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Hi guys,

I want to introduce myself. I`m from Holland and i love oldtimers from 1970 to 1980. I have a beetle 1303 wich my father gave to my when i turned 18. Much later i bougt a 72 Chevelle, last year i bougt a seriously lifted 78 blazer and a few weeks ago my dad (82 years) bought a 74 corvette cabrio.

We have a dutch american car forum of course but it could happen that sometimes they don`t know the answer to one of my questions.

Greetings, Kootje
 

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Welcome to the forum.
 

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Hi Kootie, welcome from Canada
 

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Sorry Kootje, phone spelled your name wrong and they removed our edit button
 

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Howdy and welcome!
 

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Thanks guys, it looks like this forum is really alive, a lot of these forums are dead or dying with 2-3 new threads a month. :)
Yes, this forum is active.
 

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Cool story on the cars kootje. It’s always cool to hear about classic American muscle in other countries. Especially in Europe where the norm has become fuel efficiency and micro cats because of fuel costs. Do you still have the 72 Chevelle? That was my first car and my dumb @$$ got rid of it.
 

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Oh that`s a great picture ! Yes, i still have the chevelle, and it`s also matt black like the one on the foto, only with dito wheels. And yes, it is cool and special to drive cars like this here in Europe but we don`t for how long we can use these cars over here, our gouverment is planning something like a climate war, no more CO2, no more NOx, nothing, the prefer only solar and windenergy. (read, nissan leafs and prius...) Sometimes people look at my cars and you can see they are thinking, hmmm what a enviromental terrorist. Some cities you cannot get into anymore, even your car is mayby 8 years old, too much pollution. So, we hope that the older cars may stay on the roads, maybe limited miles every year. Nothing beats the sound of a 383 stroker with open pipes in a big blazer !!!
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Beautiful! Welcome aboard!
 

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Don’t worry about people looking at you as an environmental terrorist. You will enjoy your hobby and their brainwashed viewpoint some day will be long gone and piled with the other successful fear mongering plans governments concocted to take away freedom and control the masses. So many have come and gone....
 

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Thanks guys !!

@Beachbourbon i hope you`re right but i`m expecting the worst. Everything you do, buy or think must be climate neutral since last year. Even our economy is slowing down because of this.
But let`s think positive, 1 MPG but still enjoying V8 power :p
 

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Welcome, Kootje. I used to live in Holland. Well...Holland, Michigan that is. ;)

Those who are so overly concerned about the climate are the real environmental terrorists. Keep enjoying your V8s and fight the climate change hoax at every opportunity.
 

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Hmmm, this could get exciting.

It's not a hoax "Donald", climate change is real.

You need to spend some time living on the coast, either coast, it doesn't matter.
 

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Hmmm, this could get exciting.

It's not a hoax "Donald", climate change is real.

You need to spend some time living on the coast, either coast, it doesn't matter.
Most people aren’t saying the climate is not changing. They are saying we humans have about as much to do with starting and stopping it as any other earthly creatures. It is a natural phenomenon, not a political issue.
 
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Well, as far i think, it is not a hoax, something is changing and human activity is speeding things up, But we must change our pollution on a global scale, for instance, in Holland we are closing down almost new old coal power plants while in china one of these is opened on a daily base. Wind is blowing pollution around the world and heating it up. So what is our profit of closing these power plants ? There are a lot of companies that smell money because when you deliver a service of product that slows down climate change you can double your prices, for how long it takes of course.

The city where i live lies 7 meters below sea level so if the water comes i have a problem, my blazer is only 2,30 mtrs high :)

But thanks for the warm welcome and compliments, now i`m going tot reasemble my front drive shaft to the blazer and about he excitement, some of our leaders are crazy, so we can be normal.
 

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IDK why the powers that be, are not pushing for natural gas vehicles. It is very easy to convert a gasoline engine over to LPG. Just look at all the forklifts running LPG now. A lot of them running at your local home center, like Lowes, and Home depot. Why are the powers that be pushing electric vehicles so hard, when we already have the answer to the problem. If ot is a big issue for you to drive your classics in Holland, then maybe you should look into a LPG conversion. LPG burns very very clean.
 
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That is so true but here our gouverment almost killed the LPG vehicles, there was a time that all classic cars ran on LPG, but then they changed the rules and only 40 year old, or older cars may run on LPG, otherwise you have to pay so much tax for your vehicle every year, that all fun is gone, especially if you only drive a 1000 miles a year. After that decision almost everybody with a 15 to 40 year old car got rid of the LPG installation and went back to normal gasoline. So then the question is, are they saving the planet or their budget ?? Also the price for LPG is probably 4 times higher now then 15 years ago.
 
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