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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Remember when   Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:22 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
MGs were not that hard to work on; you just had to "understand" them. Loveable cars, electrics were a joke. Lucas was "the company that invented darkness."

Engines weren't too difficult, weird, yes, but guess what I was helping with...brake lights and turn signals. Took two weeks to figure it out. Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad There were wires going to places on that car I couldn't tell where they ended up.
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PostSubject: Re: Remember when   Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:56 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Richard Burley wrote:
MGs were not that hard to work on; you just had to "understand" them. Loveable cars, electrics were a joke. Lucas was "the company that invented darkness."

Engines weren't too difficult, weird, yes, but guess what I was helping with...brake lights and turn signals. Took two weeks to figure it out. Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad There were wires going to places on that car I couldn't tell where they ended up.

6 volts with positive ground. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Remember when   Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:05 pm

1955 Studebaker Champion.

Oh and don't forget cigarette lighter that could pop out into the seat or your gals lap. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Remember when   Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:42 pm

RonA3597 wrote:
Huff, mileage didn't matter when gas was 33.9 cents per gallon. We drove around all night on $2.00 worth. What a Face

Yup.

2 bux would get me over half a tank back in '69. Never even thought about the price of gas back then. The gas wars had it down to the .25/gal in some places.

7 oz draft beers were 15 cents in workingman's bars. I remember some places started charging .50 for a 12 oz bottle and thought that was outrageous!

A case of 24/12 oz premium longnecks like Pabst went for $2.99. And the "price" brands (like RW&B, Old Milwaukee or Blatz) went for $1.99. In Milwaukee, WI anyhow.

A new 33 rpm album was $1.99, singles fifty cents.

The first Submarine sammich shop (Suburpia) on the eastside of Milwaukee - you could get a 6" sub, 14 oz soda, and bag of chips for under a buck and have .15 change.

Of course, the wage scale was pretty low back then too!

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PostSubject: Re: Remember when   Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:51 am

A car was less than the average mans yearly Salary.

A house was worth 2-3 years Salary

People bought what they needed not what they wanted and what they could afford.

Every Girl/Woman owned a strand of Pearls

Milk was delivered to your door in the morning.

Even in more modern terms - 20% of houses had a computer.

always had a dime in case you needed to make a phone call

Lining up at the bank on Friday Afternoon to cash pay and get money needed for weekend

I remember as a kid taking a glass pop bottle back to the store to get the deposit back. That nickle or Dime would be enough to fill my dirt bike up and let me ride for the weekend

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PostSubject: Re: Remember when   Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:31 am

Ron even at .79/gal I always cringed at the pump I guess I've always been a cheep a**. Of course 70 miles to the nearest real town meant fueling up at least twice in the same day! Evil or Very Mad

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Remember when   Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:42 am

Jim, I was thinking of back in 65-66, we would have truly cringed at .79/gal. Now look at prices - we're like the frogs slowly being boiled in a pot
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PostSubject: Re: Remember when   Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:01 am

Put in a dime, pull out a Coke.
Drop a nickel and make a call.
25 cents got you two boxes of 22s.
Your transistor radio ate batteries and if you turned it up it distorted,,,I still don't know half the lyrics to the songs I grew up with.

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PostSubject: Re: Remember when   Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:39 pm

You set the gap on your points with a matchbook cover. .035"

Ford starters had 3 bolts. You only put back 2. So it was easier next time.

No one fixed the shift tube on "the tree". You put in a floor shifter when the column shift broke.

Remember when car models came in different styles. 2-door or 4-door. Station wagons & Nomads. Rag-top, hard-top, sedan, coupes. Not to mention "lightweights" by Ford.

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PostSubject: Re: Remember when   Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:54 pm

I owned and drove cars with alot of that stuff, and Dad ownes and drives cars with all of that stuff. While I am not an old fart I much prefered the older vehicles due to the simple fact that they was works of art that had alot of pride that went into them.
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