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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mike VV, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,351

    Mike VV
    from SoCal


    When you ask for help, it is a good bet that not many have their crystal balls up to date or even working.

    So, to help...those giving their opinions, thoughts, and ideas (good or bad) to your questions...provide...details..!
    Even to the point of rereading your post, and adding information think...everyone knows...truste me...they/we don't..!
    It's a REAL good bet that not one of us in the internet world, knows what you are doing, or what you have to work with..!
    The more/better the fine details, the easier it is for others to help.

    Another hint, pictures (not fuzzy ones either) help..!

  2. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,613


    I agree completely.
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  3. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 6,413


    Good read. Wait, did I? ;)

    Valid points though, oughta be a sticky post.
  4. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 863

    ken bogren

    Your crystal ball needs a tune up ... at least few have read this thread!
    Lost in the Fifties likes this.

  5. Ummmmm I need help with this thing
    It’s from my vehicle
    That uses an energy source
    And I’m unsure
    Of this n that and whatever else
    But I googled this part, it’s in the assembly
    But it’s spongy and firm at times
    But vibrates on Tuesday when I’m by the lake, but only with my dog Tex.
    I dunno
    It leaks but it’s dry
    And it’s connected to the things
    When I push the button it works
    But not really
    Can you help me find one ?
    I font have a part number, but it’s made of plastic
  6. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,060

    from California

    if the majority of replies to your questions on the HAMB (or anywhere else) are more questions you have failed at asking your question.
    dwollam, Hnstray, wackdaddy and 4 others like this.
  7. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 7,680

    anthony myrick

    What engine will fit in my car?
    What suspension will work?
    Thanks in advance
  8. what is the air speed velocity of an unladen sparrow?
  9. Rich S.
    Joined: Jul 22, 2016
    Posts: 295

    Rich S.


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  10. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 7,680

    anthony myrick

    A sparrow needs to flap its wings 43 times a minute to maintain a constant velocity.

    But your question needs to be more specific
    An African or European sparrow.
  11. ..........and give us some vague idea of where you are located. You might be surprised that someone nearby has dealt with the same issue and might even be willing to offer some hands-on help.
  12. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 3,032


    I was just thinking about this the other day after reading a thread about wiring troubles. I just had to laugh, Squirrel posted three or four times trying to pry enough info out of the OP to answer the question and Jim’s one of our best problem solvers. I think they eventually got the thing fixed.
    Many times as I type out my question as a new thread, I discover that I’ve just answered my own question!

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  13. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,081

    from norcal

    What did he write? I didn’t read it either
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  15. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,499


    All you had to do is put this in the heading;
    And you're sure to get a response, but seriously you are right on. An area of the country is a help also, I have had some stuff I would give a person but didn't know were they are from.

  16. BoogittyShoe
    Joined: Feb 18, 2020
    Posts: 330


    Somethin' like this should fit. The stock suspension should be fine. IMG_20200223_184312.jpg
  17. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,069

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Agreed..provide specifics.
    On that same note, the title should also be specific/informative enough for anyone else in the future to find it in a search, to resolve their like problem/s.
    Finally, be sure and post the final result that resolved the issue.
    lothiandon1940 and bchctybob like this.
  18. this should get a sticky.......
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  19. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,945

    from Minnesota

    Would also be nice if the O.P. would reply to the threads after all the advice to let us know the result. I'm talking ALL question posts,not this one specifically.
    No that it matters but it's the right thing to do.
  20. I didn't read it. What was the question?
    loudbang, nochop, Blue One and 2 others like this.
  21. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,818

    from PNW

    After being on the HAMB awhile, I have concluded that there is such a thing as STUPID questions.
  22. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,869

    from Berry, AL

    And stupid people asking them!
    Old wolf, nochop, Blue One and 2 others like this.
  23. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 4,506

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    Damn..... I'm trying to get smratr
  24. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 4,506

    Lloyd's paint & glass

  25. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 4,506

    Lloyd's paint & glass

  26. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,099


    I've fussed about it on anther board but too many people assume that we know what vehicle that they are working on when they ask a question.
    You do get the correct answers faster if you list the details of what you are working on when you ask the question. You also get the attention from the right people with the right answers and may eliminate some of the wild ass guesses.
    Plus don't stick cutsie nick names on parts when you ask a question or you may not get an answer at all. You don't have a carby you have a Carburetor. You don't have a dizzy you have a distributor.

    Last but not least, START A NEW FRIGGING THREAD with your question rather than digging up a ten year dead thread where guys end up NOT reading though to your post and just answer the OP who quite often hasn't been back in nine and a half years.
  27. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 3,307

    from illinois

    And I know its not this , that or the other thing cause my Buddy , who works at burger queen told me it wasnt..
  28. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,849

    from oregon

    How long is a string?
    There is no wrong answer!
  29. BoogittyShoe
    Joined: Feb 18, 2020
    Posts: 330


    How 'bout the "HELP" aisle at AutoZone? They have all kinds of thingys. But sometimes you have to buy a pack of 15 to get the one you need.
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  30. Doesn’t matter what you ask,,,
    It’s going to get mission creep and the thread goes off on pseudo tangents that have absolutely nothing to do with the info needed.
    Cosmo49, Roothawg, mad mikey and 10 others like this.

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