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6-7?!?! What you got for rear ends in those things? My 427/390 gets in the neighborhood of 16-18mpg (3.08 rear).
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On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 16:58:48 -0800, Fly-by-Night CC

I had a Chevette and a Super Beetle in high school. I would have given my right nut for a Mustang II. <G>
Barry
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On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 10:58:17 GMT, Ba r r y

Hah! I had a 59 Studebaker ...
Lark ...
Pink (official name, Tahitian Coral Enamel)
I'da loved to have had a Chevette or a Super Beetle
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When I first arrived at college, I thought it laughable that the South Bend police had Larks. Then one of them showed me the engine compartment. It wouldn't be for fast that you'd need a 'Vette with one of those available.
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Mine was a Lark VI -- 6 cylinder. It certainly had more pick-up and go than a Chevette, but it wasn't going to win any races either. I think they also offered a V-8?
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Think they had the same as the R-4 - 305 CID. Bigass 4BBL and a Paxton....
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The R-4 engine was in the Avanti. The Lark had the 6 or a 259 V8. I don't remember if they put the 289 into the Lark or not.
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Bend
Sounds like late 40 - early 50's, local constable liked to hang out on the local straight stretch where all the boys liked to "race". He had a beat up ol' Chevy P/U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . with a Caddy V8 stuffed into it. He always got whoever he went after!
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Mark & Juanita wrote:

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Me too! I had a red 59 Lark VI that I put a 259 V8 into. I sure wish I had that car now!!
Grant
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snipped-for-privacy@hadenough.com says...

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58 Metropolitan Convertible...

Pink...
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On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:30:51 -0700, Jerry Maple

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Jerry Maple writes:

Pink...
With black trim...
Only one at my school<<
Why would there be two? Actually, I drove to my senior prom in a Metropolitan convertible, but that was in '57. Neat little car that I probably couldn't get into today. It belonged to a woman who was renting a room from us at the time...hard to imagine anyone lending a non-family member kid a car these days, but.... Actually, if memory serves, this lady, whose name is lost in the mists of my brain, was a co-worker of my mother's, another RN. Maybe they were more trusting? Spent 10 bucks on and at the prom, and got home safely, as did everyone else.
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I'll give you a pass since you had the 302, Charlie.
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Any "Mustang" has nothing to be ashamed of.
My first ever "new" car was a brand new 1970 Boss 302 in candy apple red. Ran it each weekend at the local dragstrip and drove it to work on Monday. Tweaked it out with MT headers, Detroit Locker 4:11 rear and a bunch of other stuff. But that Ford 302 was the heart of the beast. Never won, but was competitive - routinely hit 105+ in 1/4 mile (forget the sec, but I think 12-13's). Had me in Pro-Stock IIRC.
If I bought it back today, I'm looking at $40K+. Paid 1/10th of that (new) back then.
Any bastard children of that car gets respect from me, just because it has the same name. Not right maybe, but that's the way it is sometimes.
Lou

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They sure were promoted properly, in contrast to the Edsel. Pa worked at Ford Division when, and the next-door neighbor worked for a Ford dealer. My sister's green convertible 289 stick was in the low 60's of cars off the line at Dearborn, went to the nearby dealer, who had someone else call us because he was physically inside the car to prevent it being "stolen." IIRC, the bidding was fierce. When the Cougar came out, dad went down and drove his off the line to avoid the hassle
The original gas cap was a collectors' item.
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Wed, Mar 9, 2005, 4:58pm (EST-3) snipped-for-privacy@easystreet.com (Fly-by-NightCC) exclaims: Ohmygawd! I can't believe you said that in a public forum... I had a Vega GT wagon years and years and years ago, but least it twernt no Mustang II...
Guy at the parts store down the road owns one of those wagons. He's worked the engine over so now it's a 454 V8. Nice economy car.
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I always placed a couple 2x's or something across the back end (cross-wise, wheel to wheel, if you will) to lift the ends of the lumber/ply hanging beyond the tailgate. Seemed to help with the "sliding out the back" issue. First time I did this the guy at 84L told me about the trick and swore it would work. I was wary since we only lifted the height of maybe a couple 2x's. I had quite a load, and I didn't drag race, but it did/does seem to help.
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Renata wrote:

The rougher surface adds friction over the painted, relatively slick bed, plus even a slight upward angle is counteracting gravity-force a little.
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I think your wood has been found in the wreck. sounds like the good samaritans just thought they got lucky and didn't mean to screw you. Hopefully you can connect. W
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Um. Who wants to tell 'im...
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