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REAL CARS 7 years, 1 month ago #1

  • fonzie
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This is the real reason I live classic cars. I want real metal, hopefully American built real metal. A big bench seat up front and lots of room under the hood. I want to be able to use a multiple of parts on my car not just some vendor-specific, plastic intake manifold (the last thing I replaced). I want headers, I want to be able to reach every single spark plug without having to disconnect motor mounts and rock the engine forward or backwards.

Re: REAL CARS 7 years, 1 month ago #2

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This is the real reason I live classic cars. I want real metal, hopefully American built real metal. A big bench seat up front and lots of room under the hood. I want to be able to use a multiple of parts on my car not just some vendor-specific, plastic intake manifold (the last thing I replaced). I want headers, I want to be able to reach every single spark plug without having to disconnect motor mounts and rock the engine forward or backwards.

Re: REAL CARS 7 years, 1 month ago #3

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Good to hear your passion in this thread. I so understand you and would add that I want a car that runs on oil and fuel without being dependent on a computer driven system! How I hate those things.

Re: REAL CARS 6 years, 5 months ago #4

I like the older cars and hate working on newer cars for all the reasons mentioned. That's one of the reasons I prefer pick-ups to the newer cars. Newer cars are such a pain to work on.

Re: REAL CARS 6 years, 5 months ago #5

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It seems like the phrase "built em like they used to" is far and few between now. I see these newer cars and they all look like they are made with plastic, kind of makes me worry how safe they would be (heaven forbid) in a wreck.

Re: REAL CARS 6 years, 5 months ago #6

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That is why you need all these fancy seat belts and air bags and other safety features now. I used to love the old cars, especially the Buicks, because it was link driving a fortress.

Re: REAL CARS 6 years, 5 months ago #7

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You could really use a chrome bumper every now and then these days. I rear ended someone at 20 MPH last year because my van wouldn't stop in the rain and she stopped short. It did almost $5000 worth of damage to it. Sheesh!

Re: REAL CARS 6 years, 4 months ago #8

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I do not like plastic vehicles either but I have to say both of our main ones are not plastic except for the car with the underneath (for the front bumper) has a partial plastic piece to protect in case you get curb happy.

Re: REAL CARS 6 years, 4 months ago #9

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hecktor wrote:
That is why you need all these fancy seat belts and air bags and other safety features now. I used to love the old cars, especially the Buicks, because it was link driving a fortress.


I love this about old cars. I love that you can pretty much drive them forever. You can get into an accident and not have to replace a hundred parts. I call my mom's Buick her "tank."

Re: REAL CARS 6 years, 4 months ago #10

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I had a Buick back in High school and it wasn't new then. People always said I was driving a tank. Sure it was rusty, needed a paint job and the inside ceiling was falling down, but you could make that thing go on and on and on!

Re: REAL CARS 6 years, 4 months ago #11

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I think many people feel safe in "newer cars" but they do not realize how important real steel is when protecting you in a car accident. Even a minor one can be bad depending on what gets hit. I have no idea why someone would want to be in something so flimsy.

Re: REAL CARS 6 years, 4 months ago #12

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Oh yeah, I know what you're talking about. The accident I referenced in the above post of mine not only did damage to the vehicle. We were only doing about 20 MPH at the time of the accident. It caused my wife to have a really bad whiplash that she is still having trouble with. I jacked up my back and still have trouble with that too. What I wouldn't have given for a big old Buick that had real bumpers and real metal.

Re: REAL CARS 5 years, 2 months ago #13

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Re: REAL CARS 5 years, 2 months ago #14

For some reason people think modern cars are better but when you see an old car running it only means that they were really built to last.

Re: REAL CARS 5 years, 2 months ago #15

KingOfCars is right, old cars really were built to last. I've seen new cars break down in the middle of the road or rust after a few years. Older models are the best!

Re: REAL CARS 3 years, 5 months ago #16

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Real leather seats and honest to goodness wood for the dashboard is the only way to go. I hear you about having room under the hood also. Those were the days when cars were works of art, as opposed to fuel efficient little boxes. I understand about fuel efficiency and being eco friendly, etc. But the beauty of the cars just isn't there as much these days.

Re: REAL CARS 3 years, 5 months ago #17

KennyW wrote:
Real leather seats and honest to goodness wood for the dashboard is the only way to go. I hear you about having room under the hood also. Those were the days when cars were works of art, as opposed to fuel efficient little boxes. I understand about fuel efficiency and being eco friendly, etc. But the beauty of the cars just isn't there as much these days.


I so agree with you. I remember when cars used to be beautiful. They no longer are. I hate the tiny little, futuristic looking things. Nowadays, they are more like spaceships or baby sneakers than stylish vehicles.
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