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Camaro Research Group Discussion => Garage Talk => Topic started by: 169INDY on August 11, 2019, 03:45:34 AM

Title: Here's your sign
Post by: 169INDY on August 11, 2019, 03:45:34 AM
Was prep'g the 68 for the GTO sponsored Muscle Car Show in Issaquah XXX Rootbeer joint.

Thought I would post a Bunch of Signs; Garage Talk style.

#1

My Father was a vendor world wide for NOS piston Rings advertising in Hemmings Since June 1971

This was his sign. Lost him in 2005.

I light if off for special occasions and when I need a light to guide my way when working on the cars.

JIM
Title: Re: Here's your sign
Post by: janobyte on August 11, 2019, 11:07:28 AM
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Title: Re: Here's your sign
Post by: 169INDY on August 13, 2019, 06:48:11 PM
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Post by: 69Z28-RS on August 13, 2019, 10:50:04 PM
That's  a great looking press under that first sign too Jim..    Was that your father's also?   Not sure they make them that heavy any more.. :)
Title: Re: Here's your sign
Post by: 169INDY on August 14, 2019, 12:49:12 AM
Gary, Yes, thanks for asking.

Dad was a avid Automobile enthusiast and a professional Inside Marine Machinist with a full career with the US Army (Enlisted E9) & Navy  federal civilian. He was a founding member of the Olympic Area Ralley Masters in 1956 in Bremerton Wa. when all the G.I's had affordable euro import for picnic drive, competitive (SCCA) ralley's and swap meeting.  I take pride in inheriting some of his garage machinery and rebuilding improving and using in a productive Hobby manner.  His after hours  Job Hobby was barn finding and then selling cars to members in the late 60/70's. When the kids came along the cash got tight and he switched to used, well not used but pre owned NEW piston rings since they could be had for the cost of scrap iron or less. He accumulated massive qts from sources all around the nation. Even Co's would contact him to fly him out to inventory purchases then they would buy the gold and he would get all the extras for fee, as in fee for the service (Think co like Egge machine etc). The thing with piston rings (*Secret is most engines could not care or less if the Box says F*RD on the container but the size dimensionally is the same between manufacture) It used to trip up customers non machinist or non engine builders, calling him and asking how can these f*rd piston rings possibly work in the is Plymouth, ha ha.  He had a excellent mental mathematical mind and numbers were his THING!  Computer like brain, He passed away in 2005 successfully NEVER, Ever using a computer! All records on paper. ( Retired in 1988 before widespread computer use in the work place)

He was advertising in Hemmings before the world wide web,!  ha ha,  Subscriber & advertiser 1971-2005

I miss my dad like all of our .crg community has connections to Family, Loved ones & dear Friend over the years of motoring.

Tons of Car stories, I sure bet he is smiling down on my Family in spite of me dragging a White and Orange Chebbie  pace car all the while shaking his head wondering where he went wrong (Jokingly) he was a Mopar man till the end.

Here is a picture of him working the CHIPS auto parts store for a vacationing owner,,circa 1998.

The press is a 10 ton ram & pump, with sturdy channel and adjustable cross brace and adjustable ram slide. Works great.

Dad w/ one of his "Other" Fav signs

JIM
Title: Re: Here's your sign
Post by: 169INDY on August 19, 2019, 01:37:25 AM
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Post by: 169INDY on August 21, 2019, 02:17:17 PM
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Title: Re: Here's your sign
Post by: ko-lek-tor on August 21, 2019, 06:57:38 PM
Jim,
Super nice collection of signs! Wish I had some neon? Pricey ! I do have a neon Cleveland clock from the 40s
Title: Re: Here's your sign
Post by: 169INDY on August 21, 2019, 07:39:29 PM
Well to be clear, I just have a couple.

Most (95%) I will be posting were photos I took when our Camaro Club (PNWCC)  Toured the Chevy Dealer in Sumner Wa. "SUNSET" Chev owners garage in the early 2000's.

I really should have made that statement near the beginning.


I just dig His Mr. Jerry Yoders' Collection

Jim
Title: Re: Here's your sign
Post by: 169INDY on September 27, 2019, 06:00:12 AM
Trucks
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Post by: 169INDY on October 06, 2019, 02:19:27 PM
GM parts
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Post by: 169INDY on October 15, 2019, 04:03:00 AM
Big Bow Tie!
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Post by: 169INDY on October 21, 2019, 04:45:57 AM
Heartbeat!
Title: Re: Here's your sign
Post by: 169INDY on December 08, 2019, 03:40:09 AM
"Service"