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Dumbass of the week... ME.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JohnT, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. JohnT
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 187



    makes me feel better.

    I actually laughed at myself when it happened...

    plastic is petroleum based... good answer... I like your thinkin... :cool:
  2. gasolinescream
    Joined: Sep 7, 2010
    Posts: 614


    The fact you can laugh at yourself is good. I did the samee yesturday. Striped my brothers bike helmet for him and took a good 2 hours. I then turned around to wash my brush out, knocked the freshly painted helmet onto the dusty floor and wrecked one side of the helmet. Called myself a few choice names, laughed and cracked a beer open. No point being mad about it.
  3. I didn't do that but I poured five quarts of oil right through my engine didn't notice the oil on the floor until the puddle got real big. What a mess, it happens to all of us at one time or another. Take care, Rags
  4. MeanGene427
    Joined: Dec 15, 2010
    Posts: 1,541

    from Napa

    Saw a guy do that with an 8V-71 Detroit once- the puddle was 2ft past the front truck tires when I walked in and yelled at him to take a look- had a couple cases of Delvac in- er, through it by then :(
  5. 39 All Ford
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 1,531

    39 All Ford
    from Benton AR

    Changed the lifters on my Lincoln a while back, got interrupted just before putting the manifold back on, finished my business, came back and buttoned it up.

    When I started the car a little later, I immediately remembered that I didn't remove the paper towels I had tucked into the intake ports....

    Fished some of it out with some long needle nose pliers, the rest (most of it) "passed" through the glasspacks... :D

    Shit happens sometimes.... :D
  6. Ha ha! I was changing the oil in the wife's car and had the job all done. I went to pull the car off the ramps and oil went EVERYWHERE! As it turns out - noticed upon my WTF head scratching inspection - the old oil filter rubber seal came off and stuck to the receiver. I didn't notice it and just put the new filter on. When I cranked the motor the entire oil supply spewed out. Lol I'm a dumbass!
  7. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    you were'nt planning on useing it agian, don't worry about it
  8. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,770

    seb fontana
    from ct

    ..I did the same thing the other day but realised it when the filter was taking so many turns to tighten..How ever; not putting a filter on and starting it up is DA...:D
  9. Morrisman
    Joined: Dec 9, 2003
    Posts: 1,600

    from England

    Friend of mine tried a wire screen under the carb on his race car, worried about sucking junk in on the broken up and loose race track we have over here. He did one pass, reckoned it sapped power.

    When he took the carb off to pull the gauze he found a small bolt sat on it, fell off the underside of his hood latch on that one pass he made........ :eek:
  10. hozem396
    Joined: May 4, 2011
    Posts: 287

    from ohio

    Welcome to the world of Murphy. He has many funny laws!
  11. You can now call the transmission a "Munchie".;)
  12. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Heres a funny one,A few years ago I installed brake caliphers upside down ,It was a disc setup,Scratched my head for two days of trying to bleed brakes,Called Pop over and he told me they were upside down, I learned a valuable lesson ,When restoring a car ,M ark which calipher goes on right or left side ,Or Brakebleeder to the bottom,Ive rebuilt boats and many cars before this,I just wasnt thinking.................
  13. iammarvin
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,197

    from Tulare, Ca

    Hi my name is Marvin.......I have dumped oil on the floor cause I did not put the drain plug in.....can you help me?
  14. ironpile
    Joined: Jul 3, 2005
    Posts: 915


    Can`t let you have all the credit for screwing up,I could write a book on mine.
  15. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,475

    from Michigan

    Yep! it'll just turn back into oil...
    Just think of it as gear "break in" lube....
  16. 55nailhead
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 61


    I was changing the intake gaskets on the 350 in my chev pickup and was cleaning the silicone out of the intake bolt holes with a thread tap. I had all the intake ports plugged off with towels, so I thought I was good. Well I dopped the tap and it bounced once and then went straight down the distibutor hole. I looked in and couldn't see it lodged anywhere. I ended up putting the intake back on and left it in the oilpan for the next guy to find.
  17. Randy in Oklahoma
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
    Posts: 301

    Randy in Oklahoma
    from Oklahoma

    I torn down a 350 Chevy once and there were a hand full of nuts and bolts laying in the lifter valley from a previous rebuild. Probably someone got in a hurry, forgot they were there and bolted the intake on.

    Didnt hurt a thing..
  18. Well this gives me something to shoot for the rest of the weekend for stupid, I have faith in me that i can top that, hopefully without band-aids.
  19. ferrets bueller
    Joined: May 17, 2011
    Posts: 74

    ferrets bueller
    from NW Indiana

    now f'ing crazy:eek:
  20. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,046

    from Hawaii

    Welcome to the club. Years ago I was dropping the pan on a Cummins diesel, had it resting on a jack. It slipped off the jack and all the oil I forgot to drain gave me a real good bath. Got the Dumbass of the Day award for that one.:eek:
  21. My name is Mike and I once filled a freshly rebuilt '34 Chevy motor with water until it ran out the tailpipe.

    Yeah...don't ask.
  22. modeleh
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 380


    You'll have them upside down again, the bleeders go to the top, the air wants to go up, remember it like bubbles in a fish tank.
  23. hot rod wille
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
    Posts: 695

    hot rod wille

    Did the same thing in a rear axle a couple years ago--tried to fish it out,no luck. Changed the 3rd member this year--found just a couple small bits,so no problem.
  24. Gasoline Junkie
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 329

    Gasoline Junkie

    Very clever. :D
  25. stainlesssteelrat
    Joined: Nov 23, 2010
    Posts: 583

    from ms

    sonofabitch. we could be idiot twins.. sept i did it with a sag.

    "what's that clickin' noise?" thats my tranny clicker! shudup!
  26. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,899


    That is how we fix 4x4 rigs on the trail. It does not hurt them a bit. I have driven from Tahoe to Oakland with 4 Zip-Lock bags in the rear axle of my truck.

    If that little cap could harm the transmission, driving it normally would destroy it.
  27. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,411


    SBF. All intake bolts in, remember that the throttle spring bracket goes under the LF bolt. Dist. not in yet.
    Yes, the 12-point bolt does a beautiful 180 as it rises up in the air, turns and no nets the dist hole.
    Let's just say I dislike SBFs. They make me look stupid.
  28. HemiDave
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 465

    from Austin, TX

    Circumcise that tip next time!:eek:

  29. Smokey2
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
    Posts: 920


    Dear "DA", I doubt, IF, That qualifies for the title ????

    I recently had $1600. In My Cosole of vehicle ! Was going to Atlanta, To pick up Jag IFS fer MY '54 Chevie, first thing that morning..............
    Ended up somewhere WE shoul'nt have been, Left with a "sweetie", went to "her friends" Place fer what usually happens........woke up at 6:30 a.m., "Sweeties" gone.
    Time to "Go to Atlanta".......go to car........It WAS LOCKED, Now IT'S NOT
    Locked !!!!! RIGHT !
    Everything THAT WAS in me cosole, Is no longer......In My Console.
    I know, that was a different week,
    But what YOU did............SHIT!
    Yeah, Still Smoked-Up,
    In tha' GREAT SMOKEY MTS. of TENN. :(:eek:
  30. calvinh
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 176


    I had a friend who dropped a nut down the intake of a 327. His theory was that it was small enough and would blow out the exhaust. He was WRONG!

    Took my wife's Volkswagen Passat to a VW dealership to be serviced. They "changed" the oil but drained the tranny, not the oil, and left the tranny dry and about 12 qts of oil in the engine. 2 miles after she picked it up it had blown engine seals and the tranny. Warranty replaced the engine and tranny but in the process of the swap they tore both of the front leather seats and destroyed the carpet AND blew the computer. They fix the computer under warranty, scheduled an appointment at an upholstery shop to get the interior fixed. THEY wrecked the car on the way to the upholstery shop. Great car before the oil change.
    I was changing the heads on a race prepped 347 Mustang and somehow ended up with a hose clamp in one of the cylinders when I put the heads back on. No idea how it got there but that $1.12 hose clamp cost me a short block and a brand new AFR head.

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