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Old 05-01-2003, 09:53 AM   #15
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Hey Shari - Again, thanks a million for the time, trouble and instructions!! I will study and conquer!!

Hope everyone enjoys this little piece of "Americana" Later, Leigh

PS Makes me wish we had a "Flower Power" symbol to attach to these posts!!!
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Old 05-01-2003, 12:46 PM   #16
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Very nice.... is that a Gremlin?

Last one I saw realtime was when I was in gradeschool back in the 70's.

What a blast from the past.

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Old 05-01-2003, 04:22 PM   #17
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Dream car??

Actually, Eric - I believe that little jewel is a Pacer. The car of my dreams in 72. Had to laugh when the AS tech e-mailed the pic to me as it brought back vivid memories of my serious efforts to acquire one (via the PARENTS) and their serious efforts to refuse my requests. Thank the Lord they won!!! Not sure how I feel about our wonderful 22' Argosy being paired with it back then??? Given choices I think I would rather they had paired it with the Metropolitan (like on those wonderful dishes I've seen). Leigh
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Old 05-01-2003, 05:18 PM   #18
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You know I had one of those little cars. It was a 72 ( I think) drove it for 5 years then sold it to my dad. He drove it for about 12 or 13 years before it cratered. Took that little car places no car should have been. It never let me down. I drove it in blizzards and never got stuck. One Christmas, it was the only one of 6 or 7 cars that would start when it was about 40 below and it wasn't plugged in. (Engine heater)
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Old 05-02-2003, 09:08 AM   #19
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Hey Trumpwer - Like I said, back in 72 I was a BIG admirerer (smitten). I find it interesting that I don't see any around now?? Where have all the Pacers gone.....gone to ????? everyone. Leigh
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Old 05-02-2003, 09:29 AM   #20
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I don't think they were that bad of a car, much better than say a Vega or a Pinto. We had an AMC Hornet (similar to a Pacer) when I was growing up, dad taught us all to drive (4 kids) with it and let me tell you it had it's fair share of abuse and held up well. As far as the Pacer's competition, spontaneous combusting Pinto anyone? How about a Vega engine?

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Old 05-02-2003, 04:03 PM   #21
 
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"they don't make them like they used to":

over 15 years ago, we were due for Xmas at Mike's mother house.

Cold, like we didn't have often in Philadelphia. The car could not start. A belt broke when trying to start the old Dodge van.

His mother came and picked us up with the 1954 or 55 Chevy she had inherited from an aunt. The proverbial "car with few miles, driven by a little old lady."

What I remember about that car: it was roomy and warm, not like the Xmas trip we did years later with our car: no heater, no defroster.... had to drive with windows partially open.... snow blowing in our face.

"they don't make them like they used to"
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Old 05-02-2003, 10:09 PM   #22
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serious boondockin'

I think it is nice when a vehicle is matched to the year of the trailer, here is my '72 Caravel with my tow vehicle, the same year LRV. Only problem I had was the electrical connector, NASA's Mil-Spec multi pin connectors are tough to adapt, Had to go to a U-haul in Houston to find one.

It's only 1HP (a 1/4HP motor on each wheel), but the campsites I usually visit have less gravity than most, so the trailer isn't that heavey.

Oh by the way, does anyone know why I cant get the refrigerator to work on propane? It doesn't seem to wanna light... come to think of it, when I was at the site where I snapped this picture I couldn't get the stove to light either.
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Gee, I can't even get my pics to post here in the forums (not to mention losing all of them in the process), and here are all you guys that can create all this "way out" photography!!! I'm going back to bed!! Leigh
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