My dad always said about old cars...."it's not yours until you bleed on it."
I was removing the handbrake lever/brake shaft under the car this evening and the dang thing fell on my face and cut me under the eye.
So...I took a drop of the blood and smeared it on the frame rail.
I guess it's mine now.
That means - I own about 48 cars I have cut myself on over the years while loading & unloading them from the trailer.
Gonna start making some calls tomorrow ......
Don, The worst is when you are working in very cold weather, wrestling a rusted part when your wrench slips. You can see the blood coming from your knuckles ... but you can't feel the pain. It will come later when you warm up in the house. Ouch!
Your Dad was right.
I start bleeding on my cars when I pay for it!!!
Don't get any of that vanadium in your blood. "It'll turn ya."
"...and the dang thing fell on my face and cut me..." In between my bouts of laughter, please note that I said "Ouch! Poor guy."
Are you sure that dad-gummed old thing wasn't claiming YOU?
Sorry about your cut, but at least it didn't damage your eye!
Jim, I just want to know how you got the big Buick that you hauled, recently in your trailer, without scratching any paint!
If you mean this car ....
That is a deceiving image - the car was wide but fit with ample clearance on both sides.
This is an example of why I winch cars in & out of my trailer by wireless remote control.
If the car is centered - loaded & unloaded on a smooth level upgrade - alignment is reasonably straight - things go smoothly ...
Duey....you may be right.
The thing has been sitting peacefully since I was in diapers (I'm 48) and it may not want to be messed with.
All the scraping, wrenching, twisting, etc I'm doing to it may not be agreeable to a 92 year old who hasn't seen the sun since Nixon was President :-)
Too late Richard.
Jim....don't cut yourself on John Mays' new car.
I think I stand a better chance of being bit by the snake that just might be catching a ride inside ....
Freighter & Snake Handler ? Jim
I have bleed on all my junk. It is always on something rusty to.
on the snake thing,slightly off topic,but Jim got me thinking about it.
I looked at a old beat up Studebaker pickup truck at a tractor one time in Statesville NC. Bell system still on the doors.
The guy said he found it in a barn in GA, got it running and drove it all way back home.A long trip in a rattling rusty truck.
The next morning he lifted the seat to see what was under it. 2 nice size rattle snakes had been with him the WHOLE TIME he was coming up the interstate! I would have crapped enough brick to build a certain wall had I found that!
at a tractor show, duh, poof read,poof read!
Wow Mack....it was time for him to go buy a lottery ticket
(Message edited by rustyfords on February 27, 2017)