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Old 02-28-2021, 05:32 PM   #181
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Add another for 81. Age does make things more difficult and time consuming but, I can cope with that. My big problem now is the propensity to loose my tools while I am working.
Ditto that....
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Old 03-01-2021, 01:49 AM   #182
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I'm 73 as of a couple weeks ago ...
My first drivable car was a 1947 Ford 1/2 ton panel truck..
It had an 8ba in it ..
Wish I had it back ,,,but ya can't keep everything..
1948 Woodie now..Just a little stock F/H...I do have another low miles 59ab that I'm gunna warm up a bit,,,,and put it into the Woodie ...
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:06 AM   #183
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Add another 81. Turn 81 in Feb. Still working taking care of rentals. I mow all the yards in the summer and remove the snow in the winter. Wife wants me to unload some of my Junker's. I still want one more I told her.
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:26 AM   #184
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56 here and thankful to be able to enjoy these old Fords.
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Old 03-01-2021, 05:01 PM   #185
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I will be 85 in a few months time. I have restored two flathead V8 cars in the last 50 years and helped a lot of others.
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Old 03-04-2021, 04:41 PM   #186
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Put me down as 70 but I've already had a valve job. They took my heart out on Jan 10, 2019 and put an artificial Aortic valve in it. Does that make me a Resto-mod?
Still working on my "36 but at a slower speed
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Old 03-04-2021, 04:45 PM   #187
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Nope we used to call builds like yours “Sleepers” 😁
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:50 AM   #188
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I'm 65

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Old 03-05-2021, 07:18 AM   #189
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I will be 73 next month. Just about done doing a frame off on a 40 Ford coupe. Lot of work at that age, but good to be able to still do it. This is a cool string of information.
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:09 PM   #190
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Will turn 76 in April
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:29 AM   #191
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67 and still crawling around under the '34, (when I have to), LOL!
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Old 03-07-2021, 08:10 PM   #192
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I've passed the 83 mark and beginning to feel it. Still have my 2 cars, but this weather has me grounded.
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Old 03-08-2021, 08:36 AM   #193
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Is there anyone 90 on the Form? Two are 89
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Old 03-08-2021, 04:34 PM   #194
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Wellll, like Jack Benny used to say, "I'm 39"

but I feel 206

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Old 03-08-2021, 07:06 PM   #195
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Hopefully there will be a couple within a year.
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Old 03-08-2021, 07:30 PM   #196
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36 this year.
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Old 03-08-2021, 08:03 PM   #197
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85 years on this planet build 4 flathead heads 302 and 2 292 this winter and got my 2 shots and no virus working on a flat crank today hang in there every one
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Old 03-08-2021, 08:13 PM   #198
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85 years on this planet build 4 flathead heads 302 and 2 292 this winter and got my 2 shots and no virus working on a flat crank today hang in there every one
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Old 03-08-2021, 09:45 PM   #199
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Not the oldest but close!! 86 last month and I have 2 A's, a '32, a '33, a '34 a '48 a '54 all Fords. Also a '55 BellAire Hard top and a '58 Corvette. Also a token '36 Dodge sedan and they all run, but not much. The '48 is an F-1 that has been in the works for 12 years. I don't suppose anyone has an idea on how to contact Ian Roussel, the car builder?? He isn't too far from where I live and it would be great to have him help finish it. Probably only a dream but it's worth a try.
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Old 03-08-2021, 10:09 PM   #200
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age 79
In order: 1935 Ford coupe at age 16; put in a '48 Merc, dual carbs and dual exhaust. Cop magnet.
1948 Ford coupe, age 19; put in a Columbia two speed from a Packard and a 57 Buick V8.
1962 Volvo PV544, age 23; Looked enough like a 46 Ford to include it on my list.
1937 Tudor slant back, age 30; V8 60. Three kids in diapers and could not even afford to overhaul the fuel pump. Had to blow on the gas tank to get it to star.
1940 Ford Tudor, age 37; Small block Ford and C-4 tranny
1932 B Model stake body truck, age 50; brother rescued and restored Granddaddy's farm truck
1941 Ford short door coupe, age 73; Traditional hot rod; built the 284" flathead of my teenage dreams.
1934 Ford pickup, age 75; Also a traditional hot rod with '53 Merc and C-4 trans. It is a my wife's working barn truck
That' all Folks!

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