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Old 11-13-2018, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Where do these people come from? My laugh for the day.

I haven't driven my '36 coupe much lately so I blew off most of the sawdust yesterday and went for a little ride. It was getting low on gas so I pulled into a station. As I was pumping the usual 5 gallons and adding 2 ounces of MMO, some guy in his twenties walked by and said "Whoa dude! Is that a real '56 Bel-Air?"
I said "Yeah. Man, you sure know your cars".
I guess I should mention that he was pushing a shopping cart full of tattered garbage bags and didn't smell too good.
Dumb as a fence post but at least he appreciated old iron I guess.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:16 PM   #2
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Reminds me time to reflect and count on our Blessings! California is going through some tough times!
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:28 PM   #3
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I was at a show some years ago and had a poster up trying to sell a 55 Chevy project for a very low price. It was complete with pictures and detailed discription. I was in the host parking lot and had the poster up. I was in my 32 roadster high boy and a guy starts really looking the roadster over. He finally makes an offer way below the asking price of the 55. I realize he is trying to buy the roadster and not willing to pay the 55 price. He was very put out I did not want to sell the roadster and said ,Why did you put a poster up if you did not want to sell it?
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Unfortunately a lot of these type people actually vote and produce children.


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Old 11-13-2018, 04:08 PM   #5
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I have had some of those with a flathead at car shows, usually I’m the only one with a flathead there. Like is that a V-6? Then I really confuse them by having them count the plugs.
Or I didn’t know Edelbrock made parts for these old engines, then I proceed to tell them about Vic Sr.
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:11 PM   #6
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B-O-B. I WAS in the right part of town. He was on the wrong planet.
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I had a guy ask me to start the engine so he could hear how the 4bbl Holley sounded.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:31 PM   #8
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Had the Greyhound Dog on my '34 and was told by an event Judge to park with the other Jaguars....
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Yep they are out there. I think I posted this once before but was at a car show with my 32 5w and 2 teens walked by, one telling the other that my car had a Corvette motor in it, and he could tell by the "finned valve covers". I just smiled.
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I've told this one before too, but since we are telling stories, I had my Chrysler hemi-powered dirt modified parked on the main stretch of a dirt track after a vintage race a few years ago (we did that so the fans could come down and mingle with the racers and look at the cars). I overheard one guy telling his kid, "See son? That's flathead. You can tell because the spark plugs are in the middle of the head". He was pointing at my engine.

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Old 11-13-2018, 05:51 PM   #11
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I was selling parts at a swap meet in Indy and a couple of guys came up and started talking about carburetors and I said I had a 40 ford pickup and it had a MANA-A-FRE intake and carbs like the 32 JOHN MILNER'S in the American graffiti movie and the younger one said a what? and I said it had 4 two barrel carbs an he said you mean two four barrels and I said no it has 4 two barrels and he said you mean 3 two's and I said no it had 2 fours and he said they never made any after a while they started to leave and I said wait I have a picture of the engine and the man-a -fre, so I showed them the picture and I asked the young man how many carbs are on the manifold and he said 4 but they never made any??????? I guess a picture is not always right???
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:55 PM   #12
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Yes , it takes all sorts...
I probably wouldn't even lock my pickup [but unfortunately its illegal to do that here] because theres no one with enough intelligence / skill to drive it these days..
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I haven't driven my '36 coupe much lately so I blew off most of the sawdust yesterday and went for a little ride. It was getting low on gas so I pulled into a station. As I was pumping the usual 5 gallons and adding 2 ounces of MMO, some guy in his twenties walked by and said "Whoa dude! Is that a real '56 Bel-Air?"
I said "Yeah. Man, you sure know your cars".
I guess I should mention that he was pushing a shopping cart full of tattered garbage bags and didn't smell too good.
Dumb as a fence post but at least he appreciated old iron I guess.
there are a lot of homeless people in Santa Rosa, when i drive my 36 pickup or my 29 Roadster they always give me thumbs up or a wave
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Ron White had it right when he said "You can't fix stupid". It's best to not even try most times you encounter it.
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That "hand drill" drill press photo is priceless.
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Hey Talkwrench, now I won't be able to sleep tonight.
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:05 PM   #17
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Hey Talkwrench, now I won't be able to sleep tonight.
You like that one .. well this says it all to me these days....
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:10 PM   #18
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After twenty years of living with a mechanic, my wife is more knowledgeable than some about cars.
When we met, if she spoke of a car and you asked her what kind..."It was a green one..."
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Found this years ago, in some car magazine. Fellow was standing next to his newly acquired Ferrari, on Rodeo Drive. An interested lady walked by was admiring the thing, noticed the Hood emblem and said. "My nephew just bought one of these new Mustangs."
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:28 AM   #20
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Had it happen again today...........fellow was looking at my avatar when I came out of the store. He started telling me all about-the year, engine etc. Of course he was all wrong about my "52". Some you fellas know him too..........
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