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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 36 Penny Coupe, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,160

    Cliff Ramsdell
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    With the snow and salt/ calcium chloride on the roads I’m careful when I drive it in the winter. I usually do it when it’s cold and the roads are dry.

    Had it out on the 20th for an errand, fun but it’s in the garage now getting the rest of the new glass and regulator parts.

    Cliff Ramsdell
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  2. jimmysweden
    Joined: Aug 26, 2011
    Posts: 209

    jimmysweden
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    from sweden

     
  3. Take the 53 out every week. +1 on the therapy reason. It makes me happy and transports me back to simpler times.
     

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  4. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,952

    hot-rod roadster
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    from Omaha Ne.

    Drive mine everywhere I go in it. Photo props go to Malcolm
     

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  5. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 947

    jim snow
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    Had the old girl out and about today running errands. Snowman
     
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  6. I drive mine as often as possible. 46000 miles in 13 years since it has been back on the road.
     
  7. Yeah, I can’t drive mine from the first snow until the first drenching rain in spring.


    Walt
    Outsiders CC
     
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  8. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217

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    Lots of raised fists to me today. We were below zeroF last week and it was 60F today and that must have made a lot of people happy...and seeing an old hotrod, I guess. 60 tomorrow too, so I will find places to go again.
     
  9. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,771

    Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    Awesome, I’d love seeing it rear down the road!

    Generally it’s the salt that keeps me off the road. I don’t mind the hot/cold/wet I see a ton of older cars on the road year round. @Inked Monkey has a few 50’s cars that he uses daily among others locals
     
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  10. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,981

    s55mercury66
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    from SW Wyoming

    I drive my barge almost every day here, but Wyoming does not use salt on the roads. Sometimes the green dot valve body that is in it right now comes in handy. Sorry Frank, thoughf you meant it was gonna be your birthday.
     
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  11. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217

    F&J
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    Mine is far from show condition, and at 67..why save the car...and for whom?...I was actually thinking while driving it today.....''what if some guys find out they have a week to live...would they wish they drove their cars a lot more?"

    Getting a high raised fist out their window sure does work wonders for spirit...all those times in life when you maybe were told or implied that you "could do better" ...or "you aren't as good as so and so",,,or you aren't worth that pay raise?

    I must confess that I did get on it a few times today...ooops
    .
     
  12. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 1,009

    primed34
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    Got the '34 out Sunday for the first time in about three weeks. With no heater it's not much fun to me with cooler than 50 degree temps. With 98k on the coupe, it's not like the car doesn't get driven.
     
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  13. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,266

    Rickybop
    Member
    from Michigan

    Quick story.
    Many years ago. My girlfriend and I driving in my 1972 Chevy shortbed stepside, lowered, SB, 4spd. Loud.
    Leaking heater. Bypassed the heater. NO HEAT!
    Had to keep a rag and a bottle of alcohol handy to periodically "defrost" some of the windshield so I could see.
    Hmmm...couldn't see...seems to be a theme with me...lol.
    Anyway...
    Donna's cuddled up next to me. We have a blanket over both our legs. It's cold. We're cold. She yells to me over the blaring exhaust...
    "YOU'RE LUCKY I"M A NICE PERSON!!!"
    We laughed.
    Fixed that frkn heater, though. Dang.
     
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  14. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 826

    mopacltd
    Member

    My two HAMB friendly cruisers! IMG_20150918_183442310.jpg
     
  15. zeke1270
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 182

    zeke1270
    Member
    from Alberta

    Just over 80,000 miles on our 29. IMG_6005.JPG
     
  16. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,319

    seb fontana
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    from ct

    I will take my Crosley out in the winter if clear roads and not too cold..Heater works so it will get cozy, defroster mode yeah maybe..vacuum wipers and drivers side sort of works..Go all over hell with a crash box 3 spd; fun and challenge IMG_0130.JPG to see how many times I can do clean double clutched shifts..Napa, Big Y, Walmart, Dairy Queen and some cruise nites; no place is safe from the Crosley...Oh and side walks.....
     
  17. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,157

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  18. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,845

    philly the greek
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    from so . cal.

    I average about 5K miles a year and try and drive it regularly . I've always thought that no matter how nice they are , they're still just a car . Myself and three buddies went on a three week 4400 mile road trip back to Speedway Museum last summer , what a good time ! IMG_0846.JPG IMG_0834.JPG IMG_0809.JPG
     
  19. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 17,521

    Moriarity
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    I use mine whenever I can for running errands but never in the winter with the salt they put on the roads here [​IMG]


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  20. Well, hell, Frank. Get on it all you like! Good to see you...!

    Ben
     
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  21. mwhistle
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
    Posts: 310

    mwhistle
    Member
    from sacramento

    When the weather's good. I drive mine to the local drag strip and run it. Then I drive home again.
     
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  22. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 45,219

    squirrel
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    I did that a couple weeks ago. It was fun.

    Sent from my Trimline
     
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  23. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,050

    Chappy444
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    1. Maryland HAMBers

    no wipers, no heat, all the salt and pre-treat crap they put on the roads flowing around in the rivers of melting snow running across the roads...… but, it is not often we get a 70 degree day in February in my neck of the woods.... i may be tempted to take it out when i get home from work...
    a favorite shot from the pilot seat form warmer days....

    and then later that same day....

    Chappy
     
  24. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,319

    seb fontana
    Member
    from ct

    Matter of fact me and the Crosley is going out directly, if my stone driveway is not too soupy since it is 64 °!..For couple errands and some fun..:D
     
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  25. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,266

    Rickybop
    Member
    from Michigan

    seb - "No place is safe from the Crosley."
    :D Cool.

    Frank - "What if you had a week to live?"
    :eek: I feel ya. Better move my ass...lol.

    Live it up, fellas.
    We don't have to kill our cars...
    But live it up.
    And thanks for sharing. Great stuff.
    Helps ward off the winter blues.
     
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  26. Seventy degree days are few and far between in February in this neck of the woods so I am taking advantage of this one while I can.
     
  27. I with you Ted. I took the the delivery out for a little cruise today also. It was 67 here, as only 8 we had just last week! Ron...... 20190205_154819.jpeg 20190205_154632.jpeg 20190205_160852.jpeg

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  28. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,473

    Rand Man
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    I certainly don’t drive my rod enough. Battery has a dead cell, plenty of other poor excuses.


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  29. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,501

    Slopok
    Member

    Ron, what could you have possibly purchased at McDonalds that was only $0.66? :confused: Even a senior small coffee is more than that here!
     

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