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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    I always thought those and Grand Am's were good looking cars. I don't know that I'd own one with 6 cylinders though.

    Thanks for the details on the landscaping! I know what to keep in mind should I feel motivated to do something back there haha.
    No problemo! Glad to be of assistance!

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    And I would gladly take a red GTZ with a quad 4, oh Lordy Lordy that's my dream Beretta! We have a guy on the forum with a high compression quad 4 on nitrous that runs low 13's...

    Don't get me wrong though, I won't part with my 3500, no way!

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    Oh yeah, I once saw a 442 or something like that with a Quad 4 in it. I really wanted it, was in impeccable shape but I've heard conflicting stories about the Quad 4, so at the time I was looking for a DD and those have a reputation of being rather finicky so I passed. Have you ever owned one long term? I had a regular Quad and in my God Dam and it was a great little terd. Always wanted another one with either 4 banger mated to a 5 speed. All of them appear to have been run into the ground haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Oh yeah, I once saw a 442 or something like that with a Quad 4 in it. I really wanted it, was in impeccable shape but I've heard conflicting stories about the Quad 4, so at the time I was looking for a DD and those have a reputation of being rather finicky so I passed. Have you ever owned one long term? I had a regular Quad and in my God Dam and it was a great little terd. Always wanted another one with either 4 banger mated to a 5 speed. All of them appear to have been run into the ground haha.
    I never have owned a Quad, but the guys on the forum that do absolutely love them!

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    Any issues with them?? I've heard a few people talk about them and it's nothing but love these days. Some ten years ago though everyone acted like they were some terminal illness or something.
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    Good Lord, I haven't been back on here in a while, sorry man!

    Yeah the people that own them love them, and don't seem to really have any issies with them. I couldn't tell you exactly why though, lol.

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    I did finally uncover it and start it up again today! Took a while to get fuel up to the carb, lol.

    https://youtu.be/y6NTxYlCu2E

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    He lives!

    If I could find another one and am in the market for a "new" car, I'd buy one..

    Didn't watch the video but protip is to take an old ketchup bottle or something, fill it with gas and then fill the float bowls up through the bowl's vent. This way the engine will fire & run while the pump works to get gas up to the carb without burning up your starter & extended dry cranking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    He lives!

    If I could find another one and am in the market for a "new" car, I'd buy one..

    Didn't watch the video but protip is to take an old ketchup bottle or something, fill it with gas and then fill the float bowls up through the bowl's vent. This way the engine will fire & run while the pump works to get gas up to the carb without burning up your starter & extended dry cranking.
    Very interesting! That's a good idea man...

    It was much happier firing up yesterday, first time I've started it since. Still haven't moved it, haha.

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    It's not everyday I have those haha.

    ..wanna sell it???
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    It's not everyday I have those haha.

    ..wanna sell it???
    I'm good! Haha.

    I've thought about it so I could get a truck, but then I start it up... And that's all I need!

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    I'm sure we'll be selling a truck in a few months. I mean, who needs three??
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    I'm sure we'll be selling a truck in a few months. I mean, who needs three??
    because breakdowns happen and you always want a working one.

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    LoL yeah, it would be nice to have an auxiliary vehicle again. Now whenever a car is down I'll either tap Ashley or she'll tap me. Short of the initial month or two, her Ford trucks have never had to have unexpected visits to the shop. Can't say that about my Chevy stuff..
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    Well, these four that are out of the garage are mine... Haha. Then the lady has two cars as well!



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    LoL I like that Buickish thing or whatever it is! Guess I'm not the only one who likes weird stuff. That Berretta is nice, reminds me of my Grand Am. If only those things were rear wheel drive...

    Having a spouse who also enjoys cars is a huge plus, I'm super thankful for that every day. We're one of the lucky ones haha.
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    What’s the yellow car hiding in the garage?
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    I swear I saw this carís twin earlier this week, one town over. Silver Ď77-Ď79 Caprice sedan with black vinyl top and cloth interior. Sending good vibes your way Murph!

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    The gold one is my Electra Park Avenue, and the Beretta is my baby, haha. The yellow one is the lady's '06 Charger Daytona. I still need to take my Caprice out on the road... Still hasn't moved out of the gravel patch, lol. Occasionally I see one that looks like mine out here too! It's probably mid '80's, but gray and black top too.

    I did finally change my idler arm, that thing was shot...



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    I thought that looked like a Buick Electra. You used to see those things everywhere around here up until about 5 years ago or so. Now you almost never see them.

    Do you use Hagerty or similar classic car insurance for any of your cars? I use it on my '78 and only costs like $125/yr in insurance. My '96 and '89 are regular insurance but I'm thinking of maybe moving the '89 over as well because as of right now I'm paying about $100/month for each of them.

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