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Excitement this morning...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    The '70s? I had you pegged as having been in high school in the '40s.
    Kinda, I was held back numerous times!
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    I worked at a gas station in 1962. I remember in the 1950s when they had gas wars and gas was around $0.17 a gallon. We checked fluid levels and tire pressure. We washed all windows. You got a prize with a fill-up. We also did minor repairs, tube and tire repairs, oil changes, and tune-ups. Many people asked for a dollar's worth of gas and handed us one dollar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Kinda, I was held back numerous times!
    I know how that goes. I was married and with kids before I made it out of the first grade. I expect to enter middle-school next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    I worked at a gas station in 1962. I remember in the 1950s when they had gas wars and gas was around $0.17 a gallon. We checked fluid levels and tire pressure. We washed all windows. You got a prize with a fill-up. We also did minor repairs, tube and tire repairs, oil changes, and tune-ups. Many people asked for a dollar's worth of gas and handed us one dollar.
    I remember the cabinet full of free drinking glasses mom got from filling up. Sinclair seemed to have the best giveaways. The inflatable Dino the Dinosaur made a great pool float.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I remember the cabinet full of free drinking glasses mom got from filling up. Sinclair seemed to have the best giveaways. The inflatable Dino the Dinosaur made a great pool float.
    Between the free drinking glasses at the gas station and the free dishes with laundry soap at the grocery store, we had a service for twenty-one.
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    Gas in NJ is a lot cheaper than PA, as long as you don't mind someone touching your care. For me, depended on whether I was in the minty IROC-Z or an older Jeep.

    Maybe that is why there is no reciprocity in NJ... people from out of state would shoot a lot of gas station attendants in the dark!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    There was a time when it was the norm that they pumped your gas, checked your oil, and washed your windshield while you remained in the car. I presume you were not driving in the 1950s.
    I too worked in a gas station as a teenager, does anyone else remember searching for the gas cap on a ’52 Cadillac (under the taillight) or a ’57 Chevy (on the tailfin under a swing away door) or the dipstick on a Rambler (as part of the oil filler cap), cars were more fun back then.
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    I grew up in Houston and remember gas wars. One station would be at 25/cents and the one across the street would go to 24/cents. The one down the street to 20/cents and the first one down to 19/cents. Pretty soon you could fill up for a couple bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    I grew up in Houston and remember gas wars. One station would be at 25/cents and the one across the street would go to 24/cents. The one down the street to 20/cents and the first one down to 19/cents. Pretty soon you could fill up for a couple bucks.
    Yes but how much did you earn an hour working?

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    We had a Fina (anyone remember them?) that was in what was already becomimg a bad part of town in Dallas.There's a glass in my sink right now from them. Still got ton's of their "free with fill up", .20-30 cent gas glasses. Was luck, as during the oil embargo, I worked at an Exxon station, so I could fill up my ElCamino after hours, & NEVER had an empty tank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    It was still that way in the 1970's, I worked at a SHELL station during high school.
    Oh, so YOU'RE the one..!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I too worked in a gas station as a teenager, does anyone else remember searching for the gas cap on a ’52 Cadillac (under the taillight) or a ’57 Chevy (on the tailfin under a swing away door) or the dipstick on a Rambler (as part of the oil filler cap), cars were more fun back then.
    And some (don't remember which ones) were under the rear license plate, which was under a spring-loaded panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Kinda, I was held back numerous times!
    Least I know you passed ROTC on the "first try"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I too worked in a gas station as a teenager, does anyone else remember searching for the gas cap on a ’52 Cadillac (under the taillight) or a ’57 Chevy (on the tailfin under a swing away door) or the dipstick on a Rambler (as part of the oil filler cap), cars were more fun back then.
    The last company car I had was a 2016 Subaru Outback. Took it to my local shop for an oil change. The kid came up apologized for not checking the transmission and taking longer than usual, but he couldn't find the dipstick for the transmission.
    I told him not his fault. Subaru forgot to install one.

    gas was still under a dollar when I started driving and most stations had full and self service pumps.
    I never worked at a station, but did drive wrecker that was owned by a local service station.
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