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Re: Days of Yore and cold weather tricks and tactics.
moparguy #1399341 Sun Feb 28 2021 06:51 PM
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Here's a story my father told, and I have no reason to doubt him- - - -in the early days of transistorized voltage regulators and other electronic automotive accessories, Delco-Remy was having massive failure rates on a particular part, like somewhere in the 90% range. When their quality control people finally tracked down the source of the problem, it was very simple. A production line worker in one of their factories was tasked with transferring a particular electronic component from one assembly line to another, and he/she was sitting on a swivel chair. The action of picking up the part and turning the chair to place it on a different conveyor belt was generating enough static electricity to damage a small solid state part in the assembly. The fix was to have the worker wear a grounding strap on a wrist to dissipate the static charge that was developed by swiveling the chair.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Days of Yore and cold weather tricks and tactics.
moparguy #1399342 Sun Feb 28 2021 06:58 PM
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They have just put trams in our cities main st charging stations for tram at each stop avoiding overhead wires but power up pole has created static electricity and playing up with people who have a pacemaker waiting for tram now a project to shield everything from static electricity


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: Days of Yore and cold weather tricks and tactics.
moparguy #1399394 Sun Feb 28 2021 11:35 PM
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Progress.


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Re: Days of Yore and cold weather tricks and tactics.
Hotrod Lincoln #1399617 Tue Mar 02 2021 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
Has anybody else ever cooked a meal by wrapping cubes of steak, potatoes, carrots, and celery in several layers of aluminum foil and wiring it to the turbocharger on a Cummins Diesel? About 75 miles at interstate speed was just about right for "medium-rare"!
Jerry
Wow, now that's the first time I've heard of that one! Does that qualify as first-gen food delivery? smile


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
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Re: Days of Yore and cold weather tricks and tactics.
Wally / Montana #1399618 Tue Mar 02 2021 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Wally / Montana
1. I was with my friend in the 1960s off-road in his old Jeep when we got high-centered in the snow in the high prairie outside of Laramie, WY. The wheels were elevated by all the snow that got packed under it the body. No shovel, off course. We jacked the rear wheels up and pushed it off the jack a couple times until they found better traction.

2. In my working days, I would have to start my '48 and go to work in it as cold as 20 below. (Thankfully, we live in Tropical Montana.) A frost plug heater under the manifold on a timer for only 4 hours made starting an absolute breeze. Also, putting a magnetic heater on the oil pan overnight made me feel better.

When I read stories like this, I can't even believe you guys live in the same Country as me. We don't get temps like that here in Delaware, thank God!


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Days of Yore and cold weather tricks and tactics.
Hotrod Lincoln #1399626 Tue Mar 02 2021 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
More than 60 years ago, I read a short story by Jack London that impressed me greatly. It is one of the most eloquent testaments to the power of cold, and the frailty of those of us who choose to ignore that power. It is good to remember, when I'm tempted to take needless chances by challenging the forces of nature!

https://americanliterature.com/author/jack-london/short-story/to-build-a-fire

Jerry
Thank you for sharing that link, Jerry- I haven't read that story since I was in High School, or earlier.


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Days of Yore and cold weather tricks and tactics.
SimS #1399627 Tue Mar 02 2021 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by SimS
No but I have put C-Rations on the top of a VW motor and drove on the Autobahn flat out for an hour. Didn't help the taste but at least they were hot.

SimS
C-Rations!! My father was in the Army and shared some of these with us when we were kids! Fruit cocktail and some other mystery meal. Thanks so much for the memory!


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Days of Yore and cold weather tricks and tactics.
WE b OLD #1399628 Tue Mar 02 2021 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by WE b OLD
It was a good trip except my wife filed for divorce as soon after as we got back, on 9-11-2001.

Very sorry to hear that. Wow, of all days..


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Days of Yore and cold weather tricks and tactics.
moparguy #1399682 Tue Mar 02 2021 10:48 AM
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Went to my older brothers funeral in 2010 and got caught in a blizzard in northern Iowa. Barely visible pickup top is of a 4wd Ford that has a lift kit and 44" tires.

[img]https://i.postimg.cc/Q9frzK7s/Blizzard-003.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]


Evan
Re: Days of Yore and cold weather tricks and tactics.
coilover #1399772 Wed Mar 03 2021 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by coilover
Went to my older brothers funeral in 2010 and got caught in a blizzard in northern Iowa. Barely visible pickup top is of a 4wd Ford that has a lift kit and 44" tires.

[img]https://i.postimg.cc/Q9frzK7s/Blizzard-003.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

Note to self: Don't go to northern Iowa in the winter. big_eek


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
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Busting rust since the mid-60's
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