How about a thread of the spouses that put up with our foolishness

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    My little lady. Been together for a tad over 30 years now. She puts up...or maybe just tolerates my car fetishes.

    Would not be where or who i am without her.

    Ps....If she knew i posted this picture.....i may not wake up tomorrow morning.

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    • gdrill

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      Pumping brakes, cranking engines and holding at rpm, installing glass......and complaining about quiet exhaust!

      Gotta love ‘em.
       
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        I keep mine locked up....
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          My wife really likes working on our cars and learning how to do repairs and modifications. She is all about knowing what you’re riding in and enjoying the drive. She understands the importance of all the little things like checking fluids and replacing some parts simply because it’s been on the car long enough, not waiting for a failure. :xscuseless:

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          • Slap Stick

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            Where do y'all find gals like that?
             
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            • satilite73

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              What he said. :(
               
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                Needed someone to ride up an spin the oil pump primer while I watched for internal leaks with the pan off. As always my wife is a fearless helper.
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                • Nate S

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                  Mine puts up with me working on the car but likes to ride in it, as long as exhaust fumes don't come in. Willing to help as needed too, attaching hood, installing glass. She'd kill me too if she knew I posted this. Makes my life better in every way.
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                  • 1967coronet

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                    Mine grew up with 4 brothers all gear heads. We met 45 + years ago , 2 kids , 5 grandkids. She has always been willing to help me with anything and I am the same way with her. 20190817_223703.jpg 20190919_143344.jpg
                     
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                    • 1967coronet

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                      I met mine in a local speed shop :thumbsup:
                       
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                      • Richard Cranium

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                        • PRND21

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                          We’ve been married for 22 years, together for 10 before that, some days she’d like to choke me, some days I’d like to choke her, but she’s never said anything about the money I’ve spent on cars.

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                            You’re doing it wrong, it’s more efficient to put them in headfirst. JMO
                             
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                            • YY1

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                              Let's try this again.....

                              Brake bleeder, RPM holder, car push assistant, flat tow puller (or braker), and one of my favorites- bacon chef.

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                              Also owns her own air compressor, vacuum pump (which I'm currently borrowing for AC work), nail gun, compound, sliding miter saw, etc.

                              Can drive a manual trans and frequently chirps second.

                              Has her motorcycle endorsement.

                              Owns her own, profitable business.

                              Insisted we hang guitars on our living room wall.

                              (I think I'm falling in LOVE...again)
                               
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                                Plus she has a damn nice car. :drinks:
                                 
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                                  If I can ever find a reasonably priced, solid project '65 Barracuda with PS and either a 4 speed or AC (probably not gonna find both) she'd be all over it.
                                   
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                                  • Roger63

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                                    My wife and I have been together for 31 years she is always helping me in the shop. She performs all the maintenance on her work truck a 1ton dually. She used to help me maintain the semi,she loves the car and never complains about the money.
                                     
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                                    • F4R/T

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                                      My wife has tolerated me since 97. I don’t know why? Don’t ask her to bleed the brakes on a stick you’re likely to hear the clutch start moving. She did it accidentally, but she really is great. Tolerates the cars, takes care of the kiddos , great cook(sometimes to good), good gal all the way around.. I just know she would kill me for posting a pic , she is kinda quiet in reality.
                                       
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                                      • eldubb440

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                                        'tis I who puts up with HER foolishness........ although she no longer jumps out of airplanes

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                                        • Dibbons

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                                          My spouse is very well aware of where/why different noises and other ill symptoms may be originating from (her brother is a "master" mechanic around here). She found a '65 Valiant Signet convertible for us (which I flew to Washington state to purchase and drive home). We already had another '65 ABody and 72 BBody in the yard at the time. (first photo is the Barracuda stripped)

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