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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2075 on: December 20, 2019, 02:46:07 PM »
I like the “Lincoln” very classy. ;D
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« Reply #2076 on: December 20, 2019, 03:19:21 PM »
Is that the show they use to have at Toogoolawah?

They didn't have it this year.

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« Reply #2077 on: December 20, 2019, 04:00:06 PM »
That's them.

Apparently now only running 2-yearly.
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« Reply #2078 on: December 28, 2019, 05:23:41 PM »
Lately, i have this really uneasy feeling i'm being watched.
 Like, freaky dude...... trippin....  ???

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« Reply #2079 on: December 31, 2019, 05:49:44 AM »
When you jump in your car later on today and start it, you can thank Cadillac for it.

In 1912 Cadillac fitted the first starter motor as standard equipment on its Model 30.

This deceptively simple device made it possible for anyone , no matter what their strength, to turn over a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine without fear of sustaining injury by the hand crank when the engine backfired or the cranked kicked back.

Indeed, until Charles Kettering invented the electric starter you could die starting a car. In early 1908, a woman stalled her Cadillac in Detroit, Michigan. She did not have enough strength to crank the engine to restart it. A passing motorist offered to help. His name was Byron Carter and he just happened to be a friend of Cadillac founder Henry Leland.

So Carter cranked the Cadillac's motor. It backfired .The crank hit him in the face breaking his jaw. Carter was admitted to hospital but infection and gangrene set in and in those days without antibiotics he died.

Carter's death led Leland to vow that Cadillac would rid its cars of the hand starter crank. And so he called on Charles Kettering, who owned Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company. You and I know it better by its acronym: DELCO.
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« Reply #2080 on: December 31, 2019, 08:16:26 AM »
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The XB Falcon wagon's Father  on steroids,  Got a mate thats in the process of aquiring a Right hook one of these beasts .. Although with a 351 Clevo in it, the motor would look like a toy  ..    ;D ;D
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« Reply #2081 on: December 31, 2019, 09:28:09 AM »
Got a mate thats in the process of aquiring a Right hook one of these beasts ..

For his trip to WallyWorld?  >:D
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« Reply #2082 on: December 31, 2019, 09:40:58 AM »
For his trip to WallyWorld?  >:D

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« Reply #2083 on: December 31, 2019, 03:28:31 PM »
Thats what I thought too ...................But its the wrong car  ..

The Grizwolds car is a George Barris modded  1979 Ford LTD Country Squire ..  ;D
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« Reply #2084 on: January 01, 2020, 06:15:03 PM »
Someone gimme 60k... Wonder if I should crowd fund...

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« Reply #2085 on: January 01, 2020, 06:52:52 PM »
Someone gimme 60k... Wonder if I should crowd fund...


Nice. I assume it's a replica going by the price.  Love me a Blue Meanie. One of my favs.
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« Reply #2086 on: January 01, 2020, 07:58:51 PM »
Someone gimme 60k... Wonder if I should crowd fund...


I’ll chip in a fiver


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« Reply #2087 on: January 01, 2020, 08:26:43 PM »
Nice. I assume it's a replica going by the price.  Love me a Blue Meanie. One of my favs.
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« Reply #2088 on: January 01, 2020, 08:30:34 PM »
I got offered one when they were 3 years old
Pay out the residual on the lease $10000 and it’s yours dooooooooo


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« Reply #2089 on: January 03, 2020, 01:33:22 PM »
This'll bring a smile to ya face...
Listen to the prices  (video in the link)
'wouldnt sell it for less than 8000 ...." ..... LMAO

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Children of the 21st century could be forgiven for thinking the travelling experiences of their forebears must have been dreadfully dull in the years before backseat-mounted DVD players, smartphones and hi-tech car stereo systems.

But RetroFocus is only too happy to set them straight on the pleasures of premillennial motoring.

In the 1970s, panel van clubs began to spring up as the "shaggin' wagons" became icons as recognisably Australian as Lillee and Thommo.

Although panel vans were made for the road, much of the joys of panel vanning were to be had while you were parked, not moving.

And by that, we mean the ample room in the back was perfect for enthusiasts to spend hours remaking and remodelling in the most '70s of decor, as this footage from a 1977 episode of Flashez shows.
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« Reply #2090 on: January 03, 2020, 02:03:45 PM »
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« Reply #2091 on: January 03, 2020, 08:07:03 PM »
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« Reply #2092 on: January 03, 2020, 08:09:15 PM »
Yeah, but it's not a Ford....  >:D
Thats why its valuable... it didnt rust away :P
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« Reply #2093 on: January 16, 2020, 09:17:31 PM »
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« Reply #2094 on: January 16, 2020, 09:53:55 PM »
If you like old race cars etc check out these Yankee jobs .. Check the humiddy crib bubbles and how many 4 post hoists do you need .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQpIyp7TD80
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« Reply #2095 on: January 21, 2020, 01:29:46 PM »
Gotta love a derelict 58 Rolls with an LS7. Built for an Oz customer. 
About 2 mins in the Rolls appears. 15:30 they actually start it
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« Reply #2096 on: January 22, 2020, 12:43:26 PM »
ok, not a real car, but a very creative model made out of old sewing machine bits


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« Reply #2097 on: January 22, 2020, 02:05:29 PM »
Now that is Friggen COOL .
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« Reply #2098 on: January 22, 2020, 02:06:38 PM »
Now that is Friggen COOL .
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« Reply #2099 on: January 22, 2020, 02:11:46 PM »
Not a fan of Impalas but thing goes ..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_MBobWCt8A  ..    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXTXyxzSnZg      ;D ;D
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