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Old 06-22-2003, 08:15 AM   #15
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I have to laugh every time I see the items with a Metro hitched to a Trailer. In truth the Metro couldn't tow much more than a baby carriage.

I owned a brand new Metro in about 1954. The engine was the same as the MG of the period, but detuned by replacing the MG's dual SU carbs with a simple downdraft carb.

We made the round trip from Texas to Pennsylvania with a new baby. With that Metro loaded down with our stuff, it was second gear up the steeper hills. In 1956, the Metro got traded for a new 1955 Studebaker Coupe.
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Old 06-22-2003, 10:02 AM   #16
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Not Better Trailers, But Better Tow Rigs

I won't debate that better trailers are being made these days (I'd lose), but tow rigs have come a long way. I can tow a utility trailer with numerous tons behind my Dodge Cummins and still pull the hills at highway speeds with very good fuel economy.

Even my little S-10 (I can't bring myself to call it a truck, let's use the Aussie term Utie), puts out enough punch to make moderate towing a pleasure.

Although many of us remember the cars of yesteryear fondly -- you didn't need a degree in engineering (both mechanical and electrical) or double-jointed elbows to perform simple service -- I am far more rested after a long journey with air, cruise, quiet and decent seats. Remember sticking to those black vinyl benches in the summer?

However, as fuel prices are back up again, I think we're going to see increased interest in the smaller and lighter trailers. I just located what sounds to be a fine Argosy 6.7, which I think will ride nicely behind the S-10.

And no, I don't think I'll buy a Gremlin as a tow rig.
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Old 06-22-2003, 10:48 AM   #17
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I just located what sounds to be a fine Argosy 6.7, which I think will ride nicely behind the S-10.
I towed a 3250# Scamp 5th-wheel with my S-10 for several years. I had the 195 hp Vortec in mine. Performance was good, but gas mileage was only so-so. I put in a performance chip which required premium gas, so cost per mile wasn't very outstanding. If I were to do it again, I would skip the chip; it didn't make very much difference.

The photo is in 1994 overnighting at Marathon, TX on the way to Big Bend.
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Old 06-22-2003, 11:20 AM   #18
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I had a 1970's Plymouth Cricket. The car was OK...it was the tranny that kept going out, enough to say that it was a lemon. My dad owned a Metro back in NY. Trade it for a Plymouth stationwagon...our first utie! Too bad it didn't have the hemi in it!lol
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:47 PM   #19
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....golly geee.......I always wished I could have a pacer............NOT lol
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:10 PM   #20
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Honestly...I would much prefer to own a Pacer than an Argosy!
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:06 PM   #21
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lol.....harsh. Have a great 4th Decent...and everyone else.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:18 PM   #22
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Honestly...I would much prefer to own a Pacer than an Argosy!
You could always tow your Argosy with your Pacer...
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:29 AM   #23
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:09 PM   #24
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Ok, I can't resist....this guy got the last living Pacer on the planet, I swear

YouTube - 1975 AMC Pacer mirthmobile


and if I didn't need to spend all our money fixing up the Moonunit, I still would not mind having one!!!
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I owned a Yellow Pacer for many years and it was a good city car. Replaced it with a Mustang with a sunroof. I don't think it would have towed anything. Pacer is just another part of our history.
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