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Outlasted 3 Marriages #5288957 12/08/19 10:10 PM
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Re: Outlasted 3 Marriages [Re: Y_K] #5288961 12/08/19 10:16 PM
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Awesome Lady and car. Great story!!!


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My Sister had the exact same car in high school.


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Re: Outlasted 3 Marriages [Re: Blkstanger] #5288978 12/08/19 10:51 PM
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A friend in high school had a Caliente convertible. His had the 6 cyl with an automatic. Cool car but with the 6 and an automatic it pretty slow. Didn't matter though, since it was a convertible he never had trouble getting dates.

Re: Outlasted 3 Marriages [Re: Y_K] #5288993 12/08/19 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Y_K



Who says inanimate objects can't be considered family? crackmeup

Re: Outlasted 3 Marriages [Re: Y_K] #5289011 12/09/19 12:25 AM
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Great story. Sounds like '64 Comet Calientes with 260 V8s were very good cars. Where can I buy one?

My '65 Comet with the 289 V8 was not nearly as good. I took care of that car too and it was burning oil and smoking by 85.000 miles. It also had a horrible squeak in the front end and was starting to rust.

PS I do prefer the styling of the '65. For those who don't remember what a '65 looked like, here's a nice one (nicer than mine ever was) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2DeS9G3G5s


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Re: Outlasted 3 Marriages [Re: Y_K] #5289035 12/09/19 02:13 AM
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My wife had a '61 Comet-we called it the Vomit. It didn't make it to 100k miles. I had a '64 Falcon and I got rid of it with 40k miles. Neither were very enjoyable cars.

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We could all take a lesson in maintenance from that lady.

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That's impressive.


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Re: Outlasted 3 Marriages [Re: Y_K] #5289100 12/09/19 06:42 AM
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Friends had a '67 (round taillights) with the 289. That was the fastest in a car I've EVER gone.

That car WASN'T geared for the mountains.

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Originally Posted by Lapham3
My wife had a '61 Comet-we called it the Vomit. It didn't make it to 100k miles. I had a '64 Falcon and I got rid of it with 40k miles. Neither were very enjoyable cars.


A friend in high school had a puke green Comet that we dubbed the vomit.

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Awesome!

Margaret Dunning is still my idol, however...

At 102 years old, she was still driving the 1930 Packard that she had bought NEW in 1930. Over 80 years before...

For those that aren’t familiar:

https://youtu.be/e7bhD7HAeFg


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I guess the 103 year old from our last town (insisted on showing me her license) who drove a pristine 1973 Plymouth Scamp (pale green metallic owned since new) doesn't rate as high.

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According to the comments, the car is in a museum near me that Ive been too. I don't recall seeing it, though I might have been there before it got there. I'll have to go back.

Re: Outlasted 3 Marriages [Re: Kira] #5289369 12/09/19 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Kira
Friends had a '67 (round taillights) with the 289.

Do you mean the Cousin of the Mercury Comet, a '64 Ford Fairlane? I really liked that particular year and model.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ford/fairlane/2302593.html

There was one just like the one in the link in my home town. The owner drove it very hard and seemed to particularly enjoy leaving black stripes on the highway. The stripes were always very similar in length and without a limited slip differential. He traded it in to the dealership where I worked. We opened up the differential and surprised everyone - no limited slip.


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