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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bob Galet, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Bob Galet
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 55

    Bob Galet

    Tonight me and my buddy were coming home from a party when we noticed something laying on the side of the road. We both looked at each other in disbelief, and we turned around and went back to inspect it. We got out of the car and by damn, there was a complete 350, minus oil pan, valve covers, and intake, laying on the shoulder of the road. We figured it must have fell off a scrap truck or something so we loaded it up on my truck and brought it home. Havent gotten around to taking it apart yet.
    What kind of "wierd find" stories do you guys have?
  2. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    Sort of a kind ... but somewhat different ...

    I was driving my red 65 Corvette ... many, many years ago and stopped at a station to get a soft drink. The guy running the station asked if I wanted to buy a spare ? I asked why and he said he had a guy get some gas and left his spare ... as a deposit a few weeks back and had not returned. He wanted his 7 dollars back. I said sure ... 1965 Corvette ( never used on the ground ) spare tire and rim ... which was a aluminum knock off wheel :D
  3. Tcoupe
    Joined: Nov 14, 2003
    Posts: 314


    A friend of mine one found a fairly new flowmaster muffler on the side of the road...somewhere some mullet is crying over his misfortune.
  4. dodgedartgt
    Joined: Dec 25, 2006
    Posts: 95

    from SW FL

    In McMinnville OR a few years back, I found a '74 Mopar 400 big block, same as yours, less covers and pan, sitting at the end of an off ramp. Free is almost always a good price.
    Mike Bynum

  5. Richard
    Joined: Aug 16, 2005
    Posts: 420

    from Rocklin,CA

    I found this cool N.O.S. Thrush muffler in the shed of a house my sister bought. It was never installed. I thought it was cool.

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  6. Barz51
    Joined: Apr 12, 2004
    Posts: 716


    When I worked at a car wash I found a $50 dollar bill. I held on to it for a few weeks and no one called to claim it so I kept it. I also found a Ford Small Block on the road once but it looked like it had set out in the rain for a year or two.

    Kind of off topic but funny:
    I coached varsity football a few years ago. Near the end of the season we always have a cook out at a local farmers house on the back roads. One kid pulled in and his truck sounded really loud so he looked under it and found his muffler had fallen off. A few minutes later another player showed up with a flat tire, almost deflated to the rim. I told him he had a flat tire and he says "Oh, I antecedently ran over this muffler that was lying right in the middle of the road!"
  7. send_it_all
    Joined: Nov 28, 2006
    Posts: 137


    A little o/t, but when I was about 9 years old (27 years ago) my friend and I were digging a hole in his back yard for no good reason, and when we got down 3 or 4 feet, we hit something metal. When we got it dug up, it was an old rusty army helmet.
  8. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,280


    Funny, same thing for me just a while back. I was stuck in traffic in a major intersection, traffic was trying to get around some obstuction, I assummed a dead car. I finally get up to it and it's a complete (quadjet and all) 350 lying in middle of the intersection. No one around to claim it but I couldn't figure out how to pick it up and get it in my truck.
  9. Working a consession stand at a new motocross track and heard a "thunk" on the roof, and saw a white thing bounce on to the front lawn. (Was thrown onto the roof from the bank above)
    Ran out to see it and it was a human skull. Two of them were dug up that day by the bikes (a new track) and I grabbed one of them. Cops showed up wanting it and I told them to fuck off and come back with a warrant. They never did. Still have it.

    Been told it was an old indian burial ground, who knows?

  10. Barz51
    Joined: Apr 12, 2004
    Posts: 716


    Sounds like an old Quincy M.D. episode!
  11. Bluto
    Joined: Feb 15, 2005
    Posts: 5,113

    Member Emeritus

    Not a road story but close

    One day we went fishing The weather was a bit rainy I go soaked to the bone. But Fishing is fishin' Later that day I was cleaning one of the fish and stuck something hard with the was my thumb :)
  12. What the fuck is wrong with you? Go burry the fucking thing.

    I found the chassis that was under my last A sticking out of a black berry bush on the side of the road.
  13. HHRdave
    Joined: Jul 31, 2006
    Posts: 1,068

    from So Cal

    sometimes I drive into Pomona swap meet (2 blocks from my wharehouse) on Sundays at 1 pm when they leet you drive in for free, anyways I look through piles of stuff people have left behind, abandoned. I came up on big pile, 5 guys were already scavaginf through it...but somehow they missed a nice '40 Ford Deluxe steering wheel...I pulled that right out for free
  14. Barz51
    Joined: Apr 12, 2004
    Posts: 716


    I'll give you double what you paid for it and I'll even cover the shipping. Deal?

  15. Nocturnal
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 254

    from CO

    I asked this farmer if I could check out this totally distroyed roadrunner he had sitting in a field and...full of rabbits and junk like any normal field car, and as I turned to walk away, I spotted a PERFECT six-pack air cleaner behind the seat. I told him what it was worth and asked what he wanted for it and he said "take it" !!!!
    Old rusty ones with dents are going for $300+......
  16. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,060

    from California

    so I'm going to the hardware store one exit down the freeway from where I was driving while out running errands. at the last second I decide to hang a quick right turn and drive through the neighborhood rather than get on the freeway.

    I round this turn that is the backside to the highschool and what do I see? a corvette rally wheel on the side of the road. 15 x 7. just the one I need for the 57 chevy I bought with 3 rally wheels.

    I am still looking for a free tire to go with it to complete the set.
  17. Driving on a backcountry road, i rounded a corner and narrowly missed a Cragar S/S wheel complete with an old McReary slick.
  18. 390Power
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 73

    from Oregon

    thats like how i found my last toolbox, with Richard Petty STP stickers inside!
  19. fiat128
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,427

    from El Paso TX

    I sorta watch the side of the road since I have good luck finding stuff.

    So far I have found:

    A nice craftsman ratchet with a 3/4 deep well attached
    A complete 1957 Plymouth Savoy
    An incomplete 1957 Buick (both long forgotten in the woods)
    Workmen about to bury 2,000 lbs of 600 pair copper phone cable they didn't feel like picking up (I asked em if I could have it and they said sure)
    5,000 octagonal paving bricks dumped by the buisness park I worked at (again, ask and ye shall recieve)
    Many other things, too numerous to count including a fire hydrant, a 40 ft aluminum Mc Donalds sign felled by a tornado (another ask for it thing), post hole diggers and many, many rims and tires.

    I guess this habit of checking out the side of the road came from when I was about 10 and would find porn in the ditches around where I was living. Porn make everyone pay attention...
  20. Driving on the highway back to my town I found a 1934 ford grille pity was I knew who it belong to as my buddy was picking up his latest container from the U.S of A, It fell of the back of his truck, Iwas about an hour behind him and know body saw it on the side of the road.
    Also back in 2001 I found $200 dollars on the ground in Disneyland, also found $165 on my front lawn one Saturday morning.

  21. pistoncup1
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 6

    from australia

    Oh DocWatson, what is this Who Dares Wins shit. We all know that is not what they say in a public forum.
    Tich, Tich !!!
    From a serving member
  22. found a child's penny farthing push bike (the type with a big front wheel and tiny little wheel at the back) on the waste ground behind my Dad's house..Bit of resto and it's a nice ornament
    a china virgin mary in the car park of PC world!!
    2 pairs of new stockings in a bag at the bank (blagged the wife I had bought them as a prezzy too)
    2 really nice, contemporary oil paintings (like one is 4 feet high) in a skip, now on my wall..

    I also found that buying an A roadster with out telling the wife is not a good idea!!
  23. and the who dares wins

    set of metal working hammers in a cupboard at work...they don't do metalwork at school...hammers in my garage...they're closing the workshop too so going after the machinery next!!
  24. Found an old de-militarized mortar shell in my grandads back yard. Found some old gold coins in a house my boss in high school was remodeling.
    Neighbor found the corner of an old engine block, while cutting weeds, with his pushmower. Nasty sound, carnage for the blade I'm sure.
  25. HemiRambler
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 4,208


    Found an old rusty air cleaner in the trash - sold it on Ebay for $435. Turns out it was for a Corvette - 1 year only.
  26. Mule Farmer
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,508

    Mule Farmer
    from Holland MI

    About a year ago a HAMBer was bringing me a 322 buick nail head and ford 3 speed tranny with the abaptor all from a running car. I got a call from him saying he was sorry but he had lost it off the back of the trailer. they never found it. Its probably someware in southern Illinos.
  27. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,126


    Several years back a buddy of mine was out hunting for old bicycle parts, ect. left on the curb for the trash pick-up. He and his son built up the parts into bikes and sold 'em. On one side street, there was a large pile of trash in front of a house with a "SOLD" sign on the lawn and in the trash was an early Corvette gage panel in great condition, with all the gages !! He made a few bucks on that one!
  28. NVRA #84
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 361

    NVRA #84

    Woke up one morning and found a naked blond in bed with me. Good thing it wasn't my house, my wife would have been pissed.
  29. LordMaximo
    Joined: Jul 15, 2006
    Posts: 154

    from Roy, UT

    I find stuff in my yard all the time. I live on a croner lot, so when cars an trucks go around the corner, stuff just seems to plop itself in my yard. So far I have had two engines, several hub caps, all sorts of name brand, magazines, and the best was an early S&W revolver in the rose bushes. Cleaned it up and it was a 45 long colt, double action, sheriffs model with 6" snout.

  30. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,189


    Found the big aluminum fuel nozzle tanker truck drivers use to put fuel in gas station underground tanks. Worth about $500. Made it into a neat lamp.

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