Discussion in 'The Drivers Lounge' started by Stan Smith, Sep 27, 2016.
I am so old I remember folks here in the hills calling kerosene "Coal Oil".
I just sold my blue '71 F100 a few years ago... was a mistake and I still cry myself to sleep.
Doc, I bet you still use one of the old Carbide miners lights.
It's been a groove, keep it coming as sarcasm denotes intelligence!
Some of the older Tire shops probably, the ones that sell spooky "used" tires.
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When I was 20 and 21 in suthun' Calipornia:
In '79 I had a '59 Ford F-100 Long Bed with a 282 2-BBL on a 1/2 ton front end (5 lug) and a 3 on the tree into a peg leg 1 ton axle (6 or 8 lug).
Skinny Tires (maybe they were solid).
It was a "Go Anywhere Truck" (as long as there was Beer in the sink). It also sported a Yellow and White (matched the truck) Camper (not over the cab) that had a sink that held a case of Bud 12 ounce WITH Ice. Had a non used fridge and stove. Had a decent bunk which was also the table and seats.
It was no race truck, just a standard John Barleycorn truck although I did race a worn out roadrunner and tossed it aside as I hit 3rd gear.
Factory fuel tank behind Bench Seat as well 2 saddle tanks each at 15 gallons.
Also had a 8 track player and tapes.
Sold it to get into a '64 malibu 4-door with a 283 and powerglide on its way to a graveyard.
It went away shortly after the Water Pump seized and shot the Fan into the Radiator.
I had some different types of Fords through the years and I guess the draw was the 64 & 1/2 Mustang 2 door me father had in the 60's.
You didn't get a Ford Tattoo right?
Them Trucks are still available, just gotta hoist those carcasses out of the ground. I see 60's and 70's Ford F-100's all over on my travels in NC yet most ain't in any kind of running shape, just relic shape.
Bunch of parked Ford Trucks (in fields, on crowded with other relic vehicle lots, next to outhouses and other derelict buildings) along Rt 220 from Martinsville, VA., on up.
C K, that was my Ford parked beside the outhouse, I left the key in ithe gnition, next morning my outhouse was gone,
the Ford was still there.
Never was a big Ford fan, although I owned 4 40 Ford coupes at different times, 3 were Chevy powered.
Spent all I made on cars, I started out with nothing, I still have most of it.
Last Ford I purchased for my daughter, 65 Mustang convertible, she was 16 and didn't know any better.
I tried to teach my son and daughter "If you want to ride, and ride in ease, drive a Chevrolet if you please"
Hope OO Mustang don't see this, he'll be on my case.
BTW, neither of my kids listened.
I bought a basic F-150 in 1992. I drove it ten years and put 350,000 miles on it. I traded it in for a basic 2002 F-150 which I still own. 235,000 miles on this weekend driver. What shows on the side of the truck is just a reflection.
I had forgotten about ole Dale, he reminds me of some guys I worked with.
Who you kiddin, must be tears of joy.
If you ain't a rubbing you ain't a racing
I remember using those carbide lights for night time frog gigging. I was thinking about those a week or so ago & wondering what happened to the ones I used as a young man. I intended to look at antique sites online to see if they are valuable now. Probably not many left since wet carbide is corrosive.
You must have grown fond of Fords from driving the Big R Ford cab overs in the city.
Which state? In suthun Cal., the truck woulda bin gone.
About 60 mi. south of Greensboro, Tarheels shy away from "Found On a Russion Dump"
I better back out before Mud and Mustang puts knots on my head Oral Roberts can't remove
Around Concord eh, yeah it's a interesting area, lotta them roundy-rounders.
What is a "Russian Dump"??
(oral roberts, like jimmy swaggart and other "religious thieves" prey on not pray for the elderly and gullible. Those "religious thieves" are expertly experienced at creating, not eliminating knots)
The first Ford engine was from the Dodge Brothers, so in essence Dodge Rammed Ford.
I would rather have a '71 Ford F-100 than any Ford Truck produced after 1974.
Found On the Road Dead F-O-R-D First On Race Day F-O- R -D Found On a Russian Dump
all th e same
I liked the 72 chev,and 72 Blazer, to be honest I think there's not much difference.
I never thought a Ford drove as good as a Chev., JMO
We had a fleet of Louisville 9000s, drove like crap, Carolina Freight had same truck, they drove fine,
different front end.
We would swap units with a Carolina driver, they said don't see how you drive these Fords.
I drove basic pickups from 1977 until 2011. Both Ford and Chevrolet. Always a standard transmission and no ac until my 2002 F-150. In 2011 I bought a used 2008 low milage GMC pickup with an automatic transmission that I still drive today. Next pickup I buy, I think I'll add power windows as my shoulders hurt after moving freight for 36 years.
Found On Russian Dump, hmmm, cool dude. How about Flip Over Read Directions or Fish Out Retarded Driver or Finally One Repaired Dodge or......?!
Ford Diesel Trucks were crap (except the ones hauling Mail) like that disaster OTR Cabover with the auto stairs and faulty fusees/fuzees that burned up some Drivers.
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WHY do some folks add the "to be honest" bit in their speech?
It makes whatever was said prior appear as of bloomer pudding.
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Depends upon year of Vehicle as well Maintenance or if it was left by a valuable outhouse.
Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, (Your Rusted Chevy) G.M., Dodge-Chrysler-Plymouth, Pontiac, VW all had their slop steering as well spongy rides, I never noticed much difference.
a early '70's Porsche 911 or 914 on the other hand..........or a '73 Mazda RX3 4 Speed Wagon..........less on this later.........end of line