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Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/5/20 4:01 p.m.

Both my vehicles have functional vent windows.  AC with R12 was an option with both of them.

Where I hang my arm out of my truck is worn smooth

Driven5 UltraDork
10/5/20 4:06 p.m.

I have 'keyless' pushbutton start, but have to insert the fob into the dash.

Patientzero HalfDork
10/5/20 4:07 p.m.

My "shift knob" is a knob.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/5/20 4:08 p.m.

Air-cooled. laugh

iansane (Forum Supporter)
iansane (Forum Supporter) Reader
10/5/20 4:12 p.m.

14" wheels were standard.

Optional analog clock.

Yuppies on cocaine probably bought a lot of them.

Duke MegaDork
10/5/20 4:13 p.m.

The carpets are worn through, but it is required to be OBD-II compliant (though it is, in fact, not).


Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/5/20 4:14 p.m.

Was a first of it's kind. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/5/20 4:22 p.m.

crank windows

Indy "Nub" Guy
Indy "Nub" Guy PowerDork
10/5/20 4:23 p.m.

Performs like a C5 'vette, but has four doors and no gold chains allowed.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/5/20 4:46 p.m.

Crank start. 
Never had seat belts. 
Windscreen hinges out. 
Wire wheels. 
Wood framed roof. 
Timing advance handle on column. 

Oh, and running boards large enough for 6 or 8 gangsters to stand on! wink

Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/5/20 4:59 p.m.
Duke said:

The carpets are worn through, but it is required to be OBD-II compliant (though it is, in fact, not).


This one has potential.  Is it not OBDII compliant because of you/a previous owner or the factory?

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/5/20 5:09 p.m.

Has been "emissions-exempt" (from state testing) since new.

Cooter UberDork
10/5/20 5:14 p.m.

My original wheels are 17.5" diameter.

APEowner GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/5/20 5:18 p.m.

Made me sad when I was invited to display it at a vintage show because I bought it new...

Appleseed MegaDork
10/5/20 5:28 p.m.

Its practically brand new.

wae UltraDork
10/5/20 5:32 p.m.

Had 14" wheels standard

Crank windows

Manual locks

Has an aftermarket trunk-mounted CD changer


Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/5/20 5:39 p.m.

Does not have door impact bars.

Has a speedo with 55 mph prominently marked.

The best tires I can get in the stock size are 500TW, but a full set costs just over $200. Shipped.

Was the performance variant because it had fuel injection, but still only has double-digit horsepower.

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
10/5/20 5:41 p.m.

Was the flagship model for the year the brand was launched. 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
10/5/20 5:44 p.m.

Mine originally came with TRX wheels.

ShawnG UltimaDork
10/5/20 5:44 p.m.

Tacoma frame recall.

dropstep UltraDork
10/5/20 5:46 p.m.

Factory non AC, vent windows and floor vents. Has a carburetor and a 3 speed automatic 

Appleseed MegaDork
10/5/20 5:47 p.m.

Alternative choice: last of the 6 volts.

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/5/20 5:55 p.m.

10 years before an 8-track was a fad

Before an FM radio was an option in that car

over 20 years before EFI was an option in that car.

two years after seat belts were mandatory to be installed in passenger cars


travellering HalfDork
10/5/20 6:04 p.m.

Came with TRX size wheels, and two ECU's for a four cylinder with one throttle body.  And, another ECU for exhaust compliance with govt standards....

slowbird SuperDork
10/5/20 6:06 p.m.

My "favorite" has the infamous Teves Mk II ABS system. If you haven't heard of this, congrats. Oh, it also has automatic seat belts instead of airbags.

My "daily driver" has an OBDII port but it wouldn't have had an aux port on the stock radio. Does that pin it down enough? It's early enough in the OBDII timeline that I'm not sure how fully compliant it is. It also has a distributor instead of coil packs or COPs or whatever.

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