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Old 08-17-2011, 08:51 AM   #1
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Default Amish Hot Rodders



A recent emergency survey of our field-sources here at The Jalopy Journal indicates a firestorm of lunacy brewing on the hot rod front... AGAIN. Failure to prepare for this madness could tax our resources incredibly - maybe even to a breaking point. ...

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Old 08-17-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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You're such a clever writer

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Old 08-17-2011, 08:58 AM   #3
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Started in 1951 and still going on today? What a radical bunch. Next thing ya know they will have windshields and gas heaters in the cab.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:02 AM   #4
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I think that was Caleb Milner's old ride...one of the first to run big and littles..used to have the fastest rig in the whole valley
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:11 AM   #5
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Oh yeah,the Amish have always know that there is no substitute for Big Horsepower and a small striped down vehicle,,they get down the road a lot faster. HRP

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:30 AM   #6
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Yeah, the Amish aren't that bad. But those Mennonites, you really gotta keep your eye on them...ha, just kidding. I got a ride, from an Amish man in a buggy, years ago. Car broke down, causin trouble, out in the boon docks. No celly back in the mid 90's, so I started walking. Guy was heading in the other direction, but insisted on giving me a lift into town. Never got sanctamonious with me and absolutely wouldn't take any money for it, just told me to have a nice day.
What did I say about the "quirky odds and ends" you find.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:46 AM   #7
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Oh yeah,the Amish have always know that there is no substitute for Big Horsepower and a small striped down vehicle,,they get down the road a lot faster. HRP

You had better be wearing your rain gear sitting that low behind that kind of horsepower. There is a reason those buggies ride so high.

I've delivered logs to an Amish sawmill and they are a little different. They can't have electricity but they did have three big diesel engines powering the mill. They could have a phone but not on their property, They had a little old camper across the road on the neighbor's property. They had built steps over the fence to access it. The mill's bathroom was simply a piece of hollow wood sat on end. Strictly for #2, I had to go bad enough to use it one day. You were just out there in the open for God and all to see. So much for modesty.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:34 AM   #8
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You had better be wearing your rain gear sitting that low behind that kind of horsepower. There is a reason those buggies ride so high.

Especially if it's a "gasser".
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:54 AM   #9
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Oh yeah,the Amish have always know that there is no substitute for Big Horsepower and a small striped down vehicle,,they get down the road a lot faster. HRP

Is this picture taken In Shipshewana Indiana? I live like 10 miles from this store if this is the Indiana store.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:24 AM   #10
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I think that was Caleb Milner's old ride...one of the first to run big and littles..used to have the fastest rig in the whole valley

LMAO! Oh man...that's funny.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:43 AM   #11
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I think that was Caleb Milner's old ride...one of the first to run big and littles..used to have the fastest rig in the whole valley
Wasn't Milner's ride yellow and the horses had bobbed tails? It seems I remember something about the bobbed tails gave them better traction at higher speeds
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:50 PM   #12
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Wasn't Milner's ride yellow and the horses had bobbed tails? It seems I remember something about the bobbed tails gave them better traction at higher speeds
Thats the one wasnt called a hotrod though was a hot spud and Milner worked out you could beat the oposition by bobbing the horses tail so it did not get in the way when he jammed the hot spud under it man you should have seen it go
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:04 AM   #13
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Itīll be like "Ben Hur"!
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:06 AM   #14
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What do you call a guy with his arm up a horses ass?



An Amish mechanic.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:10 AM   #15
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Hey, the Vagabonds happen to claim Kerry as our own and also as the Worlds Fastest Mennonite!
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:15 AM   #16
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I really had no idea what to expect when I saw the thread title... I still don't know what to think about it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:19 AM   #17
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"stripped the bodies from their buggies,
mounted seats on the front axles..."


Hmmmm, a four wheel sulky How ingenious

Damn krazy kidz and their new fangled buggies
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:23 AM   #18
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They are also into custom work as seen with the stretched limo here and built by the late Boyd C.Yoder. HRP


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Old 08-17-2011, 09:19 AM   #19
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To quote a famous orator of our time. " Now thats funny right there, I don't care what anybody says".
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:19 AM   #20
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...and some of the 'more priveleged' infidels are reported to be reviving the flathead!

look in our own yard...
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