[rescue] What a load of...

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Thu Sep 27 17:37:36 CDT 2007

" From: "John Ruschmeyer" <jruschme at gmail.com>
" > From: Sandwich Maker
" > Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:19 PM
" >
" > but my dad's '66 saab 96 weighed 1700 lbs; the '66 volvo 122, 2300;
" > the '71 saab 99, 2400; my '66 rambler american - a real 6-passenger
" > car - 2625.  and the rambler got 25mpg with a 1bbl carb and 3-speed
" > tranny.  i know; i put over 30000 miles on it.  i've heard folks with
" > the optional overdrive claim over 30mpg and i believe it.
" '66 Rambler American... now that brings back memories. My dad had the '65
" American, a 220 with the same 3-speed tranny. (Why does 196 cubic inches
" stick in my mind?)

'65 was the last year for the old nash prewar flathead, 196 cubes.  my
car had the new-for-'64 232 destroked to 199.  btw this is the first
gen of the family that includes my gf's jeep 4.0.

'64-9 americans were all basically the same chassis, with a mild
freshening for '66.  two '66s and a '68 were my daily drivers for some
25 years, all 2dr 220s, plain and simple.

" He ended up replacing it with a '73 Plymouth Duster with 3-speed and the 198
" cube slant six. Years later, I went to trade it and had dealers swear that
" there was no such size engine.


my grandparents had a '66 dart with the 170.  when the front end
rusted away so that the suspension nearly fell out, we sold the engine
to a fisherman who put it into his boat, still humming.  iirc that was
in the early '80s.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
internet rambler                            is to see what all have seen
adh at an.bradford.ma.us                       and think what none thought

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