Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-24-2021, 02:26 AM   #41
40 Deluxe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: now Kuna, Idaho
Posts: 3,511
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Although never a FordBarn member, my dad had you guys beat. When he was 95 his '40 2 dr. sedan cracked an exhaust manifold and sounded terrible So I found one on ebay and had it shipped to him. When I went to visit him later that year, he had the engine out. He had broken a manifold bolt and couldn't get at it to drill it out so he just pulled the engine to get at it. I showed up in time to help finish reinstalling (there wasn't much left to do). A steady rod was also broken so he tossed it on his welding table, pulled out the welder cables and sewed it back together. His favorite trick was to lay a bolt along side the break for reinforcement. He could still lay a good bead at 95!
His first car was a '28 Chevy and he bought the '40 in 1940 as as 6 month old repo.
40 Deluxe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 02:49 AM   #42
Ziggster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 635
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I thought I was getting old this past year when I reached mid-fifties. Lol! You guys are all an inspiration. Keep on wrenching!
Ziggster is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 02-24-2021, 04:02 AM   #43
frnkeore
Senior Member
 
frnkeore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 613
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Boy, this is a fast thread!! 42 posts in 12 hours and I'm late to it.

I like this forum, because I love old Fords but, it also one of the few places makes me feel young at 76.
__________________
Frank
'35 Ford Model 51
'48 Ford F3
'54 Ford Tudor Mainline
frnkeore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 04:38 AM   #44
36coupe
Senior Member
 
36coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NovaScotia
Posts: 577
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I’m 60 and gives me hope I can half gumption you guys have in 10-30 years.
__________________
Regards,
Lindsay
36coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 05:27 AM   #45
tomkc1
Senior Member
 
tomkc1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: York, ME/Astor, FL
Posts: 120
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I'm 73 and have had my grandfather's '34 for over 50 years now.
Lawson Cox is right about life being like a roll of toilet paper. I quote him all the time!
Tom
tomkc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 06:31 AM   #46
fortyfords
Senior Member
 
fortyfords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: faucett, mo
Posts: 365
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
May 1st I turn 78
fortyfords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 07:03 AM   #47
glennpm
Senior Member
 
glennpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Wiscasset, Maine
Posts: 1,054
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

73 for me and doing okay. Good to have old Fords to keep you going!


Glenn
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN1518.jpg (39.0 KB, 5 views)

Last edited by glennpm; 02-24-2021 at 12:16 PM. Reason: Added picture
glennpm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 07:07 AM   #48
PeteVS
Senior Member
 
PeteVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: FP, NJ
Posts: 2,512
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

76 and counting.
__________________
Don't never get rid of nuthin!
PeteVS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 07:38 AM   #49
corvette8n
Senior Member
 
corvette8n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: 36 miles north of Albany NY
Posts: 2,203
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Six years younger than my Ď41 coupe, seems like our cars are getting to be in better shape than us
corvette8n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 07:43 AM   #50
38coop
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cocoa Florida
Posts: 155
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

72. Will be 73 in August.
38coop is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 07:59 AM   #51
Bill
Senior Member
 
Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 422
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

75 for me. Never expected to live this long. Wood have taken better care of myself had I known. Time is a thief... Bill
Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 08:32 AM   #52
Bored&Stroked
Senior Member
 
Bored&Stroked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 3,040
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I know who has you ALL beat - and he is a frequent contributor . . . but I'll leave it to him to throw his hat into the rink . . .
Bored&Stroked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 08:40 AM   #53
Ford Freak
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pittsford NY. USA
Posts: 834
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Looks like I am a youngen' on here! I just turned 65 . My first car was a 1956 Ford that I bought in 1972 @ age 16 . Paid 175.00 for it and drove it home ! Wish I still had it . - F F
__________________
!937 Ford Coupe
1952 Ford F1
1965 Ford Falcon Sprint
Ford Freak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 08:40 AM   #54
AnthonyG
Senior Member
 
AnthonyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Pa.
Posts: 1,849
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

71 with too many projects , but it’s what keeps me interested, motivated & at least feeling young! I don’t think the mind recognizes age but the body does remind us
__________________
Nomad
AnthonyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 08:42 AM   #55
HDowse
Senior Member
 
HDowse's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hancock, New Hampshire
Posts: 278
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

74, first early V8 was riding in a neighbor's 34 sedan back in the 50ís.
HDowse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 08:45 AM   #56
deuce5wndw
Senior Member
 
deuce5wndw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Liberty, KY
Posts: 528
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

72 on March 5TH. Still having fun with cars and family!
deuce5wndw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 08:47 AM   #57
Mart
Senior Member
 
Mart's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Solihull, England.
Posts: 7,143
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

62. Fresh outta diapers.
Mart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 09:19 AM   #58
melisahe
Senior Member
 
melisahe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: new orleans
Posts: 245
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

77 seems right, waiting on some good weather so I can finish painting my current 49 ford pickup project. First Ford project 28 ford pickup. First project 64 chev impala convertible.
melisahe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 09:26 AM   #59
sunshine
Senior Member
 
sunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SUNSHINE MD.
Posts: 313
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I am 83 , you guys in your 70s that 80 mark donít go there . Thatís when everything went to HELL for me Sunshine I
sunshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 09:37 AM   #60
37don
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Kingstown, R.I.
Posts: 250
Default Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

79 if I wake up for 3 more weeks.First flathead in 1959, a 1940 deluxe 4 dr with 30,000 mi. paid 75.00 for it and had to save up for it. Meeting and becoming friends with O'l Ron is a high point for me
37don is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 AM.