Panhandle Old Guys

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by ElusivePedro, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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  2. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    Any flooding in Navarre? My son (an Airman at Hurlburt and currently overseas) is concerned about his truck at his apt, The Reserve.

    Any info appreciated....

    Frank
  3. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    doubtful - most of the flooding occurred in pensacola.
  4. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Phil Live near Navarre and no flooding, just lots of rain...
  5. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    10-4, thanks Vic. My boy is half way across the world and was worried about his Ford SVT pickup. He was hearing of flooding in the area and was concerned......
  6. r_bin

    r_bin Been here awhile

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    So I know this guy that just emptied the contents of a 100 piece bag of good quality zip ties into a jar that turned out to be nearly full of old brake fluid.

    You think I should tell this guy whether those ties are still good, and why? ALL opinions appreciated!!

    Band together brothers! Help this guy in the ADV spirit! :freaky
  7. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    I'd tell him. It's just the right thing to do. :lol3
  8. r_bin

    r_bin Been here awhile

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    Yes, I was afraid that it might seem a little vague what I'm asking. I did that on purpose because this guy really wants to weigh the facts, as they are.
  9. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Ahhh we all do stupid stuff as POGs... I killed my favorite frying pan this morning... ya dont want to know details...but it can be done... its like braking an anvil...

    So to answer your question: the hydrocarbons in the oil will react with the emzines used to make the ZIP part of the Tie causing a nonfluent reprocession of the Doyle Gradient and an overall transportation of flexon particles to the remammer interior. So their ya go.... I mean you really should have known...
  10. r_bin

    r_bin Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your opinion, but I don't believe the pressure is sufficient to apply the Doyle Gradient. Or any fluid forming a barrier layer on the polymer strips.


  11. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Quite right ole boy! Pressure is all important to the Doyle Gradient... so actually "I should have known!"
  12. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    That's my favorite brand of blinker fluid.......

    Sometimes I apply a little just before I torque my muffler bearing.....
  13. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    I few years back I was at a party and discovered several folks who rode Motorcycles. We were discussing some engine problem when a non rider joined the group and after a minute added to the conversation "Ive heard that you might need to tighten the power band since they can get stretched after hard use." We all nodded and launched into the blinker fluid discussion, the proper torgue on the muffler bearings and such. He was a good guy and never new the difference.

    Another POG story...


    Oh BTW no one has commented on my "you should have known" ending. Anyone remember where that comes from... Hint the guy's first name was Vic.
  14. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    Several years ago, a radio station in Montgomery started calling people (especially women) who had left their cars at a certain repair shop (all as part of an elaborate, if emabarrassing as campaign) and telling them they needed all sorts of work done to their cars.

    They mentioned things like changing the air in the tires ($8 per tire), adding blinker fluid, torquing the muffler bearing, and all sorts of other unnecessary repairs. Many of the owners listened intently and eventually approved the added expense. Once they had done that, the dj would give up the joke and tell all the listeners that the shop doing the advertising would never do things like that.

    One girl (who had been raised in a hot rod family) called BS about 15 seconds into the call and was about to hang up and drive down to the shop to teach them some manners.

    I still get tickled when I hear youngsters talking about installing a new power band or paying a little extra to get the 'good' power band when they bought new.

    Gotta' love it.
  15. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Just bumpin this here POG thread a bit, I'd be happy to share some pics with y'all but I forgot my adapter cord to hook my camera up to the computer. I'll be southbound on the Blue Ridge Pkwy in a couple hours, hope to make it to Linville Falls NC before sunset. Supposed to be 58 degrees there tonight...good camping weather:nod

    Pics coming next week!

    :ricky
  16. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Good for you.

    I was wondering if you were making you journey...

    Keep us informed.
  17. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Have a great trip Tony
  18. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    My son picked this up over the weekend.

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    Smooth and fast, daddy like!
  19. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    How does that go..... "ah yes son can I borrow the car keys please?"
  20. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    Promise I'll have her home by midnight.:evil