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shankle

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Things I would like to see come back
« on: December 24, 2012, 01:39:33 AM »
For those of you old enough to remember.
The old model A Fords. Particularly the horns
that went Ooga-Ooga. I found them hilarious.
Can you imagine that on a Rolls. :biggrin:

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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 06:57:18 AM »
my dad had a model A - lol
i guess, when you bought one, it came with a few tools
one was a pair of what we now call "gas pliers"
dad always called them "model A's"   :P

what i'd like to see come back is the price of gas back then
even the price of gas when it was reasonable would be ok
something like $1.40 a gallon would be nice

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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 08:26:09 AM »
Hi Dave,
You must be just a young puppy :biggrin:
I remember gas at ((!! 25 CENTS a gallon!!)).

Back then a coke was 5 cents a bottle with a 2 cent
refund on the bottle. I don't drink the crap any more.
To delicate :biggrin: Heard stories about how you could
shine up your bumpers with the stuff.
 

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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012, 01:53:21 PM »
i think i remember ~35 cents, but that was before i had to pay for it - lol
diesel was 11 cents, i think

the lowest i remember for a soda was 10 cents, i think
those who were dishonest would use a straw and drink it for free   :biggrin:


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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 11:51:45 PM »
I remember my father paying 20 cents a gallon for ethyl gasoline.

The attendant would also check your oil level.

And air was free, it's still free at some stations.

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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2012, 12:03:26 AM »
yes - they'd wash your windshield and check the tires, too - lol

they used to have an air-pressure sensor hose running out there across the drive
a bell would ring when you ran over it - and they'd run out and do all that stuff and pump your gas   :P

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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012, 07:24:16 AM »
I may be mistaken, but didn't they give out S&H greenstamps as well ?

That may have been a Texas thing.

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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2012, 08:45:50 AM »
no - we had them in Michigan
that's how mom and dad bought bicycles for 6 kids - lol
we all had the Huffy bikes   :P



you were the "BMOC" if you had a radio bike   :biggrin:

where's my deck of cards, mom ?

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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2012, 09:39:49 AM »
yes green stamps and blue chip stamps,and I also remember when they gave dishes for so many fillups. And thenthere were the gas wars. Two stations would keep lowering their price to get the other stations business. it hit like 5 cents a gallon during these "Wars" Gas was normally about 15 cents to 25 cents a gallon. But money was different then,25 cents was worth a lot more then. You might spend 10-20 bucks on a months worth of food back then. Oh,and rent was like 50 bucks. I saw some receipts from my ex father in law after he died. He had a receipt for rent at 2 dollars a week for a house.

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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2012, 12:46:20 PM »
yah - i think we got most of our "twin star" silverware and towels from boxes of detergent   :biggrin:

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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2012, 01:02:31 PM »
I remember that.

When they put a towel in the box, you didn't much detergent.
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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2012, 01:59:16 PM »
yah but i guess they were clean   :lol:

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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2012, 05:52:43 PM »
I must live in a time warp. I recall 19 cents a gallon, at an Enco station that I frequented, for the higher octane Ethyl as required by my 409, 4-speed, Impala SS, that with me driving burned a lot of gas :biggrin:
Well Microsoft, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten us into.

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Re: Things I would like to see come back
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012, 12:55:17 AM »
my first car was a 65 plymouth fury I with a 225 slant 6 and 3 on the tree - lol
the engine was ok - otherwise, a piece of crap - but, it got me from point a to point b   :P

i had a craig quad 8-track player in it, so it made time pass well   :biggrin: