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Hot Rods Ever have one of those days when the stars just don't align?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. I left work to go home and get my old beater wanting to drive it to tonight's club meeting, I parked my daily, opened the garage door and climbed in, turned the started and If crickets were singing I would have heard them -NOTHING.

    I drove the car last Saturday and I haven't had any problems with it cranking, 14 volts and suppose the battery battery is dead, the last thing I remember doing last Saturday night was trying to put the bulb for the under dash light bulb back in after Brenda knocked it loose with her oversized purse.

    Not sure if I left the ignition switch on or ( I'm throwing this at the wall to see if it sticks) if the under dash switch being left in the on position could be responsible.

    I didn't have time to dive into it as I had to get back to the shop. HRP
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  2. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,123

    from Minn. uSA

    WTF? You are implying that days actually exist when the stars *do* align, much less that they occur to & for you?
    Increadable concept... ;( . Like it to happen someday... Novel concept.
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  3. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,480


    To answer the original question.... all day, every day.
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  4. I am prone to the same kind of shit luck.
    Mostly when I'm in a hurry.
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  5. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,098


    I'd say we all have those days. Last time it was a reading light in the OT daily that got left on somehow and drained the battery. I put the charger on it, charged it and luckily it was dark when I went to drive it or it would probably have done it all over again.

    Years ago I was working at a dealership during the summer break from teaching and I ended up getting all the crap jobs but that was why I was there. They had a Lincoln out on the used car line that the battery went dead on every day and I got the task of finding out why. Battery tested good and it charged good but for some reason I decide to look under the dash to see it there was a cause for the drain and when I laid down on the seat the really bright light from a map light hit me straight in the eye. Turned the map light off, did a test for any other drains and stuck it back out on the lot and clocked my hour's time on it.
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    Joined: May 5, 2015
    Posts: 603


    I am sure that this whole event is Brenda's fault. I would go right in and let her know. Oh yea, puff out that chicken chest (that we all have) while you are at it.
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    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,539


    If three things happen early in the day, minor or not, I try to hunker down and wait it out.
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  8. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,270

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Ever since we had the headlight use during the day thread, I promised to use them.
    Now every time I drive off and park it somewhere I find someone left my switch on.
    Lucky for me every time I pull it into the garage, I turn the battery switch to off.
    Danny, you’re a bad boy.
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  9. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,644

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    Yup,seems every few years there is a day that fails in so many ways,you stop counting an go hide if you can.
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  10. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5,941

    from Michigan

    She's pissed at you.
    Reminiscent of Christine.
    More like My Mother the Car.

    Sent from my VS835 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  11. Dangerous Dan
    Joined: Jul 10, 2011
    Posts: 340

    Dangerous Dan
    from Graham Wa.

    He's on his way to 100 K,LOL
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  12. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 1,801

    ramblin dan

    It's a dog eat dog world and I am wearing milkbone underwear.
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  13. There is no way in this world I would blame it on the boss lady, I may look dumb but I ain't stupid! HRP
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  14. Tri-power37
    Joined: Feb 10, 2019
    Posts: 385


    Married advice.... if you want to make a day that nothing is going right on much worse - try taking out on your wife .
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  15. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,092

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Oh yeah I've heard that stars can aline.o_O
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  16. Damn......hope Brenda doesn't see you posting about her'll be seeing plenty of stars then !
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  17. jvo
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 215


    I had me one of them days a few weeks ago. Everything I touched turned to shit, all day long. BUT, this is contrary to that topic.
    Last Monday, my friend Alan called me and asked if I knew where he could find a tailgate for a 67 Mercury truck. He had just hung up from a friend in Montana that has the truck, but no tailgate. Alan figured I would be able to fix him up, as he knows I am working on some Unibody Merc tailgates, but I told him the 67 has bigger letters, and wouldn't be what his friend needed.
    I hung up, and while I still had my phone in my hand, I decide to return Tal's call that I had kept forgetting to do for several days now. Tal asks if I knew he had bought a Mustang? I said no, and he says yeah, it had a rebuilt Cleveland in it, and lasted 60 miles. Wasn't broke in properly, and he needs a Cleveland for it.
    He says he knows a guy with a 67 Mercury truck, with a Cleveland and top loader in it for sale. He wants the engine, but figures the only other thing that might be worth something would be the tailgate, and did I have any idea what it would be worth, (cause he knows I'm into unibody Merc tailgates), and I told him same as Alan.
    Then told him Alan's story.
    Tal doesn't own the truck.......yet, but maybe the sun, the moon, and the stars did align last Monday, at least for a few car guys. I've been telling this story all week. Still can't believe it myself, but its true.
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  18. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 3,745

    from Berry, AL

    Days like that? Hell, I have weeks go by where it seems like everything I touch goes to crap!
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  19. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,123

    from Minn. uSA

    Just only weeks???? Bwaahahhahahaha. Try decades.
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  20. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
    Posts: 1,223


    You guys actually think the stars actually align?? What the hell you guys been smokin….?
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  21. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,013

    from NKy

    Any day that seems bad to me causes me to look at what is happening to everyone else , then I smile and say , thank God I have all this junk to make me be thankful for .
  22. In the greater scheme of things the battery problem is a pimple on a gnat's arse.

    When I got home today I went out in the shop and decided I needed to see if I could diagnose the problem, I drug out the battery charger and tried to crank the car with the hot lead on the starter but it was to tight and close to the exhaust so I couldn't attach it.

    So I resorted to climbing over the seat and taking up the floor mat, removing the velcro piece of carpet, take the metal plate out, pull the battery and hook up the jumper cables.

    I let it charge for almost a hour and that's when I notice the overhead light had been left on, Totally my fault!

    The charger showed a full charge so I put everything back together, I didn't do what I should have done and that's to try cranking it when the charger was still connected to the battery.

    I tried to turn over but it didn't spin enough to crank, I try again this weekend and with a extra set of hands, I'll make sure it cranks before I put the battery back down in the hole under the back floorboard..... Forrest Gump said it best! :rolleyes: HRP
  23. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 893


    So, did you go apologize to Miss Brenda yet?
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  24. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,289

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    last night I went to walk the car corral at the AACA fall Hershey meet. perfect weather, cool and clear. I lit a really nice cigar for the walk. stopped to take a leak and dropped it on the floor of the porta-potty........
  25. Did you evoke the 5 second rule? :mad: HRP
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  26. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,289

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    good god NO!
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  27. I knew you are brighter than that, just messing with you. :D:p. HRP
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  28. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,270

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Time to install a cut off for your battery old friend.
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  29. You know, for the life of me I don't know why I never installed one on this car, everything else I have built has one, that's on my list of to do's for this winter. HRP
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  30. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 696


    Yes but today they were all in alignment, she had to pry me from the garage because my family's coming over tonight.. Oh well... I was working on my 65 single points iron distributor..
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