Anybody Catch Justified last night? The missus and I will be watching tonight. We watched the final episode of last season Monday night as a refresher and it was worth it, a lot of little things we forgot.
In my community, we have something called "Fire Police." They are volunteers who go to the scene of fires and assist with traffic control. We used to have one who was remarkably like the Patton Oswalt constable character. When I was pumping gas in high school 1970-72, the guy would come in in a '52 or '53 Ford with faded light blue paint but a big gold badge and FIRE POLICE painted on the doors. Later in the decade, when the local police were driving those cool '77-'78 9-C-1 Novas (coolest cop cars ever, for my money), he had a '66 Mustang hardtop and had gotten it painted the same way as the cops--white with an attractive green stripe along the tops of the fenders, and his FIRE POLICE badge on the doors. I think he had a light bar on the poor old Mustang, too.An AMC Gremlin... we roared when we saw that.
The AMC ball joints were a regular maintenance item. There was a Metropolitan (British Import) parked across the street while I was growning up. Never ran, got sold for scrap eventually.There were a lot of mechanics who did very well due to the poor front suspensions in those AMC cars. One once told be it was kinda genetic, the older Kaiser & HenryJ both had lousy front ends. They simply had the good grace to die earlier.
Anyone else remember the Rambler Metropolitan? The father of a bunch of kids I grew up with drove one to work (school teacher). He was about 6'4" and was probably both bigger & heavier than the car.