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PostSubject: Hi, friends   Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:56 pm

Hello, friends! I am from Russia. The my English is very bad, use and translator. I love the American cars. 3 years I ride on Chevrolet Caprice Classic 92. Very surprised, that in America use popularity the European machines, in fact for you very good machines. In Russia, it is very expensive to contain full-size cars. But for us it is a not transport, but hobby.
I will be glad to speak with you.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:24 pm

Zdrastvchey...it just doesn't work without the Cyrillic font, lol....anyways, welcome. afro
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:31 pm

phastlt1, I understand everything. I copy text in translator and get Russian text)
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:50 pm

Welcome to the forums! Your English is pretty good for coming out of a translator. Smile Let's see some photos of your Caprice.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:24 pm

WELCOME!! to the addiction that we are all afflicted with!


Добро пожаловать в наркомании, мы все страдающие! (http://translation.babylon.com/russian/to-english/#)
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:40 pm

Welcome...........
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:02 pm

Добро пожаловать Вагоны, велики

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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:19 am

Welcome to the group Blade. Post some pics when you can. Would love to see come cars from your country.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:06 pm

My Caprice in the village.


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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:09 pm

Very cool! I love those wheels. Amazing to think of that car over there. I bet it gets tons of attention.

Do you have the story of how it came over? Those are usually pretty good.

Thanks for posting the pics!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:32 pm

Welcome to the forum! Very nice Caprice you have.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:46 pm

Mike, thank you for a good review. I necessarily will write the detailed recital of my car.
And now yet photo
I try to take care of and repair a machine with own hands in my workshop.
White - my friends Caprice.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:40 pm

NICE!!

I bet parts are difficult to find.

Question, are those headlights glass, or plastic? Glass means they were exported to Europe by the factory and plastic means someone brought it over and sold it.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:59 pm

Robert, easy way to tell, the euro spect head lights is the location of the front parking light, those two caprices don't have the euro glass headlights....
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:34 pm

good point, I missed that.....
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:06 pm

VERY nice Caprices!!! Love to see more of them Welcome indeed!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:57 pm

Very nice. I like the Chevrolet logo in the American license plate holder.

How expensive is petrol where you live?

It is good to meet a real Russian. Before today, all the Russian pictures I've seen on the internet were porn.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:35 am

Krzdimond, My Caprice of Arabic acquisition, speedometer in km/h. An optics is a plastic (already in bad repair), glass I never saw. Spare parts in any amount from different producers (moog, Acdelco, Monroe, Gm,motor Pro). Similarly, spare parts can be purchased on junk yard.
p. s. Ebay also do delivery to Russia.
I necessarily will write prices for an example. In 1990-1998, the American cars drove in Russia. And now entered large duties on an import from America.
For example bringing Caprice to Russia is needed 15 000$ + cost of car.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:33 am

Nick Danger, I live in Moscow.
a cost of petrol of brand is a 92 - 73 centa/litre.
95 petrol is a 85 centov/litre
Is there what cost of petrol in America?
In America, too, make good porn Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:21 pm

I don't understand. Does a liter of petrol cost less than 1 ruble?

Petrol costs $0.66 to $0.84 per liter in different places.

http://www.albuquerquegasprices.com/Price_By_County.aspx
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:33 pm

I wrote the price per liter in dollars. Petrol costs 0,70 $ to 0,75 $ per liter.
The price is almost the same. But revenues have more than low, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:21 pm

what is the average income in America?
It will be interesting to hear some examples.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:49 am

Hi! Nice Caprice!
I am a lawyer. The average salary of Chief Legal Officer is 300 - 500 thousands $ in year.
How much in Russia?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:34 am

middle managers - 12 thousands $ in year
secretary - 7-8 thousands $ in year,
senior manager - 18-30 thousands $ in year
This level of income in Moscow. In the distant parts of the country and small towns of income level 1,8 - 3,6 thousands $ in year
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:41 am

lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:42 am

That's crazy - no one in the US could survive on $7k a year.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:04 pm

But the cost of living here is WAY higher here too.....

Salary's are relative between countries.

My Army retirement is around $22k a year (with combat disability), I drive a truck part time for around $40K (HAZMAT) and run a business part time that gross is about $20K.

Keep in mind that my liabilities match my assets so I'm broke most of the time Razz

My daughter makes 75% of what I do (minus retirement) ....... by selling cell phones for T-Mobile Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:37 pm

Krzdimond, thanks for the story, very informative.
True, cost of living we have different. Taxes in Russia is lower than in the US, goods are cheaper.
Imported goods and cars are much more expensive. Forcing us to buy Russian cars, and they are very bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:40 pm

There was a Lada at a car show in Dallas last spring. Looked a lot like a Fiat to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:47 pm

there are some nice russian cars



even if it's only a concept
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:52 pm

Welcome Blade!

Funny that you mention American porn. I was the main actor in one once, but it never went into production. Sadly, it was considered too short in length. Sad Shocked Sad

Let me know if you're interested in doing a license plate exchange. I collect them in my bathroom and would love to have a couple from Russia.

Also, that was NOT a translation error. I really do collect them in my bathroom.

Also too - don't be afraid to let us know if you need anything. I guess that if you do ebay, then you also have a paypal account - and I'm sure we can get you anything that you need.

Let me know on the plates and we'll make it happen.

Thanks and welcome again.

John in Michigan.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:05 pm

Median household income in the US was $52,000 in 2008. The recession began in late 2008, so it is probably lower in 2010.

I live in the state of New Mexico, where median income was only $43,000. New Mexico is a poor state. Almost all roads in the US are paved. People who come here are surprised so see that some roads are dirt. There are a lot of Indians here, who are very poor.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:14 pm


81X11, how much cost the Lada? I personally feel a sense of revulsion then I see this car.
We had very good cars. Some of them I have in my collection. I will show photos.

buickestate , at the top of the photo production car USSR. Called the GAZ-21 was produced in the years 1956-1970

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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:26 pm

The Lada was not for sale, it was in a show. It was a bright yellow 4dr sedan.

I forgot, there was also a light blue Trabant at that show....were those Russian? I honestly don't know.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:58 pm

Trabant was from East Germany. The country was close to a successful capitalist society, so the rulers had to put on a show to make it look like they were just as successful.

A friend of mine visited East Berlin just a couple months after the wall came down. Since most of the cars were two-strokes, and none of the cars had any emissions controls, everything in the city was covered in gray slime. Mailboxes, door handles, walls, everything. Shopkeepers had to wash their windows every day. I think of that every time someone complains about emissions controls on his car.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:26 pm

[quote="Bewber"]Welcome Blade! Funny that you mention American porn. I was the main actor in one once, but it never went into production. Sadly, it was considered too short in length. Sad Shocked :(quote]

Do I hope, you enjoyed a process? Main it is participation. Very Happy
John, thank you very much for suggestion, if it is not difficult for you, I will appeal necessarily. There are some details which I can not find. For example hubcap for Chevrolet Caprice 9c1. I would like to exchange with you by plate. In Russia, after the sale of car or handing over of him in a scrap, a citizen gives the plate of state motor-car inspection (Police). It is impossible to sell or purchase them. Therefore free plate for citizens are not present. But I will endeavour to find a plate for you.
p.s. By the way, do I collect the models of cars in a scale 1:43, anybody is carried away?
Always wanted to have a few American models.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:51 pm

I do not make model cars anymore. But you can get a 1:24 model Caprice on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/1993-Chevy-Caprice-Police-Blank/dp/B001JII96Y/ref=sr_1_48?ie=UTF8&qid=1291146515&sr=8-48

or

http://www.amazon.com/Set-4-1993-Chevy-Caprice/dp/B001JIJWDI/ref=pd_sbs_t_5
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:10 pm

Nick Danger, thank you for the links.

I always like well-made roads of the US, my Caprice miss them so much... In Russia we have good roads in Moscow and nearest cities, and also in other big cities. But if it is necessary to go farther, you should be ready that the roads will be strongly broken. You will meet many dirt roads also. Suspension on the Caprice was already fully repaired by me last year.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:17 pm

Ladas were sold here in Canada, there are still a few left on our roads.

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-Owner-W0QQAdIdZ234167635

http://bc.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-2-Lada-Samaras-for-Sale-W0QQAdIdZ243729701

http://newbrunswick.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-This-one-you-dont-see-very-often-W0QQAdIdZ234027439


they've not been imported since 1998
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:41 pm

Welcome to our little corner of the word. A very interesting read. Good to see our cars have fans all over the world.

I spent 2 months in Macau, China early this year. Did not see any B-Bodies, but Buick is considered the Luxury brand in mainland China. More so than other Euro cars.

Do you see any station wagons in Russia?

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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:01 pm

Welcome, Blade. What kind of model cars are you looking for? I have a pretty big collection and always finding more. Let me know what you want and I'll see what I can find.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:38 am

BigBlackBeaSSt, Station wagons for us very rare. Once or twice, on the road I saw Buick Estate Wagon and Chevrolet Caprice Wagon. Sometimes wagons meet on sale. In our club am a few Station wagons. I heard also, that in China US love cars. In Russia now very much many Chinese cars, unfortunately quality them very bad.


buickestate, in US enough amusing to see the Russian cars on sale.
Before LADA 2108 2dr, was good, modern cars. The engine of this car was finished off Porshe. In distant 1982 the first pre-serial prototype was collected a year 2108, and drove him on the factory of Porshe. There he was exposed to the hard tests. Back a machine left to Russia with the heap of drafts of touching revisions of basket, engine. But this car is outdated now.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:25 am

94X2, Thank you, Jon. The models of Chevrolet Suburban, Elcamino, Ford Bronco, very interesting me 1970-1996 years, Chevrolet K5, Ford Mustang. Very liked retro cars. There is not a single American car in my collection, it is necessary to correct.
And are you interested by Russian model cars for collection?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:45 pm

Today we had a very low temperature for December -25 c. Many cars were unable to start. Found on rutube.ru video showing the difficult lives of people in remote northern regions of Russia in the cold of winter, with no roads. We can build cars just for the army.

The main role of this video, an army truck GAZ-66, 4x4, V8

http://rutube.ru/tracks/1341639.html?v=2905a937b837ca20375bece613c03b71


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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:03 pm

I love the truck. How far north in Russia are you? Watching your video I realize how spoiled we are in this country. My trip to Macau showed me that!!! -15* Fahrenheit. Pretty Cold. I have spent some time in Northern Vermont, USA and saw -40* Celsius one morning...... BURRRRRRRRR!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:04 pm

Fortunately I live in the capital of Russia, Moscow. Life is very comfort here. For example people with a profit a bit above average ride on Nissan Teana, Ford Mondeo, BMW 5, X5, Mazda6, Audi A4,A6. There are many rich people in Moscow, elite habitation, many dear restaurants, is constantly built. In any large town the possibility is good to arrange the way of life. And the province, people live in poverty and stand a need. Such people are far more.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:47 pm

That is a nice truck.

This is what I drove in the Army..... I drove the tanker and cargo versions

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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:07 pm

BigBlackBeaSSt wrote:
saw -40* Celsius one morning...... BURRRRRRRRR!!

you know that's also -40 F right? Only place the two scales match up. Sprocket's useless factoid of the day.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:12 pm

-40 ANYTHING is frigging COLD!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, friends   Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:11 pm

Hello Blade and welcome to our group of wagon fanatics.Do you have access to american car magazines and if so can
someone help you with the interpreting?Just curious because I have a ton of car magazines but I bet the postage
would be high but worth it.
Any fellow members want to chime in with some suggestions?
Welcome Blade and what season are you presently having? ie winter,summer whatever you call your seasons?
Take Care and Be Safe
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