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#4727 - 05/30/10 08:50 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Rod]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: Rod
Corvairs; 1 gallon of gas and 1 quart of oil.Drive 15 miles pull over and put in another quart of oil that was blown all over the inside of its rear compartment engine.

Obviously spoken from experience! The other thing I recall was replacing the fan belt regularly.

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#4733 - 05/31/10 04:47 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: AlanK]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
My first wheels were a '68 Roadrunner with a 426 Hemi (at age 16 - talk about too much car for a driver's experience level). It was used, of course, and pretty much run ragged when I got it in 1973, but I thought I was cool. Between the nearly-blown valves, the thirsty carb, and a teenager's driving habits, I was lucky to get 6-8 mpg. Sucked down a quart of oil a week as well. And this was during the Arab Oil Embargo when gas prices had doubled overnight. I couldn't afford to drive it much more than to school and back. But I had to drive it to school - and rev up those Cherry Bombs!

Wish I still had that car. Or even just the engine block. The photo below scrolls across my monitor several times daily to remind me of what an idiot I was for letting it go:



And 'Tude, you really rocked it with this thread you started! I went back and leisurely reviewed the entire thing with my coffee this morning - your initial post is just about the funniest thing I've ever read! Steve, the Chat Room was a great idea. I suspect this thread will go on for a long, long time.

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#4748 - 05/31/10 07:07 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bulldog34]
quillansculpture Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 558
Loc: Murrieta, CA
Okay Bulldog.....beat this. My FIRST car was a 1965 Cadillac Convertable with a 429. Leather seats, automatic everything. I loved opening the top at a street light. I not only "thought" I was the coolest. I was! The girls loved it. I blew up the engine within a year.
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#4749 - 05/31/10 07:37 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: quillansculpture]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Awesome car Bulldog. My first car was a hand me down 61 Ford Comet station wagon with a 170 cc engine. Talk about a pile of crap.I worked and saved enough to buy the coolest 64 Ford Van in the San Fernando Valley.Smokey Metalic Gray with blue pin stripping and deep dish Crager wheels.Raised in the back and completely wood paneled with cabinets and carpeted floor.It was a bad assed surfer van.

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#4750 - 05/31/10 08:15 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Rod]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Here is a cool toy of mine speaking of old.1958 Ford Panel Truck.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/docrodneydog/sets/72157624053948199/

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#4754 - 05/31/10 10:28 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Rod]
quillansculpture Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 558
Loc: Murrieta, CA
So that was YOU cruising Van Nuys Blvd on Wednesday night!

What'd you need a carpeted floor for..........
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#4757 - 05/31/10 11:02 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: quillansculpture]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7527
Loc: Fresno, CA
quillansculpture wrote:
> I blew up the engine within a year.

LOL!

Reminds me of a story I heard back then: Some teenagers were horsing around with daddy's Cad. They found out that they could rev the engine in neutral, then pop it into drive, and lay rubber. Only the last time, they not only laid rubber. Major parts fell out all over the road. grin

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#4765 - 06/01/10 05:47 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: quillansculpture]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
Originally Posted By: quillansculpture
Okay Bulldog.....beat this. My FIRST car was a 1965 Cadillac Convertable with a 429. Leather seats, automatic everything. I loved opening the top at a street light. I not only "thought" I was the coolest. I was! The girls loved it. I blew up the engine within a year.


And I'm sure you blew it in L.A style - Sunset Strip or Hollywood Blvd? No, wait - Mulholland! Near the Hollywood sign!

After the Roadrunner finally gave up the ghost, I drove an Olds Delta 88 for a number of years. Talk about going from cool to drool.


Originally Posted By: Rod
Here is a cool toy of mine speaking of old.1958 Ford Panel Truck.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/docrodneydog/sets/72157624053948199/


Rod, that's a beauty! Did you retore it yourself? You and DUG should drag some day! smile

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#4780 - 06/01/10 12:07 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bulldog34]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Bought it restored. I have no mechanical or body work skills, for cars that is.

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#5379 - 06/21/10 09:11 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Rod]
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
JUST FOR YOU OLDE DUDES (this thread is mostly foreign to me, but I betcha you boyZ will recognize some of the stills)

Patienza! It starts a bit slow

http://yeli.us/Flash/Fire.html
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#5380 - 06/21/10 10:19 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bee]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7527
Loc: Fresno, CA
Good one Bee. Over 14 million views, too. Pretty nice video.

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#5383 - 06/22/10 06:31 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bee]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
Great find Bee! The complexity of those lyrics is, to me, just sheer genius. When our daughter was 7 she absolutely fell in love with it - she could sing the whole thing, but of course didn't have a clue what any of it was about.

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#5511 - 06/27/10 05:13 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bulldog34]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2240
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Hob-nailed boots:



Anybody here (besides me) ever use these for rock-climbing?
Note the 4 nasty carbide-steel fangs crimped on near the front!
I can report, however, that running & sliding on steel plate street covers at night is awesome.
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#5513 - 06/27/10 06:36 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: wagga]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
You CAN'T bring up the old hob-nailed boot - with a Bulldog around - without getting this classic Munson call from the UGA/UT game of 2001 . . .


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#5514 - 06/27/10 06:50 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: wagga]
CMC2 Offline


Registered: 11/04/09
Posts: 160
Loc: CO
I had a pair of hobnailed boots in 1948-1949. Used them mainly on trails, including a section of the John Muir Trail,
but did some minor class 2-3 mt climbs too,not any rock climbing. Mine were 2nd hand from a surplus store and not nearly as pretty as the ones you display.

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#5515 - 06/27/10 08:14 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga

Hobnail boots? Flip 'em over so we can check 'em for multicolored mirrors.

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#5520 - 06/28/10 04:27 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: AlanK]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2240
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
The "Packing Heat" thread was shut down.
So, no happiness.
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#5526 - 06/28/10 08:09 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga
The "Packing Heat" thread was shut down.
So, no happiness.
And that's too bad -- it was a fun thread and a perfect destination for this conversation.

Bang bang shoot shoot

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#5532 - 06/28/10 09:47 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: AlanK]
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
The "Packing Heat" thread was shut down.
So, no happiness.
And that's too bad -- it was a fun thread and a perfect destination for this conversation.

Bang bang shoot shoot


Wow -- I know that I do not make the age requirement to understand most of what is discussed on this thread, but now I am really flummoxed.
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#5533 - 06/28/10 10:00 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bee]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2240
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
You're not a girl who misses much!

It's in the Old Dude's Card test.

Alternatively, you could look up the lyrics for "Happiness is a Warm Gun".


Edited by wagga (06/28/10 10:04 AM)
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