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Old 08-29-2012, 11:49 AM   #715
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Thats the problem I am running into. All though it's a black 4 door SJ6, Nice. Need to tear out the dash to replace both fan motors for the heat and A/C wife loves to drive it. It does drive really nice and will go over 115 mph

Wonder if I could Tow the AS with it????? That would look pretty cool
HEY! I had one of those.....1980 XJ6 bought new. One of the best riding cars I have ever owned. Incredible handling for a big sedan. White with saddle interior, chrome wires.....very sleek. Never had any serious problems with it. The first 'EX' got it in the divorce (along with just about everything else! ). She ran it into the ground in the first 6 months. Oh well.............

As the NY State Trooper of African heritage who pulled me over doing 90 on the Taconic Parkway said "this is a delicious car". He gave me the ticket anyway but smiled the whole time!!!!!
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:53 PM   #716
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Two pages later I'm still in time to get my high school car in...

Had a '63 Dodge Dart that was also used for mosquito-fogging duty then I traded it on THIS:



Well, mine LOOKED as good as this one, but I lowered the front by 2" over stock. Gave the car a rake just a little more than this one, and it would corner really fast. The car had the 4-speed and the PO put in a 4:11 axle. The combination of gear ratio and smaller tires meant you could not get your foot to the floor in First before you ran out of revs, it was that quick.
It was what today we'd call a 1/8th mile car, because it would hit its best speed in about 1/8th mile. Raced a guy with a '68 SS396 and a blower, and he was REALLY ticked because it took him ten seconds to pass me. Ended that argument... (See? I managed to even tie it to the thread!)
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:57 PM   #717
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HEY! I had one of those.....1980 XJ6 bought new. One of the best riding cars I have ever owned. Incredible handling for a big sedan. White with saddle interior, chrome wires.....very sleek. Never had any serious problems with it. The first 'EX' got it in the divorce (along with just about everything else! ). She ran it into the ground in the first 6 months. Oh well.............

As the NY State Trooper of African heritage who pulled me over doing 90 on the Taconic Parkway said "this is a delicious car". He gave me the ticket anyway but smiled the whole time!!!!!
Yep, the thing drives like a dream. has 94,000 miles and is just a pain to fix...
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #718
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I had two rides in high school, a right "Ked's" and a left "Ked's", both hand me downs from my brother! :-(
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #719
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #720
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Hi, to all of you rich people. My first car was a 1953 Mercury 2dr hardtop. It had a smashed in 1/4 panel and a broken axle. I paid $50.00 for it and we pushed it home. My older brother put another axle in it and I drove it with an automatic transmission that only had low and reverse until we got another trans out of a parts car. My second car was a perfectly cherry 1954 Mercury 2dr hardtop. It had 64,000 miles on it, I was the third owner, and cleaned up like brand new. I paid $250.00 for this one.
My first car was a 53 Merc 2-door hardtop. I ran it back and forth to high school and always had a lot of girls who needed a ride. It burned so much oil we went to Sears & Roebuck and bought recycled oil by the gallon. I figured it was on its last legs so I sold it to the girl who lived in the neighborhood for $100 and she drove it from Jersey to California and back. Wish I still had it. Sal.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:38 PM   #721
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Some of those had a glass 1/2 top. Did Yours?

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Old 09-02-2012, 05:42 PM   #722
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I had two rides in high school, a right "Ked's" and a left "Ked's", both hand me downs from my brother! :-(
Lucky! Me and my brother had a pair of PF Flyers we had to share.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:00 PM   #723
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Hi, not until 1954. These were on 54, 55, & 56 Fords and Mercurys.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #724
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Hi, to all of you rich people. My first car was a 1953 Mercury 2dr hardtop. It had a smashed in 1/4 panel and a broken axle. I paid $50.00 for it and we pushed it home. My older brother put another axle in it and I drove it with an automatic transmission that only had low and reverse until we got another trans out of a parts car. My second car was a perfectly cherry 1954 Mercury 2dr hardtop. It had 64,000 miles on it, I was the third owner, and cleaned up like brand new. I paid $250.00 for this one.
I don't know Bob if I might be considered one of those "rich people" because I paid $200.00 for my first car in 1966. It was a 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk. Mine was yellow and white and didn't nearly as good as this one. It did run like a striped a** ape especially in the hands of a 17 year old kid.

I don't still have it however a few years ago I came across one for sale and it turned out to serial #1 built in the Los Angeles plant and is now sitting in my garage waiting for me to start it's restoration. One more thing on my "to do list".

Now we can argue about early high performance cars.

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Those STUD Hawks were awesome? I never owned one, but I think they are on my top 10 list.

Did you guys not take pictures of all your cars?

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I don't still have it however a few years ago I came across one for sale and it turned out to serial #1 built in the Los Angeles plant and is now sitting in my garage waiting for me to start it's restoration. One more thing on my "to do list".

Now we can argue about early high performance cars.

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That is a '57 that has the 289 Studebaker engine with a supercharger, the '56 had the big 352 Packard engine. The "56 J" as it's known was only built for one year and has it own dedicated group of admirers. More then 50 years later the argument about witch is better continues.

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #728
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Not that I want to argue, but I recall from my youthful years that Studebakers were bad cars and by the 50's, no one wanted to buy them. It may look cool, but mechanically it was backward and unreliable.

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