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Buying a gas-saver: 1974 AMC Gremlin!

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by 2004TacomaSR5, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Sep 24, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    It is already running and driveable. Going to hopefully get it licensed and insured today.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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    SoCaltaco65

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    Thats it, time to go find a Pinto...
     
  3. Sep 24, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    Or a Vega. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Sep 24, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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    Cool car, always liked the Gremlin...factory "mags," AC, even. I think 30mpg is dreaming tho
     
  5. Sep 24, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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    I've seen a Pinto in the Denver area that someone had done a flame paint job on it except the flames started at the rear and curled along the side of the quarter panel towards the front. :D
     
  6. Sep 24, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    Nice.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT0J0rcJTLo
     
  7. Sep 24, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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    Fenwick1993

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    I'm :jellydance:. Despite all of the crap people talk about Gremlins, I like them. And Pintos, too. I remember my dad's Pinto. He had it until I was like 7 or 8. When he wrecked it, we took the rear dif and built a trailer on it. :D
     
  8. Sep 24, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    I'll pass lol. The whole gas tank thing scares me away from them. Will stick with the Citation.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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    Still waiting to drive the Citation, uncle and aunt had to notarize the title and are sending it my way. Should be here in the morning then I can go get the car licensed and insured then go put some miles on it! Top the tank off and see what kind of mileage the old Iron Duke 4 banger can put out.
     
  10. Sep 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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    Thank God. I was feverishly searching this thread for some reference to these.
     
  11. Sep 26, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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    Well, got the Citation licensed and insured today! Been driving it around a good bit, like it so far!
     
  12. Sep 27, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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    Put about 100 miles on the car and topped it off, calculated mileage and came out to 24mpg, all city driving! That's not bad at all for what I am used to, Tacoma doesn't even get that on the highway..
     
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