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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Smitty's32, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Smitty's32
    Joined: Dec 31, 2011
    Posts: 131


    This may be off topic but I'll post it anyway. Someone will delete it if it's not proper. Car guys are some really good people. Was on the way to Goodguys in Des Moines on July 4th traveling Rt 34 west. Just went through Mount Pleasant, Iowa and was out in the middle of nowhere. Went down a hill and started up a long grade and when I gave it a little more gas I got the "whaaaaaaa" that you get when you're running out of gas. You know the sound I mean. But I had 3/4 of a tank. Had to keep easing back on the gas to keep it running and losing speed until right at the crest of the hill it died completely. Shoved in the clutch and coasted off the side and as amazing luck would have it there was a frontage road and right on the corner was an autobody shop/used car lot. Nothing else in sight for as far as you could see and I stopped 100 yards from this place. With a T-bucket and a '55 Chevy gasser type in the front row of the lot, I knew this was a real lucky place to be. I barely got the hood up when the shop owner came across the road to see if I needed help. We checked and had plenty of fuel pressure and the filter wasn't plugged. He went and got a 4x4 mule and a strap and pulled me across the road and up to his shop. Not gas, had to be spark. That's when we discovered the in-cap GM HEI coil was hot enough to fry eggs on. Rapidly failing spark mimics running out of gas real well. He went into his shop and came back out with a used HEI coil and tools. With the replacement coil installed the car fired right up. He gave me his card with his cell phone number and told me if I had any more trouble before I got to Des Moines to give him a call and he would come out with a trailer and get me. He spent a half hour getting me going and absolutely refused to take any money for the coil or for his time. The whole ordeal could have been a major pain if he hadn't been right there to make it a minor bump in the road. So, if any of you guys in that area don't already know it, Jim Redmann of Lockridge is good people.
  2. McFly
    Joined: Oct 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,166


    He sounds like a great guy. Cool story!!
  3. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,981

    from Michigan

    Awesome. Nothin' wrong with giving the good guys some credit.
  4. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,684

    from Oregon

    That's the kind of story that renews my faith in people! Thanks for posting it!

  5. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


  6. Not OT to me! It's nice to hear stories like this.
  7. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,266

    Cliff Ramsdell

    Great ending to a great story. Thanks.

    Cliff Ramsdell
  8. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    That's awesome. I'd be sending that cool cat a bottle of his favorite vino, or something. Cool people like that are hard to find.
  9. xhooligan_skeeterx
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
    Posts: 54


    Great story glad to hear it
  10. It's great to read this, it helps restore our faith in humanity. The world would be a better place, if everyone had a "help others" attitude like the "car people" of the world.;)
  11. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    I tend to believe when things like this happen it's no coincidence.

    Either you had angels pushing you to the top of that hill or karma made a house call.
  12. Send him a case of something!:cool: Great Story.
  13. KIRK
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 384


    Don't see why this should be OT. Nothing better then hearing about good guys like this helping somebody. We need more people like this these days.
  14. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


    Awesome story!!! Good to hear there are people out there that are still willing to help.
  15. dorf
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,087

    from ohio

    good for jim. not to take anything away from what he did but he sounds like an ordinary gearhead and to me that is a compliment .
  16. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,324

    from MB, SC

    That is awesome. My buddy scharleyride and myself feel the same about Gregg Pelicer on the HAMB here. There are still good people out there. Just need to "Pay it Forward" when and where you can!
  17. Smitty's32
    Joined: Dec 31, 2011
    Posts: 131


    I'll definitely be sending something, just haven't decided what to send yet.
  18. Smitty's32
    Joined: Dec 31, 2011
    Posts: 131


    I had similar thoughts at the time. It was strange. I was half expecting Rod Serling to step out of the shadows.
  19. Belive it or not there are lot's of great people like that here in the midwest.
  20. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,191


    A refreshing event in a screwed up world. Things like this remind us that there is still a glimmer of hope.
  21. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    There still out there...real car guys...
  22. snapper
    Joined: Jan 4, 2004
    Posts: 531

    from PNW

    >>>With a T-bucket and a '55 Chevy gasser type in the front row of the lot.>>>

    How much were the cars?

    Just kidding, glad he got you up & going quickly & for n/c, great people.
  23. stlouisgasser
    Joined: Sep 4, 2005
    Posts: 671


    Mail him a gift card for a nice restaurant to let him know how much you appreciate his help!
  24. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    My thoughts exactly----thanks.
  25. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,245


    kind of story that reminds us all there are a lotta great people out there!
  26. robertsregal
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 743


    Great story and always nice to hear about good people!!!
  27. Super Streak
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
    Posts: 267

    Super Streak
    from Florida

    It's great to hear that there are people out there like that. In my time I've run in to the ones that take advantage of a situation to rip you off of all they can. Good guys like that should be rewarded some how.
  28. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 665

    Dave Rondou

    Now that's a good guy. Thanks for posting.
  29. Rod Serling!!! LMAO!

    Always like to hear stories like this.

  30. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,536


    That's what Hot Rods are all about bringing good people together to make the world a better place! I'd send him a new pick up coil to have in stock for the next poor fella and maybe a gift card for a decent dinner some where near him!

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