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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By michael grady on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 06:07 pm:

In a prior thread, I asked about the thread at the top of the steering column. I needed to buy a die to chase it and had trouble finding a vendor that had the odd size of 5/8 - 16 tpi.

One of you kind gentleman pointed me to a vendor with the part number : part # RD-5/8-16-C

As I was dropping my 29 yo beautiful daughter off at the airport today ( so she could head back to Boston for her third year of Med school) , I read the part number to her and asked her to write it down for me. I wanted to call the vendor and order the part after I dropped her off. She knows I am restoring this 16 touring and have been working on this odd thread.

I read to her "RD 5/8s - 16 - c".

When I picked up the paper to call the vendor I laughed when I saw her note: RD 88888 - 16 c

Guess I should have spent more time with her in the garage!

Michael


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 06:20 pm:

Michael;
Is she blond??


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Graham on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 06:22 pm:

I literally laughed out loud at that one


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By michael grady on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 06:27 pm:

Red hair. Grad of Northeastern U. Major chem engineering, Masters in Cem E. from Penn State. Brilliant. Third year med student.

Love her to pieces.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Huson, Berthoud, Co. on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 06:33 pm:

Michael Grady:

If you are talking about the pinion gear at the top of steering column. I have a lot of the 4 to 1 style laying around. If you want to send me $5.80 shipping I will send you one free.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Huson, Berthoud, Co. on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 06:33 pm:

Michael Grady:

If you are talking about the pinion gear at the top of steering column. I have a lot of the 4 to 1 style laying around. If you want to send me $5.80 shipping I will send you one free.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 09:13 pm:

Hahahaha! Good one. Thanks for sharing.

Non-T related but when my then 6 year old granddaughter came to visit this past summer she asked if she could play her favorite game online. I asked her where at online it was.

SHe kept saying "PBS Kids" and I didn't realize she was talking about the Public Broadcasting Service website and asked her to repeat it a few times. Finally she said, "Let me write it for you!"

And she wrote this on a piece of paper, "pee BS".

Heh..I still have that tacked to the wall above my desk in the computer room...grin


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 07:41 am:

My wife helps me a lot in the shop, and has for many years. For some reason, though, she still thinks if a wrench size is close in name, maybe it would still be helpful. "Hey Baby, hand me a 7/8 wrench." "I don't see a 7/8, but there's a 7/16" in here." She's not dumb. She has a degree. But........she is blonde.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 09:57 am:

Nice chick magnet ya got there, Dave!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 10:37 am:

She will make a good doctor! She has already aced the course on writing prescriptions.:-)
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 10:54 am:

Danial: You will show that to her when she turns oh say about 18 right I know you will.

Hal: My wife isn't blonde but the Brown has given way to Silver, She bought me a set of color coded wrenches for when she "helps" me. Honey hand me the green wrench works every time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Evan Mason on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 11:14 am:

She is most likely very comfortable with being precise and exact in details. I wonder if you said "Five Eights" or "Five Eighths". My money is that what she heard was the former. She will be a great physician.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Mullis on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 04:59 pm:

That reminded me of a tale where a lady walked up to the counter of an auto parts store and asked for a "710" cap.
Bewildered, the parts store clerk asked: 7/10 tap???. No, stated the lady, a "710" cap. this exchange went on a few more times until the lady stormed out after someone realized what she meant and started laughing uncontrollably.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 05:09 pm:

One of my brothers used to work in a neighborhood gas station / repair shop. One day a guy came in with a car that was barely running and making weird sounds. He said he wanted his oil checked.

My brother pulled the dipstick and it was wet to the top. So, he wiped it off, put it back in and pulled it out again - wet to the top! So, he pulled the oil filler cap and the guy had filled the engine to the very top of the valve cover with oil! When he asked the owner about it, the owner told them that the cap said "Oil Fill", so that's what he did!

My brother explained to him that he needed a proper oil change - they would drain out the many gallons of oil that were in there, change the filter, then add the proper amount of oil.

The guy said, "no, you're trying to cheat me!" and drove away with his engine full to the top with oil! They never saw the guy or his car again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Karl Gilchrist on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 06:47 pm:

I went to medical school and some of the most impractical people I have ever met I met there. The scariest thing is that some of them are now top flight cardiovascular surgeons.

Have you noticed that software makers have removed the statement "press any key to continue" from the installation instructions . The reason they did this is the got fed up with otherwise intelligent people ringing them because the could not find the "any" key !!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Karl Gilchrist on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 06:51 pm:

Just shows you I have 3 medical degrees and 3 medical diplomas and a specialist fellow ship and I type " the got fed up" instead of " they got fed up" Karl


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Carl Klem on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 08:46 pm:

Back in the 60's my brother was an engineering student at Cal in Berkeley. Our Dad gave him a Simca for transportation. He was the brain, and I was the car nut. Well, he knew he should check the oil level, and it was a bit low. So he added the appropriate amount to bring it up to full. Next time I saw him he proudly told me of his accomplishment, but said it was difficult to aim the oil stream from the can into that little hole where the dipstick goes :-) I have to say he has come a long way since then!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 11:09 pm:

Sicks month ago Eye cud nut spill engine ear. Now I are won.


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