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#21 sixgunsound

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 05:28 AM

My first car was a Pegueot 206 GRD. I loved it, it was a rugged little bastard with no electronics whatsoever (excluding the headlights), but at no point did I think about throwing money into it for no practical purpose. I knew someone who spen something like $15000-20000 on doing up a Renault Clio (look it up...that'll give you a real kick).  I pointed out for the same money they could have bought a second hand BMW 3 Series, but that was ignored.

 

Kids!  *shakes fist*

 

LOL at the Clio. That's desperately ugly. I think the push to little hatchy things was a bit harder in the UK. My mate just bought his second Civic and has spent a ridiculous amount of money (which he justifies by having bought it on a finance plan through Honda). What he fails to realize is how dirt cheap cars are in North America. 

 

I was looking up prices for the 87 Monte Carlo and found a few newer models for less than $3,000. I mean, how can you beat that?  A fully loaded basic version of a well-built yankee car, which means parts are going to be plentiful and cheap if anything breaks. Nah, let's do an overpriced bit of aluminium with parts from overseas. Tailpipe?


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#22 Derf!

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 05:31 AM

Whoa whoa whoa...so you bought a 4500$ car to avoid a 1500$ El Camino tune up? Alarm bells are ringing, Sixy. Is the Camino downtrodden? Whahappen, mah man? [Ruby Rodd Font)



#23 sixgunsound

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 06:21 AM

Whoa whoa whoa...so you bought a 4500$ car to avoid a 1500$ El Camino tune up? Alarm bells are ringing, Sixy. Is the Camino downtrodden? Whahappen, mah man? [Ruby Rodd Font)

 

Not to avoid, I'll still do it. I bought a $4500 car that is listing on various sites for sale at between $15 and $20k American. That's the kind of appreciation I appreciate. 


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 09:48 AM

I owned a 1972 Pontiac Catalina for a year of my life. This was more like a boat rather than a car. I bought it for $2,000. The cam shaft started decaying and shooting metal shavings into my carburetor. In order to keep the car running, I basically would have had to replace the entire engine. I was 20 or 21 years old at the time, and couldn't afford it, so I had to let it go. The price I ended up having to sell it for was a swift kick to my nuts. I miss that thing so much..


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:54 AM

Definitely a boat. I had a 76 Impala years ago; the year before they got smaller. I'm pretty sure Pontiacs in that era came factory with a 400cu in. engine, so I could only imagine how that thing sounded disintegrating down the highway. 


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 11:13 AM

You are correct. It sounded good. It wasn't as loud as some may assume, which is honestly what I liked. I don't like the obnoxiously loud sounding motors. I like to be able to feel it and notice it's presence, yet still have a conversation with someone while driving down the interstate. 


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 12:40 PM

I ran a 400cu in. engine in my El Camino years ago. It was whiny and didn't sound awesome. I replaced it with the 350 out of a 1973 Mako Shark Corvette - sounds muuuch better. Except that I run 373's and hit 60MPH at around 3,000RPM. So the conversation going down the highway is right out. I put a ridiculous stereo in it, though, so you can still listen to Waylon Jennings ok. 


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 09:16 AM

okay, so approx $3k to do this to it with a vinyl wrap:

 

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chick or dick magnet?


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 11:10 AM

You could grow a moustache for a lot less money.



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 11:21 AM

i actually can't really grow a mustache. 


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:19 PM

You could still grow a mustache for a lot less money.


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:45 AM

I have a beard right now and it's super Lincolny because of the mustache absence. 


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 04:10 PM

Do you have a patchy beard? I can't imagine a man who can grow a nice beard but barely grow a mustache. I guess it happens, but you're right..all I think of is Abraham Lincoln.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 05:34 AM

nah im not patchy, i've had sideburns since i was 16. but i am multi-coloured: brown, red, and blonde. the blonde is around my mouth, so that's the main mustache area and it comes in like a 14 year old boy basically. not fuzzy, but nearly white so just little white needles in my nose. no thanks. 


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:53 PM

Ahhh, I understand. my beard use to be brown, certain areas slowly started turning lighter over the years. Now I'm all red. 


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:59 PM

Tried to grow a moustache once for some reason and looked like Walter White.



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 04:32 PM

Tried to grow a moustache once for some reason and looked like Walter White.

 

That's bad ass! Should've kept it.


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 03:47 AM

Season 1 Walter White.



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:11 AM

That's the one I was referring to. Still.


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 02:02 AM

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I bought this 1990 Ford Capri (Mercury) Turbo 6 months ago, and i am loving it. She is really at home on the twisty turny country roads of the Adelaide hills. With lowered suspension, and 14" wheels, she blasts round those turns sticking like shit to a blanket. She is the second one i have owned within the last year, first one was the 1990 standard model, a bit of a slug, but nice to drive. :)





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