Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Well, not my high school...


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  1. Back before tin (and plastic) cans were the rage.

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  2. I remember those days, except mine were in the mid 70's. I parked back, I had a 64 Chevy Bel Air Station Wagon and a 63 Dodge Stepside 100 P/U. I didn't have a muscle car.

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  3. I graduated in '79. My senior year I had a beater 71 Barracuda with the 4 barrel 440, 4-speed, with a 4:10 posi rear end. It was the plain Jane version as the drive-train were the only options on it. I had to add a quart of oil with every other tank of gas. When I got it the odometer showed 38 thousand miles on it and the rubber on the clutch and brake pedals was almost worn through. It got 8 mpg. The red paint was so faded when I tried it wax it the car came out a rose to pinkish color. If I left it idling when I was filling up the gas tank I could never fill it. In a strait line it was stupid quick but it handled like crap. I had it for 8 months and got rid of it because gas went from 51 cents per gallon to 79 cents and I could not afford to dive it.

    I bought it for $3500 put a set of tires, brakes, plugs, and points on it and sold it for $3400 and put almost 10k on it.

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  4. That was my high school parking lot in 77. There was one guy with an mg. We picked it up and carried onto the soccer field so he could be close to his car.

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    1. Graduated in '80. We had a drainage ditch between the football practice field and the parking lot. We took a VW Bug of one of the guys and placed it on the foot bridge with all 4 tires hanging off.

      He was a buddy of mine. It was hopped up and had big mudder tires on the rear end. He swore you could not get it stuck in mud. We managed to get it stuck in the middle of the Bonne Carre spillway.

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  5. Early 70's for the win. I worked at an Enco station across the street from the high school.I loved filling up the '68 Chargers that came in. I had to crouch down behind way too many cars that had the filler under the license plate. Nothing like getting a blast of 98 octane tetraethel lead fumes from the exhaust on those. After close, all of us in the gearhead crowd would do burnouts in the station parking lot. Often times, the blue cloud would waft across the street to the Standard station where the local cops would fill up. The previous class of '73 managed to squeeze a Volkswagen Beetle into the school hallway.Good times.

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  6. And every single one of those guys could disassemble and reassemble those cars, from memory.

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  7. Who had a blower in high school?

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  8. Graduated 1979. 68 Camaro 327. Fast but not the fastest in town. Great cars in those days.

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  9. Best part of this in my high school.....those were the teachers cars. Some of the best teachers I ever had

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