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what do you drive? (pics prefered)

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Nex~gen, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. MedusaOblongata

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    Almost 20 years ago back in college I borrowed my then girlfriend's parents' Datsun Z, which was not in the best of shape, for a drive from California's central coast to San Francisco, Oakland, and back (500 mile round trip). I had had very little experience with a manual transmission, I did most of the freeway drive in 3rd because I thought it was fifth (and I was afraid of accidentally putting it in reverse so I avoided 4th altogether), and couldn't figure out why this "sports car" couldn't do more than 70 mph. I made a habit of feeling around with my left foot for the clutch pedal once in a while to make sure I knew where it would be if I needed it (dummy check), and I did that once and it wasn't there. My left foot was moving from the brake pedal to the door and I somehow could not locate the clutch. I even tried to look down with a flashlight while driving 70 on the freeway and couldn't find the thing, tried reaching down with my hand while keeping my head barely above the dash to see. Thought I was going crazy. I finally got disturbed enough to pull off the freeway, had to stall it to get it to stop, then put on the parking brake and got down on my knees with a flashlight to find the clutch pedal had sunk down to be level with the floor. I had no idea this was possible, or how it could happen, or what I should do about it, or if it would keep happening. I pulled it up to its proper position and it stayed. Pushing on it disengaged the clutch just like it should. I didn't know what else to do so I continued the drive, but the entire time I kept my left boot wedged firmly under that clutch pedal to make sure it wouldn't sink on me again. Didn't have any other problems with it, though.
     
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  2. earthman

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    Wow, fancy getting something like that has your first car, that's unbelievable, everyone I know started off with a small, cheap vehicle. It looks like it's been looked after,...enjoy.
     
  3. earthman

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    My guess is that it's got a hydraulic clutch, possible problem with a seal losing pressure slowly, pumping the pedal a couple of times gets the pressure back up to normal for a while. I'd rather have a cable operated clutch myself, cheaper & easier to fix.
     
  4. PBJS II

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    1999 Chevy 2500 6.5' bed. 5.7 engine.
    For the most part it gets about 12 miles in a day.
    Occasionally a trip to Houston. [​IMG]

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  5. Moshe ben David

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    THAT takes me back through time! Beauty -- with an edge! Whereas the Jag XKE of the era are beauties with a hidden edge! ;)

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  6. buckkiller

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  7. ran23
    • In Omnia Paratus

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    I miss the family's 240Z, I drove up and down CA 101 a lot back back in the 70's. Lov to have one again.
     
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  8. GunsOfNavarone

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    Since we're talking about Fairladys, I sold my 350Z last summer, built it for about 3 years & she put down almost 500hp (at the rear wheels) i miss that car..I

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    I had fun one day with the company upstairs. A young draftsman came down to get into a new Z car. I said, "Nice Fairlady'. He knew me well enough that I didn't joke around. He came back next day waiting for me. He spent hours on the PC looking up Asian Fairlady models and all the fun stuff they do to those cars.
     
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    I’m glad it’s a Jeep!

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    Newest addition. 1992 XJ, all original.
     
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    OMG, I'm so jealous that you have such a great find. Simply amazing I owned all the Z's 240, 260 and a 280Fi... I really love those cars so much fun to drive. My 240z had webber carbs... real bitch as you always had to adjust them. I could go on, enough to say very nice and would love to see what you do with it !!!
     
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  14. LD5050

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    Work and play
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    Daily, '15 Nissan Frontier SV 4x4, work in progress
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    Living wage
    70' long, 90,000 lbs
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    Since it's been raining recently, this guy most days. I have some vintage, steel classics that get ridden when it's dry out.
    https://i.imgur.com/j9XC86g.jpg
     
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    So _you’re_ the highway patrol man in Paul Brandt’s video? ;) :)

    Great car!


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    Negative, Ghost Rider :rofl:

    And thank you! About to sell it, just don't drive it anymore and it deserves to be driven.
     
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  19. Tony D.

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    My 2015 Kawasaki KLR650 takes me to work and home and in the woods on the weekends.
     
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