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Old 11-20-2012, 09:46 PM
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I took my Hearse in to a tranny shop and got the speedo cable sealed as it had a oil drip coming from it.

When I got the bill, it had HURST written on it.

Made me smile but the cost of the bill didn't !



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Old 11-20-2012, 10:16 PM
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Darren,

I think the trans shop should get a bit of a break here. They did work on the trans and some transmissions have Hurst shifters.

I am thinking of putting a 3x5 card in the windshield when my coach is parked. The little sign will say:
hearse, a vehicle used in a funeral
Hurst, the automobile shifter popular in
muscle cars
Hearst, the publishing magnate
Which one do you think this is?

Would this be in line with our quest to enlighten the unknowing?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:33 PM
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I took my LINCOLN in for an oil change once at a Quik-Lube place & the car was listed as a LINKIN (as in the alternative rock band Linkin Park)
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:36 PM
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I can beat that, on two occasions!

1) The Indiana Chapter used to attend a large multi-make car show, and got them to establish a professional car class for us. Now I would have assumed that a car show would be put on by car guys, and that car guys would know better, but when the trophies got handed out, ours were engraved AMBULANCE/HURST.

2) I took my Bayliff Packard to a transmission shop that I've dealt with for years, so he knows me and knows what I am into. Well long story short, I gave him a thumbnail story of the car, and he had a skilled enough eye to pick up on many of the different parts that went into it. When I went back to pick the car up, he had written on the bill "1985 Johnny Cash", from the song "One Piece At A Time"!
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:51 PM
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I had a shop write hurst on the bill. I made them change it, they were not going to until I refused to pay. I told them I brought in a hearse for repair, not a Hurst, they were a edition of Oldsmobile with Hurst products so I wanted the correct invoice incase I had to come back you couldnt say, "no this is for a Hurst, and you have a hearse" and refuse warranty. Just trying to save my ass, and I am an ass, but you should learn your cars if you are working on them.
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Mike

I wasn't trying to make fun of the guy at all... I just read the model and it made me smile.

I know quite a few people mistake the name and proper spelling of these cars as I do with other things I don't know well.

Kinda just another time it happened.

Like how many people put the landau bars on the wrong side or even upside down.

Just an observation,
Darren

P.S. John... I had the make, year and plate on there so I know there won't be an issue with it being a Mopar in my case.
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Look on the bright side. At least it didn't say 1973 Ghostbusters...



When i check CL for hearses i also type hurst, hears, herse, herst, hearst, hurse. Youd be suprised...
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Look on the bright side. At least it didn't say 1973 Ghostbusters...



When i check CL for hearses i also type hurst, hears, herse, herst, hearst, hurse. Youd be suprised...
I do that too!!! I also type funeral coach, and funeral car. i have had some come up as this and not any other listing.
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P.S. John... I had the make, year and plate on there so I know there won't be an issue with it being a Mopar in my case.
Hurst Oldsmobiles are not Mopar, they are GM. I think I made them change it more because I was in one of those moods and just being an ass.
That was long before i found my mechanic now, he would never make that mistake, he is a car guy, but after 20 years he still spells my first name wrong, I hope he never retires!
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