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Old 06-06-2018, 12:16 PM   #16
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Yep, ya'll right. I guessed the two Chevy's wrong. The Nova is 62 -63. Around 67 the Nova switched to the tall taillights.

The Impala is a 67, from what I can find. The Buick (?) is still a guess.

I had a 65 Impala Super Sport back in 1971 and it had the 3 round taillights on each side mounted in the trunk lid right above the back bumper. It had a 327 CI. engine and 3 speed on the tree.


Back on topic. Not to rain too hard on the OP's topic now, which I see was to get UTOOB hits. To me, woodworking as a craft is sort of fading away as the old timers fade away. It is just too easy to go buy a piece of furniture and the young people today from what I see, are not much interested in old furnishings and few are interested in getting saw dust all over them while working in a shop.

And for anyone in the building business today to be using often, a hand chisel to hand craft out some wood piece on the job, or even attempt to do a mortise /tenon joint on a job ? Most likely they will be standing in the unemployment line shortly thereafter. JMO
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Marksr, not a car show. It was taken probably in 1968, as I believe he was two classes behind me.

Big Jim, I remember on the V8 Nova, #8 spark plug was seldom changed due to its position in the engine well. One needed to release the right motor mount and jack the engine 6" to access the plug. Ahh, American engineering at its best.
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Marksr, not a car show. It was taken probably in 1968, as I believe he was two classes behind me.

Big Jim, I remember on the V8 Nova, #8 spark plug was seldom changed due to its position in the engine well. One needed to release the right motor mount and jack the engine 6" to access the plug. Ahh, American engineering at its best.
That is the way it was. I got a 67 (I think) Chevy II SS in the shop back when I was a mechanic, that car had a 427 in it, man talk about sweating blood, changing the plugs on that one was worse than pulling teeth. No way to get a ratchet in there, just barely the plug socket and a 3/4 open end wrench from underneath.

I also remember changing the starter on a 59 Ford, take the exhaust loose from the manifold, engine mount loose and jack the engine up. I am glad those days are gone.
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I also remember changing the starter on a 59 Ford, take the exhaust loose from the manifold, engine mount loose and jack the engine up. I am glad those days are gone.

Not exactly, a few yrs ago I had to put a starter on a jeep liberty [2002?] and you had to unbolt the exhaust on the driver's side just to get the starter to slide in/out.
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Not exactly, a few yrs ago I had to put a starter on a jeep liberty [2002?] and you had to unbolt the exhaust on the driver's side just to get the starter to slide in/out.
Some Ford truck have to have the cab removed to replace the head gasket, man that is where I draw the line. LOL
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Schools really need to bring back woodshop class. Here are some transferable life skills that can be learned from it.

-Practice math skills
-Learn project planning and management
-Put art concepts into practice
-Nurture one’s creativity
-Improve learning abilities
-Learn how to turn hobbies into revenue
-Discover new areas of interest
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Not only woodshop, but welding, auto repair, electrical, all give life learning experiences that translate into good jobs. In today's market, welders can almost name their price. Sadly the reason for abandoning the "shop" classes either in High School or in Technical Schools is cost of supplies. What a sad requiem.
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Shop class also gives the pupil the sense of responsibility that it takes to complete a task, even though the task is boring, and tedious.

examples, sanding wood , rust removal before welding, oil changes, tracing a short circuit.

I had all these shop classes, in high school, as well as Basic Psychology, was one of two men in the Home Economics class.

Aced them all.


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Sadly the reason for abandoning the "shop" classes either in High School or in Technical Schools is cost of supplies. What a sad requiem.
Yet somehow many high schools find money to spend building basketball courts and football stadiums that can almost rival professionl ones.
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I once read a high school teachers wanted ad posted at a university. 3 positions needed to be filled.

It read something like this.
Science
Wood shop
Football coach

Just for the hell-of-it I called the superintendent and got the following response. As soon as we fill the coaching position we'll then concern ourselves with the other 2 positions.
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I once read a high school teachers wanted ad posted at a university. 3 positions needed to be filled.

It read something like this.
Science
Wood shop
Football coach

Just for the hell-of-it I called the superintendent and got the following response. As soon as we fill the coaching position we'll then concern ourselves with the other 2 positions.
That is really pathetic...
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Only took wood shop once, the teacher didn't teach. All he wanted us to do was sand a stick of wood dead smooth. Nothing I did was good enough, until I used another piece of hard wood and rubbed both sticks together hard, smoothed that sucker right out.
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