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Had 409 for lunch

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Johnny Gee, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Went out for lunch today and ordered from the menu and sat down to wait for my meal. In just a few short minutes they call out #409. Well I didn't look at my number when they gave it to me so when I heard the number the first thing that came to mind wasn't is that mine or anyone else's. It was the engine 409. I do that alot when I hear 216, 235, 292, 265, 283 and so on. Am I the only one ?
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
  2. Nope, I do it all the time. I try to use engine displacments to remember numbers, not just Chevys either. Works for me most times.
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    from GA.

    Your not alone my address is 327, thing is Im a ford guy.
  4. onlychevrolets
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 2,307


    Cash Three numbers in the Georgia Lottery MOPAR engine sizes. they win.
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  5. One Finger John
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Posts: 459

    One Finger John

    Yeah I've done that and at Bobs TL I've ordered a set of onion rings.
  6. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,390


    At the Diner here they used to serve 409 stuff!

    I was 292 for lunch at taco bell today. Didn't know if it was Chevy or Ford.
  7. mustangGTS
    Joined: Sep 18, 2010
    Posts: 28


    I had one that I saved the receipt on. I was buying saran wrap to close up a 408 inch engine that I had just finished for a friends car, and we were going to go set it in in the morning, and the cost of 2 rolls of saran wrap plus tax was 4.08. Also alot of the time iwth digital clocks I make a little mental note...
  8. bulletproof1
    Joined: Feb 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,080

    from tulsa okla

    i always make a comment when i hear motor numbers...most of the time no one notices..
  9. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,599


    that'll clean your pipes...:D

  10. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
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    cant help
  11. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
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    lol...i do it constantly
  12. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,752

    from Burton, MI

    I was #302 at Taco Bell last Fri. I remember from 12yrs ago an adress of a customer....426. Weird people we are.
  13. Tazfink
    Joined: Aug 9, 2009
    Posts: 47


    I do it all the time, our house number is 423, 3 or 4 numbers off...

    I also do it with Ammo too.... 3006, 308, 270, 500, 243 etc...
  14. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,752

    from Burton, MI

    Oh yeah....Applegate Chevrolet is customer #500472.....Cadillac engines!! Al Serra Chevy is 301237....I just remember that one for no reason at all....
  15. long island vic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2002
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    long island vic

    it the gin mill we used to hang at when some one threw money in the juke box all that was said was 283 or play the on high by elo
  16. So, duzz 187 bring anything to mind ? ;):rolleyes::eek:
  17. LongT
    Joined: May 11, 2005
    Posts: 942


    Yes I also do it all the time. I work in research and have to record numbers. When ever one of the numbers hits an engine size or old car year I notice. I was going to start a thread but figured I'd get laughed off the HAMB. Glad I'm not the only one.

    807 is another number. In ham radio speak that is a beer. From what I understand an old amplifier tube with the number 807 resembled a beer bottle.

  18. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Atwater Mike

    My buddy Mr. Buzzard's address is 650 Holly, in Atwater...he really lives there.
    Numbers really stay in my head too...the week before, wife and I were grocery shopping, and the total was $77.34. I told the checker, "7734, huh? Turn THAT over upside down and it looks like hell."
    She looked puzzled, but turned the receipt over and exclaimed loudly, "IT DOES! IT DOES!"
    Johnny Gee's number is just Murder!
  19. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,542


    Used to weigh shipping crates at work, it was amazing how many engine numbers came up..especially if you're older like me and remember some of the more obscure ones! (think Packard, Studebaker, Rambler, etc.) :D
  20. MedicCustoms
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
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    I remember phone numbers by years of cars....when I get change from some place if its a motor size can't help but say its a bad motor, thats just funny
  21. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,511

    from Michigan

    Thought maybe you raced a guy in a car that had a 409, and "cleaned his clock". LOL.

    Yes, do notice the coincidental engine-sizes that come up. "That'll be $4.27, sir."
  22. Left Turn
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
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    Left Turn
    Member Emeritus
    from Omaha, NE

    my dad's keno numbers.. 15-36-24 (ford straight 6 firing order) 15's to young, 36's to old, 24's just right..
  23. I have always used displacement to remember all kinds of #s, can't help it it's just how I do it.
  24. Shhhhhhhh, I spilled my malt so it came in handy :D
  25. 3spd
    Joined: May 2, 2009
    Posts: 541


    I worked at a hotel and would do room services, I would always write down the room number unless it was an engine displacement cause they were easy to remeber. Take this up to 351. W or C? What? Nevermind...

  26. us mopar guys have had more than a few 409s for lunch :>))
  27. chop32
    Joined: Oct 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,077


    Im constantly doing that... 4:56 on a digital clock, 5.38 on a neighbors house number is 427 (Ford or Chevy?) and mine is 430 (Lincoln).
    Phone numbers with a gear ratio or an engine size are much easier for me to remember!
  28. thats funny I went around for almost a year racking my head trying to remember what 18436572 was I knew it was importent but was having a total brain fart. Lol
  29. thirty2
    Joined: Jul 30, 2010
    Posts: 28


    Most of my passwords have displacement numbers as the key. For some obscure reason I think I'm more secure using the number I got after a bore/stroke.
  30. Solospeedshop
    Joined: Jan 27, 2009
    Posts: 513


    Funny Reading This I laffed just this AM! I have a 37 chevy PU & you have to lift up the seat to put gas in it! Anyway The old man who owned it drove to high school when he was 18 & passed away when he was 68! In 1957 he put a 56 265 V8 in it ol school style sawed the 2 bell housings in half & welded frt half of V8 to Back half of 6 Cyl! Very old school type truck! Anyway where this is going is hard to get gas it tank without clicking off! I started filling & right away Click I looked & $2.65 I keep filling & know it will take more & click 2.65 gallons! Maybe old truck proud of its V-8

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