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Old 12-29-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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It's hard to believe that I've been driving this old thing every day for over a year now. When I first started this little adventure, I figured it would be a real test of my dedication to old cars. I imagined constant mechanical problems, long battle...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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Use my little savings pot for a down and start making payments on a new truck. It would have been the responsible thing to do.
How is putting yourself in debt the "responsible" thing to do????

You made the right choice.....
The "stress" from city driving an old car is easily outweighed by the thumbs up from others and the affect that an old car has on the senses.....
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:53 AM   #3
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That's just a great looking car... I wouldn't take it to the salvage yard to load up parts, but I'd drive it daily!!! Nice job Ryan!
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:53 AM   #4
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You set an example for the rest of us.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:54 AM   #5
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You have it made...
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:56 AM   #6
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I'm sure jealous... wish I had time to get something going that I could drive daily as my "modern" daily car is on its last leg...

thanks for the inspiration
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:04 AM   #7
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.......Your a lucky man......get to ride a cool car all year round....I've got a 39 coupe thats on the road about 8 months......Damm snow and salt keeps inside in the winter in Wisconsin......Glad that motor overhaul is working out for you......really enjoyed your last adventure road trip.....Big Bad John
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:16 AM   #8
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I love your rush hour traffic. I'm like you. I get nervous as shit when I get caught in traffic. There is nothing like cruising down the road in an old car.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:03 AM   #9
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awesome...ya gotta drive 'em...by the way can you pick up some milk on the way home
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:03 AM   #10
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I've been at it for over a year as well. I think you got the '39 soon after I got the F1 home and on the road. (last November) If you remember I had a lot of electrical issues last winter. I finally got that stuff worked out and everything has been fine.

I'll be taking notes on the iPod install. Planning to do some pretty serious highway miles this coming year so I'll need music.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:05 AM   #11
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why couldn't you have made the 38 a daily driver? do you still have it.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:23 AM   #12
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Nice read, Ryan.

Re: the glass, nothing worse than dreading/delaying a job unnecessarily... the voice of experience here ()... shout if you need a hand.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:41 AM   #13
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An old saying... "The difference between adversity and adventure is attitude".

I drove (and owned) only old cars for over thirty years. I also had the good fortune to live in rural or small towns most of my life. Americans are so connected to their cars that the type of car actually affects our attitude more than we know. Today's cars isolate us from all natural sounds and atmosphere. Bikers understand that. And if you're open to it, driving a nice old car seems to heighten your senses while slowing down your pace. Just let all those leased Beemers sail on by in cell phone bliss.

Of course we're talkin' about a well sorted, reasonably maintained old car like that '39. A POS of any year is still a POS and hurts the mind!
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An old saying... "The difference between adversity and adventure is attitude".

I drove (and owned) only old cars for over thirty years. I also had the good fortune to live in rural or small towns most of my life. Americans are so connected to their cars that the type of car actually affects our attitude more than we know. Today's cars isolate us from all natural sounds and atmosphere. Bikers understand that. And if you're open to it, driving a nice old car seems to heighten your senses while slowing down your pace. Just let all those leased Beemers sail on by in cell phone bliss.

Of course we're talkin' about a well sorted, reasonably maintained old car like that '39. A POS of any year is still a POS and hurts the mind!
You are so right.I ride my old bike or drive the cruiser and I'm in MY Zone.There's more than 1 lane,go the f#@k around kinda bliss is what I have.

BTW Ryan,When I had my Cord 810,I bought a boom box and set it in the boot.When i was at a car show,I'd park it in the trunk.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:29 AM   #15
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Who's the song by ??
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Steve Earle, Darlin' Commit Me
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:34 AM   #17
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Great story, have enjoyed the posts about the rebuild. The video and song at the end was the icing on the cake. Wonderful, just wonderful.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:39 AM   #18
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goddam, brought a tear to my eyes! i used to look over my dad's shoulder when he was driving his 41 ford. I always watched the guages, see if it was going 70 or what. Had mud roads then, I can stilll hear that flathead V8 singin' as the old man cused, my mom prayed, that we would make it home without getting stuck. So much for religion.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:52 AM   #19
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Dave Ramsey would be proud of you! Payments are gay.

And you need a radio..........gotta listen to Sean Rima on the Big Talker!
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:56 AM   #20
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Thanks for a great read, and bringing back memories of my old daily drivers.
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