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Old Feb 11th 2014, 12:44 am
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Originally Posted by MostlyYank
Sounds a bit like TVR

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Old Feb 11th 2014, 1:54 am
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Originally Posted by dakota44
Nash...had a Nash Rambler 'lay down' wagon once. neat car in a way.
As a teenager, I remember helping a friend change the oil on his bottom of the line Rambler -- it was the first flathead engine I had ever seen.
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Old Feb 11th 2014, 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by S Folinsky
As a teenager, I remember helping a friend change the oil on his bottom of the line Rambler -- it was the first flathead engine I had ever seen.
Nash made some good cars. Ultimately Nash and Hudson merged to form American Motors. Nash cars set fuel economy records unimaginable in the 50's and also produced some cars with speed and racing credibility. There are a few of their models I would not object to owning. There was even a song about the speedy Ramblers. Kind of cute.

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Old Feb 11th 2014, 4:33 am
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There was even a song about the speedy Ramblers. Kind of cute.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=enqNl7tdLR4

That's.... I don't actually know what that is.

I have narrowed it down to "Not cute".
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Originally Posted by Nutek
That's.... I don't actually know what that is.

I have narrowed it down to "Not cute".
Well it was considered cute back in the day and quite popular. A sort of David and Goliath story for cars.
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Old Feb 11th 2014, 4:59 am
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I play that occasionally.

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LOL!

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Cars lost in a sinkhole at National Corvette Museum - link here
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Cars lost in a sinkhole at National Corvette Museum - link here
I was just about to post a link to that too. Though I paused and thought, maybe it should be posted in the Florida sinkhole thread instead.

The picture looks like a robbery that went wrong, "hey guys we should dig a tunnel into the Corvette museum..."
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I was just about to post a link to that too. Though I paused and thought, maybe it should be posted in the Florida sinkhole thread instead.

The picture looks like a robbery that went wrong, "hey guys we should dig a tunnel into the Corvette museum..."
Did they look into the hole yet?

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Cars lost in a sinkhole at National Corvette Museum - link here
Best place for the Yankee Plastic Pieces of Crap!
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Best place for the Yankee Plastic Pieces of Crap!
Been only two or three old ones that I liked solely because of their looks. Other than that, I agree.
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Old Feb 18th 2014, 1:42 am
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There's one that was signed by the assembly folks, I think that's a sad one.

Nephew got the Supra back! Runs great, the engine looks untouched, a very nice job. Found out the old one fried from spun bearings, which with this engine is a known problem - from winding it out in first repeatedly. Tsk, tsk.

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Old Feb 18th 2014, 1:47 am
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Originally Posted by MostlyYank
There's one that was signed by the assembly folks, I think that's a sad one.

Nephew got the Supra back! Runs great, the engine looks untouched, a very nice job. Found out the old one fried from spun bearings, which with this engine is a known problem - from winding it out in first repeatedly. Tsk, tsk. ....
Pictures? I liked the wedge shaped on of the late 80's, which I think was the second generation of Supra. The third one was even better, but I think priced itself out of the market, and never seemed to sell well.
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Here's the best pic I've got. Foggy and it's covered in mist.

1991 non turbo 3.0 5 speed, 119k miles, tight as a drum and zero rust. Somewhat faded black cherry repaint, black rims. Paid around $3k for it. Really a fantastic first car, much more sporty than my 75 Cutlass lol, straight six, 5 speed, rear wheel drive, what's not to like? He found it and paid for it, and now he paid for it again, $2300 or so for the replacement engine all in.

I'm not really a fan of Japanese cars overall but this thing is just so well built/ quality feeling, there was a time when Toyotas were rock solid. I remember sometime in the 90s the chairman of Toyota actually said on record they were too well built so they were backing off a little.

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Old Feb 18th 2014, 2:08 am
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Originally Posted by MostlyYank
Here's the best pic I've got. Foggy and it's covered in mist.

1991 non turbo 3.0 5 speed, 119k miles, tight as a drum and zero rust. Somewhat faded black cherry repaint, black rims. Paid around $3k for it. Really a fantastic first car, ...... straight six, 5 speed, rear wheel drive, what's not to like? .....
I had dreams at one time of getting a 5-speed turbo, but they were not common in the UK, accounting for maybe only 5% of sales.
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