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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:46 pm

michigander wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:29 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:47 pm
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I told Mrs. DP I bought it for her, but look where it ended up:

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.... yeah, you should make it up to her and buy her this one to drive: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Ford-Thund ... 12&vxp=mtr
Looks like very nice one. I thought they were bringing more money than this actually.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:16 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:46 pm
michigander wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:29 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:47 pm
:pipe2:


I told Mrs. DP I bought it for her, but look where it ended up:

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I'm a bad husband.
She deserves better.
.... yeah, you should make it up to her and buy her this one to drive: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Ford-Thund ... 12&vxp=mtr
Looks like very nice one. I thought they were bringing more money than this actually.
Surprised this has not sold yet. 12 hours to go.Find it hard to believe it has the original paint as stated however. Last year for Ford 6V positive ground which as the story goes positive ground cars didn't rust as bad.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:01 am

Who has two thumbs and is a gearhead genius?

When I first built this hot rod a decade ago I put an access panel in the trunk to provide access to the in-tank electric fuel pump and another for the fuel level sending unit. Then I lost interest (rather, I found more enjoyable interests) and she's sat in the corner under a cover for about three years. Now I'm back in the gearhead groove and I need to get it running but I didn't want to run three year old gas through the fuel system so I detached the hose in to the fuel filter and stuck it in a bucket then removed the panel and hotwired the fuel pump with some short jumpers (the battery is less than two feet away) and enjoyed a leisurely cigar while she pumped all the old gas out of the tank. It probably took me six hours to fab this access panel back then, but I'm sure glad I took that time as it only took that time.

Also, I ran about a quart of gas down my arm when I was changing the fuel filter. For the record, women (at least mine) do not find the heady scent of gasoline and cigar smoke attractive.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by mustangii » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:18 pm

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by mustangii » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:20 pm

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:49 pm

FredS wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:01 am
Who has two thumbs and is a gearhead genius?

When I first built this hot rod a decade ago I put an access panel in the trunk to provide access to the in-tank electric fuel pump and another for the fuel level sending unit. Then I lost interest (rather, I found more enjoyable interests) and she's sat in the corner under a cover for about three years. Now I'm back in the gearhead groove and I need to get it running but I didn't want to run three year old gas through the fuel system so I detached the hose in to the fuel filter and stuck it in a bucket then removed the panel and hotwired the fuel pump with some short jumpers (the battery is less than two feet away) and enjoyed a leisurely cigar while she pumped all the old gas out of the tank. It probably took me six hours to fab this access panel back then, but I'm sure glad I took that time as it only took that time.

Also, I ran about a quart of gas down my arm when I was changing the fuel filter. For the record, women (at least mine) do not find the heady scent of gasoline and cigar smoke attractive.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:52 pm

mustangii wrote:
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Re: The gearhead thread.

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. . .Missouri engineering at its finest.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:19 am

A coworker followed a Tesla S - in autopilot mode - for about 12 miles on his morning commute today. The person behind the wheel was reading the newspaper. They went through a stretch of road construction and constrictions and the 'diver' never touched the controls and rarely even looked up from her paper.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:33 am

FredS wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:19 am
A coworker followed a Tesla S - in autopilot mode - for about 12 miles on his morning commute today. The person behind the wheel was reading the newspaper. They went through a stretch of road construction and constrictions and the 'diver' never touched the controls and rarely even looked up from her paper.
Sounds like a job I could do. (the 'driver') Self driving trucks will be next it they are not already.
I don't know what us average people are going to do for jobs in the future.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:18 am

Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:33 am
FredS wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:19 am
A coworker followed a Tesla S - in autopilot mode - for about 12 miles on his morning commute today. The person behind the wheel was reading the newspaper. They went through a stretch of road construction and constrictions and the 'diver' never touched the controls and rarely even looked up from her paper.
Sounds like a job I could do. (the 'driver') Self driving trucks will be next it they are not already.
I don't know what us average people are going to do for jobs in the future.
Daughter #3 has taken a job with a trucking/logistics company in AR. She does driver audits to make sure they're in compliance with the law. Some of the geezers unplug their onboard computers and report that the machine is broke so they can keep a manual log on paper. She has to get on them when she finds out about it and explain that they must either get it fixed or park it. They (the drivers) don't like it when she does that.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:13 am

FredS wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:18 am
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:33 am
FredS wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:19 am
A coworker followed a Tesla S - in autopilot mode - for about 12 miles on his morning commute today. The person behind the wheel was reading the newspaper. They went through a stretch of road construction and constrictions and the 'diver' never touched the controls and rarely even looked up from her paper.
Sounds like a job I could do. (the 'driver') Self driving trucks will be next it they are not already.
I don't know what us average people are going to do for jobs in the future.
Daughter #3 has taken a job with a trucking/logistics company in AR. She does driver audits to make sure they're in compliance with the law. Some of the geezers unplug their onboard computers and report that the machine is broke so they can keep a manual log on paper. She has to get on them when she finds out about it and explain that they must either get it fixed or park it. They (the drivers) don't like it when she does that.
Common in the trucking industry for the sales and operations to tell the driver to get it there on time every time and safety and compliance to punish said driver for doing so.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:50 pm

Oh no! Drivers seat in the gangster lean position and the electric seat quit working!

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:44 am

Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:13 am
FredS wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:18 am
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:33 am
FredS wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:19 am
A coworker followed a Tesla S - in autopilot mode - for about 12 miles on his morning commute today. The person behind the wheel was reading the newspaper. They went through a stretch of road construction and constrictions and the 'diver' never touched the controls and rarely even looked up from her paper.
Sounds like a job I could do. (the 'driver') Self driving trucks will be next it they are not already.
I don't know what us average people are going to do for jobs in the future.
Daughter #3 has taken a job with a trucking/logistics company in AR. She does driver audits to make sure they're in compliance with the law. Some of the geezers unplug their onboard computers and report that the machine is broke so they can keep a manual log on paper. She has to get on them when she finds out about it and explain that they must either get it fixed or park it. They (the drivers) don't like it when she does that.
Common in the trucking industry for the sales and operations to tell the driver to get it there on time every time and safety and compliance to punish said driver for doing so.
Yes, my daughter said the same thing. Her auditing and compliance group is even in a separate building (but on the same campus) from the sales and ops groups. And she acknowledged that the two groups have different expectations and the drivers are stuck in the middle.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by JimVH » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:23 am

Roadmaster wrote:
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Oh no! Drivers seat in the gangster lean position and the electric seat quit working!

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Re: The gearhead thread.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

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Just for fun you should take a picture of it at a QuikTrip in Montana.
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Post by mustangii » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:16 pm

infidel wrote:
mustangii wrote:
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Just for fun you should take a picture of it at a QuikTrip in Montana.
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Re: RE: Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:31 am

mustangii wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:16 pm
infidel wrote:
mustangii wrote:
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Just for fun you should take a picture of it at a QuikTrip in Montana.
Maybe MissouriImage

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