Getting older, getting dumber...

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Getting older, getting dumber...

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Post by Yorgle » 01 Nov 2018, 14:44

Last night I finished installing my styled steel wheels on CopyCatVert. This morning, I start the car to go to work, shift to reverse and let out the clutch. Nothing! Car doesn't move. I push the clutch in and out and shift through the gears. I can hear the transmission gears spinning, but the car acts like it's in neutral. Did I somehow completely fry the clutch, or did oil somehow saturate the flywheel to make it slip? Did I shear the output shaft? Drop a u-joint? OR... did I forget to take the rear of the car off the jackstands last night :doh:
1968 XR-7 Augusta Green, J-Code, 5 litre, Autolite 6100, 5 spd, convertible with heated seats, cruise control and rear sway bar.

BTW, I think electronic ignition is pointless.

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Post by DaveK » 01 Nov 2018, 14:47

E. Forgot to take the rear of the car off the jackstands last night.

Did I win?!?!

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Post by berns68 » 01 Nov 2018, 15:09

Once down don't forget to make sure the lug nuts are tight too! :lol:
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Post by leonbray » 01 Nov 2018, 22:41

Complained to the doctor that I was tired of forgetting things, not being able to lift transmissions into place, dropping stuff and generally being clumsy.

His response - get used to it, it's called old age.

As they say

My hearing aid is dandy
My glasses are just fine
My false teeth come in handy
But I sure do miss my mind
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Post by Al Bundy » 02 Nov 2018, 06:20

LMAO. That’s not getting dumber, just forgetful.
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Post by 67429merc » 02 Nov 2018, 06:38

Or.just tired!
67 standard interior gt 4 speed (my first car)
68 xr7 302 c4
69 eliminator 351 fmx
69 eliminator 390 4 speed
65 f100
70 mustang convertible
68 torino gt 302 4 speed
69 cobra 428 4 speed
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Post by R Code » 02 Nov 2018, 07:01

Heh. Glad I'm not alone.

I used to miss my hair, but lately I miss my eyesight more.

PS - good thing those new wheels look great sitting still :poke:
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Post by Blitz » 02 Nov 2018, 11:18

berns68 wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 15:09
Once down don't forget to make sure the lug nuts are tight too! :lol:
Yeah, I made that mistake once on my Opel, the first time I drove it after restoring it. Went to fill up the gas, and a rear wheel fell off while I was pulling away from the pump. I got lucky, the tire caught the car and prevented it from hitting the ground. I was about 21 at the time, so definitely not old, just dumb. But I guess everyone is pretty dumb at 21.
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-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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