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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2018, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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New, new & ignorant

I知 new to owning a vintage car & I知 new to this website. I致e never considered myself mechanical but I知 ready to learn and am excited. My wife has always wanted a 67 or 68 convertible & I found one. I bought it last week & surprised her on her birthday.

It痴 a 67 GT convertible, red with a white top. The previous owner knows us & he wanted to make things right. Before selling it to me, he had a mechanic (friend of both of ours) replace the carburetor, new plugs & wires & starter. He only had it 8 months (long story but all on the up & up).

As I said, I知 new to all of this. I have a garage & pretty good at wood working with lots of tools, but cars - especially vintage ones - are new to me.

I just wanted to introduce myself & say thanks for the info I致e already learned from reading other posts. I知 sure I値l be asking lots of questions!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2018, 07:58 AM
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Now that's a good intro.

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Thanks for your kind words 4ocious!
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"Ignorant" is a repairable condition.

I hope this is an enjoyable journey for you.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2018, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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"Ignorant" is a repairable condition.
Love it! I'm excited about learning about automotive issues in general and about this classic beauty. I've heard from many friends that this can become a "sickness".
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Help me understand: There are a lot of forums under the Forums/General Discussion. If I have questions about replacing parts, fixing this or that, etc., what Forum is best to use?
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Love it! I'm excited about learning about automotive issues in general and about this classic beauty. I've heard from many friends that this can become a "sickness".
Welcome aboard the crazy train....Not really a sickness per se but more like an incurable addiction with its own money pit issues.

Congratulations!! Car looks real nice! Glad we didn't have to ask for pictures

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Help me understand: There are a lot of forums under the Forums/General Discussion. If I have questions about replacing parts, fixing this or that, etc., what Forum is best to use?
It seems most of the conversations are generated in the "Vintage Mustang Forum". I've asked many questions about fixing this, finding that, what do you think of..., etc., and they always get answered, even if it's the answer I don't want to know. The "Build" forum is for those folks who are doing some serious, and not so serious, work on their car, and want to show the rest of us their progress and soliciting comments. When I first get into the site, I click on "Active Topics", and it shows threads that are the most current on comments, no matter what forum it's from.



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Welcome. Looks to be a very nice car. I hope you and your wife have a great time with it.

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Thank you all! Appreciate the tips about which forums to post in. I also like the idea of checking the "Active Topics" Lee.

[quote}]more like an incurable addiction with its own money pit issues.[/quote]
Sounds like you might be in denial of your "sickness" John.
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Welcome!
Check the threads that seem relevant to you. Search function works pretty well too.

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Welcome to VMF David. Nice looking 67.

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