Andy's Car List
At 01:43 AM 4/29/96 PDT, you wrote:
>I just scanned a foto of your second car in Brad's driveway. (The firebird?)
>I'm adding it to your DMV rant on my web page. Could you tell me:
>A list of all the cars you've had, in order? I can remember four, but not the
1978 Honda Civic "Wagon". Green. Ugly. Cheap. $100, in fact. 1600CC
4-banger. Weeny car. *kabloom* I don't feel bad for blowing it up. It
cost me more to get the car cubes dumped at the junkyard than the car itself
cost. I flew in that car once. I went about 2 feet high, across an entire
intersection. Sparks flew and everything when I landed. It was fun.
1969 Pontiac Firebird. Blue. Ugly. Fast. Gas HOG. 350 V-8 engine.
Engine go boom.
1962 1/2 Dodge Polara. Gold. Beautiful. Pushbutton automatic
transmission. No Reverse. "Canadian 318 V-8" which is actually a 360CI
V-8, although I didn't learn this until after I got rid of it. I always
thought it was a bit peppy to be a 318. I still love it. I want it
back. Waah. I still feel lame for crashing it. Twice.
1976 Dodge Charger. $300 for the engine, car was free. Grey, uglier'n
all get up. Fast. I put the engine in it myself. The engine wasn't
quite the same as the one that came out of it, so it was in there a little
hokey.. It did work, though. Pretty well, in fact. The only problem was
that nobody expected anyone to try to put a '77 LeBaron engine in a '76
Charger, so no transmission kickdown linkage existed that would connect that
engine to the Charger's transmission. I built my own from scratch. It
worked, and it even worked okay, but no matter how much I adjusted and
tweaked it, it still never worked perfectly. Oh well. Anyway, my mom never
did pay the registration like I asked her to, and she left it parked on the
street with no registration. It got towed away, and they never even tried
to get it back. SO, I no longer have that car, either. I guess the
government sold it, or gave it to a wrecking yard, or whatever they do with 'em.
1982 Buick Century. 180 V-6. What a wussy car. It needs an engine
rebuild. I can't believe I own such a wussy car, but I suppose I had to get somewhat
practical some time. Considering the amount of work I'm going to have to
put into this thing just to get it to run, I don't know how practical it
is. But, hey, it has a stereo and power seats! The interior is the only
reason I'm even considering fixing it. Plus, it was free.