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Username Post: Axioms of a mechanic        (Topic#347594)
rickityfifty 
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rickityfifty
Loc: south australia
Reg: 10-08-14
10-13-17 05:37 PM - Post#2710775    
    In response to 50sChevys

  • 50sChevys Said:

Of course maybe the all time favorite...โ€If it ainโ€™t broke, donโ€™t fix itโ€



I seem to remember someone here saying

"if it ain't broke, fix it until it is"

Rickity


1952 Chevy Business Coupe
1967 Chevy C10 Panel Truck
2005 Holden Rodeo Pickup (Isuzu)
1923 Tbucket SOLD


 

Keith_Knox 
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Keith_Knox
Age: 76
Loc: Napa, Ca USA
Reg: 04-02-00
10-13-17 07:05 PM - Post#2710784    
    In response to rickityfifty

Good one, don't think I ever heard it that way.

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic
1996 Chevy Monte Carlo Donated 6/16
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
rrausch 
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rrausch
Loc: L.A, Cal. & St. Louis...
Reg: 04-07-03
10-14-17 08:48 AM - Post#2710828    
    In response to Keith_Knox

That oughta hold till the check clears.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
VANDENPLAS 
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VANDENPLAS
Age: 38
Loc: ontario canada
Reg: 07-29-09
10-14-17 12:25 PM - Post#2710849    
    In response to rrausch

" so what's the warranty on this used car?"

Tail light warranty, once your tail lights are outta sight do is your warranty !

" The chain in those handcuffs is made of high tensile steel. It will take you ten minutes to hack through it with this, if your lucky. You can hack through your ankle in fivei



In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king ๐Ÿ‘‘


 
lobucrod 
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lobucrod
Age: 65
Loc: Springtown Texas
Reg: 10-01-07
10-14-17 02:30 PM - Post#2710859    
    In response to mahlmann

I have many tools in my tool chest and they are all pry bars or hammers.

If I can't fix it, I can fix it to where no body else can.

'38 Chevy Coupe Gasser 409 powered
'50 Sedan Delivery 401 Nailhead powered
'62 Buick Electra original survivor


Edited by lobucrod on 10-14-17 02:31 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
rickityfifty 
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rickityfifty
Loc: south australia
Reg: 10-08-14
10-14-17 05:47 PM - Post#2710870    
    In response to DanD1950

  • DanD1950 Said:
Penetrating oil AKA Monkey piss.




Silicon sealant AKA gorilla snot

1952 Chevy Business Coupe
1967 Chevy C10 Panel Truck
2005 Holden Rodeo Pickup (Isuzu)
1923 Tbucket SOLD


 
Dean50 
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Dean50
Loc: Detroit area
Reg: 01-02-07
10-14-17 06:14 PM - Post#2710871    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

Right. When I bought my '50 the guy said "if it breaks in half on the way home, you own both pieces".

Dean50



 
VANDENPLAS 
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Age: 38
Loc: ontario canada
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10-14-17 07:00 PM - Post#2710876    
    In response to Dean50

The yellow 3M weather strip glue " chicken snot"


" The chain in those handcuffs is made of high tensile steel. It will take you ten minutes to hack through it with this, if your lucky. You can hack through your ankle in fivei



In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king ๐Ÿ‘‘


 
50hotrod 
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50hotrod
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Loc: Wisconsin
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10-15-17 06:42 AM - Post#2710906    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

When in doubt read the directions......OR If all else fails read the directions.


Well, you know what's wrong with the world today

People done gone put their Bible's away

They're living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land

"Simple Man" By Charlie Daniels



Edited by 50hotrod on 10-15-17 06:51 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
50hotrod 
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50hotrod
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Loc: Wisconsin
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10-15-17 06:46 AM - Post#2710907    
    In response to 50hotrod

Never enough time to do it right the first time but always plenty of time to do it over...


Well, you know what's wrong with the world today

People done gone put their Bible's away

They're living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land

"Simple Man" By Charlie Daniels



 
eplantage 
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eplantage
Loc: Southern MN
Reg: 03-15-04
10-16-17 04:35 AM - Post#2710977    
    In response to 50hotrod

If you can't fix it with a hammer, it must electrical.

Age: 63 at the moment
1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
1953 BelAir Convertible Project
2002 Heritage Springer FLSTSI
1930 Model A Standard Coupe


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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Bel Air kiwi
Loc: New Zealand
Reg: 04-24-14
10-16-17 05:26 AM - Post#2710985    
    In response to eplantage

Hi Guys.

The charge out rate is $XXX per hour, if you want to watch; it's double time. If you want to watch and make helpful comments; its triple time.

Steven's law of electricity: Like Murphy's law but simpler and more profound. "It works better if you plug it in!"

The best call out to an apprentice. "Hey penis fingers, get over here!

Local garage was called S.R. Engineering. Big SRE logo out front which somebody painted underneath.
"Slow - Rough - and Excessive."

Cheers Kiwi



48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


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Bob491 
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Loc: North side of Lake Ontari...
Reg: 01-28-15
10-17-17 09:54 AM - Post#2711144    
    In response to 2blu52

  • 2blu52 Said:
May not fit but a rule around here is if you cannot find a tool, go buy a new one and while you are doing that the old one will appear out of nowhere.


this spring I desided to clean and lub my ratchets before I was through, I had found and done 23 of them from 1/4 to 1 inch with the 1 inch the only one with no duplicates. some had 5 or 6 with one or two still N.I.B.


Lake Havasu City
...No Bad Days


 
VANDENPLAS 
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VANDENPLAS
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Loc: ontario canada
Reg: 07-29-09
10-17-17 03:40 PM - Post#2711171    
    In response to Bob491

Jaguar lucas electric

Head lights had 3 positions off , dim and flicker.

The inventor of the intermittent wiper ( but not on purpose)

Electrical principle according to Lucas is the transfer of smoke, don't let the smoke out !

Or to diagnose Lucas electrics " find where the smoke escaped"


You know why jag never built a t.v?
They couldn't figure out how to get it to leak oil!

" The chain in those handcuffs is made of high tensile steel. It will take you ten minutes to hack through it with this, if your lucky. You can hack through your ankle in fivei



In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king ๐Ÿ‘‘


Edited by VANDENPLAS on 10-17-17 03:41 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
50hotrod 
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Age: 60
Loc: Wisconsin
Reg: 07-25-11
10-17-17 06:57 PM - Post#2711181    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

Lucas, The prince of darkness.


Well, you know what's wrong with the world today

People done gone put their Bible's away

They're living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land

"Simple Man" By Charlie Daniels



 
4dr 57 
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4dr 57
Loc: Texas Hill Country
Reg: 11-10-04
10-18-17 04:53 AM - Post#2711214    
    In response to 50hotrod

If you read the directions till you understand them
you will never get any work done













It's all good. mostly




 
SSuper Dave 
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Loc: Pearland TX
Reg: 10-02-05
10-18-17 12:27 PM - Post#2711265    
    In response to 4dr 57

The British drink warm beer because they have Lucas refrigerators.

1968 Caprice coupe, 327/275, TH400, Ash Gold/Ivy Gold, Tach Dash, Tilt, Buckets, Console, AM/FM, Rear Defog, Disc and Rallys.
1970 El Camino, 350, TH400, 12 bolt posi, a blank slate!


 
2D51STYDLX 
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Loc: So. Prairie Washington
Reg: 03-03-11
10-19-17 12:36 AM - Post#2711329    
    In response to SSuper Dave

Just hand me the " Whatchamacallit "

Roger
1951 2 door Deluxe Bone stock, well not quite, bucket seats.
Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
Thats why last night and this morning
Always look the same to me
John Prine



 
tommy49 
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Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
Reg: 09-28-12
10-19-17 02:02 AM - Post#2711334    
    In response to SSuper Dave

  • SSuper Dave Said:
The British drink warm beer because they have Lucas refrigerators.



"Lucas puts the lights out." As an old Triumph motorcycle owner, I can verify this.


Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...


 
beagrizzly 
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Age: 67
Loc: south texas
Reg: 08-04-12
10-19-17 08:43 AM - Post#2711358    
    In response to tommy49

I can't fix stupid, but I CAN fix what Stupid did.



if you're gonna be a bear....................



 
Bad56Sedan 
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Bad56Sedan
Loc: Pasadena, Texas
Reg: 04-29-04
10-19-17 05:51 PM - Post#2711421    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

" Cross threaded, stripped out or broke off"

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 37 Years

[image]http://chevytalk.org/sm/3564.jpg[/image]


 
kimo90803 
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Loc: Long Beach, Ca
Reg: 10-24-04
10-19-17 09:02 PM - Post#2711439    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

"if it had hair around it you'd find it"



 

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