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Old September 6th, 2007, 07:38   #16
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The Vista Cruiser is super kewl! The boys and I had dinner in Burlington, VT on Tueday evening. They were on their way back to YOW and I was just heading back from YUL.

Its acts of kindness such as these that make this club what it is.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 07:52   #17
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Amen!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 08:09   #18
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Nice Vista Cruiser, by the way.
As in Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser? Geez. I'd be willing to hit the "press to test" button on my marriage if I could find a 71 or 72 with a 455, no rust, and good glass

I know, it's a station wagon, but I grew up with one. I remember being so disappointed the day my dad brought it home. He only got the standard 455 package and not the high power package (3 dual carbs?).
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Old September 6th, 2007, 08:59   #19
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Anybody knows what happened with Hill's car ? I mean... some details ??
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Old September 6th, 2007, 09:29   #20
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Yes... they have a 1969 Olds Vista Cruiser with a 455 V8. 12 MPG towing the Jetta, and 17 MPG without the Jetta. Not too bad for a 38 year old car with an apartment-sized V8!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 10:04   #21
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Old September 6th, 2007, 12:29   #22
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Nice Vista Cruiser, by the way.
I can just hear in my head the sound of a properly running 455 Olds motor. The only thing that tops that IMHO is the Cadillac 500 CI of the middle 70s. Too bad they are a tad hard on fuel, because they are torque monsters!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 13:51   #23
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That wagon is WAYYYYY SWEET!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 14:37   #24
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When I started out in EMS, I worked for a funeral home. We had two Oldsmobile low top, custom-bodied Miller ambulances with the 455. Going on calls was an adventure! God, I miss those days!

Sometimes, the best medical treatment is the liberal application of the right pedal.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 15:38   #25
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Dubbers Of The Year, indeed!
Nope... all we were doing was returning some of the good Karma that Chris has built up over the years. If we hadn't done it, I will bet there would have been a tow-truck collection taken up pretty fast!

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Old September 6th, 2007, 18:15   #26
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The only thing that tops that IMHO is the Cadillac 500 CI of the middle 70s.
Wasn't that 472 cu.in.? I seem to recall that the 8 liter (488 cu.in.) Viper engine was introduced to bragging that it was the biggest displacement since some Dusenberg.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 20:08   #27
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Nope, Cadillac made a 502 in the early 70's. I had a friend who had one. In-dash 8 track player. Pass me some Foghat, man...
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Old September 7th, 2007, 08:20   #28
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I was at Hill's shop yesterday. The car is still sitting in front. The man is soo swamped with work that he has not had time to look at his own car. This is what I do know.

Lai and I picked up Chirs at the Ultramar on St Jean in YUL at 03h30 in the AM. Started the car, reversed out of a spot and it died. The engine is somehow locked up. It is not a timing belt issue. Chris things it may be something with the flywheel. However, he is not at all sure yet.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 09:35   #29
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Nope, Cadillac made a 502 in the early 70's. I had a friend who had one. In-dash 8 track player. Pass me some Foghat, man...
Nah, make it Yes or Led Zep
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Old September 7th, 2007, 13:17   #30
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:-(

I would love to heard the autopsy results and which flywheel it was - and anything else related to this not repating in the future for Chris or me or anyone else.....
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