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Your first car #4801028
06/30/18 12:00 AM
06/30/18 12:00 AM
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mbacfp Offline OP
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My first car was a used 1986 Ford Escort with an impressive 77hp...now I am driving around in a 707hp monster. Times have changed and I am getting older. Hope everyone is well.

Last edited by mbacfp; 06/30/18 12:00 AM.

2014 F-550 PSD..........M1 Delvac ESP 5w-40 + OEM
2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
2012 Toyota Sienna LTD 3.5L V6
2003 Dodge Durango R/T 4x4 5.9L V8
Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801029
06/30/18 12:03 AM
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TX
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1980 El Camino


2008 Ford F150 XLT 4.6L
171, 311 - Valvoline Synthetic Max Life - Wix XP
2001 Ford F150 XLT 5.4L
215,598 - Valvoline Synthetic Max Life - Wix
2017 VW Jett SE 1.4L
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Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801031
06/30/18 12:08 AM
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Port Aransas, TX
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Port Aransas, TX
1962 Buick Skylark convertible. red with white top and interior. Wish I had it back.

Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801032
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Mine was a 93 HP K-car

But, it was a car and never let me down. It had about 200k so it probably was putting out a whopping 60 HP by the time I got it.

Finally moved on to a Neon that felt like a rocket.


2018 Challenger SRT
Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801033
06/30/18 12:12 AM
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Phoenix, AZ
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1996 Chevy Silverado C1500 5.7L Vortec.

Got a screaming deal from the neighbor for $700 when I was 16 in 2011, it had been sitting for a year because it needed brakes.

Loved that truck.



2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801034
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1965 Ford Galaxy 500 (2-door), 289 V8, 3-speed on the column ("3 on the tree") ... which I converted to "3 by the knee". Made a good drift car in the snow. smile Photo from 1974, think I paid about $700 used.



Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801036
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
1996 Chevy Silverado C1500 5.7L Vortec.

Got a screaming deal from the neighbor for $700 when I was 16 in 2011, it had been sitting for a year because it needed brakes.

Loved that truck.



That's a sweet truck. I wish I was tooling around in that when I was 16!


2018 Challenger SRT
Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801037
06/30/18 12:17 AM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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1974 Cutlass Supreme.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801039
06/30/18 12:28 AM
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1964 AH Sprite Mk III


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Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801043
06/30/18 12:31 AM
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USA
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1969 black Dodge Charger SE 383 Magnum/4speed/3.23 posi,



Re: Your first car [Re: dishdude] #4801051
06/30/18 12:55 AM
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Phoenix, AZ
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
1996 Chevy Silverado C1500 5.7L Vortec.

Got a screaming deal from the neighbor for $700 when I was 16 in 2011, it had been sitting for a year because it needed brakes.

Loved that truck.



That's a sweet truck. I wish I was tooling around in that when I was 16!
It really was. That 5.7L could go really good!

But I couldn't afford the gas anymore at the time, sold it for a 97' Camry.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Your first car [Re: Nick1994] #4801055
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
It really was. That 5.7L could go really good!

But I couldn't afford the gas anymore at the time, sold it for a 97' Camry.


You should have seen the junk my friends and I were in. Old K-cars, Tempos, Cavaliers. A friend had an old Accord and it threw a rod doing donuts in the snow LOL


2018 Challenger SRT
Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801056
06/30/18 01:16 AM
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St. Charles County, Missouri
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Ugly '53 Mercury with three on the tree and a flat head eight. Bought it for a couple hundred in early '65 and the dealer told me not to drive it over 60. We were driving to Denver-- 100 degree temperatures in western South Dakota. Started over heating, got it up to 90 and it cooled right down. Had it died then and there, would have made the perfect res car if abandoned. We were but a small distance north of Pine Ridge reservation so everything would have worked out either way. Came with straight 20 weight oil and I poured in a bunch of STP when it got hot out. Stuff worked very well in that car (third nice thing about STP on the board this week-- must be a record.)

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2017 Kia Soul Plus-- Valvoline MaxLife Blend 5-20, 45,000 miles.
Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801057
06/30/18 01:17 AM
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Down Under
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A '74 HJ Holden Kingswood with a 202 (3.3lt) inline six-cylinder engine and a 3 speed auto. It was set up for outback travel with gas shocks at the rear you could pump up, a limited slip rear diff., 12 slot mags, Hella spot lights, a sun visor over the wind screen, and Penrite HPR 30 (20W60) in the sump.

Great car. I drove it from Darwin to Brisbane with a mate. One drove and the other slept.

Note my actual car below, but a good example for those who don't know it.


Penrite Vantage 10W40 SN & A3/B4 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Your first car [Re: mbacfp] #4801059
06/30/18 01:30 AM
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VA
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Mine was a 1983 Ford Fairmont. Came with a 200ci straight 6 , good for maybe 90 horses. It was slow ,cheap but reliable. Wish I still had it , would probably do something like Eric the car guys Fairmont prpoject.


2000 Ford Explorer Limited 5.0L AWD
2018 KIA Soul EX 2.0L
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