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DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP HalfDork
1/19/21 10:18 p.m.

Alright, I just checked Canada Post and it is saying it should arrive tomorrow! 

So that means...

I can open mine! It may look smaller than most but it really REALLY is awesome!

Open the box and..

First layer.

We have some earplugs (corded), velcro zip ties (Those will be useful for wiring soon), a small ram's head  and 3(!) SRT badges!! 

I don't know if it was luck of the draw or amazing cyber sleuthing. These things are absolutely amazing!! One of these are going to end up on my car.

Next level!

Some LED bulbs (look like may work in the camaro for interior lights), some thread restoration tools, some mighty fuses (80 amp and 225 amp) and an emblem for a GEDOD, not sure I've heard of it, but looks cool!

Next up, we have MORE thread restoration tools, (may be taps and dies too), a slender stepped drill bit, an Alpine A110 and a set of stubby imperial wrenches!

And Stickers! 

And finally, an overview of everything! Evan this box was amazing! Thank you and thank you again! I am off to scour the internet for some Gedod vehicles now, they sound interesting...

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
1/19/21 10:45 p.m.

Mine arrived last week, but I hadn't sent mine out yet. No free time. 
 

The WRX is consigned now, and my outbound box is in the mail, so I can do the opening tomorrow. 

EvanB (Forum Supporter)
EvanB (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/20/21 7:00 a.m.

In reply to DjGreggieP :

Glad you enjoyed it. The SRT badges were from a previous box I received, it was the closest thing I had to add to the box for your Intrepid. 

I haven't been successful in locating a Gedod to put the badge on so I included that hoping they would be more common in Canada. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/20/21 7:25 p.m.

A 225A fuse? Is that basically a solid piece of copper about 1/2" wide and 1/8" thick?

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/20/21 7:53 p.m.
AClockworkGarage said:

My tracking number updated finally. Looks like my package has arrived in the victim's town. should be on your doorstep in a day or two.

And so it was! A package arrived today from A Clockwork Garage, which since it is not THE Clockwork Garage is obviously a franchise.

I am prepared with the KA-BAR anti-zombie knife.

Ah, good thing I read the instructions.

I wanted to go layer by layer, but I am too much of a kid so I opened everything and played with it and then arranged it by function for photography.

Spoiler alert: there was no syrup.

Random swag and clothing category: Socks Against Humanity (with a quote from Adolph Hitler himself), a lanyard, some thoughtfully labeled sunglasses and a microfiber cloth.

In the "very interesting stuff that is left over in someone else's garage category", we have selected composites. That big C channel is very burly carbon fiber and the smaller ones are just begging to be sexy brackets. The big panel is fiberglass, I think. Excellent raw material for projects.

In the random auto parts class, we have a piece of radiator hose, an idler pulley, bearing and a water pump neck that I suspect is off an old SBC or something similar. Also, a Miata badge with magnets on the backside so I can make any vehicle an honorary Miata at will. That thing is going to get stuck to everything.

And yes, you can see a box of lobster candy. My wife declined to try some. I tried some. It is, umm, unusual and very clearly what it says on the tin.

I cannot categorize this, but we have a couple of USB power banks, a commemorative keychain that offers hints to the source of the composites, a proper spark plug keychain and an air freshener that I assume smells like a bear. Also, a gold bottle cap and a...umm...

You can take it apart.

It has adhesive on the back of both parts and it pops out. I think you stick the blue bit on your phone so you can take selfies, then the other bit goes on the wall or something so you can hang your phone on it. This was like trying to solve an escape room puzzle.

In the beverage holder department, we have a composite branded water bottle (these clockwork garages are heavily into composites) that is full of...some sort of tubing bracket that looks like it'll be quite useful...and the perfect koozie to take to NAPA.

Now, another puzzle. A very solid and remarkably dense 3D printed container with copyright infringement on it.

The top unscrews and reveals a very well protected bottle of WA beer. It can be swapped out for an open top. It's the world's most over engineered drink koozie! This is stupendous. It even has an O-ring to let everything seal nicely. Pretty darn good print quality, this is a well-tuned printer. Thank you!

The mystery of the Clockwork Garage brand becomes less mysterious - it's a license plate clock! This is cool. It even included a battery for instant gratification, although some assembly was required. Is there a story behind this particular plate?

Plus the sticker/magazine/Hot Wheels haul. I accidentally covered up 15 hp worth of Blipshift stickers that are themed, all the ones I get are generic. Plus, if anyone needs menus for the preferred WA pizza joints, I have you covered. 

Most excellent. Thank you very much, that was well worth the wait. Cool raw material, neat stuff for the garage and a custom-built koozie that will get a lot of use.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
1/20/21 8:01 p.m.

You seem to be wondering what the tubing holders are.  Maybe the below will help

 

Belt (firearms) - Wikipedia

wawazat
wawazat Dork
1/20/21 8:41 p.m.

Well I'm tardy in this and shipping out my package.  It left Detroit yesterday for points eastward.

As I noted before, Angry dropped off my package personally.   Here is the evidence.



Hand model proof!

He even included a photo of me working on the MonZora.

Thought bubble says "It'll never run".   I'm coming back dude.  No need for the guilty trip.

A great selection of cool vintage Cartoons and other gear head titles.   I had some of these exact issues years back.  Perfect for my reading comprehension level too!


 

Additional reading material, Honda wheels locks for my wife's Oddity, battery cable (nicely crimped I might add) and a cassette tape for which I'll need to locate a suitable device.

Is it the packaging?


 

Why yes it is!

Thanks Patrick.

wawazat
wawazat Dork
1/20/21 8:42 p.m.

I love seeing the regift travels of some of the things I've received and shipped out!

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/20/21 9:53 p.m.
wawazat said:

I love seeing the regift travels of some of the things I've received and shipped out!

Those magazines came from Jumper K. Balls aka Trent. The rest of the admittedly light content is from my stash. The speedometer is out of the 58 Chevy wagon my parents had when I was born. I think I still have the owners manual for that car somewhere. The motorcycle nitrous and turbo book seemed like something you'd enjoy. The cassette is the weirdest pr0n delivery method ever. IIRC it was one of the free gifts with an order from Adam and Eve. It also seemed like something you'd enjoy. devil

AClockworkGarage
AClockworkGarage HalfDork
1/20/21 10:26 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Uh-oh. looks like some stuff is missing. Was it sealed when it arrived? Should have been some car washing supplies in there too.

All the composites are graphite (nobody calls it carbon fibre until they're trying to sell it to you) the small brackets are trim scraps from a 373's hydraulic channels in the wings, the big C-channel is a part of the 373's tail structure. That piece was an NDI reject. If you look closely at the layers you can see where the layup operator forgot to pull the backing off one of the sheets and wound up scrapping the whole 11 foot spar. So don't use it for anything structural. the final panel is a wire reinforced graphite panel used for an unspecified,,, military application.

The weird tube brackets are 30 caliber disintegrating links.

The can coozy is a regift from 2018. I believe it was printed by Racetruck Ron. I got two and I'm not often drinking two cans at once so I figured it best to spread the wealth.

Pretty sure that was the plate that was on my GP when I bought it.

You  got off easy, I had a "12 awesome cars that aren't miatas" calender printed for you, but even the High-res photos I found weren't good enough and turned out blurry. When that failed I just started hurling stuff into the box. I hope it lived up to your expectations.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/20/21 11:07 p.m.

Oh, my apologies. I totally forgot to put in a picture of one of the best parts. Just had a brain fart when uploading and doing the writeup. I did get quite excited when I pulled these out of the box and then got sidetracked by mysterious problem solving.

If you happen to see some of my dusty cars in the background with clean spots on the fenders, it's because I've already played with them a bit :) I've never tried Griots before and I'm a big believer in the Meguiars equivalent of Speed Shine so I'm looking forward to using these.

Thanks for identifying the links and the backstory on the random bits of composites. I've never had direct experience with anything that was belt fed, which is both good and bad depending on how you look at it...

This definitely met expectations. Thanks again.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/21/21 8:27 a.m.


post mortem reveals:

one intact chocolate milk stout

 one digital caliper, beer soaked

one book, superbikes of the 70's, beer soaked

one license plate, LOL as a precursor to the shipping event, smells like beer

One power steering kit, partial, beer soaked

spark plug wires, beer soaked

chrysler airbag module, beer dripping out

ratcheting wrenches, saved from beer by baggie

and one can, which used to contain beer.  
 

no idea which contents are now in a USPS dumpster, but the difference between mailing label and my shipping scale is almost 6 pounds.  

definitely my most interesting box to date, i'll give that to psteav!

 

wawazat
wawazat Dork
1/21/21 8:52 a.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:
wawazat said:

I love seeing the regift travels of some of the things I've received and shipped out!

Those magazines came from Jumper K. Balls aka Trent. The rest of the admittedly light content is from my stash. The speedometer is out of the 58 Chevy wagon my parents had when I was born. I think I still have the owners manual for that car somewhere. The motorcycle nitrous and turbo book seemed like something you'd enjoy. The cassette is the weirdest pr0n delivery method ever. IIRC it was one of the free gifts with an order from Adam and Eve. It also seemed like something you'd enjoy. devil

There's a BJ joke in there somewhere just not sure how to phrase it correctly without getting the stink eye from the management.

I gotta find a cassette player now! 

psteav (Forum Supporter)
psteav (Forum Supporter) Dork
1/21/21 9:09 a.m.
Patrick (Forum Supporter) said:


post mortem reveals:

one intact chocolate milk stout

 one digital caliper, beer soaked

one book, superbikes of the 70's, beer soaked

one license plate, LOL as a precursor to the shipping event, smells like beer

One power steering kit, partial, beer soaked

spark plug wires, beer soaked

chrysler airbag module, beer dripping out

ratcheting wrenches, saved from beer by baggie

and one can, which used to contain beer.  
 

no idea which contents are now in a USPS dumpster, but the difference between mailing label and my shipping scale is almost 6 pounds.  

definitely my most interesting box to date, i'll give that to psteav!

 

Note to self:  STOP MAILING BEER.  Or at least package it better.

Only thing I know is missing is a HF pneumatic impact, which would weigh about six pounds...not sure how the hell THAT goes missing in a post office, though.

Notes on the stuff:

-Plug wires are for a Vortec SBC, if it matters.

-PS repair kit is a regift, no idea what it fits.  It was in last years' GRM box.

-Airbag module is for a ZJ Grand Cherokee.  Not sure I'd use it though.

-Book is really cool, and I'm bummed it didn't make it.

-License plate was indeed sent because it ends in L0L.   Glad you like what's left of it.

Also, I pictured you typing this out like Frank Oz in the first scene of the Blues Brothers, where he's inventorying Jake's stuff.  

Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter)
Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/21/21 11:26 a.m.

I couldnt help but notice that Clockwork's package arrived in surprisingly good shape!  Not to mention that none of the liquids were burst open....   Perhaps writing compliments on the side of the box is the secret to less package abuse?

Anyhoo, I think it's time for a "by the numbers" update! 

Ok, so far 63 of the 72 packages in this years game have been confirmed to be sent.  Of those 63 that were sent, there are 57 that have been confirmed as "received".   Of those 57 received packages, it looks like we have seen 52 of them posted to the thread. (yay!)

With only 11 more packages left in the game it looks like we're entering into the final inning.  I know this is a busy time of year (extra so, in the post COVID era) but if you're still sitting on a box, we ask that you please get it to the post office or posted to the thread as soon as you can. 

Good times, everyone!

Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón)
Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/21/21 12:18 p.m.

I was worried about shipped beer exploding at high altitude; I'm glad I packed the beers I sent in an ammo box with an O-Ring.

preach (fs)
preach (fs) Reader
1/21/21 1:13 p.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón) :

I was worried about the maple syrup too so I put it in a sealed container:

wawazat
wawazat Dork
1/21/21 1:37 p.m.
Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter) said:

I couldnt help but notice that Clockwork's package arrived in surprisingly good shape!  Not to mention that none of the liquids were burst open....   Perhaps writing compliments on the side of the box is the secret to less package abuse?

Anyhoo, I think it's time for a "by the numbers" update! 

Ok, so far 63 of the 73 packages in this years game have been confirmed to be sent.  Of those 63 that were sent, there are 57 that have been confirmed as "received".   Of those 57 received packages, it looks like we have seen 52 of them posted to the thread. (yay!)

With only 11 more packages left in the game it looks like we're entering into the final inning.  I know this is a busy time of year (extra so, in the post COVID era) but if you're still sitting on a box, we ask that you please get it to the post office or posted to the thread as soon as you can. 

Good times, everyone!

I was tardy in shipping mine but my victim should get it today.

ultraclyde (Forum Supporter)
ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
1/21/21 2:50 p.m.
Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter) said:

Ok, so far 63 of the 73 packages in this years game have been confirmed to be sent.  Of those 63 that were sent, there are 57 that have been confirmed as "received".   Of those 57 received packages, it looks like we have seen 52 of them posted to the thread. (yay!)

Mine was delivered to the recipient on 1/14. He hasn't posted about it, but I didn't want to make him feel weird about it. Who know what the circumstances are.

matthewmcl (Forum Supporter)
matthewmcl (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
1/21/21 3:10 p.m.

In reply to ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) :

I just worry that boxes get dropped off at the wrong houses.  Yesterday a TV for my neighbor got left at my door. Something irrelevant like a new 50" TV? Nobody cares! I immediately took it next door.  But a GRM box? That kind of gold may never find its rightful home.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/21/21 3:35 p.m.
matthewmcl (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) :

I just worry that boxes get dropped off at the wrong houses.  Yesterday a TV for my neighbor got left at my door. Something irrelevant like a new 50" TV? Nobody cares! I immediately took it next door.  But a GRM box? That kind of gold may never find its rightful home.

Put a GRM sticker on that TV and get it inside, quick!

ultraclyde (Forum Supporter)
ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
1/21/21 5:39 p.m.

Yeah, I had that thought. No way to tell, really. If a neighbor opens a GRM box they are going to be confused as hell!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
1/21/21 6:44 p.m.
Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter) said:

Ok, so far 63 of the 72 packages in this years game have been confirmed to be sent.  Of those 63 that were sent, there are 57 that have been confirmed as "received".   Of those 57 received packages, it looks like we have seen 52 of them posted to the thread. (yay!)

Still waiting here, USPS informed delivery says that I have two packages on the way, neither are in any order emails for me.  Hopefully the wife hasn't been ordering anything

Placemotorsports
Placemotorsports GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/21/21 8:55 p.m.

Mine also delivered 1-14, maybe it sucked and they didn't want to post it. Lol

EvanB (Forum Supporter)
EvanB (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/21/21 8:59 p.m.

I'm still checking my mailbox everyday hoping for a box. 

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