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Daily Driver Update: Hard Knocks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,701

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,595

    from Garner, NC

    I'm siding with Marcie on this one. :)
  3. Yeah, she pretty much nailed it!:) Gotta love a woman that can keep things in perspective.
  4. Gotta love the women that will tell you like it is...

  5. Acme Speed Shop
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 1,755

    Acme Speed Shop
    from so cal

    Keep Marcie. Keep the cars. It's a LOVE/HATE thing some days.
  6. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,775


    No pity here, Champ. :D
  7. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,721

    from Nebraska

    Ah, no big deal! Late-models can let us down at times, too... and we can't always fix them ourselves. You can handle this, I have faith.

  8. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    So, trying to get this out nicely, for a day you turned into a wussie?:confused::D You're forgiven and so are all the other people and I mean ALL, who have ever broken done and cursed their old car.

    Hell, I've had weeks like that. Driving a T Bucket for a daily is probably not the smartest thing to do, but for me it takes the edge off the day. When it breaks or I get into a situation where a full sized "normal" car would have no trouble, I remind myself of the life I've chosen. I pick myself up, wash the "wussie" out of my mouth, appoligize to my T and roll on. Wouldn't have it any other way.

    I do get a kick out of speeding by a stranded driver in a "normal" car.:cool: Especially, new Camaros and Mustangs. Those new car guys look so stupid leaning under a hood filled with plastic covers and computer boxes. Like, they WISH they knew what the hell was going on under there.:D
  9. bgbdlinc
    Joined: Jan 11, 2002
    Posts: 522


    ....women have amazing perceptions, should know that by now...
  10. Limey Kid
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,024

    Limey Kid

    Quit you damn whining and get out there and fix them both.
    Sheesh, kids today don't know they're born!! :)
    The real difference here is that YOU can FIX both of your cars. If the Beemer had left you stranded,you would have needed to take it to the dealership to get it fixed:(
    Modern cars are great and dependable, most of the time. They are complicated, and need specialist tools to diagnose the (often) electrical problems. They lack soul!
    You have two great cars. Just like any relationship, it needs/they to be maintained. There will be times when cuss words are said, things are made right, and all is well again in our lives!
    Bloody 'ell, I'm a hot rod guy, but I sounded all touchy feely there for a minute:)
  11. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,541


    Literally laughed out loud when I read the last line of that. :D
  12. You know where they say you can find sympathy right?
  13. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,440

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Haha – I can totally picture the smirk and hear the tone.
  14. Hey, maybe the answer is you need more old cars in the stable. You just didn't have enough to pick from on this pariticular day.:D
  15. You have been lucky Boss,,the more old cars you have the greater the possibility of them ganging up on you and at the same time!:rolleyes:

    Recently all 3 of my hot rods were out of commission,my daughter wrecked my wife's shop van and all we had to depend on running was my 90's straight drive Ford truck and I'm propped up with a fractured ankle and can't drive,,,:mad:

    Every now & then we all have a dark cloud hover overhead and the only saving grace the sun will come out again,,maybe not tomorrow but it will come out eventually.I still love my old cars. HRP
  16. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,695


    You gots to suffer if you wants to sing da blues.
  17. sinticket
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 579



    Come on could be much worse!
  18. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 6,015


    Hahaha. On my way home (after the wind knocked the power out at my office) I passed you when you were in your coupe. Rough times bud.
  19. Darwin
    Joined: Oct 14, 2002
    Posts: 505


    The mean streets of Drippin'? Good one Ryan. There's a clear and present danger of getting a hot decaf mocha latte being spilled on you or someone turning beserker because his WiFi connection failed.
  20. HotRodToomer
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 857


    It's not a weekend hobby, it's what drives us.

    Spent $1,500 to rebuild the Hydro trans, lasted a year.
    (60% of that year was adding 2 QT fluid every week)

    Ran out of gas in the WORST spot on a blind curve in the woods, boiled the trans on the highway, stalled out and couldn't restart in Woodward traffic, dropped the engine on my hand, E.R. 3 times with rust in my eye (Safety glasses on), scars on my hands/arms & I'm not done yet!

    But every time I walk outside and see it in the driveway, I crack a smile.
  21. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
    Posts: 2,413


    Our daily drivers, Hers is the Galaxie!
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  22. Hahaha! Burn!

    Your wife got ya!
  23. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,642


    Tough love all around. Most of us need a Keeper, and we're reminded why often. :)
  24. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Buy a weight set and a mountain bike. It's time to train. Sweat, metabolic rate and blood pump. Change is good.
  25. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,701

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I totally forgot to add the wind to my bitch session... Jesus man - that wind was incredible.

    I took the convict hill shortcut in an effort to avoid traffic on my way home. As I was coming on top of the hill, a gust nailed me and literally picked up the model-a and sat it in the oncoming lane. No shit. Swear to god. I'm lucky to be alive today to bitch about everything I have to bitch about.
  26. Moe
    Joined: Dec 2, 2003
    Posts: 197


    Great post ... On rolling in Dripping.
    It can get real in the hood ... :D
  27. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,117


    Go drown your sorrows in some good BBQ!
  28. Good girl Marcie!
  29. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 6,015


    I believe you. There were a couple times where I could've sworn it moved my wife's honda just a tad. Your coupe has to weigh half what that thing does.
  30. Do Good Jr.
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 106

    Do Good Jr.
    from texas

    I would be more than happy to relieve you of your Model A. I wouldn't want you to have to go through that again !

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app

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