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Old 12-29-2010, 04:18 PM   #61
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I don't think you can claim that you run bias plys "in all types of weather" when you live in Texas.

Perhaps you should see what my daily drive is like these days in Manitoba.
Yup, Texas ain't Manitoba or Sunny North Dakota. You can run 'em here, but even today, you would have tire chains on for just getting around, you would have to plug in the "headbolt heater" to help start the flat motor each morning, and a battery charge every week or so to make sure the old 6V is up to snuff because the generator won't keep her charged in the cold temperatures---Oh, Yeah--check the antifreeze, here it needs to be good to 40 degrees below zero farenheit.

Honestly---more power to you for driving the Ford! I think some more daily videos would help motivate more of us, and just help us enjoy the winter as you enjoy driving that car. I'm sure you bring lots of smiles and memories to the folks around Austin.

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Old 12-29-2010, 04:26 PM   #62
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Go easy when talking about late model pickup daily drivers. Nothing wrong with that either.

In fact, I bought Ryan's off him a few years back. :-)

Not near as cool as his "new" daily but it's been a good friend and I love it more than I figured I woould anything newer than 1959...

I'd offer to come help with the glass but the last glass swap I got involved in is being cleverly disguised with Hunnert Car Pileup stickers...
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:10 PM   #63
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yeh man! that video captures the feeling of drivin an old car. Now you know why us old farts like em stock. It took me right back to 1956 driving my 41 one owner Ford cpe. It ws like a brand new car compared to my old stock A bone. Now I got to get my 39 Century bak on the road.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:19 PM   #64
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Awesome. Jealous. Time I get a new daily driver.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:20 PM   #65
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Great choice in your daily. Nothing better than saving your hard earned $$$$ for something other than a car/truck payment.

Cant smell? Can u taste? Its interesting to me as one of the best things about Old cars are the smell of them. from interiors to engine compartments, to exhaust.

Have a great New Years..
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:39 PM   #66
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Ain't no sense in havin' a car if it's just gonna sit due to "not perfect" weather... this is Texas, any days a great day to drive your ride. Had co-workers call me crazy the other day for showing up to work in my roadster cuz outside temp was 37 degrees. Cold ain't nothing for a Dickies insulated suit. You keep drivin tha baby Ryan and I'll try to keep pace... Great video!
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:02 PM   #67
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Way to go man, you are livin the dream. Bias ply tires rock and dont let anyone tell you different. I wish I could get by with driving old cars to work but it is 80 miles round trip in the worst traffic snarled freeways in the twin cities. and quite frankly I dont trust those other drivers enough to drive my old cars. congrats for having a hot rod friendly commute!
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:07 PM   #68
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Great read, great ride , great thread! Congrats!!!
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:16 PM   #69
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I don't just love old cars, I L O V E old cars! cool video. peace
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:23 PM   #70
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Plus... it makes it really special when I do hop in one of my old cars and hit the key. The "difference" is resounding.

So... another question... is the coupe seem a little more "normal" or not as big of a difference now when you get it in?

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I'm curious along these lines as well, as I drive a stock 55 Buick 2dht as a daily as well, and whilst I enjoy it, it's certainly not my passion which is rodding (28rpu with flatty etc). It makes me wonder if you had've kept the wagon or even the single spinner given the circumstances, would they make you 'tick' the same way? do you find an emotional/enthusiasm balance of sorts with your cars?
What I'm getting at is that there was a time where I'd love to spend all day every day building & focusing on hot rods instead of a 'regular' job, however, these days I'm not so sure, as I want my 'interests' to be a distration to my daily endeavours (although complimenting them to a degree), and whilst I have narrowed my field down of sorts, there's still enough variation in my day that my passion remains strong without being 'flooded'?

Do you ever find yourself 'flooded'?

Regardless, you've seemed to have struck a fine balance, to which I commend you, embrace it and appreciate the beauty it offers.

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Old 12-29-2010, 06:40 PM   #71
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:12 PM   #72
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You're one lucky dude to be driving that every day.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:41 PM   #73
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Sweet ride. If it was mine I would put in some heated seats for the winter.

As for your stereo I think one of these would be dope.

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Old 12-29-2010, 07:43 PM   #74
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I'm curious along these lines as well, as I drive a stock 55 Buick 2dht as a daily as well, and whilst I enjoy it, it's certainly not my passion which is rodding (28rpu with flatty etc). It makes me wonder if you had've kept the wagon or even the single spinner given the circumstances, would they make you 'tick' the same way? do you find an emotional/enthusiasm balance of sorts with your cars?
What I'm getting at is that there was a time where I'd love to spend all day every day building & focusing on hot rods instead of a 'regular' job, however, these days I'm not so sure, as I want my 'interests' to be a distration to my daily endeavours (although complimenting them to a degree), and whilst I have narrowed my field down of sorts, there's still enough variation in my day that my passion remains strong without being 'flooded'?

Do you ever find yourself 'flooded'?

Regardless, you've seemed to have struck a fine balance, to which I commend you, embrace it and appreciate the beauty it offers.

Cheers,

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It's kind of funny... The '39 is so docile that when I hop in the a-coupe, it seems ruthlessly loud and fast. Of course, it's a flathead car too... so, it's not fast by any means, but it sure feels like it after driving the sedan daily.

As far as, the novelty of it all... I'm a little different than most. See, I'm sick. I don't think it's possible for me to grow tired of an old car. The novelty of driving the '39 (or any old car for that matter) just doesn't seem to wear off at all. I LOVE it every time I drive it.

I'm hesitant to admit to this, but I literally think about cars 95% of the time. I always have some silly shit in my mind wondering around...

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What would my coupe look like with indy car halibrands?

What will the coupe look like glossy when I get around to it?

Man, I would love to have a '38 cabriolet... How could I pull that off?

Hey, check out that Ferrari 308... I wonder what that thing would look like lowered with a set of modern rolling stock? It needs to be black... and those rubber bumpers have to go...

How come people hate PT Cruisers and HHRs so much? I think that one is rad...

etc...
I mean, I think about other things obviously... but shit like the above is always twirling around in my head as I do. I can't escape it. I've tried... I've tried to focus on other things, but my entire life it has always gone back to cars.

It's good and bad... Good in that I write about cars every day and because of my "condition," it never gets old. Bad in that I'm sure it pigeon holes me in a number of ways. I'm ok with that these days... It's just me. I suck at social situations, I suck at music, I suck at surfing, I suck at a lot of things... But I was fuckin' born to think about cars and I do it as well as just about anyone...

So, no. Driving the '39 every day has in no way quenched my thirst.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:44 PM   #75
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Sweet ride. If it was mine I would put in some heated seats for the winter.

As for your stereo I think one of these would be dope.

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Old 12-29-2010, 08:26 PM   #76
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That is one awesome ride. I believe I would enjoy going to work if I had that to drive everyday.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:26 PM   #77
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Great video Ryan! love the drive around Drippin'
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:29 PM   #78
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"I'm hesitant to admit to this, but I literally think about cars 95% of the time. I always have some silly shit in my mind wondering around..."

Cool story and video......and how fitting that the music is Steve Earle playing "Darlin' Commit Me" . Perfect.

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Old 12-29-2010, 08:32 PM   #79
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Thats "good livin"...keep enjoying it daily+
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:57 PM   #80
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The video is killer... thanks for the ride in the 39.
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