It's still there on the side of my mom's house, in terrible condition! I ought to start a GoFundMe campaign. People give to dumber things than that. That thing is a legend. 4 kids all passed it down as our first car. By the time it got to me my dad had put a 327 from a 68 Camaro he pulled out of a truck he traded for. It always had a little pep, but that sped it up quite a bit, resulting in a ticket 3 days after getting my driver license. Officer's first words to me when he came to the window: "What does this thing have in it?!?"I loved seeing this car drive through our neighborhood!
Ha! I had "Full Time" 4WD, which really meant AWD. I got a whopping 7 MPG. I bought a cheap "part time 4wd" kit from JC Whitney and modified my transfer case. Afterwards I got an amazing 13-14 MPG! Yahoooooooo!!!!I remember my Dad telling me when I bought my new '77 pick up :
At 45 cents a gallon, you never be able to afford to drive that truck.
You were the type of person that always called me a 3am to get my Jeep and come pull them out.Ha! I had "Full Time" 4WD, which really meant AWD. I got a whopping 7 MPG. I bought a cheap "part time 4wd" kit from JC Whitney and modified my transfer case. Afterwards I got an amazing 13-14 MPG! Yahoooooooo!!!!
One time we were out 4Wheeling with friends, it had been raining for a week and everything was soft and soupy. We took a trail that went out and around some huge wheat fields (where micron is now)... well it was so muddy I just kept the petal mashed and we had rooster tails of mud off all 4 tires sliding around. At one point the road was a bit off camber and we slid off into the plowed fields. I knew if we stopped we'd not be able to get out for a month, until it all dried out. I kept it pegged, speedo was reading between 40 and 60mph... full steam. The truck was moving around 7-10 mph... but at times we'd hit a really boggy part and it would slow down to less than 1mph... but slowly it would crawl along. We got out... and really didnt tear up the field all that much (silt from the rain probably killed more grain).
What I found hilarious, is I'd had a full tank of gas at the start... and was on empty when we came out the bottom. Full tank of gas to go 3 miles. 5ish gallons per mile. 😱
Truck looked amazing with all the mud on it. I let it dry and drove it around for a week thinking it was cool. Later, when i had to wash it, I parked it in front of the house, ran a hose out to it and put a sprinkler on the roof and let that run for a couple hours. LOL