Checking your oil?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Checking your oil?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Horlick in Penn Valley, CA on Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:25 am:

Having just repaired a wheel on Rusty and finding myself alone at home I said to myself: “myself, I bet we need to go for a ‘test drive’”. About five minutes later I said “myself , why not stop in at that service station for some fuel?” So in I go and dip my dipstick into the cowl tank ... 5 gallons, I guess no fuel for me.

Next as I decided what I really need to do is to lie down on the ground and roll around under the car... why the h... not? So as I got down on my butt I notice a fellow over by the air hose watching me. When I rolled under Rusty he broke away from his duties as a local vagrant and approached the car.

He looks at me and says “CHECKIN’ YOUR OIL? HAW, HAW, HAW!!!!!”

I thought about not responding or being a real smart ass like he was trying to be. I even thought about a Bill Engvall response. Instead I decided to play it straight and said “yes I am”. He says what the f... don’t you have a dipstick? I got him to look under as I opened the top stop-cock to a dribble of oil. As I got up I gave him my standard “ no oil pump, no fuel pump, no water pump” speech. He was really amazed and turned out to be a pleasant guy.

After that first snarky “question” he ended up asking a bunch of serious ones about model Ts.

TH


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:44 am:

Way to be a good ambassador for the hobby! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Monday, October 23, 2017 - 07:46 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 01:29 am:

Yesssss!


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