what was your FIST CAR?

Discussion in 'Old Hippies' started by unionpacificrailroad, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Peace,

    like many older folks/most mine is a metal behemoth (i like that word because it reminds me of far out BIG). mine is a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. with the factory specs. (283 v8 4 barrel, turboglide trany.)


    the thinking flower child
  2. redresonant

    redresonant Member

    mine was an 84 honda accord ..it died coming back from an other ones show in or at the old riverside park now six flags in agwam mass... vw s are the best.
  3. Pa_Hippie124

    Pa_Hippie124 Member

    i still have no frist Car

    94 Nissan Altima
  4. howl

    howl Member

    77 westy

    then a 69 squareback
    then an 81 gti.....

    then i got tired of fixin' old v-dubs and bought a dodge.
  5. One Arm Steve

    One Arm Steve Member

    the first fisting... nvermind.
  6. redresonant

    redresonant Member

    yes they can be hard to keep up with but a vw would look great next to a dodge....
  7. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    Ford Pinto....no joke

    I guess you can't complain about a car your parents give you but..damn
  8. andcrs2

    andcrs2 Senior Member

    64 Olds Super 88
    4dr hard top
    394 cid, 2 bbl, 10.25:1 (I believe)
    TurboHydromatic tranny

    12 MPG - ran on regular @ $0.239/gal
  9. Savannah

    Savannah Member

    The first was a station wagon my parents but for my brothers, sister, and I to drive ourselves around so they didn't have to drive us to where we wanted to go anymore. It was a tank and a gas, so to speak. When we turned on the radio the windshield wipers came on, as well as other acts of mystery.

    The first car I bought and paid for myself was a 1976 Toyota Corolla. Blue, compact, and one of the great loves of my life. Ahh, the memories.

  10. juggla

    juggla Member

    a fucking piece of shit, 92' 2 door jeep grand cheroke, i swear it hard to have a lawnmower engine running it, it was awful, i had to fix the muffler from falling by wrappin a cloth hanger around it. but it was only 400 dollars, i didnt register it or have it inspected(it wouldnt pass), had stolen plates on it, and it lasted for a summer before it finnaly died.
  11. MattInVegas

    MattInVegas John Denver Mega-Fan

    Mine was the KING of the Gas Hogs. a 1978, Olds Delta 88 with a 455 CID, and 4 bbl carb. This bitch would pass anything EXCEPT a Gas Station! I put her in a ditch once in Northern Minesotta, not even a scratch on the paint, and the 8-track didn't skip.
    (I was comming home from a kegger, and had Queen on the 8-track. I hit "Massey" curve at 60 plus in Feb. This is a 90 degree turn.That takes less land than your mailbox!) I drove home from there.
  12. Peace Matt,

    that one made me smile! what was the MPG in her? i dont know what is CID? how do you figure out what your motor has?


    the stressed flower child
  13. WE1

    WE1 Member

    Joshua years ago the size or displacement of most American engines with a few exceptions [the GTO used liters] was measured in cubic inch diamater or CID the higher the number the larger the engine.

    My first car was a 1970 Boss Mustang that I purchased used in 1971.
  14. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    My first car was a 1962 Ford Falcon. It was 10 years old when I bought it and it gave me constant repair problems. And yet I still see them on the road today! I don't get it!

    My second car was a 1965 Rambler convertible. Great little car for summertime cruising!
  15. EllisDTripp

    EllisDTripp Green Secessionist

    '71 Plymouth Duster. Came with a 225 slant-6, which quickly got swapped out for a built-up 340 CID V8. Holley 4 BBL, headers, dual exhaust, nitrous, funky camshaft, etc. I kept the outside of the car looking as stock as possible (complete with rust and dents), and enjoyed blowing away the trust fund kiddies with their Camaros and Mustangs that their mommies and daddies bought them....:)

    Mopar or No Car! :)
  16. Peace WE,

    hmm. i never knew that. people always ask me questions about my car i can only ask a couple of them! liek what the displacement is,etc. what do you think my 283's displacement is? i have no idea. would higher compression have something to do with it? you owned a mustang! not bad! i never was quite into cars from the 60s up but a 70 Mustang must have costed you alot! i like the more 'stylish' cars form the 50's. i love them becasue

    there so big
    lots of chrome
    simplicity over newer stylish cars
    easier to repair and handle
    less laws governing the operation of them.
    usualy cheaper to.

    what kind of car do you drive now?


    the sleepy hipster

  17. Mine was a 1984 ( the year I was Born ) Cheverolet Celebrity. Then a 94 Chevy Cavalier // next a 88 Honda Accord // next a 97 nissan 4x4 pickup // next a 96 nissan maxima // next a 99 GMC yukon // now a 01 Jetta !!!! I love my VW !!!!
  18. Grimace

    Grimace Member

    1971 AMC Matador was my first. My oldest was a 1962 Chevy Biscayne.
  19. EllisDTripp

    EllisDTripp Green Secessionist

    Uh, 283 cubic inches? :)

    Displacement is the total cylinder volume travelled by the pistons. Most commonly expressed in Cubic Inches (older US cars) or Liters (modern engines). Essentially, the engine size.

    To calculate displacement, you need a bit of high school geometry, and 3 specifications of the engine, the cylinder bore (diameter of the cylinders), the piston stroke (the distance the piston moves in the cylinder as the crankshaft rotates), and the number of cylinders. For a stock Chevy 283, the bore is 3.875", and the stroke is 3.000".

    The formula for calculating the volume of a cylinder is Pi* r^2 *h, where Pi is a constant of 3.14159, r is the radius of the cylinder (half the bore diameter), and h is the height (stroke). For your engine, the displacement of one cylinder is:

    3.14159 * (1.9375^2) * 3.000

    3.14159 *3.754 * 3.000

    or 35.38 cubic inches. Multiplied by 8 cylinders, you get 283 cubic inches.

    Nope. Compression ratio is the ratio between the combustion chamber volume at the bottom of the stroke to the volume at the top of the stroke. To calculate this, you need to know the volume of the combustion chamber in the cylinder heads, the thickness of the head gaskets, and a measurement called "deck height", or the distance between the top of the piston and the flat surface of the engine block at the top of the stroke. Engines with higher compression generally make more horsepower, but as compression goes up, you need higher octane fuel to prevent "preignition", commonly known as "knocking and pinging"
  20. WayfaringStranger

    WayfaringStranger Corporate Slave #34

    1976 VW campmobile. bought it when i was 21. had to learn how to build a motor and run brake lines before i could drive it. lasted me 5 years, sold it for a profit, still running, to try to end my homelessness. i shoulda kept it.

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