Skip to comments.First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....
Posted on 01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST by Red Badger
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Some mighty fine storytellin’ right there! Kinda says it all.
If anything, the opposite.
The Control Freaks won’t be happy until we’re all riding busses or trains with cameras everywhere. Reading Pravda, singing praises to the govern about their latest wonder.
“Comrade! Did you see the NYT article about the wonderful new employment plan?”
“Da! Have it right here, comrade. Our benevolent government is so wonderful!”
Have at it.
OMG, I need you as a witness!
Hubby always has Harleys with much bigger motors than mine has *but* I can speed shift like a rattlesnake on crack.
I always stomp him on the quarter but then his gear ratio kicks in and he blows by me.
He says “I won” and and I say “Pffft. Ain’t nothin’ after the 1/4, man”
“a 750 double pumper carb with vacuum secondaries”
What brand of carburetor would that be?
Double pumper carburetors do not need vacuum secondaries.
/or the 4 door Chargers
Exactly so. Which one will sell?
I drove the Olds one time to the car wash. One the way home, a Trans Am pulled next to me at a stoplight and was zooming the engine at me for some reason so I hooked it up into a drag race. Blew the doors off the Trans Am then shut it down. As the Trans Am shot by me, I gave the Trans Am a couple of yelps on the siren. Bad bad bad of me but there you go.
BTW, my car at the time was a 67 Barracuda fastback.
In terms of performance, the new electric cars can blow them away.....
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At least part of the way out of Florida, when the hurricane is coming.
Lost two good friends around 1969 or so to losing control of their cars on the country roads in northern Michigan. Both alcohol related.
The most tragic one was Randy, the owner of his 57 Chevy was too drunk to drive so his buddy Bob decided to drive them home and he lost control of the car on the back road, and Randy was killed while Bob survived......
I can’t say I’d be nuts about a mini van but I could always drop the Hellcat in the Magnum, so...
“67 Barracuda fastback”
I was in a Chrysler dealership before that car was put out on the market. A salesman showed me a picture of the ‘new’ Charger. I said, disgustingly, “It’s got FOUR DOORS!”
“Yeah,” he replied, “We’re going after the family guys.”....................
Yes, we are headed to a very different future. Imagine a Car & Driver magazine in a world of autonomous vehicles. ZZZzzzzz.
I was in grade school when the golden age of muscle cars was happening. I do understand folks just a bit older than me who are keeping the muscle car nostalgia market going, using some of the wealth they accumulated to buy the dream car they could not afford in their youth.
The indictment of the insurance industry as the mendacious killer of muscle cars falls a bit short. There were a lot of bad drivers getting a hold of more power than they could handle, and the accident data bore that out. Lbs/HP was a crude measure, but what else were you going to use back in the day? And don’t argue that it wasn’t happening. Today you can watch endless hours of people crashing muscle cars and exotic supercars on YouTube. Just more power than the driver knew how to handle.
I think those of us that find cars that work for us will be repairing and upgrading them.
You used to see teenage boys working on their cars all the time.
That’s horrible and I can relate but in a different way.
We were fixing to leave the local biker bar near closing time when a commotion started in the parking lot.
Two girls in separate cars had pulled into the parking lot and one girl was too drunk to park her car.
So her friend [also drunk] parked her car for her and ended up backing into her, crushing her against the grill of my little Dodge truck.
I sold the truck the next week.
Grandpa: It's the stuff we used to light our house.
10 year old: What did you keep it in?
Grandpa: Quit asking stupid questions and go light the candles.
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