Rudeness always comes back to bite you in the b*ttocks, in the form of horrifically bad karma, like gettin' blindsided by a Mack truck... I'm not quite sure why that is, but it's definitely the truth... I'm still of the opinion as I stated in my original post, I greatly admire "Animal" for taking the high road and remaining polite and civil-- That's the kind of behavior that insures good karma and keeps you right with the world... Several years ago, a got a flat tire and had to call "Triple AAA", they sent some blowhard to help me out-- Once I told this blowhard that I was in the drag racing business, he started blabbing on and on, with so much local drag racing related misinformation that I really had to make an effort to bite my tongue and not tell him just how d*rn wrong he was (and I know he wasn't man enough to be a REAL MAN and accept a correction coming from a woman!!)... He proceeded to fix my car trouble and then went on his merry way... He definitely took the drag racing "Blowhard Award" for that particular year... I often wonder how such misinformation becomes so commonplace, especially when it's related to drag racing??... Once again, I believe "Animal" is right by staying cordial and being a gentleman in this sort of situation... "The Doc" (Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary)...
Good for you Doc.
Sometimes it is really hard to deal with folks like that. I hear misinformation all the time about racing, classic cars and even unrelated car stuff.
I do correct people at times if it can be done smoothly or it is a safety issue. I think lot of people are too lazy to research the truth and rely on hearsay.
Then there people who misinterpret facts-or are no0t comeplete. I find this a lot on some personal message boards. Or on E-Bay etc.
Example: Recently a person had a what he thought was a Ford 427 steel crank. Picture with close up showing the ID stamping.
It was a CAST 428 CJ crank. Not just the 1U number gave it away-also the casting seams were apparent.
I have encountered countless misconceptions like this over the years.
I privately did however send the seller the correct info about the crank and told him his 428CJ crank was still valuable. He thanked me over and over. It was a case of a daughter selling her deceased dad's stuff through a a non savy car friend just trying to help her out.
One good one was the Boss 302 on E-bay listed as all org. and with an automatic in it. LOL!!
And of course Humprey Bogart called a Webley 45 revover an automatic in a movie.
Tech adviser dropped the ball on that one!