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|I have been a tom boy for as long as I can remember. When I was growing up my Dad was an auto mechanic at the local Ford dealer, and a street rodder, it seemed we always had an old Ford hot rod in our drive way. I guess that is where the car lover in me was born. I always loved being with my Dad as he worked on his cars. My Mom would call me to come in to help her and I would yell back, I cant right now, I am helping Dad. Those old cars got me out of a lot of house work. I got my first car, a 1931 Ford model A at age sixteen. It was not long before that car had a V8 engine, no fenders and fifteen inch tires. Of course my Dad was thrilled that I wanted a street rod instead of a newer car like my friends had or either wanted. The model A was lots of fun and a real learning experience for me. Eventually, like my friends I wanted something a little newer. My next car was a 1955 Ford Fairlane convertible, a solid black car with a black and yellow interior. Not a street rod, but certainly not a boring car either. Before I was out of college I had a 1956 Ford F-100 big window pick up. That was long before pick ups were popular with the masses. In my opinion the 1956 Ford pick up was the prettiest Ford truck ever built. I made a career in the U.S. Air Force. During those years I had many beautiful Fords, including several Ford muscle cars, including a 1969 428 Fairlane, 1971 429CJ Mustang, and a 1971 Cougar convertible with a Boss 351. Yes, I was hooked on fast cars. While on the subject of cars of the past I will mention a few more that I have had. 1957 Ford Fairlane 500, 1961 Falcon Sport Futura, 1963 Galaxie 500 XL, 1976 Eldorado, 1979 Mark V, I have pictures of some of these cars posted on this site. After I retired I had plenty of time to devote to old cars. My first project was a 1955 F-600 truck. After the F-600 I built a 1956 F-100. See the story of the 1956 on the F-100 page. As much as I love cars, I have other likes too. I love traveling, I guess it is in my blood. It is hard to stay in one place very long. I spend about half the year in Colorado and the other half in Texas. Texas is a great place to spend the winter. The winters are mild with virtually no snow, especially in the southern part of the state. The winters are warm enough that convertible people can go topless on many winter days. For every up side, there is always a down side. Texas is very hot and humid in the summer. Starting about early May the temperature starts to get really warm, a little too warm for me. That is the time of the year that I head back to the mountains of Colorado. As Texas is nice in the winter, Colorado is nice in the summer. Colorado weather is cool in the summer especially in the mountain areas, and the humidity is nearly always low.
Metal detecting is another thing I like doing, I have two metal detectors and love searching old ghost towns, and other sites
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that peak my curiosity. Metal detecting dovetails with another like of mine, and that is hiking. I love hiking the mountain trails and old rail road beds where the rails have long been removed. There many ghost rail roads in Colorado, with much of the rail beds on private property, but you also find sections on state right of way and in National forest that are accessible by the public.
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TECH PAGE 1: Installing intermittent wipers.
TECH PAGE 2: Installation of four speed transmission.
TECH PAGE 3: Installing Air Conditioning in your classic car.
TECH PAGE 4: Convert your car to electronic ignition.