View Full Version : You need a part for what !!

08-06-2006, 12:11 AM
Stopped by the local Advance Auto today to pick up a new set of plugs for Molly "B". Told the kid behind the counter I needed plugs for a 77 MGB. Kid looks at me for a second, then asks who made it. I say MG. He grins and actually says "yeah right". At this point he suddenly finds MG on his computer screen. He is so amazed that he calls his buddy over to see. Both kids are fascinated, so I promised I'd bring Molly by and show them an MGB. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/driving.gif

08-06-2006, 09:57 AM
kyreb, ive been having a similar experiance with a young fella working at the local "nappa" store, ill go in for oil, a piece of rubber hose,etc,and ill always ask him to look up something for my 63 healey knowing they wont have it every time **** ask me how to spell it,i went in yesterday to pick up an adjustable timing light id ordered and told him a needed a left front wing, ya had to see the look on his face,the other guys that work there are older and have known all along that ive been pulling this kids chain one of them had to leave the counter trying to keep his laughter in,"left front wing? what the **** ya drivin a aeroplane" no come outside ill show ya what im talking about i said,when we got out the door there was two or three people already looking the healey over the kid stopped dead in his tracks eyes wide open mouth agape,his exact words-"no wonder i cant never find nothin for you we aint got no parts for them old "italian" sports cars" /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

08-06-2006, 10:02 AM
At least he recognised it was "old" and a "sports" car. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/savewave.gif

Stuart. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

08-06-2006, 12:02 PM
Ain't it the truth. Same store but different kid, I asked for an oil filter for my TR7. Kid looks at me for a minute and says "What model toyota is that?" /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

08-06-2006, 12:05 PM
It actually usually surprises the local Advance guys here when they DO have a part for my MGB or my Alfa... Usually whoever is on the terminal, says "cool" when I say the make of car. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

08-06-2006, 12:37 PM
Ask them for a breather tube for a midget, they'll give you directions to a medical supply store.

08-06-2006, 01:39 PM
...told him a needed a left front wing....

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Should have asked for a lid and watch his face go a funny shape when you say its for your boot....

08-06-2006, 02:20 PM
How about a bulb for my Sprite's boot? .... silence

08-06-2006, 02:58 PM
heh... I guess I've been lucky enough not to get too many "young'ns" working the parts counter. Most times I get someone around my age and they seem to be non-reactive to the type of car I'm trying to get parts for...

08-06-2006, 03:19 PM
I like going to our local parts places and asking them for an MGC part..they give you the blonde stare...the best one was Advance opened here a while back, brand new store with teenagers manning the counters. Took all my British cars there thru the day..one after the other..drove them batty...then asked if they had plug wires for either of my 911s...they offered me a built it yourself kit.