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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2006, 09:11:28 PM »
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With Atlas it'll probably be a Ford.

Yup, sure seems like they have a nice licensing agreement with Ford.  Nice looking models, I must say!

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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2006, 09:34:14 PM »
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Very nice for the 80s crowd.  What's next, the Chrysler K-car?  Or an N scale AMC Pacer or Gremlin?

  Frank

With Atlas it'll probably be a Ford.


It is.  ;)

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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2006, 01:52:15 PM »
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Ack.  It brings back horrible memories of the Chevy Citation that my wife and I received as a wedding present.

I'll never forget dropping it off for an alignment, and coming back to the garage only to find the whole front end in a million pieces on the floor, and the mechanic shaking his head ruefully...

I just hope Toyota sent a "thank you" note to GM for all the sales it garnered as a result of the Chevy Citation...

I'm holding out for car-load of 1968 Plymouth Satellites and Dodge Coronets.
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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2006, 07:49:30 PM »
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Ack.  It brings back horrible memories of the Chevy Citation that my wife and I received as a wedding present.


BLASPHEMER! My Citation kicked a$$! Just ask Ed...

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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2006, 10:44:19 PM »
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It was a bloated Chevette with the soul of a Vega and the suspension of a boat trailer...  Oh yeah, I had that great GM feeling, alright...  FEH.

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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2007, 07:45:55 AM »
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Imagine our surprise when we found that the Citation front suspension/engine cradle turned up with a new part number and higher price as the rear cradle in the Fiero.

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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2007, 11:04:12 AM »
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I rest my case.

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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2007, 12:36:40 PM »
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Ack.  It brings back horrible memories of the Chevy Citation that my wife and I received as a wedding present.


BLASPHEMER! My Citation kicked a$$! Just ask Ed...



It wasn't the car itself, but what you did with it that made it amazing...

Besides, by the time it died, it was only HALF GM and half duct tape.  ;D

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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2007, 03:31:18 PM »
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Anyone who says a Citation is lacking in the heart and soul departments never used one to a stretch of the PA Turnpike at 120 late one night, or pushed it to 70+ on a narrow, winding 2-lane road when the power steering was out.

And every single November 25th I pour a quart of 10W-30 into the gutter in honor of my fallen Blue Bomber. I consistently pushed it well beyond its design envelope and gave it 5 years of Penn Central-style maintenance before I cracked the transmission one night trying to flee Pittsburgh.
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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2007, 05:33:49 PM »
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Anyone who says a Citation is lacking in the heart and soul departments never used one to a stretch of the PA Turnpike at 120 late one night...

A buck-twenty in a Citation?  You must have been way out around exit 3 going downhill!

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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2007, 05:36:41 PM »
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Anyone who says a Citation is lacking in the heart and soul departments never used one to a stretch of the PA Turnpike at 120 late one night...

A buck-twenty in a Citation?  You must have been way out around exit 3 going downhill!

  Frank

Perhaps there was a colon in that 120, like this 1:20 (AM). ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2007, 08:28:31 PM »
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Nope, I was somewhere between Altoona and Harrisburg. The speedometer in that car only went up to 85, so doing a mile in 32 seconds meant I was actually only doing about 113...my Citation had the V6 that I could really get going when I needed or wanted it to...
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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2007, 10:16:21 PM »
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My Citation reminded me a lot of a colon... :P

I was used to driving a 72 Super Beetle, which was just about a jeep.  I could take that baby anywhere.  I tried chasing a train up the Dutch Line one night in the Chevy, and it was all I could do to keep all the parts moving in the same direction.

Shortly after that, both CV's gave out (at about 35K mi).  That was after I had put $1700 into the electrical system just to keep the motor running and the lights on.

After the guy put Humpty Dumpty back together again, I drove it directly to Bob Davidson Ford, and was delighted with the $1000 "Push pull drag or drive" trade I got on a new Tempo.  (5 on the floor with a 4-banger...  It was like having a VW again!)  I got over 140K out of that in 6 years, replacing the clutch around 120, and it was the first of four Fords I've enjoyed over the years.  The wife currently makes the rounds in a Freestar.

Now that I'm an old guy, I drive a steel grey Chrysler that's like driving a cloud...  But I digress...  Hopefully the Fairmont model will also come in the coupe and wagon styles for those of you populating your Microtrains auto racks...

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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2007, 09:28:33 PM »
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Wow, just the thought, an open autorack full of Gremlins or even better, Pacers. What would scream disco 70's better?

A 'rack full of Pontiac Firechickens, that's what.
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Re: Atlas Ford Fairmonts
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2007, 11:09:32 PM »
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Candidates:
AMC Javelin
AMC Ambassador
AMC Gremlin
AMC Pacer

Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Chevrolet Chevelle
Chevrolet Corvair
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet C-10

Dodge Aspen
Dodge Dart
Dodge Challenger
Dodge Charger
Dodge Monaco

Ford Bronco
Ford Maverick
Ford Mustang
Ford Pinto
Ford Torino

International Forrester
International Scout

Jeep CJ

Linclon Continental
Linclon Mark *

Mercury Capri
Mercury Cougar
Mercury Montego

Oldsmobile Cutlass
Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
Oldsmobile Nintey Eight

Pontiac Grand Prix
Pontiac GTO
Pontiac Le Mans
Pontiac Trans Am

Studebaker Avanti

Probably lots more, but this is my 1970-1980 list of the moment...
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