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Old 05-15-2008, 02:19 PM
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First Motorcycle

It was a classic(now) 1947 Indian. Needed ether to get it started when it was cold. Plenty power. Plenty oil leaks and HEAVY. Next MC was a 65 Triumph Then I got a WWII German BMW with side car. Never took it out of the crate..sold it and made almost a 1000 bucks profit. God...wish I had that thing now. I'd be rich!!
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:43 PM
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Forgot about our Saturday night race car. 47 or 48 Hudson. Lasted 2 racing season and finally ended up in demolation derby. I remember that had a auto transmission that worked off of clutch pedals. That interior was alway dingy and dirty. That interior was big enough that we didn't have to rent motel rooms. Opps.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:45 PM
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Hay Adam,
Thanks for the "invite". Hope you don't live to regret it as I have a tendancy to get long winded!
I enjoy recalling some of the past and It sure helps coping with the future! (It's supposed to anyway! HA!)
BTW, While you were in Lowry in the 60's I spent some time at Buckley Field in the fall of 1965. I was attending the Colorado State Patrol Academy there. After graduating I was stationed in Gunnison. My first Patrol car was a 1964 Ford Fairlane with a stock 390. No power steering! Didn't get Power steering till Plymouth won the bid to supply cars in 1965. Talk about changes!!!! Oh, and since this is a Gun related forum, my state issued duty arm was a S&W Military & Police .38 Special. The "Brass" was getting new Colt Pythons as were some of the older Patrolmen. They were under strict orders to only shoot 38 Special ammo though.
Whoops, I digress, this is supposed to be about AUTOS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SORRY!
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:49 PM
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Rabid Rich,

Chat on as I like your posts. The is BACK IN TIME so guns may, or may not be, what we are chatting about as we sit on stumps around the campfire.

I gotta tell you about our 1949 Pontiac 8 cylinder 4-door "tank." In the Summer of 1961, betwixt my junior and senior years in high school, a neighbor gave us the aformentioned 1949 Pontiac. It was a great car for me and my twin brother to run over the farm. We learned to shift gears, run over chucks and play car tag with the neighbor lads who also had farm cars.

Brother and I pooled our yard mowing funds to buy gas and we used dad's drain oil to top off the Pontiac's bloc. Our "Grey Ghost" was the terror of the outback! The neighbor kids had a 49 Ford,a mini Anglia and a 48 Studebaker and when it came to car tag, we had a PANZER VI in that old Pontiac, bald tires and all. As I recall, we demolished all the other farm cars before we totaled the 1949 Pontiac. Yes, it was a sad day when we saw it go for junk and all we got was $25.00. Damn, and that car did not have seat belts. How did we kids survive them bad old days?

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Old 05-15-2008, 10:24 PM
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Rabid...if you are hanging out where I think you are.....does Billy Boyd still live there...after he sold his body shop???????????
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:27 PM
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We had one of those farm cars. It was a 1936 Oldsmobile. It had Lovejoy shock absorbers that hadn't been able to hold fluid for 15 years. Driving over a terraced field was better than any rollercoaster.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:09 PM
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Dan,
Billy is still in Norwood last I heard. He and his wife have divorced. (boo-hiss) I had 2 or 3 vehicles in for repairs thru the years and hated it when he closed his shop.
I am actually located West of Norwood BTW. And North of Naturita! HA! Next time I see him I will tell him "Hello" for you.

Adam,
Again Sir, I thank you for posting this topic.
I have been blessed with a lot of "HAPPENINGS" and "FIRSTS" In my life........JUST LIKE ALL MEMBERS HERE HAVE HAD at one time or another!
It's not that we want to live in the past, It's just It is so pleasant to remember the fact that ...."WE EACH ARE SOMEBODY THAT GOD LOVES"
(Okay, I slipped that in.......)
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:05 AM
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Dang, I hate to hear that,,,,I've sold and sent Billy body parts
for years, then he just kinda dropped out of the loop....then this dude..Theren....said he had bought the place. He's not as easy to deal with.Well, give him my best.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:17 AM
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Mine was a 57 chevy shortbox stepside pickup. Had a really built 327 put in it with glass packs. The thing was primer grey and had a set of old american racing slots on it. Was cammed to the hilt and had a really deep throaty sound, parents worst nightmare. I'd pick up girls and you could see the terror in their parents eyes. lol I loved that truck. Unfornunately the brakes and handling couldn't withstand the power and wrapped it around a power pole one night. But man was it fun while it lasted, just stomp on the pedal and fight to keep it on the road. Having a 3,000 RPM stall converter really slammed it into the next gear and the 12 bolt posi pontiac rear end in it always seemed to throw the back end to the right when it did it. I'd sure like to get another some day, but have a big block in it!
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:38 PM
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I fell like the youngin here :P

first car i owened was a '72 vega in 1982 ( only one that did not make it's own smokescreen. it did leak oil, but it didnt burn it :P)

First car that was mine to drive was a 1967 sunbeam minx deluxe 4 speed that my grandparents had. that was in 1980, it looked dorky but hey! i had wheels before anyone else in the class, and some of the ladies actually thought it was cute
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Old 05-18-2008, 07:53 PM
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I was stationed at Lowry in '67. Was the "Black Shack" there when you were there? That's where I did my weapons training before VN. Do you remember the "Baja Club" in Denver?? It's where all us 18-20 year olds drank "3.2" beer and G.I.'s could drink beer

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Old 05-18-2008, 08:24 PM
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Hey Guys having a brain fade. What was the name of that Country Bar on the South/West side of town? The place was huge, at least it seemed that way to me.

Good thing my VW had a Homing Device or I'd a been AWOL most of the time. Oh well if they can't take a Joke

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Old 05-19-2008, 10:45 AM
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muledeer,

I recall the Lowry firearms range. It was all sand underfoot and there were overhead baffles of heavy lumber so ALL bullets stayed on the range.

I don't recall the Baja Club. I was in barracks 689, 3415 M&S Squadron. I could look North off the fire escape and see Quebec Street and Denver in the distance.

I know I would not recognize the place today. I left Lowry in March 1965.

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Old 07-18-2008, 12:22 PM
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1949 Buick 2 door straight stick and straight eight. I used to drive it down the railroad tracks. The wheels/tires fit perfectly and no-one bothered a person when they wanted to stop and just park.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:23 PM
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that 1949 cost me $60. The last tank of gas I bought for my pickup cost me $120+
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