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Seems that most Mustang gearheads with SN95's are under 30 or there about. My taste in cars is all over the place. I DD a Mercedes. My wifes DD is an X5. The garage queen is an M5. Sold the LS1 944 earlier this year. I owned a fully SLP optioned Camaro SS. I restored a 1970 Mach 1 and 1968 GTO.

All of these seem to have a much wider age range of enthusiast.
 

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Yes. I'm quite a bit past 50.
 

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Im an old hot rodder and racer, my last cars in recent years have been a TVR, Triumph TR6 and a BMW Z3, but I decided to get back to my Mustang roots almost 2 years ago and bought my 2001 cobra with 3k miles on it. I have also been a little disappointed that there are not more older guys into these Mustangs. I love my mustang but I sure wish it would shift like my old 3 speed and 4 speed mustangs that had Borg Warner and Muncie transmissions with a Hurst Shifter-----the young guys have no idea what a real smooth and quick power shift feels like, the Tremecs are mostly garbage, but love my SVT.
 

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Im an old hot rodder and racer, my last cars in recent years have been a TVR, Triumph TR6 and a BMW Z3, but I decided to get back to my Mustang roots almost 2 years ago and bought my 2001 cobra with 3k miles on it. I have been a little disappointed also that there are not more older guys into these Mustangs. I love my mustang but I sure wish it would shift like my old 3 speed and 4 speed mustangs that had Borg Warner and Muncie transmissions with a Hurst Shifter-----the young guys have no idea what a real smooth and quick power shift feels like, the Tremecs are mostly garbage, but love my SVT.
what kind of TVR?
 

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I'm 31. It seems a lot of the younger crowd owns these cars for 2 things: they are cheap and cheap to mod. I had to quit FB groups because asking a tech question never got answered if it were something greater then a brake question. Also the drama that came along with it.
 

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This was the first car I bought after graduating from high school. It was a 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 with a 426 wedge and four speed transmission. The motor had an 850 dual line Holley, dual point Mallory distributor, and headers. It was never on the track but street racing was popular and it lost only one race. I didn't know it at the time but it was an extremely rare car and I wish I still owned it. If you read any of the literature today it will say they never put a wedge in a 1966 only a Hemi. I may have owned the only one. I drove it around five years and totaled it. My next car was a 1969 Camaro SS.

 

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what did it lose to?
It lost to a 1969 Chevelle SS 396 and knowing the driver it was likely the L78. It was red with a black vinyl top. I almost always came out of the hole ahead of my competitor but the Chevelle jumped me probably a car and a half and I just wasn't able to make up the difference. He was running a new invention I hadn't seen before--wide oval tires. They gripped the road a lot better than my 8.75x14s. I made it a priority to buy some.

It looked a lot like this:


We never had a rematch. A friend who ran a dark blue 1968 Dodge RT with a 440 magnum beat that Chevelle. And I later beat his Dodge by a car length. But I never had a chance to race the Chevelle again. I went into the Air Force. The owner of the Chevelle traded it for a Corvette while I was gone. He was killed teaching his girlfriend to drag race. She lost control of the Corvette and hit a tree.

The '68 Dodge RT looked a lot like this without the stripe on the back:


It's been a long time. I may not have raced them with the 426. I blew up that motor when anti-freeze got into the oil. I replaced it with a 440 magnum keeping the 850 dual line carburetor and headers. I may have been running that motor then.

There were a lot of fast cars on the road back then. A lot. And I certainly didn't race them all. But of those I raced in that '66 Dodge the only one to beat me was that Chevelle. I didn't race my Camaro very much but it got beat a couple of times.
 

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Eagle hand carried the Declaration of Independence to the white house back in his day on a appaloosa LOL..

There are quiet a few of us alot older then 30 on here.
 

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Eagle hand carried the Declaration of Independence to the white house back in his day on a appaloosa LOL..

There are quiet a few of us alot older then 30 on here.
Is it sad I never owned a carbed vehicle? Always fuel injected. I graduated high school in 04 and fast and furious was big. That's when the import scene was booming and everyone wanted an eclipse. I was always a Mustang guy tho even tho a few friends had transams. The Integra and civic was popular to throw boost on. Obviously the eclipse too.

Oh the good ol days
 

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It's great to see the old guard still kicking strong. There is one big issue that is killing the hobby, especially in California. The restrictions that they have placed on modifications is horrendous. Go onto any site that sells performance parts and you will see disclaimers that the part is not for sell or use in CA. This used to just be limited to the leftist, socialist, eco-nazi California but now I am seeing it pop up for states like NY... WTF?
 

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It's great to see the old guard still kicking strong. There is one big issue that is killing the hobby, especially in California. The restrictions that they have placed on modifications is horrendous. Go onto any site that sells performance parts and you will see disclaimers that the part is not for sell or use in CA. This used to just be limited to the leftist, socialist, eco-nazi California but now I am seeing it pop up for states like NY... WTF?
You mean that leftist, socialist, eco-nazi state of New York? :grin2:

I don't know a lot about New York state. But just looking at this map I suspect it has the same problem as Illinois (and California). The heavy concentration of people in the cities rule over the state. In Illinois one county, Cook, almost has enough population to overturn the votes in the entire rest of the state. I'm assuming that New York City does as well.
https://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/president/new-york/
 

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Yhere were a lot of fast cars on the road back then. A lot. And I certainly didn't race them all. But of those I raced in that '66 Dodge the only one to beat me was that Chevelle. I didn't race my Camaro very much but it got beat a couple of times.
By the way, this is exactly what my Camaro look like. It did not have a rear spoiler or blacked rear deck around the tail lights. I added that. Apparently this owner did too. I also blew up the original motor. I put in a high compression 327 I built myself with a solid lifers. It blew up after 500 miles so I decided I was not an engine builder. Besides I was never able to get the slap right on the rocker arms. Then I put in a 305 with cams and exhaust and ran the car as a daily driver. The 305 ran good but was no match for the big blocks. It pretty much beat all of the small blocks around. I once ran a '63 Chevy with a built 327. I screwed up off the line and spun too much. We came off side by side. He was auto and I was driving a 4-speed. The bumpers never budged. We ran side by side to the finish line. To this day I still do not know who won. This car may not have been fast but is was the one that attracted my wife to me. We have now been married over 42 years.



P.S. I was always working on those headlight covers. They always wanted to stick.

I love talking about the old days but as built with the supercharger my Mustang would have beat every car I owned (including the El Camino) except for my 1966 Dodge. But it wasn't as fast as a lot of old timers remember. With good tires it would have run mid- to low-12s. Fast for the time period but not fast today.

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You guys got me reminiscing. Here is what my El Camino looked like. I didn't have the car very long. I took it airborne at over 100 mph. When we finally got stopped there wasn't much left. I landed upright but got spinning in a fence. Fence posts hit every fender and door and rear quarter panel. The barbed wire went over the cab and ripped off the vinyl roof. One lucky thing happened though. The damn thing spun around the telephone post not hitting it. It eventually was slung back onto the highway where I came to a stop.


Here is the problem with being young, dumb and invincible. I owned a lot of great cars and tore all of them up. The saddest thing is at almost 70 I still drive hard. I just love it.

I think it would be great for old gear heads to post pictures of the cars they had. How else can you prove you were an old gear head.
 
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