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MackTheFinger last won the day on October 16 2017

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About MackTheFinger

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    1947 Plymouth 4 door

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    Long time shadetree mechanic.


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  1. Show of hands, sale or sell; who can tell the difference? Someone grouched because he didn't get an answer concerning rotational mass. As if he really, genuinely, and for true expected an answer. Regardless of what anyone thinks that wouldn't have gotten an answer 50 years ago, either; and don't tell me that it would have. I was alive then, too. If someone wanted to maybe, possibly buy one rotational mass and asked that question and whined when he didn't get the answer he wanted he'd have gotten hit over the head with a not-so-rotational mass and thrown out the door. At least that's what would have happened had I been running the business. I useta be a man of action. Still am but the action's slowed down a bit.. Meanwhile in another corner of the universe is it sale or sell? What's going on there? George Carlin would know and so do I Hoochie mama!!! πŸ˜‰
  2. I apologize if I caused anyone a headache or took the thread "off track". Seemed to me it started out with a wheel in the ditch.πŸ˜‰
  3. True, but it's hard to beat the simplicity of a T-10. I like slushboxes but even 10-15 hp isn't easy to find on any L-head. I just realized that what's really needed is a CVT!! πŸ˜€
  4. This is our old homeplace as it is today. When I was a kid there were more trees and fewer metal buildings and grain bins. We left there in 1965. β€œChild, child, have patience and belief, for life is many days, and each present hour will pass away. Son, son, you have been mad and drunken, furious and wild, filled with hatred and despair, and all the dark confusions of the soul - but so have we. You found the earth too great for your one life, you found your brain and sinew smaller than the hunger and desire that fed on them - but it has been this way with all men. You have stumbled on in darkness, you have been pulled in opposite directions, you have faltered, you have missed the way, but, child, this is the chronicle of the earth. And now, because you have known madness and despair, and because you will grow desperate again before you come to evening, we who have stormed the ramparts of the furious earth and been hurled back, we who have been maddened by the unknowable and bitter mystery of love, we who have hungered after fame and savored all of life, the tumult, pain, and frenzy, and now sit quietly by our windows watching all that henceforth never more shall touch us - we call upon you to take heart, for we can swear to you that these things pass.” ― Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again
  5. And after all that you know you really need a stick shift.. πŸ™‚
  6. I'd put in a new set of spark plugs.
  7. That wasn't a bad deal. There are some dealers around here that sell those for about $5k. so it's not too hard to figure out the markup. Probably even better if you buy a container full of them. I don't know that they can be made street-legal here but they're popular on private property. Sure beats the price of a JD UTV or the like.
  8. I have a good friend in Pinckneyville. He's always trying to talk me into going to the Thresherman's shindig.. He really enjoys it.
  9. That's probably part of it.. πŸ™‚ Our outhouse was located in the chickenyard. I remember one White Rock rooster that would circle the outhouse when my older brother was in there and then flog the dickens out of him when he came out. Apparently he just didn't like my brother because nobody else had any trouble. It was really funny. Eventually we killed that rooster and Mom made dumplings with him. Mom would always wring chicken's necks but with that particular bird my brother insisted that he have the honor of cutting his head off with a hatchet. I held that tough old rooster while my brother gleefully separated his head from his body. That's what you call a bonding experience.
  10. I was gonna say that most people rip out carpeting and replace it with hardwood but then I actually read the post..
  11. Not mine. These aren't thick on the ground and this looks like a decent deal. https://kansascity.craigslist.org/pts/d/drexel-1949-plymouth-front-bumper-with/6871082723.html
  12. Many people enjoy going to exhibitions of old farm equipment but it's not an interest I share. I grew up on a farm. We got away from that life because of my father's bad health and early demise. My recollection is that farming was hard work rewarded by poverty. I also learned to hate chicken and haven't eaten any in 50 years. Oddly enough I still like beans and biscuits. Go figger.. πŸ™‚
  13. Purty!! The seatcovers, not the pants... πŸ™‚
  14. Just got the info on the tumbler. The part I bought is Locksmart LC14400. I had James snap a pic with a smartphone but haven't received it. James is an absolutely lovely, devoted person with many positive points but his grasp of technology needs attention. He did, however; let me know that the package clearly states it fits 1949-1968 Chrysler. I believe I bought this on the recommendation of someone on this forum. James offered to attempt to install this assembly but he's getting on in years and would likely require extrication service after folding himself in half to access the underdash area. After all his years with the family I wouldn't like to risk causing him discomfort for something that isn't absolutely necessary at this time. Hopefully this information will be helpful. When, and more likely if; I receive the picture I'll be happy to post it. πŸ™‚
  15. It's easy when you ain't got any..Like me!! πŸ™‚
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