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    okay----today was memorial day, but no i didn't go out and decorate the graves of soldiers who died needlessly in this country's senseless destruction-fest wars combating all the "--isms". so, anyway--it was the anniversary of the birthday of littlebittymee, so i figured i'd celebrate, not with a drive-n-eat and some stupid rocck concert(are you serious?), but by rewarding myself with a nice practical gift. but yeah---i packed my tool box & went the 3 miles over ta the 7-day-a-week wreckin' yard, got out and got under a 34-year old clunker, an' pulled the transmission & loaded it in my 17-year old subcompact economy car that has no prestige, whatever. Yup. (see photo) That particular trans was made for many zillions of 80's-90's Chevies, but they're gonna get scarce. You bet. So yah---it's good to have a spare on hand. 2024-05-27 (5).jpg

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    Happy belated Birthday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Happy belated Birthday!
    TYVM, RR.

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    okay-----welp, guess who i saw cutting thru my yard, last nite? but yeah---Brown T! i have not seen Brown T in months and it made me wonder what happened. so anyway---i caught up with him, and tho he stopped a second, did not solicit food or attention, and continued his path northward. looked reasonably well, too. that said, i have no clue if he has a home or where it might be; whatever the case may be---Brown T is a survivor & rugged individualist. yup. my own catts are such homebodies and very dependent. did not have the phone, or ida taken a photo. hope that helps you some.

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    okay---hadn't heard much from my victim back from my anchorage days, lately. but today she sent along a photo of the 65 she useta ride home from school in. see---at first, she walked to school. but some guy try'd ta entice her into his car, so her mom drove her, from then on. also, she rode home with her sisters bf, who had a '57. yup. (see photos)2024-05-29 (10).jpg

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    okay----i don't know if i told you kids about the new batch of lateral file cabinets i purchased. i bid lower than a snakes' belly for them, and saw a couple bidders creeping up on me, but when the dust settled, i was the lucky prevailing bidder. yup. due to rain, bouts of phone tag withg the sellers rep, and having to line up someone to assist me(at the sellers insistance--I prolly coulda done it myself, but oh, well. anyway, these cabinets are prolly 15-20 years old, but in great shape & even have keys. they are still available from HON for about $1500 each. But anyway, i had done some preliminary measuring, and they will fit neatly in the back room of my outdoor cottage. but first, i needta get 'em off the trailer and back there. thing is, i also needta remove an old shelf i put back there & clear stuff outta the way. you kids are welcome to stop by & help me. ha. okay---then today i went 3 miles out by the county park where there is a family who sells plastic barrels & pallets & stuff. So yeah---i got two plastic barrels. they have two bulldoggues du francaise that came out side to greet me and sniff me for cat-traband. ha. they are little characters and even got into a little fracas with each other. needless to say, neither could do any harm, due to their mouths & teeth being pushed so far back in their head; they really can't bite anything. ha.

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    I missed the opportunity a couple of times to buy or take filing cabinets, etc. from my former employer. It would have been good solid storage for the cellar. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I missed the opportunity a couple of times to buy or take filing cabinets, etc. from my former employer. It would have been good solid storage for the cellar. Oh well.
    okay---would be good if you acquire some o' them obsolete file cabinets. but yeah---one thing---i advise using aluminum tape ta seal up the vent holes in the bottom o' the cabinets. also, even get on ebay & acquire a set o' four steel casters to attach to the bottom, so they can be rolled around, occasionally. this also keeps them up off a damp floor, too. drawback is, the casters usually cost more than the cabinet. but, it is worth it. so anyway---i resolved the prollem with my driveshaft using an old 4x4 racers trick. see---about 40 years ago, in a quest for throwing their cars together cheaper, GM started gluing theit u-joints in the driveshafts. or, i should say their supplier did. well, prolly not 1 in 10 vehicles ever have the ujoints replaced before they are "traded"(given away) and "recycled"(as scrap metal). Usually, it is pickups that ever see nice, new ujoints. well, not many car jocks ever install their own ujoints, either. it is dirty works. see? the few DIYers wioll tell you sure--ya take a mapp gas torch & heat the ujoint till the glue melts, then push the ujoint out with a press & then ya put the new ones in and hold 'em in with c-clips supplied with the new u joint. <<<that's how they do it. but guess what? they probably will still have too much play, from side to side! so, what i do is what 4 x4 people do to theirs, and that is after i get the crosses in, i adjust them so they are free to flex, not tight. if they are loose, i tap the cap in that sticks out the farthest to take up the play. Then, run the joint on a wire wheel so it's clean, and place two nice solid tack welds on there to hold the cap in, and quench it with a wet rage, so it won't melt the grease or otherwise damage it. see? hope that helps you some. thankk mee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I missed the opportunity a couple of times to buy or take filing cabinets, etc. from my former employer. It would have been good solid storage for the cellar. Oh well.
    okay---would be good if you acquire some o' them obsolete file cabinets. but yeah---one thing---i advise using aluminum tape ta seal up the vent holes in the bottom o' the cabinets. also, even get on ebay & acquire a set o' four steel casters to attach to the bottom, so they can be rolled around, occasionally. this also keeps them up off a damp floor, too. drawback is, the casters usually cost more than the cabinet. but, it is worth it. so anyway---i resolved the prollem with my driveshaft using an old 4x4 racers trick. see---about 40 years ago, in a quest for throwing their cars together cheaper, GM started gluing theit u-joints in the driveshafts. or, i should say their supplier did. well, prolly not 1 in 10 vehicles ever have the ujoints replaced before they are "traded"(given away) and "recycled"(as scrap metal). Usually, it is pickups that ever see nice, new ujoints. well, not many car jocks ever install their own ujoints, either. it is dirty works. see? the few DIYers wioll tell you sure--ya take a mapp gas torch & heat the ujoint till the glue melts, then push the ujoint out with a press & then ya put the new ones in and hold 'em in with c-clips supplied with the new u joint. <<<that's how they do it. but guess what? they probably will still have too much play, from side to side! something like .005" so, what i do is what 4 x4 people do to theirs, and that is after i get the crosses in, i adjust them so they are free to flex, not tight. if they are loose, i tap the cap in that sticks out the farthest to take up the play. Then, run the joint on a wire wheel so it's clean, and place two nice solid tack welds on there to hold the cap in, and quench it with a wet rage, so it won't melt the grease or otherwise damage it. see? hope that helps you some. thankk mee.

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    okay----the renters across the street keep their trash container out by the street, all the time. Anyway---they put a wrought-iron table next to the trash, last week. well----i could see what happened to it---it'd had a glass-top and a tree branch out back fell on it, broke the glass & bent the frame in one spot. but yeah---i axed if i could have it, took it out back & utilized a low-tech body shop tool i've had for 45 years, and straightened it. not like brand new, but good enough. i've got several ideas in mind for repurposing it. yup. i'll let you kids know, later on.

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