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Post by Skuzzy61 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:17 pm

ygmir wrote:nope, two piece. I changed out the 292/2 spd auto for a 352/c-4, 14" wide rear tires on Craigers, chrome sidepipes, blue metal flake paint, and a camper shell, with crawl through rear window and purple shag carpet in the bed.........
I am pretty sure you connected a C6 to that 352, as the 352 was an FE block. It was a typo, right? The C4 was relegated to small blocks. Unless it was a 351, then ...well...never mind. :)
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Post by Thecatman » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:53 pm

ygmir wrote:I changed out the 292/2 spd auto for a 352/c-4,
I kept the 292 in mine. I liked that engine except the distributor location, R. rear corner of the engine seemingly under the firewall. I did pull the engine out to rebuild it shortly after I got it. My dad got an intake manifold from a 58 T-Bird and a 4 barrel carburetor from a mid 70s Torino.
ygmir wrote: purple shag carpet in the bed.........
Very popular in the 70s and early 80s. Especially in customized vans.
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Post by ygmir » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:23 pm

Thecatman wrote:
ygmir wrote:I changed out the 292/2 spd auto for a 352/c-4,
I kept the 292 in mine. I liked that engine except the distributor location, R. rear corner of the engine seemingly under the firewall. I did pull the engine out to rebuild it shortly after I got it. My dad got an intake manifold from a 58 T-Bird and a 4 barrel carburetor from a mid 70s Torino.
ygmir wrote: purple shag carpet in the bed.........
Very popular in the 70s and early 80s. Especially in customized vans.
I probably would have kept the 292, but, the cam broke in two pieces........
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Post by DerbyDave 18 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:31 pm

At different times in my youth..

My first apartment was $60 a month.
There was no such thing as a home computer
The big innovation with phones was a long extension cord
Thrifty ice cream was 5, 10 and 15 cents for a single, double and triple
Movies were 25 cent
A theater in town was three movies for a dollar
We listened to music on our transistor radio
Calculators were the big new things and they were big and cost $50
Families went to Drive-in theaters together
8 tracks were the big new thing
Buses were a quarter
Porn was shown only in seedy theaters and people tried not to be seen going into them

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Post by Ratty » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:54 pm

When I started at my present job the minimum wage was $4.00. My rented condo was $300. (1977) Now minimum wage is $10.00 and a condo costs WAY over $1,000 a month. How do people make it with just 2 jobs?
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Post by Thecatman » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:41 pm

AGE BAROMETER

Total the number of the following that you remember:

1: Blackjack chewing gum
2: Wax Coke shaped bottles filled with colored sugar water
3: Candy cigarettes
4: Soda machines that dispensed glass bottles
5: Coffee shops with table side jukeboxes
6: Home milk deliveries in glass bottles with cardboard caps
7: Party lines
8: Newsreels before a movie
9: PF Flyers
10: Butch wax
11: Telephone numbers with a word prefix (OXford9-6969) for example
12: Peashooters
13: Howdy Doody
14: 33 and 45RPM records
15: S&H Green stamps
and blue chip stamps
16: Hi-Fis
17: Metal ice trays with a lever to break the ice
18: Mimeograph paper
19: Blue flashbulbs for cameras
20: Beanie and Cecil
21: Roller skate keys
22: Cork pop guns
23) Drive ins
24: Studerbakers
25: Wash tub wringers

If remember 0-5 you're still young
If you remember 6-10 you're getting older
If you remember 11-15 don't tell your age
If you remember 16-25 you're older than dirt

Copied from May 2016 issue of The Sierra Scoop


I remember 23 :shock:

A lot of these were mentioned
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Post by Patsh » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:02 pm

My sister claims I'm 4 years older than dirt, but I only remember 24 of the 25. The names, Beanie and Cecil are familiar, but I've never seen them (or heard them if they were a radio thing). All the rest, I remember well.

In winter, if you didn't bring the milk in soon after it was delivered, it'd start to freeze, and pop the cardboard cap, and the cream on top would make a frozen cylinder coming straight up out of the bottle.

I have (here and now) two boxes of candy cigarettes. "Lucky Lights", with a horseshoe and a shamrock, and "Stallion" with two black horses. There are 3 Lucky Lights and 9 Stallions left in the boxes. But, dang! they're so hard to keep lit!

I loved the Blackjack gum! (but never could get to liking the wax bottles).

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:26 pm

I remember nuthinkz.
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Post by Thecatman » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:14 am

Patsh wrote:The names, Beanie and Cecil are familiar, but I've never seen them (or heard them if they were a radio thing).
Beanie and Cecil was a cartoon. Beanie the little boy wore a beanie with a propeller. Cecil was a sea serpant or dinosaur.
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:34 am

Beanie and Cecil (A Bob Clampett Cartooooooon!) was hands down my favorite cartoon as a kid. Maybe even as an adult, though Archer has a lot more nudity.

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Post by Ratty » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:50 am

23 officially older than dirt.
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Post by FIGJAM » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:30 am

HEY................I invented dirt..............and it was a damn good idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P
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Post by Thecatman » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:28 pm

The dirt turned into playa dust 8)
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Post by ^Rhino! » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:29 pm

Thecatman wrote:The dirt turned into playa dust 8)
Nope.

The playa dust is multi-component - clay minerals, silt-sized quartz, and silt-sized calcite. It may also have some gypsum in it, but the older the playa dust, the less gypsum. The calcite itself is a fascinating story. Originally, it came from the tufa deposits on the shorelines of glacial Lake Lahontan. It all started out as aragonite or ikaite, and then it became calcite as the temperature increased from the Wisconsonian interglacial stage. I now have calcium isotope data that indicates it.

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Back to you, catman.....

1: Blackjack chewing gum
2: Wax Coke shaped bottles filled with colored sugar water
3: Candy cigarettes
4: Soda machines that dispensed glass bottles
5: Coffee shops with table side jukeboxes
6: Home milk deliveries in glass bottles with cardboard caps
7: Party lines
8: Newsreels before a movie
9: PF Flyers
10: Butch wax
11: Telephone numbers with a word prefix (OXford9-6969) for example
12: Peashooters
13: Howdy Doody
14: 33 and 45RPM records
15: S&H Green stamps
and blue chip stamps
16: Hi-Fis
17: Metal ice trays with a lever to break the ice
18: Mimeograph paper
19: Blue flashbulbs for cameras
20: Beanie and Cecil
21: Roller skate keys
22: Cork pop guns
23) Drive ins
24: Studerbakers
25: Wash tub wringers

25 of 25 for me.

I also remember:
1. Beemon's chewing gum
2. an all-glass percolator
3. dray horse or mule-drawn scaper pans
4. Hollerith punch cards
5 The IBM 1120
6. The Timex-Sinclair 2kb computer with a 16 kb add-on chip
7. The Altair 8800 - made by Southwest Technical Instruments out of Albuquerque, NM
8. Manual two-lens stereoscopes for topographic mapmaking
9. Edsels and REOs.
10. Charlie Chan
11. plaster on lath wall construction (pre-sheetrock)

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Post by Skuzzy61 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:40 am

I scored 24. Newsreels were gone by the time I saw my first movie (Sleeping Beauty in 1959, or so) at a theater.
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Post by unjonharley » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:11 pm

FIGJAM wrote:HEY................I invented dirt..............and it was a damn good idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P
I knew dirt when it was a rock..
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Post by Thecatman » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:31 pm

Yeah at times I think like I'm 30 but my body says otherwise
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Post by EGAZ » Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:24 pm

24 out of 25. don't remember Beanie and Cecil. But I do remember Captain Kangaroo, w/ Mr. Green Jeans & Mr. Moose.

I went back half a dozen pages but did not see.....

Lawn Darts or Jarts
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Tennis Ball Cannons - Tall boy cans were the best, longer barrel.....
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SST racers - various models
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Balsa Wood Gliders - My Dad was into RC model planes very heavy in the '60s. These were always on hand at the 'contests' for the kids. Can't tell you how many of these me and my brothers went through.
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Post by ^Rhino! » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:47 pm

The Tennis ball cannon....that brings back memories.......use calcium carbide and water to create the vapor.....could shoot a tennis ball at least a hundred feet.

Then came the potato gun. Shoot the spud over the apartment building. Used 'Final Net' hairspray or something.

Today...a half cup of black powder and a case of coffee creamer. Creates a flame cloud 30 feet tall.

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Post by EGAZ » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:59 pm

No man! Lighter fluid!! The first few times launching a 'new' tennis ball..... Fire ball in the sky. :twisted:

We got pretty accurate with water balloon launchers too. Funnel and surgical tubing. Took out more than a few pontoon boat side panels.... LOL
2nd time better than the first. And the first was pretty Freakin' Great!
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:35 am

Oh yeah, I had the surgical tubing and funnel water ballon launcher.
Extra weapons technology was to put duct tape in the bottom of the funnel. That better cushioned the ballon on launch, allowing more g force without breaking and spilling down the funnel opening.
I had mine on two metal poles stuck in the rear stake pocket holes in the back of my pickup truck, with one of those big silver fire extinguishers you filled with water and pressurized with compressed air to fill ammo, er, baloons. It was the ultimate portable rapid-load system.
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Post by EGAZ » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:07 am

Yes sir, need to tape the bottom to reduce misfires. We were accurate within 2-3ft at 100 yards..... Baseball size...

And you really did not want to get hit by one. It would flat knock you down!!! :twisted:
2nd time better than the first. And the first was pretty Freakin' Great!
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon May 02, 2016 11:46 am

we used to burn Nixon.

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Post by Thecatman » Sun May 07, 2017 12:19 pm

I remember when the slogan for United Airlines was "Fly the Friendly Skies"

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Post by unjonharley » Sun May 07, 2017 12:26 pm

Fly Me ..
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Post by Thecatman » Sun May 07, 2017 12:26 pm

21st century version

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Post by unjonharley » Sun May 07, 2017 12:28 pm

i'm so old I can't remember
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Post by Thecatman » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:24 pm

"BUMP"

I remember when college bowl games were played on new years day as opposed to being scattered several days before and after
The rose bowl, sugar bowl, cotton bowl, orange bowl and fiesta bowl. The rose bowl being the biggest
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Post by cryoguy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:16 pm

I’m so old Jesus sat in front of me in the third grade!

We had a milk man, milk came in glass bottles, my mom would order a quart of chocolate milk once in a while, I would down it in a few gulps!

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Post by Traveller in Time » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:59 pm

we looked up to know the weather instead of checking the weather app
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