I have a 17 year old daughter who has her mom's love for the little
beasties. She's looking at her first car-a 1980 Fiat 120 Spyder! (Good
There's hope for the future...
Laura G. and Nigel
From: SpitfireKP@aol.com <SpitfireKP@aol.com>
To: spitfires@Autox.Team.Net <spitfires@Autox.Team.Net>
Date: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: 150 CD's
>You guys are lucky. I am not married. In fact, I am 17 and living at home.
>do have a mother though. She hates my car. She hates my Dad's E-type. She
>hates my Dad's Jag Mark II. She hates the smell of bondo. She hates the
>on the gargae floor. She hates the smell of gas that permeates our garage.
>hates the fact that we take up all "her" garage space, and that she can't
>to her chest freezer. She hates it that we pile car parts all over said
>freezer. She hates the smell of the incredibly leaky propane heater that we
>use to heat our very cold garage. She hates the greasy fingerprints that we
>leave "all over the house." She hates the smell of the "Snap-On Pit Crew
>Degreaser" we use to wash or hands. She hates the fact that my dad dropped
>couple hundred on new shocks for the Mark II, (not to mention the umpteen
>million other parts for the three cars) but wont have her chair
>or floors refinished, because they are too expensive. And as was brought up
>previously, she hates the cars' "unreliable nature" and my car's apparent
>"safety problem". She tried to convince me to sell the Spit and buy my
>cousin's old Mazda Protege. I would have laughed if she weren't so serious.
>She hates a lot more, but I cant really remember all of it at this time. I
>hope that when I get married, that I can be as fortunate as those other
>whose wives appreciate their hobby. My clever father, who is 6-3,
>"accidentally" got his seat jammed all the way back in his E-type, so my
>mother cant reach the pedals. Brilliant. He claims that it wasn't
>in which case, it must have been an act of God. This is all I have to say
>the topic at this time. I have no idea how to fix the carb. Sorry.
>Kris Powell - '74 Spit 1500