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mustangj
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From: fergus,ontario,canada
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 10-30-2001 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What stupid events and actions has your II fallen victim II?

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IIGood
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From: Arnold, MD, USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-30-2001 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ha ha! Oh man...this oughta be good.

Okay...my contribution(s)...

First one: Junior year of high school, end of the year. My buddy, 2 girls we know, and myself all decided to go to McDonald's after one of the final exam days. I, of course, was driving the Ghia. After we left McD's, the girls were sitting in the back, and my buddy was up front. When we turned on to another street, one of the girls (very flirtatious then) reaches around and tickles my friend in the side. He kicks his leg up, then back down...on it's way down, he kicks the shift lever into reverse!!! While the car is moving at 35 mph!!!!

The car screeches, grinds, whirs, then shuts off. I drift the car over to the side, and try to restart...I thought he kicked it into park. I got it started, and we were on our way. Thank goodness nobody was coming from behind. 35 to zero never came faster in my life. LOL.

The second one was totally my fault. And kinda scary. My buddy was with me again, same guy as above. We were just out cruising after school one day, and started to head home...it was nearing rush hour. I get into the intersection's lane to cross over to the highway onramp and wait. Traffic in opposing lanes was backing up in the near lane, and I couldn't see around the cars to see if anyone was coming in the far lane.

I figure, "Okay...here goes" and mash the gas across the intersection. I glanced out the passenger window and saw a Saturn coming at us...the nose of it was practically touching the road, smoke was coming from the rear tires, and the driver looked kind of...um...surprised. Shook both of us up pretty good...had I left half a second later, or had there been an extra ounce of weight in my car, that Saturn would've been in my II.

A few months later, I saw that intersection had finally received a traffic light.

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Frank S.----MCA Member 40390
'99 Mustang coupe
'77 Ghia--"II Good"
'76 Cobra--project

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Maxwell_fax
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From: Port Royal, PA, USA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-31-2001 05:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maxwell_fax   Click Here to Email Maxwell_fax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm SO many to choose from....


#1 Put a new 4bbl on the car in a hurry. SLapped it on, slammed the hood and off I went... The paint on the hood started bubbling, and smoke started rolling outta the grill halfway out the road... Now I always make sure the fuel line is tight...
And I have a fire extinguisher...

#2 CHecked it out for the anual PA safety inspection... Pulled the rear wheels and drums, brakes okay, put the wheel on. Pulled outta the garage going down the road went to stop for the stop sign and the brake pedal hit the floor... It was then I realized that the brake drum was still back on the floor of the garage...

#3 Steep hill that levels out abruptly at the top at about 60 mph... Got new rear springs shortly thereafter. (wish I woulda had a Dixie horn!!!)

And my all time favorite... The remote starter.... Just finished the EFI and AOD project on teh car... Was having some trouble with the shifter going into park correctly (We can see where this is going)ANywho it would start in reverse... Had the car pulled in the garage (It was New Year's eve and friggen cold) I was ditting in the drivers seat with the door open and my legs hanging outta the car... A friend of mine was in a chair at the end of the door... Got that sucker all hooked up and hit the magic button... It started just peachy keen... The tires barked and out through the garge door she went. Thank goodness the Gran Torino was parked right out side of the door to stop it... (Gran Torino to the rescue yet again)
Got new tail lights, a neutral safety switch, and a gargae door outta that one....

We'll just leave out the snow plowing, bumper cars, and Baja expeditions in the II... I really don't want to think about that now that it's a constant battle to hold it together....

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-31-2001 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This didn't happen to me, and it really wasn't stupid, we were having a club cruise event, one of our guys had an immaculate King Cobra. Doing around 60 mph and it does a "Explorer with Firestones" tread separation on the drivers side front tire. You see the damage on TV when a Nascar Winston car looses a tire, his Cobra looked just as bad, inside the wheelwell and outside, including the front valance. You gouys know what its like trying to find replacement parts. Keep an eye on your tires.

Mike

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mustangj
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From: fergus,ontario,canada
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posted 11-01-2001 12:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by kcode:
"Keep an eye on your tires."

Wow that sucks! I must be lucky because I have roasted 10 sets of 205/60/13's right to the cords. My Falcon 215/60/13's were the most fun! The black had burnt off and underneath was white! Friends joked I had redneck white walls! Those tires unraveled like balls of yarn. It was the strangest thing! I heard something hitting the inner fenders, it was tire yarn! The yarn? lay on the road way for miles! I also removed my Giha's winter tires 185/70/13's with out use of a tire machine! I have never damaged a car with tires before. Going to knock on wood now!

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mustangj
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posted 11-01-2001 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by IIGood:
[B]Ha ha! Oh man...this oughta be good.

This post is my greatest! LOL! Maxwell's car starter story should be posted every fall. I think I laughed more this time!

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Maxwell_fax
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From: Port Royal, PA, USA
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posted 11-01-2001 06:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maxwell_fax   Click Here to Email Maxwell_fax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I get the injected Cleveland together and in the Gran Torino I think I am gonna get that other garage door replaced.....

Guess I'll have to use the Mark IV to stop it... Anyone know of any extra Brougham tail lights lying around???

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