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2 • MARCH 28, 2012 • LA FERIA NEWS

Cars I’ve Loved and Hated

by Michael Lamm The 1932 Chevy was actually in pretty decent shape when I got it: nice mohair upholstery, no dents or dings, dull but original paint, everything worked, and the engine ran fine. As soon as I could, I drove the car over to Carter’s Garage to show J.D., and when I told him my plan to make a hot rod out of it, J.D. laughed and said, “Don’t you know the difference between Fords and Chevys?” Well, no, I really didn’t – not beyond the obvious that Fords had V-8 engines and Chevys had in-line Sixes. It hadn’t occurred to me that there could be much difference at all; both were 1932 models, both looked a lot alike, Fords and Chevys were popular cars, so it seemed to me that both would make good hot rods. J.D. was not a mean person; in fact, quite the opposite, but the next words out of his mouth plunged a dagger deep into my heart. “Fords,” he told me matter-of-factly, “make good hot rods, and Chevys don’t.” J.D. didn’t lie, and he knew a lot more about cars than I did. “Why is that?” I asked. “Because Ford V-8s have strong bottom ends and Chevys don’t.” I knew

that by “bottom ends,” J.D. meant the crankshaft assembly, which included main and connecting-rod bearings. Weak bearings wouldn’t survive hopping up nor the stresses of high revolutions and heat. Depressed and angry with myself for making such an egregious mistake, I asked my boss, Guy Miller, whether J.D. was right about Chevys having weak bottom ends. Mr. Miller said, “Yes, it’s true.” He went on to say that Chevys, Nashes and Studebakers were known for tender bottom ends, both in their main and rod bearings. Ford and Cadillac V-8s had reputations for strong bottom ends and were thus preferred by hot rodders (Oldsmobile and Chrysler V-8s would soon join that fellowship). I obviously had a lot to learn about cars, and simply working in filling stations and auto repair shops wasn’t going to teach me quickly enough, so I asked Guy Miller if there were any books I could study. Mr. Miller reached up on a shelf where he kept his shop and interchange manuals, and he pulled down a worn, gritty volume of Dyke’s Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia, copyright 1914. Continued next week

In his attempt to make a hot rod, Mike initially removed the hood and front fenders from the Chevy and bobbed the rear fenders with a cutting torch. Editor’s note: Michael Lamm grew up in La Feria, Texas. Michael has invited the La Feria News readers to enjoy some memories of his cars and growing up in the Valley. The columns will appear each week for your enjoyment. He’s always loved cars and, after graduating from Columbia University in New York in 1959, took a job as editor of Foreign Car Guide, a magazine about VWs. In the mid 1960s, Mike became managing editor of Motor Trend and, in 1970, he co-founded Special-Interest Autos magazine in partnership with Hemmings Motor News. In 1978, Mike began to publish his own line of automotive books. For more information, go to www.Hemmings.com. Welcome back, Michael!

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Valley Baptist Mobile Unit to be in La Feria, Harlingen, Port Isabel in March A mobile health unit from Valley Baptist Health System will be visiting La Feria, Harlingen, Port Isabel and other Valley cities during the month of March, making it more convenient for local residents to receive free and low-cost screenings that can help save their life and improve their health. The 42-foot, bus-size mobile health unit will offer lowcost mobile lab screenings, which include blood work and bone density screenings only. Reduced prices for mobile lab tests include a lipid profile (cholesterol, which requires 8-hour fasting) for $10, and a hemoglobin A1C test for $15. These tests and others will be available on the following dates: • HARLINGEN - Tuesday, March 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Wal-Mart (1801 W. Lincoln Drive) • BROWNSVILLE - Thursday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at K-Mart (2440 Pablo Kisel Blvd.) • WESLACO - Tuesday, March 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Wal-Mart (1310 N. Texas Blvd.) • SAN BENITO - Wednesday, March 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Wal-Mart • LA FERIA - Tuesday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Auto Zone (504 N. Main) In addition, Valley Baptist will offer free peripheral (legs) arterial disease screenings (ankle brachial index) on the following days: • SAN BENITO - Wednesday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Wal-Mart (1126 W Business 77) • PORT ISABEL - Thursday, March 29 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Wal-Mart (1401 W. Highway 100) Also during March, Valley Baptist will offer free osteoporosis screenings (BMD) on the following dates: • BROWNSVILLE - Monday, March 12, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at K-Mart (2440 Pablo Kisel Blvd.) • HARLINGEN - Monday, March 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Wal-Mart To schedule an appointment for the mobile health clinic, or for a complete schedule of other dates and locations, please call toll-free 1-888-902-5433. For additional information on heart and vascular services at Valley Baptist Medical Center, visit www.ValleyBaptist.net.

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What is Relay? For over 18 years Relay For Life events of the Rio Grande Valley have provided our communities the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events and each Why Relay? Relay allows those communities to remember those lost to cancer, celebrate the lives of those team is asked to have a representative on the track /path living with cancer, and fight back against this disease. Thethroughout American Cancer Society Relay For LifeTeams brings together millions of people one common the Relay. camp out at awithlocal high goal – to eliminate cancer. For more information about how you can participate, or form a team please contact stadium Debra Garcia 956.454.2522. school or park and take turns walking or running around the track/path, participate in activities, and have CELEBRATE * REMEMBER * FIGHT BACK! fun while raising much needed funds and awareness to Register or Form a Team Today fight cancer. Visit our website www.relayforlife.org/northcamerontx Friday, April 27 * Lion Stadium ~ La Feria

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