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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boneyard51, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,413


    "Owning an old Ford is like stepping on your own balls"
    (feel free to replace Ford with whatever make floats your boat)
  2. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,314

    from oregon

    Now those are pearls of wisdom.

    "What I used to do all night takes me all night long to do".
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  3. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,526


    Good judgement comes from experience. A lot of that comes from bad judgement.

    Ask me how I know...:rolleyes::confused:
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2018
  4. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,368


    " A fool would have swallowed it."
  5. hrbhrb
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 43

    from Polo,IL

    My response to a customer who wanted me to hurry: "Well ma'am, I've got two speeds, accurate and sloppy. Which would you like me to use?"
  6. it is easier to fix the damage from mother nature, than the damage from the last "mother ' " that worked on it.
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  7. 532r5
    Joined: Jan 4, 2017
    Posts: 40


    God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth, that means you should listen twice as much as you talk

    Sent from my SM-G930V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  8. As Groucho Marx so eloquently said “If you’re upset you can leave in a taxi, if you can’t leave in a taxi, leave in a huff, if that’s too soon you can leave in a minute and a huff” From the film Duck Soup.

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  9. The devil doesn’t come to you with a red face and horns, he comes to you looking like everything you have ever wanted!
  10. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,591

    from Strum, wi

    When working on stuff in the garage with my dad I would ask,

    Can I do that, and he replied YOU CAN DO ANYTHING.

    I have lived by this and I cant believe some of the stuff I have done. I have a really cool project that I am building next, and I know very little on how to do it, but I know I can.

    My X German Toolmaker stupidviser. Ya don't have to know everything, just know where to find the answer.
  11. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,027


    " Speed costs money, How fast do you want to go ? "
  12. stpaulsdealmaker
    Joined: Sep 29, 2009
    Posts: 200


    If you think you cant, your probably right, Henry Ford
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  13. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,507

    from 1960

    My Dad used to tell me "Son the most expensive thing in the world is free pussy".
  14. billsat
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
    Posts: 418


    Mark Twain said "diapers and politicians need to be changed often and for the same reason" and this saying becomes increasingly true as time goes on.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2018
  15. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,180


    I was helping my dad with something when I was 12 or 13, and he was upset with my progress. He told me "Boy, when you work as slow as you work, what you do better be good. If its good enough, always get paid by the hour."
    Another quote from dad, "Never let the little head get the best of the big head."
    Another quote from dad, "You will always have fights to fight, but there are only so many you will win. Choose which fights you fight carefully, and only fight the ones that are important, let the rest go. It improves the odds of winning the important fights."

    "When you do all you can do, all you can do is enough." Art Williams
    "All that is needed for evil to win is for good men to do nothing." Winston Churchill
    Can't never did anything.
    If you don't think you can, you are probably right.
    Greatness may be just past the next big mistake, never give up.
  16. Well said.

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  17. Lots of 14 year olds are still learning. I heard it as” when I was fourteen I thought my Dad was the stupidest man alive, @21 I couldn’t believe how much he Knew!

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  18. It is always darkest right before it gets completely black.
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  19. Felix 40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2011
    Posts: 102

    Felix 40
    from Wisconsin

    My Dad said the same thing, I try to follow this advice daily.
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  20. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,497

    1. a veteran died today

    Gramma said: the best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm , get with it.

    Gramps : when you think yer really cool and everybody is laughin' reach down and make sure that little flipper is at the top.
  21. Attitudes are a little thing that make a big difference.- -W. CHURCHILL. Chrome won’t get you home-but, you’ll sure look good broke down on the side of the road.- - unknown.

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  22. When you don’t know, what you don’t know. That an be intimidating.

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  23. Marcosmadness
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 364

    from California

    Don't let fear and commonsense stand in your way.
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  24. All you need is just enough
  25. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,709


    My friends dad used to tell us teenage boys just as we were going out the door on a Saturday night "remember boys, a stiff cock has no conscience".

    When the gang would be sitting around drinking and everyone seemed to be picking on just one person, it was "their turn in the barrel" that night.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2018
  26. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,526



    I was sitting on the couch tonight watching TV with my wife and at the same time checking the HAMB on my phone when I came across your post. I just about busted a gut laughing and my wife was looking at me like I had lost my mind. It has been a long time since I have laughed that hard...I am laughing as I am typing this. Thank you for that! Seriously!

    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 657
    from Salina, KS

    "That's finer than frog hair "
    - shop teacher

    "If ya can't make it Right, make it Bright"

    "Life's like a roll of toilet paper, kinda slow at beginning, but goes really fast at the end"

    . . .
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  28. brasscarguy
    Joined: Jun 12, 2010
    Posts: 183

    from seattle

    A very dear departed friend made up a very special sign for my shop. It hangs and a prominent place that I can see as I am working away on projects."

    "There is no cure for stupidity"

    When dealing with the public on a regular basis I often look up at that sign and smile as I remember my friends smile and shaking his head up and down.

    Rest in peace, Greg Tocket

    just sayin'


  29. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Anyone who has worked on a drilling has probably heard the three oilfield "can'ts"
    "Can't get 'er, you can't stay, and you can't straddle a ditch with a wheelbarrow"
  30. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,027


    " Most bureaucracies are like a septic tank, the really big chunks rise to the top"

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