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Old 03-21-2013, 12:51 AM
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I´ve messed with admirers when they ask how I get in a car without door handles.
With the remote in my pocket I tell them I shout OPEN, then operate the remote.
Most Spanish flip when they see the motor, most have never seen a V8.
The guy at the test station, "This thing is different every time it comes here".

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Yes and yes. When I approach someone about their car I'm hoping to hear something "outside the box" feature they applied, to give me something to think about.

When I'm approached, typically it is "What is it?", which I follow with "A 1923 Track-T, but its main claim to fame is weighing 1790 lbs." If they make the connection to the lightness (most non car people have no idea what any car weighs), then their 2nd question is "What are you running?". That is where it gets fun when I reply "427 mouse, dyno'ed 526 hp @ 5700, going into a Tremec 5 speed manual and a Jag IRS". This answer separates the car nuts from the masses. The conversation loses traction with the masses at this point, but ramps up with the car nuts.

As someone else posted, the looks to me aren't near as important as flat out performance and my joy of driving it. For 40 years of hot rodding I've always wanted a mid 9 second street driven car but don't like how nasty the engine build needs to be for a typical 3600 lb car to have that level of performance. By halving the weight of the car, the personality of the engine doesn't need to be a snarling, barking dog, crappy popping idle, clutch slipping to 3000 rpm to get going, no thanks. So I'm pleased with my easy starting 427, that has better street manners than a gang banger, and can manage mid teens for mpg.


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Old 03-22-2013, 11:16 PM
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I was reminded on the way home about one of my favorite things about attention with an old car, kids. I get such a kick out of a kid holding his mom's hand on the street corner checking out my car up one end and down the other, often with a smile on his face. I find kids in the back seats of cars at the light checking it out. It just cracks me up, this is a car nut of the future, most people don't care, they see nothing special and don't give it a second glance, but here is his kid examining it, I love that. I would love to give him a ride in it.

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Brian,

When a kid takes notice of mine I say "About your size isn't it?"
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:55 PM
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I have given rides to a few youngsters mostly friends of my kids but they really get a kick out of the convertible (Most people have never rode in one) and the Rambler just because it's so funky. My daughters friend said "It sounds like a school bus". Yeah it does with the tranny whining.

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Brian,

In Mountain Home, Arkansas, 2 years ago we gave the Sunday School kids a ride in our Ts.



Last year it was "troubled youth" and this young lady took a liking to my ride.
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I remember when you posted about that, very cool.

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She was a real hoot. Wanted to go to California with me, had never been out of Arkansas. Another picture of her in another ride. She reminded me of the actress that plays the lab nerd on NCIS LA.


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Old 03-23-2013, 12:29 AM
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Yeah she is a cutie that is for sure.

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Old 03-23-2013, 12:32 AM
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Offer a kid a ride here and they´d lock you up.
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looks

I think all car guys like a little recognition for their rides. Its validation in a sense.
My little truck doesnt always catch someones eye...but it usually attracts attention once its within earshot. Its my little sleeper. I love the looks when people finally notice it and enjoy the folks that approach to ask a few questions. The best thing about hotrodding is the variety of cars and creativity of their owners.

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Offer a kid a ride here and they´d lock you up.
That of course is the unfortunate world in which we live. I would even like to take a photo of them smiling staring at the car and you never know how someone will think about that these days.

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See the resemblance?
Like Duh, holy cow.

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Like Duh, holy cow.

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It finally hit you that last pic was the actress?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:23 AM
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It finally hit you that last pic was the actress?
I'm sorry I lost you, I don't know this actress or the movie you mentioned so I didn't know her.

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