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  1. magnumdart

    magnumdart There's a bad moon on the rise. FABO Gold Member

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    My first car was a '56 Chevy with a 265 V-8, two door car. Thirty bucks, in '72. Red and white and and the girls just loved it. Lot of "greasers" where I went to school in Lombard, so it fit right in.
     
  2. Kegan B

    Kegan B '74 Scamp.

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    no more ?
     
  3. bad440

    bad440 everything,all the time..

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    my first car was a vega station wagon.my dad had a repair shop .i ot suspended from school for smoking a joint,somone snitched me off,this was 1980 anyway i had to work at the shop .he was'nt about to let me lay around all week.i was working and learning and earning he paid because he belives a man should get paid for a days work.so l got this vega wagon for free.it had no engine(thats why it was free)it was a 4 speed.i dropped in a 327 i bought used out of a 64 vette he put in a 427.bet he's kicking himself now.paid 200 for it.i used mounts and headers from a v 8 monza.i traded my stock rearend for a 12 bolt just for switching them out.i flogged that thing until the doors wouldn't shut anymore.then pulled the engine and pot it in another chevy that i traded for a 70 road runner been mopar since
     
  4. Dart_Doctor

    Dart_Doctor Asa style

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    I wish i had the 1700 to buy mine back . I still know where it is ... It aint been parted yet
     
  5. jwh70valiant

    jwh70valiant Well-Known Member

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    First car was a '90 Escort wagon. The transmission went out, along other things in the POS, which led me to Toyota. I had wanted an A body since I was 4, and saw Duel, but finding one was hard. I eventually found a '70 Valiant, 225 /6 in sad shape. So I did what any inexperienced person did, I bought an American socket set and a Haynes shop manual. Surprisingly, it ran decently until it got cold. It through a rod, I had to sort out electrical problems with the rear lights, rebuild the brake system and troubleshoot the cooling system. To its credit, it usually started on the first try even with snow, with the original starter. I blew a transmission cooler line out in the country one night. I drove it home in 3rd gear with now tranny fluid. Fixed the line and refilled when I got home, and the tranny shifted as if nothing happened. I ended up selling the thing for parts when I joined the military. (it somehow still ran) Even with its problems, I was amazed at how much abuse that car could take!
     
  6. grr8_65

    grr8_65 Well-Known Member

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    I got my first car, a 1948 ford convertible, in 1956. My dad drove it home from a wrecking yard at Christmas. I was to turn 16 in May of the next year. My "job" was to repair ALL the systems that didn't work and the fix the body. I never did get the top mechanism to operate. We parked it my grandfathers garage and when I turned 16 I had aluminum heads and dual carbs, duals with glass paks, of course.It provided bus service for my sister and her friends to school and my "learn how to drive this thing" adventures with my friends on the back roads of Edmonds Washington. Drove it for a couple of years and traded it for a 50 ford convertible. All the while Mom drove a 53 plymouth wagon and Dad traded his ford for a Plymouth. AAAAAAH those were the "good old days"
     
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    Well.....I still have my first car.....I bought it in 1986 for $40 and it cost me $60 to get it home.......4 years and $10,000 later, I was driving it.
    I drove it for 7 years, and the welds i did with an oxy, couldn't afford a MIG back then, had begun to crack, so I took it off the road to repair it......and my life went to shit after that.....wife was cheating and blowing my money on Poker Machines, got divorced, so I was broke for years after.....but I still have that car......and I'm back on my feet....and running......so it will be back on the road again.
     
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