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Old 02-24-2021, 08:36 PM   #101
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:37 PM   #102
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Ok, frnkeore, me too. My first car was a 30 Model A coupe. I was like 12 or 13. No floor boards and no exhaust pipe. The carb leaked and it would blow a ball of flame under your feet ever so often! Loved that car, would drive it around in a field next to our house! Next was a 41 Chevy and then a 33 Ply coupe. The good old days!!
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:37 PM   #103
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"74 and my first car was 1936 ford in 1961"

Me Too!
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:43 PM   #104
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BobNH just reminded me that my first old Ford was a 1940 pickup we summer kids found after going to the Skowhegan Fair in Maine one warm evening. Paid $75 scrounged up from all the kids and 'dusted' it back home. My father gave me hell for driving with no plates or insurance....but I think he liked the truck. It got sold 2 years later😞. Iím still 74.
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:44 PM   #105
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76 in May. First car [ after several false starts] 1947 Merc at 15.
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:50 PM   #106
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I guess it's my age, my first car was a '28 ford 4dr I pulled out of a farmers field. Pieces of it are still turning up on the old family farm in Pa.lol
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:51 PM   #107
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Wow! i am just a dumb kid at 54!
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:11 PM   #108
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I am just a year younger than my favourite Mercury. I think I have changed a little more than the Merc has in the 61 years it has been in the family.
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Old 02-24-2021, 10:50 PM   #109
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I'll be 82 in 3 weeks. A 5 year cancer free survivor, colon and liver. My doctor said as lucky as I am I should take a trip to LasVegas.
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Old 02-25-2021, 12:03 AM   #110
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I'm 82, At 14 I sold my bike and bought a Model A for fifteen dollars. Then later that year I bought a 37 Ford coupe without an engine for seven dollars and fifty cents and then I built my first flathead engine.
Now about twenty or thirty flatheads later I'm putting Lincoln brakes on my 36 pickup. It takes a lot longer now.
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Old 02-25-2021, 12:50 AM   #111
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I'm putting Lincoln brakes on my 36 pickup. It takes a lot longer now.
Yeah, but it won't take so long to stop!!
I'm only a young fella aged 65, still got the first V8 I bought when I was 16 [35 fordor]
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Old 02-25-2021, 01:00 AM   #112
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I appreciate all the fellows here that maybe up there but still doing their thing and sharing.

I'm also a young pup considering the ages given. 75% of the time I rather talk to you guys. I grew up in a bit of it, so it puts me back a little more.

I'm getting closer everyday. I'm stuck between the baby boomers and the millennials. They share more then either care to admit.

I'm a GenXer. Punk Rock and questions. Nixon baby. Questions for you older guys that share. Thank you for that! Maybe even some younger folks too.

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Old 02-25-2021, 08:15 AM   #113
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:56 AM   #114
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Bought my first Ford model T when 15 and have owned a Ford of the '20's, '30's or '40's every day since. They have kept me from growing old at 76.
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:27 AM   #115
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I'll be 73 this year. Went to my high school graduation in a 37, two door slant back which I paid $350. It was extremely nice, bone stock with original paint & interior. It definitely taught me how to drive defensively with those mechanical brakes. I truly enjoy checking the forum daily. Thanks to everyone.
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:54 AM   #116
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i will be 70 tomorrow the 26th. went from ridin and wrenching on harleys to do the same with a 37 model 78 fordor that i got late spring 2020. i am third owner. last older gent was 85 and had since 1956.i put turn sigs. and seat belts in front with our son. last summer limped home with leaking carb and ordered and installed a new one from dennis carpenter. new coil and condenser. whats funny is i gave up changing the oil in other family cars and said id never crawl under the cars any more. ive had that 37 jacked up and hood sides removed more than i can count. its been fun but man its a bugger to get off your back like a coupla other barners have said. hearing from the older than me barners inspires me also. thanks guys keep on wrenchin. tom.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:22 AM   #117
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That's me that was 73...not Kubarth!
I am happy to report that I am keeping up with you. As long as the gap between us remains precisely the same, we are both doing just fine.
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Old 02-25-2021, 12:49 PM   #118
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I don't usually fess up to my actual age, I will be 87 in a couple months. Still hitting on all eight cylinders, have a young girl friend, she is 82.. Have encountered a few pot-holes travleing the road of life, all in all life is good.
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Old 02-25-2021, 01:28 PM   #119
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I'll be 74 in three weeks. First car was a '51 Ford Country Squire Wagon. Current car is a P-38 Drop Tank with an injected Flathead on gas. Looking for 180 mph this year.
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Old 02-25-2021, 02:15 PM   #120
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86,have had 34 coupe since 1952.
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