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Old 02-23-2021, 03:21 PM   #1
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OK, a comment by Jim Pullen (19Fordy) has prompted me to wonder.....Just WHO is the oldest member amongst us older goats here on the FordBarn Flathead V8 Forum? C'mon Man, be honest about it! DD


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Old 02-23-2021, 03:23 PM   #2
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I'm 75 going on 19.
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What about the youngest as well would be interesting to know. Not to make y'all feel older.

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84 years First V-8, l949 Ford 67 yrs. ago.
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When I'm working on any my cars, I'm 74...

When I'm driving one of my cars, I'm 24...




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Seventy Four And Proud Of It !!!!!!!!
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77 and still working in the shop. Will keep going as long as I can. I lift weights regularly and think this helps a lot, keeping active.

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80 and fully intend to outlive all my enemies. That ought to keep me busy for another 20 years or so.
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Getting ready to turn 76 and I'm 6 customer chassis behind plus the T5 conversion kit and 409 to FH water pump kits keep me out of trouble.
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I am only 70, still have more to do than I can get to.
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79 and just busted a good load of 30" firewood.
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87, I think Bill Bently started it?? goes back into the 90's Not sure when Shelly picked it up??
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65 but don't feel a day over 95.
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I turned 75 yesterday. Regards, Kevin.
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Old 02-23-2021, 05:53 PM   #17
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86 with 36 pu with 53 merc engine drive it everyday in northern NV
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:02 PM   #18
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Got up Sunday morning feeling like I could still do it all. 76 is only a number so they say. Shoveled the damn snow for at least 4 hours and came in wimpering to my honey! Sympathy helps. Hands hurt like hell! Fell asleep in my chair for an hour, woke up and took an ibuprofen and went to bed. Monday morning the sun came out and I am feeling like I can do it all again. So many of my old buddies are feeling no pain anymore so I feel blessed even when hurting a bit.
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...Shoveled the damn snow for at least 4 hours and came in wimpering to my honey! Sympathy helps. Hands hurt like hell! Fell asleep in my chair for an hour, woke up and took an ibuprofen and went to bed.
I'll be 61 before the week is out, but I can really sympahtise with 34fordy!
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OK, a comment by Jim Pullen (19Fordy) has prompted me to wonder.....Just WHO is the oldest member amongst us older goats here on the FordBarn Flathead V8 Forum? C'mon Man, be honest about it! DD


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Wow, what a bunch of old bastards! Oops, I guess that includes me, 82 come September.
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Hang in there kids, the car of your DREAMS may be available soon!
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I'm 72, thanks for asking.
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I refused to have my seventyth birthday last month.
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Turning 84 on March 4th. First car was 1939 Ford Standard Coupe in 1953...
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I'm 89 and, so far, am the oldest one reporting. I'm trying my darndest to keep on V8 ing. LOL
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Headed to 77 in 2 months. When I try to get up from under the car it feels like 87.
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76 looking at 77 in three months and building my last hora. 27 T roadster channeled 4", 36 rear, 39 trans, model A chassis zeed , 4" axle late 40 brakes, 35 wires, 53 merc. engine, etc.etc.etc. Yes it hurts like hell !!!
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73 still working on my '48 mercury rod, beat cancer twice, so now it takes all day to do what i used to do all day.( worked 2 jobs for 20+ yrs)
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I'm 73 and like a fine old wine I've started to go to vinegar.
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I'm Jack Benny's age. Hah! Now that I've got you thinking about that I'm one month away from 63. As my Dad told me, "Son I'm going to live to be a 100 or die trying",
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73 next month but still kicking unless I fall down trying!!
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I'm 67. I bought my first old ford when I was 19. It was a '28 AA stakebed. That means it was 1972 and the truck was 44 years old. I had my wife get on her phone calculator and we think that would be the same as buying and driving a 1977 ford pickup today. I'd still take the AA thanks.
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Three years younger (1943) than my 40 and
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10 years younger then my 40 Fords! (70)
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76 here across the Atlantic .
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Although never a FordBarn member, my dad had you guys beat. When he was 95 his '40 2 dr. sedan cracked an exhaust manifold and sounded terrible So I found one on ebay and had it shipped to him. When I went to visit him later that year, he had the engine out. He had broken a manifold bolt and couldn't get at it to drill it out so he just pulled the engine to get at it. I showed up in time to help finish reinstalling (there wasn't much left to do). A steady rod was also broken so he tossed it on his welding table, pulled out the welder cables and sewed it back together. His favorite trick was to lay a bolt along side the break for reinforcement. He could still lay a good bead at 95!
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I thought I was getting old this past year when I reached mid-fifties. Lol! You guys are all an inspiration. Keep on wrenching!
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Boy, this is a fast thread!! 42 posts in 12 hours and I'm late to it.

I like this forum, because I love old Fords but, it also one of the few places makes me feel young at 76.
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I’m 60 and gives me hope I can half gumption you guys have in 10-30 years.
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I'm 73 and have had my grandfather's '34 for over 50 years now.
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73 for me and doing okay. Good to have old Fords to keep you going!


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Six years younger than my Ď41 coupe, seems like our cars are getting to be in better shape than us
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72. Will be 73 in August.
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75 for me. Never expected to live this long. Wood have taken better care of myself had I known. Time is a thief... Bill
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I know who has you ALL beat - and he is a frequent contributor . . . but I'll leave it to him to throw his hat into the rink . . .
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Looks like I am a youngen' on here! I just turned 65 . My first car was a 1956 Ford that I bought in 1972 @ age 16 . Paid 175.00 for it and drove it home ! Wish I still had it . - F F
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71 with too many projects , but it’s what keeps me interested, motivated & at least feeling young! I don’t think the mind recognizes age but the body does remind us
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74, first early V8 was riding in a neighbor's 34 sedan back in the 50ís.
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77 seems right, waiting on some good weather so I can finish painting my current 49 ford pickup project. First Ford project 28 ford pickup. First project 64 chev impala convertible.
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I am 83 , you guys in your 70s that 80 mark donít go there . Thatís when everything went to HELL for me Sunshine I
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79 if I wake up for 3 more weeks.First flathead in 1959, a 1940 deluxe 4 dr with 30,000 mi. paid 75.00 for it and had to save up for it. Meeting and becoming friends with O'l Ron is a high point for me
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I'm 77 and enjoying winter in Florida for the first time in many years !First old Ford was a 37 coupe that I sold when I went into the Army ! I have back problems but overall health is excellent! Still working on a 40 convertible, can't wait to be back in Maine in April !
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I'm only 60 My first was a 42 pickup with a 53 mercury under the hood. Back then that was the ugliest truck to all my buddies . And now they all want one. Proof that things do look better with time, like all of us.
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I'm 78 and need to live to 100, just to get caught up on my car projects.
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Man! I didn't realize I was hanging out with a bunch of old guys. I'm a lot younger (25) but, unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, I have 50 years of experience at being 25. My wife says I can't stay 25 because we have a 22 year old granddaughter. I just say "that's her problem".

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72 and still playin' with cars
I gotta die 5 times to finish all my projects !!!
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HELLO....I am 71 years of age. First vehicle was a '35 Ford pickup, then a '59 Ford two door hardtop, then a '77 El Camino that I had for 29 years, sold it at Good Guys in Pleasanton, Ca. car show in 2006 to a man that lived in England and I currently drive a 2005 Dodge truck and my '36 Ford pickup.
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I'm 72, my wife says 12. Pete/Ct.
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83 next month. Glad I rewired the 48 last year, awfully hard to get under the dash now.
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83 and still kicking, about most everything! First driveable car was a '37 Ford that didn't last as long as me!
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I'll be 78 in a few weeks and thankful I've made it this far.

The toughest part for me is getting up and down while working on these old cars.
Can't be without one though.
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I'd like to interject please... Many of you guys have given me hope and inspiration to keep on, keeping on. Thanks to all
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I’m 62. Bought my first Ford V8 about ten years ago and fell in love with that little motor. I thought the end was near for me working on project vehicles but, you guys still working on stuff in your eighties absolutely gives me hope that I may get mine done!!..... Thanks,...Mark
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Will turn 85 in eight days still working on my 40convt I bought in 1955 my first car was a 1941 Ford two door regards Eddie
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I'll be 77 in October. Had a 29 Sport Coupe when I was 14.
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Keep on keeping on Kube. Like all the cherished folks on here, we need you and your wealth of knowledge.

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I am 82 and still coming in from my heated shop every day with greasy hands. My first car was a 39 Plymouth coupe that I dated my wife of 62 years. I still remember how nice those shifts into 3rd gear were! Then a 50 Ford and Fords ever since. She is always telling me to stop trying to act when we were in our younger years.
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74 and my first car was 1936 ford in 1961.
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I turn 79 Saturday. Just finished building a engine now looking for a project to put it in. This hobby keeps my mind and body going. Love it!!
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I'm 77 and grew up in a cloudmist 40 4dr that my dad bought new. It was the first car I drove at age 15. It was in our family until 1961. I now have one just like it and drive it often as weather permits. My first car was a 51 Ford convert.
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83 next month almost old enough to buy a Buick. First car 50 Ford convertible. Wife and I both feel fine.

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84 Same age as my first car 1937 Ford 60 2dr
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What number are you clocking in at?

Kind'a odd, that Kubarth guy has chimed-in here twice on this "age" stuff....yet won't commit to his own current mileage! Kube...the sneaky-lookin' one on the left! DD


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65, just a young whippersnapper
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68 . First car at 13 was a 36 std 5w with no rust and no motor . $60.00 and it took me months to get it paid for .
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86 last January , Quote, I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was ! Nope, that's not right either now . First car, 38 Chev. 4Dr. ,paid $100.00 drove it home ,no plates or insurance, two mile and only 1 cop in town. Good days
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Down under here just clocked over 72, 000 miles. First car was a 37 hump back sedan owned this once twice.
Every time behind the wheel of a flathead get that thrill and always think how lucky am I.
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Kind'a odd, that Kubarth guy has chimed-in here twice on this "age" stuff....yet won't commit to his own current mileage! Kube...the sneaky-lookin' one on the left! DD


I'm sneaky? Where'd you get that photo?

Hey seriously, this is one heck of a neat thread. Thanks for starting it.
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It seems I am just a youngster at 63 but I will need to live till I am110 to get all my projects done as long as I don't add any more
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It seems I am just a youngster at 63 but I will have to live till I am 110 to get all my projects done as long as I don't add any more
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Hey Mister.....Wanna buy a picture? I've got PICTURES!!! And, after this third trip.....we STILL don't know Kube's mileage!
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I feel like a youngster at 63 but I will have to live to 110 to get all my projects done that I have
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Now I feel left out. I posted my age (76) on the 2nd page, I think but, not my first car.

It was my best friends car, I got it in '59 at 15, when he got a 50 Ford.

It was a '48 Merc, coupe. Tuck and Roll, interior, '39 trans and a 3/16 over engine, No cam or carburation though.
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I am 76. I have had a lot of jobs in my day and have finally found something I am really good at. Being retired doing nothing!! Except enjoying my '41 Ford Coupe.
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Ok, frnkeore, me too. My first car was a 30 Model A coupe. I was like 12 or 13. No floor boards and no exhaust pipe. The carb leaked and it would blow a ball of flame under your feet ever so often! Loved that car, would drive it around in a field next to our house! Next was a 41 Chevy and then a 33 Ply coupe. The good old days!!
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"74 and my first car was 1936 ford in 1961"

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BobNH just reminded me that my first old Ford was a 1940 pickup we summer kids found after going to the Skowhegan Fair in Maine one warm evening. Paid $75 scrounged up from all the kids and 'dusted' it back home. My father gave me hell for driving with no plates or insurance....but I think he liked the truck. It got sold 2 years later😞. Iím still 74.
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76 in May. First car [ after several false starts] 1947 Merc at 15.
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Wow! i am just a dumb kid at 54!
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I am just a year younger than my favourite Mercury. I think I have changed a little more than the Merc has in the 61 years it has been in the family.
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I'll be 82 in 3 weeks. A 5 year cancer free survivor, colon and liver. My doctor said as lucky as I am I should take a trip to LasVegas.
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I'm 82, At 14 I sold my bike and bought a Model A for fifteen dollars. Then later that year I bought a 37 Ford coupe without an engine for seven dollars and fifty cents and then I built my first flathead engine.
Now about twenty or thirty flatheads later I'm putting Lincoln brakes on my 36 pickup. It takes a lot longer now.
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I'm putting Lincoln brakes on my 36 pickup. It takes a lot longer now.
Yeah, but it won't take so long to stop!!
I'm only a young fella aged 65, still got the first V8 I bought when I was 16 [35 fordor]
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I appreciate all the fellows here that maybe up there but still doing their thing and sharing.

I'm also a young pup considering the ages given. 75% of the time I rather talk to you guys. I grew up in a bit of it, so it puts me back a little more.

I'm getting closer everyday. I'm stuck between the baby boomers and the millennials. They share more then either care to admit.

I'm a GenXer. Punk Rock and questions. Nixon baby. Questions for you older guys that share. Thank you for that! Maybe even some younger folks too.

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Bought my first Ford model T when 15 and have owned a Ford of the '20's, '30's or '40's every day since. They have kept me from growing old at 76.
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I'll be 73 this year. Went to my high school graduation in a 37, two door slant back which I paid $350. It was extremely nice, bone stock with original paint & interior. It definitely taught me how to drive defensively with those mechanical brakes. I truly enjoy checking the forum daily. Thanks to everyone.
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i will be 70 tomorrow the 26th. went from ridin and wrenching on harleys to do the same with a 37 model 78 fordor that i got late spring 2020. i am third owner. last older gent was 85 and had since 1956.i put turn sigs. and seat belts in front with our son. last summer limped home with leaking carb and ordered and installed a new one from dennis carpenter. new coil and condenser. whats funny is i gave up changing the oil in other family cars and said id never crawl under the cars any more. ive had that 37 jacked up and hood sides removed more than i can count. its been fun but man its a bugger to get off your back like a coupla other barners have said. hearing from the older than me barners inspires me also. thanks guys keep on wrenchin. tom.
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I am happy to report that I am keeping up with you. As long as the gap between us remains precisely the same, we are both doing just fine.
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I don't usually fess up to my actual age, I will be 87 in a couple months. Still hitting on all eight cylinders, have a young girl friend, she is 82.. Have encountered a few pot-holes travleing the road of life, all in all life is good.
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Kube, I just put you at 73 as my head hurt figuring coded ages. This may be wrong but be not offended as your knowledge puts you past 100. Here's the numbers so far.


89 x2
88 x1
87 x3
86 x3
85 x2
84 x4
83 x5
82 x5
80 x1
79 x3
78 x5
77 x7
76 x8
75 x4
74 x5
73 x11
72 x5
71 x2
70 x5
69 x1
68 x1
67 x1
65 x4
63 x2
62 x2
61 x1
60 x2
55 x1
54 x1
50 x1
32 x1

7381 divided by 99 ppl = 74.5yr old average

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Current oldest member: 89
Average member age: 74


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A couple of years older than my V8.
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Heck, I thought I was the youngest ! At 81 still doing nearly as much as I used to do however this 46 Ford Iím working on is testing my patience.
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As my 104 year young aunt used to say: I just had my 5th- 90th birthday.
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As my 104 year young aunt used to say: I just had my 5th- 90th birthday.
That would make her 94.
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Iím 81 and still work in the garage just about every day. Been restoring cars for 50 years and my daughters say it keeps me young. Life would be awful boring without old fords....amen
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Kube, I just put you at 73 as my head hurt figuring coded ages. This may be wrong but be not offended as your knowledge puts you past 100. Here's the numbers so far.


89 x2
88 x1
87 x3
86 x3
85 x2
84 x4
83 x5
82 x5
80 x1
79 x3
78 x5
77 x7
76 x8
75 x4
74 x5
73 x11
72 x5
71 x2
70 x5
69 x1
68 x1
67 x1
65 x4
63 x2
62 x2
61 x1
60 x2
55 x1
54 x1
50 x1
32 x1

7381 divided by 99 ppl = 74.5yr old average

To date as of post #120
Current oldest member: 89
Average member age: 74


Don't forget, age is only a number. Its all about your state of mind, until the body speaks up louder.

Let's bring that average down a bit. I am 34 going on 84
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62 tomorrow. My Truck is older than I am!
I check in here most every day. Thank you to all of you for sharing your vast knowledge. It's helpful, interesting and entertaining.
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I'll help bump the average back up. 81 plus and my first car was a '32 Ford (surprise, surprise) Model B standard coupe for $50. It was comparable to the one on another recent thread herein, only in more conventional colors.
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Well guess I will add a bit to the lower area I'm 68. My first car was actually a truck 1950 F-1 panel V-8 of course cost me 25 dollars. The truck is long gone but I still have that flathead V-8 . Gonna put it in my 32 pickup one day.
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I am 85 going on 19 still work on my 52 Ford f1.
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Like Brendon, another 54 here and very grateful to all the elders for the shared knowledge and assistance.
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Kube, I just put you at 73 as my head hurt figuring coded ages. This may be wrong but be not offended as your knowledge puts you past 100. Here's the numbers so far.


89 x2
88 x1
87 x3
86 x3
85 x2
84 x4
83 x5
82 x5
80 x1
79 x3
78 x5
77 x7
76 x8
75 x4
74 x5
73 x11
72 x5
71 x2
70 x5
69 x1
68 x1
67 x1
65 x4
63 x2
62 x2
61 x1
60 x2
55 x1
54 x1
50 x1
32 x1

7381 divided by 99 ppl = 74.5yr old average

To date as of post #120
Current oldest member: 89
Average member age: 74


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Whoopee! That makes me the winner so far. I'm still active, but just barely. LOL
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Iím 81 and went down the line 7 months before my 1940 Tonner.
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Put me down for 61. Nate Anello
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Just a pup at 54. No wonder I’m still junior member!
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Getting close to 85 and feel very lucky to have made it this far. There have been times when I shouldn't have ! 1st car 32 Deluxe Tudor driven home with No plates, no battery and not old enough for a license ! Great memories. kerk
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75. My mother is 102 and doing very well.
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Hell, I'm a babe in the woods, 61 . . . hard to imagine as I think I act like about 16 at any given time of day.

Truthfully, I hope I can act like a child at LEAST once a day - every day! LOL
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I am 7 years old for the 3rd time and enjoying my third childhood. I have never been over 40, so I am not old, just been around a long time.
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62 next month. This thread reminds me of when I was a small town Iowa Ford dealer. Our newspaper editor got all the Vets in town to come for a group picture (then did a
nice write up on each of us). Lots of WWII and Korean era folks. Guy in the back yells to me "Kelley, you're the youngest one here!". My answer was "and doesn't that make this a sorry a## outfit !" They laughed. Great people. I've had 13 early V8's since 1973.
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I'm 58 and sure do enjoy reading here everyday and certainly respect my elders for giving their advise from the experiences they have done or how they can think things thru.
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I'm 76 headed soon for 77. Graduated from Model Ts in my teens to Model As and then to the V-8 Club in 1974.
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I'm 74 and a couple of years older than my '48 Super Deluxe Tudor. It's not flathead powered, but an Olds with a Muncie 4-speed. I've been around flatheads all my life, tho having learned to drive in dad's '51 F1 and drove my grandad's '52 F3 quite a bit. I thought that ole 4-speed was fun, but my granny didn't like it at all. She could barely drive it! It was their only vehicle for years.

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Well I see we need someone who is 57 so I'll volunteer...working on cars since I was a kid, first my Dad's then mine. I grew up with my Dad's MGA's, TR3's and such in the driveway. He still comes for lunch every weekend to help and see my progress on the '49 F-47, you could add him as an associate member at 84 if you like. Having a flathead is like having 8 lawn mowers on the same crankshaft...I love it.

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Almost 10 years ago, in April 2010, a poll was included in a similar thread on this forum with the results as pictured. Largest group then was in their 60's.
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89 x2
88 x1
87 x4
86 x3
85 x4
84 x7
83 x5
82 x5
81◊3
80 x1
79 x3
78 x5
77 x8
76 x9
75 x7
74 x6
73 x11
72 x5
71 x2
70 x6
69 x2
68 x2
67 x1
65 x4
64 x4
63 x2
62 x4
61 x3
60 x2
58x1
57x1
55 x1
54 x3
50 x1
42x1
32 x1

9558 divided by 130 ppl = 73.5 Average


We lowered the average a little to 73 if I don't round up the tenths or hundredths.

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Cool post, interesting stat. I’m 66. Won’t help with lowering average too much and simple add in as, I guess, I’m only one 66��
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I'm only 70, but want to mention my first car, at age 15, was a 31 Ford. And I drove it hard for a couple years.
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79 today, first flathead was a 1950 ford four door V8 in high school. Oldest 1936 5 window coupe with Mercury V8. Only flathead left is a 1950 F1 with an original 226h assembled at the Henry Ford plant in Long Beach, Calif.


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I am 81 and somewhat active...First car I owned 1952 Ford V8...currently have a 1936 5window coupe, have owned since 1974..
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As I stated in an earlier post, I turned 65 a few weeks ago . Ever since I turned 60 yrs. ago, I've been thinking that "I was getting old". However, since reading this thread I have come to realize that I am just a young wippersnapper! Thanks guys - I am now more energetic & even feel younger ! - F F
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As of post #168
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89 x2
88 x1
87 x4
86 x3
85 x4
84 x7
83 x5
82 x5
81◊3
80 x1
79 x3
78 x5
77 x8
76 x9
75 x7
74 x6
73 x11
72 x5
71 x2
70 x6
69 x2
68 x2
67 x1
65 x4
64 x4
63 x2
62 x4
61 x3
60 x2
58x1
57x1
55 x1
54 x3
50 x1
42x1
32 x1

9558 divided by 130 ppl = 73.5 Average


We lowered the average a little to 73 if I don't round up the tenths or hundredths.

Oldest current members to date: Lawson and G.M. at 89.
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Forgot to mention, first car was a 41 Chevy club coupe. The first “real car” was a 49 Ford flathead !
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Add another for 81. Age does make things more difficult and time consuming but, I can cope with that. My big problem now is the propensity to loose my tools while I am working.
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Ditto that....
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I'm 73 as of a couple weeks ago ...
My first drivable car was a 1947 Ford 1/2 ton panel truck..
It had an 8ba in it ..
Wish I had it back ,,,but ya can't keep everything..
1948 Woodie now..Just a little stock F/H...I do have another low miles 59ab that I'm gunna warm up a bit,,,,and put it into the Woodie ...
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Add another 81. Turn 81 in Feb. Still working taking care of rentals. I mow all the yards in the summer and remove the snow in the winter. Wife wants me to unload some of my Junker's. I still want one more I told her.
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56 here and thankful to be able to enjoy these old Fords.
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I will be 85 in a few months time. I have restored two flathead V8 cars in the last 50 years and helped a lot of others.
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Put me down as 70 but I've already had a valve job. They took my heart out on Jan 10, 2019 and put an artificial Aortic valve in it. Does that make me a Resto-mod?
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Nope we used to call builds like yours ďSleepersĒ 😁
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I'm 65

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I will be 73 next month. Just about done doing a frame off on a 40 Ford coupe. Lot of work at that age, but good to be able to still do it. This is a cool string of information.
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Will turn 76 in April
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67 and still crawling around under the '34, (when I have to), LOL!
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I've passed the 83 mark and beginning to feel it. Still have my 2 cars, but this weather has me grounded.
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Is there anyone 90 on the Form? Two are 89
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Wellll, like Jack Benny used to say, "I'm 39"

but I feel 206

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Hopefully there will be a couple within a year.
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36 this year.
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85 years on this planet build 4 flathead heads 302 and 2 292 this winter and got my 2 shots and no virus working on a flat crank today hang in there every one
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Not the oldest but close!! 86 last month and I have 2 A's, a '32, a '33, a '34 a '48 a '54 all Fords. Also a '55 BellAire Hard top and a '58 Corvette. Also a token '36 Dodge sedan and they all run, but not much. The '48 is an F-1 that has been in the works for 12 years. I don't suppose anyone has an idea on how to contact Ian Roussel, the car builder?? He isn't too far from where I live and it would be great to have him help finish it. Probably only a dream but it's worth a try.
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age 79
In order: 1935 Ford coupe at age 16; put in a '48 Merc, dual carbs and dual exhaust. Cop magnet.
1948 Ford coupe, age 19; put in a Columbia two speed from a Packard and a 57 Buick V8.
1962 Volvo PV544, age 23; Looked enough like a 46 Ford to include it on my list.
1937 Tudor slant back, age 30; V8 60. Three kids in diapers and could not even afford to overhaul the fuel pump. Had to blow on the gas tank to get it to star.
1940 Ford Tudor, age 37; Small block Ford and C-4 tranny
1932 B Model stake body truck, age 50; brother rescued and restored Granddaddy's farm truck
1941 Ford short door coupe, age 73; Traditional hot rod; built the 284" flathead of my teenage dreams.
1934 Ford pickup, age 75; Also a traditional hot rod with '53 Merc and C-4 trans. It is a my wife's working barn truck
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Terry- I will see your 75 and raise you 1
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I'm 76, have 2 '34s and '39 LZ coupe.
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Is there anyone 90 on the forum? 3 are 89 need there month to see who the oldest. OK lets see now
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I'm 86 and drive a 29 roadster and a 36 coupe. My first car in high school was a 30 model A and a yr later a 35 coupe, then a 4l. All Fords and I'm not ready to quit.
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It looks like this thread has pretty much, ran it's course.

Anyone tally the final statistics?
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It looks like this thread has pretty much, ran it's course.

Anyone tally the final statistics?

No, of course not. We really don't care for that terminology.
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Lawson I hope you make 100 and even more. Maybe playing with the old Junkers as my dad use to call my old cars. But he always use to smile when driving my Junkers. So that stuck when talking about my old rusty pile of junk my wife use to say. Always in fun. Do enjoy life and have fun with the Antique cars. God Bless you.
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From what I've read, I'm claiming the title at 89 years old. LOL

Not so fast, Lawson! You just MIGHT be the oldest "ol' COOT" here....or....you just MIGHT not be! YOU claim to be 89. "G.M." claims (back in post #77) that he is also 89. When we have TWO old coots BOTH claiming to be the oldest.....well, one of ya just AIN'T! It's all gonna depend on the earliest birthday, guys. And Lawson.....I notice that you haven't made any mention of your birthday, but through a little sleuthing, it looks like your birthday is probably December 27th (of 1931 ? ).

NOW it gets interesting! "G.M." HAS posted his birthday on his PROFILE page. In part, it reads:

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SO.....We have one of two things here. Either George (G.M.) ain't worth a crap at basic mathematics, or.......he tells the truth four or five DIFFERENT ways! If George IS 89 right now, he would have to have been born in 1931.

So Lawson, if it turns-out that "G.M." actually WAS born in 1933, and IF it is true that YOU actually were born in 1931, then it looks like you probably are the eldest ol' COOT here on the "Early V8" side of the 'Barn. But it sure would be interesting to hear back from "G.M." so that he could comment on his methods for doing math. DD









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I love them all. Being 89 is something special. God Bless them all. Wish we could have a party for them . Each day is special for us all. Yes and God Bless all in the Ford Barn. You all are SPECIAL in my book
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No, of course not. We really don't care for that terminology.
I'm TRULY sorry, for my insensitive wording (not)

What I was looking for is the average, on this forum, in hopes that this might be the only place that, at 76, I might be on the younger side of the members.

I'm still just a kid at heart and need conformation because my body keeps telling something else
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I'm TRULY sorry, for my insensitive wording (not)

What I was looking for is the average, on this forum, in hopes that this might be the only place that, at 76, I might be on the younger side of the members.

I'm still just a kid at heart and need conformation because my body keeps telling something else
At the risk of being beat up by the anti statistic police, I'll crunch the rest of the numbers where I left off later tonight.
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Ok guys, here's the stati..s. .t....cough cough...enumeration of FB member ages.

Was really great to read about your first cars and vehicle histories! Thanks for everyone's contributions over the years, you have helped many.

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As of post #212
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89 x2
88 x1
87 x4
86 x5
85 x7
84 x7
83 x6
82 x5
81 ◊5
80 x1
79 x5
78 x5
77 x8
76 x12
75 x7
74 x6
73 x13
72 x5
71 x2
70 x8
69 x2
68 x2
67 x2
66 x1
65 x5
64 x4
63 x2
62 x4
61 x3
60 x2
58 x1
57 x1
56 x1
55 x1
54 x3
50 x1
42 x1
36 x1
32 x1


11,107 divided by 151 ppl = 73.6 Average
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Ok, Iím gonna throw a monkey wrench into the works.
The question cannot be answered as asked.
WHO is the oldest Active Early V8 Forum Member?
I know, Iím a spoilsport.
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Thank you, Will.
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Darn, I'm still a old guy!!!
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I've been holding back on this one but I think it's time Lawson Cox and George Mitchell get ready to produce their birth certificate and settle the argument. Kinda like a reality show ain't it? LOL Bill.
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Ok, Iím gonna throw a monkey wrench into the works.
The question cannot be answered as asked.
WHO is the oldest Active Early V8 Forum Member?
I know, Iím a spoilsport.
Ok spoilsport, on the technicality of answering the origin question: WHO is the oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Lawson, you just need to reply, "Me." If no challengers, your the man.

Alan, the original question says nothing about "Active."
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