Saturday, May 3, 2008

ACID FLASHBACK THURSDAY: 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne

1965 Chevrolet Biscayne
I swear it's not a social call.* And no, I did not park in the back to go unseen by cops or coworkers.

November 1979 - death becomes her

The best things:
  • cost $75

  • roll down rear windows

  • could remove ignition key while the car was running (handy when fighting over who got to use it next)

  • straight 6 tractor motor that would run forever
The worst things:
  • everything else

  • manual steering.  Even more fun with a broken idler arm, making it a Fox News car (always pulling right)

  • straight 6 tractor motor that had about 90 hp

  • everything was 5 minutes from failure - paint turning to dust.  window cranks spontaneously breaking. Starter motor roulette.
Its colossal failures did lead to the acquisition of the Fury, so it's got that going for it, which is good.

*The building in the background is the famous Downtowner motel, across the street from the BK Lounge.

Friday, May 2, 2008

1968 Chevrolet Impala

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Pops remains proud.

Somewhere around 1970.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Steven Tyler told me to "Wipe This Way"

1980 Mercury Zephyr, and a bit of public commentary from my dear friend Savage Henry.

[ca. November, 1980]

[caption id="attachment_13448" align="alignnone" width="640"]Tony Merkle was an ass for doing this, but it's better than the egging It takes an ass wipe to do this. *rimshot*[/caption]

1971 VW 411

smells like teen spirit.  or feet

June 15, 1980, +/-

The biggest piece of shit ever made...

80,000+ miles

ca. 1979-1980

1988 Ford Festiva L

1988 Ford Festiva crash whale tale spoiler

June, 1990
1988 Ford Festiva crash
1988 Ford Festiva crash

1977 Mercury Monarch

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What the hell was wrong with us in the 70s?

  • Ford Falcon chassis (basically) - is this what the Mustang would have become, if it didn't turn into a Pinto?

  • 250 OHV I-6 from a John Deere

  • It had a 4 speed stick (unless it was a 3)

  • Was unable to handle golf balls from, uh, space, without dimpling its trunk.