Joined: Nov 2016
"Back in the day" I had a '64 Ford Fairlane. 260 V8 2 barrel, with a 2 speed automatic transmission. It was a 2 door, too! Loved that car; it was my first. But man, was she slow.
About 1986, I wound up at a stoplight with some guy in a VW diesel rabbit! I thought, "At last, here is my chance." I neutral revved, and dropped into gear at full throttle with my column shifter, for maximum lurch! (no tire smoke in this grand old girl, even doing that)
... never saw anything but his taillights. It was a sad, sad day for the poor Swearlane. Yep. Lost to a VW rabbit with a DIESEL.
That cool old car bit the dust thanks to some jerk in a '70 Caprice Classic who smashed up her back end during a blizzard, and shoved the bumper up to her rear seat or so. But the 302 and 3 speed C4 that dad and I built to put in her lived on, in a '67 Mercury Cougar that I bought a week later. I love me some Cougars...