Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing

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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #435 on: November 28, 2017, 08:28:19 AM »
I don't have a pic. but i did break a crapsman 1/4 drive universal when putting in the Toyota transmission. we will see if i can get a replacement. i dont even have a sears near me anymore :(
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« Reply #436 on: November 29, 2017, 11:18:05 AM »
Good luck, hope you finalize the deal. I'm in the same boat (so to speak), in that I need new wheels, but will have to wait a few months to make a cash purchase. I hate going into debt for a vehicle.

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« Reply #437 on: November 29, 2017, 02:17:05 PM »
Good luck, hope you finalize the deal. I'm in the same boat (so to speak), in that I need new wheels, but will have to wait a few months to make a cash purchase. I hate going into debt for a vehicle.


my first car payment since 1994.

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« Reply #438 on: November 29, 2017, 06:21:50 PM »
VERY Nice!!! -- a great looking example. Congrats --

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« Reply #439 on: January 02, 2018, 04:57:54 PM »
I purchased another toy this weekend.
it has about 1/3rd the power of my old dirt bike, but i will NEVER have to deal with a @#$%& carburetor again.
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« Reply #440 on: January 03, 2018, 10:35:54 PM »
Congrats on the bike! -- enjoy

I hate cardbs as well, but I enjoy working in them every now and then.

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« Reply #441 on: January 04, 2018, 03:28:59 PM »
Congrats on the bike! -- enjoy

I hate cardbs as well, but I enjoy working in them every now and then.

I am getting to the point where all I want to do is change the oil and put gas in them.
Restoration bodywork is ok, and the occasional repair, but I am sick to death of what our current gas does to small engine carbs….
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« Reply #442 on: January 04, 2018, 09:54:35 PM »
Congrats on the bike! -- enjoy

I hate cardbs as well, but I enjoy working in them every now and then.

I am getting to the point where all I want to do is change the oil and put gas in them.
Restoration bodywork is ok, and the occasional repair, but I am sick to death of what our current gas does to small engine carbs….


That I absolutely agree with. The gas eats those things from the inside out.

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« Reply #443 on: January 18, 2018, 08:16:19 AM »
Yesterday I finally got an interview at DOW chemical. The biggest employer in Midland. I had been hoping for employment there when I first bought the property in 1998. Moreover, much more so when I moved in unemployed in 2010.
Unfortunately, it seems like you need a PHD to be a janitor there. The 3-hour interview with five people went well, but I really do not know.
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« Reply #444 on: January 19, 2018, 03:44:05 PM »
Shortly after I posted this, i got the blow off email
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« Reply #445 on: January 19, 2018, 04:45:37 PM »
Sorry to hear about the job -- but we've all been there. It also seems that if you're a male over the age of 40, getting a new job is almost always a crap shoot. Companies want young and inexpensive workers; they're supposedly better for the bottom the line. One of these days they'll wise up to the fact that older workers are in most cases much more efficient and dependable.

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« Reply #446 on: January 24, 2018, 01:03:20 PM »
Sorry to hear about the job -- but we've all been there. It also seems that if you're a male over the age of 40, getting a new job is almost always a crap shoot. Companies want young and inexpensive workers; they're supposedly better for the bottom the line. One of these days they'll wise up to the fact that older workers are in most cases much more efficient and dependable.

The problem is that up here, most employers are still trying to pay $18 an hour for a highly skilled job that is $26-32 down state.  Their having a tough time now with walmart paying $11.
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i am a bachelor for a week so i am going to do some home improvements.
I ordered some parts from rock auto and Ebay, but they wont come before the weekend.
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I am finally getting around to building a real kitchen for my house.
i just had a 8' long counter with a sink.

when finished it will be an 8' L with a pantry on one end, and a small island where the stove is.

Unfortunately I cant seem to upload photos...  :sad:
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I worked on the kitchen, got it to a point and now i am just bitching on Facebook about the craptastic weather we are having. drove my vette to work one day so far.
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