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Old 11-15-2018, 03:08 PM   #41
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The rude ones ask what its worth. I'm rude in return with "You haven't got that much."
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I bought a new 67 Austin Healey 3000, some guy wanted to know what year "UNDO" is that.
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Old 11-15-2018, 03:49 PM   #43
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Several years my friend and I had his 32 Flathead Hi-Boy at a local High School Show to be judged in a Hot Rod class. As we were near the car, two teenagers appeared with clipboards and judging check sheets, we overheard one ask the other, "What kind of engine is that" After they looked the car over for judging and made some notes and departed to other cars, I told my friend "Boy are you in trouble for the judging...
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:12 PM   #44
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At 29 I argued. At 39 I tried to make it fun. At 59 I tried to make it educational. At 69 I just smile. I try to tell the 29 yr old's the secret, but they have to live it to learn it
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If everybody could do it, it would be easy!
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:21 PM   #46
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We're talking about cars that are 65+ years old. The vast majority of our younger population have NO IDEA what these cars are. Example: I took my Model A to the store. When I came out, there was a family looking at it. The kid asked: "Is that a Disneyland car?"(Actual quote) I patiently said, this is the kind of car your Great Grandparents drove when they were about your age. -I found a way to connect that kid to history through someone he could relate to. On another trek with my '33, Another kid asked what that metal rod was coming up out of the floor of the car. I again, and patiently said it was the stick shift for the transmission. He only knows automatic transmissions in this world. A part of our responsibility as vintage car owners/enthusiasts is stewardship of the historical place these cars hold in many lives.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:56 PM   #47
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I love it when they tell me how they had a car just like my 29 A Roadster except it was green, had a hardtop, four doors and was a chevy.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:06 PM   #48
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We're talking about cars that are 65+ years old. The vast majority of our younger population have NO IDEA what these cars are. Example: I took my Model A to the store. When I came out, there was a family looking at it. The kid asked: "Is that a Disneyland car?"(Actual quote) I patiently said, this is the kind of car your Great Grandparents drove when they were about your age. -I found a way to connect that kid to history through someone he could relate to. On another trek with my '33, Another kid asked what that metal rod was coming up out of the floor of the car. I again, and patiently said it was the stick shift for the transmission. He only knows automatic transmissions in this world. A part of our responsibility as vintage car owners/enthusiasts is stewardship of the historical place these cars hold in many lives.

Well said. Be kind, we are stewards of the next gen... or we are the last Mahicans (probably more accurate).
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:41 PM   #49
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Yes, I get a chuckle out of it, but I always school them on the old flathead designs as well! Teaching others about flatheads is almost as fun as working on them

BTW I know quite a bit about sleeve valve engines now, but 15 years ago I was an idiot as for as much as I knew!
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:41 PM   #50
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Yes, I get a chuckle out of it, but I always school them on the old flathead designs as well! Teaching others about flatheads is almost as fun as working on them

BTW I know quite a bit about sleeve valve engines now, but 15 years ago I was an idiot as for as much as I knew!

I try but some just won't listen. They seem to get upset when you politely correct them . I know little about sleeve valve engines but if I was in conversation with you I would listen and learn -Not push my limited possible incorrect knowledge onto you.

My pet peeve is the know it all who tells me that some thing is incorrect on my car . My standard response is to ask if they own one-The answer is almost always no but they know someone who does . My response is to tell them to buy one, spend the time and money I have spend restoring this to as accurately as I can and then they might be qualified to pick my car apart. They tend to drift off after that !
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Our church has a car show every summer. We meet at one of the guy's house for planning sessions and all the guys bring their old rides. Mostly Mustangs of all sorts and one Porsche, various others including my 48. One of the guy's grand sons were there they are about 10 and 13 or so. Both of them were keenly interested in the flathead. They said it was their favorite and they wanted to know all about it. I thought they would interested in the Porsche but they liked the old Ford.
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I try and be patient with folks, depends on wether they are genuinely interested, or just running their mouths.

I'm happy to let nice folks behind the wheel and I'll snap them with their phone too!
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i belong to Early Day Gas Engine And Tractor association, i sometimes bring my 36 pickup with a old engine to shows. some of the questions i get are funny. some people ask me if my truck runs? or did i drive it hear? some people ask if the engine in the back is for the pickup?
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We should all do this....^^^^
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Old 11-23-2018, 03:40 PM   #55
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I had a 50 ford custom,done in the kustom style.I was in the taco shop when some lady asked if that was my studebaker,i said no thats my ford,she said your wrong its a studebaker,i said " are you telling me that i have been restoring a studebaker with ford parts for the past 6 years and i didnt even know?" She said i know my cars and thats a studebaker,I said listen lady its a ford,she pointed with her burrito at my car again and said no your wrong its a studebaker, I looked at her and said " ok lady hope you choke on your pizza"..she looked absolutey confused and left in a hurry
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I don't mind explaining that my 41 pickup has the wrong year engine, but still is a flathead V8. I hate when they say they would drive it just as it is, rust damage, missing paint etc. I reply that the truck deserves better and I'm working on it.
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Probably a necessity already with some IQ levels out there.
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Just remember with your replies...YOU had to start someplace.
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:19 PM   #59
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Just remember with your replies...YOU had to start someplace.
True, but there some folks out there that really are absolutely clueless (and don't realize it).
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