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Postby ^Rhino! » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:24 am

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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby ^Rhino! » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:32 am

I'm so old I remember when Jack Paar hosted 'The Tonight Show"

I'm so old I remember using a slide rule as a calculator.

I'm so old I remember Hollerith cards.

I'm so old I remember (and programmed on) the IBM 1120.

I'm so old I remember penny candy.

I'm so old I remember Pope Paul I.

Yet, I'm young enough to embrace the moments remaining that I hope will totally guve me new vistas and highways to explore.
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby remi » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:44 am

Licence plates were issued every year, and everyone in the province had to renew them at the same time.. and this was before the registry was privatised, and there were only two in the city of Calgary. Back then, all the licence plates were made in prison as well.

Actually, I'm only 29, and that was before my time... but I was just talking to this guy at work about that.
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby tatonka » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:55 am

DoctorIknow wrote:I'm so old I remember all the cars and their years from about 1956 to 1959, but haven't a clue for model years any time since.
Still waiting to see that '58 Chevy turquoise color back in style...
And you know you're really old when you know the name of the attachment for the spare tire or what the panels on half the rear wheels are called....
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and, what kind of freaks in the design dept. made this '58 Buick Limited Special?
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Postby Thecatman » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:40 pm

Doctorknow wrote:what the panels on half the rear wheels are called....


Fender skirts?

When I was 9 my folks bought a used 1963 T Bird that had them...if that's what you're referring to. They were removable.

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Postby TomServo » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:32 am

Johnny Cash playing on the 8 track, as my grandpa played along on his guitar ..watching Wild Kingdom
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:54 am

Howard Bloody Hughes was the only crazy billionaire you had to keep track of.

And, you know, maybe the new ones aren't as crazy, six Californias or not.
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Postby Aurelia » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:36 am

Aw gee, maybe we sort of like crazy
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:41 am

DoctorIknow wrote:I'm so old I remember all the cars and their years from about 1956 to 1959, but haven't a clue for model years any time since.

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Here's a shot of me headed to work in the morning… what car and year is this?
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby Meat Hunter » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:27 am

I am probably incorrect, but your car appears to be a six cylinder, 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air.
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Postby Thecatman » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:54 am

Looking at the rear molding, I was gonna say a 55. I could wrong as well, but I thought in 56 the rear molding curved down.
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Postby Meat Hunter » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:08 pm

I was incorrect in my first look. I think that I see a gas filler door on the side. My '56 had the gas filler under the left rear tail light.

So, after a second look, it does appear to be a '55.

I am not sure anymore about the 6 cylinder. On my original first owner '56, if it was a V-8 it had a large "V" under the front emblem and the 6 cylinder did not have the "V". Not sure how this configuration was on a '55.
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Postby Thecatman » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:13 pm

55 or 56, either way it's a good looker. Modestly fixed up.
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:16 pm

Why did they stop making the 235 V8? :?
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Postby Thecatman » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:39 pm

I have to ask the same about Ford and the 300ci I6 which is what I got in my 95 Ford 1/2 ton. (F150)
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:21 pm

Yep, it's a '55. People think I'm being sarcastic when I say "Well I can't afford a new car… but the truth is exactly that. I've owned that car almost 30 years!
Anyway, since you asked about the I.D. trivia - the tip-off to an original V8 was the little chrome "V" below each taillight. '57s did have the "V" under the emblem on the front though.
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But you can't bet on that because most either have a V8 in them now, or have had emblems removed.
Mine had a V8 but the original was 4 or 5 engines ago. It's faster now…
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The 235 was a straight-six. The design dates back to 1937 I believe, as a 216. Chevy used it until '62, then Toyota started using them in the old Land Cruisers until… hell I don't know all about them forrin cars… a while longer anyway.
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby Eric » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:45 pm

I'm so old I remember when we only had one Car Thread...




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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby Meat Hunter » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:55 pm

Somehow, I thought that I remembered my '56 had a "V" on both the hood and the trunk with a Chevrolet emblem over it.

I must be mistaken. Old folk disease....
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Postby tatonka » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:19 pm

use to go to the drive in every Sat.
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby DoctorIknow » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:34 pm

I'm so old I can't remember if I posted this pic before, if so, how long ago, or maybe I've posted it more than once...
I'm so old I don't care :!:

Bought the car in 1964 for $25, drove it 123,000 miles before selling it, but a few years before I sold it, took it to Burning Man in 1998.
And, yeah, it had that incredibly reliable hi-torque straight six mentioned a few posts above
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:47 pm

I got it wrong.

It was the 265 V8!!! :lol:
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:36 pm

Well, just to answer the question, the 265 was just '55 and '56, then they came out with the 283 vernon in '57… there were ten factory displacements in all, 350 the most common.
It's pretty much the same design they used all the way until the mid-1990s.

DoctorIKnow, you did post that picture before, but it's so cool that you could post it every week if it were up to me!
That old Stovebolt is probably a better playa-transport rig than the majority of what people use, in terms of reliability and capacity, as well as just overall stoutness. If something went wrong with it, you could SEE it, and fix it with bailing wire. The sheet metal was a lot thicker - there's an "I'm so old I remember when"…. I remember when you could sit or stand on a car without it crinkling like a pop can!


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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby ^Rhino! » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:46 pm

I'm so old that I remember when there was a county in east Tennessee that was the murder capital of the US. (This was the result of a war for moonshine sales territories).

I'm so old that I remember the Ku Klux Klan bombed the high school in my county rather than allow integration to take place (it did anyway!).

Things were not as Henry Mancini wished them to be, the 'Days of Wine and Roses'. I remember HIS orchestral skills as well......

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Postby Thecatman » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:58 pm

I'm so old I remember going to an AC/DC concert in 1982 but can't remember something I did 15 minutes ago
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:36 am

I'm so old I remember needing to get a dial tone to make a phone call.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:44 am

ISO: I remember running outside if we heard a "jet" go over, and hoping to hear a "sonic boom".
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby Aurelia » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:18 am

ISO I remember laughing at Baker Beach thinking we were such sillies

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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby gyre » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:59 am

Eric wrote:I'm so old I remember when we only had one Car Thread...

There can't be too many car threads.


Those 300 connecting rods are so strong they were used in some hotrod V8s.

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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby Thecatman » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:37 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:I'm so old I remember needing to get a dial tone to make a phone call.


Telephone busy signal....as opposed to ["voice mail"]
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Postby gyre » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:15 pm

Ha!
Both of you remember telephone operators.

I think my first ohone number was three digits.


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