My Dad was a alcoholic and a control freak, when I went out on a date he would put a mileage limit on the car like he would say " yes you can have the car tonight, and I will let you have 25 miles!" He would then go out an check the odometer and write down the mileage! ( it was a 1963 4 door Chevy Belair 283 V-8 automatic.) Anyway I paid for my own gas, untill he put a locking gas cap on it. Anyway once when me and my buddy that lived down the street went out on a double date I had to bring the car back home and then we had to switch to my buddies car! How embarrassing it was and our dates thought it was crazy and of course it was, but they often felt sorry for me! Anyway I found a good solution to this silly problem, no I did not disconnect the odometer, you can tell when someone does that, the needle on the speedometer is always shaky and nolonger smooth when it is tampered with. But with a 63 chevy automatic, you can put the rear wheels up on Jack Stands and run the car in reverse, and the odometer will go backwards, at least it did on my Dads car. So after going out on a date I would head over to my friends house and put it on the Jack stands and leave it run for a while! My father was a bussiness man and knew nothing about
mechanics or cars. He never could figure how I could use a half or three quarters of a tank of gas and only go 20 or 30 miles!
Oh by the way I used to go to the Drive Inn but they alway had someone walking around with a flash light checking and if there were no heads above the seats they would be peering in at you and knocking on your window yelling at you. Pulling off on the side of a country road in the corn fields was a much more preferred place to go parking! But of course I have only heard that as I really would not know that first hand !(big Smile)
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV