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Thursday, February 25, 2021

TFIT.... Lately, life is like a Peterbilt and all you got is a Valiant

 



 

 



  


There is one positive thing though:





9 comments:

  1. One with a slant six, no less.

    Leigh
    Whitehall, NY

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    1. That slant six was a badass engine, lots and lots of torque.

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  2. We had a 1965 2-door when I was a kid. Carseats? People please! Seatbelts? The car didn't even have them (not mandatory until 1966). While cruising down the road we lived on, a bee flew into the car and the backseat where my little brother and sister were. The screaming ensued and Mom panicked and slammed on the brakes. We all launched forward, and the front seats had no locking mechanism, they just pulled forward to get in the backseat. I got launched extra hard because baby brother hit the back of my seat. I hit and broke the windshield with my noggin, but didn't get knocked out. The car was sold not too long after that.

    That hit on the head does explain a lot, though.

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  3. '68 Valiant nicknamed The White Beast. Slant 6, three on the tree, studded tires on the back, bald front tires, broken master cylinder, 12 mpg. Would max out at 103 going down hill with the wind to your back. That thing was a tank, really miss it.

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  4. 69 Nova 4 door with the 307 v8, no AC. Light green. "Little Green Meaney". Dad hauled the trailer with it. My first car later and with a few tweaks it was a mean sleeper. Surprised a few green light gear heads with that one. Took the 307 v8 logo off, cheatin is racin.

    Never heard a diesel sound better. Sound could have been dubbed in but if not, I would love to learn what they did to it because it sure purred.

    MF

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  5. One of my all-time favorite made-for-TV movies. Kids gave it to me on DVD some years back; pull it out and watch it occasionally.
    "Look - all it has is an AM radio!"... my kids couldn't imagine it.

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  6. Still one of my all-time favorite made-for-TV movies... remember watching it when it was 'Movie of the Week' or whatever.
    The kids gave me a DVD copy of it for Christmas some years back... "Look! All that car has is an AM radio!"... the kids couldn't fathom a car without FM/CD or Sirius.

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    1. Lucky,
      I watched this as a kid, in the 70's several times. It was one of the best shows of it's types ever. A mystery that didn't act like they had to hit you in the fact in order to get the point across, they trusted the viewer to figure things out. I think it is Dennis Weaver that was the star, who was one of the reliable actors of the time, and he proved why he was so reliable. A great director and crew, as well.
      I used to love NBC Saturday night at the movies, also. They had some really good films, with well known actors, not movies that couldn't make it elsewhere.

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  7. You do realize that this was directed by Steven Spielberg, right?

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