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Old 07-31-2020, 11:09 PM   #1
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Hello everyone.

I've been watching the Ford Barn forum from a long distance away (metaphorically speaking) for the past few years. I wanted to place this post today as an attempt to reconnect.

I had some truly awful experiences, and for many years these experiences were adding up to a point that I emotionally couldn't cope with them anymore. When I developed Complex PTSD (CPTSD), it affected everything, and I mean EVERYTHING...and it still does. And then the serious stuff started to happen.

Right about at that point I experienced a bad day at the forum. I posted a question about brakes, and two people responded with warnings that I was acting irresponsible and that I was leaving myself open for litigious action. Just to be clear, my crime was that I stated that I would continue to drive my A, despite some brake wear and performance concerns that I had. I should say that I'm a FAA licenced aircraft mechanic (A&P), and its programmed into my very soul to be concerned about any mechanical system regardless of its' actual condition.

In the state I was in, I didn't need two 'experts' to tell me much of anything. As an effect of my CPTSD, I tend to push people away if I feel they are being too intrusive, and I also tend to take the intrusion in a personal way. Did I over-react by just leaving the forum? For sure, but controlling my symptoms is like trying to contain an explosion with my bare hands.

So I stayed away from the forum. After a while I was at least watching the forum, and sometimes posting in the classified ads. And then one day (today) I posted on the forum again.

I apologize if I said something that was out of line. I'm trying to do better with how I deal with the world.

I decided to post today because I just read a thread started by someone with a short vague question (was it actually a question?) about a water pump. Some of the forums' knowledgeable veterans (Purdy, Syncro, Brent, and others) responded with such patience; they truly wanted to help this person. There are good people on this site, despite this site also having a couple of ligneous opinionated characters too.

Sorry if this post got a bit too 'wordy'.
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:11 PM   #2
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:17 PM   #3
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Hey 1930 Pickup,
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:52 AM   #4
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:11 AM   #5
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Its good to see you again 1930-Pickup
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:53 AM   #6
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The problem with this form of communication is you cant see the scars.Hard to take measure of a man over a screen with a keyboard.Godspeed.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:09 AM   #7
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Welcome back, hope you are able to stay this time, and that the Barn does not cause another incident for you. I think it is true of any large group of people, there are going to be personality conflicts.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:23 AM   #8
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Welcome back 1930-P! You find a wide variety of people here, most if not all really try to be helpful. The ones I have an issue with those that don't even try to answer the question, but try to redirect and influence you to do someting other than what you ask, also those that apparenty don't really read the question. About all we can do is be tolerant, take the suggestions that you think are good, and ignore the others.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:27 PM   #9
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Just be careful that you do not misunderstand the intent of the comment. The vast majority mean no harm as they are here to help.
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:34 PM   #10
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Welcome back. I hope that you find it a better journey this time around.
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Welcome back, 1930 Pickup. I noticed your name wasn't appearing. I'm genuinely pleased to see it again.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:04 PM   #12
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The problem with this form of communication is you cant see the scars.Hard to take measure of a man over a screen with a keyboard.Godspeed.

I agree. Even if someone is making a joke, it can still be taken the wrong way. Overall, Iíve found this site to be extremely helpful. Iíve learned more here than from the Model A books Iíve purchased.

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Old 08-02-2020, 08:20 PM   #13
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Hi, am just retiring from regular work and want to graduate from model T
I have model A V8 as well as parts for others but want to stay with pre-war ford parts to make my stuff
I would like to know model A stuff guess cranks can be balanced and other tricks to make smooth power
I really love my V8s but straight motors cool also
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:30 PM   #14
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Hi, am just retiring from regular work and want to graduate from model T
I have model A V8 as well as parts for others but want to stay with pre-war ford parts to make my stuff
I would like to know model A stuff guess cranks can be balanced and other tricks to make smooth power
I really love my V8s but straight motors cool also

Hey Rodrelic, good luck with all your projects!

You may want to start your own thread...I think you'll get more responses.

Just so you're aware, most of the folks on this forum are into the preservation and restoration of basically stock Model A's, but some people are into rods also.

Best of luck
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:56 PM   #15
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And thank you for your service!
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