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I like him and also prefer less complicated cars which have less than can go wrong.
originally posted by: anonentity
The failure of parts seems to be endemic.Then wonders why the cash for clunkers came in , when easily to keep going forever cars were crushed.He gives an interesting rant.
originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: rickymouse
I've been dealing with a parts problem with my car for about six weeks now. Found out yesterday they sent the wrong master cylinder. Hopefully get the right one Friday.
Hard to beat a normally aspirated chevy small block, they run even when you have to check the gas and fill the oil.
In my younger days i had a 350 that ran for ever with a ticking valve and then number 7 rod started knocking, had to rebuild it after about a week.
Went to a monster 383 in a old 77 short bed pickup with rusted out fenders, wheel wells, door rockers and skins that would flap in the wind, and the wood bed was gone and driver side rear bed wheel well gone. it was the ultimate sleeper.
Several times for a about a month I use to smoke what i think was a 75 vette, I know it was a 70's model, on the way home from work. Anyway It started one day when I went rumbling by him and he came up beside me and pointed to the bridge, I pushed my foot through the rusted out floor board and ran off and left him. Got to the top of the hill slowed down and waited for him, and when he went by, I ran him down and waited again, it was a running 5 miles from where he got on interstate and where I got off. We did that several times. The last time we raced I did the same thing, but this time at the top of the hill he just waved me on, I punched it and left him again.
Just glad we were rolling when it started, if we had left from the line he would have smoked me, ass end was to light from being all rusted out and bed rotted away. I finally had to pull the engine and trans and put them in a 68 Chevelle. That was a fun car to.