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  1. I worked for Roger Penske when he had his...

    I worked for Roger Penske when he had his Chevrolet dealership in Southfield. I have several stories, all complementary in regards to him.
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    Richard, if the El Camino is in decent shape...

    Richard, if the El Camino is in decent shape there are some ways to revive it without breaking the bank. As you know SBC's are starting to become "unicorns" and junkyard finds are fewer and farther. ...
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    By the way, if you did get lucky enough to find...

    By the way, if you did get lucky enough to find my El Camino and you think that the speedometer looks strange, you are right. Police package speedometer, if memory is correct as I sold it in 1983 but...
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    You are more than welcome to post this...

    You are more than welcome to post this information. And who hates the 73-77 El Camino? Certainly not me. Hey,that doesn't happen to be a black 77 Classic with a Firethorn interior with a VIN ending...
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    I would assume one of the components of Z49 would...

    I would assume one of the components of Z49 would be the speedometer/odometer would be in kilometers, the oil gauge in kilopascals, the temperature gauge in centigrade. The owners manual specs may be...
  6. This is a post I made in 2012: Before Michigan...

    This is a post I made in 2012:

    Before Michigan had mandatory insurance (No-Fault) we had the choice to have insurance or to pay a fee, originally $35.00 then later $45.00 into what was known as...
  7. Dan's opened in either 67 or 68, original...

    Dan's opened in either 67 or 68, original location was in the Farmington Plaza, Grand River and Mooney across from the LaSalle Winery. I used to go there for lunch after I started at Farmington High...
  8. One issue that I did see addressed is the basic...

    One issue that I did see addressed is the basic tenet of No-Fault. The part that makes the vehicle owner responsible for damages done to their vehicle regardless of who's fault.

    You are requiring...
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    Oldberg Mfg. was at one time a supplier to...

    Oldberg Mfg. was at one time a supplier to Pontiac Motor Division in the 60's and 70's. Not all but some mufflers and resonators, varied by car line and options.

    GM generally would not give out...
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    It may have been, I'm not sure. I never was...

    It may have been, I'm not sure. I never was really interested in Funny Cars anyhow. Altered wheelbase FX classes were more my style together with gassers. All I know, the body was there, paint was...
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    NHRA would not let the Bronco Buster race in...

    NHRA would not let the Bronco Buster race in 1967, it got parted out and some of it recycled, some of it scrapped.

    In 1970 I was offered the Fiberglass body shell for free, while most of the...
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    [QUOTE=Detroitdave;566004]True ,but they don't...

    [QUOTE=Detroitdave;566004]True ,but they don't have the extreme freeze thaw cycle, and weight loads.[/QUOTE

    Seems that I remember when studying about Michigan in school that the whole southeast...
  13. Thread: 3WC Passes

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    A nice tribute to your friend. My condolences to...

    A nice tribute to your friend. My condolences to his friends and family.
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    I'd have beaten that into the ground like a...

    I'd have beaten that into the ground like a rented mule just like I did to the BSA.
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    Earl Buck Company, Dequindre between Eight and...

    Earl Buck Company, Dequindre between Eight and Nine Mile Roads. This was in the spring of '68. I didn't like a lot of the styling changes of the 68, preferred the 67. He had 66's and 67's in the...
  16. Nike sites...... ...

    Nike sites......

    http://ed-thelen.org/loc-m.html#Michigan
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    My profile says 2009 but I was here before that.

    My profile says 2009 but I was here before that.
  18. One building's store front caught my eye in '69....

    One building's store front caught my eye in '69. Marlowe Cleaners, south side of Grand River at Marlowe. Black front panels, stainless (?) lettering on the front, moderne (40's) style. Made an...
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    My only unique story to add was sitting in...

    My only unique story to add was sitting in traffic, a hot summer night in 71 or 72. Car without A/C so windows down. I didn't attend whatever was going on, just trying to make my way down Grand...
  20. West Side, KQA371

    West Side, KQA371
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    I call it "ghost chasing", chasing the memories...

    I call it "ghost chasing", chasing the memories of people and places gone today. Paying homage I suppose. Late night drive, coffee in hand. Once one of my adult children wanted to ride with me, it...
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    Michigan's ban on auto sales is one of the last...

    Michigan's ban on auto sales is one of the last vestiges of Blue Laws here.

    In the early 2000's a law was passed to exempt motorcycle and powersports stores from the prohibition. I worked at a...
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    Cities will lose money thanks to obedient...

    Cities will lose money thanks to obedient self-driving vehicles

    "A decline in revenue from tickets could be more painfully felt in places that rely more on fines. A 2015 investigation by 9News and...
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    July 27,1967. Got my temporary instruction permit...

    July 27,1967. Got my temporary instruction permit and a restricted motorcycle license. My mother, my father and I were awaiting on an exact date for his admittance to Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital for...
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    Ray1936, we all see things in a different...

    Ray1936, we all see things in a different perspective as we age. I understand that you would rather forget the whole thing. Maybe this thread may be some consolation to you. I was involved with...
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