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re positive vs negative: english cars have the fuses on the ground (positive) side so the device will protect the fuse.

Are probably enough Lucas jokes for a book. My favorite is English beer is not served cold, it is served at room temperature (Lucas refrigerators). Of course room temperature is 38F (Lucas heaters)

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

Fred was young and newly married. He was putting all his money into building a new house so he was stuck driving a very worn 1928 Model A Ford. One day the radiator sprung a leak too big to repair. The only thing available at the junkyard where he bought his parts was a good 1931 radiator. Fred managed to cobble it in place but the '28 hood had a high rising slant up to the radiator.

On the following Saturday Fred bought some lumber for the house construction. He put the 2X4 16 footers across the roof and tied them securely to the front and rear bumpers.

On the way home he was stopped by a local cop who gave him the eye and proceeded to thoroughly inspect the car all around and under.

Upon completion the cop told Fred he was OK and could continue on. Fred asked what was wrong. "Well" the cop said, "your car looked like it had broken in half and you were using the 2X4's for a splint.

 

Told to me many years ago by....... Fred.

 

Bernie

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6 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

 

Did you hear the one about the guy with brown eyes talking with a guy with gains of salt all over his chest.

 

I saved this picture because everyone sitting there lied to me in my formative years.

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They heard them third or fourth hand but had told them so many times they believed they had done it themselves.

No Bernie, say it isn't so. Not Jingles and Floyd. They would never lie.

 

https://midnitereviews.com/2017/11/twilight-zone-episode-95-hocus-pocus-frisby/

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1 hour ago, padgett said:

a) Link is not there. Were you referring to this one ?

b) Jim and Ace had a long standing relationship ever since Jim raced (and won) with one of Ace's Cats in 1960. (Catalina)

c) AFAIR there were two '64 GTOs, a red one and a blue one. Both started out as "body in the aisle" and were delivered to Royal with 421s already in place (Jim could get anything he wanted. Times were different then and Pontiac was already a maverick). Can probably get the serial numbers/build sheets if anyone cares.

d) Know Milt was asked Ace then, he knew of the 421 cars but do not recall if he worked on them.

e) Am undecided whether to replace the QJ on my Judge with a tripower or dual quads. Have both. Playing with the new-to-me 89 Allante now. Decided against the XLR.

I don't think Jim did anything physical except rowing a shifter and depressing the throttle/brake and clutch. You made it sound like he actually got his hands dirty, that's all. I'll bet De Lorean had more to do with it than you think.

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1 hour ago, padgett said:

re positive vs negative: english cars have the fuses on the ground (positive) side so the device will protect the fuse.

Are probably enough Lucas jokes for a book. My favorite is English beer is not served cold, it is served at room temperature (Lucas refrigerators). Of course room temperature is 38F (Lucas heaters)

 

Not all. Some English cars changed polarity.

In '32, Austins were positive ground. My '33 Austin 10 is the first year they changed to negative ground. 

 

Paul

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1 hour ago, padgett said:

re positive vs negative: english cars have the fuses on the ground (positive) side so the device will protect the fuse.

Are probably enough Lucas jokes for a book. My favorite is English beer is not served cold, it is served at room temperature (Lucas refrigerators). Of course room temperature is 38F (Lucas heaters)

What beer would that be??

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How many times have you heard the story about the guy who bought a new ?????? and it got 50 miles to the gallon. One day he got a letter in the mail that said if he brought it back they would service his car for a super good price. When he got it back it would only get 12 miles to the gallon. Turns out the car was accidentally shipped with an experimental carburetor and manufacturer took it back.  

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I hate to think of how many places I've been in where the batteries are stored in metal racks on concrete floors.  Some of those racks are bolted to the floor.  Interesting reading. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2017/02/storing-car-battery-concrete-floor-drain/

The distance between the negative and positive posts on some plastic cased batteries is only a couple inches and they don't go dead. 

12V 1.2AH Gel Cell Battery

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and your point is ?

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16 minutes ago, padgett said:

and your point is ?

About what? 

Batteries don't go dead because they sat on concrete.  Store my batteries in a warm room on a dry  concrete floor every winter and no problems so far. 

The story about the super carburetor is a big farce. Been around since the 50's or earlier. 

Nothing is better than a toilet paper oil filter. Maybe and I might try one on the DeSoto just to make the Covid hoarders fume.  

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7 hours ago, padgett said:

"How does the dampness defeat the plastic battery case? " It doesn't but any used wet cell battery gets covered by acidic detritus particularly when being charged (why modern cars have vent tubes) that provides some conductivity. It only takes a few microamps to discharge over months. This surface charge/acid mist is also what causes white sulphate to form on terminals.

 

ACIDUC dETRITUS, didn't they open for THE SEX PISTOLS at Madison Square Garden??

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11 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

 

I saved this picture because everyone sitting there lied to me in my formative years.

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Hocus-Pocus and Frisby!

 

A great Twilight Zone episode!👍

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Enough about the batteries,I just wanted to know if mothballs in the aircleaner work.

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12 hours ago, Fossil said:

How many times have you heard the story about the guy who bought a new ?????? and it got 50 miles to the gallon. One day he got a letter in the mail that said if he brought it back they would service his car for a super good price. When he got it back it would only get 12 miles to the gallon. Turns out the car was accidentally shipped with an experimental carburetor and manufacturer took it back.  

 

There is actually some truth in this quote, just not about the mileage.

 

In 1932, Ford introduced the V-8, with the Detroit Lubricator carburetor.

 

Ford mechanics HATED the Detroit Lubricator carburetor (Cadillac, Graham, and Packard mechanics had no issues?????).

 

Most know the various stories of the relationship of Ford and Holley carburetor.

 

Late in the model year of 1933, 1000 Ford V-8's were delivered with a Bracke (division of Holley) experimental carburetor. Ford dealers were told to talk to the customers, and replace the Bracke with the Detroit carb at the first service.

 

Bracke Ford carburetor

 

Of course, in 1934, Ford switched to the Stromberg type EE-1 (2-barrel) on the V-8. However, Bracke did supply a two barrel carb for testing.

 

Bracke Ford two-barrel

 

I have yet to speak with anyone who has run a Bracke, or known anyone who has run a Bracke; thus I have no comment concerning its quality. It was a really unusual air-valve design.

 

And later Ford enthusiasts are aware that as soon as Holley came out with a conventional two-barrel (the AA-1 designed by Chandler-Groves, also a division of Holley), Ford switched to the Holley in 1939, thus continuing the relationship.

 

Jon.

 

 

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20 hours ago, padgett said:

re positive vs negative: english cars have the fuses on the ground (positive) side so the device will protect the fuse.

Are probably enough Lucas jokes for a book. My favorite is English beer is not served cold, it is served at room temperature (Lucas refrigerators). Of course room temperature is 38F (Lucas heaters)

 

My favorite is "Lucas - inventor of the three-position light switch - off, on, flicker".

 

Jon.

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With all the Lucas talk I am surprised no one has posted this yet.

 

OIP.YVJzZhxji44FKYuNg4PMiwAAAA?pid=Api&r

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11 minutes ago, zepher said:

With all the Lucas talk I am surprised no one has posted this yet.

 

OIP.YVJzZhxji44FKYuNg4PMiwAAAA?pid=Api&r

 

But that one ISN'T a wive's tale... 🤣

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3 hours ago, carbking said:

 

My favorite is "Lucas - inventor of the three-position light switch - off, on, flicker".

 

Jon.

That's OFF, DIM and FLICKER

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On this creeping battery voltage, I bought an AGM battery at Pep Boys a while back. As I was checking out the salesman reached behind him and produced a bubble pack of these:

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He said "Many of our customers also buy these". I gave him one of those withering looks my daughter does so well and said "It's an AGM". With a sheepish smile he told me the boss made him do it. I

guess old guys aren't supposed to know about that moderin stuff.

 

I have always kept my batteries off the concrete floors. It isn't hard and I had other things to be concerned about. In fact there is a lead acid battery sitting in a plastic milk crate on my garage floor right now. I had to put it in parallel with that AGM I killed over the winter so my "smart" charger could figure out it had a dead battery to charge. The rescue was a success!

 

Life is never easy among the DC power users.

 

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On 6/29/2020 at 8:56 AM, PFitz said:

Customer with a 90+ year old car.

Customer. "I have an all original car".

Me. "How do you know all the parts are original?"

Customer. "They were on it when I bought it."

 

Well, I know a guy that's getting close!  He will have

85 years of ownership in December.  He got a new

1936 Oldsmobile in Dec. 1935 and still owns and drives it.

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I keep a 50a "dumb" charger just to add enough of a surface charge that a "smart" charger will take over.

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Q.  Why are the employees so proud of the new Lucas vacuum cleaner?

 

A.  It's the only thing they make that doesn't suck.

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1 hour ago, padgett said:

I keep a 50a "dumb" charger just to add enough of a surface charge that a "smart" charger will take over.

Me too.

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1 hour ago, oldcarfudd said:

Q.  Why are the employees so proud of the new Lucas vacuum cleaner?

 

A.  It's the only thing they make that doesn't suck.

My favorite, guy wakes up in hospital after a heart procedure, looks down and says “Oh my God, a Lucas pacemaker....”

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