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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by silent rick, May 25, 2021.
Thinking the same thing, especially the old GL-4. High sulphur content.
I don't get you guys. What's wrong with the smell of gear oil?
Dont really care for the smell of this old used stuff that is stinking up my garage right now. Prefer the smell of some VP-C25 or maybe some honing fluid from the old Sunnen unit.
Try tomato juice. Works on skunk stuff.
Into her clamp?!! That’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard that part referred to!!
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I love the smell of gear lube in the morning.
Gear lube never has bothered me.
Yup. I got me some of the first ones out!
My hands don't get dirty now!
I recently completed a modification to my roadster that had it on the lift and me under the back of the car for a few weeks. At some point while working, I accidentally ran my head into the QC which had a drip of lube escaping on the rear cover. That dab of goo in my hair had me smelling of gear lube all day, everywhere I went. Nothing I could do other than wash my hair with Dawn dishwashing detergent.
Only the ugly ones!
they're the only ones that will have me
You know ,,,,it’s almost funny !
Traditional hot rodders worried about the smell of gear oil .
What in the world have we turned into,,,,,?
It’s not that I love the smell,,,,,but it’s not the worst thing in the world .
And besides,,,,aren’t we supposed to get a little dirty working on our rides ?
I remember the smell of 90 weight from when I was a kid,,,,helping work on my dads heavy equipment.
It was like a badge of honor,,,,,made me feel like I was one of the men .
Getting dirty,,,and smelling like the guys .
Anyway,,,,I guess the real days like that are over,,,,,have we became so soft and cuddly that we can’t even stand a little smell of work on us ?
Like I said,,,,,it is not a great smell,,,,,but if you wash it off,,,,it will fade in a short while .
It is nothing compared to the nasty black mess that is old fifth wheel grease,,,,from a road tractor,,,,,it won’t come off .
^^^^^ I miss the smell of how repair bays use to smell.
wash hands with tooth paste & warm water It really does work. Greg
BINGO... I have the 7.5 and 10 mil ones from Harbor Fright and use them for funky cleaning jobs. I pulled the rear end pumpkin out of my Ford on a cold March day, figured I would use my gym Harbinger glove, they have no fingers. It took a good soak in Pinesol to get the smell out... then I was stuck with the Pinesol odor....
I find that prep- sol works good on cleaning hands as well as prepping for paint!
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Of course then there's the accidental dripage on your favorite shoe.....that lasts and lasts....
If you are driving a stock car in the main and you smell burned gear oil... best hope it is not yours. It was usually the foreshadowing of someone losing a rear wheel or axle. I've seen axles sliding in & out of cars I was following... scary.
We always referred to it as Eau de 90w....used to get it in my hair as a teenager all the time....Mom loved it
on the pillow case and sheets...I think it has a half-life of100 years.....
funny stories...i just remember it took what seems like a life time to squirt it all into the plug hole in the diff housing...sulfer smell..i like it..
Use baby oil to clean grease and oil from your hands. Use those gloves, get the black ones..
I found McDonald's hamburger grease highly effective for cleaning oil stained hands and transferring it to your mouth.
He's in Indiana. When I was driving truck, every time I went across the border into Indiana I could smell those hogs. They raise a hell of a lot of swine there ( pigs for the common folk ).
A friend of mine who ran a heavy truck body shop, washed his hands in lacquer thinner every night. That probably isn't good for you so he went to the tavern (the front of his body shop is his tavern) and indulged in the antidote.
Did you EVER own a low mileage Poncho!?
Yeah! The last one I bought is an old 1950 coupe showing 40,000 on the clock but I was unsurre if it was 40 or a hundred and 40. I popped the cylinder head off it yesterday and the cylinders have no ridge!!!! it's a real 40 thou mile car.
Look at that beauty,,,,,,,a straight eight,,,,,,awesome !
It should have a ton of torque,,,,,looks like it will rebuild nicely .
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