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Old 05-09-2005, 02:47 PM   #21
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Re: Where to put $37K retirement check

I can get you a heck of a deal on baby formula to soak those biscuits in...
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Re: Where to put $37K retirement check
Old 05-09-2005, 03:59 PM   #22
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The '69 Olds 442 (W-30 preferred) is my husband's dream car. He's always on the prowl to find one in good condition. He's currently restoring a '71 Cutlass and biding his time until the 442 comes along.
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Man, now everybody is going to think I'm a fuddy duddy. When I read "sports car" I was thinking a red Nissan ZX with a guy in a members only jacket behind the wheel. You guys are all talking about works of art, that's different! My buddy owns a perfectly restored 65 T-bird, I feel like a million bucks riding shotgun in that!
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:41 PM   #24
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Re. the dog food thng, my buddy and I used to sample the
Gravy Train on our way to feed his Dad's hunting dogs
(this was 45 years ago). Don't think we suffered any ill effects
as a result, although I do sometimes get the urge to mark the shrubbery

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Hmmm...I think i've detected some ill effects, but I wasnt aware that dog food consumption could cause loss of blood flow to the brain...
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Hi Spanky.

The '69 Olds 442 (W-30 preferred) is my husband's dream car. He's always on the prowl to find one in good condition. He's currently restoring a '71 Cutlass and biding his time until the 442 comes along.
Hi Calgary Girl,

Good luck in finding the dream car.

I still have a couple of photos of the 442 (sky blue with white top) and the MGB (dark green).

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Anyone that likes these cars just has to take a trip to california. You cant spin around quick without knocking over a 442 or a vintage 60's mustang. It was nirvana for me when I first moved here from New England, where anything good salt rusted away years ago.

Unfortunately, the pacers, gremlins and matadors are also well in evidence.
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Anyone that likes these cars just has to take a trip to california.* You cant spin around quick without knocking over a 442 or a vintage 60's mustang.* It was nirvana for me when I first moved here from New England, where anything good salt rusted away years ago.* Unfortunately, the pacers, gremlins and matadors are also well in evidence.
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Find me a '62 Impala Bubbletop ( ) that the owner doesn't want an arm and a leg for it, and I'd even throw in a finders fee...
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My baby was a 65 Mustang, red with dark red flames & black interior.* I practically rebuilt the entire car over the years I had it.* One of the biggest regrets in my life was selling that car.* The feeling I had just sitting at a red light while the car idled and the smell the engine had (new cars just don't have the same engine smells if that makes any sense... probably just leaking oil...* :)

On a positive note, it helped me secure my future wife*

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That's a GREAT avatar fire5soon (If that is what it's called)

I'm not a Ford guy, but those 'Stangs could hold their own in the 'coolness' race.
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Old 05-10-2005, 12:25 PM   #31
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Thanks... Office Space is my favorite movie right behind the Holy Grail.

I'm generally not a Ford guy either, mainly Chevy.* But there is just something about those Mustangs.* I never lost a race in it, but then again I never picked on any Corvettes either*
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On a positive note, it helped me secure my future wife
How long was it before you let her out of the trunk?
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How long was it before you let her out of the trunk?
I'm supposed to let her out
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Unfortunately - one of my coffee shop/doughnut stops with the 'boys' looks across at a hot rod paint shop - last trip:

Ford A/C Cobra - the first model - freshly painted - da electric blue with white stripe.

Now - that's a Ford!
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I'm supposed to let her out
Uh oh, you've discovered one of the "alternative ER" methods. Shortly, all of your care and needs will be taken care of and paid in full by your state government! You will be provided with food, shelter, clothing, cable television, fully equipped workout room, and up to one hour of outside activities per day!

Not as much fun as the 'baguette maneuver', but still workable.
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That or Wellesly.* Don't buy the sportscar, it screams, "I have shortcomings!"*
Perhaps to a guy who majored in women's studies. To most of us they are just fun.

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Perhaps to a guy who majored in women's studies. To most of us they are just fun.
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Amen to that, Mikey.*

I LOVE the way my Chevelle vibrates at a stop light with my 454 huffin' under the hood.* *My hood looks like it's going to shake off. Makes my heart go 'pitter patter'...

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TH,

Find me a '62 Impala Bubbletop ( ) that the owner doesn't want an arm and a leg for it, and I'd even throw in a finders fee...
I found 16 of them ranging from ~8500 to 50,000. Along with a few convertibles.

Whats the finders fee?
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I found 16 of them ranging from ~8500 to 50,000.* Along with a few convertibles.* Whats the finders fee?
$8500 -- rats... too rich for me.* 50 large!?!?!* Egads!

I'm hoping for something between 3000-5000.* Doesn't have to be a beauty... just solid, something to work with.* I know - 'and people in hell want ice water'.

Finders fee.... um... it's contingent on me being able to find one that I can afford.* Not looking so good.
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Nothing in that price range. I guess you're already scratched because my minimum finders fee is 10,000.

The 50k one is for a cherry white 409 with 24k original miles on it...

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