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Old 10-16-2011, 07:01 PM   #61
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besides antique cars, just about snything antique. enjoy restoring furniture etc. also fixing up rental homes. still dable in writing and voicing some commercials (a former profession) and also collect wooden toys, Rat Fink stuff, signs (current profession) and building/restoring mini bikes and stuff to spoil the grandkids with + building model cars.... usual "guy tuff"
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:00 PM   #62
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Great hobbies is what keeps us alive. Something fun to get out of bed for every day.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:16 AM   #63
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So, I got to thinking about my hobbies - and the list was long - so I pared it down to the ones that drive my wife nuts (just kidding - after 25 years, she figures it's just the way I am.)

So other than the Model A Hobby
  • Singing Barbershop - Member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 10 years, member of the Chain Gang Barbershop Quartet for 5 years. The quartet has sung in the local production of The Music Man in 2010 (14 shows), but the best experience was being able to serenade my wife on our 25th wedding anniversary at one of the finest restaurants in town!
  • Polishing Rocks - not really lapidary, but close. Tumbling a set of rocks takes about 5 weeks for a good smooth finish. The piles of rocks are placed in trays around the house and at the office for people to 'play with'. When the time is right, I turn these into jewelry on a person-to-rock match, only after I have gotten to know the person well enough to make the match.
  • Collecting Weather equipment - specifically antique barometers. I'm a meteorologist by profession (another hobby for pay situation )
  • Collecting song books of the Model "A" Era - Community singing was the norm in the 20s and 30s. Many songs from the era are politically incorrect and would never be sung in public venues today. My hope is to one day create a song book that could be used at MARC/MAFCA meets.
  • Scale Models - after a long day, nothing quite like putting some small pieces and parts together to form scale models. Makes me feel closer to the creation / production of the original.
So there you go. Whatever my mood - that dictates the hobby.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:16 AM   #64
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My first hobby since the ripe old age of 1, Toy Trains, got my first electric train for my first Christmas. Still have it. I am in the process of unpacking my trains and building a new layout since being on a hiatus for the past 6 years. I threw together an quick 4x8 layout to get the juices flowing.

I also enjoy "Blues" and playing the Blues Harp(Harmonica)
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:22 AM   #65
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I love british motorcycles, early pre-unit triumphs and i had a bsa victor 441 in high school love to find another 1966 or 67 model....love the 50's style hot rodding that was done in the 1950's---flat powered,,,remember that as a kid....basically like anything i can get running thats been sitting along time....love to take apart things and put them back together!!
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:26 AM   #66
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In addition to old Fords, I collect jukeboxes, pinball machines, slot machines, soda fountain and soda machines, vintage advertising, petroliana (gas & oil items), and 'neat old stuff" to display in the garage! Here are a few pics of my garage, The Hot Rod Grille.

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Old 10-19-2011, 09:31 AM   #67
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:35 AM   #68
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My favorite hobby? When? I Loved working in a mine for a while. I loved restoring old Chris Craft, Mahogany speed boats. Until there were no more cheap, easy to be had ones. The same is true of flipping houses, suddenly every body got the idea. Funny, I was never bitten by the motorcycle bug. And then there was flying and my own C-172, till a student crashed it, sigh! Guns and gunshows? Love em', but Jersey de facto ended that! I reallly loved operating a small organic farm for a while till the land, much of it I didn't own was built up and I couldn't shoot the deer that were eating my soy beans every night. The I restored the two tractors, a Ford 8n and a AC mod B. All in all, A lot of great memories. Many of which no one will ever experience again.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:41 AM   #69
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Gold mining And native American artifacts.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:15 AM   #70
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My lawn and my Model A are my passions.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:29 AM   #71
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I try to collect original Model A parts that other people take off of their cars and replace with chinese junk.

Also have a 1926 Chevrolet Touring that I have been collecting parts for what seems like decades.

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Old 10-19-2011, 12:07 PM   #72
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I am very varried in my interests! I work for a Harley Davidson dealer and antique motorcycles are probably my #1 addiction. I am also into old Jeeps (I have a CJ7 a CJ5 an M422 and a M38), old Johnson outboard motors, AMX's, guns, guitars, old farm engines, and pretty much anything with an engine!
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:24 PM   #73
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Growing up my Father owned a hobby shop so you can imagine how cool that was.
Plastic models, then radio control air planes, then motorcycles, then beer, then women, ect.
Now antique tractors (1935-36 John Deere B's and 1940 Ford)
Harley flat heads ( 1934VLD-37ULH-46WL-47U with side car)
And anything else old including: Gas pumps, pictures, guns, farming tools, and my 1929 Model A sport coupe that I cant wait to finish.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:47 PM   #74
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In addition to old Fords, I collect jukeboxes, pinball machines, slot machines, soda fountain and soda machines, vintage advertising, petroliana (gas & oil items), and 'neat old stuff" to display in the garage! Here are a few pics of my garage, The Hot Rod Grille.

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If I lived back there I would have to get a daily fix even if just driving by and absorbing the atmosphere......Neat stuff.
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If I lived back there I would have to get a daily fix even if just driving by and absorbing the atmosphere......Neat stuff.

Hey Pete,

Thanks for the kind words! Actually, I would invite you to stop in for a root beer float or chocolate malt from the soda fountain and a few games of pinball. The fun of having the Hot Rod Grille is having friends drop by for a visit!

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Old 10-19-2011, 04:23 PM   #76
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Model A's and motocross. Thats all I've ever done
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How do you get friends like that!? The place is filled with beautiful women!
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In addition to old Fords, I collect jukeboxes, pinball machines, slot machines, soda fountain and soda machines, vintage advertising, petroliana (gas & oil items), and 'neat old stuff" to display in the garage! Here are a few pics of my garage, The Hot Rod Grille.

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Jim, if I had your garage, I would get absolutely nothing done, as I would just be sitting out there letting my eyes soak in the many pieces of candy...

...and that second round of pictures... I noticed all your 'friends" that drop by are attractive female types. You do have a good eye!

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I'll get interested with everything from "A" to Z, but a lifelong hobby next to old cars, are these--


Wow, thats like the slot machines in the Twilight zone episode "The Fever" Which really creeped me out for some reason. Its a one eyed monster!!

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Ice Cream,and I use my model A to get there.Just did Penn State Creamery.
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