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Dwight V.

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About Dwight V.

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  • Birthday 02/19/1965
  1. Tom, I'd suggest posting either at www.flu.org or www.mirafiori.com. Either place should get you a quick response. I've not had that particular problem but if you're still running the dual point distributor the problem may lie within. May be time for new points/condensers. One set is used for starting and the other for running. Also, it's Spider vs Spyder. Spyders are Corvairs.
  2. My wife's grandfather had a '29 Hudson as his first car. We recently came across a photo of it, and it's the sporty roadster model. I'd like to find out how many of these may have been built. My Standard Catalog of American Cars is blank on this. Seems to me it was a pretty rare car in it's day. If anyone owns one now, I'd love to hear from you.
  3. 3 lug bolts was usually French cars. The Yugo has 4 per wheel. Decent cars that didn't get the respect they deserved, usually bought by owners whose idea of 'maintenance' was to add gas to the tank. The GVX was the 'sporty' model with the 'big' engine and a lot of plastic cladding to make it look fast.
  4. November thru March here is Salt Season, so nothing gets driven unless we've had heavy rains to wash it all off the roads (like this week). I have a company car for work as I do a lot of miles. I wish I lived in a nicer locale so I could drive something 'old' every day and park the Taurus/Stratus for 'normal' trips. The Mini is too small to take far and the truck puts the gas away. I'd like to have a Falcon or Mustang for daily use, even just a six cylinder, but I couldn't stand to see it evaporate over the slush months.
  5. I'm not going to be much help, but I owned a 1967 CJ5 with that engine. I am pretty sure that was the first year for the 225 Buick. That Jeep is technically a AMC and not a Willys. In fact, they may have still been labelled 'Kaiser Jeep Corp' but were a part of AMC by then.
  6. Not a fan of the goofy new plate either. I liked the purple and white plates. I stuck a decal of a Mini on mine to cover poor Steve's car (whatever that thing is). If I get stopped, so be it. I've received a lot of comments at shows about my 'modification', and all have been positive. I also have it mounted on one of those magnetic car dealer tag holders so I can take it off and throw it in the trunk at shows if I'm inclined. Just have to remember to put it back.
  7. I've got a few... <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> The first was the '66 Ford pickup I went to see in way-South Carolina (I'm in PA). Middle of August and hotter than blazes. My wife went with me as I figured I'd be driving it home. We even took the two dogs with us to save on a kennel, which meant leaving the a/c on in the car non-stop and staying in pet friendly motels. Anyway, the truck wasn't exactly what I was looking for but I had talked myself into it not having found much else I liked. The photos were actually very good, sent via computer. Th
  8. On my 5 cylinder Audi = XTRACYL On my old autocross car = KWIKR
  9. IMO, this show continues to struggle. If you are into British cars, air cooled VWs or need to find a part for something really off the radar screen, it's still worthwhile to shop the vendor area. It certainly hasn't grown in size any though. The car show I think has grown, thanks to the efforts of various clubs. Saab, Volvo, Audi, Citroen and Fiat clubs all have a pretty good turnout. It is surprising that the British cars are handsomely outnumbered for once. It's certainly not as crowded as the other shows, and makes for a nice day (Saturday) but I wouldn't plan on spending the entire weeken
  10. You guys all need to get the book "The Cobra In The Barn". It is a collection of stories about barn finds. Good stuff! Got mine for Christmas.
  11. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Dear Skyking,I drive about 35,000 miles a year,mostly on the thruway.Yea thats me in the right lane GOING the speed limit and i DON'T pass anyone.....EVER.I never had a problem with speeders but speeding and NOT paying attention is a death sentence.</div></div> It's not the speed, it's the inattentiveness and overall poor driver skill that causes accidents. Speed isn't the cause, though it may increase the severity of the results. Speed limits are often not set by en
  12. Got another one... Austin Minis and Americas using the transmission case as the oil sump, and sharing the same oil. Uh, yeah, that'll work for most people.
  13. Here are my two. They couldn't be more different, huh?
  14. Hmmm, the brain is churning. Point A: I think that the collector car hobby will be subject purely to the younger generation's interest in history as a general rule. If you have no interest in history or preservation, then you aren't likely to find an old car very fascinating. When a new Toyota pickup has a 245 HP V6 and turns a better 0-60 time than my 20 year old German "performance" car, there is little incentive for me to tinker with old cars if all I'm interested in is effortless speed and low maintenance. Multiply that disparity by 50 years of evolution, and the chasm widens. I don't h
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