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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracker627 View Post
    I drove a Ford Falcon in the early seventies. It was an automatic, no A/C, green vinyl seats and an AM radio!

    When you opened the hood there was plenty of extra room and you could identify all six parts. Ah the good old days.
    I drove a '62 Falcon in the early nineties! We lost a cow once, and found it between the intake manifold and the steering knuckle.


    Another advantage to these old cars; keep a few parts in a Faraday cage, and a solar flare that takes out almost anything with modern electronics won't knock out the car! Of course, it will knock out the gas pumps at the stations...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonrjen View Post
    See, you do understand. In retrospect that is all minor nitty gritty compared to having a computer failure on one of the new cars. Or a wheel sensor go bad and trip a code/light on the dash that takes a computer tech to trace it down. You can buy a lot of point, plugs and condensers plus a hand full of new rotors for the cost of one computer techs 7 minutes of diagnostics time.
    So far since I started driving cars and trucks with computers I've never had one go out and I've put over a million miles on those vehicles. So you must be getting your cars from North Korea if you're having computer problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    I drove a '62 Falcon in the early nineties! We lost a cow once, and found it between the intake manifold and the steering knuckle.


    Another advantage to these old cars; keep a few parts in a Faraday cage, and a solar flare that takes out almost anything with modern electronics won't knock out the car! Of course, it will knock out the gas pumps at the stations...
    Most modern electronics are shielded against things like solar flares, if the flare is that big, your problems are bigger then if your car won't start....
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    Quote Originally Posted by funflyer View Post
    I'm still stuck in the 60s. I've updated a few things, electronic ignition, electric fan w/140 amp alternator, disk brakes and a CD player in the glove box. Other than that it's all DETROIT IRON!
    I had a 1967 Pontiac Lemans that resembled that beauty you have there. It was red with a white convertible top and a 326 V8 under the hood. Strange thing was that if you pushed in the cig lighter or any charger used in the cig lighter the interior lights would come on.

    That V8 wasn't much on power, but I could have cared less, I was a 17 year old driving a sweet ride.
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    Short answer: Yes.
    I know where this is for sale in the Dallas area:
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    Go for it!! Of course you'll have to trade the kilt for jodhpurs, boots and a pith helmet...and we'll start calling you Bwana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotorflyr View Post
    Most modern electronics are shielded against things like solar flares
    I'm going to need a citation that conclusively supports this. Even the dang fuse box is usually in a plastic case. Protecting against a Carrington Event requires a complete Faraday Cage. If there are wires running in or out of the shielding, it isn't shielded. Those wires will act as antennas, bringing current into the "shielded" enclose, frying the circuitry.

    A big solar flare will fry anything with printed circuits, unless that device is inside a completely sealed electrically conductive metal enclosure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texheim View Post
    Short answer: Yes.
    I know where this is for sale in the Dallas area:
    I thought of you the other day when I came across a 60's something International Scout.
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    Got an 88 Suzuki Samurai I am currently getting back on the road. Bought it new in Florida drove in California,New Mexico and finally here in Texas.

    Parked in 2002 in the back field and neglected till a few months ago.

    Stupid move on my part to just park without periodic maintenance

    Great simple vehicle with no frills.

    Ray
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    Yep. Here's my '66 "basic" car. 350-HP, 5-speed stick shift with high-pressure clutch, no power steering, no power brakes, manual seats, mystery door locks. Noisy, too.
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