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Joe was really Hitler Youth, immigrated to WI in 1956, still with us @ 89. Mercedes and USA have been good to Joe, he's done very well.
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I went from a 74 Thunderbird that had a 460 ci engine and a warning in owners manual that “if you planned on driving for extended periods of time in excess of 120 mph you should get optional high speed tires” to a 74 240 D. I thought the speedo was off because I could take curves faster and easier. Tires lasted only 10,000 miles. Brake pads about the same. I’ve had lots of cars but I’d have to say that was the best. It introduced me to European cars. Although my uncle said after driving it with “stepping on the gas is like stepping on a rotten apple, you don’t feel nothing until you mash it all the way down”.
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I want a 72 vega to pull behind mr new project77gmc 500 Cadillac . This set went to Norway last year. Had a few clean cosworth vegas but they are too easy. Really want a clean v8 72 vega sleeper
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Most Vegas have self destructed. Their only saving grace was they were great on a drag strip . Awesome weight transfer.
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I saw a Scout outside a bar last year that looked like it would have been a perfect toad for me. I've been looking at CR-V's, Heeps, and others, and they are all just ugly boring rides. The gearhead in me just can't do it. I know they are nice and modern and whatever, but I am having a hard time.

I almost bought a local convertible 67 Coupe DeVille this week to be my toad until I came to my senses. I tried to buy a 75 Blazer with 40,000 original miles on it from my great uncle last year, but he didn't care about his old plow truck and was so surprised when it sold for $14k at his little auction. Chopped liver I tell ya.
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LOL, we are working on "old blue", getting her back up to running smooth (fuel supply hickup???), 1987 Ford PU F150
Somewhere around 324,000 miles
We bought her in 1992, honeymooned in a slide in camper with her, towed her to Alaska in 1995. Towed her behind a 1990 Winnebago Chieftain 28' 454 Chevy. No aux brakes.
4 wheels down (manual). Just towed her behind the toyhauler down to GA (500 miles). Never had a problem, well, lost the driveshaft years ago while towing (never found it
Yes if we get her back running, she will be behind the Bluebird.
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I had a couple 240D's, a '76 with manual and an '80 with an automatic. Both got about 25 MPG. My '82 300D turbo got about 24. The automatic 240D was actually quicker from a standing start than the 300D for about the first two car lengths.


I had my '80 240 D up on the rack one day with a rear wheel off next to a similar vintage Mustang, also with the rear wheel off. I compared rear suspension on the two:
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leaf springs, Monroe shocks, solid rear axle, drum brakes.
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coil springs, Bilstein shocks, fully independent rear suspension, discs.
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I saw a Scout outside a bar last year that looked like it would have been a perfect toad for me. I've been looking at CR-V's, Heeps, and others, and they are all just ugly boring rides. The gearhead in me just can't do it. I know they are nice and modern and whatever, but I am having a hard time.

I almost bought a local convertible 67 Coupe DeVille this week to be my toad until I came to my senses. I tried to buy a 75 Blazer with 40,000 original miles on it from my great uncle last year, but he didn't care about his old plow truck and was so surprised when it sold for $14k at his little auction. Chopped liver I tell ya.
The P.O. of my coach had 3 classic Scouts totally rebuilt in his barn when I picked up the coach. He and I talked at great length about the Scouts because I used to have one and they were built right here in Ft. Wayne. Mine was particularly cool because it had a diesel engine in it. I taught both my daughters how to drive in that thing. 4 speed 4X4 diesel was loads of fun. We lived on a pretty good incline. The girls had to park the Scout, shut it off and then start her up and pull out with a coke bottle sitting on the transmission hump. They passed if the coke bottle was still there by the time they got it to 4th gear. They still talk about it. I didn't want a kid going to a party and not being able to drive someone home that had a 4 speed. I saw too many that let the other person drive and they never got home.
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With a car hauler , you can pretty much have any Toad
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I like the idea of the flat tow, though. Then I can just unhook it and be rid of it if need be. If I get myself into a situation with a trailer it's a lot tougher to get out of it.

Maybe I just want a Scout too bad.

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