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#4458339 - 07/13/17 02:34 PM How I miss the the old days....
gmh101357 Offline


Registered: 07/03/07
Posts: 168
Loc: Phoenix AZ
For me anyway...I dont like all these new turbo engines they push on you now. Looking at Ford 150's they have 300 ecoboost models and about 40 v-8's. Trying to explain to my wife's grandkid.....I dont want all this electric [censored] that I have to pay for and never use.
Give my 75 Ford F100 with a 300 inline 6 any day. I could stand inside the engine bay it had so much room. Its was so easy to work on plugs, points etc....took 30 mins to change out. Oil change was havoline 30 wt. I miss all inline 6 engines ...my fav config....now BMW has jumped on the turbo craze for a few miles per gallon. I would take the 2.5 inline 6 in my old 1990 BMW 325 any day I bought used for 5k. i told him im going to just by used older cars from now on....starting with a 72 Mach 1 with a 351 Cleveland 4 speed....you can bury me in it. rant over.....

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#4458342 - 07/13/17 02:39 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: gmh101357]
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Registered: 02/17/13
Posts: 288
Loc: FL USA
It is only going to get worse, or better depending on your perspective. In about 5 years everything is going to either be hybrid or all electric. It does not matter to me as long as it is affordable and reliable.

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#4458345 - 07/13/17 02:43 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: gmh101357]
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Registered: 08/22/04
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I feel your pain - turbos are one more thing to go kaput, and they do eventually.
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#4458353 - 07/13/17 02:54 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: gmh101357]
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Didn't 1975 models have a lot of engine choices too? 300 inline 6, 302, 360, 390 V8? 460 in the 1 ton trucks? But, I feel ya.
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#4458361 - 07/13/17 03:00 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: gmh101357]
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Registered: 05/12/15
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I miss the horse and buggy days frown

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#4458362 - 07/13/17 03:01 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: Blueskies123]
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Registered: 01/27/17
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Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Blueskies123
It is only going to get worse, or better depending on your perspective. In about 5 years everything is going to either be hybrid or all electric. It does not matter to me as long as it is affordable and reliable.


And in 10 years the car will do the driving and we will all just be passengers looking at Twitter and communicating in 140 characters or less grin
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#4458369 - 07/13/17 03:09 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: gmh101357]
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Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11008
Loc: Idaho
I had a 1979 F150 with a 6 cyl and 3 on the tree. I loved that truck. I now have a 2015 F150 with the 2.7 and I hate most of the electronics but I love that engine. Will it break, maybe.
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#4458372 - 07/13/17 03:10 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: ArcticDriver]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
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Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Originally Posted By: Blueskies123
It is only going to get worse, or better depending on your perspective. In about 5 years everything is going to either be hybrid or all electric. It does not matter to me as long as it is affordable and reliable.


And in 10 years the car will do the driving and we will all just be passengers looking at Twitter and communicating in 140 characters or less grin
In ten years I probably will be senile and not know the difference.
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#4458377 - 07/13/17 03:15 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: gmh101357]
mightymousetech Offline


Registered: 04/03/17
Posts: 1444
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: gmh101357
For me anyway...I dont like all these new turbo engines they push on you now. Looking at Ford 150's they have 300 ecoboost models and about 40 v-8's. Trying to explain to my wife's grandkid.....I dont want all this electric [censored] that I have to pay for and never use.
Give my 75 Ford F100 with a 300 inline 6 any day. I could stand inside the engine bay it had so much room. Its was so easy to work on plugs, points etc....took 30 mins to change out. Oil change was havoline 30 wt. I miss all inline 6 engines ...my fav config....now BMW has jumped on the turbo craze for a few miles per gallon. I would take the 2.5 inline 6 in my old 1990 BMW 325 any day I bought used for 5k. i told him im going to just by used older cars from now on....starting with a 72 Mach 1 with a 351 Cleveland 4 speed....you can bury me in it. rant over.....


I dunno. I like my turbo BMW. Straight six that makes 420 lb.ft of torque, right from 1800 RPM, and still gets 7L/100 km on the highway. Change the oil every once in a while is about the only maintenance it needs.
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#4458379 - 07/13/17 03:16 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: gmh101357]
MarcS Offline


Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 183
Loc: PA


"The old days"

This is why batteries and tiny turbos


Edited by MarcS (07/13/17 03:17 PM)

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#4458392 - 07/13/17 03:35 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: gmh101357]
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Registered: 08/02/14
Posts: 1452
Loc: Gulf Coast, MS
I agree, I know they offer a decent amount of benefits but I miss all the V6's and V8's. You can go get a car with a small motor and a turbo gets 28 mpg but my 95 Regal with the 3.8 is not only larger, and heavier but it gets better mileage then a lot of these smaller cars.

Turbos put a lot of stress on those little under powered motors. I know the turbos help dramatically but the don't last for ever. Our old Volvo had a turbo that gave out before it even hit 200k miles.

There are some nice cars out there that get great gas mileage but in general they day to day cars haven't really improved much. A lot of these cars you see on the road still only get 26-28 mpg and while it depends heavily on the driver it still isn't much of an improvement.

There will be exceptions but honestly tho. A few months back we went to Iowa. My wife took her '06 Altima, son took their '14 Escape, and I took the '95 Regal. Fully loaded down with everyone's luggage my car got the best mileage. Wife's Altima averaged 26, sons Escape 28, and I was right between 31-32 depending on the tank with everyone's luggage. I mean this car was packed.

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#4458409 - 07/13/17 03:51 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: 3800Series]
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Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 5603
Loc: FL, USA
Originally Posted By: 3800Series
I agree, I know they offer a decent amount of benefits but I miss all the V6's and V8's. You can go get a car with a small motor and a turbo gets 28 mpg but my 95 Regal with the 3.8 is not only larger, and heavier but it gets better mileage then a lot of these smaller cars.

Turbos put a lot of stress on those little under powered motors. I know the turbos help dramatically but the don't last for ever. Our old Volvo had a turbo that gave out before it even hit 200k miles.

There are some nice cars out there that get great gas mileage but in general they day to day cars haven't really improved much. A lot of these cars you see on the road still only get 26-28 mpg and while it depends heavily on the driver it still isn't much of an improvement.

There will be exceptions but honestly tho. A few months back we went to Iowa. My wife took her '06 Altima, son took their '14 Escape, and I took the '95 Regal. Fully loaded down with everyone's luggage my car got the best mileage. Wife's Altima averaged 26, sons Escape 28, and I was right between 31-32 depending on the tank with everyone's luggage. I mean this car was packed.


Yes, BUT you were driving on the interstate. The newer cars will excel around town where people actually drive.
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#4458412 - 07/13/17 03:53 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: sasilverbullet]
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Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 5603
Loc: FL, USA
Originally Posted By: sasilverbullet
I feel your pain - turbos are one more thing to go kaput, and they do eventually.


Everything goes kaput eventually.
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#4458420 - 07/13/17 04:07 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: gregk24]
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Registered: 02/06/14
Posts: 2345
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: gregk24
Originally Posted By: sasilverbullet
I feel your pain - turbos are one more thing to go kaput, and they do eventually.


Everything goes kaput eventually.


We all will go kaput someday too.

Sometimes I wish my time was sooner than later.
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#4458421 - 07/13/17 04:07 PM Re: How I miss the the old days.... [Re: gmh101357]
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Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3409
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
There is a 1955 Chevy four door with a 350 engine and Powerglide AT being advertised in our area for $10,000. With the original factory two tone paint. If I wasn't so old I would consider purchasing that vehicle. Replace the Powerglide with a Turbo 350 AT, upgrade the differential and head out for the next Hot Rod Power Tour. Well, it was a nice thought. smile

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