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#1473703 Thu Nov 03 2022 01:54 PM
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'Bolter
Are we even aloud to say "A blonde moment" anymore? Anyway, that best describes what I had. I have a new project truck. Finally got it running after sitting for over 20 years. It was only firing on 5 cylinders. I thought I had a stuck valve. After trying everything to get the valve to loosen up I pulled the head. The exhaust valve head was broken off of the #1 cylinder. After replacing the valve, the distributor with an OEM 1953 one and a rebuild of the carburetor I was ready to test drive it. I discovered the timing still needed some dialing in. As I was pulling back into the driveway the truck just stopped. After several attempts to start it I was able to determine it was not getting an gas. I could squirt a little in the carburetor and it would try to start. i could see there was no gas in the fuel filter. I did not mention that I had installed a new fuel pump that lasted almost no time before failing. I am on my second new fuel pump. I immediately started thinking the second fuel pump had now failed. Here is the blonde moment. I was out of gas. It is funny how at least my tendency is to go to the worse possible scenario before checking the obvious one first.

Last edited by dgrinnan; Thu Nov 03 2022 01:56 PM.

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My 54 3100
dgrinnan #1473714 Thu Nov 03 2022 02:50 PM
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Posts: 9,524
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Ex Hall Monitor
Yep, I can empathize. I did a tune up on my old 55.1 panel years ago. I filled the tank and drove & drove and the gauge stayed on full. I was thinking that I should have done the tune up earlier if it made that much difference in gas mileage. One afternoon the truck stalled about two miles outside of town. After some digging I discovered I was out of gas, the wire had fallen off of the sending unit. grin


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dgrinnan #1473716 Thu Nov 03 2022 03:15 PM
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'Bolter
You're not the first or the last.


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dgrinnan #1473728 Thu Nov 03 2022 05:04 PM
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I was in my teens and changing oil. Forgot the drain plug and started pouring in oil. After several quarts, pulled the dipstick and no oil on it.
Dad walked by, laughed and pointed at the oil under the van.

DUH!


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dgrinnan #1473743 Thu Nov 03 2022 07:26 PM
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'Bolter
I got married.


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dgrinnan #1473800 Fri Nov 04 2022 03:01 AM
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'Bolter
The hair coming out of my ears is sorta blonde. More white than blonde. So no, I can't say that I have ever had a blonde moment...

dgrinnan #1473803 Fri Nov 04 2022 03:25 AM
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Gray is the new blond Carl!

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"The Flag Pole"
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'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
dgrinnan #1474072 Sun Nov 06 2022 01:31 AM
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'Bolter
I call my gray/white hair 'Arctic Blonde'.

Last edited by Rusty Shackleford; Sun Nov 06 2022 01:34 AM.

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dgrinnan #1474074 Sun Nov 06 2022 01:47 AM
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Unrepentant VW Lover
As a natural blonde (well, when I was younger .... I'm with Rusty now as an "arctic Blonde") being the grandson of Swedish immigrants, I rather take offense at Blonde Jokes.

And considering as how *I* am the one with THE (and only, I might add) finger on the "Ban Button" of this here web site ...

...

YOU all might consider taking that under advisement prior to making anymore "Blonde" jokes ...

Just sayin'

laalaa

Blonde Lives Matter


John

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dgrinnan #1474081 Sun Nov 06 2022 02:48 AM
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'Bolter
John, I thought blonde was feminine and blond was for guys.

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