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Old 11-20-2008, 01:29 PM   #81
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.030 over 454 baby!! ZOOM ZOOM

Don't leat the "MALIBU 350" (which was true at one time) badges on the fenders fool you.

$4 gas VERY BAD!!!!
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I had a 67 Chevelle SS convertible when I was in my early 20's. It had the high output 396. My best friend's dad worked as a manager at an auto parts store, so we juiced it up.

By the time we got done (not bored out), it was running 440 bhp........
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I had a 67 Chevelle SS convertible when I was in my early 20's. It had the high output 396. My best friend's dad worked as a manager at an auto parts store, so we juiced it up.

By the time we got done (not bored out), it was running 440 bhp........
That you sold, like a fool! For something so frivolous as college tuition!

I've got a 76 Airstream motorhome, an 84 Chevy pickup, an 84 Mercedes Diesel, a 1996 Saturn and a 1997 Saturn. Yep, just two of us.
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2002 Taurus Wagon 55,000 mi.(bought off E-Bay 18 mo. ago for $7k with 48k mi.--Owned by an old couple--no problems so far except for rear brakes and tires.
Watch the springs on this car. IIRC there is a recall for the front springs, but the rear ones tend to break, too. When the spring breaks, the sharp end can shred the tire quickly. Ford "fixes" this by recalling the car and putting a shield in there to stop the tire from being shredded (front springs only). If the spring actually breaks within a certain warranty period (10 years, 110K miles??) they will replace it. A quick look under the car near the front struts will reveal if the shield has been added.
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Haha, really, no fibbing. I'm amazed at its MPG. Majority of my drive is 50-60 MPH, 70 miles round trip.
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I had a 67 Chevelle SS convertible when I was in my early 20's. It had the high output 396. My best friend's dad worked as a manager at an auto parts store, so we juiced it up.

By the time we got done (not bored out), it was running 440 bhp........

A BBC '67. Oooooooooo...hubba hubba.

I think mine puts out something simliar or a bit less (it's not terribly radical) , but it does me no good becuase I can't plant it. Up in smoke she goes.


...and as much I love me Chivvies... I'd love an M5 Bimmer.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:12 AM   #96
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T-Al, thought about getting a small utility trailer for your car? My cousin did this so they only have one car -- a VW GTI. Works great for them, and they do a lot of lumber/firewood/rock hauling with it. You might have to do two smaller loads, but you'd save money on registration, insurance and gas so would probably come out ahead.
That's a great idea, but I think our little Toyota Echo would freak if we attached a trailer to it.
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That's a great idea, but I think our little Toyota Echo would freak if we attached a trailer to it.
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