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#210 of 252 Re: A few more questions... [Mr_Shiftright]
May 30, 2009 (7:32 pm)
The only reason they were dogs is due to the restrictive emission accessories imposed on them. For instance, it made a big difference when I removed the 20 Second Delay valve between the carb port and the vacuum advance. Turning the air cleaner cover upside down helped it breath as well. The first item I ever removed was the Thermactor - what a POS that was.
#211 of 252 Re: A few more questions... [tbird8]
May 31, 2009 (8:03 am)
No, they are not the same motor. The 428's have a bigger bore among other things.
I'm not trying to scare you away. As I said, I actually like these cars but unless you have a lot of knowledge or someone who will actually work on one, they can be a nightmare.
And, they handle horribly.
#212 of 252 Re: A few more questions... [fintail]
May 31, 2009 (8:06 am)
They have those back enterances pretty well covered but you may get lucky. Since it's on a Saturday, I'll be working and I'll miss this one.
Yes, the over restored cars don't do much for me. In a lot (most) of cases, they weren't that nice when they left the factory.
I like the survivor cars myself that the owners can actually drive.
#213 of 252 Re: A few more questions... [isellhondas]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 31, 2009 (9:03 am)
That's very true--the restorations I see are far better than what the factory built. When you see a totally original car in great shape you can see this for yourself.
If you took a 1965 car out of a time capsule and it was pristine with 0 miles on it, and you entered it in a modern auto show for judging, it would probably lose (if the judges didn't know it was an original).
#214 of 252 Re: A few more questions... [isellhondas]
May 31, 2009 (12:05 pm)
I found a beauty on ebay, a rag top no less! and at a reasonable price. kinda hate to bid on it now, also looked at a Olds Toronado from 1966. Has the same kind of 60's cool look to it. Do you know anything about these? I know its a front driver, but no one I ever knew ever had one to ask about, but must be a cousin of a caddy, right?
#215 of 252 Re: A few more questions... [tbird8]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 31, 2009 (12:13 pm)
I really like the '66 Toros. Yes, cousin to the Cadillac drivetrain. These are pretty awesome cars. Torque like a freight train. Gas guzzling monsters, great in snow, good power and handling for its vintage.
Downside? Totally impractical 60s coupe---huge car, no room for people.
#216 of 252 Re: A few more questions... [isellhondas]
May 31, 2009 (12:33 pm)
I won't be able to make it to the Saturday event either, but they have a peoples choice show or something on Sunday.
I guess last year, my first time to visit this event, the guy thought I wanted to enter my car or something ...I think I was driving the fintail at the time, which would look pretty odd in a Ford show.
I'm more content with the condition of my old car as time goes on. It would be laughed out of a concours style event, but it runs good, looks good, and I don't have to worry about hurting it when I drive it. It likes to be driven. It's a car.
#217 of 252 Re: A few more questions... [tbird8]
May 31, 2009 (1:03 pm)
I wasn't trying to scare you away. Just sharing my opinion. Unless a person is aware of the strengths and weaknesses of certain models they can get in way over their heads.
A 1966 Toronado is everything our HOST says about it. Much better workmanship and far fewer electrical problems.
A MUCH better choice would be a Buick Riviera from that era. Just wonderful cars that have a strong following and support group.
I miss mine.
#218 of 252 Re: A few more questions... [fintail]
May 31, 2009 (1:05 pm)
Do you ever go th the XXX Drive In in Issaquah? Every Saturday evening,a lot of old cars converge there and almost every Sunday morning it's the same thing.
I'm almost always there looking around. On Saturdays a lot of the guys head to the Gaslamp in Issaquah afterwards to eat. A bunch of good guys!
#219 of 252 Re: A few more questions... [isellhondas]
May 31, 2009 (4:18 pm)
I've been to a small MB gathering there once, maybe 12-15 cars, that was it. There's a definite lack of automotive-themed gatherings in this part of the world, especially those that aren't built around cloned muscle cars and 70s style 55 Chevy hot rods etc. My cars are weird, and don't fit in among those.
Do you notice any obscure cars there?