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Old 01-03-2013, 08:03 PM   #141
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The greatest car was my Fiat 124. It had the most precise handling and it was just fun!. It was also a great instructional car as I couldn't afford Tony to keep it running.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:20 PM   #142
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I'm bumping up this thread with my favorite ride so far.

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Old 01-10-2013, 02:38 PM   #143
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The greatest car was my Fiat 124. It had the most precise handling and it was just fun!. It was also a great instructional car as I couldn't afford Tony to keep it running.
My dad had a 1977 Spider when I was in my teens that I learned to drive stick on...great car for a teenage boy to get into trouble with!
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #144
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I like my little green Miata. Yeah, it's 13 years old now, but great fun, and very easy to park. Pocket-sized, you might say...
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #145
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I like my little green Miata. Yeah, it's 13 years old now, but great fun, and very easy to park. Pocket-sized, you might say...
pocket sized is right, I also have a few pocket sized exotics
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:15 PM   #146
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While the thread is still alive, my 1987 Yamaha Riva 200....
Paid $300 6 years ago... $3000 of fun...built for 75MPH... Since I bought it, hasn't been over 30MPH...

Yamaha Riva 180 & 200 | Motor Scooter Guide
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The Muscle Boat is almost done at the body shop!
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The Muscle Boat is almost done at the body shop!


More progress on the muscle boat. Silver vinyl top goes on next week!
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Visited the Muscle Boat today. Chrome is all on. Very little work left and exterior restoration will be complete.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:39 PM   #149
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Stunning, Keim! I love it! Thanks for the pictures!
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #150
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Had a great 67 Mustang back in 72 to 75. First car always stays in your heart. But the best darn car I ever had was my 91 Geo Metro. That little car served me for over 20 years and saved me so much money. Never be another like it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:10 AM   #151
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Had a great 67 Mustang back in 72 to 75. First car always stays in your heart. But the best darn car I ever had was my 91 Geo Metro. That little car served me for over 20 years and saved me so much money. Never be another like it.
Metro's always scared me. Saw a Metro rear-end a Crown Victoria at about 25 mph. The Crown Vic had a small dent in the bumper, and was able to drive away. The Metro? The car was totalled, and occupants had to be removed with the jaws of life. They left on stretchers.
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Exterior restoration of my Muscle Boat is now complete. Next up? Engine compartment painting!
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Hey Keim, what's that white stuff?
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:34 PM   #154
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Hey Keim, what's that white stuff?
I need to wash the car down with Head & Shoulders-it is dandruff.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:30 PM   #155
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Finally got some decent pictures:
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #157
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69 Dodge Charger; wish I still had that. May get one in spite of the cost.
Just got an 05 Acura TL, a great little car with 28-30 mpg on the road, decent acceleration and find handling on country roads.
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It is true-there are hardly any here. But I'm in Idaho!

I thought maybe you were talking about Moscow, Texas...lol. That's right down the road from here... Yeah, I saw the ID plate, but figured it coulda been "imported" into Texas. Is that a '76? I had a '77 when I was 19-20 yrs old that I bought new, then totaled. Sweet car, all black. I think the rear lights were a little different, between those 2 year models.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:23 PM   #159
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Currently own an '08 Infiniti G37 coupe. First saw a postage stamp-size picture of one in the newspaper. Had to see one in the flesh after that. Not a halfway bad thing to say about it, except that they're all over the place now.
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I bought the car in 1969, paid $400. Sold in 1971 for $300- Uncle Sam required my services

My parents hauled us around in a 1964 Galaxy for a few years when I was pretty young. I remember it well. White exterior, red interior. Had the round tail lights. Next car they bought was a '67 Ford Custom, 4-door...which ended up being my first car when I was in high school. Had a 289 v-8, and power NOTHING...lol. No pwr brakes, no pwr steering, no AC, no radio, no auto transmission...just 3 on the tree... But I'm tellin' ya that was a beast of a tough car. I put it through all the hell that can be expected from a teenage boy with a lead foot, and she kept on running. Ummm until that pine tree incident. Anyway, cool Galaxy!
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