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#2589613 - 12/09/18 07:33 PM "Moron pattern detected"
A990 Offline
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I've been upgrading the brakes on my Dakota. In between wrong parts, damaged parts and mixups I am almost finished.
Well the new wheels would not fit right on the DS front hub. After much fitting and fighting, I measure the hub register and its spot on.

Then I realize the jack under the a-arm is in the way.
that is all

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#2589614 - 12/09/18 07:39 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: A990]
sgcuda Offline
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Registered: 01/28/05
Posts: 4111
Loc: Charlotte, North Carolina
Don't worry. There will be a long winter to screw things up.

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#2589617 - 12/09/18 07:44 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: A990]
tubtar Offline
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Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 2482
Loc: St. Paul , Mn.
More on this at 10:00. lol
My day wasn't quite that bad , but I went to test fit a Chi Com fuel tank I bought on Amazon..........the fill cap wouldn't open.
And I tried right up the the " you're going to break it " threshold.
It goes back and I will buy a real one.
Then it was mock up Cal trac time and the " everything you need " spring , shock and bars kit didn't have U bolts.
The old ones were shot and off a 3 " tube ( I'm using a rear with 3 1/4" tubes ) , so I called Jeg's , who sent a message to Calvert and they will drop ship the correct ones on Monday.
I did successfully replace the cord on my Milwaukee angle grinder.......it only lasted 25 years.
I can't complain about that.

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#2589852 - 12/10/18 12:10 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: A990]
1Fast340 Offline
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Registered: 02/21/07
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Dont worry you are not alone,we are right here with you screwing things up and refusing to see the obvious from time to time!

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#2589891 - 12/10/18 01:04 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: A990]
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 15451
Loc: S.E. Michigan
being able to step back and laugh at it is a big deal. Its been a long time but I thought I was the only one who did that. Whoever it was who said "experience allows you to make mistakes differently" was right....

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#2589898 - 12/10/18 01:22 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: A990]
Jwilli500 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 1980
Loc: Oklahoma City
So, you're saying it's not just me that does stuff like that? I am my own worst enemy sometimes... grin

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#2589901 - 12/10/18 01:29 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: Jwilli500]
pittsburghracer Offline
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Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 13910
Loc: PA.
We had a whole post about things like this once. I think it set a record. LOL
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#2589909 - 12/10/18 01:56 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: pittsburghracer]
BradH Offline
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Registered: 01/30/03
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Loc: Valhalla... eventually
If I manage to wake up and get out of bed in the morning, I'm sure someone would be able to detect a "Moron pattern" by following me around the rest of the day.
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#2589923 - 12/10/18 02:24 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: pittsburghracer]
1Fast340 Offline
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Registered: 02/21/07
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Originally Posted By pittsburghracer
We had a whole post about things like this once. I think it set a record. LOL


DAMHIK

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#2590003 - 12/10/18 04:52 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: A990]
A990 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 2177
Loc: 541 slobovia
"Whoever it was who said "experience allows you to make mistakes differently" was right...."

lol

Thanks for that. Seems like there's some unknown law or ratio of ways to get it wrong to ways to get it right

I think leaving the rotor out of a distributor was my personal high point though.

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#2590009 - 12/10/18 04:57 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: A990]
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Registered: 10/17/07
Posts: 435
Loc: Minnesota, USA
I have two of everything because I usually have to do it twice to get it right!

And my dad always said "the difference between a professional and an amateur is the ability to hide your mistakes" up
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#2590010 - 12/10/18 05:00 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: A990]
ZIPPY Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 15451
Loc: S.E. Michigan
Originally Posted By A990
"Whoever it was who said "experience allows you to make mistakes differently" was right...."

lol

Thanks for that. Seems like there's some unknown law or ratio of ways to get it wrong to ways to get it right

I think leaving the rotor out of a distributor was my personal high point though.


I thought I was the only one who did that lol
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#2590032 - 12/10/18 05:27 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: ZIPPY]
pittsburghracer Offline
"Little"John

Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 13910
Loc: PA.
Wait till some of you guys get old. I put my bifocals on and take them off so many times in my he shop that I probably have 20 pairs laying around. And that’s just in my shop. I buy them by the 5 Pac at my local pharmacy
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1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Untitled by John Cadamore, on Flickr





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#2590148 - 12/10/18 09:08 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: A990]
bonefish Offline
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Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 7121
Loc: s.w.fl
Originally Posted By A990
I've been upgrading the brakes on my Dakota. In between wrong parts, damaged parts and mixups I am almost finished.
Well the new wheels would not fit right on the DS front hub. After much fitting and fighting, I measure the hub register and its spot on.

Then I realize the jack under the a-arm is in the way.
that is all
This is where Freds DAMHIK thread would come in handy grin

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#2590150 - 12/10/18 09:09 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: A990]
jwb123 Offline
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Registered: 11/17/15
Posts: 223
Loc: Missouri
yes I will have to agree.
First I go to get the race car out of the trailer to pull the engine for winter freshen, and the oil pan had sprung a leak so I had 8 quarts of 20-50 racing oil on the floor. Two bags of oil dry, and a gallon of purple power cleaner, trying to hose out the floor and it got cold enough that it froze to ice and I busted myself in the trailer. Hear a loud hissing from the shop and a popping noise, the pressure switch had stuck on the air compressor and the relief valve was blowing off. Got an email from a supplier with a tracking number for a set of door panels, and they shipped them to Australia instead of Missouri.

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#2590194 - 12/10/18 10:44 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: jwb123]
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Registered: 09/17/14
Posts: 2582
Loc: Washington
Originally Posted By jwb123
yes I will have to agree.
First I go to get the race car out of the trailer to pull the engine for winter freshen, and the oil pan had sprung a leak so I had 8 quarts of 20-50 racing oil on the floor. Two bags of oil dry, and a gallon of purple power cleaner, trying to hose out the floor and it got cold enough that it froze to ice and I busted myself in the trailer. Hear a loud hissing from the shop and a popping noise, the pressure switch had stuck on the air compressor and the relief valve was blowing off. Got an email from a supplier with a tracking number for a set of door panels, and they shipped them to Australia instead of Missouri.



Australia...Missouri...just about close enough for the brown truck.
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#2590268 - 12/11/18 06:29 AM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: A990]
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Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 1281
Loc: Trumbauersville PA
Back when In 92 , My Friend Chuck’s, 74 400 RR eat it’s 727, him not being a car guy and broke musician couldn’t afford to send the car out to get it fixed, I convinced I Could rebuild it and put it in over the weekend if I had the parts….well got the 727 out rebuilt it, put it back in , filled it up with fluid, put it in Drive…nothing just engine noise and no movement, put it Reverse nothing, I’m panicked , we pull the box back out, tear it down, Call my dad, then call my uncle, go over this trans one more time…put it back in, re fill it…nothing, no forward no reverse….I’m stressing out about to cry , Chuck has to get to work in the morning, it’s 2 am on Sunday night….I put my hand on the drive shaft leaning against the wall……yeap that’s right the DRIVE SHAFT leaning against the wall….forgot to install it twice…..every now and then out of the blue Chuck will ask me if I’ve seen the driveshaft lately
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#2590342 - 12/11/18 10:33 AM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: pittsburghracer]
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 9938
Loc: north of coder
Originally Posted By pittsburghracer
Wait till some of you guys get old. I put my bifocals on and take them off so many times in my he shop that I probably have 20 pairs laying around. And that’s just in my shop. I buy them by the 5 Pac at my local pharmacy


just don't let your "best" friend fix your favorite pair when they get "slightly bent out of shape".
he fixed mine sunday, and they fit good ....... till i took them off.
they promptly fell apart at the arm screw.
seems the screw broke IN the arm, leaving the head of the screw and the thread tail, stuck in the main frame.
and to think i paid $1.00 for those glasses ! now i'll hafta spend an hour or so, digging out the screw parts and replacing the screw.
beer

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#2590450 - 12/11/18 02:12 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: pittsburghracer]
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Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 2027
Loc: Haslet, Texas
Originally Posted By pittsburghracer
Wait till some of you guys get old. I put my bifocals on and take them off so many times in my he shop that I probably have 20 pairs laying around. And that’s just in my shop. I buy them by the 5 Pac at my local pharmacy

Lol...I bought safety glasses with readers built in because they stay on my head better...nothing more frustrating than having readers slide down your sweaty nose, bounce off your arms because your hands are full and the splatter on the shop floor...all while you helplessly watch...in slow motion mad laugh2
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#2590451 - 12/11/18 02:18 PM Re: "Moron pattern detected" [Re: ric3xrt]
ZIPPY Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 15451
Loc: S.E. Michigan
Whoa there, this isn't a competition!

Damn....smh....

Originally Posted By ric3xrt
Back when In 92 , My Friend Chuck’s, 74 400 RR eat it’s 727, him not being a car guy and broke musician couldn’t afford to send the car out to get it fixed, I convinced I Could rebuild it and put it in over the weekend if I had the parts….well got the 727 out rebuilt it, put it back in , filled it up with fluid, put it in Drive…nothing just engine noise and no movement, put it Reverse nothing, I’m panicked , we pull the box back out, tear it down, Call my dad, then call my uncle, go over this trans one more time…put it back in, re fill it…nothing, no forward no reverse….I’m stressing out about to cry , Chuck has to get to work in the morning, it’s 2 am on Sunday night….I put my hand on the drive shaft leaning against the wall……yeap that’s right the DRIVE SHAFT leaning against the wall….forgot to install it twice…..every now and then out of the blue Chuck will ask me if I’ve seen the driveshaft lately
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