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Old 07-08-2004, 01:08 PM
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If it wasn't for bad luck.....

I'd have no luck at all. As you all know I hit a deer awhile back with my Toyota, my Silverado is getting repainted, my '62 is still getting the body worked on or is supposed to be because it has been put aside to paint the Silverado. I kept telling the guy doing the work that if he didn't hurry up I was going to have to buy another truck. Well I blowed a tire on my Toyota the other day due to the fact that someone was dropping scrap metal out of their truck or whatever. I did need some new tires anyhow. Well to get some new tires I really need some new rims so I went pricing them. Ended up getting mad about that. Went and checked out a nice little '93 Short-bed Silverado with a V-6. I know...it don't have the horses but it gets good mileage. I ended up making an offer for it which I figured they would refuse but they took it. Made me pretty happy. 24 hours later we are getting ready to go out of town and my wife looks underneath. BIG puddle of coolant. Luckily the truck had a warranty and the car dealer is only 3 miles from the house so we go over. They look at it. I figured the water pump but when they look he says "looks like you have 2 leaks. We might have to replace the radiator also". No problem. So I go to work today and a coworker calls me and says I have a big puddle of water under the Toyota. WTH??? I go and look at it and sure enough there is coolant leaking. I figure from when I hit the deer something is jarred loose. I've been so pissed with this car situation that I haven't even wanted to take a look at it. I told my wife I' gonna sell the Toyota before I have to put another dime in it, I'm just about ready to get rid of the '62 Impala also. I am supposed to get the '93 back tonight hopefully then have to go and start putting my other Silverado back together. Someone PLEASE tell me that their luck is as bad as mine so I'm not in this boat alone. LOL!!

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Old 07-08-2004, 01:14 PM
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Uh, Kevin, maybe you should talk to Sam (Bullheimer). He will give you an education on the topic of "Bad Luck". Now THAT guy has bad luck! You just have a few ragged edges to contend with. Keep your chin up! It helps you see where the punch comes from ! LOL (My favorite saying)

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Old 07-08-2004, 01:41 PM
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Well, talk about timing. Here's a few shots that oughtta brighten your day. This was a piston in my brand spanking new 406 until today.

pieces of

broken

piston

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Old 07-08-2004, 03:22 PM
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Well, talk about timing. Here's a few shots that oughtta brighten your day. This was a piston in my brand spanking new 406 until today.

pieces of

broken

piston

Larry
what'd you do?



i've been having what i like to call "good luck" lately.
i blew a heater hose on the jeep, but had plenty in stock (10 min fix).
it kept running at about 225 ish and i thought that i needed a radiator (because its all f-ed up), but it turned out it was only the thermostat; put a 160 in it and now its fixed.
my clutch bled down until there was nothing there, so i priced a new slave cyl and it cost $174 that i didn't have. so i just bled it out just to see what would happen and it fixed it.
my mom's radiator started leaking last night. we didn't have the money for a new one, so i bought some bars leak and in 15 min it was also fixed.
i was trying to figure out a way to mount my 35" spare tire on my jeep without buying an aftermarket tire mount. so i knocked out the old studs and replaced them with some 4 1/2" bolts with a lock nut, two nuts in the center (to keep it away from the body) and one more (on each stud) to hold on the spare. and yes its fixed also, plus i can still open the gate.

cost:
$4 thermostat
$4 gasket
$5 antifreeze
$6 bars leak
$6 worth of nuts and bolts
labor? zip zero nada $0

grand total= under $25 dollars

and thats what i call good luck

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Old 07-08-2004, 03:30 PM
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Cussed, threw wrenches, cussed some more, said to hell with it and left it sitting on the ground. When I calm down I'll go and finish disassembly. I'll just have to wait on new pistons before I get to ride again.

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Old 07-08-2004, 03:33 PM
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My Bad Luck/My Good Luck

Bad luck-My alarm didn't go off this morning, I woke up at 4:20 a.m., 50 minutes after it was supposed to wake up and 20 minutes after I am supposed to have left the house. I brushed my teeth got dressed a left. I made the 53 mile drive in 47 minutes, and got there early. Can you say You Better Buckle Up.

Good luck-I still have my license.
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Old 07-08-2004, 04:51 PM
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I'm usually an expert at bad luck. If I have good luck I usually say accidents happen. But my luck has been good lately. Now I know where it went on vacation to. Thanks, Kev. ummmm.... errr.... Good Luck! ppssssttt. When your done with it, pass it on to someone else. Me and Bullheimer don't want it back.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:32 PM
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Kevin, let me know if you really wanna know, but right now i really don't care to think about it.
damn the man.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:42 PM
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I really wanna hear it Larry.
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Old 07-08-2004, 08:03 PM
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I must have the good luck. A buddy of mine finally brought over the transfer case to my old Suburban. I've only waited a year and 7 weeks to get it. I mangled a $20.00 lawnmower blade 20 minutes into a 3 hour mow job. Thank goodness the business pays for it.... New blade on in less than 10 minutes and back at it. It's not raining and I don't work saturday so I can get caught up again.

Keep your head up Kevin. A few weeks ago I had almost tas bad of luck. It'll clear up.
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Old 07-08-2004, 08:03 PM
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heh heh, bad luck?? pisshhhh, never heard of such a thing.
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Old 07-08-2004, 08:26 PM
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I really wanna hear it Larry.
Broken valvespring, bent valve, cracked valve guide, broken piston, bent rod, mangled crank, hole in cylinder = Really bad f'ing day.

Just warming it up for test-n-tune tonight. New rings and bearings went in last weekend. The springs had less than 100 passes and about 5K miles on the street. Pulled into the driveway and proceeded to do a burnout, about 4500 rpms it stopped. I mean went to zero in the blink of an eye. I knew it was going to be ugly, just not that ugly.

Larry
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Old 07-08-2004, 08:35 PM
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Ouch Larry. At least you didn't need to call AAA.
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Cheer up kevin and coldknock it will get better have a beer.
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Old 07-08-2004, 09:57 PM
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Wow, and I thought I was having a bad year.

Sorry to hear of all the bad luck fellows.
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