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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hudson48, Nov 20, 2021.

  1. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,953


    When I posted this thread as a bit of tongue in cheek I didn't expect it to morph into over 240 posts in response. Some very funny and my original one "It's a Citroen"" is very tame compared to some of the others. Hope you all had a good laugh.
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  2. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,007


    My old OT Ford (66 factory convertible). " Nice did a great job cutting the roof off and lengthening the almost looks original...blah blah blah" :rolleyes:o_O
  3. A guy I used to work with showed up with a new Porsche Boxter one day and was quite proud of it. A few minutes later an unknowing coworker asked within earshot "Who's Miata is that? Fella was so mad he started yelling "it's a Porsche! it's a Porsche!"
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  4. We used to call them the girls Porsche back when they were new. Mostly because everyone driving them were girls.;)
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  5. tub1
    Joined: May 29, 2010
    Posts: 533

    from tasmania

    just read the original post for christs sake most people wouldnt know what a hudson was, citroen alwas had unique styling maybe you should have been flattered
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  6. pnevells
    Joined: Sep 5, 2008
    Posts: 500


    I was bring a dragster chassis home in a pick up , I had a flag on the axle as it hung out the back of the truck , a woman locked up her brakes at a light and almost hit the chassis, I jumped out of the truck to make sure all was ok and she asked me if my airplane was ok................
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  7. pnevells
    Joined: Sep 5, 2008
    Posts: 500


    I had the Shaker at a car show, a young man comes up to me and asked what kind of ECU was I running? I explained it was a 1969 Crower mechanical fuel injection, hence no ECU , he argued with me that it was impossible for fuel injection not to have an ECU, I showed him all the components (which are all out in the open on an altered) and he still didnt believe me . he also had never seen a magneto and could not understand why there were no wires on the motor or car
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  8. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 876


    If you know the Euro car scene, hot rods and custom cars are very rare. So most of the times people call them tuner cars, that hurts to have your 50/70 years old car being compared to a ricer.
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  9. 54chevkiwi
    Joined: Jun 28, 2020
    Posts: 303


    If its a tri5 shorty, the only appropriate response, with a huge smile is “uh-uh, TWO perfectly good cars! The front of one and the rear of another!” Lol
  10. A couple of years ago we had my buddies lakes modified '23 in the basement at Detroit. its a nice car, wins trophies, magazines, top 100, etc. a very nicely done car.
    the shift handle is a Very Old, very rare, very regulated, and very expensive type of bone (long and interesting story about that part)
    Anyway, we are sitting around the car and this guy walks up, looks inside, points at the shifter and says "What's that? A petrified dog turd?"
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  11. I'll do that, walk up to a guy with a '56 T-Bird and ask him is it is a '52 Studebaker...
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  12. Pontmerc
    Joined: Jul 13, 2013
    Posts: 143

    from Finland

    I have a piece of shotgun barrell as a shift knob in my ot c30 car hauler, and when somebody comments that i answer that i got the other end too!
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  13. Dave G in Gansevoort
    Joined: Mar 28, 2019
    Posts: 924

    Dave G in Gansevoort
    from Upstate NY

    I'd love to put a big six in the Whatever project. Of course it would mean lengthening the front of the frame, making it about a foot and a half longer. And finding a GMC big 6, and getting a transmission that could handle the torque, and... so it's not gonna happen. And then of course I'd have to put up with the comments about my "tractor " engine.
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  14. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,094

    from Oregon

    I've lost track of how many times guys have said, "Nice Anglia" or "Nice Willys" when looking at my Austin gasser. It doesn't even bother me anymore as it's happened so often.


    But the first year after I finished it, I drove it in it's original black paint, and was sitting at a get together with friends when a guy and his girlfriend walked up, and she asked her boyfriend what it was, and he told her it was a "rat rod"! Now that really ticked me off.

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  15. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,307

    jimmy six

    I don’t know why you would worry at all with a transmission. We drag raced a Vega Saginaw 4-sp behind a Horning in a #3400 38 Chev and never hurt it. Bruce Johnston (rip) ran a stock head and 12 port in an old sprint car with late 30’s car trans with an enclosed torque tube. I’ve used 4 different 4-speeds and 2automatics with adapters and never hurt any of them.
    I use dump or garbage truck..:rolleyes:
  16. I've gotten the " It'll be nice when it's finished" a couple of times throughout the years. Most times the car was finished already.
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  17. I am 68- a young 68, I might add. Twice now while driving my '40, two people have asked, "Did you buy it new?"

    My answer ? "Yes, I did."
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  18. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,252


    That's where you went wrong, ............ going to Walmart!:p
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  19. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,252


    He must have confused it with a Mercury, which is a Ford with lock washers.
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  20. japchris
    Joined: Apr 21, 2001
    Posts: 345

    from England

    I overheard someone say my Merc was 'A nice car, but needs bigger windows'.
  21. MeanGene427
    Joined: Dec 15, 2010
    Posts: 1,963

    from Napa

    There, I fixed it for ya ;):p
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  22. treeman53
    Joined: Sep 9, 2021
    Posts: 23


    As an old guy (68) who loved cars since I was a kid.... I guess I'm out of the "politically correct " loop. I've seen Street Rods that were Hot Rods, and Hot Rods that were Street Rods. I am truly trying to understand the big difference, and how it could be taken as offensive. Also saw nice coupes and roadsters that the owner called Rat Rod, because the grille, bumpers, or other body parts were not from the same make. When I was younger, any car that had the engine warmed up, or hotter engine installed, was a hot rod. Maybe it all goes with the new world, where a "woman" can have a set of nuts.....
  23. treeman53
    Joined: Sep 9, 2021
    Posts: 23


    Guess I should add, mine is a "Jalopy", so, if you call it anything else, I may have to sit in the corner and have a good cry....
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  24. 38bill
    Joined: Dec 20, 2019
    Posts: 86

    from Minnesota

    Not an old car but same old story. Just sold my wife's Chevy HHR last week to a big time HHR lover and he's telling me how much it pisses him off when people call them PT Cruisers. While he's telling me this a friend of my son drives up and the first thing out of his mouth is " nice PT Cruiser".
  25. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,176


    Reminds me of the 2 1/2 Men episode where Alan gets a Porsche Boxer and everyone calls in a girls car. :cool:
  26. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,405

    1. 1940 Ford

    A teen age girl once told me at a stop light that my 37 Ford Tudor looked like a
    PT Cruiser but she liked mine better. :p No harm,no foul. :D
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  27. At the swapmeet and you hear "they're selling for $xx on eBay" (either from the buyer or seller).
  28. MeanGene427
    Joined: Dec 15, 2010
    Posts: 1,963

    from Napa

    Listed for and selling for are not the same thing lol
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  29. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,235

    Dave Mc

    I woodgrained all of the interior metal parts in my 33 , not really an insult but often people will ask " What kind of wood is that ? " I say it's Ironwood
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  30. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 2,003


    So, were you escorted off the premises by the law and charged with assault or did you bite your tongue and ignore him completely? ;)

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