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Thanks for the headsup, we were watching a local news report, evidently there is damage just north of us. I am afraid this warning is going to be just one of many between now and around 1:00 am.
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For those of us that were in highschool from 2000 to waay back: What did you drive and was it your ride or the family car? It was your's how did you pay for and how much did it cost? Was it a hotrod/muscle car, did you modify or "hop it up"? Did you carry it to a dragstrip or street race it?

im going to reply even though i graduated 2010

my "first car" wasn't my car it was my mothers car and it was a 1989 Toyota Camry 4 cyl. five speed. with a whopping 52horses. 0-60 in 10 mins. Family car? yes. Hotrod or muscle? no. street race? mother drifted kinda. got a $1000 for it. i didnt have my DL only had my permit soooo. . . mother had to ride with me but i was still the coolest person there.
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My first real car and still my first car is a 1967 Ford Falcon Futura I6 200 with C4 three speed tranny. with incredible Ford blue interior. paid $650. got it my first qtr. of college. raced it? no. . . spun the tires in mud with a little bit of drift? YES! ran fine, went from a six banger , to a five banger, to a four banger than down to two 0-60 in 15-20 mins 25 gals of gas gone in an hour(and no gas wasn't cheap (3.50-4 a gal)). and here i am today working it. . . Good Times, Good Times.
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You have got an entire lifetime of hotrodding ahead of you, while you can't buy vintage Corvettes and muscle cars for $800.00 to $1,500.00 like I did you will also make more than $45.00 per week. There have been lots of cars that perform well and respond to tuneups and non invasive performance work like the Camaros and Mustangs from the mid 80's until present. Just don't get away from the lifestyle we old guys want to see the hobby and tradition continue on.

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Dodge Ramcharger, 87 was my high school truck. Rebuilt the motor put a roller cam in it and magnum heads, MSD ignition, headers and duels. Moved out pretty good, sounded mean. Had it off road quite a bit. Shouldn't have sold it.

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it has been very difficult to find quality parts for these machines ,keep any if you find something even if the part is of a different brand or make.

You may help someone out in a bind or your self.
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I have a friend who is building a 70 Roadrunner for a customer right now, some reproduction parts are available and some are not. They are searching the country over to find misc. parts. It looks and sounds like you had a nice hotrod in school.

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You have got an entire lifetime of hotrodding ahead of you, while you can't buy vintage Corvettes and muscle cars for $800.00 to $1,500.00 like I did you will also make more than $45.00 per week. There have been lots of cars that perform well and respond to tuneups and non invasive performance work like the Camaros and Mustangs from the mid 80's until present. Just don't get away from the lifestyle we old guys want to see the hobby and tradition continue on.

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I think I'd rather make 445 a week and have things back the way they were. I make a lot more money now than in the 70's, and still can't own 10% of what I had then
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My Wife says in the early 70's our phone bill was around $2.50 and groceries about $7.00 to $10.00, that was why a pretty nice 57 chevy could be purchased for $400.00.

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My Wife says in the early 70's our phone bill was around $2.50 and groceries about $7.00 to $10.00, that was why a pretty nice 57 chevy could be purchased for $400.00.

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So, you could buy that 57 with 9 weeks pay @ $45 a week. Try that now. You'd have to make $3500-$4K a week . Thank God I got into this in 1970. I would've never been able to have all the cool cars if I started in the past 10 or so years
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So, you could buy that 57 with 9 weeks pay @ $45 a week. Try that now. You'd have to make $3500-$4K a week . Thank God I got into this in 1970. I would've never been able to have all the cool cars if I started in the past 10 or so years
In 1968 I bought a new 440 Charger R/T, and I think I was making just under $3.00 an hour. Traded in a 63 Chev 409/425 HP S/S. The price on the Charger was $3800.00 With the trade in I paid cash for the difference.

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In 1968 I bought a new 440 Charger R/T, and I think I was making just under $3.00 an hour. Traded in a 63 Chev 409/425 HP S/S. The price on the Charger was $3800.00 With the trade in I paid cash for the difference.

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You owned a GM product?
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One of the biggest sins I ever committed was straying away from buying a new Chevy SS 396 Chevelle to buy a new Dodge Challenger RT Magnum. I was driving a 69 Plymouth Satellite for my Brother in laws Dodge/Plymouth dealership on all of the southeast dragstrips. I saw the burnt orange Challenger on the top of a carrier truck and I gave in to temptation. Fully loaded and would run 150 mph for $4,000.00.

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You owned a GM product?
I had two, the 63 I bought when I got out of the service, the 425hp kind of got me, then I took a 53 chev p/u on part trade for a 37 Ford. " Wings Kallahan" who's a good friend of mine, (HE has a national radio show, and does all the radio work for NSRA and a lot of the world of wheels shows, and Btt50's.) anyhow he wanted to buy it as he is all chevy. but he wouldn't pay my price, so I told him I would let it sit outside and rust away, he did pay my price.

Those are the only two gm cars I have owned and driven, I did build 3 49/51 chevys to sell.

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" Wings Kallahan" who's a good friend of mine, (HE has a national radio show, and does all the radio work for NSRA and a lot of the world of wheels shows, and Btt50's.) anyhow he wanted to buy it as he is all chevy. but he wouldn't pay my price, so I told him I would let it sit outside and rust away, he did pay my price.
That's genius! I'll have to remember that if ever put up the '77 truck for sale. Oh wait, it already is rusting away...
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Bob, if you have only owned five GM cars and one Mopar that we know of you must have almost been walking most of your life. I can't believe you traded a 409 Impala for anything but another Chevy, but I am kind of prejudiced. I traded my 409 for a new 93 Silverado Indy Pace Truck because I needed a new trucked and I never kept anything very long, variety is the spice of life.
Just messing with you, everyone has different taste and if everyone drove the same car they would get kind of boring and there would never been the pony car wars. Think what a NASCAR race would be like, all of the cars would be shaped like and look alike,OH they are that way now aren't they!
Anyway at least you didn't drive one of those Mustangs.

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