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    1. N/A in USA. Oh the drooling when we'd see one...

      N/A in USA. Oh the drooling when we'd see one over the border from Canadia though.:thumbup:
    2. Yup. Not even comparable- neither were 'Porsche...

      Yup. Not even comparable- neither were 'Porsche level', but the Ferrari at least looked like it had been put together by an OEM.
    3. Hard to deny the 'kit car' character of those old...

      Hard to deny the 'kit car' character of those old Lotii'.:)
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      But just think of the trade in newly-legal...

      But just think of the trade in newly-legal lesbian weddings! :laugh:
    5. Poll: The opposite actually. Winter here is so brutal...

      The opposite actually. Winter here is so brutal on machinery I go completely anal; leak tracking, planning repairs and maintenance schedules, thinking about having yet one more 'spare car' laid aside...
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      Damn!:eek: Even has the 'period correct' BFG...

      Damn!:eek:

      Even has the 'period correct' BFG T/A's...
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      :laugh::laugh::laugh:

      :laugh::laugh::laugh:
    8. Everything's relative, my man. My Grandfather's...

      Everything's relative, my man. My Grandfather's '32 Terraplane was the Fox body Mustang of its day- with all of 100hp- and a 'Vette is always a 'Vette. (Even those ridiculous 180hp parade floats of...
    9. Were Gatorbacks first? I recall Yokahama A008's...

      Were Gatorbacks first? I recall Yokahama A008's around the same time- boy, they were the real deal.:eek:

      Even the cop package Caprice was running high .8g's on the VR's back then IIRC.:)
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      Chrysler products of that era had a weird,...

      Chrysler products of that era had a weird, 'trailerpark' sort of feel. Yes, they had the numbers to hang in there well above their station, but the whole experience was sort of shabby, even compared...
    11. Back in the era when every new generation of tire...

      Back in the era when every new generation of tire had the potential to turn sh%t into gold. Remember Goodyear Eagle GT's?:thumbup:
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      Don't laugh; I have a cherished VW diesel beater....

      Don't laugh; I have a cherished VW diesel beater. It started out as a way to keep my 'nice' car clean, and to keep the miles down- now it's my favorite.:o
    13. Cost becomes the object there- you're replacing...

      Cost becomes the object there- you're replacing 'air' with an engineered and manufactured substance. If raw material usage or performance doesn't make the case for these being more economical,...
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      Lots of options- VW, Kia; cheap and easy junkyard...

      Lots of options- VW, Kia; cheap and easy junkyard upgrades. Google is your friend, but start at FordFestiva.com
    15. Even on low speed (and skidsteers and ATV's are...

      Even on low speed (and skidsteers and ATV's are *not* low speed btw) vehicles, open wheels have been tried and rejected. Michelin is supposing it was just the tractive and comfort deficiencies of...
    16. I believe he is an 'ex-parrot'.:D ...

      I believe he is an 'ex-parrot'.:D


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vuW6tQ0218
    17. I had a forged aluminum clip-on racing handgrip...

      I had a forged aluminum clip-on racing handgrip from a motorcycle on my end table for many years as 'decor'- it was f&*%$ing spectacular! I believe it fell afoul of a particularly aggressive...
    18. Am I the only person who experiences the concept...

      Am I the only person who experiences the concept of MUD.:what: Gonna' be superfrenchified shades of awesome when that sucker loads up solid....:facepalm:

      (Just had a vision of manure, straw, a...
    19. Well, you sound like you're ready.:D

      Well, you sound like you're ready.:D
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      Frighteningly rust prone, nowhere near the style...

      Frighteningly rust prone, nowhere near the style or cache of their Festiva predecessors.:D

      Me like Festivas...

      http://carslist-db.com/pics/ford/ford-festiva/ford-festiva-04.jpg
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