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IowntheWord.com ^ | 10/9/2111 | BigFurHat

Posted on 10/09/2011 12:27:00 PM PDT by Bean Counter

Go ahead and date yourself with this one.

(With Thanks to BigFurHat at IowntheWorld dot com)


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To: central_va

OK! Where’s the nail file?


51 posted on 10/09/2011 2:06:08 PM PDT by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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To: central_va

Points


52 posted on 10/09/2011 2:19:37 PM PDT by JoeFromCA
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To: poobear

Starts with a “P” (see my post above).


53 posted on 10/09/2011 2:22:01 PM PDT by JoeFromCA
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To: Disambiguator
So true. The wire between one six volt battery and the other caught fire one night, and I knew I had a gas tack seam leak that I had meant get fix the next week -- the seam is right there behind the two batteries, behind the seats. I immediately pulled over in front of a famous person's house, yanked off the cover and brutally pulled the damn burning cable apart by hand. Unfortunately the famous person wasn't home and so I had to bother a non-famous person to call for a tow. That was in the era before cell phones.

My then ultra pregnant wife did not get her moo goo gai pan take out for about two hours after I left for it.

Three years later I had to get rid of the B, since you, or at least me, can't have a B (or any high-maintenance car) and raise high-energy boy twins.

54 posted on 10/09/2011 2:24:44 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Bean Counter

USB charging port?


55 posted on 10/09/2011 2:30:53 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Bean Counter

The starter.


56 posted on 10/09/2011 2:32:50 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: central_va

points


57 posted on 10/09/2011 2:34:45 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: LostInBayport

I had a 1953 Nash that had one of those Under the clutch pedal. It was the starter. You had to smash the clutch down to start the engine, thus avoiding starting with the car in gear.


58 posted on 10/09/2011 2:37:31 PM PDT by weeder
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
Did anyone under 40 know?

I'm under 40 and I knew.

Okay, I'm 39, but that's under 40.

59 posted on 10/09/2011 2:40:42 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: weeder
The M 151 Jeep from the 70’s was set up like that. They also had a tendency to try and flip at any thing over 40 MPH.
60 posted on 10/09/2011 2:41:47 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: central_va

Digital high powered assault mousetrap.


61 posted on 10/09/2011 2:51:47 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Bean Counter

It sprays oil so the cars chasing you will slip and crash.


62 posted on 10/09/2011 2:52:39 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I well for you.)
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To: ThomasThomas

Best answer so far!


63 posted on 10/09/2011 3:08:07 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: Bean Counter

I remember them well. There was no way you could accidently turn on your wipers, or turn signal with the good ole foot switch.


64 posted on 10/09/2011 3:19:28 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: behzinlea

“that is by far the best place for it.”

Hogwash!

Remember trying to dim your lights while driving barefoot or in flip-flops? It really hurt the ball of your foot trying to mash that switch. Almost as bad as stepping on a big piece of gravel when running down the road.

Do you also remember that a lot of cars had a starter switch like that on the floor?


65 posted on 10/09/2011 3:26:39 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: JoeFromCA

Ouch! Daddy wouldn’t be proud that I forgot, but I am his blond daughter and I KNOW he’s proud if that!

G-d please give me an engine that I was taught to re-build. AMEN.


66 posted on 10/09/2011 3:28:36 PM PDT by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: Disambiguator

Good stuff to have around! Its real hard to get back in, tho.


67 posted on 10/09/2011 3:28:56 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: Bean Counter

How many remember going to stomp on the hi beam switch and having your foot go through the floor?

Me.


68 posted on 10/09/2011 3:35:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I can take apart a VW engine but I wouldn’t want to depend on it running if I put it back together.


69 posted on 10/09/2011 3:37:02 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: bobby.223

“Digital high powered assault mousetrap.”

Not quite, but interesting answer. :-)

Our first new car after getting married was a 1971 Datsun 510. It had dual points. You had to set the gap right in order to get the proper dwell. (remember dwell meters?) However, the timing difference between each set of points changes when the dwell changed. What a bear to get right.

.016” gap, IIRC. a business card would do in a pinch if you didn’t have feeler gauges handy. Change plugs & points every 15k to 20K miles. That is one part of the good old days that I do NOT miss!

Now I feel a little bit guilty when I forget to change my platinum plugs every 100K.


70 posted on 10/09/2011 3:37:26 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: DManA
How many remember going to stomp on the hi beam switch and having your foot go through the floor?

Never put my foot through the floor, but I certainly remember using the floor switch for the high beams on my first couple of cars.
71 posted on 10/09/2011 3:38:10 PM PDT by Oceander (If you're going to "occupy" Wall Street, shouldn't you be IN Wall Street?)
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To: bvw

“Choke, Choke, Choke!”

(great scene from “The God’s Must Be Crazy”, trying to start the Land Rover, aka “the Anti-Christ”, with new, tight rings...)


72 posted on 10/09/2011 3:42:51 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

Yeah, I went a few laps around the track with those miserable #@#$#%$#&$#@ things back in the day. Don’t miss ‘em one bit!!


73 posted on 10/09/2011 3:46:36 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: RegulatorCountry
Old tv remotes would do the same thing, but via a radio signal.

Never saw that. The old ones I used to work on all had hammers that struck a metal rods that were tuned to acoustically resonate at several frequencies near 40 kHz. The TV end had an ultrasonic transducer connected to an audio receiver/decoder.

74 posted on 10/09/2011 3:47:18 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: BwanaNdege
remember dwell meters?

I still own one.

The first car I ever drove was a 1945 surplus jeep made by Ford. It had a floor starter button, and on the dash were both a choke and a throttle adjustment for cold starts. It did not require a key, just turn the ignition ON and away you went - assuming that the engine was warmed up a bit first.

75 posted on 10/09/2011 3:47:42 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: farmguy

Does that make me old?


76 posted on 10/09/2011 3:48:05 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: JimC214

I tried to get DOD to put camber compensators (remember those from VWs and old swing axle Mercedes & Corvairs) in the M-151 and keep them around. A Hummer is just too big for many tasks. Plus it won’t fit inside a CH-53, let alone a Frog!

BTW, you CAN drift a M-151 going around some of the corners in the ville if you have 4 scared Marines in it, first time outside the wire at night, driving from 1st MarDiv HQ to Red Beach.


77 posted on 10/09/2011 3:52:34 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Bean Counter

What is this?

78 posted on 10/09/2011 3:53:29 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: farmguy

I seem to recall our remote had three or four bars. One was for on/off, one (two?) for volume, and one for changing the channels - all 6 of them.

Back to the high-beam button. It looks like a lawsuit to me. See how the mat has slipped over and can impede the operation of the high-beams. This could cause the oncoming driver to be blinded causing a severe accident. $20 million bucks at the least in damages should be awarded. And a recall.


79 posted on 10/09/2011 3:57:38 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Hey, Grandma! I haven’t chatted with you in AGES! How are you?

My first car of my own was a 1971 VW Bug, but my parents have had 17 VWs through the years. We used to have a Vanagon, but it always needed to be parked on a hill for a rolling start, same as my first Bug! I parked it on the TOP of Hoover Dam once when I was visiting so I could get a rolling start, LOL!

I’m pretty sure I could still take apart and reassemble my M16 with my eyes closed if I needed to! (But I hope I don’t need to!)


80 posted on 10/09/2011 3:59:57 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: bobby.223

First and only slalom I ever ran was in that car. I missed the practice session, so a guy in a 260Z let me ride with him to learn the course. I made my run and the timer asked me, “What DO you have in that thing?”

“Just a stock 1595 cc engine with 96,000 miles. Why do you ask?”

“You’re in third place, ahead of the ‘Vette.”

Great little car! ( I had put 5.5” Corvair rims with Michelein XAS copy tires on it, so it handled quite well)

I eventually traded it for a ‘66 Alfa Giulia Sprint GT. The owner went back to college and could not afford to pay Alfa dealerships to work on it.


81 posted on 10/09/2011 4:02:31 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Fresh Wind

Steam powered apple peeler?


82 posted on 10/09/2011 4:14:04 PM PDT by GBA (The Constitution and conservatism must win in 2012!)
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To: Fresh Wind

Apple juicer??


83 posted on 10/09/2011 4:14:55 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: bvw

You know Lucas Electrical Systems?

I became a personal friend of every tow truck driver in my area due to Lucas.

I also learned how to make the carb work and drive on only the battery.

The battery was behind the drivers seat.


84 posted on 10/09/2011 4:14:55 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Mr. CGG had a VW garage in the 70s. Frequently, he would be desperate for help and ask me to help him. I got pretty good at helping to take out the engines and disassembling them but when it came time to put them together, I was out of there.

I lost my diamond once in the washer tank. Mr. CGG got me a new one.

85 posted on 10/09/2011 4:28:49 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Chuckster

IF it was hangin on the clip you’d know.


86 posted on 10/09/2011 4:34:58 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: clamper1797
Dimmer ... but the starter used to be down there to

Correction, the dimmer was on the left and the starter was on the right near the gas pedal so you could press the gas and the starter together. I guess remembering that makes me real old:)

87 posted on 10/09/2011 4:55:22 PM PDT by calex59
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To: GBA; goseminoles

You guys are REALLY old!


88 posted on 10/09/2011 5:00:16 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: central_va
What is this?

Oh my....LOL. This is getting hilarious (for those of us of a certain age).

89 posted on 10/09/2011 5:07:51 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MrEdd
my uncle had a 48 (or 49) nash that had 2 of them. 1 was for high beams on\off, the other was to change the radio station.
90 posted on 10/09/2011 5:22:45 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama -> poster boy for Einstein's definition of insanity)
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To: Bean Counter

Oh, yeah ... my dad’s first truck had one of those ...


91 posted on 10/09/2011 5:24:13 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Fresh Wind

Im not. Im 40. Lol.. I feel like im 20.. sorta....


92 posted on 10/09/2011 5:36:15 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Fresh Wind

Perpetual motion device


93 posted on 10/09/2011 5:39:07 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Fresh Wind

The very first SawsAll™ motor.


94 posted on 10/09/2011 6:01:32 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Fresh Wind

2nd gen diesel?


95 posted on 10/09/2011 6:08:37 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: Chickensoup
My 71 Spitfire had the battery on a shelf built into the fire wall. Eventually the battery acid would eat a hole in the shelf and when it rained the acid would drip thru the hole and any passenger sitting there would get a nice hole in there pant leg. fun car to drive on certain days, but on others yikes. Reminds me of the old joke, Why do the Brits drink warm beer? They have Lucas refrigerators.
96 posted on 10/09/2011 6:26:06 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: MrEdd

That’s fine in the family sedan with an automatic tooling around town, but it sucks with a stick when you’re on a twisty road at night.


97 posted on 10/09/2011 7:22:32 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: JimC214

My 71 Spitfire had the battery on a shelf built into the fire wall. Eventually the battery acid would eat a hole in the shelf and when it rained the acid would drip thru the hole and any passenger sitting there would get a nice hole in there pant leg. fun car to drive on certain days, but on others yikes. Reminds me of the old joke, Why do the Brits drink warm beer? They have Lucas refrigerators.

on one of the many jumps for my B, the tow truck driver somehow had to get the clips into the car behind the seats and somehow had the whole left side of the car smoking. I pointed it out to him and we just let that baby cool down for a while.


98 posted on 10/09/2011 7:46:45 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: 11Bush

I saw a cartoon decades ago that addresses that problem. It showed a crew of astronauts preparing to launch. One of the crew had an absolutely horrified look on his face, as he was staring at a badge above the control panel that read, “Lucas Electrics”


99 posted on 10/09/2011 7:53:17 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Chickensoup

I had an MG that was built the same way. Once I had an engine fire that started when the B+ that transits the firewall shorted out, filling the cabin with acrid gray smoke.

Good times.


100 posted on 10/09/2011 9:08:29 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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