Username: Skid
Ricecop Account Number: 82
Joined On: Dec 06, 2001
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Real Name: John Douglas DeWitt
Location: Meridian, Mississippi
Car you drive: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport, 1996 Mazda Miata
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My blog, as listed above, is . I may resume
updating it someday, when my creative writing muse returns and I have time
to sort out the goofy format.


I'm not on Facebook very often, but any regs here feel free to
follow/add me. My DeviantArt and especially YouTube accounts will be fairly

Last 10 comments by Skid

Comment for image #97283 1-29-2020 @ 01:07:57 AM
Posted By: Skid  
Not to mention the Seville's dash, steering wheel, and seats.

A bit of fabrication would be required for the inner doors and rear panels, though. The latter could possibly be modified from a period Eldorado, and parts of the door cards (such as door handles and pull straps) could also come from the Eldo.

A Nova Concours, with the more formal-looking vinyl top and rear windows, would probably be a more convincing two-door Seville.

Comment for image #47327 1-27-2020 @ 08:01:30 PM
Posted By: Skid  
The slightly earlier L67 supercharged V6 was pretty quick, too, although I don't like the 2000-2005 styling at all.

Comment for image #5320 1-20-2020 @ 03:07:13 PM
Posted By: Skid  
To answer my own nearly 18 year old question: The 427 was produced in both "top oiler" (like all other FEs) and "side oiler" configurations. The latter had a separate oil passage in the side of the block to lube the crank before the pistons, allowing for more reliable high-rpm operation.

Random trivia: The Ford 427 was actually 426 cubic inches. They "added" a cubic inch in official nomenclature to gain a symbolic victory over the Chrysler 426 Wedge.

Comment for image #56342 1-20-2020 @ 03:00:36 PM
Posted By: Skid  
Some period photos of the crash here:

Apparently in 2012 they buried the car.

Comment for image #97281 1-15-2020 @ 12:18:24 AM
Posted By: Skid  
Elegant-looking for what it is, I'll say that much.

Comment for image #97280 1-13-2020 @ 10:06:04 PM
Posted By: Skid  
I suppose it looks OK, as SUVs go. At this point I'm just relieved to see any vehicle that's not a jelly bean-shaped crossover.

Comment for image #97279 1-11-2020 @ 06:01:13 PM
Posted By: Skid  
I know this story pretty well...the hand belongs to the owner of the car, who was attacked and robbed by the two people driving it. A local reporter saw his hand sticking out of the loose trunk and took this photo before calling the cops.

Happened in Birmingham, AL in 1979.

EDIT: Just noticed DiRF posted a YouTube link to the story, making my summary kinda pointless....

Comment for image #97277 1-07-2020 @ 03:30:08 PM
Posted By: Skid  
Nice ride height and wheel/tire combo here. Now paint it!

Comment for image #89458 12-31-2019 @ 10:27:36 PM
Posted By: Skid  
According to the filmmakers, they shelved it after a combination negative early preview and one of its backers went bankrupt.

In 2016, they recut it and released it. The trailer is on Vimeo:

Reviews suggest that it's quite charming with great comic timing, and a time capsule to the sensibilities of 1980s comedies, with the worst thing said about it is that it's "uneven."

Comment for image #94347 12-29-2019 @ 10:44:50 AM
Posted By: Skid  
Apparently so. I was under the impression that the overseas release was in 1976, for some reason.

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