[ExI] restoration-ready

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Thu May 27 13:12:02 UTC 2021



From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of John Grigg via extropy-chat


>…Oh, I just found a Youtube video hosted by a lovely young woman with prodigious cleavage who does a tutorial! Lol  


Taunting us he is.  He makes that lead in, then refuses to offer the URL!


Oh wait, retract, I already know how to drive a stick shift.  I was nearly 40 before I ever owned a car with automatic.  I would still like to view the buxom stick rider.


Hey what a concept!  Drivers’ Education taught by bikini beauties!  John you are onto an idea with huge moneymaking potential.


>>…STILL some of those 75 year old Willys MBs rolling around with olive drab paint and the white star on the >hood….


>…Wow! They were truly built to last. What an anachronism in our age of planned obsolescence...  John  :  )



Not so much built to last, but rather built to survive and built to be repaired.  If you go to a car show where you can see one, ask to gawk under the hood.  Notice how simple it is.  Private Leonard Lawrence could rebuild one.  All metal (a few with wood parts in places but no plastic) generous tolerances on the bolt holes, relatively few welds, sturdy frames, suspension dampers are a maybe.  


People who own them realize that everything doesn’t break at the same time.  You can have a minor simple repair every coupla years or less, and have it go seven decades.


If you put it in a car show, you don’t even need to wash it: judges like authenticity.


I would agree with your friend in that they are not traffic friendly: drum brakes and power nothing.  You steer it with your muscles.  They are not as safe as a motorcycle: no side protection.  You crash, you die.  So don’t crash.





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