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xoxoxoBruce 04-05-2018 03:56 PM

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Bet Elon Musk was pissed he had to figure out how to land his rockets because this was patented. :haha:

Gravdigr 04-05-2018 04:32 PM


What year was common fucking sense invented?

Griff 04-06-2018 03:31 PM

Pretty um... sexish.

xoxoxoBruce 04-11-2018 11:55 PM

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Tilt control sidecars...

Gravdigr 04-12-2018 04:13 PM

Meh, gives the guy something to do besides scream and hang on for dear life, I guess.


BigV 04-13-2018 12:24 AM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1006603)
Bet Elon Musk was pissed he had to figure out how to land his rockets because this was patented. :haha:

What could possibly go wrong?


xoxoxoBruce 05-04-2018 06:53 PM

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The BBC used these machines to record broadcasts on 20 lb reels of metal tape.
They still have 350,000 hours of recordings on this tape.

xoxoxoBruce 05-08-2018 11:10 AM

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Looks like about 14 concrete pumpers, each being fed by multiple trucks, pouring a pad big enough to support a huge building... or your mom. :haha:

glatt 05-08-2018 12:13 PM


Diaphone Jim 05-08-2018 01:03 PM

I remember that pic from an old IOTD, one of the first I saw, but I can't find it.

limey 05-08-2018 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1008077)
The BBC used these machines to record broadcasts on 20 lb reels of metal tape.

They still have 350,000 hours of recordings on this tape.

Yeah, but you wouldn’t believe the stuff they did NOT save for posterity .....

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xoxoxoBruce 05-08-2018 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1008229)
I remember that pic from an old IOTD, one of the first I saw, but I can't find it.

Yes I remember seeing that one before but it was long ago, 2007 in San Diego.

xoxoxoBruce 05-12-2018 07:55 PM

580:1 reduction...

xoxoxoBruce 05-16-2018 06:15 PM

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Portable music ain't new...

Diaphone Jim 05-17-2018 12:27 PM

The 580:1 reduction system seems like a very expensive way to any number of unexpected, and most likely unwanted, outcomes.

Gravdigr 05-17-2018 02:54 PM

I expect the whole project was engineered for a very specific outcome.

Going many slow. With very torque.

xoxoxoBruce 05-21-2018 10:14 PM

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More portable...

Gravdigr 05-23-2018 03:40 PM

"Is that a record player in your pocket, or are--"

"It's a record player."

xoxoxoBruce 05-29-2018 09:26 PM

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Cheaters always win...

xoxoxoBruce 05-30-2018 09:27 AM

This link has video of the New Zealand war effort.


Wrecked and damaged trucks and jeeps, salvaged from the war zones in the Pacifc, are reconditioned in New Zealand motor assembly factories. Story of Allied Co-operation, the United States Army and the New Zealand Motor Industry transformed a supply of combat vehicles in the South Pacific. The restoration of these used vehicles was carried out at Ford Motors, Seaview, Wellington. General Motors rebuilt 2.5 ton trucks, New Zealand was used for replacements where required. Todd Motors plant handled 3/4 ton weapon carriers, all plants were subjected to procedures and scrutiny before being handed over to Automotive Reclamation Section. 3000 vehicles were restored and returned to the Pacific War Zone.

Diaphone Jim 05-30-2018 01:02 PM

NZ link with something I never heard of. Didn't even know they had an auto industry.
Looks like they did a good job. Sort of like hospitals fixing up soldiers for return to battle.

xoxoxoBruce 05-30-2018 02:08 PM

I doubt they do now, even the auto industry in Australia is shutting down.:(

Diaphone Jim 05-31-2018 01:28 PM

From Wikipedia:
"New Zealand no longer assembles passenger cars."

xoxoxoBruce 06-15-2018 08:21 PM

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Fun, fun, fun... until somebody loses a eye.

glatt 06-18-2018 09:53 AM

Seems a little expensive for what you get. That old timey money was worth more. $149 for some tube held together by bolts and two bucket seats and a windscreen?

Gravdigr 06-20-2018 02:03 PM

Well, the bench seat model was a little cheaper, but it came with a column shift, so...:neutral:

xoxoxoBruce 06-26-2018 06:52 PM

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Making damn sure it won't happen again...

Gravdigr 06-27-2018 02:25 PM

What exactly am I looking at there? I get the wrenches, so the bolts don't come loose...

Are the bolts passing through an exhaust manifold?

It's kinda brilliant. Sorta.

Also: That person's safety-wiring technique looks to be lacking.:p:

xoxoxoBruce 06-27-2018 07:28 PM

Don't know, looks like an exhaust manifold but there appears to be shit under it like it's being used for a motor mount or supporting a turbo or something.

xoxoxoBruce 06-27-2018 08:01 PM

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Motor Toboggan, US Military bought 250 of them for service in AK.

Gravdigr 06-29-2018 02:22 PM

Heh, like a snowmobile, without, well, most of it.

xoxoxoBruce 06-29-2018 06:47 PM

And really really hard to steer. :eek:

xoxoxoBruce 07-17-2018 08:10 PM

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GM's turbine powered Firebird III front brakes.

Gravdigr 07-18-2018 04:01 PM

I wonder if that wheel/drum would EVER dissipate heat? Looks like a lot of mass, in both pics.

xoxoxoBruce 07-18-2018 04:06 PM

Yeah, those holes are supposed to pump air through to dissipate heat, but I'm skeptical too.

Gravdigr 07-18-2018 04:11 PM

Too much mass. Looks like it'd hold heat forever.

4 or 5 times the pad surface, too, looks like.

xoxoxoBruce 08-05-2018 11:35 PM

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Gravdigr 08-06-2018 03:28 PM


Gravdigr 08-06-2018 03:35 PM

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glatt 08-06-2018 04:28 PM

What's that machine normally for?

captainhook455 08-06-2018 07:34 PM

Looks like a picker upper to me.

Clodfobble 08-06-2018 07:58 PM

My guess is it's dedicated to changing tires on big trucks, just like it appears to be doing there. How else are you going to manipulate those ridiculous things?

Griff 08-07-2018 07:27 AM

The things you could pick up with that...

glatt 08-07-2018 08:23 AM

I wanna see it pick up an egg. I bet it could, with a skilled driver.

captainhook455 08-07-2018 09:43 AM

Its probably used for something besides mounting tires. Unless their drivers fuck up a lot. Then they would be in the unenjoyment line for sure.

xoxoxoBruce 08-07-2018 12:40 PM

Yeah, no need for a monster that size to change a 1000 lb tire, must be re-purposed from something else...

Like when weird Aunt Lily says give auntie a big squeeze for the millionth time.;)

glatt 08-07-2018 02:04 PM

Trying to figure out what that is, I came across demolition robots.

Gravdigr 08-07-2018 03:17 PM

It's just a giant front end loader. There are myriad attachments/tools for those things. Scoops, buckets, forks, cable spoolers/unspoolers...tire changers.

Griff 08-07-2018 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 1012922)
I wanna see it pick up an egg. I bet it could, with a skilled driver.

My cousin won a skills competition as a kid. I believe they attached a spoon to an excavator and he picked up and placed an egg with it. That boy can run anything.

Gravdigr 08-08-2018 02:52 PM

Showed some guys the old pick-up-the-dime/quarter-with-the-forklift trick. They hadn't seen or heard about it, and were fairly impressed.

Griff 08-08-2018 07:06 PM

smooth operating

xoxoxoBruce 08-13-2018 05:25 PM

Moving an 187 ton steam turbine rotor through NY State...

Griff 08-13-2018 05:54 PM

Hey! Rogues Harbor Inn!

zippyt 08-13-2018 09:14 PM

some of those tires are $10k a piece ,
You should see them getting reconstructed Verry cool

xoxoxoBruce 08-13-2018 09:15 PM

Through Spencer and Ithaca too...

xoxoxoBruce 08-25-2018 10:23 PM

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It's a real good idea to unhook the container from your truck before the crane grabs it.

Gravdigr 08-26-2018 02:33 PM

I'm always amazed at how strong those hitch pins (?) are.

xoxoxoBruce 09-15-2018 07:35 PM

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No, it's not that, it's for cracking open boiled egg shells...

Gravdigr 09-16-2018 04:24 PM

Looks gruesome.

BigV 09-17-2018 09:25 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1015281)
Looks gruesome.

Looks shrinksome to me!

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