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Old 10-17-2020, 09:59 AM   #701
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Anyone remember propane lights in TT's? As a kid, both of our Yellowstones had these propane lights. Used the same mantle as a propane lantern.
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Yes. Had a similar one in an Ideal TT. Really liked it. Helped warm the TT on cool evenings and it was very bright.
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:46 PM   #703
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Anyone remember propane lights in TT's? As a kid, both of our Yellowstones had these propane lights. Used the same mantle as a propane lantern.
I remember seeing those lp lamps in houses, as well as the white gas and oil lamps with reflector plates in brackets mounted on the walls.
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:02 PM   #704
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I’m under 60 (barely)! And yes, I remember setting the timing so many degrees before tdc.

I bet you wish you still had your Nova. My second car was a ‘71 Challenger, and I sure wish I still had it!
Ha. I had a '70 Challenger with a 383 magnum.
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:00 AM   #705
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Remember these? Usually located on the back pages of comic books. How many out there ordered at least one of these items? The X-ray Glasses always seemed to be a big seller.
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Old 10-22-2020, 04:59 PM   #706
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Learning how to take care of your first car, setting plugs and points with feeler gauges, replacing the condenser, and using a timing light. Of course when you opened the hood you could actually see the engine.
And here we are today...
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And the Good Humor ice cream truck. If you were really lucky you got a free stick.
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Old 10-23-2020, 09:21 AM   #709
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And the Good Humor ice cream truck. If you were really lucky you got a free stick.
We had "Uncle Marty" in our rural 3 road neighborhood. Same uniform, same type of truck.
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Old 10-23-2020, 09:42 AM   #710
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Anyone remember Gold Seal Glass Wax? That stuff was amazing. I was using it at work until the early '00s when they stopped making it.
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We had "Uncle Marty" in our rural 3 road neighborhood. Same uniform, same type of truck.
We had "Uncle Al" on Long Beach Island in NJ. One of my kids would always order a screwball, to which he would alway say "you are what you eat". My youngest is now 26 and all 3 kids still remember getting ice cream from him.
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Disney bought a bunch of these amphibious cars for a ride.

I remember seeing one all the time in a nearby town when i was growing up. They werent much of a car or much of a boat. Combine them, and it is at least interesting!
Yep they still take people out at Down town Disney.
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Glad someone spent tons of money on it.
Sharp looking car! However, the wheels are not period correct for a Muscle Car. Cragar Mags, Chrome Reverse and Rally wheels were the style during this era.
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What was your first job?

We lived outside Berea, OH in Middleburg Hts. Berea was (and is) known for the geologic formation called Berea Sandstone. There were numerous sandstone quarries in the area, which at one point became flodded from hitting the clear cold aquifers and filling up.

One of these quarries was bought by an enterprising man after WWII and with dynamite and hard work, turned it into Smith Road Lake, a swimming, fishing, and picnic venue very popular in the 50's and 60's.

My (and every other kid in our 3 road neighborhood -- if you can call it that) started their first jobs there in the summer months. Cleaning beach, working the concession stand, painting picnic tables, cutting grass, etc. and maybe even lifegaurding if you got your red cross certification. For a 14 or 15 year old, it was a dream of being able to get a jo and the first step to becoming a "grown up" . Pay was $.50 / hr and after the second year, you may get a raise to $0.75.

Believe it or not, I paid for my first 2 years of college from savings from that job, working 7 days a week (unless it was raining), from 9 am to 7 pm. But I wouldn't have traded that experience for any other.
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Believe it or not, I paid for my first 2 years of college from savings from that job, working 7 days a week (unless it was raining), from 9 am to 7 pm. But I wouldn't have traded that experience for any other.
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Sharp looking car! However, the wheels are not period correct for a Muscle Car. Cragar Mags, Chrome Reverse and Rally wheels were the style during this era.
I feel you. This man spent much much monies on this car. Most of which I would have not done, but it isn't mine. I guess that's why they make/sell different stuff.

Just some info on this car(that I remember). It was a hard top, tach in the dash, power steering, air conditioning, posi-track(may be std), and a painted top...?? two tone option.
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What was your first job?

We lived outside Berea, OH in Middleburg Hts. Berea was (and is) known for the geologic formation called Berea Sandstone. There were numerous sandstone quarries in the area, which at one point became flodded from hitting the clear cold aquifers and filling up.

One of these quarries was bought by an enterprising man after WWII and with dynamite and hard work, turned it into Smith Road Lake, a swimming, fishing, and picnic venue very popular in the 50's and 60's.

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Believe it or not, I paid for my first 2 years of college from savings from that job, working 7 days a week (unless it was raining), from 9 am to 7 pm. But I wouldn't have traded that experience for any other.
My first job was weeding a 50' x 300' garden. My second job was helping Grandpa and Dad bale hay and straw then put it in the barn. . As an 8yo I learned to back up a hay wagon with a John Deer "B" with tricycle front and a hand clutch. The pay was always the same, 3 meals a day and somewhere to sleep.
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My first job was weeding a 50' x 300' garden. My second job was helping Grandpa and Dad bale hay and straw then put it in the barn. . As an 8yo I learned to back up a hay wagon with a John Deer "B" with tricycle front and a hand clutch. The pay was always the same, 3 meals a day and somewhere to sleep.
And I bet they were the best meals you could think of!
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My first job was weeding a 50' x 300' garden. My second job was helping Grandpa and Dad bale hay and straw then put it in the barn. . As an 8yo I learned to back up a hay wagon with a John Deer "B" with tricycle front and a hand clutch. The pay was always the same, 3 meals a day and somewhere to sleep.

You got me beat! I was 10 when I started and driving that same model! Also milking and carrying water for 1000 chickens. Raised them from 2 days old until 9 weeks, cleaned the house and started another batch. We used the Purina Feed program.
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