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Old School

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSIONS' started by Bill Gruby, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Bill Gruby

    Bill Gruby United States Global Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    This one's for you RandyM. Let's have some fun. Simple question, varied answer.

    In you own words define "OLD SCHOOL".

    Open to any and all answers from any and all members. Keep it in You might be a Red neck if ---- type of posts. Have fun.

    "Billy G"
     
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  2. RandyM

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    OK Bill, I'll play.

    You might be old school if you do not have a cell phone.

    You might be old school if your car does not have a computer in it.

    You might be old school if pay your bills by USPS.

    How's that for a start. What you got Bill?
     
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  3. Bill Gruby

    Bill Gruby United States Global Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Big one for starters Randy.

    You might be old school if you know how to tighten a tapped hole with a rag.

    "Billy G"

    My 57 Chevy has no computer
    I don't have a cell phone
    I pay my bills in person with cash
     
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    Billy G,
    Tighten or enlarge ?
     
  5. Bill Gruby

    Bill Gruby United States Global Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Tighten -- rag fibers are left behind and embedded into the old threads. You are also old school if you know how to tighten an external thread with a hammer.
     
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  6. Billh50

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    Oh ok...I have tapped through a rag to make holes oversized for carburizing.
     
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  7. Bill Gruby

    Bill Gruby United States Global Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Yup, that too you old school machinist you. Run the tap thru once then again to clear.
     
  8. DHarris

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    You might be "old school" if your home phone still has a ROTARY DIAL.

    You might be "old school" if you still own a slide rule (and can still use it).
     
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  9. RandyM

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    You might be old school if you have a land line.
     
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    Is this what you mean?

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  11. DHarris

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    Please tell me that phone is REAL - - - I want one! my kids & grand kids will crap themselves laughing at me!!!!!!
     
  12. Bill Gruby

    Bill Gruby United States Global Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    You might be old school if you remember the area code was a word not a number. Mine was LUDLOW. We also were on a party line. I still have the Rotary phone my Aunt had.

    "Billy G"
     
  13. RandyM

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    You might be old school if you listen to your music on a turn table.
     
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    You are old school if you listened to Tommy Dorsey or Les Brown. Still have my Fischer Turntable. Also Have a Teac Reel to Reel and a Sansui 5000A blackbox. Keep em coming. I got more. ROTFLMBO
     
  15. Bill Gruby

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    Remember the Spring Reverberation system for car radios. Yup yer old school. LOL
     
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    Bill, I had one of those "spring" reverbs for my 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint !!! wow, forgot all about those!
     
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  18. RandyM

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    You know you are old school if you know how to use one of these.

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    I have one mounted on my toolbox.
     
  19. Billh50

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    Randy,
    I have one of those on the wall of my shop.
     
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    You might be old school if you have cash in your wallet.

    You might be old school if you have a handkerchief in your pocket.
     
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    I must be old school.
    Spring reverb in 65 Mustang
    Pencil sharpener on the door jamb of may shop
    Still regularly use my 1962 Empire turntable (although new and old vinyl and turntables are all the rage these days)
    Still use an old dial phone in my shop, not to call but to answer.
    The only hair on my head is on my chin, in my ears and nose.

    CHuck the grumpy old school guy
     
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    You might be old school…
    … if you know what a vacuum tube is.
    … if you know what “serials” were at the Saturday morning picture show.
    … if you remember having a 4 digit telephone number (I came from a small town)
    … if you had to use a church key to open your first beer.

    Tom
     
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    You might be old school if, your first set of wheels had no seat belts, three pedals, and a flat head motor. Mike
     
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    You might be old school if you still use a crystal radio.
    You might be old school if your car radio uses a vibrator for high voltage supply.

    David
     
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    I still have some 8 tracks and a player for them.
     
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    Vacuum Tube. My go to volt meter is a Heathkit VTVM.

    You might just be old school if you remember the Winking Eye on the radio front. It was green and when it was fully closed you were on frequency. Also you might be old school if you had a TV with a round picture tube.

    You might be old school if you can remember when Doctors made house calls (FOR FREE)
     
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    You may be old school if your go to drill is a brace and bit.

    David
     
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    You might just be old school if you have set points with a matchbook cover when you didn't have a feeler gauge.
     
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    You might just be old school if you fixed a leaky radiator with ground black pepper or a gas tank leak with ivory bar soap.
     
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    You might be old school if you can remember the title of the first 3D movie. It was The House of Wax staring Vincent Price in 1953. Scared the daylights out of us.
     

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