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Old 09-28-2011, 08:03 PM   #41
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Let`s hear about some more first cars. I want to hear about more things like vacuum wipers and such.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:17 PM   #42
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Vacuum wipers are something best forgotten.

Anyone remember the hill holder some old Studebakers had? For that matter, anyone remember the Studebakers? Good car but killed themselves when they got a little ahead of the times.
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Hill holder? Please elaborate for the less informed among us.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:23 PM   #44
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How about gas caps located behind tail light assemblies and hinged license plates.

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How about gas caps located behind tail light assemblies and hinged license plates.

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I remember the hinged license plates, and also the pickup trucks with gas tanks behind the seat and the gas cap on the cab. And 30 some cents pg gas. That`s a little more in my time zone, Bob.
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In my small town where there was never much exciting happening, the car dealers would draw the curtains on their showrooms the day before the new model year cars arrived and the next morning, everyone put on their Sunday finest and made a tour of the dealers. Each of them had food, drinks and doorprizes and it was a big annual event. Nowadays, you can't tell a 2012 from a 2009 and darn sure don't know when the "new models" come out. Only those over 50 will remember this.
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First car was a 1948 Prefect. Right hand drive, when you hit the turn signal switch a little arm flipped up with a lite in it. Also had a hand crank. I was Stationed in United Kindom in 1967 when I bought this. Next was a 1957 VW Van. no heater and what was funny, the guy I bought it from changes motors instead of changing the muffler out.
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I remember the hinged license plates, and also the pickup trucks with gas tanks behind the seat and the gas cap on the cab. And 30 some cents pg gas. That`s a little more in my time zone, Bob.
How about 19 cents/gl go juice? I miss the gas wars.
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What about the great smell of tire smoke? With synchronized first gears you could back up real fast and then put it in first, pin the throttle, and dump the clutch. Nothing but tire smoke and squeeling and big J hooks in the road.


Come to think of it I bought two tires a month and could replace a clutch in about two hours. I guess they were the good ole days.
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How about gas caps located behind tail light assemblies and hinged license plates.

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My 1972 Gran Torino has (yes, I still have it) the gas filler behind the license plate. I always liked that feature because you could refuel the car from either side of the pump island.

The Gran Torino was my second car- purchased new after I graduated from College and got a job. Bright red coupe with a black vinyl roof (now there's something you rarely, if ever, see on today's cars), powered by a 351C (Cleveland) V-8 with a 2 barrel carburator & 3 speed auto trans.
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