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Oct 01, 2010 13:40 |  #46

Vehicle? Easy: Bultaco sherpa T. For those who don't know what that is, it was the best trials bike available for a long time, 70's and 80's, for those who don't know what a trials bike is, think rock crawler with two wheels, for those who don't know what a rock crawler is, well, use your imagination. That bike had 4 low gears and one high that would get up to 35 if the tires were aired up,(they never were) you could hop off and walk alongside the first 2 gears, 3 and 4 required a trot. We actually had slowness competitions, where having the ability to roll backwards while keeping your feet on the pegs was a definite advantage. With the gears so close together it was not necessary to shift very often, wich was a good thing because all the japanese bikes i had ridden had given me the bad habit of shifting with the wrong foot and the pedal on that side was a brake on the bultaco, like the gods had intended. Very embarrasing when a panic stop resulted in a crash shift into a lower gear and the resulting rev that was an unmistakable indicater of someone made inept by the japanese influence like me. OOPS. oh well, that was the slowest, ever-CEMETO!


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Oct 01, 2010 14:42 as a reply to  @ birdfromboat's post |  #47

My wife's (girlfriend at the time) first car, a 1988 Ford Escort. White, 4 door, 14" 5-star hubcaps. More money in the alarm system than the car was worth! Ahhhh, the good ol' days! :lol:


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Oct 01, 2010 17:13 |  #48

AngryCorgi wrote in post #11013872 (external link)
And judging by the rust underneat its seen lots of NY! ;)

I just purchased a used Jeep GC that has gobs and gobs of rust underneath. Had to replace the exhaust immediately, but he engine is solid (4.0 six) and should last longer than me!

That vans a trooper for making it this far...hope you have many, many more slow plodding miles to come. :lol:

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Thanks..... but I finally got rid of that van (its owner is down the road from me) and replaced it with my new slow toy....

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Oct 01, 2010 17:25 |  #49

I had a 1978 Dodge "Custom Club Cab" pickup with extended bed.


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It had been built to be a heavy towing rig for a guy that used it to haul his fishing boat on a trailer.
It was under powered with a 318 V8 hooked to those towing gears in the rear end via a mere 3 speed manual box.
It MAXED OUT and 55 MPH on level ground!
It could pull your house off it's foundation in 1st gear, but there was simply nothing to take get it moving any faster.

I got rid of it shortly after it had been given to me by my father as it was killing me in gas, (9MPG highway!)
It did have two gas tanks, for 40 some odd gallons at a refill,. :shock:
I replaced it with a 1983 Honda Civic Hatchback with an 1100 CC engine (smaller than many motor cycels) 4 speed manual, which got me near 40MPG and an easy 75 on the highway :)

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Oct 01, 2010 18:27 |  #50

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Thanks..... but I finally got rid of that van (its owner is down the road from me) and replaced it with my new slow toy....

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I luv wranglers...congrats..​.slow never was so much fun! ;)


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Oct 01, 2010 18:28 |  #51

Power Wheels, Barbie Style. I was 5.

Hey, you didn't say what kind of vehicle. It counts.


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Oct 01, 2010 18:31 |  #52

CDS, mere coincidence that the photo of the ram is at a dodge dealership?


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Oct 01, 2010 19:01 as a reply to  @ AngryCorgi's post |  #53

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Oct 01, 2010 20:02 |  #54

AngryCorgi wrote in post #11016975 (external link)
I luv wranglers...congrats..​.slow never was so much fun! ;)

Aint that the truth! :)


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Oct 01, 2010 20:09 |  #55

If you're going to go slow, it might as well be in style:

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Oct 01, 2010 20:12 |  #56

A bumper car, man was that thing slow! :eek:



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Oct 01, 2010 20:56 |  #57

I had a Toyota Tercell when I was 16 that had bad brakes and a worn clutch.
You had to push it to get the clutch to engage and you had to down shift and finally stick your foot out to get it to stop.
The reverse also didn't work. It did have huge house speakers in the back.
It was a sad site. One day the transmission went out, I left it on the side of the road.


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Oct 02, 2010 02:48 as a reply to  @ Jimconnerphoto's post |  #58

Not my main car, but my fun (hah!) car was a 1976 Moskvich. Bright, bright orange, with beige fake leather seats and a fake 'amber' gearshift knob with two bugs stuck inside.

With the original engine it took about 26 seconds to go from 0-60. The noise level was unbelievable, it rattled and shook and you had to be careful shifting gears, because you never knew where you might end up. And 60 mph was really pushing it, never felt close to safe and the engine sounded like it would come flying through the hood at any moment...

Those four drum brakes... First time braking harder the car ended up doing a 180 spin, luckily it was on an empty road. No amount of tweaking ever got them working anywhere close to same amount.

And to top it off I actually raced in it! It was something similar to US autocrossing with everyone else in Subarus, EVO-s and such. Oy! Soft high profile tires and ridiculous suspension - to this day I'm still not sure how it never tipped over.




  
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Oct 02, 2010 03:12 |  #59

mid 80's DAIHATSU Charade that we had when we lived in Iceland.
I shredded the automatic transmission one night when I did a high RPM neutral drop.
My brother and I had to push the car 2 blocks back home and I told my parents that the car just stopped working for no reason.


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Oct 02, 2010 10:56 |  #60

Zepher wrote in post #11019114 (external link)
mid 80's DAIHATSU Charade that we had when we lived in Iceland.
I shredded the automatic transmission one night when I did a high RPM neutral drop.
My brother and I had to push the car 2 blocks back home and I told my parents that the car just stopped working for no reason.

I am from Iceland, where did you live there?


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