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« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2013, 10:10:00 AM »
I remember my buddy blowing his trans and/or engine in his '58 Impala convert. We'd push it back to his place, then into the barn, drop a chain-fall from the loft, take out the old & put in a new, and have everything re-hooked up a few hours. Then back out on the streets!

I also had the trans problem with my '54 Merc with 3 on the tree. The clutch link was the weakest ever made, and I blew 4 trannys in about 1.5 years.

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« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2013, 11:04:31 AM »
I remember my buddy blowing his trans and/or engine in his '58 Impala convert. We'd push it back to his place, then into the barn, drop a chain-fall from the loft, take out the old & put in a new, and have everything re-hooked up a few hours. Then back out on the streets!

I also had the trans problem with my '54 Merc with 3 on the tree. The clutch link was the weakest ever made, and I blew 4 trannys in about 1.5 years.



Probably had the 348 engine.....bad.....just like the bad '58 FORD 352 engine.....just a bad year all round.
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« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2013, 11:08:37 AM »
Probably had the 348 engine.....bad.....just like the bad '58 FORD 352 engine.....just a bad year all round.

Nope. He and I both had 283s. Only difference was color and mine had power steering. We'd be dead even when we raced.
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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2013, 11:17:00 AM »
Nope. He and I both had 283s. Only difference was color and mine had power steering. We'd be dead even when we raced.

The 283's were a solid engine......and you could buy all types of hot rod stuff for them across the counter.

For years the 283's were engine of choice for the "Late Model Sportsman" division of southern dirt track racing. 
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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2013, 01:36:15 PM »
The 283's were a solid engine......and you could buy all types of hot rod stuff for them across the counter.

For years the 283's were engine of choice for the "Late Model Sportsman" division of southern dirt track racing.

I loved the sound of a 283 winding tight at a drag strip.
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« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2013, 04:01:58 PM »
I see I forgot a couple.

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« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2013, 01:03:27 PM »
49 chevy five window 3100
50 chevy custom deluxe
80 mustang coupe
69 camaro ( Still Own)
84 mini cooper
88 porche 944
76 triumph tr6
95 trans am
99 camaro ss
91 GTA trans am
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53 studebaker commander
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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2013, 01:41:15 PM »
I almost bought a Studebaker Golden Hawk, but I just couldn't convince myself to do it.
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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2013, 02:00:49 PM »
The Commander I had was pretty rough, but Stude's have pretty cool options. There was a cigarette ejector that would use vacuum to eject butts out of the car through a tube.
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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2013, 03:38:36 PM »
Fun little cars. Motor was a little mechanically weak, and that carb was a pain.
Did two engine rebuilds on mine.
Pulling the xmission was a piece of cake.

Yea they were under powered until you started tweaking them  ::) I changed the carb to a webber progressive downdraft, header, timing and advance curb, and bigger tires. The lil 1.9 would run pretty good at that point. I daily drove the 72 to college and delivering pizzas every night for 2 years. The only problem I ever had with the 72 was a lifter went bad and had NAPA order it from Germany. took 2 weeks back in 1992 ish.
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« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2013, 08:34:48 PM »
I almost bought a Studebaker Golden Hawk, but I just couldn't convince myself to do it.
That's one of those dammit moments.

Yea they were under powered until you started tweaking them  ::) I changed the carb to a webber progressive downdraft, header, timing and advance curb, and bigger tires. The lil 1.9 would run pretty good at that point. I daily drove the 72 to college and delivering pizzas every night for 2 years. The only problem I ever had with the 72 was a lifter went bad and had NAPA order it from Germany. took 2 weeks back in 1992 ish.
I'm kind of pooped out right now. Do you remember a small Ford, that had almost a direct motor conversion?
I can't think of it right now.
Still a fun little car to drive on a budget.

I kind of want to say Pinto, with the 2.0L.
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« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2013, 09:03:34 PM »
That's one of those dammit moments.
I'm kind of pooped out right now. Do you remember a small Ford, that had almost a direct motor conversion?
I can't think of it right now.
Still a fun little car to drive on a budget.

I kind of want to say Pinto, with the 2.0L.
Well GM owned Opel till recently (they may still have some share not sure) they bought it from Adams Opel back in the 60's if I remember that is why we even had it here. I do not know of any ford that it was interchangeable but I may be wrong. The Saturn that GM bought used a lot of Opel engines Tots 2000 SC2 1.9 engine was very similar block design as my GT. I have a 1.9 that was bored .100 to fit 265 Chevy pistons (there are more than a few parts that interchange with GM cars) and they are on the rods waiting for me to get off my ass and do something...hehe That will make it an out of square 2.0....should work out fine.
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« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2013, 09:48:16 PM »
Well GM owned Opel till recently (they may still have some share not sure) they bought it from Adams Opel back in the 60's if I remember that is why we even had it here. I do not know of any ford that it was interchangeable but I may be wrong. The Saturn that GM bought used a lot of Opel engines Tots 2000 SC2 1.9 engine was very similar block design as my GT. I have a 1.9 that was bored .100 to fit 265 Chevy pistons (there are more than a few parts that interchange with GM cars) and they are on the rods waiting for me to get off my ass and do something...hehe That will make it an out of square 2.0....should work out fine.
Me come help.
You in Texas?
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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2013, 09:55:06 PM »
Me come help.
You in Texas?
Yep in Tejas....need to get a few more things before I try to assemble and install it, I do appreciate the offer from a fellow Opel enthusiast. I have a lot of stuff going on and the car is on the back burner ATM...but Ill keep ya posted.
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« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2013, 10:09:52 PM »
Yep in Tejas....need to get a few more things before I try to assemble and install it, I do appreciate the offer from a fellow Opel enthusiast. I have a lot of stuff going on and the car is on the back burner ATM...but Ill keep ya posted.
Houston area.
NNE, to be exact.
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« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2013, 10:10:53 PM »
Houston area.
NNE, to be exact.
That's only three and a half hours away.

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« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2013, 10:16:17 PM »
53 Chevy – bought to fix up and sell, small profit
57 Chevy – stock 4 barrel until started racing – then stromberg 8 lungs on extra manifold
59 Chevy – bought used when got married – 57 not family car
66 Pontiac GTO
66 Pontiac Lemans for wife
68 Honda 350
69 Buick
     AMC Gremlin don't remember year – bought for pick/up and delivery
69 Honda 750
73 Olds 98
73 Hurst Olds – part. Owner – blue printed for racing
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     2 years later 18 foot SeaRay IO with 454 Chevy equiped with Nitrus to each cylinder-partner
75 GMC Pick up
76 Pontiac Grand Prix
  another AMC Gremlin for pick/up and del.
80 Ford Ranger pick up
80 Ford Tempest for wife
used VW Rabbit for son in college
85 Ford 150 – didn't go past any gas stations
85 Ford compact for daughter [ don't even remember what the little thing was]
88 Chevy Corsica
88 Ford Escort hatchback
91 Pontiac Grand Prix
91 GMC Sierra
94 Pontiac Grand Prix
94 Pontiac Jimmy
97 Olds [don't remember model]
97 GMC pick uip
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00    Pontiac Jimmy
03 Nissan Altima
06 Nissan Altima
09 Nissan Altima
12 Nissan Altima


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« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2013, 10:37:18 PM »
Rusty, you ain't right.  :lmao:
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« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2013, 01:37:21 AM »
I forgot my motorcycles:

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« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2013, 09:19:51 AM »
I bet Rusty wishes he had that Goat now.
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« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2013, 09:20:42 AM »
I bet Rusty wishes he had that Goat now.

Yup. <sigh> Always wanted one of those...
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« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2013, 09:27:10 AM »
Yup. <sigh> Always wanted one of those...

Some of my buddies had 'em. We'd race anything on wheels.

Another one had a Buick Gran Sport that'd burn rubber in every gear when it shifted.
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« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2013, 02:44:22 PM »
1961 Fiat 1200 Roadster

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1988 Ford Ranger

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« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2013, 03:02:56 PM »
I never had a bike.

Another buddy had an Indian.
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« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2013, 07:52:51 AM »
Always wanted a 64 GTO That is one beautiful machine. Had a chance at a rusted out one for sane money years ago....now you cant touch one for insane money in any shape.

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