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Old 12-17-2010, 07:12 AM
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The other post about what car to purchase for a 16 year old got me thinking, what was everyone eleses first car. I'm guessing I'm a bit younger than most of you here, but my first car was a 1988 Honda Prelude, that I got in 1997 with 130,000 miles.

This was a cool car with every imaginable option including 4 wheel steering. However, I think it was the slowest sports car ever. I got rid of it when the hood popped open on its own on my way to college my freshman year. I wish I still had it though.


Not my car, but it looked just like this.

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1959 corvair....unsafe at any speed? not as unsafe as its 17 year old owner!
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that was your first car? geez.
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1970 Camaro with 350 cleveland block and 4 barrel carb. That car would fly! I must have had a guardian angel.
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In 78 I was given a 71 Toyota to get back and forth to coop/school in. It was my dads old car. In 79 I graduated and was working full time, I bought a black on black 79 Camaro 350, 4 speed, posi. God had to have been my co-pilot to keep me alive.
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1970 Camaro with 350 cleveland block and 4 barrel carb. That car would fly! I must have had a guardian angel.
How's a 70 Camaro end up having a big block Ford engine in it? ;?


My first car was a 1967 142mph modified 5 speed 123 GT Volvo.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
How's a 70 Camaro end up having a big block Ford engine in it? ;?

My first car was a 1967 142mph modified 5 speed 123 GT Volvo.
Ford had the 351. Chevy had the 350.

I thought the "cleveland block" was the Chevy V8s. Did Ford have it????
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A 1970 Chevy Impalla 2 door coupe. Yellow with a black vinyl roof and black interior. 350 V8 w/auto trans, . My parents called it the "screaming yellow zonker"

The things that car and i saw and did.. to be a teenager again..
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
How's a 70 Camaro end up having a big block Ford engine in it? ;?


My first car was a 1967 142mph modified 5 speed 123 GT Volvo.
It must have been a Ford that went both ways.
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Originally Posted by Pierless View Post
Ford had the 351. Chevy had the 350.

I thought the "cleveland block" was the Chevy V8s. Did Ford have it????
The "Cleveland" was a Ford designation not a Chevy one. It was a designation for the 351 engine among other ford engines.

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I've always been a huge Mopar fan and my buddies dad is an old racer/collector so I had easy access to some fun cars.

My first car was a caged Plum Crazy 72' Cuda with a .60 over 440 12 to 1 comp. 3800 stall converter, 4.56 gears. I didn't drive it on the street.

I drove an 89 Daytona Shelby 2.2. The 2.2 shelby cars were ahead of their time and could easily tweaked to be deceptively fast and still get about 30 mpg if you're gentle. They also made 2.5 turbo Shelby cars also but they were actually less power for multiple reasons.
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Originally Posted by Pierless View Post
Ford had the 351. Chevy had the 350.

I thought the "cleveland block" was the Chevy V8s. Did Ford have it????
The Clevelad was a Ford 351 with 4 bolt mains.

I had one putting out over 400 hp in my Grand Torino Sport.



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Don't have any pictures of it, but my first car was a 1954 Ford 4-door with a three speed stick shift on the column and one of those pull-out overdrive thingys. Got it in 1961 with 92,000 miles on it and drove it for about 30,000 miles before getting rid of it. Biggest problem I had was one time going to a neighboring town, it wouldn't go over 85 without cutting out/hesitating. Found out a little later that the distributor top was cracked. Mechanic said it was amazing that it even ran. Had a lot of fun in that car and would get 23 mpg with six kids in it at highway speed. Of course, gas was less than $.30 per gallon at that time.
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Few Dollars - Tks. You would have smoked me! I was having to make do with 300 hp
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