Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:59 pm

Funny -- I have all of those except the hi-lift! :lol:

Adjusting points is like riding a bike! :D
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:14 pm

We have a guy in town that has one of those old Good Humor trucks and runs it around selling ice cream. It is all original and perfect, looks like 1965 all over again when he goes down the street.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:50 am

It was the red Friehoffer's Milk Truck that used to deliver to us in Albany, NY. Early 1960's. Can't find a pic of it. Their chocolate chip cookies used to be great when it was a small local bakery. I'm not good with faces but I bet I could pick the milkman's mug out of a lineup! I remember seeing the quart bottles of whole milk in the back porch in the winter, with the cream swollen up out of the neck of the bottles sometimes, if we didn't take it in soon enough.
I got rid of a similar antenna about a year ago, I had an old rotator set up that I got from Ebay. Now I have a digital cable box that malfunctions all the time.
I bet I have a set of points in one of my parts drawers, I can see from that pic the points set needs to be installed on it's little post in the distributor body. Who didn't love to lube the pivot with that little capsule of grease?! I see the rf resistor on that set too.
I had a 71 Super Beetle, same color. The mechanic that sold it to me used to trade auto repairs for favors from women and he had a drawer full of photos to prove it. Never forget that.
I found a very good old reel mower with a friend a few years ago. I let him have it rather than fight for it, and he left it out in the rain ever since. I would have restored it. O well.
I lived on the outskirts of a ghetto town for ten years, always wondered about the payphone on the corner.......
Good night, and may God bless....
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:53 am

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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:01 am



Back in the early '70s, my GrandDad bought a brand new Checker. He figured if they were safe for Taxi drivers, they were safe enough for the family. I liked it, it did not have the driveline 'hump' in the floor. As kids, we would go on long trips with the GrandParents, and could easily sleep on the rear floor. Two of us, side-by-side.
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PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:03 am

Almost obliterated :
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:11 am

Still have a working antenna/with rotor above the garage roof, haven`t got around to taking it down yet. I not only have points & condensers but also different strength springs & different weights if any gearheads remember those. Also drove a english ford for years, it would run circles around any of the new fuel sipping cars they make now.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:07 pm

I was fascinated w.Divco's as a kid.Neat front end and a really cool drivers seat.My most memorable thrilling experience w.a Divco was in 1957.A new Flexible Flyer with Super Steering for Christmas meant nothing was beyond my bumper hopping ability.I decided I would get on the Divco after it made it's last stop near the middle of Ivy Lane hill.Ivy Lane is a nice steep road. My timing was impecable as I remember but I mis-calculated the speed I built up as I headed down and I was unable to hold on to the rear bumper.It tore out of my hand but slowed me down quite a bit. Under the truck I went until I bounced off the differential.Dazed and bleeding, what I remember most was getting the inside of my World War II sheepskin lined aircraft helmet all bloody.The Divco smack on the head was the easy part,my Dad worked over the other end when I got home.He said he would put some sense into what I was using to think with that day. Yes,hats off to the Divco and a bygone lifestyle. Wouldn't trade it for the world.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:49 am

but also different strength springs & different weights if any gearheads remember those.


Yep. How 'bout dual point distributors?

For those in New Jersey:

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Back in the day when these signs were disappearing but still could be found on the streets I was hatching a plot to swipe one of them, never got around to doing it.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: RMA On: Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:26 pm

spc wrote:I have a friend that drives for Christiansen's dairy & they still use Divco milk trucks exclusively.

"Still Doing Divcos: Christiansen's Dairy in North Providence, RI still sends a fleet of Divco milk trucks onto the streets every delivery day."


http://www.divco.org/divco%20news.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


I guess I hadn't been taking notice...but just yesterday I saw a MILKBOX on a neighbor's porch just a few doors down the street...
I can remember when I used to see the milkman as I returned home (from a bachelor's night out)...

Bob
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: dll On: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:27 am

This was a familiar item in companies with engineering departments and colleges with engineering courses until the early to mid 1970's.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:36 pm

Ever see a circular slide rule?
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:40 pm

I used a circular slide rule all through my educational years.
I somehow lost it years ago, or misplaced it in the attic of crap
that I have. They were much better that the straight ones.
Wish I still had mine.

Tom
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:18 am

Wish I still had mine.


Wanna buy mine? Complete with case and instructions!
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