Ten reasons to love that old car

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03 Oct 2003 23:27 #841 by balinwire
balinwire created the topic: Ten reasons to love that old car
I had my modern car inspected and it runs well but failed the inspection. My old car is a challange to my wallet and sanity but pales in the wake of this new saftey and emmission inspection. Here are 10 reasons I like my old preserved relic.

#1-Gas cap
#2-Catalytic converter
#3-Fuel evaporative system
#4-ignition timing
#5-Fuel metering
#6-Air-injection system
#7-PVC system
#8-Thermostatic air cleaner
#9-vaccuum lines
#10-Exaust gas recirculation system

Now if I spelled all these things correctly they need to be fixed on my nearly new car. I am hoping they clean the air. They might succeed as I might not be able to get tags and register the heap.

Plan "B", drive the stock grandfathered Cord.

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03 Oct 2003 23:41 #842 by Mike Dube
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I have to agree. I keep talking about buying a 1967 small American car, like a Falcon, Nova, Rambler (Darts and Valiants always rusted too fast around here), to drive in the winter. Any of these with a six and a stick for '67 would be simple to keep up, have decent economy, and the dual master cylinder for safety. All would have a minimum of smog equipt. What it always boils down to this: If I got one, I'd need more storage space, as I really wouldn't want to drive a good example of one of these thru an Ohio winter either.

Mike

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04 Oct 2003 05:17 #843 by acdclubadmin
acdclubadmin replied the topic: Reason #11 to love an old car
Reason #11

An old car is a wonderful, restful, therapeudic way to bleed off excess cash whenever you get that uncomfortable bloated feeling ....

Bill Hummel - Webmaster - ACD Club

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05 Oct 2003 03:17 #846 by Dutch Jacobs
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On the other hand, you can get yourself a highly efficient used diesel truck (or a diesel Mercedes Benz) that has an engine which lasts (effectively) twice as long as even a modern day gasoline fueled machine to tow your antique vehicle around with, and California and the likes of it can fold all of their neo-communist, money grubbing doctrines and regulations until they are all sharp corners and stuff them where the sun does not shine...

So I have done, I now own a nineteen eighty five diesel flatbed that cost me an entire whopping $1500.oo. This will be my towing machine once I have a trailer for the Cord!

History always seems to present opportunities, doesn't it?

(GOD HELP ME! I can hear my father laughing in the hereafter.... :))

(winks)


NOTE: Diesel vehicles are EXEMPT from SMOG inspections
NOTE(2): No - my parents were definitely married at the time I was concieved, but I appreciate the thought! My father would be proud of me.... :)

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06 Oct 2003 21:18 #854 by Auburn/Cord Parts
Auburn/Cord Parts replied the topic: RE: Ten reasons to love that old car
I think #1 should be "No Damm" computer and most anyone can keep it running. Practically all of the old antique cars will still pass inspection if they are in good condition.

I agree that they are therapeudic to work on cash cows or not.

Stan

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24 Nov 2003 11:48 #1012 by Dutch Jacobs
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Heh -

To what "inspection" do you refer?

I think the funniest part of all is when a California SMOG inspector sees a really old car coming, and realises that a reinspection fee is just not going to happen...

The second place image is when they scratch their heads and wonder what a "DWELL ANGLE" refers to...

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