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Hot Rods Lending a helping hand

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. I got a phone call this morning from a gentleman who was broke down on the interstate but had made it to the rest area about 16 miles from me, he said he had a old NSRA fellow pages and saw I lived in Anderson, South Carolina so thought he would try calling.

    I ask what the problem was and he said he thought it was the alternator, so I grabbed few tools and took off, I found him parked in the shade and introduced myself, they were on their way to Charleston for his wife to have treatments at the medical university.

    Jim looked to be in his 80's driving a very nice '57 Chevy, when I opened the hood it didn't take long to find the problem, the fix was simple the bolt that holds the alternator bracket was loose and alternator had slid and the belt was about to come off, I suppose the fellow was just tired and worried about his wife and just didn't know what to do, when I was sure the alternator was charging, I sent them on their way.

    He wanted to pay me for the help but I refused and told him I had been helped in the past and I am just paying it forward. HRP
  2. moonman29
    Joined: Apr 2, 2010
    Posts: 169


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  3. Good on you.....karma baby!
  4. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 938

    ken bogren

    You're a good man HRP, and a tribute to the old car hobby.

  5. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,552

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Always enjoy helping out others when I can also. Good on you HRP!!!
    We do need to be more on the look out for fakes now days,so not too be taken.
  6. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,683


    Good feeling for both of you I'm sure!:)
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  7. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,677


    Your ears will burn for days. The gentleman telling about the young man coming to his rescue. Salatue to HRP
  8. 50 customcoupe
    Joined: May 8, 2011
    Posts: 412

    50 customcoupe

    Good for you HRP. You have a blessing coming your way. A lot of people would have charged the man to help him. Thank You from Kentucky for what you done. Ray...
  9. I would like to think the majority of the Hambers have or will help someone that is having car trouble, I was able to help a fellow Hamber several years ago. HRP
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2019
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  10. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,364

    jim snow

    As someone that has been on both ends of this deal. Good on you. Karma Dan. Snowman
  11. You and I both Jim, and thank you. HRP
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  12. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,377

    from Ok

    The fellow pages have helped me a couple of times and allowed me to help someone once. There has never been a time when either myself or someone traveling with me has needed help that there has not been help come along. It usually has led to a pleasant experience.
  13. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,702

    Jalopy Joker

    Cool - the way that it is supposed to be done, right? - of course you have to be careful for yourself - years back a OT car was stalled at a traffic signal in the middle lane - stop to see if I could help push it to side off road - we both pushed - at one point he had to jump in to steer - pushed by myself - when he was out of harms way I went to walk away and both of my legs froze up and just fell forward - in trying to stop myself my left forearm took the brunt of the fall - had to go to Doctor to check out - chipped bone in elbow - had arm in a sling for a while - lucky that my Boss gave me work to do for a one arm bandit - guy with disabled car never checked on me
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  14. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,715


    Very nice of you, HRP!
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  15. [QUOTE="
    We do need to be more on the look out for fakes now days,so not too be taken.[/QUOTE]

    And THAT is a crying shame.

    Thanks HRP, for being you.

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  16. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,912

    dirty old man
    Member Emeritus

    Danny, knowing you ,I'm not at all surprised at your response to a cry for help.
    But I'm also concerned for your safety in these changing times and attitudes from what you and I grew up in.
    Might consider next time taking a friend along on these rescue missions?
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2019
  17. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,583

    from oregon

    Good on ya Danny!
    By the way, I need help..........lots of help.;)
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  18. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,428

    from ohio

    I am about the same age as you Danny and I have also been on both sides of helping out and being helped. These days I am a little more careful when walking up to a stranded motorist, I probably have locked my wallet in my car and have a little something in my pocket just in case. I hate it that the times have changed so much but you never know what you might get into.
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  19. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,181


    It's a shame we've come to that, but in these times, I'd take two friends - Smith and Wesson !
  20. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,787


    Sounds like you're "one-of-the-good-guys!"
    Nice job.
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  23. Unique Rustorations
    Joined: Nov 15, 2018
    Posts: 623

    Unique Rustorations

    Nice work HRP!! A month ago there was a thread about helping others and the protection cameras give those that do stop to help. I bought two camera sets (front and rear) and should have one installed this week. In your case seeing the relief of his face when you fixed it would have been worth the cost!! Regards, Randy

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  24. Danny, this is no surprise! I agree, all the HAMBers I have met, I belive would do the same. Saying a prayer for the Gentleman's Wife and a safe return trip!
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  25. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,427

    from Michigan

    Good thread to read first thing on a Sunday morning. Food for the soul.

    Sometimes we help, sometimes vicey-vercy. No man is an island. We all need and support each other more than we realize... in so many ways. It's the best part of life. We all need to take good care of ourselves and be the best we can be... so that we'll be in good position to help others when the need arises. And in doing so, we are the recipients. May it always be our purpose... our obligation... our joy and fulfillment even.

    Danny, thank you for being the person that you are and setting such a fine example. I'm happy to call you and everybody here, friend.

    Everybody have a good Sunday!

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  26. Fantastic, well done! I have found that nothing makes you feel better than helping some one in need. Except maybe when you are the one being helped. Restores your faith in humanity.
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  27. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,744


    Now that is a great story! Fellow pages, who knew? Well done Danny.
  28. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,185


    I've lost track of how many people I have helped over the years. I hand made a retaining pin for a kid who was repairing his brakes in the Safeway grocery store parking lot out of a nail a while back when after hauling him to two parts houses we couldn't find one. Pulled my floor jack out of the trunk for another guy with a flat in the same parking lot one day when he didn't have a jack that was worth a hoot in the car. (bought used wrong jack) .
    I used to be in the fellow pages years ago but you would end up calling the wrong number on that back when my NSRA membership number was 1551. That was when I lived in Texas.

    I don't think I'd be too worried about someone who called me from an old fellow page book.

    I've been on the other end too. Had a guy haul me to a parts house and back to the truck when I was broke down on the side of the road a few years ago with the 48. He even stayed with me until I got it back together and fired up.
  29. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,882

    from Indy

    good job Danny. NSRA Fellow Pages are a must to have
  30. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 964

    from landis n c

    Good deeds are done from the heart and they help you sleep good at night....
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