Re: Just Got Started On My 68
Thats awesome man, my dad wasnt a car guy, and not much on mechanics or fixing things up. Repairs, yes but to just work on something for the sake of working with his kids. Nope.
My grandfather on the other hand, awesome mechanic, could build or do anything. Taught me to weld with and old Lincoln Arc, rebuilt engines. I am now 53, working on my 6th Mustang, my daughters come help me and love to ride in the car.
I still have in my shop and use them to this day, my Grand Daddy's ball peen hammers, his old wooden shop stool. There was a lot of wild turkey and water consumed on that stool over the years. Not by me. But he always finished his projects, washed his hands with lava. Got him a paper dixie cup and the Wild turkey from under the tool bench and had ONE snoot and chased it with cold water. I got a coke.
When I was three or four, can still remember it, he taught me about ignitions and electricity. Had a Briggs and Stratton engine on the bench, started it up, had my brother Sonny stand on that little stool and grab the spark plug. "Do you feel anything Sonny"? No Grand Daddy - Chris, come grab Sonny's leg - BAM! Thats what you call a ground Chris. Your touching the ground, Sonny isnt.
I think his generation believed in tough love, he was tough, and I loved him and miss him. Enjoy your time with your Dad, keep some of the stuff, and have fun.
Gydyup - 67 Mustang Coupe
351 Hyd Roller/Perf RPM Heads/Victor Jr Intake/Holly 750/Dan Williams WR Toploader/9 Inch 4:56 spool, Mark Williams Axles
Last edited by Gydyup; 01-03-2013 at 09:34 AM.