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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / We need to Welcome Michael M too !!!!
« on: April 20, 2008, 06:47:52 AM »
Welcome!!!!!! There's even a few fins here too! I just got a '58 Firesweep - will post pics if I can figger out how...


2387
General BS and Laughs / I suspected most of this . . Buying a new car!
« on: April 19, 2008, 06:03:41 AM »
Well, they sure don't care about the customers, that's for certain... if I had a business and could expense a new vehicle, then it might be worth it, but not if I'm paying!

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General BS and Laughs / I suspected most of this . . Buying a new car!
« on: April 19, 2008, 02:25:25 AM »
What's crazy is buying something on time for $30-50K and watch it be
worth 5000 bucks in 7 years... I can buy a rental house for less than
that down and have the tenants pay off the balance. AND I keep all the
garages for my own use, or rent 'em out separate... The scumball
advertising gurus have convinced the average Joe that they're losers if
they aren't driving a shiny new car, (or $200 sneakers, or a 80" plasma
TV, or other consumer junk ad infinitum) so most people now have to
have this garbage to feel good about themselves. We're no longer a
nation of citizens, we're just a nation of consuming sheep, where it's
actually considered patriotic to go out and buy stuff. The typical putz
who doesn't know diddley about cars and doesn't feel comfortable buying
"someone elses problems"  -  a phrase coined by some
marketing genius no doubt - OK, for them maybe the expenditure is worth
avoiding some aggravation, albeit it at an exorbitant cost, but for
anyone with knowledege of cars it's pretty easy to  separate the
lemons from the plums, especially if you know what cars to buy. I'd bet
I've had less downtime and spent less on repairs over 18 yrs  with
my '86 Volvo than someone who's stuck with payments on the average
piece of tinny junk coming out of the showrooms these days.  As P
T Barnum once said: "There's a sucker born every minute".


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General BS and Laughs / I suspected most of this . . Buying a new car!
« on: April 18, 2008, 05:36:42 AM »
I never buy a car under 5 yrs old... you're getting murdered with
depreciation. I never borrow money for anything that depreciates. Pay
cash, drive it forever.  I drive a 21 yr old Volvo... I'd much
rather buy real estate. My daughter has followed my advice:  at
the age of 31 she now owns 2 houses in NY, 1 house in Iowa, and a
waterfront 2 acre lot in Jamaica. And she drives a 1990 Olds 98. 


2390
MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / POLARACO Updated 4-14-08
« on: April 16, 2008, 11:20:31 AM »
What were the actual differences between the Magnum 5.2 and 5.9 and the 318/360 they were based on - assuming that fuel inj. replaced carbs, etc...  I 've always wondered if there were internal changes...  and whether they as bulletproof?

2391
General BS and Laughs / 300E as in a '65 300 going East
« on: April 16, 2008, 04:54:14 AM »
we better watch it wid da Adolph stuff - we got members from there now!!


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / POLARACO Updated 4-14-08
« on: April 16, 2008, 04:48:05 AM »
That's amazing mpg for a car that size & weight!! Without me going
back thru all the hsitory to look, Polaraco has a newer, not a stock
engine, right?  That kind of fuel efficiency makes it almost
practical as a daily driver!! I bet gas will be $4.00 by the end of the
year, though...boo!


2393
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / new member from germany
« on: April 15, 2008, 02:11:45 PM »
I just remembered... Nus Haus... that's where you are here!!


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / new member from germany
« on: April 15, 2008, 02:10:49 PM »
Willkomen!! I don't know Deutsche for nut house, but as Potatoe said...
anyhow, good folks here, and any Mopar nut and beer drinker is a friend
of ours!! ...Prosit!!


2395
General Tech / Too cheap to pay for Cokers?
« on: April 14, 2008, 04:11:34 AM »
They don't weaken anything, they just sit on top of the tire wall, held by the bead.


2396
General Tech / Too cheap to pay for Cokers?
« on: April 13, 2008, 03:11:36 PM »
That be them!! The poor man's ww's back in the day... just keep 'em under 80 mph???

2397
General Tech / Too cheap to pay for Cokers?
« on: April 13, 2008, 09:33:25 AM »
I think I saw em in the Whitney catalog in the last yr or 2... Cokers are a rip!  


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General Tech / Too cheap to pay for Cokers?
« on: April 13, 2008, 05:06:31 AM »
Can you still get Porta Walls??? I think that was what was referred to above by ardog... they were popular back in the day....


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General Mopar Discussions / CHECK UR GAS STATIONS GUYS
« on: April 11, 2008, 03:38:39 AM »
The worst thing is that apparently they aren't always notifying the
customer that alcohol is in the fuel being dispensed - I've never seen
a label on a pump here in NY, and I've been told that it's used here -
any label should be BIG and visible if so...whatever happened to "truth
in labeling"??  Most of the consumer rights groups have been
neutralized by corporations it seems. 


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General Mopar Discussions / 57,58,59 Desotos
« on: April 11, 2008, 03:27:07 AM »
That was a long 139.5" wheelbase low production 8 passenger car and it
did have suicide doors, however the regular sedans had standard type
doors.  Imagine pushing that boat with the 112 hp flathead 6 that
was the only available engine??


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