Lets see your Yank tanks!

Lets see your Yank tanks!

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newsatten

745 posts

78 months

Sunday 18th October 2020
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Yeah not strictly legal ! but soo much better, amber running lights, the rears are also correct, flasher/brake combo ,

Im looking into an up grade to LED's front and rear, a fiend is an electrical wizard, he reckons he could build a control board no problem,
plus ive access to tons of trick lamps etc, so providing it can be done with a completely stock appearance it may be another of my lengthening
winter jobs list laugh

rat rod

1,672 posts

29 months

Sunday 18th October 2020
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newsatten said:
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Yeah not strictly legal ! but soo much better, amber running lights, the rears are also correct, flasher/brake combo ,

Im looking into an up grade to LED's front and rear, a fiend is an electrical wizard, he reckons he could build a control board no problem,
plus ive access to tons of trick lamps etc, so providing it can be done with a completely stock appearance it may be another of my lengthening
winter jobs list laugh
Everybody who owns and run these older cars whether American or not need a friendly mot man, a dying breed these days ,took a 66 T/Bird

convertible for it's first mot and although being old enough not to have to change the USA lights it did have sequential indicators which i

believe isn't legal in the uk. to me that was part of the charm of car and wanting to

keep it original i just took it for a mot and hope he doesn't notice , he did but thought it a great novelty so much so he showed them to

everybody who came into the workshop and all the other mechanics sorry technicians who were there including the sandwich lady ,all i

wanted to do was leave with my mot without any fuss and looking like i got away with it i was on tender hooks that in a minute someones

going to tell him they are illegal and once he's been told may not let it though,lucky for me nobody did. i managed to get away with it again the next couple of years as well.Sold it to a company who rent out film cars as it was in the same colours as the "Thelma and Louise" car.

Sold him a Cuda a couple of years later and said he was pleased with the T/Bird apart from the hood jammed half way though it's cycle

when leaving Billing .









Edited by rat rod on Sunday 18th October 19:07

newsatten

745 posts

78 months

Sunday 18th October 2020
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Yep totally agree!
We've 3 at my place lol....................... and we're all mates laugh

And yeah no what you mean about the guy's being interested in these cars, it makes a nice change from all the euro boring boxes!
i had a XR7 way back that had sequential rear lamps, they looked so cool back then! now most cars have them .......................
No one really knew whether it was a fail or not, so they always passed laugh

And ive always loved the Amber front running lights, and the side markers, my lecky wizard may come up with a way for my rears the run as sequentially in the indicator mode?
he loves a challenge lol..........................


Philip-b4n61

17 posts

51 months

Sunday 18th October 2020
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After missing my old stepside for 25 years have replaced it with this low mileage/ownership Chevy Silverado great to be trucking again

Philip-b4n61

17 posts

51 months

Sunday 18th October 2020
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Philip-b4n61

17 posts

51 months

Sunday 18th October 2020
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Chewbacca NE

29 posts

8 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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Not really a Yank Tank but a lovely V8 daily driver

StefanVXR8

3,558 posts

162 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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My modern yank tank, a year old this week.







The pleasures of no longer living in the UK smile

Stef

alexnessie

135 posts

120 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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It's not particularly quick or clean, but it's my first yank.

1984 Ranger, with a 2L Pinto and C4 transmission, and rather interestingly, a B&M Street Bandit shifter... on something that takes 3-5 business days to get up to 60mph.

It's a little different from anything else I own (mostly BMW these days) but it's fun and people seem to love seeing it go by.


fatboy18

18,449 posts

175 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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AdeTuono

6,371 posts

191 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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Our camper for next summer.....E350 with 7.3 Powerstroke. Kitted out with bed, toilet, sink, gas cooker, fridge, medical paraphenalia and skeleton.

newsatten

745 posts

78 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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Dare to be different !

Geekman

2,542 posts

110 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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My 1978 F150 5.0. Driven almost daily - I'm slowly getting around to sorting some of the cosmetic issues.


irocfan

26,585 posts

154 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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Geekman said:
My 1978 F150 5.0. Driven almost daily - I'm slowly getting around to sorting some of the cosmetic issues.

what cosmetic things - that looks great

Geekman

2,542 posts

110 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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irocfan said:
what cosmetic things - that looks great
It currently has no front indicator, a horrible aftermarket Ford badge stuck on the bonnet, some aftermarket LED rear lights on the back bumper, the front grille is all cracked and bent, and I’d like to sort out the bonnet fitment. That photo is definitely it’s best angle tongue out

Gary H 2008

3,501 posts

153 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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UTH

2,377 posts

142 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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Gary H 2008 said:


Blimey, that is meeeeean!! Love it.

Gary H 2008

3,501 posts

153 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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Thank you.
Owned it for a year and a half almost and still not fully explored it's potential. It really is an incredible car.

UTH

2,377 posts

142 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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Gary H 2008 said:
Thank you.
Owned it for a year and a half almost and still not fully explored it's potential. It really is an incredible car.
Much the same with me and my Z06. Even on track I haven't quite let it rip fully as it immediately gets me black flagged for noise at full chat on the straights!

rat rod

1,672 posts

29 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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Gary H 2008 said:


More into my classic yanks but could make an exception for this one.

Heard good things about it from the press and what i've seen on you tube ,Nurburgring ect

Edited by rat rod on Saturday 21st November 21:49