A while back
:wavey dne' here! In the late 60's and 70's, we didn't know any better. We'd just get in our cars and go! Sure pop the hood and check potential things to break, logical thinkers we were! Even in High school, I knew how to un-stick my choke or manually choke my '66 Plymouth Valiant to get my slant six to start, My father even taught me how to replace and adjust my points and condensor! My father felt that I should know as much, if not more than my older brothers in getting my car going! Just good common sense! check your spare, carry a gallon of water(for radiator), maybe a spare alternator belt to turn the water pump, in case it went! I'd jump in my '67 cougar and go to the beach in a heartbeat! My brother's '68 Mustang, we we'd go everywhere in that car! 3 and 4 hour trips for sure!
We've become programmed to jump in our modern day cars and never think twice about checking anything, except the gas gauge! My girls don't even know how to "pop" their hood, much less where or what a dipstick is!
I really love my new cars, fuel injection, touch the key it starts immediately! But humans are becoming lazy, can't fix anything these days! Days of Shadetree mechanics are fading fast! :bigthumbsup Enjoy the thrill of your early model vintage car~ people love seeing 'em on the road!