See that hubcap up there? That’s off of the first car I ever owned. That means it’s like 23 cars ago, and that’s a long time. When I got my ’61 Chevy Corvair it was in pretty good shape externally, while the notable exception of one hubcap – yeah, you guessed it, that one – which had a noticeable bit of curb rash. I replaced it on the car with a clean one from the junk yeard, and put this one up on the garage wall. It has followed me years and three garaged later.
That’s the kind of automotive talisman that we all probably have laying around. Maybe its the guilty rod that punched a hole in a block, or a shift knob from a beloved ride sold long ago to fund
your insatiable drug habit your starting of a family. Whichever it is, if you haven’t dumped it by now, chances are you never will. What exactly is that precious part?
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