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I quess I have to agree with the wife on the safety aspects - these cars are for a day and age where that stuff wasn't available or required.
I do insist all my kids cars have anit-lock brakes and Air-bags so I see where she is coming from.
I think the best way to get the kids to understand the shortcomings of the vehicle is to have them involved in it from day one and teaching them to understand how it is going to handle, stop and the reality that they will probably be more injured in a crash in it than a more modern vehicle.
Once they know the shortcomings and get some sense of pride in doing the work themselves, hopefully they will respect the vehicle and take care in driving it.
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It contains a bunch of information and reports on items you will find on your car.
Many of the CRG members are also on this site.
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