, so it was easy to just slide over and reach them!

    The crank windows on the convertible didn't used to bother me, when the top motor didn't work. I had to get out of the car to put it down by hand, anyway, so while I was out of the car, I'd just reach in and put down the rest of the windows. And, same with getting the top back up, and putting up the windows. But, ever since I got the top fixed, the crank windows have annoyed me a bit.
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  • Re: I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today!

    Here's a bit of role-reversal you don't see every day...

    Found this on the web.
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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    Finally caught an oblivious "driver" worth showing off - last second turn from straight-only lane - at least he hit his signal, virtually as he started turning, of course.
    That camera looks like fun. I've thought about posting a few driving videos, myself, but that would involve me holding my iPhone up to the windshield and driving one-handed, which I guess would make me an inconsiderate driver. But, if I steer with my knees, I can still use the turn signal. :p

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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    Oh, how's this for dumb, at least, if not really inconsiderate. Last Thursday, we had about 6" of snow. It was a combination of thick and wet first, and then lighter and more powdery later on, but enough that, once the plow trucks went by, what they pushed aside was pretty thick, hard, and icy. It didn't pile up too bad alongside the road, probably about 10", max. It was just enough though, that I shoveled it, rather than try to just bash through. Back in the day, I would have done that with my Granddad's '85 Silverado, but my '12 Ram would probably have something made out of plastic break off!

    Anyway, there's a small park up the street, and its parking lot had not been plowed. Well, this buffoon in a Honda Civic (~'02-06 style) thought he could just bash right through it, like it was a '74 Impala or something...and got hung up! I'd love to know the thought process behind some peoples' minds.

    On my way to work, I stopped off and asked if he needed help pushing out. He looked at me like I was an idiot, and said that he was trying to get up IN the park. He was wearing some weird looking boots, like ski boots but more petite, and had some odd looking skis in the car...they looked flimsier and a bit narrower than regular skis.

    I guess he wanted to get up in that park and go cross-country skiing...not that there's all that much "country" to cross...park ain't much bigger than my yard. But, he was hell-bent on getting up in there, and was trying to bust at the ice that he grounded himself on with a windshield scraper, so I just left him to his devices...he was so focused on getting into that park, it reminded me of a puppy intently chewing on a peanut-butter filled bong!
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