Not really...but this place is within driving distance of my coupe. I wonder what they'd think if I pulled in and asked for the $29 oil change special.
What do you suppose they'd say if you drove in and asked them to check your band adjustment?
Steve, you have germinated an idea here...I'm going to gather some period correct clothes (more period correct than the jeans and flannel shirts I wear now that is) and pull in there and ask just that..hahaha
I'll step out of the coupe wearing a bowler hat or something and approach the owner with the paper in my hand, pointing at it. "Am I to understand fine sir, that your fine establishment can cure the ills of my conveyance?"
I'll save this little gem until we have a decent stretch of dry weather and have it surreptitiously filmed for you tube.
I can put a great brogue in my voice when I need to and it just seems like that would be a fun time to do it.
I love stuff like this. It turns people's days in a completely different direction when something bordering on surreal like that comes along.
It reminds me of the old Midas Muffler commercial with their lifetime warranty. The old customer drives in with a Model A needing a replacement muffler. At the end of the ad we see the customer driving away saying, "See you next time, boys."
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That ad is probably from the early 80's. It references SUV's and recycling.
Ask them if they don't have an oil filter in the size you need is the oil change free. Also ask them fill the wiper fluid bottle.
The guy I bought the Speedster from had been paid to use it at openings of new Oil Can Henry lube shops. He dressed in period shop coat.
Seems to me $29.00 is a bit pricey given the year. That would be a couple of weeks wages for some folk back then
In the 90's I drove my 25 Roadster to pickup my F250 truck from a Ford dealer where it was for a recall. Drove into the service bay and the whole shop came out to see it. Then the sales force came out and even the VP. Ended up with him taking me into the old parts area and giving me some 40's Flathead stuff that was laying around. You never know what will happen. Dan
The ad appears regularly in the weekly ad flyer that gets stuffed in my mailbox at the post office.
I shall see how it goes and post the video here...grin...
The giveaway that it's a modern ad, besides the prices, is a seven-digit phone number plus area code.
I just noticed that the owner is a "Former Gibson (Ford) Service Manager".
I think Gibson is one of the Ford dealerships that was shut down a few years ago during the belt tightening.
I'd hate to see his prices today. In fact he's right up there with some of today's prices in that ad.
Ok. Spoke too soon. It's a modern ad. Senior moment.
I often wondered about getting an A or T serviced by someone other than myself. Prices usually include 5 quarts and a filter. At 4 quarts and no filter, they'd come out ahead, but if they claim they will lube it, then you have the definite advantage. 'Course, you'd have to show them where all the oil and grease cups were so they didn't miss anything.
I used to do all my own service work, even on modern vehicles. One time we were in a time crunch before going out of town. My wife took our car to a place to have it serviced. It came back with a checksheet of all the things they had supposedly done. One of the items that was checked off was 'check the differential fluid'. It was a front wheel drive! Made me wonder what all ELSE they just SAID they did.
If you take a T to a lube joint, run off a copy of the chart for them and circle all the items that are due for service. But as Hal says, how do you know if they've really done it?
I keep thinking that I ought to run my '14 up to Tenvoorde Ford and ask them to replace the starter.
A quick preview . . .
Just watching them try to figure out how to check the oil would be fun. Better watch out if they try to rotate the tires, they might try to remove the whole wheel and twist off the left hand threaded nut on the front wheel.
I used to get a company truck serviced by a local Ford dealer and get one of those check sheets.
The truck tires called for something like 95# air pressure. (It was one of the trucks that can go down the RR tracks.)
Everytime Charley did the service they were checked at 32#!
Yup, I wondered what else wasn't getting checked!
Hey thanks for the street view, Art. I know exactly where that's at..
Keith's mention of the old Midas ads reminded me that every Midas shop at that time HAD a Model A muffler in stock (usually on display too) so they could back up the commercial!
After that commercial aired, I wonder how many people took their model A in and did just that...grin...