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Art & Inspiration On Your List

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J.Ukrop, Feb 2, 2024.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,756

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  2. That’s a pretty good list Joey! I would have to agree with most of it and might add things like…

    • The rattles that tell a story
    • The smell of burnt oil
    • The smell of burnt rubber
    • The feeling of being thrown back in the seat in a fast street car
    • The feeling of a two lane road in an old car after a stressful day at work
    I’m sure there are tons of others, but those are a few that quickly come to mind.
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  3. Looking out over a long, pointy hood
    Split windshields
    Thumbs up from kids
    The bias ply "wander"
    Straight pipes that rap
    Beautiful, interesting dashes to look at while driving
    No first gear synchros (not a complaint, just a fun quirk)
    The idle lope of a hot cam (Isky 400jr is especially nice)
    When you make a change that improves performance, handling or driving... that's the best.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2024
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  4. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,493


    Another vote for the view of the world through a split windshield.
    A few simple and specific gauges that tell you all you need to know.
    Ticking in the driveway after a drive, with a slight aroma of clutch lining.
    The hiss of tire on wet pavement in the early morning.
    Ergonomics that allow you to hold the wheel while your elbow is resting on the door.

  5. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,228


    Agreed @J.Ukrop , I'd like to add the acoustics inside an old car as you travel at speed, and the feel of the road through the steering wheel.
  6. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 12,247

    from Zoar, Ohio

    The faint smell of mohair. Even after installing leather on my seats and side panels, on a hot day I still pick up that whiff.
    Hearing the flathead rattle and surge at idle between two buildings.
    Attention from especially the younger crowd.
    Watching a crowd stop dead in their tracks to see what’s passing them by.
    Listening to a repetitive faint backfire when coming to a stop or downshifting.
  7. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 1,833

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

    The knowledge that the performance and handling values came through your hands.
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  8. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 2,602

    lumpy 63

    31912.jpeg Lets not forget build lists. Part of the fun of building a hot rod.
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  9. Michael Ottavi
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 266

    Michael Ottavi

    Joey, the last one on your list is the most important one. In this world today when it seems everyone is pissed off at everyone else, I have recently tried the smile at strangers thing in public and it is amazing watching strangers smile back at you! It even works with stranger car guys.
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  10. duecesteve
    Joined: Nov 3, 2010
    Posts: 249


    Screenshot_2024-01-28-13-07-49~2.png I always like the thud of the clutch and brake pedal when I took my foot off and it returned to it's starting point in my father's '49 F-6 tow truck it was cool ! And I was again reminded of it when my friend let my drive his '49 Mercury pick up ! Same sound it was cool!it was red with a single cherry bomb and flathead w 5.16 gears it could tow a house Holmes body .
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2024
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  11. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 3,263


    my Vicky lists to one side....
    • gotta' put that on the repair list
    • drive with the cross wind from the other side
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  12. Jim Wood
    Joined: Jul 13, 2022
    Posts: 55

    Jim Wood

    we could go on and on wit the list, but you nailed it!

    I 'am a Woodie guy the creak of the wood on a cool morning brings a lot of memories.
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