I Like to Work On Old Cars

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    1967 Pontiac GTO.  Oh how I miss you.  Working on you was the second best thing a girl could do with her hands.
    YoungMilkMaiden YoungMilkMaiden
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 5, 2009

    '77 Chevy C10 Pickup

    My grandpa had this truck for a long time. He didn't drive it much and quite some time ago he moved. He gave the truck to my dad and right now it has 77,776 original miles on it. My dad and I have done some work on it so it would run like it's supposed to. There's still some work...
    bbman2011 bbman2011
    22-25, M
    Jan 9, 2012

    Veteran's Day Parade in Pensacola,

    Florida on (you guessed it!) Veteran's Day. Got to have a Pearl Harbor Survivor (retired USMC Sgt Maj ) ride along beside me!
    biffsteele biffsteele
    61-65, M
    Nov 25, 2015

    My car shut off on me this morning

    as I was returning home from work. I pulled the engine codes on my 94 accord and I got 2 codes a) crankshaft position sensor and b) idle air control valve. Lord please say I can just clean the air control valve cause a new one is going to cost $225.00. smh
    rarebreed4u rarebreed4u
    36-40, F
    Feb 5, 2015

    It Calms Me Down

    I own cars from the 1950s-1970s and work on them all myself. The car i am working on for myself is a 1965 Chevy impala 4door once i get it painted. my friend Chris is going to airbrush a grim reappear on the trunk lid. Then i am going to put flame throwers on it. it will be a...
    thewraith thewraith
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 5, 2007

    A Work In Progress...

    I love cars, I also love working on them. But you'd never know it since im as girly as they get. My hubby and I bought a 1956 star chief. The engine was rebuilt, hubby and I just need to rebuild the tranny and replace the break lines. This car is a real beauty... My husband...
    abilene8907 abilene8907
    22-25, F
    Mar 30, 2012

    With My Dad

    When I was a teenager my dad and I used to rebuild late model European sports cars. It was the only piece of happiness in those years.He would buy the chassis and we would rebuild it (the engine, the transmission, the upholstery, everything). We were able to complete one and we...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    36-40, T
    Dec 23, 2012

    Unsafe At Any Speed

    Most people hear thoes words and think 1 thing, Corvair. Well I happen to own 3 of them. A 63 monza, 64 turbo spyder, and a 65 corsa. I love each and every one of them. I allways enjoy stopping at red lights and hearing someone telling me they had one as a kid. What's even better...
    lugnutts lugnutts
    31-35, M
    May 3, 2012

    Have a 1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster.

    I call her Miss Agnes because of her age and color. If you are a John D. McDonald fan you'll understand!
    biffsteele biffsteele
    61-65, M
    Sep 27, 2015

    88 Fox Body

    it had been sitting here for a long time sense i took it on trade for something it started by trying to tune it so i could sell it that was a year ago now well what can i say one thing became another thing and i had a car that even the ford system would not longer allow to up...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Dec 5, 2011

    This Is Some Bs

    i have been working on my 1967 Chrysler 300 i pulled the motor to do the rods and mains in it cause i wasn't getting any oil pressure come to find out the cam gear came apart ( fiber gear) and plugged the sump so i cleared it out did the rods and mains put it all back together...
    thewraith thewraith
    22-25, M
    7 Responses May 14, 2010

    I Had No Idea The Sound Of Abuse In A Movie Would Trigger So Many Memories

    I red boxed a movie today. It was really good for an hour and I was beginning to fall asleep when all of a sudden my almost dream was interrupted with the sound of a man shouting and abusing his wife and young child. I started shaking as my own memories started flooding back to...
    animeniak13 animeniak13
    22-25, F
    Jan 13, 2012
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