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Badluck 13

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  • Birthday 01/09/1963

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    Akron,Ohio
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    Mike Stiles

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  1. My wife has been struggling with her health since October and was originally diagnosed with pancreatitis and got some better but came June she got worse and thats when the test came back at the end of July as cancer of the pancreas so a appointment was made at Cancer Treatment Center Of America in Zion Illinois.. After spending a week at Cancer Treatment Centers Of America where we were just kicked like a stray dog and told flat out "Just go home and live your life as best and normal as you can with what time you have left" because the was no surgeon there that could do this type of work because of the mass was on a artery and this was given to us from a doctor with a bed side manner of a cardboard box ….. That was a week ago Thursday we got this unacceptable answer and I remember the walk back to the hotel I told Lisa to call Cleveland Clinic because they are not only in our back yard and they cut arteries and aortas all day flippin' long and she did and within 12 hours after the call we had a appointment for today to meet with the doc and surgeon.... First Both my wife Lisa and I understand and realize what we are up against with cancer of the pancreas but for the first time in the past month of the news of the "c" word but we actually got very , VERY encouraging news from Dr. Shapiro and even more encouraging news from surgeon Dr. Simon and they both had bed side manner of true angels..... While the doc said there will be more chemo treatments before surgery can be done because they have to make sure they "c" stays where it's at and if so then he said she would be a candidate for him to go in there and kick this demons ass!!! As we are not out of the woods yet but we have found a pathway that we can see some light at the end and Lisa has to keep fighting and we have a battle ahead of us but there is hope....and I want to say a special thank you to Cleveland Clinic for hope …….
  2. After a trying time here as of late we have been trying to be back to the norm with some of the cruise in scenes opening back up and the wife is feeling up to take her Maverick and me with the '66 and lastly back in November I picked up this roach which Baby Girl proudly takes.....like the song goes "She'll Have Fun Fun Fun Till Daddy Takes The T-Bird Away" ...Here's a Shot of her having fun.. 20200523_213016.mp4
  3. Pioneering NHRA female racer Barbara Hamilton, the first woman licensed by NHRA to drive a supercharged vehicle passed away 04/23/20 . Barb was not only a legend but one of the nicest people in the racing community and will be missed,I had the pleasure to meet/talk Mrs. Hamilton on many different occasions including last year at the IX Piston Power Show and even with her health issues then she still was a sweet first class lady and really appreciated her fans and was a honor to have at the cars show and races......Thank you Mrs. Hamilton for what you done for the sport and to open the door for others like my daughter to get in the racing industry …………. https://www.nhra.com/news/2020/pioneering-nhra-female-racer-barbara-hamilton-passes-away
  4. Simply a fantastic build of a unique rare subject that I have never saw a 1:1 but have only read about,amazing detail and capture of the real thing.
  5. A time when trucks were beautiful and had style and this model shows that perfectly,such detail!!!
  6. When all said n done I love all old tractors and the two old ones mentioned are beautiful tractors, I myself have a '40 Ford 9N I have slowly been restoring...
  7. I love it!!!! Even though IH had their issues I still bleed red and believe the saying "if it ain't red ,leave it in the shed" ... this dio kinda goes against that sayin' LOL...
  8. She has full respect for the old timers and tries to absorb as much as she can from them but I know what you mean and I tell you what,she knows how to just give it back when given to her . We have a local shop and the man who owns/runs it is a carburetor guru and she has made arrangements to shadow with him from time to time because she knows its a dying breed and there is sooooooooooooo many old school rods out there.....she just blows me away with her thinking.....
  9. Thanks !!! Bill she definitely has the passion and understanding,this kid has been around cars literally all her life (one time I had to take her to work @ 6mo.s) she would always want to come to work with me on days off from school and she has been working for me in the parts dept. for the past 2 1/2 years part time . You mentioned that some get into this " because it's considered just a "job" for people of only moderate ability" which you are soooooooooooo correct as I see it more and more here at work but I can assure you she is doing this because of the love n passion and was afraid to tell me this is what she really wanted to but I am so glad she did!
  10. Steve it's funny you mentioned ASSET...I have been with Ford 37 years of the 38 that I been in this business and the dealer I have been for the past 30 has 4 very highly qualified Master Tech's that came from ASSET when it was available at Akron U and TRI-C just started the program which my daughter already has a spot waiting for her per Kitty who runs the class and the dealer I work for has a seat to sponsor her aaaaaaaaaand the best part!!!!!! she may get a free ride!!!! but either way she will go and once complete she wants her masters and go on to Fords PowerStroke program ..... The kid has her head on straight and has the love of the automotive field.....
  11. I have Spotify that I use in the garage or when having the '66 out ~but~ I do buy my music as well especially if I can find it in vinyl,sounds soooooooooooooo much better with the right equipment and I will also buy the CD's of the same...I dunno guess I am "old school" thinking that I am supporting my favorites artist/bands by purchasing their music..
  12. I have been in the automotive business going on 38 years and when I first started in this illustrious career it was actually kinda "fun" but over the years it has become less than fun and more "Hi-tech" and when my son was going through school I always told him to "stay away" from this business which he listened and I also told Baby Girl the saaaaaaaaaaaame thing and she "was" taking my advise at first by taking Cosmetology first year in high school until almost 3 years ago this coming December .....We were on our way to the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery where my father is buried at to put a wreath on his marker and we were on a long stretch of hi-way when she said "Daddie,we need to talk"... Words that can make a single dad's heart stopppppppp so I nervously said "What's Up?" then she proceeded to tell me she didn't want to do hair n such and I was like "Oh that's fine Baby Girl,your young and you'll change your mind a million times" and she said "That's not what I need to talk to you about" Uhgggggggg and that's when she proceeded to tell me she want to turn wrench and the fact she has wanted to for a loooooooong time and signed up for Auto-Tech at school.... At first I was like "Nooooooooooooooo" but then I thought about it and the fact she has always been a motor-head and ever since she was 8 years old she just had to have s PowerStroke Super-Duty and always tinkered in the garage with me and I thought "you know this could be fun!!" and boy has it ever,she has taken college courses during the summers and it certified in auto hvac (and currently designing A/C for my '66) she has been certified in brakes just to name a few and her strong point is electrical and I mean everything electrical from basics to right down to the understandings and working of sensors,pcm's,and modules etc. and she is currently starting a paid internship with the City Of Akron working in the "Street Dept." which the Police garage is trying like heck to get her because of her "electrical knowledge" which she said she may transfer but hates to leave them diesels lol..... It came time where she needed her own started box n tools and a great friend who I have worked with in the past retired from the wrenching set her up with his box along with all his tools,scanners,test equipment,and even a junk drawer,all tools are Mac,Matco,and Snap On for a small price to the point we should be arrested for because we "Stole" box-o-tools......Below is a Proud Lil' Girl with da' keys in hand to her new "Box of Adventure" ..... "Daddy is sure proud of you Baby Girl and Thanks You Wayne so much for the beginning of her career at the end of yours!"
  13. Okay this thread is on the he said,she said to begin with but with the possibilities of legit debate but it can be done without the help of cavemen and doctors ..... keys in hand for thread lock...
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