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01-30-2014 02:12 AM Speaking of more hockey
Since this is a diarrhea not a thread,
I'll share a story that just reared it's ugly head.
Maybe two stories.
Frist one' s short.
Pardon my CRS, names/places are gone already.

I'm watching a game on NBCS, they've got the best hockey announcer since Bob Blackburn. (Seattle Totems).
Camera follows a young fellow back to the bench. Announcer says this rookie spent 4 years in the minors.
How many bus trips is that? He interviewed this kid and asked "What was the strangest thing he'd seen in all those trips into minor league rinks."
"Making out the post game meal ticket, in the locker room before the game, at such and such a town.
There was three desert items on the menu.
You could have Pie or Cake or
A PACK OF CIGARETTES.-- he said it must have been from old time hockey. Not very PC.

Number two is kind of long, if your bored now- best to leave.

Couple weeks ago, Vancouver called up a rookie. Rookies usually start on the fourth line, only get 5 to 10 minutes all game, depending on the situation. Don't usually get in the first period.
Visiting team (Calgary) posted their 4th line to start the game.
The Canucks coach wasn't about to put out his skilled line to fight their goons.
4th lines are usually the tough guys.
He puts out his 4th line. * The rookie gets to start his first NHL game at home, in front of all his family and friends, on the first shift of his NHL call up! (never happens)
But 2 seconds into the game, they start a line brawl and
all ten players drop the gloves and are in a fight. They all get 5 minute fighting penalties and game misconducts. His debut ( should have written his name down) lasts 2 seconds and he's done. His first game lasts 2 seconds. He's gone to the locker room.
But a couple nights later he's on a road game, his first shift is in the middle of the period.
There's a face off, the puck comes to him, he slaps it into an empty net.
In less than two minutes in the big leagues, he's got a 5 minute major for fighting, a game misconduct, and a goal.
No one has got a story like that.
If he didn't play again-- he's a record setter.

Stories like these need to be saved like old hot rods.

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01-30-2014 01:20 AM Trany mount is suitable now
My fix was a lot of real hot 6011.
Ground out the bug holes, and they went right down to the parent metal.
That piece with the slotted holes appears to come off some old car.
Probably this one, with more rust craters than the moon.
I still think it was done with wire, one weld looked "store bought",
smooth and even. Had to be 7018 or wire.
Also boxed in the bottom for strength, these V8 motors/shift kit trany s, even though rubber mounted, produce a lot of torque/driving force on these frames. In my humble opinion, when you cut out a frame member, it should be replaced with stronger.
Couldn't see spending the time to rebuild the mount, on a daily driver. I trust my welds.
It shouldn't ever get near a car show anyway, however my buddy wants me to show it in his
club show.
I'd be embarrassed, but it might show some young fellow, you don't have to have the best of everything to have a street rod.
In fact I'm about to redo all the brake lines, out in the rain and on a dirt driveway.
More Hockey!

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01-26-2014 05:12 PM steering box in trany mount out.
painted and in, I think it's fine for now.
Glad I didn't give up on it, $75 to put the bushings in.
Figured while I'm waiting on the new brake assy,
I'd take a close look at the trany mount.
I have a head ache. But it can be fixed.

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01-25-2014 05:58 PM The steering committee
The steering box assembled with new bushings and bearings,
tightened things up too much.
One forum said the box's history the other no comment.
I looked at laying a saginaw on it's side, and may still have to.
But this morning I thought I'd give it one more shot.
I shimmed, by .050 , the adjuster assy. And got good results
on the bench. I'll clean it up, paint and install tomorrow.
I'll have to take care when it hits the road again, but I'll be
breaking in a new motor anyway. Not interested in doing a
new front end/power steering blah, blah, blah.

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01-23-2014 04:44 PM what do you mean no brakes?
Pulled the master cylinder and the clutch lever, waiting on Waltons.
Got the steering box together on the bench.
Still got play, thinking it's got to be in the worm on the bearings.
Have to look that up.

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