Saginaw

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1966 Chevy II Super Sport. This girl, dressed in “Tuxedo Black”, has a 327 four barrel (Rochester or Carter?) and I’m not sure if it’s the 275 or the 350 horsepower version. Also don’t know if that’s a Muncie or a Saginaw (probably Saginaw since it’s a small block) four speed under her but she’s got a Hurst linkage. There’s a stiff positraction rearend and an AM radio; so basic but the cool-factor is way up there! If you’ve been following me (like 13,000+ have in less than 176 days since I started this Tumblr) for any time, you know that Craiger S/S rims are the only aftermarket rims I can tolerate. :-). I like my classic cars factory and this girl is a perfect 60’s specimen!

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I really enjoyed talking to the owner of this 1967 Camaro! He picked it up in Dallas at Streetside Classics. It’s a base model with a 327 cu/in with 210 hp. Yet it has a deluxe interior; note the trim on the seats. It has a factory Saginaw 4-speed as well. The Craigers with the spinners really set off the black paint.

The Myers Briggs Types as stupid George Bush quotes

ISFP: “I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.” –Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000

ISTP: "I hear there’s rumors on the Internets that we’re going to have a draft.“ –presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004

ENFP: “It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system.”

INFP: “I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe – I believe what I believe is right.” –Rome, Italy, July 22, 2001 

ESTJ: “This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table.”

INFJ: “I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.“ 

ENTJ: "I’m the commander – see, I don’t need to explain – I do not need to explain why I say things.That’s the interesting thing about being president.” –as quoted in Bob Woodward’s Bush at War

ESTP: To the C students, I say you too can be president of the United States.”

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“They misunderestimated me.“ – Bentonville, Arkansas; November 6, 2000

INTJ: “I have opinions of my own – strong opinions – but I don’t always agree with them.”

ENFJ: “I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.” –Washington, D.C. June 18, 2002

ESFP: “One of the greatest things about books is sometimes there are fantastic pictures”– U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 3, 2000

ISTJ: Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” –Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

ENTP: “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.” –in parting words to world leaders at his final G-8 Summit, punching the air and grinning widely as those present looked on in shock, Rusutsu, Japan, July 10, 2008

INTP: “People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.”

ESFJ: “I couldn’t imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah.” –at a White House menorah lighting ceremony, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2001

ISFJ: “Well, I think if you say you’re going to do something and don’t do it, that’s trustworthiness.”– CNN online chat, Aug. 30, 2000

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A brief tweetstorm about my dad’s Union job and how it benefited me through the years.

Transcript:

I have my dad’s 25-year Union ring. UAW 699 out of Saginaw, MI. So proud to have grown up in a union family. 1/

When my little sister was born, she was premature and sick as a result. My dad’s Union won health benefits helped keep her alive and safe 2/

When we were both young, we got sealants on our teeth & regular Dental checkups. We wouldn’t have been able to afford it w/out insurance 3/

When I was in elementary school I was depressed and miserable. My parents were able to afford to get me mental health care, thank you UAW 4/

At Xmas, we went to a show where all the kids got toys at the end. Some kids, it was the best toy they got that year. guess who did that? 5/

My mom only ever had to work part-time at a job she liked, and my dad came home at a reasonable hour every night. Thank you unions! 6/

In his 40s, my Dad decided he wanted to change careers. He went to school, he’s now an electrician & happy & still in the Union 7/

My life is measurably better because unions got my dad a living wage, great benefits, career mobility, and more. 8/

We lived in a nice place, went to good schools, my sister’s getting her PhD & I have a JD. And big picture, it’s because my dad is Union 9/

Don’t get me wrong, I know unions aren’t perfect. But they are sure as fuck better than the alternative. Solidarity&Brotherhood y'all 10/10

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Mmmmmmm, 1963 split-window with a 327 4-speed at a car show a few weeks ago. I assume it’s a Saginaw transmission and don’t know the horsepower of the small block or the differential in the rearend. But a mint ‘63 'Vette, 327 4-speed, factory red, black interior… sigh.