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    Pity they didn't use the rocker-box Canadian...

    Pity they didn't use the rocker-box Canadian Massey-Ferguson tractor engine Triumph put into the TR-3.

    Separate Nickel-Iron cylinders-not-just-liners.

    WET!

    Replace those without even taking...
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    Your shop. Your rules. Given they are soft...

    Your shop. Your rules.

    Given they are soft "whitemetal" disks on the 79 year old 1942 "brass round dial", just as they are on the 77 year old 1944 "white-metal round-dial"?

    Some of the Bronze...
  3. ROFL! - She: "The kitchen lights aren't as...

    ROFL!

    - She: "The kitchen lights aren't as bright as they used to be!"

    - He: "1950's Weston meter sez the ER75R40 are a great deal brighter. The eliptical reflector built into the glass...
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    Ron.. from Cal's note as to scarity, I doubt...

    Ron.. from Cal's note as to scarity, I doubt you'll be criticized by anyone still LIVING for a modest departure from the missing originals.

    I would use a common off-the shelf "percentage" type...
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    Fair point. Big Corp, my mac-hine-ornery was...

    Fair point.

    Big Corp, my mac-hine-ornery was always NEW, and the prep, transport, rigging-in, and intallation costs more often "capitalized" thereafter amortized/depreciated over its productive...
  6. Never DID have "downtime" drums or rotors, either...

    Never DID have "downtime" drums or rotors, either one.

    Bought the first change, "rebuilt" at first, brand new after I learnt better. Resurfaced my own pulls or had it done, stashed them ready to...
  7. 1960's NORAD heavy radar Klystrons and Traveling...

    1960's NORAD heavy radar Klystrons and Traveling Wave Tubes actually HAVE sterilized more than a few of us.

    Trick back in the day before "the pill" was to get one of yer buds on duty to "hold...
  8. LOL! Might depend on what your choice of...

    LOL!

    Might depend on what your choice of wheels is?

    Hangin' LED worklights on my ones. Not ratchet chainfalls.

    Mind.. ever do the tour of the RMS Queen Mary? That 'ole gal had a set of...
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    Well... Florida? Stone me for a stereotyping...

    Well... Florida?

    Stone me for a stereotyping HEATHEN!

    All this time I thot' Bubba made his home in backwoods Appalachia, uphill hinterlands of DPRK, Dirt-poor-istan, or Ukraine's Donbas region?...
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    Cal's is better because the pins are right-sized,...

    Cal's is better because the pins are right-sized, precisely located, annnd will not tilt and wallow-out an unobtanium part. Sight-glass bezels just don't happen to NEED much force to twist, nor that...
  11. Disk brake rotors that are no longer economic to...

    Disk brake rotors that are no longer economic to resurface even ONCE...nor as GOOD as brand-new ...as they had been "back in the day" ....when they were thicker and heavier from the outset.
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    If I'm to "lay it on thick", I prefer "Sweet Baby...

    If I'm to "lay it on thick", I prefer "Sweet Baby Ray's" actually.

    :)

    You?

    Part of the solution?

    Or....
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    All of them.
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    .with a 30 ton capable turret-crane. Yup. That'll...

    .with a 30 ton capable turret-crane. Yup. That'll pick 'em up!
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    Easier to tuck your tail between your legs and go...

    Easier to tuck your tail between your legs and go buy a bass boat with a hole in the hull and a seized-up motor?
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    Fixed that for yah. No fear. You only knew...

    Fixed that for yah.

    No fear. You only knew about as much as any other fossil here.

    It's really only your memory failing.

    :D
  17. All I know is what the "big kids" brag about.. or...

    All I know is what the "big kids" brag about.. or read about in the funny-papers:

    Boy Butter Personal Lubricants

    Far as the other goes?

    Just form 'em up, line abreast, call the Pipers to...
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    Right daring SOB to not have a backup! :D

    Right daring SOB to not have a backup!

    :D
  19. Too "static" when you "get used to" the lighting...

    Too "static" when you "get used to" the lighting instead of the other way around.

    No need of a "mood computer" running the visual equivalent of Muzak's "elevator schmalz".

    Just spot a few...
  20. "Back in the day" when I had 18 retail stores to...

    "Back in the day" when I had 18 retail stores to lamp-up on the cheap energy-wise but on the wonderfully good sharp and elegant display-case-wise, I had no LED's but.. there were and are speciality...
  21. Sorry. NELA Park trained at this s**t. That's...

    Sorry. NELA Park trained at this s**t.

    That's dumb.

    A "ballast" is a swinging choke and current-limiter. One engineered to play a complex role in pre-warming, then igniting a "Fluor" coated...
  22. Six to nine 150 Watt incandescent lamps, winter...

    Six to nine 150 Watt incandescent lamps, winter months.

    It's MOST of the heating system. And some dam' fool outlawed 100 Watters. So I had to use larger ones. To reduce energy consumption. I did...
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    Since WHEN did he HAVE a choice? Yah wants a...

    Since WHEN did he HAVE a choice?

    Yah wants a "choice" yah have to buy tooling. The wronger the better!

    So as to insure it is a never-ending process.

    You wouldn't eat a yearling steer "all at...
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    Since WHEN did that lot need an excuse? USA...

    Since WHEN did that lot need an excuse?

    USA is around 9 times as litigeous a society as the "second place winner". Which usta bee JAPAN! UK was one twelfth as likely. Aus might not even be in the...
  25. Better have good liability inch-hoorance. ...

    Better have good liability inch-hoorance.

    Could find yerself accused of facilitating (m)ass rape?

    Even crazygoats can only stand but so much before the ticket-seller is up for a cawfee break.
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