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Oct 22, 2017 00:27 |  #20476

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My first ever car was a 1972 Plymouth Gold Duster. Got it in 1976. Had the 318, more than enough power for a car that light. Exactly like the one in this ad. (external link)

LOL... We had a gold Duster hmmmm the model year?.... '71 I think. 225 slant six with a manual three speed transmission.


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Oct 22, 2017 00:31 |  #20477

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I had a duster as well but it had the 198 slant 6. What a pig. My first car was a 67 VW beetle
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Another "lol"... we drove to Montana from PA with another couple in their VW bug. He had just had the engine rebuilt and we had to stop every 100 miles or so because it would break down. He'd have to loosen the head or something and put a rod back in place. I don't know enough about VW engines to know what he did...I remember "rod"..and his loosening something. Took about 20 minutes or so.

When we made it to Billings, Montana... he had someone work on it and the trip back was without incident.


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Oct 22, 2017 09:05 |  #20478

A friend of mine had a 69 VW bug when we lived in San Francisco. It was not in great shape. It didn't handle the hills in the city very well. It would get to the top, but not quickly. Finally we felt it was best if we grabbed the bus to the BART station and took the train into the city. In the end we sold the car to a teenager who rebuilt that whole car. It's probably still running solid today.



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Oct 22, 2017 10:02 |  #20479

My bug was quirky but reliable. The pic above is the result of the dealership forgetting to put the drain plug back in or had it in, but loose. End result was that all of the oil drained out. We made is about 150 miles into our trip with no oil before the engine seized. I rebuilt the engine after getting the car home and it ran for another couple of years. THis car was responsible for me getting a VW mechanics job a few months later. It had over 250k miles on it when I sold it. Lots of fond memories with that car.


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Oct 22, 2017 13:37 |  #20480

The Pinto was a great learning tool for me. We got it from Grandpa when I was 16, still had my beginners license. The car was super reliable, but still needed to be worked on. It was the only vehicle I ever regularly drove that had a carb on it, learned it's quirks and how to keep it going strong. Ended up putting a manual choke on it when the auto choke kept wearing itself into problems. Replaced the water pump on the side of the road one summer. Then put a cylinder head on it that winter when I pulled the engine in shop class to replace all the leaky gaskets.
I loved that car. Would not be opposed to buying one that's been kept nice, but I'd want to put up a garage before I got anything like that.


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Oct 22, 2017 15:26 |  #20481

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... It was the only vehicle I ever regularly drove that had a carb on it, learned it's quirks and how to keep it going strong. Ended up putting a manual choke on it when the auto choke kept wearing itself into problems.....

Yea, those old auto chokes didn't work well. I always replaced it with a manual choke pretty much until I got my newest car back in 1994, A 3 year old Grand Prix.


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Oct 22, 2017 16:31 |  #20482

I just ran a speed test and everything look fine except for the sawtooth download but yet, everything seems to be running so slow.

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Oct 22, 2017 17:03 |  #20483

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I just ran a speed test and everything look fine except for the sawtooth download but yet, everything seems to be running so slow.
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I've convinced myself that speedtest.net lies. Probably sponsored by major internet providers. This one (external link) ALWAYS gives slower results. But still, how do I know if it's accurant either?


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Oct 22, 2017 22:13 |  #20484

Found a nice place to go trail riding today. Conservation area with lots of trails. The trails in close are wide and well gravelled, with lots of park benches. The further you go, the narrower the trails get. Some loops are completely single track, winding around trees instead of being cleared. My favourite trail has several bridges and a "boardwalk". Definitely going to go back there to ride again.


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Oct 22, 2017 22:18 |  #20485

Good stuff Mel!


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Oct 23, 2017 18:41 |  #20486

108 on the 101near Ventura :-x
Near the end of October. Jeez.


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Oct 23, 2017 18:47 |  #20487

But we made it to the beach!:-D


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Oct 23, 2017 20:04 |  #20488

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Oct 23, 2017 20:13 as a reply to  @ jay125's post |  #20489

And almost no one there.


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Oct 23, 2017 20:25 |  #20490

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And almost no one there.

Must be where the temp is too cool, ie less than 70F. Or too hot in this case???


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