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Discussion => Off-Topic Posts => Topic started by: DeadStang on September 21, 2018, 01:14:22 pm

Title: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: DeadStang on September 21, 2018, 01:14:22 pm
After languishing for 2 (freaking) YEARS in my storage shop (time really flies!), the Coupe is out and about again.  The rains will be here soon, but I'm going to try to get as much road time as I can... 

(https://www.428cobrajet.org/forum/gallery/263-210918123428.jpeg)
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: rockhouse66 on September 21, 2018, 01:28:23 pm
I know what you mean about the 2 years thing.  ::)  Next time you get around to dragging it out your daughter will be driving it!!
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: Don-man on September 21, 2018, 01:35:48 pm
Wow! Very C 8) 8) L  car!
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: DeadStang on September 21, 2018, 02:56:54 pm
I know what you mean about the 2 years thing.  ::)  Next time you get around to dragging it out your daughter will be driving it!!

 :-[ :-[ :-[

I've taken her out this summer and let her drive the Black CJ Mach on the country flat farm roads around our house already (she's 14 now).  She started out in 3rd gear the first time but managed the clutch the next few times just fine.  We pretend that random road signs are stop signs and practice smooth(!) stops and clutch starts (NOT in 3rd!).  That Mustang is super loud with the headders and Flow Masters, so even going 15mph sounds like you're doing 80mph and she digs it a lot.  We may take the Coupe out this afternoon after school and she can drive it a bit.  None, literally NONE of the girls (millennials) at work can drive a manual transmission car, so I am making sure she can handle a clutch and, what the heck? -- you only live once, and clutches can be replaced, so I mellowed out and am teaching her to drive in my old cars.  8)
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: redscj on September 21, 2018, 03:19:29 pm
     Way to go. We raised 3 kids, 1 boy & 2 girls. All 3 can drive a stick car. At different times in their lives they all had a stick car that they got a great deal on because not many of the young crowd would buy them. Btw, my girls were smug with some boys that they dated because they could do something that the boy couldn't do.
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: sportyworty on September 21, 2018, 04:01:17 pm
You are a good Mom, I had one just like you, crazy about cars. Best thing I read all week Kim !
That car is so so sleepy... 8)
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: Brian Conway on September 21, 2018, 07:16:46 pm
The last time I saw a picture of that car there was a car seat in the back.  Brian
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: geraldt52 on September 21, 2018, 07:44:37 pm
...my girls were smug with some boys that they dated because they could do something that the boy couldn't do.

LOL.  My daughter had the same sort of experiences.  There were many times when she was "recruited" to drive something or other with a stick, because no one else present could drive one.

She resisted terribly when I made her learn to drive my old S10 5 speed, but when she finally bought a car she insisted it had to be a stick, and bought a 5 speed Camaro...which she drove for years in San Francisco, not the friendliest stick shift city in the world.  Funny thing is that her and her husband now own two automatics, because her husband can't drive a stick!

I keep thinking that the end of stick shifts might be near, given how low the sales numbers are...not to mention how much quicker the 8 and 10 speed paddle shift automatics are.  It would be a shame if they disappear, but as fewer and fewer kids learn to drive them it would seem to be almost inevitable.
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: redscj on September 21, 2018, 07:50:40 pm
     Another plus for my kids. Since they could drive the community stick car. They would talk their way out of having to chip in for gas. Their little mercenary hearts brought a small tear to my eye several times.
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: 70b302cat on September 21, 2018, 10:02:24 pm
...my girls were smug with some boys that they dated because they could do something that the boy couldn't do.

LOL.  My daughter had the same sort of experiences.  There were many times when she was "recruited" to drive something or other with a stick, because no one else present could drive one.

She resisted terribly when I made her learn to drive my old S10 5 speed, but when she finally bought a car she insisted it had to be a stick, and bought a 5 speed Camaro...which she drove for years in San Francisco, not the friendliest stick shift city in the world.  Funny thing is that her and her husband now own two automatics, because her husband can't drive a stick!

I keep thinking that the end of stick shifts might be near, given how low the sales numbers are...not to mention how much quicker the 8 and 10 speed paddle shift automatics are.  It would be a shame if they disappear, but as fewer and fewer kids learn to drive them it would seem to be almost inevitable.

Same with HD trucks, a lot more automatics then there used to be.  If you take your CDL test with an automatic you are restricted and it is notated on your license.
I taught my nephew how to drive a manual when he got my Ford Focus.  He knew only one other kid in his class (~300 students) that could drive a stick.
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: ac427 on September 22, 2018, 03:40:47 am
Cool car. And super cool Dad  8)
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: Steele75 on October 10, 2018, 08:56:18 am
Nice 'Stang.
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: DeadStang on October 28, 2018, 12:00:52 am
Drive your Mustang to work day (again)...  Got yet another day without rain (don't know how we've managed THAT in western Oregon!) and I needed to do a car shuffle and gas this one up with non-E before it gets put to bed.  It's pretty crappy, but I just seem to like the junky underdogs so it gets treated like a king while my pickup, worth 4-5 times as much, sits out in the rain and grows moss all winter.

(https://www.428cobrajet.org/forum/gallery/263-271018234832.jpeg)
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: rockhouse66 on October 28, 2018, 08:20:10 am
Royal Maroon with RED interior?  Or am I seeing things?  Cool coupe.
Title: Re: Drive Your Mustang to Work Day (in my world)
Post by: DeadStang on October 28, 2018, 01:34:19 pm
Royal Maroon with RED interior?  Or am I seeing things?  Cool coupe.

Nope, you haven't lost it yet! ;) The interior red is very dark, tho, so it looks more like Royal Maroon/dark maroon interior and it matches well.  Odd car to see nowadays -- I think they all died so that Machs might live:  351-2V, 4 speed, 4 drums, and power steering with a standard interior and no frills.  This was purchased in Portland and lived there its whole life until I bought it about 15 years ago.  As the original owner aged, he started parking by Braille and eventually decided to let it go.  It has original paint/interior/engine/muffler (at least it has the C9- part number stamped in it!)/dings/scratches and the hood and trunk lid are very oxidized as is the roof where some of the paint has worn to primer. This light and this angle makes it look pretty good still, but to most people (who are not me, lol)  it looks like a $1500 beater all day long in real life.  Being from Oregon and a daily driver for so long, it does have some pin holes and a few little bubbles here and there, but overall it's a solid "survivor."  This one is next on my list of cars to flush the brake system before winter, so I'll probably start asking questions and complaining about something about it before too long, sigh.