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Dreamcatcher
Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 2:32:17 PM

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I had a '52 Chevy POS with various shades of paint on the fenders and doors. Then a '61 Ford Fairlane. My first really decent car was a '63 Thunderbird convertible after I graduated.

Mendalla
Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 2:40:38 PM

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My Dad's '82 Impala, when I could get it. We were a 1 car family so he got priority. I didn't actually own a car myself until I got married at 28.

I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

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AnnaMayZing
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 2:55:45 PM

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In UK, high school ends at 16 and the youngest age to hold a driving licence is 17. My first car, however was a MkII Ford Cortina. I also, later, had a MkIII and a MkIV. Back then, Fords were a great car to drive and to own but now I wouldn't touch one with a barge pole. icon_smile



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Mendalla
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 2:57:28 PM

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AnnaMayZing wrote:
now I wouldn't touch one with a barge pole. icon_smile


Amen. Owned a '96 Taurus and a '97 Escort. Former had a bum transmission and the latter was rusting by the time I wrecked it. Been driving Hondas ever since without a serious issue.


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 7:51:39 PM

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I didn't have a car in high school. My mother had various cars at various times. I finally bought a car when I was in college. It was a used 1963 Ford Falcon. It was worthless.




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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 2:40:01 AM

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Camaro



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Dreamcatcher
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:51:31 PM

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Survivor wrote:
I didn't have a car in high school. My mother had various cars at various times. I finally bought a car when I was in college. It was a used 1963 Ford Falcon. It was worthless.


When I worked for Singer Company, I traded a sewing machine for a '61 Ford Falcon. Maroon in color and in pretty good shape, but it broke down on the freeway and the cost to repair it was more than the car was worth.

Mendalla
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:58:59 PM

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Dreamcatcher wrote:

When I worked for Singer Company, I traded a sewing machine for a '61 Ford Falcon. Maroon in color and in pretty good shape, but it broke down on the freeway and the cost to repair it was more than the car was worth.


And, yet, the 'Stang was originally built on the Falcon platform so something good came out of it, even if the Falcon itself was crap.


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
Dreamcatcher
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 1:54:51 PM

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Mendalla wrote:
Dreamcatcher wrote:

When I worked for Singer Company, I traded a sewing machine for a '61 Ford Falcon. Maroon in color and in pretty good shape, but it broke down on the freeway and the cost to repair it was more than the car was worth.


And, yet, the 'Stang was originally built on the Falcon platform so something good came out of it, even if the Falcon itself was crap.


I had a '68 Mustang in the Navy. Hurst shifter... 289 4-barrel carb... glass-pack exhausts... it got me into a lot of trouble...

AriesDragon
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 12:33:19 AM

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I didnt have a car in High school but once my feet could reach the peddles, when I was about 10, I started driving around the farm in a 109 series III Landrover pickup. I had to stand up to change gear, using both hands!!


meredith
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 8:35:46 AM

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1955 Ford Customline. Just like this one. It was a 6-Cylinder with 3 on the tree.
It had the nasty of habit of the drivers door opening suddenly when you made a right hand turn too hard!




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Mendalla
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 9:27:30 AM

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meredith wrote:
1955 Ford Customline. Just like this one. It was a 6-Cylinder with 3 on the tree.
It had the nasty of habit of the drivers door opening suddenly when you made a right hand turn too hard!



sign5 Didn't I see that as a gag in a comedy once (a car door not staying shut)? And they say movies are unrealistic.

I don't think people under a certain age even know what 3 on the tree is. Everything is on the floor and has at least 5 gears nowadays (or don't have discreet gears as CVTs become more common).

I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
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