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Old 04-24-2007, 09:47 PM   #141
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You guys are living my dream. I'm pretty happy with the current crop of cars that we have, but an Isetta would be the icing on the cake!
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:05 PM   #142
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Minnie, my husband said the the truck is an S-10. It was an couple in that looked to be in there 60's driving it. Heres a few more classics.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:44 PM   #143
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Minnie, my husband said the the truck is an S-10. It was an couple in that looked to be in there 60's driving it. Heres a few more classics.
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That orange GMC suburban is sure nice looking. That cries out for a fifties Airstream behind it.....

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Old 05-04-2007, 02:35 AM   #144
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I love big old cars

I thought I had posted on this thread. Here is our combo. 1971 Buick Centurion convertible, 455 CID, TH400 transmission. The car is the same weight and is almost as long as our '66 Tradewind. This photo was taken last week at the NorCal Casini Ranch Rally.

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Old 05-04-2007, 08:07 AM   #145
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I thought I had posted on this thread. Here is our combo. 1971 Buick Centurion convertible, 455 CID, TH400 transmission. The car is the same weight and is almost as long as our '66 Tradewind. This photo was taken last week at the NorCal Casini Ranch Rally.

Neil and Lynn.
Nice combo. Do you get any "back flow" with the top down from the air being pushed by the Airstream? Don't know if that is the right question, but I wondered if you would get air being pushed back into the car from the Airstream. I would think it would be minimal.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:02 AM   #146
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While enjoying one of the first beautiful summer days, a week ago Monday, we happened to spot this car. It's a 1991 Saab Turbo Convertible SE. I spent a frantic five hours or so Monday evening, researching everything Saab, until I was comfortable with the care, feeding, costs, and other peculiarities thereof - and then bought it Friday. It's completely original - and in close to perfect condition - although with high miles. Unfortunately it only has a 2000 lb towing capacity so it want make a good Airstream TV! The photo was taken on Cadillac mountain, overlooking Bar Harbor, Maine.
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:01 PM   #148
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Nice combo. Do you get any "back flow" with the top down from the air being pushed by the Airstream? Don't know if that is the right question, but I wondered if you would get air being pushed back into the car from the Airstream. I would think it would be minimal.
Thank you. Lynn and I have not noticed any 'backflow' of air from the AIR (couldn't resist that one). However, when traveling any distance we generally have the top up. Freeway driving with the top down 'can' be tiring from the turbulent air and noise from big rigs. The Buick has Flowmaster exhaust system and although it has a pleasant and mellow sound of power it does reverberate off the front of the trailer so it negates easy radio/CD listening unless we are traveling a leisurely country road. We definitely try to travel the 'backroads' anyway.

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While enjoying one of the first beautiful summer days, a week ago Monday, we happened to spot this car. It's a 1991 Saab Turbo Convertible SE.
Cracker, great looking Saab!!!

I too am a Saab fan, to a certain degree. Rock solid and great road manners.

A few years ago we seriously looked at and checked out in detail the V6 turbo Saab 95 as a grocery getter and TV. All factors looked promising except for the turbo engine. The engine design makes power with the turbo. In this case the turbo kicks in when the vehicle requests HP. Unfortunately when towing the vehicle wants HP most of the time and much heat is produced as a result. In the end we abandoned the prospective project as there were better, more viable choices out there.
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Cracker, great looking Saab!!!

I too am a Saab fan, to a certain degree. Rock solid and great road manners.

A few years ago we seriously looked at and checked out in detail the V6 turbo Saab 95 as a grocery getter and TV. All factors looked promising except for the turbo engine. The engine design makes power with the turbo. In this case the turbo kicks in when the vehicle requests HP. Unfortunately when towing the vehicle wants HP most of the time and much heat is produced as a result. In the end we abandoned the prospective project as there were better, more viable choices out there.
The '91 is a four-banger and as long as you keep it out of the turbo range it gets great mileage. I just checked it out during the trip where the photo was taken and I got an honest 30.92 mpg. Of course, it sure is fun to kick in the turbo!
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:37 PM   #151
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T Of course, it sure is fun to kick in the turbo!
For sure, know the feeling well. In 1980 I came close to buying a new turbo Saab sedan. Stumbled upon a 5 year old 450 SEL Mercedes for the same price so bought the Benz. I would have been happy with either cars.
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Great thread and photos! Our garage has a 1948 Willys Jeep (CJ-2A) which is being done over as a WWII ambulance jeep. The rented garage has a 47 Chrysler Windosr sedan and a 48 Plymouth woodie wagon in residence. My wife asked a few years back why the "new" cars were outside and the old cars inside? My answer was "depreciating assets outside, appreciating assets inside". Still makes sense to her.
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Pictures are really important. That 47 Chrysler sounds neat, and the 48 Woodie is quite rare if I remember correctly. Pictures, did I mention that?

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[quote=Cracker]While enjoying one of the first beautiful summer days, a week ago Monday, we happened to spot this car. It's a 1991 Saab Turbo Convertible SE. I spent a frantic five hours or so Monday evening, researching everything Saab, until I was comfortable with the care, feeding, costs, and other peculiarities thereof - and then bought it Friday. It's completely original - and in close to perfect condition - although with high miles. Unfortunately it only has a 2000 lb towing capacity so it want make a good Airstream TV! The photo was taken on Cadillac mountain, overlooking Bar Harbor, Maine. quote]

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Nice car you got. Going for drives can be very expensive if one isn't careful. I read a while back where a late eighties Saab was driven over a million miles and the company gave the fellow a new one.

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