Where were you in Mar '59

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Where were you in Mar '59

#1 Post by Graham Kerr » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:25 pm

I'm not too sure if this post should go in this section but fairly soon I'll be getting rid of my 356 motor. It's barely done 300 miles since been fully rebuilt by Gantspeed in Boston UK. It's on twin Webers and goes very well indeed. The important thing is the number which is 72966 and I believe it first breathed life in March 1959. It will be a month or so until it becomes available but if any member needs this particular powerplant it is available.
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#2 Post by Wes Bender » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:04 pm

This is how you can list it when it is for sale: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38852
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#3 Post by George Hussey » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:44 pm

I was seven years old wishing for this Lionel train set for Christmas. Still have it!
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#4 Post by Emil Wojcik » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:13 pm

I was a 6 month old fetus at the time.
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#5 Post by C J Murray » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:49 pm

Emil Wojcik wrote:I was a 6 month old fetus at the time.
I have underwear older than you! Lucky bastard! :P
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#6 Post by Greg Carter » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:50 pm

Man you guys are old! ;-)

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#7 Post by C J Murray » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:25 pm

Greg Carter wrote:Man you guys are old! ;-)
Don't start! :P
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#8 Post by C J Murray » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:28 pm

I was in the back seat of my father's new 59 Cab/hardtop Normal, six and a half years old.
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#9 Post by George Hussey » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:17 pm

C J Murray wrote:I was in the back seat of my father's new 59 Cab/hardtop Normal, six and a half years old.
you spoiled brat! We had five I was the oldest the best we could do on my Dad's Equifax salary was a Buick lesabre in 1960 and a 60 vw bug my Grandmother gave my parents for their 10th wedding anniversary, but at least that bug is the reason why I love 356s so much. Eight years old and a car my size!
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#10 Post by Vic Skirmants » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:31 pm

14 years old and trying to figure out why girls were different.

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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#11 Post by C J Murray » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:35 pm

George Hussey wrote:you spoiled brat!
True! I'm not even "mildly offended". :P
Vic Skirmants wrote:14 years old and trying to figure out why girls were different.
You always were a little slow. :wink:
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#12 Post by David Jones » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:56 pm

I was 16 and learning to fly in a Slingsby T21 glider out of RAF St Athan in South Wales. I was an RAF air cadet and all I wanted to do was to fly. I flew solo 3 years before I drove solo.
If I had known I would live this long I would have pushed the envelope a little harder.
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#13 Post by Ron LaDow » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:12 pm

(gas) Welding up the frame for my first (illegal) mini-bike. Used a Cushman flathead (who made those?) with a jack-shaft step-down, but wasn't skilled enough on the lathe to make the sliders work on the front suspension; the surface finish was too rough. I know now the material was wrong and the tool height was off. Hey, I've learned something.
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#14 Post by Graham Kerr » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:31 am

Lionel Trains, wow! When I was a kid somehow I got hold of a Lionel catalogue. The only trainset I had was a Hornby Dublo with one engine and two coaches, but Lionel were BIG and you could get a Caboose and an engine with a Cow Catcher. This was wild stuff to a spotty kid. I devoured that catalogue, then I grew up and found Porsches, oh well, can't have it all.
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#15 Post by Wes Bender » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:01 am

RAF Brize Norton, just about to return to the states from a 90 day TDY.
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