Old Photo - You Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me Loose Wheel

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Old Photo - You Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me Loose Wheel
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 09:58 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 10:06 am:

Jay

love the post title!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Justin Heim on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 10:33 am:

...with a full board of luggage on a road like a field


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 10:33 am:

LOL that was good. I couldn't help but sing it after I read it. Excellent play on words.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 10:37 am:

Great title! Boy, those side curtains really look beat up. I like the accessory front bumper, one single bar, nice and simple. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 10:57 am:

Good one
Where is AAA when you need them, bet he left his cell phone at home.

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 11:05 am:

Yea, right about now most of us are reminded of why we kept our day jobs! We cant sing!:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 11:33 am:

Oh, sh.. moment:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Fischer on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 11:46 am:

No sense starting a competition for best photo caption. Jay already won !

Dick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 11:58 am:

Ralph,

A few years ago I was traveling eastbound on Highway 4 in Stockton, CA. As I approached a merging on-ramp there was a wheel traveling down the freeway all by itself at about 65 MPH and stopped at the ramp was a nearly new General Motors type SUV sitting there with the left front wheel missing and a very surprised looking guy behind the wheel.

It was a very similar situation to the photo you posted and very certainly an "Oh sh**" moment.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 12:58 pm:

My Dad liked to tell the story of my Grandmother driving down a road, and turning right at the end, but the front rim kept going straight. The spokes had fallen out one by one as they were driving straight, and the last ones let go when she turned!
Don't remember him telling me how they got going again though. .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 01:06 pm:

First guy: you wanna go back and see if you can find the nut?
Second guy: I'm lookin' at it!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 07:37 am:

We had a T loose a wire wheel going over a bridge across the River Murray in Echuca on a national rally. The car stopped, the wheel rolled on, parking itself upright against the bridge railing!!!

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 01:25 pm:

Broken axle on that T in the mud.

This years award for "Bad Luck" on tour happened to this real nice brass T. Broken axle too. Forgot to ask the owner had far he had to chase that rear wheel!




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 04:41 pm:

"You Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me Loose Wheel"

Ok that's golden, right there. hahahaha


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 06:47 pm:

Those guys had named their T, Lucille!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 08:36 pm:

In a shop in Toledo across from the depot
On a jack stand he took off her hub
I thought I'd get closer so I walked on over
I sat down and said hey there ol' Bub.

When the wrench finally worked her
He said I'm no quitter but I think this T's
livin on dreams
It's hungry for oil and maybe a coil
It's after some wheel parts it seems

In the mirror I saw him and I closely watched him
I thought how he looked out of place
He came to the roadster that sat there be-side me
He had a strange look on his face

The big hands were calloused he looked like a mountain
For a minute I thought he would cry
But he started shakin' his wallet was breakin'
He turned to the roadster and sighed

You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel
With four baldy may-pops and a leaking rear seal
I've had some bad times lived through some sad times
But this time your wobble won't heal
You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 08:36 pm:

(someone had to do it)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By justin cox on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 10:26 pm:

That song has been stuck in my head all day after reading this post early this morning!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 12:18 am:

Whoever put those words to the song did a fine job!
You? Danial? I seem to recall that you were in a music band at one time. Quite the artist?
Thanks all!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 12:23 am:

Danial,WELL DONE!!! so when can I download it on I-Tunes. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 01:32 am:

Ha! Thanks guys; all in good fun. Wayne that was me with big apologies to the talent of Kenny Rogers...grin...

As for I-tunes Jay, these days, my voice sounds like a cross between a Phyllis Diller cackle and Jimmy Durante on crack.

I think I burnt it out back in the 80s when I was in a totally corrupt metal band in West Germany. Good lord when I listen to those old reels it's downright embarrassing..hahaha


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 03:02 am:

I like Phyllis Diller and Jimmy Durante (Young at Heart, Frosty the Snowman)! But I like Jimmie Rodgers (the singing brakeman) a lot more. (If you are not familiar with his early style cowboy singing, you really should try to find some and see if you can listen to it for a few hours)
Kenny Rogers is pretty good also.
Maybe you and Stan H could collaborate on a video and post it?
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darren J Wallace on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 10:11 am:

Danial----BRILIANT!!!!! Made my day :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 03:48 pm:

Tanks Darren..grin..goofy stuff but fun.

Wayne - I'd love to collaborate with Stan. The only thing I play much of these days are my blues harps (Special 20 and Marine Bands in various keys).

I do some internet collabs with a very talented friend who does up a couple of tracks, emails them to me and then I add a blues harp track to it. It's a lot of fun and the results are surprisingly decent (but mostly due to his talents not mine - credit where it is due).

Although I still prefer the warmth of live sound or LP sound, digital mixing has really changed the ease in which it is to play and mix tracks. Like a digital picture, a digital sound bite can be cleaned up and manipulated as much as need. Is it still art? I dunno. Was it art when the first photog added a sunset filter to the front of his SLR for an added effect?

(Wow talk about drift! hahaha)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Holtum on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 08:02 am:


Opps,


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:40 am:

Looks like the horse shoe on the canopy wasn't much help in the luck department. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 05:00 pm:

Jay,

They lost the horseshoe on the side where the wheel fell off. Thus bad luck on that side. Hang on to your horseshoes! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 05:08 pm:

The horseshoe is supposed to be mounted upside down to keep the rain (and bad luck) out. What clearly happened was the shoe filled with water, overloading the vehicle. Laws of physics win again!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 05:51 pm:

That steam traction engine looks somewhat like the one that Jay Leno has:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9FuCDRRb7k


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 06:27 pm:

I was always told to mount the horse shoe up to keep the "good luck" in.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 07:32 pm:

Seems we're both right...grin...

http://www.sacred-texts.com/etc/mhs/mhs18.htm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 07:37 pm:

That song's been stuck in my head for three days now!
But that's OK...I like the song.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:53 pm:

Good story, Danial !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:22 pm:

BUMP!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By rick howerton on Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:42 pm:

Install disk brakes and that won`t happen.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison North of Iowa on Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:55 pm:

What is the truck behind the tractor? White? Autocar? Mack? Edsel? ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 09:07 pm:

Did you notice that photo is taken in England?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 09:08 pm:

it looks like that truck did NOT order the light duty axle


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