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  1. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member QRZ Page


    I'll settle for $2.50 each and I'll take cash, cheques, money orders, and even negotiable securities!

    Glen, K9STH
  2. AB8RU

    AB8RU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just to really get into a mix...

    My Mom's side of the Family works at GM , my Dad's side Works for Ford, I wound up for 12 years at Heavy Duty Truck Dealerships, Peterbilt, Mack, ( was Volvo-White B4 Bankruptcy # 2 ) and Mitsubishi Fuso ( means Japaneese Tree ) then to a Kenworth Dealership & Hino.

    I drove whatever the Co. asked me to jump into, Fords, Chevys, Mercedes Benz MD truck,

    and I drove Fords, Chevys, and Dodges, Plymouths, Chryslers.

    here is the only things I have not yet owned a Car with their label like Mitsubishi, Volks Wagon, SAAB ( Well I know they are a GM family ) but here is what happened to ma

    My wife owned a Ford Festiva, the repair job some mechanic done had a serious knock .. well while going to work one day the piston somehow busted loose blew down to the oil pan tore a hole, and bounced like crazy down the expressway into the ditch, and I coasted up the ramp off the e-way to a stop by the stop sign.

    I had a Plymouth, prior owner did not care for it too well nice 318 CID but the thing died on the Expressway, needed a overhaul so I sold it as is to a wrecker to get it off the freeway.

    a 1967 Chevrolet Caprice 396 Turbo Jet 4 BBl Carb I was going to have it fixed, had a fire in the engine, cousin bought it for the engine, tried a Chevy C-10 3 on the tree no luck, sold it to a neighbor owning a Camaro, after trying to hot rod it to 2nd. gear the piston blown out the cylinder wall well everyone knows the Turbo Jets were short lived.

    Chevy Vegas nice to dress up sold it to a student even thought you cycle cleaned the plugs with cleaner, and a paper clip, bought a Chevy Bel Air someone sabotoged the ignition system, so I sold it.

    I bought a 1968 Chrysler Newport the 383 4 BBL I only had to buy an alternator and then a freind converted it to a 2 BBl, my Brother in law was a Chrysler guy himself, he asked to borrow my car and put gas out of his pocket , of course he said man you get such great gas mileage for a 4 BBL, I told him a freind owns a carb shop converted it to a @ BBL, he could hear me dumping gas leaving the stop sign trying to get up to 25 MPH so he shut the back 2 down, the 4 BBL has smaller venturi ports than the regular 2 BBL which gives it better gas economy. Traded it in at a lot, only his sister bought it and some clown blew the stop sign T-Boned it and destroyed such a nice car.

    I had a Ford Tempo 1984 5 speed Man, 2.3 L. until the exaust / Air recycler was plastic and was junk from age I modified it since it was getting too expensive to fix, also the Alternator is rated 45 Amps, and a 80 Watt Transciever for VHF Low and the diodes went south real quick.

    Traded the Tempo for a Dodge Shadow 1994 more challenge since my 10M. replaced the RCA ML-1000 2 way, and my TM241a Kenwood, I cut a hole to slide into a space, my wife has me doing remodeling, I only had a fuel pump / fuel sending unit replaced old age, oil change, plugs, and also replced a blown head gasket car is 192,000 miles, we also have a 1995 Dodge Neon ( Wifes Car ) no ham gear oh well, she had a head gasket done also, struts, tires, tranny repair only I discovered her driving habits had to change R to D too fast Torque converters do not like D for Drag and R to Race.


    If you neglect to change your oil, I wish I could show you the bottom of an oil pan out of a Detroit Diesel engine the driver failed to do, Change his oil !

    Looked like a bunch of metal pencil shavings, totally destroyed Bearings, oil seals, pistons ruined, rings junk, the compleat overhaul ran into a few thousand dollars, That was a 6 Cylinder Heavy Duty Big Rig Truck !!

    I think I was not at that job only a month when I saw that mess ! Hated to see the Bill on that Truck. yikes ! [​IMG]
  3. N0XAS

    N0XAS Ham Member QRZ Page

    1971 Ventura
    1971 Javelin
    1977 Mustang II
    1973 Mustang Grande
    1977 Olds Custom Cruiser
    1969 Karmann Ghia
    1985-1/2 Escort (new)
    1987 Grand Am
    1988 Aerostar (new)
    1988 Taurus wagon (work car)
    1963 Corvair Monza
    1984 Skyhawk
    1994 Villager (new)
    1989 Continental
    1996 Villager (new)
    1989 Cougar (kids)
    1998 Mustang (new)
    1989 Tercel (kids)
    1991 Integra (kids)
    2002 Cougar (new)
    2003 Explorer Sport Trac (new)
    1996 Taurus (kids)
    Rentals far too numerous to even remember...

    After these I can say that so far I have learned:

    A few Fords suck. Most don't. We call them lemons.

    Some GM cars suck. Those are usually lemons, too, unless they suck because they're too ugly to be seen in public (Aztek, for one). I personally don't like many of them.

    I have yet to drive any Chrysler product I would consider owning, ever. But that's just me. Or is it? [​IMG]

    Japanese cars eat front brakes and exhaust systems at an alarming rate. If properly maintained, they will last far past the point when you would even want to drive them.

    The same maintenance rule applies to Ford, GM and judging by the looks of most of those pieces of crap on the road, Chryslers.

    The above are strictly my own personal opinions. If I, or anyone else, were entirely correct, there would be only one auto manufacturer in the world. [​IMG]
  4. KC5BDK

    KC5BDK Ham Member QRZ Page

    yep chevy all the way, wouldnt waist my breath on a ford
  5. KC8QMU

    KC8QMU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'd waste my breath on Chevy, but if I breathed on it the door handle would probably come off again.

    Only little boys wear bowties. [​IMG]

  6. KC8QMU

    KC8QMU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh, and I always keep a tow strap in my Ranger..... every once in a while if one of my buddies' "superior" GM products break down close to home they can always count on me to help them out and drag them home! [​IMG]

    But yeah, I've seen people do some pretty impressive build ups on the older Chevy trucks. Not much you can't do with a 3/4 ton Chevy equipped with a 454 and a granny gear! [​IMG]
  7. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member QRZ Page


    Japanese cars don't exactly "eat" front brakes, but I sure have had to replace an "awful" lot of front brake pads on my Mazda vehicles because asbestos is no longer allowed in the construction of the pads. What the manufacturers use these days usually "crystalizes" before they wear out. As such, I get a set of "life time" brake pads and, so far, I have had 3 different vehicles use the same model of brake pads!

    Other than that, as long as you maintain them, they last a long time!

    Glen, K9STH
  8. K4KWH

    K4KWH Guest

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (K9STH @ Mar. 10 2004,19:36)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">KWH:

    I'll settle for $2.50 each and I'll take cash, cheques, money orders, and even negotiable securities!

    Glen, K9STH[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>

    73 [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. KF3EG

    KF3EG Ham Member QRZ Page

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (w3sy @ Feb. 27 2004,14:43)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">DO NOT BUY A FORD! FORDS SUCK!



    <span style='color:red'>YOU'LL BE SORRY, SUCKER!</span>
    [/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Do not forget to write your anti-BPL letters,
    encourage new amateur radio participation and generally be nice
    to one another. That is all.
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