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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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1931 Plymouth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1917 Haynes

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

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Post# 945447 , Reply# 14   6/26/2017 at 20:24 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Post# 945448 , Reply# 15   6/26/2017 at 20:26 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1956 Hudson

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

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

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

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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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Post# 947738 , Reply# 21   7/11/2017 at 21:00 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Post# 947739 , Reply# 22   7/11/2017 at 21:02 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1923 Hudson

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Post# 947740 , Reply# 23   7/11/2017 at 21:03 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Post# 947741 , Reply# 24   7/11/2017 at 21:06 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1946 Ford

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

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

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

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

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1925 White

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

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1941 Pontiac

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

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57cad copy


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1961 Plymouth

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

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1984 Dodge

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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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1923 Autocar

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1930 Chevrolet

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1941 Chrysler

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1955 Chevrolet

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1960 Studebaker

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1970 Imperial

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1983 Chevrolet

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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.


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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.


Post# 954507 , Reply# 53   8/25/2017 at 19:47 by cuffs054 (GA)        
Did mid 50's Fords with auto trans...

have a secret handshake to start?  I dimly remember dear ole dad manipulating the transmission gear selector on the 55 Country Squire with auto trans to start it. He either pushed it up or pulled back on it and then turned the key which was mounted on the left of the steering column. I remember a neighbor doing something similar. I clearly remember him NOT doing this with 57 Lincoln which had the key on the right. The other night on a Perry Mason epi. the bad guy driving a 56 Lincoln clearly pulled the gear selector out of park into neutral and then started it. Key on left. The good guy was driving Continental Mark I (?) did not do the gear shift trick.


Post# 954516 , Reply# 54   8/25/2017 at 20:48 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Ford products into the 60's all had that same problem from slamming it to drive. You had to hold the shift lever way into park with your left hand over the steering wheel before you could get the starter to engage when you turned the key with your right hand. Finally in 1970, they put the key in the column and it was eliminated. I had an 85 S-10 with the Iron Duke that went well over 100,000 miles with no problems and got great gas mileage.

Post# 954519 , Reply# 55   8/25/2017 at 21:45 by Maytag85 (25 miles from Idywild, 25 miles from Temecula. )        

I always like old cars looked better than today's boring cars. I like how you can fix an old car all by yourself, and it is impossible to fix a modern car simply because there is too much computer crap!

Post# 954648 , Reply# 56   8/26/2017 at 16:29 by cuffs054 (GA)        

WayUpNorth, I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Why would "slamming" the gear selector into drive effect the neutral switch(es)?


Post# 954651 , Reply# 57   8/26/2017 at 16:43 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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The 67' Buick Skylark that I used to own occasionally wouldn't start in Park unless I pulled the shift lever up. I think that it was the neutral control switch that was maybe not engaging unless there was more pressure on it. I never heard of any cars that you had to do this in every one of them, I think it was merely a matter of a switch staring to wear out and not making complete contact.

One curious thing about Buick in the 50's was that the starter was engaged by pushing the accelerator all the way to the floor to start the car. And I believe that there were some makes in the 30's that you needed to push the clutch all the way to the floor to engage the starter, but offhand I can't recall which makes required this, maybe Studebakers?
Eddie


Post# 954671 , Reply# 58   8/26/2017 at 18:04 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Its pulling the selector quick from Park right to Drive, not clicking thru Reverse to Neutral first. There was a switch in the bottom of the steering column that had the interlock and controlled the back-up lights. Not going easy thru gears will screw up that interlock switch and its not easy to replace. Been there.

Post# 954688 , Reply# 59   8/26/2017 at 19:13 by cuffs054 (GA)        

Now that is interesting. The bad guy did shift from park to reverse to neutral somewhat slowly before starting the car in neutral and then dropping it into drive.


Post# 954693 , Reply# 60   8/26/2017 at 19:31 by cuffs054 (GA)        

Check second post



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Post# 954699 , Reply# 61   8/26/2017 at 20:08 by cuffs054 (GA)        

A FALCON Sky Liner! Who knew?



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Post# 954700 , Reply# 62   8/26/2017 at 20:13 by cuffs054 (GA)        

I've gotten hooked on this and I don't even like Fords!



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Post# 956990 , Reply# 63   9/10/2017 at 22:58 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
1908 Maxwell

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1918 Marmon

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1920 Oakland

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1934 La Fayette

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1941 Dodge

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1956 Ford

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1960 Pontiac

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1971 Oldsmobile

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71olds


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1980 Oldsmobile

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80olds


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1903 Geo. N. Pierce

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1907 Elmore

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Weed 1923

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weed23auto


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Texaco 1930

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texaco30


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1937 International

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1941 Ford

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U.S. Royal 1947

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1952 Hudson

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1954 Plymouth

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1960 Cadillac

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1962 Chevrolet

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1972 Ford

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1974 Mercury

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1980 Checker

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1983 Oldsmobile

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1909 White

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1922 Chalmers

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1933 Plymouth

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1940 Studebaker

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40stud


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1950 Willys

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1960 Imperial

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1973 American Motors Corporation

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1981 Mercury

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