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Post# 945153   6/25/2017 at 04:48 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Yep, everything related to American cars, trucks, buses, motorhomes, trailers, tires, gasoline, oil, accessories, and service stations from a bygone era. So slide into the drivers seat, buckle-up, adjust the mirrors, slip a record into the Highway-Hi-Fi and finally press D on the TorqueFlite. You're cruising now baby...enjoy the ride!

 

 

As always, please make sure all advertisements or images you post do not contain any watermarks or copyrights from any individuals or websites.

 

Cruise-O-Matic: Part One

 

 http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?40637_107#bott

 

  

 Cruise-O-Matic: Part Two

 

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?40822__0#start_40822.623103

 

 

Cruise-O-Matic: Part Three

 

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?42344__0#start_42344.643004

 

 

Cruise-O-Matic: Part Four

 

 http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?43753_102#bott

 

Cruise-O-Matic: Part Five

 

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?44366__0#start_44366.664459

 

Cruise-O-Matic: Part Six

 

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?45363#bott

 

Cruise-O-Matic: Part Seven

 

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?48523__0#start_48523.717720

 

Cruise-O-Matic: Part Eight

 

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?49659

 

Cruise-O-Matic: Part Nine

 

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?55660__0#start_55660.842806

 

Cruise-O-Matic: Part Ten

 

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?61619

 

Cruise-O-Matic: Part Eleven

 

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?63831

 

Cruise-O-Matic: Part Twelve

 

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?69481

 

Cruse-O-Matic: Part Thirteen

 

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?70210





Post# 945155 , Reply# 1   6/25/2017 at 04:50 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1906 Pope

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06pope


Post# 945156 , Reply# 2   6/25/2017 at 04:51 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1919 Commonwealth

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19commonwealth


Post# 945157 , Reply# 3   6/25/2017 at 04:53 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1926 Willys-Knight

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26willys


Post# 945158 , Reply# 4   6/25/2017 at 04:55 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1931 Plymouth

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31plymouth


Post# 945159 , Reply# 5   6/25/2017 at 04:57 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1948 Studebaker

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48stude


Post# 945160 , Reply# 6   6/25/2017 at 04:59 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1955 Buick

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55buick


Post# 945162 , Reply# 7   6/25/2017 at 05:00 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1961 Ford

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61ford copy


Post# 945163 , Reply# 8   6/25/2017 at 05:02 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1977 Chevrolet

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77chev


Post# 945164 , Reply# 9   6/25/2017 at 05:03 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1984 Jeep

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1984jeep


Post# 945443 , Reply# 10   6/26/2017 at 20:18 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1908 Cadillac

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08cadi


Post# 945444 , Reply# 11   6/26/2017 at 20:19 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1917 Haynes

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17haynes


Post# 945445 , Reply# 12   6/26/2017 at 20:22 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1920 Saxon

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20saxon


Post# 945446 , Reply# 13   6/26/2017 at 20:23 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1931 La Salle

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31lasalle


Post# 945447 , Reply# 14   6/26/2017 at 20:24 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1941 Mercury

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41merc


Post# 945448 , Reply# 15   6/26/2017 at 20:26 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1956 Hudson

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56hudson


Post# 945449 , Reply# 16   6/26/2017 at 20:29 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1968 Ford

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68ford


Post# 945450 , Reply# 17   6/26/2017 at 20:31 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1971 Oldsmobile

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71olds copy


Post# 945451 , Reply# 18   6/26/2017 at 20:32 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1982 Lincoln

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82linc


Post# 945611 , Reply# 19   6/27/2017 at 17:50 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Those early Panther

platform Lincolns didn't compromise much in style or comfort from their weightier predecessors. No 460 V8, but good fuel economy from a 302 or 351.
The 70's were referred to as the malaise era because of power robbing smog controls, but an Olds 88, or 98 was a fine ride regardless. Most buyers wanted comfort, smoothness, and quiet so they could stay cool in summer and listen to their stereo sound.
Factory air became more afordable at about $400, and an FM stereo radio for about $90 over an AM standard one. Adding another hundred bucks or so got an 8 track or cassette tape player.


Post# 947737 , Reply# 20   7/11/2017 at 20:59 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1905 National

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05national


Post# 947738 , Reply# 21   7/11/2017 at 21:00 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1918 Nash

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18nash


Post# 947739 , Reply# 22   7/11/2017 at 21:02 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1923 Hudson

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23hud


Post# 947740 , Reply# 23   7/11/2017 at 21:03 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1934 REO

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34reo


Post# 947741 , Reply# 24   7/11/2017 at 21:06 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1946 Ford

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45ford


Post# 947742 , Reply# 25   7/11/2017 at 21:08 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1955 Ford

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55ford


Post# 947743 , Reply# 26   7/11/2017 at 21:10 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1961 Cadillac

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61cad


Post# 947747 , Reply# 27   7/11/2017 at 22:03 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1978 Chrysler

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78chrysler


Post# 947748 , Reply# 28   7/11/2017 at 22:04 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1983 Oldsmobile

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83olds


Post# 949695 , Reply# 29   7/23/2017 at 19:43 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1902 Locomobile

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02locomobile


Post# 949697 , Reply# 30   7/23/2017 at 19:45 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1913 Waverly

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Post# 949698 , Reply# 31   7/23/2017 at 19:47 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1925 White

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25white


Post# 949701 , Reply# 32   7/23/2017 at 19:49 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1933 Oldsmobile

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33olds


Post# 949702 , Reply# 33   7/23/2017 at 19:51 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1941 Pontiac

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41ponti


Post# 949703 , Reply# 34   7/23/2017 at 19:55 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1957 Cadillac

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57cad copy


Post# 949704 , Reply# 35   7/23/2017 at 19:57 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1961 Plymouth

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61plymouth


Post# 949705 , Reply# 36   7/23/2017 at 19:59 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1970 American Motors

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70am


Post# 949707 , Reply# 37   7/23/2017 at 20:02 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1984 Dodge

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84dodge


Post# 949721 , Reply# 38   7/23/2017 at 20:54 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Those 61 Plymouths

With the flashlights for tail lights,,LOL, One of my Grandmothers best friends had one when I was a kid, Solid black Fury with everything on it, and like everything else She had, it was absolutely flawless and ALWAYS sparkling...rectangular clear steering wheel with glitter in and all!..LOL..What I wouldn't give for it now, talk about flashy, and I'm pretty sure it was a Golden Commando 395...which was 361 cid with 395 foot pounds of torque and 325 horsepower, I remember it sounded good idling.

Post# 949945 , Reply# 39   7/25/2017 at 07:50 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
A red croissant dress,

no doubt from Milan or Paris. That would fetch a hefty price at a vintage shop today.
Or is it a Bob Macki?


Post# 951949 , Reply# 40   8/7/2017 at 11:23 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1905 Columbia

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05columbia

 

 


Post# 951951 , Reply# 41   8/7/2017 at 11:25 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1919 Oakland

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Post# 951952 , Reply# 42   8/7/2017 at 11:27 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1923 Autocar

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Post# 951953 , Reply# 43   8/7/2017 at 11:29 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1930 Chevrolet

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30chev


Post# 951955 , Reply# 44   8/7/2017 at 11:30 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1941 Chrysler

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41chrysler


Post# 951956 , Reply# 45   8/7/2017 at 11:32 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1955 Chevrolet

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55chev


Post# 951957 , Reply# 46   8/7/2017 at 11:34 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1960 Studebaker

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60laark


Post# 951958 , Reply# 47   8/7/2017 at 11:36 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1970 Imperial

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70imperial


Post# 951959 , Reply# 48   8/7/2017 at 11:37 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1983 Chevrolet

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83chev


Post# 952061 , Reply# 49   8/7/2017 at 21:24 by cuffs054 (GA)        

How did the Fluid Drive with AutoMatic Safety Control work?


Post# 952100 , Reply# 50   8/8/2017 at 01:21 by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        
Fluid Drive

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There's a good discussion of it in this thread, the third post from the top.

Basically, it was a semiautomatic transmission, with a low range(first and second gear) and high range (third and fourth gear). You still had to use the clutch to shift between ranges and into reverse but the 1-2 and 3-4 shifts were made by lifting off the accelerator. The fluid coupling meant you didn't have to declutch at stoplights. Normal driving, leave the transmission in high range, step on the gas, start off in third, and once you're moving lift off the gas and listen for a clunk. Step down on the gas again and you're in fourth gear.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO Supersuds's LINK


Post# 952247 , Reply# 51   8/8/2017 at 21:02 by cuffs054 (GA)        

Thanks Super!


Post# 952492 , Reply# 52   8/10/2017 at 09:48 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Celebrity and Imperial;

The GM fwd A bodies with a 2.5 litre Iron Duke 4 cylinder needed only 55 horse power to cruise at 55 m.p.h. That was also a 3 speed automatic, no overdrive.
A V6 car maybe even less horses required. Sure don't see many anymore.

The Fuselage Chrysler era were behemoths. I remember the brakes were very good.
The brake pedal was also very wide. Nothing looked like them before or since.
Standard power was either a 360 or 383 V8, with the 440 4 barrel optional.





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