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Subject:  Re: What have you owned? Date:  1/8/2004  2:39 AM
Author:  wecoguy Number:  30346 of 73165

Wow, all the Cars/Motorcycles... Luckily I made this up a while back out of my own curiosity..

I wish I had all my old cars... until I remember what a pain they were at times...

1941 Ford 2 Door Sedan Flathead Stick

1947 Royal Enfield 350cc single Motorcycle

1953 45 Cu In Harley K-Model Motorcycle Fun bike, but the tranny kept blowing out the bottom of the cases.. last I heard it was in a pile at a friend's ranch, what's left of it..

1953 Studebaker Commander (Metallic lavender)

1954 Triumph T110 40 cubes.. moved it into a rigid frame, lightened it up, painted to match the '53 Stude.. Top end was only 70mph, but it got there in a hurry.. fun bike, but marraige, kids ended it until '76..

1957 Chev Bel Air 2 dr Hardtop Ð 283 cu in + Auto (Power blue, white top, that nice gold V on the hood)

1954 Chev PU 6 cyl+ 1T 4 Spd Trans.. (Liked a HD tranny w/compound Lo) DW was hit in the side by a VW, totaled it, (bent frame) but they were OK.. I had just primered and was ready to repaint.. gone..

1966 Ford Mustang 6+3Spd (powder blue) - bought at 50k, sold at 90k.. good mileage, handy car, but I was commuting 80+ miles one way every day, so went to the Maverick..

1970 Ford 3/4T PU Ð Auto 360 cu in - bought used at 100k, put another 100k on it..

1970 Ford Maverick 6 Cyl 3 Spd (bought new -Tan/gold) kept it for almost 300k)

1976 Yamaha XT500 Motorcycle 500cc single Ð in Sonora - still have it!

1978 F250 Ford PU 460 cu in, Auto - bought new - then the gas went over $1..

1982 Ford F150 6 Cyl + 1Ton 4 Spd trans - Another HD tranny, I kept this one for well over 200k, towed 5th wheel all over the West) Never had the head off..never used oil until the last when it cracked a piston.. Had to make up a mini speedo tranny to make it read right..

1982 Mazda RX7 Rotary - Fun car, replaced the engine at 90k...

1990 Mazda MX6 V6 Auto

1995 K2500 4x4 Chev Ext cab 4.9 L (350 cu in) Auto... Driveway.. Still got this critter.. lots of problems, on my 3rd tranny, 2nd engine, 120k on the body..

1996 Honda Accord LXi V6 Auto Ð Garaged.. DW's.. great car..

I think IÕm due for the new Ford F250 SuperCrew PU... maybe next year.. Or the next..


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