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Apr 29
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1966 Ford Thunderbird. Everything about the interior is nice. It’s beautiful, the materials feel nice, the gauges look space-age and light up in green neon at night like something out of Tron, and the steering wheel tilts to the side for easy access. All that and it’s extremely comfy, too!

Apr 24
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I think vacuum motors are neat. The wipers on my 1966 Thunderbird are vacuum-powered, and with continuously variable speeds so I can set the wipers to the beat of whatever song I’m listening to! 

Apr 19
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They’re not for everybody, but there is something to be said for driving an old car. They are a bit of an acquired taste, and likely aren’t going to be much fun at first if you’re used to modern cars. But you have to drive a classic car for a few months at least before you start to discover the car’s soul and Read more

Apr 19
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I would argue that driving classic cars is an acquired taste. The personality and soul that classic cars have is something you have to discover after driving it for a few months at least. It’s much easier to forgive them for their flaws when you’ve developed a bond with the car. Read more

Apr 19
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Electric cars are the worst thing to happen to car enthusiasts. Yeah, I know, they’re super fast and the torque is wonderful and they’re going to save the world and blah blah blah, that’s the problem. Making fast, fun cars was an art form before electric cars came along and made it too simple. There was so much Read more

Apr 19
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Odd... I actually like the “creep,” it’s the one thing I miss when I’m driving a car with a manual transmission. I always feel like I’m going to kill the clutch when inching forward with a manual in stop and go traffic, but when I’m driving an automatic, all I have to do is let off the brake and the car just pulls Read more

Mar 19
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And disc brakes. My ‘66 Thunderbird is one of the rare examples of a classic car that came from the factory with disc brakes, and it’s honestly one of the car’s greatest features. Driving old cars is scary enough as is, so anything that can potentially help you avoid an accident makes the experience significantly more Read more

Mar 6
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The average age of a cell in the human body is only 7 years. Some cells last as long as 16 years, some last 5 days, and others (such as neurons and the lenses in your eyes) will last your entire life. But nevertheless, your body is constantly replacing most of its parts. Does that mean you’re not the same human being Read more

Mar 6
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These were one of the first things I ever wrote about on the OG Oppositelock (RIP)! I always loved these things. I’d love to have one with a Chevy 350 V8 hanging out the back, just to mess with people that much more :)