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ultraclyde (Forum Supporter)
ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
8/7/20 1:36 p.m.
G_Body_Man (Forum Supporter) said:

TIL that one person can't consume an entire Taco Bell party pack in one sitting

Just wait for what you're going to learn next...

EvanB (Forum Supporter)
EvanB (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/7/20 1:39 p.m.
Stampie (FS) said:

TIL I don't need to be on the Facebook enablers group because if something comes up there for me at least 3 GRMers will text me with it. 

You're welcome. 

mtn (Forum Supporter)
mtn (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/7/20 1:41 p.m.
Streetwiseguy said:
RossD said:

TIL that new edge mustangs can have collector plates in Wisconsin.

AfewyearsagoIL that other people have a different idea of what a collector plate means.  I've seen all sorts of new vehicles with collector plates since they were introduced here.  Seems like they are missing the point.  Or maybe they collect teacups.

I saw an early 90's Camry, with the expected rust and dents, running around with them here in Illinois - Antique Vehicle Extended Use. Technically you're only supposed to operate it April-October, for November-March you're only allowed to take it to car shows/events or to the mechanics. Much cheaper than a regular plate, and I doubt that LEO's would really care. Besides, if you keep tools in the car and maybe a spark plug or two in the cup holders it is really easy to say that you just changed something and were taking it down for a shake-down. The regulations are quite lax from what I can tell.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
8/7/20 3:17 p.m.

In reply to mtn (Forum Supporter) :

Here, there is an antique registration, cheap, you have to own another real car, etc. Weird thing about that, is they capped antique at 1988. A 89 Mustang will never become an antique...

The collector plates here are a different color, and say "collector" on them.  No difference in insurance.

It's a bit odd.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
8/7/20 3:19 p.m.

TIL that when you hear something from down the street that sounds like an old amp being turned on with the volume turned way up, you may not have power on your neighborhood for a while.

Zzzzztttpffff. 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
8/7/20 5:32 p.m.

TIL that two GRMers can spill engine and diff oil on a new paver driveway and get it perfectly clean before the lady of the house comes home.  

Brett_Murphy (Forum Patrón)
Brett_Murphy (Forum Patrón) MegaDork
8/7/20 7:39 p.m.
Stampie (FS) said:

TIL that two GRMers can spill engine and diff oil on a new paver driveway and get it perfectly clean before the lady of the house comes home.  

You flipped them over, didn't you?

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
8/7/20 9:33 p.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Forum Patrón) :

Pulling them was discussed but a thick coat of Dawn sitting on them for a few minutes and the oil just floated to the top.

barefootskater
barefootskater UltraDork
8/7/20 10:10 p.m.

TIL that a bunch of folks I was hoping to meet at challenge this year may not be in attendance. I don't drink, so lower key partying isn't an issue, and I'm gonna be pretty wiped out from the drive out so I'd be of little help to anyone needing a wrenchhand. But still. A bit sad. Here's to hoping this COVID thing is over come October 1. 

ultraclyde (Forum Supporter)
ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
8/8/20 7:17 a.m.
Stampie (FS) said:

TIL that two GRMers can spill engine and diff oil on a new paver driveway and get it perfectly clean before the lady of the house comes home.  

 


 

it's the GRM version of the Jimmy Situation. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
8/8/20 9:49 p.m.

In reply to ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) :

I think fast.

I talk fast.

And if you two expect to get out of this in one piece,  I expect you to act fast.

...So, pretty please,  with sugar on top, clean the berking bricks.

Greg Smith (Forum Supporter)
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/9/20 9:05 p.m.

Today I learned that dryer vents have a solution to limited vent length. Other than using a chimney brush & cleanout every few months and having the dryer run hot. 

https://www.hvacquick.com/products.php/residential/Dryer-boosting/dryer-booster-fans

Link is info only; I'm looking at fan options now that I know this is a problem many companies have already solved...

Daylan C (Forum Supporter)
Daylan C (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
8/10/20 8:42 p.m.

TIL that GMT800 trucks and NB Miatas were both available with 16x6.5 wheels.

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/10/20 9:15 p.m.

1- Skateboarding does not come back to you like riding a bike. 

2-I'm not too old to do something stupid to impress a girl. 

If anyone needs me I'll be in my bunk...with Motrin and an ice pack.

Daylan C (Forum Supporter)
Daylan C (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
8/10/20 9:18 p.m.
Wally (Forum Supporter) said:

1- Skateboarding does not come back to you like riding a bike. 

2-I'm not too old to do something stupid to impress a girl. 

If anyone needs me I'll be in my bunk...with Motrin and an ice pack.

TIL I want to be as cool as Wally when I grow up.

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/10/20 9:19 p.m.

In reply to Daylan C (Forum Supporter) :

If I was cool I'd still have skin on my back.  

Daylan C (Forum Supporter)
Daylan C (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
8/10/20 9:21 p.m.

In reply to Wally (Forum Supporter) :

I mean I'm not cool enough to even try, so I think you win this round.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/10/20 9:21 p.m.

In reply to Wally (Forum Supporter) :

You should drive over here to Connecticut. All you have to do to impress the girls is be able to get a generator started. 

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/10/20 9:27 p.m.

In reply to Woody :

I'm not sure I can.

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
8/10/20 9:38 p.m.

In reply to Wally (Forum Supporter) :

I was 36 when I decided to learn how to skateboard.  I was 40 when I decided to call skateboarding my stupid mid life crisis.

barefootskater
barefootskater UltraDork
8/10/20 9:41 p.m.

At 30 I decided to start skating again. Overconfidence led to a broken tail bone on day 1. I go slower these days. 

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/10/20 9:55 p.m.

My parents started skiing when they were in their 50s. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
8/10/20 10:01 p.m.
Wally (Forum Supporter) said:

1- Skateboarding does not come back to you like riding a bike. 

2-I'm not too old to do something stupid to impress a girl. 

If anyone needs me I'll be in my bunk...with Motrin and an ice pack.

Riding a bike doesn't come back to you either.

 

It was a little over a month before I could walk normally again.

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/11/20 10:35 a.m.

Those of you that are still coordinated enough to skateboard, of song fat giggling idiot comes along and asks to try it please say no.  It's best for everyone.  
 

Before anyone feels the urge to send hate mail or advice I'm not trying to meet someone new, but I have been spending some time with someone I know that recently lost their husband and it's nice to talk to someone in a similar position. Nothing serious, no major life changes, just two people that talk to much.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/11/20 10:41 a.m.

In reply to Wally (Forum Supporter) :

just because your dog's name is Ollie, does not make you a skater.

also, i got the respect of the skater kid across the street when i cracked about a 6" ollie last summer (at age 52).  minor confession: i still have my early-90's vert board and i ollie 3-4x/yr just to make sure i can still do it. 

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