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Today 06:17 PM
whinny Tyre wrench/ lever?

Later gator
Today 03:41 PM
boothboy Nope not a "Thingy" (although to me it resembles more of a doo-hicky)
Not a belt tensioner and it was not recovered at the bottom of the Grand Canyon nor the "Not so Grand Canyon" either.

Today 01:39 PM
496CHEVY3100 mabe to adjust a belt.. belt tension
Today 01:34 PM
496CHEVY3100 I lost one of those at the Grand Canyon.
Today 12:33 PM
Dave57210 That's easy!

It's a "thingy" and it is used for stumping the members of this forum!
Today 10:25 AM
boothboy Here is a quick one. Got it out of my Old Man's tool box.

What is it and what is it used for?


hint: It's not a cheese cutter.
Yesterday 09:33 PM
whinny Ok I will jump in

Pic tomorrow, the one I wanted is gone.
Later gator
07-04-2015 04:03 PM
Dave57210 OK - I cheated.

According to Wikipedia (that always 100% reliable and accurate site) Karl Benz built a "garage" about 10 feet wide and 10 feet long, 2 stories high (upstairs may have been living quarters or maybe storage) to keep his first "autowagen" in and he called it a garage. There is a picture in the article

Of course, as we all know, Wikipedia is always the very last word in being THE authoritative source - at least until another know-nothing edits and changes it

It seems that Clymer claims it was Ransom E Olds who made the first garage

So who knows?

I got "nuthin" to ask right now so someone else jump in here, but it's time we put this question to bed.
07-01-2015 09:09 AM
dinger Mr Harrington Moore
06-29-2015 09:07 PM
whinny I give up

Later gator
06-29-2015 08:26 PM
Joe G
Originally Posted by mercmad63 View Post
Ok an easy Question..
According to Floyd Clymer... " who invented the building to store a car at home and called it a garage " ?
Ransom Olds
06-29-2015 08:09 AM
boothboy One of two people.

Aloysius "Speedy" Garage , or
Floyd Clymer

06-28-2015 10:30 PM
Originally Posted by mercmad63 View Post
Ok an easy Question..
According to Floyd Clymer... " who invented the building to store a car at home and called it a garage " ?

Was it Carl Benz?
06-27-2015 01:57 AM
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
When I would leave a party, people would tell me I shouldn't drive.
I told them I had to drive because I couldn't walk...
I still don't know how I lived thru those years..
I can remember nights when I couldn't see the numbers on the gauges...
But as long as all the needles were straight up, I was in good shape
06-26-2015 06:47 PM
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
John was Thomas's little brother. He also made his name in the family business and was also synonymous with his brother's invention, John married later in life and his French bride's name was Bidet. The family name was continued with their two daughters , Loo and Porta. The children's pet was a dog named Dumper.

Oh poo! I might be living a relative out.


Later gator
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