What kind of gas stations...

FriscoCharlie Oct 5, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    '56 Chevy Delray 210
    '56 Chevy Nomad (3 of them!!!) (For one, I had the factory dual WCFBs, but never got around to adding it)
    '57 Chevy Delray 210
    1963 Impala SS, 300hp 4spd (with much added)
    1964 Chevelle Malibu SS 300hp (with much added)
    1968 GTO 400, 4 spd (really seriously warmed up)
    1972 Chevelle SS 454 LS5, TH400...

    *SIGH* Those were the days!!!
     
  2. Shortround

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    'HemiAdda2D' You didn't miss much. My healthy 318 got put down by a in line 4 banger in a heavier ford truck. Even my '69 Yenko Camaro would have trouble keeping up with some electrics.
     
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  3. Mike VE2TRV

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    Cars that pass for aircraft carriers, let along land yachts:



    My Newport.
     

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  4. r_i_straw

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    One of my high school buddies had an old beat up Pontiac Executive. That thing was a tank. We used it for road trips out west. In this photo we actually stayed at a KOA campground but usually we just pulled off the road somewhere and threw our sleeping bags on the hood. Rest your head on the windshield and count stars till you fell asleep. In this shot we flopped our sleeping bags on the roof in the morning to dry the dew and air out the tarp we used as a sleeping pad. Not a very thick one at that. :whistle:
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  5. Mike VE2TRV

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    Now that's roughing it!:)
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    The suspension looks squished. Worn out, or a ton of stuff packed inside and in trunk?
     
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    It was a "Low Rider" before its time. There were a lot of tools in the trunk, we planed for it to break down occasionally and it did not disappoint. We changed out rear wheel bearings while parked in front of the court house in Clovis, New Mexico. Knocked the old bearing races off the axle with a cold chisel and drove the new bearing on with two hammers and screw drivers hitting in unison on two sides. It took a while but we got them on. Put in an new alternator in Soda Springs, Idaho.
     
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    Yikes. Been there, done that. Too old for even thinking about it.... :eek:
     
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  9. Shortround

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    I got drafted and used the Armies junk instead.
     
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  10. Kurt Moose

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    Now it's $10 bucks for 2 gallons!!

    :mad:
     
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  11. Shortround

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    Not for me. I'm all electric.
     
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  12. Hytec

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    My Hybrid was getting 43/44 mpg for 50K miles until it was nailed by lightning 4-1/2 months ago. It now gets the same after more than $17K in repairs. Hybrids are wonderful until Mother Nature says "Gotcha!" Then it's Katie Bar The Door. :eek:

    BTW, insurance covered it all under Comprehensive. (y)
     
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  13. Mike VE2TRV

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    Cars are getting so full of electronics that a lightning hit fries everything.:cry:

    My Newport had little in the form of electronics save for the radio (AM only). Everything else was electromechanical (until I replaced the regulator with an electronic one, but at that time they were really affordable). If there was a car to survive just about anything, that was it.

    The Newport got 23 mpg highway. Not bad for a 383. But in the city it was bloody murder - 12 mpg...:eek:

    Hauling that armored vehicle around needed gas. Lots of it (which is why they put that huge gas tank in it).

    Now, my electronics-infested 2021 Escape gets about 50 mpg highway, over 30 in town. Not a hybrid. I just hope none of the whiz-bangery goes kerflooey...:unsure:
     
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  14. Shortround

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    Just wait until the states outlaw gas burners. Even the old ones we collect restore or hotrod. Even my electric bicycle has a lot of restrictions.
     
  15. BoxcabE50

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    Hopefully you have a very good warranty. With no loopholes....
     
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  16. Mike VE2TRV

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    Extended maintenance and repair plan, six years, full coverage. I pay zero in repairs or maintenance until 2027.

    I'll be 64 by then...:eek:
     
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  17. r_i_straw

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  18. Mike VE2TRV

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    Nice color pic!

    What's awesome is the length of the fuel hoses - I haven't seen any that long in a few decades!o_O
     
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  19. RailMix

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    It was about ten years ago that a truck pulled out in front of my PT Cruiser and I had to get something to drive very quickly. I found a '78 Town Car (speaking of stuff you could mistake for an aircraft carrier) at a very reasonable price. Opening the hood was kind of like going home again, so when it needed a starter, I blocked it up, threw down a piece of plywood and crawled underneath. Yep, it was just like the Torino I had in the 70s except that when I got done I thought, "I don't remember that it used to HURT this much."
     
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  20. Shortround

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    Ah yes, those long hoses. Lately they hardly make it.
     
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