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I think Bobby should add a compendium of his work instructions for certain jobs. It's very important to remember all the steps like first throwing sand in your eyes, raking a wood rasp across your knuckles and whacking your thumbs before starting the job at hand. I try to remember those when I start a job.

Then, of course, the frosties!
 
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Originally Posted by Randy Jack
Then, of course, the frosties!
Never, never, never....and I mean NEVER! forget the frosties!

Its ok to forget the sandy greays gunk in the eyes and the wood rasped knuckles, and even the ripped off finger nails, but for the love of all things truck related DO NOT FORTGET THE FROSTIES!!

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always remember to put that little oil shield back under the intake before bolting it down, and also remember to get your tools out from under there before putting on the intake.
 
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I enjoy the humor in this Forum. We collectively have some real wisdom and some funny stories. "The Rules" can be serious or funny, but they should be actual experiences.
there's really only three rules in my garage....and they're from actual experiences.

1. If you plan on staying more than 10 minutes, please bring beer for once, I don't have enough for both of ya.

2. If you borrow my tools(usally when I'm not even home), please return them asap, or within 3 years, whichever comes first.

3. No using the 12mm socket!! You'll drop it, move the vehicle out of the garage, sweep the entire floor, and you'll still never find it. So don't waste time by reaching for that 12mm socket.
 
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1. you can pick up a car with the speedometer cable, but it is not recommended

2. you dont really need to use a 1/2" drive 18" rachet on those 3/8" bolts, but why not

3. if ever working in the wheel well, dont be afraid to wear a helmet

4. and yes you can never have too many 12mm sockets
 
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12mm Sockets on 48-60 Fords?
Why am I more confused than I normally am?
 
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Originally Posted by 4tl8ford
12mm Sockets on 48-60 Fords?
Why am I more confused than I normally am?
you didn't know, 12mm is universal
 
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Originally Posted by 4tl8ford
12mm Sockets on 48-60 Fords?
Why am I more confused than I normally am?
Dick, you just need a bigger hammer to make it fit.

as they say out here in New Mexico,

....heet it with a torch, then heet it with a hammer....
(yes and its pronounced "heeet")

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How about:
Righty = Tighty and Lefty = Loosey
Although if you turn bolts/nuts to the right long enough sometimes they get loose
 
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Vehical maintenance measured in inches I do, if it's measured in Canadian Momma does.

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I just sped up your rasp on knucles, goop in face routine.
1 ea die grinder with mini 36 grit disk
1 ea old ballpeen hammer that you'r grinding the dings out of.
1 ea DA holding hammer by dirty greasy hand
1 ea slip of hammer with sparks into face/36 grit disk into hand/hand into face-eyes to put out eyebrow fire.

OH

Another rule, don't use Gojo/Fast Orange to wash face/eyes.
 
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:42 AM
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Dick,

Interesting technique! I think extra points will have to be awarded based on technical difficulty and ingenuity

..................(eyebrow fire....that cracks me up.......LOL)

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Old 08-06-2007, 09:55 AM
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This proved to be a bad weekend all around.
After the incident above, I still had several hammers to dress for body work. Whats left of my brain left to protect it's self.
I took the hammers down to the basement where the bench grinder is. Man those things grind quick, just a glance and you can see if all the dings are gone. ShwaLa their gone, lets rub our thumb across the surface to see how smooth it is.
I still don't know how smooth it was, but I do know how hat it was.
Thn Sat and Sun I was using the Heat Wrench off and on. Now I need another pair of shoes.

Oh, Turns out that it wasn't a true Eyebrow Fire. Sparks had set the greasy headband to smoldering and a few eyebrow hairs were included. Doesn't take much hair smoke for a person to know something is wrong.
 

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Oh man, my sides are hurting. That is just too funny.

I'm not going to give you the old "we're not laughing at you, we're laughing with you" baloney, I'm laughing at you!
I feel I can get away with laughing at you because I don't seem to ever learn that things coming off the grinder are hot, or that those pieces you just welded are hot as well (and no you are not tough or fast enough to pick them up and carry them into the house to put them in the sink before burning all your fingers)

Did you at least manage to perform your daring stunts without witnesses? Nothing worse than being caught in the act

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Old 08-06-2007, 10:23 AM
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Always place a clean shop rag immediately in any open intake manifold or carburetor without air cleaner if you have small children around... Or, for that matter if you are working on your truck at 3 AM.... Don't even ask me how I know this and what it cost me....
 

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