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mellowyellow
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posted 09-04-2002 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NO!! This NOT a flaming post-at least hope not. M&Fords has become a great mag for me and features some nice cars and tech articles. This months's issue had some nice cars but the safety article was, well....can I say bad?? The restomod movement is sure hear to stay but those articles on your first..restomod!! seem to overlap with others and I get the idea they are filler. HOw many times do we need to see that junked Lincoln Cosmo?? NOw for the cars! The 67 cv was a show stopper. Bone stock inside and out except for wheels but the Cobra eng. trans and susp is something to holler about. Opinion. Would have liked if the writer had mentioned wheel and tire sizes. Tech articles were interesting to me. Look forward to this mag and am finding it a bit more refreshing than MMonthly. Hope they're not running out of things to write about! Now about that black 67 cv.........Suddenly my 68 is looking better!! Excuse the ramble.

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-04-2002 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is exactly why I canceled EVERY Mustang magazine subscription I had. And I used to get them ALL! I now get my drag racing papers, Cars & Parts, and Muscle Car Review. About 10 a month total as opposed to formerly 35 a month. NO EXAGERATION!

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John Z
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posted 09-04-2002 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Z   Click Here to Email John Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My wife has subscribed to several car magazines for me. I generally enjoy looking through them, but for technical how to information I turn to the web. Too many of the technical articles seem to indicate that it's best to let Joe Professional do the work.

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Boss302
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posted 09-04-2002 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i now get hot rod, car craft, and mustangs&fords. hot rod isn't getting renewed, to chebbyish and confusing for me. i wanna get mustang monthly, but i am NOT paying $20 for it.

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kcode
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posted 09-04-2002 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whats aggrevating is that a few months back Car Craft ran a buried article on a 65 Comet with a 347 that made it into the 11's with a few changes. Since Primedia own them all, why couldn't Mustangs and Fords grabbed this article and do a full spread on it with all of the details

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mustangboy
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posted 09-05-2002 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I only buy my magazines off the store shelf so I only get the ones that interest me.I know it costs more money but why have a bunch of mags full of chevy crap or restomod reruns.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 09-05-2002 12:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I go by the assumed notion that anything you can buy in print you can get free on the net if you do a decent search.
Just my .02 cents

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Fastymz
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posted 09-05-2002 01:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pete most the car mag's have become quicky reads for me.The tech sections are small and few.And the mag's run all seem to run the same storys.I think Alex has the right idea.I get more info right here on this site then I have with my 22+ years of car rags.

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MrWesson22
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posted 09-05-2002 02:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I let my M&F subscription go. It was too repetitive, and their idea of a serious engine build is an edelbrock performer intake and carb, a set of tri-y headers, and a pertronix ignition. I still have subscriptions to Hot Rod and Car Craft (my fav). I buy MM&FF a lot as well -- they have at least a couple good tech articles in every issue.

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tomslo
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posted 09-05-2002 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was really surprised by Mustangs & Fords when I picked it up. They do have some good info as well as some cool cars but they are too repetitive. They were just really hammering awya with "technology" and "restomod". My favorite magazine is Car Craft. I have only one problem with it - it needs to be bigger!


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indyphil
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posted 09-05-2002 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like reading about the cars, but as for tech advice i worry too much about who has the most advertising space in the magazines. the same goes for Hot Rod TV, its all a little bit too simplified.

"first we used an edlebrock rpm air gap intake and bolted on their new carb blah blah"

"next week we will show you how to check your royal purple synthetic oil with this 100 dollar billet aluminum dipstick available from edlebrock."

as the MTV generation would say they need to keep it real.

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ctastang
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posted 09-05-2002 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ctastang   Click Here to Email ctastang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
This is exactly why I canceled EVERY Mustang magazine subscription I had. And I used to get them ALL! I now get my drag racing papers, Cars & Parts, and Muscle Car Review. About 10 a month total as opposed to formerly 35 a month. NO EXAGERATION!


Alex, you're about to get Mustang Times every month since you finally joined MCA

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-05-2002 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what I hear Carole, it isn't much of a magazine. More like a news letter.

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Alex Denysenko
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tafinucane
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posted 09-05-2002 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tafinucane   Click Here to Email tafinucane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by indyphil:
the same goes for Hot Rod TV, its all a little bit too simplified.

"first we used an edlebrock rpm air gap intake and bolted on their new carb blah blah"

"next week we will show you how to check your royal purple synthetic oil with this 100 dollar billet aluminum dipstick available from edlebrock."


Thats a pretty good impression of those guys. A couple weeks ago they showed how you can trick out some POS Nissan with giant stickers and a tailpipe. That's when I decided to get off the couch and actually get some work done. No more of that crap show.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-06-2002 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used to subscribe to Hot Rod for a long time, but I dropped it when they went through their pastel leadsled period.

I decided to give them another shot about a year ago, and I'm happily going to drop them again. Rice junk, ugly and slow fifties convertibles, and an editorial that stated "I think Jeeps are hot rods too, so we're going to feature them whether you like it or not..." tells me they don't want me as a subscriber.

I like Car Craft, especially their low buck features, but it does sometimes read like it was written by 13 year olds. It was the same with them; I used to suscribe for a long time, dropped it when they seemed to be writing the same 'How to install an intake manifold' article every month, then gave them another try a year ago. I like them so much I renewed them for two more years.

I was just about to subscribe to Musclecar Review then I heard they folded up shop.

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mellowyellow
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posted 09-06-2002 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What 50's American Cvs are ugly? Does that take in 50-57 Fords, Chevs, Olds, Merc, etc. Couldn't disagree more. Don't read Hot Rod but those cars are nice. Wouldn't want one but they're an important piece of Automobile Americana And from the prices at a Barrett Auction, darned signicant. Looked at Chevy Craft at 7-ll awhile back. Great! a tubbed Chev. Does GM advertise in that mag?? So I guess I'm locked into M&Fords, MMonthly, Hemmings and the net. Sorry about Muscle Car Review. Was cool seeing AMX's and other rare bodies. Weather breaks in a few weeks. Back to working in garage.

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MLariviere
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posted 09-06-2002 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes,I was going to get Muscle car Review too. I used to get the 4X4 mags,but they turned into sales brochures. Then I went over to M&F. I like it,but it is getting to be rehashed every three months or so. I'd really hate to lose that one,they have the content I want. MM&FF is too punkish for me. I don't care for cars that are painted up like a circus act. There is class,and then there is tacky. They keep finding the latter.

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MustangDude
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posted 09-06-2002 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangDude   Click Here to Email MustangDude     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember 15 years ago when I got my first car - a 66 Mustang 6 cyl, those mags were wonderful. Being new to cars and to the mustang hobby, every page was just full of information that I ate up. Over the years though, the magazines really aren't the same. I think to someone just getting into the hobby, the magazines are extremely valuable, but as you read them for years, they just repeat the same old topics and we lose interest.

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 09-07-2002 03:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like Mustang Monthly. I liked the 71-3 How to articles.

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Boss302
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posted 09-07-2002 08:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MrWesson22:
their idea of a serious engine build is an edelbrock performer intake and carb, a set of tri-y headers, and a pertronix ignition.



my civics teacher was ranting on and on yesturday about how most auto mechanics these days probably can't even overhaul an engine, and that all an auto mechanic does is plug a computer into a car and then change whatever it says is wrong with the car. in some cases, this IS true

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mellowyellow
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posted 09-07-2002 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thinking about the mag deal more. My first MMonthly is in 80, some 81's and subscribe in 82. Yes, have seen repeats, lots of them. And hope this is not considered flaming but some of the older articles were better. An example: A man (not an editor} does an article on putting a v-8 4 sp in a 66 cv. OUTDOORS! There is a spread in the article showing all the parts needed-all laid out so that anyone would grasp it. Right down to the gas line change and all. Have never seen a better article on the topic-one that's brought up a lot. And what Mike says-not wanting to miss the one article he was waiting to see. M&Fords has a lot of good stuff and some great car features. Enjoy reading the series on the 69 Sportsroof buildup-a car that get's driven. And the AOD in the Cougar, AND the 55 Ford. And again, that black 67 CV. WHAT A CAR!! So maybe some others enjoyed the safety article. Guess I'll have to be less picky. LOL!

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T5owner
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posted 09-10-2002 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I miss Mustang Illustrated and Bob McClurg (its editor) a lot. Best Mustang mag ever around.

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-10-2002 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't miss any of them!

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Hemikiller
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posted 09-12-2002 12:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mustang Monthly went to hell when Dobbs Publishing got assimilated by the great PETERSEN death star.....

Petersen then got sucked up by some other co., can't remember the name, and now it's all just PRIMEDIA schmutz....

I subscribed to Super Ford about two years ago. They somehow had offed SF, and sent me 5.0 Mustang. It said "and super Fords" after 5.0. I was totally ripped, and sent them a nasty letter, and got my money back. SF had some great tech articles.

All that any of the mags do now is build motors for their staffer's cars, no real tech or development there....nice when you can get the performance co's to "donate" to get in an article.

I could tell you guys some stories about the magazine clowns.......

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