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Diaphone Jim 02-18-2019 12:01 PM

Mine is close to the one on the right, with a little more, shall we say, patina* and fewer headlights (gone when I got it in 1981).
It is the toughest little son of a gun you ever saw, 72 years old, all original and wiling to do what ever.

*I did not say paTEENah.

Griff 02-18-2019 01:07 PM

This makes me wonder about the status of my Grampa's 8N as we just buried the Uncle who had it.

Gravdigr 02-18-2019 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1026016)
*I did not say paTEENah.

That's ok, everybody else does.

xoxoxoBruce 02-27-2019 11:21 PM

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Make it yourself or make do...

BigV 02-28-2019 11:24 AM

Early dualie.

fargon 02-28-2019 12:44 PM

It must have cost more than a 5 ton, in time if nothing else.

Gravdigr 02-28-2019 04:09 PM

Engine-uity

xoxoxoBruce 03-01-2019 01:55 AM

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We're spoiled by the ease of maintaining cars these days.
When my uncles drove from MA to AK with a brand new '49 Ford pickup the had to stop and change the oil 5 times.

This 1939 chart shows how much maintenance was required. The interstate highway system made this a joke.

BigV 03-06-2019 03:49 PM

Good lord.

I've had children that required less maintenance.

xoxoxoBruce 03-09-2019 11:30 AM

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BigV, we're from Child Protection Services and had a report you've been skipping oil changes on your children. We want to see the service records of scheduled maintenance on all of them. If we find you're remiss in your obligation we will make sure your children, and you, get lubed. :lol2:


Remember your roots, where you came from, who you are...

Gravdigr 03-09-2019 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1027853)
we will make sure...you, get lubed.

I make it a point to get good and oiled as often as possible.

I will be working toward this later this afternoon.:drunk:

xoxoxoBruce 03-10-2019 03:49 AM

Do you usually get oiled before you get lubed? http://cellar.org/2015/shades.gif

Gravdigr 03-10-2019 10:44 AM

I don't get lubed.

Not usually.;)

xoxoxoBruce 03-10-2019 01:04 PM

Ouch! :facepalm:

Flint 03-11-2019 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1027019)
We're spoiled by the ease of maintaining cars these days.
When my uncles drove from MA to AK with a brand new '49 Ford pickup the had to stop and change the oil 5 times.

This 1939 chart shows how much maintenance was required. The interstate highway system made this a joke.

Conversely, you could maintain your vehicle, given the time and inclination; whereas nowadays you literally can't change the oil filter (etc.) unless you have a specialized tool the manufacturer devised to prevent you from doing so.

Gravdigr 03-11-2019 12:01 PM

Some cars (Mini Coopers are one I think) ya can't even put used parts on anymore. They won't talk to the computer, and then ya gotta jump through hoops, IF ya can get the dealer to help ya.

Flint 03-11-2019 03:06 PM

I'm hoping I can knock the crap out of a 2002 Honda Accord catalytic converter, and bolt the empty pipe back on. Hopefully there's not a sensor connected that disables the vehicle?

I mean, it ran on a bad c.c. and the only result was the 'check engine' light, and it eventually choking out to the point of being un-drivable.

Gravdigr 03-11-2019 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1028017)
Mini Coopers

I guess it's just Mini now is it not?

xoxoxoBruce 03-12-2019 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Flint (Post 1028024)
I'm hoping I can knock the crap out of a 2002 Honda Accord catalytic converter, and bolt the empty pipe back on. Hopefully there's not a sensor connected that disables the vehicle?

I mean, it ran on a bad c.c. and the only result was the 'check engine' light, and it eventually choking out to the point of being un-drivable.

Mine has an oxygen sensor before and after each cat.

Flint 03-12-2019 11:46 AM

What kinda car, Bruce? And I'm thinking it does have a sensor, but I'm hoping the sensor just turns on the check engine light.

Gravdigr 03-12-2019 12:15 PM

Prolly the SSR.

On some older cars some sensors can be tricked with grounding modifications.

The 'rents had a 91 Lincoln with the air bag suspension that they replaced with a strut kit from Strutmaster(s). A warning light was on all the time telling them the air suspension was malfunctioning. A mechanic figured out how to fool the computer by grounding the sensor to the chassis. No more warning light.

Don't know if ya can do that on more modern cars.

When the air suspension worked, that Lincoln was the smoothest ride I've ever experienced.

xoxoxoBruce 03-13-2019 03:50 AM

Yes, the '06 SSR. Four oxygen sensors, one before and one after each cat.

glatt 03-13-2019 06:44 AM

Flint, you don't have emission testing in your state? We have to pass a test every other year in Virginia. They stick a wand up the tailpipe and take measurements.

Gravdigr 03-13-2019 08:09 AM

I just priced some catalytic converters. Everything but milk is ever-more expensive, everything but milk and catalytic converters, it seems. Just a few years ago they cost stupid money. I mean stu. Pid. money.

Catalytic converters are cheaper than shit.

Flint 03-14-2019 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 1028112)
Flint, you don't have emission testing in your state? We have to pass a test every other year in Virginia. They stick a wand up the tailpipe and take measurements.

I live in a rural county, there's no vehicle inspection at all.

Clodfobble 03-14-2019 11:56 PM

What the what? I guess your registration stickers there are still separate from your inspection stickers?

xoxoxoBruce 03-15-2019 12:07 AM

PA said they saved a million dollars a year by eliminating the registration sticker on the plate. It's not needed because in order to get the inspection sticker for the windshield the registration must be valid. Around here there are two stickers on the glass. One is safety inspection and the other is emissions. Rural counties don't do emissions.

Griff 03-15-2019 06:35 AM

verified truth

glatt 03-15-2019 07:08 AM

We've got the licence plate sticker for registration, and two stickers for the glass. One is proof of automobile property taxes paid to the county and the other is safety inspection. Emissions is a piece of paper for the glove box, but you don't get the window safety inspection sticker without the piece of paper.

Gravdigr 03-15-2019 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Clodfobble (Post 1028250)
What the what? I guess your registration stickers there are still separate from your inspection stickers?

No inspection, no inspection sticker.
________________________________________________

We got one sticker, on the plate, for registration proof.

No inspection, unless your titling a car from out of state, and even then it's only to check that all the VIN numbers match.

I found out the hard way once (ONCE!), those three VIN numbers better match. Bought a car in TN off a car lot, that had three different numbers.:yelsick:

Flint 03-15-2019 12:34 PM

I've got a license plate, a registration sticker on the plate, and registration papers in the glove box. The registration is, like, filling out a piece of paper and paying them a small amount of money. They don't even *look* at the car.

About 10, 000 people live in my town.

Gravdigr 03-15-2019 12:40 PM

Cop: Driver's license, proof of insurance, proof of registration, please.

Gravdigr: Here's my driver's license, and proof of insurance. My proof of registration is on my license plate.

Cop: *blink-blink*

Flint 03-15-2019 01:38 PM

Same. I'm like, "Here's my license, insurance... . . . ...what was the other thing ??"

Clodfobble 03-17-2019 12:14 AM

I had no idea different states had so many different ways of doing it. We have one registration sticker on the glass, but they won't mail it to you unless the online database shows that you got an inspection done (and passed) in the last couple of months.

Happy Monkey 03-17-2019 08:51 AM

In DC you pay registration and inspection fees online to get a window sticker that also serves as a pass to ignore any 2 hour parking limits in your neighborhood, and actually go get the inspection whenever it expires.


For hybrids they don't even check emissions, just whether the "check engine" light is on and that the car isn't physically falling apart.

Glinda 03-17-2019 01:11 PM

I live in an odd little section of the county - roughly five square miles - that doesn't have to do emission checks. I have no idea why this particular area is exempt (neither did the lady at the licensing office last time I renewed my tags), but I'm not complaining. Of course, they don't TELL you this when you move here. I only found out after I mentioned to a neighbor that I just did the emissions test on my truck, and she asked, "Why would you do that?" I replied, "Because they sent me a paper that said I had to." She grinned and said, "They lie." :rolleyes:

The pain in the ass is, when emission testing time rolls around every few years, I can't renew online; I have to go in to the licensing office and personally tell them that I live in the exempt area. Why they can't put this info into their software is beyond me.

And what are these window stickers you people speak of? The only thing I get when I renew my licensing is a little sticker that goes on the rear license plate.

xoxoxoBruce 03-17-2019 01:42 PM

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It doesn't show in the picture but the emissions sticker and safety inspection sticker both have a very colorful hologram on the face.

Glinda 03-17-2019 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1028474)
It doesn't show in the picture but the emissions sticker and safety inspection sticker both have a very colorful hologram on the face.

Seems needlessly duplicative to me. Why have an emissions sticker at all? If you can't prove you got a clean emissions test, the DMV shouldn't give you new registration tags. Easy peasy.

:confused:

xoxoxoBruce 03-17-2019 11:40 PM

Not all of the state has emissions testing, that's why they were split.
Sometimes the expiration of the two doesn't coincide.
The safety sticker used to expire with the registration but now it's a year from issue.
People were bitching because if they buy a car it has to be inspected right away, but when the plates they transferred from their old car expire in a few months they had to get another full price inspection.
I'm supposed to have a third sticker on the windshield for a vehicle over 6,000 gvwr, but I don't.

xoxoxoBruce 03-19-2019 12:11 AM

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Tire service truck for mines and oil fields.

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A lot different from tire service of old.

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That same location is a Firestone dealer today.

Gravdigr 03-19-2019 10:59 AM

I wonder how many tire changes to pay for the truck...

Diaphone Jim 03-19-2019 11:35 AM

Sort of related to the tire truck above (and the shop below it).

This guy is saying "I don't care, this is the one the book says fits."

http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/up...e4-760x455.jpg

fargon 03-19-2019 12:56 PM

That is the right tire for that Scraper.

Gravdigr 03-19-2019 01:52 PM

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fargon 03-19-2019 02:23 PM

Might be time to change your Browser.

Gravdigr 03-19-2019 02:59 PM

I'll quit before I use Chrome.

fargon 03-19-2019 04:16 PM

Okay sorry.

Flint 03-19-2019 04:31 PM

lol

glatt 03-19-2019 04:51 PM

Chrome doesn't open it either

fargon 03-19-2019 05:14 PM

Works for me.

xoxoxoBruce 03-20-2019 12:14 AM

Works for me in Chrome and IE.

xoxoxoBruce 03-20-2019 11:54 PM

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I didn't know Caterpillar made dump trucks...

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These must be a bitch to drive...
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I saw a picture of rig like this that had rolled over. :thepain:

Diaphone Jim 03-21-2019 12:21 PM

That bottom rig is a climate change machine.

xoxoxoBruce 03-22-2019 12:45 AM

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Sometimes they don't make it, looks like they are using the crane on that log or pipe truck...

Diaphone Jim 03-22-2019 11:00 AM

The guy driving the back tractor tried to pass.

xoxoxoBruce 03-27-2019 12:56 AM

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How long since you've seen a 100 octane pump?

Gravdigr 03-27-2019 12:40 PM

I had an 85 Suzuki 550 LTD, I only used Amoco Ultimate in it. I'm trying to remember what the number was. I think it was 95, might have been 93 though. I remember it was well over a buck a gallon, when plain gas was well under a buck.

There used to be a Philips 66 (?) n Bowling Green years ago. They sold 105 (?) race gas outta the pump. Ya never went through that intersection on Sat & Sun mornings if ya could avoid it, the racers were lined up w/their trailers out of the lot and down the street to get the good stuff.

It was a four-beer light anyway.

xoxoxoBruce 03-28-2019 01:04 AM

I've got a super 8 home movie someplace of pulling into a SUNOCO station and filling the little Moon tank on the front of a Hemi powered Model A coupe, while the truck and trailer blocked all the pumps on that side of the island for a 2 Gallon sale. :haha:

xoxoxoBruce 04-03-2019 11:12 PM

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Weird Canadian Massey Harris...

Griff 04-04-2019 06:44 AM

Are those wheels made for planting? It looks like they'd cut through and leave a nice little trench.


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