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Old 01-14-2014, 11:39 PM   #141
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Pet Peeve no 1: Squirrelly Parts Houses..... I wont mention names.....

Pet Peeve no 2: Squirrelly repair shops ..... but there some real good ones .

Pet Peeve no 3: Guys who will come up and tell me how the "rodded" an A.

Pet Peeve no 4: Did you drive that here?

Pet Peeve no 5: Some son of a gun will leave my drivers door swinging open after looking at the car when it's parked and I'm eating lunch.

Pet Peeve no 6. Same as above except its the Motometer which is screwed down hard. But they try to take it bend it.

I'll stop......
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:37 AM   #142
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I'm with Tom W. and the others who don't mind if asked. Asking the cost is one of the "Buying signs" that indicate interest. The person is interested and is curious about the costs. Whether or not they follow through pretty much depends on a lot of subsequent factors. But at that moment, he likes what he sees and he's wondering. I never saw the presumed "rudeness" of asking the cost of something. What do you want, for me to remain in the dark and stupid?
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:53 AM   #143
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How fast will it go?

I tell them 0 To 50 in 5 minutes.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:06 AM   #144
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When I have the T and get the how fast will it go question I point to the sign on the rear.
I don't have a plan for the A yet !
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:59 AM   #145
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Those who refer to the "zero" ("0") as an "Oh" (the letter O) when citing a number...I do it...we all do it!

Such as A390..."A-Three-Nine-Oh".

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Old 01-17-2014, 10:43 AM   #146
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Someone sticking almost there whole body in your car and leaning on it when the tops down, disrespectful!
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:55 AM   #147
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V8 points in a model A distributor.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:11 AM   #148
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Referring to a "5-window" Model A Coupe in "For Sale" ads.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:17 AM   #149
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"What did you pay for it?"
"Well this one I had to put a lot of money into fixing it up but you can buy one that is driveable for about $........"
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:32 PM   #150
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Those who refer to the "zero" ("0") as an "Oh" (the letter O) when citing a number...I do it...we all do it!

Such as A390..."A-Three-Nine-Oh".

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You meant to say "A-Three-Ninety" right?
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:28 PM   #151
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You meant to say "A-Three-Ninety" right?
OK...Five-Oh-Nine (509)

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Old 01-17-2014, 08:29 PM   #152
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Someone sticking almost there whole body in your car and leaning on it when the tops down, disrespectful!
Or with the top up and a cigirette in his hand!

NOT GOOD!

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Old 01-18-2014, 03:17 PM   #153
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I also agree with Texas Tom. I never mind telling what I paid for something. Sometimes I get a real bargain and sometimes I find out I paid too much. It's all fun and I can't take it with me, so just try to enjoy what you can afford to buy. BTW, the other day I bought a nice older Delta/Rockwell jointer/planer with factory stand and motor and even a dust collector for $24. This was at a second hand store, and I just happened to be at the right place at the right time. It even has a RED V belt.
I invented a fun reply when asked "What did it cost you" while filling up at a gas station:

"Well, a little old lady hired me to clean out her garage, I found this in it under a pile of boxes. When I asked her about it she replied that goes too.
I charged her $200"
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:37 PM   #154
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Tom, 1.- the used car lot has a car for sale the price needs to be known and 2.-I bet they never tell you what they paid for it
Now that is a good point! Wish I had thought of it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:08 PM   #155
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"WOW that car must be worth 80 thousand or 100 thousand dollars.".............long pause.....................nope she's worth 250 thousand!
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:12 AM   #156
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Cream wheels with white wall tires looks like hell ..model A were always black tires in the day..sc
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