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Old 09-03-2007, 11:49 AM   #15
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Unhappy From the Foot in Mouth Department

When my wife and I got married, she had a 1983 Mazda RX7. A beautiful car with a lot of soul. We drove that car everywhere. One day I was driving it to work and it lost power, the more I gave it gas, the slower it would go. There was an RX7 mechanic in Fayetteville, NC who took a look at it and gave me a call: "Sir, bad news, you broke a rotor"

"Really, oh well, go ahead and replace it, might as well do the Distributor, Plugs, Cap and Wires while your at it."

There was a long pause: "Sir, you dont understand, you broke a rotor as in Rotary Engine"

For just one moment in my mind, I felt like I knew what I was talking about. We got 700 for the car and parts.


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Old 09-03-2007, 02:37 PM   #16
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Hey they still have points in airplanes!
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Old 09-03-2007, 03:30 PM   #17
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Do they still make you use brass or nickel wrenches to work on the planes?
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:23 PM   #18
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[quote=safari57]I just saw the twin to this one on Saturday evening. One of our friends bought one while in university in the early 70's and still has it. I'll see if he's interested in a second one. He loves his little car.

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I'm the second owner, got it in 1969.... 1972 Brother in California getting married, Buffalo to Glendale 58hrs. Those were the day's.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:28 PM   #19
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Some things, yes. seals and anything magnetic brass. Nickel anything fuel related.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:39 PM   #20
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1965 544 Volvo...

It looked like a small '48 Ford. This was the bext value in a car that I have ever had...bought it in 1971 ($150) in Framingham, Mass, drove it back home to Texas (30+ MPG) kept it for 5 years (the 1800cc engine was bullet-proof) and traded it off for a '69 142 Volvo...which was the worst value in a car I have ever had.

I've alwas been partial to the looks of the p1800...sporty yet Volvo practical.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:11 PM   #21
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It looked like a small '48 Ford. This was the bext value in a car that I have ever had...bought it in 1971 ($150) in Framingham, Mass, drove it back home to Texas (30+ MPG) kept it for 5 years (the 1800cc engine was bullet-proof) and traded it off for a '69 142 Volvo...which was the worst value in a car I have ever had.

I've alwas been partial to the looks of the p1800...sporty yet Volvo practical.
Traded my 544 in on the 1800 in 1969; have had it ever since. Turned it into an Autocross Hot Rod: regrets regrets, of course who knew at the time how much an original would be worth now
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:14 PM   #22
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If everyone did, and everyone kept them, they wouldn't be worth what they are, they would be much less rare.
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I still do this . Out with the timing light, dwell meter, plug gaper, and have at it. Finely tuning the car is a very relaxing thing to do from time to time. Having done it multiple times a weekend when we ran a car at the drags for years, this brings back fond memories - like having hair, teeth.................

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Traded my 544 in on the 1800 in 1969; have had it ever since. Turned it into an Autocross Hot Rod: regrets regrets, of course who knew at the time how much an original would be worth now
hello--i've got a nice 1964 pv544 and have hopes of finding a decent wee wind, bubble, or bambi to rebuild to pull behind it. yes they are great cars. if you know of anyone who has a decent airstream project let me know. and i'm glad someone spare this vintage volvo. a couple owners before me found it covered up in the corner of some eccentric's warehouse. it's in all original condition and a blast to own and drive. cheers--ted
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