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#76 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 03:31 PM

classics before I' am done.....who doesn't long for a car that had or almost had

 I liked the Stingrays    never owned one. Could not afford them back then 

  My mom passed on when I was turning 15     she had a 64 Chevy SS Impala bucket seats.(283)

  My brother had to share it with me when I turned 16    Big trunk would fit my amp and my brother's drums.... During the first  oil embargo   my father sold it  for 275.00   and bought us  a VW square back  It was an amazing VW  though   it fit a 1968 Marshall 8x10 basket weave cabinet and 50 watt head and a Les Paul....Still have the Marshall amp  and Les Paul

miss the Impala.

 

Edit       one might have to start a    classic scope in classic car thread to keep on keeping  on    this variation....it does help that the OP veered to vettes


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 04:27 PM

I once owned a 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda'  ... should never had sold that car  !! 


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 04:35 PM

We never should have sold any car from the 60's and 70's


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 04:47 PM

I would like to have BB's Meade 826 he got from Chas...

 

(So would CHAS!  Jus' pickin' at ya buddy - love ya more than my luggage!)  If you're good bit younger and/or healthier than me (60 in SEPT), shoot me a PM, and I'll put a bequest in my Codicil (Scope List for my Family)...  I'm sure there are 8" F6 Newts out there better than my 826, but I doubt these would sell for $100...

 

OTOH, the 826 has spoiled me on 8" & smaller reflectors.  I really like the Mizar Altair on the Classifieds, and know from experience these can be Killer CATs, but I'm not interested in a tougher-to-collimate scope than my Newts -- even if it would be SO much easier to use than the Tinsley 6.  Yeah, this is Ole BB talkin' -- EXCEPT for the few scopes on my previous list, I'm content with my Collection.  I'm more focused on Accessories & Improvements.


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 06:29 PM

We never should have sold any car from the 60's and 70's

Many were rust buckets and had no horse power after 1972.



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Posted 08 May 2021 - 06:46 PM

Many were mustangs, corvettes, cameras, cobras and muscle cars that are worth anywhere  between $40k to$400k.   I passed on a aston Martin for $3k that now is worth $500k.   That was in 1971


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 06:49 PM

Fond memories, from 1975, of hauling my little 4" Newtonian out to dark skies site in my old 65 Mustang with the 289 purring along. smile.gif

 

I recall the first time I visited a real dark site and was disappointed to see clouds moving in only to discover it was the Milky Way rising. 

 

Good old days gramps.gif


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 07:00 PM

I really miss my Fiats from back then.  

A Fiat 850 Spider and a Fiat 500. Those numbers are the engine displacement.

Yes 850cc and 500cc. 

The Fiats came before I got my Edmund 4 inch f/15 equatorial with it's fixed 60 inch long hardwood

legs. I bought a VW bug. A '58 that threw a rod driving it home after I bought it and later a '70 convertible

that could handle the Edmund without even putting the top down.

 

Robert


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 07:05 PM

There is something quite rewarding in going full circle and returning to our roots to the extent that such is possible. It’s hard to erase the deep effects of a lifetime of experience


True … of all scopes I’ve used the one I have the fondest memory of was the 4.5” Cooke refractor at school. Many magical nights spent with it just exploring the sky. If a similar one ever came up for sale I’d have a very hard time trying not to buy it.

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 02:20 PM

Sadly I live wrong side of the Atlantic https://www.ebay.com...redirect=mobile


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Posted 09 May 2021 - 02:24 PM

Sadly I live wrong side of the Atlantic https://www.ebay.com...redirect=mobile

2 much.



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Posted 10 May 2021 - 11:54 AM

I really miss my Fiats from back then.  

A Fiat 850 Spider and a Fiat 500. Those numbers are the engine displacement.

Yes 850cc and 500cc. 

The Fiats came before I got my Edmund 4 inch f/15 equatorial with it's fixed 60 inch long hardwood

legs. I bought a VW bug. A '58 that threw a rod driving it home after I bought it and later a '70 convertible

that could handle the Edmund without even putting the top down.

 

Robert

Loved my 850 Spider...still have dreams about it.

 

Also had a 128 Sport Coupe. Fun cars.


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Posted 10 May 2021 - 03:47 PM

My Dune buggy was fun.   Would not mind getting another one of those.   

 

Most of the classic cars I had before they became classic cars were all a lot of fun.   To think of all the classics I could have bought in 1970 that are worth a fortune now that people were just about giving away in the 70's and 80's.   What I would love to have now would be a mustang GT500.   



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Posted 10 May 2021 - 03:49 PM

I once owned a 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda'  ... should never had sold that car  !! 

Cudas are great cars.   A hemi Cuda would have been awesome.  


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Posted 10 May 2021 - 06:19 PM

We are going off topic about cars. I would have made a thread called what car you wanna get before you die in off topic.


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Posted 10 May 2021 - 07:34 PM

kind of like talking about newtonians in an SCT thread.popcorn.gif



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Posted 10 May 2021 - 07:57 PM

I’d like to have my 6” Cave back. If I could get another Cave I’d be happy.


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Posted 10 May 2021 - 10:59 PM

If it came with a "scope buggy" . . . maybe.   grin.gif 

 

I too, wish to see the craters on Mars.

 

Clear Skies.

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 12:10 AM

It is interesting to see how many of us are also interested in classic cars. I also had one, a '69 Chevelle SS. Most people today are only interested in the newest or the best, be it cars or scopes. Then there are those willing to invest time and money to restore and/or lovingly care for an oldie. To keep a piece of history alive.

Go to any star party. The vast majority of the scopes will be chinese, either dobs or APOs on EQ6s. There will be a few homemade dobs, a few premium dobs, and the top tier refractor crowd. Plop down a 1920s brass tube refractor, an original blue and white Celestron, or a long newtonian on a massive pedestal, and watch the crowd form. These people don't have the time or inclination to look after such a scope, but they are all glad that you do.
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Posted 11 May 2021 - 05:47 AM

If it came with a "scope buggy" . . . maybe.   grin.gif 

 

I too, wish to see the craters on Mars.

 

Clear Skies.

I would hate to get that OTA out my door.
 



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Posted 11 May 2021 - 05:54 AM

If it came with a "scope buggy" . . . maybe.   grin.gif 

 

I too, wish to see the craters on Mars.

 

Clear Skies.

That is a wonderful looking scope.  Would love to look through it.



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Posted 11 May 2021 - 06:27 AM

You never know when you'll croak so why not keep on keeping on?

 

Maker? I didn't come with a makers mark.

Yeah, ya did. It's your navel.



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Posted 11 May 2021 - 08:42 AM

Yeah, ya did. It's your navel.

I always thought it was fingerprints?



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Posted 11 May 2021 - 08:43 AM

It is interesting to see how many of us are also interested in classic cars. I also had one, a '69 Chevelle SS. Most people today are only interested in the newest or the best, be it cars or scopes. Then there are those willing to invest time and money to restore and/or lovingly care for an oldie. To keep a piece of history alive.

Go to any star party. The vast majority of the scopes will be chinese, either dobs or APOs on EQ6s. There will be a few homemade dobs, a few premium dobs, and the top tier refractor crowd. Plop down a 1920s brass tube refractor, an original blue and white Celestron, or a long newtonian on a massive pedestal, and watch the crowd form. These people don't have the time or inclination to look after such a scope, but they are all glad that you do.

Kind of like those classic cars.



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Posted 11 May 2021 - 02:12 PM

Sadly I don’t find that at my club.  When I used to bring my 1965 Blue and White C10 folks would just walk past it oblivious to it while going to talk shop with somebody with the latest CCD cameras or go to mounts or whatever.

 

What always cracks me up though is being able to use a compass and clinometer to align my mount and use my old school finder and setting circles to get Jupiter or Saturn when up in view before Sun set while all the folks with go to mounts are waiting for dark to see their alignment stars.  The seeing at our site is always best then and degrades once things start cooling down.

 

Dave

 

It is interesting to see how many of us are also interested in classic cars. I also had one, a '69 Chevelle SS. Most people today are only interested in the newest or the best, be it cars or scopes. Then there are those willing to invest time and money to restore and/or lovingly care for an oldie. To keep a piece of history alive.

Go to any star party. The vast majority of the scopes will be chinese, either dobs or APOs on EQ6s. There will be a few homemade dobs, a few premium dobs, and the top tier refractor crowd. Plop down a 1920s brass tube refractor, an original blue and white Celestron, or a long newtonian on a massive pedestal, and watch the crowd form. These people don't have the time or inclination to look after such a scope, but they are all glad that you do.


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