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Old 09-14-2018, 11:12 AM   #21
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I am hoping this is satire...
Mike, you are very intuitive.
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Or the AIR , needs to be pre nuclear age .
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Just like the Corvette guys who are constantly searching for NOS air for their non-DOT tires.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:58 PM   #24
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I think not.
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I think not.
I agree with you. Still, I hope...
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Mike, DavidG, Alan, thanks for your input. I have purchased the plugs and they will be used in a 1942 29A 100hp Commercial.
Sorry I opened the proverbial can.
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Mike, DavidG, Alan, thanks for your input. I have purchased the plugs and they will be used in a 1942 29A 100hp Commercial.
Sorry I opened the proverbial can.
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Don't be sorry Ed. You'd asked a very good question. It's unfortunate that so many are eager to offer responses that have nothing to do with the original question.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:04 AM   #28
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I am hoping this is satire...

Not entirely. It's an observation of how far out some fine point restorers can get, obsessing over minor details; so why not have the correct fluids in the car as well?!
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Not entirely. It's an observation of how far out some fine point restorers can get, obsessing over minor details; so why not have the correct fluids in the car as well?!
It's the minor details in life that are most satisfying. Some people may prioritize differently, but without the fine details life is a sham.
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It's the minor details in life that are most satisfying. Some people may prioritize differently, but without the fine details life is a sham.
Ya know Alan, I believe you are correct. Though I would add that many, perhaps most folks are unable to see the details and that may possibly be one reason many are quick to criticize and / or "poke" at the true restoration efforts going on. And, that's okay.
Still, why they attempt to tear down what brings such satisfaction to people like me I have yet to understand. I truly enjoy the research, the search for "unobtainium" parts and the constant challenge of faithfully recreating a piece of history.
Each and every vehicle I have restored has been a true test of my abilities. And, each and every time, Lord knows, I've been tested!

I have always appreciated other venues for what they are. Want a nice driver? Good for you! Enjoy!
Want a hot rod? Again, enjoy!
Hey, my wife has ten horses and strives for perfection at each and every show she competes in. Do I understand what makes her "tick"? You bet I do. Is it for me? Nope. Do I appreciate the seemingly never ending amount of effort she puts in? Yes sir!
Like me, she does this "horse thing" to see what she is capable of. She, like me, is not attempting to prove to anyone but herself / myself our respective mettle.
Don't have the desire, patience, knowledge, talents and let us not overlook $$$, to restore a car to as near perfection as humanly possible?
Okay - understood and accepted.
Now, how about accepting me and others like me?
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Kube,

I like your thinking. Without that kind of thinking nothing would get improved.
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Old 09-15-2018, 02:22 PM   #32
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From spark plugs to philosophizing....This thread is devolving....
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Ya know Alan, I believe you are correct. Though I would add that many, perhaps most folks are unable to see the details and that may possibly be one reason many are quick to criticize and / or "poke" at the true restoration efforts going on....
Like me, she does this "horse thing" to see what she is capable of. She, like me, is not attempting to prove to anyone but herself / myself our respective mettle.
Don't have the desire, patience, knowledge, talents and let us not overlook $$$, to restore a car to as near perfection as humanly possible?
Okay - understood and accepted.
Now, how about accepting me and others like me?

Kube, I can see where you're coming from. I should explain my comments were directed toward the "checkbook restorers" who buy/commission a restoration simply for bragging rights at the high end snooty shows and at their country club. They have no appreciation for the work that went into their car nor for what the car is. To them, it's just another status symbol.
Didn't mean to throw rocks at your craftsmanship. Personal satisfaction and sense of accomplishment are the true reward, I think.
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Kube, I can see where you're coming from. I should explain my comments were directed toward the "checkbook restorers" who buy/commission a restoration simply for bragging rights at the high end snooty shows and at their country club. They have no appreciation for the work that went into their car nor for what the car is. To them, it's just another status symbol.
Didn't mean to throw rocks at your craftsmanship. Personal satisfaction and sense of accomplishment are the true reward, I think.
I can agree with you in part as I realize there are those that gain their bragging rights by the size of their wallet. All one needs do is attend a Barrett Jackson auction and this will be more than evident time after time.

I can also tell you from personal experience that without exception all of my clients both former and current are not simply "checkbook restorers". All have been very involved in the process and none had me restore their vehicles as a status symbol. Rather, each vehicle either meant something personal to the owner or they simply couldn't tackle the task themselves due to lack of ability and / or time.
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Kube, I can see where you're coming from. I should explain my comments were directed toward the "checkbook restorers" who buy/commission a restoration simply for bragging rights at the high end snooty shows and at their country club. They have no appreciation for the work that went into their car nor for what the car is. To them, it's just another status symbol.
Didn't mean to throw rocks at your craftsmanship. Personal satisfaction and sense of accomplishment are the true reward, I think.

I don't want to be a dick, but isn't this what facebook is for? Let it go.


Restorations are judged as best as they can by the judges and the people restoring a vehicle can do. Some spend many hrs and decades doing so. IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO THAT.


Interested clients and collectors keep this industry going too. Nothing wrong with a collector. It's not exclusive to the rich... just more expensive and much quicker. You can spend a ton more on a street rod.


You can do it on a limited budget. Just my experience.

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40 Deluxe,
Just so you know, the 1942 Ford 1/2 ton that the spark plugs are for that seem to have caused you some hart burn is a frame off restoration that I have done myself. Over many years as I had the time and money to proceed with each step in the process.
Mike had it right. I enjoy the process of finding the parts that make the truck a piece of history, as close to the truck that rolled of off Mr. Fords assembly line as I can possibly get it.
I am sorry that you may have thought that I have deep pockets and pay someone else to do all of this for me because that is not the case.
I am a child of the 60's and love muscle cars and street rods but I also have a very deep appreciation for the original cars of all decades.
Sorry I caused you any stress over what I thought was a simple question.
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40 Deluxe,
Just so you know, the 1942 Ford 1/2 ton that the spark plugs are for that seem to have caused you some hart burn is a frame off restoration that I have done myself. Over many years as I had the time and money to proceed with each step in the process.
Mike had it right. I enjoy the process of finding the parts that make the truck a piece of history, as close to the truck that rolled of off Mr. Fords assembly line as I can possibly get it.
I am sorry that you may have thought that I have deep pockets and pay someone else to do all of this for me because that is not the case.
I am a child of the 60's and love muscle cars and street rods but I also have a very deep appreciation for the original cars of all decades.
Sorry I caused you any stress over what I thought was a simple question.
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Well, I have spouted off out of turn it seems. Sorry guys, I apologize.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:38 AM   #38
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From spark plugs to philosophizing....This thread is devolving....
On the contrary, sir. I believe that more than a few personal opinions have evolved from this thread.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:36 PM   #39
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This is a very interesting thread!
Since I have no personal experience in concourse judging, I had no idea the level of detail owners work towards in their restorations.

Sounds like it would be very rewarding to try and maintain the historical accuracy to these levels.

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It is (very rewarding).
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