Friday, September 7, 2007

September 7, 1993

Scottish grad student Eddie Souter acquired a 1965 Plymouth Belvedere from one of the faculty for a few hundred bucks. For European native Eddie, it was the largest car he ever owned. A mid-size in its day, it was still pretty bulky. Unlike contemporary cars, there was so much room around the engine block that you could almost stand inside the engine compartment to work on the motor. This would come in handy during its many mechanical failures, such a transmission that sometimes got stuck in a higher gear. The solution- pull over to the side of the road, pop the hood, and reach down and yank it by hand into 1st.

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