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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: gnu
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 06:51 PM

My new Ford pickup can scat... I was in traffic today after a power outage and traffic was messed up. I had a chance to get around a twit that didn't konw what to do at a dead traffic light and tromped on it... man, this sumbitch will move!

And, it's 4X4.

And, I had it on the highway a while ago... 180kph and smooth (no wind).

Hopefully it's the last truck I ever own. Middle age crisis? No. Just middle age Maritime weather crisis.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 06:19 PM

Just back from spending an afternoon at a classic car show, 1600 pieces of dreams. From Austin 7s to AM Zegato's and everything in between. Fiona just liked the AC Cobra 427, Porche 911, Triumph Stag (In purple), Morgan +8. I wanted most things...........

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 09:52 PM

50 Dodge club ain't exactly midlife crisis material but, hey, not a bad ride either...


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 03:47 PM

I have a really nice original 1950 Dodge club coupe to sell. 36000 miles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 12:56 PM

1/18th scale Bugattis aren't that hard to come by, Donuel. There are a couple of them in my father's old collection of diecast cars. What he couldn't afford to buy in full scale, he purchased in miniature.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: EBarnacle
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 11:26 PM

Sonuwl, that should be Loti [proper plural of Lotus, as you probably know] even in miniature.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Donuel
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 07:10 PM

Kendall, LH you guys are all anti sustainable bourgoise motor head consumerists lusting after old classic cars.

Of course in the pursuit of satisfying my car tooth I have collected many Ferraris, 1 Morgan several Lotus and over one humdred other models,,,all in 1/18th scale. I have a Cord and Dusenburg but als no Buggattis.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 05:09 PM

Want to ride of Bugatti??? Get an old Morgan... About the same ride... Drive it about 15 minutes and then yer askin' yerself why you bought it...

Nah, me and LH will stick with the SLs fir now unless someone dangles somethin' else in front of us that makes the SL look crappy... But that gonna be hard no matter how many horsepower it makes...

BTW, I has me an SL fir a while and it weren't no slugbo... I mean, 100+ mph was nuthin'... And that's a 100+ with style, ya'll...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 01:21 PM

THAT is the very car my father desperately wanted all his life! A vintage Buggati. He wanted one of those more than anything else on Earth, but could never afford the price for one. He compensated for it with a series of Mercedes and Jaguars instead... ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Donuel
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 01:17 PM

A well heeled Wall Street bankster just bought an antique Buggatti for $40,000,000.00 kast month.


As disgusting as forty million dollars of our stolen money being used to buy a single car may be, its one hellofva mid life crisis car.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 01:05 PM

Right on, Bobert. The SL just oozes class, doesn't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:38 PM

Yeah, a nice SL is just the car for a mid lifer... These drag cars are fir old men who want to relive their youth but not mid lifers... Not that the SL won't rock, mind you, but it also has class... I mean, it is a true babe car... Big valves and tuned exhausts don't turn the babes on, at all...

(But, Boberdz... Some o' these folks think that a mid life crisis car is one that will turn 12 second quarter miles...)

Well, okee dokee... If that's what ya'll think is a mid life criss then I'm sure yer wives will be very happy to not find that bra behind the seat in the SL...

Yo, Barnacle... Don't worry much aboput Richard... He's into drag Volvos??? Yeah, I know... Like, ahhhhh, why??? Jus funnin', Richie...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: EBarnacle
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:27 PM

Oh, yeah, we also had the SAAB factory competition manual as our guide. We read and followed the manual and ordered parts straight from the racing/rallye car catalog. Stuff like the 3/4 race cam came from Jamestown, NY.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: EBarnacle
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:20 PM

It was a 1500 that had been ported, given a 3/4 race cam,special crankshaft, heavy duty bearings, oversize valves, heavy duty valve springs, lightweight retainers, racing pistons with special bolts, double barrel carb, custom exhaust and balanced to a faretheewell. Oh yeah, we also put the high pressure lube system, steel balance shaft gear and a few other details I have forgotten.   

And yes, it surprised the hell out of us, too. Sometimes, you just get it right.

Annoyed the heck out of the State inspectors when the non standard exhaust system had no leaks and no problems other than being loud.

The reason for the upgrade was the fact that I got tired of replacing bad crankshafts and replacing spark plugs when I was changing driving style. The last straw was burning out two of three pistons in Rhode Island on the way to visit friends in Maine. I ended up renting a car to tow the car back to NJ after finishing my vacation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 02:21 PM

150bhp out of the Saab 3 cylinder 2-stroke? Or out of the Ford V4? The first would be miraculous, and the second more I think than Ford ever got out of a V4 while keeping the cylinder heads attached.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 01:44 PM

Big toys for big boys.
250 SL
   ;-)

That was my father's way of dealing with stress, but it's not mine. I buy guitars instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 01:36 PM

I don't want a special car, I want a genie.

I want to be able to say

put new strings on the guitar
take the cat to the vet
unclog the gutter at the NW corner
you play the accompaniment and I'll do the melody
now let's switch.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: EBarnacle
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 09:51 AM

For those near Montery, California, there's a serious drool factor here:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=39894


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: EBarnacle
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 06:31 PM

One of the first cars I really grew to appreciate was the SAAB Monte Carlo [1965] I bought and modified to a competitive rallye car [dyno'ed at 150 hp]. Used to blow 'vettes and 911's away--much to their surprise. I did that while working at a SAAB/Citroen dealership in NJ.

During that time, I began to appreciate the Citroen D types [DS--Greek for goddess, ID--French for idea]. I would love to own one again but would happily settle for a new Cit, even with the changes required for Federalization. The D's were true Grand Touring cars and worthy to stack up against any Mercedes of the era.

Lady Hillary owns a 91 Toyota MR2 which is a real head turner and also an 81 Celica GT which we have recently put classic plates on and intend to rent to the movies. Anyone out there know where we can get a sunroof seal for the Celica?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 10:19 AM

This little FERRARI just popped up on my browzur. It just might do. I think I'll try & save up my pocket change for a few weeks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 04:59 AM

I rest my case chaps, there is method in the madness!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 09:00 PM

Mirror or the babes, Richard... 'Er both??? *grin*

B;~)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: frogprince
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 08:58 PM

Especially if the gal copies her wardrobe style from Paris and Britney.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 05:53 PM

But it makes for a great rear view...


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 08:07 AM

The Lola ain't no "babe car"... It's too low to the ground and babes don't like havin' to get on their hands and knees to get in and outta a car... Meeses with their dresses...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 12:27 AM

If there were more than a handful left, and if you could still get windscreens for them, the Piper GT had a very high "Ooh" factor.

Nonetheless, progress towards my B234F+T continues.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Gurney
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 03:26 AM

Phot, that Lola looks as if an Elephant sat on it.

I wouldn't mind re-owning my first car, a 1938 AC tourer. And yes it WAS older than I was. But gorgeous.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 10:53 AM

There comes a point wnen a car is so damm pig ugly, its beautiful! The 6R4 is a case in point, 410 BHP (In works trim) from a normally asperated 3.0 V6, 0-60 3 seconds, top speed 120-150 dependant on gearing and tyres, full time 4WD, and as for the sound...........! It sounds like a timber wolf, with its tail caught in a gin trap.

Fast, fun, stylish, and babe appeal..........Look no further! Lola T70b Mk3 The Lola factory is 2 miles from where I work, if you ask nicely and have more than a few spare quid, they still make them to order, and yes you could make it road leagal!

Page 1 of the Mid Life Crisis Handbook states "You are as young as the woman you feel"...........Hurrah! I'm still 28!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 07:29 AM

Don't know what I;m gonna do with you, Phot, but you are going the wrong way with the mid life crisis... Ya see, son, the car has to be fun, fast, stylish and...

...have babe, as in woman, appeal...

Right here on page 2 of the Mid-Life Crisis Handbook...

BTW, Bentleys are kinda an old man's car... Same with their cousin, R-Royce... But seein' as I'm closer to the old Man stage of my life and over any temptation to have a mid-life thing I'd like an old Silver Cloud I or II as long as it doesn't have dual headlights... Hated them... Singles fir me, thank you, on a Cloud...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 05:23 AM

Well held Bob!

Both?! Just need the bank to give me around £170,000 for the Porche, the Bentley and the Charger! But I might need a bit more for one of these too! MG Metro 6R4

Looks like I may need an extention on my dream garage!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 07:16 PM

Oh, and...

...100, while I'm at it...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 07:15 PM

Now that's what I'm talkin' about, Phot... That's a mid-lifer 'cause it has style... Plus...

...that pancake-6 will fly...

Hillmans??? Not so... Chargers??? 'Bout half a mid lifer in that, yeah, the car has balls but the car also screams "Bubba" so if yer plannin' on getting the entire mid-life crisis package, stick with the '73 Carrera and have both...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 06:33 AM

Well if you're talking Porche, it has to be a 73 Carrera RS, but not in the bloody awful green! 73 RS


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: number 6
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 11:24 PM

this more like my cup of tea

I think it's a '54 Hillman Minx

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: number 6
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 11:04 PM

Here ya go Bobert .. :-)

seventy 3 Charger


biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 10:59 PM

Pee in the cup, biLL...


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: number 6
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 10:57 PM

ooops

try this 51 pontiac


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: number 6
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 10:55 PM

Not my cup of tea ... but I do like the hood ornament

51 Pontiac

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 09:26 PM

I've had the hots for Porsches since the mid 60s. Just waiting for the right time.

Now that I'm 79, I can feel it coming. When I get to middle age I want a Porsche Carrera!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 08:59 PM

Yeah, I know the car, Q... I owned a '63 Porsche 365B... Rebuilt just about everything on it, including the engine... Drove it for years and auto-crossed it, too... If ya' tie the rear swing axle down so ya' don't get no wheel tuck back there it would handle real good... Stock suspension??? Not so good...


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 08:50 PM

Porsche 356 had room for two (closely). A rear drive 2-seater, it was Ferry Porsche's first production sports car and the ancestor of the 911. Of 77000 produced between 1948-1965, almost 50% still survive.
The Registry has 7700 members.
There are 47 member clubs world-wide.

Another club, the 356 Club of California, holds an annual Concour d'Elegance and publishes a magazine devoted to the car.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 06:41 PM

The "Pete" is absolutely outrageous!!! NOT a midlife crisis car but... What the hell... Purdy awesome... And 2 stroke, just like yer weedeater or chainsaw...

The 356, is only half a mid-lifer 'cause it ***is*** a Porsche... Carrara??? Different story... Has mid life crisis written all over it but the old bathtub 356's were okay in their day... Not exactly daily drivers these days... Most rusted out and are now gone forever...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 06:29 PM

My daughter and son-in law swear by their Porsche 356. Every trip, something has to be worked on (1955 model).
There is a Registry and get-togethers; if one is a member, there are pictures of their car and others at a do in Colorado.
(He is 50, so a qualified midlife crisis)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 05:45 PM

how about a matt black Model B, Edelbrock heads, no fenders, three carbs, free flow headers................Or This

But I still fancy that Bently!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 12:15 PM

Eeeeoooowwwwwwwwww!!! Cowabunga!!! And all that... Plus, further evidence that hangin' from the Earth upside down can mess with yer thinkerator... Not exactly mid-life crisis... More like a mid-life wreck...

The roadster that f-prince put up and the '57 BelAir both good candidates... Even the Maita...

Actually, I'm kinda a Ford man myself... Think a '51 Ford coupe would be real nice... Of course it would have to have the flathead V-8 with 3-on-the-tree and overdrive, aftermarket AC and tricked paint... Yeah, that's my kinda mid-lifer, fir ya'...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 11:49 AM

Hey Bob,a 55 like this one would be fun! 55 Chevy


Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: frogprince
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 07:12 PM

How would this do? It's even a hybrid, so you can have your crisis and be (somewhat) green too!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 11:00 AM

Having reached an age where a mid-life crisis is but a hazy memory, I have opted for a 1994 Mazda Miata---sporty, peppy, and loaded with creature comforts. Oh yes. It's red.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Becca72
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 09:58 AM

For once I have to disagree with my wicked stepmother. I think the '57 Bel Air is awesome!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 05:28 PM

The Pruis is a nice ride but not exactly a mid-life-crisis car... The '57 Chevy, however, has possibilities... Gotta have flames tho and a Sun tack...


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