SPCR (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Roadsters)

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Re: SPCR (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Roadsters)

Post by mraitch » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:02 pm

Tasks for Sami as part of learning process (assuming YOU know how to do it - lol)

Change oil,coolant,tire.fan belt.

Learn prep techniques, compounding, polishing etc (NO ARMORALL)
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Re: SPCR (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Roadsters)

Post by billkuma » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:08 pm

:lol: Yeah, mraitch, unfortunately, I've done flywheel changeout, water pump replacement, alternator changeout, replacement brushes on generators (generator, not alternators back in the day - that was fun!), valve adjustments ad nauseum on a '60 Falcon (it didn't have the aftermarket oiler kit on the 144CID engine), etc. Automechanics is not my favorite pastime but it's not as bad as body work or, worse, plumbing. But, I'll work on electrics or electronics all day and enjoy it.

Linda, I showed Sami the pics of the pink-wheeled 1600 and your car and told her you do all the work on your car and teach us guys everything we know about them. :D She got the "Daddy-are-you-messin'-with me?" look on her face and I told her that I know you work on your own car. She then got that "then-I-can-do-it" expression. And, I'm sure she'll be able to someday.

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Re: SPCR (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Roadsters)

Post by Linda » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:34 pm

Not buying the “teach us guys” thing unless it is stubbornness and the willingness to read,read,read the archives.
But young Sami can learn if interested. You learn by doing, and perhaps YouTube videos these days. :P
I started by taking my bicycle wheel and chain off my bike at around 8 yrs old, then , couldn’t figure how to put it back together... :shock: amusing my Dad a great deal. No place to go but up! He let me struggle for awhile to encourage problem-solving, haha
Still getting stuck these days but keep asking questions!
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Re: SPCR (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Roadsters)

Post by FairladySPL » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:54 am

Bill,
We were just out your way during that warm spell in March. Went antique hunting at Snow Hill.
If I were to come over, it would be to provide strategies to your daughter to persuade you to keep the car until she's old enough to drive.
You will be in your 80s by then and you will need her to drive you around, right?
Best wishes ....
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Re: SPCR (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Roadsters)

Post by billkuma » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:05 am

Paul, :lol: ,
Dude, stop by here anytime. It would be great to get your take on the '67. In fact, I have a map of antique shops around here and in lower, slower Delaware for you. I'm near the Mardela Springs stoplight.

I've been driving all manner of farm equipment, including trucks, on the farm since I was 8 years old. I plan to break a record and drive for a 100 years, plus. After all, I'll just be in late middle age by then. :roll:

P.S.: Annapolis is one of my favorite cities, along with Paris, France; Misawa, Japan; Newark, Delaware (home of Univ. of Delaware); and Tampa, FL.

Bill
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1967 Datsun 1600
1960 A-H Bugeye Sprite
2019 Hyundai Ioniq (56.0 mpg! :D ), 2014 Dodge Durango Citadel
19' Bayliner 1952, 21' Bayliner 2150
Fisher 101 Ultralight (somewhere in the garage :? )

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Re: SPCR (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Roadsters)

Post by notoptoy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:58 am

billkuma wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:05 am
I plan to break a record and drive for a 100 years, plus. After all, I'll just be in late middle age by then. :roll:

Bill
Technically wouldn't that be "second middle age?" :lol:
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Re: SPCR (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Roadsters)

Post by billkuma » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:09 am

Yeah, Tom,
My daughter thinks I was born in the "Middle Ages" anyway.

Bill
1968 Datsun 1600
1967 Datsun 1600
1960 A-H Bugeye Sprite
2019 Hyundai Ioniq (56.0 mpg! :D ), 2014 Dodge Durango Citadel
19' Bayliner 1952, 21' Bayliner 2150
Fisher 101 Ultralight (somewhere in the garage :? )