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Most fun, silly or ridiculous car you have owned.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Batesmotel, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Batesmotel

    Batesmotel

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    What car have you owned just for fun?

    1951 Cadillac Hearse. In high school we used to cruise for hitch hikers. No one ever got in. Three on the tree and it took months to find a starter so we had to push start it. We could pile over twenty kids into it with room to spare. And not a single seat belt.

    First time I bought gas it took forever to figure out where the gas cap was. Anyone else know where it was?
     
  2. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    The most fun vehicle I ever had was an old ConEd Dodge van that had the engine between the two front seats. It was supposed to have had some kind of cover over it but didn't. You could adjust the timing, light cigarettes off the exhaust manifold and actually chirp the tires by spraying Whip-Its down the air cleaner snorkle all while driving. HH
     

  3. Batesmotel

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    Had a 1971 Ford Econoline 100 van that was the same way. With the cowling off the engine I could adjust the carb while driving.
     
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    First time I bought gas it took forever to figure out where the gas cap was. Anyone else know where it was?[/QUOTE]


    Behind the Tail light.... Can't remember if it was the left or right one.
     
  5. ateamer

    ateamer NRA4EVR

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    My first vehicle - a '66 Chevy pickup, bought in '85. It used a quart of oil every 150 miles or so, no radio, about eight MPG, brush marks on the Bondo visible through the paint. Total POS.

    I wish I had it today, it'd be cherry.
     
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    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    I did a couple demo derby cars, and an old ranger I did to race some off road stuff.... None of those lasted very long, but at the same time didn't cost all that much either.
     
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    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    Most fun was my 2008 Corvette Z06. I also had a 1955 VW Beetle, with a 2180cc under the rear deck, it was fun too. Most ridiculous/silly was my 75 Ford Courier, so low, that it hit reflectors in the road when changing lanes.
     
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    Berto woo woo

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    '66 Merc ParkLane, just a beast.
    It was an Arizona car, drove it back to WA where the moist climate turned the interior into a chia pet.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    '92 Plymouth Grand Voyager in '03ish. Had a job clearing brush, and could fit all my tools plus an air mattress in the back with the seats removed. Lotsa good times were had on that air mattress! The doors didn't shut right, the electronics were so ****ed it wasn't even funny (courtesy of the USBP), but it was still great!
     
  10. jeager

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    '74 Triumph Spitfire through Pacific Northwest.
    Dropped-off the camping gear at Uncle's home in Seattle.
    Kept the 200 lb. toolbox
    NEVER needed it!

    1974 242 Volvo.
    Same buddy was driving through the neighborhood,
    we suddenly agreed to x-change seats.
    Neither of us grabbed the wheel.
    Avoided a new Ford Grenada at the curb!
     
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    Ford Pinto in 1973. What a POS, but it was mine!
     
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    Hamilton Burger Incompetent

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  13. Gallium

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    84 Ford Fiesta (or festiva). I side-rolled that mutha one time in the rain going down a hill, and was able to single handedly set it back right. I got it with 145k miles

    Rear seats fold down for extra storage (so I could fit TWO quarts of milk instead of one). I paid...$400 for the car, put 40k miles on it (I distinctly remember for the 15 months I had it I spent more on fuel (about $1k) than I did for service, tires (didn't buy any!) or for the car.

    Sold it to a bud with those bald tires but stilll running like a champ, for $600 he put another 30+k on it and sold it for a $800! :)

    Ah, those were the days.
     
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    TKM Shiny Member Lifetime Member

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    Had a BII, as well. I'm an idiot.
     
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    Behind the Tail light.... Can't remember if it was the left or right one.[/QUOTE]

    Left one. You needed to push the reflector in to release the latch and the light lifted up.
     
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    '55 Chevy Bel Air Convertible.

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  18. longhair

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    Vega panel wagon unibody with a Junior Johnson built 350 under the hood.
     
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    I've never had a ridiculous car, but I had a ridiculous motorcycle. It was a VOR supermoto. The only thing that made it ridiculous was that I bought it (traded for it, actually) several years after the company went belly up. Parts were incredibly scarce, and incredibly expensive. So much so that I was afraid to ride the thing, knowing that I couldn't justify paying to replace anything that broke. It was also ungodly hard to start, particularly when the engine was warm.

    I had it for about six months and probably put less than 200 miles on it. Man...those were fun miles, though.
     
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    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    1958 AMC Rambler, straight-6, pushbutton automatic. White, with a blue & red interior, continental kit.

    Slower than snail snot, and consumed a quart of oil a week, but it was pure awesome.

    Vacuum operated wipers, the faster you drove, the slower the wipers went. The wheel cylinders were unobtainium, and a rebuild kit was a three week wait special order. Car was 100% original though, right down to the "oil-bath" air cleaner. Only thing I upgraded was I converted from the generator to an alternator.

    Craziest thing was the wheel lugs. They are reverse-threaded, you turn them to the right to loosen them. I discovered this after killing myself for over an hour, till I noticed the shavings from the lug-nuts digging deeper into the wheels.

    Never seen that one before, I must have sat on the sidewalk giggling hysterically for a good 20min once I figured this out.