Post by chitownjohn on Jun 6, 2013 12:23:30 GMT -5
My bud Pete here in Chicago has scored a Bluesmobile on Craigslist a few weeks back, My God wish I had the dough, but he got it and here it is.
Nice car, needs some bars soon I hope, Ive yet to see it in person. Here's a pic some years back on his chopper, the Big party was going on and his tank was in the shop, look what this maniac did so he could go... Yes, that was for real. My oplder buds, as crazy as they were, they wouldnt ride next to him!
Post by Steam McQueen on Jun 6, 2013 14:20:01 GMT -5
I suppose he's gotten used to the Homeland Security van following him around . -
Johnny, is that Blumo from Carbondale? I saw an ad for it weeks ago but when I clicked it, it had already been deleted but I did notice Carbondale, IL. It's not a bad looking Blumo at all and the graphics, in particular the phone number, look very familiar but I can't recall if it's been posted here or not. Maybe TK remembers.
Yep, I have it on file. It's a '75 (although it does have a '74 grille)
At one point, its previous owner had it stolen and it was recovered 10 days later, with no damage. The last owner also works for a business that is one half car audio systems/ one half engine upgrades, so hopefully some of that found its way into this machine.
... look what this maniac did so he could go...
It looks like he was preparing to do an impression of Ghost Rider.
Post by Steam McQueen on Oct 12, 2013 20:56:19 GMT -5
- Do we have this one posted here somewhere? Harwood Heights, IL
134k miles. Pa system works though the attached cb radio. Chrome is in good shape, car has some rust but overall a nice solid car. Rubber in good shape and ready to cruise, true dual exhaust with flowmaster mufflers. Comes with a full size spare. All lights work as they should, stops on a dime.
Recent work includes: front brakes, alternator and belt, master cylinder, rear brake lines, new battery and ends, headlights. Blower motor is not working, wiper motor is not working. Needs flasher relay. Tune-up would be good, needs shocks. Trans pan gasket leaks slightly, normal interior wear for car of this age but still looks respectable.
It's also illegal to not use turn signals, but that falls on to the driver and local law enforcement. Though, I can't imagine that you'd want to have a feature that is conspicuously illegal with a car that will already gain unwanted police attention.
Post by 58hemifury on Oct 13, 2013 14:24:12 GMT -5
In NY you can buy, sell, and register the car without signals but it won't pass inspection (which is required within 10 days of registering and every year) unless the car was manufactured before they were required (like a Model T). If that's the biggest problem with the car then I wouldn't worry but I'd bet it's the switch in the column, not the flasher. Adam
Post by 58hemifury on Oct 13, 2013 14:27:46 GMT -5
Oh I just caught on, the car has a '76 bumper and no front signal lights, I guess I should have looked at the pics more closely. You could just add some truck marker lights behind the lower grille to be legal but they'd have to be double filament so the parking lights would work too (at least in NY). His listing says "all lights work as they should" so maybe he compensated for the front markers already. Adam
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Post by Lord Vadus on Oct 13, 2013 16:24:55 GMT -5
It's legal to drive during the day; at night is another matter.
The Bluesmobile doesn't use its signals, but it DOES have its running lights on in several shots.
The mall, Bob's Country Bunker, The highway before the 8-Track shot, pulling up next to the pink Cadillac, the tunnel with the speaker, the tunnel during the chase; all of these scenes show the front lights in operation.