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  1. Thread: Canada, eh?

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    Re: Canada, eh?

    I 'feel your pain' - when I lived in Minnesota some 20 years ago, I had the 'pleasure' of fixing a pasture fence at 3 AM, after a tree fell on it and my horses got loose. It was an actual -35į...
  2. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    So I've noticed, Rob - some quite talented guy working hard to 'freshen up' this place, I suppose ! ! ! ! Y>
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    Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    It would, and does - 'compounding the felony' was the watchstander using the trigger to drop the hammer down - which will fire a chambered cartridge, every single time |:(
  4. Re: ďThis is Godís country. I donít have a clue.Ē

    The last part of the Sheriff 's statement is the absolute truth ! ! ! :ycool:
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    Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    As someone who was narrowly missed (a matter of inches ) when being relieved by a sleep-deprived watchstander ( M1911A1 - slapped in a full magazine before he released the slide ) , I understand how...
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    Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    Does anyone suspect 'malted beverages' may have been involved ? ?
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    Joe, ' back in the day ' ( 1960's ) the aftermarket parts catalogs( think JC Whitney ) would headline add-on gadgets as 'the part Detroit forgot' - ' Forgotten Parts for Your EV, LTD. (?) '
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    Re: Any weather geeks on here?

    Fascinating, isn't it ? When I got up to take the dogs out this AM, I encountered the Charlotte version of a London 'peasouper' - could not see the houses across the street.




    Rick
  9. Re: Ever been to Disneyland? Then youíve heard this tune.

    We lived in Anaheim in the late 1960's - our back porch provided a perfect view of the late night Disneyland fireworks , and I always had free tickets ( remember the 'E-ticket' rides ? ) courtesy of...
  10. Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    ^ Both can be true at the same time (reference Post # 6) :rolleyes:
  11. Re: Atlantic Make and Break Fabrication Project @MIT

    Thanks for the update, DoctorB - Very informative and great photos
  12. Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Start with a recipe -- 'Myrecipe.com/recipe/quick-indian-pickles' , it sounds really interesting. ( full disclosure : my wife's earliest, best friend from our move to Houston, TX was from...
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    Re: His tax returns.

    Ask his niece, Mary, about Fred's (?) will - if I recall, there were some shenanigans - and some who were addressed in the will were essentially frozen out !!!
  14. Thread: Puppers v2.0

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    Re: Puppers v2.0

    ^ ^ ^ Definitely ! ! ! ! Y>
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    Wait for someone to try to slap a magnetic oil pan (plug-in) heater under their new EV. :ycool:
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    We were 'gifted' a Whirlpool washing machine and gas clothes dryer by my in-laws when we bought our first house in 1978, I replaced dryer belt and rollers 4 times, replaced the drum seal twice ,...
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    Re: Stickers on truck windows

    ^ ^ ^ Obviously, Jim, they did :p




    Rick
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    Re: Billingsgate Bass Boat

    Building - or - rebuilding , TD ??





    Rick
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    Re: Starting my Petrel Play build

    Skerry, will your staple gun also shoot short brads ? ? I wonder if something like that may help



    Rick
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    We bought a similar microwave in Philadelphia in 1975, passed it on to my mother when we moved her from Chicago to Minnesota, and finally scrapped it in 2005, after she had passed away, and no one...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Was it Ford (?) in the 1970's who had the brilliant idea of locking all doors at 5 MPH - they found how well that worked when a bunch off their cars came to the end of automatic drive-thru car...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    A bunch of years ago ( late 1980's / early 1990's ), I was at a dentist appointment - A young lady came back into the office, saying her BMW would not start. I offered to see if I could help to...
  23. Thread: Pothole F&$@

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    Re: Pothole F&$@

    I 'feel your pain' , Tom - I lived in Philadelphia during the runup to the Bicentennial ( one would think they'd 'spruce up' all the roads in anticipation of loads of visitors [?] ) , and during a...
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    Re: Billingsgate Bass Boat

    I'm interested - will watch for updates, TX



    Rick
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    [QUOTE=Jim Bow;6764325]Is this code:

    124452[/QUOTE,
    'Upon further review' , I kinda side with Jim - Do my old eyes see a power cable in flex conduit , joined by a piece of copper tubing (?) and...
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    Tom, just an offhand thought - could there be an accumulation of ( eggshells / potato skins / fibrous veggie matter ) partially blocking the trap downstream of the disposer ?



    Rick
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    Could it be that the cleared bathroom drain has, in effect ( as there is no under sink vent ) , pulled air over the water in the kitchen P-traps, due to the increased flow rate - causing the...
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    Re: talk about pigs

    A 'neutral observer ' here - some years back ( late 1990's / early 2000's ) our son decided he may want a career as a pig / hog farmer - so the family drove around southeast Minnesota looking at...
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    Re: Paul Top This

    Like Jake in post #13 above, my concern would be for YOU, if in the course of driving to / from the show, you may for whatever reason attract the interest of the 'local constabulary' - " No...
  30. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    I have some difficulty with the seeming endless TV commercials for the new Cadillac EV - seems all they want to portray is interior controls and glitzy ( read : expensive to replace ) headlights.
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    A BIG ' THUMBS UP ' to Mr. Mason ! ! Y> Y> Y>
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Unfortunately , for one poor soul, it was more difficult. My wife was in the hospital in Houston some years ago, when they brought in a guy who attempted it, but the bullet hit / richoceted off his...
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    Re: holy effing ****

    ^ It's not the 150 foot fall that would hurt, Bruce - it would be the sudden stop at the end ! ! It concerns me that the story indicates the pilot is hanging out of the airplane - That would...
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    Re: Construction work

    When we moved to Houston ( in the early 1980's ), we bought a boarding stable in the 'Bend of the Brazos' (Richmond / Rosenberg area) .
    I started a project to bring water to each stall (17 of them...
  35. Thread: 1910 Tesla?

    by hawkeye54
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    Re: 1910 Tesla?

    Google 'Baker Electric car' - Jay Leno has one, I believe :rolleyes:




    Rick
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    Re: The Photo Most Unlike Us

    . . . . Just because 2400 horsepower may not be enough ! ! ! |:)
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    And I, as well, for the following reason :

    Back in 1968 - 1979, part of my 'other duties as assigned' was to familiarize literally hundreds of U S Navy sailors with all the small arms they...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    How did you accomplish the knurled part ?



    Rick
  39. Re: A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    I used to work maintaining banking equipment, saw a few banks close down in the mid 1980's - the Fed ( Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ) seemed to have no sense of humor, nor tolerance of...
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    Re: boat porn of the day

    You left out the oars and the sliding seat ! ! ! :ycool:
  41. Re: the far right is already attacking the Club Q hero

    Keith, I believe you ' have hit the nail on the head' with post # 8 . . . .
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    Re: Sarah Palin goes down in flames.

    Please, say it's not so ! ! ! ! |:(
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    I saw a modern edition of the Dodge Power Wagon on the road yesterday, huge truck, ' crew cab' , etc. and got to musing about placing the underpinnings of that truck under an 'unmolested' earlier...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    We are going to drive 'half way' and meet the daughter and son-in-law at a restaurant for an early afternoon meal - each one orders what they want, we catch up on what's going on, then all head to...
  45. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    My 'first ' car was a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria Skyliner, it had cancer in both front fenders and burned lots of oil. I bought it for $150 hard-earned dollars in 1961. As I was 14, my dad drove it...
  46. Thread: Houston

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    Re: Houston

    Tom, when I traveled to Houston from Chicago in 1982 to interview for a job transfer, we were in the prospective new managers office at 2 Riverway (if I remember ) . The wife looked out the window...
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    Re: 2007 Kia Sorento automatic

    I wonder if that Kia had soy-based insulation on the under-hood wiring ? That stuff seems to attract the 'critters' |:(
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    Re: Airbus vs Fire truck

    ^^ I couldn't state it better, Dave !
  49. Re: Iím old. Iím about to make reference to ďthe good old daysĒ.

    Back in the mid- 1960's I took my 1962 Corvair to a gas station to get an oil change and some other work done. The mechanic told me he could not do any work that day, because a customer parked a...
  50. Re: Iím old. Iím about to make reference to ďthe good old daysĒ.

    ^ This - - What's behind the move to 'taupe / putty / mud / pond slime' lower-luster car paint colors ? ? ? |:(
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