my65riv

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  1. "I saw this car for $300 changed the plugs on it and runs perfectly" vs "I saw this car for $300 changed the plugs,distributor,plug wires,coil,generator,wiring harness,fuel filter,carburator,fuel lines,ignition switch,battery,coil wire and still can't get this &^#%&@#!! to run".(speaking from experience)

    Jeff Mealer

    Mt. Juliet,TN.


  2. During this time of year,what do you do to get rid of your car fever?Personally,in my area the temperature varies enough so as I can drive my cars once in awhile.We have a few local indoor shows and I also have a diecast collection to mess with.This winter I've helped a friend in his automotive shop,I attend my AACA meetings,and worked on my car website.Just looking for some new ideas.

    Jeff Mealer

    Mt. Juliet,TN.


  3. What i have seen in my area is guys maybe going to a free cruise-in vs having to pay for a car show.Most car shows have yet to drop their registration fees inorder to keep participation up.I do alot of car shows and cruise-ins because these are my vacations:).

    Jeff Mealer

    Mt. Juliet,TN.


  4. I always get a kick out of driving my old cars and the reactions I get whether at a show,filling up for gas,whatever.My Cadillac for instance had two guys get on one end each and one yelled to the other to see if they could hear each other.The Riv,people always try to guess what year it is(usually wrong).The caddy had a person comment that it was the "batmobile".A Sonic worker came over the intercom and commented about my caddy and said"what is that?".What funny comment have you heard about your car?


  5. What I find interesting is the the so called "experts" in design of the new car magazines.When a car company "strays" of the beaten path of an egg car and adds something "extra",they do not look well on it all.they question the need of a crease at a belt line,port holes,extra chrome,whatever.There has to be something besides the emblem to tell what kind of car is it.when the 2005 Chrysler 300 came out there was "experts" saying it wouldn't sell,HA!yeah right.

    Jeff Mealer

    Mt. Juliet,TN


  6. I like one that is PAID FOR,like my 2002 Dodge truck which i bought new.If i want something "new" i'll buy another old car,hehe.Actually i'm waiting for Dodge to make a Dakota with a multi-fuel system that gets alot better gas mileage.Mine still has long ways to go before it "retires".Did like the comment about non-powered windows.My truck doesn't have alot of fancy features and i like it that way too:).

    Jeff Mealer

    Mt. Juliet,TN.


  7. They say hindsight is 20/20 and we should learn from other people's mistakes so just what is your biggest mistake you have made in the auto hobby?My personal one was not buying a 1957 Lincolin MkII that was a steal of a price.I bought a 1960 Cadillac instead.for the money i sunk into the caddy i could have finished the Mk II WITH ALOT LEFT OVER.Oh well.

    Jeff Mealer

    Mt. Juliet,TN.


  8. I think any promotion of a car event(aaca or not)is good.you never know who will show up at these events.i myself have a website for middle tennessee area called nashvillecarshows.tripod.com/.new people in the hobby show up at anything and i usaually carry with me membership forms for the riviera owners association.i've had a few sign up to the club.alot of times people will not show up at events just because of lack of knowledge.

    Jeff Mealer

    Mt Juliet,TN


  9. I drove my 60 caddy down to a repair shop in my little town a few months back.When i pulled in all the guys stopped what they were doing and a few had a big grin on their faces.One of the teenagers there commented " you drive this???"I told him sure i do.My dad loves to take his old car and drive it slllooowwwllyy through a new car lot and watch the salesman bail out of the office and run,haha.He has been known to get on the highway and drive under the speed limit so people could see the car(i rode with him one time in a beautiful 1950 packard he restored).

    Jeff Mealer

    Mt. Juliet,TN.


  10. See dad,i told you not to put the brake pedal on the right side.

    Ahhh the joys of family racing.You have a child as crew chief trying to understand 1920 automotive technology.A mom,who looks as though she was not invited to the purchase transaction of said race car.And then there is the dad.He mortgaged the house to pay for the expensive race car and doesn't have enough money to buy guy gas for it.The crew chief is pointing to the gas gauge and the "navigator" is trying her best to behave in the front of the child.

    Jeff Mealer

    Mt. Juliet,TN.


  11. I heard that there are some congressmen who are pushing for an international road to be built to connect china and the US.It was part of the NAFTA deal that "mr. Internet" voted for.China was complaining that they could not get their goods fast enough to our market.we,the americans ,would finance the construction.Illegal aleins would build the bridge with Haliburton getting the construction contract.hehe.

    Jeff Mealer

    Mt. Juliet,TN.