Chariot

Chariot

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:41 pm

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: Chariot

PostBy: ken On: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:47 pm

Great find John. That was real nice video. Got love the 16 batteries. :D
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Re: Chariot

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:51 pm

I bought a JC Penny "Forever" battery for my Falcon years ago, got 2 free batteries, when it was time for the next one I couldn't find the receipt, so I bought a battery and scrapped the lifetime battery. A few weeks later I found the receipt. :mad: :mad:
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Got the Sears shocks, too, and the muffler.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


Re: Chariot

PostBy: ken On: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:57 pm

You needed a notebook. That lady had everything ever done to that car. :shock:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
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Re: Chariot

PostBy: europachris On: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:06 pm

Wow! The car is amazing - any vehicle from that era was doing REAL good to make 100,000 miles, but the owner is even more amazing! She is a rare find and could tell Dirty Harry to make her day and he would be happy to do it!

It would be a real treat to listen to some of the stories she could tell about her life and her travels.
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Re: Chariot

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:10 pm

Agreed. You'll notice it's in Florida, neglect and life in the "rust belt" is what kills cars.

My 1967 Ford has 198,000 miles on it, original engine, even still has the original ball joints and steering linkage. It's been "resting" since the late 1980's.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Chariot

PostBy: Fran654 On: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:52 pm

i liked how she reached right down for her gun without missin a beat !!!!!!!! god bless AMERICA. and the N.R.A.
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Re: Chariot

PostBy: europachris On: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:20 pm

Fran654 wrote:i liked how she reached right down for her gun without missin a beat !!!!!!!! god bless AMERICA. and the N.R.A.


Grannys, Guns, and Apple Pie! I had the fortune of knowing a retired Army colonel and his wife when I was in college (friends of my roommate). His wife was a lot like the lady in the video - had a '63 Impala that was "her" car. He had a '68 Chevy pickup and they had an '80's Caravan but she wouldn't drive it. After he passed away some years ago, she sold the minivan and started driving the Impala with 70,000 original miles. 2-door, 327, PowerGlide, factory air, P/S, and mint shape. She was in her 70's at the time and sharp as a tack. It's been a few years since I've heard from her, she has to be pushing 90.

The cars are irrelevant here - even though I fondly remember spending Sunday afternoons with them giving the car a wash and wax and taking it for a spin, marveling at how lousy it handled with bias tires, drum brakes, and 42 turns lock-to-lock and zero road feel steering.

These type of people are rare, REALLY rare, created from another time when America was very different - when values mattered along with hard work, honesty, treating people with respect, taking ownership of your actions (and responsibility), and we didn't hesitate to defend our country with force when threatened. This is how America was built, and sadly we are forgetting that today.

Wonder what she thinks of Obama? :devil:
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
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Re: Chariot

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:24 pm

These type of people are rare, REALLY rare, created from another time when America was very different - when values mattered along with hard work, honesty, treating people with respect, taking ownership of your actions (and responsibility), and we didn't hesitate to defend our country with force when threatened. This is how America was built, and sadly we are forgetting that today


Perfectly stated.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert