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Badluck 13

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  • Birthday 01/09/1963

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    Mike Stiles

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  1. 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.....
  2. 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!
  3. 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.....
  4. 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..
  5. 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!"
  6. 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...
  7. Mine are kinda all over the board.....
  8. I do know the '71 Camaro promo had the wires,had one and lost it in the fire we had years ago,found this picture on the web of one....quite pricey today just to rob the wheels....
  9. You ain't a kiddin',I place a order on Thursday and Saturday the package was waiting in my mail box and talk about quality at a low price,these two grilles are BEAUTIFUL !!!! Hoping to see the GM step bumper and GMC caps because when all become available I will be ordering the whole conversion,bed sides n all and looking forward to the diorama pieces!
  10. Being I am a huge Ed Roth fan including his music "Mr. Gasser And The Weirdos" I jumped at the pre-order when I got the news of this release and it jussss showed up on my doorstep 😊
  11. Holy Cow Wow,great no scratch that,beautiful looking stuff and I just place a order a lil' over a hour ago and already received confirmed shipping!!!
  12. ...It isn't just you,I have not got the 2 I ordered from them as well....
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