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Dosmo is the name of one of the lead characters in the 1996 film 2 Days In The Valley.  Danny Aiello plays "Dosmo Pizzo".  He is one of my favorite actors.

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Mine isn't automotive - or pet - related.

 

Completed my Master's degree at Stanford in 1995 = 95Cardinal

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14 hours ago, Walt G said:

Also I won't list the cars/vehicles I have owned that are sold ( in the 55 years I have been collecting cars , who cares what I owned 40 years ago) and won't put the word GONE after it . when I see that it makes me think , Gone where? Did it get lost? 🙄

 

What he said.

WAY to few fingers and toes.

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The short version is I got a little hurt the last year of the Viet Nam war and couldn't do my regular job for a while, Digger got stuck on me by the guys who thought I had life really easy during my part time foray into an unrelated career field.  The numbers at the end of my handle are my birthday, there were a couple of Diggers here before me and  I went for a number that wouldn't need to be entered again. 

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Mine is my somewhat phonetic spelling of a Monty Python nonsense word from one of their skits. Surprisingly I’ve heard from folks unhappy that I had it ahead of them. Guess I’m special...

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18 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

58L-Y8 is the model designation for the 1958 Packard sedan, hardtop and station wagon.  Oddly enough, I've never owned one.

 

You could have had that black one in Nunda a couple of years ago. Just a ride down the hill.

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On 5/3/2019 at 6:39 AM, Rusty_OToole said:

It's supposed to be funny. By the way the picture is of Barney Oldfield but it does bear a vague resemblance to me.

 

Barney Oldfield?? I thought it was Tony Stewart of NASCAR fame. 

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"R" isn't my last name...or even the first letter of it. :)

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My first major purchase and my favorite vehicle - 1990 454SS.

 

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People have been calling me that as long as i can remember.   

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I have always, since i was a kid, been able to take things apart and repair them. Bikes, radios, small engines, big engines.... Everyone started calling me a jackofalltrades.  

 

I’ll be 49 in August and I have had the pleasure of working on Model A’s and T’s.  Auburns, Rolls Royces,Jaguars,Harley Davidsons and many other makes and models.  Bulldozers, Tractor trailers, etc.

 

now I interface 6 axis robots with machinery.....  the 70 is year I was born.

 

 

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I've been having fun reading about you all. Then I realized that I didn't properly answer ; simply took a once in a lifetime opportunity to capitalise on spell check wisdom. That T-shirt is a gift from Hillbilly Willy and his wife Dianne. 'Willy went with me to fetch the '24 from Eastern Ohio 30 years ago. "Cadillac Carl" was earned about 20 years prior to that.

 

My super good friend Steve had an apartment and deck across the street from a suds joint called "Sam's Red Robin Tavern". We were in our 20s, and so were most of the ladies who drank beer and wine there. Niether they nor we played too terribly hard to get. So quite a bit of hangin' and clangin' took place back and forth from the Red' and Steve's party pad. I commuted and cruised with a 1949 grey model 62 fastback with the optional fog lights, and a sun visor which had helped to preserve the "woodgrain". Call the car an exquisite, strong 3, which ran fast and reliably. We all loved that car. Oh, if only I still.................. (And it cost the asking price of $250).

 

One day I borrowed another friend's Porsche and drove it around Lake Washington, clockwise. Pulling into Kirkland, I hit the brakes and did a U-turn. Was that REALLY a Bahama Blue Eldo' Droptop I caught out of the corner of my eye ? Sure enough ! In the back of a used truck lot, $550. $500 took it. Oh, if only I still.................

 

Later, when I joined up with the cats and chicks of our "Corner Gang", Steve took one look at the Eldo', and hung my handle on me. You know how you can't give yourself a nickname.

 

                     Hey now : seems I have told this before also. I must be some very much older :      -    Cadillac Carl 

 

P.S. In my reason for edit, spell cheque (as I tried to spell it), changed "cheque" to "cheese". Aww..... SHIRT !! Don'tcha just love it !!!!

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Spelling. Just where IS spell cheese when you need it ! (see edit history)
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I'm a long time fan of Hart Parr tractors (owned 7 of them) and Rumely tractors (owned 4).

So my anagram is my first and last initials followed by hart and ending with ely....... :D 

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10 hours ago, cahartley said:

I'm a long time fan of Hart Parr tractors (owned 7 of them) and Rumely tractors (owned 4).

I would hope you have seen this Hart Parr video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG3zBQE-BOM

Probably the oldest operating gas powered traction engine in Alberta. This restored and operating 1908 Hart Parr still fires up with no effort. This unit generates 30 horsepower at the drawbar and 60 at the belt pulley and well over a thosand pounds of torque. It also uses a unique eliptical reverser that allows it to move in both directions through the same gear train. Ignition impulse is provided through a battery during starting, and switches to a dynomo when the flywheel gains enough momentum. The engine itself is a two cylinder horizontal hit and miss unit that displaces 2356 cubic inches and generates it's horsepower at 300rpm. It weighs just over 20,000lbs and carries roughly 200 quarts of coolant, which is actually light oil so it never freezes. Pioneer Acres Museum, Irricana, Alberta.

 

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A lack of safety guards back in the day, would weeded out people not paying attention very fast.

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On 5/3/2019 at 8:15 AM, Steve_Mack_CT said:

Sorry, VL, this thread seems to have gone to the dogs... 😁

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No worries, Ms. Patsy Cline approves!

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On 5/3/2019 at 8:29 AM, TheMoneyPit said:

My  Avatar is Moose, he was a rescued mutt and my favorite. I would start any car and he would jump right in, once or twice over a closed door in an open car I had. I miss having him as my copilot when the wife didn’t want to go. I wish I had a picture of him on my phone, but our next dog just turned 12 and is OK with rides but needs a boost even with running boards.

 

Time does have a way of going by too quickly...

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Such a cute pup. Sad thing is they don’t live nearly as long as we do, so we have to say goodbye. Patsy is a rescue also. I also recused a senior dog for my father before he went into a nursing home. One of my father’s in home caregivers became attached to Molly, so I let her have Molly when dad couldn’t have her anymore. Sadly, many people give up older dogs who are very well trained and used to being with families. 

 

Ms. Pasty loves to ride in the Skyliner with the roof down. I just sit on her leash and she sits right next to me. (Someday I need to install seatbelts in the front so I can buckle her in with a special lead I have for her. She also is the queen of the back seat of the Tundra, having been to Tx and back many times, as well as multiple trips to and from Southern Oregon. She is always up for a road trip and loves her “den” back there. Dogs are such great companions. 

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On 5/3/2019 at 10:59 AM, JACK M said:

WELL-DUHH !!!

 

Its the license plate on my motor coach.

But I wont show it because those guys that cover up their plates may be onto something.

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Jack, where is your dog pic? Hummmm?

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On 5/4/2019 at 1:15 PM, 60FlatTop said:

 

You could have had that black one in Nunda a couple of years ago. Just a ride down the hill.

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I ran across this '58 Packard about twenty years ago in an auction at Norwich during the Memorial Day weekend events.  Its a pretty solid, decent example. I have the numbers written down somewhere, recall it was about midway through the production year.   Fast forward ten years, it shows up on eBay, then in the Geneseo, NY area.   Next its was bought by a local garage owner in Nunda, who enjoyed it a few years before he fell ill with cancer and passed.  Its been since sold, gone who knows where.  But I expect it will come to my attention again here in a few years.  My preference is for a 1957 Clipper town sedan, a good one.

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I have really enjoyed reading through all these posts! I’ve been busy moving and now unpacking, so haven’t been on much lately. I ran out of “likes” to like all your posts. Seems we are only allowed a certain amount a day. Consider all of your posts “liked” though! ✔️

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3 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Its been since sold, gone who knows where.

 

I drove down from Brockport with a strong interest in buying it. I seem to remember $4500, but it might have been $6,000, an OK price range. The car was crusty underneath, showed "when needed" maintenance, and the interior was damaged from water leaks.

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There was an old guy who was a friend of the deceased husband with a beer in his hand and a runny mouth. He started in telling me how rare it was and that he wouldn't let me steal it from the widow. I just left. Similar cars, I call "benevolently neglected". This one didn't have the benevolence. I doubt they got the $4500.

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