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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 10:16 AM

45. Say what you will about the Gremlin, the Vega and the Pinto

The very same Pinto engine, the 'Lima' 2.0L and 2.3L has been powering Ford Ranger pickups I've been driving for a generation.

American Motors...they were nerd cool...the Rebel, the Marlin, the AMX, and the ugly step-children the Gremlin, the Pacer and the Hornet, but that marque's mouldering in the graveyard for forty years. My dad had a Javelin for a while, but he also had a Mustang and a Sunbeam Tiger for a while when I was a kid.

My first car was a used 1969 Plymouth GTX in Bronze Fire w/ black vinyl roof with a 440 Commando and a Carter four-barrel. The weekend I got that car I went over a hundred and fifty miles an hour for the first time. The speedo went to one-eighty. Waaaay too much car for a fifteen year old kid. Now Plymouth has taken the big dirt nap as well. I still remember my Mom's Belvedere Station Wagon with the push-button transmission well...

I always kind of wanted one of those Pinto wagons with the port-hole windows on the rear sides and some surfbords on top...

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