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Daily Driver Update: Hard Knocks

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

  1. Had the gen stop charging on the Falcon couple weeks ago. Learned that I had better stock up on normal wear items (brushes). Part of the cost of daily driving that which hasn't been built in 50 years.

    Belts is normal wear items :)


    P.S. My usual backup plan is a Triumph 955i Tiger (M/C). It is February, and I live near Chicago - guess how well THAT B/U plan worked??
  2. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,876


    Be careful Ryan, you gotta darn smart girl right there!! I think she's a keeper. Carp
  3. HA! Awesome.
  4. Those Texas cross-winds are no joke. Driving across Texas in the '35, with the windows up. Hit a gust coming from the driver's side, strong enough to blow THROUGH the car (remember, the windows are up) and pop the passenger side vent window open!
  5. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    You sold the '39...:eek:
  6. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    One thing that you could take from all this "disaster", maybe you should drive the A more.
  7. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 3,077

    Lone Star Mopar

    I'll trade you for a super reliable 94 Mazda.
  8. Better add a battery tender to go with that new battery in the Model A, since we don't want to see you stranded ever again!:D
  9. truckjim
    Joined: May 21, 2011
    Posts: 166


    And pop the hood on the riv once in a while! Fresh paint and it throws the belts? Shame! :mad:

    Driving my first car home in '67 had a gust move me from #1 to #2 on other side of the road into traffic. Real eye opener.:eek:

    Gotta love the ladies. They keep us in check.....:)
  10. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,909


    My latemodels cause me more grief plus they are more expensive to repair.
  11. 18n57
    Joined: Jun 29, 2007
    Posts: 577


    Marcie is gold man; she could be bustin' your balls for having anything to do with old cars. She could be screamin' for a new Mercedes.
    Course, if my '34 gives me trouble comin' to the Round-up, I'll be singing the blues............
  12. I have seen that look from my wife just hang your head down and yes dear is all you want to say.
  13. And pop the hood on the riv once in a while! Fresh paint and it throws the belts? Shame! :mad:

    Must be some pretty severe overspray? lol

    as my ol' man says , I feel for ya ,,,, cant seem to reach ya but I feel for ya , :) hope it all improves boss :) you don't even want to know what I get for responces from the wifey but shes a keeper too
  14. mgbtc
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
    Posts: 112


    Toady is the anniversary of my wife and me going on our first date. When we started dating, I drove a 1965 Pontiac that we had until last year. We have had literally hundreds of cars of all types, but always enjoyed driving the old fun ones the best. Granted, there is some sense of security in driving newer vehicles but as others have mentioned, when they leave you, you do not fix them your self. Thirty seven years later, we still drive old cars, even tonight, and we still enjoy them. Sounds like you have a good woman, hang on to her and your old iron.
  15. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    I'm just wondering when and what the next car is going to be after the Riv.

  16. See how badly we can all lose sight of reality ?.... The boss is bitching about both his hotrods letting him down , while this other poor schmuck is stuck driving his wife's freakin HONDA ! ... I know who I'm feeling sorry for ! :eek:

    JK !

  17. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    My sentiments,exactly!
  18. TexasDart
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 853


    Went around Austin on Monday on TX130 tollroad at about 85mph...the wind was gusting at about 50mph...two semi-trucks were on there sides. One was nice enough to land in the ditch the other one was completely across the 2 lanes of traffic.
    But TX130 sure is nice to get around Austin on.
  19. Engine-Ear
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 706

    Alliance Vendor

    Yeah, uhm, sorry (-ish) about your woes, Ryan. OK, not really... The earlier posts seem to have captured the mood in the room better than I can. Be sure your trunk has a couple sizes each of phillips & flat screw drivers, a 1/2" and 9/16" wrench and a tire iron. You'll correct the majority of your highway matters with these... ;-)

    Did I read "Throwing 3 belts at the same time"? As someone whose daily is a '62 Bonneville and our NEW car (piloted by Mrs Engine-Ear) is an '82 Jeep Wagoneer (has 4 belts), I am really curious HOW that happened, but that's fodder for another TJJ entry, I guess.
  20. If you had your pantyhose on (or in your trunk), you wouldn't have been stranded, ya big girl. :)
  21. eddie_zapien
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 277


    The wife of a car guy is a bizarre creature. They wont admit they love the cars you own untill you start bitchin about "this old car thing"
    Its one of the reasons I love my wife so much

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