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Old 08-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #21
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Want to sell it??? I'll give you two thousand dollars cash for it!!!
My favorite answer to this is to look very pensive, stroke my chin and say "I would except then I wouldn't have a ride home."
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #22
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Well Skeezixx,
A local Presbyterian Pastor was in the shop and asked for a ride in my Model T.
Sure.
He had a seat and said no seat belts,
nope,
High center of gravity isn't it,
yep
Is it safe?
I asked, you believe in God don't ya..!
I punched it and we were off and running, <grin>
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:53 PM   #23
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Well Skeezixx,
A local Presbyterian Pastor was in the shop and asked for a ride in my Model T.
Sure.
He had a seat and said no seat belts,
nope,
High center of gravity isn't it,
yep
Is it safe?
I asked, you believe in God don't ya..!
I punched it and we were off and running, <grin>
Reading this one made my day.......!!!!!
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #24
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#1 peeve. Easy. Stupid people ! Its amazing the number that want to tell you all about your vehicle and then stick their little brats in them so they can drop the ice cream cone or spill the pop on the seats only to quickly grab the kid and run away before you see what just happened.
Or, the snobs that only want to see a hot-rod or a perfectly restored show winner.
A little off subject. At our annual 4th of July fly-in breakfast there are always planes on display. One year this clown was setting his kid on the wing of a Cherokee and having him run down the length of the wing and jump off the end. This was great fun until I stopped this idiot and showed him the damage to the wing and tip he had caused. He couldn't see any harm in what he was doing at all and was argumentative.
Its hard to be polite to some of these people.
I had a J 3 Cub at a show in Maine, for the non aviators a Piper Cub is covered in fabric (ceconite). Same problem as above, only they (kids)were climbing in and out kicking the side of the plane. Now, being the polite and agreeable man that I am, I very nicely, as in I had him by the throat, explained this was an antique aircraft and NOBODY is going to use it like a kids slide. He was not appreciative of the fact I was in his face, but I had no intention of moving an inch. When he saw the fire in my eyes he called his brats and promptly left.

You are always going to run into the know it all person. Laugh at them and ignore.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:25 PM   #25
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I had an Ultrlight Aircraft that I built and took it to a fly in. On the Static Display line I had sign on it that read:
Please do not play with this Aircraft, idle curiosity on your part could be catastrophic on my part.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:26 PM   #26
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I had a J 3 Cub at a show in Maine, for the non aviators a Piper Cub is covered in fabric (ceconite). Same problem as above, only they (kids)were climbing in and out kicking the side of the plane. Now, being the polite and agreeable man that I am, I very nicely, as in I had him by the throat, explained this was an antique aircraft and NOBODY is going to use it like a kids slide. He was not appreciative of the fact I was in his face, but I had no intention of moving an inch. When he saw the fire in my eyes he called his brats and promptly left.

You are always going to run into the know it all person. Laugh at them and ignore.


Using the door of a J3 as a kids slide wouldn't go over very well with me either. I'm a big fan of the J3, learned in one and still put at least 100 hrs/yr on one. I'll give anyone a ride, but, won't tolerate any abuse.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:45 PM   #27
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People who believe they know it all and profess they are real experts on Model 'A's.
Some of their remarks:
# All Model 'A's had 4 blade fans.
# All Model 'A's had 'drum' taillights.
# The 30/31 radiator shells and headlights were always chromed.
Other things.
# Must be worth over $500.00.
# When was it made 1910, 1939, or similar.
# Does it have any brakes?
# Have I had it from new?
# Ford made one of these every 10 seconds you know.
# They all had cast iron pistons.
# No one makes parts for these an more.
# I had a Model 'A' once and was told never to touch those funny levers behind the steering wheel.
Is it air conditioned? I tell them my 30 Phaeton with side curtains off is fully air conditioned.
And so on. Gets a bit tiresome after a while.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #28
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Weird but I don't want to know---An elderly lady elbows me and raises a brow "you know what I lost in that rumble?!!!"

Yeeeuu, too much information!!!

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Old 08-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #29
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People that say that my 30 coupe is a Shay.I have had 5-6 people call it one this summer.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #30
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Not me, but my WOFF from my RAAF days. He returned to his car at a shopping centre, and the lady parked next to him was using his boot lid as a parcel shelf for her groceries. He didn't say anything, just got in, started up, and then quickly drove off, spreading her groceries all over the road.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #31
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Well Skeezixx,
A local Presbyterian Pastor was in the shop and asked for a ride in my Model T.
Sure.
He had a seat and said no seat belts,
nope,
High center of gravity isn't it,
yep
Is it safe?
I asked, you believe in God don't ya..!
I punched it and we were off and running, <grin>
That's a good one!I'll have to remember it.

Another of my pet peeves is:

"How much did you pay for it?"

While I have several creative responses to this question my most inspired reply happened when a friend of mine and I were fueling up his 30 Tudor:

"Well, an elderly lady hired us to clean out her garage and under a pile of boxes and an old mattress we found this. When I asked her about it she said That goes too!"..............................We still charged her $200.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:51 PM   #32
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I'll start with the fact that the Hemmings Blog the OP started with WILL NOT OPEN. If you are looking for a pet peeve of mine I'll start with the opinion of some that I'm supost to be interested in EVERYTHING deamed "Collectable" by some unknown to me super now it all. There are PRE WWII Vehicles and POST WWII Vehicles, the early cars are seen on show fields the late model crap is in a WalMart lot, no offence to Walmart customers. Bob
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #33
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My pet peeve? How about "How much is it worth?" I usually answer "Pal, you don't have enough money."
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:50 PM   #34
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My pet peeve? How about "How much is it worth?" I usually answer "Pal, you don't have enough money."
I usually reply "About half what it cost me to make it look like it does."
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #35
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you know with my old truck people think its all original , to me i know it was missing parts and some were replaced with original parts but not the ones that the truck originally had , which to me is what Original means, i dont really get into it much with em i just let em believe what they want and share any interesting facts i can with them that they may or may not remember, they also always think its worth more than it is which i find funny because even though it is only worth less than 8 k its still more than they would afford to pay for it.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:53 PM   #36
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I can understand know-it-all commentators and unsupervised children being a pet peeve, but to get pissed at people's ignorance is crazy IMO. Those are 'teachable moments'...opportunities to foster the love of vintage automobiles/motoring in the hearts & minds of someone else. How many times do we read posts on this and other like-minded message boards lamenting the fact that the hobby is dying, club memberships are declining, and the privilege of operating these mechanical wonders on public roadways is slowly being legislated away? Perhaps if we took seriously the well-meaning yet ignorant questions of the unwashed the state of our hobby would be different. My 2 cents.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:02 PM   #37
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:12 PM   #38
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THOSE ^$%#$ (^(%&# PHILLIPS SCREWS!!! I HATE them all!
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:45 PM   #39
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Isn't it surposed to be black ?
How fast will it go?
What does it run on ?
Where do you get parts from ?
Has it got the V8 in it ?
Pity it isn't a Ford !!
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Pictures of kids towing Grandpa's car round the barn to start it with no mention of checking or changing the oil, much less dropping and cleaning out the pan, but "we got it runnin' "
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