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      10-07-2022, 12:06 PM   #5435
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Duck and Cover! Cold War car radios so you could tune into Radio Armegeddon...(up to 1963)...
Sign posted in my favorite electronics parts store back in the '70's:

"In case of attack, pay bill then run like hell."



Sign posted in our TV repair shop (where customers couldn't see it):

"In case of attack, bend over and kiss your ass goodbye."
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      10-07-2022, 01:32 PM   #5436
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Manual roll down windows, the front triangle vent windows and no passenger side view mirror yet.
3 speed manual on the column (3 on the tree)
A choke
Starting the car by pressing the gas pedal to the floor.


At least I wasn't around early enough to crank start the car by hand!
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      10-07-2022, 01:33 PM   #5437
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When your first cars had the high beam switch on the floor.
...when your first car had the STARTER switch on the floor!
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      10-07-2022, 03:12 PM   #5439
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Manual roll down windows, the front triangle vent windows and no passenger side view mirror yet.
Yeah, I'm thinking about having a passenger mirror installed before I re-paint the 77 bug. I already installed the FM radio with Bluetooth, and I actually put a Jumbo Jack ball on top of antenna.
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...when your first car had the STARTER switch on the floor!
Don't remember that, I'm not that old . I do remember the 3 on the tree and the manual choke now that sygazelle mention it. I also remember the foot e-brake.

I do remember pressing the gas pedal before starting the car in the old days, but that was normal procedure with carburetor engines. Not sure if that's what sygazelle was referring to when he said "starting the car by pressing the gas pedal to the floor"
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      10-07-2022, 03:26 PM   #5441
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Yeah, I'm thinking about having a passenger mirror installed before I re-paint the 77 bug. I already installed the FM radio with Bluetooth, and I actually put a Jumbo Jack ball on top of antenna.
I had a passenger mirror installed on my daughter's '66 Mustang. Was many years ago. She doesn't have that car anymore.

And when you say "Jumbo Jack ball" do you mean this? I remember those.
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And when you say "Jumbo Jack ball" do you mean this? I remember those.
Dat's the fact, Jack!
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Dat's the fact, Jack!
^^ originally said by Private Winger.
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I don't remember this one....
My memory of windshield washers activated by foot is a 1965 Ford Comet with a bag of windshield washer under the dash left of the pedals. Cheap and easy system.
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When you can remember these being a new car

0-60 a major achievement
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When you can remember these being a new car

0-60 a major achievement
"0-60 a major achievement."

^^ That's funny 😆
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0-60 MPH on my first car was measured on a calendar, not a stopwatch.....
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0-60 MPH on my first car was measured on a calendar, not a stopwatch.....
My first car had 53hp.
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0-60 MPH on my first car was measured on a calendar, not a stopwatch.....
My first car had 53hp.
34 ps for the green mini. 70 mph top speed going down hill with the wind behind it.

Although engine build for red one has hair dryer at 140 ish HP in a 1180 pound car
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34 ps for the green mini. 70 mph top speed going down hill with the wind behind it.
I know exactly what you mean -- I had a 1965 Fiat 600D and I think my max was 65 mph. And in my youthful indiscretion, I reached 65 pretty much every day!
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I had a maroon Fiat 126 ''maluch'' at one time for a short period. It was known as the poor mans 911 with the same rear engine/box RWD layout as the Porsche but for the thrifty running costs. If you got the clutch/throttle right at start it could beat most cars from the lights and the aero dynamic body took it to 78 mph on the clock.
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My memory of windshield washers activated by foot is a 1965 Ford Comet with a bag of windshield washer under the dash left of the pedals. Cheap and easy system.
My 1971 Mercury Capri had one of those gizmos. Hadn't thought about it in decades.
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I once drove a sixties Daimler Dart with an iron block 2.5 V8 auto, it was so slow a ''Maluch'' would beat it from the lights to 30mph
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