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Old 09-24-2014, 09:15 PM   #61
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Went into an automotive store recently to get a dwell meter to set the points on my old car,and the salesperson didn't know what it was.

I wonder what they would have said if you asked for this circa 1955 piece of test equipment?

"Anal-o what?!!! I think you're in the wrong place buddy!"

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Still works like a charm, too, as soon as the vacuum tubes warm up.

My dwell meter (not pictured) is a lot newer, IIRC it's a late 70's model.
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If I had a bucket of money with no purpose, I would like one of these
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I had this one in silver many years ago.
It was stolen and smashed up.
I didn't have the money to fix it.
I loved that car.
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I wonder what they would have said if you asked for this circa 1955 piece of test equipment?

"Anal-o what?!!! I think you're in the wrong place buddy!"

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Still works like a charm, too, as soon as the vacuum tubes warm up.

My dwell meter (not pictured) is a lot newer, IIRC it's a late 70's model.
I can't imagine living in a time where a group of men could get together and earnestly agree that Anal-O-Scope was a great name for an automotive tool.
Were they all in on the joke, or were things really so Beaver Cleaver that it never crossed their minds?
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She's as basic as it gets. 1954

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I love the IH round headlights. If I had a farm, I would definitely add a Scout to my fleet.
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Me too, took me a while to find her. She's going in for some paint this winter and going to do a steel framed/ wooden bed this spring.
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1964 1600 loadstar with the mighty 304 4 sp with 2 speed rear.
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When I was 19 and working on the farm I got many hours behind the wheel in the Binder Loadstar. Great days - love those old trucks.
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I drive the old ones for just these reasons, this was my most current truck when i first got it. 1990 3+3 srw LB R3500 with a 6.2 N/A diesel, fuel sipper


Then this happened


So I did this

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I can't imagine living in a time where a group of men could get together and earnestly agree that Anal-O-Scope was a great name for an automotive tool.
Were they all in on the joke, or were things really so Beaver Cleaver that it never crossed their minds?
Beaver Cleaver.

OTOH, the sitcom F Troop aired in 1965, and they were always dealing with some American natives who continually declared. We're the Fakawi tribe, wherdafakawi...

So only us twiggers were in the dark - not the Hollywood insiders...
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My dad collected a few cars and when he retired he was going to work on them.......he found GOLF however and left the cars upto me and my brother to work on.

The next one into the shop with be the 66 chevy PU, I have an 89 c1500 chassis and 5 speed for it ( will use the original 327 but the 89 5sp OD )

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I loved the old trucks, and a few cars too, but in reality, we are spoiled by technology. Unless they get a computer glitch, chances are excellent you will never do any maintenance on a modern vehicle.

Damn boys, but do you guys remember that vehicles from our past, like the '70's, were virtually worn out by 70,000 miles? It was not uncommon to overhaul an engine once in the life of a vehicle....parts stores sold reman engines....commonly. And if I never have to scrape my knuckles setting points again, it would be 10 years too soon....and why would I want to know how to use a dwell meter, oscilloscope, timing light, or even stuff like a brake spoon for drum brakes (never want to go back to those days), or pilot shaft tools to install manual transmissions....after the clutch goes......


Yes, I miss the beautiful trucks of the past, and I would not take a million dollars for the memories, I would not want to do it again for a million either.

BTW, I still own all of the tools like the special wrenches, dwell and timing lights, 8 channel oscilloscope, the gadget looking wrenches and gizmos of the days gone by...I can't imagine tossing them, might need them someday.
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Hmm i don't know. My MIL has a 2014 Chrysler whatever replaced the Sebring, and it's been in the dealership for a intermittent rough idle and lose of power. They hook it up to the computer which doesn't throw any codes so they give it back and say there's nothing wrong, then a few weeks later it happens again

I say serves her right for buying a Dodge, but I hear stories like that commonly
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Keep in mind, my Dodge diesel is getting 19 to 20 mpg now....and it weighs a hefty #9000 or so. 30 years ago, a comparable 3/4 ton would weigh 7000# and get 8 mpg. While I am like some, glitches can drive me mad, the technology makes this possible.

I bet my first Ford pickup, an F100 short narrow bed with a 351MC and 4 speed would not get 10 mpg. Overhauled it at 72,000 or so miles. Rattled, sloppy suspension, noisy, and we didn't know any better back then. Had an am radio.

Now, satellite radio, backup camera, lots of gadgets and quiet.....uh huh. Ain't going back.
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the death of many 60s and 70s engines was lack of maintenance not mileage.

when i was a kid I remember my grampa doing a tune up....... He would start the 70 chev c-10 longhorn up let it get warm, set the choke to fast idle and pour a glass of water slowly into the carb while working the throttle........it would smoke alot. He'd drop the idle and do wd40 for a couple minutes. Then change the oil, filters, and sometimes plugs. That engine had 240,000 miles in 97 when sold still had good comp and oil pressure.

My theory knowing what i do about engines and such is the older lubes had plenty of zinc and were good but left carbon deposits and the build up of carbon is what got the bearings and rings if heat didnt kill them first.
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One of my longtime customers who is a DJ on a local radio station called me up to do some misc. work on a warehouse he just rented.

I get there today and asked what he is up to and he just said he needed a new place to consolidate and store his toys. Confused, I walk with him to the back and there is a MINT 1958 Impala. It was so perfect I was first afraid to get near it. Apparently his other toys are stored in various places and he is going to put them all in this warehouse.

I simply stood there in awe of this car. All the work is in the ceiling to dress up the lighting and get some air circulation going. I know I am going to have nightmares of dropping a rouge coupling off the lift because you know where it will bounce 5 times and land!

I think I am going to have to do some schedule reorganization to get this job done before the rest of the toys arrive.

When you see one of these babies up close you realize what a shame it is that they don't make them like this anymore. Complete works of art.
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the death of many 60s and 70s engines was lack of maintenance not mileage. when i was a kid I remember my grampa doing a tune up....... He would start the 70 chev c-10 longhorn up let it get warm, set the choke to fast idle and pour a glass of water slowly into the carb while working the throttle........it would smoke alot. He'd drop the idle and do wd40 for a couple minutes. Then change the oil, filters, and sometimes plugs. That engine had 240,000 miles in 97 when sold still had good comp and oil pressure. My theory knowing what i do about engines and such is the older lubes had plenty of zinc and were good but left carbon deposits and the build up of carbon is what got the bearings and rings if heat didnt kill them first.
You forgot to put the quart of diesel fuel in the crankcase before driving to town for the oil change.
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I would have to agree. I read a couple of books about cars from that era and one thing that was mentioned was how the American way of thinking in regards to car maintenance was very different from that of the Japanese auto makers. The owners of Japanese cars were given instructions to come back to the dealership for a valve adjustment every so many miles along with the changing of fluids and so-forth.

American cars didn't have any more than 5 digits on the odometer because they didn't expect people to drive them more than a couple of years before they were back to trade them in for a newer model.

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