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    You know, as far as vehicles go, to me older is better. I'm talking carburetors, points, and mechanical fuel pumps. These modern day vehicles are far too electronic for me. Look at Cuba, there are no US vehicles newer than the '50's that are owned by civillians. They have doctored and patched all those cars and they are still running. In a pinch, you can file points, gravity feed a carburetor, and still make a vehicle move. Fuel injection requires anywhere from 15psi to 40psi to function, depending on the system, that's hard to do in a fix...sensors drive you crazy without a diagnostic device. I'm not saying go out and buy a '51 Plymouth Cranbrook, but most cars and trucks from the '70's ran carbs., points, etc. Easy fixes and adaptable. Something to think about. By the way, I'm quite fond of a Dual Purpose motorcyle, I own a Suzuki DR650, rode it to the beach running 65mph+, averaged 51 mpg. Not too shabby.

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    yea I got a suzuki sv.650, its a vtwin great on gas, easy to work on I can drag a knee around a race track or scoot down a gravel road or dirt trail....
    proper preparedness prevents poor performance

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    • #3
      Originally posted by David M. View Post
      ...to me older is better. I'm talking carburetors, points, and mechanical fuel pumps... ...most cars and trucks from the '70's ran carbs., points, etc. Easy fixes and adaptable.
      My one and only car is a 1961 Ford Falcon 4-door. Straight 6 200, 1bbl carb, single exhaust, 2-speed "fordamatic" transmission. The highest grade of technology in this car is the voltage regulator, that's the only thing in it I don't know how to repair.

      Daily driver. don't have a pic yet though. :(
      Last edited by Visinedrops; 12-30-2008, 08:48 PM. Reason: quotations didn't function properly.
      "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden

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      • #4
        That's what I'm talking about, speed and beauty. You know you could call that car a "Hayabusa", that means falcon in Japanese! There's one in my neighborhood, looks like a '61-'62, hard to tell.

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