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    Would you rather:

    1. Own a '52 Ford Pickup restored to mint condition;
    2. Own a '52 Ford pickup that is in decent, runable, original condition; or
    3. Own a '52 Ford pickup that has been rodded?

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    Ok, sorry to be so girly, but: Whaaaat?

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    Re: fords

    Originally posted by Tom R
    Important personality indicators>

    Would you rather:

    1. Own a '52 Ford Pickup restored to mint condition;
    2. Own a '52 Ford pickup that is in decent, runable, original condition; or
    3. Own a '52 Ford pickup that has been rodded?

    Say Huh???


    I guess I'll take the restored one.

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    67 fast back mustang, mint, all original parts, dark green with black leather interior... only 24,000k on the engine.. she's beautiful..

    but she's my ex's.. damn the man!
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    I'll take "2". I know what you mean.
    "The fanatical Muslims despise America because it's all lapdancing and gay porn; the secular Europeans despise America because it's all born-again Christians hung up on abortion; the anti-Semites despise America because it's controlled by Jews. Too Jewish, too Christian, too Godless, America is also too isolationist, except when it's too imperialist." -- Mark Steyn

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    fords

    Originally posted by El Feo
    I'll take "2". I know what you mean.
    Thanks, somebody does.

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    I'd go with '2', too. Unless, of course, it came free, in which case I'd take the restored one, sell it, and buy a cheaper, unrestored Thunderbird convertible.

    My first Ford was a 72 Torino which was "rough." Over the next couple of years I worked on her constantly. Headers, dual 2" pipes running out to Thrush glass packs, high-rise aluminum intake, 600cfm Holly four-barrell, body, paint and more. When she passed away I couldn't bring myself to work on another car. After all these years, it still hurts.

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    Firstly I'd never own a Ford 'cos I'm loyal to Holden (see "Identify your wheels"), but if I had to choose from your selection I'd definitely pick number 3! But it would have to be in great condition as well.

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    Originally posted by JNL
    Firstly I'd never own a Ford 'cos I'm loyal to Holden (see "Identify your wheels"), but if I had to choose from your selection I'd definitely pick number 3! But it would have to be in great condition as well.
    Holden - that's Kiwi for "Pontiac," right?. The new Monaro will be marketed in the US as the Pontiac GTO. Not bad - for a GM car...but I could never own a Holden, 'cos I'm loyal to Ford. That, and the fact that they don't sell Holdens here.
    "The fanatical Muslims despise America because it's all lapdancing and gay porn; the secular Europeans despise America because it's all born-again Christians hung up on abortion; the anti-Semites despise America because it's controlled by Jews. Too Jewish, too Christian, too Godless, America is also too isolationist, except when it's too imperialist." -- Mark Steyn

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    You're missing out, El Feo. Check out www.holden.com.au.

    Australia and New Zealand have an annual V8 Supercar Challenge which is Holdens vs. Fords. Holden have won 4 out of the last 5 years and always dominate the top positions.

    I could hijack this thread even further by pointing out the numerous ways that Holdens are superior to Fords (it's a bit of an Australasian thing), but it would take too long....

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    Sure is, Dan

    Actually El Feo, skip the Holden site and go straight to the good stuff at www.hsv.com.au (you need Flash installed). Click on the link 'Cars' and enter my dream world...

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    Originally posted by JNL
    Sure is, Dan
    In that case, since I can't sell the vehicle and make a profit, I'll take #2 - the '52 Ford pickup that is in decent, runable, original condition. I wouldn't be afraid to use it as a daily driver, hauling bulk mulch or pallets of sod without feeling guilty about scratching the paint job. Maybe take it on a cross-country rod trip, dogs in the back, and frequent stops to overcome vapor lock. I wouldn't trash the beast, but I would use the vehicle for its intended purpose, in a manner that dignifies its continued existence.

    As for Holden ... LHD 'em, and use the vehicles to reenergize the Chevrolet division here in the States. The SUV trend will be fading away soon, and there's a lot of renewed interest in sporty, practical sedans - the VW Pasaat, Audi A4 and A6, Nissan Maxima, and Infiniti Q35. The US has nothing to compete ... well, maybe the Contour/Mondeo, but you can't buy new models north of the Mexican border.

    How about ... the mighty Hindustan Ambassador!

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    Originally posted by JNL
    You're missing out, El Feo. Check out www.holden.com.au.

    Australia and New Zealand have an annual V8 Supercar Challenge which is Holdens vs. Fords. Holden have won 4 out of the last 5 years and always dominate the top positions.

    I could hijack this thread even further by pointing out the numerous ways that Holdens are superior to Fords (it's a bit of an Australasian thing), but it would take too long....
    JNL, new 500 bhp, 500 ft-lb torque V-8 from Ford, for 2003. Bring on the Holdens...
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    600 bhp beats your Ford

    Originally posted by El Feo

    Bring on the Holdens...
    Okay this is a racing model but it beats your Ford hands down!

    2002 Commodore VX Racing Specifications
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    Holden Holden Motor Sport 5.0 litre fuel injected V8.
    Holden Racing Team-developed cylinder heads, intake system and fuel injection, exhaust system and MoTeC engine management control system. Power output approx. 600 BHP at 7,500 RPM.

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    Re: 600 bhp beats your Ford

    Originally posted by JNL


    Okay this is a racing model but it beats your Ford hands down!
    Well, now if you're wanting to escalate this war to racing models, you should let me know.

    You may be a Holden fan, but I think you and I might get along just fine...
    "The fanatical Muslims despise America because it's all lapdancing and gay porn; the secular Europeans despise America because it's all born-again Christians hung up on abortion; the anti-Semites despise America because it's controlled by Jews. Too Jewish, too Christian, too Godless, America is also too isolationist, except when it's too imperialist." -- Mark Steyn

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