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    Please welcome "StephineS" to the Forum. Philadelphia's first lady of oddball car collecting.

    She needs enough posts to get into the Pond ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Please welcome "StephineS" to the Forum. Philadelphia's first lady of oddball car collecting.

    She needs enough posts to get into the Pond ASAP.
    Oddball cars in the USA? Say it isn't so.

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    Well, maybe not Mehari grade oddball, but you'd have to say getting excited about something like a six cylinder Nova with original brown vinyl bench seat and radio delete, is not in the US gearhead's mainstream...

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    Is she the one from the Ford six forum you asked us to vote for a few years ago, the one with her t-shirt inside out?

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    No, that was Zandrea, our pet model.

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    Thanks.

    Welcome Stephine! Tell us about your oddball cars.

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    Hello. First off,sorry for the late reply Folks. In America,there isin't really any 'oddball' Cars,just oddball People,or have I got that the wrong way 'round? Anyway,I tend to collect Cars that are mechanically interesting. Car's like the Chevy Corvair(got 2 of 'em..),the 1975/76 Chevy Vega Cosworth(got one..),the 1967 Cadillac Eldorodo(America's first 'offically' mass-produced FWD Car...got one of those...),and so on. My 'thing' is actually Inline Sixes. I have dozens of AMC Ramblers,Ford Falcons,Chevy Nova's,some Camaro's,Chevelle's,ect. I'm mainly into keeping them un-modified/un-'Rodded'...unless they've been butchered previously. In time,I'd like to hunt down a Simca(SP?)1000 or a Renualt-16 5-Door. The 'Adam' connection comes from 13 years of friendship on the Ford-Six 'Site. I'm glad to have Him as online Bud! I answer any questions you'z(..)have the best I can. ~Stephine.

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    Gday

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    Hi Stephine and welcome. Are you brave enough to say that address of the collection so we can google maps and street view it? I wouldn't ask had I not put up my own address on AF several times just to show how harmless it is to do do. Cheers, Alexander.


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    You'll probably get more response asking about the newest acquisition (not French, not really even oddball).

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    Hello Stephine, I thought the saying was "he who dies with the most toys wins" but looks like it might be "she who dies with the most toys wins" Bravo!
    Probably not the place to talk non-froggy and it may result in me being thrown in the pond for a cleansing of my soul , but I'm curious about your Falcons and Ramblers I've had lots of early Falcons 63-65 models including a 63 Sprint 260 V8 (none of which I have now ) and I might be about to acquire/inherit a one owner, good original condition 67 Rambler American off my wife's Nanna not sure where it'll go yet ...
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    Hello,'J-Man.' Well,it kind of depends on which one. I have 'about' 13 Ramblers,including a '58 Cross-Country Station Wagon(1958 was the 2'nd year for the 'Rambler' nameplate in the U.S. ...),A '59 'American' Coupe,the other 11 are '61-'64-'67-'68-'69 Rambler/American 2 Door Sedans,the only one NOT a Sedan is my '67 Rambler Rouge Coupe(the Rouge was a 2 year only trim option for the American Hardtop & the Convertible...),a Car I've had since I was 22(I'll be 50 this Jan. 19'th..). I have six Falcons. I have the first year(1960..)Car and the last(1970..)year. I have a pair of 70's(one 2 Door & one Four Door..),a pair of '64 & '65 Hardtops,while the last one's a '62 Coupe(Sedan..). All but two of them have Straight Sixes. Of course,I've got more stuff,including 3 Cars "I'm about" to buy in Texas(and have shipped up here to Phila of course......). After they arrive,I'll only then 'need' to find 3 more Cars(or Trucks,I've got a bunch of those too...)and then I'll have 100 Vehicles and THEN I'll 'retire'! Take care,...~Steph.

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    Yeah, right. You were going to quit at two dozen.

    Have you considered patches, to help fight withdrawal?

    Surely of that "last" (sorry, I can't help sniggering) few you propose, there'll be room for an engineless Fuego?

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    I've heard rumors of a 'Leaded Fuel Patch',but I can't confirm it....?? "Fuego." Hmmm,the Landlord has a Black 1984 Izuzu(SP?)I-Mark on the back of one of His Scrap Trucks. Wasn't this Car a victim of 'Badge/Brand' Engineering back in the 1980's? Both Cars look very similar in appearance. Also on the Flatbed is very nice '86 Porsche 928 in Brown(it's got a seized V8...). Better hurry,they'll be Razor Blades by Tuesday Morn.... ~Stephine.

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    You need that 928. Go on, you know you do. Drop in a 350, then swap it down the track for a Fuego.

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    No. No. No. I WANT(eventually...)the Landlord's '55 Merc 'Gullwing'.....buy it,get a used LS(V8..)drop it in,add a nice six-Speed,and a Rev Limiter(I'll NEED that....),basicly build it into an 'Aussie Style' Burnout Car. It's only a cheep little German 'Throwaway' Car....kinda like a VW Golf. Plus,the 'Gullwing' Doors will come in handy when the Car gets engulfed in Flames! Exit stage Left....

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    I like your style Steph

    You wouldn't have a Flicker album of all your toys by any chance?
    cheers,

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    Welcome to aussiefrogs Stephine
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    Always had a liking for the concept, looks and engineering of a Corvair. A mate of my father's has almost finished restoring a Corvair Monza, and I will be having a play with it as soon as it is back on the road.
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    Welcome to AF. So not into modding but happy to butcher the Gullwing???

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    Hello. Thank's for the replys. 'PJ810',I just feel that sometimes a High-End Car like the Gullwing deserves to get some abuse. You don't see Cars like these in Movies,TV Shows,ect getting used & abused while you allways see Cars like Chevy's Ford's(well you DID in the Movies/Shows of old...)and other 'Working Man's Makes' getting blown up,destroyed,ect. I just fee that Cars like this Gullwing need to be knocked off their high Horse once-in-awhile,given a little abuse. A little history on this Car. It was bought by my Landlord's Father off of a used Car Lot in 1966 for $495. For the first couple years the Car was used basicly as a nice Weather/Weekend Car. It was used this way until 'about' 1969,when it went into storage,it stayed in storage 'till 2002,when it was re-activated. The Engine for some reason or another developed a 'Knock',so it was shipped off to a M-B Specialist who rebuilt the Engine,re-cored the Radiator,basicly went through the whole Car top to bottom. In 2004,the Car was bare Metaled and repainted in it's original Silver. These day's it's Workbench,covered in both Sawdust AND Metal Shavings in the Garage behind His House. If it were mine,I'd take it step further.... ~Steph.

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    Great stories, Steph.

    A Benz is just a German Chrysler.

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    If that's the case then,Roger,maybe it needs a Slant-Six? ~Steph.

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    My Chrysler (a Dodge truck) has a 318 V8.

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    Is it a crew cab, 4WD or some other sight oddity?

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