And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Had a carpooling three-way rotation. I had a '65 Ford Galaxie 500 390 300hp straight shift. Another guy had a '64 Ford Galaxie 500 352 automatic. Car three was one of those. LIke a motorcycle with a body.ReplyDelete
My buddy in high school drove a SAAB 96. V-4. Neat car. His dad was the EE dept chairman at Texas Tech. He drove a SAAB Sonet, I think his mom did too.ReplyDelete
They had a straight 8 Hudson behind the barn. Could climb Pike's Peak in high gear, and could make a U-turn at speed with no issues. Some kind of automatic camber adjustment IIRC.
I had a '79 SAAB 900 that I purchased while stationed in West Germany. U.S. autos were difficult to get serviced, with a long wait if you ordered one. I did not want "The World's Fastest Tractor" a Volvo. Great car the 900. I could cruise down the Autobahn at 100+ MPH with ease. I totaled it one day back here in the States when I fell asleep and ran a red light (Long story behind that). I had just a few bumps and bruises.ReplyDelete
Weren't the early ones 2-cycle? I seem to remember those sounding a bit like a chain saw and leaving a trail of blue smoke.....ReplyDelete
A high school friend had a 2 cycle SAAB.Delete
When I was stationed in Rota, Spain. A LOT of Officers had diesel Saabs.ReplyDelete
....Because the Navy supplied free (or low cost) #2 fuel oil for their oil heaters in their on base housing.
Beats walking I guess.ReplyDelete