Bought a old life at a estate sale and Ford is touting using Infra-red for paint drying.New Ford built cars and trucks will continue to profit by this progressive spirit and american inguenuity.Mr.Ford has often said:"One thing we don't believe in is standing still". Bud.
Took a minute to figure out what the hell you were talking about.
Buying an old life at an estate sale is called identity theft and perhaps Social Security fraud... Ha!
Other auto company ad's showed pictures of Airplane engines Guns Tanks,and Shells they were making for the war! How the Women dressed back then,and there was no one pictured in wallmart in their pj's!!!!!!!!!!! Bud.
I have three large boxes of WWII Life magazines. Haven't looked at them in years. Forgot about them. Think I'll get them out for some entertainment over the winter.
Please not the W word, Gary. I'm still not over the last one.
On April 2 1945 I was 6 days away from being 3 months old!
I don't remember what I was doing, but I don't remember what I did yesterday either
I was negative 24 years, 3 months, and 12 days old..........
I don't know what I was doing back then either.
Thank you to all those who fought for our freedom, past, present and future...
Found this on Google which was how I was able to figure out the above time frame if you wanna do it for yourself...
oops, heres the correct link
Zack, We are still waiting for the last 5 winters. No rain for years it seems. Another dry year and I dont know what L. A. is going to do for water and electricity. Scott
Scott, we had a hundred year winter in Michigan. I've never been so cold, so snowed in, or so iced over in my life. It snowed for seven months in a row and was sub-zero windchill for at least three of those. Winter is a four letter word in my house these days. My father in law and I managed to get two large IH tractors stuck in snowbanks on farm lanes this winter. 6 foot diameter, 20+' wide tires couldn't make it through.
I do feel for California's drought troubles. I hope you guys get most of our precipitation this winter.
Make that 20 INCH wide tires, not 20 FEET wide tires.
On April 2 1945 i had been planted but yet to sprout.The only good thing about winter,there ain't no bug's!! Bud.
Attention anyone who does have "Life" magazines from WWII era.
I was told that there was a photo of my Fathers B-26 published in "Life Magazine" shortly after he was shot down over Lille France on 31-8-43. The aircraft was from the 558th Bomb Squadron (M) 387th Bomb Group. The "King Bee" was the first loss to enemy action by the 387th. The plane received a direct hit by flak and broke in two...and crashed. Only one chute seen (my Father) who was so badly shot up and wounded that when he landed and was found by the French underground had to be turned over to the Germans so he could receive medical treatment. He spent two years in a German POW camp.
SORRY for the long story but IF ANYONE has a life magazine published after 8-31-43 PLEASE check to see if there is a photo of the "King Bee" falling to earth after being hit. I am willing to purchase the magazine.
Found this site on the web:
Good job Mark....
Thanks Mark. I had seen that before. My Father is the young fellow on the right. He was either 19 or 20 at the time of that picture
Dennis, I'll keep you in mind when I get them out. They are stored on a high shelf in my barn. If I find it, it's yours. Just will need an address. I'll let you know.
I was 3 days short of being 11, don't have the any idea what I was doing. I do remember I lived in Hollister Ca.
They say the water table in the LA basin is down to half. Nine years ago, the last time we pulled the Old Pirate Water Co. pump, the water table was at -30 feet. The pump just failed again, and I feared low water table. It's at -41 feet; not too bad. The valve twelve feet down for makeup air blew out, and we didn't notice it until we pulled the whole pump from 100 feet down. It would have been so simple; now we will put in new pipe and wire, and drop it 20 feet more. At least we don't have to buy a new pump.
I'm only supervising this time around.
I was a couple of months from turning four. That was the only birthday cake I've ever had that I still remember. Chocolate with white frosting. I think the girl is Ellen Smith. Lots of stuff was shipped in wooden crates in those days, and my dad made the bench from crates my uncle brought home from the naval hospital in Long Beach where he was stationed.
Gary,You need to fetch those in from the barn before the mice get them! We only made Trufant once this year.Did you go to Blanchard? Bud.
A good pratice round here is to also add a safty cable to said pump?
This was taken right around that time - certainly in 1945. It was my car, but a neighbor kid behind the wheel in this picture. I am behind the car.
Dick, that's a nice ride!...Did the hood actually open?
John, you are really straining my memory. My recollection is yes. My dad told me much later how hard it had been for him to find it. It was wartime and the car was metal. It was not new when he bought it. I would love to have it today....
Dick, great photo of what it used to look like to have fun outside like a normal happy children.
Ah, memories... I wish I still had my chain drive trike, or even a picture of it. But that was an early lesson. If you leave stuff out it gets stolen.
some one should get Steve a birthday cake on his next birthday!
The only problem will be that the local fire dept will have to come to put the fire out from all the candles1
Bud, yes we have 3/16 stainless safety cable, which has 4700 lb load rating. The 3hp 3ph pump is suspended on ten foot sections of glued 2" Schedule 40. We may replace it with threaded Sched 120, which comes in 20 foot sections. That will be a bit unwieldy, but I have 4'x4' aluminum scaffolding to use.
Bud, We've got enough cats around here to keep mice in check. Have yet to get to Trufant this year. Back pain is under control so maybe this Thurs if weather is good. Never been to Blanchard. Swap meet or flea market?
I had a metal pedal car during the forties. Must have been a prewar production. Only thing I remember about it was it had provisions for electric lights but we didn't have the money for batteries.
Ricks, why don't you use polyethylene pipe, 200 PSI rating, 100' length, no couplings, use 2 X all stainless steel hose clamps on all connections.
Or doesn't Califunny allow plastic in all their wisdom?
Ken, we have looked at poly pipe, and I believe it won't handle the torque well. We have a 3hp motor. Are we wrong?
We have the only well in miles, so there is only one pump co. that will even come out, and they quoted using steel pipe!
Three of us neighbors have done the whole job the last few times, but it's been nine years; one has died, one has been gone on vacation, and I'm too weak to do anything.
Thanks for the suggestions. Keep 'em comin'.
I have 12 water wells that I maintain and we do not use glue fittings we use threaded. I have some hung on poly pipe but most are on threaded 21 ft lengths of schedule 120 PVC. It doesn't matter if it is poly or schedule 120 you should have a couple of torque arrestor attached to the pipeline. They are nothing more then a rubber piece that is attached to your pipe with clamps and is expanded to the well casing size to hold the pump steady in the well. If someone has an old swing set or even a large tri-pod to set up above the well it makes it easier to pull the pump.
I forgot to add that as you push the two clamps toward each other the center bulges out to ride against the well casing and hold the pump from swinging around when it starts. Some of my wells have 5 and 7 hp pumps hanging on the pvc that are 6 ft tall and weigh quite a bit.
Thanks, Dennis. The torque arrestor we just pulled after 9 years is pretty beat up. We are going to 120 pipe this time, although we've never had a failure with glued pvc in about 30 years.