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    1. Member MCTB's Avatar
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      02-24-2012 04:45 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris_V View Post
      Nice. Same color as the GT I'm painting in my garage right now.
      Its tough to find the right shade of BRG. Some are too blue and others are too green. Jags is about as close to perfect as I could find.



      It never let me down either. Always got me to work and home. I even took numerous 300+ mile trips in it.
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      02-24-2012 04:51 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Pablo1.8t View Post
      I've driven my '67 Mustang with a 302 4 barrel twice now as a daily. I drove just recently every day 40 miles to work and back. My restore is not perfect but the car is in decent shape. I only had a few problems driving it. One, was gas mileage was horrible, i was putting $80 a week in gas. The other was no radio, which is a simple fix of course. I also had a problem with a few random things going out or need to be replaced, but it is a 40 year old car and those things were not replaced during the restore. It was not fun in the rain, mine does not have a/c so it fogged up and I had to drive with the windows cracked, even in the winter time. Also traction was a problem with a V8 and narrow tires.
      That is one thing that many forget. Modern HVAC systems make a car not only more pleasurable to be in, but far safer because of vastly improved defrosting. Couple that with "hit and miss" wipers and the difference is even more dramatic.
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      02-24-2012 04:54 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubbed314 View Post
      There are a lot of people in the Aircooled forum that DD their Type I, II, Ghias, Things, IV's with mpg's in the 30's and dirt cheap prices for parts. As soon as I can get enough money I am going to pick up a 60's-early 70's bug or notchback.
      Most Bugs really don't pull more that upper 20s in mixed driving, especially 1600s. A 36 horse? Hell yeah, some have done far better than my Fit, but you have 36 hp, too. (!)
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      02-24-2012 04:55 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      That is one thing that many forget. Modern HVAC systems make a car not only more pleasurable to be in, but far safer because of vastly improved defrosting. Couple that with "hit and miss" wipers and the difference is even more dramatic.

      My solution and it worked extremely well. Dont forget that many old cars have vent wing windows which are great for directing air to help clear up windshields.
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      02-24-2012 04:56 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris_V View Post
      Nice. Same color as the GT I'm painting in my garage right now.
      We seem to have very similar vehicle taste.

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      02-24-2012 04:56 PM #56
      If our climate was a little more favorable I would daily my Datsun Z. It has been an awesome car and is very reliable/cheap to fix. I take it on long drives throughout the summer and it doesn't skip a beat.

      However the reality here is if I were to daily it through the winter the car would melt from our road salt.

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      02-24-2012 05:04 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by morecarsthanbrains View Post

      My solution and it worked extremely well. Dont forget that many old cars have vent wing windows which are great for directing air to help clear up windshields.
      Don't worry, I'm quite familiar with both products.

      It doesn't work that well on Beetles, because of their short flat windscreens, too. It's OK, but not nearly as good as cars with a laid-back windshield. I would imagine Things, Jeeps and other such cars would have similar issues.

      If you drive an early split-screen Microbus, don't EVER use Rain-X, though. If the upper ventilation is open, it brings water into the car, if it's closed, the water moves in little circles right in your line of sight!!!
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      02-24-2012 06:32 PM #58
      Wow, this is not the direction I was expecting this thread to go but I'm glad there are a lot of people with more or less positive experiences. I'll have to start looking more seriously into what can and can't be had in the price range and how they are to drive. Oldest car I've driven is a '96 Saab 900.

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      02-24-2012 06:59 PM #59
      If I were to live on the west coast where older cars are still somewhat affordable, I'd totally do it.

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      02-24-2012 07:23 PM #60
      I daily drive my classics all summer long. There usually isn't a day that I'm not behind the wheel of something really old. I drove my '33 Continental across Michigan last summer. A friend drove his Model A Ford for 365 days straight. People drive 'mid-'60s cars around here all the time. They must not be from here as they have no rust. The cars don't have to be anything but old to be cool and get attention.

      The key behind vintage driving is remembering to drive within the capabilities of the vehicle. Brakes are the biggest concern. Mid-60's cars like to go fast in a straight line, but turning or stopping can be a problem for stock cars. However, there are disc brake kits and suspension bits that can make one quite livable.


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