The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Feb 11, 2019.
Bdynpnt, same here too! Bruce.
BamaMav, welcome to the club.We are always looking for new members.LOL.Bruce.
Still lookin' for the lock washer that fits my steering box shaft.....
Was making some cardboard templates, when my pencil mysteriously disappeared. After stubbornly searching for 20 minutes, I finally admitted defeat, and went into the house for another. Shortly thereafter, bent down to pick something up, and missing pencil dropped down from behind my ear.
Was running late one time, and spent several minutes looking for my jacket. Then noticed I had already put it on.
Some time ago, I bit the bullet and bought a set of (non-HAMB?) metric line/flare nut wrenches.
Craftsman brand !
Was so delighted to finally have them and was looking for a good place in the roll-away to store them.
Moved some other "stuff" aside in a lower drawer and .........
found a damn nice new set of SK metric line/flare nut wrenches.
Could not for the life of me remember when I got those.
I think the Craftsman set had one wrench that the SK set didn't; so, there's that.
Hunting for a part that I bought "the other day", goes as follows:
1. Passenger seat (we have 4 vehicles in play)
2. Kitchen table.
3. Back porch
4. Small workbench by shop side door
5. Big workbench
6. Drive 10 miles to down and buy another part
After reading this thread, I made a designated spot for incoming parts.
I'd like to see the "Parts Waiting for Installation" shelf looks like in two years.
Johnny law is part of the Hoffman group.
Sad thing is Bruce that was about 12 years ago, and I haven’t gotten any better at remembering!
I thought you guys were just a bunch of morons but I just raised the hood of the '57 to check the oil and found a socket and drive resting on the intake manifold. I don't remember when it was used there.
I'd like to apologize to you all.
I just did that now. I cut a piece of steel and made it the shape I needed and then cut another to make a mirror image of it. I put the piece I had just cut down and went to the phone. No way could I find the piece I just cut. Finally I went back to the phone and moved the piece of paper I had covered it with ... OK back to work.
Thank you guy's, I appreciate the reply's and all the amusing story's that accompany them.
I feel so much better about my mental state! HRP
There was a guy in town that had a ot 69 Camaro, he had a local garage guy put dual 4s on it. When he was done and putting away his tools he couldn't find his 9/16 wrench anywhere, he started bitching at the guy who owned the car that he owed him this wrench. The guy told him basically to kiss off. The guy I worked for back then took the intake back the car about a year later and guess what? there laid the wrench in the lifter valley.
LOL, That is Laurel and Hardy material right there. If you can't laugh at yourself once in a while your not allowed to laugh at anyone else.
Missouri loves company!
^Virginia bought Georgia a New Jersey so what did Delaware? I don't know, Alaska.
wandering around going through old/used parts that I took off in case I needed another one for sizing or to use as a backup, etc... Hey... is it in this box or that container... wth... never find it when I need it, find it 6 months later when I'm looking for something else.
old trucks are fun.
To which she replied, "Nothing, Idaho".
I was always looking for my steel dust pan. Always looking. One day I painted it bright yellow so it could be found more easily.
Some time later I looked and looked for the dust pan and could not find it. I bought another and painted it bright yellow.
Some more time later, the second one had disappeared, too. I bought a third one and painted it bright yellow. I can usually find one now.
The strange part is that every time someone new walks into my garage they ask me why I have 3 yellow dust pans.
A few pals and I would joke that we'd lost just about everything but it seems like the only thing we've never misplaced was our lunches.
Then, one day one of our crew comes rolling onto the site fuming mad. He bought lunch and lost it somewhere between the restaurant and the truck.
He went back in and bought the same lunch after searching.
We all had a good laugh as he's ranting and we see the bag of food, sitting at the back of his cab resting between the roof and ladder rack.
well, i just joined the ranks. i bought a new plasma torch gun a few days ago and now i can't find it!!
And it will only get worse. Welcome to the club!
It's a club where no one can remember where we put the member roster!
Worked in aviation my whole career. Found lots of tools scattered all over commercial aircraft that mechanics left behind.
I had another thing to add to this list happen over the weekend.
I was doing some “spring cleaning” and found a set of Rocky Mountain brakes I thought I’d sold.
I did a google search to get a little more information about them.....and found the ad I placed in the “for sale” section of the classifieds here in 2017.
Way to go me...
I'm near-sighted so I often take off my glasses when working in the garage. I keep my safety goggles on top of the small drill press so logic tells me that my glasses are near there. Can't find them and can't see well enough to find them either, so I call my wife to the garage and she finds them. Two days later, I realize that these aren't the right glasses. These are the old ones I lost before I got new ones so I'm still looking.
When we were young, if we dropped something, we just picked it up. Now, when we're older and we drop something, we stare at it for a bit contemplating if we actually need it anymore.
What part ?? ....lol
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